September 2010

Note: For additional stories about the west side of San Francisco, see the new issue of the Sunset Beacon.

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

Experts: Algae invasion poses little health risk

The orange-rust colored algae which has been observable at Sutro Height Park and along the Ocean Beach seawall over the last number of years has now seemed to spread, but park officials and foresters are not concerned that it poses a health safety risk.

Debut of admission fee at Botanical Gardens inspires protest

A group of angry protesters were present at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park on Aug. 7 when the Gardens started charging an admission fee for non-city residents for the first time.

Mad hatters rescue old-time Richmond business

As soon as you open the heavy oak door to Paul's Hat Works, a tiny hat shop in the Outer Richmond, you have entered another era.

Scientist travels to Burma in search of new, exotic species

Following World War 11, the country of Burma closed its doors to the outside world. Those doors did not begin to reopen until 1990, and in light of Burma's internal political upheaval and strained international relations with the West, few Americans or Europeans saw the country as a desirable travel destination.

New limits on Ocean Beach fires

The National Park Service has modified its rules for fires at Ocean Beach by adding a curfew - all fires must be extinguished by 11 p.m.

Safeway's housing plan moving slowly

After holding several community meetings with neighborhood residents from the 48th Avenue and La Playa area, Safeway still has not announced its final design plans for its store rebuild project at Ocean Beach.

VA Hospital tackles issues vital to nation's military

The VA Hospital at Fort Miley on Clement Street in the Outer Richmond District is a leader in the treatment of what is known as Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


Capt. Richard Corriea: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: City Hall

Jeff Adachi: Proposition B Deserves Support

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: Assembly