April 2011

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

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letters to the Editor


Volunteers fan out to count Bay Area's bird population

With a high number of participants this year, the annual Audubon Society San Francisco Bird Count found high numbers of birds species.

Institute on Aging ready to open new Geary clinic, housing

A new building for the Institute on Aging (IOA) opens its doors in April at 3575 Geary Blvd., right across the street from its former home.

Authors tell of war-time life in internment camps

Imagine you were born in Japantown, San Francisco in 1930. The Imperial Japanese Navy bombs Pearl Harbor in December, 1941 and six months later you and your family are told to leave everything - your home, school, belongings and friends - to relocate to America's most desolate dustbowls and deserts, including Arizona's searing heat and Wyoming's subzero temperatures, for military reasons.

New group to improve Mt. Lake Park

The Friends of Mountain Lake Park Playground (FMLPP), a local group of volunteers, announced efforts on March 2 to renovate the park's play space and to provide a safer area for children and families.

Presidio Branch Library re-opens after remodel, restoration

The Presidio Branch Library has been completely restored and renovated much to the delight of everyone involved with the $4.1 million project. A grand re-opening was celebrated on Saturday, March 26.

USF to remove Upward Bound program

Throughout the past 45 years, the oldest university in San Francisco has been the home of a federally-funded project serving working-class youth. But now, the University of San Francisco is evicting the Upward Bound program.

For vol., giving back leads to unexpected rewards

Ken Wong was born and raised in Hawaii, but when he and his wife moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 1980, they felt they had come home. They settled in the Richmond District, loving its diversity and the sense of a small, intimate neighborhood within the larger city. But for Ken, love of community comes with a responsibility to give something back.


Capt. Richard Corriea: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: Community Updates

Sen. Leland Yee: Prepare for an emergency