August 2011

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

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup/Letter to Editor

Unsolved homicides haunt Richmond District
Sometime during the last few years Brian Austin, Travis Del Rio, Brandon Lee Evans, Jinsun "Lilly" Lee, Robert Mathis and Jordan McKay all became murder victims, either in the Richmond District or in Golden Gate Park.
Yet, they have something else in common: Homicide inspectors have not found a killer for any of them.

New zoning changes passed for Geary, Clement
At a SF Planning Commission meeting on July 14, commissioners passed a new ordinance, proposed by SF Supervisor Eric Mar, to amend the existing planning codes affecting neighborhood commercial businesses in the Richmond District. Later, the SF Board of Supervisors voted to OK the legislation.

Target gets OK to open at Geary/Masonic
The San Francisco Planning Commission voted unanimously on July 28 to approve a Conditional Use Permit for a new Target store, which will occupy the empty retail space that was once a Sears at Geary Boulevard and Masonic Avenue.

The Presidio't Crissy Field was City's first airstrip
Don Gray spoke about the history of Crissy Field Airstrip, located  in the Presidio, at a meeting of the San Francisco History Association on July 26.

District attorney candidates slug it out
The three favored candidates running for the San Francisco district attorney's office spoke to Sunset District residents at a special community meeting hosted by the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP) on July 25.

Paul Kozakiewicz: Time to Re-unite Richmond

Capt. Keith Sanford: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: City Hall