February 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

ADA lawsuits hit local merchants hard
When Craig Yates first appeared at the door, he probably seemed harmless enough to many Richmond District merchants. After all, as federal court records clearly show, he arrived in a wheelchair and usually couldn't get in the door without some help.

Proposal for new Petcostore on Geary draws public ire
Local pet stores are taking the offensive to stop a proposed Petco pet supply store on Geary Boulevard.

Public urged to help fix Ocean Beach erosion problem
A century from now, the fate of Ocean Beach might be traced back to a recent public meeting held at the San Francisco Zoo.

USF closes radio station
The University of San Francisco abruptly shut down its popular radio station Jan 18 so it could sell the frequency to another station.

Fredy's: Serving hospitality, good food for 25 years
At 1 p.m. on a recent Saturday, every table at Fredy's Ocean Beach Deli is taken. Eight people stand in line, and several more hover around the door. Behind the counter, Fredy Tannous fields orders for his famous sandwiches - just like he has for the past 25 years.

Jazz musician pays dues to fulfill life-long dream
Local jazz/cabaret singer Linda Kosut, a New York City transplant, came to the West Coast more than 20 years ago to call the Richmond District home.

New Year rings in the rabbit
In February, the rabbit (or hare) replaces the tiger and signals the beginning of the Chinese New Year for many local residents. All month, culminating with a parade on Feb. 19, San Francisco will put on the largest celebration outside of Asia.


Capt. Richard Corriea: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: Gung Hay Fat Choy

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: February is Black History Month

John M. Lee: Real Estate Update

Sen. Leland Yee: Budget cuts not the answer