January 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

Many Richmond merchants shutter doors before the New Year
Between a weak economy and other factors, last year was a rough one for many businesses in the Richmond District, with four well-established operations closing their doors for good in the final month of the year. Closing in December were the Video Cafe, a 24-hour restaurant, Movie Crazzz, a movie video rental store, Thidwick Books and DeLano's IGA market.

Earthquake shack's fate uncertain
The future of a rare 1906 earthquake shack is slated to be determined at a hearing in January.

Salsa dancers enjoy swinging to the rhythmic beats of the music
In December, Dance SF, located at the Rockit Room at 406 Clement St., celebrated its second birthday. The dance school offers Salsa dancing classes for both beginners and intermediate dancers.

New show debuts at planetarium
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the field of exobiology, the study and search for life in outer space, The Morrison Planetarium is showcasing a new planetarium show about life in a cosmic context.

Life in 1931: Horse and buggies, civic pride, theaters
Before1900, most of the inhabitants of the Richmond District were deceased residents of the municipal and Chinese cemeteries. At the turn of the century, the area was little more than sand dunes and potato fields dubbed The Outside Lands and The Great Sand Waste.


Capt. Richard Corriea: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: Year-end Wrap-up

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: College grants, new laws

John M. Lee: Richmond Real Estate Year in Review