July 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

Cutting Red Tape to Open Library
On April 10, 1932, Herbert Hoover was president, America was in the middle of the Great Depression and the original Anza Branch library was dedicated at 550 37th Ave. in the Outer Richmond District.

City's bike plan calls for new route in Golden Gate Park
The SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) held the first of two meetings on June 13 to garner feedback about a proposed dedicated bicycle route on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park.

Richmond resident running for city's top political office
San Francisco mayoral candidate Joanna Rees has a dream for San Francisco: to be known for something that could be about the future - not just about the Golden Gate Bridge and sourdough bread. Speaking in her Richmond District headquarters on Geary Boulevard at Seventh Avenue, she says her goal is to inspire forward thinking within the city's diverse communities and to make San Francisco the innovation capital of the world.

Women can trace lineage back to Revolutionary War
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), a non-political volunteer women's service organization, was founded in 1896 by an Act of Congress. Today, DAR has a national membership of 65,000, with 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington D.C., as well as international chapters in Australia, Austria, Bermuda and Canada.

Park windmill being restored to former glory
San Francisco has many things that are "old world" and new, set in a mild climate, but local treasures are often overlooked and at times ignored, including the Golden Gate Park windmills.

Capt. Keith Sanford: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: City Hall

Sen. Leland Yee: Sacramento