March 2011

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

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

Fight over fee to enter Botanical Garden goes to SF supes
San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos wants to reduce a $7 fee for visitors from outside of San Francisco at the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park, offsetting part of that lost money with revenues from the real estate transfer tax portion of the city's general fund.

Plan to increase butterflies at Strawberry Hill in GG Park
In an effort to attract more butterflies to Strawberry Hill, a new volunteer vegetation restoration project is now underway.

Richmond/Sunset Lions clubs merge
Two service organizations have joined forces to better serve their respective communities. As of March, the Park Presidio Lions Club will merge with the Sunset Lions Club to create the Park Presidio-Sunset Lions Club.

Bad weather to blame for delay opening Polo Fields
Due to weather-related delays this winter, the renovation of the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park will require an additional eight weeks to be completed, impacting a number of soccer leagues set to begin this spring.

Workshop solicits input for EIR for new park soccer fields
The SF Planning Department held a public scoping meeting on Feb. 23 to discuss a pending Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a proposed Beach Chalet Athletic Fields renovation project.

Local rock band celebrates release of first CD
When Richmond District transplant Anthony Lubrano came to San Francisco with his former Queens, N.Y. band mates in 2009, he was not expecting to join a San Francisco band, move into the oceanside neighborhood, perform throughout the Bay Area and release a recording.

Photographer works to frame challenging shots
Barbara Landis' latest photographic series, "Alameda on Camera," will be showing at Nibs Bakery & Cafe on Balboa Street.

Quest for knowledge fuels successful radio show
John Rothmann, a radio talk show host on KGO-AM 810 and a fourth generation San Franciscan and long-time Richmond District resident, brings to life stories of the U.S. presidency and American political history.


Capt. Richard Corriea: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: Two Citizns Honored