May 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

Mayor: Pension reform needed to balance city budget
At a recent Town Hall Meeting at the Richmond Recreation Center, SF Mayor Edwin Lee and other city officials called for pension reform as they explained why the city government is, once again, facing substantial budget cuts even though more revenues are coming in than ever before.

New census numbers show little change in district
The San Francisco Depart­ment of Elections is not talking publicly about it yet, but 2010 census statistics recently released by the US Census Bureau indicate there might be no redrawing of supervisor district lines around the Richmond District.

Woman works to create opportunities for women artists, co-founder of SWAN Day
As a child of the Richmond District, Martha Richards dreamed of a life in the arts. Today, after 30 years of advocating for independent artists, Richards sat down at her kitchen table and created WomanArts, a non-profit foundation that provides free fundraising and advocacy services for more than 1,400 women artists.

Eagles' JV team wins city baseball championship
For the third time in the past five years, the George Washington High School Frosh/Soph baseball team was victorious in the AAA championship game, which was played on Tuesday, April 26, at the Big Rec playground in Golden Gate Park. The Eagles won a decisive victory, by a score of 14-8, against the Galileo High School Lions.


Capt. Richard Corriea: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: Community Updates

Sen. Leland Yee: Annual Health Fair on May 14