Richmond Roundup

Mar runs for re-election
District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar filed papers at the SF Department of Elections on March 22 to run for re-election in the November 2012 election.

Mar was joined by his daughter, twin brother and numerous supporters, including school union president Dennis Kelly and Richmond District Democratic Club leader Hene Kelly, for the occasion.

"My priorities are yours: creating jobs, improving our schools and keeping our families here, ensuring transparency in the budget process, and improving transit and our parks," Mar said.

On March 26, the SF Labor Council endorsed Mar's candidacy.

Mar will hold a large kick-off rally on Saturday, April 21, at noon, at the Rossi Playground, Anza Street and Arguello Boulevard.

Board denies neighbors' Jack-in-the-Box appeal
The SF Board of Permit Appeals denied a request by neighbors to close a Jack in the Box at 11th Avenue and Geary Boulevard between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.

The SF Entertainment Commission granted an after-hours permit for Jack in the Box to operate between 2 and 4 a.m. but required it to close between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. The neighbors said that action did not make sense because it was the surly after-hours crowd that caused trouble at the site.

The management at Jack in the Box says it makes most of its money between 2 and 4 a.m. In order to get its permit, the Jack in the Box agreed to hire security guards after hours, improve lighting, and better patrol and clean the parking lot.

The controversy over the restaurant's after-hours permit escalated last November when a spat between two customers resulted in one man being in a coma after being hit by an automobile two blocks away.

The Board of Permit Appeals upheld the Entertain­ment Commission's decision on Feb. 29.