February 2012

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

Hours limited at Jack in the Box after late-night assault
A recent flare-up of tensions between neighbors of a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant at 4649 Geary Blvd. and its owner came to an end, at least for now, when the SF Entertainment Commission approved a permit for the restaurant to stay open all hours except between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Suspected con man discovered hiding in Stockton
A long-time Richmond District resident who allegedly left a trail of scam victims was finally apprehended while living in Stockton, California.

Boat House rehab to begin in February
Ortega Family Enterprises anticipates that renovations to be facilitated at the dilapidated Boat House at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park will begin some time in February.

Year of the Dragon foretells good fortune
Say "hello" to the Chinese Lunar New Year - the Black Water Dragon - and enjoy it while it lasts because it will not come around again for another 60 years.

Program teaches gardeners lay-of-the-land
On a recent January day, bare branches needed pruning as rain was forecast. Bringing tall ladders and pruning shears along, a team of gardeners went from tree to tree in Golden Gate Park as tourists and visitors at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum and California Academy of Sciences strolled across the Music Concourse, taking in the sights.

High school JROTC pitches in to help distribute food to needy families

On every second Saturday of every month at St. John's Presbyterian Church, the public can see 25 JROTC students (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps) from George Washington High School busily lining up produce, filling bags with food, and dispensing the food to 250 needy families who live in the 94118 zip code.

Paul Kozakiewicz: Re-unite the Richmond

Capt. Eric Vintero: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: City Hall

Scot Brodie: Commentary