January 2012

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

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

Lots of controversy in Richmond in 2011
As 2010 came to an end, state Sen. Leland Yee announced his candidacy to become the mayor of San Francisco; the PUC gathered feedback for a proposed treatment plant for recycled water in Golden Gate Park; the George Washington High School football team won the city championship; Safeway showed the public revised plans for its housing and supermarket plan at Ocean Beach; and Richmond Station Capt. Richard Corriea reported that injury automobile accidents were up 10 percent from the previous year.

Despite pleas from school, cell phone antennae get OK
The SF Planning Commission voted unanimously on Dec. 8 to approve plans for the installation of new AT&T cell phone antennae on the roof of the Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE), located at 639 14th Ave.

Court commissioner publishes wild stories from the bench
Agatha Hoff, a Hungarian immigrant who lives in the Richmond District, is now a retired court commissioner with many a tale to tell. She has accomplished this in a humorous book titled "Judge* Hoff, Jesus Loves You But The Rest of Us Think You're An A**Hole." The title was taken from graffiti left by a disgruntled litigant on a bathroom wall in the court house.

New Playland at the Beach book covers early years
Memories of Playland at Ocean Beach were alive and well as people gathered to listen to historian and author James R. Smith talk about his new book, "San Francisco's Playland at the Beach - The Early Years."

Jack-in-The-Box ordered to cease after-hour sales
The Jack-in-The-Box restaurant at 11th Avenue and Geary Boulevard has been ordered to halt sales after 2 p.m. due to a lapsed permit.

Capt. Keith Sanford: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: City Hall

Real Estate: John M. Lee