March 2012

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

Police Blotter/Richmond Roundup

Argonne School's Russian program faces the budget ax
A group of about 20 children wave their arms in front of Mila Teper. They jump around, performing as if they are out on a playground, all of them using more or less the same words to describe how they play.

Ground-level businesses can reach for sky
Storefronts in the Richmond District's commercial corridors could become a little taller thanks to legislation passed by the SF Planning Commission Feb. 2.

Filmmaker debuts new movie at Asian film fest
Independent film director Rich Wong wanted to meet at an independent coffee shop on Geary Boulevard to talk about his latest work, a raw relationship comedy/drama, "Yes, We're Open."

Chinese maritime history comes alive at 'Chinese Whispers' workshop
At the Hyde Street Pier on Feb. 5 an eager audience boarded the historic side-wheel paddle steamboat Eureka, built in 1890, which once carried commuters between San Francisco and Tiburon during the day and hauled railroad freight cars at night. They went to hear a special excerpt from "Chinese Whispers: Golden Gate," an event to explore the area's rich Chinese maritime history.

Task Force considers new boundaries for D1
District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar denied that his opposition to bringing the Sea Cliff area back into his district is politically motivated, because, he said, leaving it in Supervisor Mark Ferrell's district reflects certain socio-economic realities.


Paul Kozakiewicz: Keep Soccer Fields Grass

Police Beat: Capt. Eric Vintero

Supervisor Eric Mar: PUC moves plant out of park

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: Legislative Update