May 2012

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

Union sends members to picket Fresh & Easy
People living around the Lincoln Park and Seacliff neighborhoods have probably noticed a few picket signs in front of the new Fresh & Easy market at Clement Street and 32nd Avenue.

Mayor gets earful at budget meeting in GG Park
Despite a projected $482 million budget deficit over the next two years, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee told local residents at a recent Town Hall Meeting at the SF County Fair Building that the City's budget situation is improving compared to the last few years.

Battle for district supervisor begins
David Lee, a small business owner, executive director of the non-profit organization Chinese American Voter Education Committee (CAVEC) and member of the SF Recreation and Park Commission, has filed papers to challenge District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar in the upcoming November election.

Clement club self-suspends license
The Rockit Room, located at 406 Clement St., has voluntarily suspended its entertainment license for 30 days, until May 6, to work on problems that threaten to have its license revoked for live music and entertainment.

Community blog keeps neighbors connected
Sarah Bacon runs a community bulletin and news website called, which is more or less an online version of a community newspaper for the Richmond District.

Author's new offering 'Slick' noted by Kirkus as book of 'remarkable merit'
David Perlstein, who has been an Outer Richmond District resident since 1974, has just published a new book entitled "Slick."


Police Beat: Capt. Eric Vintero

City Hall: Supervisor Eric Mar