October 2012
Note: For additional stories about the west side of San Francisco, see the new issue of the Sunset Beacon.

Union hires 'scabs' to picket non-union supermarket
The United Food and Commercial Worker's Union Local 648 is accused of doing the very things that they say they are picketing against at three Fresh & Easy locations throughout San Francisco - using non-union labor to picket stores with non-union workers.

Candidates square off in first battle for District 1 votes
Incumbent Supervisor Eric Mar and his challenger, David Lee, squared-off Sept. 14 for the first time in the race to represent Richmond District voters.

Park recycling center loses at Supreme Court
The Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council's (HANC) recycling center in Golden Gate Park was denied relief from the California Supreme Court in September in its fight to keep from being evicted from the park.

Filmmaker's latest effort cutting-edge experimental art
In 2008, Spencer McCall was a new San Francisco State University graduate with a bachelor's degree in cinema. He saw some fliers posted around the City advertising fantastical things like a "Vital Orbit" human force-field and "microwave harassment." He was not sure what it was - a cult? Some kind of weird experience? So, he sent a more adventurous friend to check out the "Jejune Institute" at 580 California St., on the 16th floor. Like most other "inductees," his friend returned enthusiastic about the Institute, but would not say much about what happened there.

High-flying woman grounded as volunteer teaching youth
Richmond District resident Dee Caliman's life took a truly unexpected turn when she decided to help out in a unique preschool program … and found a new career in retirement.

University of San Francisco Law School celebrates centennial anniversary
The University of San Francisco School of Law kicked-off a year-long celebration in September for its 100th anniversary.

Supervisor Eric Mar: Richmond District is thriving

David Lee: District needs new direction

Paul Kozakiewicz: Punishment should fit crime

Capt. Sharon Ferrigno: Police Beat

Mayor Edwin Lee: City Hall

Quentin Kopp/Aaron Peskin: No blank check

Donna Canali/Emily Goldfarb: Caring for pets in disaster