September 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

Medical building on Geary gets OK, with conditions
Next to the Star of the Sea Church's convent at 4334 Geary Blvd. is an old lamp repair shop that is scheduled to be torn down and in its place a medical/dental building is to be built. Few will argue that the little shop, with its faded sign and dry-rot wood, has seen better days.

Annual merchants' luncheon features local honorees
The Greater Geary Boulevard Merchants and Property Owners Association is hosting its annual luncheon honoring local merchants and community members for their contributions to the citizens living in the Richmond District.

'Brain at War' conference shows technologies to help wounded warriors
It was a full-house attendance at the fifth annual "Brain at War" conference on June 21 as the Northern California Institute of Research and Education of the Veterans Health Research Institute presented the latest information on traumatic brain injuries.

Resilientville seeks to build community bonds
With debris from last year's tsunami in Japan reaching San Francisco's shores, the reminders of disasters are frequent. All give witness to the proposition that people must be prepared and work together to be resilient in case of a major disaster. This is the message of a new "Resilientville" program, which launched its outreach-training workshop earlier this year.

New captain at Richmond Station knows turf
Sharon Ferrigno, who was named captain of the San Francisco Police Department's (SFPD) Richmond Station in June, did not enter the Police Academy in 1984 looking for television cop-show-style drama in a career. Her motives were more practical.

Supervisor Eric Mar: City Hall

Capt. Sharon Ferrigno: Police Beat

Mayor Edwin Lee: City Hall