July 2013
Note: For additional stories about the west side of San Francisco, see the new issue of the Sunset Beacon.

Questions raised over Dupont Tennis Courts rehab
The SF Recreation and Park Department has proposed a renovation project for the Dupont Tennis Courts and restrooms, located between 30th and 31st avenues near California Street in the Outer Richmond District.

Despite opposition, AT&T gets OK for California Street antennae
AT&T will be placing nine antennae on the roof of a Callifornia Street medical building over tenant objections, now that the SF Planning Commission has approved a Conditional Use Permit.

Grocery store gets OK to open at former CALA site
A Grocery Outlet market is moving forward with plans to open at the site where the closed CALA supermarket used to be, on Geary Boulevard between 27th and 28th avenues, since the SF Planning Commission granted it a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) in June.

New school to open on Balboa Street
A new school, the San Francisco Pacific Academy, will open in the fall at 3301 Balboa St. (at 34th Avenue) in the Outer Richmond District.

Bond money for Mt. Lake Park playground
The playground area of Mt. Lake Park, which sits just north of Lake Street between 12th Avenue and Park Presidio Boulevard, might be one of the first to receive money from a bond San Francisco voters passed last November.

Cliff House celebrates 150th birthday
The Cliff House celebrates its 150-year anniversary this month. Surviving earthquakes, fires, as well as the rough Pacific Ocean waters, the business has remained strong and resilient through three renovations. Constructed in 1863, the year of the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War, the Cliff House is among a small group of U.S. restaurants that have been in operation since then.

Filmmaker documents oppressive life of gays in Cameroon
Being openly gay in Cameroon is a scary proposition. Those suspected of being gay are commonly arrested and railroaded into prison for up to five years. Coming out to family and the community at large is also a huge risk. Homophobia, based on fundamentalist religious views, is rampant in the French-speaking nation, located in the West Central Africa region.


Capt. Sharon Ferrigno: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: City Hall update