April 2014
Note: For additional stories about the west side of San Francisco, see the new issue of the Sunset Beacon.

Outer Balboa St. project a disaster, neighbors complain
Eight years in the making, the Balboa Streetscape Improvement Project will be completed this month, yet some residents in the Outer Richmond District have already turned their noses up and their thumbs down at the final result.

U.C. may sell or lease Laurel Heights campus
The fate of the University of California, San Francisco's (UCSF) Laurel Heights campus, located at 3333 California St., appears to be in limbo - for the moment - as U.C. regents focus on what to do with the university's Mission Bay projects.

Muni revises bus route changes
The SF Municipal Transport­ation Agency (Muni) recently conducted neighborhood meetings to get feedback on its Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP), which aims to improve the streetscape environment to accommodate increased numbers of pedestrians and bicycle riders.

Curious fans flock to Neck of the Woods for Pizza Underground
Cheese and pizza-inspired lyrics were heard at the Richmond District's Neck of the Woods bar on March 5 during a performance by the Pizza Underground, an anti-folk band from New York City.

Author tackles writing from immigrant's viewpoint
In his second book, "Cafe Le Whore," Moazzam Sheikh steers clear of any overt political messages that an American reader might expect from a short-story fiction writer born and raised in Pakistan.

Filmmaker looks to collaboration to create unique short films
Eddie Ahn was at a recent screening of his team's entry into CAAMFest 2014 when something went wrong. He was representing the Storycake Films group at the Center for Asian American Media's annual film festival and his short film, "Choose Wisely," had a problem with the audio. In front of a packed house at the New People Cinema in Japantown, the audio and video portions of "Choose Wisely" did not sync. There was a 10 second lag between the audio and the video.


Capt. Simon Silverman: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: City Hall Update

Assemblyman Phil Ting: Assembly