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

Recycling at Ocean Beach Safeway suddenly stops
Without much, if any, public notice, the NexCycle recycling service has disappeared from the Safeway parking lot near the intersection of Fulton Street and La Playa, the latest in a series of recycling center closures across San Francisco.

New trail connects vets with Legion of Honor, Ft. Miley
Amy Meyer is known to many local residents as the "mother" of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).
A long-time resident of the Outer Richmond District, near East Fort Miley and Lincoln Park, she recently spoke about her role in creating the GGNRA during a National Trails Day event on June 7.

Ballet Students Reach for the Stars
Crystal Lee, the winner of the Miss California 2013 contest and first-runner-up to Miss America 2014, shared her success story with guests during a special event at the Shan-Yee Poon School of Performing Arts on June 8.

Local woman organizes artists, creates art
Estelle Akamine moved to San Francisco in the '80s, hoping to enter the city's art scene. She found, instead, "artistic spectacle work" in South-of-Market night clubs and galleries only open to those with monetary connections – no opportunities to promote herself as a textile artist.


Capt. Simon Silverman: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: City Hall Update