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

Clement St. project a microcosm for battle over city housing
For a second time the San Francisco Planning Commission has delayed a decision on a controversial building project in the middle of the Richmond District, moving a hearing on it to April 24.

Muni seeks feedback on bus route changes
The community room at the Richmond Police Station was filled to capacity on Feb. 12 as residents listened to San Francisco Municipal Transport­ation Authority (Muni) officials talk about proposed route changes.

Merchants say sugar tax a concern
Supporters claim it is about public health and fighting diabetes, while opponents counter that it will just be another factor pushing blue-collar working people out of San Francisco. So, it is easy to see why a proposal for a new tax on sugar-saturated sodas and other such sweetened drinks might deliver a big gulp of controversy at the next election.

Richmond filmmakers explore lurid tales of death and dying
Adam Chin and Graham Cowley compare working together on their web series "Graham's Tales" to musicians recording an album together. 

Bird count nets near-record result
The annual Audubon Society bird count had a record turnout for participation and the number of bird species counted in the history of the local chapter count. Throughout the world there are 2,150 such counts. The San Francisco tally is now in its 32nd year.  

Morrison Planetarium turns out the lights for new show, 'Dark Universe'Scientists have been busy studying earthquakes, meteors and searching for life in the solar system, significantly altering our understanding of the universe in the last decade.


Capt. Simon Silverman: Police Beat

Supervisor Eric Mar: City Hall Update

Assemblyman Phil Ting: Safer Streets by Design