Joseph McFadden New Captain of Ingleside Station

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Twenty-five-year San Francisco Police Department veteran and native San Franciscan Joseph McFadden has taken over Ingleside Station effective in early August.

McFadden comes to the Ingleside from the Major Crimes Unit, and over the course of his career he has worked for the department’s Domestic Violence, Officer Involved Shootings and Internal Affairs sections among others. McFadden spent time on the SWAT team, working undercover and tracking narcotics in the Tenderloin and Mission neighborhoods. Continue Reading →

A Dialogue with Mayor Ed Lee About Citywide, Neighborhood Concerns

Ed Lee

In late September, the publishers of several community newspapers and websites met with Mayor Ed Lee and his staff to discuss the city’s affairs. As the publisher of The Ingleside Light, I had the opportunity to pose a few questions to Mayor Lee concerning both citywide and neighborhood issues. Here is a transcript of our dialogue. Alexander Mullaney: How come the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency didn’t take a hint from the Recreation and Park Department and itemize what they wanted to do with the money its asking for in the bond? RPD always passes its bonds by good margins. Continue Reading →

Junipero Serra Elementary School ‘Circled’ By Tech Industry Giving

Circle the Schools (pic 2)

“How do we help everybody in the city succeed?” Mayor Ed Lee asked as he spoke at the Sept. 18 formal launch of’s Circle the Schools initiative at Junipero Serra Elementary School. “The secret sauce is not about tax breaks [for tech companies]. That’s only temporary.”

John Kunze, CEO of Xoom, a San Francisco-based money transfer service, had a long-term solution in mind. “We are going to bring our engineers here to help these kids learn how to code,” Kunze said. Xoom is partnered with Junipero Serra Elementary through Circle the Schools, the latest project of, a nonprofit philanthropic collaborative of tech companies. Continue Reading →