COMMENTARIES AND LETTERS
From the editor: All commentaries we publish are the opinions of the writers and should not be considered our editorial stance on issues. We strive to remain neutral and offer a balance of points of view. We invite readers who wish to express their opinions to send a letter to the editor to Editor@RichmondSunsetNews.com. Word limit for the newspaper is 350, for the website, 500. RichmondSunsetNews.com.
The Dahlia Society of California will once again exhibit the best of the beautiful blooms at a competition open to the public. Free. County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, go to sfdahlias.org or call 415-994-2448.
FOOD COOPERATIVES PANEL
Participate in a panel discussion on how food cooperatives have been an integral part of both the food and justice movement, as well as workplace democracy in the San Francisco Bay Area since the 1960s. Featuring Celia LoBuono Gonzales of Other Avenues in San
Francisco, Sue Lopez from Arizmendi Bakery in San Francisco, Paula Schnese from Cultivate Community Food Co-op in Benicia and Jameelah Lane of The DEEP Grocery Coop in Oakland. Moderated by Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff, author of “Other Avenues are Possible: Legacy of the Peoples Food System of the San Francisco Bay Area.” 100 Larkin St. Sunday, Aug. 21, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call 415-557-4400
Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff, local author of several cookbooks and “Other Avenues Are Possible,” discusses the hurdles in organic farming for small farmers and presents some solutions. Next, she demonstrates how to make refrigerator pickles using chemical-free cucumbers from Jacob’s Farm. Attendees will take home a small jar of already-made pickles. Free. Ortega Branch Public Library, 3223 Ortega St. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2-3 p.m. Call 415-355-5700.
Happy August birthday to Emily Bartoli, Matt Craig, Dennis Cresci, Jonathan Farrell, Noma Faingold, Teresa Hansell, Shweta Maurya, Montana McMorrow, Jordan Singh, Farley “How do you eat with those hands?” Tolpen and Chris Traina. To add a name to the monthly birthday list, email Editor@RichmondSunsetNews.com. Free.
INNER SUNSET FLEA MARKET
Join us for open-air treasure hunting at the Inner Sunset Flea Market every second Sunday through November, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on a closed-to-traffic Irving Street, between Ninth and 10th avenues. The flea market features fascinating vintage and handcrafted finds, fabulous food at the surrounding neighborhood restaurants and family fun in our Kids Zone where children’s activities include hula hoops, bubbles, games and more! Live music all day. Come on out and connect with the community and be sure to explore all the amazing shops and restaurants of the Inner Sunset! More details at isflea.com. Our festive family-friendly event is smoke-free.
JAZZ RECORDS WANTED
Private collector needs and will pay cash for jazz LPs in good condition. Call 415-666-1792.
JOG IN THE FOG
Time to lace up those sneakers and get moving for the 10th annual Jog in the Fog, presented by Build Group, on Sunday, Sept. 18. Jog in the Fog is a family-friendly 5K race benefiting the Richmond District YMCA. If you are unable to join our in-person event on Sept. 18, you have the option to participate virtually Sept. 4-18, so everyone can take part in from anywhere. Register online and complete the virtual race on your own or join us for the in-person event. By participating, you help ensure children and families, adults and seniors in our Richmond District community have the access, resources and opportunities needed to thrive. Youth 12 and under are free. All participants will receive a special edition race T-shirt and a 10th anniversary medal. To learn more and register, go to ymcasf.org/jog-in-the-fog.
JOIN OUR DELIVERY TEAM
Help us share our neighborhood newspapers with the community. A part-time position is available to help deliver the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers door-to-door. Good exercise, fresh air and some extra cash makes this a great job for anyone with some free time and community spirit. For more information, send an email to email@example.com or call 707-695-5767.
MEET THE EDITOR
Meet the editor of the Richmond Review: You are invited to meet with Michael Durand, editor and publisher of the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers and the RichmondSunsetNews.com website. Bring your story ideas, feedback, suggestions, questions, announcement items and advertising inquiries. We are also welcoming new writers and photographers interested in contributing stories and photos. One Richmond storefront, 802 Clement St., every second Wednesday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call 415-706-6428 or email Editor@RichmondSunsetNews.com. Scheduled appointments not necessary but appreciated.
OUTER SUNSET FARMERS MARKET AND MERCANTILE
Join us at our weekly Outer Sunset Farmers Market and Mercantile, Sundays 9 a.m.-3 p.m and Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. on 37th Avenue at Ortega Street featuring local farmers, highly acclaimed food trucks/vendors, makers, merchants, artists and causes, plus live music, children’s activities, yoga and Wednesday storytelling. Go to sunsetmercantilesf.com or call (415) 465-2475 for more details.
Michelle Sibrian Photography captures breathtaking portraiture, including engagement photos, senior portraits, family portraits, animals and pet photography, along with professional headshots. See more of my work at michellesibrian.com and on Instagram @michellesibrianphotos. For more information, call 650-307-2229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROCK THE GATES
The United Irish Cultural Center invites you to the inaugural “Rock the Gates” music and Irish dance festival. It will be an event not to be missed. On Saturday, Aug. 27, we will host music, song and Irish dance across three festival stages: Wawona Gates, the Emerald and St. Patrick’s room, 2-8 p.m. Highlights include performances by the Irish pipers, LA.vation (U2 Tribute band), the Hooks, License to Chill (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band), Karl McHugh, Mangobus, and local Irish music groups and dance schools. We will also have kids’ activities: a bouncy castle and face painting. Truly a family affair. Wawona Street, between 44th and 45th avenues. For more information, go to IrishCenter.org.
SEEKING LIVE-IN POSITION
Lady seeks a live-in position on the west side of San Francisco as companion, assisting with supervision, meal preparation, etc. She has excellent live-in references. Please call 415-561-9275 if you or someone you know would like her live-in help.
SECURITY GUARD SERVICES
Stationary guards and patrol services available. We provide security guards for apartment/office buildings, hotels, retail businesses and private events. Contact Raheem at Vanguard Security Services. Phone 415-425-0649 or email VanguardSecuritySF@protonmail.com.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federally funded employment training program for unemployed, low-income eligible adults, 55 years of age or older, who reside in San Francisco. Felton Institute operates the program and is currently enrolling trainees who are placed in a part-time, 12-hours-per week community service training positions in non-profit or government agencies, while getting paid a minimum wage income ongoing. They are required to take full advantage of courses, workshops, resources and to obtain specialized certificates, if applicable, to enhance their skillsets and knowledge. The trainees will be able to learn the skills needed and obtain ongoing support from our program, with the goal of transitioning into unsubsidized employment. Enrollment is considered a temporary position. Our goal is to assist trainees in finding employment outside of our training program. If you are interested in the SCSEP program, please send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com or call 415-474-7310 ext. 613, or ask for SCSEP.
STAMP COLLECTOR AND STAMP COLLECTIONS
Stamp collector is buying stamps and stamp collections. I am buying the “older stamps” from the 1800s to 1930. American Philatelic Society member since 1986. Pictures are appreciated. Call or text message 415-533-0761.
STERN GROVE CONCERT SERIES
The Stern Grove Festival celebrates its 85th season with a diverse concert series that began June 12 and will run through Aug. 14. The Sunday series is free, but reservations are required. For this season’s schedule and more information, go to sterngrove.org.
TAX PREPARATION SERVICES
COVID-19 Tax Relief EXPIRING SOON. File your claim “ASAP” = Employee Retention TAX REFUND, Sick and Family Leave TAX REFUND. Other services – INCOME tax, PAYROLL taxes. ROMY B. SARMIENTO, PTIN CTEC. 415-706-7825. Exp. EA CPA Tax resolution Manager Accounting MGR.
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