BOOK LAUNCH FOR SF-BASED NOVEL
Emil DeAndreis will be signing copies of his most recent novel, “Tell Us When to Go,” at Black Bird Books and Cafe at 4541 Irving St. on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. Set in 2010, and told from perspectives ranging from tech employees to public school teachers to foster children, the book explores the friendships and lives impacted for better or worse by the SF tech boom. The publisher, Flexible Press, will donate a portion of the profits of the book to The Council of Community Housing Organizations, a nonprofit committed to affordable housing in San Francisco. Learn more at emildeandreis.com.
COMMENTARIES AND LETTERS
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Flower Piano returns to the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park Sept. 16 -20. The event turns the Garden into the city’s own alfresco concert hall. Participants are invited to explore the Garden’s global living plant collections as they seek out the 12 pianos spread out across the 55-acre living museum. At each of the pianos there will be scheduled professional performances, open-play time for participants and community partner performances. For more information, go to sfbg.org.
FREE FIX-IT FAIR
The Free Fix-It Fair will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m-4 p.m. at 502 Irving St. at Sixth Avenue. (Last items accepted at 3 p.m.) Bikes, baskets, toasters, dishes, luggage, coats, jeans — if it’s broken or torn, bring it and our volunteer craftspeople will try to fix it. If you’re interested in volunteering or learning how to organize a fair in your neighborhood, contact Barbara at 415-246-4748. Read about a recent Fit-It Fair at RichmondSunsetNews.com.
FREE TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Felton’s Tech Squad is providing free basic tech support for older adults and people with disabilities in the Richmond District. Do you have questions about how to navigate your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Drop-in for a one-on-one session on Friday, Sept. 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave. at Geary Boulevard. Free. For more information, call 415-474-1558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy September birthday to Peg Anderson, Mimi and Zozo D., Wendy Durand, Gary E., Kelvin Gee, Taylor Gee, Paula Karolak, Sue Kolb, Nicole Meldahl, triplets Caroline, Daniel and Max Salvatore (Lafayette Elementary class of 2022), Rick Sill and John Wentzel. To add a name to the monthly birthday list, email Editor@RichmondSunsetNews.com. Free.
JAZZ RECORDS WANTED
Private collector needs and will pay cash for jazz LPs in good condition. Call 415-666-1792.
JAZZ WITH THE DEL SOL STRING QUARTET
Award-winning Del Sol Quartet performs a set of pieces commissioned during the pandemic to share joy. Each piece is a unique expression ranging from hopeful to contemplative to exuberant. Free. Saturday, Sept. 24,1-1:45 p.m. SF Library West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way. For more information, call 415-557-4400 or email email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-695-5767.
MEET THE EDITOR AT THE RICHMOND AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL
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. September only: meet at the Richmond District Autumn Moon Festival, Clement Street between Seventh and 10th avenues, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Normally at the 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-474-7310 ext. 613, or ask for SCSEP.
SF METAL BAND SPORZ RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM “FIG LIVES”
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! San Francisco metal band SPORZ releases their debut album titled “Fig Lives”! Reviews just in say “One part bouncy, two parts evil,” with Chef Justice reporting “I’m getting some Melvins on the nose with hints of Mastodon.” Album now available on all streaming platforms and Bandcamp. Extra! Extra! Sporz! Sporz! Sporz!
SF PUBLIC LIBRARY ORTEGA BRANCH OPEN HOUSE
Enjoy a day of celebration in our courtyard and take in the ocean views! We kick things off with live music at 11 a.m., local author and librarian Emma Bland Smith reads her new book “The Gardener of Alcatraz” at noon and Fog City Gardeners leads a seed bomb craft for all ages at 1 p.m. Plus, balloon animals and crafts and a Big Bilder play area for the little ones. Free. Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ortega Branch Public Library, 3223 Ortega St. For more information, call 415-557-4400 or go to sfpl.org.
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.
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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