Announcements: October, 2022


Art Walk SF will take place in the Outer Sunset on Oct. 8. This installment of the monthly series closes four blocks of Irving Street, from 21st to 25th avenues, for an outdoor street fair featuring live entertainment, merchants and vendors, interactive activities for kids and health and wellness education for adults and seniors, including demonstrations by the All American Medical Group. Walgreens will also be providing flu shots and COVID boosters. For more information, visit 


San Francisco Nature Education starts the new family birding program for kids ages 7-12 and their parents or guardians on Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the San Francisco Botanical Garden  in Golden Gate Park. Meet at the kiosk inside the main gate. Naturalists will hand out journals to keep track of birds spotted and will loan binoculars to those who need them. Adults $15 each, children free. Please bring a pencil and binoculars, if you have them. Monthly trips rotate around the City. For more information, visit


This September, the Beauty Network quietly celebrated 36 years of being part of the Richmond District’s small business community. Before COVID-19, Shlomit and David had celebrated the occasion with an open invitation to everyone in the neighborhood for a party of food and give-aways of the many natural beauty products they carry. Their customers are not only customers, they are long-loving friends. David and Shlomit want to thank and always acknowledge each and every friend who supports the Beauty Network and shows love and friendship. The Beauty Network is at 5748 Geary Blvd. For more information, go to


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 Word limit for the newspaper is 350, for the website, 500.


Felton’s Tech Squad provides free basic tech support for older adults and people with disabilities in San Francisco. If you have questions about how to navigate your smartphone, tablet or laptop, drop-in for a one-on-one session at any of the libraries listed in our October Event Calendar on page 16. For more information, please call 415-474-1558 or email


Free films at the San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday Afternoon Films, all films at 4 p.m., Free.

• Oct. 6, “Wild Combination,”Documentary on Arthur Russell, influential genre-defying gay

composer-musician who died tragically in 1992. With Philip Glass. NR, 71 min., 2008

• Oct. 13, “Wild Rose.” In rural Texas, a Filipino teen longs to make her mark on the world of country music. PG-13, 94 min., 2019.

• Oct. 20, “Mapplethorpe, Director’s Cut,” A dramatization of the life of controversial NY photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, by the director of “Dig!” NR, 114 min., 2020. 


Happy October birthday to Celeste Aquino, David Barker, Zarek Bastani, Estella Bond, Diane Callman, David Gillies, Sidney Keith, Dylan King, Sue Kozakiewicz, Becky Lee, Matthew Leigh, Helen Liu, MJSD, Lynda Nguyen, Michelle Nicoletti, Melissa Judith Poon, Charlotte Schmidlapp, Michelle Schulz, Andy Sponring, Lucia Maria Sullivan, Kari Vides, Gale Ward, Maxwell Zachary White and Ruby Yep. To add a name to the monthly birthday list, email Free.


San Francisco author Paul Meehan gives a talk on his book, “The Haunted House on Film,” a study of more than 100 films featuring ghostly haunts for Halloween. This work spans from the Mystery House thrillers of the silent era to the high-tech, big budget productions of the 21st Century. Paul Meehan is the author of several books on science fiction, film noir and horror films, and a contributor to the Noir City Sentinel, the journal of the Film Noir Foundation. SF Public Library, Richmond Branch, Program Room, Saturday, Oct. 29, 3:45-5:45 p.m. Free.


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 Our festive family-friendly event is smoke-free.


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 or call 707-695-5767.


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 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 Scheduled appointments not necessary but appreciated. 


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 or call 415-465-2475 for more details.


• Jordan Park Cleanup. Sunday, Oct. 2, 9:30-11 a.m. Help us clean up Jordan Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Meet at Breck’s (2 Clement St.). All supplies provided. Sign up on the TogetherSF Mobilize page or email with event name.

• KEEP Ocean Beach Clean. Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-noon. Help us clean up Ocean Beach and the surrounding neighborhood in the Outer Richmond. Meet at Ocean Beach Cafe (734 La Playa St.). All supplies provided. Sign up on the TogetherSF Mobilize page or email with event name.

• Balboa Street Happy Hour Cleanup. Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-4:30 p.m. Help us clean up along Balboa Street and the surrounding neighborhood in the Inner Richmond. Meet at Foghorn (450 Balboa St.). All supplies provided. Stay afterwards for a free round on the house and to meet fellow volunteers. Sign up on the TogetherSF Mobilize page or email with event name.

• All Out SF Ocean Beach N/A Happy Hour Cleanup. Saturday, Oct. 22, 5- 6:30 p.m.

Join us for All Out SF and help us clean up Ocean Beach in the Outer Richmond. Meet at Ocean Beach Cafe (734 La Playa St.). All supplies provided. Stay afterwards for a free non-alcoholic beverage on the house and to meet fellow volunteers. Sign up on the TogetherSF Mobilize page or email with event name.

• SF Village Cleanup. Thursday, Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Help us with San Francisco Village and its senior community clean up the Inner Richmond. Meet at Rise & Grind Coffee (785 8th Ave.). All supplies provided and FREE coffee for volunteers. Sign up on the TogetherSF Mobilize page or email with event name.


• Parkside/Sunset Cleanup. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2-4 p.m. Help Happy Days Preschool clean up along Taraval Street. Meet at Happy Days Preschool (809 Taraval St.). All supplies provided. Sign up on the TogetherSF Mobilize page or email with event name.

• Great Highway Park Cleanup. Sunday, Oct. 9, 1-3 p.m. Help us clean up along Great Highway Park. Meet at Avenues San Francisco (3606 Taraval St.). All supplies provided. Sign up on the TogetherSF Mobilize page or email with event name.


Senior lady seeks a room with kitchen privileges for under $1,000 per month in private home. Quiet, excellent live-in references. Call 415-561-9275 if you or someone you know has extra space in west area of San Francisco.


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: or call 415-474-7310 ext. 613, or ask for SCSEP.


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.


Sincere thanks to the Richmond Review readers who generously donated to the Nourish Your Neighborhood Newspaper campaign. Your contribution will help keep us financially healthy as we continue to recover from the impact on our advertising revenue due to the pandemic. To donate, please send a check to: Richmond Review, P.O. Box 16035, SF, CA,  94116 or send via PayPal to Thank you!


Writing for your neighborhood newspaper is fun! It helps you connect with your community, learn about your neighbors and sharpen your writing skills. For more information, email

Announcements: $1 per word, 20 word minimum. Share birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, births, obituaries, graduations, sports highlights, business accomplishments, retirements, college admissions, etc. 

FREE: Add a name to the monthly birthday list or submit free community events at no charge. We support small businesses: Free announcements for small businesses celebrating an anniversary or other significant milestone or event. Send announcement to 

Announcements will run in the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers (40,000 copies) and on (20,000+ views per month). Ads must be pre-paid. Deadline: 20th of the month. Mail check to: P.O. Box 16035, S.F., CA  94116. Call 415-706-6428 or email for more details.

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