Announcements

Announcements: January, 2023

CLEAN-UP EVENTS IN THE RICHMOND

Sign up on the TogetherSF Mobilize page or email info@refuserefusesf.org with event name. All supplies provided.

• Clement Street Happy Hour Cleanup. Friday, Jan. 6, 3:30-5 p.m. Meet in front of The Bitter End (441 Clement St.) then stay afterward for a drink and to meet fellow volunteers. 

• Great Highway Park Cleanup. Sunday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m.-noon. Meeting point TBD (Judah Street and Great Highway). 

• KEEP Ocean Beach Clean. Saturday, Jan. 21, 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.).

• Central Sunset Cleanup. Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at the corner of 22nd Avenue and Irving Street (next to Uncle Benny’s Donuts). 

• Richmond District Cleanup. Saturday, Jan. 28 – 10 a.m.-noon. Help us clean up trash in the Richmond District, then stay afterwards to meet fellow volunteers. Meet in front of Internet Archive (300 Funston Ave.). 

• Inner Sunset Cleanup. Saturday, Jan. 28 – 10 a.m.-12 noon. Meet at 10th Avenue and Irving Street (next to One Medical). 

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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Felton Institute, a non-profit social services provider, has an opening for a community liaison: The part-time temporary position is with the Community Liaison Program, Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS). Job duties: Provide technical assistance by teaching basic computer skills on a smart device (smart phone, tablet or laptop). Skills include downloading and using the Zoom app, teaching Google Services, as well as navigating the internet to access resources helpful for daily living. Enjoy working with older adults and people with disabilities. Proficient in Cantonese and English. Send resume to Jobs@felton.org.

ESL Instructor Part-time Temporary Contract Position from January 2023-May 2023

Love to sing? Felton Institute is hiring an ESL instructor to teach Basic Literacy Class to older adults on Zoom nine hours per week, plus 1.5 hours of prep time. Ability to teach practical language skills for daily living. Enjoys teaching songs in English. Proficient in English and Cantonese is preferred. Send resumes to eyamanoha@felton.org.

FELTON TECH SQUAD

Felton’s Tech Squad is providing free basic tech support for older adults and people with disabilities in the Richmond and Sunset districts. Ask questions regarding how to navigate your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Drop-in for a one-on-one session: 

• Friday, Jan. 6, 1:30 -3:30 p.m. at the Richmond Library (351 Ninth Ave.)

• Friday, Jan. 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Anza Library (550 37th Ave./Geary Blvd.)

• Friday, Jan. 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Ortega Library (3223 Ortega St.). 

For more information, call 415-474-1558 or email techsquad@felton.org.

FILMS AT THE SF PUBLIC LIBRARY, RICHMOND BRANCH

Free films at the San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave.

• Thursday, Jan. 5, 4-5:30 p.m. “Naqoyqatsi.” Political music video. Portrait of a world of uncontrolled militarism, financialization, and spectatorship, set to some of Philip Glass’s finest music. PG, 90 min., 2002. 

• Thursday, Jan. 12, 4-6 p.m. “Johnny Guitar.” Classic Western. A tough woman (Joan Crawford) stands up to stagecoach robbers with the help of a mysterious man from her past. Rotten Tomatoes rating of 94%. TV-PG, 110 min., 1954.

• Saturday, Jan., 14, 3-4:30 p.m. “King Kong vs. Godzilla.” Action. Two iconic monsters battle on Mount Fuji in the most popular Japan-made Godzilla film of all time. NR, 87 min., color, 1962.

BLACK HISTORY, MORE THAN A MONTH (JAN. /FEB.)

• Wednesday, Jan. 18, 3-4 p.m. “In Remembrance of Martin.” Remarkable documentary honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NR, 57 min., 1986.

• Thursday, Jan. 19, 4-6 p.m. “Selma, Lord, Selma.” Dramatization of two young black schoolgirls’ recollections of a real-life violent civil rights event in 1965 Alabama. Directed by Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep, The Glass Shield). TV-PG, 120 min., 1999.

• Wednesday, Feb. 1, 3-4:15 p.m. “Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask.” Innovative essay film on Frantz Fanon (1925-1961), theorist of 20th century anti-colonial movements. Directed by UK artist Isaac Julien. NR, 71 min., 1995.

• Thursday, Feb. 2, 4-5:30 p.m. “Malcolm X.” Documentary portrait of the African American militant leader (1925-65). PG, 91 min., 1972.

• Saturday, Feb. 4, 3-4:45 p.m. “Rebirth of a Nation.” Experimental hip-hop musician DJ Spooky’s cinematic remix of D.W. Griffith’s 1915 classic-but-racist epic, “The Birth of a Nation.” NR, 100 min., 2007.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 

Happy January birthday to Lois Anderson, Kyle Buckley, Mark Craig, Chiara Di Martino, Alex and Alice Doliner, Ilze Earner, Caroline King, Kyle Kisor, Alexander Mullaney, Phyllis Nabhan, Kiran Nagaraja, Olivia Neel, Renata Ruby Rhodes, Caley Rittman, Sarah Roberts, Linda Shore, Bonnie Sill, Nelly Soncuya, Adriana Sosa and Jeremy Wong. To add a name to the monthly birthday list, email Editor@RichmondSunsetNews.com. Free. 

LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE

The Caper Cutters invite you to join us for Social Square Dancing! Two free introductory classes on Jan. 9 and 16, followed by a 12-class series ($50/person, $75/couple). We hope to see you there! The class is from 7-8:30 p.m. Enter the parking lot at 353 23rd Ave. Find us on FB and Meetup.

LION DANCE PERFORMANCE

The Richmond Branch Library will be hosting a Lion Dance performance presented by JingMo Athletic Association on Jan. 7, 1:15-1:45 p.m. at the playground. Ring in the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit with an exciting celebration of Chinese Lion Dance and martial arts. 351 Ninth Ave.

MEET THE EDITOR OF THE RICHMOND REVIEW

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. 

MOVIES IN THE RICHMOND: 4 STAR HISTORY AND MORE 

Local historian Woody LaBounty will appear at the 4 Star Theater on Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. to give an illustrated talk on the Richmond District’s movie theater history. Using historical photos, programs and ads, the virtual tour will visit the long-gone Palm nickelodeon at Sixth Avenue and Clement Street, the blockbuster-hosting Coronet on Geary Boulevard, the Egyptian-themed Alexandria, the beloved Balboa and the fantastic 4 Star Theater, which originally opened as the La Bonita in 1913. LaBounty is a researcher, writer and co-founder of the Western Neighborhoods Project (outsidelands.org), a 23-year-old nonprofit focused on the history of western San Francisco. He was recently vice president of Advocacy and Programs at San Francisco Heritage and writes weekly on city history at SanFranciscoStory.com. Tickets are available at https://www.4-star-movies.com/calendar-of-events/movies-in-the-richmond-4-star-history-and-more. Learn more at SanFranciscoStory.com. Contact La Bounty at woody@woodylabounty.com.

OUTER SUNSET FARMERS MARKET AND MERCANTILE

Join us at our weekly Outer Sunset Farmers Market and Mercantile, Sundays 9 a.m.-2 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. Note new hours: the market will now close at 2 p.m.  

PHOTOGRAPHER FOR HIRE

Tyrone Bartoli has been a professional photographer since 1995. He is available for a wide range of photo shoots. Call for a free consultation: 415-846-7838. Also, check out his Instagram page @tyronebartoli. Ask for the Richmond Review discount. Learn more at TyroneBartoli.com.

PLANNING ASSOCIATION FOR THE RICHMOND (PAR)

PAR general membership meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7-8:30 p.m., Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave. Featured speaker will be Jeffrey Tumlin, director of transportation, SF MTA. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion about your concerns regarding transit, parking, Slow Streets, traffic safety and other transportation issues.

ROSE PRUNING DEMONSTRATION 

Join the San Francisco Rose Society in the Golden Gate Park Rose Garden for the annual winter pruning demonstration. Rose expert Kleyton will be on hand to provide demonstrations in correctly pruning your rose plant in order for it to perform well and remain healthy through the growing season. There will also be short workshops on how to start a new rose plant from a trim or cut from the prunings. Consulting rosarians will be on hand to answer your questions. Sunday, Jan. 8, noon-1:30 p.m. Free. For more information go to sfrosesociety.org., email sfrosesociety@gmail.com or call 415-656-4346. Contact: Maryanne Razzo.

SALES REPRESENTATIVE WANTED

A commissioned sales position is available for a positive, friendly, outdoing sales representative for the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers and the RichmondSunsetNews.com website. Great project for someone looking to earn some extra cash. Flexible schedule and no sales quotas. It is also a great way to meet people and learn more about our terrific neighborhoods. Plus, you will get to see your name in the newspapers in the staff box each month! Experience preferred, but not required. Email Editor@RichmondSunsetNews.com. 

SAN FRANCISCO NATURE EDUCATION 

SF Nature Education offers youth internships at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park on

Saturday mornings in the spring of 2023. The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb.  24. For more information, visit sfnature.org/youth-internships.html. SF Nature Education also offers two monthly birding field trips around San Francisco for adults, teenagers as well as for kids and their parents. Next trip: Crissy Field. For more information, visit sfnature.org/calendar.

SEEKING A PLACE TO LIVE

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

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! 

SHOP EAT LOCAL FIRST (SELF)

The SELF Initiative is an ongoing, comprehensive, open-ended program. Visit the One Richmond website for a listing of all participating businesses and describing the discounts or personalized promotions. Membership cards with a QR code are being distributed to families in the Richmond District, as well as to those who sign up to become a One Richmond member. Cardholders can scan the QR code to learn about specific merchant discounts or promotions and present their membership card at checkout to receive the appropriate discount. The Richmond Neighborhood Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the residents of the Richmond District. By providing youth programs, a robust food security program and numerous community activities, The Richmond Neighborhood Center provides critical community services to enrich the community and its residents. Pick up a card from The Richmond Neighborhood Center, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, or visit One Richmond office, 802 Clement St., 1-5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, go to onerichmondsf.com/about-self-plan.

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.

TAKING A BREAK

Please check back next month for a column by Julie Pitta. 

THANK YOU!

Sincere thanks to the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon readers who generously donated to the Nourish Your Neighborhood Newspaper campaign. Your contribution will help keep us financially healthy. To donate, please send a check to: Richmond Review, P.O. Box 16035, SF, CA, 94116, or send via PayPal to Editor@RichmondSunsetNews.com. Thank you!

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