Announcements: February, 2023


I started Jong Financial Management Consultancy on Jan. 1, 2003. I am a native San Franciscan, currently living in the Richmond but also have lived in the Sunset. We have property management clients in both districts. I love the outdoors, spending time in Golden Gate Park and on Ocean Beach. My background is in the financial services, technology, fintech, and proptech industries. Our firm specializes in cash management, fraud prevention, internal controls, software systems implementations and employee recruitment and training. We help our clients complete corporate or back-office projects, develop financial plans, improve processes, create application user manuals, and coordinate with regulatory agencies. For more information about our services, please contact me, Nancy Jong, at or call 415-386-7463.


Heron’s Head Park: Cargo Way and Jennings Street, Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Trip Leader: Alan Hopkins. Meet at trailhead. Parking available — please do not leave valuables inside your car. Journals and checklists provided. Binoculars on loan. Leisurely walk through these magnificent wetlands. Bring pencils and binoculars if you have them. Volunteers with scopes accompany the walk. Rain cancels. Members: Adult ($10), Teenagers (free) Non-members: Adult ($15). For more info. contact

Birding for Kids and their Families: Heron’s Head Park, Cargo Way and Jennings Street, Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Children 7 -12 must be accompanied by adult. Trip leaders rotate monthly. Members: Adult ($10), Non-members: Adult ($15). Children free. For more


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 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


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, Feb. 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Richmond Library (351 Ninth Ave)

• Friday, Feb. 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Anza Library (550 37th Ave./Geary Blvd.)

• Friday, Feb. 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Ortega Library (3223 Ortega St.)

For more information, call 415-474-1558 or email


351 NINTH AVE., 415-355-5600


• 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 and UCSC professor Isaac Julien. NR, 71 min., 1995.

• Thursday, Feb. 2, 4-5:30 p.m., “Malcolm X.” Documentary portrait of the African American militant leader (1925-1965). Director Arnold Perl’s script was later used by Spike Lee for his 1992 biopic. 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.

• Thursday, Feb. 9, 4-6 p.m., “The Glass Shield.” Drama. A young black cop struggles to hold his own in an all-white police department. Directed by Charles Burnett (“Killer of Sheep”). “A rigorous, angry piece of work”  — Los Angeles Times. PG-13, 109 min., 1994.

• Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3-4:15 p.m. (repeat of Feb. 1). “Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask.” 

• Thursday, Feb. 16, 4-6 p.m., “Do the Right Thing.” Spike Lee’s classic drama about racial tensions in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Included in the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. R, 120 min., 1989.

• Thursday, Feb. 23, 4-6 p.m., “Love Jones.” Romantic drama. Two Chicago urban artists discover modern courtship and experience a Love Jones. “… frankly romantic and erotic and smart.”  — Roger Ebert. R, 110 min., 1997.

• Wednesday, March 1, 5:30-7:15 p.m. “Baran.” Romantic fable about an Iranian construction worker who falls in love with an Afghan refugee, from the writer of “The Color of Paradise” (1999). In Kurdish, Persian and Azerbaijani, with English subtitles. Rotten Tomatoes rating of 89%. PG, 94 min., 2001.

Workshop: Create Stunning Container Gardens. Whether you have a small garden, balcony, deck or a simple window box, you can bring pops of color to your outdoor space by creating lush container gardens. Arete Nicholas, RN, MA, Geriatric Management and Consulting Master Gardener, San Mateo/San Francisco Counties, will discuss design, color, plant placement and how to choose the right plants as keys to creating stunning containers overflowing with flowers, herbs and trailing plants. You will also learn how to care for your containers and refresh them as the seasons change. at the Richmond Branch Library, Program Room, Saturday, Feb. 11, 1 p.m. For more information, call 415-355-5635 or email

Listen to Asheba, a musical storyteller who specializes in calypso, the musical and folkloric oral tradition of Trinidad, Asheba’s homeland. Stories of hope and happiness are the focus of his songs, which range from original lullabies to fast tempo tunes to remakes of classics. His music is for all ages. Richmond Branch Library, Saturday, Feb.18, 11 a.m. For more information, call 415-355-5638.


A special screening of “Chinatown Rising,” followed by a discussion with Joshua Chuck, producer and director, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave. “Chinatown Rising” is a documentary film about the Asian-American movement from the perspective of the young residents on the front lines of their historic neighborhood in transition. Space is limited. Reservations are required: 415-355-2808. Free. 


Happy February birthday to Oscar Alonso, Dave Bardfeld, Ezaad Bastani, Paul Bradlyn, Clara and Michelle, Darian Costa, Astrid and Doug Downen, Brendan Fox, Pamela Hirchak, Missy Keehan, Eloise Kelsey, Howard and Jason Michael Leigh, Roosevelt Lue, Peter Miller, Kelly Poole, Ryder Sanders, Santina Maria Sullivan, Kimberley Thompson, Courtney Wong and Edwina Yuan. To add a name to the monthly birthday list, email Free.


Retired female journalist looking for part-time multi-month housesitting, sublet or private bedroom and bath in a house. Contact Carol Clurman, 703-946-6083,


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. 


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. 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


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 or call 415-465-2475 for more details. 


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


A commissioned sales position is available for a positive, friendly, outdoing sales representative for the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers and the 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


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 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


I am a senior lady who needs a place to live at a private residence in the west area of San Francisco or Daly City. I have excellent references, am quiet, read a lot, am good company and live by Christian values. Call 415-561-9275 if you or someone you know can provide me a home.


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.


All activities are free. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave.

• Beginners Tai Chi with Patrick Lau, Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m., starting Feb. 15. Tai Chi may help improve your overall health, fitness, balance, flexibility, coordination, and posture. Space is limited on the outdoor patio. First come, first served. Please note the program will be canceled if it rains.

• Tutorial: iOS tablet/smartphone class for seniors 60+ and adults with disabilities. Feb. 10, 1-2:30 p.m. Using their own tablet or smartphone, participants will learn about the following topics: user name, ID and passwords and their usage. This is a workshop presented by Self-Help for the Elderly. Instructor is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. Space is limited. Reservations required: 415-355-2808. Sign-ups start on the first of the month.  

• Presentation: Growing Orchids – Tips for the San Francisco and Bay Area Climate. Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. Learn about cool, temperate and tropical zone orchids. Which type is good for you? Get to know cool growing orchids for San Francisco and the Coast such as masdevallia and cymbidiums as well as everyone’s favorite indoor orchid – the phaelaenopsis. Discover how to successfully repot your orchid, water, feed and get them to rebloom and ways to deal with common pests and diseases. Presenter: master gardener Lisa Erdos. Space is limited. Reservations required: 415-355-2808.

• Tutorial: Android tablet/smartphone class for seniors 60+ and adults with disabilities. Feb. 24, 1-2:30 p.m. Using their own tablet or smartphone, participants will learn about the following topics: User Name, ID, passwords, and their usage. This is a workshop presented by Self-Help for the Elderly. Class language: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin). Instructor is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. Space is limited. Reservations required: 415-355-2808. Sign-ups start on the first of the month.


Former Sunset Beacon writer Becky Lee recently launched a newsletter exploring the role that place plays in our lives – how it shapes the work we do, what we create and who we are. In 2021, Becky moved from the Outer Sunset to Gualala, a coastal community about three hours north of San Francisco. She writes about her own experiences moving to new places, living in huge cities and small towns, as well as her childhood and college years on the East Coast.

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 (36,000 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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