On July 20, the SF Board of Supervisors unanimously passed legislation making the Shared Spaces program permanent. The decision changes the nature of the parklets from an emergency response to the pandemic to an ongoing part of San Francisco’s streetscape.
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For now, only one area of the Richmond District is officially without AT&T coverage, after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors pulled the plug on putting cellphone antennae onto a rooftop at Second Avenue and Balboa Street.
Parklets and “shared spaces” are popping up like mushrooms on the streets in front of restaurants, diners and other services throughout the Richmond District as businesses struggle to recover from the pandemic’s economic chaos.
The history of Louis’ Restaurant brings a rich visual story of not just the location but also the people, friends, family, employees and even Adolph Sutro’s nephew who negotiated a deal with Louie and his wife Helen in opening up a cafe on the Point Lobos Avenue cliffside in 1936.
Shoestring Radio Theatre, which has been producing radio shows for 32 years, is not letting COVID-19 get in the way of providing radio drama for fans of the art (and there are many).
My neighborhood is home to what may very well be the tallest cactus in San Francisco. I have no data to back that up, but I’m pretty confident about it.
Column by Alexandr Clark I hope everyone out there is doing well, staying healthy, and staying calm during these trying times. It’s not easy, that’s for sure – especially with teenagers home […]
One lawsuit brought by the California attorney general and joined by the district attorney’s offices of Marin, Alameda and San Francisco counties against the Neptune Society and its parent company, Service Corporation International (SCI), accuses the funeral and cremation company of using a fraudulent marketing scheme to bilk consumers by taking money out of a trust fund set up to reimburse customers who pay in advance but later change their plans and seek refunds.
Gaslight & Shadows Antiques, at Clement Street and 25th Avenue, is a one-of-a-kind antique store. Phyllis Nabhan, the owner since 1976, remembers when there were lots of antique dealers on Clement Street. Her store, now the only one remaining, offers an eclectic mix of items for casual shoppers to serious collectors.
Column by Alexander Clark The market is starting to heat up. By heat up, I’m talking what little inventory shows up, quickly going into contract. It’s too soon to note any price […]
Column by Alexander Clark Happy new year to everyone in the Richmond/Sunset (or those that aspire to live here). It’s been a typically quiet holiday season in the world of real estate, […]
Photos from the 2019 Greater Geart Boulevard Merchants Association luncheon at the Hotel Kabuki, Nov. 1, 2019. Photos by Phyllis Nabhan.
While there was no consensus about what to do with the greenbelt strips running along both sides of Park Presidio Boulevard, plenty of ideas were tossed around at a recent community meeting.
Cleo Jong (left) and her sister, Betty Choy, are a part of a mural that hangs at the Wells Fargo Bank branch at Irving Street and 24th Avenue.