Coliseum celebrates centennial
To commemorate the centennial of the opening of the old Coliseum Theatre, the local history organization Western Neighborhoods Project will host two presentations on west side neighborhood movie houses at its “home for history,” located at 1617 Balboa St.
Ellis Act evictions hitting more west side tenants
The Ellis Act is a 1985 statewide law that allows landlords to evict tenants if they go out of the rental business. While it is difficult to know how many of the recent Ellis Act evictions are for legitimate reasons, the data strongly suggests that a significant proportion of them do not go out of the rental business.
Autumn Moon Fest on Sept. 8
Autumn Moon Festival celebrations have been held throughout Asia for more than 1,000 years. The holiday is a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the myth of the immortal moon goddess, Chang-O.
Strolling at the Lake
Photo from 1910 at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park.
Sunset, Presidio Butterflies Making a Comeback
By Ryder W. Miller The Presidio Trust, which is responsible for managing the Presidio National Park, has announced the successful re-introduction of the Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydryas editha bayensis), which has been successfully translocated from San Bruno Mountain to the Presidio. […]
City Tweaks Home-SF, Ordinance Was Ignored
The revised Home-SF program passed by the Board of Supervisors in July uses a new three-tiered system …
Move to Increase Housing Density Through ‘In-law Units’
In a unanimous vote on July 31, the SF Board of Supervisors approved changes in the city code that would authorize the expansion of an ADU within a site’s build able area …
All Together Now …
Photos from the recent One Richmond event held on June 16 at the Argonne Elementary School.
Former USF radio station going back on airwaves
by Thomas K. Pendergast After a seven-year exile, KXSF radio will be launched back onto the airwaves at 102.5 FM, on July 10, to bring its free-format, non-commercial programming to San Francisco. Formerly known as KUSF, the entire […]
Housing plan for CPMC site will add 258 units
A plan to build more than 250 residential units on the site currently operating as the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), located at 3700 California St., is now being reviewed by the SF Planning Department.
Commentary – Barry Hermanson
Democrats limit debate by Barry Hermanson It isn’t easy being a Green Party candidate in a Democratic Party town. On the Muppet Show in the ’70s, Kermit the Frog sang “It’s not easy being green” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRZ-IxZ46ng). It […]
Sunset Spotlight – A Neighborhood Journal
News items about the Sunset District.
Free water-saving assistance, rebates and incentives
To help maintain a reliable water supply for the future, the SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) offers a variety of free water-saving assistance, rebates and incentives. San Francisco residents and businesses can sign up for a free indoor/outdoor “water-wise […]
Woman earns prestigious award
Richmond District resident Hannah Jones has earned a prestigious George Award from her alma mater, Pepperdine University.