The exhibit, which was first staged last fall at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., unfolds thematically in six sections, focusing on Sargent’s seven visits to Spain, from 1879 to 1912. He spent significant time in 26 cities and towns, including Madrid, Seville and the island of Majorca.
State-of-the-Art Greenhouse Opening Soon in GG Park’s Botanical Garden
The new greenhouse under construction in the Botanical Garden will replace the deteriorated facilities that were in use for more than 55 years. Courtesy photo.
Feds Again Pause the Forced Removal of Laguna Honda Patients
More than 600 Laguna Honda Hospital patients got another reprieve from being removed from the facility as the City and federal government agencies try to iron out a solution to the problems that have plagued the facility.
‘Kilduff’s Korner’ by Paul Kilduff
Cartoon by Paul Kilduff.
Summer Resource Fair Features Enrichment Opportunities
Woven along the outer gates of the Botanical Garden, colorfully fringed tents flapped in the brisk Golden Gate Park breeze. Calvin, 11 years old, shrugged off the lightly drizzling Saturday afternoon weather, bounded past his dad, David Tracy, toward the open double doors of the County Fair Building. Inside, a party of pop music, dancing and creative play zones ranging from archery to candle-making launched Calvin into the event.
4200 Geary Could Become 98-Unit Mixed-Use Complex
Pending approval by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 98 residential units of housing for low-income senior citizens will be built at Sixth Avenue and Geary Boulevard, where a former funeral home now sits.
Richmond’s Town Hall Covers Multiple Hot Topics
Homeless encampments, police staffing at the Richmond Station, private and public transportation, angled parking on Geary Boulevard, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alexandria Theatre and graffiti were all hot topics at a recent town hall meeting.
Letter to the Editor: Mayor Breed’s Questionable Choices for Oversight Board
Are we missing something, or is it true that none of Mayor Breed’s four nominees for the Homelessness and Supportive Housing Oversight Board seem to have any experience or credentials in dealing with the problems of homeless citizens?
Kyle Shin, Son of Paper, Performs on Cameron House Rooftop
Richmond District rapper, Kyle Shin, familiarly known as Son of Paper to his fans, released his new album titled “From a Rooftop In Chinatown.” The album was officially released on Jan. 20, and he performed at the Cameron House rooftop on Feb. 18.
‘In the Mood for Film’: ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Shines
“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” still remains fresh, however, and has something for everyone: Adventure, romance, action, humor, drama, a great score (there is a full-on musical number and album soundtrack) and a unique visual animated style to boot.
Press Release: Golden Gate Bandshell Offers Full Line Up of Performances in 2023
Live music will return for its third season at the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with another series of free outdoor concerts in Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the arts nonprofit Illuminate announced today.
Commentary: Nancy DeStefanis
Please help us Keep the Castro Theatre for the community. Landmark the sloped floor and seats to ensure that it can continue as the only historic movie palace in San Francisco, as it has for the past 100 years.
Artist Explores the World of Psychedelic Mythology
Skinner, an Oakland-based artist of fantasy/horror illustration, currently has an exhibit of his striking art in The Hot House Gallery. Located in the 4 Star Theater at 2200 Clement St., Skinner’s work will be on display there until March 1. It brings an underrepresented facet of art – and perhaps a new audience – to the Richmond District.
Commentary: Julie Pitta
The job of a journalist is to inform and educate. The discussion prompted by last month’s column on homelessness made me realize, all too painfully, that many of my Richmond neighbors hold mistaken beliefs about unhoused people. Some of those misconceptions, intended or not, seem tailor-made to justify denying unhoused people the support they so desperately need.
‘West Side’s Youth Scoop’: New Slippers Step into Ms. Tilly’s Dance Studio
For 52 years, the beloved Ms. Tilly’s dance studio has been a popular hub of dance lessons for young girls in the Richmond neighborhood. After announcing a sudden, permanent studio closure in August of 2022, a new dance studio embarks on its journey into the historic space.