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.
Reader Submission: GWHS Investment Club Launches Endowment to Support School Community
The George Washington High School Investment Club, based in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond District, at George Washington High School (GWHS), announced the creation of Eagle Charitable Asset Management (ECAM), a student-managed endowment fund aimed at providing financial support for extracurricular activities at the high school.
Letter to the Editor: Remediation Needed – Toxic Plumes Around 2550 Irving St.
My family and neighbors are upset and concerned that we have been breathing gasses that cause cancer. Five of my neighbors on just this block have been diagnosed with cancer, and another neighbor on 27th Avenue recently died from cancer.
‘Cooking Together’: Beet Borscht – Warming Red Soup for Your Valentine
Depending on how you plan to serve this beet borscht, it can be thick or thin; it can vary in form, content and consistency. I like my beet bortsch with lots of red broth. You can modify the recipe by adding more vegetables, such as potatoes (or even beans) to make it thicker.
Press Release: SFPD Arrests Suspect for 22nd Ave. Residential Explosion and Fire
The suspect, identified as 53-year-old male Darron Price of San Francisco, was booked into San Francisco County Jail for the felony charges of involuntary manslaughter (192(b) PC), manufacturing narcotics (11379.6(a) H&S), and two counts of child endangerment (273 a(a) PC).
Movie Review: SF Chron’s Mick LaSalle’s ‘Masterpieces Film Festival’
A reader asked San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle, “If you hosted ‘Mick’s Masterpieces Film Festival,’ what films would you include in your program?” Here are his suggestions.
Poetry: Edward Mycue
Poems by Richmond District resident Edward Mycue.
Planning Commission OKs EIR for New Recreation Area at Lake Merced
With a unanimous vote, the San Francisco Planning Commission approved a final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) aiming to redevelop the old shooting range of the former Pacific Rod and Gun Club at Lake Merced.
‘Then and Now’: Irving Street and Ninth Avenue
Comparison photos of Irving Street and Ninth Avenue 108 years apart.
Photos: Explosion in the Outer Sunset, Feb. 9, 2023
Photos from the scene of an explosion in the Outer Sunset. Follow imbedded link to ABC7News coverage.
Real Estate: John Lee
Being a rental property owner in San Francisco gets harder and harder each year. There is a new law that passed in 2020 that requires owners of residential units to get a license before they can increase the rent. This law went into effect for buildings with 10 or more units on July 1, 2022 and will go into effect for all other residential buildings on March 1, 2023 with updates required by every March 1 thereafter.
Police Blotter: Sunset District
Recent police activity in the Sunset District.
City Hall: Joel Engardio
There are lots of opinions about who a district supervisor should be, what ideologies they should support and which identities they should represent.
Eight-Story Complex Planned for Haight and Stanyan
In an effort to house the homeless, the City is moving forward with plans to build an eight-story, mixed-use building with 160 residential units of affordable housing on the corner of Haight and Stanyan streets.