News items from around the Richmond District.
An arrest related to several arson fires in Golden Gate Park has been made, although as of press time charges tied directly to those fires have not been filed. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
The City’s contract with the Outside Lands Art and Music Festival expires in 2021, but an extension of that contract is going before the SF Recreation and Park Commission on Jan. 17. If approved, it then goes to the SF Board of Supervisors (BOS).
Muni’s “red carpet” bus lanes might get pulled out from under the wheels of private transportation buses if District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer gets her way, as she moves to change legislation governing the transit lanes.
One of the special aspects about the Sunset District that artist Douglas Gorney appreciates most is “the ocean light,” especially during the autumn and the city’s “Indian summer.”
This photograph, circa 1940, shows the Municipal Railway’s storage yard for streetcars,
which was located between Lincoln Way and Irving Street and 12th and Funston avenues.
The mural, by artist Jeff Canham, was made
possible with financial help – $16,500 – from SF Supervisor Katy Tang’s
office and the assistance of the SF Arts Commission, People of
Parkside/Sunset (POPS) and SF Shines, a program under the city’s
Office of Economic and Workforce Development.
Police activity in the Sunset District.
December is here and it is one of the busiest shopping times of the year. We recommend that you stay alert when using electronic devices; limit your distractions and be aware of your surroundings.
In November, the Chinatown Youth Center (CYC) successfully launched its second Richmond District “basic tablet and smart phone operation class” for Cantonese speakers, which resulted in the graduation of 20 people.
News items from the Sunset District and Presidio.
After several weeks of sorting ballots, the SF Department of Elections released its final results on Nov. 27, certifying that Gordon Mar would be the new District 4 supervisor.
Now that the UCSF Mission Bay Medical Center and campus are open, attention is turning back to plans to transform and update the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus.
Free things to do on San Francisco’s west side.
The market remained steady throughout the year with mortgage interest rates rising from the 4 to 5 percent range by the end of the year. Even though this is still low by historic standards, it is the highest it has been the last seven years and it has impacted the market.