by Thomas K. Pendergast For a second time the San Francisco Planning Commission has delayed a decision on a controversial building project in the middle of the Richmond District, moving a hearing […]
City launches zero-waste textile initiative to keep textiles out of landfill
The City and County of San Francisco has launched a Zero Waste Textile Initiative, encouraging residents and businesses to recycle unwanted apparel, footwear and other textiles at an event at the Westfield […]
Man found guilty of killing Richmond District woman in 1991
An East Bay man has been convicted of killing a Richmond District woman in 1991 after investigators connected evidence at the scene of the crime with a suspect being released from prison […]
Jazz Club hopes to capture locals for free concerts
by Ed Moy Scott Silverberg always wanted to be a musician. A long-time resident of the Richmond District, Silverberg originally lived in the Bronx in New York City. But it was San […]
Woman’s work creates organization to assist students
by James King In the summer of 2004, Judy Grossman read an article in the San Francisco Chronicle that changed the course of her life. The article, by Gwen Knapp, outlined the […]
Disputed Clement Street project delayed for more outreach
A controversial proposal to construct two buildings on corner lots at the intersection of 26th Avenue and Clement Street came up at the San Francisco Planning Commission in January, but commissioners quickly punted it down their calendar with a continuance, rescheduling it for the commission’s Feb. 20 meeting.
Dropouts go to college
There are only a handful of schools available to sixth through eighth graders living in the west side of San Francisco, and for many students, they simply won’t do. The SF Unified […]
New charges levied over union pickets
Another person has come forward to accuse Local 648 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union International of hiring non-union people at minimum wage to picket a chain of markets in San Francisco because they employ non-union workers.
Art benefits Cabrillo Playground
The Friends of Cabrillo Playground are creating tiles to raise money for new furnishings and fixtures at the playground and clubhouse, including a new ping pong table.
Traveling Rec. and Park chefs teach cooking, making pet food
by Jonathan Farrell Chefs John Rutherford and Matthew Fast are pleased and honored to provide culinary classes to the local community and neighborhoods by teaching at the San Francisco Recreation and Park […]
Bridge Theater on Geary shutters its doors in late December
by Jonathan Farrell Richmond District movie goers were sad to hear the news that the Bridge Theater, located at 3010 Geary Blvd., closed just after Christmas. Built in 1939 in honor of […]
Bicycle lane in GG Park cause for concern
City planners and the SF Bicycle Coalition are set to create more of these “cycle tracks” around San Francisco but opposition is growing against the design found along John F. Kennedy Drive, near the east side of Golden Gate Park, with some disabled people and even some bicyclists saying that this design is more dangerous for them than not having any bike lanes at all.
Fraud: Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., 16th Avenue and Balboa Street A 64-year-old woman was waiting for a bus when the first suspect approached and asked if there was a herbal doctor located […]
Jewish performers at forefront of rock ‘n’ roll’s golden age
Most people do not immediately associate the holiday season with rock ‘n’ roll, but that did not stop dozens of rock history buffs from coming out to the San Francisco Library’s Merced Branch on Dec. 12 for a presentation titled “Blue Suede Jews: Jews in the Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”