This 1990 photo of the San Francisco Ice Rink/San Francisco Ice Arena on 48th Avenue was taken about a year before the building was demolished. It was located at 1557 48th Ave., between Kirkham and Lawton streets.
Oct. 12 was one of those cold, damp, autumn evenings familiar to residents of the Sunset District. But spirits were high among the 12 members of the Sunset Library Book Club who gathered to celebrate the Club’s 28th anniversary and its first in-person gathering since the pandemic.
The Parkside Branch Library, a prime example of post-war, mid-20th century modernist architecture, was nominated for landmark status by District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar when he introduced legislation at a meeting of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Sunset District-based photographers Kevin Kelleher and Emily Trinh share their photos from Halloween celebrations in the Castro District. October, 2022.
Photos of costumed celebrants at the Halloween gathering on the Upper Great Highway (“Great Hauntway”), Oct. 30, 2022. Photos by The Enloe Creative.
Ever since I wrote about the mortgage interest rates going up from 3% to 4.5% a couple of months ago and how that translates to the amount of real estate a buyer can purchase, I have been getting many questions on how that looks now that the interest rate is around 6.5 to 7%.
Your readers may be interested in a lecture about San Francisco’s Residence Parks on Nov. 30, 2022, 4:30 p.m. in the Department of Art + Architecture, University of San Francisco, Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall, 2130 Fulton St. Free to the public.
I really enjoy talking with readers of the Richmond Review and look forward to meeting new people at the event. Unfortunately, I needed to cancel the October meeting. I caught COVID!
Recent police activity in the Richmond District.
The two homes and the gas station on the corner of Second Avenue and Balboa Street have all been demolished for apartment buildings. In 1951, the basement of 26 Balboa St., center, housed the Helene Hardin Theatrical Talent Agency.
Cartoon by Paul Kilduff.
A lot of issues on the ballot are being driven by political ideologues and organizations that have a narrow point of view. There is betrayal, the violation of ethical and moral standards, public giveaways and poison pills.
With the cost of living increasing month after month, it’s hard to see relief in sight. And for many San Franciscans who rent or even own their homes, the possibility of falling behind on a monthly rent or mortgage payment means they could lose their housing.
America’s participation in World War I spurred the creation of memorials not just honoring a hometown’s fallen soldiers, but a memorial could be dedicated to deceased members of a connected organization.
JFK Promenade and The Great Walkway, less than three miles, are two places where pedestrians, cyclists, runners, people who are blind, people who use wheelchairs, children, and pets can feel safe and breathe in clean air.