At his inaugural town hall meeting on Feb. 9, newly elected District 4 Supervisor Joel Engardio faced more than 50 people inside the SFPD Taraval Station talking about RVs parked near Ocean Beach, housing and the homeless, drug addiction, hate crimes and police staffing.
City Hall: Joel Engardio
The recent explosion of a house in a quiet Sunset neighborhood was traumatic for residents and raises larger public safety questions.
Despite Neighbors’ Concerns, Irving St. Demo OKd
Demolition of the abandoned Police Credit Union building at 2550 Irving St. will proceed despite neighborhood concerns about further spreading a toxic chemical linked to cancer.
Commentary: Sandra Fewer
I intended to write about another subject for this month’s column, but I could not ignore the need to discuss guns in this country after the recent discharge of a firearm at the local Jewish community space on Balboa Street, and the mass shootings in California. It should be horrifying to us that a person would enter a public space and shoot randomly at walls and windows with seniors present. The fact that there have been 67 mass shootings in 2023 so far should give us all pause.
Police Blotter: Richmond District
Recent police activity in the Richmond District.
‘Then and Now’: Clement Street near Fifth Avenue
Comparison photos of Clement Street near Fifth Avenue 80 years apart.
‘In the Mood for Film’: Sucked Into a Bagel With ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’
Nearly one year ago, on March 30, 2022, a few days after its release, I watched “Everything Everywhere All at Once” for the first time at a matinee film screening in a sparsely filled theater with a friend. Since then, the movie has continued to worm its way into the deepest crevices of my being and leave a lasting impression.
Press Release: Chan Seeks to Landmark Alexandria Theatre’s Resources
On Tuesday, District 1 Supervisor Connie Chan introduced legislation to landmark the Alexandria Theatre’s historical resources. The Alexandria Theatre was built in 1923, closed its doors in 2004 and has remained vacant ever since.
Sunset Home Explosion Results in Death and Significant Damage
The 1700 block of 22nd Avenue, between Noriega and Moraga streets, was jolted by a huge blast on the morning of Feb. 9 when a house exploded into a three-alarm fire resulting in one death, three injuries that required hospitalization and damage to 18 homes and several cars.
Police Blotter: Sunset District
Recent police activity in the Sunset District.
Correction: Sunset Home Explosion.
The home explosion on Feb. 9 on 22nd Avenue was incorrectly listed in our printed edition as being between Kirkham and Lawton streets. The incident occurred between Moraga and Noriega streets. The […]
Poetry: Edward Mycue
Original poetry by Edward Mycue.
Commentary: Stop Anti-Recovery Ideology
As 2023 City Hall legislative sessions move forward, San Franciscans face a startling reality: the far left-wing ideologues in elected office have failed to learn from November’s elections – and now these officials are continuing to reject policies for reviving our city as it spirals further downward.
Commentary: Brian Quan
Playland at the Beach, Sutro Baths, the Cliff House, Topsy’s Roost – these are some of the former attractions that used to bring people out to the western half of San Francisco.
Movie Review: SF Chron’s Mick LaSalle’s ‘Masterpiece Film Festival,’ Part 2
Continuing on with the list of Mick LaSalle’s 10 masterpieces, (see last month’s column), I tried in vain to find “After Midnight” on Roku. I searched on Norma Shearer and they had a dozen of her films available but “After Midnight” was not one of them. It will remain an unknown silent masterpiece, at least to me.