This photograph, circa 1907, shows Sweeney’s observatory on the top of Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park after it was destroyed by the massive earthquake that hit the City in April, 1906. The observatory was constructed as a part of the 1894 Mid-winter Exposition that was held in the park. Strawberry Hill, located in the middle of Stow Lake, is the tallest point in the park.
Wilson is part owner and manager of the Streamline Cafe and Art Salon, which is located on Taraval Street in the Outer Sunset District. He and fellow owner Dion Garcia both manage the cafe.
Letters to the editor of the Sunset Beacon newspaper.
The SF School Board voted unanimously in December to rename a conference room at Lowell High School in honor of Lisa Clay, a long-time president of the Lowell Alumni Association. It will be called the Lisa Clay Parent Conference Room.
Congregation Beth Israel Judea, in partnership with the National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco, is hosting an art gallery, featuring fine art from the Holy Land.
Due to a broken boiler at the Charlie Sava Pool, the remainder of the pool’s winter session classes and recreation swims have been cancelled.
Recent police activity in the Sunset District.
Plans for rebuilding the A.P. Giannini Middle School are getting underway, using bond money and a state grant to modernize and upgrade the two-story, 160,882-square-foot building that sits at the corner of Ortega Street and 37th Avenue.
The galloping mustangs at Abraham Lincoln High School ran roughshod over the Orange Glen High School Patriots on Dec. 15 to win a state football championship. The victory capped a perfect 13-0 season for Lincoln.
This photograph, circa 1900, shows four children standing in the Music Concourse located in front of the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park. The museum and the surrounding area was developed for the 1894 Mid-winter Fair.
Things to do in San Francisco’s Richmond and Sunset districts.
… if you are contemplating buying real estate, be careful of overpaying. If you are planning on selling, keep in mind that there is short supply and you should get a good price.
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).
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.”