Category: Interesting

Check out the re-launched Barbary Coast News!

Connie Hazel has passed the torch to Geri Koeppel to be the next steward of The Barbary Coast News.  I hope that you will welcome Geri to the San Francisco hyperlocal blogosphere and visit her website at frequently! Keep reading

Shopping Bag Ordinance Effective October 1st in San Francisco

From the City’s Department of the Environment: Save Money, Bring Your Own Bag: It’s That Easy October 1st marks the start of the checkout bag ordinance and the kickoff of a major grass roots campaign to educate San Francisco shoppers October 1st is the first effective day of San Francisco’s expanded checkout bag ordinance. To […] Keep reading

Lucky Strike Upscale Bowling Aiming for July Opening

Lucky Strike CEO Steven Foster, accompanied by senior managers from southern California, introduced himself to the Mission Bay Citizens Advisory Committee and guests on Thursday evening. Lucky Strike is in the process of getting permits to open a location at 3rd and King Streets (at The Beacon, in the former location of Borders Books). Prior […] Keep reading

Local Blog:

Happy Friday! Check out this neighbor’s blog – she splits her time between a home in Fresno and a home at Rincon Towers. Enjoy! Keep reading

Target store coming to Metreon?

The rumors about a Target store moving into the Metreon have been floating around via the San Francisco Business Times and various online outlets for months now. Last week at a community meeting at the old Mervyn’s store on Geary at Masonic, Target representatives confirmed that they are seriously looking into opening up a store […] Keep reading

Joe Montana Touches Down in the Rincon Hill Neighborhood

I just returned from a holiday getaway to Vancouver and have not had a chance to read through my emails, but I did want to post something … and the San Francisco Chronicle provide the tidbit for this post. Apparently, Joe Montana and his wife are empty nesters these days, and they are currently […] Keep reading

First Russian Warship to Visit San Francisco in 147 Years

In case you haven’t spotted it during a recent walk along the SoMa waterfront, take a walk south of the Bay Bridge to see the first Russian warship docked in San Francisco in 147 years! The Chronicle had a good article about it today … Keep reading

Bay Bridge Earthquake Retrofit on 60 Minutes

Interesting clip from the 4/25/2010 edition of the CBS program 60 Minutes that talks about the Bay Bridge and the race to retrofit it before the next big earthquake. Watch CBS News Videos Online Keep reading

Google Fiber to the Home in San Francisco?

The San Francisco Examiner is teasing us techie folks with a story hinting that Google may consider San Francisco as a test city for their fiber Internet connection to the home. Since Google’s San Francisco office is in Rincon Hill, I would hope that Rincon Hill neighbors would be among the first to have the […] Keep reading

Application Period Open for California Redistricting Commission

The once-a-decade redrawing of political districts in the State of California is a really big deal in the scheme of things. Since December 15th and ending February 12, 2010, you may submit an application to join the Commission in charge of redrawing districts. It doesn’t appear to be a good option for the busy body […] Keep reading

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