Category: Non-Profits

Giving Tuesday local options

Greetings friends and neighbors, Hope you all had a delightful Thanksgiving weekend! As the end of the year draws near, I know some folks are making charitable contributions to both help the good work of charities and to help get a tax deduction to the extent allowed by the law. I want to make some […] Keep reading

Embarcadero YMCA – Helping Youths to Lead Fulfilling Lives

Embarcadero YMCA's Youth Chance High School 2011 Grads

We are very luck in the Rincon Hill neighborhood to have the good people of the Embarcadero YMCA there to help young, old, and everyone in between to live fulfilling, healthy lives and to feel like a part of our community.  In order to continue doing this beneficial work for us all, they need to […] Keep reading

Heart of SoMa Happens this Wednesday!

Latin Jazz percussionist Pete Escovedo

Heart of SoMa happens at Terra Gallery in Rincon Hill this Wednesday! Proceeds go to benefit non-profit Life Learning Academy in San Francisco. From the event’s press release: The big event happening this fall, Heart of SoMa 2011 promises to be a memorable occasion capturing the spirit – and the heart — of San Francisco’s […] Keep reading

San Francisco Walk for Hope on June 4th

From our friends at City of Hope: Participate in City of Hope’s San Francisco Walk for Hope Nationally Presented by Staples and help discover new treatments and ultimately a cure for women suffering from breast and gynecological cancers. In 2010, there were more than 290,000 new cases of women’s cancers in the U.S. City of […] Keep reading

A Night With the Stars on April 27th


Our soon-to-be neighbor (at Essex and Folsom Street), Community Housing Partnership, is hosting a show at the Herbst Theatre on April 27th at 7 p.m. featuring performances by our fellow San Franciscans who have experienced and overcome homelessness. Chuck Nevius wrote an article about the event last Thursday that you may have read. You can […] Keep reading

Grateful Dogs Rescue Adoption Event in South Beach on May 1st


From our friends at Grateful Dogs Rescue: Keep reading

Preview of Exploratorium at Pier 15 Exhibits

Photo by Jamie Whitaker

During the Sunday Streets event, the Exploratorium folks were showing off some of their ideas for possible exhibits for their new home under construction at Pier 15. I find the old maps of San Francisco the most interesting (see many at, but there were also very interesting video montages of San Francisco at different […] Keep reading

Embarcadero YMCA on Facebook and Twitter!

Photo by Jamie Whitaker

We are very lucky to have the Embarcadero YMCA providing community programs, especially for young people in South of Market. I just discovered that they have a Facebook fan page and a Twitter account to help keep our community informed about what’s going on at The Y. While you’re adding the Embarcadero YMCA to your […] Keep reading

George Takei Asks Us to Help Japan

Mr. Takei reminds us that every little bit helps. Keep reading

Rincon Hill has a Christian Church – Eucharist SF

This morning, I went to the first preview service of Epic Church over at the W Hotel on Mission and 3rd Streets. It was a very sophisticated production with much of the 45 minutes spent listening to a Christian rock band. They said that 100% of the tithes from today’s service would be donated to […] Keep reading

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