Local links: Student robot geniuses, Panini’s at Spanish Table, Middle School Maker Faire, “Gosu” EDM + bubble tea opens, Weigh in on Geary & Park Presidio improvements + more

Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu (right) poses with the winning robotics students at St. Thomas the Apostle School

  • Congratulations to four students of St. Thomas the Apostle School (3801 Balboa) for placing 5th in the 2016-2017 Wonder League Robotics Competition‘s age 6 to 8 bracket. Participants used the Dash robot – which responds to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing – to accomplish their mission: “Animals on faraway Bear Byte Island called our emergency line, and Dash is the perfect little robot to save the day. Your team will write code to help navigate Dash around the island and rescue animal habitats.” The four students were honored by Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu on Tuesday at the school’s morning assembly, each receiving their own Dash robot.
  • Panini alert: The Spanish Table (130 Clement) is expanding their offering to hot panini sandwiches, filled with delicious products from their shelves. On the weekends, they are also filling mini-croissants with mouthwatering Jamon Iberico cheese.
  • This Saturday from 1pm until 4pm, Presidio Middle School (450 30th Avenue) will host the SF Middle School Maker Faire, which is free and offers plenty of opportunities for hands-on DIY activities and projects. This year’s theme is “S.T.E.A.M” which celebrates innovation and creation across the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music. Register here
  • EDM-themed bubble tea house Gosu is finally open at 1014 Clement. Open until 2am on the weekends, the menu offers teas and lemonades with names like Dew Lay, Gosu’s Ultimate Refresher, Keep it Mello, and Eye of the Storm. Small appetizers are also available to feed hungry players in the gaming section. In true PLUR style, you can bring your kandi in and they’ll trade with you. Gosu is open daily from 2pm until 12midnight, and until 2am on the weekends.
  • The SFDPW is considering improvements at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Park Presidio Boulevard, and wants your opinion. “This project aims to provide a safer and more inviting environment for Muni passengers, pedestrians, runners, and vehicular traffic at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Park Presidio Boulevard. Our goal is to design and construct improvements and features that reflect the needs of the community and reinforce neighborhood identity.” Click here to take the survey. The survey is also available in other languages here.
  • In the world of shrinking budgets and fleeting services, we’re happy to pass along the news that starting in June, Anza branch library will now be open on Sunday’s from 1-5pm. The change is part of the city’s move to make all city libraries be open 7 days a week. Other branches in the city will also extend their hours. [SF Examiner]

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  1. A few quickie updates for the west side of the hood… 🙂
    The former Yet Wah Restaurant at the corner of 23rd and Clement is still having reno work done, but they now have a fancy sign saying ‘K-Style BBQ’ above the door…I’m assuming Korean barbeque, which is indeed a lovely thing!
    Also, the former Pho Garden/Spicy Legend is now Dish Delish Kitchen, which had a soft opening back in mid-March, and looks to have a very similar menu as the previous restaurants.

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