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Local links: LEAP Sandcastle contest rescheduled; Want different library hours?; DIY upholstering with Save my Seat; RD resident Larry Baer profiled & more

Richmond District lifers Larry Baer (L) and Julio Bermejo were recently profiled in the Chronicla

Happy almost Halloween, Richmond District! Here are some local links to start off your spooky week:

  • The LEAP Sandcastle contest has been reschedule to Saturday, November 11 at Ocean Beach, 11am – 3:30pm. Get all the details here.
  • The building illumination at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park has been extended to run through November 26. Stop by after dark to watch the psychedelic light show, themed for the Summer of Love’s 50th anniversary, that displays on the historic building.
  • The Summer of Love Illuminations light art installation at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park


  • The San Francisco Public Library is undergoing an assessment of their current open hours but holding public hearings in various districts. The one for the Richmond District will be on Thursday, November 9 at 6:30pm at the Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch (351 9th Avenue). The goal is to get feedback needed to update or maintain library hours that best serve the needs of San Francisco residents.
  • Upholsterer extraordinaire Lauren Siegel of Save My Seat (275 6th Ave) was recently featured in a Sunset Magazine article “Upholstery 101: All the Essentials You Need to Know”, providing step-by-step instructions on how to recover a chair cushion. So before you toss that chair to the curb, give it some new life with Lauren’s help!
  • Native Richmond District resident (and Giants owner) Larry Baer recently went down memory lane with the Chronicle about his years growing up on 29th Avenue (and lifetime living in the neighborhood). “I asked Baer how today’s San Francisco compares to the city of his childhood. After all, the city has changed tremendously in the past 10 years, let alone the past 60. “It’s changed a lot, but the core stuff is the same,” Baer said. It’s the families and the neighborhoods and the schools still make up the heart of San Francisco, he said.”
  • Another longtime native resident was profiled last month – owner Julio Bermejo of Tommy’s Mexican on Geary. The restaurant was started by his parents in 1965, and he has turned it into a premiere destination for tequila lovers. “After discovering Herradura and taking a closer look at Tommy’s products, he started visiting Mexico frequently to tour distilleries, meet producers and bring back bottles…A passion was ignited, one that he has never lost.”

One Comment

  1. I enjoyed the article on Larry Baer, but I thought it was kind of funny that Lake and 29th was referred to as the Outer Richmond – I consider it to be Seacliff!

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