Happy Thurday-almost Friday-yay the weekend! Here are some local links to keep you occupied…
- The SFMTA is moving ahead with a program to limit the parking of oversized vehicles on the city streets, including Fulton Street in the Richmond District. Fulton is known for having large RV’s and campers that park for long periods of time. New, no overnight parking signs will be posted and violators will be fined $100. The initial pilot will run for three months.
- Real estate website Socketsite has renderings of the new Grocery Outlet that will go into the old Delano’s Market space at 6333 Geary. In addition to upgrades inside, the exterior will sport “metal canopies and murals on the building’s west facade”. Plus new landscaping. They’re in front of the Planning Commission this afternoon, who has recommended approval of their plans. Thanks to reader Cath for the tip.
- Get Thee To The Nunnery, a women’s clothing store on Clement near 10th Avenue, will be closing their doors at the end of June. The store has been in their location for nearly 30 years, and the owner is retiring. In 2011, they won a “Best of SF” award from SFWeekly for “Best Literary Clothing”. We know they have a lot of fans and will be missed! Stop in to say adieu. “Truly fabulous. There has not ever been a time that I have been in this store where I have not found something so amazing, so unique, and so special.” – Rachel B., Yelp. Thanks to reader Mary for the tip.
- This Saturday, the first Chipotle Cultivate Festival is taking place in Hellman Hollow from 11am until 7pm. Dubbed as a “food, ideas, and music festival”, attendees can enjoy goodies from local chefs and farms, plus live music from the likes of Mayer Hawthorne and The Walkmen. Free admission.
- Just when you think you know a Sesame Street character… Remember that creepy guy who dressed up in an Elmo costume and harassed some kids and parents at Rossi Park last October? He made his way back to NYC and is currently on trial for trying to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts (he used to work for the organization).
- In crime updates this week… In 2009, sushi chef Ryosuke Yoshioka was brutally murdered in the parking lot of the Office Max on Geary and Arguello by Peter C. Fong, a mentally ill man who was experiencing a psychotic break, according to his lawyer. Late last month, Fong was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in a mental hospital. [SFGate.
And in a murder from 2000, the state Supreme Court reinstated the second-degree murder conviction of Tari Ramirez, who fatally stabbed his 28 year old ex-girlfriend Claire Tempongko, in front of her two children in her Richmond District apartment. Ramirez will continue serving his sentence of 26 years to life.