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Jaimy Gordon, author of award-winning “Lord of Misrule” at Green Apple, Jan. 24

Next Monday at 7pm, Green Apple Books will host National Book Award winner Jaimy Gordon, author of “Lord of Misrule”, a tale about horse racing in West Virginia. Gordon’s rise to literary fame didn’t come easy. She’s been writing and… Continue Reading

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Pet shop owners band together to block PetCo store; public meeting tonight

The Planning Association for the Richmond (PAR) posted a news release on their website yesterday, which states that “Local pet store owners and supporters of locally owned small businesses in general” are organizing to block the arrival of an Unleashed… Continue Reading

Police Blotter – January 14, 2011

[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of January 14, 2011. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email sfpd.richmond.station@sfgov.org.] CAPTAIN RICHARD CORREIA’S MESSAGE Please note that a majority of the police actions mentioned below were precipitated by your… Continue Reading

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Food news: Burmese spot gets a new name; LOL Cafe opens; Mazu closes

What was once Pagan Restaurant at 731 Clement is now Burma Tea Leaf 1, still serving Burmese food. Unclear whether this is just a re-naming of the restaurant or new ownership. One reviewer on Chowhound had this to say about… Continue Reading

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Richmond District family featured in new urban biking advocacy video

Meet Stephanie and Joe, parents of two small children that live here in the Richmond District. Their story is featured in a new video from Connecting the City, whose vision is to build a continuous, crosstown bikeway in San Francisco.… Continue Reading

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649 8th Avenue – now a church, but what was it before?

Woody LaBounty of the Western Neighborhoods Project posted another great SF West History Minute. This time it’s about the small Russian church tucked in among the homes of the 600 block of 8th Avenue. It has an interesting history –… Continue Reading