Perfect your bocce and cornhole at Ireland’s 32; leagues start in January

Local bar Ireland’s 32 (3920 Geary between 3rd & 4th Avenues) hosts an interesting sports league two nights a week. Nope, it’s not beer poing or that shuffleboard game that uses way too much margarita salt. It’s bocce ball (toss… Continue Reading


Goodbye Big Heart

A reader, Leah, shared this photo with me. She took it just outside the Big Heart Video Cafe at 21st & Geary in November, 2009. It’s a wonderful snapshot of a neighborhood standby that unfortunately closed its doors this week… Continue Reading


Shop & save at Clement Street holiday events, Dec. 17 & 18

If you haven’t shopped the early blocks of Clement Street in awhile, I encourage you to add it to your holiday shopping repertoire. There are a lot of great gift boutiques, clothing and children’s stores where you’re sure to find… Continue Reading


New pet store open at Arguello & Geary; 10% off until end of year

Thanks to a reader tip, I stopped in to check on Pet’s Corner, a new store located at 3701 Geary on the corner of Arguello. They opened up in late October. Owners Jonathan and Angie were very friendly but I… Continue Reading

Learn how to travel better, cheaper, smarter – Dec. 15

Everyone uses the internet these days when they’re making travel plans, whether it’s to look up the best deals, book flights, find hotels or simply explore photos of your destination. But sometimes it can be too much – how do… Continue Reading

“Big Heart” Video Cafe says goodbye with a final liquidation sale

The front entrance of the Big Heart Video Cafe. Photo by entropyblues Saddened neighbors and customers said goodbye to the Big Heart Video Cafe when it closed a couple of weeks ago, but this weekend they have opened back up… Continue Reading


12 year old kidnap victim found unharmed in the Richmond District

A 12 year old Virginia girl who has been missing for a week was found unharmed after being picked up, along with her abductor, at the Richmond District Safeway out at Ocean Beach this afternoon. Brittany Mae Smith was last… Continue Reading

Police Blotter – December 3, 2010

[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of December 3, 2010. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email sfpd.richmond.station@sfgov.org.] CAPTAIN RICHARD CORREIA’S MESSAGE During the investigations of several recent incidents in the district we learned that residents living… Continue Reading