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Photo: Winter sunset at Ocean Beach

Photo by Jeffrey. Taken December 23, 2013.

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 4:15 pm | Posted under Ocean Beach, Photos | 1 comment

Christmas tree collection runs from January 2 – 15

Recology SF will begin collecting Christmas trees with your curbside cans on January 2, 2014. Just place your clean, unflocked tree alongside your bins on your regular collection day.

If your tree measures more than 6 feet tall, they ask you to please cut it in half.

Sarah B.

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 5:15 am | Posted under Utilities | Comments Off

Merry Christmas, Richmond District!

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 12:05 am | Posted under Blog news | 2 comments

Police Blotter – December 23, 2013

[Reprinted from The Richmond Police Station Newsletter of December 23, 2013. To be added to the station’s mailing list, email sfpd.richmond.station@sfgov.org.]

The men and women of Richmond Police Station would like to extend our wish for a safe, happy and healthy holiday season for you and yours. Richmond Station Investigation team arrested serial car thieves also in possession of a significant amount of methamphetamine. Officers and investigators have been working this case for several weeks. The search warrant was served in a nearby police district and the culmination was the arrest of 2 subjects, in possession of stolen property, a stolen car and methamphetamine. Richmond Station officers have also recovered seven stolen cars in the past week. Please remember to alert your neighbors if you are going out of town and don’t leave your gifts or packages in your car. Richmond Station Officers will be placing stickers on local parking meters to remind everyone not to leave valuables in your car.

We will not be having a community meeting in December. We will see you again after the New Year.

On 12/17/2013 at 4:06 pm Richmond Station Plain Clothes Unit responded to an address on the 500th block of 33rd Ave to conduct a probation search. While conducting the search officers recovered prohibited weapons and narcotics. The officers determined that the narcotics were packaged in a manner consistent with narcotic sale. The suspect was arrested for numerous violations.

On 12/19/2013 at 4:40PM Richmond Station Plain Clothes Unit responded to the 400 block of 31st to conduct a routine investigation. The subject of the investigation was not at home but as officers were leaving they contacted an individual who was known from previous contacts. The officers knew that the individual was on active felony probation and so he was detained. While conducting a probation search officers discovered a quantity of rock cocaine and drug paraphernalia. In a follow-up during this initial incident officers entered an apartment of another individual. Upon entry they discovered a quantity of methamphetamine, scales, pipes and other narcotic related items. As a result of this investigation three persons were arrested for multiple narcotics violations.

On 12/14/2013, at 11:13 pm, officers located a stolen vehicle on Geary and Parker Ave. which was occupied by two subjects. Officers contacted the occupants and on further investigation discovered a quantity of methamphetamine. Both occupants of the vehicle were booked on narcotics and vehicle code violations.

On 12/19/2013 at 8:39pm Richmond station officer responded to Safeway on La Playa regarding a shoplifting suspect who assaulted two security guards. The officers contacted both victims who had suffered minor injuries but refused medical attention at the scene. The responding officers conducted an immediate search of the area with negative results. The suspects in this incident fled in the direction of Golden Gate Park. The suspects involved in this incident are still outstanding and the investigation continues.

On 12/18/2013, at 10:04 pm officers responded to the 700 block of 29th Ave. regarding a burglary. Multiple small items were taken from an unlocked vehicle in the garage. The investigation continues…

On 12/15/2013, at 12:27 am, officers responded to lake and 20th Ave. regarding a hot prowl burglary. The occupants of the building called stating that they heard someone in the downstairs of the building. When the officers arrived at the scene they conducted a search of the area in an attempt to locate the suspects. Multiple electronic items were stolen from the house and the investigation continues…

On 12/16/2013, at 7:49 am, officers responded to the 400 block of 42nd Ave. regarding a report of a burglary. One of the residents of the build had gone for a morning run and when they got back home discovered that someone had made entry to the garage area and removed a bicycle. The resident believes they may have left the door to the garage unlocked. The investigation continues…

On 12/14/2013, at 6:30 pm, officers responded to the 3200 block of Geary Blvd regarding a robbery from the store. The suspect in this incident entered the store and told the clerk he was “Christmas Shopping.” The suspect took a backpack as he was walking around the store and started loading it with items. When the suspect started to leave the building without paying, the clerk was grabbed by the arm and shoved backwards causing minor injuries. Medical assistance was declined at the scene. Officers conducted a search of the area but the suspect had fled prior to their arrival. The investigation continues…

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 8:24 am | Posted under Crime | 2 comments

New Yoga Tree on 6th Ave opens Friday; first weekend of classes free

On Friday, Yoga Tree’s ninth studio will open at 182 6th Avenue, just off California Street.

The studio will offer over 25 classes per week of Vinyasa, Hatha, Pre and Postnatal yoga starting on Friday, December 27th.

The first weekend of classes is free to all students, December 27-29. We haven’t been able to find a class schedule online yet, but keep an eye on the website for more information.

The space was formerly home to Brighton Beach Antiques but has been vacant for many years. The interior has been remodeled and features a small reception area and a single workout room, which looks like it will accommodate about 20 people per class.

Yoga Tree offers a variety of rates and packages, ranging from an introductory offer of $20 for 3 classes, 10 and 20 class packs, up to a monthly pass (31 classes max) for $190. Classes can be taken at any of their 9 locations in the Bay Area. You can also just drop-in for a class; rates range from $12 to $18.

Classes can be booked online in advance.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Yoga Tree!

Sarah B.

UPDATE: Yoga Tree confirmed that it is only the first weekend of classes that will be free, December 27-29.

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 5:02 am | Posted under Business, Recreation | 1 comment

Bring your pet by Cal’s on Saturday for a pic with Santa

The Reindeer Foundation in the North Pole is holding a special event at Cal’s Pet Supply on Saturday.

Santa Claus will be in attendance to take pictures with all the special boy and girl pets in the neighborhood.

Come by between 2pm and 4pm for your free photo with jolly St. Nick. Cal’s is located at 5950 California Street near 22nd Avenue.

Sarah B.

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 8:31 am | Posted under Events | 2 comments

Video: Bird’s eye view of surfing at Ocean Beach

Looks like someone rigged up a camera on a small craft of some sort, and managed to grab some nice video of the Ocean Beach surf (and some surfers). The music, well that could use some work, but we’re digging the visuals :)

Sarah B.

And another one:

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 5:06 am | Posted under Ocean Beach, Video | 15 comments

Neighborhood photos on exhibit at Richmond Library, Wednesday night

Photojournalist Frederic Larson recently held a series of photography workshops at the Richmond District branch library, inviting amateurs to come sharpen their skills while creating a visual snapshot of life in the neighborhood.

The results will be on display this Wednesday night at the library as Through Our Eyes: Visual Stories of the Richmond Neighborhood.

At the event, Larson will present some of the stories and a video documenting the students’ “neighborhood shoot” on a Saturday in November.

The free event runs from 6:30pm until 8:30pm in the Richmond District branch Library’s meeting room, 351 9th Avenue. Refreshments will be provided.

Sarah B.

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 12:30 pm | Posted under Art, Photos | 5 comments