Hugs and kisses from the Richmond!

If you’re still looking for something fun and different for Valentine’s Day, look no further than the Balboa Theater for a screening of the classic beach flick, Beach Blanket Bingo. It’s got it all: surf music, teen romance, bikinis and go-go dancing. Candy hearts and surfboards – the ideal recipe for romance.

The month for love is also Black history month. The Richmond Library will host “Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers” next week to commemorate the Buffalo Soldiers, the first peacetime African American regiment in the U.S. Army a calvary was stationed in the Presidio!). They’re screening the documentary “Inside Buffalo” on Friday night in the Presidio.

There’s been lots of discussion this week about what to do with the withering Alexandria Theater at Geary and 18th Avenue. Should it become a theater again or something else? Join the conversation.

The Richmond is (unwillingly?) taking part in the SFpark pilot program which involves high tech wireless sensors and the city’s plans to further nickel and dime us for parking, albeit more dynamically. Have you ever seen the race for parking on Clement Street? Sending out notifications about open parking spots brings to mind the starting gunshot of the land grab in Oklahoma…

We had an egregious crime committed this week! Paul’s Hats had their 7 foot tall wooden mascot beheaded and abducted. In the midst of the crime, a neighbor fired off warning shots to scare off the scoundrels. Apparently we take our mascots very seriously in the Richmond.

And now for this week’s shameless plug… I finally got some tshirts, sweatshirts, mugs and even postage stamps together for our wonderful neighborhood. So if you or your pet want to sport some Richmond District gear, stop by the RichmondSFBlog store.

Have a great weekend and a happy Valentine’s Day!

Sarah B. xoxo | Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook |

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