It’s a diamond life over here in the Richmond…

In honor of Cupid’s holiday and the old saying that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, we’re giving away free tickets to the Cartier and America exhibition at the Legion of Honor. Stop by, answer a little trivia and by early next week, you may have the solution to “What the heck are we doing for Valentine’s Day?!?!?”

We got a sneak peek this week of the stylin’ apartments and townhomes that will be opening up in the former hospital inside the 15th Avenue Presidio gate. Move over Sea Cliff – the Presidio Landmark may have you beat with stainless steel fixtures, radiant heating, in-building fitness and yoga centers, an unbeatable backyard and killer views of the entire Richmond District. Personally I’m awaiting an invitation for the blog office to relocate there, rent-free of course.

Looking for new breakfast digs? Head over to Clement and 2nd Avenue to try out the new and improved “Eats”. The first reviews are in and it sounds promising. Chicken and waffles, baby!

Last week I got news that a long-running tradition in Golden Gate Park is being squashed by the mercurial Rec & Park Department. Since ’88, Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic has been filling up Speedway Meadow one day a year with classic cars and hot rods, all while raising money for developmentally disabled kids. It was even started by a former GGP gardener and in 2006, the Board of Supervisors gave Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic a proclamation celebrating the picnic and its charitable contributions. So what’s changed? Rec and Park’s bank balance, that’s what. Find out how you can help keep the event in the park.

This Saturday, the Chinese Lion Dancers will be out at the Richmond Library from 12:30 til 1:30. For a preview, check out the video I shot of them along Clement Street last year as they blessed merchants’ storefronts. Snap, crackle, POP!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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