Hello from the Richmond!
The National Weather service reported yesterday that due to meteorologic cryshum shifts, the Richmond District will never be enshrouded by fog again. We’re being told to expect only warm, balmy temperatures for the next 150 years.
extremely serious news, don’t miss a tribute to everyone’s favorite clay hero, Gumby, at the Balboa Theater tonight. The event will feature Tim Hittle’s Emmy award winning feature, Gumby Dharma which chronicles the life and work of Art Clokey, creator of Gumby and grandfather of stop-motion animation. Find out why a man would spend his 85 years on earth playing with lumps of colored clay.
Watch for the Easter Bunny to come hopping through Beach Chalet on Sunday. The restaurant is hosting an Easter Brunch, complete with an Easter egg hunt and a visit from the big EB himself.
Last weekend, a sit/lie protest parked itself on the corner of 5th and Clement. Amazingly, one of San Francisco’s celebrity protesters made an appearance way out here in our corner of the city. Who was it? You’ll have to click to find out. More surprisingly, the debate going on in the comments has nothing to do with him, but with the sit/lie issue.
While those civic minded peeps were lazing around in protest, I was a few blocks over at Mountain Lake Park, taking a historical tour of a hidden neighborhood gem. The park has had a host of inhabitants over the centuries – native people, Spanish explorers, Mexcian military and the US Army. Plus an elusive alligator in the summer of 1996. Take the tour.
While he’s not as old as the Spanish explorer that camped by Mountain Lake, Odie is a 22 year old cat that lives at Cal’s Pet Supply on California and 22nd. Always ready for a pet, and guaranteed to purr in appreciation. Nothing rattles this elder statesman of the Richmond.
Local architect Glenn Robert Lym is back with a new installment of his “HERE” series. In this episode, he presents a fascinating history of Golden Gate Park. You’ll learn about the early architects of the park, how the park evolved from a playground for the wealthy to the park it is today, see great, vintage photos of the park’s Mid Winter Exposition in 1894, and learn how the de Young and Academy of Sciences found their homes in the concourse.
Have a great weekend everyone!