Hello from the Richmond District, where predators go to contemplate their crimes

We attract local heroes too. SF Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum stopped by a couple of Richmond District bars on Monday night to have a few beers and hang with the locals, who called him a “really, really cool cat. One commenter noted Timmy is much cooler than reliever Brian Wilson, who hangs in the Marina. Ouch.

The Richmond is getting techy this week. Tonight at the Rockit Room, internet companies meet up in the ring with giant inflatable gloves to pummel each other for charity. Techletes from Google, Apple, Yelp, Zynga and more will battle for boxing supremacy to help raise money for ZeroDivide.

In other tech news, the Academy of Sciences released their first iPhone app on Tuesday, the “Golden Gate Park Field Guide”. It’s filled with handy park maps, suggested adventures (foot, bicycle, car) and a guide to the park’s plant and animal species. You can contribute too by submitting your sightings of wildlife around the park (note: homeless campers and/or stray pitbulls do not qualify).

The clever ladies that run Paul’s Hat Works on Geary near 25th Avenue started their “Mad Men” style live modeling in their windows last weekend. That’s Nicholas in the pic, a young man from the neighborhood who took his turn in the window sketching and nodding to onlookers.

It’s November but for you procrastinators, there’s still time to enjoy the party that is Oktoberfest. The Richmond District YMCA is hosting “Oktoberfest in November” this Sunday. Stop by for traditional German cuisine, dancing and sing-a-longs. Leiderhosen not required.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sarah B.
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