Archive for May, 2010

Okay, I know you’ve been waiting for it and the time has finally come. That’s right, it is the epic-ness that can only be The Pho Challenge. Now I don’t know if you remember my previous posts about the Pho Challenge but my friend Eyal, brave pho challenger that he is, agreed to go back for Round 2 to duke it out with the Pho. So who came out on top? Well, you will have to watch the video to find out. But I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

And be sure to check out the Pho Garden if you are interested in learning more about the Pho Challenge, or if you just want to find somewhere to enjoy a tasty bowl of Pho (and really what better time than summer in San Francisco for a steaming bowl of Pho).


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The Richmond District has a very rich and interesting history dating back more than 100 years. I made a timeline using dipity showing some of the more significant events in the neighborhood’s history. Check it out here. Also, a special shout-out to the Western Neighborhoods Project and their fabulous archives. They really are an invaluable resource to the Richmond (and San Francisco’s other Western neighborhoods). Also, sorry about the lack of an embed, dipity and wordpress don’t talk to each other apparently. One more thing, many of these events don’t have specific dates (only a year)  so dipity seems to have given everything a default date of July 1.

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So I’m not really sure how it is already May (trying to figure out where my April went) but since all reliable signs point to it being May and the start of a new month I thought I would post another list of events going on in your favorite neighborhood this month. This list is by no means all inclusive but I tried my best to find a variety of events important to the community. And if you know of something I didn’t include and think that I should, please feel free to leave it in a comment or send me an email, tweet or any other way you can get my attention! (For a more comprehensive calendar, check out the Richmond District YMCA’s community calendar).

May 4th: The Save the Stow Lake Boathouse Coalition is organizing all the Stow Lake Boathouse supporters they can get and gathering at City Hall for the Board of Supervisors meeting to show their opposition for Rec & Parks plan for the boathouse and to try to get the support of the BOS. They are meeting outside Room 250 (the BOS chambers) at 5 pm.

May 8th: The sixth annual Richmond Health Festival. This free event takes place from 10 am – 2 pm at the Richmond Recreation Center (251 8th Ave.) and will feature live music (SF Conservatory of Music), Chinese Lion Dancers and sppeches from District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar and CA State Senator Leland Yee. There will also be activities for the kids and more than 40 community health organizations and free services such as screenings. For more info call 415.561.3077.

May 10th: The Presidio Heights Association of Neighbors (PHAN) will have its annual meeting to discuss issues important to the neighborhood. The meeting starts at 7 pm and is at Temple Emanu-El (Arguello Blvd. and Lake St.)

May 15th: The newly renovated Senator Milton Marks Richmond Branch Library will be hosting an open house/party in celebration of their one year anniversary since. There will be arts and crafts, shows and food. The celebration is free and will go from 1 pm – 5 pm. For more info call the library at 415.355.5600.

May 26th: Do you have a strong opinion about the controversial Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit plan? Well, If you do and want the chance to get personally involved, the Geary BRT Citizens Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications to fill two vacancies within the committee. Applications are due May 26th and anyone from the Richmond, Tenderloin or any downtown neighborhood can apply. For more info on how to apply go to the Transportation Authroity’s website or call (415) 522-4800.

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