Newsletter'S ARCHIVE

  • On Grand Ave., West of 580 Hello, Neighbors!  Watch this space for monthly news and notes about tasty gems, handy services, art, and changes on Grand Ave., west of 580.  – LZ. The Lake Merritt Super Market, on the corner of Grand and Perkins, has been family-owned and serving our neighborhood since 1986. When the […]

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  • Nine Grand Avenue businesses will be providing gallery space through the month of November for select artists.   The First Thursdays art walk from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. typically includes artist’s receptions and refreshments.   Details for each gallery are listed below and latest updates are provided on the First Thursdays on Grand Website.  A […]

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  • SPLASH PAD PARK’s 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Maybe it’s true that you really can’t judge a book by its cover — but, if the press release for Splash Pad’s 10th Anniversary is a valid indicator, this event is going to be a huge success. Kudos to Angela Jackson, the public relations manager for the San Francisco Visitors Bureau, for writing […]

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  • When you want to get hammered (and sickled), Scarecrow Popcorn is the place to be. Their Leninade soda is “a taste that’s worth waiting in line for”. While you’re at it, pick up a bag of popcorn. Jalapeno Cheese is one of Tish’s five current flavors. Incidentally, when you get hungry at the 10th Anniversary celebration, there’s about forty […]

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  • Peggy and Helen from Kassenhoff Growers return to the market this weekend with lots of lettuce and peas plus a small selection of herbs and flowers. Anfilo Coffee – the very gracious couple who serve Ethiopian coffee and tea at the Farmers Market will be celebrating the Festival of Meskel in their brick and mortar shop at 35 […]

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  • Tickets are now available online for the second annual Autumn Lights Festival. This is a truly magical event that serves as a major fundraiser for the Gardens at Lake Merritt. Dates are Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 — 6:00 to 10:00 pm both nights. Here’s another photo that I took last year. I met with Raul Audelo […]

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  • Every Thursday, 7:30 – 10:00 pm: Jim Grantham’s Jazz Quartet at Monkey Forest Road. Saturday, September 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Davie Fest at Davie Tennis Stadium Thursday, October 3, 6:00 – 9:00 pm: First Thursdays on Grand Friday, October 4, 6:00 – 9:00 pm: First Friday Art Murmur Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, 6:00 pm – 10:00 […]

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  • After an excruciatingly long wait, Ordinaire is celebrating their Grand Opening or, as they choose to say, “L’ Opening Grande” from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. tonight. In a happy coincidence, Ordinaire and the First Thursday event are the feature story (with a big color photograph) on the front page of today’s Montclarion. Reporter J.M.Brown describes Ordinaire and […]

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  • This month’s First Thursdays on Grand art walk on October 3rd will feature several new artists and ongoing exhibits at the balance of the gallery spaces.During the month of October, the newly-opened Studio Grand at 3434 Grand will be showing Teri Saul paintings including pieces from her Water and Bicycle series. An artist reception from 6:00 – 9:00 will include live […]

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  • I typically use the empirical method when writing html code. That means, in simple terms, that I make lots of mistakes and only learn about them after the fact. Last month, this unfortunate circumstance was very much in evidence when I used an oversized image in the masthead — rendering the text unreadable for a […]

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