Note: For additional stories about the west side of San
Francisco, see the new issue of the Richmond Review.
Closes after 35-year Run
The last day of business for Alvin's Scrumptious Coffees & Teas, located
at 18th Avenue and Irving Street, was on March 27. The cafe and roastery
had been serving high-quality, fresh-roasted coffee to Sunset District
residents for more than 35 years.
Couture Fashion Alive and Well on Lincoln Way
marks the fifth anniversary of Orange Caterpillar, a little couture
shop that caters to ladies' necessities.
Feature Film Features Scenes from the Dunes
is one of the world's most beautiful cities, so it's no surprise iconic
neighborhoods, from Telegraph Hill to the Haight, have served as backdrops
for major motion pictures. But, perhaps for the first time, the Sunset
and Richmond districts are playing leading roles in local musician Goh
Nakamura's debut feature, "Surrogate Valentine," which premiered at
the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival in March.
Quest for Speed Leads to Motorcycle Racing
about mental refinement. The fusion of spirit and matter represents
focus and discipline. The mind is the pilot, the body is the tool, and
the spirit is the engine; the racetrack is the challenge and victory
is the goal." These are the words of Birgit Soyka of Stuttgart, Germany,
one of the first female motorcycle racers.
Police Captain Takes Helm at Taraval Station
It was March
11, at about one o'clock in the morning, when Capt. Curtis Lum received
the first emergency call at his new position as the man in charge at
the Taraval Police Station.
Carmen Chu: Be Prepared for Emergency
M. Lee: Selling in Today's Market
Curtis Lum: Fulfilling a Life-long Dream