Ocean Beach news roundup June 24
Things can move pretty fast, even here on the edge of the western world. Here’s a roundup of some of the news — and other stuff from the neighborhoods near Ocean Beach — you may have missed.
Take a trip up Taraval Street with Allison Walks. – Ocean Beach Bulletin
Great Highway closes for annual sand-clearing and maintenance work. – Ocean Beach Bulletin
The intersection of Judah Street, La Playa and the Lower Great Highway is still a jumble of stop signs, crosswalks and streetcar tracks, but recent changes aim to make it safer for pedestrians. – Ocean Beach Bulletin
The Sutro Baths fire, 45 years later (includes video). – ABC7
Margaret Cho loves the west side — or our restaurants, at least. SF-native funny lady Cho says two of her favorite San Francisco eateries are out here: Louis’ and Kingdom of Dumpling. – The Feast
The Sunset District has a lot of vacant storefronts. (Just check Taraval a few blocks east of Sunset. Anyone want to guess how long Herb’s has been closed?) Can better tracking of empty spaces help fill them with businesses? – San Francisco Examiner
It was hot last weekend and early this week, which means people from over the hill and elsewhere in the Bay Area suddenly remembered Ocean Beach. – NBC Bay Area
Bicyclist hit by Muni bus at Noriega and Lower Great Highway to get $5.36 million for 2008 crash. – San Francisco Examiner
Leland Yee opposed a medical-pot outlet in the Sunset District but tells dispensary owners they’re “legitimate medical providers.” Is the mayoral candidate hugging dispensaries with one arm and punching them with the other? – SF Weekly
Fort Funston nominated as top dog spot in SF. – Curbed SF, whose website has been acting a little weird lately.
Don’t forget it’s Pride Week in San Francisco, whether that means you want to attend an event or you just want to know when traffic will be bad. – San Francisco Pride
Mollusk surf shop built an indoor wooden submarine for what sounds like a swell little shop in the Mission. Opening party Friday night. – The Bold Italic
Family Fun Day at the Marine Mammal Center! Herring milkshakes for everyone! OK, perhaps not. But there will be ice cream. Not herring flavored. Probably. – Marine Mammal Center