Ocean Beach news roundup July 1
Here’s a sampling of some of the stories from Ocean Beach and nearby neighborhoods over the past week. Don’t let anyone tell you nothing happens way out west.
We can’t link to every story out there, but if you think we missed something, leave a comment here or tell us on Twitter or Facebook. By the by, it’s shaping up to be a beautiful holiday weekend at Ocean Beach but a crackling scorcher inland. Get ready for a busy beach, and keep your fingers crossed that everyone stays safe and cleans up their own mess.
Richmond District home-invasion victims detained by police when cops find marijuana plants. – KTVU/Bay City News
Three crab fishermen rescued from waters off Ocean Beach. – ABC7
Corner stores have been a cornerstone of life in the Outside Lands for more than 100 years. Visit a few of them — including one that’s still here — in Woody LaBounty’s latest Before Now column. – Ocean Beach Bulletin
Lower speed limits are slated for school zones in the Richmond and Sunset districts. – Ocean Beach Bulletin
San Francisco supervisors, including the Richmond District’s Eric Mar, put three hot-button measures on the November ballot just before deadline. One could block the demolition of Parkmerced apartments, another would limit further admission fees for city parks and the third would void Care Not Cash. Critics see links to mayoral aspirations of Supervisor John Avalos. – SF Chronicle
You don’t need a lot of money for great food in the Outer Sunset. Ten tips for cheap chow from the Bulletin’s Mark Lukach and Sunset resident Brian Lam. – 7×7
Ocean Beach surfers San Franpsycho may have roots as good-time party boys, but community involvement is now part of the fun. (Story by the Bulletin’s Mark Lukach. Is it us, or is this guy everywhere lately?) – NBC Bay Area
A terrible day on the L-Taraval for one Muni driver. – Muni Diaries
What streets and Muni lines will be affected by holiday changes this weekend? – SF Sentinel
Magdy’s Cafe opens on Clement Street at 31st. – Richmond SF Blog
Spend an hour with five chicks (They may not smell the best, but hey, they’re cute) if you win the San Francisco Zoo’s new contest. – SF Appeal
Fort Funston wins top spot for doggie destinations. – Curbed SF
Budget deal done at City Hall. – SF Chronicle
Taraval Street’s El Burrito Express urges you to “Eat Responsibly.” – Grub Street SF
SpongeBob Squarepants mushroom identified by scientist in San Francisco State University lab. – SF Chronicle
Richmond District ramblings influenced new album, says Vetiver. – Vetiverse
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