Ocean Beach news roundup August 5
This week in the Ocean Beach news roundup: boosting fundraising and limiting enrollment at SFSU, District 7 and 1 Board of Supervisors races, SF Zoo parking meter plan, Great Highway delay
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- Support from the state may be down, but fundraising is up at San Francisco State University. – SF Business Times
- San Francisco State is among the few California State University campuses that plan to accept new enrollment in the spring, and even SFSU is limiting applications. – KQED
- Plan to reopen another southbound lane on Great Highway extension is delayed. – SF Chronicle
- Families and students may need more jingling money if San Francisco installs new parking meters near the San Francisco Zoo and San Francisco State University. – SF Chronicle, KGO-TV
- F.X. Crowley rakes in donations from labor and the entertainment industry to surpass fundraising by rivals including Norman Yee and Joel Engardio in the race for the District 7 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. – SF Chronicle
- In the Richmond District’s District 1 Board of Supervisors race, incumbent Eric Mar raised just 60 percent as much money as challenger David Lee. – SF Examiner
- Cassava Bakery & Cafe (an Ocean Beach Bulletin advertiser) in the outer Richmond District is “a warm and friendly neighborhood gem.” – SF Station
- Movie theaters are mostly doing away with film in favor of digital projectors, but the Richmond District still does things old school at the 4 Star and Balboa theaters. – SF Chronicle
- San Francisco Chronicle architecture critic John King is back at Ocean Beach, this time paying a visit to that distinctively nautical (he calls it “tugboat modern”) house at the end of Taraval Street. – SF Chronicle
- You know that San Francisco Zoo penguin-keeper who’s on Twitter a lot? He’s referenced in a commentary in the U.K.’s Guardian about NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. – Guardian U.K.