Ocean Beach news roundup August 12

Metallica at Outside Lands 2012

Photo: SF Chronicle

This week in the Ocean Beach news roundup: bigger, louder Outside Lands; Muni switchbacks hit the Sunset; west-SF supervisor candidates get public funding, Lake Merced gun club hanging on; Woody Allen at Ocean Beach

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.

  • Outside Lands 2012: bigger, louder, colder, tastier than ever. – SF Chronicle, SF Chronicle, KQED Bay Area Bites blog, Bay Area Bites, SF Examiner, Rolling Stone
  • Muni’s practice of “switchbacks” — dumping riders before the end of the line and sending trains and buses back the other way — hits the outer Sunset District particularly hard. N-Judah and L-Taraval passengers who live near Ocean Beach may be kicked off dozens of blocks from home. – SF Public Press
  • Five candidates running for the Board of Supervisors in November have qualified for public financing so far. All of them are from either the District 1 or District 7, both adjacent to Ocean Beach. – SF Gate
  • Do outer urban districts such as the Sunset District replace central Chinatowns for Chinese Americans, or can Chinatowns be made more relevant to younger generations? – The World
  • The Pacific Rod and Gun Club is still holding out hope it will be able to stay in the Lake Merced location it has occupied for 78 years, in spite of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission ending the club’s lease. – SF Gate
  • A small pod of cetaceans has been hanging around Seal Rocks lately, and SF Bay caught them in some photos. – SF Bay
  • Crew error was to blame for a Farallon Islands sailing wreck that killed five people, says a new report. – SF Chronicle
  • Woody Allen is filming a movie in San Francisco, in case you haven’t heard. And yes, there are scenes at Ocean Beach — but they’ve already been shot. – SF Chronicle


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