Ocean Beach news roundup May 25

hidden cash twitter user drop at Ocean Beach San Francisco

The mysterious person behind the @HiddenCash Twitter account paid a visit to Ocean Beach Sunday. Screen capture from Twitter.

This week in the Ocean Beach news roundup: recalling World War II with Japanese-American vet; Hidden Cash at Ocean Beach; Sunset District lottery bonanza; whale paddles paddle boarder

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.

  • This story was published a couple of months ago, but it’s good Memorial Day reading (or listening.) KALW talks with one of World War II’s extraordinary Japanese-American soldiers, who volunteered to serve their country even though it had put their families in internment camps. – KALW
  • The secretive Twitter user known as @HiddenCash has been hiding $100 in cash at spots around San Francisco for the past few days, and recently he or she made it to the west side. Drop spots included the SFSU campus, the Richmond District, and that rusty, graffiti-covered bulldozer at Ocean Beach. – SF Chronicle, Twitter, Twitter
  • Someone bought a lottery ticket worth $70 million at the Safeway on Noriega Street in the Sunset District. – SF Chronicle
  • San Francisco State University master’s degree student looks to change how tides and currents are visualized. – Golden Gate Xpress
  • SFSU project combines art and tech at Lake Merced. – Golden Gate Xpress
  • Richmond District’s Supervisor Eric Mar at the forefront of San Francisco’s war on e-cigarettes. – SF Weekly
  • Pedestrian hit by N-Judah Muni train and injured in Sunset District. – SF Chronicle
  • Outer Sunset first in line for new and upgraded firefighting water cisterns in citywide project to prepare for big earthquakes. – ABC7/KGO-TV
  • Two paddle boarders got a big surprise off Ocean Beach recently. Really big: a close-up encounter with gray whales. Check out the complete video of the Ocean Beach whales below.

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