A San Francisco elementary school is doing its part to raise money for the victims of Japan’s natural disasters.Donate a dollar to the school and get a paper crane with your name on it.Families at Francis Scott Key Elementary School in the Outer Sunset neighborhood will create thousands of paper cranes to help victims. Each crane will be given a name from the person who donated to disaster relief. The cranes will be hung in the lobby and school hallways.
What do you believe in?Sharing your thoughts and unique ideas could get you a free meal at one of San Francisco’s top restaurants.Credo restaurant, located in the Financial District, is holding a quote contest to add to its collection of 600 sayings from famous and not so famous people. Throughout March the restaurant will accept entries from its guests. Each entry must begin with the words “I believe” and follow with a statement about San Francisco.
The founder of a popular Richmond District restaurant and premier tequila bar has died, staff confirmed Thursday afternoon.
Tommy Bermejo, who founded Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant with his wife, died suddenly earlier this week.
A staff member at the restaurant confirmed Bermejo’s death, but declined to comment further.
San Francisco school kids are getting a lesson in safety.This weekend YBike, Safe Routes to Schools San Francisco and the San Francisco Unified School District are teaming up to offer kids “Safetyville” courses to teach kids important biking skills.The courses will teach kids important bike and pedestrian safety education. Bike and helmet inspections will also be available.
When the dilapidated Lincoln Park Steps are finished being repaired, they will be speckled with at least $280,000 worth of donor-recognition placards for the people who paid to fix them. Since the stairs need a little love, the Friends of Lincoln Park are raising money to fix them, but have asked Rec and Park to show appreciation with the placards.
Thousands of principals from schools nationwide will descend on San Francisco next week for the annual conference with National Association of Secondary School Principals.The administrators will meet to discuss building leadership capacity at schools while enhancing culture and improving student performance.
Lafayette Park has a neighborhood group that advocates for it. So does Glen Canyon Park. And Dolores Park has several.
But the 11 parks in the Bayview-Hunters Point area have not had a loud advocating voice, and local resident Geoffrea Morris wondered if that was why those other parks are getting renovated while the parks in her neighborhood seem to be in a state of perpetual disrepair.
Rain, rain, go away, the bears and lions want to play!But in the meantime, the zoo has closed so they can go inside and stay dry. The zoo is normally open on weekdays until 4 p.m., but today, they closed the zoo at 1 p.m. because the storm system has been drenching the animals, according to a press release by zoo spokeswoman Gwendolyn Tornatore.