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Still unknown whether GG body belonged to arm

Photo credit: davco9200 Creative Commons

It remains a mystery whether the severed arm discovered in Golden Gate Park last Sunday was part of a body also found.

For more information please check out the SF Examiner story.

Note: an earlier version of this story contained the full text of the Examiner story. I apologize for this indiscretion.

Holy Waterproof Camera, Brah! STW Launch Party 11/11


From the STW’s official press release:
Please come out on Thursday, 11/11, at the Park Chalet for an intimate gathering with Save The Waves Coalition, Surfers for Cetaceans, Waves for Development and San Francisco Surfrider:
It’s a Happy Hour Launch Party for Save The Waves Film Festival! (STWFF is the following night, Friday, Nov 12)
WHERE: Park Chalet.
WHEN: 6pm. Thursday, November 11, 2010.
WHY: Get STOKED for Save The Waves Film Festival!
With your $5 donation to Save The Waves you get happy hour prices at the bar all night. This $5 donation also gives you a chance to win tickets to the following night Save The Waves Film Festival at the Victoria Theatre!

“At this Launch Party we will screen BALI HIGH, the seminal 1981 surf classic featuring one of the best soundtracks, ever. We will also screen CAPTURE, a very special short film about the wave-blessed community of Lobitos, Peru and the experience of surf travelers who dedicate their passion to helping local youth. We’re also welcoming surfer-artist-environmentalist Chris Del Moro of Surfers for Cetaceans, and his new mural at Ocean Beach. Other local filmmakers and good friends will be there as well.”

Ocean Beach welcomes new surf shop to neighborhood

There’s a new surf shop in the neighborhood and it goes by the name of Sunset Shapers.
Located at 3896 Noriega St. (at 46th Ave.) and spearheaded by OB local James Mitchell, the shop not only retails surfboards from his own brand Las Olas, but also a variety of other Central Coast shapers, demo fins, wax and other essentials, and also houses a shaping room where Mitchell and other aspiring shapers can hone their skills.
Mitchell was generous enough to let me shadow him for a time while he embarked on the intricate and precise process of shaping a board.
Watch the audio slideshow here!

All photos by Lindsey Graham-Jones. “Get On Board” by Oneness, music courtesy of Creative Commons.

Save The Waves Film Festival!

Save The Waves Film Festival on November 12 features “180˚ South” and “Transparent Sea” in San Francisco.


> Tickets are now on sale here for Save The Waves Film Festival.

Save The Waves Coalition is proud to present Save The Waves Film Festival on Friday, November 12, at the historic Victoria Theatre in San Francisco. This second-annual festival is back by popular demand and features an evening of inspiring environmental films, adventure films and surf films. The evening kicks off with live music by local San Francisco superstars My Peoples, (formerly Kapakahi) and a party to benefit Save The Waves.

Save The Waves Film Festival is excited to announce the US premiere of Australian Dave Rastovich’s newest film, Transparent Sea. The festival also features a special screening of 180˚ South and question and answer sessions with the filmmakers and stars of the films. The festival short film program will be announced soon.

Australian free surfer and environmental activist Dave Rastovich is a prominent advocate for the protection of whales and dolphins and is co-founder of the non-profit Surfers for Cetaceans. His exciting new surf-adventure film “Transparent Sea” follows Dave and friends as they sail their tiny 1-person sailboats hundreds of miles along the coast of Australia to follow the annual whale migration while drawing attention to the plight of whales threatened by hunting, pollution and over fishing.

Local documentary filmmaker and journalist Sachi Cunningham will be presented with the festival’s 2010 Awesomest Filmmaker Award. This film festival and fundraiser is one night only, with doors opening at 7pm on Friday, November 12 at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco. Films screen at 8pm sharp. Please arrive early for best choice of seats as it will fill up quickly. This event is 21 and over and a cash bar will be open for service.

Save The Waves Film Festival is presented by Clif Bar, Honolua and Jim Beam.

Zola Acai, My Peoples, Ocean Vodka, and 21st Amendment Brewery also generously support Save The Waves Film Festival.

Tickets are on sale now for this epic evening of films, music, awards and guest speakers. Purchase tickets today at: www.savethewaves.org/filmfestival

Hardly Strictly celebrates 10th anniversary in GG Park

This past weekend marked ten years in the ongoing tradition of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest in Golden Gate Park. Locals and out-of-towners gathered together to enjoy music, food, and the best people watching to be had.
Acts ranged from Elvis Costello, to Joan Baez, to MC Hammer, and the Avett Brothers. The sun even showed up for a brief minute on Sunday afternoon.
Check out some pics and an audio interview below!

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Listen to HSBG here!

For more info check out the news story at: http://xpress.sfsu.edu/archives/arts/015398.html

Sign this petition!

Sure, this isn’t in SF. It’s not even near SF. But I’m sure if SF needed some signatures to protect our beaches and ocean water quality, local Malibu environmental enthusiasts would have no problem joining our fight.

So, please sign this petition to support clean water in Malibu and septic prohibition.
Thanks!!!!

Malibu Lagoon Beach courtesy of Surfrider Foundation

http://action.surfrider.org/action/cleanwaterinmalibu

Hurray for Trouble Coffee Co.

9.1.10 LGJ

I am loving this place! Trouble Coffee Co. and Coconut Club on Judah between 45th and 46th Ave.

Ask for a young coconut (fresh!) to sip on or try their famous “toast.”

Great coffee, location and people! Scones are pure hunks of buttery heaven.

Quite the cool, Sunset trendy, community hang out. Also try the Outerlands restaurant which is just up the street. Delectable and just as popular. Show up early on Sunday mornings for the best brunch out west.

The sitting space in Trouble is limited, so grab a cup of joe and meander just a few blocks to the beach.

If you haven’t gone yet, get into Trouble as soon as possible!

Hello SF!

This is my first post on what I hope will be a successful hyperlocal news source for my beloved neighborhood, the Sunset District and Ocean Beach. I welcome all contributors either by e-mail or phone. Thanks!