The Ave Bar To Host Second Ethnic Toy Drive

Group photo from October 2021 Ethnic Doll Toy Drive
Volunteers collected hundreds of dolls at the first ethnic doll toy drive on Oct. 24. Photo courtesy of the Ave Bar

Building on the success of its October ethnic toy drive, the Ave Bar, neighborhood groups and San Francisco firefighters are doing it again.

Ingleside’s Iconic El Rey Theater Marks 90 Years

El Rey theater
On Nov. 14, 2021, the El Rey theater marked is 90th year. Alex Mullaney/Ingleside Light

On Nov. 14, 1931, the residents of the neighborhoods and winding enclaves West of Twin Peaks welcomed the El Rey Theater with open arms.

Groundbreaking Held for Balboa Park Upper Yard Housing Project

Balboa Park Upper Yard housing development groundbreaking
Elected officials, nonprofit administrators and community members participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Balboa Park Upper Yard housing development on Nov. 9, 2021. Jerold Chinn/Ingleside Light

Construction crews are already at work on what will be a nine-story building when completed in spring 2023.

Q&A: Ocean Avenue Action Plan Task Force Takes Shape

Intersection of Geneva and Ocean avenues
The intersection of Geneva and Ocean avenues in June 2017. Alex Mullaney/Ingleside Light

A new task force is forming to examine what safety and improvement projects the city needs to complete on and around Ingleside’s strech of Ocean Avenue.