The Ingleside Light's Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2023

The top 10 stories that captured reader interest the most in 2023.

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Scaffolding climbs the former El Rey Theatre's tower on May 10, 2023. | Ingleside Light/File photo

As we wrap 2023, The Ingleside Light is looking back at all the stories published that drew the most attention from readers. Each original piece of reporting about our singular community has one thing in common: None could have been produced without reader support.

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1. Italian Restaurant Ofena Wants To Be the Community's Second Home

The three operators of Ofena pose for a photo.

Restaurateur Tan Truong and chef Tim Humphrey are using Italian cuisine to create a community-forward dining experience. Read The Full Story

2. 71 Parking Spots Eliminated in Latest M Ocean View Proposal

Person boards a streetcar.

The project’s goal is to install accessible passenger boarding areas while also making pedestrian safety improvements. Read The Full Story

3. El Rey Theatre Project Architect Presents Plan To Neighbors

Architect speaks before a group of people looking at a rendering of a building.

The three-pronged project includes restoring the theater, adding a dive school and building 42 units of new housing. Read The Full Story

4. With Scaffolding Up, Former El Rey Theatre to Be Repaired

A streetscape with a theater's tower in scaffolding.

After sustaining damage during winter storms, repair work has begun to the Art Deco movie palace's facade. Read The Full Story

5. A Brief History of the Excelsior and Outer Mission Districts

A photo of the Outer Mission when it was rural.

A look back at this history of the neighborhoods through the life and times of the late Valente Marini Perata Mortuary. Read The Full Story

6. See Drawings of City College of San Francisco's New Gateway Building

A rendering of a building complex.

The $133 million facility will be a one-stop shop for student services and open up the campus to the community. Read The Full Story

7. Q&A: Matthew Boschetto on Running for District 7 Supervisor

A person stands for a portrait.

If elected, the businessman would focus on financial accountability and safety. Read The Full Story

8. Activists Take Credit for Ingleside Walgreens Window Smashing

People walk past a storefront with broken windows.

The store’s five large windows were smashed overnight on the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Read The Full Story

9. Ingleside’s Celebrated Dessert Shop Sold To New Owners

People walk past a storefront.

The San Francisco foodie favorite isn't going away. Read The Full Story

10. New Cafe Far From Paradise Delivers Frozen Treats, Malasadas

Business owner poses for photo.

The island-themed cafe is the result of Pineapples Cafe and Ocean Malasadas Co. joining forces. Read The Full Story

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