Meet Ingleside's Head Librarian

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In this week’s newsletter, meet Ingleside Branch Library Manager Catherine Starr, and then:

  • Balboa Park BART Station plaza update
  • City College student overdue fees forgiven
  • Muni changes bus routes for school year
  • Events Around the Neighborhood
  • Kristoff's Picks

editor Anne Marie Kristoff

Q&A: Checking in With Ingleside Librarian Catherine Starr


The head of the small but mighty branch talks about Ingleside's multicultural, multilingual and intergenerational community.

New Balboa Park BART Station Plaza Set To Open in Weeks


The new passenger loading and redesigned community areas may be completed as soon as the end of August.


13K Former City College of San Francisco Students Get Overdue Fees Paid


The forgiven fees will allow the students to enroll and take courses in the fall semester.

Muni Announces Service Changes Ahead of School Year


Services changes will be made to the 28R 19th Avenue Rapid and 29 Sunset bus lines starting Aug. 19.

In Case You Missed It

Around the Neighborhood

  • Sagamore Street and San Jose Avenue Community Cleanup
    WHAT: The Ocean View-Merced Heights-Ingleside Cultural Participation Project is holding a street cleanup and volunteers are needed. Refreshments and materials will be provided.
    WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, from 10 a.m. to noon
    WHERE: Meet at 103 Sagamore St.
  • Bel Canto Flutes at the Library
    WHAT: Bel Canto Flutes is delighted to share their joy of music-making with audiences of all ages. The group is comprised of adult amateur flutists playing flutes of all sizes and shapes.
    WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, at 1 p.m.
    WHERE: Ocean View Branch Library, 345 Randolph St.
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  • Ingleside Weekly Trash Pick up
    WHAT: Volunteers meet at Ocean Ale House and get dispatched to trash pick-up routes. At noon, they can return to Ocean Ale House, where the Civic Joy Fund will cover up to $20 toward each volunteer’s refreshments. This is the first of 10 weekly trash pick-ups.
    WHERE: Meet at Ocean Ale House, 1314 Ocean Ave.
    WHEN: 11 a.m. to noon
  • Ridge Lane Cleanup
    WHAT: Join neighbors cleaning up the lane at the top of Caine Avenue. Gloves, brooms and compost bags will be provided; please bring your own tools.
    WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, from 10 a.m. to noon
    WHERE: Meet at Caine Avenue and Ridge Lane
  • Grillin' & Chillin'
    WHAT: Barbecue and fun put on by neighborhood community-based organizations such as the Ocean View-Merced Heights-Ingleside Cultural Participation Project
    WHERE: Oceanview Park, 650 Capitol Ave.
    WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, from noon to 3 p.m.
    COST: Free

Disclaimer: Always double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are published and errors do occur.

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