Pop-Up Food Pantry for Families Launches Saturday

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will distribute food to families in the Ocean View-Merced Heights-Ingleside neighborhood starting Saturday at the Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center. The neighborhood has a high number of families with young children. The food pantry will alleviate lines at other food pantries operating in the area in response to the … Read more

Mayor, Supervisor Finalize Balboa Reservoir Housing Development Agreement

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INGLESIDE, San Francisco — An agreement has been reached between a development group and the City and County of San Francisco for 1,100 units of housing on the 17-acre Balboa Reservoir. Mayor London Breed and District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee announced the project’s initiation in a joint-statement issued on April 28. The project will be moving … Read more

Mayor London Breed: We Will Get Through This Together

What we are currently experiencing with COVID-19 is unlike any other challenge we have seen in our lifetimes. It is natural to feel anxious and fearful with so much uncertainty and disruption to our day-to-day lives. In the face of these challenges, I want to share with you a message of hope and provide information … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Sheriff, City Attorney Crack Down On Foreclosure Auction Held On City Hall Steps

A city official speaks with an auctioneer for Superior Default Services Inc. about conducting business in accordance with the COVID-19 public health order.

A moment after a foreclosure auction’s start time this afternoon, a city official flanked by Sheriff’s deputies descended down the Van Ness Avenue steps of City Hall and located the auctioneer working for Superior Default Services, Inc. Would-be bidders and activists filmed a hushed conversation on their cell phones. The official directed the auctioneer to … Read more

Holloway Avenue To Be Closed To Vehicle Traffic During Shelter-In-Place Order

INGLESIDE, San Francisco — As part of its continuing response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has closed several streets across the city to automobile traffic, including Ingleside’ stretch of Holloway Avenue. By closing these streets, the SFMTA intends to afford more space to pedestrians, cyclists and those on … Read more

Ingleside Crime: K Ingleside Board Island Vandalized, Muni Bus Window Shattered, More

INGLESIDE, San Francisco — The greater Ingleside neighborhood is patrolled by both Taraval and Ingleside police stations. The following summary is drawn from station crime blotters and does not include all reported incidents recorded between Sunday, April 12 and Saturday, April 18. Sunday, April 12, 2020 A silver 2010 Toyota Prius was reported stolen at … Read more

‘A Busy Building’: A Q&A with Performing Arts Workshop’s Allison Thompson on the Soon-To-Open Geneva Powerhouse

The powerhouse of the historic Geneva Office Building & Powerhouse is nearly ready to be occupied by Performing Arts Workshop. Courtesy Photo/Performing Arts Workshop

INGLESIDE, San Francisco — On Wednesday, April 22, the historic Geneva Office Building & Powerhouse will mark its 119th anniversary. To mark the occasion, The Light checked in with Allison Thompson of Performing Arts Workshop, which will offer arts programming to the public in the complex’s 1903-built powerhouse as soon as the San Francisco Recreation and … Read more

‘Smallwood Letter’ Offers Insight Into Past Of The Historic Geneva Office Building & Powerhouse

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A letter written by Charles Smallwood to his nephew Carl has been a gift to historians about the past of the Geneva Office Building & Powerhouse and more.

INGLESIDE, San Francisco — Most know the Geneva Office Building & Powerhouse, if they know it at all, as an empty building across from the Balboa Park BART station that will one day become a youth arts center. However, a little-known letter from 1980 reveals that the 1901-built structure was once a vital transit facility for … Read more

Bay Wheels Fully Expands Fleet Of E-Bikes Into Ingleside

Bay Wheels bikes locked to the bike racks on the 1900 block of Ocean Avenue.

INGLESIDE, San Francisco — In early April, Lyft-owned Bay Wheels expanded its fleet of hybrid e-bikes in the neighborhood, affixing rentable bikes to the recently installed bike racks that once were crowded with e-scooters before the outbreak of coronavirus. With Muni bus lines drastically minimized and streetcar routes cut by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, … Read more