Outer Sunset


Mon February 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

The first surfers to brave San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Boards rest against the seawall at Ocean Beach
Angela Johnston


In his backyard in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond neighborhood, Arne Jin An Wong coats a pink and white striped, eight-foot-long surfboard. This board is one of dozens in Wong’s quiver. They are all over his backyard: resting on fences next to tomato vines and suspended from the rafters of his garage. A few faded and yellowed boards are heaped in a pile that he is donating to children in the Philippines.

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Wed September 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Neighborhood Postcard: Sunset

Sara Brooke Curtis

 Ocean Beach is right on the edge of San Francisco’s biggest neighborhood, the Sunset. The neighborhood is so large it’s split into two: an inner and outer.

“Across the street from me now is Art's Hamburgers or whatever they call themselves now. Which in 1967, the waitress had put a little sign in the window and it said 'love burgers 25 cents each.' The area really looks like 1965,” says Casey Farrell, a Sunset resident.

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Tue August 21, 2012

How a zoning dispute becomes a neighborhood controversy

The neighborhood at the edge of the earth, where streetcars turn away from the wind, was once a dangerous place.

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