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Op-Ed: A community working with its civic leaders is aiming to thrive Special

San Francisco - For some, The Ingleside/Excelsior of San Francisco is just another area in the City that needs new development. Yet for those who live in the area and treasure it,

Op-Ed: Classic mid-century burger place holds on in pricey San Francisco Special

San Francisco - In places like San Francisco, where real estate prices continue to shift and neighborhoods are transformed, it is comforting to see some things stay and remain the same.

Op-Ed: A community space for the Digital Age moves into the neighborhood Special

San Francisco - With technology advancing, there still is the issue of the 'Digital Divide' where access to the Internet and other services are limited. With the help of City College of San Francisco, Coleman Advocates for Children and others,

A true craftsman of San Francisco hopes his legacy will continue Special

San Francisco - When some people say customer service is dead and that technology has killed good customer service, then they have not been to a place like Central Upholstering Company on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco's Ingleside District.

Op-Ed: Formula Retail rules causes ansgst for valuable commercial space Special

San Francisco - When the Rite Aid store on Ocean Ave between Jules and Ashton closed in 2009, Walgreens was eager to move right in. Yet as Ocean Avenue Association Executive Director Daniel Weaver pointed out,

Op-Ed: 'Walk by Faith, not by sight,' says San Francisco pastor Rev. G Special

San Francisco - To meet with Rev. Roland Gordon, pastor of the Ingleside Presbyterian Church is like meeting with a friend. Once you get to know him, he insists on a more mellow approach and likes to be addressed simply as “Rev. G.”
 

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Ingleside Presbyterian on Ocean Ave in San Francisco s Ingleside District continues to reach out to ...
Ingleside Presbyterian on Ocean Ave in San Francisco's Ingleside District continues to reach out to the community by helping with local food drives, providing space for civic and community meetings and coordinating after school programs.
Heloisa Castro of Melanio’s Bistro  at the Second Sunday event in March  with Supervisor Norman Ye...
Heloisa Castro of Melanio’s Bistro, at the Second Sunday event in March, with Supervisor Norman Yee and artist PixelstudTM (a.k.a Jayson McCauliff).
Courtesy of Richard Kurylo
Leah Tumerman was one of the artists featured at the cafe for Second Sundays event in March.
Leah Tumerman was one of the artists featured at the cafe for Second Sundays event in March.
Richard Kurylo
Rev. G points to the sunlight that streams in to the sanctuary of the church. Ingleside Presbyterian...
Rev. G points to the sunlight that streams in to the sanctuary of the church. Ingleside Presbyterian is over 100 years old. "At its peak there were over 500 members in the congregation. When Rev. G took on the job as preaching on Sundays while still in the seminary, back in 1978 Ingleside Presbyterian had only four members. Since that time, attendance has been high and low. Today membership is over 75. Yet, Rev. G believes the congregation is in the midst of a renewal. It is all part of his str
The Ocean Avenue Festival from last year 2014 was a success. Organizers and community leaders want t...
The Ocean Avenue Festival from last year 2014 was a success. Organizers and community leaders want to keep activities like that going so that the neighborhood will thrive.
Courtesy of The Ingleside Light
Ocean Avenue from view of the Ingleside District of San Francisco.
Ocean Avenue from view of the Ingleside District of San Francisco.
Courtesy of Ocean Avenue Association, SF, CA
San Francisco s Ingleside District
San Francisco's Ingleside District
Courtesy of Sara Piliotis and the Western Neighborhoods Project.
Neva Henderson was born and raised in the Ingleside District. While she  is a member of New Providen...
Neva Henderson was born and raised in the Ingleside District. While she is a member of New Providence Baptist Church a few blocks away, she considers Rev. G like family. "He coached my two brothers on the basketball team," she said. She stops by from time to time to visit.
This will be the home of Digital Action Hub.  We re still in the process of upgrading the space   sa...
This will be the home of Digital Action Hub. "We're still in the process of upgrading the space," said founder/coordinator Lena Carew. She is hoping that the paint, electrical, etc. will all be done soon. "As of now, we should be up and running by October."
Courtesy of Lena Carew / Digital Action Hub
Founded in 1907  Ingleside Presbyterian on Ocean Ave has been building community and reaching out to...
Founded in 1907, Ingleside Presbyterian on Ocean Ave has been building community and reaching out to those in need for over 100 years.
 With a name like Zapata-Chavez  I think I was born to change the world   said Jackie Zapata-Chavez....
"With a name like Zapata-Chavez, I think I was born to change the world," said Jackie Zapata-Chavez. She has known Rev. G for many years and like the reverend is very concerned about the community. She noted that Rev. G was a recipient of the Koshland Family Foundation Fellows award. The community foundation gives support to causes and organizations that serve the community and foster values that build community and character.
Rev. G is very proud of President Barak Obama. He sees Obama s presidency as important to American H...
Rev. G is very proud of President Barak Obama. He sees Obama's presidency as important to American History. He dedicates a portion of his "Cloud of Witness" collage and the computer lab of Ingleside Presbyterian's after school program to the 44th U.S. President.
While Rev. G believes very strongly in service to God by service to all of humanity  he also honors ...
While Rev. G believes very strongly in service to God by service to all of humanity, he also honors African-American history. To Rev. G, Willie Brown is very important to history. Regardless of political affiliations or beliefs, Rev. Gordon is a fan of former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. "Many people don't really realize and understand Mayor Brown and how much he worked for San Francisco," he said.
On page 6 of the Sept. 2014 issue The Ingleside Light features Albert Ish Jr of Central Upholstery o...
On page 6 of the Sept. 2014 issue The Ingleside Light features Albert Ish,Jr of Central Upholstery on Ocean Ave at his craft.
Raymond Rudolph, courtesy of The Ingleside Light Newspaper, San Francisco
Ingleside Presbyterian continues in its ministry despite ups and downs. while the neighborhood has c...
Ingleside Presbyterian continues in its ministry despite ups and downs. while the neighborhood has changed dramatically since 1978 when Rev. G first took on the job as pastor, he believes the congregation will grow. "We are in the midst of a renewal," he said.
Mr. Ardist Cooper  Jr s life story was published in 2012 and is available for purchase through Amazo...
Mr. Ardist Cooper, Jr's life story was published in 2012 and is available for purchase through Amazon.com
Part of the Second Sunday event activities an art display was featured at Melanio’s Bistro on Ocea...
Part of the Second Sunday event activities an art display was featured at Melanio’s Bistro on Ocean Avenue.
Courtesy of Richard Kurylo and The Ingleside Light
Rev. G is honored and thankful to have been blessed with the life s work and ministry outreach as Pa...
Rev. G is honored and thankful to have been blessed with the life's work and ministry outreach as Pastor of Ingleside Presbyterian.
An old photo from around 1962 when Beeps first opened on Ocean Ave.  That s my dad Stephen Essaff an...
An old photo from around 1962 when Beeps first opened on Ocean Ave. "That's my dad Stephen Essaff and his brother, my Uncle George," said daughter Anne Severs.
Courtesy of Samantha Wong and the Una Essaf Estate Trust
Rev. G stops to talk to Jesse Waters who owns his own Construction and Plumbing business. He has kno...
Rev. G stops to talk to Jesse Waters who owns his own Construction and Plumbing business. He has known the reverend for many years, way back when Waters' father owned the business on Ocean Ave.

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