No, The Woman in Black is not an enigmatic, art-house Johnny Cash biopic starring Cate Blanchett. It’s playwright Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of the 1983 novel by Susan Hill, revolving around mysterious child fatalities and a possibly haunted Victorian-era British manor. Arthur Kipps is a lawyer who goes to examine the estate of one of his late clients. Encounters with leery, secretive townies and bone-chilling apparitions set the stage for a grim tale that falls thematically between The Wicker Man and, well, every creepy kid-horror plot ever scripted.
Eating on a Dime
Roadrunner’s Mobile Food Pantry rolls into a neighborhood near you
Brad Brown grew up in a family that made a tradition of giving. Two years ago, a Martineztown neighbor arrived at his door with a pair of shoes to sell: The man needed the money to buy food for his family. Brown’s concern took immediate form when he gave his partner, Mike Griego, a birthday present—a Roadrunner Food Bank mobile pantry in Martineztown. A seedling fund of $100 got it started, and it’s since become a community commitment.
Traffic Chill in Nob Hill
Traffic along Central through Nob Hill will just have to slow down. The City Council approved the installation of two stop lights at the intersections of Wellesley and Morningside. The lights are needed for safe pedestrian crossings, according to Councilor Rey Garduño. At the Wednesday, Sept. 9 meeting, several business owners and residents spoke in support, saying pedestrians have to “haul ass” across Central because there are not enough safe crossing points. A couple of councilors griped about Nob Hill getting the lights without a recent traffic engineering study, saying they want more lights in their districts, too. In the end, there was unanimous approval.