Construction gets green light despite critics’ concerns about affordability and environmental issues.
San Francisco Richmond ReView
The Richmond District is located in the northwest corner of San Francisco, nestled in between Presidio National Park and the city’s Golden Gate Park. The neighborhood, which includes Sea Cliff and Laurel and Presidio Heights, is home to about 80,000 people. About half of Richmond residents are of Asian ancestry, primarily of Chinese and Korean descent. There is also a large Irish population and many recently arrived Russian immigrants.
Several vibrant commercial areas, including California Street, Clement Street and Geary Boulevard, serve the neighborhood. The 1,400 merchants and small offices in the Richmond District offer a wide range of goods and services.
Local landmarks include the Cliff House and the Beach Chalet at Ocean Beach, the V.A. Hospital at Fort Miley, University of San Francisco and numerous holy houses, including Temple Emanuel, St. John’s Orthodox Church and St. John’s Presbyterian Church. There are numerous attractions in Golden Gate Park, including an American Bison pen, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Strybing Arboretum, the oldest children’s playground west of the Mississippi River and a 9-hole golf course.
Distribution by Neighborhood: Presidio and Masonic Avenues to the Paciﬁc Ocean, Golden Gate Park to the Presidio, Sea Cliff
Distribution by Zip Code: 94118 and 94121
Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer addresses the Richmond District community with resources, updates and advice during this public health crisis.
The George Washington High School Alumni Association won the first round in its court fight with the San Francisco Unified School District over a series of murals on the life of the first president, the school’s namesake.
Editor and Publisher of the Richmond Review, Michael Durand, reflects on the COVID-19 public health crisis and how it impacts the community and the publication.
Pandemic Prompts Shelter-in-Place Order: Businesses Struggle to Survive
The heart of Golden Gate Park is the Music Concourse, an open-air plaza flanked by two state-of-the-art cultural institutions: the California Academy of Sciences and the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum. It is also the site of the beloved Japanese Tea Garden.
The mixed media of Salvadoran artist Dilcia Giron begins “in the moment,” inspired by “observations of our daily life.” Unwilling to limit herself to one signature art form, she constantly explores new patterns, shapes and techniques through her printmaking, painting, photography, collage, digital illustration, and performance as well as collaboration with other artists in diverse media.
Richmond District resident Joey Yee created his own YouTube channel to share the zeitgeist of the City’s northwest corner. His videos are fun, informative and brought to life by someone who really knows the community.
Supervisor Fewer is announcing today legislation that will require the City to close County Jail 4 within six months, and a deadline for reduction of the jail population in order to safely close the jail while preventing transfers out of county to facilities like Santa Rita Jail.
For the duration of the current public health emergency related to COVID-19, we are responding by making important changes to key SFMTA operations. This is an evolving and challenging situation, and it’s reasonable to have questions. That’s why we created an up-to-date resource to help you keep up with changes …
At first Beauchamp figured he’d just take pictures for himself…the monuments, the mosques, Hagia Sophia and picturesque streets. However, the city has something better in store for him.
A couple years ago, Inner Richmond resident and artist Paul Baker found a tintype (photo printed on tin, not paper) at one of his favorite stores, Past Perfecton on Geary Blvd. It jumpstarted an idea he’d had for a major sculpture.
Millennials may not earn the title of “greatest generation,” but we have most certainly earned the moniker: “first generation.” We are the first to have every stage of our life upended by the powerful and modern mix of climate change, digitization, and globalization – let’s call this the connected world.
Link to “Looking Back,” a column by Kinen Carvel exploring stories about the history of San Francisco’s west side.
She has a good story, but what does she actually stand for? Good question! Connie Chan’s website does not give a single indication.