See selected works from the exhibit featuring artists Alexander Caldwell and Pablo Picasso at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, Feb. 27-May 23, 2021.
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
COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for people 65+ and people with disabilities.
As public spaces throughout San Francisco and Marin reopen as COVID restrictions are lifted the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank will be moving a number of Pop-up Pantry locations.
In this edition of my newsletter, you’ll find information on: COVID response and vaccine updatesCommunity events including upcoming town halls on transit projects, housing, virtual office hours, free laundry day, and more.
Could the district please re-consider permanently closing the UGH? I walked along it when it was closed to cars and found it was like walking in a parking lot …
Founded in 1935, City College was established to offer an accessible and quality education to all San Franciscans. Among the roles it served was training students for middle-skill jobs which require more than a high-school diploma, but less than a college degree.
Six pairs of great blue herons are now sitting on their nests and incubating eggs in their island tree at Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake. In April, eggs will begin to hatch in the various nests and a cacophony of squawking will be heard far and wide.
Self-defense seminar for seniors.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, its largest annual fundraising event, is looking for planning committee members. Whether you have two hours a month or 10, they have something that will fit your schedule!
Parents and their children should know: How many schools have tire crumb playing fields and how long have they been there?
Cartoon by Ralph Lane.
Looking northwest from Sweeny Observatory at the top of Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park in 1898, this picture shows a sandy Richmond District and barren Lincoln Park. Prayerbook Cross is in the center foreground.
In mid-November 2020, Pastor Lenny Szeto of Zion Lutheran Church and School, located at Ninth Avenue and Anza Street, encouraged the Zion community to “Walk for Hunger” and raise money to donate to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.
Announcements for April, 2021.
The pandemic has devastated our public transportation service and revenues. It also provided an opportunity to re-envision our streets and transit services and routes.