I read with interest a recent letter from Dodie Sutro Crawford on the District 1 candidate forums hosted by SOAR. I’ve been pleased to have the opportunity to speak to SOAR and their members at three Facebook forums over the last several weeks. A fourth forum was initially scheduled for June 30 and I confirmed my participation.
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
My name is Peta, I was born and raised in the Richmond District, a proud GWHS class of 2001 graduate. I grew up reading the Richmond Review.
The Richmond District Democratic Club (an organization of 60 residents) has already endorsed a candidate – and they endorsed this candidate (Connie Chan) less than one month after the supervisor candidate filing deadline and without including two of the candidates on the endorsement ballot.
This view, looking north at 19th Avenue and Lincoln Way, shows the Breon Gate entrance to Golden Gate Park in its original form, around 1930.
The Sunset is San Francisco’s largest neighborhood. It places a comparatively small burden on city services compared to many other neighborhoods. Why are we so consistently left out?
The current fad and demand to remove statues in San Francisco and elsewhere was analyzed by the chancellor of Oxford University on BBC last month in commenting upon a student demand to remove a bronze statue of Cecil Rhodes as a symbol of “institutional racism” and “white slavery.”
As a working single mom to a child with a disability, social distancing is a luxury I cannot afford.
San Francisco restaurants started serving customers at outdoor tables on June 15 after three months of being restricted to take-out and delivery to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
A main attraction of the Richmond District since it opened in 1896, the Sutro Baths was already in decline when this Kodachrome slide was taken circa 1957.
Last fall, I shared that CalTrans had plans to repave the west side’s major arterial road, California State Route 1, designated as 19th Avenue in the Sunset and Park Presidio Boulevard in the Richmond.
Beautiful weather helped bring out a big crowd for the inaugural Outer Sunset Farmers Market at 37th Avenue between Pacheco and Ortega streets on July 5, 2020..
Police activity in the Richmond District in June, 2020.
When the SIP started, sellers withdrew their listings from the market in droves, buyers had to shelter-in-place and real estate activity nosedived.
June has been a busy month with many events happening nationally and locally, some of historic proportions. We are experiencing a sea change, a renewed commitment to civil rights and human rights and an examination of the laws and institutions we depend on to ensure them.
When America faced healthcare challenges during the Civil War, Starr King rallied Californians to pitch in. In 1862, King made fundraising speeches and raised more than $1 million on behalf of the United States Sanitary Commission canvassing California and the whole Northwestern coast up to Vancouver Island …