On Friday March 24, 2023, at approximately 5:52 p.m., San Francisco Police officers assigned to Richmond Station responded to the 2400 block of Lake Street for a report of a robbery with a gun.
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
Letter to the Editor: Should Heather Knight Be Selling the Bay Lights?
Heather Knight is trying to sell us the Bay Lights. She is fund-raising for Ben Davis on the front page of the Bay Area section of the Sunday edition of the San Francisco Chronicle (Knocking ‘Lights’ out proved arduous, March 19, 2023).
Letter to the Editor: Deal With People Living in Vehicles
Why are laws against sleeping in vehicles not enforced in San Francisco? Is it equitable to residents that laws are not enforced? Why is living and sleeping in vehicles on the streets of San Francisco tolerated?
Great Blue Herons Return to Nests at Stow Lake
Starting April 15, San Francisco Nature Education volunteers will show the herons and their chicks to the public through high-powered spotting scopes. The program runs six Saturdays and concludes May 20.
Photos: Downed Pole on Clement Street at Ninth Avenue
Photos from a reader.
Public Service: Richmond Library Cleanup
Join the Richmond Library, RefuseRefuseSF, Shine On, SF Public Works, and TogetherSF for a friendly neighborhood cleanup!
Video: ‘How Kehinde Wiley is Reshaping the Monumental’
Hear from the artist about his “origin story.”
Press Release: Free Weekends – ‘Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Science’
Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence. A grant from Google.org provides eight weekends of free admission and support for vital public programming, including school and youth curriculum.
Poetry: Edward Mycue, March 2023
THE GOOD COMPANIONS, A POEM CONSIDERED IN THE RICHMOND
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Letter to the Editor: Reply to Greenberg’s Commentary
You want to cry “extreme” and then forget about the reality on the ground. No one is defunding the police. THE POLICE ALREADY GOT A FUND INCREASE.
Letter to the Editor: Recommendations in the Richmond District
I am writing to share some of my favorite businesses in the Richmond District.
Commentary: Julie Pitta
In 2019, more than 100 Veritas renters sued the landlord for harassment. Among their complaints was that the firm targeted tenants in rent-controlled apartments, allowing their homes to fall into disrepair, ignoring asbestos and mold, and invading renter privacy.
‘Overtures and Undertows’: When San Francisco Plays a Supporting Role in Films
There are a lot of highly regarded movies filmed in San Francisco, including Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 noir masterpiece, “Vertigo” and the 1968 slow-burn, groundbreaking action thriller, “Bullitt,” starring Steve McQueen as a brooding but honest police lieutenant. Every cinephile has seen those classics. I’d rather explore a few other significant (and more recent) films, where San Francisco does more than provide a dramatic, textured backdrop. The City is actually a supporting character.
Announcements: March, 2023
Things to do and important information for neighbors in the Richmond and Sunset districts.
Commentary: Sandra Fewer
I intended to write about another subject for this month’s column, but I could not ignore the need to discuss guns in this country after the recent discharge of a firearm at the local Jewish community space on Balboa Street, and the mass shootings in California. It should be horrifying to us that a person would enter a public space and shoot randomly at walls and windows with seniors present. The fact that there have been 67 mass shootings in 2023 so far should give us all pause.