As activists have put it, if Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) were an individual and not a corporation, they would be behind bars for the preventable deaths and devastation they have caused.
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
For your special attention.
As San Franciscans observe the 256th anniversary of the country’s declaration of our independence from British rule, we give thanks for the successful recall of Chesa Boudin from district attorney status, the defeat of a Board of Supervisors’ ballot measure to diminish our authority to remove a non-performing public official from office, the repeal of a 1932 ordinance conferring a trash collection monopoly on Recology’s predecessors – thus enabling next month a law requiring competitive, open bidding for such public contract, and ignominious defeat of a $400 million general obligation bond which, with interest over 30 years, would have cost taxpayers $1.005 billion!
As I write this column, the first half of 2022 is just about over. Each year has its own challenges, and this year we have been dealing with higher inflation, rising interest rates, declining stock market and the seemingly never-ending battle with COVID-19.
Captain of San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD) Richmond Station, Gaetano Caltagirone, is no stranger to the City’s west side. He is a sixth-generation San Franciscan who once served as a lieutenant of the Taraval Station Investigation Team.
Viewers had a wide range of emotional reactions – from exuberance, awe and pride to melancholy feelings of nostalgia – on June 18, opening day of the Northern California stop of the Obama Portraits Tour, being exhibited through Aug. 14, at San Francisco’s de Young Museum.
About 15 years ago, a longtime Richmond District resident named Pat Swendsen sent me a column written by syndicated columnist Ann Landers. She said: “Dear Paul, this is so important it should not be lost in the archives. Hope you can use it.”
By Andrea J. Schatz Every Sunday, rain or shine, local farmers bring the freshest and healthiest organic nourishment to us, the consumers. The Richmond District is fortunate to have year-round, farm-to-table produce […]
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at Joe’s.
The SFMTA has done irreparable harm to this City’s businesses. The vacant commercial storefronts along Van Ness, Market, and Irving are casualties of the SFMTA and indicative of Jeffrey Tumlin’s smug futuristic projects.
How did a statue created 232 years ago in Japan make its way to Golden Gate Park in 1949?
Surrounded by a sea of brilliantly colored, intricately designed fabric, Barbara Albanese crouches next to a quilt patch, reaching toward it in a silent reflection. Heart-shaped decorations clothe the fabric with notes and photos delivered from family and loved ones. “Ode to My Big Brother,” the largest heart reads.
Although technically it will remain operational, San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital faces the daunting task of relocating nearly 700 low-income patients to other hospitals by Sept. 15 after a federal oversight agency decertified it this past April.
An admission policy based on academic achievement is coming back to Lowell High School in the fall of 2023 after the new San Francisco Board of Education voted 4-3 against extending its current lottery system.
Part two of the Best of the Richmond. Part one was food, part two is services.