Photos from the 2019 Greater Geart Boulevard Merchants Association luncheon at the Hotel Kabuki, Nov. 1, 2019. Photos by Phyllis Nabhan.
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
2019 One Richmond Holiday Guide.
I hope you’re all enjoying the Autumn! As the holiday season approaches, remember to do your #OneRichmond thing by shopping and eating local. Be sure to look out for the insert in the November Richmond Review for all of the One Richmond businesses.
Pedroni’s works assemble vintage toys, old radios, stone Buddhas and scores of other found objects into large, often towering structures. The assemblages sometimes suggest, but never spell out, a theme or meaning.
Although it has changed hands a number of times over the years, Eats restaurant has served breakfast, lunch and brunch at the corner of Clement Street and Second Avenue for almost 45 years.
In 1866, what we now call the Richmond District was incorporated into the City of San Francisco. Known as the “outside lands,” it was a lonely area of drifting sand dunes and sagebrush, a blank area on county maps with Mountain Lake as the sole identifiable feature.
Board members guiding San Francisco’s school district might consider the fate of murals on the life of first president George Washington at his namesake high school settled, but opponents of the plan to cover them are responding like Revolutionary War hero, John Paul Jones, when he said he had only begun to fight.
The Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the Richmond District landmark with its distinctive golden onion domes, was the site of the annual Taste of Russia Festival on Oct. 20. The festival has been held every year since 2006.
After a Civil Grand Jury reported that large parts of San Francisco could burn to the ground after an earthquake if something is not done soon, four city supervisors and a state assemblyman have called the situation urgent and demanded action.
Movie Screenings: One Richmond Art and Culture Series for Older Adults will be hosting two free movie screenings – “The Farewell” on Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. and a Russian comedy called “What a Mess!” on Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. 4 Star Theatre, 2200 Clement St. Everyone is welcome and no pre-registration is required.
“M. Pedroni’s Big Show” is a wide-ranging display of work by artist Michael Pedroni at Busvan, 244 Clement St. The show runs for three weekends: Oct. 19 and 20, Oct. 26 and 27, and Nov. 2 and 3.
District 1 Bikeshare Workshop will be held on Oct. 28. 6-8 p.m. at the Richmond Rec. Center.
Seniors are among California’s fastest growing population. Currently, 10 percent of Californians are seniors; by 2030, that percentage is expected to almost double to 19 percent. How can we create a future that guarantees that every senior lives with the dignity and independence we all deserve?
To continue the efforts in serving the community, we are excited to announce that we have another opportunity in November to provide Free Basic Tablet & Smartphone Operations for CANTONESE SPEAKERS Class at Richmond District.
The Richmond continues to hold onto its identity not out of nostalgia, like much of the rest of the city, but out of necessity. Families need a place to live, a place to eat, a place to get their dry cleaning done.