Photo of Stow Lake in Golden gate Park, circa 1900.
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
The proposed center lanes will affect the more than 30 percent of the elderly and disabled in the area. To get to bus boarding zones they’ll have to cross the busy and dangerous Geary Boulevard.
It has been a pleasure representing you in Sacramento and advocating for our shared values. The work we do in the legislature impacts our everyday lives, so I’m happy to report we’ve had another successful year with Gov. Jerry Brown signing several of my bills to make things better in San Francisco and across California.
As a lawyer and retired judge, I was keenly attentive to last month’s confirmation proceedings respecting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Neither his opponents nor Kavanaugh demonstrated good judgment and appropriate conduct.
Pang opened his business at 2605 Clement St. in 2005. It was originally a print shop but in 2017 it became his art gallery, called Little Gallery. He is currently looking to exhibit other artists’ creations and hopes to exhibit more of his work in different spaces.
Swim to the end of the pool became one of Wood’s mantras in courage. “What this meant to me was always try your hardest and complete your goals, while maintaining your dignity,”
Updates from Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
A recap of police activity in the Richmond District last month.
Richmond District residents suspecting that there was a jump in auto burglaries this past year now have proof, as newly released SF Police Department (SFPD) statistics show a dramatic rise in the district, even as the rest of the city’s burglary rate dropped from
A lawsuit seeking to put the brakes on the Geary Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit (Geary-BRT) plan has come to the end of the road, after a San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled in the City’s favor.
Our philosophy is simple here. We are participating in the marketplace of ideas, and everyone’s ideas and opinions should be reflected in our stories and on our opinion pages. We always try to be fair to all parties involved.
Richmond District native Kyle Shin is eagerly anticipating the release of his latest collection of songs in February. To the world outside of Shin’s neighborhood at 39th Avenue and Balboa Street, he is known as “Son of Paper.”
To commemorate the centennial of the opening of the old Coliseum Theatre, the local history organization Western Neighborhoods Project will host two presentations on west side neighborhood movie houses at its “home for history,” located at 1617 Balboa St.
As chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, one of my biggest priorities is improving education outcomes for our students. The budget plan we adopted this year provides record funding for K-12 education.