by Ed Moy Scott Silverberg always wanted to be a musician. A long-time resident of the Richmond District, Silverberg originally lived in the Bronx in New York City. But it was San […]
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
Woman’s work creates organization to assist students
by James King In the summer of 2004, Judy Grossman read an article in the San Francisco Chronicle that changed the course of her life. The article, by Gwen Knapp, outlined the […]
Disputed Clement Street project delayed for more outreach
A controversial proposal to construct two buildings on corner lots at the intersection of 26th Avenue and Clement Street came up at the San Francisco Planning Commission in January, but commissioners quickly punted it down their calendar with a continuance, rescheduling it for the commission’s Feb. 20 meeting.
Dropouts go to college
There are only a handful of schools available to sixth through eighth graders living in the west side of San Francisco, and for many students, they simply won’t do. The SF Unified […]
New charges levied over union pickets
Another person has come forward to accuse Local 648 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union International of hiring non-union people at minimum wage to picket a chain of markets in San Francisco because they employ non-union workers.
Art benefits Cabrillo Playground
The Friends of Cabrillo Playground are creating tiles to raise money for new furnishings and fixtures at the playground and clubhouse, including a new ping pong table.
Traveling Rec. and Park chefs teach cooking, making pet food
by Jonathan Farrell Chefs John Rutherford and Matthew Fast are pleased and honored to provide culinary classes to the local community and neighborhoods by teaching at the San Francisco Recreation and Park […]
Bridge Theater on Geary shutters its doors in late December
by Jonathan Farrell Richmond District movie goers were sad to hear the news that the Bridge Theater, located at 3010 Geary Blvd., closed just after Christmas. Built in 1939 in honor of […]
Bicycle lane in GG Park cause for concern
City planners and the SF Bicycle Coalition are set to create more of these “cycle tracks” around San Francisco but opposition is growing against the design found along John F. Kennedy Drive, near the east side of Golden Gate Park, with some disabled people and even some bicyclists saying that this design is more dangerous for them than not having any bike lanes at all.
Fraud: Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., 16th Avenue and Balboa Street A 64-year-old woman was waiting for a bus when the first suspect approached and asked if there was a herbal doctor located […]
Jewish performers at forefront of rock ‘n’ roll’s golden age
Most people do not immediately associate the holiday season with rock ‘n’ roll, but that did not stop dozens of rock history buffs from coming out to the San Francisco Library’s Merced Branch on Dec. 12 for a presentation titled “Blue Suede Jews: Jews in the Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”