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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
Circulation: 25,000

Assembly: Phil Ting

As we watch communities destroyed by record-breaking  wildfires, wake up to orange skies, and see photo after photo of empty reservoirs, we know that California is at the forefront of the climate crisis. Fortunately, our historic state budget surplus allows us the opportunity to take action.

Press Release: Western Neighborhoods Project to Open Pop-Up Museum in Former Cliff House Gift Shop

Western Neighborhoods Project (WNP), a community history nonprofit, will open a temporary museum in the former Cliff House Gift Shop in partnership with ACT Art Conservation and The Great Highway gallery with support from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Park Archives and Records Center (PARC) and the Global Museum at SF State.

Letter to the Editor: “Sand Versus the Ocean is No Contest!”

Observing the ongoing more or less losing battle against the Pacific Ocean’s non stop onslaught against the bluffs south of Sloat Blvd; threatening the roadway and much more importantly, the pump station, underground piping and sewage treatment plant, who in their right mind thinks the dumping of 275,000 cubic yard of dredged shipping channel sand west of the roadway is going to do anything except wash away in very short order?  Sand versus the ocean is no contest!