Looking northwest from Sweeny Observatory at the top of Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park in 1898, this picture shows a sandy Richmond District and barren Lincoln Park. Prayerbook Cross is in the center foreground.
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
In mid-November 2020, Pastor Lenny Szeto of Zion Lutheran Church and School, located at Ninth Avenue and Anza Street, encouraged the Zion community to “Walk for Hunger” and raise money to donate to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.
Announcements for April, 2021.
The pandemic has devastated our public transportation service and revenues. It also provided an opportunity to re-envision our streets and transit services and routes.
As we pass the one-year anniversary of the shelter-in-place order issued to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, we can look back on how much we have learned about the virus.
Recent police activity in the Richmond District.
California parents are eager to get their children back into the classroom – and thanks to Assembly Bill (AB) 86, more students will return for in-person learning this month.
Such capriciousness by the School Board invites recapitulation of events leading to the 1971 San Francisco Charter amendment changing mayoral appointment of seven members to electing citywide all members. I plead guilty.
The first polo match at the Polo Field was on Nov. 11, 1898 (reported the next day by the San Francisco Call). Horsemen from the Burlingame Club played for two hours, with an intermission, in front of thousands of spectators.
No one seemed to care that there was no splashy ceremony with speeches and VIP guests on opening day at the massively renovated Golden Gate Park Tennis Center (GGPTC) on March 3.
Jeffrey Nemeroff’s artwork is very well traveled. He has exhibited throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, Russia and the Middle East. For now, he’s showing the fruits of his creativity on San Francisco’s west side.
Despite vacant storefronts lining commercial corridors everywhere, a space that was empty since well before the pandemic is now the site of a new Andronico’s market in the Outer Richmond District at Clement Street and 32nd Avenue.
Public Citizen and MoveOn.org Plan a Socially Distanced Action in San Francisco on Sunday, April 4 as Part of Nationwide Push to Call on the U.S. Senate to Pass Transformative Democracy Legislation
Captain Gaetano Caltagirone, an experienced SFPD veteran, took the helm of the Richmond Station on Saturday, Feb. 20.
For now, only one area of the Richmond District is officially without AT&T coverage, after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors pulled the plug on putting cellphone antennae onto a rooftop at Second Avenue and Balboa Street.