Comparing photos of Clement Street and Eighth Avenue, 76 years apart.
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
For the next three years, the Upper Great Highway (UGH) between Lincoln Way and Sloat Boulevard will remain closed to cars from noon on Fridays to 6 a.m. on Mondays, despite pushback from two westside supervisors.
Announcements for the Richmond and Sunset districts, January, 2023.
The November election is over and the final results have been certified. From now on, the eastern end of John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park will be closed to vehicle traffic, except for deliveries to the de Young Museum, first responders and the park shuttle. The Upper Great Highway will also be closed on weekends starting at noon on Fridays, per a vote of the SF Board of Supervisors in December, until a study can be completed and final action taken.
As my passion for film grew and I was blessed to write movie reviews and feature stories, I became aware that each year, there’s an award season that begins with a fall film festival circuit, followed by a series of award ceremonies (Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards [SAG], British Academy of Film and Television Awards [BAFTA], among others), culminating with the Academy Awards.
A rainy night at the Balboa Street Lighting Celebration resulted in a small but dedicated group of community-minded neighbors to Simple Pleasures on Dec. 31, 2022.
Herbert Hoover was the first U.S. president to give his salary back to the government (after the Great Depression commenced in his first year of office in October, 1929). Now the U.S. government would like everyone to do it!
Happy New Year and Year of the Rabbit to all! I am excited to share with you what we plan to accomplish in the coming months.
Is the naked bronze man with a cape and helmet in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse Roman or Greek?
The 4 Star Theater, among the oldest movie houses in San Francisco, has been a cultural and entertainment treasure in the Outer Richmond and surrounding neighborhoods since 1921.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. From local food drives to neighborhood festivities, it was nice to see our community get into the spirit.
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) filed documents in civil court on Dec. 16 responding to allegations made by two women who claim they were sexually abused as students by former George Washington High School Athletic Director Lawrence Young-Yet Chan.
A couple holding hands, joggers running down the middle of the road with passing bicyclists, babies rolling along in strollers under clear sunny skies; to any casual observer, Lake Street might appear an idyllic place.
Stephen Somerstein has had several lifetimes worth of achievements so far in his 81 years. Almost as amazing as his photos in the Smithsonian, his Emmy Award or his career as an aerospace engineer is how Somerstein can recall and recount his experiences in explicit detail.
South African artist Lhola Amira looks at the exhibition titled, “Lhola Amira: Facing the Future,” as an invitation by the de Young Museum. In turn, the artist invites visitors to a safe space to examine the pain of the past and present, specifically of Black and Brown people, while embracing the possibilities of healing.