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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
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.
Last month, I mentioned the self-congratulatory dedication of the Transbay Terminal, another San Francisco project years behind schedule and tens of millions of dollars more expensive than represented to taxpayers for more than a decade.
Things to do on San Francisco’s west side.
A provision empowering the SF Board of Supervisors to amend San Francisco’s voter-enacted government-transparency law, the Sunshine Ordinance, is prompting at least two journalist organizations to oppose a city charter amendment dubbed a “privacy first policy” that will appear as Proposition B on the local ballot this November. Ordinarily, only voters may amend voter-passed ordinances.
As I talk to people and clients every day in San Francisco, I have discovered one of the reasons why the home inventory is so low – it is because property owners do not feel like they can move. If they were to buy something else, their mortgage payments and property taxes would go up, depending on what they buy.
Police activity in the Richmond District.
Updates from the Richmond District by Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
The SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) held an open house on Sept. 12 at the Sunset Cooperative Nursery School on Lawton Street to allow west side residents to give feedback on a plan to enact pedestrian safety measures along the Lower Great Highway.
by Thomas K. Pendergast The permit agreement to put on the Outside Lands Music and Art Festival is set to expire in 2020, and already city officials and community members are taking an assessment of its impact on […]
The Ellis Act is a 1985 statewide law that allows landlords to evict tenants if they go out of the rental business. While it is difficult to know how many of the recent Ellis Act evictions are for legitimate reasons, the data strongly suggests that a significant proportion of them do not go out of the rental business.
by Judith Kahn For more than 22 years, Richmond District residents could bring their old appliances to Son Nguyen’s shop at Universal Electric Service, which was located at 1551 Clement St. before it closed in August. Nguyen […]
San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin correctly notes that without high speed rail and Caltrain, the Transbay Terminal “will go down as the most expensive bus terminal in the history of humankind.”