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
The New Zealand native and current San Francisco resident is one of the top three
female open water marathon swimmers in the world and the subject of a suspenseful
new documentary, “Kim Swims.”
Hundreds of local San Francisco residents began crowding the already busy
commercial section of Clement Street, between Fifth to Eighth avenues, by 10 a.m.
on Sept. 23 for the Richmond District’s first annual Autumn Moon Festival.
Updates from Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer
Three Richmond District residents, Robert Pawlak and Tom and Christine Raher, won the
San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club’s 2017 Centennial Cup on Aug. 26.
Roundup of police activity in the Richmond District.
Activities and news in the Richmond District.
Two unknown suspects approached a man who was smoking near California
Street and 22nd Avenue on Sept. 6.
There will be numerous events in theOuter Richmond District in October, including
a benefit show for the historic Balboa Theater.
The new city police chief came out to the Richmond District on Sept. 14 to talk
about crime issues and answer questions from the audience.
The SF County Transportation Authority (SFCTA), which is comprised of all 11 members
of the SF Board of Supervisors, allocated $580,926 in half-cent sales tax funds in July to
the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for traffic calming measures in
Golden Gate Park.
Although the location, at one of the busiest intersections in the City, might appear to be a
highly profitable one, it seems this was not the case for Best Buy.
A bill now sitting on California Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, waiting for his signature, might
bring recycling centers back to San Francisco’s west side,.
Vintage photo of Golden Gate Park, the Richmond District, the Presidio and marin.
Letters to the editor of the Richmond ReView.
Things to do in the Richmond District.