Photos from the Playland on Balboa Music Festival held on Aug. 4, 2018.
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
Autumn Moon Festival celebrations have been held throughout Asia for more than 1,000 years. The holiday is a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the myth of the immortal moon goddess, Chang-O.
A 54-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle during the early morning hours of Aug. 4 died several weeks after the accident.
The SFMTA’s board of directors voted unanimously to approve the Geary-BRT Phase 1 plan as recommended by staff. The plan allows vehicles with 10 or more passengers to use Muni transit lanes and eliminates the #38-Geary Rapid stops in both directions at Geary and Spruce.
Historical photo of Masonic Avenue circa 1925.
Letters to the editor of the Richmond Review.
The SF Municipal Transportation Agency is holding two meetings in August to show the public final details of the Geary Bus Rapid Transit plan slated to begin construction in the fall.
It is time to scrap this Frankenstein “hybrid” plan that was concocted for the Richmond and to start work on a real transportation plan, one that considers everyone’s needs and best interests, not just the narrow-minded aims of a wayward transportation agency.
A listing of this season’s remaining concerts.
A solo ager is someone who does not have a spouse or children, or their children are geographically or emotionally unavailable, and there are no other family members close by …
Updates from District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer
Police activity in the Richmond District in July, 2018.
Michaan’s Auctions has been commissioned to liquidate the contents of the Playland Not at the Beach Museum, a collection of circus nostalgia and memorabilia from 20th century American amusement parks, including San Francisco’s Playland at the Beach, for which the museum was named.
Ever since a sighting of the bird was first posted this year on July 9, birders have come daily not only from in town, but from cities all over the state. Scores of birders have come long distances, day after day, and waited for hours for a chance to see the auklet.
While there was no consensus about what to do with the greenbelt strips running along both sides of Park Presidio Boulevard, plenty of ideas were tossed around at a recent community meeting.