Since the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a flood of artists painting beautiful murals on the temporary plywood boards adhered to the glass windows and doors of many local businesses in the Bay Area.
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
Supervisor Fewer writes to her constituents regarding the homeless encampments in the Richmond.
District 1 Supervisor candidate Amanda Inocencio writes a message to voters.
The only thing certain about legalizing sports betting in California is that it will create a lot of losers.
Summary of crime in the Richmond District for May.
Quentin Kopp praises Harry S. Truman.
Gui Oliveira profiles an old family-run business in the Richmond, Gus’ Discount Tackle.
Richmond and Sunset supervisors have asked Golden Gate Park’s General Manager Phil Ginsburg to review facilities in the park that could be used for homeless camps during COVID-19.
Paul Kozakiewicz urges residents to patronize local businesses now that San Francisco has flattened the curve.
Richmond District artist Vu Mai’s inspiring journey to become a painter and professional artist.
Kinen Carvala looks back at the history of the Beethoven statue in Golden Gate Park.
A month after the City banned motor vehicle through traffic on Lake Street between Second and 28th avenues, some locals are fine with the measures, while a lack of social-distancing etiquette among pedestrians and bicyclists makes others nervous.
All five candidates who are running to become the Richmond District’s next supervisor took part in a virtual candidates forum on May 6 to pitch their vision of how the neighborhood can best tackle its most pressing problems.
Richmond resident Tom Sweeney retired this year after spending 43 years as a fixture at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel.
Homeless encampments are appearing in the Richmond, where the city has provided three portable restrooms with wash stations.