The remedy for the Richmond’s retail woes requires two actions: (1) enumeration and (2) experimentation.
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
Police activity in the Richmond District.
As many of you have probably heard, I have decided not to run for re-election for supervisor of District 1. Serving on the Board of Supervisors is a wildly rewarding yet demanding job, one that requires constant focus and attention.
It is the Year of the Rat, meaning the Chinese zodiac is starting over. A Year of the Rat is a time for new beginnings, and though cleaning one’s house is a traditional way to commemorate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat might be a time to clean up your life and make a fresh start.
For the longest time, Richard Wong was content being an in-demand cinematographer. He even made a deal with his wife, Irene Chan, that he would only be away from their Richmond District home six months out of the year.
Board of Supervisors Designates Stretches of Geary Blvd. and Balboa St. as New Neighborhood Commercial Districts
In an effort to discourage property owners from leaving storefronts empty along commercial corridors, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed legislation officially recognizing three areas of the Richmond District as Neighborhood Commercial Districts (NCD).
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is in the planning phase of a project to improve safety for bicycle riders and pedestrians on Fulton Street. Segments of Fulton are located on San Francisco’s High Injury Network, according to the SFMTA website.
Sieu Sean Do, author and victim rights advocate, now calls the Richmond District home. But his path started with a childhood in rural Cambodia and led him on a life-or-death struggle through the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge.
A lawsuit has been filed against a proposed redevelopment plan for 3333 California St. by the proponents of an alternative plan, after they lost an appeal of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ approval.
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Sunset Spotlight features activities, events and programs designed especially for seniors.
Western Neighborhoods Project (WNP), a community history group located at 1617 Balboa St. in the Richmond District, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Argonne Elementary School.
Our organizations, based in the Sunset (D4ward) and Richmond (Richmond District Rising) neighborhoods of San Francisco, support the production of more housing in our community that is affordable, ensures stability for existing residents and maintains diversity in our neighborhoods.
Project Equity, a national organization in the movement to harness employee ownership to maintain thriving local business communities and address income and wealth inequality, together with the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) recently announced a partnership to offer San Francisco’s small business owners a business succession support program.
Healthier Living is a six-week workshop in a small group interactive peer setting to show adults with chronic conditions how to self manage their health.