On a sunny Saturday in October more than 42 community members gathered at the Richmond Senior Center (at Geary Boulevard and 26th Avenue) to volunteer their time to help more than 20 seniors and adults with disabilities living in The Richmond District.
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 San Francisco Recreation and Park Department commissioners voted unanimously on Nov. 21 to authorize Lifetime Activities to handle day-to-day operations of the tennis center being renovated in Golden Gate Park.
The cause of a fire that shut down five businesses and displaced residents at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and 18th Avenue was unintentional, according to an incident report from the San Francisco Fire Department.
A moment of jubilance for an election victory quickly soured after a video clip of Richmond District Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer cursing the San Francisco Police Officers Association (POA) during the celebration of Chesa Boudin’s upset win in the City’s district attorney race went viral.
I live on Fulton Street in the Outer Richmond. The other day, when I was sweeping the dead leaves in front of the house, I noticed a young man, presumably in his twenties, walking west on Fulton humming loudly to himself.
Photos from the 2019 Greater Geart Boulevard Merchants Association luncheon at the Hotel Kabuki, Nov. 1, 2019. Photos by Phyllis Nabhan.
2019 One Richmond Holiday Guide.
I hope you’re all enjoying the Autumn! As the holiday season approaches, remember to do your #OneRichmond thing by shopping and eating local. Be sure to look out for the insert in the November Richmond Review for all of the One Richmond businesses.
Pedroni’s works assemble vintage toys, old radios, stone Buddhas and scores of other found objects into large, often towering structures. The assemblages sometimes suggest, but never spell out, a theme or meaning.
Although it has changed hands a number of times over the years, Eats restaurant has served breakfast, lunch and brunch at the corner of Clement Street and Second Avenue for almost 45 years.
In 1866, what we now call the Richmond District was incorporated into the City of San Francisco. Known as the “outside lands,” it was a lonely area of drifting sand dunes and sagebrush, a blank area on county maps with Mountain Lake as the sole identifiable feature.
Board members guiding San Francisco’s school district might consider the fate of murals on the life of first president George Washington at his namesake high school settled, but opponents of the plan to cover them are responding like Revolutionary War hero, John Paul Jones, when he said he had only begun to fight.
The Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the Richmond District landmark with its distinctive golden onion domes, was the site of the annual Taste of Russia Festival on Oct. 20. The festival has been held every year since 2006.
After a Civil Grand Jury reported that large parts of San Francisco could burn to the ground after an earthquake if something is not done soon, four city supervisors and a state assemblyman have called the situation urgent and demanded action.
Movie Screenings: One Richmond Art and Culture Series for Older Adults will be hosting two free movie screenings – “The Farewell” on Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. and a Russian comedy called “What a Mess!” on Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. 4 Star Theatre, 2200 Clement St. Everyone is welcome and no pre-registration is required.