by Thomas K. Pendergast Records from one of the more expensive local political campaigns in recent memory, the supervisor race for the Richmond District, suggests that grass-roots organizing and community connections beat […]
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
by Supervisor Eric Mar Legacy business Town Hall Meeting For many years, I have worked on protecting and empowering our district’s numerous and unique small businesses. From revamping and strengthening our citywide […]
by Assemblyman Phil Ting The most important gift that we give our children is education. That’s why I will be meeting with PTAs across the west side to discuss how state education […]
Fraudulent Game or Trick to Obtain Money or Property: Sept. 10, 10:40 a.m., 23rd Avenue and Geary Boulevard The suspect called the victim under the guise of her relative’s identity. The suspect […]
by Capt. Paul Yep You may have noticed increased traffic enforcement in the Richmond District in the past few months. This is a deliberate and focused effort to achieve the goal of […]
by Thomas K. Pendergast In October, the City will start building 10 “speed humps” to slow down traffic on the west side of Golden Gate Park, including one which will also be […]
by Paul Kozakiewicz All 10 candidates fighting to become the Richmond District’s next city supervisor attended a candidates’ forum on Sept. 14, looking for a competitive edge and hoping to gain traction […]
Richmond District residents, and sisters, Dr. Josephine LaVonne Lomba (left) and Melanie Lomba-Howard get a hug from Lou Holtz, the former coach of the Notre Dame football team, at a special awards […]
by Michael Feliciano Move over San Diego Comic-Con, the Richmond District’s very own comic book, film and cartoon convention blasted its way into town over the weekend of Sept. 16 – 19, […]
Second and third graders from the Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School, called the “ribbon dancers,” perform a special ribbon dance while wearing their personalized costumes at the 10th annual Sunset Neighborhood Beacon […]
Eddie Ahn was at a recent screening of his team’s entry into CAAMFest 2014 when something went wrong. He was representing the Storycake Films group at the Center for Asian American Media’s annual film festival and his short film, “Choose Wisely,” had a problem with the audio. In front of a packed house at the New People Cinema in Japantown, the audio and video portions of “Choose Wisely” did not sync. There was a 10 second lag between the audio and the video.
In his second book, “Cafe Le Whore,” Moazzam Sheikh steers clear of any overt political messages that an American reader might expect from a short-story fiction writer born and raised in Pakistan.
by Thomas K. Pendergast Eight years in the making, the Balboa Streetscape Improvement Project will be completed this month, yet some residents in the Outer Richmond District have already turned their noses […]
By Thomas K. Pendergast What are the best uses for available land in the Sunset District? While vast open spaces are not to be found around San Francisco, there are patches […]
By Thomas K. Pendergast Plans for the proposed CVS pharmacy at 19th Avenue and Ortega Street have once again been submitted to the SF Planning Department, after the initial pro- posal lacked […]