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
Saunders is a familiar voice that filled the airwaves of local Bay Area radio stations,
including KYA, KSFX, KSFO and KOIT, for 43 years. He served as a radio announcer, talk show host and rock D.J.
“A tree planting brings neighbors together,” said FUF Executive Director DanFlanagan. “We love to help neighborhood residents transform and improve their blocks.”
The Sound Dunes, a Sunset District-based rock ‘n’ roll band, plays at local venues.
The goal of forming a Green Benefit District (GBD) for the Inner Sunset District has been proposed.
Starting in March, groundwater
held in a huge underground
aquifer under the west side will
be pumped out and blended with water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
A dozen years ago bonfires on
Ocean Beach were almost
banned, but after a long struggle,
which included the possibility of
by-permit-only burning, the
National Park Service (NPS) will
be putting out additional fire pits
More than 400 veterans spend day mingling with animals The SF Zoo and Gardens opened its 100-acre classroom, conservation center and park to more than 420 invited veterans and caretakers on Sept. […]
Twenty-five years ago a small group of San Francisco residents representing a community devastated by the AIDS epidemic gathered in a dilapidated grove in Golden Gate Park to restore it and create […]
Activist groups representing feminism, ethnicity and sexual identity rights were represented (above) at a Dare to D.R.E.A.M festival, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which was held at the Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Ave., on Monday, Jan. 23. Below left, Maddie Mandich, a case management program manager, stands in a rainbow made out of balloons. In the lower right, parents Candace Lum and Tony Tam, with their children, Olivia, 4, and Theo, 2, watch Jessie Lamb silk-screen T-shirts.
By John M Lee In the Richmond District, single-family home prices rose by double digits for the fifth year in a row, with median prices appreciating by 10.3 percent in 2016 – […]
by Noma Faingold “Smile Again, Jenny Lee,” is Carlo Caldana’s third feature- length film as a director. But this time he decided to do it all: write, direct, act, produce and score […]
On Nov. 30, the SF Arts Commission chose a proposal by artist Owen Smith to grace a blank concrete wall on the north side of Rossi Pool. Fifteen artists submitted proposals for […]
by Paul Kozakiewicz The largest public works pro- ject in decades is about to hit the Richmond District. The Geary Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project would re-engineer Geary Boulevard in an […]
by Thomas K. Pendergast Despite recent setbacks in the Bay Area arts community, a new hope for the art scene landed in the Richmond District on Dec. 11. The Avenue 12 Gallery […]
By Supervisor Eric Mar Thanks to editor Paul Kozakiewicz for letting me share my views here for the last eight years! Last month, I highlighted citywide accomplishments and I end by celebrating […]