As students in San Francisco during its tech stardom, we have witnessed major changes in the City and we fear that skyrocketing housing prices, caused in part by the tech industry, are driving the arts and culture out.
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
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Zion Lutheran Church presents Concerts at Zion: Century-Spanning Music for Classical Instruments, a concert series to raise money to support various local nonprofit organizations.
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manipulated data when it did not suit them, rushed into the EIR and missed being able to qualify for $100 million in federal funds.”
Police activity reports from the Richmond District.
Richmond District updates from SF Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
The SF Model Yacht Club has opened its summer sailing season, with numerous model yacht enthusiasts taking their model boats out for a journey across Spreckels Lake.
News shorts from the Richmond District.
The Greater Geary Boulevard Merchants’ Association held its 25th annual luncheon at the Hotel Kabuki on May 23 to honor local merchants and first responders who have contributed to the welfare of the community.
Five candidates for the mayor’s office lined up in the Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park in late April to talk about marginalized people, their priority policies for affordable housing, making streets safer and helping the homeless.
After announcing the creation of a community fairy garden on the “Next Door” app, donations appeared immediately. Especially welcome were items made with repurposed materials, like marbles, popsicle sticks, and seashells.
Opponents of the Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project planned for Geary Boulevard released in May the opening arguments in a lawsuit filed against two San Francisco transportation agencies to derail the BRT.