Ocean Beach as it looked circa 1900.
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 annual Pacific Orchid Exposition was held at the Hall of Flowers, located in Golden Gate Park, at the end of February.
Things to do in April, 2018.
Letters to the Editor – Richmond Review.
Recently, housing activists starting using the term “ethnic cleansing” to describe what is going on in the San Francisco real estate market!
His brilliant mind seemed to absorb so much and go at a much faster speed than all of his peers, as several comedians interviewed in the documentary noted, including David Letterman, Steve Martin, Eric Idle, Lewis Black and close friend, Billy Crystal.
Neighborhood updates from Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
Police action in the Richmond District.
On March 16, the Google Doodle Team visited George Peabody Elementary School in the Richmond District and surprised the students by revealing that a recently installed mural honoring the school’s namesake was designed and painted by Doodle artists […]
To decrease San Francisco’s dependency on the Hetch Hetchy water system, which delivers water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and the SF Recreation and Park Department are in the process of switching to “recycled” water for irrigating Golden Gate and Lincoln parks and the Presidio.
Local athletes going into Prep Hall of Fame The 36th annual San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame award banquet in May will feature top athletes from local schools. From the Richmond District, Michael Gridley will be inducted. He was […]
The University of San Francisco (USF) has received approval to move ahead with plans to construct 155 units of student housing, which will provide 600 beds for its undergraduate students.
As the discussion progressed, it quickly became apparent that the room was divided into two camps: one which wants to cut off services to the homeless and one which wants to increase city services for them.
A bill now sitting in the state legislature would take the zoning power to reject taller buildings away from municipalities across California if developers want to put them near public transit stops.
Alvord Lake in Golden Gate Park, circa 1900.