In the aftermath of the ruptured gas pipeline fire that torched several buildings at Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue earlier this year, a local union is calling for more robust permitting requirements, while former tenants of the building put their lives back together.
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
Plans for a new Andronico’s Community Market in the former Fresh & Easy grocery space, next to the CVS Pharmacy at Clement Street and 32nd Avenue, were submitted to the San Francisco Planning Department.
I’m writing to propose a feature about a show shot in San Francisco (and specifically the Richmond District) really without any permission, guerrilla style. Funded by Australian financiers, the show was made over a year in the Bay Area as well as Las Vegas.
Here are a few pictures from an incident on Parker Avenue that started about 8 a.m. on June 4 with the San Francisco Fire Department, Water Department and PG&E.
On Sunday, May 19, 2019, One Richmond opened their new storefront at 802 Clement St.
Regarding the dispute concerning Washington High’s sculpture and murals of Native Americans shown in a demeaning way and put down by powerful white men, I think it is important to take these artworks down.
Dogwalks, one of the first dog walking companies in San Francisco, celebrates it’s 20th birthday this month.
The Richmond Review newspaper helped break the story about the controversial murals at George Washington High School was was later covered by regional and national news.
Opponents square off against mural defenders at a tour of George Washington High School artwork on Saturday, May 4, 2019
Playland at the Beach, located between Balboa and Fulton streets at Ocean Beach, featured a fun house, rides, carnival games and the famous “It’s It” cookie ice cream sandwiches.
When Mandalay restaurant opened in the Inner Richmond in 1984, it was the first and only Burmese restaurant in the Bay Area. People were very unfamiliar with the unique flavors of this Southeast Asian cuisine and some evenings there were fewer than 10 patrons.
Our streets and roadways require ongoing maintenance to be kept in a state of good repair. We will be working with the Richmond District Blog to launch the #fewerpotholes campaign in May to identify pothole locations in the district.
“… we believe that community discussion around the ‘Life of Washington’ murals is not only timely, but well overdue.”
A long-time Richmond District landmark, the Balboa Theater, gained legacy business status last fall. The theater first opened its doors on Feb. 7, 1926.
Photos by David Law, White Horse Productions.