The Economist, for their February 2015 article on German-Americans, chose the title “America’s largest ethnic group has assimilated so well that people barely notice it.”
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
Police activity in the Richmond District, May 2021.
Much has changed this past year in the Music Concourse of Golden Gate Park, from statues coming down and museums closing then reopening, to a brightly lit observation wheel rising 150 feet into the sky.
The latest effort to increase the City’s housing supply is a proposal to replace the old Firestone Tires Complete Auto Care store at the corner of Geary Boulevard and Wood Street with more than three dozen new apartments.
Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., and it is gaining popularity in San Francisco.
After the first time the City shut down last year in March in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, it became apparent that restaurants, bars and clubs would not be opening up again anytime soon. People were losing jobs as small businesses struggled.
Since Hummus Bodega opened its doors at the corner of Geary Boulevard and 20th Avenue about a year ago, the Israeli-style café has been serving the community in more ways than one.
The controversy about keeping Golden Gate Park’s John F. Kennedy Drive car-free east of Transverse Drive after the pandemic ends is shifting into overdrive. A new study might help steer the debate.
The City budget is one of the most important pieces of legislation that the Board of Supervisors work on — it is a statement of our values.
Learn about dance, sewing and more at Ms. Marian’s Dance Garden’s summer camps 2021.
We choose public schools for our children because we believe that free access to education creates a diverse environment where students from different ethnicities and social and economic backgrounds can meet and enrich each other.
Please join me in wishing Corinne STRONG legs and a SHARP mind as she begins her NEW life as a DANCE MAJOR at the University of California, Santa Barbara!
Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy has stepped up to help seniors defend themselves.
Mr. James W. Chow, a longtime Richmond District resident, reached his 100th birthday on this earth this May 12th with the comment that the keys to his longevity are: hard work, exercise, eggs, oatmeal, reading the newspapers, and “talking with people!”
The Board of Education (BOE) commissioners seem to have their priorities in the wrong place!