Riots ruined graduation June 10, 1970 was to be graduation day at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale. But that did not take place. In the spring of my senior year at SIU I was hurtling […]
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
Editor: I am a resident of the Inner Richmond and a daily walker in Golden Gate Park. Last fall, I noticed these classic park benches behind the bandshell that belong on the concourse. After a few […]
“Now that people are back from their vacations and the weather is getting better, homeowners will be putting their properties on the market. With buyers circling, we should be seeing a strong fall market.”
The members of Dorcas look forward to their Wednesdays together. Several regular participants have been attending for 20 years or more while the newest member just joined.
The SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will institute an eight percent annual increase, for the next four years, in combined water and sewer rates to pay for maintaining and upgrading the city’s water and sewer systems.
Richmond District resident and mayoral contender Richie Greenberg launched a conservative San Francisco-based political action committee in July called Conservative Focus. He is the chairman and spokesman for the committee. Conservative Focus’ objective is to educate the public and support candidates […]
Community updates from Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
The public is invited to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the San Francisco Model Yacht Club at Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park on Sunday, Sept. 16, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Recent police activity in the Richmond District.
Autumn Moon Festival by Assemblyman Phil Ting Now that it’s September and our kids are back at school, we are officially done with summer and can welcome fall. Many cultures mark the change in seasons in a variety […]
Photos from the Playland on Balboa Music Festival held on Aug. 4, 2018.
Autumn Moon Festival celebrations have been held throughout Asia for more than 1,000 years. The holiday is a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the myth of the immortal moon goddess, Chang-O.
A 54-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle during the early morning hours of Aug. 4 died several weeks after the accident.
The SFMTA’s board of directors voted unanimously to approve the Geary-BRT Phase 1 plan as recommended by staff. The plan allows vehicles with 10 or more passengers to use Muni transit lanes and eliminates the #38-Geary Rapid stops in both directions at Geary and Spruce.
Historical photo of Masonic Avenue circa 1925.