With the start of a new decade, San Francisco is commemorating the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park (GGP 150). Can’t wait and looking for an event to help kick-off the celebration? Come on out and join us in planting 150 trees in Golden Gate Park!
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 Presidio of San Francisco has become the first park in the United States – and America’s first national park site – to earn the prestigious Green Flag Award®, which recognizes the highest standards for visitor experience and management of parks and green spaces around the world.
If we truly want to celebrate the 150th birthday of Golden Gate Park, we should honor nature and the Park by leaving it as dark as safety allows for one year,
Confronted with a potential recall election, Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer has yet to confirm whether she’ll run for re-election. In the fog created by Fewer’s ambiguity, the supervisor and her team are greasing the wheels to let Fewer’s preferred successor ease into office.
The Laurel School, a leading K-8 school for children with mild to moderate learning differences, is pleased to announce they are hosting the first annual Inclusive Schools Group Resource Fair on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Matt Linder and Amy Foote are world-class chamber musicians with a passion for the unusual. They specialize in performing music that is new, old, forgotten, undiscovered, or even just plain weird.
So the State and the City are going to spend $2.7 million on a dog run in Golden Gate Park and Sandra Fewer and Phil Ting think this is a great use of the taxpayer’s money. I disagree.
The Richmond Neighborhood Center’s newest food pantry is now open at George Peabody Elementary School.
Tablet class: basic training for Cantonese speakers, Feb. 15, 22 and 29, 2020.
The National Historic Landmark architectural treasure Swedenborgian Church which held its first service in March 1895, whose form and construction was conceived and guided by a friend of John Muir, is an architectural tribute to our deep spiritual connection to the natural world.
Looking back at 2019, my office won some huge victories for the Richmond District and San Francisco as a whole. Here are the top 12 highlights from 2019.
The Laurel Heights Improvement Association of San Francisco, Inc., filed suit against the City and County of San Francisco today in the San Francisco County Superior Court.
The Richmond District single-family home prices rose for the eighth year in a row with median prices appreciating by 5 percent in 2019 and a 122 percent increase from the low of 2011.
Christine Raher poses with a new friend at the Richmond Neighborhood Center’s toy drive event on Dec. 17. Raher was recently named Woman Lawn Bowler of the Year by the 130-member San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club based in Golden Gate Park.
Police activity in the Richmond District in December, 2019.