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 National Park Service (NPS) announced in October that it has permanently ended a
planning and rulemaking process intended to establish new regulations related to dog
management at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).
The SF Recreation and Park Department is about to start construction on a new free-
standing restroom at Golden Gate Park’s Boat Playground, which is located near 45th
Avenue and Lincoln Way.
The SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) presented to the public on Oct. 18 its
final plan to ease traffic on Eighth Avenue, between Lake and Fulton streets in the Inner
The CYC was established to provide youths with alternatives and access to legitimate
means of achieving their aspirations and independence as well as reaching their
highest potential as individuals with a positive self and cultural identity.
Experts in various transportation modes came together at a Planning Association for the
Richmond (PAR) forum to discuss the future of transportation.
More than 15 San Francisco neighborhoods could burn to the ground due to a lack of water at the SF Fire Department ’s (SFFD) disposal after a major earthquake.
Lately, I have been wondering why the city’s transportation agency has been running
roughshod over merchants and local residents across town, and acting in total disregard
for the wishes of most San Francisco residents.
Political muscle and deal-making got Proposition E passed, which created
the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The proposition was on the
November, 1999 ballot.
Whether it’s the Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), or the L Taraval streetcar line, the public
and local merchants are ignored as being minor disruptions to the agency’s self-proclaimed higher ideals.
… my bill will grant five new liquor
licenses per year, for five years, to San Francisco.
Things to do in the Richmond District.
The Planning Association for the Richmond’s (PAR) bylaws set out its mission, which is to
develop and implement policies for the maintenance and enhancement of the physical
and social dimensions of life in the district.
After learning about Hurricane Harvey and the devastation it caused in Houston,
Richmond natives Lori Agbabian (age 11) and Arman Agbabian (age 8) felt a call to
action and set up a lemonade stand on Sept. 3 to raise money for relief efforts.
These are laws that have been passed but most people do not know about
them because they are not well publicized and only apply in certain situations. But, if
you fall into one of these categories, you can save yourself a lot of money!