Police activity in the Richmond District.
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
In June, we officially launched the One Richmond initiative with a community kickoff party at Argonne Elementary School. The launch was a huge success and an amazing showcase of the four components of One Richmond: we’re inclusive; we take care of each other; we take care of the Richmond; and, we shop and eat locally.
Almost every Californian, drivers and non-drivers alike, has to interact with our Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). And we all have heard or experienced horror stories about long waits at the DMV office.
At a community meeting held in June at the San Francisco County Fair Building, representatives from the San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW) presented two concepts for revamping the intersection, along with plans to add a block of Ninth Avenue, between Lincoln Way and Irving Street, into the project.
News items from the Richmond District.
Photos from the recent One Richmond event held on June 16 at the Argonne Elementary School.
by Matthew Pera While selling flowers in the Financial District, 18-year-old Michelle Jean could not have imagined what she would later accomplish during her tenure with the SF Police Department. Capt. Jean, who in October was named commanding […]
by Thomas K. Pendergast After a seven-year exile, KXSF radio will be launched back onto the airwaves at 102.5 FM, on July 10, to bring its free-format, non-commercial programming to San Francisco. Formerly known as KUSF, the entire […]
A plan to build more than 250 residential units on the site currently operating as the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), located at 3700 California St., is now being reviewed by the SF Planning Department.
Photos from the Clement Street farmers’ market.
Historical photo from a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project.
Letters to the editor of the Richmond Review.
Things to do in the Richmond and Sunset districts.
As students in San Francisco during its tech stardom, we have witnessed major changes in the City and we fear that skyrocketing housing prices, caused in part by the tech industry, are driving the arts and culture out.
Democrats limit debate by Barry Hermanson It isn’t easy being a Green Party candidate in a Democratic Party town. On the Muppet Show in the ’70s, Kermit the Frog sang “It’s not easy being green” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRZ-IxZ46ng). It […]