Sunset resident Robert M. Smith reflects on his long career as a journalist.
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 science on climate change is clear, so why aren’t San Francisco’s leaders listening?
Letters to the editor of the Richmond Review newspaper.
“A ‘love street’ can be anywhere,” explained Graciela Ronconi, a 30-year-plus resident of the Richmond District and founder of the neighborhood newcomer, Love Street Vintage.
Cindy Tong, a Richmond District resident and native of the Sunset District, will publish her debut children’s book “The Mystery of the Missing Dump Truck” this month. The book features two Asian-American protagonists, based on her own sons.
As a student of real estate my entire life, this COVID-19-induced market has taught me much and introduced different concepts and principles into the market which we might never see again in our lifetime. Normally in September I write about what we can expect in our fall real estate market because it marks the start of our second selling season of the year in San Francisco.
Most of the buildings on the north side of Clement Street and Funston Avenue (then known as 13th Avenue) in this May 1920 photograph still stand. It is also still possible to stand on this same patch of grass next to the former Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist building that has been reincarnated as the Internet Archive.
On Oct. 1, PBS will air the film about two Cuban musician brothers, separated by a restrictive political climate for years and touchingly (though temporarily) reunited to create, collaborate and simply be a family.
Political cartoon by Ralph Lane. “What Could Happen,” or “The Downside of Octogenarian Job Security”
I am an Inner Richmond resident and I just opened a new antiques shop called Refind Home at 2500 Clement St. at 26th Avenue.
Police activity in the Richmond District, July/August 2021.
It is our civic duty to serve on a jury, but many Americans are unable to participate because they cannot afford to take unpaid time off from work. This means a smaller pool of potential jurors that often results in juries that are wealthier and less diverse – not at all reflective of the communities they serve.
SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approves Resolution Seeking Landmark Status for Lincoln Park Golf Course, Once a City Cemetery
The Lincoln Park Golf Course is among the oldest in the western states, but it also has a unique historical legacy, the evidence for which lies underneath it with perhaps 20,000 buried human remains.
In a 1958 book about Sir Winston Churchill, the author described a woman who gushed to Churchill: “Doesn’t it thrill you, Mr. Churchill, to know that every time you make a speech the hall is packed to overflowing?”