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
After accepting a bid for a contractor, the plan is to start construction in April 2015, with projections to open the facility to
the public a year later in April 2016.
Cheese and pizza-inspired lyrics were heard at the Richmond District’s Neck of the Woods bar on March 5 during a performance by the Pizza Underground, an anti-folk band from New York City.
The fate of the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) Laurel Heights campus, located at 3333 California St., appears to be in limbo – for the moment – as U.C. regents focus on what to do with the university’s Mission Bay projects.
The George Washington High School Alumni Association will host an induction dinner at the Cliff House Restaurant, 1090 Point Lobos, on Thursday, May 1, to induct two alumni into its Hall of […]
by Ryder W. Miller Scientists have been busy studying earthquakes, meteors and searching for life in the solar system, significantly altering our understanding of the universe in the last decade. “Dark Universe,” […]
by Ryder W. Miller The annual Audubon Society bird count had a record turnout for participation and the number of bird species counted in the history of the local chapter count. Throughout […]
by Thomas K. Pendergast Supporters claim it is about public health and fighting diabetes, while opponents counter that it will just be another factor pushing blue-collar working people out of San Francisco. […]
by Thomas K. Pendergast For a second time the San Francisco Planning Commission has delayed a decision on a controversial building project in the middle of the Richmond District, moving a hearing […]
The City and County of San Francisco has launched a Zero Waste Textile Initiative, encouraging residents and businesses to recycle unwanted apparel, footwear and other textiles at an event at the Westfield […]
An East Bay man has been convicted of killing a Richmond District woman in 1991 after investigators connected evidence at the scene of the crime with a suspect being released from prison […]
by Ed Moy Scott Silverberg always wanted to be a musician. A long-time resident of the Richmond District, Silverberg originally lived in the Bronx in New York City. But it was San […]
by James King In the summer of 2004, Judy Grossman read an article in the San Francisco Chronicle that changed the course of her life. The article, by Gwen Knapp, outlined the […]
A controversial proposal to construct two buildings on corner lots at the intersection of 26th Avenue and Clement Street came up at the San Francisco Planning Commission in January, but commissioners quickly punted it down their calendar with a continuance, rescheduling it for the commission’s Feb. 20 meeting.
There are only a handful of schools available to sixth through eighth graders living in the west side of San Francisco, and for many students, they simply won’t do. The SF Unified […]
Another person has come forward to accuse Local 648 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union International of hiring non-union people at minimum wage to picket a chain of markets in San Francisco because they employ non-union workers.