“Keep Cassava open on Balboa Street” was the name of the GoFundMe campaign started by Yuka Ioroi, the general manager of the Outer Richmond restaurant, Cassava.
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
Big Changes Planned for Venerable Richmond Landmark
On June 20, the San Francisco Planning Commission gave approval to a new use for the Alexandria Theater on Geary Boulevard. The building, which was a movie theater for more than 80 years, will feature two swimming pools and meeting space.
City to Seek Voters’ Approval for $600M Firefighting Bond
Someday another earthquake of the magnitude that hit San Francisco in 1906 is expected to strike again. A bond proposal to expand an emergency water system for fighting fires that will likely follow a massive quake was passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Richmond Nonprofit Nourishes Community
The Richmond Neighborhood Center has been serving the Richmond District for 35 years by providing programs for all ages, including wellness classes, a food pantry and community events in the Richmond District.
SFUSD Board Votes to Cover Washington H.S. Murals
The writing is on the wall for the controversial murals on the life of President George Washington at his namesake high school now that the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has voted to cover them over.
Hockey Haven Named Legacy Business
Hockey Haven is a neighborhood sports bar established in 1949 by Rene Trudell, a French Canadian professional hockey player.
Letter to the Editor – A Suggestion for a Solution to Washington Mural Debate
I propose that an appropriate sum of money be authorized to paint a mural with the opposing viewpoint.
Letter to the Editor – Open Letter to Paul Simon
I read that you plan to donate proceeds from your performance at Outside Lands to the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and San Francisco Parks Alliance. Please don’t donate to these organizations.
National Coalition Against Censorship Urges Retaining Washington Murals
As an organization dedicated to promoting free speech, including freedom of
artistic expression, we were concerned to learn that the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is considering removing thirteen 1930s Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals from George Washington High School.
Food Pantry Photos
Photos from the Richmond Neighborhood Center Food Pantry. June, 2019.
COPA Takes Affect in June, 2019
A new ordinance that passed at the SF Board of Supervisors is becoming law on June 2. It will affect all sales of buildings of three units and up. The legislation is known as the Community Opportunity to Purchase Act, or COPA for short.
Historical Photo – GG Park’s Early Aquifer
To tap a subterranean aquifer and provide water for Golden Gate Park, a pump works was first built in the late 1880s in what is today the Botanical Garden.
Commentary – Quentin Kopp
In 1931, San Francisco voters approved a new charter which reduced Board of Supervisors membership from 16 to 11, elected citywide, and paid $2,400 per year, without membership in the retirement system, but with membership in the publicly-funded health system.
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor of the Richmond Review newspaper.
Police Blotter – Richmond District
Police activity in the Richmond District in May, 2019.