“… we believe that community discussion around the ‘Life of Washington’ murals is not only timely, but well overdue.”
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
Legacy Business Balboa Theater Enriches the Community
A long-time Richmond District landmark, the Balboa Theater, gained legacy business status last fall. The theater first opened its doors on Feb. 7, 1926.
Link to photos of Joe’s Ice Cream’s 60th Anniversary Celebration by David Law
Photos by David Law, White Horse Productions.
Planning Association for the Richmond (PAR) Spring Meeting on April 17
The Planning Association for the Richmond (PAR) will hold its spring general meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave. between Clement and California streets.
Controversial Murals Halt School’s Landmark Status
Two Richmond District schools were originally proposed to be considered for “landmark” status, but one is getting straight-armed by the San Francisco Unified School District’s (SFUSD) Board of Education.
Wee Scotty Offers Special Summer Classes
Wee Scotty, located at 609 Clement St. in the Richmond District, is offering special summer classes.
Baker Beach Green Streets Project
In February, construction began on the Baker Beach Green Streets Project. This project is located along El Camino Del Mar between the Legion of Honor and the Lands End Trailhead, on Sea Cliff Avenue from 26th to 25th avenues, and on GGNRA park land at the California Coastal Trail at 25th Avenue North.
Presidio Picnic’s Eighth Season Begins Sunday, March 31
Beginning Sunday, March 31, the Presidio of San Francisco, in partnership with Off the Grid, unveils an eighth season of Presidio Picnic with an exciting line up of new and returning mobile food creators and cultural dance performances.
Lonely Lone Mountain
The burial ground was one of four large cemeteries in the area and was removed in the early 1930s to be replaced by Rossi Playground and housing.
Letter to the Editor – Reply to Ting
Letters to the editor of the Richmond Review newspaper.
Presidio Heights Building Appeal Jumps Hurdle
The plan for a new building in Presidio Heights is moving forward, despite a wall of opposition from neighbors and surrounding businesses, thanks to a decision by District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani.
Immigrant Cultural Festival Celebrates Richmond District’s Diversity
On Sunday, March 3, The Richmond Neighborhood Center hosted its first-ever Immigrant Cultural Festival celebrating the diversity of immigrant and native cultures in the Richmond District.
Richmond Neighborhood Center Celebrates Immigrant Cultures
On Sunday, March 3, the Richmond Neighborhood Center will host a celebration of immigrant cultures in the Richmond District.
Monthly Presidio Greenbelt Clean-Up
Information on the monthly Presidio Greenbelt Clean-Up Workday.
Commentary – Paul Kozakiewicz
I have had the privilege of covering the west side of San Francisco for the past 30 years, meeting many of the great people who make this part of the City such a great place to live. Now, it is time to pass the torch to a new leader.