News items from 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
All Together Now …
Photos from the recent One Richmond event held on June 16 at the Argonne Elementary School.
New captain takes command at Richmond Station
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 […]
Former USF radio station going back on airwaves
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 […]
Housing plan for CPMC site will add 258 units
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.
Sunday Shoppers’ Stroll
Photos from the Clement Street farmers’ market.
Playing at Playland
Historical photo from a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project.
Letters to the Editor – Richmond Review
Letters to the editor of the Richmond Review.
June Calendar of Events
Things to do in the Richmond and Sunset districts.
Commentary – Andrew Boghossian, Juliana Green, Lois Shaw
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.
Commentary – Barry Hermanson
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 […]
Assembly – Phil Ting
Since 2013, California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared the month of May as California Small Business Month to recognize how important our state’s nearly four million small businesses are to our local economies and neighborhood character.
Zion Church to host concert fundraisers for nonprofits
Zion Lutheran Church presents Concerts at Zion: Century-Spanning Music for Classical Instruments, a concert series to raise money to support various local nonprofit organizations.
Commentary – Peter Warfield
The RFID technology is supposedly more efficient than current bar code technology that is used for checking books and other materials in and out. But there are many problems ,,,
Commentary – Quentin Kopp
Election choices; bad fees by Quentin Kopp Was it Diogenes who declared: “If a man carries his own lantern, he need not fear darkness”? Reiteration appears inevitable in the face of the June 5 California […]