News shorts 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
The Greater Geary Boulevard Merchants’ Association held its 25th annual luncheon at the Hotel Kabuki on May 23 to honor local merchants and first responders who have contributed to the welfare of the community.
Mayoral candidates stump for west side votes
Five candidates for the mayor’s office lined up in the Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park in late April to talk about marginalized people, their priority policies for affordable housing, making streets safer and helping the homeless.
A sense of community can be built with small items
After announcing the creation of a community fairy garden on the “Next Door” app, donations appeared immediately. Especially welcome were items made with repurposed materials, like marbles, popsicle sticks, and seashells.
Lawsuit claims transit agencies misled public
Opponents of the Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project planned for Geary Boulevard released in May the opening arguments in a lawsuit filed against two San Francisco transportation agencies to derail the BRT.
May Calendar of Events
Things to do on San Francisco’s west side.
Richmond woman stars in ‘May Mayhem: Power Plays’
by Jonathan Farrell Argentina-born Virginia Blanco, who resides in the Richmond District, recognizes the present situation where there is a lot of frustration concerning the political landscape so she will be performing in a series of satirical […]
Real Estate – John M. Lee
Affects of new tax law by John M. Lee As I finished my tax returns on April 15, I spoke to my CPA about the changes that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform measure […]
Woman earns prestigious award
Richmond District resident Hannah Jones has earned a prestigious George Award from her alma mater, Pepperdine University.
Commentary – Quentin Kopp
A savant once observed: “It’s useless to try to hold some people to anything they say while they’re madly in love, drunk or running for office,” and, don’t forget: “Everybody makes mistakes. That’s why we keep having political elections.”
Presidio Heights native strikes out to clean water, improve women’s lives
by Michael Durand Among the 200,000 protesters who marched down Market Street in 2003 to denounce the Iraq war was 13-year-old Presidio Heights native Talia Fried. Seven years after graduating from college, Fried’s full-time job is to help change […]
SF Symphony’s Adventures in Music celebrates 30 years
The Adventures in Music (AIM) program, which connects the San Francisco Symphony with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), started in 1988 with 17 schools. More than 200,000 enlightened students later, AIM is still going strong and celebrating 30 years of music education partnership.
Assembly – Phil Ting
I don’t have to tell you that homelessness is one of the largest, most pervasive and, unfortunately, most intractable problems facing San Francisco.
Commentary – Richard Corriea
District must stand tall by Richard Corriea The election season is obviously upon us. The phone-calls, junk mail and all of the chatter are the telltales of the season. Please take note, stay informed and vote. The Planning […]
Police Blotter – Richmond District
This month’s police activities in the Richmond District.