A cynical malaise has settled over our City. We treat housing inequity as if it were an unsolvable problem, a natural disaster over which we have no control. Our housing crisis is not a natural disaster. It is a foreseeable outcome based on the decisions of voters, elected leaders and economic factors.
Some time in the not-too-distant past, perhaps 10 -15 years ago, five trees were planted on the east side of La Playa Street, between Balboa and Cabrillo. Two of the trees died years ago, while still saplings, and were removed in 2021. Of the trees remaining, two survived into 2022 but are now expired; one is still alive and thriving.
In the past, we’ve written about the history of the Richmond name and the sometimes sticky distinctions between the Inner and Outer neighborhoods, but do you ever wonder how old these terms […]
Today, a new group of activists is looking to build on the foundation laid by McIntyre. They are fighting to preserve Slow Lake Street, one of several Slow Streets created by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) in 2020.
In the past we’ve shown you a lot of before and after housing offers, where a once-humble Richmond abode undergoes renovation and comes out the other side with not only a new […]
A city like San Francisco needs hundreds of street names, and you run out of obvious ones surprisingly quickly. On top of that, people turn out to have very strong opinions about […]
Viewers had a wide range of emotional reactions – from exuberance, awe and pride to melancholy feelings of nostalgia – on June 18, opening day of the Northern California stop of the Obama Portraits Tour, being exhibited through Aug. 14, at San Francisco’s de Young Museum.
We’ve been playing the before-and-after home comparison game a lot lately–but then, we’re seeing an awful lot of freshly renovated properties in the neighborhood, so it’s bound to come up. Sometimes the […]
The nonprofit Little Free Libraries (LFL) was born in 2009 when Todd Bol from Hudson, Wisconsin, built a one-room model schoolhouse and set it up in his front yard on a post. He filled it with books to honor his mother who was a teacher and book lover.
“Okay, but what if a housing crash DOES happen?” That was pretty much the response we got to last week’s column noting that, while housing prices will certainly go down to a […]
Editor: We call it the “longer, colder, harder” Bay to Breakers. Started in 1987, by famed South Ender Bob Roper, he claims it came to him in a dream along with the […]
It’s now been almost ten years since the Battle of Cornwall. Cornwall Street, that is; this wasn’t a military venture but instead a conflict of opinions about what should be done with […]
A wild new Sea Cliff listing caught our eye this week, described as a “lovely Craftsman style” property that soars up to three stories and sprawls across over 2,100 square feet. That […]
San Francisco’s remodel wars are actually a bit quieter these days than they used to be. Not because people are any less passionate about whether and how we should preserve classic houses, […]
Sometimes we write about the ever-important Days On the Market metric in the home sales, and we marvel at just how quickly homes in the Richmond are selling these days. The median […]