Artist Faith Ringgold, 91, was rejected by the art world countless times. Being an African American woman, who boldly confronted subjects like racism, slavery, violence and inequality in her prolific body of work, made the establishment uncomfortable.
Alvord Lake Bridge is a single arch, 64 feet wide with a 29-foot-long span. Built in 1889, it is the oldest known reinforced concrete bridge built in the United States. The bridge’s concrete was reinforced by Ransome with square steel bars twisted “cold,” at room temperature while the steel is solid, not molten.
The question of whether John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park and the Upper Great Highway at Ocean Beach will go back to car traffic, as they were before the pandemic, is going to the voters this November.
The fate of the Outer Sunset Farmers Market held in front of St. Ignatius Preparatory High School (SI) every Sunday is looking brighter after District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar helped to work out a deal.
Are Lake Street folks somehow special, more deserving than the rest of us? There’s obviously unacknowledged favoritism accounting for the daily “inconveniences” unequally thrust upon the rest of us.
In his latest penned annunciation, Mr. Quentin Kopp makes some allegation that district elections for San Francisco city supervisors are equivalent to “dirty” ward politics that is beneath the grandeur of the city of San Francisco. I’m paraphrasing.
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 […]
The transfer and discharge of residents has been challenging as many have complex healthcare needs. Yesterday, regulators agreed to the City’s urgent request to pause all transfers at Laguna Honda Hospital. Accordingly, as of today, Laguna Honda will pause the discharge and transfer of all residents. This impacts approximately 600 residents.
For weeks, the economic forecasts have told us demand for San Francisco housing should be going down, especially in the condo market, the softest and the most vulnerable sector. After all, it’s […]
District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar today introduced legislation that would maintain the Great Highway between Lincoln Way and Sloat Boulevard as a car-free promenade on weekends and holidays under a three-year pilot study.
We recently received word that the City is removing news racks throughout San Francisco. Unfortunately, that means readers won’t be able to pick up the Richmond Review or the Sunset Beacon newspapers from locations they have become used to.
In my 43 years of living in the Sunset District of San Francisco, the farmers market is the best thing that ever happened here.
Artwork by Spencer Nuss (14).
It’s no surprise that they got rid of 13th Avenue in 1917–people are a superstitious lot, after all. And you might not know if there was ever a 49th Avenue instead of […]