As discussions continue about how St. Ignatius College Preparatory and the Outer Sunset Farmers Market and Mercantile can co-exist on a shared space, the Sunset Beacon offered each party an opportunity to share with the community their side of the issue
The two horizontal bands of yellow and blue of the Ukrainian flag have been popping up in many places since the invasion of Ukraine in February by Russian forces under the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This expression of solidarity with Ukraine and acts of support seem most heartfelt in San Francisco; especially in the Richmond and Sunset Districts.
In the last nine years, Inner Sunset resident Chris Duderstadt has designed, constructed and often artistically painted 144 public benches placed all over San Francisco, with a prominent presence in the Sunset and Richmond districts.
A groundbreaking event was held by the Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYC) on Nov. 10 to celebrate the vision of the future home of the Richmond Community Hub. The Richmond Community Hub will take over the empty building at 952 Clement St. and will provide services and resources to residents in the Richmond District and throughout San Francisco.
The Richmond District, like the City’s other nine police districts, has a community police advisory board (CPAB) designed to promote community engagement with the Richmond Police Station. But a local citizens group, Richmond District Rising (RDR), says the operation of this board is shrouded in mystery and its membership fails to include important stakeholders.
Community efforts by two different organizations based in the Richmond District have shown that COVID-19 cannot and will not stop the human spirit from finding solidarity and a way to support those most vulnerable during this time of social isolation.
San Francisco Giants’ mascot, Lou Seal, was the guest of honor at the community watch party at the Richmond Neighborhood Center on Sunday, July 28. A broadcast of the game played on two big screen televisions under a big tent. Games, prizes, BBQ and photo opportunities with Lou Seal were all part of a community pride celebration.
“It’s a place where older people can enjoy an inexpensive and safe Friday evening and enjoy the company of others,” says Lisa Brinkmann, the San Francisco chapter’s president.
There will be a neighborhood clean-up in the Richmond District on Saturday, Sept. 8, as part of the city’s “Love our city” event.
And, as is the modus operandi of Suval, she became active in forming the Park Merced Action Coalition, a residents group, and became its vice-president.
Photos from the recent One Richmond event held on June 16 at the Argonne Elementary School.
Nothing brings a community together more than a neighborhood party where everyone is invited. And, none so much as the eclectic and sometimes eccentric gatherings hosted
by Inner Sunset residents Barbara and Paul.
I anticipate one or more openings on the board in the coming months. If you are
interested in rolling up your sleeves and working with your neighbors to
maintain and enhance the physical and social dimensions of life in the Richmond as a
member of PAR’s board of directors, then please e-mail me at sfparpresident@
gmail.com or call me at (415) 541-5652.
Calendar of Events for the Sunset District
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