I read with interest a recent letter from Dodie Sutro Crawford on the District 1 candidate forums hosted by SOAR. I’ve been pleased to have the opportunity to speak to SOAR and their members at three Facebook forums over the last several weeks. A fourth forum was initially scheduled for June 30 and I confirmed my participation.
My name is Peta, I was born and raised in the Richmond District, a proud GWHS class of 2001 graduate. I grew up reading the Richmond Review.
A main attraction of the Richmond District since it opened in 1896, the Sutro Baths was already in decline when this Kodachrome slide was taken circa 1957.
June has been a busy month with many events happening nationally and locally, some of historic proportions. We are experiencing a sea change, a renewed commitment to civil rights and human rights and an examination of the laws and institutions we depend on to ensure them.
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.
Roberta Mindich-Fink and Jesse Fink remember so many people who have come through the doors of Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, at the corner of Clement Street and Fifth Avenue, that it is hard to recall all of them at once.
Within a matter of months, the new community organization SOAR set up a Facebook page and a website, signed up nearly 300 members and held a couple of D1 supervisor candidate forums on Zoom.
While businesses in the Richmond District are facing tremendous challenges due to the shutdown to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, there are also glimmers of hope.
Since the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a flood of artists painting beautiful murals on the temporary plywood boards adhered to the glass windows and doors of many local businesses in the Bay Area.
Summary of crime in the Richmond District for May.
Announcements for supporters of The Richmond Review.
Kinen Carvala helps give the women pioneers of the west some of the credit they deserve.
Asian and Asian American Richmond and Sunset residents have been subject to increased xenophobia as COVID-19 has changed life for everyone.
Richmond District resident Joey Yee created his own YouTube channel to share the zeitgeist of the City’s northwest corner. His videos are fun, informative and brought to life by someone who really knows the community.
A couple years ago, Inner Richmond resident and artist Paul Baker found a tintype (photo printed on tin, not paper) at one of his favorite stores, Past Perfecton on Geary Blvd. It jumpstarted an idea he’d had for a major sculpture.