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Richmond District News

Despite chilly fog a Street party for neighborhood was fun Special

San Francisco - Sunday Streets are events that encourage recreation, community activities and fun in San Francisco. Essentially, they can be thought of as large block party.

City of San Francisco initiates pedestrian safety program Special

San Francisco - Even though the turnout was modest, the WalkFirst focus group meeting on Dec. 18 at the Richmond Library, was very important. Its major focus was about pedestrian safety.

Op-Ed: Restaurateur acknowledges his humble beginnings Special

San Francisco - Like most world cities, San Francisco has an array of all sorts of foods and dishes from every part of the world. So, when news was released that a local restaurant owner is branching out, he wanted to acknowledge the place where he started.

Is a landmark theater in its last days? Can it be restored? Special

San Francisco - A historical landmark is the Alexandra Theater on Geary Blvd in San Francisco's Richmond District. While many people say they want to save it, the fact that it is a historical landmark might be the aspect to it that is keeping it from being restored.

Theater named after Golden Gate Bridge closes after 70 years Special

San Francisco - Another neighborhood theater closes in San Francisco and observers note that it is not just a transition of technology but perhaps the end of an era.

Op-Ed: Residents fear 'Dental Condos' will diminish retail space Special

San Francisco - Nothing stirs people up like changes to a familiar setting, even in a city like San Francisco. Something as simple as adding a parking space can spark a flurry of concerns from any and all sides.

San Francisco Bakery is honored to carry on Russian traditions Special

San Francisco - Russian Culture in San Francisco is alive and doing well at Cinderella Bakery & Café in the City’s Richmond District. And, what better way to get acquainted with a people and their culture than through food.
 

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Purusha Yoga on Arguello was one of the many local businesses and organizations that took part in th...
Purusha Yoga on Arguello was one of the many local businesses and organizations that took part in the Sunday Streets event for the Richmond District on July 13.
Courtesy of Sunday Streets
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A lamp repair shop is scheduled to be torn down and a medical/dental building is planned to take its...
A lamp repair shop is scheduled to be torn down and a medical/dental building is planned to take its place. But not without resident and neighborhood input and discussion. Public hearings on such matters are a common routine for San Francisco residents.
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Kathy Howard of Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance hopes that Recreation & Parks Dept. will reco...
Kathy Howard of Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance hopes that Recreation & Parks Dept. will reconsider the proposal to install a soccer complex with 60 feet lighting. Such plans if carried out will change the natural setting of the park.
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David Heller is the president of the Greater Geary Blvd Merchants Association. For more than 20 year...
David Heller is the president of the Greater Geary Blvd Merchants Association. For more than 20 years he has been the one to go to when people in the community want to get things done. Or they need to as the saying goes, "fight City Hall."
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Jeff Flynn is coordinator of service changes at the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority. He to...
Jeff Flynn is coordinator of service changes at the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority. He told residents that evening on Feb. 12 that "MUNI is back baby!" And, he is eager to help in the implementation process of new route changes to better serve the many neighborhoods of the City and to increase transit efficiency.
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Teams of many volunteers help to make each of the Sunday Street neighborhood events throughout the C...
Teams of many volunteers help to make each of the Sunday Street neighborhood events throughout the City successful. Despite the fog and chill that morning, volunteers showed up at 9 AM sharp to help set up.
Courtesy of Sunday Streets
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While the new interior is much smaller than before with very limited seating  outside the cafe has p...
While the new interior is much smaller than before with very limited seating, outside the cafe has plenty of tables and chairs for customers to sit.
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Built in 1923  the Alexandria Theater was among the City s treasured movie palaces. Yet as the years...
Built in 1923, the Alexandria Theater was among the City's treasured movie palaces. Yet as the years have gone by, the theater has fallen into neglect. City officials the current owners a developer LLC group can renovate and restore it as they have been granted a "mixed use" permit.
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 There are times when issues and needs come together  said David Heller  and there are times when th...
"There are times when issues and needs come together, said David Heller, and there are times when they collide. Each group or community has to understand how to work together." Heller has been a driving force in his community in San Francisco's Richmond District. Yet his willingness to go the distance has earned him the respect of many people, including those in high places.
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The cottage that serves as the Richmond Neighborhood Center was standing room only on Friday Aug. 19...
The cottage that serves as the Richmond Neighborhood Center was standing room only on Friday Aug. 19, 2011 for the meeting about coyotes in urban areas.
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Cinderella Bakery & Cafe has been a fixture in San Francisco s Richmond District for more than 60 ye...
Cinderella Bakery & Cafe has been a fixture in San Francisco's Richmond District for more than 60 years.
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Nancy Wuerfel had a special hat made for the meeting to illustrated the type of city spending she co...
Nancy Wuerfel had a special hat made for the meeting to illustrated the type of city spending she considers a foolish waste of people's tax dollars. The soccer complex and the water treatment plant proposed projects are among such unwise spending according to Wuerfel.
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San Francisco: Delanos
San Francisco: Delanos
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Jean Barish  talked to the audience at the meeting. She like Kathy Howard and others fear that once ...
Jean Barish, talked to the audience at the meeting. She like Kathy Howard and others fear that once the soccer field complex is installed the natural habitat of the Western edge of Golden Gate Park will be altered forever.
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