New ashcans installed along outer Balboa to reduce cigarette butt litter

After cleaning up 6,000 cigarette butts from outer Balboa in March, a group of seven volunteers returned this week to install ashcans on several poles along Balboa between 34th and 38th Avenues. The ashcans, provided by the Surfrider Foundation and… Continue Reading


Upcoming openings: Taqueria Los Mayas on Clement; Scissor Me Whiskers grooming on Cabrillo

Two new businesses are coming to the Richmond District… Mexican food lovers will rejoice over another contender in the taco race in the inner Richmond when Taqueria Los Mayas opens at 331 Clement (a former Quickly). There is no sign… Continue Reading

Local links: Donate for illumination at the Conservatory, new Writing Salon on Balboa, Great Herons at Stow Lake, weigh in on the Richmond District budget, PAR meeting

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The de Young Museum recently opened an exhibit to celebrate the art, fashion and rock n’ roll of the era. And now the Conservatory of Flowers is planning their… Continue Reading


Police Blotter – April 13, 2017

RICHMOND DISTRICT POLICE NEWSLETTER April 13th, 2017 | Volume 1, Issue 4 Download the full issue (PDF) CAPTAIN’S MESSAGE It has been a very busy week here at Richmond Station. I’ve had a series of meetings with the SFPD Command… Continue Reading


Video: 2 injured, 30 displaced after late night fire on 23rd Avenue

Two people suffered burns, and an estimated 30 people were displaced last night after a three alarm fire on 23rd Avenue early this morning. Around 2am on Thursday morning, a fire was reported at 453 23rd Avenue between Geary and… Continue Reading


Crime alert: Break-ins at three inner Richmond businesses in last week

A string of break-ins occurred at several inner Richmond businesses in the last week. Ashley, the owner at Kinship Salon on the corner of Clement at 4th Avenue, wrote to tell us that her business was broken into during the… Continue Reading


Police Blotter – April 5, 2017 | Auto break-ins on the rise

RICHMOND DISTRICT POLICE NEWSLETTER April 6, 2017 | Volume 1, Issue 3 Download the complete newsletter (PDF) A MESSAGE FROM CAPTAIN ALEXA O’BRIEN Richmond District Members, I hope all of you were able to enjoy some of the beautiful weather… Continue Reading


Local links: Student robot geniuses, Panini’s at Spanish Table, Middle School Maker Faire, “Gosu” EDM + bubble tea opens, Weigh in on Geary & Park Presidio improvements + more

Congratulations to four students of St. Thomas the Apostle School (3801 Balboa) for placing 5th in the 2016-2017 Wonder League Robotics Competition‘s age 6 to 8 bracket. Participants used the Dash robot – which responds to voice, navigating objects, dancing,… Continue Reading