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The Neighborhoods Include:

Richmond District

(North of Golden Gate Park, south of the Presidio, bounded by the ocean and Arguello Boulevard.)
Includes: Sea Cliff, Presidio Terrace, and we occasionally go east as far as Masonic Avenue.)
Recent Richmond District Additions
  • Podcast # 422: Balboa Street Businesses

    We take another virtual stroll down a Richmond District business corridor, Balboa Street. Where else but on this Pod can you visit both beloved, but lost businesses and learn about those that endure to this day? Become a WNP member and join us on the live podcast each week, plus other great benefits of membership. http://outsidelands.org (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Mar 20, 2021)
  • Podcast # 418: Clement Street Businesses

    Clement Street in the Richmond retains the charm of a San Francisco neighborhood where local businesses are an integral part of the community. This week, Nicole, David, and Michael take a virtual stroll down the eastern end of Clement to highlight some of the many long-standing businesses located there. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Feb 20, 2021)
  • Podcast # 416: Levin Family Theatres

    The neighborhoods of the West Side would not be the same without their local movie theatre and we have the Levin Family to thank for them, from the Alexandria to the Coliseum to the beloved Balboa and many more... Nicole, Arnold & David tell the story of this arts-devoted family. Plus an all-star live audience Listener Mail. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Feb 6, 2021)
  • Podcast # 415: Sand Dunes of the Outside Lands

    That the west side of San Francisco was covered in sand dunes will come as no surprise to regular listeners. Michael Lange joins Nicole and David to tell us how the City transformed the expanse of sandy, wind swept land into the Richmond and Sunset we know today. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Jan 30, 2021)
  • Podcast # 411: Woody's Farewell Podcast

    As 2020 comes to a close, we bid a fond farewell to podcast co-host, Woody LaBounty. After 8 years and over 400 episodes, Woody regales us with a few more stories of growing up on the West Side of San Francisco. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Dec 27, 2020)
  • Podcast # 410: Historic Moments in 2020

    In a year like no other in our lifetimes, Nicole, David, and Woody take a look back at the historical highlights of 2020. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Dec 19, 2020)

Sunset District

(South of Golden Gate Park, north of Sloat Boulevard, bounded by the ocean on the west and Stanyan Street/Golden Gate Heights on the east.)
Includes: Parkside, Golden Gate Heights, Parkway Terrace.
Recent Sunset District Additions
  • Podcast # 416: Levin Family Theatres

    The neighborhoods of the West Side would not be the same without their local movie theatre and we have the Levin Family to thank for them, from the Alexandria to the Coliseum to the beloved Balboa and many more... Nicole, Arnold & David tell the story of this arts-devoted family. Plus an all-star live audience Listener Mail. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Feb 6, 2021)
  • Podcast # 415: Sand Dunes of the Outside Lands

    That the west side of San Francisco was covered in sand dunes will come as no surprise to regular listeners. Michael Lange joins Nicole and David to tell us how the City transformed the expanse of sandy, wind swept land into the Richmond and Sunset we know today. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Jan 30, 2021)
  • Podcast # 395: Catholic Sunset

    Take a tour of some of the Catholic parishes in the Sunset. This week, we cover St. Anne's, St. John of God, Holy Name Parish, and St. Gabriel Church. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Sep 5, 2020)
  • Podcast # 393: Rousseau Brothers Realty

    You can't miss spotting a Rousseau-built "Storybook" home in the Sunset. Special guest Michael Lange joins the pod to tell the story of the Rousseau brothers and how they developed their distinctive homes across the West Side of San Francisco. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Aug 21, 2020)
  • Podcast # 390: Zakheim Murals at UCSF

    New-Deal era, Bernard Zakheim murals at UC San Francisco are in imminent danger of being destroyed. Portraying the history of medicine, ten frescoes displayed in UC Hall, which will soon be demolished as plans for a new hospital take shape (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Aug 1, 2020)
  • SF Ice Arena

    The story of the Outer Sunset's 48th Avenue Ice Rink ( Jan 24, 2020)
Recent West of Twin Peaks Additions
  • Podcast # 420: Forest Hill Microhoods

    Today, most of the area's developments have been subsumed by the Forest Hill neighborhood. But in the early 1900s, different developers constructed their own residential neighborhoods. WNP Board Member and residential parks historian, Richard Brandi joins the Pod to tell the stories of these microhoods. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Mar 6, 2021)
  • Podcast # 416: Levin Family Theatres

    The neighborhoods of the West Side would not be the same without their local movie theatre and we have the Levin Family to thank for them, from the Alexandria to the Coliseum to the beloved Balboa and many more... Nicole, Arnold & David tell the story of this arts-devoted family. Plus an all-star live audience Listener Mail. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Feb 6, 2021)
  • Podcast # 398: Willie Mays on the West Side

    Willie Mays is a baseball icon. Already a superstar when the Giants moved to San Francisco, Willie and his wife, Marghuerite, found a new home near Mt. Davidson, only to be denied purchase because they were African American - but ultimately prevailed. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Sep 26, 2020)
  • Podcast # 396: Forest Knolls

    You've probably driven past the Forest Knolls neighborhood many times without even knowing it. Community action led by a now prominent politician, finally opened up the development to people of color. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Sep 12, 2020)
  • Podcast # 356: Nineteenth Ave and Sloat Blvd

    The proximity of Nineteenth Avenue and Sloat Boulevard is teeming with history: Stern Grove, the Trocadero, Ardenwood, and the Scottish Rite Temple are just a few of the highlights discussed. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Dec 14, 2019)
  • Podcast # 333: Laguna Honda

    The story of the San Francisco lake in the hills. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Jun 29, 2019)

OMI

Includes: Ingleside, Ocean View, Merced Heights, Ingleside Terraces.
Recent OMI Additions

Lake Merced

Includes: Lakeside, Parkmerced, Stonestown, Lakeshore
Recent Lake Merced Additions
  • Podcast # 358: Merced Heights

    Merced Heights was one of the few, post-war, housing developments to sell to African-American families in the 40s. Learn more about this lesser-known Heights located near San Francisco State University. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Dec 28, 2019)
  • Podcast # 326: Truck Farms

    Italian truck farms on the west side of the city, leased by "I Giardinieri" (the gardeners), fed San Francisco for decades. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast May 11, 2019)
  • San Francisco's Lake Merced: Spring Valley Water

    The history of San Francisco's Lake Merced from 1870s to 1930 ( Jan 28, 2019)
  • Podcast # 304: Lakeshore Park

    Woody, David, & Nicole tell the story of the Gellert Brothers-built neighborhood that sits between two lakes and was the home of the mysterious GET. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Dec 8, 2018)
  • Streetwise: Celebrating San Francisco State

    The university beside Lake Merced turns 65. ( Aug 23, 2018)
  • Podcast # 269: Merced Manor

    Marketed as "The White City," the housing development between Stern Grove and Stonestown was built in Spanish style during the Depression. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Mar 31, 2018)