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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 # 430: Jesse B. Cook

    The Jesse B. Cook collection at the Bancroft Library is an amazing assortment of photos and ephemera spanning early 20th century San Francisco. Jesse Cook himself also has a fascinating, but complicated history. Learn how he compiled this cherished collection as one of San Francisco's earliest and prolific scrapbookers. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast May 15, 2021)
  • Streetwise: West Side Businesses

    Small, family-run businesses give our neighborhoods their unique flavor. Frank takes a subjective look at a few of the places that helped shape our west side communities, some that are still going strong. ( May 5, 2021)
  • Podcast # 428: Fun-Tier Town at Playland

    The western themed, Fun-Tier Town was added to Playland at the Beach in 1960. It featured rides that were designed to be enjoyed by younger children. And for special occasions, there was a large room in a western motif, where parents could purchase a party package (food and favors) that could host 20 or more sugar-fueled screaming kids. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast May 1, 2021)
  • 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)

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 # 77: Great Highway (Repodcast)

    Open or keep closed? As life slowly returns to normal, what should be done with the currently closed-to-traffic section of the Great Highway? In this classic 2014 podcast, David & Woody provide some food for thought on the Great Highway's past and more recent history. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Jun 9, 2021)
  • Streetwise: Preserving a Sunset District Block

    Located at 1601 19th Avenue is the brick-fronted building that was constructed as Shriners Hospital in 1922-23. Frank Dunnigan takes a look remaking of this important Sunset District block. ( Jun 2, 2021)
  • Streetwise: West Side Businesses

    Small, family-run businesses give our neighborhoods their unique flavor. Frank takes a subjective look at a few of the places that helped shape our west side communities, some that are still going strong. ( May 5, 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 # 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)
Recent West of Twin Peaks Additions
  • Streetwise: West Side Businesses

    Small, family-run businesses give our neighborhoods their unique flavor. Frank takes a subjective look at a few of the places that helped shape our west side communities, some that are still going strong. ( May 5, 2021)
  • 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)

OMI

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

Lake Merced

Includes: Lakeside, Parkmerced, Stonestown, Lakeshore
Recent Lake Merced Additions
  • Podcast # 431: Lake Merced

    Lake Merced has been an important area of San Francisco before there even was a San Francisco. This week, we chronicle the pre-European history, Spanish settlement, and the emergence of Lake Merced as an important San Francisco resource. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast May 22, 2021)
  • 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)