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Neighborhood Newspapers of San Francisco

This collection has been created by the San Francisco Department of Memory, community history groups in San Francisco who have come together to promote more collaboration around local history; to influence the discourse of local history; to amplify work done by local historians that is often isolated work; and to share resources around local history gathering and dissemination.


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Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
collection
327
ITEMS
54,934
VIEWS
collection
eye 54,934
Noe Valley neighborhood monthly newspaper published continuously since 1977 by Jack Tipple, III, and Sally Smith. This paper is still in publication. Early decades of the paper report on Mission District as well as Noe Valley news. Other browseable issues available online beginning July/August 2013: Noe Valley Voice past issues
The Potrero View 1970 - 2009
collection
342
ITEMS
41,674
VIEWS
collection
eye 41,674
San Francisco's oldest continuously published community newspaper, the first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970. This paper is still in publication. It was “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.” Other archived issues online: 2012 issues 2013 issues 2014 issues
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
collection
140
ITEMS
37,591
VIEWS
collection
eye 37,591
Tenderloin neighborhood community newspaper published mostly monthly from 1977 to 1994. The newspaper began as a project of Hospitality House originally developed as an activity for the clients of its Drop-In Center. Beginning in 1986 the paper was published in four languages reflecting the diverse population of the neighborhood: Khmer, Laotian, Vietnamese, and English. In 1993, the paper fluctuated between being trilingual (dropping Laotian) and quadrilingual.
Visitacion Valley Grapevine 1996 - 2011
collection
288
ITEMS
35,467
VIEWS
collection
eye 35,467
Visitacion Valley neighborhood newspaper published monthly from 1986 to 2011 at the Visitacion Valley Community Center. Some issues include articles in Chinese, Spanish, and Tagalog.
Mission District papers 1983 - 2004
collection
196
ITEMS
18,723
VIEWS
collection
eye 18,723
Community newspapers published from the early 1980s to 2004 serving the Mission District and San Francisco. Published by the North Mission Association (beginning in 1980) and later by the New Mission News. Papers changed names from North Mission News to New Mission News in February 1992.
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2008
collection
227
ITEMS
16,163
VIEWS
collection
eye 16,163
Western Neighborhoods community newspaper published monthly from 1988 to 2014 by Paul Kozakiewicz reporting on the Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights.
Bernal Heights papers 1964 - 2008
collection
174
ITEMS
15,263
VIEWS
collection
eye 15,263
Community newspapers published from 1964 to 2012 serving Bernal Heights and San Francisco. Published by the Bernal Heights Association and the Bernal Fund, later by the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. Papers had various names over the years: Bernal Heights Journal (1964 - 1968), Bernal Journal (1970 - 1987), New Bernal Journal (1987 - 2012), and the papers had various publication schedules. This collection includes a few issues of Community Board News (1978). Papers from 2009 to 2012 coming...
Glen Park papers 1977 - 2012
collection
124
ITEMS
12,750
VIEWS
collection
eye 12,750
Community newspaper published from 1977 to 2008 by the Glen Park Association reporting on the neighborhoods of Glen Park, Sunnyside, and Diamond Heights in San Francisco. Published under various names over the years: Glen Park Association Newsletter (1977 - 1978), Glen Park Newspaper (one single issue in 1978), Glen Park Perspective (1978 - 1980), and Glen Park News (1982 - 2008), the paper had various publication schedules over its run.
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
collection
19
ITEMS
5,403
VIEWS
collection
eye 5,403
Newspaper issues documenting the months after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in various San Francisco neighborhoods, giving a unique local perspective on the quake's aftermath. You'll find many helpful tips and wisdom gained in these pages as well!
The Telegraph Hill Semaphore 1956–present
collection
228
ITEMS
2,485
VIEWS
collection
eye 2,485
News about Telegraph Hill published by the Telegraph Hill Dwellers and mailed to its members. Began as the Telegraph Hill Bulletin in 1956 , it became the Telegraph Hill Semaphore in 1967, and now is called The Semaphore . It is still being published quarterly.
OMI News 1969–1980
collection
85
ITEMS
947
VIEWS
collection
eye 947
Publication of The Ocean View–Merced Heights–Ingleside Community Association from 1969 to 1980. In the first few years the paper's tagline read: "Working Toward a Model Interracial Community."
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 929
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: SE Asian refugee exploitation, security tactics at welfare dept, quake aftershocks, SFPD/SE Asian...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 707
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: City Petitioners, Ruby Clay Studio, Q & A on Rent Law, Therapists Zoning, Letters, Psychiatry...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 699
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Glen Five & Ten Closes, Comerford Alley, Lesbian Mothering, Letters, Coming Home Hospice,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 677
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Fund Cuts Threaten TL AIDS, Drug Services, Cambodian Refugees in Thailand, Frenchies K&T Adult...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 656
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Oil Leak, Supervisor Achtenberg, Halloween on 24th St., Letters 29¢, Jaywalking, Short Takes,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 653
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Betty Phibbs retires, Court Stops Eviction, Woman Pastor at Bethany, Across the Boards, Friend's...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 643
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Neighborhood Planning, Ver Brugge's Meat & Fish Market, Elaine's Loses Lease, Getting AIDS,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 634
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Graffiti, Landlord and Angry Tenants, St. Luke's Medical Clinic, Letters, Women and Heart Disease,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 624
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Tenderloin's Housing Crisis, Will 'upgrading' push out the poor?, TL rents soaring, Filipinos in...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 609
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Safe and Sober Streets, Walton White III, Swords to Ploughshares, Shanti House Opens, Catholic...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 607
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Department of Public Works, Muni, Public Art, Tirso Gonzalez, East & West of Castro Street...
Source: folio
Visitacion Valley Grapevine 1996 - 2011
texts
eye 589
favorite 0
comment 0
Neighborhood News
Topics: Village, task, Beacon, waste, St.James, history, street, art
Source: folio
The Potrero View 1970 - 2009
texts
eye 585
favorite 1
comment 0
The first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970, “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.” The View is San Francisco’s oldest continuously published neighborhood newspaper. Most early issues covered school sports, activities at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, the Recreation Center, and the Potrero Branch Library, as well as local news and city politics.
Topics: Potrero Hill Festival, Potrero Annex Fixup, crime, parking, library, Ten Years Ago, bus shuttle,...
Source: folio
Tenant Times 1979–1996
collection
40
ITEMS
577
VIEWS
collection
eye 577
Newsletter of the San Francisco Tenants Union published from 1979 until 1996. Many issues were included as inserts in the North Mission News (approximately every couple months from 1986 to 1987, and from late 1988 until early 1990).
The Potrero View 1970 - 2009
texts
eye 573
favorite 0
comment 0
The first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970, “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.” The View is San Francisco’s oldest continuously published neighborhood newspaper. Most early issues covered school sports, activities at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, the Recreation Center, and the Potrero Branch Library, as well as local news and city politics.
Topics: Omega Boys Club, budget cuts, Nabe youth sanctuary, Caleb Clark Clinic, Showplace Square, Enola...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 557
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: real estate, Harry Epstein, Willie Brown, Noe Valley Democratic Club, election, 24th Street zoning,...
Source: folio
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2008
texts
eye 546
favorite 0
comment 0
Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights neighborhood newspaper
Topics: American Lung Association, Poster contest winners free, Argonne Elementary School, Fighting for new...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 519
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Khmer Rouge Prostest, Homeless Master Plan, Art Agnos, Fraud Early Detection Program protests,...
Source: folio
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 490
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Earthquake, Joseph Lafferty profile, Letters to Editor, Earthquake Help, Homeless Shelter,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 481
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Lee Romney, Panhandler Coupons, Suzanne Rostler, Art Silverman, Tenderloin voter statistics, Bill...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 477
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Cesar Chavez Street, Army Street, Alvarado School, Fairmount School, Edison School, Noe Street,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 475
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: TL voting results Nov. 1991, Homeless Vets Unite, Homeless deaths, street life and hard drinking,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 475
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Murders & knife attacks strike homeless, Tenderloin Arts fest, Lance Woodruff photo, City...
Source: folio
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 472
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: 1989 earthquake, Prop R condo bill, new ballpark after quake, Hyde Street tenants, national...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 471
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Supervisor Nancy Walker challenges hotel conversions, Hyland Hotel, Safe and Sober Streets...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 461
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: McAteer Students at James Lick, Cyra McFadden, Letters, Lick Students, Shama Ministries, COYOTE,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 457
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: US Census, Mark Berry, World Friendship Society, Lisa Mountz, Andy Casler, R.V. Scheide, Allen...
Source: folio
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2008
texts
eye 453
favorite 0
comment 0
Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Argonne Elementary School, students, staff ready move into new campus, Assmann, David, Recycling...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 452
favorite 1
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Lt. Governor Task Force on Mentally Ill, Homeless Dying in Streets, Ask the People: What Does...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 451
favorite 1
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Comic David Roche, Demands for Library, Modern Witches, Letters, Glen Park Murder, Rami Sternfeld...
Source: folio
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2008
texts
eye 449
favorite 0
comment 0
Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Business Changes, Car thefts, forum, China House Rest., Feinstein at opening, Chung, Anni, feature,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 449
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Buildings Empty while Thousands Sleep on Streets, General Assistance Reform proposed, Children in...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 448
favorite 1
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Homeless Disabled, Glide Church, Cecil Williams, Crusading Against Crack, Viet Protest in SF, Dot...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 444
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Homeless shelter plan, AIDS and Women, Vietnamese Voters, Ask the people: If you could be invisible...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 443
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Tenderloin 2001 project, Police decoy sting operations, underage drinking, United Nations Plaza,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 440
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Special Arts Issue, Tenderloin Children's Community Center, Grants for the Arts, Tenderloin Arts...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 439
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Glide Memorial Church, Keiko Ohnuma, Leslie Haggin, Laura McGrew, Sara Colm, Guy Cottle, Reality...
Source: folio
Neighborhood Newspapers of San Francisco
texts
eye 435
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Earthquake, St. Paul's Church, Gay marriage, Wrench Attack, 24th Street Zoning, Coffee store ban,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 428
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Special School Programs, Clipper Street Housing, Germans, Letters, Summer Camps, Aikido, Merchants,...
Source: folio
The Potrero View 1970 - 2009
texts
eye 427
favorite 0
comment 0
The first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970, “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.” The View is San Francisco’s oldest continuously published neighborhood newspaper. Most early issues covered school sports, activities at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, the Recreation Center, and the Potrero Branch Library, as well as local news and city politics.
Topics: Caleb Clark Health Center, budget cuts, ballpark proposal, Arkansas Friendship Garden, Potrero Hill...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 421
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Violence in schools, Central Clinic to close at night, Jewelry Plant Shutdown Leaves TL workers...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 420
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Maya Angelou, Prince Norodam Ranariddh, Dr. My Samedy, Cambodian Leaders Debate, Fraud Early...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 419
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Dennis Conkin, Jennifer Wright, Alexander Residence Hotel, Laurie Lazar, Tom McCarthy, Vehicular...
Source: folio
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 418
favorite 0
comment 0
Mission District neighborhood bilingual newspaper
Topics: Head Start, Mandela, invasion, Latino workers, Obreros latinos, tenants, inquilinos, Latino foster...
Source: folio
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 415
favorite 0
comment 0
Monthly neighborhood newspaper for the Fillmore, Japantown and Pacific Heights
Topics: Saint Dominic's, holiday shopping guide, earthquake aftermath, historic building destruction,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 414
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Noe Valley Community Store, Recession, Sally Brunn obituary, Letters, PG&E Construction, Voice...
Source: folio
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2008
texts
eye 412
favorite 0
comment 0
Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Asian Art Museum, Move to civic center depends on Prop. B, Balboa St.: 31 Muni bus line, Lower...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 410
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Homeless Policy, Art Agnos, Cambridge Hotel, Bill Kisliuk, Glenn Shields, Tenderloin Self Help...
Source: folio
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 410
favorite 1
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Merchants Christmas, Mural Project, Ruth Asawa interview, Poem, Aleo window, Alvarado school,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 405
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Flopped Street Fair, Lottery Winner, Friends of the Urban Forest, Letters, Mansion on Chenery St.,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 404
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Pigeon Lady Anna Muru, Street Lighting, Twins, Sally Brunn, Letters 29¢, Postmaster Visits...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 402
favorite 1
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: Ethiopians, Eritreans, Shelters Overflow in Winter Rain, Adult Reading, AIDS & Drugs, Ask the...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 401
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Dogs in Parks, St. Vincent de Paul, Voice Vacation, Block from Hell, Letters 29¢, Jamestown, Dolan...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 401
favorite 1
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Plaza Cleanup with Riot Police, Civc Center Sweep, Vacancy Control, Asian Gambling toll, attempts...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 399
favorite 1
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Gallo pulls cheap wines, protests at KGO Housing site, A. Rhett Stuart, Lance Woodruff, Brad Paul,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 395
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Tenderloin Performing Arts Plan, Homeless condemm Anglo as worst hotline hotel, Eldridge Cleaver at...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 391
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Homeless Advocates sue City, Arlo Smith, 5 year anniversary of civic center AIDS memorial, Green...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 388
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Tuggey's Manequin Elmer, Restaurant Fights Zoning, Noe Valleys' Catholic Heritage, If They Can't...
Source: folio
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
texts
eye 386
favorite 0
comment 0
Mission District neighborhood bilingual newspaper
Topics: 1989, Culture Clash, AIDS, SIDA, Dolores Huerta, Literacy, alfabetismo, homelessness, sin vivienda,...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 385
favorite 1
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood monthly newspaper
Topics: City Levels Squatters' Shantytown in SOMA, Local 2 union drive at Ramada, Drop-in Center contract,...
Source: folio
Noe Valley Voice 1977 - 2011
texts
eye 382
favorite 0
comment 0
Noe Valley neighborhood newspaper
Topics: Robert Pritikin's Mansion, Rent Control, Romance in Noe Valley, Cartoon, Star Bakery, Merchants...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 380
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Lead Poisoning, Richard Livingston, Sizzler, Reality House West, Paul Kozakiewicz, Adam Sparks, tax...
Source: folio
The Potrero View 1970 - 2009
texts
eye 379
favorite 0
comment 0
The first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970, “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.” The View is San Francisco’s oldest continuously published neighborhood newspaper. Most early issues covered school sports, activities at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, the Recreation Center, and the Potrero Branch Library, as well as local news and city politics.
Topics: Development, Dogpatch, neighborhood, Power Plant, Sophie Maxwell, Getting Involved, "New...
Source: folio
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
texts
eye 375
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenderloin neighborhood quadrilingual monthly newspaper
Topics: Rebecca Rosen Lum, Julie Scheff, Lee Romney, Jennifer Wright, Bob Prentice, Main Library reopens,...
Source: folio