Woodstock anniversary celebration surprises some Richmond neighbors

The free 40th anniversary celebration of Woodstock in Golden Gate Park this weekend does come at a price for some Richmond District neighbors.

Concerts and events in the park mean more traffic, noise and less open space for the veterans of the area. The side effects would not be as big of a deal if the Recreation and Park Department gave neighbors some public notice, Planning Association for the Richmond President Ray Holland said.

“It comes as the total surprise to the neighbors. There ought to be, at least a week in advance, some sort of protocol for when they’re using major parts of the parks,’’ Holland said.

Neighbors were impressed by the outreach for Outside Lands, but Holland said he is proposing for that type of consideration to continue.

West Fest starts at 9 a.m. in Speadway Meadow.
 

Bay Area NewsGovernment & PoliticsPoliticsUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Second grader Genesis Ulloa leads students in an after-school community hub in a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF parents face school year with hope, trepidation and concern

‘Honestly, I don’t know how I’m going to deal with it’

Health care workers in the intensive care unit at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, with Alejandro Balderas, a 44-year-old patient who later died. Even in California, a state with a coronavirus vaccination rate well above average, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has nearly doubled in the past two weeks, according to a New York Times database. (Isadora Kosofsky/The New York Times)
Why COVID took off in California, again

‘The good news is: The vaccines are working’

Lake Oroville stood at 33 percent full and 40 percent of historical average when this photograph was taken on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Tribune News Service)
A kayaker on the water at Lake Oroville, which stands at 33 percent full and 40 percent of historical average when this photograph was taken on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Oroville, Calif. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Tribune News Service)
Facing ‘dire water shortages,’ California bans Delta pumping

By Rachel Becker CalMatters In an aggressive move to address “immediate and… Continue reading

Most Read