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The Black House
6114 California Street was the Victorian mansion headquarters of Anton LaVey and his Church of Satan. From 1966 to 1997(at the time of LaVey's death) both public and private ceremonies were held there. It remains there today.
The shining gold onion-shaped dome crowning the Holy Virgin Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church in Exile is a startling landmark in the middle of ordinary suburbia, and the heart of a thriving Russian community. Built in the early 1960s, the cathedral is generally open only during services. There are no seats or pews: during worship, the congregation must stand. Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russians started pouring into the city and most settled here.
Almost a third of the city's Chinese population has settled in the blocks surrounding Clement Street: there simply wasn't room for them all in Chinatown proper. There are close ties between the civic leaders, families and businessmen of both Chinatowns, but the criminal element has divided over turf and profits, convincing many that a power struggle among the Tongs and Triads is imminent.
Most of the city's western boundary is defined by a broad sweep of beachfront sand, part of which is attached to Golden Gate Park. Though attractive, the beach is dangerous to swimmers because of its very cold waters and strong undertow, and there is often fog.
The Sea Cliff area is dominated by Spanish architecture homes perched on the cliffs east of Golden Gate Bridge. Certainly one of the most desirable and picturesque residential areas in the U.S., it is home to many movie and theatre stars.
Sutro Annex Park
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