Murray Schneider Sixty years ago Halloween trick-or-treaters trooped along Diamond Street, armed with shopping bags in one hand and bars of Lava soap in the other. If business or homeowners didn’t continue filling their bags, kids might soap merchant windows and the windows of parked Chevys, Fords and Plymouths. Tricksters were pretty benign all those […]
Archives for October 2014
To celebrate the Glen Park Association Website turning ten years old, we are reposting some of our favorite stories from the last ten years. Glen Park Station, before the game was over. Photo: Stephen Labovsky
As the seventh game of the World Series ended with a win by the Giants Wednesday night, San Francisco erupted in a roar of honking horns and the dull thud of firecrackers echoing between the hills. Just as they had in 2012 and 2010, Glen Park neighbors flooded into the streets. They congregated in front […]
New Mid-Market food emporium to be 1st in high end SF chain By J.K. Dineen Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle IMAGE 1 OF 7 Pedestrians walk outside the new locally owned grocery store named Market on Market on the first floor of the Twitter building in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Under construction Market on […]
For the last 19 years, starting in 1995 when they did their first 5 pumpkins, the Vella family of 354 Sussex has had a Glen Park tradition of carving pumpkins for 4 days before Halloween and putting out 40-60 pumpkins in front of the house on Halloween night. It started out as a father-daughter bonding experience (Charlie & […]
by Murray Schneider Emily Bratt still speaks with a trace of an accent from Flatbush, Brooklyn, where she was born 92 years ago. She has lived in Glen Park since 1950, first settling on Bemis Street when it was nothing more than a dirt path. That move came after she served in the U.S. Army […]
Friday, October 3rd, 2014 8:16am Unit Blk Arlington Recovered Vehicle 1:30pm Bosworth/Lyell Stolen Vehicle 2:30pm 500 Blk Arlington Theft from Vehicle Saturday, October 4th, 2014 Nothing to report from Glen Park. Sunday, October 5th, 2014 1:33am 300 Blk Arbor Drugs A resident called police to report men, wearing ski masks, were attempting to break into […]
The Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory invite you to a free Pumpkin Carving at the Sunnyside Conservatory 236 Monterey Boulevard. Date: October 26th Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM We supply: child appropriate carving tools a variety of patterns (or do your own creation) light refreshments a few Dia de Muertos masks that could use some coloring. Please bring: […]
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 5:35pm 100 Blk Laidley Theft from Vehicle Sunday, September 21st, 2014 10:28am Unit Blk Sussex Dog Bite Monday, September 22nd, 2014 Nothing to report from Glen Park. Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 1:00pm Unit Blk Chenery Burglary Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 7:55pm Kern/Brompton Auto Boost Thursday, September 25th, 2014 Nothing to report […]
These are extremely thick and durable windows, it must have taken quite a blow to smash it. Anyone know what happened?
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:15pm to 7:45 pm Glen Park Branch of the SF Public Library Second floor meeting room (Announcement attached) Agenda 1. Call for pictures and stories of House-Moving History in Glen Park, Sunnyside, and Diamond Heights! We’ve been contacted by author Diane Donovan who is currently preparing a publication about the history […]
Not sure who put it up, but it was much appreciated. Thanks to Michael Rice of the Glen Park Association for the photos.
Story and photos by Murray Schneider Before I retired I taught eleventh graders American history, and each morning I’d drive to school by descending O’Shaughnessy Boulevard. Going down the hill, O’Shaughnessy Hollow was on my right and Glen Canyon was on my left. Glen Canyon, the larger of the two, is 70-acres of natural area, […]