Residents of Chenery St. between Elk and Diamond report receiving calls from PG&E canceling today’s planned electrical outage. Letters from PG&E sent several weeks ago announced the shut down, though it wasn’t clear why it was being done. But now, it’s not.
Two Painted Ladies visit Glen Park
Two Painted Lady butterflies landing on Pearly Everlasting plants along Islais Creek in Glen Canyon Park on Wednesday, August 18th. The butterflies, V. annabella, have a wide range. They’re also sometimes called West Coast Ladies. These two decided to make acquaintanceship with plants cared for by Friends of Glen Canyon Park. Anyone interested in joining […]
No Parking on Chenery – Resurfacing for the next few weeks
The Dept. of Public Works will be resurfacing Chenery St. between Diamond and Elk for the next several weeks. According to workers, each stretch they work on should take three days to complete.
Make sure you get a transfer – Muni cracking down on fare scofflaws
SF Municipal Transportation Agency staffers and City police officers staked out the 44 line at Bosworth and Chenery in front of BART this afternoon. As each bus pulled in to the stop, transit fare inspectors stopped all exiting passengers to make sure they could show proof of payment. “This is our first day implementing enforcement […]
10th Anniversary Retrospective: What was up on Diamond St. on Wednesday?
Was there something in the water on Diamond St. yesterday? GP incidents from the San Francisco Police Dept. Ingleside newsletter. 08:15 am 1600 blk Diamond Battery Officer Giannini responded with several other officers to a battery call. The officers located the victim who told them that he was the foreman of a new home construction […]
10th Anniversary Retrospective: LaRouche followers’ call to impeach Obama gets little traction in GP
Most people who walked by the literature tables set up by Lyndon LaRouche followers on the corners of Diamond and Chenery Tuesday around noon ignored the calls to impeach the President. Others engaged them in somewhat heated debate. There appeared to be few who agreed with their message. To celebrate the Glen Park Association Website […]
Such a nice neighborhood
Seen on Arlington St.
This GP boy loves his BART
Who says San Franciscans don’t love public transit? Four-year-old Sam loves it so much he demanded a BART birthday party, which obliging BART employees turned into a wonderful, transit-themed bash. Sam, who moved from New York last fall, loved the subways in his old home town. But here in Glen Park, he’s taken to BART […]
Glen Park beekeeper on the Case of the Harmed Hives
Vandal uses pesticide to kill 200,000 honeybees 07-23 05:57 PDT San Francisco, CA (AP) — A beekeeper says someone deliberately wiped out two hives in San Francisco, using a household pesticide to kill 200,000 honeybees. Karen Peteros says the two mature bee colonies kept at Hayes Valley Farm were destroyed this week. Her nonprofit San […]
Greater Glen Park boundaries to change Aug. 10
No, it’s not the much-awaited school boundaries, which will be out later this year. These are the neighborhood boundaries from the San Francisco Association of Realtors, which are expected to roll out on August 10. According to Socketsite, what realtors call Glen Park will change in these ways: – 5a (Glen Park) expands to include […]
Score one for the coyote…
Glen Canyon’s resident coyote took a moment on Wednesday to pause in front of Silver Tree Day Camp, perhaps to peruse the Park & Rec sign warning about … coyotes in Glen Canyon Park. Glen Park News writer Murray Schneider snapped this photo at about 11:30 a.m. while Silver Tree campers were on their neighborhood […]
Rare blue garter snake found in the Canyon
A rare green garter snake was found dead in the Canyon this week. Murray Schneider sends this photo. UPDATE:The snake was found by Friends of Glen Canyon president Richard Craib, during a Friends work party. Craib thinks it is because of its color, which he describes as blue He was planning on taking it to […]
LOCATION CHANGE GPA Meeting – July 14 – St John’s School
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Glen Park Association Meeting on July 14, Wednesday will be at St John’s School gym on Chenery Street, Not the Rec Center Same time 7 pm, same agenda.
Save the Date: SF SAFE fun run – Sept. 26.
It’s that time of year again… please save the date!!!! San Francisco SAFE is hosting its 2nd annual, 5K Fun Run/Walk for SAFEty on Sunday, September, 26, 2010 at Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Last year’s event proved to be a huge success, and we need your help to keep the tradition going. Your […]
GPA Quarterly meeting – July 14, 2010
Glen Park Association Quarterly Meeting July 14, 2010 7 PM Glen Park Recreation Center (Bosworth Street and O’Shaughnessy Boulevard) AGENDA 700 PM Call to Order Treasurer’s Report Committee Reports New Business • Ratify appointments to vacant Glen Park Association officer positions. Heather World has resigned as Membership Secretary and is appointed to Recording Secretary. Sally […]
Fox bones found in the Canyon
By Elizabeth Weise That Glen Canyon is home to coyotes is fairly well known at this point. They share the park with skunks, raccoons and opossums. But Friends of Glen Canyon volunteer Mary Huizinga, of Laidley Street recently found out they’re not the only mammals making their homes there. Huizinga frequently walks her dog, Chester, […]
Hearing on possibly restoring some MUNI service, July 6
SFMTA Board of Directors to Hear Partial Muni Restoration Recommendations Input from Muni Customers sought on restoration of service to some bus routes and rail lines affected by the May 8 service changes The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in San Francisco including the Municipal Railway (Muni), will include […]
SF Streets blog on efforts to turn San Jose back to a street
Bernal and Glen Park Neighbors Seek Traffic Calming in “The Cut” by Matthew Roth on June 28, 2010 By the time the political tides had turned against ripping up neighborhoods to make way for freeways in the late 1950s, the result of the San Francisco freeway revolt, many areas had already been substantially altered to […]
Small Fire at Glen Park Rec Center
Staff at the Glen Park Rec center say someone (they’re saying it was kids) lite the garbage cans outside the rec center on fire early Wednesday morning. There was some damage to the inside of the building, but it was put out before it could spread very far. Unfortunately it burns part of the mural […]
Summer’s come to Poppy Lane
Summer’s here and the flowers are going crazy. It’s time for after-dinner constitutionals and weekend wandering around our lovely neighborhood. Our wandering photographer Michael Waldstein caught this lovely bit of floral wonder on Poppy Lane recently.
Islais Creek may be revived – City
S.F.’s buried streams may see the light of day Kelly Zito, Chronicle Staff Writer San Francisco ChronicleSunday, June 13, 2010 Carved between ocean and bay, the city of San Francisco owes its contours to saltwater in a way few other cities do. But a new wave of thinking about the city’s water future would resurrect […]
Glen Park neighbors weigh in on BART’s thoughts on parking lot
BART meeting Tuesday, April 6, 2010 St. John’s School, Glen Park Notes by Elizabeth Weise, Glen Park News There’s been much concern among some Glen Park residents over BART’s possible plan to build something (most likely housing) on its parking lot on Bosworth. San Francisco’s city policy specifically supports more housing density close to mass […]
Traffic meeting June 10th
Cafe Bello suffers roaster fire
A fire in the coffee roaster at Cafe Bello brought an immediate response by multiple fire trucks Saturday morning. Thankfully there were no injuries and the over-heated roaster and chimney were quickly cooled down. Cafe Bello is located at 2885 Diamond St., between Bosworth and Kern. Firefighters blocked off Diamond street around 10:30 May 29 […]
Hopes for Glen Park Farmers’ Market in 2010 Prove Fruitless
Glen Park News The day before the final hearing that was to determine whether a Glen Park farmers’ market would become a reality, backers of the plan withdrew their proposal to regroup. The Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association and the Glen Park Merchants Association, which were the project’s co-sponsors, took the proposed Wilder Street Farmers […]
City committe puts farmers’ market decision on hold until May 27.
Glen Park News City officials today held up the issuance of a street-closure permit for the proposed Sunday farmers’ market project in the heart of Glen Park village, saying more time is needed for concerns to be aired and addressed. The San Francisco Interdepartmental Staff Committee on Traffic and Transportation, known as ISCOTT, put off […]
Public Hearing on farmers market Thursday May 13, 9 a.m.
This Thursday, the City will hold a public hearing on a proposal plan to start a weekly farmers’ market on Sundays in the heart of Glen Park village. The City’s Interdepartmental Staff Committee on Traffic and Transportation, known affectionately among City bureaucrats as ISCOTT, will decide whether to issue a street-closure permit for the operation […]
Sup. Dufty at Glen Park Meeting Saturday, May 8
Supervisor Dufty Diamond Heights/Glen Park Community Meeting Join us at the upcoming Diamond Heights/Glen Park Community meeting with Supervisor Dufty scheduled for Saturday, May 8th at 4pm at St. Aidan’s (101 Gold Mine Drive at Diamond Heights Blvd).
Glen Park-er and Balboa High senior Adam Kennedy’s faves
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Gialina owner to open second pizzaria on Divisadero
From today’s Chronicle: Brant Ward / The Chronicle Gialina’s Sharon Ardiana in front of a picture of herself and her grandmother. Meanwhile, in this week’s upcoming pizzeria news, we have Sharon Ardiana opening up her second pizza spot. The chef/owner of Glen Park’s Gialina (2842 Diamond St.) is looking to roll out Ragazza this fall […]
10th Anniversary Retrospective: Come TONIGHT to hear what BART’s thinking of for its parking lot
There’s been much uproar among some in Glen Park over the fact that BART is clearly mulling over the possibility of building something (most likely housing) on its parking lot on Bosworth. (Though note that anonymous posting about a large apartment complex planned for the lot were incorrect – that was a student project by […]
Dalere Beauty Salon featured in SOMArts show
BEAUTY SHOP CULTURE Exhibition Open: Friday April 2,2010 Artist talk: Friday April 2, 6:30-7:00PM Opening Reception: Friday April 2, 7:00-9:00PM Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12:00-7:00PM, Saturday 12:00-5:00pm Special Event: Candacy Taylor- Artist Discussion on Beauty Shop Culture Saturday, April 17,3:00-4:00PM SOMArts Cultural Center Main Gallery 934 Brannan St., San Francisco,CA 94103 Enter through yellow doors at […]
Whither the BART parking lot? Meeting April 6th
The Glen Park Assoc and the Glen Park Merchants Assoc have invited representatives of the SF Planning and BART Planning departments to provide us a status update on village development. The meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 6th at 7:00 pm. The location is St. John’s School, 925 Chenery St. All members of the […]
Two new businesses at Diamond Heights – Restaurant & Vet
The Diamond Heights shopping center is getting two new businesses. The Seven Hill Veterinary Hospital has opened in the space occupied by the old Diamond Heights Animal Hospital. It also looks as if a new Chinese restaurant is going in to replace Yet Wah, which closed a few months back. The new sign says it […]
Photography opening on Chenery: Art in our midst
SF Architecture Presents: Michael Waldstein Photos “Natural and Man Made Structures” Join Us at the Opening Reception: Art, Refreshments & Wine Friday, March 26, 5:30 – 8:00pm 732a Chenery Street (Glen Park near BART) San Francisco, CA 94131 Show Runs: March 15 – April 30, 2010 Call to schedule a private viewing (415) 585-2440
Late breaking news: Lazar move may be temporary
From the Captain’s note: Friday, March 19th, 2010 Captain’s Message: I was informed by Chief Gascón last evening that I will be loaned to the Crime Lab to begin working on the recent problems which were discovered. This movement is temporary and important for the Police Department. Captain Louis Cassanego will be taking my place […]
Capt. Lazar leaving Ingleside Station
Nine days after the Chronicle reported that a crime lab tech was stealing drugs, Capt. Lazar has been transferred to the Drug Lab. Their gain is our loss. The press release sent out from Chief Gascón’s office today: PERSONNEL MOVEMENT Chief George Gascón has placed the overall responsibility for the investigation of practices at the […]
Block watches keep crime at bay
(An excellent article on safety issues that was inadvertently left out of the most recent edition of the Glen Park News) By Ashley Hathaway We ‘grilled’ Sergeant Aaron Lozada of the San Francisco Police Department, Ingleside Station. In other words, we asked him a lot of questions about crime. He was our featured guest last […]
Cops bust magazine-selling thieves
(edited for privacy from a nearby school list serv) I think this warning has gone out before, but the lesson hit close to home (literally) last night for our family. While I was out yesterday evening, my husband was home with our kids. He got a “friendly” knock at the door–for the record, I don’t […]
Dist. 8 race upset: Laura Spanjian drops out of race
March 11, 2010 **PRESS RELEASE** LAURA SPANJIAN TO BECOME HOUSTON SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR Will end campaign for District 8 Supervisor and resign from SF DCCC Laura Spanjian, Assistant General Manager for External Affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), has accepted an offer from Houston Mayor Annise Parker to become the Sustainability Director for […]
The Chronicle loves Red + White
Erin Lubin / Special to The Chronicle Red & White wine bar in Glen Park. Red & White: Having already scored great pizza, what Glen Park needed was a wine bar to call its own. Inspired by a Squaw Valley hangout, Peter Bell, an ad-industry refugee from Michigan, and his partner, Juliana Flores, a native […]
Capt. Lazar asks: Is you car locked?
From Wednesday’s Captains Message: Over the last few days, we have been dealing with the auto burglaries in Miraloma Park. The suspect in the case from Marietta Drive was charged by the District Attorney’s office. The important point in many of these cases is that the owners of the vehicles had left their vehicles unlocked. […]
Next NERT Training (aka Getting Ready for The Big One)
San Francisco Fire Department NERT Training NERT My name is Erica and I am the current program coordinator for NERT, the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team. This program provides instructor lead classroom training with hands on components included to prepare San Francisco for a disaster no matter how big or small. Earthquake? Power Outage? Flooding on […]
Death row inmate who once lived on Sussex St. tied to murder
(From the San Francisco Chronicle) Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer David Joseph Carpenter, the “Trailside Killer” of the early 1980s whose murders spread fear in the Bay Area’s parklands and open spaces, has been tied by DNA evidence to a San Francisco slaying in which he had long been a suspect, police said Tuesday. […]
Danger on Diamond Heights Blvd.
Careful on those curves on Diamond Heights Blvd., cautions Richard Craib of the Friends of Glen Canyon. These photos he took recently show the missing and rotted posts supporting the guard rail on the sweeping turn on Diamond Heights Blvd. between Berkeley Way and Arbor, just before Diamond turns into Elk St. “If anyone goes […]
SFist reports on string of violent robberies in GP on Tuesday
Photo by Chris Carlsson/Found SF Three separate violent robberies occurred in Glen Park on Tuesday night, all possibly committed by the same suspects. First, three men in a dark car ran down a bicyclist and stole his messenger bag near the Glen Park BART Station Tuesday night. Happening at little before 7:15 p.m., a 44-year-old […]
Feb. 20: Monterey Blvd. planting — Come and help!
When we come together to do something for our neighborhood, we do it BIG and we do it very well. REMINDER: Next SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 we will be installing over 200 plants into the Monterey Blvd. median in front of the Sunnyside Conservatory. (Compare that to only 75 planted last Spring – we hope to […]
Diamond Heights Animal Hospital closes
The long-popular animal hospital in the shopping center at Diamond Heights has closed. A sign on their door says they were forced to file for bankrupty. Their website carries this notice: To Our Loyal Clients and Beloved Pets: It is with our deepest regret that we are forced to announce that we are closing the […]
Glen Park Safety Patrol to host self defense class March 7th
Contact: Ann Grogan (415) 587-3863, Ken King (415) 987 6241 (Steering Committee Members of the Glen Park Patrol Special Safety Program) 2912 Diamond St., Ste. 239, San Francisco, CA 94131 GPsafetyprogram@gmail.com, email@example.com http://www.romantasy.com/SF/index.html Ken Craig (415) 992-5551 President, Triangle Martial Arts Association P.O. Box 111, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 info@triangleMAA.org http://www.trianglemaa.org (415) […]
Lion at the Library
About 50 rapt children and their parents were a standing-room-only audience Saturday at the Glen Park Library, when lion dancers from the Jing Mo Athletic Association gave a demonstration of the decidedly athletic art of being a lion. Kids got an inside peak into how a lion costume works and even got to ‘feed’ it […]