From Murray Schneider, Glen Park News correspondent: Led by their teacher Eliza Shepard, a class of San Francisco State University biology students posed for a photograph preparatory to beginning a trek through Glen Canyon Park on Wednesday, September 29th. Their undergraduate class, “World of Plants,” studies California native plants, which the students found in abundance […]
The All Seasons restaurant at Diamond Heights held a grand opening Saturday afternoon, complete with lion dancers and firecrackers. According to the sign the restaurant features dim sum, lunch and dinner.
Courtesy of the San Francisco Unified School District. Of especial note to Glen Park Parents is the outlines of the Glen Park and Sunnyside attendance areas. They forgot, in doing the map the first time, that there are multiple pedestrian bridges over San Jose/280 and that kids from very close to Glen Park Elementary can […]
From our excellent summer intern, Kristy Hamilton. Please watch here.
NERT has new partners in disaster preparedness. The DPCA*. The Disaster Preparedness Coalition for Animals (DPCA) thinks everyone should be prepared for a disaster. If you have a pet, make them a part of your disaster preparedness plans. To learn more about this new partnership and how to prepare your pet for a disaster, please […]
Hello! Thank you to all who attended the Glen Park Community Plan meeting Tuesday night at St. John’s Elementary School. We found the event very productive and are happy to begin the conversation with you all on what the Final Plan will look like. This was the first discussion and definitely NOT the last. We […]
Thanks to Elizabeth Olson on the Excelsior Parents list for this update. In its initial creation of neighborhood elementary school assignment patterns, the San Francisco Public School District considered Interstate 280 to be an impenetrable barrier – forgetting that there are several pedestrian overpasses and underpasses that allow children to walk to schools on the […]
This from alert neighbor Mike in Glen Park: ==== Did anyone else find an official-looking piece of paper attached to your house today entitled, “COMMUNITY NOTICE”? At first glance, it appears to be an official posting from the city. And a scary one at that, between the all-uppercase title and a first paragraph declaring that, […]
Captain’s Message: Lately, I have been writing about “Neighborhood Heroes.” Neighborhood heroes are residents who see suspicious activity and report it to the police. Here is another example of a hero: On Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 11:30 in the morning, our hero walked out of his home and saw two persons wearing black hooded […]
Date: Sept.18th 9 am – noon Please Join Us for a Work Day at the Sunnyside Conservatory · We will have a gardener from R&P to guide us. · Tools and gloves will be provided. · Simple refreshments available. Please wear long sleeves! We have a stand of spiny weeds to remove (Echium vulgare). In […]
Glen Park Community Plan September 14th, 2010 Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 PM St. John’s Elementary School Auditorium 925 Chenery Street (Btw. Chilton & Burnside) The Planning Department has prepared an updated draft of the Glen Park Community Plan based on discussions with the Glen Park community over the past year. We are holding a meeting to distribute […]
It’s the Countdown to the 5K Fun Run/Walk for SAFEty! With just 3 weeks left until race day, here are 3 great reasons why you should participate: 1. Enhance your awareness of personal and family safety, while joining forces with your community and the SFPD 2. Spend a Sunday afternoon getting some exercise, eating good […]
The following are Glen Park crimes from the Ingleside Station Newsletter Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Nothing in the report from Glen Park Wednesday, August 25, 2010 11:07 am, Diamond/Chenery, Suspended Driver Thursday, August 26, 2010 05:13 am, 100 blk Roanoke, Theft from Vehicle Officer Anderson and Officer Otaguro responded to the report of an auto […]
MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010, 7:00 sharp – 8:30 PM, (Doors open at 6:30 PM) Sunnyside Park CLUBHOUSE, (Mid-way up/down hillside; Melrose/Foerster/Teresita) Beverages and Cookies The future of small neighborhood parks seems precarious. Clubhouses are being leased out, programs and maintenance services are being concentrated in large parks, picnic tables are being rented so frequently that […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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).
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]