Gather up your old holiday cards, calendars, gift-wrap, magazines, and cardboard coffee sleeves and bring them to our…. VALENTINE CARD PARTY Sunnyside Conservatory (236 Monterey Blvd., between Baden and Congo) San Francisco Saturday, February 6 11 am – 2 pm rain or shine FREE Lots of examples and inspiration for making handmade cards using recycled, […]
The City is in the process of inspecting its sidewalks. If you see white dots popping up on the sidewalk in front of your house, it may mean you’ve got to get it fixed. Info from the city web site is below. However some on the Glen Park Bulletin Board list have said that there […]
The people who put together the San Francisco Housing Element want to hear from you. But what, you might ask, is a ‘housing element?’ Simply put, California state law requires that every city council of board of supervisors put together “a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of the city, city and county, […]
St. John’s School 925 Chenery Street 7:00 Election of officers 7:30 District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty to hold town hall meeting. He will be bringing representatives from the police, Muni, Transportation and other City agencies to answer neighbor questions.
Glen Canyon Park was on Mayor Gavin Newsom’s mind Tuesday – but not for something about which to boast. He was troubled about the anti-Semitic graffiti found there by a city worker Monday morning. Recreation and Park Department painters promptly covered the offending symbols, and police have stepped up patrols, Newsom said. The vandalism follows […]
A notice from the group that sponsors Glen Park’s Patrol Special officer: The Glen Park Patrol Safety Program celebrates one year of patrol service dedicated solely to Glen Park, and is sponsored by an enthusiastic and growing volunteer group of merchants and residents! Come to the Glen Park Residents Association meeting Weds. Jan. 13 at […]
The race for District 8’s supervisor’s seat is well underway, despite the fact that the election isn’t until June. Here at the Glen Park News we’ve been getting invitation for lunches, coffees , Facebook friendings and get-togethers, as well as requests for endorsements, for months now. Of course GPN doesn’t endorse candidate, we merely report […]
A 4.1 earthquake stuck the Bay area at 10:09 AM Thursday morning. The U.S. Geological Service pegged it at 4.1 on the Richter scale. It was 5.6 miles deep and the epicenter was just southeast of Fremont. Here in Glen Park it came through as a definite jolt, especially for people on second and third […]
Friends of Glen Canyon Park, January 6, 2010, preparing to plant sword fern, columbine, Douglas iris, alum root and shining willow along Islais Creek, adjacent to cedar fence they built in 2009. Plants will add to the diversity and color of the natural habitat. Photo: Murray Schneider
Happy Red and White, Glen Park’s new destination for the new year. The wine bar and café, at 678 Chenery St., began its “soft” opening Saturday and will be open Sunday evenings from 5-10 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 5, it will open the doors at noon. Co-owner Juliana Flores says that the artwork won’t be […]
The winter issue of the Glen Park News featured a story on a hike to the Blue Tower, about a mile and a half to the southeast of Glen Park. It was one of Dolan Eargle’s on-going series of Interesting Things In and Around Glen Park. On Christmas Day the Clark family of Chenery St. […]
Our newest destination here in Glen Park, the cafe/wine bar Red & White, is getting oh-so-close to ready. Look for a soft opening sometime in the week or two after Christmas. Which means if you walk by and the door’s open, they may well be serving. Stick your head in and say hi to managers […]
If you’ve been shopping in downtown San Francisco, you’ve probably run into Frank Chu, a well-known eccentric who walks near the Powell St. cable car turnaround carrying a sign that prominently features the phrase 12 Galaxies. A friend added a touch of local realism to a his holiday gingerbread house and Glen Park resident Devin […]
The San Francisco Police Department’s bike patrol patrol program has been expanded into Glen Park, Capt. David Lazar announced Thursday. “I have added bicycle officers to Glen Park, seven days a week,” the neighborhood’s top cop said in his daily e-mail briefing. Three officers are assigned to the beat, which is centered around 30th and […]
Santa Claus paid a visit to Glen Park on Dec. 8, when he and some helpers dropped in at Modern Past. Between 4:30 and 7:30 over 110 local kids stopped in to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas, get their picture taken and collect a balloon or a cookie. Modern Past owner Ric Lopez, […]
By Rachel Gordon More than a century ago, a British-born inventor and stargazer built on his remote San Francisco estate a whimsical conservatory with eight sides and a soaring ceiling to house his collection of exotic plants and flowers. Time, vandals and the threat of a wrecking ball nearly brought the structure to ruin. View […]
Hundreds of people thronged the newly reopened Sunnyside Conservatory at 236 Montery Blvd. Bagpipes wailed and a host of neighborhood, city and state luminaries gave speeches, but the highlight of the day was the gorgeous new Conservatory, better than ever after a ten-year effort to rebuild the 111-year-old structure.
The Glen Park Association Safety Committee put together a great flyer covering safety issues, and on Thursday GPA’s safety coordinator Carolyn Deacy, Stephanie Hagio and Dist. 8 supervisor candidate Scott Wiener handed out over 500 flyers in 25 minutes at the Glen Park BART — with the help to two uniformed SFPD officers send by […]
A nice story in the Chron about the demise of the 26 this coming Saturday. It turns out that the route began in 1892 as one of the city’s oldest trolleys. —– By Alissa Figueroa and Deia De Brito On a late Monday afternoon, nextbus.com predicted the 26-Valencia would arrive in 21 minutes at the […]
Food Drive: Now through December 18th, Kiki-Yo is accepting non-perishable foods – no glass containers, please – all of which will go to feed Glen Park neighborhood residents this holiday season. Plus Kiki-Yo will continue its tradition – now 13 years strong – of collecting toys to support the SF Fire Department Toy Drive. Unwrapped […]
From Ingleside station newsletter.. CRIME ALERT! On Sunday November 29th at 1:40 p.m, a 9 year old girl was in Crocker Amazon Park. A person approached her and exposed himself to her while she was in the children’s playground. The suspect is described as a white male, 50 to 55 years of age, unknown height, […]
Glen Park is set to get new bike lanes — but don’t expect them to be striped until next summer at the earliest. Superior Court Judge Peter Busch ruled last week that the city can proceed with eight proposed bike lanes — none in or near Glen Park — but will have to wait to […]
Published: November 27, 2009 SAN FRANCISCO — As fires raged downtown after the 1906 earthquake, residents of this city fled to two nearby districts to the south, Bernal Heights and Glen Park. Though part of San Francisco, both areas looked more like countryside then, with open ranchland, vineyards and orchards, dirt roads and wetlands, and […]
Have a gripe about City Hall? A compliment? A suggestion on how to make Glen Park better? People who live and work in Glen Park and Diamond Heights will have an opportunity to raise issues with Supervisor Bevan Dufty, the neighborhoods’ representative on the Board of Supervisors and a mayoral hopeful, at an upcoming community […]
The San Francisco Water Dept. was out in Glen Park today with a totally cool 6-wheeled gizmo about the size of a small dog that slowly made its way down the inside of the main sewer line down Chenery and sent photos back up to the truck above ground. One worker stood near the manhole […]
Some advice from Glen Park’s Safety Committee Chair: Car break-ins (AKA Auto-Boosting) are on the increase in the area. Please take the following precautions to prevent it from happening to your car. Do not leave anything in your car, valuable or not, including GPS, ipod, phone chargers etc. All consoles should be closed, trunks covered, […]
Update from Capt. Lazar at Ingleside Station: Captain’s Message: We have received reports of some very hateful graffiti in Glen Park. We take this crime very seriously. The Recreation and Park Department has painted over the graffiti and we have a plan in place to capture the suspects! ====== Quick work by the Park Patrol […]
A message from Captain Lazar: On November 7, 2009, Officers Carrasco and Dominguez responded to the 500 block of Laidley Street regarding a theft from a mailbox. The suspect was posing as a door to door solicitor. He knocked on several doors and once he realized there was no response, he slipped his hand under […]
A man in his 90s was unhurt, but two fences and a backyard were damaged when he lost control of his Mitsubishi Gallant coming down Thor St. towards Chenery at about 9 AM Tuesday morning.Witnesses reported that a garbage truck had stopped on Thor and when the man attempted to go around it, he lost […]
COMMUNITY MEETING Hosted by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 6:30-8 p.m. Glen Park Elementary School 151 Lippard Street (near the Glen Park BART Station) The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates Muni, invites you to join fellow residents and business owners to discuss proposed transportation improvement projects presented […]
The gentlemen installing these said they were Verizon cell antennas, to better reception. However, isn’t that supposed to be a piece of art they’re attaching them to?
The wild parrots of San Francisco were taking a rest from flight in a pine tree in Glen Park on Wednesday. They’re cute, but noisy, says Glen Park News writer Ashley Hathaway, who got this photo.
October 21, 2009 Former Mayor Willie Brown will be the guest of honor during an invitation-only event Sunday at the famous Bob Pritikin Mansion in Noe Valley. As masters of ceremonies, Brown and former ad-executive Pritikin will unveil and celebrate “the world’s largest mural portrait, fifty feet by eighteen feet, displaying some seventy famous and […]
Friends of the Urban Forest to hold street tree planting event in Glen Park neighborhood San Francisco, CA- October 23, 2009 – Greening organization Friends of the Urban Forest is currently preparing for their upcoming street tree planting event in Glen Park. The planting will take place on Saturday, December 12. Residents can purchase a […]
CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR Saturday, October 24th, 10:00 – 2:00 The Diamond Heights Children’s Health and Safety Fair is a community event that has been organized to bring you useful resources relating to the health and safety of the children, youth, and young adults in our community. Come on out, get some resources, enjoy […]
Chris Thorman spotted our resident coyote during the geology walk hosted by the Friends of Glen Canyon Park on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 and got this photo. There have been reports that she’s got a den and two cubs as well.
Marian Dalere of the Dalere Salon got this great picture of St. John’s students at the bus stop at Diamond and Chenery Streets doing their best to avoid the deluge we had on Oct. 19th
Well-placed sources tell the Glen Park News that after 30 years, Yet Wah, the venerable if dated Chinese restaurant at the Diamond Heights shopping mall, is closing, probably next month. Once (still?) home to a thriving karaoke scene, Yet Wah also runs the little dim sum take-away stall on the ground floor next to Safeway. […]
Glen Park Recreation Center Fall Drop In Courses 70 Elk Street, San Francisco 415-337-4705 October 19, 2009 to November 20, 2009 No pre-registration is necessary! Early Childhood Development Mondays: Pitter Patter Painters*: 10:00 to 11:00 ages 2 to 5 Children and caregivers are given the opportunity to paint and create master pieces using a variety […]
PARK NEWS a publication by Sunnyside Park Families & Neighbors October 2009 Sunnyside Park Clubhouse Opening Celebration Saturday, November 7 The completed Sunnyside Playground & Park Clubhouse renovation will be celebrated by the neighborhood on November 7, 11:00 AM—2:00 PM; Ribbon Cutting at 11:30. Activities will be available for full-family fun in as many areas […]
We Apologize For Noise In Your Neighborhood October 16, 2009 Dear BART Neighbor: Beginning Friday, October 23 at 3:00am through Monday, October 26 at 3:00am BART will operate a generator to provide alternate power to the Glen Park BART station so PG&E can safely complete necessary retrofit work. All regular power to the Glen Park […]
For those who might be away from home, check your basements tonight.
Friends of the Urban Forest invites Glen Park residents interested in planting trees or who have worked with FUF before. (They are inviting folks from the surrounding neighborhoods as well.) According to the evite, they have a planting scheduled for December, as well as new ideas for getting more trees in the ‘hood. The meeting […]
SFMTA will host an information/update meeting on the Glen Park Community Plan Environmental Impact Report process on Wednesday November 4, 2009 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Glen Park Elementary School (151 Lippard Street). This meeting will focus on the proposed transportation improvement project from the 2003 Plan. Contact Kim Walton for more information at (415) […]
Sent to the Glen Park Association: Hello, I’m writing to give you an update on where the SFMTA is at with the Extended Meter Hours study we worked on over the summer for extending the hours of operation of parking meters. I wanted to make sure that you knew that the study will be presented […]
From Carolyn Deacy, the safety officer for the Glen Park Association: I was asked, by a Miguel Street resident, to post this, to make everyone aware of the suspicious activity. Several residents of Miguel St. have recently witnessed suspicious activity: a 30-ish Hispanic man driving a late 80’s Honda Accord, rings the doorbell or knocks […]
You might have though a game of garbage can soccer was being played by invisible giants throughout Glen Park this morning as extremely strong winds pushed newly-emptied garbage cans up and down the streets, sometimes blocking sidewalks and intersections. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that backed-up drains and gutters briefly shut down 280 at Monterey […]
GPA – October 13 Meeting at the Glen Canyon Rec Center Greg Gaar, activist, historian, collector, will present a slide lecture: Natural History of San Francisco and Glen Park, Mt. Davidson and Twin Peaks Greg has given his slide talks on San Francisco history and Glen Park before. This will be another great evening. AGENDA […]
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/04/BAGK19VTST.DTL The San Francisco Chronicle’s Urban Design writer, John King, thinks very highly of the Glen Park BART: “With a name like Brutalism, it’s no wonder this blunt strain of modernism never caught on with the public. Yet the movement produced such evocative works as this BART station, where the shadowy charge comes from the […]