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 […]
If you’re one of those cooks who dreams of a really good edge on your knives but despairs of ever honing them to such sharpness yourself, take heart! Saucy Joe has added Glen Park to his six-week schedule of mobile knife and scissor-sharpening. While many in the neighborhood swear by the knife sharpening service at […]
The Neighborhood Parks Council does a monthly column about local parks. This month Glen Park is in the spotlight… http://www.sfnpc.org/ilovemypark1009 I Love My Park: October 2009 Welcome to “I Love My Park”, NPC’s monthly column featuring interviews with people all over the city talking about the personal connections they feel to parks in San Francisco. […]
The Friends of Glen Canyon Park will host a Geology Walk this Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. Retired geologist Neal Faye will explain the formation of Glen Canyon, the make up of our native rock, the Franciscan Formation of Radiolarian Chert and discuss the visual phenomena in local outcrops. Meet behind the Glen Canyon […]
Wherever you live in Glen Park, someone always seems to be tearing up the streets. Much of the spring and summer saw Chenery dug up. Now the work — to update decades-old natural gas valves with new, high-pressure ones — has gotten to Mangels Street. Glen Park News reporter Jennie Rose talked to distribution supervisor […]
Glen Park Planning Meeting Sept. 14, 2009 This meeting was coordinated between the Glen Park Association and the San Francisco Planning Dept. as an open forum for the neighborhood to hear from Planning and for Planning to hear from the neighborhood. More such meetings will be coming in the future. Sixty-five residents attended the meeting, […]
From Captain Lazar’s Daily Message Wed. Sept. 23 Glen Park robbers in custody! On September 17th the victim was walking home from BART on Monterey when a white vehicle stopped and the suspect exited the passenger seat and robbed the victim of his briefcase. We believe the suspects committed another robbery days later in the […]
By Jennie Rose Glen Park News staff A possible sexual predator is targeting middle school-aged girls in the Outer Mission area. The man, described as a Filipino male, 30-35 years old with a dark complexion with acne, has twice in the last two weeks tried to lure girls into his car, Ingleside Police Captain David […]
It smelled like BBQ for awhile this afternoon on the 600 block of Chenery. But it had just a hint of grass fire as well, and that was enough to bring four fire engines and a chief’s van racing to make sure. They blocked traffic at Chilton and Thor and a good dozen fire fighters […]
Wednesday is your chance to tell the City Planning Dept. what you think of their ideas for our neighborhood. Like density and the walkability that comes with it? Tell ’em! Don’t want the neighborhood the change much, it’s fine as is? Tell ’em! This is participatory democracy in action and your change to set the […]
From Capt. Lazar’s daily newsletter: There will be a pedestrian sting tomorrow, September 16th, led by Lt. Perea from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lt. Perea will be focusing on Bosworth and Chilton, Bosworth and the SB280 on ramp, Joost and Brompton, Joost and Monterey and Geneva and London. Motorists will be cited for failing […]
Eds Note: The next Glen Park Planning Meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 16th from 6:30-8:30 at the Glen Park Recreation Center in the park. The date was printed incorrectly in the Fall issue of the Glen Park News. We’re really sorry! From the Fall (released Sept. 10) issue of the Glen Park News: By Elizabeth Weise […]
Look for it in the next few days on your doorstep or at your favorite local business. Here’s the team of your neighbors, all volunteer, that puts out this great community paper: Beth Weise, editor Rachel Gordon, deputy editor Liz Manglesdorf, Photo Editor Mary Mottola, Design Denis Wade, Copy Editor Nora Dowley, Advertising Reporters: Gail […]
http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2009/09/07/story10.html Sept. 4, 2009 Article by J.K. Dineen published by the San Francisco Business Times. SAN FRANCISCO – “Five developers are in the running to build housing on the BART parking lot in Glen Park, a site across from the station that represents a rare chance for multi-family residential development in the village-like San Francisco […]
A pair of Lion Dancers from the JingMo dance troupe marched into Eggettes Sunday afternoon around 1:00, part of a big Chinese baby ceremony celebrating one very happy baby in a very red little outfit. The baby’s mom used to dance with the troupe, their director says.
A car so cool it had soccer moms screeching to a halt to gander and bikers and even so-so-cool skate boarders pulling up along side was parked on Chenery St. this afternoon. It’s the Tango, an all-electric ‘urban communter’ car that seats two – one in front and one in back. Glen Park News photographer […]
In Fall 2005, the parrots of Telegraph Hill visited Glen Park. For the last few weeks, photographer and printmaker Trish Foschi has been hearing and seeing them fly by her home near Swiss and Sussex. Finally this weekend Foschi captured them frolicking on a nearby tree.
Captain’s Message: Criminals are becoming creative in this age of technology. They are able to access a great deal of information through internet search engines if they could just get a little critical information from the victim. They will use a simple phone call to get that information by posing to be a bank manager, […]
Multiple posters to various Glen Park electronic mailing lists reported a odor of sewage wafting across the neighborhood. It turns out it’s not just us…. Odor Across San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The KCBS newsroom received calls Friday afternoon reporting an unusual and unpleasant smell in San Francisco.Most of the callers reporting the odor were […]
Friday, August 21, 2009 Captain’s Message: Criminals are becoming creative in this age of technology. They are able to access a great deal of information through internet search engines if they could just get a little critical information from the victim. They will use a simple phone call to get that information by posing to […]
San Francisco Police Department Ingleside Station Captain´s message Wednesday, August 19, 2009 As the fall season approaches, we think of the new school year, football, Halloween and early rainfall. This is the time of year when scam artists portraying themselves as independent roofers solicit work. Commonly, the suspects target senior citizens tending to their front […]
Captain’s Message: Tuesday, 8/18/2009 Today, I would like to talk to you about a scam called a Jamaican Switch or a Pigeon Drop. The criminals play on the victim’s vision of making a large amount of money in just an hour of time. There are usually two suspects. They can be men or women. One […]
Aug. 8, 2009 Chenery at Bosworth Five San Francisco Police officers confront five suspects in a stolen Lexus. One was later charged with stealing the car in Oakland. Glen Park News photographer Michael Waldstein was there.
Captain Lazar wil be holding the Ingleside District community meeting tomorrow night. It’s an excellent opportunity to ask the captain questions and gather information. Details: Police Community Relations Meeting Tuesday, August 18 at 7 p.m. Ingleside Station’s Community Room 1 Sergeant John Young Lane, S.F., CA 94112
By Elizabeth Weise Glen Park News staff writer Glen Park residents reported several loud booming noises Thursday night reverberating across the neighborhood. No one has yet come up with an explanation for them. One suggestion was that they might be roadway workers putting down large, flat metal covers over work holes, but no one has […]
By Elizabeth Weise Glen Park News staff writer Neighbors near Glen Canyon were awoken last night by the scream of fire engines racing to battle a one-alarm grass and brush fired burning in the western part of the park early Wednesday morning. The fire was first reported just after 1 a.m. according to the San […]