An Ode to the Black Moderate: The Savior of America

Opinion by George P. Denny Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this commentary are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of HVSafe. I grew up with great envy for the directness of speech and thought I saw in Black American culture, in part because of how different it was from the standards of … Read more

340 & 362 Fell Street

SocketSite put up a real short commentary today on the subject. You can read it here. HVSafe is very concerned with the situation unfolding at 340 & 362 Fell Street as it will potentially displace three of Hayes Valley’s long standing independent businesses: California Detailing Inc, Domport Auto Body, and New Fell St Automotive Inc. HVSafe has been in contact … Read more

Just Questions, To Begin

Opinion by George P. Denny Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this commentary are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of HVSafe. Dear Neighbors, So, how does it feel to love San Francisco? Take this question in any direction you want, over whatever general period of time you have felt this way. What … Read more

Hayes Valley Small Independent Businesses Cite Concerns Over Commercial Realtors Seeking to Leverage Pandemic to Allow Chain Stores in Neighborhood

Read the whole article here A recent article in San Francisco Bay Times highlighted three Hayes Valley stores; they checked in with each to discuss the challenging business climate during the pandemic. Some key points and excerpts from this article include: Hayes Valley is one of the last independent shopping neighborhoods in San Francisco. The uniqueness, vibrance, and charm of … Read more

Help Nabila’s Break-in of ATM Machine

Update Tuesday December 15, 2020:One week after the break-in we’re pleased to report thanks to the many contributors we reached our goal. We appreciate all the support and all the shares – this truly was a kind gesture of appreciation for a small business that is so very central to our community. ~HVS Team Nabila’s got robbed in the early … Read more

Hayes Valley Public Safety Meeting Recap December 2020

Focus Topic: Traffic, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Panel: SFPD Traffic Division, Lt. Luke Martin Walk SF, Jodie Mederios Bicycling in Hayes Valley, Tom Radulovich SFPD, Northern Station, Lt AJ Holder & Sergeant James O’Malley Takeaways: SFPD Traffic Division has 40 Officers.  10 are on duty at one time.  WALK SF is the leading pedestrian safety promoter in the city.  A new … Read more

Hayes Valley Facebook Society Page Shenanigans

Here at Hayes Valley Safe we welcome feedback from neighbors. We also encourage civic discourse, varying views, the right for a minority to redress via petition, and the right for all impartial voices to be heard. We’ve been asked about our affiliation with the Hayes Valley Facebook Society Page (on several occasions) while some neighbors have been negatively impacted by … Read more

Hayes Valley Public Safety Meeting Recap July 2020

Focus Topic: Property Crimes Panel: Chief of Police, Bill Scott Assistant Chief, Mike Redmond of the Special Operations Bureau Deputy Chief David Lazar Commander Teresa Ewins Captain Paul Yep of Northern Sgt. Brent Bradford of the SFPD Burglary Unit Sgt James O’Malley of Northern New Assistant District Attorney assigned to Northern, Andrew Clark Art Campos, SF SAFE Summary: The meeting … Read more

Hayes Valley Public Safety Meeting Recap June 2020

On Line Meeting 6.1.20 Focus Topic: Public Safety Concerns in Hayes Valley During COVID-19 Panel: Chief Katherine Miller, San Francisco Juvenile Probation Brittany Ford, Executive Director of Mo Magic Dean Preston, District 5 Supervisor Kyle Smeallie, Legislative Aide District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston Art Campos, SF SAFE Summary: First Presenter Chief Katherine Miller of San Francisco Juvenile Probation “Kat” has … Read more

Hayes Valley Public Safety Meeting Recap May 2020

Focus Topic: Public Safety Concerns in Hayes Valley During COVID-19 Panel: Captain Joe Engler, SFPD Northern Station Art Campos, SF SAFE Toni Powell, San Francisco Juvenile Probation Kyle Smeallie, Legislative Aide District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston Summary: Captain Engler talked about the difficult times. While crime stats are down these are tough times for the police officers. Crime these days … Read more