Cement Installation on Octavia at Page

We have been prompted of a new cement installation at Octavia. We’ve listened to a number of public safety concerns community wide and have voiced these concerns with City Agencies. Update: Monday September 19, 3:30 pm Richard and another neighbor spoke to the installer at the site. He explained that Lloyd Silverstein/HVMA and the HVNA gave him the approval to … Read post

Explosion on Gough

In light of the recent explosion on Gough, we reached out to SFPD Northern Station for insight. Per the Police Captain: There was a small device that was set off in the area of 355 Fulton between Franklin and Gough. There was damage to a business plate glass window, but no civilians were injured. I was also made aware that … Read post

Bike Station on Grove

An insight on process Neighbors reported in on July 15th that a new bike station had been installed on Grove and Laguna. We checked in with the Bikeshare Manager at SFMTA…here’s what he said: The Laguna/Grove station was recently relocated from Fulton/Laguna due to construction needs related to the incoming paving project. Once the electrical and paving work is complete … Read post

203 Octavia

We received notification of a pre-application meeting for a restaurant and bar at 203 Octavia. It’s been brought to our attention that the person disseminating this information is both a HVNA board member and MOCAC (Market & Octavia Community Advisory Committee) member; it’s unclear why this individual is offering permit services in this capacity. We view this matter as a … Read post

Lower Haight Fire – 248 Divisadero

Consider Making a Donation Our neighbors in the Lower Haight have shared a GoFundMe campaign to help support residents who lost their homes as a result of yesterday’s fire on Divisadero. Yesterday afternoon, twelve (12) Lower Haight residents lost their homes as a result of a 3-Alarm fire at 248 Divisadero Street. Many of the longtime residents in this five-unit Victorian … Read post

November Local Ballot Measures

Looking ahead, here are some of the November measures and what they seek to address: Education funding Moving city elections to even-numbered years Affordable housing New taxes for homeowners and businesses Access to Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway Visit SFGov for all the info. You can also visit our previous post on the Election Preview.

James Spingola Attacked

Consider Making a Donation We’re shocked at terribly saddened of the attack on James, a true pillar of the community. “James Spingola, the director of the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, was beaten with a wooden plank Friday by two men after asking them to move away from the organization’s front doorstep, according to Rev. Amos Brown, pastor of Third … Read post