Hayes Valley Freeway Commemoration Project

Flying Low Under the Radar A project to commemorate the removal of the Central Freeway has for the most part flown under the radar. We have been prompted of shenanigans pertaining to the process, selection of committee and panel members, and several conflicts of interests. Resources For a walk through on the history of the freeway removal listen to the … Read post

Trader Joe’s Planning Commission Meeting – July 22nd

Meeting info: Thursday, July 22, 2021 Time 1:00pm *This is item #14 – so expect this item to be presented late afternoon/early evening Info found here: https://sfplanning.org/event/planning-commission-142 555 FULTON STREET – southeast corner of Laguna Street; Lot 058 in Assessor’s Block 0794(District 5) – Request for C o nditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections303(c), 303.1, 703.4, and 249.35A … Read post

HVSafe Meets with IDEO

IDEO is an AGENCY that is preparing a proposal for the Hayes Valley Freeway Commemoration Project. We met with them to give background on the both the history and current state of the neighborhood. We feel their team has a solid handle on the key dynamics of the past and present Hayes Valley. To date we have not been contacted … Read post

Encampment Sets Fire on Octavia

Neighbors in the late afternoon were alarmed by a tent fire which started due to a burning candle by a camper on Octavia Boulevard. Richard Johnson has reached out to Supervisor Preston and Captain Yep’s office. We’ll report back with more details and an update. You can check out our open letter here to City Agencies and please show your … Read post

Trees on Octavia Being Destroyed

There is an un-housed man making deep cuts into the bark of the remaining trees on Octavia Boulevard. He is camped on the East sidewalk between Haight and Page Street. He is harmless but has been observed with a hunting knife in hand. This matter has been ongoing for approximately 4 weeks. He has been approached and neighbors have cited … Read post

Asian Woman Attacked in front of Live Fit Gym

HVSafe and neighbors are very troubled by a recent attack on an Asian woman by a (presumed) unhoused man (see photo); the incident occurred in broad daylight in front of Live Fit Gym on Gough Street. Witnesses include owners and employees of local businesses, who helped on the scene. We’re currently reaching out for more info. If you have any … Read post

Koshland Park Assault

We’re deeply anxious after hearing about our neighbor Elke’s recent experience and assault at Koshland Park earlier this week (recently posted on NextDoor). We neighbors are increasingly feeling heightened levels of fear with the current conditions on our streets. If you have insight on the person who harmed Elke – please connect with her on NextDoor – or feel free … Read post