July 23, 2017

This Week in Noe Valley: Another Coyote Sighting, Wildfire Sunsets and Virtue Signaling


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July 16, 2017

This Week in Noe Valley: Firepie, Le Cupboard and Summer Skies


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July 15, 2017

NVV July/August 2017: We Read It So You Don't Have To


The Noe Valley Voice is published ten times a year and has been a neighborhood fixture since 1977. Here are notable highlights from the latest issue. Links are to stories we've covered here on NVSF or other resources. Follow the NVV link at the bottom for full articles and all the ads.

July/August 2017

Front Page: There's a Petit Cine, a tiny sidewalk cinema on the 3800 block of Cesar Chavez; profiles of some of the Farmer's Market families; the company that owns Real Foods, Neutraceuticals, is for sale, sparking hope for a sale of the vacant building at 3935-39 24th St.

Letters: A shout-out for the great work of Friends of the Urban Forest for making Noe Valley so full of trees and sidewalk gardens; a love letter to the group that coordinated the concert in the Noe Valley Town Square in May; Several neighbors write in to decry the rash of senior evictions in the neighborhood; a recap of this year's Garden Tour and RIP "Big Mike" Lefiti, the Upper Noe UPS driver who was killed in the workplace shooting at the Portrero UPS in June.

Features: The District 8 Supervisor race is already ramping up and Sheehy and Mandelman are the main rivals so far; SF City Guides have several free history walks in our little neighborhood. Eva Skoufis, owner of the coin-op laundry at 1732 Church has retired after 29 years and the new owners, Leanne Yu and Ann Truong have taken over.

Cost of Living in Noe: The average cost of a Noe Valley home in May jumped to $3.1 million thanks to the recent sale of the renovated No. 44 firehouse on 22nd St. for $5.3 million and the home at 526 Duncan for a record $12.5 million. The latter is now the most expensive home in Noe Valley; it first sold for $5.3 million in 2005 (not a bad appreciation).

Short Takes: Lots going on in the Town Square all summer - schedule here. Local comedians will descend on Valley Tavern the first Thursday of every month - there's no cover for the show. Folio Books also has an active summer events calendar for kids and adults. Juri Commons park at the edge of Noe Valley just got a grant for some playground updates.

Store Trek: Shop Monroe, 3920A 24th Street at Sanchez

Rumors and Tidbits: Rubber ducks were again spotted in Noe Valley on June 23; Radio Shack has left the building and the space is for rent for $9,000 per month. Savor has changed management and is now the Savor Open Kitchen with a few new menu items. Le Cupboard is now open. The For Rent sign is down in the old Good News space, but no rconfirmation of a new tenant or if it's been rented. The old Bom Dia is still for rent. And a For Rent sign has appeared on a former dry cleaner spot on 29th and Noe. Just for Fun is selling fidget spinners. The most popular movie rentals at Video Wave are Get Out, Logan and Hidden Figures.

[The Noe Valley Voice]

June 4, 2017

This Week in Noe Valley: Street Art, RIP Bom Dia and the Way We Live Now


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NVV June 2017: We Read It So You Don't Have To


The Noe Valley Voice is published ten times a year and has been a neighborhood fixture since 1977. Here are notable highlights from the latest issue. Links are to stories we've covered here on NVSF or other resources. Follow the NVV link at the bottom for full articles and all the ads.

June 2017

Front Page: Noe Valley lawmaker Mark Leno wants to be mayor; Noe Courts is open; BofA security guard James Grant moonlights as a singer and appeared at the Town Square; local filmmaker Jeffrey Braverman will have a short film called David in Brief at Frameline, the SF LGBTQ Film Festival.

Letters: Letter from a neighbor lamenting the loss of Good News newsstand on 24th St; a response to last month's Trump supporter; and a clarification on Karen Oliveto, pastor of Bethany United Methodist Church.

Features: RIP local filmmaker Dan Halas; Julia Ready closing her local daycare business after 27 years.

Cost of Living in Noe: The average cost of a Noe Valley home in April was $2.4 million as more homes came to market; the most expensive sale was a $4.1 million home on the 4300 block of 25th St. which went for 4.7 percent below asking.

Short Takes: SummerFEST is on June 11 this year; the free evening movies in Dolores Park this year are posted; garbage rates are going to rise this year.

Store Trek: The Rabbit Hole Theater Company, 800 Diamond St

Rumors and Tidbits: Urban Remedy, a local chain and purveyor of plant-based foods is taking over the old DavidsTea space and the grand opening is June 24; Cotton Basics is opening up a new annex in the old Green 11 space next to just for fun which will specialize in posters and cotton logo wear. Honeycomb Salon now offers 7AM hair cuts for regulars. The former Good News space is renting for $3,000 a month - owners of a barber, a store selling art stuff and a yogurt shop have so far expressed interest. Savor is undergoing a change of ownership. La PanotiQ abruptly closed last month. Wise Sons Deli in the Mission is selling bread at Whole Foods. Neighbor's Corner at 21st and Douglass has applied to be a restaurant so it can keep its seats. Neutraceutical is being bought by a private equity firm and the Real Foods store is reportedly slated to be sold in the transaction (here's hoping).

[The Noe Valley Voice]