August 20, 2016

This Week In Noe Valley: Hamlet Reboots, RIP Drewe’s Meats, And Don’t Call It "The Noe"


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July 30, 2016

This Week in Noe Valley: Summer Daze


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July 16, 2016

This Week in Noe Valley: Pocket Monsters Everywhere, Fire Fallout and Renting in the 94114


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July 2, 2016

NVV July/August 2016: 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 2016

Front Page: A special issue featuring lots of photos from the 70s to the present (including a stroller mom on the cover).

Letters: A letter from a neighbor who dislikes the idea that Audrey Cooper of the Chronicle thinks that not having any straight men on the masthead makes the paper diverse; the owner of VOILA says thank you for the profile last issue; a Noe Valleyeon writes from Molyvos; and an open letter from The SF Homeless Project about how to curb homelessness in San Francisco.

Features: A heartwarming tale of Charlie the Therapy Cat from the ASPCA.

Cost of Living in Noe: Home sales are cooling (slightly) with the average home selling for $2.1 million (vs. $2.4 million last year).

Store Trek: VIP Scrub Club, 1734 Church Street at Day

Rumors and Tidbits: No rumors this month and The Noe Valley Voice will be on hiatus until September.

[The Noe Valley Voice]

June 20, 2016

Strawberry Moon Solstice Sunset Over Noe Valley


Neighbor Darius tells us: "[I] got a shot tonight that I figured captures some of the best beauty and views of living in Noe. And pretty fitting such a nice collection of pink/gold hues would come on both the 'strawberry moon' and solstice evening." Agreed!! Thanks, Darius!

June 4, 2016

Interview: Anna Calonje of Little Artistas


Sleepy outer Church Street is getting some new life this summer with the opening of Little Artistas, an arts, crafts and language studio for kids. For reference, Little Artistas was the group that painted the murals at Alvarado Elementary and Glen Park School with over a hundred munchkins. They are also a partner of DrawBridge, a nonprofit organization that provides expressive arts programs for homeless and underserved youth.

We caught up with the founder, Anna Calonje, via email for a brief interview about her vision for the space and what she has planned.

Welcome to Noe Valley. What made you decide to open a studio here? Thank you! We love it here already! We decided to open a studio in Noe Valley while searching for a second location to expand to. We knew we wanted to be in Noe Valley, if possible, and we found the absolutely perfect location.



Tell us a little about yourself and the team… Our team is first and foremost FUN. We like to play, we believe in creativity and freedom of expression. Children crack us up! We love hanging out with them and encouraging them to explore through art. Our team is composed of myself, Anna, and two amazing studio managers, Sofia and Becky. We also have a fabulous assistant, Steph, and the best party planner, Sarah.

What’s you or your staff’s personal connection to Noe Valley? I've lived on the border of Noe and the Mission for the past 7 years, so this is my turf! Our original Little Artistas studio is located in Glen Park, so I've been Noe-adjacent my entire San Francisco career.


On a related note, what’s your connection to Tacolicious – the previous renter that just moved into that the space? And to Little Folkies next door? My connection to Tacolicious is that I really enjoy their delicious tacos and cocktails! I need to be a better neighbor and introduce myself to their fine staff. On the Little Folkies side, I really enjoy the live concerts we hear on a daily basis. Irena, their founder, and I are planning some fun music and art collaborations!


You opened Little Artistas in Noe Valley for the summer – will you also offer classes year round? We will offer classes year-round, six days a week! We also offer fun events, such as date nights and birthday parties, and Summer camps!

What are your favorite local places to visit in the neighborhood? I absolutely love La Ciccia and La Nebbia! I would eat Italian food three times per day if I could. I think I was Italian in a past life. I also love Noeteca for a leisurely lunch!

Bernie’s, Martha & Brothers or Philz? :) Well, I'm ashamed to say this because it's practically blasphemy since I'm Colombian: I don't drink coffee.... EEK! I'll order up a chai at any of those places anytime, though.

Little Artistas
1513 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 493-8603
littleartistas.com

This Week in Noe Valley: Tiny Houses, Election Season and a Victorian Time Capsule


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