October 14, 2017

This Week in Noe Valley: North Bay Fire Sadness and How to Help


The latest news from, about and for Noe Valley from around the interwebs:
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October 7, 2017

This Week in Noe Valley: Plant Thieves, Uma Casa Love and Fleet Week



The latest news from, about and for Noe Valley from around the interwebs:
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NVV Oct 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.

October 2017

Front Page: Clipper St traffic calming will start to happen in 2018; the city is approving more tall multi-unit building on 24th St but neighbors are not thrilled; BistroSF Grill and Chez Marius feature live music on certain nights; the Noe Valley Gala fundraiser is happening Oct 27; lots of Halloween fun happening on Oct 29 at Noe Valley Pet Company and in the Town Square.

Letters: The St. Philips 79th annual festival was a big success, writes the school principal. 

Cost of Living in Noe: The average cost of a Noe Valley home tin August was $2.5 million and the most expensive home sold was $3.95 million; the average price for a condo was $1.6 million.

Short Takes: Halloween happiness: Merchants on 24th St will be welcoming trick-or-treaters on Halloween from mid afternoon to dusk - or catch the early fun at the Halloween pet parade on Oct 29 starting at Noe Valley pet co from 2 to 5pm. The Town Square will also host a Spooktacular on Sunday October 29 from 3-7 pm.

Store Trek: Urban Remedy, 3870 24th Street at Vicksburg

Rumors and Tidbits: We had a heat wave in SF in Sept and it was very, very hot in Noe Valley; There are lots of vacant storefronts on 24th St; District 8 supe candidate Rafael Mandelman has taken over the shop space next to Just for Fun through the June 2018 election; Mehak Vohra, a 21-year old tech entrepreneur and Noe Valley resident is running for mayor - as is NV resident Mark Leno; Wednesdays are sauna days in the Noe Valley Town Square from 6:30 to 9pm every week; The Star Bakery sign has been hijacked by GetzWell Pediatrics (bummer); Stephen Moore is opening his mercantile shop to the public this month in the spot where The Ark used to be; Astrid's Rabat is celebrating 40 years in Noe Valley; and the 2nd annual NV Girl's Film Festival was a big success this year (despite "a lot of submissions by middle aged men") and some of the winners are on YouTube.

[The Noe Valley Voice]

September 9, 2017

NVV Sept 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.

September 2017

Front Page: NVMPA president April Swann is looking for ways to fill more empty retail stores on 24th St.; vacant for 14 years, the old Real Foods building at 3935-39 24th St. is for sale (asking price not stated, last sold in 2005 for $1.6 million) - although it will likely take another 2 years before we see any construction start to happen in the space; five bike share stations have found a home in Noe Valley in former street parking spots; the SF poet laureate Kim Shuck grew up on Eureka St. between 22nd and 23rd.

Letters: Special thanks from Ivonne Guerrero of Martha & Bros on Church St. to her wonderful neighbors who helped out during a water outage; some love for a post-card writing event at the Farmer's Market in August 5; and thanks from a neighbor to our awesome local fire department who quickly and adeptly put out a recent fire on 23rd St. 

Features: SFMTA is moving two "Google bus" stops to the east side of Church at  24th St; Alvarado Elementary has a new outdoor green space/garden; Upper Noe Rec Center has a new colorful mural that was painted by kids and the community.

Cost of Living in Noe: Only 17 homes sold in June and July and the average cost of a Noe Valley home this summer was "only" $2 million; the average price for a condo was $1.5 million.

Short Takes: Noe Valley Girls Film Festival is back this fall and you can RSVP now; St. Philip Parish Annual Festival is on Sept 23 and 24 this year.

Store Trek: IS Fine Art and Design, 3848 24th Street at Vicksburg

Rumors and Tidbits: Ardiana is open in the former La Nebbia space; Baron's Meats is open for business and serving delicious custom cuts of meat; the entire Bom Dia business is for sale including the fixtures and wine for $279,000 - and the seller is currently in negotiations with a prospective buyer. Sasa's Pizza that was headed for the old Fattoush space has been booted for non-payment of rent. Caskhouse has retrenched to Hamlet. Cardio-Tone on 24th St has vacated their space after nearly 10 years; the old See Jane Run space is still for rent; Verizon is taking over the old Radio Shack space at 4049 24th St. Saru made Eater's list of the 18 best sushi spots in SF.  Rubber ducks were again spotted in Noe Valley in August and NVV speculates it's a symbol of protest in Russia and anti-corruption on Ukraine, Serbia and Brazil. The SFMTA is installing a stop sign on Liberty at Noe St. Whole Foods/Amazon has a bike fixit station at the northeast corner of the parking lot that's getting a lot of use from commuters. Cliche Noe Gifts has an SF Made corner in it's shop, and behind the shop is one of the few operating printing presses in San Francisco (cool!).

[The Noe Valley Voice]