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 outside sources as the Voice doesn't post stories until the middle of the month.
Front Page: Celebrate Book Week April 10-17 (Phoenix Books turns 25); a breathless story about the Noe Valley Dream House Raffle to benefit Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (
Letters: A bicycle commuter calls for Muni reform, not more meter hours or parking fines (employee pay hikes are out of step with the economy); local renter calls the Feb 25 community meeting to discuss lifting the ban on new restaurants on 24th Street "a sham"; an older pedestrian reports a "dangerous cyclist" that ran a stop sign at 24th and Sanchez; a local is surprised to learn that one of the top 5 sellers at Whole Foods is bottled water (and begs people to drink tap, buy a reusable bottle, and carry reusable shopping bags); plus a last-minute letter from an opponent to the proposed Noe parklet.Cost of Living in Noe: Unchanged from this time last year; single-family homes still going for over asking.
Traveling Voice: Kenya.
Store Trek: Pixie Hall Studios; When Modern Was.
Rumors: Half a page of Noe trivia (a sample: What was the name of the restaurant at the corner of 24th and Sanchez in 1970? A: Linder's); Noe Valley Democratic Club open forum debate on March 25 featured Rebecca Prozan (top Noe issues: public schools, housing, planning), Scott Weiner ("the economical development" of 24th Street, public shools, transportation); and Rafael Mandelman (public shools, J-Church, vacant stores); Little Chihuahua opening in May in the Bistro 24 space; Patxi's pizza opening in late September in the old Mi Lindo Yucatan space; When Modern Was antique store is now in the old Riki space and closing its Church Street location by May 1 after a "blowout sale" (-Ed note: Everything in the Church store is currently 40-50% off; the gardening store that occupies 1/2 of the space, Independent Nature, is not closing - and not taking over the whole storefront).
[The Noe Valley Voice]