The Noe Valley Voice is published ten times a year and has been a neighborhood fixture since 1977. Here are highlights from the latest issue. Links are to items we've covered here on NVSF or outside sources as the Voice doesn't post stories online until mid-month.
Front Page: Local couple authors a kids book called Ben Not a Puppy; Omnivore Books at 3885 Cesar Chavez at Church turns 3, and is bigger and better than ever - owner Celia Sack also now has her own book (The Omnivore's Recipe Keeper) and divulges her favorite new cookbook picks; the Noe Valley Farmer's Market has released a CD of bands who play at the market as a fundraiser for the Noe Valley Town Square - available at the market, on iTunes, and at Phoenix Books and Common Scents or at nvfmmusic.org; and a profile of the artist behind the most excellent and creative Eye Q Optometry window displays at 4017 24th Street.
Letters: An apology from Whole Foods to a reader who didn't get a good answer from customer service about how blueberries are measured in volume and not weight; a clarification from SFVacationHut on the rules and regulations governing vacation rentals in Noe; and a request from Steven Short of KALW to contact him if you know someone with a "now rare Mission/Noe Valley accent."
Features: Benefit for 24th Street residents displaced by the fire on Sept 10 raised $4500; obit for jazz drummer Eddie Marshall of Day Street.
Cost of Living in Noe: 10 single family homes sold in September - more than double last year - including one for more than $3 million.
Store Trek: Raquel Settles Metalsmith (4126 24th St); First American Title (1354 Castro at 24th)
Rumors: Walgreens is applying for a ABC license and after Jan. 1 will be adding refrigerators and fresh fruit and sandwiches to it's food offering [Ed note: no record of the ABC license application is available online]; Fattoush is for sale - asking price is $250,000; mortgage company Opes Advisors is moving into the spot vacated by Joseph Andrade Floral; Vivon is moving to Pinole - and 3961A 24th St will become the Children's Playhouse at Noe Valley for little ones from birth to age 4; another wine walk is coming to Noe for the "HoliDAYS on 24th Street" on Wed Dec. 7 from 4-8p.m. (more details and ticket info here); and local historian Bill Yenne will be talking about Noe Valley history on Nov. 29 at 7p.m. at St. Philip's Church ($5 at the door).
[The Noe Valley Voice]