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: Residents on 25th St and Eureka are raising chickens in Noe; Bethany Church Project hopes for a June reopening; profile of 9-year-old Kif who sings his "breathy vibrato" at the Noe Farmer's Market; photo of beat cop Lorraine Lombardo with the NVV and 2 cobras in Marrakech.
Letters: A reader reminisces about the movie theaters on 24th St in the 40s; several calls for more stop signs on Church and 24th; a reminder that it's not just drivers who are clueless - oblivious cell-phone addled pedestrians are just as much to blame; a lament about the demise of Bell Market and the rise of Whole Foods from a former Noe resident (choice quote: "one thing I won't miss is the self-awarded, superior attitude of some Noe Valley residents"); a gripe about the litter caused by the Examiner (see this post to make it stop).
Short Takes: Noe Valley Garden Tour 2012 set for May 19; changes proposed along the Church corridor to speed Muni by 2014.
Cost of Living in Noe: Average sales price for a single-family home is $1.6 million.
Store Trek: The Playhouse at Noe Valley, Sean (men's clothing)
Rumors: The former Ladybug Ladybug spot (next to Martha's & Bros!) will soon be a tea shop called DAVIDsTEA; the former J&J space is turning into a hip women's clothing store called Mill; the old First National Nails and Tanning salon space on Vicksburg will soon be home to a purveyor of olive oil products called Olive This Olive That that will also sell pasta and vinegars; and First Republic Bank is taking over the old Tuttimelon spot. On the Town Square front, a developer has made an offer for the open lot - and the Noe Valley Ministry needs the money by this fall to pay for the planned church remodel; the Ministry has agreed to wait 5 months to see if the Town Square advocates can raise the funds in the meantime. There have been a rash of bike thefts in Noe - check out a video of a theft and more details here. Small businesses will be toasted on May 17 at the Noe Valley Wells Fargo; look for a Sidewalk Sale on 24th Street on May 19 to honor local small businesses as well.
[The Noe Valley Voice]