March 7, 2014

NVV March 2014: 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.

March 2014

Front Page: Word Week is March 16-23; Urban Putt, from Noe Valley's Steve Fox and Chris Myers to open in April, and is still looking for investors; Remembering Josh Epple.

Letters: An idea to create illegal housing for local Glen Evans; "If the people who rode the buses actually lived in Noe Valley they wouldn't have to park here to ride the buses;" An Occupy Noe update.

Short Takes: Upper Douglass Dog Park might open eventually with new drainage/turf but no change to operations if all goes according to the new plan; The NVDC is sponsoring a panel discussion on affordable housing in the Bay Area on 19th at St. Philip's; There is $25,000 in sidewalk landscaping grants available to District 8 landowners - contact Andres Power for more information.

Cost of Living in Noe: It's very hot on the surface of the sun.

Store Trek (at least we think it's Store Trek): A website/app from local Pascal Levy-Garboua called SixDoors that offers same-day delivery from small businesses in Noe Valley and across San Francisco (there's even an adult section); Noe Valley merchants are loving Townsquared - "a private online community for businesses" you can't join.

Rumors: Mazook spent Super Bowl Sunday at Elizabeth Street Brewery, loved the beer and learned that Richard Brewer-Hay has scrapped the idea of trying to open a brewery in the Real Foods space - at least for now; Valley Tavern hopes to was approved to reopen the back patio; Diamond Cafe to open opened; Horner's Corner opened and business is brisk with many people ordering pizza for pickup; The Streetlight Records/Sway building has been sold but needs work before listing for a new tenant; The Noe Valley Farmer's Market is matching food stamp purchases with an equal dollar amount of produce to protest the "Republicans' cutting food stamp benefits in Congress."

Bonus: Your pledge dollars at work: an ad for KQED. In Noe Valley.

[The Noe Valley Voice]


Anonymous said...

Why did the Noe Valley Voice discontinue the monthly reports from the Mission and Ingleside Police stations? Passing along police reports is a staple of community newspapers so folks can keep track of what kind of crime is going on in their neighborhood. I've always liked the Voice, but it does have a rep as a "real estate agent paper." Perhaps the crime stats were scaring potential homebuyers?

Noe Valley, SF said...

Anon -

The Voice relied on reports written by beat cops summarizing crime in our neighborhood. The beat cops just don't have that kind of time now.

We report on the blog based on info from the crime reports out of the Mission and Ingleside Stations. The Mission info is largely nonexistent (see the less than stellar archive here:

The Ingleside Newsletter is much more reliable but doesn't include much more than serious incidents:

We've tried to use CrimeMapping (as has the Voice), but it's too cumbersome for daily reports. It also doesn't include anything other than type of crime and when it happened. Check it out here: