February 10, 2016

NVV February 2016: 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.

February 2016

Front Page: Design shop Wowhaus has won the commission to create the public art for the Town Square -- comments wanted; St. Luke's is under construction; the Affordable Housing Bonus Program is controversial with Noe Valley residents; a foster dog named Peanut needs a home and gets a ginormous feature story; SFMTA traffic engineers are still trying to slow down traffic and protect pedestrians and cyclists at the I-280 merge.

Letters: A neighbor reminds you to check the dates on construction sawhorses (contractor parking) - they might be expired; a 23rd St resident believes that traffic and speeding on his street are on the rise; a house garage on the 4700 block of 25th street was burgled; RIP to the dapper Wilkes Bashford, a longtime Noe Valley resident. Sidebar: the most common crimes in our little burg? Burglary, disturbing the peace, fraud, stolen cars, theft and vehicle break-ins.

Features: A full rundown of what transpired at the January 14 District 8 security meeting.

Cost of Living in Noe: Housing prices are up 20 percent year over year thanks to tight supply. Rents are flattening out (but still high).

Store Trek: Charlie's Corner, 4102 24th St. at Castro

Rumors and Tidbits: Lots of For Rent signs still on 24th Street including Common Scents and In-House - as are many storefronts over the hill in Eureka Valley/Castro; Hahn's Hibachi is closing for good after many rumors and 20 years; Pomelo is no longer serving dinner - for now; construction will begin soon on the former Bliss Bar which is becoming a thai noodle bar [Ed.--construction is underway]; La Boulangerie is open; Hamlet is open; the former toy store The Ark is papered over and will become a retail store for kitchen goods; Portuguese restaurant Uma Casa will come to life in the old Incanto restaurant space this summer.

[The Noe Valley Voice]