January 13, 2018

This Week in Noe Valley: Noe Valley Cyclery Closing, Drunken Party at SF Fire Station 11 and Retail Activism

The latest news from, about and for Noe Valley from around the interwebs:
[Photo: Bill and Tico winter walk via seenbymarky]


Anonymous said...

RE: Ficus trees on 24th in the Mission. "Structurally unstable" is what is quoted at the end of the Mission Local article. The responsibility for trimming street trees was on the owner of the property for years after the City abdicated it's responsibility. Two big beautiful ficus that once graced the end of my block are gone now, victims of improper pruning by the building's owner. He cut all the lower branches off leaving a top heavy canopy. One of the trees was removed before it could fall and replaced with a new tree. The other blew down in a windstorm late summer a year ago upending sections of sidewalk, bending the corner stop sign to a 45 degree angle and crushing the car parked adjacent to it. The trees along 24th in the Mission seem to have been taken better care of. FYI - now that the City is trimming trees again our blocks street trees were trimmed late last summer. Before the crew could get to our Washington Thorn (which I have had professionally thinned out and trimmed several times), I asked one of the crew exactly what is their definition of "trimming". They do not thin the trees I was told. They only trim the lower branches so that people can walk under them and the street cleaner can clear the canopy.