March 31, 2012

NVV: 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 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.

April 2012

Front Page: The Town Square project is looking for a hero with $2 million or more to keep the dream alive; Alvarado school is getting solar panels; a Diamond St. couple has created Just Cook Foods, a specialty foods company (they make meat rubs) for busy foodies.

Letters: A reader decries the condition of the Harry Street steps (an extension of Noe St. from Laidley to Beacon) and calls them a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act; in memory of Sybil Abeyta; an M.D. advises how to approach dogs (ask before you pet) on 24th St.

Features: The over-the-top $3 million+ redo of the Dolores Playground opens March 31; a re-run of the exact same story that ran last month about the Jan 2012 appointment of Mission Captain Robert Moser (oopsie!).

Short Takes: Garden tour 2012 set for May 19; Easy Breezy frozen yogurt still coming soon.

Cost of Living in Noe: Still red hot.

Store Trek: Saru Sushi

Rumors: Lots of grouses and gripes. Also, the "commercial blogs" report Tuggey's is struggling and the building is for rent; Tuggey's owner Dennis Giovanoli loves Noe Valley so much he's considering "moving to the city;" Whole Foods has withdrawn its application for an ABC license to sell spirits; Luv a Java has received the go-ahead to serve more food; Scott Wiener's new chief of staff is Andres "Parklet" Powers.

[The Noe Valley Voice]


Noe Nate said...

Here's some other things in the NVV you forgot to mention:

Advertisements: They're everywhere! Cosmetic teeth cleaning? Check. Smiling real estate agents? Check. Full page ads? Check.

Anonymous said...

It is surprising that Wiener chose Andres Powers as his aide. Whatever you think of the parklet controversy, it is pretty clear that Powers does not know how to work with the community and create a consensus. At it is not just Noe Valley, his work on the Cesar Chavez project was widely panned also.
But then Wiener -- who is certainly smart and committed -- can be amazingly tone deaf politically at times.

murphstahoe said...

As of December, there were 22 parklets city wide, 6 more approved, and 44 in various stages of review. Andres Power was the person who drove that program from zero. The program has been very popular.

That's a pretty ringing endorsement. Not even Tim Lincecum strikes out every hitter.

Andres is still pretty young and certainly learned some lessons from the situation in Noe Valley.

Scott made a pretty good choice.

Anonymous said...

It is always interesting to see your synopsis of the Voice, when you take the opportunity to link us to all the shallow coverage you might have given to as many topics as you can find in the Voice. It is especially interesting since you the publisher(s) choose to remain anonymous....and so will I.

Anonymous said...

Appreciate your comment, Mazook.