March 5, 2013

NVV March 2013: 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 outside sources as the Voice doesn't post stories online until the middle of the month.

March 2013

Front Page: A 3-page profile of the wacky and colorful Sheila Ash, owner of Noe's Nest (a B&B at 1257 Guerrero); Bliss Bar plans to rebuild - but it may take awhile; Word Week starts on March 16; the community garden behind Sally Brunn Library is full of shoots, plants and leaves.

Letters: The Noe Valley Democratic Club asks dems of all stripes to join the dialogue; a supporter of the Noe Valley Town Square urges Noe Valleyans not to sound so entitled by claiming we're under-served as a community; another neighbor urges Scott Weiner not to force seismic upgrades for homeowners and renters - and Scott Wiener replies.

Farewell: "The highest ranking woman in the history of Judo" and Noe Valley dojo owner Keiko Fukuda died last month.  

Cost of Living in Noe: A 1904 Victorian on 22nd St. at Sanchez that sold for $2.89 million in 14 days was one of only 5 single-family homes to close in January. No condos sold (a first in many years).

Store Trek: Caskhouse (, Spark Creativity (

Rumors: Scott Weiner celebrates the team championing the Noe Valley Town Square (pledges are nearing $500,000); @CookieTimeTruck is no longer in the Ministry parking lot; Ed Lee pays a visit to the parklet in front of Just for Fun to congratulate our community benefit district; Mark Zuckerberg owns a home close by and has been spotted on 24th St (and at the Saturday Farmer's Market); Elisa's Health Spa is for sale; the 6th annual Easter egg hunt has been cancelled; Umpqua Bank has nearly $10k in grants available; Opes Advisers is expanding into the former Children's Playhouse; and winners of the Tech Search Party announced.

[The Noe Valley Voice]