New General Meeting Location

Thursday, October 28th at 7 PM
H.V.N.A. General Meeting at the
Korean American Community Center
745 Buchanan (at Grove)

Korean American Center

Topics for the evening are:
1. Transportation and Transit Projects:
Van Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit
Octavia Blvd Study
Update on Haight Street Bus Improvement.

2. Presentation on upcoming Fostering Season and Safe Halloween kickoff.

Good Vibes + Good Food = A Great Celebration of Summer Safety Success

By Bob Barnwell

On September 13th, the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, led by the Public Safety Committee, hosted a celebration to pay tribute to our quiet summer in Hayes Valley and the Western Addition.

We honored members of the community, from community workers to police officers to members of the city family, who helped put together an excellent suite of summer youth activities.

Over forty Certificates of Honor, Certificates of Appreciation and Certificates of Recognition were awarded by the Mayor’s Office, Board of Supervisors, State Senate, and the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association to commemorate our “Summer Safety Success.” Twelve officers from the Northern Police Station were honored for their work in the Housing and Foot Beat units. We saw a 23% drop in violent crime this summer. Let’s build on this for another great summer in 2011.

To accompany the celebration, some Hayes Valley restaurants provided a delicious buffet, which was enjoyed by the many people who worked hard to make this a safe summer. We want to thank Suppenküche, Caffė Delle Stellė, La Boulange de Hayes, Sauce, Marino, Flippers, Terra Bakery and Café, and the Korean American Center for providing the great food.

Our next meeting will be Monday, November 1, at 7:00 PM at the Korean American Center at 745 Buchanan. We will discuss the holiday safety issues that we will face in November and December. Join us, speak up, and get answers to your questions.

Propose a Parklet in Hayes Valley

SF Pavement to Parks is calling for proposals of new parklets around the city. A parklet is the conversion of a parking space into a public park space in which people can sit, relax and enjoy the city. The SF program is hoping to approve around twenty-five new small parks.

Eligible applicants include:
1. Community Benefit Districts (CBDs)
2. Storefront business owners
3. Non‐profit institutions and community organizations
4. Other applicants may be considered on a case by case basis.

The deadline for submission is October 18th.

Great Streets Projects also has more information about Parklets. FYI –

New classes offered at Harvey Milk Center for the Arts

By Aimee Ellis

The NEW Cultural Arts Division of the Recreation and Parks Department is proud to introduce 33 new classes for all ages in Visual Art, Digital Art, Music, Dance and Theater at Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, located at 50 Scott Street.

The exciting new Digital Arts programming takes students through an exploration of image, sound and video using digital editing programs and electronic tools. The new Visual Arts classes combine traditional, skill building techniques through programming that fosters community connectivity. Our small class sizes are lead by some of the best instructors in the field, and give students the opportunity to flex their creative muscles while strengthening a sense of artistic and personal identity. Classes range from Digital Sound Arts to Hip-Hop Turntablism, from Teen Fashion Design to Creative Urban Gardening.

The Dance and Theater wing of the Cultural Arts strives to nurture, teach and promote the artistic development of San Francisco’s unique community of diverse individuals. Our mission is to foster creative exchange between mentors, practicing artists and the members of the communities they serve. We offer dance classes for all ages in Dunham Technique, Capoeira, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Irish Dance, Tap Dance, and Ethni-Jazz. Our theater classes are taught by leaders in the performing arts field. Be it Scene Study, Physical Character Workshops, or Shadow Puppetry, students are encouraged to hone their craft in this pre- professional, innovative program.

Please check out our classes at:

To look at a sampling of the types of classes that will be offered this fall and in the future sessions go to: Harvey Milk Offerings

Registration begins Oct 2, 2010 and is still going on. Most classes start this coming week (Oct. 11-15) so don’t delay.

Visit SF Rec Programs to register