Market Street Masonry Landmark District


Come learn more about the proposed Market Street Masonry Landmark District at a community meeting at the French-American School (150 Oak) on February 15, 2012 from 6-7:30pm.

Community meeting will address:
Landmark designation basics
Owner benefits and responsibilities
What designation means for residential and commercial tenants

If you cannot make this meeting – you are welcome to attend
“Ask a planner night” at Delissio Cafe on Feb. 13 and March 6 from 6-7pm

Also, feel free to contact Moses Corrette with your questions at 415-558-6295 or

Health Care Services Master Plan to be discussed

On behalf of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH), we look forward to seeing you at next week’s Health Care Services Master Plan (HCSMP) Task Force meeting. This regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 26th from 5 to 7:30 pm at the African American Art & Culture Complex Hall of Culture (762 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor).

At this meeting, we will review data and population trends for the Inner Richmond, Japantown, Sunset and Western Addition neighborhoods, hear public comment, and identify opportunities to increase health access for this area.

See attached Health Care: Health Status in Your Neighborhood PDF Data Handout Western Addition

Creating Opportunities on Fillmore Street with Street Carts and Food Trucks

Thursday, January 26th, 2012,
West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore Street
6:00PM – 8:00PM
General Community Meeting – Fillmore Neighborhood Association

Information – Are you an artist, musician or street vendor and want to sell products or food on Fillmore Street and during festivals/community-events this spring and summer of 2012? Are you a local youth, young person or group and a dancer or performing artist that want to be self-employed by performing on Fillmore St.?

Discussion and Priority – How does street-vending benefit local businesses, the community and San Francisco?

Getting Started – Existing grants, loans and other resources for beginning and established vendors and local small businesses.

Open Spaces on Fillmore Street and Community Events – Gene Suttle Plaza, Ellis Street, Sidewalk-in-front-of-Kaiser-Offices, Fillmore Mini Park, Blue Bridge, Golden-Gate-and-Webster-Park and Buchanan Mall. (Go to website for complete list)

Beyond the Blaze

Beyond the Blaze
Friday, Jan. 20th, 2012

Beyond the Blaze is a benefit for the 60 residents on Pierce Street who lost their homes in the Western Addition’s five-alarm fire in December. Sponsored by the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association and Scoutmob, this event will take place on Friday, January 20th, 2012 at St. Cyprian’s (Turk St and Lyon).

This is a collaborative effort between musicians, community members, neighborhood associations, local merchants and other community sponsors; it will run from 6:30PM-10PM and is poised to be one for the books. Highly acclaimed sister resturauants NOPA and Nopalito, and soon-to-be Western Addition neighbor Bi-rite, will donate food for the cause. Speakeasy Brewery & Rolling Rock have generously donated beer for the occasion and Green Barrel as well as Matching 1/2 will be present serving wine and coffee respectively. Raffle tickets featuring prizes from local merchants will be available for purchase at the event.

With a line-up of diverse local musicians including Gaucho Gypsy Jazz Band, Even Taylor, Conspiracy of Beards and The Sundance Kids (more to be announced), there’s something for everyone.

Attendees can also expect free bike parking (please bring a lock).

MLK National Day of Service

Thank you all for all your work today already volunteering for the National Day of Service. It’s great to see everyone out – neighbors helping neighbors – cleaning up the neighborhood – taking pride in the neighborhood and the city – it’s wonderful.

It’s not too late to volunteer! Come out right now and help out.

The Center for Music National Service MLK Day of Song and Service

When: Monday, January 16, 2012; 10:00 AM –  4:00 PM, registration opens at 9:00 AM
Where: John O’Connell High School, Mission District
This event will celebrate service but also the power of music and community in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Volunteer projects will include landscaping, mural painting, and constructing picnic tables. Performances will include local musicians, CA National Guard military band, and a lunch-time open mic for students and volunteers to share their art!

A place at the table

When: Monday, January 16, 2012; 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Episcopal Community Services, 165 Eighth Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
Serve up a smile and a hot meal to the residents of Sanctuary Shelter! Sanctuary Shelter, a part of Episcopal Community Services, is a 24-hour facility that provides emergency shelter to homeless adults, many of whom are seniors.

Help out our neighbors affect by the fire

Alamo Square fire – Donate here

A fire broke out on 12/22/2011 at Golden Gate and Pierce Streets, affecting several buildings and residents.  See SFist’s coverage for detailed information.

ASNA has set up a collection fund to go to fire survivors.  Donate here.

You can also send a check to:

PO Box 15372
San Francisco, CA 94115
Please write Fire Fund in memo line

ASNA also has put together a list of items that people are in need of. They are updating the list – Take a look at it here:Request list.

Paint with Museum of Craft and Design

MakeArt Workshop: Painting Experimentation
Saturday, January 28, 2012
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Octavia Art Gallery
Octavia Street at Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

This January we’re getting inspired by the beautiful workshop space at Octavia Art Gallery! Surrounded by the gallery’s paintings, we will have our hand at textural painting techniques, mixed media painting, and painting on unusual surfaces. Don’t have a background in painting? No worries! These painting techniques are mostly abstract and are fun for people of all artistic levels. Come with an open mind and get ready to try something new!

This workshop for kids ages 6-12 is offered in partnership with the Octavia Art Gallery and includes a snack.

MakeArt Workshop: Painting Experimentation
Spend an afternoon painting and learning new textural techniques, mixed media painting and more with the MCD staff in Hayes Valley at the Octavia Art Gallery.
Free for members of MCD | $10 for non-members
Advanced registration required. To register, call (415) 773-0303.

Learn about street park stewardship

Street Parks Workshop

Saturday, January 28, 2012

9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Department of Public Works, 2323 Cesar Chavez St, San Francisco

Open to all Street Park stewards and their neighborhood groups

Get the real dirt on greening public space! Join SFPA, Department of Public Works (DPW), and fellow Street Parks volunteers for an informative and fun workshop designed to assist you in reaching your greening project goals.  During the first part of the day, we’ll focus on fund raising and community organizing. You’ll hear from two successful Street Park stewards about how they organized their community and raised money for their projects. Representatives from granting agencies will present information on their award program requirements and answer questions about the application process.  After a lunch break, we’ll depart on a mini road trip to tour 3 imaginative Street Park sites!  DPW will provide vans for our tour.

Space is limited.  Please RSVP soon to assure your space in the workshop. To RSVP or for more information, please email or call Julia Brashares at 415.621.3260 ext. 101.

People Power: Fillmore Urban Music Fundraiser

Trumbone by Moments in Time

People Power: Fillmore Urban Music Fundraiser
Thursday, Jan 5th, 6-10pm Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco

Join us for good food, drink, and music this Thursday Jan 5th for an Urban Music Fundraiser.

100% of door, raffle and silent auction proceeds to benefit two groups in our community:
1. 60 people who lost their homes in the recent 5-alarm fire on Golden Gate and Pierce and
2. A local family with medical bills from their 15 year old daughter’s recent Eddy Street shooting.

$5-$20 (sliding scale) at the door. Raffles with great prizes and silent auction for local hand-made quilt.

Doors open at 6pm on Thursday, Jan 5th

Raise your Glass to People helping People in the New Year!

Sponsored by Rassela’s Jazz Club

Rasselas Jazz Club & Restaurant
Sheryl Davis/ MAGIC ZONE
Rev. Townsend
Alamo Square Neighborhood Association
Thea Selby/Lower Haight Merchants & Neighborhood Association
Brothers For Change, Inc.
District 5 Neighborhood Action Council
Floyd Trammel