Digging In The Archives

Hayes Valley has a rich and complex history. As we move our neighborhood forward, sometimes it’s helpful to look to our past. Lucky for us, our former president Gail Baugh kept an archive of Hayes Valley documents. Primarily from 1991 … Read More

Statement in support of Page Slow Street

The following letter was sent to the SFMTA board on January 13, 2022 Gwyneth Borden, Chair San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor San Francisco, CA 94103 MTABoard@SFMTA.com RE: Page Slow Street … Read More

Gardening Event with Magic Zone at Hayes Valley Playground

A truly wonderful event. Thanks to the organizers and volunteers: David Holler, Professor at USF, and writing students Gail Baugh Liz and son Dawson Michael White, SF Magic Zone Nico Bremond, chair of HVNA Equity Committee  

LGBTQ History in Hayes Valley

Although the Castro emerged as a gay neighborhood in the 1960s, the support it provided to LGBTQ people often was qualified by such limitations as socioeconomic status, race, age, and gender identity. Because Hayes Valley largely escaped the forces of … Read More

Hayes Valley Carnival

Historical Essay by Reg McDonald Photo: Calisphere By 1909 a number of neighborhoods across San Francisco began holding large public events in an effort to bring the city together and remind its residents and the rest of the country that … Read More

Two Green Sanctuaries in Hayes Valley

Green space is prized in Hayes Valley. Popular Patricia‚Äôs Green is just that, green. You love to be around green growing plants: potted plants at home, a window garden, on the steps, or a little space that is shaded or … Read More

Octavia Historic Commemoration Project

The Octavia Historic Commemoration Project is seeking artists and designers to submit proposals for a permanent installation to capture the spirit of that achievement. Initial proposals due Friday April 30th, 2021 @ 5:00pm. It’s been nearly 20 years since the … Read More

Vaccine Scams- Raising Community Awareness

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become more widely available for eligible San Franciscans, scams relating to the vaccine continue to emerge. It is important that all San Franciscans, especially those most vulnerable to these malicious attempts, understand how to … Read More