AgeSong Film Screening

Heather Donnell, Hayes Valley resident and local independent filmmaker, proudly presented her latest short film, OMAKASE, for the AgeSong community on Saturday afternoon, September 18th. Donnell was grateful to AgeSong who loaned her the audition room and rehearsal space for … Read More

Wallet Friendly Holiday Events

By Richard Johnson Like many I don’t have much money these days. Yet, here comes the holiday season, just the same. Wouldn’t it be great if we could put the stress of shopping aside and take the time to gather … Read More

An Intersection of Taste

By Bob Barnwell With over thirty restaurants in Hayes Valley it’s hard to choose where to eat. If you’re lucky enough to end up on Hayes Street at Laguna you have five unique restaurants, each with its own flavor, to … Read More

A History of 700 Hayes Street

By Gail Baugh Picturesque and architecturally eclectic, the mansard-roofed, domed tower house at 700 Hayes Street at Buchanan Street has drawn admiring glances for over 125 years. In the book Victorian Glory, author Paul Duchescherer describes this home as “Italianate/Second … Read More

HVNA Surveys 55 Laguna for Maintenance Issues

By Bill Bulkley 55 Laguna, the former UC Berkeley Extension site, has been vacant for over six years while development plans have been drawn, approved, and now flounder in economic limbo. Meanwhile, the five WPA era buildings, all listed on … Read More

Brief Re-cap of 55 Laguna Planning History

By Jason Henderson There continues to be a lot of uncertainty swirling around 55 Laguna (the former UC Extension campus bounded by Laguna, Hermann, Haight, and Buchanan Streets.) Many new people to the neighborhood may not be aware of the … Read More