Winter Hayes Valley Farm Update

by Booka Alon December and January brought much anticipated rains, and several new milestones at the Hayes Valley Farm. Our Youth Education Program hosted Winter Wonderfarm, an urban day-camp for kids. February brought us our one year anniversary and we … Read More

Guest House Provides Meditative Final Days

by Roy Remer This past September, the beautiful Zen Hospice Project Guest House reopened after extensive renovations.   The striking Victorian at 273 Page Street, circa 1877,  provides loving care to people at the end of their lives who choose to … Read More

A Discussion with Our Supervisors

by Murrey Nelson I had the opportunity to sit down individually with each of the three supervisors whose districts include parts of Hayes Valley: Jane Kim of District Six, Scott Wiener of District Eight, and Ross Mirkarimi of District Five. … Read More

Tea with Tekin

by Mari Hunter I sat down with Bawer Tekin the other evening to discuss one of the newest additions to Hayes Valley, Hayes & Kebab. Tekin, a Kurd from Turkey came to the States fourteen years ago. He started in … Read More

Bread from the Heart

Susan and François met three years ago and have since opened Terra Bakery. Susan is a second generation baker and trained at Le Cordon Bleu. François trained at Les Moulins de Paris, one of the oldest and revered baking schools … Read More

Laying Out a New Path

By Paul Olsen (past president and editor emeritus) Two years, or 12 issues ago, layout of The Hayes Valley Voice was turned over to William Ulrich, and things haven’t been the same since! As past president and long time editor, … Read More

The Carnival Comes to Hayes Valley

by Jessie Allen-Young At 203 Octavia, a neighborhood restaurant space under new ownership has a remod- eled look with new festive food. Naomi Beck (executive chef), Ari Feingold (restaurant consultant) and Greg Kaye (marketing guru) co-own Straw, a restaurant that … Read More

Apollo Market & Deli Reborn as Mazzat

by Laura Surma 501 Fell Street, formerly Apollo Market & Deli, has been reborn as Mazzat, a restaurant that sheds its dual convenience store/restaurant identity for contemporary foodie appeal at affordable prices. The cafe retains its unassuming charm but invites … Read More

February/March ’11 President’s Column

By Karen Mauney-Brodek Over the next year, our neighborhood will continue to see proposals for new development. We will see pop-up retail and temporary uses of land and buildings that otherwise would stand empty. We will also see some long-term … Read More

Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Class Update

By Nora Brereton In October 2010 CommunityGrows began a year-long Seed-to-Mouth cooking program at Margaret Hayward Recreation Center at Golden Gate and Laguna on Monday afternoons. The students who come for the after-school programs have been making great food every … Read More

A Discussion of Homelessness

By Bob Barnwell The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association’s Public Safety Committee met on January 3rd to discuss difficult encounters with homeless in Hayes Valley, Western Addition and the Lower Haight. Dariush Kayhan, the Director of Homeless Policy for the Mayor, … Read More

SF Conservatory Presents Handel’s Alcina

By Joseph Sargent For a rare chance to hear some free opera right in your own backyard, don’t miss the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s upcoming production of Handel’s Alcina! A concert version of this treasured opera will be performed … Read More