Stay Healthy In Hayes Valley

By Bob Barnwell We may not have many doctor’s offices or dental clinics in Hayes Valley but we have a large number of complementary and specialized health businesses in our area.  From Good Medicine Consult and Advocacy, one of the … Read More

SF Zen Center: The Practice of Perspective

By Jarrod Shappell If you live in the area, I assume that you have seen the tall classical arches and open atrium of 300 Page St. The beauty of the San Francisco Zen Center, designed by Julia Morgan in 1922, has … Read More

Bringing New Life to our Hayes Valley Streets

By Lauren Daley I met long time Hayes Valley resident Elyze Stewart a couple of months ago while she was watering her sidewalk garden at Haight and Laguna. I have long admired the beautiful green space in front of her … Read More

President’s Column

By Karen Mauney-Brodek As an urban planner and architect by training, my vacations are always research projects. I recently had the opportunity to take a trip to some undeniably great cities: Paris, Bordeaux, Rome, Florence, and some other smaller towns … Read More

Public Safety Recap

By Bob Barnwell On October 3rd we had a good Public Safety that included nine panelists from city departments and city wide non-profit groups discussing crimes against businesses and non-profit groups.  From the notes of the meeting a team that … Read More

Share your knowledge

By Brooke Agee We need your experience! Experience Corps, an award-winning tutoring and mentoring program, is currently seeking volunteers ages 55 and older to share their life experience to support students in literacy in grades K-3. This intergenerational exchange has … Read More

After School Programs – Fun For All

By Xavier Serrato Vision Academy offer services to children from all walks of life with an educational philosophy to guide students to empower themselves. We provide students with an opportunity to learn and enhance their skills in an academically challenging, … Read More

Come Together

By Richard Johnson Even a decade ago our neighborhood was quite different.  Our community was a neighborhood in transition. We had a long history of being neglected by city hall, were ground zero for drug dealers, prostitutes, crime and violence.  … Read More

Follow Those Greens!

By Booka Alon and Project Open Hand Our number one question at the farm is, “where does your food go?” We are proud to share this story by Project Open Hand, that gives a little insight about the distribution of … Read More

Music for Democracy

By Murrey Nelson The late 1970’s in San Francisco saw a flourishing of smaller performing arts groups, among them, Chanticleer. Founded in 1978 by Louis A. Botto, Chanticleer, was established to read the music of the Renaissance, just as the … Read More