Hayes Valley: Where Music’s in the Air

By Bob Barnwell Did you know that there are at least 15 prominent music groups that perform or are headquartered in Hayes Valley? From the world renowned San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet to the mentors and teachers of young … Read More

Fifty Years at the International School

By Jane Camblin, Head of School, French American International School French American International School is 50 years old. Over the February 10th-11th weekend, we celebrated our history and bright future with great pride showcasing inspiring presentations by students at the … Read More

Screening onto the Scene

By Larry Cronander You may have noticed in your travels through Hayes Valley a new shop at 66 Gough Street near Market in the former space of the Fecal Face Gallery with the abbreviation on its awning “G.O.S.F.” My curiosity … Read More

21- Hayes Bus: Improved Service

By Bob Barnwell There was a campaign late last year to increase the number of buses during the morning commute on the #21 bus line.  The buses are so overcrowded that once they reach Hayes Valley, they are too full … Read More

Arts Coalition work on Patricia’s Green

by Black Rock Arts Foundation Congratulations to The Hayes Valley Arts Coalition (HVAC), for meeting their fundraising goal! HVAC has been a Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) partner in such installations as Ecstasy by Karen Cusolito and Dan Das Mann, … Read More

HVNA welcomes Supervisor Olague to D5

By Jason Henderson In January, Mayor Ed Lee appointed Christina Olague as the new District 5 (D5) Supervisor.  Christina replaces Ross Mirkarimi, who was elected Sheriff in November 2011, thus vacating the D5 seat.  She previously served for seven years … Read More

West Coast Ingredients with East Coast Finish

By Jarrod Shappell There are strong points of connection between New York and San Francisco. Our beautiful parks, walkable streets, and love for the arts to name a few. One thing that we do not have in common is our … Read More

French épicerie: Gourmet and More

By Murrey Nelson As a Francophile, I am generally delighted with all things French…film, food, wine…you name it.  Imagine the thrill of hearing that a real French épicerie had opened right here in Hayes Valley, at 141 Gough Street between … Read More

President’s Column from the Feb/March Voice

By Karen Mauney-Brodek It has been a big year for Hayes Valley and the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association. We have seen the re-opening of the Hayes Valley Playground, many new businesses come into the neighborhood, development projects that have been … Read More