HVNA President’s Column April May 2012

By Murrey Nelson I am fortunate enough to both live and work in Hayes Valley. When I first started working at the Conservatory three years ago, I experimented with various routes from home to work, ultimately realizing that the shortest … Read More

My Hayes Village

By Jarrod Shappell I watch them from a distance. Every morning there are three or four of them sipping cappuccinos in the shade of Linden Alley. I can’t hear exactly what they are saying but they all tell stories, nod … Read More

Tips on Bus Safety

By Bob Barnwell The HVNA Public Safety Committee heard from a spokesman from the SFMTA (Muni), at the meeting on April 2nd. Sululagi Palega, Muni Transit Assistance Program manager, talked about how to be safe while riding public transit.  The … Read More

Top Cop visits Hayes Valley

By Bob Barnwell San Francisco Chief of Police, Greg Suhr, spoke before the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association (HVNA) at the general meeting on March 22nd. The Korean American Center was packed to hear the “Top Cop” and Captain Ann Mannix … Read More

14th Annual Lily Street Sale April 28th, 9-3

14th Annual Lily Street Sale April 28th, 9-3 After 14 years, you know it has to be good! Running the length of Lily Street, with more households within an additional few blocks, there are many hundreds of items at over … Read More

Update on the Hayes Valley Farm

As you may know, the interim-use agreement for Hayes Valley Farm will expire this summer. The farm sits on two of the former Central Freeway parcels, Parcel O and Parcel P. There are a number of Central Freeway parcels slated … Read More

Generations of Success

By Paul Olsen Help support our schools and communities! Experience Corps Bay Area (ECBA) places older adult volunteers into public schools in San Francisco and Oakland to provide literacy intervention and mentoring to students in need. One of these twenty … Read More

A Heritage of Comfort in Hayes Valley

By Larry Cronander One of the oldest and most respected manufacturers in San Francisco, and one with a direct connection to Hayes Valley, is the McRoskey Mattress Company. Although technically just outside the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association’s boundaries, McRoskey has … Read More

Your Neighborhood Bike Shop

By Lauren Daley For a neighborhood that has long advocated for bicycle routes and safety, Hayes Valley was sorely missing a key element: a local bike shop. Finally we have a place to go to for all our bike needs … Read More

Off the Grid Opens in Hayes Valley

by Brian Goldstein As the night fog rolls down the intersection of Linden and Octavia, neighbors order dinner around three encircled food trucks and enjoy the burgeoning Bay Area experience that is Off the Grid. With live music playing in … Read More