Tantrum has just announced that it will starting offering workshops for kids and adults like. The store will be hosting a morning of crafts and fun for ages 5-14 every Sunday for just $25 with snacks provided by La Boulange! This is a great way to drop off your kids and get some errands done Sunday mornings, just be sure to pick them up any time before 11am. This Sunday, June 30th, the kids will be making Marionettes using a pom-pom, a ping-pong, string and wooden beads!
To all you adults out there, don't fear, Tantrum has got you covered too! They will be offering an evening craft event every 1st Wednesday from 7:30pm-10pm for $39 with snacks and drinks provided. The first grown-ups crafts event will be on July 3rd and will be making feather headdresses!
Check out the posters below with more information and let's go get our craft on!
Muni bus collided with a car Thursday evening near the Panhandle, sending the bus driver to the hospital, officials said. The 43-Masonic bus struck a car making an illegal U-turn near the intersection of Fell Street and Masonic Avenue at 6:20 p.m., Muni officials said. The bus then rolled into the park, where it eventually came to a stop. The driver was taken to San Francisco General Hospital
with unspecified injuries. No one else was hurt.
Article originally written by Will Kane via SFGate
As Bacon Bacon closed its' doors last Friday, it seems as though many media outlets have picked up the story, including SNL's Weekend Update. Guest star Amy Poehler mentioned the pork shop but sadly made no mention of Cole Valley.
Bacon Bacon, a beloved mobile food truck throughout the Bay Area, decided to open a pop-up restaurant in Cole Valley early last year. It had great promise with customers flocking to grab an early morning bacon and egg sandwich before their morning commute. But sadly, Bacon Bacon was forced to close its' doors on May 17th after its neighbors' complained about the overwhelming bacon aroma exuding from the restaurant. The complaints revealed some permit issues which also led to the restaurant having to shut down operations. A public hearing is scheduled to take place later this summer in order for Bacon Bacon to continue operations. But don't fear all your bacon fans! Bacon Bacon has re-opened its' mobile food truck and will continue to bring bacon to the streets of the Bay Area!
Also, Bacon Bacon has since teamed up with Brick & Mortar Music Hall and will begin serving lunch Monday through Friday 11am-2:30pm beginning June 24th. And 'once they find their groove' they will be opening up at 7:30am to offer coffee and breakfast. Check out their Brick & Mortar location here: http://www.baconbaconsf.com/the-cafe
Thanks to @olidreamer, we got tipped off that there might be an Italian restaurant and wine bar moving into the old Hama-Ko location on Carl Street. Hama-Ko, a delicious hole-in-the-wall sushi restaurant, closed it's doors fall 2012 and it has been vacant ever since. Recently, we saw some parchment paper go up on the windows which is a good sign that someone has rented it out and is starting to do construction. Hard to imagine how a new restaurant would look because it is such a small space. If anyone has any other information about what might this storefront be (more specifics), please mention us on Twitter, use the #colevalley, and let us know!
UPDATE: We now have gotten confirmation that there will indeed be a new Italian wine bar opening into the old Hama-Ko location on Carl Street. Perbacco's long-time wine director, Claudio Villani, is going off on his own to open a “contemporary enoteca” called InoVino. The small 30-seat spot will be going into 108 Carl Street —right across the street from the now ridiculously popular Padrecito. Villani says his inspiration for the business comes from this friendly, well-known Florentine panini spot called ‘ino. Villani is going to offer wines from all over the world (Greece, Spain, South America, Italy, France). The price of bottles will range from $25 to $65, and there will be at least 30 wines by the glass for $8 to $15. The menu will consist mostly of cheeses and charcuterie from local and international producers, along with crostini, bruschette, and crudo. Villani will spend next month in Italy for some more inspiration. He plans to open InoVino in July.
Source: SF Magazine
To meet the need for more community garden plots and to advance the Mayor’s Executive Directive on Healthy and Sustainable Food, the Recreation and Park Department is proposing to construct at least 40 new garden plots, gardening material supply bins and a tool lending library at 780 Frederick Street.
The 0.66-acre site is situated at the northwest corner of Frederick/Arguello Streets. The site has the potential to host a total of more than 120 plots and/or other garden and agricultural features. Future development phases at the site will be presented to this Commission once additional funding is identified and community input obtained regarding desired programming features. The site is readily accessible via the MUNI ‘N’ and #71 lines that service the area.
In addition to approximately 40 community garden plots, the Recreation and Park Department is proposing to make available common landscape materials (mulch, chips and fines) stocked in holding bins and a gardening-tool lending library – both unique public resources currently not available in San Francisco).
The Recreation and Park Department shall emphasis environmentally sustainable practices at the site in its design and programmatic and operating features, including a native plant nursery as part of the materials distribution component. Surplus produce from garden plots would be given away to food bank and/or food pantries.This article was originally posted here via SF Recreation & Parks.
The Ice Cream Bar and Soda Fountain in Cole Valley has proposed a parklet!! What are your thoughts? Do you think it's a great idea, considering that The Ice Cream Bar has limited indoor seating and it would help create more business for them? Or do you think that Cole Valley is already tight on parking spaces that taking another 2 parking spaces (remember when SFMTA took a bunch on Carl Street due to N Judah Rail Replacement/Improvement Project??), that CV neighbors desperately need.
, Ted Loewenberg from the Haight Ashbury Improvement Association invites you to write to DPW with your thoughts. He also invites you to CC him at tedlsf[at]sbcglobal[dot]net so he can provide feedback to the ICB.
A UCSF employee was robbed at run point last Friday (April 5th) around 5pm at Cole Street and Carmel Street. The victim was approached from behind and was ordered to hand over her belongings, including a backpack and iPhone, putting a black handgun to her side. The suspect was described as being 25-30 years old male who ran to a new model Ford.
Do you have any information on the robbery? Call SFPD or send tips via text message 415-575-4444.
As a neighborhood that prides itself on safety and being family-friendly, we at ColeValleySF are disturbed and hope that this is a one time incident. But regardless, those walking around be aware of your surroundings even in our hood., especially when you are checking your phone.
For more information about the robbery:
Check UCSF's blog post on personal safety tips:
Thanks to Buena Vista Neighborhood News' monthly e-newsletter, we found out about some great events happening around the neighborhood, specifically the MONTHLY BUENA VISTA PARK VOLUNTEER DAY!
BVNA's next Monthly Volunteer Day in Buena Vista Park is THIS SATURDAY, April 4 from 9:00am until noon - rain or shine (unless monsoon rain, or very heavy wind).
Here's the details:
We'll start at the Children's Playground above Buena Vista West at Waller Street, with the latest neighborhood news and warm and tasty refreshments (thanks to a generous BVNA Member!). Then you'll have your choice of working with the BVPark gardening staff on maintenance and weeding (trust us - it's fantastic aggression therapy!!) along the popular "new" boardwalk on the SE Hillside, or with the Natural Areas team doing maintenance in the Native California Oak Woodlands above Haight Street. We provide all the needed gloves and tools; you please wear sturdy shoes. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and other BVPark supporters, and to help our Park. Perfect for all ages, all levels of agility, ability and gardening skill, and (especially!) for younger kids with adult supervision.
We hope you'll join us! - this our next-to-last Monthly Volunteer Day for the season. We take a break from June thru August and resume in September. During the summer the Park's gardening staff will be hard at work with extra staff colleagues, and with earn-and-learn students from Enterprise for High School Students (EHSS) - see below - on renovation and major maintenance projects.
UCSF plans to remove 60% of the non-native eucalyptus trees in Sutro Forest. The university has proposed the plan, with a detailed environmental impact report that is intended to improve the forest and decrease fire risk thinning out the trees. "We're developing a management plan to keep the forest beautiful, accessible to the community and safe for both own own campus and our neighbors," said UCSF Director of Community Relations, Barbara Bagot-Lopez.
Many neighbors, activists, and environmentalist are outraged, citing that UC's plan would cause irreparable damage to the century old grove. The forest has thrived for so many decades due to its' microclimate as being cool and moist. The forest promotes fog and blocks the wind. Dr. Mascaro, a professional ecologist stated that, "by thinning the forest and removing most of the understory vegetation, the management activity will open the canopy of the forest resulting in drier and hotter duff on the forest floor and a greater risk of fire." If that's the case then why does UCSF think that removing trees will decrease fire risk if Dr. Mascaro has proven otherwise.
Sutro Forest is a lovely place to just get away from the city's hustle and bustle. This past weekend I went for a walk in Sutro Forest (up to Mt. Sutro via the Stanyan Gate and out the Edgewood Gate). I noticed tons of orange blogs of paint on some of the trees. Supposedly, these trees might have been tagged because they might be in poor condition and likely to fall or drop a limb. Along with the orange blobs came hand written notes that said, "Please don't cut me down...". The notes suggested contacting UCSF Campus Planning, Attention Diane Wong before March 19th 2013. All public comments on UCSF's Draft Environmental Impact Report are due by March 19th (tomorrow). Do you have comments about UCSF's plan?! Write to them (even if it's after March 19th), UCSF needs to know our side of the story.
Address your notes to Ms. Lori Yamauchi, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Planning.
Let's help to #SaveSutro! Sign the petition here
This is the newest addition to the Cole Valley neighborhood. The trio of Nate Valentine, Sam Josi, and Stryker Scales, who are behind Mamacita, Tipsy Pig, Blue Barn and Umami, has moved into the former EOS space and serve Mexican inspired dishes and drinks. The menu includes lamb meatballs with guajillo mole, duck carnitas, a wide range of tacos, including braised bacon and goat barbacoa. No dish is over $15, with drinks ranging around the $10 mark. Drinks are agave-inspired with lots of margarita varieties.