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We are a neighborhood organization organized in the 1960’s when the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency created the model community of Diamond Heights.  The Agency mandated that planning in the neighborhood be coordinated with the neighborhood organization.  The DHCA is incorporated as a Section 501 (c) 4.

Heat Emergency Brochure

Since Diamond Heights reached 95 degrees today and our forecast is 86 degrees for Tuesday, Sept. 8, our Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee wanted to send you this brochure created by Greg Carey with tips to get you through heat emergencies safely. 

Heat Emergencies: San Francisco’s extreme heat in the last several years led to the death of several people, along with the hospitalization of dozens because most homes lack air conditioning. This brochure provides tips for remaining healthy and safe during a heat emergency.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6d5upws26fgi0ts/Heat_Flyer_1_1.pdf?dl=0

Stay safe, well and cool,

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee

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Noe Valley Nursery School Update

This is an update from the Noe Valley Nursery School (NVNS). The preschool has been renting the rec center at Christopher Park for many years after moving from Noe Valley. The preschool has some openings. The teachers and students are looking forward to the completion of the renovations to Christopher Park this fall. 

Message from NVNS

Noe Valley Nursery School is excited to announce we will reopen our doors on Monday 31st August 2020 for the new school year! The school will operate in line with SFPHD and licensing requirements. 

All sessions will be based at our school house, located at 5210 Diamond Heights Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94131. We plan to utilise our outdoor space as much as possible, including our two patios and Glen Park Canyon once the children are settled and into a school routine. The school believes in a play-based, child-centered, and developmentally-appropriate philosophy of preschool education. Additionally, we are a cooperative preschool which means our families support in the planning and operation of the school.

Primarily, we will begin with one stable pod of 10 children, but by the beginning of October, we aim to create a second stable pod who will attend on alternate days of the week to the 1st pod. There will be no cross over between children and teachers. Children will attend 2-3 days per week from 9am-1pm. 

We have several open spots available for our second pod. If you or someone you know might be interested in joining us please get in touch with NVNS membership at membership@noevalleynurseryschool.com

Photo of one of our students; happy to be back at Summer School with her loving teachers!

Please help us to spread the word and fill the spaces in our second pod! 

Thank you

Noe Valley Nursery School 

https://www.noevalleynurseryschool.com/

Christopher Park Construction Update

It is exciting to see the progress on the construction at George Christopher Park. It is awesome that the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has included replacing the baseball fencing and resurfacing the tennis court in the renovations.

Laura Chavez Message on the Construction Progress:

Cheers George Christopher Community,

There has been tremendous progress on George Christopher Playground Renovation this summer. The irrigation mainline piping has been installed, the concrete and CMU walls around the plaza and ramp area are almost complete, and the new plaza has been poured. The new single stall ADA restroom is tiled and painted, and the planters around the play areas have been formed. A couple weeks ago, our contractor started digging footings for the play equipment, and as the pieces come together for layout, you can glimpse how awesome this playground is going to be.

There was little response when I emailed at the start of the pandemic to notify you that one of the Jim Miller-Melberg play sculptures was unfortunately damaged during the course of construction. We’ve been working with the contractor and several committed community members and are pleased to announce that a replacement sculpture will be made for the new sculpture play area. We’ve coordinated with our deferred maintenance team and will be replacing the fencing at the ball field and resurfacing the tennis court in parallel with the playground renovation. The project team has also worked with several city departments to strategize around park accessibility, and we are revising our pathway plans and site signage so folks of all abilities can better navigate to all park amenities.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Best,

Lauren

Lauren Dietrich Chavez

Project Manager, Capital & Planning Division

We Have Moved! After August 5, 2020, you can reach me at:

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department  | City & County of San Francisco

49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1220 | San Francisco, CA 94103

(628) 652-6643  |  lauren.chavez@sfgov.org

Capt. Woon Message Re. SFPD Action in Diamond Heights

Ingleside Capt. Chris Woon Message on SFPD Follow-Up in Diamond Heights and Glen Park on Recent Crimes

Here is a message from Capt. Woon responding to a request for information about gunfire on Aug. 11, the robbery of the Bank of American on Aug 10 and other incidents. Please see the DHCA Announcement on Aug. 12 for more details of these incidents.

Capt. Woon’s message on Aug. 14:

The updated information appears to be that there were multiple locations of where the shots fired occurred as you listed.  As of this moment, besides property damage, no one was reportedly injured.  Our investigators are following up with the leads and video surveillance to work the case.  As the follow up investigation evolves, the officers will seek information to determine if it is random, gang related, specifically targeted, etc.  However, at this point of the investigation, it is too soon to determine.  As a reminder, please encourage the residents in the area to review their cameras to see if they may have captured any valuable information to aid in the case.

In addition, extra patrols have been already directed to the area.  Officers are well aware of the issue and are doing their best to increase their presence in the area as they become available.  Please assist us by encouraging the community to be our extra eyes, be a good witnesses by obtaining a good description, take video evidence, if possible, and to call the police accordingly so that we can investigate.

Regarding the incident on Chenery St, the subject reportedly vandalized a person’s car by deflating the tires and breaking the windshield.  In reference to the incident on Farnum St, the  subject allegedly threw a brick at the windshield of a fire truck, shattering it.  Officers arrived at the scene on both circumstances, arrested the subjects for vandalism, and they were subsequently booked into San Francisco County Jail.

For any community questions, please feel free to share my contact information so that I can communicate to your respective associations and members.  I will also continue to update you of the notable issues in your areas.  

Thank you,

Captain Christopher Woon #1852

Commanding Officer

Ingleside Station

San Francisco Police Department 

1 Sergeant John V. Young Lane

San Francisco, CA  94112

Office: 415-404-4040

Email:  Chris.Woon@sfgov.org 

Crime Update in Diamond Heights and Glen Park

Gunfire

Last night, Tuesday, August 11, at around 11:20 pm, gunfire coming from cars was heard in two locations. Ingleside Capt. Chris Woon has requested videos that may have captured the gunfire and cars. Call Capt. Woon at 415-404-4040 with any information and/or videos.

The locations:

  • Diamond Heights Blvd. at the intersection of Addison/Gold Mine
  • Elk at the intersection of Chenery

There have been no reported injuries from the gunfire.

Diamond Heights Bank of America Robbery

On Monday, August 10 around 2:30 pm a person robbed the branch and left with money. The SFPD has a good description of the suspect. No one was hurt in the robbery. The investigation has been turned over to the SFPD Bank Robbery Unit. 

Local Children’s Activity Website and Miraloma Kinder Small Groups

Look What I Did Website: http://www.LookWhatIDid.org
 Beverly Patterson and her son, created a website to “Have fun exploring ways to make, play, solve, move & more, and be a part of a community project. We’re all about artistic expression & creative problem-solving.”The program also connects with children who do not have computers in a location in Bernal Heights. If interested in contributing items to the website, donating art supplies and games or volunteering with the program, select “ Contact Us at the website.

Message from Diamond Heights Resident Cassidie Clayton:
Dragon Eggs
Miraloma Kinder Small Groups for Shared Care: Proposal to Gather Interest

Date: July 23, 2020

Introduction

Given the safety concerns for students and teachers, for SFUSD in-person learning is unlikely to start until later this fall or winter. Parents may be looking for opportunities to have children to meet safelywith a few of their classmates each day, and for the parents/caregivers to be able to share the responsibilityfor child care during school (and work) time. The groups would also allow for children to complete the SFUSD curriculum together performing activities together, allowing for collaboration and group learning. 

Goals:

To help parents and caregivers of all Miraloma Kinder students organize appropriately matched pods to safely look after our children until the school fully reopens. We hope to both ease the responsibilities of education and child care on parents and caregivers and to allow for social interactions.  

Priorities

1.       Family safety: We will take appropriate precautions by developing policies: e.g. taking temperature each day; no attendance if anyone in the household is sick; mandatory masks for adults; encouraged masks for children; drop-off without entry. 

2.       Alignment with SFUSD:Our pods will strive to, as much as possible, work with the teachers, principal and PTA to enhance rather than disrupt school plans. 

3.  Inclusion & Transparency: We will endeavor to be inclusive to all families by using connections between families to ensure all who want to, have the opportunity to sign up. We will strive for open communication, transparency in decision making, share policies, and contact information through google groups, google docs and shared folders. 

4.       Convenience & Flexibility: We hope to make this convenient for families, by, for example, taking into consideration parent schedules, siblings who may also have schooling or caregiving needs, preparation of meals, organization by neighborhoods. As one of our goals. We also recognize that we will need to be flexible as SIP guidelines change, SFUSD’s program changes, families’ needs change and if the composition of a pod is struggling to meet the goals.  

Timeline

●       Ongoing: Outreach to as many Kinder parents as we can.

●        Mon 27 – Fri 31: Agree to overarching priorities applicable to all pods (inclusion, safety, alignment with SFUSD, convenience); Begin work of alignment with principal/teachers

●        Aug 3 – Aug 14: As permitting by class lists, match children into appropriate pods, identify pod organizers. As permitted by SIP, and in accordance with SIP guidelines, organize social activities for pod families. 

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Sock Donations Requested by Urban Angels

Urban Angels Requests Donations of Socks for Homeless

This is an opportunity to help people without homes in San Francisco by dropping off socks at the Urban Angels office in the Diamond Heights Shopping Center. New Socks or clean socks in very good condition are requested by Nelson Barry, the founder of Urban Angels. Socks may be dropped off at his law office in the Shopping Center. 

Thank you to Nelson and his volunteers for providing many services including clothes and meals for unhoused people in San Francisco.

Please see How Can You Help in this flyer.

Public Safety Meeting with Chief Scott, Capt. Woon and Supervisor Mandelman, July 30

Public Safety: Where We are Now and Where We are Going
Featuring San Francisco Police Department Chief Bill Scott, Ingleside Station Captain Chris Woon and District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
Virtual Meeting on Thursday, July 30, 7-8:30 p.m.

The Diamond Heights Community Association, the Glen Park Association (GPA) and Upper Noe Neighbors have combined together to present an area-wide meeting. Thank you to the GPA for inviting the DHCA to participate and for organizing the meeting.

If interested in attending this virtual meeting, please reply to Betsy Eddy at 
betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a couple of days before the presentation.

Please share this announcement with friends, neighbors and your email lists.
 
All are welcome. Emailed questions will be passed along to our speakers and prioritized, but attendees are invited to put questions in the Zoom chat as well. The GPA intends to record the meeting and post it on its website for those who could not attend.
 
Email your questions to any of the three associations:
 
info@glenparkassociation.orginfo@uppernoeneighbors.comdhcasf@gmail.com

Stay safe and be well,

Betsy for the DHCA

Virtual Preparing for Fire Emergencies Presentation, July 28, 6:30 pm

Preparing for Fire Emergencies, Tuesday July 28, 6:30-7:30 pm Via Zoom Presented by Greg Carey
 
California is already in the middle of an early wildfire season. It’s important that your household has an evacuation plan, whether it’s a wildfire, house fire, or something as unexpected as a ruptured gas main.
 
Resilient Diamond Heights presents this free Zoom training to give you the information needed to make preparations and to then hold drills with household members for a safe exit from your home or neighborhood instead of waiting to figure it out after the disaster is already in progress.

If interested in attending this virtual training, please reply to Betsy Eddy at 
betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a couple of days before the presentation.

Please share this announcement with friends, neighbors and your email lists.

Stay safe and be well,

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee

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SFPD Call for Videos or Witnesses for Shooting at Addison and Farnum, July 7, 7:15 pm

Capt. Chris Woon, Ingleside SFPD Commander, is Seeking Videos or Witnesses for Shooting on Addison next to Walter Haas Park near Farnum Street 

Sadly there was a shooting last night, July 7 around 7:15 pm

on Addison at Farnum Street according to Capt. Woon who said a victim of the shooting appeared at a hospital seeking care. It seems the victim may have been targeted so that the shooting was probably not random.

If you have information, have a video or are a witness, please call Capt. Woon at 415-440-4040. 

Stay safe and well,

Betsy for DHCA