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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.

DHCA Announcement: Median Project Volunteer Work Day Jan. 21

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Workday
Saturday, January 21st, 9:00 am  – 12 noon
Join us to pick up trash and work on the medians in Diamond Heights!


Date: Saturday, January 21st
Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon – Join us for even an hour or two. 
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr. next to Safeway
Work: Pull weeds and pick up trash on the median islands. 
No gardening experience required. Tools and safety jackets will be provided. Bathrooms available.
Recommended for ages 12 and above.

Please reply to let us know if you plan to help out. Future Work Days will be the Third Saturday of the month: January 21 and on into 2023.

The Median Project has been active since 2014 providing attractive median islands for Diamond Heights!

DHCA Announcement: Registration Link for Supervisor Mandelman’s Virtual Public Safety Meeting Jan. 23rd

Registration Link for Virtual Diamond Heights Public Safety Meeting January 23rd, 6:30 pm

Please use this link to register for the virtual meeting:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkde6gqzwrG915r-px75oDr-gY9PavPNW9

At the request of the DHCA, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman will host a virtual Diamond Heights Public Safety Meeting on Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm. Capt. Derrick Lew – Ingleside SFPD Captain, and District Attorney Brooke Jenkins will join the Supervisor. 

Please reply to this message to submit questions for the meeting. Questions may also be submitted to dhcasf@gmail.com.

The meeting will be an opportunity to receive an overview of crimes in the neighborhood and ask what efforts are being taken to decrease crime in Diamond Heights.

Stay safe and well.

All the best for 2023!

Betsy for the DHCA

DHCA Announcement: Virtual Diamond Heights Public Safety Meeting Jan. 23rd at 6:30 pm

Virtual Diamond Heights Public Safety Meeting January 23rd, 6:30 pm

At the request of the DHCA, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman will host a virtual Diamond Heights Public Safety Meeting on Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm. Capt. Derrick Lew – Ingleside SFPD Captain, and District Attorney Brooke Jenkins will join the Supervisor. We thank Jackie Prager in the Supervisors office for scheduling all these attendees.

The meeting will be an opportunity to receive an overview of crimes in the neighborhood and ask what efforts are being taken to decrease crime in Diamond Heights.

Since this will be a virtual meeting, a future announcement will describe how to register for the meeting and how to submit questions in advance.

Stay safe, well and dry. All the best for 2023!

DHCA/RDH Announcement: Storm Resources for Tonight and Tomorrow

Get Ready for Winter Storms – Alert from The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management encourages you, and your neighbors, to consider taking the following steps to prepare for upcoming Winter storm activity.
 
Before the StormSign up for AlertSF by texting your Zip Code to 888-777 to receive real-time emergency alerts.Check your supplies and make sure you have what you need on hand: http://www.sf72.org/supplies.Check on friends and family who may need assistance preparing for the storm, especially the elderly, homebound, or neighbors with disabilities.Remove debris and sweep up any leaves from sidewalks and storm drains to keep them from getting clogged. Join San Francisco’s Adopt a Drain and Rain Guardians programs to “adopt” one of the 25,000 storm drains (or catch basins) or rain gardens in our beautiful City and pledge to keep it free of debris and help minimize risk of flooding. 
SANDBAGS:If you live in an area that floods, Public Works will provide San Francisco residents and businesses up to five free sandbags leading up to and during severe rainstorms. Sandbags can be retrieved daily between 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Public Works operations yard, Marin Street/Kansas Street gate. Bring proof of address. Sandbags also are sold at many local hardware and home improvement stores.Elevate belongings in garages or basements. 
During the Storm
 
Contacting the City:Keep 9-1-1 available for life and safety emergencies. Report non-life threatening storm-related issues such as clogged catch basins, residential or street flooding, sewer backups, or wastewater odors to 311 online at sf311.org, on the 311 mobile app for Android and iPhone, or by calling 3-1-1.Stay informed:Tune-in to KCBS (740 AM or 106.9 FM), local TV channels, or social media (@sf_emergency; @sfwater; @sfpublicworks; @sfdph ) for emergency advisories and instructions. 
Stay Safe:Avoid driving during heavy rains and winds. If you have to be out, then stay away from flooded areas and downed power lines, whether in a car or on foot. Do not drive through water more than 6 inches deep.If the power goes out, unplug and turn off appliances. Leave one light on to signal when power is restored.Avoid using candles during power outages to prevent fire hazards. Use flashlights or head lamps instead.Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.Check on friends and family who may need assistance during the storm, especially elderly, homebound, or neighbors with disabilities. 
After the StormCheck your home or business for flood damage and contact your insurer or landlord. Information about how to file a claim for injury, property damage or loss caused by the City and County of San Francisco can be found at sfcityattorney.org/claims or by calling (415) 554-3900. Claims filed will be investigated and evaluated by the City Attorney’s Office Claims Division.If you smell gas or suspect a gas leak, call 9-1-1. Then call PG&E at (800) 743-5000.Keep children and pets away from floodwaters and avoid outdoor areas that have been recently flooded. Remove shoes and wipe paws before returning indoors.If the power is off, throw away all discolored or foul-smelling food, especially meat, poultry, and fish, in the refrigerator. Freezer foods may last from 48 to 72 hours if the freezer is full and the door remains closed. If in doubt, throw it out.Continue reporting clogged catch basins, street flooding, sewer backups or wastewater odors to 311 online at sf311.org, on the 311 mobile app for Android and iPhone, or by calling 3-1-1.Check on friends and family who may need assistance after the storm, especially the elderly, homebound, or neighbors with disabilities. 
For more severe storm safety information, visit www.sf72.org.
 
Please take every step possible to protect the health and well being of yourself, your household and your neighbors.
 
SFDEM

Join Us on Saturday on the Medians!

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Workday
Saturday, November 19th, 9:00 am  – 12 noon
Join us to pick up trash and work on the medians in Diamond Heights!

The blue, yellow and orange flags on the medians indicate the location of an empty gopher basket. Sadly over 250 plants installed by the Median Project have died in the last five years. Soon we will ask your help in installing new  drought-tolerant, low growing plants.

The Median Project wishes to thank Harbor Villa Restaurant for their support in past years. Staff volunteered at our workdays and provided delicious food trays for our volunteer lunches before the pandemic prohibited our lunch gatherings. Harbor Villa Restaurant, we will miss your presence in Diamond Heights!

Join us for our volunteer workday!
Date: Saturday, November 19th  
Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon – Join us for even an hour or two. 
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds, trim grass and pick up trash on the median islands. 
No gardening experience required. Tools and safety jackets will be provided. Bathrooms available.
Recommended for ages 12 and above.

Please reply to let us know if you plan to help out. Future Work Days will be the Third Saturday of the month: December 17, January 21 and on into 2023.

The Median Project has been active since 2014 providing more attractive median islands for Diamond Heights!

The Median Project Irrigation System is Back in Operation!

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Workday
Saturday, October 15th, 9 – 12 noon
Join us to pick up trash and work on the medians in Diamond Heights!

The drip irrigation system installed by the Median Project in November 2019 is back in operation watering most all trees and plants on the medians from Duncan to Berkeley Way. The Median Project would like to thank Brian Lease from Public Works and Mike Davis and Ed Sheffner, local volunteers, for all the work to get the system up and running! 

Join us for our volunteer workday
Date: Saturday, October 15th  
Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon – Join us for even an hour or two. 
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds, trim grass, and pick up trash on the median islands. 
No gardening experience required. Tools and safety jackets will be supplied. Bathrooms available.

Please reply to let us know you plan to help out. Future Work Days will be the Third Saturday of the month: Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17

The Median Project has been active since 2014 providing more attractive median islands for Diamond Heights!

Habitat Seeking More Volunteers for October 1

More Volunteers are needed by Habitat for Building Homes

Diamond Heights Good Neighbor Volunteer Day at Habitat, 36 Amber Drive,  Saturday, October 1st

Volunteer Shifts: 8:30 to 4:00 pm
Open House: 10 – 12 noon

“Come celebrate National Good Neighbor Day with Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco on Saturday, October 1 and help build 8 affordable homes at 36 Amber Drive! Exclusively reserved for residents of Diamond Heights and nearby neighbors. This 8:30AM – 4:00PM shift will be a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and work alongside them on a project that lifts up the entire community. Sign up: sforce.co/3RewnZM early as spots are limited. If you have questions, please call 415.625.1012. Please join us!”

Cancelled – In Person and Virtual RDH Meeting on Sept. 24 

Unfortunately, Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) did not have enough sign ups to meet in person at St. Aidan’s Church or on Zoom on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3 pm. RDH is cancelling the meeting.  We emailed people that signed up to inform them of the cancellation.

The RDH Steering Committee will continue to find a workable meeting time to continue our emergency preparedness work for the neighborhood. We had a good turnout for our meeting on August 6 in Christopher Park so may try an outdoor meeting again.

Stay safe and well,

Betsy for the Resilient Diamond Heights 
Steering Committee