Welcome!

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.

Please Consider Donating to the Median Project!

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Update

Please donate to support our volunteer work!
Take a second look at the median next time you drive along Diamond Heights Blvd.  Beyond the carpet of green brought on by recent rains, neighborhood volunteers are hard at work staying ahead of weeds and liter.Volunteer efforts are critical. San Francisco Public Works does not have enough staff to keep the median in shape. Thank you to our neighbors who have adopted segments of the boulevard to make sure litter is managed and landscaping is maintained. You may have seen Carolyn, Betsy, Ed, Gary, Jeff, or Mike at work as you walk or drive by. Please give them a wave when you see them at work.

UPDATES

Irrigation System – We are excited to report that after three dry seasons, the median irrigation system has been repaired and refurbished. We’ve conducted an inventory of plants lost to drought and the broken irrigation system. Those flags you’ve seen in the median mark the locations where replacement plants are needed.
 
Monthly Workdays – Our monthly volunteer work days are 3rd Saturdays at 9:00 AM. Contact Betsy Eddy for more information and to volunteer.
 
Grant Proposals – The project’s steering committee is seeking grant funding to replace lost plants and implement a long-term maintenance program.

DONATE
In the meantime, you can help by donating to the project. Immediate needs are potting soil, fertilizer, and plants. You can donate via the SF Parks Alliance portal or mail a check c/o Diamond Heights Community Association, PO Box 31529, San Francisco, CA 94131.

Want more information? Contact our Steering Committee members Mike DavisBetsy Eddy, or Ed Sheffner.

 Please Help Keep Our Median Islands Looking Good!

Help Decide Priorities for Diamond Heights!

Virtual Diamond Heights Community Association Community Meeting
April 17, 6:30 to 8:30 on Zoom. Save the Date!

Please come to discuss our neighborhood priorities!

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman will be joining us to discuss improvements for Diamond Heights, the DHCA Accomplishments for 2022 and volunteer needs to increase the impact of our Association.
We will be presenting our first Neighborhood Hero award to Mike Davis. Mike has volunteered hours each week to keep our Diamond Heights Blvd. median islands looking attractive and well maintained. Thank you, Mike! 
Please distribute this message to your email lists and please post the flyer included below.
Please reply or email us at dhcasf@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link for the meeting.
 A list our DHCA priorities will be provided in a DHCA Announcement closer to the meeting date.

 Please attend to share your ideas for improving Diamond Heights!  

Volunteer March 18 to Keep our Medians Beautiful!

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Workday
Saturday, March 18, 9:00 am  – 12 noon
Join us to pick up trash and maintain the medians in Diamond Heights!

Thank you to volunteer Mike Davis! Mike has been trimming all the grass and weeds on the medians. Mike has been keeping up with all the growth due to the rains but we need more volunteers to do upkeep on such a large area. All the maintenance of the medians from Duncan (at St. Nicholas Church) to Berkeley Way is done by volunteers.   Please come out and help us!

Date: Saturday, March 18
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: April 15, May 20 and on into 2023.

Help Keep our Median Islands Attractive!

Supervisor Mandelman Public Safety Town Hall March 10

Message from Supervisor Mandelman

Dear Neighbor,

Join me next Friday, March 10, for a District 8 Public Safety Town Hall with DA Brooke Jenkins, SFPD Chief Bill Scott, SF SAFE, and other representatives from your City government. 

District 8 Public Safety Town Hall
5:30 – 7:00 pm. Friday, March 10
Upper Noe Recreation Center Auditorium
295 Day Street, San Francisco

I’ll be moderating this community conversation and asking your questions about public safety and street conditions in your neighborhood and citywide.

Our panel will include: 

  • District Attorney Brooke Jenkins
  • SFPD Chief Bill Scott
  • Healthy Streets and Operations Center Director Sam Dodge
  • District 8 Public Safety Liaison Dave Burke
  • SF SAFE Executive Director Kyra Worthy

Register today and help us spread the word!

For more information about the panel, email MandelmanStaff@sfgov.org. If you can’t join us in-person, email your question for the panel in advance and watch the Town Hall virtually on Facebook Live.

See you there,
Rafael

Postponed

Resilient Diamond Heights Meeting
Saturday, March 4, 2-3:30 pm
St. Aidan’s Church 

Due to few sign ups, our RDH Meeting is postponed. Please reply to let us know if you have suggestions about reconvening our Resilient Diamond Heights meetings. We need to step up our important planning for helping our neighborhood before, during and after whatever emergencies and disasters might occur in our neighborhood.

Stay safe and well,
Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee

Glen Park Women Hall of Fame Presentation March Photo Exhibit at Glen Park Library 

Evelyn Rose, Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project, has created a month-long exhibit at the Glen Park Branch Library for Women’s History Month March 2023. The exhibit honors 21 women associated with the Glen Park district (including Diamond Heights) who strove to make a difference.
Evelyn opens the exhibit on March 1 with a presentation at 6:00 pm at the Glen Park Library.

Celebrate the achievements of important women from our neighborhoods!

Resilient Diamond Heights Outdoor In Person Meeting

Saturday, March 4, 2-3:30 pm

St. Aidan’s Church Driveway at 101 Gold Mine Drive

RDH would like to welcome all back to in person meetings. We plan to meet Saturday, March 4, from 2:00-3:30pm outside on the at St. Aidan’s Church driveway at 101 Gold Mine Drive across from the Diamond Heights Shopping Center. The meeting will be open to the public and will be advertised to the broader community. Please forward this message to your email lists. More volunteers are needed to prepare our neighborhood for emergencies.

The agenda will include:
   *Updates on RDH goals and activities
   *Planning for an activation drill for the use of St. Aidan’s as a Neighborhood Support Center in an emergency or disaster
    * Review of plans for the physical organization of the church for disaster response

Please reply to let us know if you plan to attend so that we know if we have enough attendance for a good meeting. Though we are not back to providing full meals, we will have refreshments including Jill Borofka’s homemade rice crispy treats.

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Workday Saturday, February 18, 9:00 am  – 12 noon

Join us to pick up trash and work on the medians in Diamond Heights!

Due to the rains, the medians provide a beautiful green landscape. We need more volunteers to make sure that the landscape is maintained and does not become overgrown.  Please come out and help us!

The Median Project has a new Project Director – Mike Davis. Mike is the volunteer you see frequently working on the medians in the yellow safety jacket. Mike has repaired the drip irrigation system with the assistance of the Bureau of Urban Forestry, kept the grass trimmed, weeds pulled and trashed picked up for over a year now.  Many thanks to Mike for all his work and for taking on new leadership!

Date: Saturday, February 18
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: February 18, March 18 and on into 2023.

Help Keep our Median Islands Attractive!

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