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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.

Join us: RDH Event August 6 and Median Project Workday August 13

Volunteer to make Diamond Heights Even Better!

Reminder: Resilient Diamond Heights Survival Preparedness Event
Saturday, August 6, Christopher Park, 10:00 to 12 Noon
Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) invites all to view disaster response equipment and supplies. Learn how to prepare your household for emergencies. Learn Diamond Heights plans and procedures for emergency response including where disaster supplies and the neighborhood shelter and support center are located. Hear about opportunities to organize your block for disaster response and opportunities to volunteer in an emergency.
Stop by anytime between 10:00 am and 12 noon on Saturday, August 6 at the events space at Christopher Park, 5210 Diamond Heights Blvd. For more information, reply to this message or contact contact Betsy Eddy at dhcasf@gmail.com.

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Workday, August 13
Join us to help improve the appearance of Diamond Heights!
Date: Saturday, August 13
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon – Joining for even an hour or two will make a difference!
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds, trim grass, rake and pick up trash on the median islands
No gardening experience required. Tools and safety jackets will be supplied
Please reply to let us know you plan to help out.
The Median Project has been active since 2014 providing more attractive median islands for Diamond Heights

Volunteer with the Diamond Heights Community Association
The DHCA is enlisting volunteers for varied community projects:

  • Work with the SFPD on crime prevention
  • Work with MTA on plans for the 52 and 35 bus lines
  • Work on improving infrastructure needs and improving the neighborhood appearance
  • Organize an Adopt a Street program for trash pick up
  • Work with the Friends of Christopher Park and the SF Recreation and Park Dept. on park needs
  • Work on plans to reduce fireworks and improve fire safety

Our DHCA past accomplishments include retaining the Police Academy in Diamond Heights, concrete sidewalks along the length of Diamond Heights Blvd., stop signs at DH Blvd. and Diamond and advocated for the scheduled replacement of City water pipes.

If you would like more information, reply to this message or contact Betsy Eddy at dhcasf@gmail.com. Learn more about the DHCA at www.dhcasf.org.

Resilient Diamond Heights Presents Survival Guide for Diamond Heights Saturday, August 6, 10:00-NoonEvent Area at Christopher Park

Please reply to this message to let us know you plan to attend.
Learn and review how to help your household prepare for, and respond to:
• Earthquakes
• Building and wildfires
• Heat emergencies
• Severe weather events

Members of the Resilient Diamond Heights community organization will distribute information and demonstrate disaster response equipment and supplies.

Come meet your neighbors, ask questions, and learn about:
• Location of, and distribution procedures for, disaster supplies including shelter kits
• Neighborhood shelters and support centers: St. Aidan’s and St. Nicolas
• Diamond Heights plans and procedures for emergency response
• Opportunities to organize your block for disaster response
• Opportunities to volunteer for disaster response and other community programs

Pick up brochures on how to prepare for a disaster and how to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy.

Come anytime between 10:00am and noon to the
event area (next to the playground) at
Christopher Park
Saturday, August 6

Stay safe and well,
Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project WorkdaySaturday, July 9, 9-12 noon

Please join us! Even an hour of weeding or picking up trash makes a difference in the appearance of our neighborhood. We encourage more volunteers to join our team!

A big thank you to Public Works Staff who are working on the median at the south entrance to the Diamond Heights Shopping Center to fix a broken City water pipe. Once the pipe is repaired and the Median Project installed drip irrigation system is back in operation, water will again drip to plants and trees planted by the Median Project.

The Median Project has new weeding stools to make weeding easier and new kneeling pads as well.

Team Leader: Ed Sheffner
Date: Saturday, July 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon – volunteer one hour or more
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds, trim grass, rake, spread mulch and pick up trash on the median islands
Recommended for 12 years and older
No gardening experience required
Supplies: Kneeling pads, weeding stools, gloves, safety vests, weeding tools, trash grabbers and bottled water will be provided. You may wish to wear masks to reduce the risk to COVID variants and to avoid breathing in dust. You may also want to bring your own masks, gloves, weeding tools and trash pickers.
Bathrooms will be available in the upper level of the church.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have worked hard to improve the appearance of our median islands along Diamond Heights Blvd.!

Have a fun and safe Fourth of July,

Betsy Eddy
Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Coordinator

March with Supervisor Mandelman on June 26 Pride Parade

March with Supervisor Mandelman – Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26

Message from Jackie Prager, Office of the Supervisor
Hi Everyone,
This year’s Pride Parade is approaching quickly (Sunday, 6/26) and our office wanted to invite you to march with us! If you, your family members, or community members are interested in joining us in the parade, please reach out to me at your earliest convenience so I can get everyone set up!  
Please feel free to pass the message along and let me know if you have any questions!
Best, 
Jackie Prager
Legislative Aide
Office of Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, District 8
jackie.prager@sfgov.org | 415-554-6986
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Glen Park Gum Trees Girls Festival, July 10

Honor the Gum Tree Girls Who Saved Us from a
Freeway through Glen Canyon Park!

Gum Tree Girls Festival, Sunday July 10, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm in Glen Canyon Park

This free festival will tell the story of how Glen Canyon Park was saved from a freeway by Zoanne Theriault Nordstrom, Joan Seiwald, and Geri Arkush, as well as their predecessor, Minnie Straub Baxter. Enjoy special guests, history talk and video, nonprofit tables, children’s activities and a remembrance of those lost to COVID. Please see the flyer below for more information.

The Festival is hoping to raise $5000 by the time of the Gum Tree Girls Festival on July 10. Here is the link to the
funding raising page – our new Flipcause page (a QR code is also on the flyer) and our Festival information page. Finally, here is the link to our history of the Freeway Revolt entitled, “Wonder Women! Glen Park’s Gum Tree Girls, Minnie Straub Baxter, and the San Francisco Freeway Revolt” at GlenParkHistory.org.

Emergency Supplies for Your Home

Presented by Resilient Diamond Heights
Virtual Meeting – Wednesday, June 8, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) is preparing another training session to help your household prepare for emergencies such as home fires, wild fires or earthquakes. We will help you decide what to include in your shelter in place kit and go-bag, including the differences between these two essential kits and the minimum contents for each. The program will include time to answer your questions.

This event will be held virtually (Zoom) because the survey we circulated after postponing the March event told us that at least 25% of the Diamond Heights residents who responded are not yet ready to meet in person. Greg Carey will again be the presenter. He has been an active NERT volunteer since 2007 and part of the RDH Steering Committee since 2009.

Please reply to this message or contact Betsy Eddy at betsy.eddy@gmail.com to receive the link for this event.

Stay safe and well,

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Workdays Saturday, May 14 and June 4, 9-12 noon

Joining for even an hour or two will make a difference!

Please consider volunteering to maintain the plants installed by the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project! Many more volunteers are needed to weed and pick up trash from Duncan to Diamond.

Join us!

Date: Saturday, May 14 and June 4 – Public Works staff will join us to help out
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon 
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds and pick up trash on the median islands 
Recommended for 12 years and older
No gardening experience required  
Supplies: Kneeling pads, gloves, safety vests, weeding tools and bottled water will be provided. You may wish to wear masks to reduce the risk to COVID variants and to avoid breathing in dust. You may also want to bring your own gloves, weeding tools and trash pickers.
Bathrooms will be available in the upper level of the church. 

Please reply if you plan to attend. Please reply if you have questions about the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have worked hard to improve the appearance of our median islands along Diamond Heights Blvd.!

Betsy Eddy
Coordinator

Receive Funding for a Block Party on Your Street!

Virtual Meeting with Supervisor Rafael Mandelman 
How to create and receive funding for a Block Party this year

Wednesday, May 11, 7 pm – Register Below

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman will host a virtual meeting on May 11 at 7 pm for residents of District 8 who may be interested in creating Block Parties that will also include a resiliency component. The Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee decided to use funding from the Supervisor’s office to fund Block Parties in Diamond Heights. Up to $2,100 in funding would be available for each party. Much of the work setting up the party would be provided by Livable City. The organization will take care of obtaining permits, street barriers, insurance, etc.

A Block Party allows for local residents to meet, receive information on existing emergency response plans at the neighborhood level, and consider establishing block – oriented responses such as the Block Champion Program. However, there is no set agenda or message attached to the Block Party, and local residents can organize the party as they wish.

The Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee encourages residents to register for the meeting in order to find out more about this Block Party opportunity.

If you would like to apply for funding for a Block Party in Diamond Heights, please reply to this message or email betsy.eddy@gmail.com.

To attend Supervisor Mandelman’s virtual meeting on May 11 at 7 pm, please visit the Eventbrite link below.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvfu6hpzsjGNZuKF94v6IBkzg2OUy4JFG1

Message from Jackie Thornhill, Legislative Aide, Office of Supervisor Rafael Mandelman: Join Your Fellow D8 Civic Leaders for a Briefing on New Public Safety Program on 5.11 @ 7pm with Sup. Mandelman

Good afternoon D8 community leaders,

One of District 8’s greatest qualities is its eclectic collection of neighborhoods that fall within its boundaries. While each is unique, the Supervisor is, like you, committed to making them all safer and more connected places to live.

In keeping with this commitment, our office is excited to announce the launch of a new program called D8 Neighborfest which combines the fun of a block party with classic public safety goals. Powered by the City’s Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) and Livable City, Neighborfest D8 offers residents the most feature rich block party program to date.

From zero street closure permitting fees to barricades delivered to the host’s door, D8 Neighborfest makes it easier than ever before to build community at the block level. We hope you’ll join other District 8 civic leaders to learn more about this program and how to get your neighbors involved by attending an online briefing at 7pm next Wednesday, May 11th.

Best,
Jackie

Jackie Thornhill (she/her/hers)
Legislative Aide
Office of Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, District 8
Jackie.Thornhill@sfgov.org |(415) 554-4488

DHCA Announcement: Please complete Resilient Diamond Heights Survey


Please Complete the Resilient Diamond Heights Survey
The Survey Link is Included BelowMessage from Greg Carey:
Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) has been helping residents prepare their households to care for themselves and neighbors in events like the COVID pandemic or earthquakes since 2008. We had planned to return to in-person workshops for our volunteer workgroup on March 26, but found it necessary to postpone the event because of the low number of people who said they would be able to attend. Please take a moment to let us know if you would be interested in future events.
Your answers are anonymous, but you may add your contact information at the end of the survey if you have questions. Thank you!
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5N5K7D8 

DHCA Announcement: Resilient Diamond Heights Workday April 9

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Workday
Saturday, April 9, 9-12 noon

Joining for even an hour or two will make a difference!

Please consider volunteering to maintain the plants and trees installed by the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project! 

It is a pleasure to announce that a community volunteer has stepped up to weed and install plants on Diamond Heights Blvd. on the median from Addison/Goldmine down. Sections of the median were hard packed dirt with weeds now replaced with new plantings and mulch.
Please see the photo below.

Join us!

Date: Saturday, April 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon 
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds and pick up trash on the median islands 
Recommended for 12 years and older
No gardening experience required  
Supplies: Kneeling pads, gloves, safety vests, weeding tools and bottled water will be provided. You may wish to wear masks to reduce the risk to COVID variants and to avoid breathing in dust. You may also want to bring your own gloves, weeding tools and trash pickers.
Bathrooms will be available in the upper level of the church. 

Please reply if you plan to attend. Please reply if you have questions about the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have worked hard to improve the appearance of our median islands along Diamond Heights Blvd.!

Betsy Eddy
Coordinator