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.
Message from Nicole Agbayani about the workshop and how to register
At the Assessor’s Office, we understand that planning for a secure financial future is a top priority for San Francisco families, especially during these uncertain times. On Nov 3, 2020, CA voters passed Prop 19, “The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act,” which makes changes to property tax benefits available to these groups. While this new law mostly expands property tax benefits for these groups, it includes provisions which significantly limit tax benefits for families who plan to pass property from parents to children. In response, our Office is organizing a Digital Family Wealth Workshop to educate San Francisco families about the loss of tax benefits before they go into effect on February 16, 2021. We hope you will be able to join us for this event and share it with your family and neighbors who may find the information useful for their financial planning.
Understanding How CA Prop 19 May Impact Your Family
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Format: Digital Family Wealth Workshop
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Have a happy holiday season and hope you can join us on January 5th!
Nicole J. Agbayani
Office of the Assessor-Recorder
Diamond Heights Holiday Party YouTube Link, Safety Resources, Look What I Did Website Link, Spread Epidemic of Kindness
Wishing you Happy Holidays and a safe and healthy 2021 from Resilient Diamond Heights and the Diamond Heights Community Association
Diamond Heights Holiday Party and Safety Links from Greggy Carey:
If you missed our virtual Holiday Party on December 19, please enjoy it on YouTube. The party provides a wide variety of segments including holiday greetings from Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblyperson David Chiu, neighborhood entertainers, contests for favorite holiday pet costume and homemade holiday decoration, video of the work of Urban Angels and a safety presentation by Greggy Carey.
YouTube Link to party: https://youtu.be/Ui_81l1XVW8
Link to RDH safety brochures: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hcedglvs5sncfe4/Brochure%20Overview%201_1.pdf?dl=0
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/resilientdiamondheights
Request Weekly COVID newsletters compiled by Greggy Carey: email@example.com
To Connect with AlertSF:
Start a Text message to: 888777
Place your ZIP CODE into the message window
Activity Website from Beverly Patterson and Aaron Long, Diamond Heights Residents
This is a wonderful website of activities for children and adults with instructions for making items, games, puzzles and Winter Holiday Projects. See sample hand made ornaments above.
Epidemic of Kindness: Please reply to dhcasf.org if interested or with ideas
An Epidemic of Kindness program is being designed with support from Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) and the Diamond Heights Community Association (DHCA). Betty Peskin, DHCA Board member, inspired by the COVID podcasts of Dr. Michael Osterholm, has suggested asking residents to put heads together online to find ways to have safe contact with those living nearby using social distancing and masks. Would neighbors be cheered with a quick check-in, a brief visit outside at the front door or a park visit?
Thankfully, many of us are already engaged in neighborly acts of kindness. Let’s see if we can make this a ‘pebbles in the pond‘ type event, and expand it to include those whom we might not see often, or invite those who might want to get out and volunteer in our immediate vicinities to try new ways of connecting with neighbors at a time of loneliness and need. Let’s see how we can bring moments of joy to those nearby. This is a time when children might be welcomed participants in small acts of kindness. Please send ideas and suggestions to the email address dhcasf.org
Entertainment, Contests for Best “Craftmas” Decoration and Best Holiday Pet Costume and Prize Drawings!
Join us via Zoom for the Diamond Heights Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Cameron Partridge, our MC, will introduce our holiday entertainers, speakers, free raffle and contests for the best decoration made from items around the home and best holiday pet costume. Everyone will be on Zoom.
Our fabulous neighborhood residents, Pat Wilder and the duo Eric Beattie and Marymoore Patterson will provide entertainment. Supervisor Rafael Mandelman will deliver holiday greetings.
In order to attend, participate in the contests and free raffle drawings, please reply to this message or email Betsy Eddy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help us by forwarding this message to family, friends, neighbors and your email lists. Thank you!
- Sign up for the event by replying or emailing Betsy at email@example.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you.
- Free raffle drawings: All attendees will be entered. No need to stay for the whole party to win a prize.
- “Craftmas” Decoration Contest: to enter the contest for the best handmade holiday decoration, email a photo no later than Wednesday, Dec. 16. Decorations may be made from items in or around your home. All ages welcome to enter.
- Holiday Pet Costume Contest: email a photo of your pet decked out in holiday finery no later than Wednesday, December 16. All ages may participate.
Attendees at the party will vote for their favorite “Craftmas” decoration and Holiday Pet Costume.
The Holiday Party is brought to you by Resilient Diamond Heights, the Diamond Heights Community Association and St. Aidan’s Church. Please join us for some Holiday Cheer!
Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 3:12 pm, a 90-year-old woman suffered injuries in a hit-and-run accident on Diamond Heights Boulevard and Duncan Street near Clipper.
According to reports, a motorcyclist struck and injured the elderly woman. The rider fled the crash scene.
At this time, the police are seeking the public’s help in looking for the involved motorcyclist. Moreover, further description of the suspect remains unavailable.
Due to the crash, the woman suffered life-threatening injuries.
The authorities are urging anyone with information to contact the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444. They can also send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.
Since 2016, the Glen Park News, a long time quarterly independent newsletter for neighborhoods bordering Glen Canyon Park, has included a column entitled News from Diamond Heights. I was honored to be asked to write the column and have enjoyed writing about events and projects in Diamond Heights for five years.
The current fall edition includes the regular columns: News from City Hall by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Glen Park Association update, Evelyn Rose’s Histories of Our Neighborhoods, Glen Park Real Estate and articles about people involved in work and volunteer activities in Glen Park.
The current column News from Diamond Heights includes progress on the construction at Christopher Park, an update on the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project and an overview of Urban Angels of San Francisco. Urban Angels was founded in 2015 by Nelson Barry and is located in his law office in the Diamond Heights Shopping Center. The nonprofit has increased its services and donations to help unhoused people in the time of COVID. Urban Angels has opportunities to volunteer right in our neighborhood.
Here is the link for the current edition of the Glen Park News:
For other quarterly editions, go to glenparkassociation.org.
If you have suggestions for future columns for News from Diamond Heights, please reply to this message.
Stay safe and well.
DHCA Co-President with Mike Kramer
Saturday, Oct 10, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join your neighbors for a FREE online workshop that will provide your family with valuable information about preparing for a natural disaster. We’ll show you how to write a disaster plan for your household, identify supplies to have on hand, and explain how neighbors can help each other in crises.
This free training will be presented by David Munoz Ventura and hosted by Resilient Noe Valley. David presented several trainings for Resilient Diamond Height earlier in the year. This one hour training will incorporate elements from those trainings.To register for the training go to:
resilientnoevalley.com and select Events and Training.
Ingleside Station Captain Chris Woon is our DHCA contact for informing our neighborhood about crime trends and SFPD reports. Diamond Heights has had serious crime incidents in the last several months. See below for two reports provided by Capt. Woon.
Here are some suggestions from the DHCA for taking action to prevent crime.
- Continue to be vigilant and report unusual/suspicion activity through 311 or 911 depending on the situation
- Get to know your neighbors. Reach out to at least one person on your street and get to know them. Encourage them to do the same
- Create an Email, Text or WhatsApp message group for your street so that you can text/email each other in case of emergency
- Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group. Go to sfsafe.org for more information
Incident Summaries from Ingleside Station Capt. Chris Woon
Burglary on the Unit Block of Amethyst Way / 09-24-20 / 8:30 p.m. / SFPD Report 200577322
Officer Cvetovac responded with numerous Ingleside officers on a report of a hot prowl burglary. Officers were advised by the victim that when she entered her garage in the morning, she observed new damage to her garage door. The victim then determined that several bicycles had been taken from inside her garage, and that another piece of property taken from the garage had been located a block away from her home, by a neighbor. The officers determined that an unknown suspect had forced entry through the garage door in order to gain access to the garage, and then stole the bicycles. Report #200577322
Shooting on the 5300 Blk Diamond Heights Blvd / 10-01-20 / 10:55am / Report #200590885
Officers Chew, Lustenberger and several Ingleside units responded to the 5300 block of Diamond Heights Boulevard on a shot spotter activation. Upon arrival, they located four spent casings along the street. They also located a vehicle that had crashed and left abandoned on the opposite side of the street. Several witnesses stated they heard the shots and one witness said he saw a suspect shooting at the victim vehicle as it drove down Diamond Heights Blvd. As a result, the vehicle collided with a parked truck. The victim, who was inside the vehicle, jumped out and fled the scene. The Suspect was then seen jumping into another vehicle and fled the scene as well. During the investigation Officers were able to make contact with the victim, who was uncooperative with the officers and the investigation. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries. Report Number: 200590885
Virtual (Upper Douglas Dog Park) Blessing of the Animals, Noon, Sunday, October 4th via Zoom
In honor of St. Francis Day, St. Aidan’s Church will be doing its Upper Douglas Dog Park blessing via Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link. Please forward this message to others who may like to attend this blessing.
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.
Stay safe, well and cool,
Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
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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 email@example.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!
Noe Valley Nursery School