Virtual Diamond Heights Holiday Party, Dec. 19, 2pm. Entertainment, Contests and Prize Drawings

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 
dhcasf@gmail.com
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 dhcasf@gmail.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!

SFPD Seeks Info and Videos on Hit and Run that Injured a Pedestrian at Diamond Heights Blvd. and Duncan near Clipper

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.

Family Preparedness Training

Saturday, Oct 10, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Webinar

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.

Crime Reports from Ingleside Captain Chris Woon

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

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

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. 

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

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