Urban Angels is Looking for Part-time Volunteer in July

Urban Angels SF is a charity with volunteers that deliver essential supplies (food, water, clothing etc) 6 to 8 times per week to the men, women and children living on the streets of SF. The person who coordinates all these outings is going to be on vacation for the month of July. We are looking for someone to fill in for her from 7/3 to 8/1. All the work can be done from home. Training would take about two hours and could also be done by email and telephone call. Total time would be two to three hours per week. If you or someone you know could help us keep up the pace of serving over 1,300 homeless people per month, please call Silvia at 415-952-0711 Monday to Friday between 9 am and 3 pm. After hours call the same number and talk to Nelson.

Grateful to be in Service,
Nelson Founder, Urban Angels SF 415-952-0711, http://www.urbanangelssf.org

Message from Capt. Chris Woon, Ingleside SFPD Commander

 On Sunday, May 25, 2020 at approximately 8:15 AM, San Francisco Police officers from Ingleside Station responded to the unit block of Elk Street in regards to an assault.  Upon arrival officers found the victim, a 94 year-old male, suffering from a head injury.  The victim was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  
Officers on scene broadcast the suspect description via their police radio.  Two SFPD sergeants were patrolling the area of Diamond and Bosworth Streets when they observed a male subject matching the description provided by officers at the scene.  The sergeants detained the suspect without incident.  The suspect has been identified as 53 year-old Peter Rocha of San Francisco.  Rocha was booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse.  
The SFPD Homicide Detail is conducting the investigation.  Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the SFPD tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.  You may remain anonymous. 
Michael Andraychak #457
Sergeant of Police
Public Information Officer
Officer in Charge – Media Relations Unit
San Francisco Police Department
1245 – 3rd Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Captain Christopher Woon #1852
Commanding Officer
Ingleside Station
San Francisco Police Department 
1 Sergeant John V. Young Lane
San Francisco, CA 94112
Email: chris.woon@sfgov.org
Office: 415-404–4040

Learn How to Unite Neighbors to Prevent Crime! Create a Neighborhood Watch group.

Please help us spread the word about two important crime prevention meetings in January. Please forward this message to friends, neighbors and email lists. Please post the attached flyers. Click on them to download them. Thank you!

Wishing you a safe and happy 2020!

Learn How to Unite Neighbors to Prevent Crime! Create a Neighborhood Watch group
Resilient Diamond Heights invites the public to a presentation on starting up a Neighborhood Watch group on your block. Adam Cuadra, SF SAFE, will detail how to start a group at our RDH meeting, Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:00 for dinner and 6:30 for the Neighborhood Watch presentation. Please reply to this message if you plan to attend so we will have plenty of food for dinner.

Recently, there have been many car and home break ins in Diamond Heights and surrounding neighborhoods. Assaults and robberies of individuals seemed to have increased as well. You can take action by starting a Neighborhood Watch group on your block.

SF SAFE provides assistance starting Neighborhood Watch groups in a process of 5 – 6 meetings with neighbors. Crime prevention tips, creating an email group of your block, a free safety check of your home and other safety measures are provided. One of the best benefits of Neighborhood Watch is getting to know your neighbors which provides a foundation for watching out for each other to deter crime.

Diamond Heights Shopping Center Safety Meeting Jan. 27th, 6:30 pm Convened by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
In December, a thief smashed a car window in the Shopping Center parking lot while a father and daughter were in their car. The thief took the girl’s backpack that had her homework in it. This scary incident is just one of the many “smash and grab” car break ins in the Shopping Center parking lot and in Diamond Heights. As a reaction to these crimes, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman has scheduled a meeting to look at prevention measures underway and what actions are needed to stop this criminal activity.

The public is invited to this meeting:
Diamond Heights Shopping Center Safety Meeting
Monday, January 27, 6:30pm
San Francisco Police Academy Community Room
350 Amber Drive at Duncan Street
Accessible parking is available in the Police Academy lot next to the community room.

Officials and others attending the meeting include Supervisor Rafael Mandelman; DA Chesa Boudin; Ingleside Captain Chris Woon; Diamond Heights Shopping Center representatives Henry Avila, Taran Stokes and Trina Perales; and SF SAFE.

Blue Christmas Gathering and A Jazzy Little Christmas This Week at St. Aidan’s

Blue Christmas: a Service that Makes Space for Grief and Loss at Christmas 
Wednesday, Dec 18, 5:30-7pm – (No Communion is offered) at St. Aidan’s Church
Messages from St. Aidan’s
For a number of people, Christmas is actually not an especially joyous time of year. Often those who have lost loved ones, or for whom family Christmas gatherings are deeply uncomfortable or simply not possible, feel a great deal of pain as Christmas approaches. This service of “Blue Christmas” seeks to make space for this experience. With a lessons and carols format featuring several readings and reflections, this service without Communion is meant to be accessible to people of various Christian traditions. Please feel free to come and invite anyone you know who might appreciate this service.

A Jazzy Little Christmas 
Please join us on Sunday December 22 for a night filled with music! Performances will include St. Aidan’s parishioners Elaine Jennings and Janet Lohr with guest performer Michael Jennings. All proceeds will help fund St. Aidan’s various ministries! Tickets are available now at https://sidebyside.brownpapertickets.com and at the door.

Music on the Hill Presents Farallon Quintet, Dec. 8, 7 pm, St. Aidan’s Church

Music on the Hill presents
The Farallon Quintet
Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7:00 PM
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
101 Gold Mine Dr., San Francisco.
A dynamic Bay Area Clarinet Quintet (string quartet plus clarinet), the musicians are all
principal players in the S.F Opera & Ballet Orchestras. In addition to playing the classics,
the quintet seeks to perform rarely heard works, innovative arrangements, and new
music by living composers. In keeping with that tradition they will be performing original
compositions by Jose Gonzalez Granero, a transcription of De Falla’s Spanish Songs,
“The Dreams & Prayers of Isaac the Blind” and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet.
Tickets are $20/$15. Purchase online at www.musiconthehill.org/tickets

Stronger Together Meeting Dec. 5, Median Project Update and Urban Angels Appeal

Please see the message about a new program at St. Aidan’s Church.
In this time of receiving letters of appeal for worthy nonprofits, please consider donating to the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project and Urban Angels San Francisco – programs right in our neighborhood.
Enjoy December and treasure holiday spirit.
Betsy for the DHCA
Invitation and Message from St. Aidan’s Church
Stronger Together 94131– join neighbors from throughout the 94131 zip code for our Community Circles series. 
December 5th from 6:30-8 PM, at St. Aidan’s Church, (Parking available in lot next to Safeway).
RSVP to office@staidansf.org or call 415-285-9540 x 3. 
We will gather for a simple supper and small-group intentional conversations. It is our desire to share stories about our beloved San Francisco, create connections, and explore possibilities for building a stronger community that we can achieve together, because it is impossible to do it alone. Come, be part of this moving, hopeful series of conversations, and invite friends!
Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Update
You may have noticed the new plants on the Diamond Heights Blvd. median islands. Volunteers with an assist by Public Works staff installed the plants along with a drip irrigation system funded by a Community Challenge Grant. The grant also funded new pavers to form an endcap at the southern entrance to the Diamond Heights Shopping Center. Now it is less likely that truck tires will create large holes in the median when pulling out of the Shopping Center.
A huge thank you to Paul Matalucci, Project Lead, who has shepherded the Median Project from the beginning. Paul reports that by spring the new plants will provide glorious color up and down the medians. More drought tolerant, low growing plants will be planted. Paul and volunteers have transformed our median islands from a vast unmaintained area filled with tall shrubs and dying trees to become an attractive and beautiful asset for our neighborhood. To support the volunteer program and to purchase supplies please consider a donation to the DH Blvd. Median Project by going to https://secure3.convio.net/sfpa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app334a?df_id=1765&1765.donation=form1&NONCE_TOKEN=2E72F81C0BAC26C407B3DF944D5227FD
See photo below.
Urban Angels San Francisco
Message from Barry Nelson, Founder 
Urban Angels SF is making a big impact in its efforts to reduce the suffering on the streets of our city. The UASF volunteers are men and women who care about sharing with the less fortunate and who volunteer many hours a year to hand out hot food, water, information about essential services, clothing, school supplies and toys at Christmas time! And we want to double our impact next year. Please help make this possible with a financial (tax deductible) donation. Bless you for all you do.
To make your tax-deductible donation by CREDIT CARD, go to www.urbanangelssf.org and click on the donate button. To donate by CHECK, make it payable to Urban Angels SF and mail it to our office at 5228 Diamond Heights Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94131 and mark in the memo section the particular area you wish to support (Increased deliver of hot food, retire the debt for 2019 schools supplies, or fund school supplies for 2020).
To receive our email updates, send a message to me at the email address below.
Grateful to be in Service,
Nelson Barry
Founder, Urban Angels SF

Invitation to Community Circles, a new program for 94131

Invitation and Message from St. Aidan’s Church
Stronger Together 94131– join neighbors from throughout the 94131 zip code in a two-part Community Circles series. 
ThursdayNovember 14th and December 5th from 6:30-8 PM, at St. Aidan’s Church, (Parking available in lot next to Safeway).
RSVP to office@staidansf.org or call 415-285-9540 x 3. 
We will gather for a simple supper and small-group intentional conversations. It is our desire to share stories about our beloved San Francisco, create connections, and explore possibilities for building a stronger community that we can achieve together, because it is impossible to do it alone. Come, be part of this moving, hopeful series of conversations, and invite friends!


Christopher Park Work to Start and New Plants on Our Median Islands

Construction on Christopher Park to Start this Week
Message from Lauren Chavez, Rec and Park

Greetings to the George Christopher Park Community,

Great News! Construction of the George Christopher Playground renovation will begin during the week of November 4th!

You’ll soon see temporary fencing going up as the first step in the construction mobilization process.

The tennis court will be closed throughout construction, but the ball field will remain open. Field users are advised to enter the park via the pathway behind the Shopping Center post office, near the Opalo Ln. stairs and Gold Mine Dr. The contractor is providing and maintaining accessible temporary restrooms and a handwashing station for field users, which will be open during the regular park restroom hours from 8am to 8pm.

Your commitment, passion, and support shaped the project and brought us to this exciting milestone. Thank you!

Please direct interested neighbors to check the project website, or contact me directly with any questions or concerns.

Lauren Chavez
Project Manager, Capital & Planning Division

(415) 581-2551  |  lauren.chavez@sfgov.org

New Plants on Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Islands

A big thanks to Public Works and Paul Matalucci and Diamond Heights Median Project Volunteers for starting the process to add new plants to our median islands along Diamond Heights Blvd. If you would like to help with planting, please contact Paul Matalucci at paul@wordwc.com. More volunteers are needed to work with Public Works and Paul.

The Elves of Presley, an Original Musical Comedy Nov. 8, 9 and 10 at St. Aidan’s

The Elves of Presley, 
an Original Musical Comedy at St. Aidan’s Nov. 8, 9 and 10

You are invited to St. Aidan’s 16thoriginal musical comedy with familiar tunes. Please invite friends and neighbors to this fun show by forwarding this message and posting the flyer below.
Thank you,
Volunteer Producer
What:  Christmas comes in November when Elphus, King of the Elves from Presley, and Mother Mary lead the St. Dymphna’s Church holiday fundraiser. Much merriment and bah, humbug attitudes mix together for a laugh filled play.
The Elves of Presley, is written and directed by John Wilk, CCSF Theatre Professor. Scrumbly Koldewyn, legendary Cockettes star, is the music director. Choreography is by Deborah Shaw, director and choreographer of City College spring musicals. The show is one hour and 40 minutes and is appropriate for children that would engage in a show of this length.
When: Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 10, 2 p.m.
Where: St. Aidan’s, 101 Gold Mine Drive, San Francisco
Parking: Parking available across the street next to Safeway
Cost: $25 (general); $10 (children 5 to 18), $35 (priority seating Friday and Saturday);
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4422209.
Tickets will be available at the door
Benefiting: St. Aidan’s community programs such as the weekly Food Pantry, Diamond Diapers, Diamond Diner’s Senior Lunch, and Resilient Diamond Heights
Info: Betsy Eddy, Producer, at betsy.eddy@gmail.com
Link: www.staidansf.orgselect join a group, Dymphna Productions

Assembly member Chiu Town Hall Oct. 30 in Eureka Valley

Assembly member David Chiu Distict 8 Town Hall, Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Eureka Valley Recreation Center.
The DHCA is honored to be a co-sponsor for this meeting. Please consider attending to hear directly from Assembly member Chiu about his work for San Francisco and the State.
Please RSVP at this link—https://bit.ly/2pdhoYn—so that staff will have an  accurate sense of attendees. See flyer for location address.