Lower Haight Leftovers: Egg Nog and Cider Edition

We're putting on some serious holiday weight with today's leftovers — more than a dozen tasty newsbites that almost fell off our plate this week.


Tonight, Push the Feeling returns to Underground SF for a night of good times and great dance beats from some of the Bay Area's best DJs. Tonight's lineup includes live sets from Elephant & Castle and Natural Curves, plus resident DJs YR SKULL and epicsauce. The 21+ fun runs from 9pm to 2am, and is free before 10pm with your Facebook RSVP. ($5 otherwise).


Tomorrow (Saturday) at 4pm, join your neighbors for a family-friendly tree lighting in Duboce Park. They'll have hot chocolate, baked goods, candy canes, and some musicians on hand for your caroling enjoyment. Lighting and decorations will be provided, although feel free to bring any older decorations you'd like to contribute. After the tree is decorated and lit (around 5pm), it'll be transported to the courtyard of the church at Noe and Duboce, where it will remain on display through the holidays.


Tomorrow night, Molotov's hosts a post-Santacon toy drive and fundraiser, delightfully named "Toys for Shots." From 7pm to 10pm, bring in a toy for a child under 2 years old (or a $5 donation), and get a free shot of booze. Proceeds and toys will go to SF's Teenage Pregnancy & Parenting Program.


Turning to crime news, a resident of the 700 block of Oak Street informed us of an attempted break-in on Wednesday:

"Some time today someone tried to break into our walk-up by drilling a hole through our door, right above the deadbolt, to try to unlock the deadbolt from the outside. They didn't seem to be able to drill all the way through, and even if they did, we always lock our bottom door handle in addition to the deadbolt so it wouldn't have worked, but it was pretty scary to come home and see a hole through our door."

So, one more thing to keep an eye out for.


Meanwhile, somewhere in Duboce Triangle, a man stole a UPS package from a building's lobby on Tuesday. The lobby's security camera got a video of the guy, which you can watch here. If you think you recognize him, or have any relevant details to provide, you should go ahead and call the police.


Some folks have started a petition calling for former District 5 Supervisor and current SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to resign, SF Weekly reports. Mirkarimi was suspended from his job in March after he pleaded guilty to a charge of false imprisonment stemming from a New Years Eve altercation with his wife. He was reinstated as Sheriff by the Board of Supervisors in October. The petition calls Mirkarimi a "convicted abuser... in charge of the very programs he is a participant in" and asks him to "voluntarily resign, so that San Francisco can avoid a recall campaign." They're aiming for 50,000 signatures.


Yesterday Eater posted an interview with Jay Bordeleau, David Kurtz, and Kate Bolton of Maven, marking one year since the restaurant's opening at Haight and Steiner. In short: they have lots of love for the neighborhood, and want nothing to do with your cranberry juice.


This week, the Lower Haight Merchants and Neighbors Association (LoHaMNA) was named Best Merchant Association of the Year by the Neighborhood Empowerment Network. There will be an awards ceremony on January 9th at 6pm at City Hall, for which you can register here. Congrats, LoHaMNA!


A local journalism student points us to his recent profile of Duboce Park, packed with photos, videos, and interviews with area residents. Nicely done.


If you enjoyed last night's Divisadero Art Walk, and appreciate all the new business activity in the area, then you'll probably enjoy local indie superstar (and Art Walk organizer) Kelly Malone's new Bold Italic essay entitled "We've Gotta Stop Shit Talking Small Businesses."


This week the Board of Supervisors rejected an appeal that sought to halt the Oak and Fell Bikeways Project, meaning those separated bikeways will continue to be installed.


Did you know cars were once able to drive through the Panhandle? Curbed has the story.


Finally, if you missed the Lower Haight "Hoarders" episode that aired on Monday, you can now view the entire episode online here. (Thanks to reader Lou Z. for the tip!)


There you go! So many topics of conversation for your holiday parties this weekend. You're welcome.

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