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Oct 30, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Corona Heights Upper Haight

Ghouls, clowns, and a grave for "Kellyanne Conwoman": visiting a Corona Heights Halloween landmark

Wade Joffrion and Greg Price's Corona Heights "storybook house," the 1917 brick-clad cottage at 45 Upper Terrace, is regularly the most-decorated house in the neighborhood and a seasonal highlight for passersby at Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Halloween — and this year's display is worth a detour. Read More

Oct 29, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

Developers host planning meeting for 730 Stanyan affordable housing project this evening

Tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., developers of the 100% affordable housing project slated for construction at 730 Stanyan Street will host a third community meeting for area residents, to answer questions, reveal further information about potential site design, and solicit feedback. Read More

Oct 21, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

City approves new Stanyan Street cannabis dispensary

The city's Office of Cannabis this week approved the application filed earlier this summer for FGW Haight to operate a cannabis dispensary at 768 Stanyan Street, currently a residential garage on a quiet block near Kezar Pub and facing Golden Gate Park. Read More

Sep 22, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Divisadero Hayes Valley Inner Sunset Lower Haight Upper Haight

District 5 pilots $100,000 victim assistance program for vandalized small businesses

The program, administered by the SF District Attorney's office, will reimburse merchants up to $1,000 for replacing broken windows. Read More

Sep 16, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Golden Gate Park Inner Sunset Upper Haight

After years of planning, upgrades to Golden Gate Park's Stanyan entrance are finally complete

With improvements and plantings complete, Rec & Park reopened the Stanyan entrance to Golden Gate Park to the public this month. Read More

Sep 14, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley

Grattan Field to partially reopen, relieving playground-starved families

In a first-of-its-kind program, the city plans to open the field to kids three days a week, while keeping its playgrounds closed. Read More

Sep 14, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

New survey seeks input on the next round of design for 730 Stanyan project

A new survey from the site's development team seeks input on potential uses for its ground floor space. Read More

Sep 09, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

Waller Street 1-alarm fire sends smoke over Upper Haight, Cole Valley [UPDATED]

The ongoing fire is burning in the light well of the building, which contains seven apartments on three floors. Read More

Aug 25, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

Developers reveal new plans for Haight & Stanyan affordable housing complex

Currently a safe sleeping site for the unhoused, the lot will eventually have over 100 housing units for low-income residents. Read More

Aug 10, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

SFPD seeks elderly victim in July Upper Haight assault

Park Station is seeking the victim of a July assault at Waller and Belvedere to help build a case against the suspect, who police have identified. Read More

Aug 06, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Cow Hollow Marina

Luke's Local to open second grocery store in Cow Hollow

With its delivery service taking off during the pandemic, the Cole Valley-based grocer is eager to expand to the city's northside. Read More

Jul 27, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Inner Richmond Upper Haight

Tantrum to close Cole Valley store, focus on Inner Richmond location

Before the pandemic, the popular toy shop was considering a third location. Now, it's being forced to downsize to remain viable. Read More

Jul 23, 2020
San Francisco Alamo Square Cole Valley Divisadero Golden Gate Park Hayes Valley Inner Richmond Inner Sunset Lower Haight Upper Haight Western Addition

'It's a boiling point': City ignores District 5 encampments as COVID-19 threat rises

40 of the Haight's unhoused have found safe shelter at the Stanyan Street tent village. But there appears to be no plan for hundreds of others sleeping on the street. Read More

Jul 15, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

730 Stanyan residents find 'sanctuary' six weeks in, but is the site a 'success'?

The Safe Sleeping Site at 730 Stanyan was the subject of both optimism and controversy when it opened six weeks ago. Hoodline followed up with residents and neighbors to see how it's going. Read More

Jun 30, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

3 Bay Wheels bikeshare stations on the way to the Upper Haight

Lyft, Bay Wheels' parent company, is currently running a neighborhood survey on where the three new bike docks should go. Read More

Jun 05, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Inner Sunset Upper Haight

Free Gold Watch team to open Haight cannabis dispensary

The Haight's popular print shop and pinball arcade has filed for permits to open a spinoff cannabis dispensary. Read More

May 29, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Golden Gate Park Upper Haight

30-year-old cyclist struck, killed near Golden Gate Park [Updated]

Officials say the cyclist was "doored" by a parked car, then struck by an oncoming vehicle. Read More

May 26, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

Neighbors, led by Amoeba Music owner, consider legal action against Haight tent village

Several Haight neighborhood groups have opposed the "safe sleeping site," and one, led by Amoeba Music and Escape From New York's owners, is considering a lawsuit. Read More

May 15, 2020
San Francisco Castro Cole Valley Polk

Supply shortages, huge customer crowds overwhelm San Francisco's hardware stores

“The pressure with the conditions we are working under right now is exhausting,” said one store owner. Read More

May 15, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Inner Sunset Upper Haight

Haight McDonald's lot to become safe sleeping site for homeless

The vacant, city-owned lot will be pressed into use as an emergency tent shelter with social distancing and sanitation. Read More

May 13, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Inner Sunset Upper Haight

COVID-19 won't delay housing at Haight McDonald's, but interim use remains up in the air

The McDonald's at 730 Stanyan has officially been demolished. But during its two-year wait to become affordable housing, it's unclear if the lot will get a temporary use. Read More

Apr 21, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

Seeking community and connection, artists put an Upper Haight spin on boarded-up storefronts

The Upper Haight is now the site of some new art collaborations geared towards making the neighborhood feel lived in and loved while businesses remain closed. Read More

Apr 15, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley

Tree expert labels Cole Valley's urban forest to illuminate shelter-in-place walks

Mike Sullivan literally wrote the book on San Francisco trees. Now he's sharing his knowledge at a safe distance, through sidewalk chalk. Read More

Apr 15, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Golden Gate Park Inner Richmond Inner Sunset NoPa Upper Haight

City will cite, arrest revelers congregating for 4/20, Mayor says

The official 4/20 event was canceled weeks ago, but the city is concerned people may unofficially congregate to smoke. Read More