Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Important meeting on Trader Joe's next Monday

From our Duboce Triangle neighbors:

You have probably heard about the Trader Joe's store which is proposed for the Market & Noe Center, in the space formerly occupied by Tower Records and Video. This proposed project has profound implications and would change our neighborhood—for better or worse (or probably both)—for decades to come. We want you and as many of our neighbors as possible to learn about the project, so that you can weigh in during the public process the project will go through.

The proposed Trader Joe's will be the main agenda item at our upcoming General Meeting on Monday, February 14, from 7 to 9 pm. Our meetings are held at CPMC Davies Hospital, Castro St. & Duboce Ave., in the Auditorium which is on Level "B". I know it's Valentine's Day, but I hope you'll consider attending. We'll have refreshments (including wine and chocolates) available for your enjoyment.

Trader Joe's will present their plans publicly for the first time, and DTNA will discuss our analysis of the project as we understand it, along with information on some of the ways the proposed store would impact our neighborhood. We believe that this project will have a greater impact on the Duboce Triangle than any other development project we have seen to date. If you live, work, or own property in this neighborhood, I strongly encourage you to come and be informed as to the benefits and impacts of this project.

Come at 7 pm to meet your neighbors and enjoy some refresments. The meeting agenda will begin at 7:30. The DTNA Board and I hope to see you there!

Very truly yours,

Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fires in Corbett Heights

(02-07) 13:03 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- A two-alarm blaze that damaged two
homes near San Francisco's Castro neighborhood early today was ignited
by rags used to varnish a deck, authorities said.
The fire that broke out at a home on the 300 block of Corbett Avenue
was spotted by two police officers shortly after 3 a.m. They roused
the residents and notified firefighters.
The blaze jumped to a home on the 1300 block of Clayton Street.
Firefighters put out the flames within 45 minutes, and no one was
The fire started in rags that were being used to varnish the deck of
the Corbett Avenue home, authorities said.
The blaze does not appear to be related to four arson fires that broke
out within a 24-hour period in the Castro last week. The fire was in a
hillside neighborhood west of the Castro and north of Twin Peaks.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mollie Stone's

Mollie Stone's has officially leased the old Cala/Delano's store!

Castro Neighborhood Arsons

Date: February 3, 2011 5:10:49 PM PST
Subject: Castro Neighborhood Arsons

This morning at about 5 AM there were three fires of suspicious origin in
the neighborhood of 16th and Market Streets.

Park Station officers investigated two fires at 2155-15th Street and
3620-16th Street.

Mission Station officers investigated a third fire at 17th and Hartford

The San Francisco Fire Department Arson Task Force is actively
investigating these fires.

Inspector Jeffrey Levin is the Police Department investigator in these
cases. Inspector Levin can be reached at (415) 553-1133 during business
hours or at (415) 553-1071 after business hours.

Park Station and Mission Station are increasing their patrols in the
neighborhood and conducting a joint operation to address these fires.

Please report any suspicious activity immediately to 911.

Please call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 if necessary.

Denis F. O'Leary
Captain - Park Station