Monday, July 30, 2012

Notes from Corbett Heights Meeting

Hi All -
Here are the minutes from the meeting Thursday. 
I’d also like to attach 3 links: 
One to sign up for Supervisor Scott Wiener’s monthly newsletter;
One for the Freedom from Tobacco group;
And one to sign up for the Park Station newsletter which lists all of the recent crimes as well as other important information.

(go to the bottom right and hit subscribe.)

And last - please let me know if you would like to get more involved in Corbett Heights Neighbors.  I’m looking to increase the size of our board.  Involvement does not require much time - just being a member, and caring.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Hi Neighbors -

If you enjoy learning more about the history of the neighborhood, seeing loads of old photos and maps, make sure you attend our meeting this Thursday!  Michael Corbett, an architectural historian who is working on a history of Corbett Heights will be giving a talk and showing slides. 

Also, Supervisor Scott Wiener will update us on events in District 8.

And Capt. Greg Corrales of Park Station will discuss crime and prevention as it relates to our neighborhood and the whole city.

So please attend!
See you Thursday.

(And just so you know, Corbett Slope, having been rescued from development, and considering its future improvement, has been nominated for a SF Beautiful award!  The awards event will take place this Friday at the Armory.  Let me know if you’re interested in attending.)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Corbett Heights Meeting next week!

Hi Everyone -
Our quarterly neighborhood meeting will take place next Thursday.
Besides hearing some updates on what is going on in District 8 and the rest of the city from Supervisor Scott Wiener, Capt. Greg Corrales - formerly the Capt. of Mission Station and recently appointed Capt. of Park Station - will attend to answer any questions about crime in the neighborhood.
In addition, Michael Corbett (no relation), who is working on a history of our neighborhood, will talk about the history as well as show slides of what the area and the architecture looked like in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
And, of course, I’ll have updates on all of the construction projects going on in the Upper Market area.

So please try and attend!

We are still looking for a projector - anyone?

And also - if you’d like to help distribute fliers for the meeting, please let me know.

See you next week,

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Corbett Heights Meeting & Some History!

Hi Neighbors -

At our meeting on July 26th, besides a history presentation by Michael Corbett, Captain Greg Corrales of Park Station will attend.  There have recently been several car break-ins along Corbett.  I thought it would be good to have Capt. Corrales attend to address crime and to introduce himself.  He is a veteran in the SFPD, having previously been captain of Mission Station.

I was asked to submit an article for the Castro/Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association newsletter, and I thought I’d share it with you also.  I’ve written to you before about many of the things mentioned in the article, but there is a bit of new information - and history as wonderful as this never gets tired!
It’s about the Miller-Joost house on Market just west of 18th Street.

Once again, if anyone has access to a projector/laptop for our presentation at the meeting, it would be greatly appreciated.

- Gary

Friday, July 6, 2012

Neighborhood Updates and Meeting Notice

Hi Neighbors -

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, July 26th - 7:30 − 9PM, at 501 Castro/18th Streets, 2nd Floor.  Please put it on your calendars.

Michael Corbett will be our main guest.  He is an architectural historian, and is working on a neighborhood history of Corbett Heights!  Actually the area he’s covering extends beyond our borders - it will cover the area bordered by the following streets - give or take:
Roosevelt looping to Museum Way in the north;
Douglass from Museum to Romain in the east;
Romain from Corbett to Douglass in the south;
Corbett from Romain to Clayton, and Clayton from Corbett to 17th in the west.
Michael will be showing a series of historic photos of the neighborhood, as well as discussing what he will be including in his report.  Please come with any stories or photos of your own.  He’ll be available to answer any questions you may have.
(Please let me know if you can bring a projector and a laptop that can read Power Point 2010 - a most important part of the presentation!)

I assume that you’ve all seen our newly installed speed radar sign on 17th Street!  I’ve definitely noticed a reduction in the speed of downhill drivers due to the combination of the traffic island and the radar sign.  And it only took about 6 years!

Our next Garden Workday is scheduled for next Saturday, July 14th.  Unfortunately, I will miss that one as well as the one on the 2nd Saturday in August.  Please let me know if you are able to participate - I have all the usual tools, gloves, trash bags, table - and will gladly get the drinks and snacks.  In June we not only did some work on the Corbett Slope, but several neighbors attacked the weeds on the corner of Mars and Corbett.  If you have an area you’d like to focus on, let me know and I’ll get the word out.

And last - if you haven’t paid your membership dues ($15 per household per year) please make a check out to Corbett Heights Neighbors or CHN and drop it in the mail slot at 123 Corbett - the home of our trusty treasurer, Rick Johnson.  If you’re not sure if you’ve paid, let me know and I can let you know when you paid last.  The money will help us maintain our neighborhood green spaces.

- Gary