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  • 4 Dec 2022 11:26 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    As we approach the New Year, DTNA wants to give special thanks and recognition to the people who have been distributing the News during 2022:

    Our Zone Leaders: Tim Weeg… Howard Mutz… Erik Honda… and Kathy Lavicka.

    And our Distributors:  Kimyn Braithwaite… Kate Brennan... Bob Bush…  Shannon Cairns Ben & Sam Catechi… Miles Cooper… Deb Daubner… Caroline Dolan… Robert Dowler… Vicki Fay Ed Gimelli… Lisa Gordon… Joel Koppel… Kathy Lavicka… Jane Leung… Rose Linke… Cathy Liu… Bruce Marshall…Jessica Martines… Chip McCallister… Joe McIntyre… Steven McNeil Rick Monetta… Chris Motley… Howard Mutz… Bonnie Nelson Jennifer Newsom… Anna Mae Parsons…Amanda Poole Jahan Raissi… Kevin Riley… Julie Rogers… Peter Straus… Lindsay Sunden… Quinn Tidman… Frank Tizedes… David Troup… Pat Tura… Laura Vacco… Ashley Weeg… Tim Weeg… Nathan Wenig… Katy Wilcoxen… Zack Zweber.

    Four of our Distributors have been delivering the News for over 30 years: Bob Bush, Bruce Marshall, Chris Motley, and Peter Straus.

    The Duboce Triangle News is printed by Aftab Choudhary, Print & Ship, 1592 Union Street #131, San Francisco, CA 94123 (415-552-4826).

  • 1 Dec 2022 11:52 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    By Erik Honda, DTNA Secretary

    Last year our neighborhood businesses were largely shuttered as people battened down the hatches in anticipation of the darkest days of the global pandemic. This year, thanks to strong local leadership, San Francisco is a national trendsetter in vaccine uptake, and having persevered through the Delta variant, we’re ready to party! (With appropriate safety measures, of course….)

    Thanks to ongoing support from locals, who shopped and tipped generously over the last year to show our appreciation for front-line workers, most of the Triangle’s businesses have survived, but all of them could use one last boost of spending and generosity from their neighbors to make it over the hump into long-term viability. It’s the most wonderful time of the year to shop the Triangle!

    A good place to start is on Waller Street, the newly invigorated border between the Triangle and the Lower Haight, where Cafe Réveille at Steiner and Tarragon Café at Fillmore are both offering full menus and outdoor tables. After munching, you can pick up some of the cutest possible outfits for your four-legged friends at The Animal House Pet Mercantile at Fillmore and Waller, or get a gift certificate for bike repair at Wiggle Bicycles, or one-of-a-kind stoneware or other art object for the home at Earthen Ceramics and Housewares.

    14th Street also has plenty to offer: you can get a gift certificate for aikido or jiu-jitsu training at Maru Dojo, or for dog grooming at the Little Ark. If you want to spice up your holiday gathering, Rebekah Northway of The Petaler is open for walk-in business. She can create something gorgeously seasonal and distinctive, using locally-sourced materials. You deserve it! At Books and Bookshelves at 14th and Sanchez, there are no supply-chain bottlenecks and if you pick up a book of poetry while you’re there maybe that will keep you from your screen for a while, and safe from the lurid temptation of Amazon Prime. Or, if you’re still walking, make a left off 14th on Noe to encounter another row of Triangle delights; pick up a gift certificate for a fine meal at the longtime stalwart French bistro L’Ardoise. If you want fancier homewares stop by Black and Gold at 15th and Noe, or if you need some inexpensive flowers along with some genuine conversation and sparkling energy stop by Guy’s Flowers across the street.  

    Of course the largest concentration of shopping destinations by far is on Market Street, hypotenuse of our Triangle. At Castro you’ll find that Jane Warner Plaza has perked back up, with outdoor seating at Twin Peaks and Orphan Andy’s, and the Brazilian restaurant Café de Casa. If you are gift or card shopping you should definitely stop at Local Take which has moved to 18th Street – there you’ll not only be supporting a local business but also local artists, because everything in there was locally made. 

    Continuing down Market, if you want to enhance the look of a room or find the perfect gift for the person Stag & Manor is just the spot to find your one-of-a-kind houseware. Rolo on Market (two locations, including one devoted to sportswear), or the high-end vintage clothing store Sui Generis are both must-shop spaces for the “let’s just try it on” crowd.

    On the Triangle side of Market stop by Max Khusid’s Art House SF. There is no sign, but the eye-catching art through the generous windows will let you know you’re in the right spot. Continuing our walk to Noe, you should stop at Jeffrey’s Natural Pet Foods for gifts for the canine set, and if you’re feeling a need for natural foods for humans, an hour or so at La Méditerranée’s lovely outdoor seating will do you well, too. Perhaps the most innovative business on Market is the delicious Spanish restaurant Canela, which sustained us through the pandemic with paella kits, and is a great gift-certificate prize as well.

    Also on Market below Noe you can order a big print of a favorite photo and a nice frame at Photoworks SF or at Underglass Custom Framing. How about a tattoo for that special someone? Trudy’s Tattoo parlor (now closed) does stellar work. 

    On Market below Sanchez, Ampersand Flower Shop is owned by neighbors who live on Duboce Street. If you make it all the way to Church (by now you really deserve a treat), Millay is the bottle shop and bar with a delicious selection of wine and sake and plenty of outdoor seating. You can also pick up a lovely houseplant at Plant Therapy, or stop for a glass of wine (and perfect french fries) at Aquitaine Wine Bistro on Church, or some lobster at Woodhouse Fish Co. on Market at 14th St., or a pizza at Il Casaro Pizza & Mozzarella Bar on Church. An embarrassment of riches, really!

    At all of these businesses don’t forget to dish out a super-size smile (“smize”) and an extra big tip, remembering that the folks who work there are essential workers, who last year were risking their lives to allow us to soldier on. And take a moment to celebrate that you have supported and connected in a real way with some real people, your neighbors! 

    Happy Holidays!

    Note: For more local business listings go to Duboce Triangle & Adjacent Restaurants and Businesses.

  • 17 Nov 2022 11:21 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    Membership Directory – changes coming January 1, 2023

    The online Membership Directory will be populated with member names – only viewable by fellow members when logged in.  Members can make their name private and not visible in the Membership Directory by making changes in the “Privacy” portion of a member’s profile. If a member would like more of their information to be viewable by members, they can add their phone number, email address and/or street address in their “Privacy” settings. Otherwise, the default for that additional information will remain private. Please contact membership@dtna.org if you have any questions or concerns. 

    Newsletter NotificationAll members will receive email notification when the Duboce Triangle News is available for viewing online.

    New DTNA Managers

    Environment Initiative Manager: DTNA President, Frank Tizedes, will be posting on the Greening The Triangle webpage. He can be reached at environment@dtna.org and welcomes your ideas, insights, and help.

    Distribution Manager: Board Director Jessica Martines has taken on this vital role and can be reached at distribution@dtna.org. Help in distributing the printed Duboce Triangle Newsto Triangle neighbors is always appreciated.

    New webpageTriangle/Upper Market Businesses has been added to the website.

    Membership and Advertising

    We hope you’ve had a chance to get familiar with our website - where you can join DTNA; pay your membership dues; and even pay advertising fees – all online. If you are paying your membership dues online, check the FAQ to learn how to access your account for the first time. You can still mail in a check if that is preferred. Membership reminders are now sent by email so please make sure to update your email address in your account. Postcard reminders will be mailed to members without email addresses.

    The Website FAQs has lots of additional information about all things membership.

    Bob Bush, DTNA Vice President, Web Manager

    Paige Rausser Grey, DTNA Board Member, Membership Manager

  • 27 Oct 2022 11:01 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    The Port of San Francisco Waterfront Resilience Program wants to share information and gain public feedback on its Draft Waterfront Adaptation Strategies. These adaptation strategies are different ways for the City to create a resilient, sustainable, and equitable waterfront for the next 100 years. Multiple in-person and online events are planned through December 8th. Learn more and get involved by clicking the Sign Up links below. 

    Mission Creek/Mission Bay Walking Tour #1

    Saturday, October 29, 2022 

    We are hosting a Walking Tour in Mission Creek /Mission Bay and are inviting you to join us!

     

    Sign Up

    Islais Creek/Bayview Digital Meeting #1

    Tuesday, November 1, 2022 

    Part of an online meeting series focused on coordinated resilience efforts along the waterfront.

     

    Sign Up

    Mission Creek/Mission Bay Digital Meeting #1

    Wednesday, November 2, 2022 

    Part of an online meeting series focused on coordinated resilience efforts along the waterfront.

     

    Sign Up

    Citywide Digital Community Meeting #2

    Thursday, November 3, 2022 

    Part of an online meeting series focused on coordinated resilience efforts along the waterfront.

     

    Sign Up

    Mission Creek/Mission Bay Walking Tour #2

    Saturday, November 5, 2022 

    We are hosting a Walking Tour in Mission Creek /Mission Bay and are inviting you to join us!

     

    Sign Up

    Southern Waterfront Community Open House

    Wednesday, November 9, 2022 

    Join the Port for an in-person community open house in the Southern region of the waterfront.

     

    Sign Up

    See the full calendar of events through December 8, 2022. 


  • 12 Oct 2022 12:16 AM | Robert Bush (Administrator)
    • October continues to bring many activities.

      Duboce Triangle Vision 2030

      Building upon the ideas and concepts expressed in the Summer Vision Slow Triangle Workshops, neighbors are now looking to implement them. Traffic safety and traffic calming remain a core focus of these efforts, but complemented by three other areas, including greening & sustainability, neighborhood identity, and equitable access.

      In recognition of these expanded goals, Vision Slow Triangle has been renamed Duboce Triangle Vision 2030 with Hans Galland continuing to be the Project Manager. To make this a reality, DTNA needs your help. Read more.

      October 13, 2022, THURSDAY: SFMTA to begin activation of the new parking meter hardware in Duboce Triangle and the Castro meters

      Citywide Parking Meter Replacement: https://www.sfmta.com/projects/citywide-parking-meter-replacement

      Parking Meters & How to Pay: https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/drive-park/parking-meters

      How to Park Legally in San Francisco: https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/drive-park/how-avoid-parking-tickets

      October 2022, WEDNESDAYS: Castro Farmers’ Market, 03:00PM to 07:00 PM

      Look for a bakery to join the other vendors soon.

      October 15, 2022, SATURDAY: COVID Vaccinations and Tests 18th Street COVID TEST/VAC Hub Sponsored by the LGBTQ Cultural District

      Saturdays 11:00AM to 05:00PM in the 18th Street parking lot behind Walgreens.

      Free COVID 19 Tests every Saturday.

      COVID Vaccinations monthly on the third Saturday.

      October 16-23, 2022 ALL OUT SAN FRANCISCO

      FOLLOW THE LINKS TO  REGISTER FOR EACH DAY’S EVENTS

      Sunday, October 16th: Phoenix Day with neighborhood-hosted block parties, family fun hubs, sidewalk sales.

      Monday, October 17th: Outdoors Day — walk the new SF Crosstown Trail. Celebrate at the 06:00PM deluxe community picnic at Lands End.

      Tuesday, October 18th: Small Business Day — join one of six small business flash mobs and follow-up with a local happy hour.

      Wednesday, October 19th: Civics Day — meet Supervisors, the Mayor.

      Thursday, October 20th: Arts Day — local art galleries, Artspan Art Launch: SFOS Exhibition Opening Celebration,  and late night SFMOMA and Museum of Craft and Design.

      Friday, October 21st: Music Day — Buskers will be playing along the new JFK Promenade and free live concert at the bandshell in Golden Gate Park.

      Saturday, October 22nd: Cleaning Day — twelve trash pickup in neighborhoods all around the City. Eureka Valley: 3978 22nd Street, 09:00AM-12:00PM.

      Sunday, October 23rd: Community Day — SF Ice Cream Sundays! Pick up one of 49 premade ice cream social kits at participating ice cream shops and enjoy a pop-up ice cram social with your neighbors.

      October 26, 2022, WEDNESDAY: SFPD Park Station Community Meeting

      Virtual Zoom 06:30PM to 8:00PM meeting with Captain Jack Hart.

      To attend, Please RSVP to community@sfsafe.org or register at: https://bit.ly/ParkCommMtgOctober2022.               October 28, 2022, FRIDAY: Meet with DTNA President Frank Tizedes

      08:00AM to 09:30PM at the Tarragon Café, Fillmore & Waller

      OCTOBER 30, 2022, SUNDAY: CASTRO FAMILY HALLOWEEN BLOCK PARTY

      Sponsored by Castro Merchants, co-sponsored by Another Planet Entertainment, and co-hosted by DTNA with emcees from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Décor by Comfort & Joy.


    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Noe Street between Market and Beaver Streets. Any questions, please email info@artyhoodsf.co.
    • Activities For the Kiddos 11 am – 2 pm and For Kids of All Ages 2 pm – 5 pm

    • Children’s costume Contest 12:30PM:  Grand Prize $250.00 gift certificate.
    • Pet costume contest 02:00PM — Grand Prize $250.00 gift certificate.
    • Adult costume contest 04:00PM — Grand Prize $500.00 in cash.
    • Folks (and pets) interested in competing in the costume contests should report to the main stage 15 minutes before their contest. You can register to enter the contests at: https://forms.gle/yMppr4RFbk7KzGrk9.

    For the kids, there will be free photos with the Castro Wicked Witch and her Ghoulie Friends, Trick or treating, Drag Queen Storytime and Performances.

    For Kids of All Ages, there will be Drag Performances & Halloween Activities.

    Help Plant and Water a New Tree Near You

    In order to have a tree planted, we need neighbors to volunteer to water the trees for a few years, until the tree develops deep enough roots. Please take a look at the addresses below and if one is near you, please consider helping us protect the Duboce Triangle tree canopy by watering a new tree. 

    Addresses near empty tree wells: 

    14th St: 751, 831; 15th St: 2220, 2262, 2263; 16th St: 3635; Belcher St: 45; Castro St: Next to McKinley School; Church St: 126, 130, 160, 178; Duboce Ave: 460; Henry St: 122; Hermann St: 236; Noe St: 101, 123, 154; Potomac St: 57; Sanchez St: 90; Waller St: 335.

    Contact Frank Tizedes, DTNA President if you can help.

    Enjoy your San Francisco and Halloween activities.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Bob Bush, DTNA Vice President


  • 5 Oct 2022 12:19 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    October 6, 2022, THURSDAY: First Slow Triangle Implementation Meeting, 07:00PM to 08:00PM

    • In the Costume Room at the Harvey Milk Center for the Performing Arts.
    • Purpose of meeting is to:
    Group areas highlighted in the summer workshops and Final Workshop Presentation. 
    Prioritize their implementation.
    Identify members of the neighborhood to cham pion their implementation.

    October 11, 2022, TUESDAY: DTNA October Public Meeting

    • 06:30PM-07:00PM Social; 07:00PM-08:00PM hybrid in-person/virtual meeting
    • In the Ballroom of the Harvey Milk Recreation Center, 50 Scott Street
    • Lobby level with entry from Scott Street and Duboce Park. 
    • Join Neighbors for discussion of:
              Duboce Triangle Historic District Update Context   Statement

              Conversation with Captain Jack Hart, Park Station, SFPD

              Slow Triangle Implementation Update

    October 3-11, 2022 San Francisco Fleet Week

    • Friday, October 7th,11:00AM: Parade of Ships.
    • Saturday-Sunday, October 8th-9th: Blue Angles Air Show – Blue Angles.
    • Neighborhood Band Performance, Ship tours.

    October 6, 2022, THURSDAY: Navy Southwest Brass Band

    • 05:30PM-06:30PM at the Jane Warner Plaza. 

    October 8, 2022, SATURDAY: 1st Marine Division Ceremonial Band

    • 10:00AM-11:00AM at Duboce Park.

    October 10, 2022, MONDAY: District 8 Supervisor Candidate Forum

    • Sponsored by Activ8SF and Upper Noe Neighbors.
    • Via Zoom with Rafael Mandelman & Kate Stoia.
    • 6:00PM-07:30PM. To Register Click here.

    October 11, 2022, TUESDAY: SF Standard District Supervisor Debate.

    • In-person with Rafael Mandelman & Kate Stoia.
    • 05:00PM-07:30PM at the SF LGBT Center, Rainbow Room, 1800 Market Street.
    • To Register, click here.

    LGBTQ Cultural District 18th Street COVID TEST/VAC Hub 

    • Saturdays 11:00AM to 05:00PM in the 18th Street parking lot behind Walgreens.
    • Free COVID 19 Tests every Saturday.
    • COVID Vaccinations monthly on the third Saturday. 
    • Next Vaccination date: Saturday, October 15th.

    October 16-23, 2022 ALL OUT SAN FRANCISCO

    October 26, 2022, WEDNESDAY: SFPD Park Station Community Meeting

    October 30. 2022, SUNDAY: Castro Family Halloween Block Party

    Police Commission looks to reduce bias in traffic law enforcement

    • SFPD Draft General Order 9.01.01, if adopted, would curtail our understaffed SFPD from enforcement of some minor DMV and City Traffic infractions when there is no threat to life or of injury.
    • The Commission has asked the SF Human Right Commission to conduct “listening sessions” on public interactions with police. You are invited to complete the Police Traffic Stop Survey here.

    Street Trees — City pruning of Street Trees is progressing through the Duboce Triangle.

    • Look for No Parking “Trees” signs to a appear a few days before pruning.



  • 22 Sep 2022 11:12 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    Prop D - SUPPORT

    DTNA wants to do whatever we can to support the development and maintenance of affordable housing. While seeing merits in both propositions D & E, a DTNA Board majority voted to endorse Prop D (Affordable Homes Now).

    Prop L - SUPPORT

    DTNA has long been in support of public transportation and pedestrian improvements. The DTNA Board voted unanimously to endorse Prop L (Sales Tax for Transportation Projects).

    See the Land Use page for additional information on the committee ballot measures discussion:  “Land Use Committee Discussion of November Ballot Measures” and affordable housing Prop D&E Comparison Chart.

  • 3 Sep 2022 1:04 AM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    Latest Duboce Triangle News is available.

    Upper Market Safety Project Construction Update.Casey Hildreth, Principal Planner, Livable Streets

    • Traffic Changes at 16th/Noe/Market planned for September 8.
    *Newly-installed traffic signal layout will “go live” on September 8, 2022. 
    *Westbound 16th Street will gain a new dedicated left-turn phase onto Market Street.
    *Left-turns from eastbound 16th Street onto Market and Noe Streets will be restricted.
    *The southernmost Slow Street barrier at Noe/15th will be removed returning two-way traffic to Noe Street between Market and 15th 
    Streets to improve overall access to the 200 block of Noe Street.
    • Decorative railing installation will be completed by the end of September. 
    *The Jane Warner Plaza installation will be completed in time for the Castro Street Fair.
    *Bus shelters will be re-installed where the new railings are in place.
    • Median restoration with palm tree up-lighting and cobblestone repair to begin in mid-September.
    *Work is to begin on Market between Castro and 16th Streets and work eastward toward Buchanan Street.
    *Temporary travel and turn lane restrictions should be expected during construction hours (generally 9am to 3:30pm).
    • Sanchez/15th Street traffic signal, decorative crosswalk coming in early fall.
    • Hermann/Laguna/Guerrero/Market.
    *On August 22nd new signals and signal phasing “went live” including new traffic signal for Hermann Street and dedicated left-turn phases off of Market Street.
    *In September/October look for additional  No Right on Red signage, signal timing adjustments, and final street markings including decorative paving for the Herman/Laguna intersection just north of Market Street.
    • Market/Octavia/McCoppin/Central Freeway area construction.
    *Reconstruction of the McCoppin/Market Street crosswalk should start soon before moving to the Central Freeway/Octavia intersection to modify medians, curb ramps, and location of the existing red-light camera.
    *Construction-related impacts to Market Street and Central Freeway travel will last approximately two months. 

    Additional project activities will include installation of decorative bicycle racks, tree replacement and tree pit maintenance, and final project 'punch list' items. All Rainbow Honor Walk plaques included in the project scope have been installed. Substantial project completion is currently expected in winter 2023.

    For the most up-to-date construction information, visit www.sfpublicworks.org/uppermarket.

    Stolen License Plates

    • A neighbor at Noe&14th Streets reports that her car license plates were stolen twice in the last 6 months and that it resulted in a big hassle as it affects Fastrak, DMV Car Registration and Residential Parking Permits.
    • And you have to pay a fee when you transfer license plates for your Residential Parking Permit. She has asked Supervisor Mandelman if 311 and the City could drop that fee if they had a category regarding stolen license plates.
    • If you have experienced this problem, let DTNA know.

    Slow Triangle

    • Four community workshops which were well attended this summer helped define various design solutions to foster community, improve pedestrian, bike and car safety, and create a more equitable and livable neighborhood. 
    • Final workshop report that was presented at the August 9th DTNA Public Meeting is available..
    • Check the Slow Triangle blog for latest updates.

    LGBTQ Cultural District 18th Street COVID TEST/VAC Hub behind Walgreens, Saturdays 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    • FreeCOVID 19 Tests every Saturday but monthly COVID Vaccinations, including Boosters.
    • Next Vaccination date: Saturday, September 24th.

    September 4, 2022, Sunday: Castro ArtMart

    • 11:00AM to 5:00PM, Noe Street between Market and Beaver Streets.
    • Featuring LGBTQ+ Artists, Live Music, and Drag Performances every 1st Sunday of the month.

    September 12, 2022, Monday: Virtual DTNA Land Use Committee meeting

    • Email landuse@dtna.org for Zoom access link if you would like to attend or want more information.

    September 26, 2022, Monday: Meet with DTNA President Frank Titedes

    • 8:00AM to 10:00AM, Duboce Park Café, Sanchez & Duboce.

    September 28, 2022, Wednesday: SFPD Park Station Community Meeting

    Looking Ahead:

    October 2, 2022, Sunday: Castro Street Fair and Castro ArtMark.

    October 11, 2022, Tuesday: Hybrid DTNA Public Meeting 7:00PM to 8:00PM after 6:30PM to 07:00PM Social.

             In-person: Ballroom, Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Arts, 50 Scott Street, Lobby Level - enter via Scott Street or Duboce Park.

    Zoom Web link:      TBA and posted when available.

    • Join neighbors for Presentation of Duboce Triangle Historic District Initiative.
    • Meet Capt. Jack Hart, Park Station SFPD.
    • and updates on all things Duboce Triangle.
    COVID In-Person Meeting Safety Policy Per SFDPH, CDPH and CDC guidelines: There is no Vaccination check and Masks are optional, but masks are strongly recommended for all regardless of vaccine status, in indoor public settings, and especially recommended for the unvaccinated and those who are at high risk for serious illness.

    The Duboce Triangle News editor welcomes letters to the editor at editor@dtna.org. Letters may get printed in the News or posted online.

    Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend,

    Cheers,

    Bob Bush, DTNA Vice President


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