Glen Park Association Winter Quarterly Meeting

Please join us! – Among other issues, we’ll be doing a wrap-up of 2017 activities and achievements, and we’ll  look to you for a 2018 wish-list!

Glen Park Recreation Center
January 24, 2018

700 PM

Glen Park Association Annual Officer Elections

7:45 PM

-2017 GPA Board Review
-Ideas, Concerns, and Solutions for 2018
-SFFD Fire Emergency Plans for Glen Park Canyon

8:45 PM


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Check Out the Improved Calendar on this Site!

by Bonnee Waldstein

The editors of this GPA website have updated the Calendar tab at the top of the web page. The Community Calendar, published on the last page of the quarterly Glen Park News, is now available online. The Community Calendar includes events that recur on specific days of the week, followed by chronological entries for the three months following the publication of the Glen Park News.

To keep the calendar current between quarterly issues, we are adding new events to the Calendar website page as we become aware of them. Look for NEW! entries in green type.  We’ll do our best to delete outdated events to limit unnecessary scrolling.

To access the calendar directly, go to:

We’ve added new events beginning Wednesday, January 10 (that’s tomorrow!) through March 9.  Look for entries that look like this:

NEW!  Wednesday, January 10

Help Organize the Glen Park Festival

Do you enjoy the Glen Park Festival? Join in the fun and help us make the 2018 festival a reality!

Volunteering on the committee is a great way to help your neighborhood, and get to know some neighbors better. We meet once a month, January through April. There are a variety of ways to help, large and small. Come to our first meeting to check it out:

This Wednesday, January 10th at 7 pm
at the offices of Keller Williams Realty
775 Monterey Blvd

San Francisco, Ca. 94127




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Manzoni is the “Best of the Bay” Italian winner

Anyone in the neighborhood who steps in knows that Manzoni is a fantastic restaurant serving authentic Italian food. Clearly, we’re not the only ones.

Screen Shot 2017-12-26 at 9.21.00 AMThanks to Kathleen McCormac for the tip.

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Glen Park’s Bernie Kelly has passed away

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Bernard Patrick KellyPassed away peacefully on December 6, 2017 at the age of 84. Bernard was born on August 2, 1933, the second of seven children of Irish immigrants Bernard and Mary Kelly. He is survived by his son John Kelly, his step-daughters Marsha Heckman, Cathy Obiedo, and Claudia Allin, his 13 Grand and Great- Grandchildren and his siblings Dolores Ernser, Walter Kelly, Kathleen Carouba and Thomas Kelly. He was preceded in death by his wife Diane Kelly and his sisters Susan Kennedy and Mary Hudson.

Born and raised in the Mission District of San Francisco, Bernard attended St. Paul’s Grammar School and graduated from Sacred Heart High School, class of 1951 – where he was a stand-out athlete. After high school, he spent two years in the U.S. Army before going to the University of California Berkeley on a baseball scholarship. As a star center fielder, Bernard was integral in helping the Bears win the 1957 College World Series, and was later signed by the St. Louis Cardinals. Bernard quickly rose through the Cardinals’ Minor League system – on his way to the Major Leagues when an injury prematurely ended his career.

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Ed Lee, San Francisco mayor and Glen Park neighbor, dead at 65

by Elizabeth Weise

Ed Lee, the first Asian American to be mayor of San Francisco, died early Tuesday morning.

Lee and his wife Anita were grocery shopping at the Safeway on Monterey when he suffered a heart attack at about 10:30 p.m. Monday evening. He was taken to General Hospital, where he died.

In a statement, the City said:

“It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital,” the statement said. “Family, friends and colleagues were at his side. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anita, his two daughters, Brianna and Tania, and his family.”

Mayor Lee was 65. He and his family were long time Glen Park residents.

Just two weeks ago, on Nov. 30, Mayor Lee and District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy did a walk through of Glen Park on Thursday, Nov. 30, chatting with local business owners and promoting the “Shop Local” program. Marian Dalere of Dalere’s Beauty Salon got these photos. Zoel from the gift store Perch told her that the mayor bought two ornaments.

More stories here:

The San Francisco Chronicle


Los Angeles Times

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Mayor Ed Lee and Bird and Beckett owner Eric Whittington chat outside the shop.


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Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Work Day Jan. 13

Forwarded from Paul Matalucci:

Hello friends and supporters of the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project,

I hope you’re enjoying the rain and staying safe on the roads.

Please join us this Saturday, January 13, for our first volunteer work day of the new year. We will be assisted by the City Clean and Green Team.

Our work took a pause last year while SF Public Works repaired leaks to the original irrigation pipes underground. We are grateful to Lanita Henriquez at the City of San Francisco Community Challenge Grant for accommodating the delay while repairs were made. Our grant funds will be available for the installation of our landscape design later this spring.

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Beautification Day
Date: this Saturday, January 13
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Dr, Parish Hall (Lower Level)
Refreshments: Morning snacks
Lunch: We will serve a hot lunch afterward to say thank you

Note: if the rain is a drizzle to light sprinkle, we will proceed. Only heavy rain and/or thick fog will cause a cancellation.

Recommended for 12 years and older; no gardening experience required, but there will be bending and kneeling (pads and gloves will be provided). Some light hoeing, too.

If you have preferred personal gloves and tools, you are welcome to bring them.

Before/After Photos:

A big thank you to the Diamond Heights Shopping Center, Safeway, and Harbor Villa Restaurant for their ongoing support (including volunteer hours, financial and in-kind donations, and enthusiastic support).

As always, thank you for your support and generous contribution of time.

See something beautiful every day…

All the best,
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