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DHB Beautification Days

Volunteer for Diamond Heights Blvd Beautification Days

RSVP to Paul Matalucci, Project Coordinator, at, if you would like to participate, or have questions.

Saturdays: April 1, and April 29, 9am to 12pm
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall (Lower Level)

Refreshments: Coffee, tea, juice, bagels and snacks
Lunch: We will serve a hot lunch afterward to say thank you

From Paul:
Thanks to many wonderful friends and neighbors, we continue to make progress on preparing our median islands for eventual planting. You may have noticed that weeds are thriving, and many are starting to set seed. With a big push, we hope to clear the remaining islands over three Saturdays.

Will you join us? Pull one weed or a dozen. Stay for 20 mins or for the whole morning. If you’ve been looking for a way to feel better about national buffoons, craziness, and obfuscation, this is your chance to fight back. Pulling weeds is good rebellious therapy. Seriously. Think of them as presidential tweets that you can yank with satisfaction and toss onto a green waste pile.

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DH Road Work – Update

Forwarded from SFPW:

Diamond Heights Boulevard Pavement Renovation and Water Replacement Project 

Construction Update #4 –March 7, 2017


Dear Neighbors,
Construction is underway. Although the rains last month caused several delays, we have completed the first block of water-main work between Duncan St. and Carnelian Way and curb-ramps at Arbor St. Curb-ramp work will continue along Diamond Heights Blvd for the next 6-8 months at various locations.

Work Activity for – March 2017
Addison and Gold Mine: curb-ramps installation

DHB Addison and Gold Mine to Berkeley Way (S): Water-main installation

Berkeley Way (south@ Canyon park): Adding sidewalk, ADA curb ramps, crosswalks and guardrails replacement at the trail entrance to Canyon Park

The contractor will generally work one block at a time to minimize any disruptions to area residents. Since we have several locations under this contract, it may be weeks or months before we start construction on your block. You will be notified approximately 2-weeks ahead of time with specific dates.

Traffic Impacts
Please observe the “no-parking” signs. Access to driveways will be provided at all times. Delays may occur while crews create a path for vehicles. Please allow extra travel time during construction

(Jan/winter 2017 – January 2018)
WORK HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sat-Sun 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Overall Project Description
The project is located along Diamond Heights Boulevard between Portola and Sussex (12-blocks approx 2.2 miles) and consists of pavement renovation, curb construction, sidewalk replacement, sewer and water improvements. This work will be performed in the several phases. See sample sequence below:

1. Sidewalk installation and new ADA curb ramps
2. Water-line replacement (Water Dept)
3. Guard-rail replacement and installation
4. Sewer-line replacement
5. Roadway paving

For Project Updates
Public Works: Ms. Dadisi Najib
Phone: 415-558-5281

After Hours Emergency:
Hoseley Corporation
925-788-2334 or 311

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DHB Median Project Update

Forwarded from Paul Matalucci of the Diamond Heights Boulevard Median project

Special Benefit Planter/Pot Sale this Saturday, Two Upcoming Volunteer Days, and Our CCG

Hello supporters of the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project,

Three items in this message:
1) Further detail about our Community Challenge Grant
2) Thank you to last weekend’s volunteers, and upcoming weeding dates
3) A special Planter/Pot Sale to benefit the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project this Saturday, February 4.

New Community Challenge Grant for $40,948
As I shared in my last email, we’re thrilled by our recent (and second!) Community Challenge Grant award. We thank Lanita Henriquez and her team at CCG for considering our application, and our fiscal sponsor, SF Parks Alliance.

Thank You to Last Saturday’s Volunteers!

Last Saturday, a dedicated band of residents gathered to clear weeds from the first of our five median islands (across from St. Nicholas Church). Thank you to Betsy Eddy, Stephen Yu, Jim Duffy, Jay Estey, Jeff Harlowe, Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain, and Eleanor.

The weeds are thicker this year thanks to the rain, and the secret to control is early intervention. Please join us on one of our next two scheduled maintenance days: Saturday, February 25, and Saturday, March 25.

Please reply directly to me if you would like to participate, or have questions. I will send a reminder closer to each date. (Recommended for 12 years and older; no gardening experience required, but there will be bending and kneeling. Pads and gloves will be provided).

Special Planter/Pot Sale to Benefit DHB Median Project

Our friend and neighbor Kevin Morgan has graciously offered his collection of gently used garden pots and planters as a benefit for the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or while supplies last)
Address: 5025 Diamond Heights Blvd.
The pots and planters are free. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
Please RSVP to me, Paul Matalucci, at 415-826-0445. And share this email with friends and neighbors who might be interested.

As a side note, some neighbors have asked about the mulch (and current “bareness” of the medians). We’re on a multi-year installation schedule, and some unexpected issues, like broken median irrigation pipes, have to be repaired by the City before we can install our landscape design. Please spread the word. We’re not finished.

All the best,

Paul Matalucci, ABC*, CMG**

Wordwright Communications, Inc.

5031 Diamond Heights Blvd.  San Francisco, CA 94131

415.826.0445 |

*Accredited Business Communicator

**Certified Master Gardener (UC)

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