San Francisco’s sidewalks are receiving an upgrade that is removing concrete and replacing it with community gardens.
The program, run by Friends of the Urban Forest in partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, will help remove “excess” concrete and improve drainage during storms, as well as beautify neighborhoods. Read More
A San Francisco man was fatally shot in Hayes Valley on Tuesday night, just two blocks away from where an innocent bystander was wounded in November, police said.
Byron Beasley, 24, was found in the 700 block of Grove Street about 7:50 p.m. He had been shot in his torso and leg, and died later at a hospital.
Police said the suspects might have been driving a white vehicle. No motive for the shooting is known, and an investigation is ongoing. Read More
The long-stalled project to bring housing for low-income seniors to 55 Laguna St. in Hayes Valley received a boost when San Francisco announced it will provide $6.1 million from the newly created Housing Trust Fund. Read More
A shooting in the Hayes Valley neighborhood Saturday night sent one person — who may not have been the intended victim — to the hospital.
According to San Francisco Police Department Officer Gordon Shyy, around 6:15 p.m. a male walked up to two people on the sidewalk of the 500 block of Grove Street and shot at them. Read More
The man who has claimed to own Hayes Valley reportedly launched into a bizarre courtroom tirade Wednesday while being sentenced to nearly 28 years in the slammer for stalking a woman he had dated for just two weeks.
During the noisy court proceeding, four bailiffs were needed to hold down a hollering 40-year-old Greg Hayes, prosecutors said, and a judge had to speak over him in order to sentence him. Read More
When Straw opened in Hayes Valley in January 2011, the carnival-themed restaurant excited foodies and trendsetters alike. The menu, which includes cotton candy and funnel cake, filled a void the San Francisco food scene didn’t know it had. Straw’s unique take on hip comfort food seemed endlessly entertaining, but how does it stand up a year and a half later? Read More
A man who reportedly claims to own Hayes Valley was convicted Wednesday on 94 of 95 stalking counts after terrorizing a woman he dated for only two weeks.
A jury found Greg Hayes, 40, guilty of one count of felony stalking, four counts of criminal threats and 89 counts of violating a family court order for cyber-stalking the woman until June of last year, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said. Read More
Hayes Valley may be the hotness right now, but Two Sisters Bar and Books angles for a quieter mood. It's a faded-toile-wallpaper, scuffed-furniture type of place, where the smart set (Lisa Loeb glasses and cardigans welcome) can snag cocktails and a meal with minimal pretense. Read More
New variable-message signs are set to be installed on Gough and Franklin streets, more than two years after neighbors rejected similar digital boards near the Panhandle.The digital signs will alert motorists to available parking spaces at local garages, warn drivers of nearby accidents and caution speeders to slow down for pedestrians and cyclists, said spokesman Paul Rose of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages traffic in The City. Read More
A 46-year-old truck driver was carjacked Monday by two thugs in Hayes Valley, police said. The truck driver was approached at Laguna and Grove streets by two men of indeterminate age around 6:40 p.m., cops said. They pointed a gun at the victim and told him to get out of the truck. The victim complied. One of the crooks jumped in the victim’s box truck and drove away while the other fled in a burgundy truck, police said. No arrests have been made. Read More