Alvarado Elementary School in Noe Valley is a white-walled, two-story building that stretches for a city block just east of Twin Peaks. Nothing on the exterior of the building, constructed in the early 1900s, would lead passers-by to realize that what sits atop it is a first for San Francisco. Read More
A weekly gathering place in Noe Valley could become a permanent fixture in the community as part of an open-space project.
For years, the Saturday farmers market on 24th Street has acted as an impromptu meeting spot for neighborhood residents. However, the site is a parking lot for the remaining six days, and there are no officially designated public spaces in the heart of Noe Valley. Read More
This crook was allegedly caught sleeping on the job.
A man accused of using a blow torch to break into an ATM in the Upper Noe Valley neighborhood last weekend was found by police moments later sleeping in a nearby pickup truck -- or at least pretending to.
Just after 3 a.m. Sunday, an alert citizen called police about the fiery break-in at a cash machine near Church and 29th streets. Read More
A suspected burglar who was arrested in Noe Valley on Tuesday after a vigilante peppered him with bear spray pleaded not guilty Thursday.
Andy Anduha, 51, of San Francisco, is charged with one count of first-degree burglary following the alleged theft of a package from a home on 22nd Street.
Though Anduha fled, police said, the orange spray left a mark that made it easy for officers to identify him. Read More
‘Can’t a little restaurant have its chance at being themselves, without people’s expectations and desires [messing] up the whole damn thing?”
Someone wrote this on my first negative review, as part of a lengthy comment that boiled down to: “Hey, at least they’re trying!”
Company, a new restaurant on the Mission-Noe fault line, is certainly trying. Though the sterile name may seem like an afterthought, the owners are putting a lot of sweat equity into their menu. Read More
The days of San Francisco’s tolerance for public nudity appear to be about over.
Members of the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee voted 3-0 Monday to advise their colleagues on the full Board of Supervisors to approve legislation banning public nudity on city streets, sidewalks and plazas. Read More
A two-alarm fire that burned two buildings in Noe Valley on Monday afternoon was extinguished in about 50 minutes, a Fire Department spokeswoman said.
The blaze was reported about 2:35 p.m. on the top floor of a three-story building at 276 Jersey St., then spread to a second building, Fire Department Lt. Mindy Talmadge said.
Firefighters responded and extinguished the fire by 3:22 p.m., Talmadge said. Read More
An Oakland man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of breaking into a home in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood last weekend with the intent to rape a woman, prosecutors said.
Nathan Simmons, 26, was arrested after an incident reported at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday.
A woman was sleeping on the couch at her friend's home when Simmons allegedly broke into the home, district attorney's office spokesman Omid Talai said. Read More
A three-story building in San Francisco's Noe Valley sustained significant damage in a fire Saturday afternoon, but no one was injured.The two-alarm blaze broke out on the 4000 block of 24th Street, between Noe and Castro streets. The first floor is a Radio Shack store, adjacent to a Wells Fargo bank, and the second and third floors are apartments. The blaze began around 3:50 p.m. and was under control within 40 minutes, according to San Francisco fire officials. Read More
Two gunpoint robberies that happened within 20 minutes of each other in the Castro and Noe Valley areas Sunday, police said. The first heist occurred at Caselli Avenue and Douglas Street around 1:40 a.m. A 43-year-old man was held up at gunpoint by a man in his 20s, police said. The thief fled with the victim’s cellphone in a white newer model 4-door sedan with chrome rims and tinted windows. A second suspect was driving the getaway car. Read More