Park Greening at Alamo Square – Saturday, March 3, 2018

Thanks to everyone who volunteered time and energy in February helping to keep Alamo Square Park green.  Although we were a small group , we still accomplished a lot: We collected litter throughout the park, pruned some of the roses, and weeded much of the hill-side just north of the tennis court. We enjoyed both the wonderful weather and the fact that the park looked better when we finished.
Our next Park Greening at Alamo Square park will be from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 3.  Please join us!  Meet by the tennis court.

DPW Grinding and Paving Schedule

Week of February 5, 2018

– The contractor has begun grinding and paving operations along Hayes Street between Clayton Street and Webster Street. The grinding and paving schedule is as follows:

  • Lyon Street to Broderick Street: Grind on Monday 2/12/2018 and repave on Tuesday 2/13/2018
  • Broderick Street to Scott Street: Grind on Wednesday 2/14/2018 and repave on Thursday 2/15/2018
  • Scott Street to Steiner Street: Grind on Monday 2/19/2018 and repave on Tuesday 2/20/2018
  • Steiner Street to Webster Street: Grind on Wednesday 2/21/2018 and repave on Thursday 2/22/2018

During the grinding phase (removal of existing asphalt from roadway), driveway access will be available however minor delays should be expected if crews are working on your block. Please allow extra travel time.


However, during the paving phase, driveway access may be unavailable for 1-2 hours. The contractor will apply a tack coat (liquid asphalt) in advance of the hot asphalt to promote bonding between the concrete street base and the hot asphalt. Once the tack coat has set, crews will begin applying the hot asphalt to the roadway. Crews will need to ensure the hot asphalt cools-down prior to allowing traffic on to it. During this time, driveway access may not be possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please note, a few days after the paving work is complete on a block, crews will return to adjust castings flush with the road. This scope of work will require the contractor jack-hammer, adjust, and pave around the newly adjusted casting. This phase of work is typical during paving operations.

– This week, crews also continue curb ramp work at the Hayes/Buchanan and Hayes/Laguna intersections.

– The contractor continues saw-cutting additional blocks along Hayes Street (Fillmore to Van Ness) in advance of upcoming street base repairs. The saw-cutting operations will take approximately 2 days to complete on a block but could be delayed due to rain or unforeseen field conditions.

Week of February 12, 2018

Grinding and paving operations will continue on Hayes Street. Crews are scheduled to grind and pave Hayes Street between Lyon and Scott streets.

– Crews will continue street base repairs on Hayes Street. During this phase of work, crews will use heavy machinery to remove the broken sections of street base and replace them with fresh concrete. The street base repair schedule will be as follows:

  • Hayes Street (Fillmore to Webster): Monday 2/12 and Tuesday 2/13
  • Hayes Street (Webster to Buchanan): Tuesday 2/14 and Wednesday 2/15
  • Hayes Street (Buchanan to Laguna): Friday 2/16 and Monday 2/19
  • Hayes Street (Laguna to Octavia): Tuesday 2/20 and Wednesday 2/21
  • Hayes Street (Octavia to Gough): Thursday 2/22 and Friday 2/23
  • Hayes Street (Gough to Franklin): Monday 2/26 through Wednesday 2/28
  • Hayes Street (Franklin to Van Ness): Thursday 3/1 and Friday 3/2

The contractor will need to schedule street base re-construction work at both the Hayes/Gough and Hayes/Franklin intersections. The street base repair work at these two intersections will be quite extensive. More details to be provided once the work is scheduled.

– On Friday February 16, 2018, the contractor is targeting to complete paving work that remains on Scott Street, just south of the Haight Street intersection. This very small section of paving should be of minimal inconvenience.

Haight Street

The contractor has wrapped up most of the contractual work along Lower Haight. The work that remains under the current contract is sidewalk work at the northwest and southeast bus stops at both Divisadero/Haight and also Fillmore/Haight. The contractor will also need to complete any punch list work along Haight Street between Central and Laguna streets.


*** Please Note: The construction schedule is subject to change due to rain, equipment breakdown, unforeseen field conditions, etc. Please see the posted “no parking” barricades for exact parking restrictions. Parking restrictions may vary per block. ***


For information on the upcoming Upper Haight Transit Improvement and Pedestrian Realm Project, please visitwww.sfpublicworks.org/upper-haight. The Upper Haight Transit Improvement and Pedestrian Realm Project will also include traffic signal work at several key intersections in the Lower Haight. Please visit the project page for additional information.

Visit the DPW project webpage for additional information on the project and to sign-up for email updates: www.sfpublicworks.org/haight-hayes

February 2018 Alamo Square News Round-Up

Alamo Square News, Feb 1 – 7, 2018


Park Greening – Saturday, February 3, 2018

Email park@alamosq.org to let us know you’re coming!

Join us for our first park volunteer day of the year.  Alamo Square’s park greening is back for 2018.  If you love the park, come out for a fun day of satisfying volunteer work as we beautify Alamo Square.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
9AM – 12PM
Meet by the tennis court
Coffee provided!

Bring gardening gloves, some shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and take part in being a steward of Alamo Square.


Join ASNA in 2018

Alamo Square Neighborhood Association relies on membership dues from our neighbors each year to keep us running.  As a volunteer-run organization, we make a little go a long way!

Check out some of our accomplishments from 2017:

  • In conjunction with last year’s park re-opening, ASNA donated to plant new trees, and plan to contribute more in the coming years
  • We asked for new trash cans in the park
  • We also asked for the park benches to be restored
  • We funded and completed the restoration of the Ida B Wells school mural on Fell Street
  • We beat Patriot Prayer’s attempt to use our park as a background for their rally
  • Annual Flea Market and Park Greening Days

Our board of directors is brimming with ideas for 2018! Members elect the board at the first general membership meeting.  Get involved and contribute to our community!

2018 ASNA Membership

$15 Basic Membership
$30 General/Family Membership (up to 2 people)
$50 Contributing Member
$100 Supporting Member


Alamo Square meeting – Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Save the Date for the first Alamo Square Meeting of 2018!

Alamo Square Meeting
Monday, January 22, 2018
1660 McAllister Street near Divisadero
Meeting Starts 7PM

Agenda:  Members will elect the ASNA Board of Directors for 2018

Just Announced!  Acting Mayor London Breed, District 5 Supervisor, will be at our meeting!  Come hear about the latest district updates and her plans for 2018.

Mayor’s Office of Cannabis.  We have invited the Mayor’s Office of Cannabis to give us a brief overview of the new regulations for recreational marijuana in San Francisco.

Not a member? Join or renew your ASNA membership today!  Memberships start at $15 and are good for the calendar year.  Your 2017 membership will expire at the end of March.

$15 Basic Membership
$30 General/Family Membership (up to 2 people)
$50 Contributing Member
$100 Supporting Member

2018 ASNA Board of Directors Nomination Slate

Gus Hernandez, President
Jason Jervis, Vice President
Carolyn Hanrahan, Treasurer
Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, Secretary

Ray Ali
Bill Bonds
Cynthia Chapman
Rachel Fishman
LaVonne Hickerson
Katrina Jankowski
Bob Mason
Derek Remski
Lee Stickles
Lisa Zahner

A big thank you to departing board members:

Mallory Cusenbery
Owen O’Donnell

Ida B. Wells Mural Restoration Completed

Thanks to a dedicated crew of volunteers and the leadership of mural artists Delaine Hackney, the Ida B. Wells mural on the Fell Street retaining wall has been restored!

Thank you to our amazing volunteers!

  • LaVonne
  • Sarah
  • Kristen
  • Anessa
  • Barbara
  • Leora
  • Jill
  • Sylvia
  • Charmene

And a big thank you to Little Chihuahua restaurant on Divisadero for providing funds from their 10th anniversary fundraiser!



Seeking Nominees for 2018 ASNA Board of Directors

It’s time once again to seek out new board members for the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association!

If you are interested in joining our board, please complete this short survey by Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Our Nomination Committee will review responses and form a slate for the 2018 ASNA Board of Directors.

Survey Link:


Thank you!


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Park Greening November 4, 2017

Back by popular demand! One more Park Greening day for 2017!

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9AM-12PM.  Meet by the tennis court.

Join us for a fun day of volunteering at Alamo Square.  Just a few hours of your time can make a big difference, and there is nothing like the feeling of giving back to your community.


Let us know if you can make it by emailing park@alamosq.org.

The Little Chihuahua Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Proceeds will benefit Alamo Square’s Mural Restoration Project and more!

The Little Chihuahua, a unique taqueria focusing on sustainability and good, wholesome Mexican food, will be ringing in the 10th anniversary of its first location on Divisadero on October 24th, 2017. Husband and wife owners, Andrew Johnstone and Camila Fernandez, decided to commend the occasion by donating 100% of its net sales from that day—yes that means all sales, before expenses—to the following local non-profits:

“Camila and I decided that the best way to celebrate,” said Andrew, “was give back to the neighborhood that has supported us so warmly throughout these ten years. Instead of doing a party we felt it would be better to give back to the community directly.” Johnstone and The Little Chihuahua team has seen the neighborhood transform dramatically over the past ten years and wants the benefits to reach the whole neighborhood, not just a select portion of it.

“We will be donating to the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association to support the restoration of the mosaic mural at Ida B. Wells High School,” said Camila (read more about this effort here).

The charitable event will be at The Little Chihuahua’s Divisadero location only, at 292 Divisadero Street, open 11 am to 11 pm. 100% of the net sales will be donated after the end of business on #TacoTuesday, October 24th 2017.