The 94112

REMINDER: McLaren Park Concept & Design Meeting July 31

Posted in Events by Kim on July 23, 2010

What: Meet, Greet and Eat (BBQ included)
Where: Peru/Burrows St. Playground
Date: July 31
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

From our friends at Help McLaren Park:

We’re having a community meeting concerning ideas parents might want to suggest to the design architect about what they want or like in a playground …
Please bring your own ideas with any pictures or photos on July 31 to submit to designer/architect Leslie Golden for her to incorporate in her design. Of course, please remember we are severely limited in capitol, so make sure your ideas aren’t too extravagant. I, for one, was thinking a concrete slide like that in Golden Gate Park (but not as large) would be cool but found out the cost of one is a lot higher than what we can afford. I think there will be cost break downs on all the equipment pictured but I am not sure. Hopefully we can find something of high quality and good design that will last many years to come …
On another note, some good news came to me just the other day. It looks like our kiosk, being built right now by Rec and Park, is almost done and we are looking at a mid-August installation date. Trilce and I would like to coincide the installation of the kiosk with the mosaic tile project of the bollards on Gambier. More information to follow on the topic.
Lastly, does anyone work or own a construction company that might want to donate their services? Two of the bollards on Gambier need straightening and it looks like RPD is short staffed and backed up as always. Maybe someone can donate their services in the interest of time so we can put the mosaic tile work to good use.

Chuck & Trilce Farrugia


REMINDER: Final McLaren Park Workshop, May 19

Posted in Events by Kim on May 18, 2010

From Tina Kim, Planning Division of the Recreation and Parks Department:

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: Louis Sutter Playground Roundhouse* (entrance to parking lot is near the intersection of Woolsey Street and University Street)

… We will present the high priority improvement projects that have been identified by you, some potential grant opportunities to help fund these projects, and gather more feedback from you.

The workshop will focus on the physical needs we have been discussing so far including pedestrian safety, playgrounds, picnic areas, trails, athletic fields and courts improvements. Other projects still in planning such as Disc Golf, Bike Skills Area and Community Garden are in the planning phases, and there will be more discussion on these subjects later in the year. This workshop will focus on the physical improvements identified by you in the first two workshops.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Tina Kim at 415.831.2787/
or Karen Mauney-Brodek at 415.831.2789/

*While space is limited in the Roundhouse, we will have a PA system and seating set-up outside the clubhouse to accommodate meeting attendees. We will also be posting workshop materials online in case anyone isn’t able to make it to the meeting next Wednesday.

The closest accessible transit and MUNI lines serving the meeting location are #29 and #54.

There is a parking lot next to the playground where you can enter along University Street, close to the intersection of Woolsey Street.

REMINDER: McLaren Mural Needs Painters (And Handprints!)

Posted in Events by Kim on May 14, 2010

From Help McLaren Park:

Hello Neighbors and Friends,

Join us on Saturday, May 15 to finish painting the McLaren Mural. We need painters to help us paint birds, plant and animals for the savannah. We will be painting from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Let us know when you can come by and how many people will be coming with you. There are two shifts from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

If you have kids ages 0 – 5, come by so they can put their handprints on the wall.

When: Saturday, May 15 from 11-3 pm
Where: Mclaren Park at Peru and Burrows

Thanks for your help. Please pass along to others who would be interested.


REMINDER: Ocean Avenue Sidewalk Sale and Film Festival

Posted in Events by Kim on May 14, 2010

Ocean Avenue promises to be a busy day tomorrow, May 15, so now that you’re in shape from biking all week — or at least yesterday — enjoy a nice Saturday stroll.

Ocean Avenue Sidewalk Sale

Where: Ocean Avenue (from Phelan Avenue to Manor Drive)

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Ocean Avenue Corridor will be participating in the Citywide Small Business Week Sidewalk Sale! This event will help promote people to shop local every day.

MERCHANTS: Sell your products on the sidewalk. Or you will be connected with an artist/non-profit/school to sell their items in front of your business.

ARTIST: Sell jewelry or your artwork in front of a business. Musicians are welcome to perform.

NON-PROFITS, SCHOOLS, RESIDENTS: This will be a great opportunity to sell used or new items for a fundraiser.

If you would like to participate in the Small Business Sidewalk Sale please contact Dolly S. at 415-375-2265 or


Ocean Avenue Film Festival

Where: Old Ingleside Library, 1649 Ocean Avenue at Faxon (Map)

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

San Francisco FREE fun for the whole family. Enjoy an evening of film shorts by local filmmakers, including action-adventure, comedy, drama, and music videos.

NO admission fee, but refreshments and snacks will be sold. All proceeds will benefit the Ingelside Library and the OMI International Family Festival.

Presented by the OMI Cultural Participation Project, Supervisor John Avalos, Asian Mainstream Productions, Red Suspender Films, Ocean Avenue Reviatlization Collaborative, and the Ingleside Library.

For more information, contact Frances Hsieh at

REMINDER: Bike to Work Day: May 13

Posted in Events, Transportation by Kim on May 10, 2010

Don’t forget this Thursday, May 13 is Bike to Work Day! If you’re thinking it’s a long trek from the 94112 to your destination or you don’t want to bike alone, not to fear: Join a commuter convoy!

The Excelsior’s convoy will be departing from Mama Art Cafe (4754 Mission St. at Russia Street) at 7:45 a.m. The best part is the convoy will be heading out for three days (May 11, 12 and 13) so get your practice rides  in before Thursday.

Much more information at the San Francisco Bicycle Coaltion web site.