Thursday, December 12, 4:30pm-6:30pm
* Carolers: Roaming the Avenue
Thursday Dec 12, 6:00pm
* Tree Lighting!
* Courtyard next to Book Shop West Portal, with warm Refreshments From Peet’s.
Saturday Dec 14, 11:00am –2:00pm
* Santa’s Visit: Visit Santa and bring your camera for a free photo.
* West Portal Antiques, 254 West Portal Ave
West Portal Ave Association and GWPNA thank the sponsors: STERLING BANK, WARREN ORTHODONTICS, THE PAWBERSHOP PAPENHAUSEN HARDWARE, WEST PORTAL ANTIQUES, THE POSTAL CHASE
Wednesday, December 4, 2013: GWPNA Monthly Meeting & Holiday Party, 6:30pm-8:30pm, 139 Lenox Way. Key highlights: Presentation from Olivia Scanlon, Supervisor Yee's office; Drew Sechrist, Koozoo (networked security cams for crime and safety); Ben and Anne (prospective traditional French bakery on WP Ave); Howard Strassner (proposal for raising height limits on WP Ave to accommodate new senior housing); Friends of WP Playground (plans for passing around survey and seeking community for playground improvements); Economic Development Committee (proposal seeking $20K grant from Invest In Neighborhoods for improving signage and awnings on WP Ave).
Wednesday, November 6, 2013: GWPNA Monthly Meeting, 7pm, 139 Lenox Way. Guest speakers will include Supervisor Katy Tang, representatives from DPW and MTA on the Curb Ramp Program in West Portal, and Jorge Rivas from Invest In Neighborhoods on an RFP opportunity for seeking economic grants for West Portal Ave. The West Portal Playground Committee will also discuss plans for renovating the playground and hosting events to bring neighbors together and share ideas.
Thursday, October 31, 2013: Halloween Trick or Treating in West Portal! GWPNA is happy to be contributing funds for permits and closure of Wawona Street so that residents can continue their long tradition of providing a wonderful Halloween evening. Please drop off candy donations at Zephyr Real Estate, 215 West Portal Ave, between now and October 30 to help Wawona St. residents who will eagerly receive the largest volume of trick or treaters.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013: San Francisco's Behavioral Health Court will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year Oct. 16 at 6pm at the St. Francisco Yacht Club. A special invitation from Fred J. Martin, Jr.: "In October, we will acknowledge the program, 'Celebrating A Decade of Behavioral Health Court.' During this special evening event we will recognize the accomplishments of the program; raise awareness about the reality of mental health issues in our community; and identify future goals for the broad based collaboration that created the program. As an outcome of this event, we hope to launch a citywide initiative to provide guidance to decision makers about important developments at the intersection of mental health and law. The San Francisco Leadership Forum on Law and Mental Health will focus attention on three areas: educating the community about mental health and legal involvement; maximizing resources through the use of evidence based treatment modalities; and, restoring dignity through appropriate care and treatment. As a vice chair of the committee, I call this event to your attention and invite your participation."
For a recent op-ed piece by Fred: http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/S-F-court-offers-path-to-treatment-instead-of-4828381.php
Wednesday, October 7, 2013: Town Hall with State Senator Leno and Supervisors Yee and Wiener, 6:30pm-9:00pm at the West Portal Playground Clubhouse, 139 Lenox Way. Free and open to all. Co-hosted by the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood Association, GWPNA, Sunnyside Neighborhood Association, Sunset Community Democratic Club, and the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP).
Wednesday, October 2, 2013: Monthly Meeting, 7-9pm, West Portal Playground Clubhouse. GWPNA's October meeting will include a Community Meeting with Supervisor Norman Yee covering various topics including the West Portal Playground (shared dog use modification and ideas for funding improvements), progress in bringing back a beat cop to West Portal, and a proposal for hanging flower baskets for West Portal Ave. Even if you can't come for the full meeting, please join us for the 7:00-7:30pm Meet & Greet time if you just want to meet some neighbors and say hello.
Consider joining now, if you are not currently a member. Click on Membership link (to the left) to print the membership form.
GWPNA meetings are open to all members and to the public, and are held on the first Wednesday of the Month (though there are no meetings during July and August).