The Noe Valley Voice

November 2010

Do You Believe? Some say that children are the only ones who can easily see the “fairy doors” which have appeared for the second time in two years in enchanted spots along 24th Street. But Phoenix Books employee Haley Duke must be among the lucky adults. Here she reveals a tiny portal that was discovered in September in the store’s book cart.   Photo by Pamela Gerard "¡Vamos, Gigantes!" The students at Mission Education Center were giddy with excitement when Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt (right), Hall-of-Famer Juan Marichal, and Roberto Clemente’s family visited their Noe Street school on Thursday, Oct. 28, the second day of the World Series. The baseball stars told the kids—in both Spanish and English—that “anything is possible” if you study hard and follow your dreams. Photo by Najib Joe Hakim

Shop Owner ‘Takes Back the Night’ After Burglary
The Teething Tether—Invented in ‘Baby Valley’
A Taste of Holiday Recipes From Local Restaurants
Pair of Parklets to Sprout Soon on 24th Street
Music Series Bids Farewell to Ministry Stage

Noely Noted
Twice Upon a Time, Fairies Tiptoe Into Noe
Author Michael Castleman Makes A Killing in Real Estate
City May Let Residents Block Ugly Antennas
Get Ready for ‘24 HoliDays on 24th Street’

Other Voices
Short Takes
More Books to Read: What’s Cooking at the Library
More Groups to Join
Letters to the Editor

Police Beat
The Cost of Living in Noe: Only Four House Sales in September
And Now for the Rumors Behind the News: ’Tis the Season to Go Gaga

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Halloween Meets the World Series: While handing out candy on Oct. 31, Douglass Street resident Bruce Kapsack (right) delighted his neighbors and trick-or-treaters by projecting the fourth game of the World Series onto his garage door. Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington's expression did not change during the broadcast, as the San Francisco Giants won the game 4 to 0 (and went on to win the Series the following night).    Photo by Bob Oaks

Musical All-Stars: Harmonizing up a storm (despite the rain) at the Noe Valley Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, were St. James students (left to right) Joshua Balotro, John Howard, Alondra Duarte, and Vincent Fisher, all eighth-graders and members of the school’s rocking a cappella group.   Photo by Sally Smith