Noe Valley Voice November 2010


A Local Gem Parents Two Jewels


When we think of personalities that define the merchant community in Noe Valley (and we can’t deny having some favorites), one who stands out in our view but doesn’t get much press is Jenny Jensen, manager of the 24th Street Gallery of Jewels for the past four years. Her friendly and knowledgeable manner has been helping many a Noe Valleyan find the perfect gift of jewelry for themselves or a loved one. But that may not be her most important contribution to Noe society.  She and husband Colby, former residents of Bernal Heights, are the proud parents of 6-year-old Rubi (the Danish spelling) and  relative newcomer Anders. Rubi likes to create jewelry at home with her mom, and loves coming to the store. At this time, Anders would probably eat the jewelry if given the choice. 


Piles of Pies


We weigh six pounds more than we did at this time last year and the Noe Valley Bakery is looking on it as our issue to deal with. Something about whatever calories are not used are stored. If that’s so true, why aren’t they located close to Cardio-Tone or Fit Lite? Oh. Well, there must be someone else to blame then.


Falling Back


Sometimes we wish we were in Arizona. Losing an hour as daylight savings time ends never seems like a good idea as we look up from our computer screens and it’s not just getting dark, it is dark. It’s of some comfort that our Giants are champions of the world. But after the parade, the next time we see them will probably be in Arizona.


Photo Excellence


Photo Editor Pamela Gerard tells us that the Henri Cartier-Bresson show which just opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is stunning (our Leo Holub would’ve been at the front of the line) and is a must-see. Her report:


Here’s something wonderful to do with visiting friends and family over the holidays. Hop on the J streetcar and get away to the wonderful, art-filled, white-walled rooms at SFMOMA (151 Third Street) to view a selection of photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson. You’ll be transported to another time and lots of other places as you gaze on these masterpieces.

There’s also another great photo show at SFMOMA called “Exposed.” Very interesting and thought-provoking but not one you will want to take the kiddies too.

Here are the show titles and dates. We might see you there. One viewing is not enough.


Henri Cartier-Bresson:

The Modern Century

Oct. 30–Jan. 30

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870

Oct. 30-April 17

Call SFMOMA at 415-357-4000 or check