Nov 24: Detroit Steps Fundraiser: Rise and Run Step-a-Thon



Date and Location
Sunday, November 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Meet at Lower Steps, Detroit Street at Hearst Avenue, San Francisco CA.

The Detroit Steps is an ambitious project to beautify the Upper and Lower portions of the Detroit Steps, via landscaping and art. In 2019, District 7 Participatory Budget funding was awarded to the project, to beautify the entrance to the Lower Steps. In addition since June, three major cleanup events have been geared at cleaning the overgrowth in the Upper Steps. Download the FLYER (PDF).

Proceeds from the Rise & Run Step-a-Thon fundraising event will directly pay for the purchase of California native plants to be planted along the Upper Steps. Participation in the event is open to all. Questions? Email:

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CCSF Horticulture Class Recent Visit to the Detroit Steps Project

On Friday October 18, 2019, the Landscape Design Class at City College of San Francisco visited the Detroit Steps Project (DSP), meeting with the project’s volunteers who have been working to develop the steps as a landscaped two-block flight of city stairs, with future plans for artwork. (Read more here.)

The Landscape Design class meets regularly every Friday morning on CCSF campus. The large group of about 20 students walked from CCSF to the Lower Steps where they met with DSP members: Monica Collins, Joy Durighello, and Rosaura Valle. After a short presentation on the project, everyone climbed all the steps up to the public site located midway in the Upper Steps. Reclaiming this slice of public land from severe overgrowth and neglect has been one focus of the project.

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This site had been much cleared thanks to the work of CCSF interns Brian Marabello and Cheyenne over the summer, as well as during two community cleanup events on September 7 and October 6. Continue reading “CCSF Horticulture Class Recent Visit to the Detroit Steps Project”

SNA Quarterly Meeting Summary

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association held its quarterly meeting last night. Here is a summary. Many thanks to our speakers at the final meeting of 2019.

Highlights of the meeting included:


  • SNA elections in February, 2020. Please consider running for office!
  • Come to the senior exercise program at St. Finn Barr, Monday and Wednesdays at 9:30am
  • The SNA holiday party will be on Sunday, December 8 at the Sunnyside Conservatory

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Nov 6: D7 Participatory Budgeting Season Kick-off!

President Yee’s District 7 Participatory Budgeting is about to enter its seventh season. This exciting annual grass-roots project funds local residents’ ideas for improving their neighborhoods. You are invited to participate! Learn how at the kickoff on Wednesday Nov 6th at Midtown Terrace Clubhouse (6:30-7:30 PM). Because of local residents’ efforts, Sunnyside has benefited in several previous rounds of funding. Read more.


Nov 4: SNA Quarterly Meeting

You are invited: the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is  Monday November 4th, 7-8:30 pm. Open to all residents. Agenda below. Held at St Finn Barr Hall, 415 Edna Street (Hearst).


The speakers and subjects to include:

  • President’s Welcome and Treasurer’s report;
  • Tom Doudiet, Asst Division Chief (retd) SFFD, on our Auxiliary Water Supply and emergency fire preparedness;
  • Ashley Murray, Liaison from Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, information and Q&A;
  • Detroit Steps update, with Rosaura Valle;
  • Balboa Reservoir project update, with BRCAC representative Amy O’Hair and and SNA BR Committee Chair Jennifer Heggie.
  • The usual raffle, including fresh eggs from President Steve Martinpinto’s chickens for some lucky winner.

Time to join or renew your membership? You can pay dues at the meeting, or click ‘Donate’ button below.

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2019 Jack-o-Lantern Stroll. Sunnyside Neighborhood Association. Photo by Laura Mitic

Jack-O-Lantern Stroll

Last Sunday evening SNA held the second annual Jack-o-Lantern Stroll at Sunnyside Conservatory, lighting and displaying numerous jack-o-lanterns from local residents who enjoyed the hot chocolate and the good company.

2019 Jack-o-Lantern Stroll. Sunnyside Neighborhood Association. Photo by Kenneth Hollenbeck
2019 Jack-o-Lantern Stroll. Sunnyside Neighborhood Association. Photo by Kenneth Hollenbeck
2019 Jack-o-Lantern Stroll. Sunnyside Neighborhood Association. Photo by Kenneth Hollenbeck
2019 Jack-o-Lantern Stroll. Sunnyside Neighborhood Association. Photo by Kenneth Hollenbeck

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