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Excelsior Action Group took another step toward their vision of giving a face lift to the main entrances of the neighborhood along Mission Street in April. The two sides of Mission Street that serve as gateways to the area are seen as high profile areas to focus on. To accompany EAG’s garden project at Geneva and Mission, Ingleside artist Max Allbee and nearly 20 volunteers, mostly Lick-Wilmerding students, painted and prepared the Mission Street overpass for a new mural April 24. The windswept overpass connects the Excelsior neighborhood to the Saint Mary’s/Glen Park neighborhood to the north and acts as a natural gateway.
The San Francisco Merionettes have been practicing at Balboa Park swimming pool since 1956. Did you even know? Head coach Lona Albano has been with the team since 1961, and is currently preparing for the Season Exhibition May 2. If you’re in the neighborhood or just want to check out an under appreciated sport, stop by. It starts at 2:00 p.m.
After the Ocean Avenue Sidewalk Sale, Jason Wyman, Maria Picar and Red Suspender Films will be hosting the Ocean Avenue Film Festival, an evening of film shorts by local filmmakers including action-adventure, comedy, drama and music videos.
From bags and earrings to books and paintings, merchants and artists will be offering their goods and services along Ocean Avenue May 15 at the annual Ocean Avenue Sidewalk Sale.
City College of San Francisco’s Environmental Horticulture and Floristry Department will have its Spring Flower and Plant Sale May 6. An annual scholarship fundraiser, it features perennials and shrubs as well as house and bedding plants. Also, there will be fresh floral designs and permanent home decorations, according to the college. The sale will be in the Horticulture Center from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Arrive at 11:00 a.m. for the best selection. For more information, call (415) 239-3236 or (415) 239-3140.
On April 22, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced a joint project with the California Department of Forestry and the Friends of the Urban Forest to map the trees of San Francisco. The map will be created through community participation at the website urbanforestmap.org, where anyone can create an account to login and start cataloging the trees in their neighborhood.
CCSF brought in $7,000 in donations over the first few weeks. With donations ranging from $5 to $1,000, Chancellor Don Q. Griffin has expressed his gratitude to those who have supported the college’s Donation Drive and has reminded everyone that there’s still time to send in checks.
Persia Avenue stands apart from the grid-like neighborhood streets of Excelsior not only because it’s a busy through street, but because of the picturesque Chinese Elm trees on both sides of the road. Now fully matured, those bucolic trees block some of the street lighting, a problem that local police say can be a factor in attracting unsavory behavior.