News/Events

Gather with friends at Lakeside Landing, 2504 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132.
Photo credit: Jason Corning

Play Giant Chess or Jenga or Checkers! Games for everyone at Lakeside Landing.
Photo credit: Jason Corning

Ask your kids to spot the pollinators! This busy bee is hard at work in the sunshine.
Photo credit: Jason Corning

COMING UP:

  • Until Dec 9, bring a new unwrapped toy to Coldwell Banker, 2633 Ocean Ave, to help spread joy through the Toys for Tots Program!

  • Friday Dec 16, 10AM to 10:30AM, West Portal Lutheran School 4th and 5th graders will sing Christmas Carols at Lakeside Landing. Everyone is welcome!

  • NEW DATE! Saturday Dec 17 from 10AM to 3PM, visit the Lakeside Landing Holiday Fair. Meet local artisans and crafters! Bring home a treasure! Visit the free Hot Cocoa Bar while supplies last! Shop small businesses this season.

  • Saturday Dec 17, 9AM to 12PM, donate ham, turkey (preferably frozen), or fresh vegetables, 350 De Montfort Ave (at Ashton), volunteers welcome to help at the 11th Annual SF Turkey Drive, providing meals with a smile to the community at St. Anthony's Dining Room in the Tenderloin. Donations welcome: SFTurkeyDrive.com.

  • On Sunday Dec 18 at 3:30PM, join the West Portal Chanukah Festival at the Book Shop outdoor square, 80 W. Portal Ave, featuring Chanukah Slime Factory, Pop Up Judaica Book Fair, Music, Latkas and Hot Drinks, Chocolate Gelt, a grand lighting of a menorah, and more! Visit ChabadNeighborhood.com for more information.

  • Wednesday Dec 21, donate cooking skills, money, or time to serve veterans their Holiday Dinner at De Montfort House. Organized by St Francis' Episcopal, contact Betsy at bzoclay@yahoo.com to participate.

  • Saturday Dec 24, 5PM, kids are welcome to participate in the Christmas Eve Children's Pageant, St Francis' Episcopal, 399 San Fernando Way at Ocean Ave. Contact Amy at amycolefarrell@gmail.com to participate. Bring family and friends to the traditional choral service at 8PM on Christmas Eve!

  • You are invited to join two special services at Unity Spiritual Center, 2690 Ocean Ave, at 19th Ave: 1. Saturday Dec 24, 7PM, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, for families of all ages with carols and readings to bring in the Holiday; 2. Saturday Dec 31, 7PM, popular Burning Bowl Service, contemplative for adults to reflect on the past year and look forward to 2023.

  • Friends of Lakeside Village volunteers are looking for help to write the monthly newsletter! The primary tasks are to write a spotlight (100 words) on a different business in Lakeside Village each month, and offer suggestions for the rest of the newsletter, including any local topic of interest to the writer. Would suit any kid or adult interested in writing. If you’d like to get started, please email lakeside@mainfare.com.

  • If you have spare books at home, these are always welcome at the little lending libraries at Lakeside Landing, 2504 Ocean Ave.

  • For information on booking Lakeside Landing for an event, click here.

PAST EVENTS AND NEWS:

For the December 2022 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes many festive events for the Holidays, Giving Tuesday for an April Fools' Art Walk in 2023, new bulletin board, new fishing shack at Lakeside Landing, shop local gift ideas, a seasonal recipe, and lots more!

Tuesday Nov 29, 2022, at 1PM, visit Lakeside Landing for classical guitar duets and solos, laced with favorite songs, harmonica, and singing, thank you to Larry Ferrara and David Melamed.

Thursday Dec 1, 2022, Pop-Up Kosher NY Deli, order online in advance (items sell out fast) at ChabadNeighborhood.com and pickup at 5:30PM at 333 West Portal Ave.

One Warm Coat Drive! On Sunday, Nov 20, 2022, from 1PM to 3PM at Lakeside Landing (2504 Ocean Ave), kindly donate your new or gently used clean coats to the folks at St Anthony's in need of warmth. Girl Scout Troop #62422 will greet you and accept coats of ANY size or color at the new wooden display stand at Lakeside Landing. We have a goal of 500 coats!

San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s Young Professionals Council invites you and your family to Story Time at Lakeside Landing (2504 Ocean Ave)! Join us on Sunday Nov 13, 2022, at 10:30AM for a morning of mission-driven activities for the kids such as Saturday at the Food Pantry book reading, grocery bag preview and garden show n’ tell, coloring and note writing to put in bags for Pantry at Home participants, opportunities for parents and guardians to learn more about Home-Delivered Groceries volunteer programs. RSVP to cwhitney@sfmfoodbank.org so we bring the correct supplies.

Friday Nov 11, 2022, 11:30AM, visit Lakeside Landing for live jazz! Featuring clarinet, guitar, and harmonica, with Corey and David. Pickup lunch at Ambrosia, Dinosaurs, Lucho's, or Ocean Thai, and enjoy dining outside while listening to music!

For the November 2022 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes new events for the Food Bank and One Warm Coat Drive, Giving Tuesday for an April Fools' Art Walk in 2023, final report for Watershed Stewardship Grant, new Street Banners for Sutter Health, spotlight on Shabu House, feature on Stonestown Farmers Market, and lots more!

During October: Help paint the newest mural in Lakeside Village! Arrange directly with mike.ritch.art@gmail.com. Mike is the director of Jean Henry School of Art on Ocean -- and a talented teacher for students of all ages!

During October: Keep Lakeside Landing tidy! Sign-up for as many days as you can to clean tables and pick up litter, anytime that suits you.

Tues Oct 24, 2022 at 12PM: Enjoy live classical guitar with David Melamed and Larry Ferrera at Lakeside Landing!

Sunday Oct 16, 2022: many volunteer opportunities to cleanup Lakeside Village during Phoenix Day in San Francisco! Learn more here.

Sunday Oct 16, 2022: Sign-up to plant new trees on Ocean! Anytime 10AM to 2PM, led by Markos at Climate Action Now. If you can bring a wheelbarrow, please email lakeside@mainfare.com. A HUGE thank you to businesses watering new trees to get them established. Lakeside Village is greener and more beautiful thanks to YOU.

Weds Oct 12, 2022: Sign-up to install drip irrigation for the community gardens at Lakeside Landing! Anytime 2PM to 5PM, led by Brett at SF Landscapes. Drip irrigation is better for the environment - and less time-consuming for volunteers too!

A reminder for drip irrigation, tree planting, mural painting, music and more in Lakeside Village!

The Unity Spiritual Center invites you to join the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday Oct 9, 2022 at 12:15PM. After the11AM service, courtyard, corner of Ocean/19th. Pets on a leash or in a carrier - or bring a photo!

Keep the Community Gardens alive! Sign-up to water Lakeside Landing in October. As soon as possible, we will install drip irrigation.

For the October 2022 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes photos and video of the Block Party, volunteering opportunities, spotlight on Dinosaurs, update on Community Challenge Grant implementation, and lots more!

Help paint new murals in Lakeside Village! Thanks to resident artist, Mike Ritch, please join a community painting day on Sunday Sept 25, 2022, between 1PM and 4PM. Meet at the bus shelter on Ocean and Junipero Serra by Lakeside Landing, soon to be "Farallon Islands". Kids welcome. Murals funded by District 7 participatory budgeting.

For unique Shabbat, Rosh Hashana, and Shofar experiences in September, right in our neighborhood, visit ChabadNeighborhood.com

Thank you to John Coen SanFranciscoEdit.com for capturing the fun in Lakeside Village over the weekend including the Block Party on Friday Sept 23, 2022, with delicious free bites from Lucho's, Hometown Creamery ice cream truck, bands, crafts for kids, and more! And featuring mural painting with resident artist Mike Ritch and drone footage of the new lights at night!

Friday Sept 23, 2022, at 12PM: Clean-up Lakeside Village. Trash bags and disposable gloves provided. Meet at Lakeside Landing, 2504 Ocean. Bring a litter picker if you have one.

Friday Sept 23, 2022, at 12PM: Enjoy live classical guitar with David Melamed and Larry Ferrera at Lakeside Landing!

A reminder for Block Party and fun volunteering, weekend of Sept 23!

Please signup to water the community gardens in September. As soon as possible, we will install drip irrigation.

For the September 2022 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes Block Party, volunteering to paint a new mural, spotlight on Ocean Thai, edible flowers, progress implementing new grants, and lots more!

Sunday Aug 21, 2022, at 2PM: Plant edible flowers! Thank you to community gardener Anya for leading the edible garden, and high schooler Erin for her research and recipes. All are welcome to join the fun!

Join the Pop Up Shabbat Shop on Friday August 19, 2022, from 2:30PM to 5:30PM at 333 West Portal Ave. Pickup traditional Shabbat foods, enjoy the melodies, and much more! Info at ChabadNeighborhood.com.

Tuesday Aug 16, 2022, at 12PM: Outdoor concert, classical guitar with David Melamed and Larry Ferrara! Pickup lunch at Ambrosia, Dinosaurs, Lucho's, or Ocean Thai, and enjoy dining outside while listening to music!

Grab your gardening gloves and join the fun on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022, from 10AM to 12PM at Lakeside Landing, 2504 Ocean. The community garden is getting a mini makeover: a Pollinator Pop-up, new plants for the good guys! Bring your gardening tools and your friends to volunteer!

Saturday Aug 13, 2022, at 2PM: Help assemble new picnic tables. Meet at Lakeside Landing. Funded by the Community Challenge Grant.

For new August 2022 events, click here. Includes assembling new picnic tables funded by the Community Challenge Grant - and much more!

For the August 2022 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes new lights for Lakeside Village, volunteering opportunities, spotlight on Intero, open meetings for the new Community Challenge Grant, resolution of Ambrosia trees, and lots more!

Lakeside Village has sparkly lights for trees, murals, and sidewalks! Installation started Saturday July 23, 2022, completed Aug 2. Thank you to the many private donors and city agencies who made this installation possible. Thank you in particular to the businesses on Ocean who stepped up as anchor and connection points. Lakeside Village is a welcoming and thriving street thanks to all of YOU.

July 30, 2022, 1PM: Bodhi Meditation free walking meditation seminar at Lakeside Landing, "Introduction to Energy Bagua", everyone is welcome to join and learn about the benefits of walking meditation.

Get fit for summer at Lakeside Landing! Join Rebecca at Get Into Shape Fitness LLC, a local outdoor Personal Training company, for a Movement and Stretch class at 10:30AM on Friday July 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2022. Click here to learn more and register. Please note that 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Lakeside Village non-profit.

July 18 and 25, 2022, Open Community Meetings covering vision, goals, scope, budget, and inspiration/ ideas for Community Challenge Grant: Lakeside Landing, the Making of a Town Square. If you have questions about the CCG discussion materials, contact lakeside@mainfare.com.

July 23, 2022, 1PM: Bodhi Meditation free walking meditation seminar at Lakeside Landing, "Introduction to Energy Bagua", everyone is welcome to join and learn about the benefits of walking meditation.

July 18, 2022, pick up a free pot of organic mint from the edible garden, anytime, while supplies last at Lakeside Landing, 2504 Ocean.

Click here for more information including plans for a new Edible Garden funded by a Community Challenge Grant, and a recipe for a refreshing non-alcoholic Monday Mojito!

July 16, 2022, 1PM: Bodhi Meditation free walking meditation seminar at Lakeside Landing, "Introduction to Energy Bagua", everyone is welcome to join and learn about the benefits of walking meditation.

For companies with more than 20 employees, join this webinar to learn more about the amended Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, July 12, 2022, 1PM to 2:30PM, with the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement. Click here to register.

July 8, 2022, at 12PM/12:30PM, outdoor concert with David Melamed and Larry Ferrara, classical guitar including Bach and more. Pickup lunch at Ambrosia, Dinosaurs, Lucho's, or Ocean Thai, and enjoy dining outside while listening to music at Lakeside Landing (2504 Ocean)!

July 2, 2022, 1PM: Bodhi Meditation free walking meditation seminar at Lakeside Landing, "Introduction to Energy Bagua", everyone is welcome to join and learn about the benefits of walking meditation.

For the July 2022 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes open meetings to implement a new Community Challenge Grant, volunteering to install drip irrigation, health and fitness classes at Lakeside Landing for July, spotlight on Portal World Travel, thank you and happy retirement to Ramon Oropeza of Villa d'Este, and lots more!

June 27, 2022, 6PM, pickup free organic mint from Lakeside Landing! Thank you to community gardener Anya for harvesting, the mint will be in bunches, in water for freshness, near the Edible Garden planter that is alongside Junipero Serra. Here's a recipe for a refreshing non-alcoholic Monday Mojito: 1. Put mint leaves and lime (or lemon) juice in a glass. 2. Add some honey or simple syrup or sugar. 3. Add sparkling water and ice. 4. Garnish with lime (or lemon) slices and a sprig of mint.

June 25, 2022, 12PM to 3PM, save-the-date for a Girl Scout recruiting event at Lakeside Landing, including craft activities. All welcome!

If you live in District 7 (Check your district), please vote before June 27, 2022, for our participatory budgeting proposal, "More trash cans = less litter in Lakeside Village", at this link: SF.GOV/D7VOTE. Participatory Budgeting allows residents to have a say in what community projects get funded to improve neighborhoods. Residents and community groups have submitted their ideas. You can vote for as many or as few projects as you like. To get funded, projects need at least 400 votes, so please ask your neighbors to vote too!

June 18, 2022, at 1PM, join Bodhi for Meditation Energy Bagua at Lakeside Landing! Everyone is welcome to join and learn about the benefits of walking meditation.

June 16, 2022, from 4:30PM to 7PM, welcome the Intero team to their new flagship office in Lakeside Village! Enjoy appetizers and refreshments while learning about real estate opportunities in San Francisco, 2616 Ocean Ave.

June 12, 2022, anytime after 4:30PM, pickup free organic Mint freshly harvested from the Edible Garden! Everyone is welcome to help themselves while supplies last. Mint will be left on the granite bench next to the Edible Garden at Lakeside Landing. For more, click here.

For the June 2022 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes an update on the transformation of Lakeside Village with $176,000 of investments in the next year, spotlight on Yomie's Rice x Yogurt, opportunities to clean tables or water the community gardens at Lakeside Landing, the petition to support Ambrosia Bakery, and lots more!

May 28, 2022, 2PM to 3:30PM to cleanup Lakeside Village: Make sidewalks sparkle thanks to Refuse Refuse in partnership with Public Works and SF Together. Meet at Lakeside Landing. Sign up here!

May 23, 2022, 4PM to 4:45PM: Lakeside Village Business Council Zoom, all members are welcome. Contact lakeside@mainfare.com for more information. Agenda includes program for installing lights in Lakeside Village over the summer.

May 15, 2022, 1PM to 4PM, Gee Babies Jazz Quartet return to Lakeside Landing!

May 15, 2022, 2PM to 3PM: Visit the art table at Lakeside Landing to paint rock markers for the Edible Garden and paint recycled cans for throwing away cigarette butts!

May 14, 2022, at Lakeside Landing:

  • 10AM to 3PM, shop the Spring Pop-up Market for floral home decor and nature-inspired gifts including wreaths, tablecloths, jewelry, and much more! 🌷

  • 12PM to 3PM, jam to the Aloha Uke Squad, a ukulele band bringing joy through musical aloha spirit! Popular music that everyone loves! Instagram @alohaukesquad 🎶

  • 1PM, bring your kids to the craft table, $5 to "Make & Take" a butterfly bracelet. 🦋

  • 2PM to 3PM, visit the edible garden, learn about growing mint with community gardener, Anya! 🥬

May 12, 2022, 8:30AM to 5:30PM, join SF Parks Alliance workshops in Golden Gate Park - and get new ideas for Lakeside Village. Up to 2 free tickets available, email lakeside@mainfare.com. Breakfast, lunch, snacks included.

May 7, 2022, 1PM, an afternoon of live folk music at Lakeside Landing!!! Thank you to Johnna Dereath for playing music and organizing!

Lighting is funded for 12 of San Francisco’s top commercial corridors this summer and we are thrilled to let you know that Lakeside Village has been selected! Read more in this May 6 Examiner article.

May 3, 2022, at 12PM, outdoor concert with David Melamed and Larry Ferrara, classical guitar including Bach and more. Pickup lunch at Ambrosia, Dinosaurs, Lucho's, or Ocean Thai, and enjoy dining outside while listening to music at Lakeside Landing (2504 Ocean)!

May 2 to 6, 2022: San Francisco Small Business Week with many valuable workshops for business owners. Click here to learn more.

May 1, 2022, 1PM to 3PM, calling adventurous boys in grades 5, 6, or 7! Scout Troop 333 is recruiting. Meet at Lakeside Landing (2504 Ocean) to see what scouts do from tying knots, cooking, camping, games, and more!

For the May 2022 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes a popup Spring Market, music, and opportunities for kids to have fun with arts and crafts or volunteer to water the community gardens at Lakeside Landing, spotlight on Whim Local, Edible Garden featuring lettuce and parsley, a generous $10,000 matching donation, the petition to support Ambrosia, and lots more!

April 16, 2022, 1PM to 6PM: Outdoor concert with Kevin North and No Country, at Lakeside Landing.

April 16, 2022, 10AM to 12PM: Bodhi Meditation free walking meditation seminar at Lakeside Landing, "Introduction to Energy Bagua", everyone is welcome to join and learn about the benefits of walking meditation.

April 13, 2022, the petition to support Keith at Ambrosia Bakery has over 3,000 signatures, and Lakeside Village has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC7 News, and SF Gate.

April 12, 2022 at 12PM: Outdoor concert with David Melamed and Larry Ferrara, classical guitar including Bach and more, at Lakeside Landing.

April 12, 2022. Many small businesses in Lakeside Village are eligible for 0% interest loans through the California Rebuilding Fund. Read more here. Eligibility requirements here.

April 9, 2022, 1:30PM to 2:30PM at the Edible Garden: Check on the vegetables, learn about the lifecycles of lettuce and parsley, and water the community gardens at Lakeside Landing (2504 Ocean).

April 9, 2022, 8:30AM to 12PM, register here for the D7 Beautification Day with 10+ greening and cleaning teams in Lakeside (including the greenbelt mentioned above), Miraloma, Merced Heights, and more!

April 2 and April 9, 2022, 8:30AM to 11:30AM: Annual Lakeside 2+3 Greenbelt Cleanup. April 2, Junipero Serra between Winston and Stratford. April 9, between Eucalyptus and Winston. RSVP and more info via lakeside@mainfare.com.

April 2022, Shop Local through the new Lakeside Village community website. Powered by WhimLocal, a Bay Area startup, each Lakeside Village business has a page to post specials, whether offers or new products. The Lakeside Village Business Council encourages you to check back often! https://www.whimlocal.com/community/lakesidevillage

April 2022, Please sign this petition to support Keith at Ambrosia Bakery. Public Works issued a ~$4,500 fine for over-pruning two street trees (to address customer complaints about crosswalk safety). Friends of Lakeside Village volunteers will join Keith for a hearing in May to recommend more manageable solutions. Thank you for your support.

For residents who lost refrigerated food during the power outage from Saturday April 2 at 8:40PM to Monday April 4 at 3:30AM, please go to this PG&E claim page for more information.

For the April 2022 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes bands, spotlight on Mathnasium, installation of a new water meter and faucet for the community gardens at Lakeside Landing, an update on the Edible Garden featuring superplants carrots and radishes, SF redistricting, District 7 participatory budgeting deadlines, and lots more!

March 22, 2022, at 12PM, outdoor concert with David Melamed and Larry Ferrara, classical guitar including Bach and more. Pickup lunch at Ambrosia, Dinosaurs, Lucho's, or Ocean Thai, and enjoy dining outside while listening to music at Lakeside Landing (2504 Ocean)!

March 20, 2022, 1:30PM to 2:30PM: Discover sprouting seeds in the Edible Garden at Lakeside Landing.

March 17, 2022, after school on St. Patrick's Day: find little leprechauns and new books at the Lakeside Landing lending libraries!

March 12, 2022, 9:30AM to 11AM: Sign up here to make sidewalks sparkle thanks to Refuse Refuse in partnership with Public Works and SF Together. Meet at Lakeside Landing.

For the March 2022 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes a cleanup with Refuse Refuse, St. Patrick's Day book hunt, bands and other events, spotlight on Jean Henry School of Art, and an update on the Edible Garden with a link to new curriculum on reading seed packets as part of the first planting day, and lots more!

Fun and fresh air on Sunday Feb 13, 2022, 2PM to 3PM, before the Super Bowl kick-off! Kid-friendly volunteer activities at Lakeside Landing (2504 Ocean): 1. Plant seeds in the Edible Garden, organized by community gardener Anya; and/or 2. Clean up Lakeside Village, trash bags provided, perhaps pickup some litter on your way home!

Feb 1, 2022 at 12PM, outdoor concert at Lakeside Landing with David Melamed and Larry Ferrara, classical guitar duets including Bach and more!

For the February 2022 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes a new classical guitar outdoor concert, update on the Edible Garden with curriculum on pH testing the soil, spotlight on the nonprofit Climate Action Now, and lots more!

Please join the first volunteer cleanup in 2022 on Saturday January 15, 9:30AM to 10:30AM to spruce up Lakeside Village! Meet at Lakeside Landing (2504 Ocean Ave), trash bags provided.

The new year brings edible gardening to Lakeside Landing! Please volunteer this Sunday January 9 at 2PM to fill the new rolling planter with organic soil. Wear a mask and bring any handy shovel or bucket for moving soil. Kids are welcome - and can learn from community gardener, Anya, about the importance of pH testing the soil's acidity, ensuring ideal conditions for growing vegetables and herbs. Thank you to Capital Group for funding the edible garden.

Congratulations to Lucho's, Ambrosia Bakery, Shabu House, and Dinosaurs for this terrific feature in SF Eater, Where to Eat and Drink on Ocean Avenue. Bring your family to enjoy the many wonderful businesses in Lakeside Village!

For the January 2022 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes a request for volunteers to reach out to local retail contacts with the Walgreens sublease packet, thank you to Giving Tuesday donors, spotlight on Lake Side Nails Bar, and lots more!

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Join the final volunteer day of 2021 to clean up Lakeside Village! Meet at Lakeside Landing, Sunday Dec 19, 3PM to 4PM. Trash bags provided. All welcome!

Dec 17, 2021, at 5PM, Holiday Celebration at Lakeside Landing! Enjoy the trolley bus of visiting carolers and dancing elves, free hot chocolate from Ambrosia, and more! With thanks to your friends at Shop and Dine in the 49, let's buy local!

Dec 17, 2021, 1:30PM to 2PM, West Portal Lutheran 4th graders will sing Christmas songs at Lakeside Landing. For safety, please stay 10 feet from the kids (who will wear masks). Everyone is welcome!

Dec 4, 2021, 10AM to 3PM, Holiday Market at Lakeside Landing! Discover home decor, jewelry, and gifts, all crafted by local artists. Cash, Checks, Square, and Venmo accepted. Win the raffle prize (do not need to be present to win)!

For the December 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes reasons to shop local with gift ideas in Lakeside Village, Giving Tuesday, priorities from the Lakeside Village survey completed by 157 people, free Holiday celebrations at Lakeside Landing, and lots more!

Nov 21, 2021, 3PM to 4PM, Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. Meet at Lakeside Landing where Anne will provide trash bags. Remember to wear gloves and bring your favorite gardening tools if you like weeding. We will also be putting up holiday lights in the trees at Lakeside Landing!

Nov 21, 2021, 12PM to 2:30PM, Neighborhood Thanksgiving Party at Lakeside Landing! SF Bodhi Meditation hosted a free lunch at 12PM. Enjoy delicious food, get to know your neighbors, experience Energy Bagua Walking Meditation! RSVP 415-913-8854 or register here. No charge!

Nov 18, 2021, 6PM, Supervisor Melgar is hosting a Public Safety Virtual Town Hall. Register here for Zoom link or watch live on Facebook. Email questions in advance to lila.carrillo@sfgov.org, subject “11/18 Public Safety Question”.

Nov 16, 2021, Shared Spaces provided an update to the San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations, SFCDMA. If you have a Shared Spaces permit, the relevant information is here.

Nov 7 and Nov 14, 2021, 1PM to 2:30PM, Bodhi Meditation free walking meditation seminars, “Energy Bagua”, at Lakeside Landing. These opportunities to practice in person are part of a series of free introductory Zoom sessions. Click here for more information including the benefits of Bodhi Meditation (2575 Ocean Ave), or call 415-913-8854 to register, or pick-up a flyer at Ambrosia.

Thank you to the 157 people who completed the Lakeside Village survey (closed Nov 7, 2021). A summary of your priorities and suggestions will be part of the December newsletter.

For the November 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes thanks to the many people transforming Lakeside Village, Spotlight on Villa d'Este, new bike racks, a joyful video of the September block party, and lots more!

Oct 17, 2021, San Francisco's "Phoenix Day" with live music from the Jon Frank Jazz Trio from 1PM to 3PM at Lakeside Landing! Followed by 3PM to 4PM, Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. Meet at Lakeside Landing where Lisa will provide trash bags. Remember to wear gloves and bring your favorite gardening tools if you like weeding. Everyone is welcome!

For the October 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes photos of the new kid's lending library, donated shrubs, and the first block party at Lakeside Landing, Spotlight on Mark Post Bookseller, and lots more!

Sept 26, 2021 at 1PM, free concert at Lakeside Landing. Jeff Cleary sings upbeat covers and will be very popular with fans of Frank Sinatra!

Sept 25, 2021, 2PM to 5PM, the first Lakeside Village Block Party at Lakeside Landing! Thank you to all of the families who joined the fun and games, helped organize, and volunteered! In particular, a huge thank you to Ted & Company for playing the wonderful Grateful Dead covers and SF Hometown Creamery for providing the sweet treats.

Sept 19, 2021, 3PM to 4PM, Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. Meet at Lakeside Landing where Kathy will provide trash bags. Remember to wear gloves and bring your favorite gardening tools if you like weeding. Everyone is welcome!

On Sept 12 AND Sept 19, 2021, we welcomed the Jon Frank Jazz Trio from 1PM, jazz standards at Lakeside Landing. More information here.

Sept 9, 2021, street banners installed. Thank you to the many businesses who sponsored this new campaign to create a sense of place for Lakeside Village. Whether by train, bus, car, bicycle, or on foot, everyone will notice the diversity of what you can do ON OCEAN!

Sept 6, 2021, a beautiful Labor Day at Lakeside Landing. Bring your kids to find a book in the new lending library, with thanks to Kathy and Jim for installing at kid height!

In September 2021, the Business Council asked merchants to support our calls for urgent tree maintenance. Lakeside Village on Ocean appears not to be part of the Public Works published pruning schedule. We want to fix safety hazards including dead trees that may fall in a storm, stumps that may trip pedestrians, and overgrowth that obscures stop signs for drivers.

For the September 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes the first Lakeside Village Block Party, Spotlight on Chez Sylva, progress on creating an edible garden, and lots more!

August 15, 2021, 1PM to 4PM, Jon Frank Jazz Quartet, jazz standards at Lakeside Landing. More information here.

August 15, 2021, 3PM to 4PM, Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. Meet at Lakeside Landing where Becca will provide trash bags. Remember to wear gloves and bring your favorite gardening tools if you like weeding. Everyone is welcome!

Lakeside Landing selected as one of a few parks around the city to host a "golden tree"! What makes San Francisco shine? Visit Lakeside Landing (2504 Ocean at Junipero Serra) to learn more and participate in free family-friendly activities such as origami, art, and interactive crafts, anytime between 12PM to 4PM on Sunday July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, and Aug 15.

For the August 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes remaining Golden Tree dates, "Takeout Twenty" to support restaurants, thank you to John at SFEdit for donating a video so that you can learn more about the neighborhood, and lots more!

During July 2021, the Business Council focused on designing artwork with 15 business sponsors for street banners to create a sense of place in Lakeside Village. We're excited about this campaign where permits have been approved for the concept of highlighting diverse activities for families and shoppers. AAA Flag & Banner will install the banners on 8 lampposts (maximum available currently) on Ocean Avenue between 19th and Junipero Serra on September 8, 2021.

July 18, 2021, 3PM to 4PM, Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. For the regular trash pickup, Kath will provide garbage bags. Meet at Lakeside Landing.

July 16, 2021: Good news about Traffic Calming! Since 2009, Lakeside residents have asked for measures to slow down drivers for pedestrian safety. With thanks to a successful District 7 participatory budgeting proposal written by neighbor Kathleen, SFMTA will be installing 8 new speed bumps; Junipero Serra frontage road (3), Lagunitas (3), Beachmont (2). Please stay tuned.

For the July 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes Golden Tree dates at Lakeside Landing, volunteer opportunities, spotlight on Mystic Gardens Florist, thank you to Capital Group for their generous corporate donation, and lots more!

June 13, 2021, 11AM to 12PM, Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. For the regular trash pickup, Denise will provide garbage bags. Meet at Lakeside Landing.

June 3, 2021, Lakeside Village deep clean. With thanks to District 7 Supervisor Melgar and Jen Low, the Clean Corridors SF program was on Ocean between 19th and Junipero Serra to steam clean, abate graffiti, and pickup trash. Thank you to the Public Works team for cleaning Lakeside Village!


For the June 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes Lakeside Village deep clean by Public Works, volunteer opportunities, spotlight on Breathe Salt Yoga, hiring a part-time caretaker for Lakeside Landing, and lots more!

May 16, 2021, 3PM to 4PM, Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. For the regular trash pickup, Kath will provide garbage bags. Meet at Lakeside Landing.

May 15, 2021, 2PM, Jon Frank Jazz Quartet, jazz standards at Lakeside Landing. More information here. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.

May 15, 2021, 8AM to 1PM, Scout Troop 333 is recruiting. Visit Lakeside Landing with your 5/6/7 grade son to learn more!


May 13, 2021, 4PM, Business Council Meeting. Topic: District 7 participatory budgeting proposals for Lakeside Landing, Expanded Art for Ocean, New Trees for Lakeside Village, and Security Cameras submitted by the May 14 deadline.


May 9, 2021, 1PM, Mother's Day Celebration with the Stephanie Woodford Duo playing original soul and covers at Lakeside Landing. More information here.

Hey kids.... On May 9 at 1PM, join the Friends of Lakeside Village for a Mother's Day inspired craft project. We will have the free supplies needed to assist you with making a little something special for the Mom in your life. One per child while supplies last!


May 2, 2021, 2PM to 4PM, Reemerging through Poetry: Poems of Affirmation and Healing with Brianna to support San Francisco Community College, Poetry for the People. If you're not ready to reemerge, the event will be live-streamed.


May 2, 2021, 1PM to 2PM, Chi Gung and Wing Chun Ring movement class at Lakeside Landing. Maximum of 12 people, first come, first served. No charge.


May 1, 2021, 2PM to 4PM, Mokili Wa in concert at Lakeside Landing. Mokili Wa, meaning "world, listen," is a group of artists from different corners of the globe. You will love their world fusion music! Instagram @mokiliwamusic

For the May 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes concerts at Lakeside Landing, spotlight on Lucho's and Curran & Associates, new grant applications submitted to improve Lakeside Village, and lots more!


April 19, 4PM, Business Council Kickoff Meeting. Topic: Discussion of top priorities for the commercial district on Ocean between 19th and Junipero Serra. Volunteers pursuing grants/ funding.

April 18, 2021, 3PM to 4PM, next Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. If you would like to help remove the overgrown lantana shrub, please bring gardening gloves and pruning shears (lawn bags will be provided). For the usual trash pickup along Ocean, Denise will provide garbage bags.

April 17, 2021, at 1PM, Stephanie Woodford Duo will play original soul and covers at Lakeside Landing. More information here.


April 16, 2021, between 1PM to 3PM is the first in a schedule of regularly available office hours with Supervisor Melgar for constituents who want to chat about specific requests. Make an appointment today here.

April 11, 2021, at 1PM, Stephanie Woodford Duo at Lakeside Landing, original soul and covers. More here.

April 10, 2021, at 1PM, Gee Babies Jazz Quartet return to Lakeside Landing!

April 3, 2021, at 1PM, Jon Frank Jazz Quartet, jazz standards at Lakeside Landing. More information here.

April 3, 2021, at 11:30AM, Easter Egg Hunt at Lakeside Landing! Will the Easter Bunny hide wrapped candy in the fairy village? Could be! All kids welcome. Please wear a mask and bring a basket!

For the April 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes new events, new Lakeside Village spotlight on Ambrosia and Dr. Monetta Optometry, new "Living Flowers of the Sea" mural for alongside the Muni tracks, and lots more!

March 28, 2021, at 1PM, Stephanie Woodford Trio back at Lakeside Landing! Original soul music and covers, for more info, click here.


March 21, 2021 at 3PM, Supervisor Myrna Melgar recognized Lakeside teens, Isabella and Rory, for their volunteer projects at Lakeside Landing. And from 3PM to 4PM, volunteering! Bring your favorite gardening tools if you'd like to help weed the Lakeside Landing community garden. Trash bags provided. Please wear mask and gloves. All welcome!

March 21, 2021, at 1PM, Stephanie Woodford Trio at Lakeside Landing! Original soul music and covers, more here.

March 20, 2021, at 1PM, Gee Babies Jazz Quartet played their first outdoor concert at Lakeside Landing.

March 20, 2021, 10AM to 12PM, Scout Troop 333 is recruiting. Visit Lakeside Landing with your 5/6/7 grade son to learn more!

For the March 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes March 6 outdoor concert by Stephanie Woodside Trio, new Giant Chess, COVID-19 vaccine info, Lakeside public safety update, and more!

For the February 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here.

January 28, 2021: Outdoor dining resumes! The tables and chairs are set up again at Lakeside Landing in line with the updated shelter-in-place order.

January 22, 2021: Save the date! Lakeside Landing's first concert is the Jon Frank Jazz Quartet on Saturday Feb 13, 1PM to 4PM. Pending COVID-19 restrictions by mid-Feb, this may be live streamed, or we may be able to set up the tables in chairs again for socially distanced pods to enjoy music!

January 19, 2021: Please visit Lakeside Landing! All the planters now contain beautiful flowers, thank you to Markos Major at Climate Action Now! Checkout the new fairy village and the freehand painting by local teens that adds even more fun to the Nature Exploration Area "shipwreck" for kids. Photos on Instagram.

January 17, 2021: Thank you to the many volunteers who picked up trash in Lakeside Village this afternoon.

January 15, 2021: Thank you to neighbor Kevin Curran and his team from Curran & Associates for installing the new Lending Library on Ocean!

For the January 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here.

December 31, 2020: Outdoor yoga at 9AM with Breathe Salt Yoga teacher Anne. Happy new year!

December 19, 2020: Volunteers needed for filling planters with soil! From 12PM to 1PM, we will fill the remaining planters at Lakeside Landing with soil. Please wear mask & gloves, bring a shovel & bucket (or wheelbarrow).

December 16, 2020: Volunteers needed for mulch moving! From 3PM to 4PM, we will move beautiful donated chopped Eucalyptus mulch into the Nature Exploration Area. Please wear mask and gloves. Bring a bucket!

December 11, 2020: First pop-up free yoga class at Lakeside Landing kindly hosted by Breathe Salt Yoga! Please register here. Restricted class size, social distancing, masks, all in compliance with the latest Stay at Home order.

Please save the date for volunteer opportunities!
Saturday 12/5, 2PM to 3PM, Lakeside Village trash pickup along Ocean! Please bring your masks and gloves. Trash bags will be provided.
Sunday 12/6, 2PM to 3PM, Lakeside Landing planters! Please wear mask & gloves, bring a shovel & bucket (or wheelbarrow).
Monday 12/7, 10AM to 3PM, planting shrubs & ground cover. Another landscaping day with Markos Major at Climate Action Now!

November 22, 2020: The octopus mural is finished! With thanks to the many volunteers under the leadership of artist Mike Ritch, Jean Henry School of Art on Ocean Ave.

November 21, 2020: Conversations at Lakeside Landing! Here are some uplifting comments from people enjoying the new community space:

  • “I’ve been coming for acupuncture on Ocean. Now I’ve found this park, I met friends for coffee instead of just driving home.”

  • “Who wrote that sign? I had no idea there were so many restaurants and bakeries and businesses on this block of Ocean.”

  • “It will be great when you have tables too! There wasn’t space to eat outside at Lucho’s so we brought our lunch here.” (Note: tables arrive by Jan 11).

  • “Where is the lending library? Such a great idea!” (Note: a small lending library box will be delivered Dec 9-16).

  • “These new marble benches are great – where did you find them?” (Note: with thanks to the city, almost everything is recycled from other projects).

November 20, 2020: Update and volunteer days, everyone welcome! Thank you to the city for helping place heavy items yesterday at “Lakeside Landing”.
Saturday 11/21, 2PM to 3PM, sweeping & trash pickup! Meet at the octopus. Please bring your masks, gloves, brooms & dustpans.
Sunday 11/22, all day, painting! Meet the artist, Mike Ritch, to paint details for the octopus ground mural, weather permitting.
Monday 11/30, 10AM to 3PM: Save the date for tree planting. RSVP to receive a volunteer waiver, lakeside@mainfare.com.

November 20, 2020: District 7 has started a project on housing needs. Please see this link for more information including a survey.

November 14, 2020: Update! The octopus mural and landscaping work continue with help from lots of volunteers. Thank you to the city for providing 2 new garbage cans on Ocean right by the entrance to Lakeside Landing!

Save-the-date for Lakeside Landing volunteer days, everyone welcome!
Sunday 10/25, 3PM to 4PM, dirt-digging! Organized by DPW, we received a generous donation of free soil for Lakeside Landing planters, delivered by Treaty Construction. We will move some soil to an adjacent flowerbed before the powerwashing. Bring your masks, gloves & shovels!
Sunday 11/1, 2PM to 3PM, trash pickup, sweeping, and powerwashing. Please wear a mask & gloves and bring a broom! Trash bags with be provided.
Thursday 11/5, 11AM to 5PM, ground mural painting day with shifts for socially-distanced painting (masks, gloves etc.).
Tuesday 11/10, 3PM, painting details for the octopus.

October 23, 2020: Chairs delivered to Lakeside Landing! These are set up in socially distanced groups with temporary signs to welcome everyone to make themselves comfortable. Tables will arrive soon.

October 7, 2020: Lakeside One newsletter including:
1. The votes are in! For the temporarily closed parking lot (Ocean at Junipero Serra), the winning name is "Lakeside Landing". More volunteer opportunities will be announced soon!
2. Friends of Lakeside Village is hiring a part-time caretaker for the parking lot to help with light maintenance, cleaning tables, watering plants etc.
3. It's almost Halloween! Stay safe during COVID-19 by putting bowls of candy at the edge of your driveway, wearing a mask, and making sure you stay socially distant from trick-or-treaters.
4. Please visit Lakeside Village businesses. Lunch outside at Lucho's, cakes from Ambrosia or sandwiches from Dinosaurs or socially-distanced yoga at the Breathe Salt Yoga studio. Shopping from home? Special offer of free delivery on orders over $100 from San Francisco's Flatiron Wines & Spirits.

September 28, 2020: Lakeside One newsletter including:
1. A new more formal association, Friends of Lakeside Village, is being created with SF Parks Alliance as a fiscal sponsor. This will help us fundraise for future projects. Thank you, Lisa Napoli.
2. The Dept of Public Works confirms that fill-in trees will be planted on the Junipero Serra median strip following the tree removal. Timeframe not yet confirmed.
3. Walgreens are implementing a new security program to stop theft including 2550 Ocean for the safety of employees, customers, and neighbors. Thank you, Denise Burns.
4. As a bit of fun, please vote on names for the Ocean/Junipero Serra parking lot! Survey takes 1-min, closes next week. Click here to vote. Thank you to all the neighbors who submitted ideas!

September 23, 2020: Permit received for Ocean/Junipero Serra Parking Lot. Good news! We received a permit from Oct 10 to Dec 31, 2020. If this experiment to make Lakeside Village more attractive for residents, shoppers, and businesses is a success, the closure may extend into 2021. Many volunteer opportunities will follow including helping to paint a fun ground mural!

September 5, 2020: Thank you to the volunteers who cleaned up Lakeside Village today! For a few photos of the fun, click here. Thank you to the city for picking up the surprisingly large mountain of trash bags on the same day. The next cleanup date is TBD, likely October.

September 5, 2020:
Lakeside Village Cleanup with Social Distancing and COVID-19 Protocols. Please join your friends and neighbors on Saturday Sept 5 from 3PM to 4PM to help cleanup Lakeside Village. We will meet in the Parking Lot on Ocean at Junipero Serra. Trash bags will be provided for garbage pickup. Please wear a mask and gloves. Bring your own garden tools if you would like to help weed the neglected periphery of the parking lot. All families are welcome!

August 27, 2020:
Lakeside One participatory voting results. Good news! Four of the Lakeside One proposals submitted to the District 7 participatory budgeting received enough votes to move forward. Implementation will take many months but funding is approved and project managers will be assigned by the relevant City departments. In future, we can look forward to: a) Sidewalk Gardens on Ocean Ave in Lakeside Village; b) Planting and Beautification of the Junipero Serra Median; c) Speed Bumps to stop speeding and protect Lakeside One pedestrians; d) Wall Murals for Ocean Ave along the railway tracks to help stop unsightly graffiti. Thank you to the many people who wrote proposals - and voted!

March 25, 2020:
Next neighborhood meeting. In light of COVID-19 concerns, the next Lakeside One meeting will be outside during the summer (date TBD). Bring your family and favorite "pandemic packaged snack” to Junipero Serra frontage road on a Saturday afternoon for happy hour, 4PM to 6PM. Meet the neighbors! Get an update on Lakeside One projects!

March 11, 2020
Ocean “Playlot” in the carpark by Junipero Serra has the goal of testing temporary ideas to make Ocean more inviting for the entire community of residents, visitors, and businesses. For the update delivered to Lakeside One homes and businesses on March 11, click here.

February 5, 2020:
District 7 participatory budgeting. In January 2020, a number of residents submitted proposals for District 7 funds to make improvements in Lakeside One. The emphasis is on Ocean Ave in an effort to make the commercial corridor in Lakeside Village more attractive to businesses, shoppers, and residents. We will email links when the voting starts (voting will be open for 2-weeks, timing TBD). Each proposal requires over 450 votes from District 7 residents to move forward so we will ask you to reach out to your friends and family. Proposals include:

  1. Junipero Serra Median planting and beautification, Denise Burns (Woodacre).

  2. Restore the Horse Heads along Woodacre, Denise Burns (Woodacre).

  3. Protect Lakeside One Pedestrians with speed bumps to stop speeding, Kathleen Lunbeck (Junipero Serra).

  4. Wall Murals for Ocean at M-line & bus stop to prevent graffiti, Lisa Napoli (Junipero Serra), Kath Tsakalakis (Beachmont), Mike Ritch (artist, Jean Henry Art Studio on Ocean).

  5. Sidewalk Gardens for Ocean near Junipero Serra. Lisa Napoli (Junipero Serra), Kath Tsakalakis (Beachmont), Commodore Sloat School gardening teacher and students.

  6. Emergency Preparedness for Lakeside and other neighborhoods with support from Lisa Napoli.

  7. Solid red cross-walk light on Sloat at West Portal Lutheran School, Kath Tsakalakis (Beachmont), Mickey Angerman (Principal), Bob Fiedler (Stern Grove). Note: this is too expensive for participatory budgeting so it has been moved into a separate Vision Zero city process.