Dear Members, Merchants and Friends,
We hope that you have been enjoying our typically lovely October weather and the many activities that occur at this time of year. Of special note is the second annual RHN Trick or Treat with Polk Street Merchants on Saturday, October 28, 3 – 6 PM sponsored by our own Families with Children Committee in conjunction with the Polk Street Merchants. Meet at the Candy Store, 1507 Vallejo, at 3:00 or join anywhere along the route from Union to California Streets. Pumpkin decorating and games take place 3:30 – 6:00 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1755 Clay. Trick or treating free to kids of all ages and pets!! If you plan to attend pumpkin decorating, please register to ensure enough pumpkins on hand.
(More details at colehardware.eventbrite.com.)
Please mark your calendars for RHN’s “RUSSIAN HILL SAFETY SUMMIT: Get involved with your personal safety” taking place on Wednesday, November 8, 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 2454 Hyde Street. A moderated panel will include Captain Paul Yep of Central Station and Captain John Jaimerena of Northern Station, Assistant DA Charles Bisesto, and plainclothes officers who work in our neighborhood. The focus will be on how we can support, collaborate with and augment local law enforcement efforts and improve our personal protection awareness and skills. Watch your inbox for additional details later this month.
Thank you to all Russian Hill residents who have reached out to us, as well as to public officials, regarding the recent and unfortunate number of tour buses getting stuck on our steep hills. RHN has joined in the outcry for immediate action. Click here to find a copy of our letter to Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin.
If you have been thinking how you might make a difference in our neighborhood, consider volunteering to serve on one of RHN’s committees. It is also a great way to meet your neighbors and make new friends. Committees include DZLU (Design, Zoning Land Use), Membership, Safety, Traffic & Transportation, Parks, Safety, Neighborhood Improvement, Safety, Families with Children, Communications & Marketing, Special Events and History.
As always, we welcome your suggestions, questions and especially your personal involvement.
RHN Executive Committee