Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services: 30th Birthday!

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“On behalf of the participants of Bayview Hunters Point Adult Day Health would love to have you join Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services for their 30th Birthday Party, Thursday, December 4th from 11-4pm!  We have been through a lot in the past few years and we are here to celebrate the victory as well as the past thirty years of love and care adhc has been providing in the community.  We guarantee fun!” – Cathy Davis, MSW, Executive Director, Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services, INC

Thursday, December 4, 2014

11:00am – 4:00pm

1250 La Salle Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124



Compositions: A Filipino American Experience



Compositions: A Filipino American Experience, curated by Janet Alvarado, is an exhibition of historical photographs by Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado which dramatically captures the Filipino community in and around San Francisco during the 1940s & 50s, will be on view in the San Francisco Main Library’s Skylight Gallery, Sept. 20 – Dec. 7.


The combined talents of Filipino American scholars, authors and musicians went into the making of Compositions, which includes the exhibition, a literary anthology, a musical performance, panel discussions and other related programs.


These unique historical photographs by Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado provide an enhanced understanding of the earliest roots of Filipino American life. The lively photographs of neighborhoods such as Bayview Hunters Point, Little Hollywood and Visitation Valley include celebrations, street scenes, nightclubs, house parties and other examples of community life.


An accompanying anthology, Claiming Our Stories, features contemporary Filipino American writers talking about the rich cultural history and contributions Filipinos have made to the City.

Southeastern Working Group

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This Thursday, the Southeast Working Group will be asked to discuss how the new sewer facilities at the Southeast Plant should be integrated into the community, and their aesthetic look and feel. For more information, visit

This will be the first of several meetings regarding this topic in the community as the SFPUC continues planning for upgrades to the digesters and other improvements at the Southeast Plant. This meeting will focus on the look and feel of new Plant facilities.


When: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Location: Southeast Community Facility, Alex Pitcher Room, 1800 Oakdale Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

*SEWG meetings will be held on as-needed basis. Regularly scheduled meetings will be held between 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Southeast Community Facility in the Alex Pitcher Room located at 1800 Oakdale unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Southeast Working Group (SEWG) was created to provide a public forum to discuss the SFPUC projects and activities in the Southeast. The goal is to work with residents, businesses, community organizations and others to help build a better Southeast community.

Looking Back on the Past Lives of Candlestick Point

From SFCurbed:

After yesterday’s rendering reveal showing swaths of Candlestick Point reborn in mall form—though as you recall, the rest of the multibillion-dollar effort includes housing, too—we thought we’d take a look back at the area’s early days. And we’re not talking Giants and 49ers stadium era: Instead, we’re going way back to when the marshy bay fill was home to brick pavers, tanneries, and war housing, with a quarantine hospital proposal thrown in just to keep things interesting.

More at SFCurbed.

Mission Bay Loop Public Meeting – TOMORROW @ 6:30PM

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6:30 – 7:30PM
La Scuola Internazionale di San Francisco
728 20th St (enter at Tennessee)

In 2007, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) began the Third Street T-Line service between Embarcadero and Sunnydale. The Mission Bay Loop was designed as part of the Third Street Light Rail Project and an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Third Street Light Rail Project was completed and approved in 1999 by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). An updated Environmental Assessment for the loop was also approved by FTA in 2013. Upon completion of the Central Subway, the Mission Bay Loop will allow for more frequent service between the Central Waterfront, Mission Bay, SOMA and Chinatown by finishing the train turnaround at Third, 18th, 19th and Illinois Streets.

Community Tree Lighting

From the Bayview Opera House:

This year’s Tree Lighting event takes place on the newly created plaza at 3rd Street & Newcomb, where the new landscape of our historic building is starting to take shape. The Community Tree is where it’s always been, except now this place is outside the fence.

The community is invited to enjoy our Holiday Market featuring local vendors with delicious food, wine and crafts, as well as arts activities for the kids. Live seasonal music will round out the event. Dress warmly.

Thanks to the Bayview YMCA for donating the tree!

Thanks also to the SFPUC, who will be joining the festivities to celebrate the Holiday Bells, to be installed along Third Street.

Thanks to Community Youth Center for bringing their youth quilt exhibit to our event.
Artist William Rhodes will be on hand to talk about his Mandela Quilt Project, which put children from Charles Drew Elementary School in touch with children from a school in South Africa. When they heard that the South African children need socks, their teacher spontaneously started a children’s sock drive. Please support Ms. Lyris Wolfe in collecting socks for their partner school by bringing a pair of children’s socks to the event!

Look for our special edition holiday mug when you buy a glass of traditional mulled wine or hot apple cider!

BVOH Holiday events are made possible by our generous supporters and partners:
SFAC (short logo OK), Grants for the Arts, Invest in Neighborhoods, Bayview Merchants Association , Bayview Underground Food Scene, BMAGIC, 3rd St Youth Center & Clinic, Community Ambassadors, Salvation Army, Joseph Lee Rec Center, Supervisor Malia Cohen

Geneva-Harney BRT Meeting

Special Neighborhood meeting this Thursday in response to the request from the community. There will be a project update specifically geared for Little Hollywood. This is a great opportunity to voice and concerns or questions regarding new transportation in District 10.

Super Bowl 50 Contracting Opportunities

San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Business Opportunities

The National Football League (NFL) and San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee are proud to launch their Business Connect program, which will link Bay Area diverse businesses with contracting opportunities related to Super Bowl 50.

Business Connect is open to businesses located in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area region that are certified as:

  • Minority-owned (MBE)
  • Women-owned (WBE)
  • Disabled veteran-owned (DVBE)

To qualify, each business must be 51% owned by a minority, woman and/or disabled veteran.

The application period for Business Connect will launch on November 17, with applications accepted through April 30, 2015. The NFL’s procurement process and competitive bidding for Super Bowl 50 will begin in June 2015.

Bay Area businesses interested in learning more about Business Connect should attend one of two Kickoff Workshops taking place in November, as follows:

Monday, November 17, 1:30 – 3:30 P.M.

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara

Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 – 9:30 A.M.
Moscone Center, San Francisco

To attend a Kickoff Workshop, interested parties must register on the Host Committee’s website.

Both workshops are free, but pre-registration is required for attendance. For more information please click here

The Point: Kirk Crippens collaboration with the Bayview-Hunters Point Community

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries presents

The Point: Kirk Crippens collaboration with the Bayview-Hunters Point Community,
a photography exhibition presented in partnership with Rayko Photo Center.

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On view November 13, 2014-February 27, 2015

San Francisco City Hall
Ground Floor Exhibition
North Light Court Banners


Special Events (free and open to the public)

Thursday, November 13
Opening Reception with Curator-led Walkthrough
San Francisco City Hall, ground floor

Tour: 5 p.m.
Reception: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


In 2010, Bay Area artist Kirk Crippens was invited to photograph the neighborhood of Bayview-Hunters Point. He was initially an outsider circumambulating the community with his camera. If the photographs were going to authentically represent the people and the neighborhood, he needed to connect to the community in a more significant and personal way. In early 2011, Crippens walked into Providence Baptist Church, established in the neighborhood in the early 1940s. The congregation immediately welcomed him into the fold, making efforts to shake his hand and remember his name. The artist says, “Attending services each week, the church became the foundation through which I learned about and connected with members of the community.”

Crippens soon found himself describing his photography project to the pastor, and subsequently meetings were set up with pillars of the community who invited Crippens to photograph both themselves and their homes. The resulting images became a body of work entitled The Point, a photographic celebration of the community of Bayview-Hunters Point. Twenty-four images from Crippens’ photographic series The Point were exhibited at Rayko Photo Center in September and October 2014. For this upcoming exhibition at San Francisco City Hall, an additional dozen images from the series will be shown with the initial twenty-four, displayed alongside collections of family photographs gathered from members of the community who are featured in The Point.

San Francisco Arts Commision Galleries Director Meg Shiffler states, “While other photography projects have focused on the gritty, troubled aspects that have resulted from oppression and economic struggle in the area, The Point honors and celebrates the people who have grown up and lived their lives in this area of San Francisco.” Primarily consisting of regal large-scale portraits of individuals from all generations in the neighborhood, The Point also features poetic interior shots of homes and rooms within Providence Baptist Church. Crippens currently serves on an arts board in the neighborhood, and Providence Baptist Church has become his home away from home.

Tom DeCaigny, San Francisco Director of Cultural Affairs adds, “The Point is an incredibly powerful exhibition, as it showcases the lives of long-time Bayview-Hunters Point residents invested in the health and well-being of their neighborhood. At a time when San Francisco continues to grapple with the distressing trend of the out-migration of the African-American community, it’s more important than ever that we bring this exhibit to City Hall. ”

Located at the southeastern corner of San Francisco, the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood has been historically isolated from the rest of the city and often cited as a significant example of urban marginalization. Frequently referred to as “The Point,” the district was considered to be one of the last remaining San Francisco neighborhood left untouched by developers. However, with the completion of the Muni Metro T Third Street line in 2007, the first new light-rail line in San Francisco in more than half a century, and other plans on the horizon, Bayview-Hunters Point has recently become a focal point for recent redevelopment projects. The Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, a superfund site requiring years of toxic radioactive pollution cleanup, is being targeted for 10,500 new residential units and close to 4 million square feet of commercial and retail space. For those individuals who grew up and raised families in the historically working class African-American community, these changes portend not only gentrification but also displacement.

Stay tuned for information regarding special public programs.

The Point is generously supported in part by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.