President Cohen’s August 2018 Newsletter

President Malia Cohen’s


Keeping San Francisco’s District 10 affordable, working, healthy, and safe!

Malia Cohen

Keep in touch: 
(415) 554-7670



Important Changes Coming to CalFresh/Food Stamps

As of September 1st, San Francisco will be required to reinstate federal work requirements for CalFresh if recipients want to keep their benefits for more than three out of every 36 months. The requirements will apply to those known as Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) – adults between the age of 18 and 49 who have no children in their household and do not qualify for an exemption (visit for a list of exemptions).
Need help or have questions? The San Francisco Human Services Agency is here for support at (415) 558-4700 or visit

Public Comment on Parcel G Plan Closes Aug. 14th 

District 10 residents are heavily encouraged to review the Navy’s documents and submit a comment on the Parcel G work plan before the Navy’s 60-day public comment period ends to Derek Robinson at
The following links are for related documents:

Courtesy US Navy

Save the Date: The Navy will hold an informational meetings at the OCII Community Room (451 Galvez Ave) regarding Radiological Update on Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:30 pm. Community members are encouraged to attend.
If you would like more information on other parcels, or the overall cleanup at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard (HPNS), you may query the online Administrative Record.

Reminder: Dogpatch Permit Parking Starts Next Month

The Dogpatch Parking Management Plan establishes parking restrictions on most of the blocksand a

Courtesy SFMTA

new RPP Area, Area EE, replacing the portion of Area X east of Iowa Street. If you live or own a business within the new Residential PermitParking (RPP) Area EE you may be eligible for a RPP permit.

Please Be Advised of the Following Important Dates:
  • Installation of Area EE parking permit signs and multi-space meters will begin this month.
  • Parking Enforcement starts September 4, 2018.
You are eligible to purchase an Area EE parking permit if:
  • You are a resident of Area EE and have a motor vehicle registered in your name at your address, or
  • You own or lease commercial property and actively engage in business within the approved area (see rules for obtaining an RPP Permit, Rule # 6).
For more information about the Dogpatch Parking Management Plan, visit or email

Courtesy SFMTA

How would you spend $600,000 to improve transportation? Join the Steering Committee and help your community direct $600,000 in Bayview Transportation Funding.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has secured $600,000 to improve mobility and access for the Bayview’s residents. As part of the Bayview Community Based Transportation Plan, these funds could be spent on infrastructure, such as new bus stops and improved routes to transit, or on programs, like a community shuttle or more frequent MUNI service.
To decide on how to spend these new funds, the SFMTA is launching a participatory budgeting exercise. Through participatory budgeting, community members work together to come up with ideas, develop them into proposals and vote on where the money will go.
The first step of this participatory budgeting exercise is to create a Steering Committee of community members. This Steering Committee will decide on the rules of the participatory budgeting process, which projects are eligible for voting and funding, and how the overall process is run in the community.
The SFMTA wants there to be no barriers to participation in the Steering Committee. The agency will be offering compensation for community members willing to dedicate their time to this effort. Women, people of color, seniors, youth, and people with low incomes are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are available in both Spanish and Chinese.
Apply today or contact Christopher Kidd at or (415) 646-2852 to get more information.

Upcoming Events

District 10
Bayview Uncorked: Fourth Edition
Thursday, August 2nd, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Bayview Opera House (4705 3rd St.)

Courtesy Anne Hamersky

Bayview Uncorked is a celebration of San Francisco’s Bayview district. This annual fundraiser brings the community together and supports local makers, wineries, breweries, and artists. This year’s beneficiary is Bayview non-profit organization, Imprint City.
Over 30 local wines and beers will be available to taste from including August West Wine, Black Hammer Brewing, Cellars 33, Fort Point Beer Company, Flywheel Wines, Gratta Wines, Harmonic Brewing, Laughing Monk Brewing, Magnolia Brewing, Raff Distillerie, Sequoia Sake, Seven Stills, and SF Mead!
Tickets are available for purchase at ($30) or at the door ($35, cash only). This event is 21+ only and IDs will be checked at the door.
August 4 to November 3
District 10
Neighborfest is right around the corner!
Starting August 4th and going through November 3rd, the  Neighborhood Empowerment Network (GSA) is supporting residents in your district as they create intimate block parties. Just as the late Mayor Ed Lee learned when he went to New Orleans to learn about their recovery, when neighbors know neighbors, their community is more resilient. And that is just what Neighborfest is designed to do, help neighbors meet neighbors. Then we take our Neighborfest table with map of the host’s neighborhood and talk to them about emergency preparedness and resources the City offers to help prepare residents for disasters.
Starting in August there are 10 planned block parties (they still have to go through the ISCOTT process but we expect they’ll be approved) in your district. Here are the details of the block parties (the hours are subject to change by the hosts).
Come out to the Neighborfests in your district and help us build more resilient communities.
Block Party Location
Est attendance
Block party host
10 AM
6 PM
Yosemite Ave btw Mendell and Lane (Approved)
April Spears
11 AM
4 PM
Ingerson Ave btw 3rd St and Jennings St (Approved)
Watkins &
Amber Allen
9 AM
4 PM
Ardath Ct and Hudson Ave (Approved)
(Toni) Mobley
  12 PM
4 PM
Hilltop Park on LaSalle Ave and Whitney Young Circle
Brittney Doyle
9 AM
7 PM
Galvez St Between 3rd St and Phelps St
Ruth Jordan
10 AM
4 PM
Minnesota St and 22nd St
Bruce Huie (Dogpatch
Neighborhood Association)
11 AM
3 PM
Bayview Opera House
11 AM
9 PM
Connecticut St. Btw 20th and 22nd St
Lisa Ryers
11 AM
4 PM
Quesada Ave at Third
Newhall btw Kirkwood and Jerrold
Kristin Houk
Community Baby Shower
Friday, August 10th, 1 pm – 4 pm
1290 Fillmore St
San Francisco Black Infant Health will be hosting a Community Baby Shower on August 10th, 2018 from 1 – 4 pm at 1290 Fillmore. There will be refreshments, gifts, activities, raffles, and more! Free transportation is provided within San Francisco. Please RSVP at (415) 776-4457.
25th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival 
Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th
Parade: Civic Center along Market St towards 4th St.
Festival: Yerba Buena Gardens
Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE) is expected to draw over 80,000 people over the weekend.
The Parade is the traditional kickoff for the Pistahan weekend. The Parade w

ill be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11 am from the SF Civic Center, along Market Street towards 4th St. Following the Parade, the Festival continues on August 11th and 12th from 11 am to 5 pm at the Yerba Buena Gardens.
Admission is free and fun for the entire family! Visit for details.
SF Public Works’ Love Our City Cleanup
Saturday, September 8th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
San Francisco needs you! Join your neighbors on Saturday September 8, as we get swept up with civic pride and all do our part to keep our city clean. The ask is simple: LOVE OUR CITY! Grab a broom and dustpan, sweep the sidewalk in front of your home or business and pick up litter in your neighborhood. Together, we can make a meaningful, positive impact.
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it takes teamwork to keep it looking good. On September 8, we’ll make a community-wide push to improve our neighborhoods – with a goal of keeping the momentum going. Every day.
If you don’t have the tools you need to get the job done, Public Works does! You can get supplies the morning of September 8 during a LOVE OUR CITY event at a neighborhood kickoff location near you. Let us know you’re part of the team by registering on or call (415) 641-2600.
LOVE OUR CITY! Join the team. Keep SF clean.


Free School Supplies for Homeless and Low-Income Residents
Free the Need – Free the Need’s Back to School Giveaway originated at Siskiyou County in 2003, and has become a special community event that prepares children and teens for school with clothing, backpacks, school supplies, personal care items and haircuts. Last year, Free the Need successfully extended their giveaway to the San Francisco Bay Area. Parents interested are encouraged to apply online at
BMAGIC – The Bayview Hunters Point Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities (BMAGIC) aims to equip children from kindergarten to 12th grade with essential school supplies to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. They will provide backpacks filled with school supplies to Bayview-Hunters Point families in need on Sunday, August 18th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at NOW Hunters Point (155 Jennings St).
St. Anthony’s Foundation – St. Anthony Foundation’s Free Clothing Program is a free program providing homeless and low-income residents with clothing for work or job interview, winter attire, and clothes for students. Program details can be found at
Child Support Services
San Francisco Department of Child Support Services – SFDCSS empowers parents to provide economic support for their children by furnishing child support services in the form of location of parents, establishment of paternity and support obligations, and enforcement of support obligations thereby contributing to the well-being of families and children. Walk-in services are available at:
  • SFDCSS Main Office at 617 Mission Street, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • San Francisco Superior Court, 400 McAllister Street, Room 423, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • City College – Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia Street, Room 154, Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon
For more information, please visit or call (415) 356-2950 for a consultation.

Hunters Point Naval Shipyard: 2nd Quarter 2018 Progress Update; Public Comment Periods Remain Open; Visit the Radiological Retesting Page on Navy’s Website

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有关海军在猎人角海军造船厂的清理活动方案的更多信息,请拨打 (833) 350-6222 并留言。

Para más información sobre el programa de limpieza de la Marina en Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, favor de dejar un mensaje en (833) 202-5888.



Navy Presents Summary of Recent Achievements, Overview of Upcoming Activities

The current Quarterly Update summarizes the HPNS community involvement activities and documents available for public review between April and June 2018, as well as upcoming activities and documents scheduled for July through September 2018.

Click here to read the Second Quarter 2018 Progress Update.



Comments to Navy documents must be submitted in writing during the official Public Comment Period for each respective document to:

Derek Robinson
BRAC Environmental Coordinator, HPNS
Navy BRAC PMO West
33000 Nixie Way
Bldg 50, 2nd Floor
San Diego, CA. 92147

Additional information on Document Review Locations and How to Comment on a Navy Document are available in the DOCUMENT RESOURCES section of this edition of Around the Shipyard.


Five-Year Review Available for Public Review and Comment Through September 7, 2018

The Navy follows federal guidelines during the cleanup at HPNS established in The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 (also known as Superfund), as amended by The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986. In accordance with federal requirements, the Navy conducts reviews of remedies at HPNS every five years.

This is the fourth Five-Year Review of remedies at HPNS, providing an update of the status of remedial actions at HPNS and progress made since the third Five-Year Review in November 2013.

Comments on this document must be submitted to Derek Robinson (as noted above) by September 7, 2018.

Click here for a direct link to the Draft Fourth Five-Year Review.


Draft Work Plan for Radiological Retesting at Parcel G: Public Comment Period Open Through August 14, 2018

The Navy encourages members of the community to review and comment on the Draft Work Plan document during the ongoing Public Comment Period.

For a direct link to each document, please select from the list below:
Draft Parcel G Work Plan 
Parcel G Work Plan Fact Sheet
Parcel G Work Plan Questions and Answers

Please submit your written comments no later than August 14, 2018 to Derek Robinson, as noted above.

Independent Resource Available

For assistance in understanding the radiological aspects of the Draft Work Plan, please contact the Navy’s Community Technical Advisor, Dr. Kathryn Higley, who specializes in radiological health and safety, by telephone at (541) 737-7063 or by email at More information on Dr. Higley may be found below in the COMMUNITY RESOURCES section of this newsletter.


Navy Website Provides Information on Radiological Program Pages

The Navy has developed several new radiological web pages as an enhanced resource for the community to receive information on HPNS. Click here to visit the radiological pages of the HPNS website.

See below for a summary of and links to several of the pages:

NEW!!! Radiological Retesting at HPNS: Get background on the Navy’s radiological retesting at HPNS, as well as updates on each parcel included in the ongoing retesting efforts. (Note: Content on the Radiological Retesting web page will be updated as milestones are achieved in the process for each parcel. Please check back for updates!)
Timely Topics: Your first stop for up-to-date topics of interest
Parcel A: Learn about the historical use of Parcel A, radiological surveys conducted prior to transfer of the property, and public safety
Reference Library: Find reference documents on radiological retesting at HPNS
Get Involved: How you can get involved in Navy meetings and events

Additional resources may be found by searching other pages on the Navy’s website.


Technical Advisor Available to Answer Radiological Health and Safety Questions

As the Navy’s community technical advisor for HPNS, Dr. Higley is available to help answer your radiological health and safety questions. She may be reached by phone at (541) 737-7063 or by email at Please contact her if you would like to schedule a time to meet in person.

About Dr. Higley

Dr. Higley is the Head of the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Oregon State University. As a Certified Health Physicist, she holds degrees in Radiological Health Sciences and is an internationally-recognized expert in radiological health and safety. She is a highly qualified independent resource available to the public to assist with HPNS radiological issues.

Navy Community Liaison Available for Information

On behalf of the Navy, Mr. James Bryant is available as a resource to the Hunters Point Community during the radiological retesting at HPNS. You may drop in to Mr. Bryant’s office anytime during regular office hours to pick up information, ask questions, or leave comments on the Navy’s cleanup at HPNS.

Mr. Bryant’s office is located at JBR Partners, 1333 Evans Avenue, San Francisco 94124. To schedule a time to meet with Mr. Bryant, please call him at (415) 970-9051. He is also available by email at

Please note: Official public comments should not be delivered to Mr. Bryant’s office. Please reference information below for instructions on How to Comment on a Navy Document.

About Mr. Bryant

Mr. Bryant is a local Bayview resident with a long history in community outreach. He serves as a resource to the HPNS community on behalf of the Navy by gathering community member questions and sharing information on the Navy’s radiological cleanup at HPNS. Mr. Bryant welcomes you to strike up a conversation when you see him out and about in the Bayview. In addition, he welcomes your comments and questions at when he attends various local community group meetings and events.



September Bus Tours

September 8, 2018
Look for information on how to reserve on a seat a guided bus tour of HPNS in an upcoming edition of Around the Shipyard!

October Community Meeting Open House

October 3, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
OCII Community Room, 451 Galvez Avenue, San Francisco
Topic: Radiological Update

Click for Map to OCII Community Room, 451 Galvez Avenue

Click to view Muni System Map (San Francisco Transit Authority)



Document Review Locations

The Fourth Five-Year Review, the Draft Parcel G Work Plan, and other site documents are available at the established Information Repositories for HPNS.

City of San Francisco Main Library
Science, Technical, & Government Document Room, 5th Floor
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 557-4400

Shipyard Site Trailer
690 Hudson Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
(near the HPNS main gate)

Navy’s Website 
Radiological retesting documents are available on the new REFERENCE LIBRARYpage of the Navy’s website. Additional program documents may be found on the DOCUMENTS page of the Navy’s website.


How to Comment on a Navy Document

The Navy encourages members of the public to review and comment on documents related to the cleanup at HPNS. Federal law requires an official Public Comment Period for specific documents. In addition, the Navy may release additional documents for public comment to encourage public participation in the cleanup process and to gain feedback on the work planned.

Listed below are a few suggestions about how you can get involved with the Navy’s cleanup at HPNS. In advance, thank you for your input!

1. Access and read the document(s) available for public comment
Go the Navy’s website or visit one of the local Information Repositories (see Document Review Locations, above) to review the documents included in a current official Public Comment Period.
2. Clarify your concerns
Work plans and findings reports are technical in nature. If you have questions or need clarification, contact Navy team members and other experts to help you understand whether your concerns are addressed in the document.
3. Document your comments
Write down your comments. Be as specific as possible, noting the section and page number your comment applies to.
4. Be constructive
When possible, offer feedback that may be used to improve the program. Comments that are specific, measurable, attainable, and relevant are best.
5. Be timely
To be sure that your comments are included in the official record, make sure you submit your comments before the official Public Comment Period for the document you are interested in closes.

All comments on Navy HPNS documents must be submitted in writing to:

Derek Robinson
BRAC Environmental Coordinator, HPNS
Navy BRAC PMO West
33000 Nixie Way
Bldg 50, 2nd Floor
San Diego, CA. 92147

Comments may also be submitted by email to:



The Navy updates the HPNS website regularly with documents, reports, and meeting materials. Recent updates include additions to the radiological program pages, information on the ongoing public comment period for the Fourth Five-Year Review, and this Quarterly Progress Update.



How can you receive information on HPNS from the Navy and participate in the cleanup process?

Link with your Liaison, Mr. James Bryant
Ask an Expert, Dr. Kathryn Higley
Come to a Navy meeting
Send an email to
Leave a message on the HPNS Info Line at (415) 295-4742

Join the HPNS mailing list

Members of the HPNS email distribution list receive updates on Navy meetings, cleanup progress updates, bus tour announcements, and other program-related materials. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the mailing list, send an email to or leave a message on the HPNS Info Line at (415) 295-4742.

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About This Newsletter

Around the Shipyard is a periodic update of Navy cleanup activities, program outreach and shipyard news at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard (HPNS) for members of the HPNS community. This newsletter is an extension of the Navy’s outreach for the environmental cleanup program as outlined in the Navy’s HPNS Community Involvement Plan. The purpose is to enhance the availability of program information through the use of electronic resources.



(Click on above date to view full PDF Calendar)

Be sure to check out BMAGIC’s *updated Self Care Activities* page on our website,
it is a resource with the latest activities provided in Bayview
and surrounding communities for free and/or affordable cost.
Providing outlets and practices to manage stress, workplace burnout and overall self-care.
This page will be updated periodically, please click HERE to view upcoming activities.


WHO: Bayview YMCA
WHAT: Power Step Into Fitness
WHERE: Bayview YMCA Group X 3rd Floor
WHEN: Every Tuesday 6pm-7pm
CONTACT: Derek Foster (415) 822-7728 x4203 for more information.
NOTES: Join Alfredo each Tuesday for a class designed to push your cardio edge into high gear and attack the legs in every plane of motion, both on the step and on the floor. With every step, it strengthens the heart, improves coordination and tones the body.

Highlights From this Week


WHO: JetBlue
WHAT: Jet Blue for Good-Soar with Reading
WHERE: Bayview Library 5075 3rd Street, SF 94124
WHEN: Now-August 31st
NOTES: FREE books are available for children ages 0-14. Be sure to come back often, there’s no limit to how many books you can receive. Let us help build your child’s library! We’ve also included a YA title that would appeal to adults as we know modeling is important.    Children and their families can take as many books as they’d like and keep them to build their own home library.  No strings attached.  The books will change titles every 2 weeks and the program runs through August 31 or while books last. Titles are available in English and Spanish, and we also have Chinese language books available at the San Francisco Main and Bayview Branch libraries.


WHO: Bayview Opera House & Project Homeless Connect

WHAT: Community Day of Service
WHERE: Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street
WHEN: July 11, 2018
CONTACT/NOTES: San Francisco is made up of unique and historical neighborhoods, each with their own community and each with their own challenges. Project Homeless Connect believes in reaching people where they are at and providing what is most needed in that community. As such – we are taking our event to the Bayview! Volunteer with us on July 11th at the Bayview Opera House! This impactful day is made possible through the support of donors and volunteers like yourself! We are still accepting groups and individual volunteers in a number of roles. To register as a group, please email us at To register as an individual, please sign up on our website. By hosting a Community Day of Service in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, we will reach more people than ever before and continue our mission of providing services that could not otherwise be easily reached. Learn more and register on our website!


WHO: San Francisco Conservation Corps
WHAT: Summer Enrollment Blast! – Quick 2 Day Orientation
WHERE: SFCC Headquarters: CitiCenter 205 13th St., Suite 2001
WHEN: July 11-12 & July 25-26 @ 10:30am
CONTACT: JoPierre Davis to apply: 415.740-4830
NOTES: Interested in Construction Jobs? Earn up to $700+ every 2 weeks while working toward diploma or career path. Join the San Francisco Conservation Corps Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training Program! Career planning, supportive services, job placement assistance, higher education and internships. Earn free certifications: Forklift Operator, Solar Installation and more. Willing to commit to 32 hours/week. Come ready to work at 7:30am. Ages 18-26 preferred. Interested in working outdoors, recycling & manual labor. Yet to earn your diploma (preferred), if you have your GED or diploma we will get you ready for the job you want!

Join BMAGIC at our upcoming events!

*** 15th Annual Back to School Celebration and Backpack Giveaway ***
Saturday, August 18, 2018 11am-2pm @ NOW Hunters Point
5.pngTo volunteer for the event, click here.
To table at the event, click here.

*** 2018 Bayview National Night Out ***
Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 5pm-7pm
@ Bayview Opera House & Joe Lee Rec Center


To sign up for the talent show, click here.

For more information about the above events, please contact Moira:
Or visit our website here.

*** Volunteer with BMAGIC! ***

Click here to view our current Volunteer Newsletter and to sign up for our volunteer list!


*** BMAGIC’s 2018-2019 Resource Guide is now available! ***
If you would like printed copies or to be included in our online resource guide,
please contact: Moira (415) 558-2488

*** Check out our Summer seasonal section! ***
Featuring workshops & trainings, youth programming,
summer camps & employment, events and activities.


To access the calendar, click here.

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