BVHP Town Hall on Sugary Drinks Tax

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Dear Partners,

Help us spread the word!  SFDPH is seeking input from populations most impacted by sugary drinks in order to develop funding priorities. SFDPH started by convening focus groups to learn from the community what their needs, capacity and desires related to healthy eating and active living.  As our next course of action, SFDPH is hosting 5 town halls in September to:

  1. Share back/reflect on the input from those community focus groups; and
  2. gather more input to inform funding priorities for the sugary drinks tax.

The first town hall will be held in the Bayview Hunters Point – Tuesday, September 11, 2018. 6pm – 8pm; Southeast Facilities Commission, 1800 Oakdale Ave.  Please Register here for the Bayview Hunters Point Town Hall.

Please visit for more details (including SurveyMonkey option if you can’t come) and help spread the word! Food and drinks will be provided and interpretation services and childcare are available upon request. Flyers will be available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Here is a complete listing of all the Town Halls:

  1. Bayview Hunters Point – Tuesday, September 11, 2018. 6pm – 8pm; Southeast Facilities Commission, 1800 Oakdale Ave
  2. Mission – TBD
  3. OMI – Monday, September 17, 2018. 6pm – 8pm; Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center, 650 Capitol Ave.
  4. Tenderloin – Wednesday, September 19, 2018; 5:30-7:30 pm; SF Main Library – Latino Room, 100 Larkin St
  5. Western Addition – Thursday, September 20, 2018; 6pm – 8pm; Hamilton Recreation Center, Multipurpose room 1, 1900 Geary Blvd

Thank you!


Free Health Checkups and Movie Nights

Movie Nights: Films That Raise Awareness About Sexual Assault and Prevention


Wednesday, August 22nd, 6 pm

Fourth Wednesday of every month

3543 18th St., San Francisco

Join us for 3 films that raise awareness about Sexual Assault.

The Women’s Building’s free film series focused on sexual assault and prevention will happen every 4th Wednesday of each month beginning this August 22nd. This month’s film is “The Hunting Ground” and will screen in our Audre Lorde room at 6 pm. The August guest speaker/facilitator is Denise Caramagno, UC Campus Advocate.

Admission is free and popcorn & drinks will be provided. Plus, there is a facilitated discussion after each film and lots of information on resources available for women, and details on how YOU can join the Women’s Building’s fight to end it.

Join us!

For more information, visit or contact or 415 431-1180 x 20.

Free Health Checkups for District 10 Residents


Saturday, August 25th, 10 am – 4 pm

4936 Third St, San Francisco, CA 94188


The San Francisco Black Firefighters Association is providing free health checkups to District 10 community residents on August 25th.


They will also provide information on nutrition and mental health.

Office of Malia Cohen, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors | 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102

Summer 2018 News

Here’s a recap of some exciting summer highlights for SFHDC

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SFHDC acquires loans for Hayes Valley North/South


SFHDC, along with partner McCormack Baron Salazar, has received approval for approximately $6.1 million in pre-development loans for the preservation of 194 public housing units at the Hayes Valley North and South developments.

Project renovations will involve improving essential functions of the buildings including structural upgrades, windows, energy efficiency upgrades, exterior painting and apartment fixture upgrades. Additionally, energy efficiency improvements will be performed.

Noreen Beiro joins SFHDC Board


Ms. Beiro, who has extensive real estate asset management and lending and portfolio management experience, has begun serving as the newest member of SFHDC’s Board of Directors. Since 2010, she has served as the director of asset management at Enterprise Community Investment – a leading provider of low-income housing tax credit equity – identifying and resolving problems related to construction and equity agreements, and providing regular analysis of financial performance and site visits. She previously was interim president and chief operating officer/executive vice president of Citizens Housing Corporation, a nonprofit affordable housing developer.

“I am impressed with SFHDC’s mission and commitment to San Francisco’s underserved neighborhoods, including the Western Addition, where I’ve lived for over 20 years,” Beiro said. “I am hopeful that my professional experience in affordable housing finance and development, as well as my prior board experience at other nonprofit housing organizations, will allow me to be a strong contributor on the SFHDC Board.”

Backpacks donated for youths at Oakdale community center

6More than 100 Bayview area youths will be ready for Back to School thanks to a backpack donation event presented by SFHDC on Aug. 16 at the Oakdale Community Center, which also featured a STEM Hub hosted by Dev/Mission, games, food and arts and crafts.


Fiscal Year 2016-17 Annual Report published



SFHDC | 415.822.1022 | |

Community Alert: Save the Date for Free Salsa Festival On the Fillmore

Join us for Hot Summer Nights 

Free Salsa Festival on the Fillmore

August 31st & September 1st



Please contact Adrian @ 415-424-2980 for more information

Mindfulness Meditation Sessions: Free Every Tuesdays

7:00 pm; St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk @ Lyon


With regular mindfulness meditation practice, there are well-documented benefits to mental and physical health and spiritual well-being, including relief from symptoms of stress and a greater capacity be compassionate. When making time to practice in a safe and quiet place, being still, and turning attention inward, the mind can more easily become aware of present moment experience. This is where habitual patterns of thinking and behavior can be noticed, presenting an opportunity for change in ways that may improve one’s health and promote peace for oneself and for the world. The meditation will be led by Mary Costello who practices meditation with the Insight and Zen communities in San Francisco. She has a graduate degree in Integrative Health and professional training in both Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and in mindfulness facilitation. There are free, weekly, 30-minute meditation sessions. Each will begin with a 10-minute guided meditation, followed by a 20-minute silent meditation.


START DATE:  AUGUST 20TH @  St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk @ Lyon


The Village Project, 2097 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Hunters Point Naval Shipyard: September Bus Tours; Ongoing 5-Year Review Public Comment Period; Visit the Navy’s Website for Program Information


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 to host bus tours of Navy cleanup sites on September 8, 2018

Derek Robinson, BRAC Environmental Coordinator for HPNS, will be hosting guided bus tours of the cleanup sites at HPNS on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The first tour begins at 9:00 a.m.

This popular tour provides community members an opportunity to learn more about the history and status of the cleanup sites at the former shipyard. The tours are intended to provide cleanup program information and updates to members of the community and the general public.

Registration is now open for the first tour at 9:00 a.m.; seats on the second tour will open after the first bus is filled. Sign up now to reserve your seat!


Register for the September HPNS Bus Tours



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.


The Navy updates the HPNS website regularly with documents, reports, and meeting materials. Additional information includes official Public Comment Periods, documents available for public review and comment, and meeting notices. Click the button below to subscribe and receive HPNS website updates as they are posted!
Click here to subscribe to HPNS website updates.


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:

▪ 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 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 event

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

Dr. Kathryn Higley, Community Technical Advisor for Radiological Health and Safety

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

James Bryant, Navy Community Liaison for Radiological Program Outreach

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.


October Community Meeting Open House

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









Document Review Locations

The Fourth Five-Year Review 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 LIBRARY page 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:


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

Find more program information at these following locations

▪ Navy HPNS web pages
▪ Navy HPNS Radiological Cleanup Program web pages
▪ Navy HPNS Information Repository at the San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch (Government Documents, 5th Floor)
▪ Navy HPNS Online Administrative Record
▪ Navy and Regulatory Agency Contacts for HPNS

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.

Subscribe for HPNS newsletter updates and program information!

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.


Housing Opportunity thru HomeMatch SF!




Home Match San Francisco is a joint program of Northern California Presbyterian Homes & Service and Episcopal Senior Communities. The program is a project funded by the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development. Our mission is to expand housing opportunities to low and moderate income people who live, work, or attend school in San Francisco by maximizing existing housing stock. We provide a platform, tools, and support to connect homeowners and home seekers.

Below you will find a fantastic housing opportunity. Please read posting carefully and only respond if you meet the guidelines. Happy house hunting!

Room with a view

Interested in gardening? Want to share a home with a community-oriented and peaceful Bayview resident? Home Match SF may have just the right opportunity for you!

What: A garden-view room in a two-bedroom, 1 bathroom home in the Bayview. The owner is a male and his block recently won an award for “greening” the area. The home is two blocks from the T line, has street parking and a washer and dryer. The room is furnished and looks out to a lovely garden in the backyard. The home could be a great fit for someone who likes to garden.

Costs: $1,000 a month with utilities included. Move in fee of $3,000, which includes first month and last months’ rent as well as a $1,000 deposit.

Homeowner: Health-oriented, tidy and peaceful male who is very active in the Bayview community.

Who you are: This room is for one person (male) only: a man who is quiet, calm, responsible and neat. You are likely a student or working professional. You are respectful of the home and garden. You have occasional visitors (e.g., once per month) do not smoke, play loud music or wear shoes in home.

As a part of the Home Match SF program, you must earn less than $74,600 per year and agree to background check; home owner and home seeker will exchange references. There is no fee for our service.

Interested? Contact Home Match SF for an application at: 415-351-1000 or


A friendly reminder:

If you need assistance in applying for rental opportunities, visit SFHDC on Application Assistance Fridays between 9:30am to 4:30pm @ our main office: 4439 3rd Street, SF CA 94124

SFHDC | 4439 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124


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Highlights From this Week

*** Gilman Park Movie Night! ***
This Saturday! First 50 families get a free blanket & water bottle!



WHO: NOW Hunters Point
WHAT: Skate Groove
WHERE: NOW Hunters Point, 155 Jennings Street
WHEN: Saturday, August 11th @ 11am-1pm
CONTACT: For more information & to RSVP, click here.
NOTES: Skate Groove with the God Father of Skate is back! Join us every second Saturday of the month at NOW Hunters Point during the summer for FREE skating from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm! It’s an outdoor party on wheels with: FREE skate rentals, fun games, good music, delicious food truck, and more!


WHO: Bayview Hunters Point Clinic
WHAT: Open House & Neighborfest
WHERE: Bayview Hunters Point Clinic, 6301 3rd Street at Ingerson
WHEN: Saturday, August 11th from 11am-3pm
NOTES: Last week the SF Board of Supervisors approved Landmark Status for the Arthur H. Coleman Medical Center, the home of our Bayview Hunters Point Clinic. We can’t wait to celebrate with the community this weekend. Free activities will include DJ, BBQ, face painting and jump house for kids, Medi-Cal and CalFresh enrollment, and tours of the newly remodeled clinic. Come meet our doctors, dentists, therapists, recovery experts, midwives and healthcare providers!


WHO: SFFD, CYC & Bayview Seniors Services
WHAT: San Francisco Fire Department Fire Prevention and Public Education Community District 10 Safety Fair
WHERE: Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center, 1753 Carroll Avenue., San Francisco
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
CONTACT: Jonathan Baxter, San Francisco Fire Department:
NOTES: San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD), in collaboration with Community Youth Center, SF, and Bayview Senior Services, will hold a Community Safety Fair for members of the public in District 10. This fair will include Fire Prevention and Education material, demonstrations, and answers to inspection questions. SFFD EMS members will teach hands only CPR, and our Recruitment team will be available to answer questions related to our Departments hiring process. Free Smoke detectors will be available while supplies last to residents of San Francisco.

*** FREE BOOKS! ***

Visit the libraries listed below to get as many free books as you would like! Books are available in different languages for children ages 0-14 until August 31st (or while supplies last). Courtesy of Soar with Reading, a JetBlue For Good initiative.


*** 15th Annual Back to School Celebration and Backpack Giveaway ***
Saturday, August 18, 2018 11am-2pm @ NOW Hunters Point


For more information, please contact Moira:
Or visit our website here.

7Bayview Community Based Transportation Plan
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 transit and transit access for the Bayview’s residents. 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 SFMTA is seeking interested members of the Bayview community to serve on our Steering Committee, which 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.
Please fill out our quick application or contact
Christopher Kidd at or (415) 646.2852 to get more information.

*** Volunteer with BMAGIC! ***



*** 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.


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