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.

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.

the point

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.

James W. Head to Lead East Bay Community Foundation

James_Head-e1412794786443(SAN FRANCISCO) – The San Francisco Foundation’s Vice President of Programs, James W. Head, has been appointed President and CEO of the East Bay Community Foundation.

James has served as the VP of Programs at The San Francisco Foundation for nearly ten years and has been thoroughly engaged in every aspect of each program area at The San Francisco Foundation. James played an instrumental role with Lennar Urban and the Implementation Committee solidifying the Fund and Technical Assistance Agreements that will help grant more than $30 million to District 10 in Community Benefits.

“For the past decade, The San Francisco Foundation has been my home for making change in the Bay Area,” said James Head. “The work we have done together is a testament to the incredible opportunities that come when resources are mobilized and invested in deep, long lasting change.”

As the new President and CEO of the East Bay Community Foundation, Head will manage 395.31 million in assets, serving donors and the communities of Alameda and Contra Costa counties and its 2.5 million residents.

“James has been an integral part of The San Francisco Foundation’s mission to build a better Bay Area,” said Fred Blackwell, CEO of The San Francisco Foundation. “We are deeply appreciative of all that James has done in service to the Bay Area and are excited for him as he takes on his new role at the East Bay Community Foundation. The East Bay Community Foundation is a longstanding partner and we look forward to a close working relationship in the years to come.”

“Leading the East Bay Community Foundation will be a new chapter for me in building lasting change in our region,” said Head. “I’m grateful for this opportunity to lead and serve the East Bay, where I can focus more in depth on the economic and social opportunities that can benefit East Bay individuals, families, and communities.”

A Special Neighborhood Deserves A Special Power Provider

From the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Currents, September-October 2014:

“Residents and merchants at San Francisco Shipyard will make history when their new homes and businesses become the first to run on cost-effective, greenhouse gas free Hetch Hetchy hydroelectricity. When the first houses come online this fall, the new owners will enjoy some of the most cleanest electricity available in the country – at competitive prices. Hetch Hetchy hydroelectricity will provide Shipyard ratepayers with substantial savings over the long term when compared to other San Francisco electricity customers.”

“Good for the earth and good for the wallet; learn more about the Shipyard’s clean Hetch Hetchy energy services at sfwater.org/shipyard.”

Shipyard Bike Ride

10525793_580026648775326_3533154997507386978_n[1]Join your neighbors on a casual bike ride to the Shipyard – including exclusive access to naval property. Mostly flat route. All bikes and riders welcome regardless of riding ability. Join your neighbors for a casual spin. Refreshments will be provided at the Shipyard Welcome Center.

Saturday, August 2
VeloBrews Cafe & Cycling Community Center
4634 Third St

Route map at:


More about the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/661595570601607

Jacob’s Center Community Meeting

The Implementation Committee for the Hunters Point Shipyard/Candlestick Point Community Benefit Agreement & The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation Village at Market Creek Plaza, San Diego, CA

 MAY 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM

At the Ironworkers Hall

570 Barneveld Rd, SF 94124

(Dinner included)

The Jacobs Center is an operating nonprofit foundation that works in partnership with the Jacobs Family Foundation and residents of San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods to build a stronger community through entrepreneurial projects, hands-on learning relationships, and the creative investment of resources.

 The Jacobs Center is very interested in the development of San Francisco’s southeastern neighborhoods and wants to take this opportunity to present their experiences with The Village at Market Creek and discuss potential innovation strategies that benefit the existing community members.

The Village at Market Creek was built on a 60-acre brownfield, surrounded by blighted properties that were transformed into a healthy vibrant neighborhood.  Its original goal was to secure the community’s first grocery store, something that had been missing for more than 30 years. Resident teams expanded the vision to include a full commercial and cultural center.

The project became a powerful platform for collective action and investment, with “resident ownership of neighborhood change” growing to mean ownership of the implementation of the projects within The Village.  Today, the Village at Market Creek’s teams continues to put the building blocks in place for a vibrant cultural village built on the strength of citizen action. It is an example of how an engaged residential community can find the pathway to change and build communities of opportunity and caring.