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HUGE NEWS! Old Skool Cafe will be at the Golden State Warriors’ new CHASE CENTER!
Yesterday, the Golden State Warriors and Bon Appétit announced their lineup of local food vendors for Chase Center (opening 2019). We are THRILLED to be part of this incredible group of businesses!!!
This is a massive opportunity for Old Skool Cafe. With our space at Chase Center, we will be able to provide more jobs and put more funds back into our program. We are excited that our youth will have the chance to interact and be mentored by these innovative chefs and entrepreneurs. And just imagine how many new people will get excited about the mission and vision of Old Skool Cafe — we can change lives with jobs and food!
THANK YOU for your support and love. We wouldn’t be able to do this without you by our side. We are so grateful to Rick Welts, the Golden State Warriors, Fedele Bauccio, and the whole Bon Appétit team for their vision, creativity, and generosity.
Here’s the good news… you won’t have to wait for Chase Center to open before you enjoy dinner and music at Old Skool Cafe. Come see us tonight!
We are hiring an Executive Director to lead the Southeast Community Facility located in Bayview-Hunters Point. The facility serves as a shared nonprofit, educational, and entrepreneurial space for organizations providing services for residents in the community.
Plumbing leaks at homes are common and can result in thousands of gallons of wasted water, bill increases, and potential property damage if not addressed promptly. Sign up for our leak alert program and we’ll notify you after three days of constant water usage.
With over 25,000 drains across the City, there are so many waiting to be adopted. Take the pledge to keep the drains in your neighborhood clear of debris.
Have you ever wondered what happens to the pee, poo, and toilet paper when you flush the toilet? Along with the California Academy of Sciences, we helped answer this question by creating a short-animated film called The Story of Poo.
Psychological First Aid Training
Gain personal resilience and improve stress management during disasters.
We’re excited to announce two PFA trainings in the month of June. Select the training that you would like to attend.
Bayview YMCA, 1601 Lane Street
When: Thursday, June 28th, from 12:30 pm to 3:30 p.m.
Who can Attend: Open to all community members including seniors, young adults, and nonprofit/faith-based/business leaders.
|Sign Up for Bayview YMCA Psychological First Aid Training|
St. Mary’s Cathedral Event Center, 1111 Gough Street
When: Thursday, June 20th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.
Who can Attend: Open to all community members including seniors, young adults, and nonprofit/faith-based/business leaders.
|Sign Up for St. Mary’s Cathedral Psychological First Aid Training|
Training Details: Gain the skills to protect your mental health and that of those around you. This free training will provide you with the practical skills needed to increase your personal resilience, improve coping, and manage stress. The training will increase your overall confidence and effectiveness in communicating with others as the community recovers during a disaster.
Our trainer, Dr. Elizabeth McMahon, Ph.D., has 30+ years of experience as a practicing clinical psychologist. She specializes in effective therapy for mental and emotional resilience and is co-creator of SF’s groundbreaking NERT Curriculum.
This training is supported by: Archdiocese of San Francisco, Bayview YMCA, Neighborhood Empowerment Network, and the Department of Public Health.
Supervisor Malia Cohen’s
MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER
Keeping San Francisco’s District 10 affordable, working, healthy, and safe!
Keep in touch:
Key Information for June 5th Election
May 7 – First day of voting at the Elections Department in City Hall. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Voting is also available on the weekends of May 26-27th and June 2-3rd. The Center is closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28th).
May 21 – Deadline to Register/Re-Register to Vote for the June election. Forms must be mailed (postmarked by this date), submitted online, or delivered to the San Francisco Department of Elections by this date. Contact a member of my staff or the Department of Elections for assistance.
June 5 – Polling places, the City Hall Voting Center, and Vote-by-Mail ballot drop-off stations are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Search the Department’s online database at sfelections.org to find your polling location.
8:00 p.m. – Polling locations close/Deadline for all ballots – including Personal Delivery of Vote-by-Mail Ballots and Faxed Ballots from Military/Overseas Voters.
|California Voter Bill of Rights|
Voter Information Pamplet – If you did not receive a Voter Information Pamphlet & Sample Ballot via mail, visit sfelections.org to download an electronic copy.
If you have any questions regarding the election, the department is available weekdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at (415) 554-4375 or SFVote@sfgov.org.
SFMTA Board Approves Dogpatch Parking Project
On April 17, the SFMTA Board voted unanimously in favor of the Dogpatch Parking Management Plan. The Board was gratified to see a lot of support at the hearing from Dogpatch residents, businesses, and other
|Dogpatch Parking Plan|
stakeholders, which doesn’t always happen wit h new parking regulations.
With more building developments and commerce in the area, parking spots are already scarce during the day – and bigger developments are on the horizon. As activity in Dogpatch grows, on-street parking regulations must be updated to help ensure that parking spaces can be used efficiently and made available for those who need them most. When parking spaces are left unregulated despite high demand, they tend to stay occupied, which leaves drivers circling for a spot. That adds to traffic congestion and transit delays, and it makes streets less safe and pleasant for people who live in, work in and visit the neighborhood.
The agency estimates the signs and meters will start being installed in late summer.
Free Legal Assistance for Immigration & Low-Income
The California Department of Social Services and the State Bar of California funds qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services to immigrants who reside in the state of California. Immigration services include the following five service categories:
Services to Assist Applicants seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Services to Obtain Other Immigration
Services to Assist Applicants seeking Naturalization
Legal Training and Technical Assistance Services
Education and Outreach Activities
The Legal Services Trust Fund Program of The State Bar of California administers three funds: Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA), the state Equal Access Fund (EAF) and the Justice Gap Fund. Eligible nonprofit organizations provide free civil legal services to low-income Californians, provided by licensed attorneys or other supervised by licensed attorneys. Visit LawHelpCA.org for a list of nonprofit groups.
Note: Do not seek legal aide from solicitors or people not authorized to practice law.
Summer Stride at the Library
Saturday, May 19th – Sunday, August 19th
|SFPL Summer Stride 2018|
SFPL is bringing back its popular Summer Stride program, which features more than 1,000 free events for people of all ages, including free shuttle rides from libraries to local national parks, nature walks and hundreds of STEM-based programs. Learn about raffle prizes, reading incentives and view the Stride Guide at SFPL.org.
SFUSD Students: Looking for more things to do during the summer?
In conjunction, SFUSD and SFPL librarians produced a list of fun, engaging books to keep you reading all summer long. Speak with your local library if you need accommodations (e.g. large print, eBook, audiobook, translation).
Rising 8th to 12th graders are encouraged to join Summer Squad, a teen volunteer opportunity which provides support to the Stride program.
FREE: San Francisco Exploratorium on Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St)
Happy Mother’s Day! All mothers-and especially Mamás latinas-and their families are invited to a day of fun at the Exploratorium.
To honor this special day, we offer bilingual programming for moms. Enjoy fabulous performances of folklórico dances and a mariachi concert serenading mothers, and make paper flowers as gifts.
Pay-what-you-wish on Community Days, when museum entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry is subject to capacity; admission is not guaranteed. We don’t accept group or field trip reservations; group entry is discouraged due to large crowds. Public transportation is encouraged.
|Noon, 1:00 p.m., & 2:00 p.m.||Making Paper Flowers with Irma Ortiz|
|1:00 p.m.||Cuicacalli and Mariachi Juvenil La Misión|
|3:30 p.m.||Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano|
Pancakes in the Park by Help McLaren Park
Saturday, May 19th, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Louis Sutter Clubhouse, McLaren Park
The Help McLaren Park group’s mission is to attract more park users for San Francisco’s McLaren Park from all walks of life thro
restoration, repair and most importantly, safety for all while enjoying the peaceful and natural surroundings within the park.
Our group hosts one fundraiser a year, and this year we hope to raise enough funds to add swings and a sand element at the new playground. Please mark your
calendars and spread the word.
SFPL’s Connect with Tech Week
Monday, May 7th – Friday, May 12
San Francisco still has a digital divide! It’s time to get connected. Attend free classes (Connect with Tech program guide PDF), a tech expo and engaging panel discussions to help build your skills and take the next step into the world of tech. During May 7-12, tech training programs (Connect with Tech program guide PDF)(ranging from basic computer skills to beginning coding classes) are offered throughout the Library system and partnering locations. Library staff, tech workers and industry professionals are on hand to help bridge the digital divide and improve your quality of life.
San Francisco’s Annual Bike to Work Day
Thursday, May 10th
This is San Francisco’s biggest day of the year to show City leaders and the country that SF bikes. Take the pledge to join us on Bike to Work Day and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a SF Bicycle Coalition hoodie.Take the Bike to Work Day pledge at sfbike.org!
FREE: GLBT History Museum Day on Harvey Milk Day
Tuesday, May 22nd, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
GLBT History Museum (4127 18th St)
The State of California annually marks Harvey Milk’s birthday, May 22, as a statewide day of significance. The GLBT History Museum will honor the occasion this year by offering free admission to all visitors throughout the day.
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Harvey Milk (1930-1978) was the first openly gay elected official in California and one of the first in the United States. He served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for 11 months before he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were shot to death on November 27, 1978, by Dan White, a former board colleague of Milk’s. The GLBT History Museum commemorates Harvey Milk on an ongoing basis in a number of ways.
“Queer Past Becomes Present,” the long-term exhibition in the museum’s Main Gallery, includes a display on Milk’s life and death. Among the historical objects exhibited are a “Harvey Milk for Supervisor” t-shirt from Milk’s own wardrobe, as well as the suit he was wearing at the moment he was assassinated. Visitors also can hear Milk’s voice in the political will he recorded just days before his death.
In addition, the museum shop offers a reproduction of a t-shirt produced by the committee that raised funds to defend protesters arrested during the White Night Riot, an uprising that took place at San Francisco City Hall in 1979 after a jury found Dan White guilty of manslaughter instead of murder in the killings of Milk and Moscone. Also available are reproductions of Milk’s 1977 campaign t-shirt, as well as postcards of photographs of Milk.
San Francisco’s Camp Congress for Girls
Saturday, June 9th, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Residence Inn SFO/Oyster Point (1350 Veterans Blvd, SSF)
Camp Congress for Girls San Francisco 2018 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 10 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President.
Girl Scouts participating in Camp Congress for Girls will receive a Citizen Legacy badge upon completion of the program. The general camp fee is $160, the Girl Scout registration fee is $160, the military family registration fee is $120 and the group registration fee is $120 per ticket for any ticket purchase of 5 or more. The registration fee includes program materials and lunch, and no refunds will be given for registration fees unless the organizer cancels the session. For additional information, visit girlsinpolitics.org or our Eventbrite page.
Do you forget to move your car before street sweeping? Get notified on the upcoming street cleaning in San Francisco in 3 easy steps. No internet connection required.
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This is how it works:
Find the block of your parked car
Check the street sweeping signs
Select ‘Set Alarm’
You will be notified at different times before the street cleaning so you won’t forget to move your car. You can use the quick message feature to let some else know where you’ve parked your car and when it should be moved.
The official SF311 app for residents and visitors to San Francisco allows users to quickly and easily report quality of life issues by sending pictures, a brief description, and a map based location.
Whether reporting issues such as graffiti, potholes, or street cleaning, the app will route requests directly to the appropriate servicing agency for quicker response time. The user can view the status of the case in the app and receive a notification of its completion.
Supervisor MALIA COHEN Serving San Francisco’s 10th District
2018 Participatory Budgeting Results
I am proud to announce the results of the District 10 Participatory Budgeting process. During this year’s program, hundreds of District 10 residents voted to decide on how we should spend $250,000 to improve and enhance our neighborhoods.
The winning projects are listed below in the order of the number of votes received. Thank you to all who participated in this process. From submitting a project idea to getting fellow residents involved, your participation made a difference. The process gave me an opportunity to hear from all of you about your ideas, priorities and vision for District 10.
Historical Mural Restoration
Restoration of the 29 year old Tuzuri Watu mural located on Palou and 3rd. This historical mural depicts female African American writers.
Good Fatherhood Day
Fund The Good Fatherhood Day, which is an event specifically for youth (ages 5-13) and father figures to come together and strengthen the father/child relationship through education, learning, and activities.
Fund the Youth Explosion event, which is a youth led event designed to provide a safe, positive and fun space for youth and young adults in the Bayview Hunters Point community. This free family event will offer live performances such as live bands, dance presentations, songs, spoken word and poetry.
Crosswalk Safety on Bayshore Blvd.
Traffic calming at Bayshore and Arleta to improve safety of residents on foot and bicyclists.
McLaren Park Outdoor Education Center Open Space Beautification Project
Beautify and activate the Outdoor Environmental Education Center in McLaren Park through additional supplies.
Fund computers and offer free coding classes to students.
Neighborhood Trash Bins
Fund the installation of trash bins at the intersection of Lane Avenue and either McKinnon Avenue or La Salle Avenue to discourage illegal dumping.
Bayview Local Makers Fair
An event to bring together art producers of the Bayview to showcase their talents and sell their work to community members. The event will include local music and food.
Let’s Go to Our Park- Visitacion Valley Kids and Community Zone
Enhance Visitacion Valley Playground with activities and community involvement.
The Resilient Bayview Vulnerable Populations Emergency Power Generation Program
Fund the generation of power in the event of a disaster, such as a major earthquake and create a safety net of essential services.
Youth on a Rise
To fund a van to transport at-risk youth in Alice Griffith to participate in outdoor activities and take trips to national parks.
I look forward to working with you to implement these projects and to continue advocating for more funding so that even the projects that weren’t selected will be prioritized.
Member, Board of Supervisors
GET YOUR TAXES DONE FOR FREE!
Super TAX Saturday!!
FEBRUARY 24th, 2018
Walk in service only; No appointment necessary.
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Call 415-822-1022 to make an appointment
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