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entitlement process. i think you, the citizens of san francisco for your patience and continued support as we had necessary traffic disruptions when tunneling under van ness avenue. however, i've been told by the staff of tommy's joint them up on more than one occasion, that we have been good and respectful neighbors during this construction process. the tunnel is now complete thanks to a world-class construction crew. >>[applause] >> it will allow us to provide a protected and safe passage between our health center, our parking garages and her medical office building them which will house our clinical offices and clinics. this world-class
health center will not only be a destination to have your health restored, but it will also be a destination to maintain your health for those who are already healthy. thank you, again, for your support, and please keep an eye out for our official opening date for both of these hospitals, st. luke's, and this hospital. join us for our official open house sometime in 2019. thank you very much. >>[applause] >> thank you, tony. i am now going to introduce burn and jane. dr. jing is a chief medical executive at see pmc and he's responsible for overall leadership overall the clinical programs that we have at see pmc. at her for hospitals currently. with that, dr. jane, please. >> thank you, pamela. it
really is an honor to be here today. it's amazing to get a date that will patronage all the workers behind me and once that are in front of me that event building this new hospital for our community. with incredible it's incredible to think just a little over a year i was looking at a whole: the sandbox analysis of this high-tech steel with this damper system to protect this hospital and our patients and our staff in the event of a major earthquake in the future. now, see pmc has a very long tradition of caring for our community. with this new hospital we feel we be better equipped to care for our community moving into our future. as we know, they're changing demands in healthcare. changing the needs of our community. and what they need. as we know, this new hospital is going to be able to meet those needs moving forward. we can continue this 150-year-old
tradition of caring for community in the citizens of san francisco. see pmc has provided medical and sick at our cal campus which is includes delivering babies that are specific campus which included our specialty care and i will not be combined under one roof, 2019 here at van ness and gary. we look forward to serving future generations of san franciscans right here at this site. so, on behalf of our physicians, our medical staff, are hospital staff, we really want to thank all of the individuals behind us for building this hospital for the individuals in front of me and behind me to support that you provided in the process of getting this building up. it has been truly an amazing transformation to watch this come from a office to the sandbox to a brand-new hospital that will be able to walk in in
2019. so, again, thank you for being a mate part of this amazing jerk. at this time, i want to induce one individual as part of her construction crew. he has been excellent at his work and he's contributed to the success of this tremendous progress and this project. his name is colby whitfield any standing behind me up on the sixth floor, by that sign. >> a little bit louder. >>[applause] >> oh, yes. oh, yes. hi, everyone. can you hear me? that's good. that's my name is ivan i'm a construction worker. we are all gathered here to
witness the main piece of the puzzle we put in place. the practice of topping out a new building can be traced to the scandinavian-a pleasing a tree atop of the new building a piece of tree [inaudible]. i'm a part of this amazing team that directing the new hospital can working on this project has been a great experience. the views are spectacular. this job is greater than a wonderful opportunity not only for myself, but also my family had two younger boys that i support and stability of this job has allowed me to be there for them on a regular basis. my oldest son is eight and my youngest boy, he used to. prior to working for harrods i work several jobs. just to maintain. when i heard about the city deal i decide to take advantage of the opportunity. other new
skills and given me the confidence to succeed. city build has given me a path for stable career am very grateful for that. i'm actually grateful to harrods for giving me my first job in allowing me to be part of their team. through see pmc i'm grateful to the opportunity as well to be a part of the team building of this new hospital for my community as a san francisco resident. i was born and raised here, and being a part of this means a lot to me and my family. as a san francisco resident, i know how important it is to my city and in the end, of able to point to this building to my kids, daddy built this series this right here, daddy built that. >>[applause] >> for my entire workforce,
and personally for me and my family, i would to say thank you to the people down there and the people standing on this great building your. thank you. >>[applause] >> colby, she would tell these guys to lift the beam on three? are you ready? >> yes >> one, two, three. lift the beam. >> yes, pick it up, boys.here it's coming into view right about now. houston, we have liftoff.
as a society we've basically failed big portion of our population if you think about the basics of food, shelter safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good food and our parent cooked this is how you feed yours this is
not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder so about four year ago we worked with the serviced and got to know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually eat whatever safeway is near my home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over teaching them basic ways to fix
good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity foundation i ran into my friend we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday they're really fun their chief driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night life diners.
>> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help us to socialize and i've been here about a year. >> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the experience pretty special. >> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our choice about you many times this is a feel good what it is that
you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and they can do that. >> hi, i'm antonio the chief in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and burner and one pan. >> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased. >> i go for vera toilet so
someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient what good is showing you them something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful. >> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the food we present i loved it if i having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more. >> some of us have never had a kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook.
>> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things you can communicate to people that are very young. >> the more programs like the cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that. >> we'll have our new
headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the country so our goal to 257bd or expand out of the san francisco in los angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of psyche you have to put them in the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to instill they can do it they're good enough now to finding out figure out and find the future
for you. >> well to the epic center are you ready for the next earthquake did you know if you're a renter you can get earthquake shushes we'll take to the earthquake authorities hi welcome to another episode i'm the chief resilience officer for san francisco i'm joined by my good friends for the earthquake authority we're at the el cap center for the city and county of san francisco started in 2013 to get the community and talk about the risk we think about earthquake
if usual great city you'll see one of the demonstrates we've built the model home and i encourage other episodes we'll be retroactively retrofitting and showing you as property owners to employ you work for the california earthquake authority talk about your role and earthquake shirnls up think the viewers want to know if you're a renter or property owner how the insurance issues. >> i'm the chief mitigation officer or c e a a property line funded pubically managed entity that provides earthquake shiners for one to four units and mobile owners to come down and renters throughout the state of california. >> what make the c e a deft. >> we work with 19 participates the insurer that sells you, your homeowner policy
you're not obligated to buy it but you can buy a policy. >> am i covered with homeowners insurance. >> no california homeowners understand their homeowners insurance doesn't cover earthquake they need a separate policy if you're an shiners you can get the earthquake insurance policy. >> so explain why it is for the c e a is deft if a traditional insurance agency. >> irreverent so in the 80s the state of california passed a law that requires any company that writes the policies to over earthquake insurance the homeowners are not required by commissioner cranshaw can bye there was so much loss they were going to stop writing the insurance policies for earthquakes they wanted to stop
a serious insurance policy. >> we're talking about the homeownership's buying the earthquake shiners but 70 percent are renters what's my opposite. >> the option for renter the earthquake be insurance company is affordable i think people don't realize just exactly what it covers it covers damaged property but loss of use if you have to be under a building they have a quarter main that was broken as well as emergency repair if interests glass breaks in the carpet you need to be in our unit that's whether earthquake is important. >> you're title you're the excessive mitigation officer for the state of california when i think of insurance i don't think about mitigation. >> so as part of public safety mission the c e a started to put aside mitigation loss fund 5
percent of invested income and when i joined the company 34 years ago we had $45 million to make a difference for moving and incentivizing and mitigation for california homeowners to structure engineering a unique opportunity to cervical homeowners to help them to mitigate the equivalent. >> whether an owner or renter i want to find more information about earthquake insurance where should i go. >> earthquake authority.com not only information about insurance but a calculated figures and as of january lots of deductible and 25 percent if a homeowner mitigate their hope up to 20 percent off their premium as an incentive for the work. >> what does mitigate the home mean. >> strengthen, renovate,
retrofit through a home particularly older to earlier codes and you put in adding streamlining maybe collar bolts to tie to the foundation or to the wall so it is braced to earthquake can be very, very affordable and really makes a difference. >> thank you very much for being with us i encourage the viewers not only to checkout the earthquake authority but we'll talk about >> just a few steps away from union square is a quiet corner stone of san francisco's our community to the meridian gallery has a 20-year history of supporting visual arts. experimental music concert, and also readings. >> give us this day our daily
bread at least three times a day. and lead us not into temptation to often on weekdays. [laughter] >> meridians' stands apart from the commercial galleries around union square, and it is because of their core mission, to increase social, philosophical, and spiritual change my isolated individuals and communities. >> it gives a statement, the idea that a significant art of any kind, in any discipline, creates change. >> it is philosophy that attracted david linger to mount a show at meridian. >> you want to feel like your work this summer that it can do some good. i felt like at meridian, it could do some good. we did not even talk about price until the day before the show. of course, meridian needs to support itself and support the community. but that was not the first
consideration, so that made me very happy. >> his work is printed porcelain. he transfers images onto and spoils the surface a fragile shes of clay. each one, only one-tenth of an inch thick. >> it took about two years to get it down. i would say i lose 30% of the pieces that i made. something happens to them. they cracked, the break during the process. it is very complex. they fall apart. but it is worth it to me. there are photographs i took 1 hours 99 the former soviet union. these are blown up to a gigantic images. they lose resolution. i do not mind that, because my images are about the images, but they're also about the idea, which is why there is text all over the entire surface. >> marie in moved into the mansion on powell street just five years ago. its galleries are housed in one of the very rare single family residences around union square.
for the 100th anniversary of the mansion, meridian hosted a series of special events, including a world premiere reading by lawrence ferlinghetti. >> the birth of an american corporate fascism, the next to last free states radio, the next-to-last independent newspaper raising hell, the next-to-last independent bookstore with a mind of its own, the next to last leftie looking for obama nirvana. [laughter] the first day of the wall street occupation set forth upon this continent a new revolutionary nation. [applause] >> in addition to its own
programming as -- of artist talks, meridian has been a downtown host for san francisco states well-known port trees center. recent luminaries have included david meltzer, steve dixon, and jack hirsch man. >> you can black as out of the press, blog and arrest us, tear gas, mace, and shoot us, as we know very well, you will, but this time we're not turning back. we know you are finished. desperate, near the end. hysterical in your flabbergastlyness. amen. >> after the readings, the crowd headed to a reception upstairs by wandering through the other gallery rooms in the historic home. the third floor is not usually reserved for just parties, however. it is the stage for live performances. ♪
under the guidance of musical curators, these three, meridian has maintained a strong commitment to new music, compositions that are innovative, experimental, and sometimes challenging. sound art is an artistic and event that usually receives short shrift from most galleries because san francisco is musicians have responded by showing strong support for the programming. ♪ looking into meridian's future, she says she wants to keep doing the same thing that she has been doing since 1989. to enlighten and disturbed.
>> i really believe that all the arts have a serious function and that it helps us find out who we are in a much wider sense than we were before we experienced that work of art. ♪ . >> good afternoon, today is january 14, 2016. welcome to the rules committee of the san francisco board of supervisors. my name is john avalos, the chair of the rules committee. joined to my right by supervisor katie tang, who is the vice chair, and will b