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>> (clapping.) i'm kate i'm the cork of the event for homeless connect. >> i'm and i any i want to take a few seconds before kate announcements news. this is our first event for 2014 this is the tenth year for project homeless connect (clapping) a project that started it's humble beginning in community efforts love and passion has grown into what it is today, we can't say enough this would not be enough without you coming to the event and giving your time and your ideas. this event wouldn't be what it is today, we started with 5
times a year and now we have a model people can come into the office in between our events. we're existing and we hope your excited and thank you. again so very much for coming out. as >> as amy said we're having a new shirt if are for the whole year on the fronted it has our log do and on the back all the services we've offend through the years and all the hair cuts and medical services and washing and pedestriany and lunch we've served so thank you. (clapping.) also in thanks we're giving a shirt to all our speakers today so they can represent as well.
>> good morning it's great to see everybody here how's it going. i had the privilege of working with mayor ed lee aaron homeless we partner with project homeless connect i want to share a couple of positive things it's intooirg to see san franciscans coming out everyday and giving of them. i'm equally desired how you make that experience happen. there have been changes this past month we shifted in how the city alternates shelter beds we have one hundred and the 8 in san francisco. some of you may have seen at the 3 and 4 in the morning people line up because you don't know
how many 7090 daybeds there are it's not safe for men and women to be out in the street. i'm glad to say we've shifted that we're moving toward a lottery people can call 311 and make a recreation for a bed now we're going to see that people don't have to be out in the middle of the night people can go and get a meal and go to their appointment and those beds are by lottery. we looked at the long-term beds users people are afraid to have a seizures or episode in a small hotel room so we're making changes inform did system interest the amazing thing i
think the way our world is changing the people that have made 311 restoration people can get a text message and know where you're going to have a bed that might. there the leadership we've opened two other shelters one hundred and 20 beds for chronically bed also between folsom we're opening 374, fifth street there are homeless people between the ages of 16 and 24 and this facility came about and people are moving into this building to have housing. so i want to take a moment and
acknowledge people from houston steve and judy harris stand up and wave (clapping) we love the mayor houston not because thoes the lesbian mayor. in the a first time that we have this sponsor and it's inspiring to us that google is our sponsor for pa c for this event we're really, really pleased. lastly i'm wondering in any friends in hand dot can i see a waiver from hand dot. if you get a chance stop and see the amazing organization we've been supporting. hand dot uss pretty much a
sponsor of homeless someone who was approaching his forgetting reunion he was homeless. it's a principal to work for a mayor that's you should in an area not only of growth and prosper it in the morning where your problems are big or small mayor ed lee >> thank you good afternoon, everybody. happy 53 and tenth this is where the beautiful people have come in morning i've been laborer looking for. those are the times when people need help and us.
they need us with good hearts and smiles and a good connection this is what project homeless has been about for 10 years i've been happy to work with barbara garcia and supervisor farrell and the a other supervisors and new partners that are helping us improve our services. it's not just keeping the cycle that bev vin talked about how about in connection with people giving them a warm smile talking about how to get into long-term support and services. we also help build thirty thousand more unit in san francisco. how about that you how about we race the minimum wage yeah. help people get a descendent job
and work with people like sdoolg so people on the streets can use them launching sf late the other day how about thanking you for the impact grants and all those wonderful things that are happening in san francisco. ? the greatest city in the world but i and everyday now are proving it to be the greatest city people want to be looking at the views and riding great cable cars up to the stars and walk the block but we want to touch people's hearts like that kid did. everyday we're doing our best. sth past year we've learned more
youth that on the streets then we thought before more less obedience and gaze a population of 50 percent we reduce chronic homelessness by 38 percent that's good but we have more to do we always have more to do we invite the challenges and create new perspires that's why good looking is here we need the best of our city government workers and the best of our community to help folks. we want to be astronomer active for them so when google said they're to come in a volunteer i smiled because they started with
the affordability how about free muni for youth for the next 23 years how about wifiing our parks so monoanyone can use this afternoon how about the rally for life how about all the wonderful grants give to impact people's lives in a positive way and to join the volunteers. those are the wonderful things and supervisor farrell is going to talk about how hocking to improve project homeless connect is just the beginning of tropics it was never both going to be the end when you touch people's lives and they start opening up their lives that's about the engagement how to grab the challenges and work with them
that so thank you people from houston. one of the security staff said how did howe house the road i don't in houston we don't have that here we have tech rodeos; right? >> (laughter). >> right. but this is all my way of saying with outline sincerity you have a great deal mayor we're going to work hard with you to make people astronomer their lives i want to start the foundation and please continue to help and get our employees and employers involved and your family and friends and let's make tropics a real vision and thank you.
let's celebrate project homeless connect (clapping.) thank you so i just want to mention as i bring up the next speaker many of the key staff out here providing services are in from our department of public health we couldn't do this without them let's give them a shout out. now i have the opportunity to bring up our rock star of public health. barbara garcia has been in the front when it seemed like we couldn't have health care there's things about the affordable health care it's going to cover health services and without coverage no better
partner than our health advocate barbara garcia >> good morning how many are first time advocates. all right. so i see workday workday folks raise our hands. we hope you'll have 10 more years and hopefully by that time we'll have the opportunity to house many more people. one of the things we are going to be doing as you see the incredible amount of services but daily connect it wouldn't look like this it will be our staff going to into the shelter for signing up people for my glasses and homes.
we have the advantage of getting people into one hundred percent homes. it's going back going to be beneficial as mayor ed lee talked about also being able to get them housed and the department of public health i think we find it's worst a hand in order to complete somebody's health care and be in the best health they need a home. i want to thank you you you're going to have tired feet from walking in the concrete so make sure you come back and we're going to look for you in the next 10 years thank you very much (clapping.) so it's been mentioned this the the tenth anniversary of project
connect and also the tenth anniversary mayor newsom partnered with another colleague and pulled a plan together to end chronic homelessness. as the mayor indicated we've cut that in half 63 one hundred and others are chronically homeless. one of the main goals was to develop 3 thousand new units of permanent permanent howard's now we've got to 28 hundred and i think that demonstrates we can be successful and i also want to say that was 40 percent of our jail population was homeless now
we're down to 20 percent. i bring those issues up because supervisor farrell give him a round of applause. supervisor farrell is our last speaker a great friend to the mayor and myself and others i'm glad to say he's held one meeting already and laid a road map for many hearings we talk about homelessness and reflect over and over on our services a 20 percent drop for veterans and so we're happy to have our supervisor supervisor farrell >> thanks how about a big round of applause for mayor ed lee and all the department heads. so i want to first of all, thank for being here today.
what you're doing is what we're all about in san francisco volunteering our time and taking time out of your workday no pun intended for the work folks. the magnitude we have 35 hundred people every night sleeping on our streets. we have mothers and fathered and sons and daughters those are people we need to care about this is a human issue and to be part of our city's effort we can't do it as a city government alone we do things together and all our cooperate sponsor to google who contributions not only their money but your efforts this is what we do together in san francisco. please know how important it is that you come here today and we
keep cowboy her in the city of san francisco. we're going to have more meetings like this we've introduced legislation to double our outreach team to pasture we have important workers reaching out to the street folks. so thank you and please come back and wear those stlirts today and other it days with pride so you're being san franciscans and thank you very much for being hebeing here
>> when the new california academy of sciences opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a
deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in their hands, getting to know maybe somebody new, may be looking for a day, or chatting with friends. there jellyfish. i mean, they are beautiful. >> the culmination of the animals. >> it is very impressive. we do not have this at home. >> tell us a little about some
of the spider's we see here on display. >> at the california academy of sciences, there is a very large collection of preserved and live specimens, which are the evidence about evolution. we have the assassin spiders, which are spiders that exclusively kill and eat other spiders. they are under the microscope here. research done and the california academy's i rhinology lab suggests that the assassin spiders have been doing this for over 150 million years. this glassed in room is a real scientific laboratory, and the people in that room are preparing specimens of vertebrate, that is mammals and birds. the way they do this is to remove the skin, sew it together in a relatively lifelike pose,
and ensure that it does not decompose. >> i am a really big class actress fan, so i am here to see them, and beer week. >> i wanted to learn something and have fun. >> i always enjoy it. i am not all is well -- always working as i am tonight. sometimes i come to enjoy the music and to dance. ♪ >> culturewire covers the arts in san francisco, and one of my favorite culture artists is here tonight. jason, thank you for being on culturewire. tell us about some of your posters that we have here today. >> most of the posters here are four specific shows or tours. i am hired by the bands or the venue. >> what is the inspiration behind these posters? >> no, disease of the related to
the bay and, of course. music -- it is related to the band, of course the musical content or isn't related to the bed. album covers can come from anywhere. ♪ ♪ >> class actress was great. we have been having so much fun. i did not realize how beautiful the cal academy looks than that. what other events take place here? >> we do corporate events that night on a regular basis.
but nightlife is your best bet to come in as a regular person pharmacy the academy at night, and visit with friends. calacademy.org/nightlife. we have details for the next few weeks. you can get tickets online in advance or at the door. >> thank you so much. thank you for watching culturewire on sf gov tv.