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francisco we really by helping each other out >> (clapping.) >> the goal for 2017 to create 5 thousand jobs for youth if you want more information invite them at sf youth.org >> right before the game starts, if i'm still on the field, i look around, and i just take a deep breath because it is so exciting and magical, not knowing what the season holds holds is very, very exciting.
it was fast-paced, stressful, but the good kind of stressful, high energy. there was a crowd to entertain, it was overwhelming in a good way, and i really, really enjoyed it. i continued working for the grizzlies for the 2012-2013 season, and out of happenstance, the same job opened up for the san francisco giants. i applied, not knowing if i would get it, but i would kick myself if i didn't apply. i was so nervous, i never lived anywhere outside of fridays know, andfridays -- fresno, and i got an interview. and then, i got a second interview, and i got more nervous because know the thought of leaving fresno and my family and friends was
scary, but this opportunity was on the other side. but i had to try, and lo and behold, i got the job, and my first day was january 14, 2014. every game day was a puzzle, and i have to figure out how to put the pieces together. i have two features that are 30 seconds long or a minute and a 30 feature. it's fun to put that altogetl r together and then lay that out in a way that is entertaining for the fans. a lucky seat there and there, and then, some lucky games that include players. and then i'll talk to lucille, can you take the shirt gun to the bleachers. i just organize it from top to bottom, and it's just fun for me. something, we don't know how it's going to go, and it can be a huge hit, but you've got to
try it. or if it fails, you just won't do it again. or you tweak it. when that all pans out, you go oh, we did that. we did that as a team. i have a great team. we all gel well together. it keeps the show going. the fans are here to see the teams, but also to be entertained, and that's our job. i have wonderful female role models that i look up to here at the giants, and they've been great mentors for me, so i aspire to be like them one day. renelle is the best. she's all about women in the workforce, she's always in our corner. [applause] >> i enjoy how progressive the giants are. we have had the longer running
until they secure day. we've been doing lgbt night longer than most teams. i enjoy that i work for an organization who supports that and is all inclusive. that means a lot to me, and i wouldn't have it any other way. i wasn't sure i was going to get this job, but i went for it, and i got it, and my first season, we won a world series even if we hadn't have won or gone all the way, i still would have learned. i've grown more in the past four years professionally than i think i've grown in my entire adult life, so it's been eye opening and a wonderful learning -
>> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges resident to do their showing up and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services within the neighborhood we help san francisco remain unique successful and vibrant so where will you shop & dine in the 49 san francisco owes must of the charm to the unique characterization of each corridor has a distinction permanent our neighbors are the economic engine of the city. >> if we could a afford the lot by these we'll not to have the kind of store in the future the kids will eat from some restaurants chinatown has phobia one of the best the most unique neighborhood shopping areas of
san francisco. >> chinatown is one of the oldest chinatown in the state we need to be able allergies the people and that's the reason chinatown is showing more of the people will the traditional thepg. >> north beach is i know one of the last little italian community. >> one of the last neighborhood that hadn't changed a whole lot and san francisco community so strong and the sense of partnership with businesses as well and i just love north beach community old school italian comfort and love that is what italians are all about
we need people to come here and shop here so we can keep this going not only us but, of course, everything else in the community i think local businesses the small ones and coffee shops are unique in their own way that is the characteristic of the neighborhood i peace officer prefer it is local character you have to support them. >> really notice the port this community we really need to kind of really shop locally and support the communityly live in it is more economic for people to survive here. >> i came down to treasure island to look for a we've got a
long ways to go. ring i just got married and didn't want something on line i've met artists and local business owners they need money to go out and shop this is important to short them i think you get better things. >> definitely supporting the local community always good is it interesting to find things i never knew existed or see that that way. >> i think that is really great that san francisco seize the vails of small business and creates the shop & dine in the 49 to support businesses make people all the residents and visitors realize had cool things are made and produced in san - >> tenderloin is unique neighborhood where
geographically place in downtown san francisco and on every street corner have liquor store in the corner it stores pretty much every single block has a liquor store but there are impoverishes grocery stores i'm the co-coordinated of the healthy corner store collaboration close to 35 hundred residents 4 thousand are children the medium is about $23,000 a year so a low income neighborhood many new immigrants and many people on fixed incomes residents have it travel outside of their neighborhood to assess fruits and vegetables it can be come senator for seniors and hard to travel get on a bus to get an apple or a pear or like
tomatoes to fit into their meals my my name is ryan the co-coordinate for the tenderloin healthy store he coalition we work in the neighborhood trying to support small businesses and improving access to healthy produce in the tenderloin that is one of the most neighborhoods that didn't have access to a full service grocery store and we california together out of the meeting held in 2012 through the major development center the survey with the corners stores many stores do have access and some are bad quality and an overwhelming support from community members wanting to
utilities the service spas we decided to work with the small businesses as their role within the community and bringing more fresh produce produce cerebrothe neighborhood their compassionate about creating a healthy environment when we get into the work they rise up to leadership. >> the different stores and assessment and trying to get them to understand the value of having healthy foods at a reasonable price you can offer people fruits and vegetables and healthy produce they can't afford it not going to be able to allow it so that's why i want to get involved and we just make sure that there are alternatives to people can come into a store and not just see cookies and candies and potting chips and that kind
of thing hi, i'm cindy the director of the a preif you believe program it is so important about healthy retail in the low income community is how it brings that health and hope to the communities i worked in the tenderloin for 20 years the difference you walk out the door and there is a bright new list of fresh fruits and vegetables some place you know is safe and welcoming it makes. >> huge difference to the whole environment of the community what so important about retail environments in those neighborhoods it that sense of dignity and community safe way. >> this is why it is important
for the neighborhood we have families that needs healthy have a lot of families that live up here most of them fruits and vegetables so that's good as far been doing good. >> now that i had this this is really great for me, i, go and get fresh fruits and vegetables it is healthy being a diabetic you're not supposed to get carbons but getting extra food a all carbons not eating a lot of vegetables was bringing up my whether or not pressure once i got on the program everybody o everything i lost weight and my blood
pressure came down helped in so many different ways the most important piece to me when we start seeing the business owners engagement and their participation in the program but how proud to speak that is the most moving piece of this program yes economic and social benefits and so forth but the personal pride business owners talk about in the program is interesting and regarding starting to understand how they're part of the larger fabric of the community and this is just not the corner store they have influence over their community. >> it is an owner of this in the department of interior i see
the great impact usually that is like people having especially with a small family think liquor store sells alcohol traditional alcohol but when they see this their vision is changed it is a small grocery store for them so they more options not just beer and wine but healthy options good for the business and good for the community i wish to have more. >> shop and dine the 49 promotes loophole businesses and changes residents to do thirds shopping and diane within the 49 square miles of san francisco by
supporting local services we help san francisco remain unique and successful where will you shop and dine shop and dine the 49. >> my name is neil the general manager for the book shop here on west portal avenue if san francisco this is a neighborhood bookstore and it is a wonderful neighborhood but it is an interesting community because the residents the neighborhood muni loves the neighborhood it is community and we as a book sincerely we see the same people here the shop all the time and you know to a certain degree this is part of their this is created the neighborhood a place where people come and subcontract it is in recent years we see a drop off of a lot of bookstores both
national chains and neighborhoods by the neighborhood stores where coming you don't want to - one of the great things of san francisco it is neighborhood neighborhood have dentist corrosive are coffeehouses but 2, 3, 4 coffeehouses in month neighborhoods that are on their own- that's >> it's great to see everyone kind of get together and prove, that you know, building our culture is something that can be reckoned with. >> i am desi, chair of economic development for soma filipinos.
so that -- [ inaudible ] know that soma filipino exists, and it's also our economic platform, so we can start to build filipino businesses so we can start to build the cultural district. >> i studied the bok chase choy her achbl heritage, and i discovered this awesome bok choy. working at i-market is amazing. you've got all these amazing people coming out here to share
one culture. >> when i heard that there was a market with, like, a lot of filipino food, it was like oh, wow, that's the closest thing i've got to home, so, like, i'm going to try everything. >> fried rice, and wings, and three different cliefz sliders. i haven't tried the adobe yet, but just smelling it yet brings back home and a ton of memories. >> the binca is made out of different ingredients, including cheese. but here, we put a twist on it. why not have nutella, rocky road, we have blue berry. we're not just limiting it to just the classic with salted egg and cheese.
>> we try to cook food that you don't normally find from filipino food vendors, like the lichon, for example. it's something that it took years to come up with, to perfect, to get the skin just right, the flavor, and it's one of our most popular dishes, and people love it. this, it's kind of me trying to chase a dream that i had for a long time. when i got tired of the corporate world, i decided that i wanted to give it a try and see if people would actually like our food. i think it's a wonderful opportunity for the filipino culture to shine. everybody keeps saying filipino food is the next big thing. i think it's already big, and to have all of us here
together, it's just -- it just blows my mind sometimes that there's so many of us bringing -- bringing filipino food to the city finally. >> i'm alex, the owner of the lumpia company. the food that i create is basically the filipino-american experience. i wasn't a chef to start with, but i literally love lumpia, but my food is my favorite foods i like to eat, put into my favorite filipino foods, put together. it's not based off of recipes i learned from my mom. maybe i learned the rolling technique from my mom, but the different things that i put in are just the different things that i like, and i like to think that i have good taste. well, the very first lumpia that i came out with that really build the lumpia -- it
wasn't the poerk and shrimp shanghai, but my favorite thing after partying is that bakon cheese burger lumpia. there was a time in our generation where we didn't have our own place, our own feed to eat. before, i used to promote filipino gatherings to share the love. now, i'm taking the most exciting filipino appetizer and sharing it with other filipinos. >> it can happen in the san francisco mint, it can happen in a park, it can happen in a
street park, it can happen in a tech campus. it's basically where we bring the hardware, the culture, the operating system. >> so right now, i'm eating something that brings me back to every filipino party from my childhood. it's really cool to be part of the community and reconnect with the neighborhood. >> one of our largest challenges in creating this cultural district when we compare ourselves to chinatown, japantown or little saigon, there's little communities there that act as place makers. when you enter into little philippines, you're like where are the businesses, and that's one of the challenges we're trying to solve.
undiscovered is a great tool for the cultural district to bring awareness by bringing the best parts of our culture which is food, music, the arts and being ativism all under one roof, and by seeing it all in this way, what it allows san franciscans to see is the dynamics of the filipino-american culture. i think in san francisco, we've kind of lost track of one of our values that makes san francisco unique with just empathy, love, of being acceptable of different people, the out liers, the crazy ones. we've become so focused onic maing money that we forgot about those that make our city and community unique. when people come to discover, i want them to rediscover the
the time. >> my name is art the owner and chief at straw combinations of street food and festival food and carnival food i realize that people try to find this you don't want to wait 365 day if you make that brick-and-mortar it is really about making you feel special and feel like a kid again everything we've done to celebrate that. >> so nonprofit monday is a program that straw runs to make sure that no matter is going on
with our business giving back is treated just the is that you as paying any other bill in addition to the money we impose their cause to the greater bayview it is a great way for straw to sort of build communicated and to introduce people who might not normally get to be exposed to one nonprofit or another and i know that they do a different nonprofit every most of the year. >> people are mroent surprised the restaurant it giving back i see some people from the nonprofit why been part of nonprofit monday sort of give back to the program as well answer. >> inform people that be regular aprons at straw they get
imposed to 10 or 12 nonprofits. >> i love nonprofits great for a local restaurant to give back to community that's so wonderful i wish more restrictive places did that that is really cool. >> it is a 6 of nonprofit that is supporting adults with autism and down syndrome we i do not involved one the wonderful members reached out to straw and saw a headline about, about their nonprofit mondays and she applied for a grant back in january of 2016 and we were notified late in the spring we would be the recipient of straw if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer thems in the month of genuine we were able to organize with straw for the monday and at the end of the month we were the recipient of 10 percent of precedes on
mondays the contribution from nonprofit monday from stray went into our post group if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer theming fund with our arts coaching for chinese and classes and we have a really great vibrate arts program. >> we we say thank you to the customers like always but say 0 one more thing just so you know you've made a donation to x nonprofit which does why i think that is a very special thing. >> it is good to know the owner takes responsibility to know your money is going to good cause also. >> it is really nice to have a restaurant that is very community focused they do it all month long for
nonprofits not just one day all four mondays. >> we have a wall of thank you letters in the office it seems like you know we were able to gas up the 10 passenger minivan we were innovate expected to do. >> when those people working at the nonprofits their predictive and thank what straw is giving that in and of itself it making an impact with the nonprofit through the consumers that are coming here is just as important it is important for the grill cheese kitchen the more restrictive i learn about what is going on in the community more restrictive people are doing this stuff with 4 thousand restaurant in san francisco we're doing an average of $6,000 a year in donations and multiply
counsellor core who is here with us today. and a special welcome to the many chairs of our sister city committees and to the other city officials who are here from so many departments. and to all of you in the general public. it is an honor to have you here. without further ado, i'd like to turn this over to the man whose idea at this project it was. our mayor, mark farrell. [applause] >> mayor farrell: than >> mayor farrell: thank you, mark. isn't this awesome? [applause] i am very excited here. i talked to our office of protocol, about my first week in office as mayor. i said why don't we have one of these poles with our sister cities? he said you know what? we can make this happen. here we are. two weeks before leaving office. this is an awesome way to go out. i want to say how proud i am to be here as the mayor of the city of san francisco. on the mayor of a city that
prides itself on our sister city relationships. especially in this era today with the federal government, where we are building walls, we are tearing down relationships. we are literally creating tariffs. here in the city of san francisco, we are leading the way in a different manner. we are leading the way building bridges between our different countries and different cities throughout the world. our sister city program in san francisco, it dates back to 1957. with the inaugural sister city of osaka. it was done just a year after president eisenhower in 1956 started the sister city program in our country to really get citizens involved amongst different cities throughout the world to build those bridges and between our different cultures and in between our different countries. we are literally, now in san francisco with 19 sister cities from 8-z-letter.
we are so lucky and so blessed to have so many amazing volunteers and individuals working in the city of san francisco for our sister city committees and for our sister city relationships. and a few quick funds statistics about our sister cities. if you haven't been able to look at the kilometre clock up there, the shortest distance from san francisco is a court, in ireland. there's a lot of people here from there. the longest one is bangalore in india. our smallest sister 60 -- sister city is in italy. it is the namesake of st. francis which our city is named after. i looked up today, a population of 26,000 people there. be due at a large and small here. we have bangalore, shanghai, sydney, paris, but we do it across the entire little world. thank you for coming here today. this is an awesome monument that will last forever here in san francisco to really talk about
and exemplify how we believe our role in international community will always stand and how important our city believes it to be. again, thank you to all of the volunteers. many of you are here today. thank you to all the consular generals for all of your hard work. i want to give a special recognition to anita lee, mayor lee's wife. she is here today. mayor lee was a huge support of our sister cities. he went to so many of them. we went, last year with mayor lee and anita to sign the sitter -- sister city agreement in kiel which was signed recently. a special recognition to our chief of protocol who is back with us. [applause] and thank you again to mark chandler and certainly the person who i had the initial conversation with, matthew. thank you for all your hard work
on this. and last, but certainly not least, thank you to our department of public works. and the s. of nt s.f. nta sign u have made this happen. in any case, thank you for being here. this is a great celebration and we can always come visit here going forward into the future. with that, i would like to introduce a gentleman who has been, there he is, right behind me. he has been the longest, i believe the longest serving chair of a sister committee or the longest-serving chair of the sister committee of osaka. again, it was our first sister city relationship in san francisco. the gentleman is literally a stalwart in our japanese community here in san francisco. i would like to bring up alan oka moto. [applause] >> while. being introduced by the mayor. that's pretty cool, isn't it? i did not expect that.
anyway, before i give my very, very brief remarks. i would just like to acknowledge charlotte again. the chief of protocol. you know, the other day i overheard a conversation between mayor willie brown and mayor -- the mayor of san jose. willie brown -- norman said, i have an airport named after me and willie brown said, i have a bridge named after me. charlotte has topped them all. she has the stairs on the rotunda of san francisco city hall named after her. how cool is that? also, since i am giving out some thanks. we should give great thanks to mark chandler. the director of international trade. without him, our sister cities would not be able to function. mark, thank you. and then, again, as the mayor said, the right hand man the does all the hard work, matthew. thank you. [applause]
you know, i am so honored to represent the 19 sister cities that san francisco has. excuse me. as the mayor said, i am the cochair of the san francisco city association. the cochair with me is kathleen. [applause] and the heart and soul of the sister city, the hardest working person, the most important person is our executive director. as the mayor said to, osaka is the oldest sister city relationship that we have. last year we celebrated our 60th anniversary. we hope to go for another 60 years. the mayor mentioned that in order to provide better relations between the united states and japan, president dwight eisenhower asked the current mayor at the time,
george christopher to establish the san francisco socket sister city association. the mission statement of the sister city is very similar to all the other sister city association's. we were attempting to build bridges of friendship and commerce between the two great powers of the pacific rim. san francisco, and osaka. i know that we will continue on despite anything that anybody has said. san francisco and the osaka relationship will continue far into the future. i know everybody is anxious to get to lunch, so i just wanted to mention the other sister cities and their chairs. they are all here. everyone likes to hear their own name. if you would allow me to mention their names, and please, i apologize for the pronunciation. some of these are pretty difficult. anyway, we have frankie gillett.
candace bender. james brigham and gmo tail costanza. i think all of you for attending and thank the city of san francisco for this wonderful sign. thank you. [applause] >> mayor farrell: thank you allen. and for all of your hard work. i want to say special thanks to day to all of our police officers who are here and chief scott as well in our police department. thank you for being here. thank you to all of our officers. i would like to bring up the person who keeps our city clean. he has been responsible. this is his land here that we are able to put the statue on. please welcome up mohammed knew rue. [applause] >> thank you.
it takes a village to really put together a project and to this project, when we got the call a few months ago from the mayor's office of protocol, we went to work and our partners donated the pole to us. and our friends at m.t.a., the sign shop, they had the responsibility of, you know, making all the science. and then it came to our shop where we had to figure out the order of what the signs go. our division of architectures and engineering, they helped put all these signs into the correct places. they went through several different iterations. and then, of course, our operations department. our building shop came and builds the foundation, and we still have to come back and finish it. a big hand to all the city family for coming together to make this happen. [applause] also, as part of our public works, we are leading the charge
were several agencies to make market street really the street of the future. market street is a project we have been working on for several years. we are close to completing a design. that design will include the redo of the holiday plaza itself. some of the ideas out there is actually two make over this plaza. it will not be a sunken hole and create a lively space. but also make it much easier for people to get on the cable cars and the buses i get to where they are going. holiday plaza is ground zero for public works. we spent a lot of time trying to make sure all of the designs were in the works and they come to fruition. with the leadership of our mayor's office and the sister cities, this would not have happened. i am proud to be part of this project. a few names of people i should think. kevin from bvr, he lives -- he literally made sure we got this done on time. a big hand for him. [applause]
and greta jones who oversaw the details to make sure this happened. i'm excited. this adds another beauty to our city and lets people know how far you are too many of our sister cities. charlotte, i know we are working on getting a few more sister cities. i'm looking forward to that. lets havlet's have a great day. thank you very much. [applause] >> mayor farrell: thank you. again, thank you to all the consulate general's who are here. charlotte, do you want to say a few words? will this one work? can you get up? [laughter] >> let me come over there. [applause] want to fight? >> mayor farrell: absolutely not. [laughter] >> you should see what the other guy looks likely it happened in new york. be careful where you go. it won't happen in any of these
cities. i really wanted to thank the mayor. he's been a mayor for a very short time, but he has done some wonderful things. this, for us, in protocol and the sister cities, tops the list. it really says that, you know, san francisco is a city of many, many nations. that is what makes us so great, and this brings people together. as you know, the sister cities are for exchanges and culture, business, art, science, it goes on and on. what it is really about is about friendship. and you think about all the things that are going on in the world today, and we need more friendship. these committees that work so hard, and they represent the constituency of their particular countries, in this city, and in exchange with the cities across the way, so many miles away. but these may be lots of miles, but really, our hearts, and our
arms are very close to the cities that our sister cities. may friendship rained with all the other things that are going on. and san francisco is a city that is a friendly city. we can do it better than anybody else. right, mayor? >> mayor farrell: yes. >> all right. [applause] anybody want to fight? [laughter] >> mayor farrell: one more round of applause for our chief of protocol. [applause] again, thank you everyone for being here. to our consular general for your service. on behalf of your countries in the city of san francisco, to all the volunteers. the sister city committee heads and all the volunteers behind its. so many department heads are here as well. and a city family. this is a monument for years to come. let us take with us today the idea, the mission, the spirits, and the city of san francisco. let us build bridges.