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this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography. >> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for
people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing. we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program. >> hello, my name is jennifer.
>> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon. >> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the
houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like
they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography classes.
[applause] >> thank you so much for being here in support of our small business community, in particular of the mayor breed judge up by local campaign of shop and dine in the 49. a thank you to the italian homemade company for hosting us here today. your staff has been so accommodating and so amazing. [applause] >> we are excited to have mayor breed here herself, along with supervisor catherine stefani, -- [cheering] >> good afternoon, good afternoon. end as well as chief scott he will give us some tips on staying safe for enjoying the holidays. and a quick little bit about shop and dine in the 49. small businesses are critical to the vitality of our city. making sure they are supported in employing hundreds of thousands of san francisco people is an extraordinary opportunity for us during this time to share our love with them and pay our respects to the hard work that they have put in. more importantly, are
independent places are essential to the fabric of san francisco culture. with that, i want to say thank you for being here and invite our mayor to celebrate and open us up. >> thank you. [applause] thank you. first of all, thank you to the italian homemade company for allowing us to host this event here today. i know that this is supervisor stefani's favorite space to come and eat and i am used to seeing the past that in the window, but you must have cleaned it up for us. thank you so much for having us here today. i am also excited that we are here with jim lazarus with the san francisco chamber of commerce and henry with the council of district merchants -- merchants. two incredible supporters of small business in the city. thank you for being here with us today. as well as northern police station captain who is keeping
the neighborhood safe as well. thank you all so much. this is exciting. joaquin, you didn't do it justice. we are supposed to get people excited. shop and dine in the 49. shop and dine. and, you know, san francisco has some of the most incredible small businesses. people come here from everywhere to eat some amazing food. to find unique items and a lot of the boutique stores that exist in neighborhoods throughout san francisco. including the fillmore and west portal, and the richmond, and right here on union street. it is like one of my favorite places to hang out. there is chestnut street with a lot of shops and places. small businesses usually owned by one individual who is probably working the business themselves. and today, we are here to talk
specifically about the holiday season and how important it is to make sure that we are supporting the businesses writing san francisco. right in our neighborhood character and part of that, is on saturday, when a lot of us are hanging out with our family and friends and we decides that we want to go shopping, while you don't have to go to the crazy mall and deal with all the parking drama. you can probably walk outside your door to one of the small businesses right in your neighborhood. i want san franciscans and people who come here from all over to make a commitment to support our small businesses throughout san francisco. so small business saturday is an opportunity for us to really support our small businesses and invest in our communities so we can make sure that san francisco is thriving all over the city. as we enjoy a 2.3% unemployment right mac, let's remember a few statistics that i have here
because i can't remember them all. but more than 95,000 businesses in total existing san francisco. 53,000 of those businesses are small business that employ 325,000 people. 7900 restaurants, cafés and food stories and beverage establishments actually employ over 100,000 people. we are not only talking about the business itself and the owners. we are talking about the people who are actually employed in our small business community as well today we have an amazing opportunity to not only support small business saturday, but we have some folks here from bayview hunter's point community and this saturday, this saturday we are going to be hosting the bayview makers mark up -- bayview baker's mash up market.
that is a tongue twister. but it is where makers and folks from all over the bayview community who actually make and manufacture their own products in the bayview hunter's point community, will come together for a pop up on saturday to sell their items. what a great opportunity to support the makers and folks at the bayview hunter's point community. we want to thank you for coming to the other side of town to support this particular event. san francisco is an amazing place. we know that if we continue to support our small businesses, we will be an even more amazing city. we also know that there are some times that there will be challenges. that is why we have our police chief here to deal with some of the challenges that exist as people are enjoying the holidays we want the entire experience to be incredible. we want you to come and park and take munimobile, we want you to walk, but we also want you to be safe and make sure we are
protecting your property. without further ado, i want to introduce our police chief, bill scott, to talk about the plans for the police department during the holiday season. [applause] >> thank you. first of all, i will start with where the mayor left off. shop and dine in the 49. it is christmas on the holiday season. it is my favorite time of year. people get out. it is all about togetherness. it is all about community and we want everyone to be safe in doing so. i have a few simple tips, basic tips but if you listen and pay attention to what i will say, it will keep you safe during the holiday season. first of all, we have these placards. you see these around the city on bus benches and you see them on the back of our munimobile buses park smart. what this means is that for everybody to take a little bit
of time to think about your own personal safety. parks marked. do not leave valuables in your car visible for anyone to see and take from you. if you have to leave them in your car, lock them up in your trunk but preferably if you can take them with you, take them with you. one of the things the city has done really well with the business community and the community members on the police department and the mayor's office as we have come together and we had a very serious spike of car break-ins. we came together and we reduce that. part of the reason we reduced it is because we got the message out that we don't want to become easy prey for people to take advantage of us. parks might. a couple of other tips. we all have cell phones. i have taught all of them and we all are in our cell phones. pay attention to your surroundings. calls are important and techs are important to, especially when i get one from the mayor, but we want you to pay attention to your surroundings.
know what is in front of you and behind you as you go out and shop and enjoy the city. because a little bit of influence can go a long way in your personal safety. the next thing, if you see something reported. if you see something, say something. we see suspicious activity and we see things that just don't look right. we will come and check it out for you. we want people to be safe. please, if you see something that looks out of place, call us we don't mind coming at all. the next thing, is make sure that when you go out and you shop, that you have really thought about and planned your trip. i know when i go out, particularly for holiday shopping. you have bags and bags of bags and you have a lot of merchandise. people sometimes, if they want to take advantage of you they will watch you put things in your car. pay attention to your surroundings and if you plan your trip, you don't want to put
things in your car then go back in shopping when someone might be watching you. if you do that, you might want to move your car to another location or weight and plan and make sure you have a plan in terms of how you will do your shopping. so you think about it so you will be victimized. and last thing that i have for you all today is make sure if you are shopping with small kids , particularly with small kids, have a reunification plan. we have quite a few situations where kids get lost and they don't know what to do when they get lost. have a reunification plan. at least make sure that they know who to call and they know to look for someone in authority and in a uniform. and what to do if they do get separated from you. have a reunification plan if you are shopping with your family. i will end this as i started.
whatever you do, do it in san francisco and shop and dine in the 49. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. we want you to have fun but we also want you to be safe. i also would like to acknowledge the president of the small business commission who is here. thank you so much for joining us today. [applause] with that, i'm excited to welcome to the podium your supervisor for district two, catherine stefani. [applause] >> thank you. i want to welcome everyone to district two and union street. one of my favorite streets in district two and of course, here in one of my favorite restaurants. the other day someone was asking me, how do you do it all, you have two kids and cooking. >> i don't cook. i used to but i'm really good at ordering take-out from the italian homemade. we do it two or three times a
week. i recommend this restaurant and i want to say a huge thank you for that hosting us today and for being a staple of our union street community. san francisco is lucky and the number of diverse units --dash neighborhoods within the 49 square miles and i have the privilege and honor of being the district two supervisor and working with our amazing corridor is like union street. the strength of our commercial district is built on our local businesses. in san francisco, i think the mayor already said this so i don't need to repeat it, we have over 95,000 businesses and of that, 53 are small businesses. supporting them is important. in its fifth year, shop and dine in the 49 promotes amazing small businesses and challenges us all to spend locally. the statistic i thought was very interesting. if we increase local spending by one% it could generate $100 million of economic activity in our city. it is so important. when you are shopping, it is so
important to know you need to park smart. i am so proud to have been able to launch this campaign in district two with commander lazar and the caption. we did so much work on the park smart campaign. as a result, car break-ins are down by 21% in northern station which is most of district two. i just really want to thank everyone for their attention in the police department. it has been working and we have a lot of work to do. again, i want to thank the mayor , director torres, chief scott, and others. i really want to thank our small business owners, most importantly. thank you very much to mateja and alice for hosting us this afternoon. thank you to the union street merchants association. i've been working with you for 12 years and you keep this street driving and we are so grateful to you. remember, strop local, park smart and have a very happy thanksgiving. [applause]
>> thank you so much. we have a lot of cards. our success in these programs are focused on our small business community and making sure that you are thriving. you take such good care of us and make our neighborhood special. really do take it and. i wanted to invite you up to say a few words on behalf of the importance of shopping small and small business saturday. >> thank you, mayor and thank you captain. thank you. thank you for picking our restaurant for this initiative. i think it's really important for san francisco and for local businesses to keep the bids doors business industry. it will avoid the city to lose this character a neighborhood character, that is more important. thank you everybody.
[applause] >> i also want to thank nate from public glass in the bayview for coordinating the makers smash up market on saturday. that is where it will be located , right? thank you so much again for being here today. thank you to everyone. we have some amazing places to enjoy in san francisco. let's get to it. shop and dine in the 49. have a wonderful day. [applause].
>> a lot of water heater in san francisco look like this may be yours doesn't too do you know it is the post earthquake problems we'll show you to brace our water heater hi, everybody i'm patrick director of quarter safety for the city and county of san francisco welcome to another episode of stay safe today, we'll talk about bracing water heaters water heater failure is a leading problem with earthquake fires you have a a single source you'll have in our home. >> how are you. >> so what are we looking here. >> this is a water heater 3
weighs from 200 to nine hundred pound during an earthquake that weight will try to move sideways we need to secure is. >> we'll brace the water heater our model home in south of market we'll use a simple kit interest the hardware stores from $20 it the the clean up itself single thing to do what necessary look like. >> this is what you'll find in our kit a inch and a half wide strap to attach to the wall around the water heater and so you want to compare this in some garages around the city and state which is called plumbers tape innovate as strong and we need to brace the water heater
if you find this you'll want to replace it with a streetscaping kit. >> we've put blocking so that way we streetscape the water heater a nice fit it is important and important probation officer mention you need to move our water heater to strap is it talk about to a license plumber they'll come out with a firm once we streetscape those obviously we want to follow the manufactures instructions. >> typically the instructions will require the strap one strap be installed to fit the top third of the water heater and the bottom on the bottom 1/3rd away from the controls if it is above a certain size 50 gallons a third train e streetscape in the middle of the water heater. >> a lot of time i see older
water heaters on the ground obviously explain why this is required and the mr. chairman is required if you pa a water are hereto in the garage gas fumes can accommodate and the pilot light will ignite the fumes so you want to above the grouped level. >> so why not go ahead and he get started with the bracing. >> we're joined with peter from construction he'll help us
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a lot of requests for donations if someone calls you and say we want to documents for our school or nonprofit i've been in a position with my previous employment i had to say no all 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
>> hi, everybody. we're going to get started. welcome, welcome, welcome to the last day of the old margaret hayward playground. that's worthy of some applause, i think. [applause] >> before i introduce the mayor, i just want to say thanks to all of the amazing community partners who have worked with us to pull this off. this was a complicated planning effort, and we have some really, really, really passionate community partners and stakeholders, who i'm going to acknowledge in a second, and city agencies, and we have just an amazing design that is
really going to serve this neighborhood, that is really going to serve the institutions around this neighborhood, the nonprofits around this neighborhood, and we're so excited about this project. so my special guest here to the right is a community member that grew up in this park, and that's what makes this so special. i've had the opportunity to talk to the mayor about her own memories, playing in this park. this was your park, right? and so we are so honored to be able to think about the next generation, so let me announce or mayor and park -- our mayor and parks champion, london breed. >> the hon. london breed: thank you. i am so excited to be here today, because i spend many years in this park. in fact, this playground structure that is here is not the playground structure that is here when i was used to play. it was wood. it was made out of wood. we used to get splinters in
that park on a regular basis. the swing -- the slide was really, really high. nisha, you remember that. the slide was really high, and we used to jump off the slide. i mean, we were -- we were -- don't do that. don't do what we did. i used to eat lunch here through the free lunch program, and i used to get snacks here. i played chess and checkers when kids played board games. i basically spent my entire childhood in this playground, and it was a place that was safe. it was a place that i loved to come to and language out, and i was so grateful that it was just in such close proximity to where i lived because it wasn't a far walk. and so renata, who was the rec director here at the time, she was absolutely amazing. and you know, we miss her
dearly. she passed away a few years ago, but anitra is going to be the new person to run this rec place with a lot of the kids that are standing here behind me. and it does take a village, and it does take a lot of support, especially for our young people, who deserve to have every opportunity that is available to them. and it was because of programs like what existed here at margaret hayward playground is the reason why i was able to grow and to thrive in san francisco. living right across the street at plaza east, which didn't look like what it looks like now, too, large towers of public housing, and my grandmother, she raised me, and in order to get me out of her
hair, she'd say go to the park to play. but it's amazing to be with all of you here because we are going to make this park, this playground, this rec center, we are going to make it into something that is absolutely incredible. in 2016, a plan began with so many community organizations began in this neighborhood to say what the people wanted, what the people who live here wanted, in terms of a new playground and recreation center, and how are we going to deliver to make this place an incredible place, not only for this generation, but for generations to come. so this $28 million project, $28 million -- [applause] >> the hon. london breed: it's going to usher in what i think is absolutely incredible. i'm so grateful for the leadership of rec and park and phil ginsburg and all the work that you continue to do to be a champion for our parks in san
francisco. i am so excited that rodney -- is rodney here? yes, rodney and the ymca, and anisha's here. i'm excited that they're going to be implementing great programs that the ymca provides, and i'm looking forward to being here in how long, phil? >> 15, 16 months. >> the hon. london breed: 15 months when we cut the ribbon of the new recreation center and playground. and hopefully, the swings are going to be strong enough to bold adults, too. >> both of us. >> the hon. london breed: thank you, phil. appreciate it. because we are still kids at heart, and that's what parks do for all of our citizens. we want kids to get outside and play. we want adults and others to
enjoy our basketball courts and our tennis courts and our rec centers and all that san francisco has to offer. so i just want to say thank you to the voters for continuing to support parks funding every time you see it on the ballot. thank you to the community of the western addition for not only supporting this and being actively engaged, but continuing to support parks in this neighborhood. and i guarantee you that even though this park is utilized, especially during the summer, this park, when it is completed, it's going to be hard to get into, i assure you of that, and i am looking forward to being here within the next 10 months to cut the ribbon so we can get to playing and swinging and enjoying ourselves. thank you all so much for being here today. >> thank you, mayor. [applause] >> did i say 15 months? no pressure -- yes, i did. you know, the mayor talked
about the importance to her of being able to walk to a park, or maybe it was the importance of your grandmother being able to send you to a park. >> the hon. london breed: yeah, that too. >> you know, mayor, you ged to preside over the first city in america where everyone in the city can walk to a park. it really is an extraordinary thing that sets san francisco apart. so it's worth noting. it's my pleasure to bring up our newest district five supervisor for whom community is definitely first, vallie
brown. [applause] >> ms. brown: thank you, phil. i remember when we were talking about this probably in 2000 -- and what was it? 10? >> it was a long time ago. >> i don't know. it's been a long time. but i want to thank mayor breed and parks and rec for saying that parks are important not only to this city, but this district. this district is very special to me, and the people who live around here. and i really am happy to see us keep moving forward with green space. but this process just wasn't a city hall or department effort. this was a community effort, and you have to remember, and all the people standing behind me, we have sheryl davis that used to be with mo' magic, and she was there, pushing for it. there's james -- where's james?
he was part of it, also. and then, there was kelley groves, and barbara, who started the process. i know judith cohen is here. rodney's here from buchanan y, and then, spencer, are you here? oh, well, boys and girls club has been part of this, but you know, they're busy with the kids today. but one of the things that i really always admired and truly respect in the western addition is that the community comes forward and says look, what's best fore the community, and they look at it as a whole. and kids have always come first in this community, and that's all something i think we all some strive for when we're looking at legislation or we're looking at things in this city, what is good for the kids that are here, and i'm just really happy to be part of this, and i
will be there in 15 months? >> you betcha. >> cutting that ribbon with mayor breed and everyone behind me, and kamaya from mo' magic. but thank you everybody for coming, and we'll all be back in 15 months. it's on my calendar. thank you. [applause] >> i should have said 17 months. supervisor brown started to introduce some of the community members, so let me acknowledge -- more formally acknowledge our amazing partners. judith cohen. you're going to hear in a second from chuck collins and rodney chin of the ymca. they've just been such amazing partners not just at this site, but all across the city. bobbie sisk from bethel a.m.e.
bobbie -- without bobbie's help and bobbie's support and encouragement for this renovation, it might not have happened, so thank you, bobbie, for really understanding the bigger vision here. a special shoutout to gary cannonand melinda schrade. they've made an incredibly generous gift that will enable us to convert the fields us us into athletic fields that can be used year-round. we're just going to get more kids playing on the fields because of their generosity, so thank you very much, sacred heart. the mayor and supervisor brown gave a shoutout to sheryl davis, but sheryl deserves as
many shoutout as we can give her. before that, sheryl running mo' magic was amazing. i was to recognize the western addition, prosac for all of their help. so many partners, and it just speak to see what the mayor said about the importance of this space. very briefly, let me just acknowledge the design and construction team because they are extraordinary. this is a design done by our very own department of public works. i want to thank mohamed and jen and the entire design team for their work. it is an extraordinary design. i want to thank the construction team, bachman. we ended up with a great, great contractor. they've worked with us on our civic center playgrounds. they really understand the level of excellence that is required of them on a city
public works project. and i also want to acknowledge a special thank you to mary ellen keller. i am going to conclude with thanking my own staff, but before i do that, let me bring up chuck and rodney from the y. the ymca has been a long-standing tenant at this site, working with the kids to give them the love and support, attention, recreation, and culture that they deserve, and they are going to continue to be here with us. our partnership with the y is really extraordinary. it's at bodecker, it's all over the city. i am really excited for it, and with that, let me invite up rodney and gary from the ymca.
>> thank you, phil, and thank you, mayor breed. the last time i saw the mayor here, we were having a program for kids about sugary beverages. and then, mayor breed came over and spent the better part of an hour with them, being involved with them on a really personal level. and i didn't have such the great appreciation for her relationship to this park, but it was clear in her relationship to those children. and i want to thank you for that leadership. also, supervisor brown, i may be the oldest person here right now, but i was born here. we lived on pine street, and the history of my family in san francisco really started in what we call the fillmore, and now the western addition. so this is really sacred ground for me personally, and a place where i had the opportunity to
become who i am because of everybody who worked so hard for young people at that point in history. and now, we're on a different time frame, where young people are less visible in our city, and whether we need to come together and say whether or not we're going to have a city that really embraces young people, and the department of health is a focus of so much work, but it's also a folk you go of sheryl and so many other people that are here that enable us to do what we can for young people. there's not a representative of the boys and girls club, but let me be that person for a second and say they appreciate the opportunity to work together. as phil already said, we're working together in other parts of the city, and bodecker is a really complex and difficult community right in the middle of the tenderloin, and how community partners come together and not compete, but really learn how to come
together and partner and collaborate in the margin of difference in the victory whether our kids are going to learn to thrive. i want to thank all of our leaders who come together to make us a better city. thank you very much. rodney? >> thank you, everybody. [applause] >> i just first want to say, what a beautiful day, and i first remember over six years ago when this bond was proposed and announced. i was standing up there on the stairs, and just imagining what this would be. and i must say that the current plans that the rec and park and the public works people have put together is beyond any imagination that i could have thought of. so nothing left to say but let's get it done, and i will make sure that we're here to do the work in the community. thank you, everyone. >> thank you, rodney. >> and what rodney didn't mention is like the mayor and like chuck, rodney lives just a block or two away, so the community roots grow deep.
so madam mayor i don't remember, would you lead us in a ground breaking. let's get around this pile of dirt and put on our helmets. [inaudible] >> the hon. london breed: all right. you guys ready? you going to help me count? all right. ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. [cheers and applause]
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