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>> ok. we are in the water. >> let me acquaint you with the fly rod. >> nice to meet you. >> this is the lower grip and the upper grip. this is a reel and a fly line. we are going to use the flex of this rod to fling away. exactly as you moved your hands. >> that's it? >> that's it. >> i'm a natural. >> push both arms forward and snap the lower hand into your tummy. push forward. >> i did gave it a try and had great time but i might need some more practice. i met someone else with real fly casting skills. her name is donna and she is an international fly casting champion. >> i have competed in the casting ponds in golden gate park in san francisco. i have been to japan and norway for fly casting competition.
i spend my weekends here at the club and at the casting pond. it's a great place to learn and have fun. on a season day like this, it was the perfect spot to be. i find fly casting very relaxing and also at the same time very challenging sport. takes me out into the nature. almost like drawing art in the air. and then i can make these beautiful loops out there. >> even though people from across the globe come here to compete, it's still a place where locals in the know relax and enjoy some rely unique scenery. until next time, get out and play!
county jail. >> we are seeing reduction in drug-related crimes in the pilot area. >> they have done the program for quite a while. they are successful in reducing the going to the county jail. >> this was a state grant that we applied for. the department is the main administrator. it requires we work with multiple agencies. we have a community that includes the da, rapid transit police and san francisco sheriff's department and law enforcement agencies, public defender's office and adult probation to work together to look at the population that ends up in criminal justice and how they will not end up in jail. >> having partners in the
nonprofit world and the public defender are critical to the success. we are beginning to succeed because we have that cooperation. >> agencies with very little connection are brought together at the same table. >> collaboration is good for the department. it gets us all working in the same direction. these are complex issues we are dealing with. >> when you have systems as complicated as police and health and proation and jails and nonprofits it requires people to come to work together so everybody has to put their egos at the door. we have done it very, very well. >> the model of care where police, district attorney, public defenders are community-based organizations are all involved to worked towards the common goal. nobody wants to see drug users
in jail. they want them to get the correct treatment they need. >> we are piloting lead in san francisco. close to civic center along market street, union plaza, powell street and in the mission, 16th and mission. >> our goal in san francisco and in seattle is to work with individuals who are cycling in and out of criminal justice and are falling through the cracks and using this as intervention to address that population and the racial disparity we see. we want to focus on the mission in tender loan district. >> it goes to the partners that hired case managers to deal
directly with the clients. case managers with referrals from the police or city agencies connect with the person to determine what their needs are and how we can best meet those needs. >> i have nobody, no friends, no resources, i am flat-out on my own. i witnessed women getting beat, men getting beat. transgenders getting beat up. i saw people shot, stabbed. >> these are people that have had many visits to the county jail in san francisco or other institutions. we are trying to connect them with the resources they need in the community to break out of that cycle. >> all of the referrals are coming from the law enforcement agency. >> officers observe an offense. say you are using. it is found out you are in possession of drugs, that
constituted a lead eligible defense. >> the officer would talk to the individual about participating in the program instead of being booked into the county jail. >> are you ever heard of the leads program. >> yes. >> are you part of the leads program? do you have a case worker? >> yes, i have a case manager. >> when they have a contact with a possible lead referral, they give us a call. ideally we can meet them at the scene where the ticket is being issued. >> primarily what you are talking to are people under the influence of drugs but they will all be nonviolent. if they were violent they wouldn't qualify for lead. >> you think i am going to get arrested or maybe i will go to jail for something i just did because of the substance abuse issues i am dealing with. >> they would contact with the
outreach worker. >> then glide shows up, you are not going to jail. we can take you. let's meet you where you are without telling you exactly what that is going to look like, let us help you and help you help yourself. >> bring them to the community assessment and services center run by adult probation to have assessment with the department of public health staff to assess the treatment needs. it provides meals, groups, there are things happening that make it an open space they can access. they go through detailed assessment about their needs and how we can meet those needs. >> someone who would have entered the jail system or would have been arrested and book order the charge is diverted to social services. then from there instead of them
going through that system, which hasn't shown itself to be an effective way to deal with people suffering from suable stance abuse issues they can be connected with case management. they can offer services based on their needs as individuals. >> one of the key things is our approach is client centered. hall reduction is based around helping the client and meeting them where they are at in terms of what steps are you ready to take? >> we are not asking individuals to do anything specific at any point in time. it is a program based on whatever it takes and wherever it takes. we are going to them and working with them where they feel most comfortable in the community. >> it opens doors and they get access they wouldn't have had otherwise. >> supports them on their goals. we are not assigning goals working to come up with a plan
what success looks like to them. >> because i have been in the field a lot i can offer different choices and let them decide which one they want to go down and help them on that path. >> it is all on you. we are here to guide you. we are not trying to force you to do what you want to do or change your mind. it is you telling us how you want us to help you. >> it means a lot to the clients to know there is someone creative in the way we can assist them. >> they pick up the phone. it was a blessing to have them when i was on the streets. no matter what situation, what pay phone, cell phone, somebody else's phone by calling them they always answered. >> in office-based setting somebody at the reception desk and the clinician will not work for this population of drug
users on the street. this has been helpful to see the outcome. >> we will pick you up, take you to the appointment, get you food on the way and make sure your needs are taken care of so you are not out in the cold. >> first to push me so i will not be afraid to ask for help with the lead team. >> can we get you to use less and less so you can function and have a normal life, job, place to stay, be a functioning part of the community. it is all part of the home reduction model. you are using less and you are allowed to be a viable member of the society. this is an important question where lead will go from here. looking at the data so far and seeing the successes and we can build on that and as the department based on that where
the investments need to go. >> if it is for five months. >> hopefully as final we will come up with a model that may help with all of the communities in the california. >> i want to go back to school to start my ged and go to community clean. >> it can be somebody scaled out. that is the hope anyway. >> is a huge need in the city. depending on the need and the data we are getting we can definitely see an expansion. >> we all hope, obviously, the program is successful and we can implement it city wide. i think it will save the county millions of dollars in emergency services, police services, prosecuting services. more importantly, it will save lives.
>> one man said i'll upsetting the order of universe i want to do since a good idea not the order of universe but his offered of the universe but the ministry sgan in the room chairing sha harry and grew to be 5 we wanted to preach and teach and act god's love 40 years later i retired having been in the tenderloin most of that 7, 8, 9 some have god drew us into the someplace we became the network ministries for homeless women escaping prostitution if the months period before i performed memorial services store produced women that were murdered on the
streets of san francisco so i went back to the board and said we say to do something the number one be a safe place for them to live while he worked on changing 4 months later we were given the building in january of 1998 we opened it as a safe house for women escaping prostitution i've seen those counselors women find their strength and their beauty and their wisdom and come to be able to affirmative as the daughters of god and they accepted me and made me, be a part of the their lives. >> special things to the women that offered me a chance safe house will forever be a part of the who i've become and you made that possible
life didn't get any better than that. >> who've would know this look of this girl grown up in atlanta will be working with produced women in san francisco part of the system that has abused and expedited and obtain identified and degraded women for century around the world and still do at the embody the spirits of women that just know they deserve respect and intend to get it. >> i don't want to just so women younger women become a part of the the current system we need to change the system we don't need to go up the ladder we need to change the corporations we need more women like that and they're out there. >> we get have to get to help
them. . >> thank you for coming today. my name is debbie mezlo, and i commissioner near on the status of women. [applause] >> thank you, i'll take it. the women's rrs history month. i want to thank all of the people that are here today as we launch women's history month. it is an incredible thing to see elected officials, commissioners, community leaders, our male allies who are here, so thank you for coming to spend this time with us. i'd like to recognize my colleagues on the commission on the status of women, and if you will tanstand as i call your name. commissioner sonya melara. [applause] >> commissioner melara.
[applause] >> they're celebrating, too. [laughter] >> i know. commissioner andrea shorter. [applause] >> commissioner cary pomerance. [applause] >> i also -- if you'll indulge me, i wanted to introduce and recognize marge fillhour, who is on the commission with us. and introduce our director, dr. emily maraza. [applause] >> i wanted to say a couple quick things. i wanted to see what a privilege it is to serve on the commission on the status of women in san francisco. it is the strongest commission in the country. and there are a couple of reasons why: number one, we have a department that backs us up, as well as res sources dedicated to us per authority of the
mayor to implement our mission, which is to uplift the quality of life for women and girls in san francisco. we have a particular focus on prevention of violence and economic equality. we also have a very unique history in san francisco, which is this: many decades ago the u.n. adopted human rights treaties specifically for women and girls. it is called the "convention to end the discrimination against women." it codifies us as equals in the law. now, the people of san francisco voted to adopt this locally. we were the first city to do this, and for many years the only city to do this. and we did it in the face of the federal government failing to do this, which i think speaks to history repeating itself now. but the people of san francisco adopted this, saying to the women and girls in our community, we see you, we respect you, and you deserve dignity. so i'm always proud to be a san franciscan when i think about that, so it is such a privilege to serve on the commission. march is my favorite month because it is women's
history month, and it gives us a focus around highlighting women and really honoring these unsung heroins we which in our community every day. speaking of honoring heroines, i have the opportunity to introduce our mayor, mayor london breed. this is our first opportunity to celebrate her during women's history month. i wanted to say a couple of things about her. i've known the mayor for many years. before she became a supervisor, before she answered the call and really led us through a difficult time in this city, before she answered the call to leadership and became our mayor, and i can tell you a couple of things about her. number one, she has always been a leader in this community around strength and grit and resilience and self-determination, so thank you for that, even before you were in an elected office. she has always been there for women. she has been a mentee on
senator kamala harris, whom i've worked for for many years, and she was there through the good times and the bad. so when she supports you, she supports you, and i think that is rare. and she is a person of action. she is going to get stuff done. since she has been the mayor, she has worked for strengthening protections for sexual assault survivors, and for sexual harassment guidelines here at the city, underscoring that all people have the right to work in their work places without violence. she has el held up our youth, making it a priority to give internships every summer, that economic pathway that is so important, as well as for girls in our community. i'm proud every time i get to say mayor london breed. [applause] [cheering] >> thank you commissioner mezlo, and thank you to everyone who is joining us here today. i also would like to take
this opportunity to acknowledge some of our elected officials. our chair, vicki hennessey is here. thank you for joining us. and our treasurer, jose, is joining us as well. and thank you to our fire chief, joanne white, for being here, as well as the director of emergency management, mary ellen carroll, thank you so much. some amazing women leaders in the city and county of san francisco. i'm just loving the crowd today. i am so excited. it is about time that we kick off women's history month with a woman mayor, isn't it? [applause] >> and oftentimes when you talk about women and you talk about incredible women, it's usually names that most of us recognize as important figures, like
kamala harris, who is running for president, and nancy pelosi, who is the speaker of the house, and amazing woman, and all of these incredible women from san francisco and all over the country. today i chose to honor a number of women who are also heros, who are heros in this city, who are heros in their respective communities, and they are doing things that are absolutely amazing, not because they're looking for recognition but because they love and care about their community. and they have spent their entire lives serving other people for the purposes of making sure that their communities and their cities thrive. and so the first person that i am recognizing is someone who have known my entire life. we know her as utey.
and there is little utee rutherford has been an important figure in our community. let me tell you, this woman has done so many amazing things for so many people. the list goes on and on and on. yes, we know in the filmore western community about the work that she has done around the turkey give-aways, the toy give-aways, the -- every time there is a funeral, she is the one who is cooking the food. every time someone comes home after serving time, her house is the house that they go to to get some support. and oftentimes she is doing this by pulling her own money out of her own pocket to help support people in the community. utey is there to uplift us, she is there to pray for us, she is there to support us, she is there to comfort us, especially during challenging times in the western addition
community. she is this unifying support and voice. she is just a constant support. and even when we're going through oftentimes very challenging times, she is right there to lift us up. in a way that just makes us feel better. we are so lucky to have her in the western addition community. we are so lucky to have had here in our lives for so long. whether it is feeding the seniors at queen ada, and they love to see you coming. they love to see you coming because you always give them a smile and a kind word. you don't just serve food. you give of yourself to people. you've been doing it for so long, you have raised two amazing kids. look at little rodney over there. i see you, big rodney, and your partner who has been there for you. you guys are like the first couple of filmore. they're like the first mom and the first daddy of
filmore. we are just so blessed and lucky that, you know, you are such a kind person with a kind heart, who gives back to the community time and time again. and so when i was thinking about people to honor, all i can think about is utey, utey, whether it is me calling and saying, i need some chicken, and you're like, big rodney, you've got to fry linda some chicken. or we need your help, utey, we need you to come and take up the mantel for whatever it takes, and you always say yes. you always answer the call. so many people are here today because you answered the call when they need you the most. [applause] [cheering] >> we're going to have to make some new rules around here. no, somebody is getting married. they're happy. but, you know, it just means so much to just know you and to have you as a
part of my life and so many folks who are here today. so i just thought it was more appropriate than ever, as we celebrate the kickoff of women's history month, to honor a true phenomenal woman. ladies and gentlemen, today we honor utey rutherford. thank you so much. come on up. [applause] [cheering] >> i would just like to start off by saying, thank you so much, mayor london breed, for recognizing me. i truly appreciate it. and to the beautiful city of san francisco. to my lovely family, to my
lovely family, and to my wonderful friends, that always stand by me, always stand by me. for everything i ask for for the community, i call them, and they come. they stand by me and for me. and i would like to acknowledge my husband rodney, my god son jimmy, my brother sadik, my brother sean, and my brother wendell is not here. anything i ask them for to help me with the community, they help me. i love working for my community. it is something i love to do. and i have a briend, and she is here, stephanie jackson. we've been friends for 28 years. and she worked at raw aid, and they've been volunteering with seniors for over 10 years. and i just have this drive in my heart to help, to
do. and i just want to make san francisco and my community the best i can. and i just want to thank you again, mayor, for this wonderful, wonderful award. [applause] [cheering] >> we also have for each of our honorees -- as mayor, i get a scarf with my name on it. and, in fact, i wanted to take this opportunity to show you the scarf. each of the honorees will be getting one. of the city and county of san francisco. if you look close, you'll see the african-american on the culture complex, right there. [applause] [cheering] >> and courtesy of john's grill. they wanted to make sure you had a lovely romantic didinner for two for you and
your husband. so her is a gift certificate for john's grill and a scarf. congratulations. [applause] >> and all of the friends and family that are here are going to treat her to dinner, right? [applause] >> so the next honoree, i actually started working for back in, i think, kind of right out of college, back in 1997. anne-marie conroy was my former boss, and sometimes still believes she is my boss. but, she has not just been a great boss, she has been a great friend. you know, it was -- i was fresh out of college, working my first job, and didn't know everything i thought i knew. and she has been not only a friend and a great boss, but she has been a great mentor. someone who helped guide me in my political career. her work started early.
she is a lawyer, but she served on the board of supervisors. she was the director of the treasure island development authority. she was the dreblght director of the department of emergency management, but what inspired me most about her work was when she served as a board member for partners ending domestic abuse, and how she was committed to raising money to help provide support for women who were escaping some of the most challenging of circumstances. her work oftentimes was not always recognized. in fact, when i worked for her at the treasure island development authority, there was a lot of challenges around the housing there. and a percentage of that housing went to formerly homeless families. and anne-marie and i had this conversation about how we could make that work. i'm, like, how are we going to make it work for the families? she just basically said, we're going to make it work for the families. we have this housing and
part of what we're going to do is make sure we improve the bus routes. there was a program that she and john stewart's company worked on to provide furniture and other opportunities for the families who were getting started, who had been formerly homeless. the work that she did to not only make the housing work at that time, but in the future and to incorporate it into the agreement, so that families who can't afford to live on treasure island wouldn't be left out of the process, is work that i've always admired about what she has done. she is now working at the u.s. attorney's office, dealing with some of the most challenging of crimes, and continuing to bring innovative resources and plans to the job that she does. she is one of those persons who is very creative, and she is very fun. and she knows how to decorate a house or anything else, for that matter. she is oftentimes the person that i go to for
advice and counsel on how to handle things. and in every single instance, every single time, in giving advice and talking about issues, it really comes from the heart. and it comes from her love of community. and it comes from her love in wanting to help and support people. as a daughter of san francisco, she has made us all proud with her accomplishments and everything that she has done. and i wanted to take this opportunity to just acknowledge her work, and just to say thank you for being a great role model, a great friend, a great mentor. ladies and gentlemen, anne-marie conroy. [applause] [cheering] >> so thank you so much,
mayor. you're an incredible mayor, and such an accomplished speaker and such an accomplished person. i couldn't be more proud. i know this is only a short stop on a long and incredible career. and we're very lucky for the years that we'll have you in san francisco, but i think there are some other cities, such as sacramento and washington that may be having their time with london. as london said, she did work for me at the treasure island development authority. i'll never forget the first day she walked in the door. i could see this was a young woman full of smarts with a 10,000 watt smile, and she said, hi, i'm london breed, and i'm going to be your assistant. this is just an interview. if that gives you an insight into something can stop london. that was one example. i want to dedicate this honor today to my mother, maureen conroy, also known as "mighty mo."
she went to u.c. berkeley at the age of 16. she skipped didn't grades and started berkeley at age 16. it was during world war ii, and there weren't many opportunities for women with great educations. you were pretty much trapped into being a school teacher or nurse. she got her teaching credential, and then she met my father, a great war hero. and then went to have a happy life together. back then, in his world, women didn't work because it made a man feel like he couldn't support his family. so she decided to recreate -- or create her own stay at work mom track, and she became president of just about everything. and whatever she did, she did a phenomenal job at. so there is quite a spread in my family of sisters.
there are four girls. my older sister is 13 years my senior. so when i finished law school, my second eldest sister, peggy, who is here today, said, mom, why don't you stop using all of your time helping people with compaigns and electing judges and doing petitions and fighting city hall and make some money. you know, you just turned 60. go do something. stop doing everything for free. and she said, peggy, what am i going to do. and she said, go get your real estate license. and she was, like, okay. and so she did it. and she went up to the office in lakeside. a 60-year-old woman with her certificate. and they said, yeah, we don't have a desk for you. and so she went back and peggy said, well, mom, you need a resume. and she said, oh, okay. so peggy helped her. and it is a two-page resume of the phenomenal accomplishments of this woman, how many compaigns she had run, how she had
been president of just about every organization of san francisco. and they took another look at her and said, i think we found you a desk. so she became rookie -- this is at the age 60, she became rookie of the year, and she became the top seller, lister, and producer for caldwell for the next 15 years of her life in the country. i want to let people know that at age, don't let anyone tell you no. don't let anything hold you back from your dreams. and that's what i've always mentored women, is with that story of my mom, you can do anything at any age. and her big thing and my big thing as a mentor to women, is education. as far as we have come as women, you still need letters after your name. and that has always been my advice, whether it is j.d., m.d., m.a., m.s. -- whatever those letters are
and those certifications, it gives you that instant credibility. and unfortunately as women, we still need that. and i think it is very important, and i still tell -- this is why this young woman has a master's. i tried to make her go to law school, but she got her master's instead. every week, london, law school or master's, what is it going to be? so that is extremely important. debbie mezlo, emily, how much work with did in the world of domestic violence. and when the super bowl came to san francisco, how much work we have done around human trafficking. and how much more work has to be done. and we found a high-profile case that has led to having those tough discussions about human trafficking and what goes on around big sporting events and other things in
every city of america. deb has held the domestic violence consortium together for decades. i take this honor today honoring all of you and all of the work that we've done. i want to shout a special shout out to chief hazel white. i want to give her a happy birthday. [applause] >> joanne is actually two days older than i am. and i have to say again about age, when margan exacted me about this award, i said i think i'm a little too young to be part of history. and as joanne knows, and you can look this up because our profiles have always been public, with our age, she is 55, and i'm not, until tomorrow. [laughter] >> and how unfair the press can be sometimes because when joanne became
fire chief, and i helped her a lot get there with mayor newsom, and it said chief hazel white, 39, and two months later, i became head of l.e.s. emergency services, and it said conroy, 40. and i thought, that is so unfair. but there is just so much love and camaraderie in this room. i think part of that is our great mayor. she is so good at bringing everyone together, not letting waring faction continue. getting people to work together because she cares so incredibly deeply about this city. i just want to thank you, mayor, for being our mayor. there were several times in the tough talks we've had over london's career, when she ran for supervisor, i actually begged her not to do it. i said, you have so much promise, you have so much
potential, the world is your oyster. do not waste your life's energy on the mud puddle of city politics. and she said, that's my seat, anne-marie, and i'm going to take it. and i said, okay, kid, i'm with you all the way. and i'm glad she didn't listen to my advice. and i look very much forward to the great things she is going to do for our city. thank you. [applause] [cheering] thank you. okay. last, but not least, marlene tran. now, marlene tran is one of those persons who is kind of a quiet/loud force. she works for the san francisco unified school district and city college for over 35 years, teaching bilingual courses, working to fight
for her community, in visitation valley, it is a community on the south side of san francisco that sometimes feels forgotten, feels left out, but marlene doesn't let that happen. she makes sure that everyone who is supervisor, that anyone who is mayor, they are not going to forget about visitation valley and providing this community, and especially seniors -- especially seniors -- with the support that they need to thrive and feel safe in their community. i got to know her over the past years in just watching her run for supervisor in district 10. you didn't win, but you sure did create a lot of heck. and i said, i really was drawn to her because i love the fight in her. he is unapologetic in her commitment to fight for people who oftentimes don't have a voice,
especially many of the seniors who in visitation valley, they may not speak english. and she is right there helping with bilingual courses, helping with translation, helping to be the voice to fight for the resources that this community needs. and we really appreciate you. because oftentimes she doesn't stop to realize how impactful she is. every time we have a conversation, it's about muni, it's about police officers, it's about what's going on. and today it is about you. it's about you and the work that you have done in order to make the lives of so many in the visitation valley and the southeast sector of our community and our city so much better. we appreciate you for your advocacy, for your commitment to education and our young people, and how you continue to hold young people accountable. i'm sure you had a few young kids in your classes that gave you problems, and you said, those are
the best ones because you know that those are going to be the ones to go on to do great things. we talked about so many things involving improving the quality of life of san francisco, and she has, for years, put her words into action and has made not only the visitation valley community a better place, she has made san francisco a better place. ladies and gentlemen, marlene tran. [applause] [cheering] >> i think i am so overwhelmed. i was going to make a speech, but right now i'm lost for words. what a great honor it is
to be with the mayor, and utey and carol. and i am -- and all of my friends and supporters from my educational background, from my police background, community -- oh, i am so overwhelmed. and everybody is here to support all of us. mayor breed, you already summarize a lot of things i do. yes, i am quiet in my ways, but i'm very determined. i'm very persistent because we're talking about women's rights, equal rights, immigrant rights, human rights. those are the things i've been fighting for all my life because for 35 years, when i taught at the san francisco unified school district, every morning i put my hand across my heart and said "with liberty and justice for all." these are the things i work for every day. even though i retired from 37 years, teaching evening and sundays the city
college, and 35 years in the daytime teaching newly arriving immigrant kids, i continue my passion to do whatever is best for the community, for san francisco, for the voiceless. that's what i do because i am buddhist, and i feel any time we have, any energy, we should be able to share that. i just want to give you a little brief background about what happened years ago, when my mother and i and my two siblings came to san francisco. she was a new widow and struggling a lot because obviously she didn't speak the language. in those days, everything was english only. so being the oldest of three, i had to assist my mother in every way while also going to school, to navigate all of the services for her, funerals, and so on and so forth, for my stepfather. i witnessed her daily frustrations and dispair. but with her ongoing
encouragement -- keep on doing it. so as a result, i earned several college degrees and credentials, that launched my rewarding 35 years of teaching newcomers. so never forgetting the difficult times my mother had endured, i used my multi-lingual and immigrant background to do community work. and i am very fortunate that we are having a lot of people involved. and one of them happens to be susanna, the young lady here, who, you know, is doing more work. we need a lot of young blood because there is only so much we can do. so, of course, i was very surprised that the town newspaper called me, am movinamusing in some ways, a modern day warrior. those were the terms i wasn't familiar with and i thought, this is what everybody should be doing. i'm great that this
women's month kickoff offers the opportunities to hear of each other's successes. people have been wondering, marlene tran, why are you wearing this green hat? i want to honor mother earth. mother earth. and then, of course, my symbols. i have a lot of symbols here. this is our earth. we have to do everything to protect our environment. i am so grateful that san francisco is doing all of that. and every time you see my facebook, i'm always talking about environmental issues because without mother earth, without helping her, we are nowhere. so today while we're here to honor all these amazing honorees, and i'm so very grateful to have so many dignitaries, city officials, family members, i also want to give the mayor a little token. it says "100%," because she is doing 100%. may i also give her a little token of our appreciation. [applause]
[cheering] >> okay. thank you. [applause] >> and this is for you. >> well, well, well... [laughter] >> aren't these ladies outstanding. let's give them another round of applause. i want to thank all of you for joining us here today. thank you for honoring three phenomenal women who have just really touched the hearts and lives of so many people throughout our city, over so many years. we are grateful for your service and your commitment, and all that you have done and will continue to do to make life better for so many
people. thank you for accepting this honor. thank you to all of the folks who are here today, the friends and family members who came to celebrate them. and as we celebrate women's history month, kicking off today, let us make sure that we take time in our lives to honor some phenomenal women that have played a role in our lives in some capacity. the way that we make our city, our country, a better place, is how we treat one another. how we support one another. how we encourage one another, and how we make sure that we prepare the next generation for the incredible opportunities that exist in this world. i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for phenomenal women like the ones we honor today. and so now it is our time to make sure that the next generation has the same opportunities that we are so lucky to enjoy in the great city and county of san francisco. thank you all so much for coming here today. [applause]
francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs
cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth. >> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground
swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is
moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not
making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing,
kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances. >> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the
richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as
>> good afternoon. the commission will please come order and the sshth -- secretary will call the roll. >> clerk: [roll call] . the second item is for the approval of the minutes. >> commissioner: move approval. >> second. >> commissioner: any correction to the minutes? seeing none all in favor say aye. all opposed. the minutes have been approved. next item. >> clerk: item three is the director's report. >> good afternoon, commissioners, director of health. a few things to