Board of Supervisors, District 5

News from District 5


Hello Friends, Neighbors, and Fellow District 5 Residents,

I am glad to bring you this newsletter that is packed with activities and information about District 5 events.  We are mid-way through summer already, and there are still so many events that I would encourage you to attend.  A few of those are the August 9th visit to Hamilton Rec Center for Midnight Basketball by the Golden State Warriors first round draft pick, Festus Ezeli, a discussion session that I will host to hear the City Hall Fellows report on the Sit/Lie Ordinance on August 15th, the Nihonmachi Street Fair on August 4 & 5, and National Night Out in the Western Addition on August 7.  Please do join me over the next several weeks and enjoy what each D5 neighborhood has to offer.

In addition to the summer activities, I am continuously working with the community and the Police Department to quell the surge in violence and increase public safety.  I am also in touch with PG&E to ensure that residents won't experience power outages similar to those in Hayes Valley a few weeks ago, and I am working on several pieces of legislation that I will introduce next week and after the August recess.  

Finally, during the Board's recess, I will be in the community speaking with residents about their feelings on issues like Kezar Gardens, affordable housing opportunities, and ideas like designating neighborhood commercial districts in order to strengthen the merchant corridors.   I look forward to seeing you at the events that I have listed below, and please tell your friends to support our District 5 neighborhoods and businesses.



Youth Opportunities

Summer Jobs+

The City of San Francisco Mayor’s Office has partnered with United Way’s MatchBridge and other community-based organizations to make SF Summer Jobs+ a success.  Young job seekers will have access to resources such as work readiness workshops; resume writing assistance, interview tips, and job-search coaching.  After hiring, MatchBridge will follow up with you and your youth workers to ensure a good match and smooth process. Please visit
If you have youth that would benefit from this program, please work with them to enter their information and download their resumes at (include the CBO they are affiliated with).  Also, please send me the student’s names to coordinate/facilitate job placement with them.
Angela Heyward
Ph 415-808-4258/Fax 415-817-4716
United Way of the Bay Area
221 Main Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105

Check out the 2012 One City Scholarship presented by the San Francisco Youth Employment Coalition!
o    Must have participated in a program of a YEC member-agency (includes MYEEP)
o    Must be enrolled in a certified college, university, community college, or vocational training program for Fall 2012. 
o    Youth ages 17-24
Click here to download the scholarship application and instructions.
The application is due by 5:00pm on Friday, July 31st 2012 to
Gabriel Hanzel-Sello
Enterprise for High School Students (EHSS)
200 Pine Street
6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

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Resources and Employment Opportunities

Urban Strategies is hiring two Service Connectors to work in the Alice Griffith public housing community.    
The Senior Service Connector leads a team of Service Connectors, with expertise in areas such as Social Work, case management, relocation and employment, to identify appropriate housing choices for families affected by redevelopment and to assist those families during and after housing transition. Support for families includes successful transitioning to new schools and to other services and opportunities in the new neighborhood. The Senior Service Connector utilizes knowledge of the San Francisco, specifically Bay View, community to establish effective relationships with businesses and social service organizations.  The Senior Service Connector provides case management and referral and seamless coordination with other community and supportive services activities that promote economic self-sufficiency for families, enhance quality of life for seniors and persons with disabilities, and increase opportunities for residents as they prepare to live successfully in a new, mixed-income development or move toward housing self-sufficiency in the community.  The Senior Service Connector supervises Service Connector staff, models professional behaviors necessary for community and economic development social work practice, and also works directly with residents as needed to support the efforts of the team.

The Service Connector will work with a team of social workers, case managers, relocation and employment specialists and other professionals to identify appropriate strategies and assist families. The Service Connector utilizes knowledge of the San Francisco community, specifically Bay View, to establish effective relationships with businesses and social service organizations. The Service Connector provides case management, referral and seamless coordination with other community and supportive services activities that promote economic self-sufficiency for families, enhance quality of life for seniors, and the disabled, and increase opportunities for residents.

Please submit your resume and cover letter electronically by September 30th, 2012 to:


Second Chance Legal Clinic

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Inner Sunset Merchants Association Fourth Fridays—July 27
Explore the Inner Sunset after hours! Enjoy specials, art exhibits, refreshments, and more from local businesses every fourth Friday of the month, starting at 6pm and ending between 9-10pm.
For more information visit

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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Presents...

My Sisters Keeper
Saturday, July 28, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Discussing topics like "Effects of the Great Recession on Women" "Programs to Prevent Foreclosure" and "Social Security & Medicare"
African American Art and Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street 
register at 

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Golden State Warrior, Festus Ezeli coming to Hamilton Recreation Center for Midnight Basketball

Bring your Warriors gear and your A game to meet first round draft pick Festus Ezeli of the Golden State Warriors.  In partnership with the Department of Recreation and Parks, The Association of Midnight Basketball League Programs, the San Francisco Housing Authority, the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, The SF Police Department, the Comunity Response Network, and a host of community organizations, Supervisor Olague welcomes Festus to District 5.

Midnight Basketball
Hamilton Recreation Center
Thursday, August 9, 3:00 pm.m to 4:00 p.m.

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Western Addition Youth Art Show -- August 3

Stop by to enjoy art from our youth in the Western Addition.  This event is being produced in collaboration with Mo' Magic and will feature works from young artists from Booker T. Washington Community Service Center, African American Art and Culture Complex, The Magic Zone, Prince Hall Learning Center, and The Village Project.  Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, August 3, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
City Hall Room 256

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39th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair

Come to Japantown to enjoy the festivities on Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5, 2012.  Click on the image above for more information.

Safety Awareness and Common Sense Public Safety Meeting—August 6
What are some of the actions you can take to protect your home, apartment, and apartment building?  What are some of the things you should not do to protect property?  Northern Police Station will be joined by SF SAFE to discuss steps and habits that you should take and practice to prevent thief, burglary, robbery, and vandalism of the place you live.
Monday, August 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Korean American Center, 745 Buchanan Street
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National Night Out—August 7
Join the neighborhood for an evening of food, Zumba dance, kickball, and more during this annual fun-filled event to build community bonds. Learn more at
5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 7 * Ella Hill Hutch Community Center * 1050 McAllister at Webster
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City Hall Fellows Report on the Sit/Lie Ordinance—Tentatively scheduled for August 15
In 2010 San Francisco voters approved Sit/Lie, an ordinance that makes it illegal for a person to sit or lie on public sidewalks at certain times of the day. A group of City Hall Fellows, in consultation with City agencies and community groups, completed a public policy evaluation of San Francisco’s Sit/Lie Ordinance earlier this year. The report, “Implementation, Enforcement and Impact: San Francisco’s Sit/Lie Ordinance One Year Later,” documents how the ordinance has been implemented and analyzes citywide impact since enforcement began in March 2011. The report speaks specifically to the impact the Sit/Lie ordinance has had in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.
The report's authors, Peter Gallotta, Jessica Cassella, Leah Fraimow-Wong, Jamie Querubin, will give a brief presentation, after which they will answer questions about the report and their research. We look forward to an informative conversation.
We will send a special announcement soon of the confirmed date and time.
For more information, call 554-7630.
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SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT offers FREE Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Training—August through September
The goal of this program is to help the citizens of San Francisco to be self sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multi-functional teams, cross trained in basic emergency skills. Through this program, individuals will learn how to help themselves and their loved ones prepare for and better respond in a disaster. The training includes preparedness training as well as hands-on disaster skills.
Register online: or call (415)970-2024
Full NERT Training Course Outline:
Class Session #1…Earthquake Awareness, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation
Class Session #2…Types of Fire, Hazardous Materials, Utilities Shut-offs
Class Session #3…Disaster Medicine
Class Session #4…Light Search and Rescue
Class Session # 5…Emergency Team Organization, Terrorism, & Disaster Psychology
Class Session # 6…Hands-On Application, Course review, and graduation
Financial District
Paramount Group, Inc.

Spear Tower at One Market Plaza
enter at 55 Spear @ Market
Two Day Intensive!
Wednesdays 8:30am-5:30pm
August 1: Class 1, 2, and 3
August 8: Class 4, 5, and 6
North Beach
St. Peter & Paul Parish Community Center

620 Filbert @ Stockton
Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm
August 7: Class session 1
August 14: Class session 2
August 21: Class session 3
August 28: Class session 4
September 4: Class session 5
September 11: Class session 6
Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
Staff entrance, Nancy Pelosi Drive
Two Day Intensive!
Saturdays 8:30am-5:30pm
August 18: Class 1, 2, and 3
August 25: Class 4, 5, and 6
Service Worker!  Disaster Animal Response Team (DART)*Training
August 25th, September 8th and 22nd, 2012 from 9 AM – 1 PM at
2310 Folsom St at 19th Street
        Enter through gate on 19th. Parking is in the rear of the lot against the wall.
2310 Folsom St at 19th Street, San Francisco, 94103
And October 6th from 9AM – 3:30PM at San Francisco Animal Care and Control,
1200 15th Street, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Cost: Free!
DART is a 4-session training course specifically about disaster animal response training. The course is led by the SFDPCA and is designed for Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) graduates who want to be involved in helping animals after a disaster.
You must attend all 4 sessions and complete the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on-line courses to become certified as an Animal Disaster Service Worker.*includes Pet First Aid certification!
To Sign Up: Please RSVP by contacting Dr. Bing Dilts at or (415-554-9417) at The San Francisco Department of Animal Care and Control. You will need to provide your name, address, phone number and e-mail.  You will need to complete NERT before attending DART. Space is limited so sign up soon!
Personal Readiness for a resilient Community – One-time workshop for your family and your neighbors!
Tuesday August 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm 2310 Folsom @ 19th St. SF
Enter through yard on 19th and park along back wall) Division of Training classroom is in the 1-story building directly next to the Fire Station on the corner
To enroll - Call 970-2024 or – and provide Name, Phone Number, Location and Start Date of Class. See the SFFDNERT website for more information
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lt. Erica Arteseros, Program Coordinator, Neighborhood Emergency Response Team at 415-970-2022 or email her at
*Note: It is important for participants to attend all sessions in order to gain the full scope and benefit of the training. New students may not join after session 2 of the six-week class or on day 2 of the intensive and 3-day sessions. Make-ups may be approved. A certificate will be issued.
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SF Zen Center Turns 50—August 13

Join Supervisor Olague in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Zen Center. For a list of all public events, visit
Monday August 13, 2012
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
San Francisco Zen Center – 300 Page Street
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29th Annual Alamo Square Flea Market—August 18, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A neighborhood tradition for almost three decades, the Alamo Square Flea Market returns August 18.
Vendor spaces on Hayes and Fulton are still available. Please read our event Guidelines prior to submitting an Application if you are interested in selling at the Flea Market. If you have any questions, call 415-625-FLEA (625-3532) and leave a voicemail or text message or email

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August 25-26, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL is a pop culture-themed street fair that covers the grounds of Post Street from Webster to Laguna and the Peace Plaza of Japantown, San Francisco. This year’s festival was hosted by NEW PEOPLE in cooperation with the Japantown Merchants Association. In 2011, the festival had 55,000 in attendance in two days and this year we expect an attendance of 70,000!

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Spotlight on Aging-Speaker Series
Age Song at Laguna Grove Care
624 Laguna Street San Francisco, CA 94102 415-318-8670
Aging and Masculinity, Mens Health and More
Thursday August 30th 4-6pm
Aging as a Spiritual Practice
Thursday September 6th 4:30-6:30pm
For more information visit
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Special Events Calendar
Join us for exciting events throughout the year!

September 8 12pm-4pm Sumo Champions Exhibition
October 7 12pm-4pm Japan Center Malls Anime Festival
October 28 12pm-4pm Spooktacular Halloween Party and Trick-or-Treat
December 8&9 12pm-4pm Santas Arts and Crafts Workshop
December 8,9,15,16 12pm-4pm Santa Claus Visits the Japan Center Malls
All events will be in the Japantown Peace Plaza, Post and Buchanan Streets
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NoPa House Tour—October 21

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, The Victorian Alliance will showcase homes in the North of the Panhandle neighborhood on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This popular self-guided tour features homes that have retained or regained their original Victorian elegance. Complimentary regreshments and a gift shop enhance the tour. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended and tour goers must anticipate stair climbing to enjoy the home interiors. For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call 415-673-5057.

To find out about more events in District 5 and all over San Francisco, please visit my webpage
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