Community Announcements

February Community Announcements

February / 16 / 2018





To kick off the Year of the Dog, it was my pleasure to join my colleagues on the Board as well as Senator Mark Leno and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce at the annual "mini" Chinese New Year Procession earlier this month. Good weather blessed the event-- auspicious good tidings for the Lunar New Year!



Happy Lunar New Year! 



I wanted to wish everyone a happy Lunar New Year today! The annual Chinese New Year Parade is coming up next Saturday, February 24th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in Chinatown! The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in North America and the biggest parade celebrating the lunar new year outside of Asia. Started in the 1860's by Chinese San Franciscans as a means to educate the community about our culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Look out for me in the parade!



Have you taken the #OneRichmond Survey?



Make sure your voice is heard as our community shapes the #OneRichmond initiative! If you haven’t already, please take 5 minutes to fill out the survey. We also have a community meeting coming up on March 1st from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at George Washington High School.


The Richmond District Neighborhood Center will be facilitating small group discussions about the four principles of #OneRichmond: inclusiveness, compassion, community pride, and shopping local. This initiative will help us build and strengthen community while maintaining the culture and integrity of our neighborhood as we grow. Contact Ian Fregosi for more information about this project:



Prepared for a Natural Disaster?



March is Disaster Preparedness Month!


My office is partnering with the Department of Emergency Management to put together a series of workshops and presentations to make sure our neighbors are prepared in the event of a major earthquake or tsunami. We will be announcing event dates in our next newsletter, so stay tuned! Contact Ian Fregosi if you are interested in getting more involved with Disaster Preparedness Month:


In the meantime you can make sure you and your family get emergency alerts from Alert SF by texting your zip code to 888-777.



Self-Help for the Elderly Seismic Safety Outreach Program


Learn what to do and how to respond to a disaster by signing up for the Seismic Safety Outreach Program. Attend all classes and receive a free Disaster Kit and Certificate of Completion! Class dates and times are below:


March 7th, 10:30am-11:30am

  • 72-Hour Personal Preparedness
  • Response and Recovery (after an earthquake or disaster)
  • Earthquake Mitigation

March 14th, 10:30am-11:30am

  • Basic First Aid
  • Controlling External Bleeding
  • Compression only CPR
  • Choking

March 21st, 10:30am-11:30am

  • Fire Safety
  • Facts and Knowledge about Fire
  • Learn about Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • How to use a Fire Extinguisher
  • Learn about Sprinklers

March 28th, 10:30am-11:30am

  • Graduation Ceremony


This workshop series will be presented in Chinese, and translation to English, Spanish, and Tagalog can be provided upon request. Please contact Yicheng Wu at or 415-677-7527 for more information.



Making Your Home Safe in Cold Weather



The National Weather Service is predicting very cold temperatures in San Francisco beginning early next week and the Department of Emergency Management has asked us to share these safety tips:


  • Install a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector, test batteries regularly and replace batteries as necessary. Install the carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.
  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors. Keep these devices at least 20 feet from doors, windows and vents. The fumes are deadly.
  • If you plan to use a fireplace or wood stove for emergency heating, have your chimney or flue inspected each year and don’t burn paper in the fireplace. Make sure that fireplace embers are completely out before going to bed for the night. Wood fireplaces should always have a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
  • Turning on the stove for heat is not safe; have at least one of the following heat sources in case the power goes out: extra blankets, sleeping bags, warm winter coats, a gas log fireplace, and a portable space heater but located at least 3 feet or more from anything that may catch on fire.
  • Keep a space heater at least 3 or more feet away from anything that may catch on fire, such as drapes, furniture or bedding. Never cover your space heater or put it on top of furniture or near water. Never leave children unattended near a space heater. Make sure the cord is not a tripping hazard and do not run it under carpets or rugs. Avoid using extension cords to plug in your space heater. Store a multipurpose, dry-chemical fire extinguisher near the area to be heated and make sure everyone in your house knows how to use them.
  • Conserve Heat. Avoid unnecessary opening of doors or windows, and close off unneeded rooms. Stuff towels or rags in cracks under doors, and close draperies or cover window with blankets at night.
  • Be prepared for power outages by stocking up on food that needs no cooking or refrigeration and water stored in clean containers; ensure that your cell phone is fully charged; have flashlights and extra batteries on hand; do not use flame-lit candles.


Streets For All: The SFMTA’s 2017 Annual Report Available Now



The SFMTA invites you to learn more about their work to maintain a safe, reliable, sustainable and equitable transportation system for our great city. Read their 2017 annual report “Streets for All” at



Fun in the Neighborhood!



Housing Rights Committee Movie Fundraiser!


The Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco (HRCSF) is hosting a movie fundraiser on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00am at the Balboa Theater to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of their Richmond District Office! They will be hosting Boom! The Sound of Eviction at a suggested donation of $25 per movie ticket. All volunteers with HRCSF will have free admission. They will provide free pastries and coffee, and the theater will have $5 popcorn and drinks. Come out for this fun event to support the Housing Rights Committee and the great work they do for tenants in our neighborhood!



Academy of Sciences Neighborhood Free Weekend!


It's Neighborhood Free Weekend time at the Academy again! The California Academy of Sciences would like to share the dates for their upcoming Neighborhood Free Weekends. On the weekend of February 23rd through 25th, District 1 residents are welcome to visit the Academy free of charge! Just bring a valid ID or proof of address. Thank you to the Academy and their sponsor, Target, for providing our neighbors with this opportunity!



Single Payer Universal Health Care for California: Facts and Myths


The San Francisco Berniecrats Healthcare Group is hosting a community presentation on Wednesday, February 28th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Richmond Branch Library (391 9th Ave, Community Room) about single-payer universal health care and the Healthy California Act (SB-562). The topics covered will include:


  • What is single payer health care and Medicare for all?
  • Advantages over all other insurance plans
  • Benefits and costs
  • What's in it for you and your family?
  • How single payer can come about
  • What you can do to help



Summer Resource Fair


The Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families (DCYF), the Recreation & Parks Department, and the SF Public Library will host the annual San Francisco Summer Resource Fair on Saturday, March 10 from 11am to 3pm at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. The Summer Resource Fair will feature 150 summer programs, camps, classes and other services for children and youth from age 3 to 18. Many of the programs are free or low cost, and many of them will enroll participants on the spot. 



Community Clean Team Eco Fair


The Community Clean Team and Giant Sweep are back for 2018 and they need our help to keep our city clean, green and beautiful. Show your love for San Francisco and join the more than 43,000 people who already have volunteered over the past 17 years by participating in landscaping and gardening projects, painting over graffiti and cleaning up litter in our neighborhoods!


Where: George Washington High School (600 32nd Ave)

When: Saturday, March 17th

  • Registration Begins: 8:30am
  • Brief Speaking Program: 9:00am
  • Cleaning & Greening: 9:30am-12:15pm
  • Lunch: 12:30pm-1:00pm


For more information visit Community Clean Team at







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