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September District 1 Newsletter

9 / 1 / 2018



Thank you to the Richmond Station Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB) for organizing a great National Night Out!



One Richmond + Office Hours



I hope everyone has been busy doing a One Richmond thing every day this summer. Whether you are keeping our neighborhood clean, caring for our neighbors, or shopping and eating in the hood, everyone can do a One Richmond thing every day. To join the One Richmond movement, sign on at


We will also have a booth for One Richmond at the Autumn Moon Festival next weekend where neighbors can sign up as a member and get a free pair of One Richmond sunglasses! In addition, my office will be hosting a booth for “neighborhood office hours” as well, so please stop by to say hello and let us know if you have any issues we can help resolve.



It's Autumn Moon Time



Come out for our 2nd Annual Autumn Moon Festival coming up on Saturday, September 8th from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Clement Street between 5th and 8th Avenues. Autumn Moon Festival celebrations have been held throughout Asia for well over 1,000 years. This holiday is a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the myth of the immortal moon Goddess, Chang-O, who lives in the moon. The Moon Festival is often considered a “Chinese Thanksgiving” because of its celebration of gratitude and inclusion of abundant food – including the popular moon cake. This will be a fun, family-friendly event where attendees will have a taste of the cultural diversity of the Richmond District.


As a special highlight, this year's festival will feature a "PAWgeant" Dog Show from 12:00pm – 3:00pm as a celebration of the Year of the Dog! There will be a stage area provided for the as well as a decorated area for dogs. Your dog does not have to be dressed up to participate. You can register furry-friends to participate here. Walk-Ins to the PAWgeant will also be welcome. 


For more information you can visit the Autumn Moon website, or contact or 415.554.7410. I hope to see you all there!



In the Neighborhood



We had some great community events here in the Richmond during the month of August. Thank you to the Richmond District Neighborhood Center and the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development for organizing the Playland on Balboa Music Festival. By bringing together community, live music, film, arts and crafts, and the nostalgic memories of the original Playland at the Beach, this event really celebrated the Richmond District. Hundreds of Richmond District neighbors at Playland stopped by the One Richmond booth to sign up as members and I was able to see many old friends, meet new ones and hear from neighbors about issues of concern.


A few days later I attended National Night Out in order to promote neighborhood camaraderie and strengthen the relationship between police and our communities to make our neighborhoods safer places to live. It was great to join Captain Michelle Jean at Richmond Station and Captain Una Bailey at Park Station to help promote community policing. Thank you to the Richmond Station Community Police Advisory Board for organizing this for our Richmond residents. I also attended the Health Commission’s annual community meeting at the Richmond Rec Center which focused on public health issues specific to the Richmond District. My staff and I appreciated hearing from the Department of Public Health, Richmond Area Multi-Services, and North East Medical Services about the health needs and services in our district.


I had the opportunity to visit the SFMTA’s new Transportation Management Center where all of San Francisco’s buses, trains, and cable cars are controlled. I also joined many elected officials throughout the Bay Area to congratulate and thank Sing Tao Daily for 80 successful years of providing wonderful media service to our Chinese community!





Outside Lands Community Meeting



Thank you for your patience and understanding through the Outside Lands Festival this year. Please join me for a community meeting with organizers to discuss the festival and a potential extension of the agreement. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 6th at 6:00 pm at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center (6101 Fulton).



Citywide Cleanup



Looking for a great One Richmond opportunity? Before Autumn Moon on September 8th, join your neighbors for the Love Our City Citywide Cleanup! It's as easy as grabbing a broom and sweeping the sidewalk in front of your home or business and picking up litter in your neighborhood. If you don’t have the tools you need to get the job done, Public Works does! You can get supplies the morning of September 8th at 9:00 AM during a LOVE OUR CITY event at Argonne Playground, Lafayette Elementary, or Peabody Elementary. I will be at Peabody Elementary that morning to say a few words before the cleanup begins! Register today at or by calling 415-641-2600.





Jog in the Fog



Get ready for the sixth annual Richmond District Jog in the Fog coming up on Sunday, September 9th at 8:00 AM to benefit the Richmond YMCA.


This is a 5K fun run or walk for the whole family. Racers 12 and under can register for free online or on the morning of the race; a parent or guardian must sign a waiver and accompany them on the course. To register and learn more, visit



Updates from the Library



September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

Take advantage of the best library in the country. During September, sign up for a new library card or renew your existing card for a chance to win a pair of JetBlue tickets. The sky’s the limit with a new library card - info at


One City One Book

The Library is excited to announce that The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui has been selected as the 2018 One City One BookThe Best We Could Do explores the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child. Thi Bui documents her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves in America. This is the first graphic novel to be selected for One City One Book. Read the book in September and join book discussions, attend author talks and participate in One City One Book events – view program guide here



Community Potluck & Tai Chi



The Richmond District YMCA will join Welcoming America and hundreds of YMCAs and other organizations nationwide in hosting events for Welcoming Week, an annual celebration of the contributions of immigrants and refugees and the role communities play to foster greater welcome.


On Sunday, September 23rd from 12:00-2:00pm we will be celebrating the diversity of the Richmond District by hosting a Community Potluck and Tai Chi demo. Food from a variety of local restaurants will be provided and those who attend are encouraged to bring a dish of cultural significance to them and their family. Lunch will be followed by a Tai Chi demo that everyone is welcome to participate in. This event is free and open to the public, no registration necessary. Welcoming Week is September 14-23 across the country and now expanding to other parts of the world. 



Staff Transitions





I want to thank Nicholas Persky for his dedicated service to the Richmond as he will be leaving my office in September. Nicholas started out as our lead intern and became a Legislative Aide in February to fill in for Angelina while she was on maternity leave. He has been a critical part of my office by putting in place organizational systems and responding to all kinds of constituent requests at all hours of the day (and night).  He was the lead on the Geary repaving project as well as many other community improvements and events. While we will miss Nicholas dearly, I look forward to welcoming Beth Rubenstein, a veteran Legislative Aide, who will be filling in for Chelsea while she is on maternity leave. We welcome baby Nailah, one of our newest D1 constituents! Chelsea and baby are doing fine.


School is back in session, so please drive and bike carefully. Let’s all do a One Richmond thing every day.





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