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Friday, November 21, 2014

Bayview Parks receive over $500K for renovations

From SFGate,
San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department doled out $1.26 million to five neighborhood projects Thursday to help community groups fix, update, renovate and generally improve city parks.

$216,000 — Hilltop Park Skate Park renovation.  
$301,836 — Bayview Playground Path and Playground improvements
h/t J. Germaine 

Free plants at Flowercraft

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FUF Trees for Bayview

FUF has a community planting in the Bayview scheduled for February 28th, 2015.
In the last planting, FUF planted 48 trees with the Bayview community, we hope for 50+ this time. Join us!

What do I need to do to get a tree?
FUF aims to make it easy and affordable for you to get a street tree in San Francisco. We usually subsidize about 85% of the costs and handle most of the logistics. You only need to sign our two forms and we will take it from there. This year, you only need to co-pay $25 and we’ll plant a tree with you in the sidewalk in front of your home AND come back for 3-years of follow-up care.

***Forms Deadline is 1/21/2015***

How does the planting process work?
In collaboration with neighborhood residents, FUF organizes a tree planting in each neighborhood about once every 18 months.  On planting day, FUF staff, volunteers and residents plant trees for everyone in that neighborhood who wants one. FUF celebrate with a potluck lunch afterwards!

Why should I plant a FUF tree at my property?
Trees provide benefits such as cleaning the air, preventing flooding, and raising your property value. FUF is a nonprofit that has planted more than 47,000 trees during 1,000 +community plantings in SF.

To get a tree in this planting, sign up here

The FUF  Planting Timetable

The lead-up to FUF plantings has 3 distinct phases:

*Phase 1:  Community Outreach Phase  (Now to January 21st)
The first phase of a FUF planting is to get as many neighbors as possible to sign up for a tree.

Event: Community Outreach Happy Hour! RSVP to phil@fuf.net
When: TBD @ 6:30pm
Where: TBD, can you host?
What: Learn how to reach out to your neighbors to get more of them signed up!

With any questions during the Outreach Phase, please contact:
Community Project Manager Phil Pierce

*Phase 2:  Arborist Phase (January 22 to February 28)
The second phase of a FUF planting is preparing the neighbors who want a tree — and their properties — for the planting.

Event: Arborist Community Meeting
When: TBD in early November
Where:  TBD – Contact us for more info or to Host!
What: Learn about the logistics for Planting Day and the tree species that are best suited for your neighborhood.

With any questions during the Arborist Phase, please contact:
Planting Manager Gordon Matassa

900 Innes Meeting

Rec & Park is hosting a Public Meeting about the recent acquisition of 900 Innes and the clean up that will be required before the site is deemed safe.
December 2, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Heron's Head Eco Center,
Jennings Street and Cargo Way

The D10 Olympics?

From SFGate,

The organizers want to build as the centerpiece a temporary stadium on part of a 540-acre parcel just west of Highway 101 along the Caltrain line in Brisbane known as the Baylands. It would hold the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as track and field events. 
If San Francisco is awarded the Olympics, the current plan is to have the stadium built in the southern portion of the Baylands and then dismantled afterward and replaced with a park. Part of Lennar Urban’s huge development at the nearby Hunters Point and Candlestick Point would provide the Olympic Village for athlete housing.

More at SFGate

Monday, November 17, 2014

UCSF Benioff Helipad meeting

The Helipad Community Meeting is

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6:30 pm
UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Genentech Hall Auditorium

600 – 16th Street (at 4th Street)


From SFGate,

The former stadium at Candlestick Point will become home to a 500,000-square-foot “urban outlet” shopping center under a new agreement reached between home builder Lennar Corp. and retail developer Macerich.

More at SFGate

Friday, November 14, 2014

Geneva-Harney BRT Meeting

Community Meeting in Little Hollywood

Mark your calendars for a special neighborhood meeting next week! In response to requests from the community, we're hosting a project update specifically geared for Little Hollywood. We hope to hear from many residents, workers, and neighbors, so please tell your friends!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Community Tree Lighting

Friday, Nov 21, 5-7:30

From the Bayview Opera House,
This year's Tree Lighting event takes place on the newly created plaza at 3rd Street & Newcomb, where the new landscape of our historic building is starting to take shape. The Community Tree is where it's always been, except now this place is outside the fence. 
The community is invited to enjoy our Holiday Market featuring local vendors with delicious food, wine and crafts, as well as arts activities for the kids. Live seasonal music will round out the event. Dress warmly. 
Thanks to the Bayview YMCA for donating the tree! 
Thanks also to the SFPUC, who will be joining the festivities to celebrate the Holiday Bells, to be installed along Third Street. 
Thanks to Community Youth Center for bringing their youth quilt exhibit to our event.
Artist William Rhodes will be on hand to talk about his Mandela Quilt Project, which put children from Charles Drew Elementary School in touch with children from a school in South Africa. When they heard that the South African children need socks, their teacher spontaneously started a children's sock drive. Please support Ms. Lyris Wolfe in collecting socks for their partner school by bringing a pair of children's socks to the event!
Look for our special edition holiday mug when you buy a glass of traditional mulled wine or hot apple cider!

BVOH Holiday events are made possible by our generous supporters and partners:
SFAC (short logo OK), Grants for the Arts, Invest in Neighborhoods, Bayview Merchants Association , Bayview Underground Food Scene, BMAGIC, 3rd St Youth Center & Clinic, Community Ambassadors, Salvation Army, Joseph Lee Rec Center, Supervisor Malia Cohen

Monday, November 10, 2014

Old Skool's Teresa Goines and Rachel Ray Changing Lives

From the Rachel Ray Show:
Meet 20-year-old Drew who struggled early in life by falling into the wrong crowd. After getting a job at the violence prevention organization, Old Skool Café, he discovered a life-changing skill--cooking. The founder of Old Skool Café and Drew join Rachael at the kitchen table for a huge surprise! Watch this heartwarming story.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sirens blare, but all OK

Multiple Outdoor Public Warning Sirens sounded off through out San Francisco. There continues to be no known emergency that would have triggered the sirens. 

Crews have been dispatched toinvestigate the status of the sirens and conduct testing. During testing it may be possible that sirens will sound.  

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary. 

For more information about the San Francisco’s Outdoor Public Warning System visit http://sfdem.org/index.aspx?page=13