Aug/2/2011 Summer Learning – National Night Out

Posted by Richard • August 2nd, 2011

9th Annual Western Addition National Night Out

Performance from Trash Mash-Up!

The goals of this event include increasing crime awareness, generating support for anti-crime programs, strengthening police-community partnerships, and sending a message that there are many positive activities in the community. The Night Out is sponsored by Community Partners United, Supervisor Mirkarimi, the Mayor’s Office, Hayes Valley Playground, Northern Police Station, African American Art and Culture Complex and Mo’ Magic.

Jul/1/2011 MTA Hearing on Implementation of School Zones in Districts 1 – 5

Posted by Richard • July 1st, 2011

SFMTA is holding a hearing on implementing school zones in schools in Districts 1-5 this Friday, 7/1/11, at 10:00 am in City Hall, Room 416. 

These zones would reduce the speed limit to 15 MPH within 500 feet of each eligible school making it safer for children to walk to school. All teachers and parents are encouraged to attend and to speak in favor of these safe school zones in your district.

Jun/6/2011 Public Safety Meeting: Victim Services

Posted by Richard • June 6th, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
7:00 PM



If you are a victim of a crime what services are available to you? Who do you call?



What do you do if you are going away on vacation?  How do you protect your cell phone and computer?  How to keep safe in large gatherings and parties?


Sponsored by the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association and the Korean American Center

Apr/26/2011 Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Workshop

Posted by Richard • April 26th, 2011

How ready are you?

Learn how to:

  • Prepare a family disaster plan
  • Create a personal emergency contact sheet
  • Create a home/work/car kit list
  • Go alone for 3 days

Tips for seniors and What is a Go Bag anyway?

Date & Time:
April 26, 2011
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

John Muir ES
380 Webster Street, Auditorium

For more information:
Marco Diaz

Sponsored by the Western Addition Beacon Center and the Western Addition Family Resource Center

The goal of the NERT 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 hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team, preparing them to respond to a personal emergency or as an adjunct to the SFFD response. The 20 hour training consists of six class sessions that are approximately 3 hours each. The NERT Training is free to the public. The San Francisco Fire Department has the following NERT trainings scheduled. You may attend at any location. Enrollment is limited.

Make-ups may be approved. A certificate will be issued. Make-up classes must be completed within 6 months of beginning training. Enrollment must begin by the 2nd session to participate.

NERT website:

Apr/6/2011 New Neighborhood Prosecutor and Community Court Program with SF DA George Gascón

Posted by Richard • April 6th, 2011

Come learn about the NEW Neighborhood Prosecutor and Community Court Program with

San Francisco District Attorney
George Gascón
and other special guests

Come and learn about the new model, how it will improve our neighborhoods, and how the restorative justice process works. You will also learn how you can become a volunteer community court adjudicator.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Southeast Community Facility
1800 Oakdale Avenue
San Francisco, California 94124

DA Gascón is launching a new initiative to quickly resolve low level crimes through community leadership and restorative justice. Low level crimes will be immediately referred to the community court neighborhood panels for non-criminal resolutions that combine accountability with neighborhood improvement. DA Gascón will be joined by Supervisor Malia Cohen. At the meeting, you will learn about the new model, get a chance to dialogue with the DA, and learn how you can volunteer to serve as a community court adjudicator.

Community Court is a program of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. For additional information or questions, contact Assistant District Attorney Seth Steward at 415.553.1014 or

Apr/4/2011 Public Safety Meeting: Meet and Greet with City Attorney Dennis Herrera

Posted by Richard • April 4th, 2011

Meet and Greet City Attorney Dennis Herrera

Monday, April 4 at 7:00 pm
Korean American Center
745 Buchanan Street

What role does the City Attorney play in Public Safety?

Find out about code enforcement, permits, homeless encampments, abandoned buildings, and how to use the Code Enforcement Hotline, 554-3977.

What are the particular problems the City Attorney’s Office needs to address in the Hayes Valley, Western Addition, and Lower Haight?

Northern District Police Station
District Attorney’s Office
Juvenile Probation


Sponsored by Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association and the Korean American Community Center


Mar/31/2011 Street Violence Reduction Initiative: San Francisco Plan Presentation

Posted by Richard • March 31st, 2011

DCYF’s Violence Prevention and Intervention Unit will present the final version of the Street Violence Reduction Initiative: San Francisco Plan.

After several months of collaborative work with Community Based Organizations, Community Leaders and City Departments, DCYF is ready to present the final version of the plan. Come to DCYF on:

Thursday March 31, 2011
from 10 am to 12 pm
SF Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families
1390 Market Street, Suite 900 – The Mint Room

We look forward to your participation and your support. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Veronica Martinez at or 415-554-8958.

To RSVP for this event please follow this link We encourage you to RSVP so we can ensure appropriate accommodation.

Mar/7/2011 Public Safety Meeting: 311 Presentation

Posted by Richard • March 7th, 2011

A Presentation by the 311 Service

Monday, March 7 at 7:00 pm
Korean American Center
745 Buchanan Street

Find out how to and when to use 311.  Make sure you get a tracking number. How to follow-up.  What are the many services that 311 can connect you to?

A discussion of public safety issues in Hayes Valley, Western Addition, and Lower Haight

Northern Police Station
District Attorney’s Office
Juvenile Probation


Sponsored by Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association and the Korean American Community Center

Feb/25/2011 Violence Prevention Planning Meeting – Community Input Session

Posted by Richard • February 25th, 2011

Community Input Session on Violence Prevention

The SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, along with the Department of Juvenile Probation, the Department of Adult Probation & the Department of Public Health invite you to participate in the San Francisco Violence Prevention Planning Community Input Process. This process is to gather community input on ways to reduce violence in local neighborhoods and to create a peaceful environment for the children, youth and the families. The information shared will be included in a citywide plan. The sessions are opened for all members of the community. Join us in representing your communities and creating a peaceful San Francisco.

Date and Location:
John Muir Elementary School
380 Webster Street, SF
Friday, February 25, 2011
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

For more information please contact Verónica Martínez at or 415-554-8958.

We would like to thank the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Department of Juvenile Probation, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Unified School District, John Muir Elementary School & Rosa Parks Elementary School for their support in organizing these community conversations.

Feb/24/2011 SF Police Commission Seeking Community Participation in Selection of Chief of Police

Posted by Richard • February 24th, 2011

The San Francisco Police Commission has begun the process of selecting nominees to submit to Mayor Edwin Lee for the position of Chief of Police for the San Francisco Police Department. The Commission invites public participation in this process, including input from the public on preferred qualities and characteristics for the next Chief of Police.

Members of the public are welcome to provide public comment at the Commission’s regularly scheduled meetings, and to submit written materials to the Commission.

In addition, the Commission has scheduled three community events where Commissioners will meet with members of the public and listen to input regarding the qualities and characteristics sought in the next Chief of Police. Two or three Commissioners will attend each event, which are scheduled on the following dates at the following locations:

  • Thursday, February 10, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the United Irish Cultural Center, located at 2700 45th Avenue.
  • Thursday, February 17, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Southeast Community Facility located at 1800 Oakdale Avenue.
  • Thursday, February 24, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the LGBT Community Center located at 1800 Market Street. The San Francisco LGBT Community Center is providing the use of its facility for the event.

All members of the public are welcome to attend one or more of these community events. REQUEST ACCOMMODATION? For questions, please contact the Police Commission Office at 415-553-1667.