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>> we're here to raise awareness and money and fork for a good accuse. we have this incredible gift probably the widest range of
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restaurant and count ii destines in any district in the city right here in the mission intricate why don't we capture that to support the mission youths going to college that's for the food for thought. we didn't have a signature font for our orientation that's a 40-year-old organization. mission graduates have helped me to develop special as an individual they've helped me figure out and provide the tools for me that i need i feel successful in life >> their core above emission and goal is in line with our values. the ferraris yes, we made 48 thousand >> they were on top of that
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it's a no-brainer for us. >> we're in and fifth year and be able to expand out and tonight is your ungrammatical truck food for thought. food truck for thought is an opportunity to eat from a variety of different vendor that are supporting the mission graduates by coming and representing at the parks >> we're giving a prude of our to give people the opportunity to get an education. people come back and can you tell me and enjoy our food. all the vendor are xooment a portion of their precedes the money is going back in >> what's the best thing to do
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in terms of moving the needle for the folks we thought higher education is the tool to move young people. >> i'm also a college student i go to berkley and 90 percent of our folks are staying in college that's 40 percent hire than the afternoon. >> i'm politically to clemdz and ucla. >> just knowing we're giving back to the community. >> especially the spanish speaking population it hits home. >> people get hungry why not eat and give
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>> san francisco parks, golden gate park transforms into one of the greatest music festivals of all time, let's journey, inside, outside land. ♪ >> to this, our 6th year doing the outside lands and our relationship with san francisco, rec and park. and we work very closely with them in the planning and working very closely with the neighborhood organizations and with the city supervisors and with the city organizations and with the local police department, and i think that the outside lands is one of the unique festivals in the world and we have san francisco and we have golden gate park and we have the greatest oasis, in the world. and it has the people hiking up hills and down hills and a lot of people between stages.
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>> i love that it is all outside, the fresh air is great. >> they have the providers out here that are 72 local restaurants out here. >> celebrating, and that is really hot. >> 36 local winerries in northern california and 16 brewers out here. >> and you have seen a lot of people out here having a good time and we have no idea, how much work and planning has gone into this to make it the most sustainable festival in the united states. >> and literally, in the force, and yeah, unlike any other concept. and come and follow, and the
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field make-up the blueprint of the outside land here in golden gate park and in the future events and please visit sffresh >> >>[music] >> i came in with her impression of what i thought it was good >> what i knew about auditing with the irs spears i actually knew nothing about auditing >> in my mind it was purely financial. with people that audited the pain no one wants to deal with it >> now i see a lot of time explaining auditing is not just about taxes. >> oftentimes most students believe that auditing is only financial whereas when they come into a government environment we do much more than financial audits. we do
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operational audits that were looking at the operations of the department for economy and efficiency and effectiveness. >> when i hire an intern some of the things that i am looking for first of all is is this individual agile and flexible because i am our environment is so fast-paced and where are switching from project to project depending on what's going on in the government at any given time. >> primarily i didn't with audits on utilities management across city departments. >> citywide this ods management audit was also been assisting with housing authority audit program >> the homelessness audit >> the it functions >> [inaudible] >> were starting any water on the department of public housing environment allows >> i also assist with the [inaudible] program. >> then additionally i really enjoyed having staff who have some critical thinking skills. because i believe the basis of
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auditing is not do you know how to audit, but to have critical thinking skills [inaudible] >> [inaudible] even though i've only been here for short time our quick in-depth analysis and research >> analytical skills there's a lot of taking enlargement of information a compacting it a very concise report because we've a big focus on [inaudible] if you're transmitting this information to the audience you need him to be able to understand it. >> so i work with the sparrow program primarily. broadway stan abused [inaudible] they prepare me for full-time employment because i knew i could not to challenge myself in order to be an auditor. >> at the [inaudible] we are a content feedback and communication and they pointed out areas where i need to grow. >> one of the things i like about working at [inaudible] is
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that they actually give you quite a bit of autonomy i feel like kevin sage trusted me. >> the environment really [inaudible] to everyone feeling super collaborative and wanting to get to know one another. which i think at the end of the date is a better work environment and gives you a better workflow. >> i believe that a really is a great experience because it provides an opportunity to have a better understanding of how government works. >> i think what i've learned so far is that every audit is unique everyday. different learning opportunities. >> the recordation we make in on its i can honestly go home at the end of the day and zack and treated [inaudible] in a better way. >> even of not familiar with what auditing is you should deftly find out. it's been really really awesome he was it turns out there's a whole world of auditing that i cannot open file oriented performance and [inaudible] and that's an exciting. audit is a lot broader than i ever knew before.
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>> the hon. london breed: good afternoon, everyone. thank you so much for joining us here today. we're here with dr. grant colfax of the department of public health to provide a very important update around what's happening in san francisco as it relates to covid-19. as of today, the total number of cases in san francisco are 13,139. the total number of hospitalizations are 36. sadly, the total number of deaths has reached 151, and we are seeing 5,000, almost 6,000 tests per day. our positivity rate has went from a record low to now 1.28%, and what does all this mean? we are seeing an uptick.
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two weeks ago, we put a pause on our reopening efforts, and we made it clear to the people of san francisco that we are seeing the number of cases increase, and we should be concerned. we had plans. we had plans not only to continue our reopening efforts, but we had planned to really expand so many services, so many businesses, and a number of other i think thisethings, o weeks ago, we knew we were probably headed in this direction, and sadly, what we're seeing today has put us in a situation where we have to take a moment and to recognize that there is a problem. the upticks that we have seen are really a cause for concern, and it's put us in a situation where we have had to make yet
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another hard choice. san francisco has been praised over the past couple months around the number of cases, our testing capacity and positivity rate and having one of the lowest number of cases in the country, but that's only because many of have been very cooperative and have supported the efforts that we put forward. and unfortunately, you know, we've been in this for a long time now, and people are tired, and so people have gotten complacent, and as a result, because of behavior, we're seeing an uptick. and as a result of that uptick, it has forced our city to make some very, very hard decisions, and not just pause the reopening efforts, but to, in fact, roll back some of the gains that we have made.
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so sadly, beginning the end of the day friday, we will need to eliminate indoor dining, we will need to reduce capacity as gyms and movie theaters. we will be putting a pause on opening additional high schools, and so there are a number of things that, unfortunately, we will now need to do as a result of this. and dr. colfax will talk a little bit more about what that entails why we are in a place of doing something that i wish we didn't have to do, because i understand, especially as the weather gets colder and it's the holiday season, and people are starting to hire back their
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employees and purchase food and get prepared, that this is having a tremendous impact on so many businesses and, in particular, the restaurant industry in san francisco. i understand that, you know, we're not making any roll backs on any elementary or any middle schools because what we know about high schools is, unfortunately, the transmission rate is similar to adults, so we need to put a pause on opening high schools, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't move forward and get our elementary and middle schools open as soon as possible. in fact, we know that the board of education has plans to vote on a resolution to get our
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schools back open sooner rather than later. we are committed as a city to work with them to do just that. this concern around this uptick does not mean that we cannot still move in a direction to get our schools open sooner rather than later. we also know that, again, some of our cibusinesses are struggling, and we can't do it alone. just recently, we put out some information around providing some additional support for our restaurants. $2.5 million in fee and tax waivers, $1 million in grants to restaurants to support outdoor dining, and we're redirecting the $3,500,000
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interest s.f. help loans towards low and moderate income residents. we know that help is needed, we can't do it alone. this is why i wholeheartedly support the restaurant act, h.r. 107, which will support investing $20 billion in restaurants in this country. we need to do more, but the fact is the virus is spreading, and we have to make the hard decisions. the good news is that we have a new president and a new vice president, and we just heard the good news yesterday that we made progress on the vaccine, but those things aren't going to help us today with what we're seeing. they're going to help us for the future, but for now, we have to make sure that we're protecting and saving lives here in the city right now.
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it's a very hard thing to think about just what impact this is going to have on the people of san francisco. when making these decisions, we don't take them lightly. we look at the science, we look at the data. we think about every single restaurant and every single school and every single business that has not collected any revenue whatsoever since this pandemic began. we understand cthat challenges exist, and it's why we've continued to recavamp our jobs now program to pay for employees, and deferred and even waived city fees, and we will continue to work to do as much as we can, and like i said, we're not going to do it alone. we're going to count on the decisions made in washington to provide some additional support that could help put us in a better place. but for now, we have to do what's necessary to protect the
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people of san francisco. and so when there are people who are out, not wearing their masks and not following the public health orders and doing things that, sadly, spread the virus, then it causes us additional delays on our reopening efforts. when i think about, you know, what's been happening as it relates to the virus, we know that in the past, we talk about the disproportional impacts with particularly the latino community. we made a record $28 million investment to try and curb that, and the good news is we're seeing the numbers change slightly. so we are seeing is more impact by the virus. we're seeing people hanging out
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at the bars and some of the places, and we're seeing masks coming off and people who are getting comfortable and complacent. this virus definitely reacts to behavior that does not follow the suggested public health guidelines around mask wearing and social distancing, and so we know that we're going to have to change our behavior as we come possible the holiday season. we know that people are going to want to get together, families and friends, and it's a little bit colder outside, so people are going to want to be -- they're going to want to be indoors, and so we're going to have to think about how that's going to impact this virus and its ability to move around. the hard choices that we make now will help make things better in the future. it will get our city open, it will get our businesses open, it will get our kids back in school faster, so we have to
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continue to make the hard choices. i know that the people of this city are tired of me asking so much of you. time and time again, i've come out here and have asked you things that make it very, very difficult for you in your life, whether it's taking care of your children, your elderly parent, or even going to work, but we need everyone's cooperation, we need everyone's support. we know this has not been easy. we know it's not been easy for so many people for so long, and we didn't think we'd be in the midst of a pandemic as long as we are. we're seeing places like europe, where they've had to roll back their reopening efforts. we've seen upticks all over the country, not just san francisco. and the reason why -- and so
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many of you have been understanding, and you've cooperated. so i want to thank you for doing that, but we are asking for a lot more, i know. and as we approach the holiday season, we need everyone to be mindful as to what is at stake. making a decision to support opening a business and then asking that business to close, it is heartbreaking. it is very, very unfortunate, but it is necessary, and the way that we make sure that this does not continue to happen is if we realize that the possibility of rolling back even more could happen if we don't change our behavior. so sadly, we are at a different place. i'm hopeful that we are going
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to have a president and vice president that is already working on a covid response and a national response around wearing masks and doing what's necessary in order to get this country through this because even if san francisco is doing well, it means nothing if everyone else isn't. think about this holiday season and people traveling and moving around more. that could potentially spread the virus, so we're asking people not to do unnecessary traveling at this time because we really want to get this undercontrol under control so next year, we're able to do exactly what we want, and that's celebrate with one another. we're asking you to sacrifice so we can get back to life as we know it. this is hard, yes, but it's necessary. i want to thank you again for your cooperation and understanding.
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this is really tough to put a pause and to hold back some of the things. i know how hard this is to do, especially with reopening businesses and things that people were preparing for, and the cost of that preparation. we're going to do everything-- continue to do everything we can as a city to make sure we support our communities and our businesses and our schools and our families. it is a hard, long road, but we're going to get through this. a vaccine is inevitable, but it's not here yet.
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so at this time, to provide clarity around the data and what it means and to provide specifically detail around what will open and what will be paused right now, the director of the department of public health, dr. grant colfax.
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>> good afternoon. dr. grant colfax, director of public health for the city and county of san francisco, and thank you, mayor breed. as always, we are fortunate as a city to have your leadership and tenacity. today, we are unfortunately taking a step back. we are taking a step back to ensure that we can move forward in the future. if we take these steps today, we can mitigate the spread of the virus and, in the long run, we will be safer and stronger. but this is difficult, and this is a sacrifice. we are halting indoor dining, pausing on in-person learning at additional high schools, and reducing the capacity of some
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indoor activities. this is because the spread of the virus is aggressive and threatening. let me do a deep dive to show you where we are, and where we could be headed if we do not take these aggressive steps. our cases in san francisco have been increasing dramatically over the last month. we have seen cases increase, as shown in this slide, by 250% since early october, and, in the past two weeks, from october 21 through november 5, our rate has increased from 3.7 per 100,000 people to 9 per 100,000 residents. we are averaging nearly 80 new cases a day now, up from just 32 new cases at the end of
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october, and this is consistent, unfortunately, with what we are seeing across california and across the bay area region. in fact, while california still remains in much better shape in terms of case increases compared to the rest of the nation, california has seen a 29% increase in cases in the past two weeks. so where may we be headed if we do not reverse this trend? let's go to the next slide. this shows how cases are increasing, and the projection for those cases. so you can see on this slide that we're in a position where cases have increased
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dramatically. our reproductive rate of the virus, that rate which the virus spread through the community, has increased above 1, meaning cases will continue to increase dramatically in the future. as you can see, we will go up to over 300 cases a day by late december if this increase continues, a sharp, rapid increase in cases. reproductive rate above 1, remember, that means that the virus is rapidly spreading through our community. let's go to the next slide. so our current level of increase is greater than the last surge. this suggests much greater transmission and has the potential to be explosive.
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the orange line here shows what happened this summer, when we had that summer surge of the virus. we peaked in our cases on july 19, but again, as this slide indicates, we are on track to exceed the surge in the summer as our current cases show -- are shown here in blue. so that blue line indicates since july 25. that summer surge is imposed on the orange line, at the beginning of that summer surge, june 15 to june 30. the point is not only this increase that we're having now in this fall surge commensurate
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with this increase. this means if we do not turn this around, our fall surge will exceed our summer surge. if we stay on our current course of activities, if we do not pause, and we do not reverse, it is entirely plausible that we will face a situation where our health care system could become overwhelmed and reverse the community progress that we've made all these many months. therefore -- next slide -- our action today will limit indoor activities. we will close indoor dining and bars serving food 11:59
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fridfridap.m. friday -- this friday. we will also close -- we will also limit -- can i have the next slide, please? i think there's a next slide here. yes. we will also pause the opening of more high schools and restaurants and movie theaters. schoo high schools already open wi high schools that are open at this time will be allowed to stay open, and elementary and middle schools will be allowed to continue open, but high schools that are not open at this time will be paused as we determine our next steps in possible reopening or even a
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further restriction of activities. i also wanted to discuss the holiday season, which is quickly approaching, and we need to remember that the virus is not only still with us, but there is more around than ever before. the virus, unfortunately, has no boundaries, no limit, and unfortunately, it certainly does not have a holiday schedule. today's announcement goes a long way in making sure that we will have a much healthier holiday season. as we move into these holiday months, we are maintaining our focus on our hospital capacity and ensuring san franciscans can receive the care that they need during this holiday season. and we want to do everything we can to avoid reinstating a shelter in place order that
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would unfortunately shut our city down for the holidays. and even if we beat back the rapid and aggressive spread of covid-19 that is currently racing through our city, we must continue to act with caution and diligence during this holiday season. this means following the principles and guidelines that i have been sharing with all of you since the beginning of the covid-19 response. and i know that these messages continue to remain demeaning, but we have to continue to beat back the virus. for the holidays, our guidance
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includes the following. traveling outside the bay area increases your chance of getting the virus and spreading it upon your return. nonessential travel, including holiday travel, is not recommended. additional precautions must be taken when hosting and interacting with people who are traveling to the bay area, especially from other communities with widespread covid-19. wear face masks and stay 6 feet away from people outside your immediate household, and that includes family members who are not in your immediate household. eating and drinking together is higher risk because people must takeoff their masks to eat and drink. restaurants are often relaxed around social distancing, while eating and drinking create more respirato
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respiratory droplets. please, have that holiday meal in person only with the ones you live with. join your family over the holidays on zoom, on teams, on the phone. this is not the year to pull together a big holiday table with multiple households, multiple members of your family indoors, potentially spreading the virus to your loved ones. if you do have a holiday dinner or gathering, please, it must be outside. people must say 6 feet apart and wear masks, and please, use caution when actively eating or drinking. now, i know this is not how we imagine -- this is not how i imagine this holiday season, but unfortunately it is the
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holiday season we need to have this year top truly show the people that we care and to protect the people we love how to keep ourselves, our families, our friends, our communities safe. we need to protect our aging parents or grandparents, and this can only happen with caution and diligence that includes that masking and that social distancing and limiting interactions. but everyone needs to do this part, and do it with caution and care. we will get through this together, and i continue to thank all of you in san francisco for doing your part. thank you.
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>> operator: at this time, we have a few health related questions for you when you are ready. the first set of questions are from alex bareireira. are the numbers today from business openings attributed to these activities? >> so we are taking a break from reopening based on the science, data, and facts on the most risky. we know that the virus is likely to be transmitted indoors where people take their masks off, so the decision -- the difficult decision that we made today is based on the data
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that we know how the virus is spread, and that those activities increase the risk. we also know that the virus is more likely to be transmitted in large groups or gatherings, which is another reason why we've reduced the limit on gatherings today. >> operator: thank you. the next question comes from gerald chin, san francisco bay. does the city expect the state to put the san francisco back in strict [inaudible]. >> so what we're responding to is the local date on that we have, and as -- data, that we have, and as you saw, i just showed the recent data, you saw the slides. we are going to continue to watch the state, we expect the state will shift us to another tier, but we need to move fast here. we need to look at our local
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information, and that's why we're responding so quickly right here. you saw that that rate of increase. that increase is very concerning, particularly the fact that it exceeds the rate of increase that we saw at that summer surge, so we need to act to turn the tide now on this fall surge. >> operator: there are no further questions, and this concludes the press conference. thank you, mayor breed, and dr. colfax.
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[♪] >> i am the supervisor of district one. i am sandra lee fewer. [♪] >> i moved to the richmond district in 1950 mine. i was two years old. i moved from chinatown and we were one of the first asian families to move out here. [♪] >> when my mother decided to buy that house, nobody knew where it was.
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it seems so far away. for a long time, we were the only chinese family there but we started to see the areas of growth to serve a larger chinese population. the stress was storage of the birthplace of that. my father would have to go to chinatown for dim sum and i remember one day he came home and said, there is one here now. it just started to grow very organically. it is the same thing with the russian population, which is another very large ethnic group in the richmond district. as russia started to move in, we saw more russian stores. so parts of the richmond is very concentrated with the russian community and immigrant russian community, and also a chinese immigrant community. [♪] >> i think as living here in the richmond, we really appreciate the fact that we are surrounded three natural barriers. they are beautiful barriers. the presidio which gives us so many trails to walk through,
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ocean beach, for families to just go to the beach and be in the pacific ocean. we also also have a national park service. we boarded the golden gate national recreation area so there is a lot of activity to do in the summer time you see people with bonfires. but really families enjoying the beach and the pacific ocean during the rest of the time of year. [♪] >> and golden gate park where we have so many of our treasures here. we have the tea garden, the museum and the academy of sciences. not to mention the wonderful playgrounds that we have here in richmond. this is why i say the richmond is a great place for families. the theatre is a treasure in our neighborhood. it has been around for a very long time. is one of our two neighborhood theatres that we have here.
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i moved here when i was 1959 when i was two years old. we would always go here. i love these neighborhood theatres. it is one of the places that has not only a landmark in the richmond district, but also in san francisco. small theatres showing one or two films. a unique -- they are unique also to the neighborhood and san francisco. >> where we are today is the heart of the richmond district. with what is unique is that it is also small businesses. there is a different retail here it is mom and pop opening up businesses. and providing for the neighborhood. this is what we love about the streets. the cora door starts on clement street and goes all the way down to the end of clement where you will see small businesses even towards 32nd. at the core of it is right here
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between here and 20 -- tenth avenue. when we see this variety of stores offered here, it is very unique then of the -- any other part of san francisco. there is traditional irish music which you don't get hardly anywhere in san francisco. some places have this long legacy of serving ice cream and being a hangout for families to have a sunday afternoon ice cream. and then also, we see grocery stores. and also these restaurants that are just new here, but also thriving. [♪] >> we are seeing restaurants being switched over by hand, new owners, but what we are seeing is a vibrancy of clement street still being recaptured within new businesses that are coming in. that is a really great thing to see. i don't know when i started to shop here, but it was probably a
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very, very long time ago. i like to cook a lot but i like to cook chinese food. the market is the place i like to come to once a year. once i like about the market as it is very affordable. it has fresh produce and fresh meat. also, seafood. but they also offer a large selection of condiments and sauces and noodles. a variety of rice that they have is tremendous. i don't thank you can find a variety like that anywhere else. >> hi. i am kevin wong. i am the manager. in 1989 we move from chinatown to richmond district. we have opened for a bit, over 29 years. we carry products from thailand, japan, indonesia, vietnam, singapore and india. we try to keep everything fresh daily.
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so a customer can get the best out a bit. >> normally during crab season in november, this is the first place i hit. because they have really just really fresh crab. this is something my family really likes for me to make. also, from my traditional chinese food, i love to make a kale soup. they cut it to the size they really want. i am probably here once a week. i'm very familiar with the aisles and they know everyone who is a cashier -- cashier here i know when people come into a market such as this, it looks like an asian supermarkets, which it is and sometimes it can be intimidating. we don't speak the language and many of the labels are in chinese, you may not know what to buy or if it is the proper ingredients for the recipe are trying to make. i do see a lot of people here with a recipe card or sometimes with a magazine and they are looking for specific items. the staff here is very helpful. i speak very little chinese here
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myself. thinks that i'm not sure about, i asked the clerk his and i say is this what i need? is this what i should be making? and they actually really helped me. they will bring me to the aisle and say this is battery. they are very knowledgeable. very friendly. i think they are here to serve not only the asian community but to serve all communities in the richmond district and in san francisco. [♪] >> what is wonderful about living here is that even though our july is a very foggy and overcast, best neighborhood, the sleepy part outside on the west side is so rich with history, but also with all the amenities that are offered. [♪][music]
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>> san francisco city clinic provides a broad range of sexual health services from stephanie tran medical director at san francisco city clinic. we are here to provide easy access to conference of low-cost culturally sensitive sexual health services and to everyone who walks through our door. so we providestd checkups, diagnosis and treatment. we also provide hiv screening we provide hiv treatment for people living with hiv and are uninsured and then we hope them health benefits and rage into conference of primary care. we also provide both pre-nd post exposure prophylactics for hiv prevention we also provide a range of women's reproductive
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health services including contraception, emergency contraception. sometimes known as plan b. pap smears and [inaudible]. we are was entirely [inaudible]people will come as soon as were open even a little before opening. weight buries a lip it could be the first person here at your in and out within a few minutes. there are some days we do have a pretty considerable weight. in general, people can just walk right in and register with her front desk seen that day. >> my name is yvonne piper on the nurse practitioner here at sf city clinic. he was the first time i came to city clinic was a little intimidated. the first time i got treated for [inaudible]. i walked up to the redline and was greeted with a warm welcome i'm chad redden and anna client of city clinic >> even has had an std clinic since all the way back to 1911. at that time, the clinic was founded to provide std diagnosis treatment for sex
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workers. there's been a big increase in std rates after the earthquake and the fire a lot of people were homeless and there were more sex work and were homeless sex workers. there were some public health experts who are pretty progressive for their time thought that by providing std diagnosis and treatmentsex workers that we might be able to get a handle on std rates in san francisco. >> when you're at the clinic you're going to wait with whoever else is able to register at the front desk first. after you register your seat in the waiting room and wait to be seen. after you are called you come to the back and meet with a healthcare provider can we determine what kind of testing to do, what samples to collect what medication somebody might need. plus prophylactics is an hiv prevention method highly effective it involves folks taking a daily pill to prevent hiv. recommended both by the cdc, center for disease control and prevention, as well as fight
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sf dph, two individuals clients were elevated risk for hiv. >> i actually was in the project here when i first started here it was in trials. i'm currently on prep. i do prep through city clinic. you know i get my tests read here regularly and i highly recommend prep >> a lot of patients inclined to think that there's no way they could afford to pay for prep. we really encourage people to come in and talk to one of our prep navigators. we find that we can help almost everyone find a way to access prep so it's affordable for them. >> if you times we do have opponents would be on thursday morning. we have two different clinics going on at that time. when is women's health services. people can make an appointment either by calling them a dropping in or emailing us for that. we also have an hiv care clinic that happens on that morning as well also by appointment only. he was city clinic has been like home to me. i been coming here since
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2011. my name iskim troy, client of city clinic. when i first learned i was hiv positive i do not know what it was. i felt my life would be just ending there but all the support they gave me and all the information i need to know was very helpful. so i [inaudible] hiv care with their health >> about a quarter of our patients are women. the rest, 75% are men and about half of the men who come here are gay men or other men who have sex with men. a small percent about 1% of our clients, identify as transgender. >> we ask at the front for $25 fee for services but we don't turn anyone away for funds. we also work with outside it's going out so any amount people can pay we will be happy to accept. >> i get casted for a pap smear and i also informed the
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contraceptive method. accessibility to the clinic was very easy. you can just walk in and talk to a registration staff. i feel i'm taken care of and i'm been supportive. >> all the information were collecting here is kept confidential. so this means we can't release your information without your explicit permission get a lot of folks are concerned especially come to a sexual health clinic unless you have signed a document that told us exactly who can receive your information, we can give it to anybody outside of our clinic. >> trance men and women face really significant levels of discrimination and stigma in their daily lives. and in healthcare. hiv and std rates in san francisco are particularly and strikingly high were trans women. so we really try to make city clinic
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a place that strands-friendly trance competent and trans-welcoming >> everyone from the front desk to behind our amazement there are completely knowledgeable. they are friendly good for me being a sex worker, i've gone through a lot of difficult different different medical practice and sometimes they weren't competent and were not friendly good they kind of made me feel like they slapped me on the hands but living the sex life that i do. i have been coming here for seven years. when i come here i know they my services are going to be met. to be confidential but i don't have to worry about anyone looking at me or making me feel less >> a visit with a clinician come take anywhere from 10 minutes if you have a straightforward concern, to over an hour if something goes on that needs a little bit more help. we have some testing with you on site. so all of our samples we collect here. including blood draws. we sent to the lab from here so people will need to go elsewhere to get their specimens collect.
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then we have a few test we do run on site. so those would be pregnancy test, hiv rapid test, and hepatitis b rapid test. people get those results the same day of their visit. >> i think it's important for transgender, gender neutral people to understand this is the most confidence, the most comfortable and the most knowledgeable place that you can come to. >> on-site we have condoms as well as depo-provera which is also known as [inaudible] shot. we can prescribe other forms of contraception. pills, a patch and rain. we provide pap smears to women who are uninsured in san francisco residents or, to women who are enrolled in a state-funded program called family pack. pap smears are the recommendation-recommended screening test for monitoring for early signs of cervical cancer. we do have a fair amount of our own stuff the day of his we can try to get
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answers for folks while they are here. whenever we have that as an option we like to do that obviously to get some diagnosed and treated on the same day as we can. >> in terms of how many people were able to see in a day, we say roughly 100 people.if people are very brief and straightforward visits, we can sternly see 100, maybe a little more. we might be understaffed that they would have a little complicated visits we might not see as many folks. so if we reach our target number of 100 patients early in the day we may close our doors early for droppings. to my best advice to be senior is get here early.we do have a website but it's sf city clinic.working there's a wealth of information on the website but our hours and our location. as well as a kind of kind of information about stds, hiv,there's a lot of information for providers on our list as well. >> patients are always welcome to call the clinic for there's a lot of information for providers on our list as well. >> patients are always welcome to call the clinic for 15, 40 75500. the phones answered during hours for clients to questions. >>
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>> >> we are, we are at the balboa movie theater, but you're not going to be watching a movie today. maybe tonight, but not during the daytime outside. thank you all for being here. i'm san francisco mayor london breed, and i'm joined by a number of folks who i'll introduce later to speak. but i wanted to take this opportunity to just start with,
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really, how far we've come. it's been a very, very challenging seven months in san francisco. when this pandemic first hit, we had to make some really hard decisions. and with those hard decisions, we knew it was not only going to hit our economy as a whole, but it was going to have a tremendous impact on our small businesses, especially businesses in the community. we saw, within the first time that we closed in the month of april, we saw unemployment go to over 60,000 people, and as of today, we have over 200,000 people who have filed for unemployment. we've seen businesses close, and some that we have gone to our entire lives, we've seen them close permanently. we've had to balance a
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$1.5 billion budget deficit in san francisco. it's been hard. our unemployment before the pandemic was less than 2%, and at its height, went to 12%, and today, it's 8%. so yes, from an economic standpoint, we have had some really challenges in our city, and the good news is that because we are a resilient city, there have been a lot of adjustments. we've adapted, we've improvised, and when movie theaters called, what was it call? >> oh, popcorn thursday. >> the hon. london breed: i remember the first movie you played was "clueless," and i was all excited about that. it was look, we can't have it
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inside, but let's particultake the streets. let's come together as a community to enjoy something that all of us have missed, and that's going to the movies. and in addition with that jazz permit that we provide, it allows them to provide jazz music. adapting is what we do best. do we want to do it? no. we want to maintain our businesses and serve the community, but in the course of this pandemic, i've got to tell you, i'm so proud to be a san franciscan. i'm so proud of what everyone has done to just say, you know what? we'll figure it out. we'll do the best we can. we'll make changes, like these parklets and some of the great ideas that came out of carmen
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chu and the economic recovery task force to say, let's make some adjustments. let's try and continue to support our businesses in a way that we didn't before. and even though it has been challenging, i don't know how you feel about these incredible pa parklets that are all over san francisco, but i feel like the city is alive again. and part of what we have to do in addition to some of the hard decisions we've had to make, we have to make decisions to get our economy going again, and that means making the right kinds of investments. today, i want to announce that we are making an additional $7.4 million investment into the jobsnow program. and some of you might be wondering, what is jobsnow?
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in 2009, when we had the previous economic recession in this country under president barack obama, we had programs like cal fresh and job assistance. i was the executive director of the african american art and culture complex, and there were people that qualified for the jobsnow program, they started to work for me at the african american art and culture complex, and our organization got money to pay their salary. now one time, they were late with the checks, trent. you remember that time, when i called you, wondering when is it coming? when is it coming? i've got to meet payroll. well, that program happened. over 26,000 people were served, and many of them still working today. and so carmen chu, what was
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head of -- who was head of this economic recovery task force, provided a lot of recommendations. and one of those recommendations was to get people back to work, we should look at investing more in the jobsnow program. to support small businesses, we should make it easier for them to get help from this jobsnow program, and that's exactly what we're doing here today, because what we want to make sure is when people reopen, that they are able to hire people, but they're not generating the revenue that they want to generate. so this is another way that we can support our small business community. i remember, i went to a coffee shop in my neighborhood. and i've been going there many, many years, but this was the first time i've met the owner
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of the coffee shop. he told me that he couldn't afford to bring his employees back right away. so that's why programs like jobsnow and making programs like that available, it's all about helping people. we want to get our economic going, we want to get people back to work, we want to support our small businesses. we want to make sure that we come back out of this pandemic more successful and stronger more than ever before, because this is san francisco. this is what we do, and this is one further step towards meeting that goal. i want to thank the san francisco chamber of commerce for their work and their support. i want to thank ucsf for being an incredible partner with the jobs now program, and i really
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want to express my appreciation to this community, to folks in the richmond, because i know that it's been hard, even before the pandemic, that this community sometimes feels neglected and forgotten. and as a native san franciscan, i want to make sure that so many outskirts of our city, that they receive the resources and help that they need to thrive. that is my goal, that is my hope, and that is my desire, and that's why it was important for me to come to this community. we've got a lot of work to do, folks, and that is why we need to do as a city is make sure that we are not creating policies in a bubble. we want to make sure that we understand what the needs are of the folks that have the businesses out here, and that we are able to respond to these needs in a way that makes it easier for you to do business in san francisco but also makes
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you a success in san francisco. that is my goal. that is why i'm excited about this incredible program. i've worked with this program directly, as i said, before, and because of my experience in the jobs now program and getting my check late, i made it clear to trent that we have to do better with not this reimbursement model. we've got to get folks their payroll. so at this time, i want to introduce trent rorrer who's going to talk a little bit about the program, how small businesses can connect to the program, and how quickly they're going to get reimbursed from the program.
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trent? >> thank you, mayor breed. as mayor breed said, i'm trent rhorer, executive director of the city's human services agency. the jobsnow was borne out of president barack obama's jobs program. we immediately in the city seized on the opportunity right after 2009, when it passed, which, in its first year under the stimulus act, placed over 5,000 people in subsidized jobs. this went to unemployed san franciscans, san franciscans on benefits, and impacted hundreds of thousands of san
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franciscans, businesses big and small, and it was able to make a big impact on the recession. so this time, mayor breed didn't wait to pass a stimulus packages to assist residents and the unemployed, and it's a good thing she didn't because we'd still be waiting. in it, she included $7 million to the human services agency to expand jobsnow to serve an additional 3,700 people as well as businesses looking to reopen, to expand, or to simply start a new business. this mayor's investment, as she said, is in line with the city investments programs. so what is jobsnow? it's the subsidized employment program that we at the human services agency operate that matches low-income unemployed
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or underplayed people with job opportunities in the public sector, the private sector, and also the nonprofit. what is subsidized employment? it is a job strategy that uses public dollars, in this case, over $7 million, to reimburse employers for the wages that they pay to workers that are hired through jobs now. the idea behind the program is very simple and straightforward. as businesses are thinking about opening for the first time or reopening or expanding, there's obviously a lot of uncertainty, given the pandemic, and given the local connect rig economy right now. things like what will be the customer base when it reopens? how immediate and how robust will the supply chain be? all of these thinks are what employers are thinking about when they're thinking about rehiring. so it's all about us saying
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say, let's lessen your risk and allowing you to pay for a large risk in your business, which is wages. the other benefit of jobsnow which isn't talked about a lot, but other people who participate in the program will talk about it, is it takes care of businesses' hiring needs. the human services agency does the job announcements, the outreach, resume screening based on the skills of the people that we're working with. rearrange all the incident -- we arrange all the interviews. it allows the employer to get all that work done by us rather than the employers who are thinking about other critical issues related to reopening and expansion and other things. time and time again, in 2009,
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we heard from employers who said this program is great. but even the best thing, above the wage replacement, is we are meeting their human resources needs. they wouldn't have to place a job announcement on craigslist, schedule interviews, and have one person show up. we do everything. so we are offering several tiers of wage reimbursement to meet the specific needs of businesses. i'm not going to go into the different tiers and the levels, but i want to talk more broadly about what our strategy is. we're offering the deepest subsidies to businesses that are trying to reopen and rehire staff that they had to layoff or businesses opening for the first time. for these situations, we're reimbursing 100% of the wages for the first three months and 50% of the wages for the next three months. [applause]
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>> i'll take that. we're also not excluding existing businesses, of course, we'll reimburse businesses $1500 a month for the first six months depending on the wages that they're offering and their ability to offer full time or part-time work. initially, the program is designed to meet san francisco's residents needs who are enrolled in benefit services. but this is going to allow us to open up this to any job seeker in san francisco. if they're unemployed, if they're underemployed -- and generally, someone who's unemployed is low-income. if they're unemployed or underemployed, they're eligible
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for jobsnow. so we'll be partnering with the office of workforce development, and doing a biggobig outreach campaign so that any san franciscan knows they can come to jobsnow, and we'll get them a job. right now, more than 270,000 san franciscans have filed for unemployment. at this time in 2009, about 44,000 san franciscans applied for unemployment. a year ago, the unemployment rate at this time was 1.8%. we're now well over 8%. in addition, the public assistance caseloads have sky rocketed. we're seeing thousands and tens of thousands of people applying
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for food stamps, and calfresh services to provide for their families. even as importantly, if not more importantly, the small business owner to my right, it's a benefit for small businesses and large businesses struggling in san francisco to stay open or who are trying to reopen. all the city's 311 line. they'll connect you or sla i want to thank our partners like the mayor, but also our other partners. office for workforce development, joaquin torres and
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joshua arce, and then, the cochairs of the city's economic recovery task force, rodney fong, the president of the chamber of commerce, as well as assessor carmen chu, for their vision and their leadership in crafting an economic recovery plan that's sure to make a difference for our citizens and our residents. so i'm really happy to introduce one of the cochairs, assessor carmen chu. [applause] >> thank you very much, trent. couldn't be more pleased to be here today, and i want to just start off by sharing my deep appreciation for the mayor's leadership in all of this. i know that many of you are aware that it's through her leadership and her vision that brought together businesses small and large, community leaders, and nonprofits to put
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forth ideas to assist in recovery. i'm joined by awe teen torres from eowd as -- oewd as well as -- joaquin torres from oewd as well as my cochair, rodney san francisco, from the chamber of commerce. through the partnership of our professionals at the department of public health, we've put forward a plan that has been thoughtful and measured, something that has put san francisco apart from the rest of this nation. we're one of the only counties in the state of california to have just recently hit the yellow tier, the least restrictive tier when it comes to the state tiering system. but not only that, we did it in a way that was responsible, in
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a way that didn't ping pong businesses back and forth to open and close, to open and close. these are really hard decisions, tough things to do, but i think that san francisco did it right. this doesn't mean that we don't have a lot to do, that we can let down our guards, but it shows that we can reopen and do it safely. but just because we say that we're opening businesses, that restaurants can open, that movie theaters can reopen, it doesn't mean that businesses can come back. through our conversations with folks in the neighbor, we've heard about how even with reopening, people are really worried about bringing back their memployees. do employees feel safe coming back to work? these are questions that many of our businesses do face. that's why a program like
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jobsnow and its $7.4 million is so incredibly important. it's a way for small businesses to be able to make those choices to bring people back in a responsible way that help them get through this time. if you're a small business, and you're wondering whether you're going to see customers coming in through your doors, you're going to have the ability to hire someone and get those wages reimbursed for the first three months and 50% for the three months afterwards. that's a big deal. i certainly would do that if i was a small business, and i think this jobsnow program creates the stage to get the help that all our businesses need to get in the right space. so again, i couldn't be more pleased as a member of the economic recovery task force, representing my cochairs and all the members of the community to see this investment come back and be made in san francisco. thank you, mayor breed, for your wonderful investment and
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for your wonderful leadership. [applaus [applause] >> and with that, i am really pleased to announce our next speaker, someone who i have come to know, and the owner of this wonderful establishment that we all know and love in the richmond district. adam is going to be coming up to say a few words on behalf of not only the richmond district but the balboa theater. >> hello. i'm adam bergeron of the balboa theat theater. we thought we had used this stimulus money and the p.p.p. and the loan money, but this has just gone on for so long, that even though strategically using it, we just ran out of
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our p.p.p. money last thursday, so now we're in a position where the rubber is hitting the road. it's time to make some pretty big decisions, and it was right at that moment that i was turned on by my friend to the possibility of jobsnow, and it really does seem like this could be a lifeline to get us from now to the end of the pandemic to keep some of the valuable staff that we have on board, right, and be able to bridge that gap until we're in a spot where we feel a little more kment about business, the ability to do business. you know, the theater business is a little unique in that i think we're all a little weary of being in a room with people for hours, and it's something we need to consider if we're allowed to reopen, what's going
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to be the financial viability of the business, and is it going to be safe? thanks, everybody, mayor breed, and thanks, everybody. [applause] >> the hon. london bree >> i want to join ucsf in thanking mayor breed for bringing us together, and putting san francisco back to work by expanding the jobsnow program. ucsf is the second largest employer in san francisco, and for us, ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities that we're in is part of a long-standing commitment and critical to our priorities. the health and science field is a huge job generator in san francisco. at a time when other parts of our economy are struggling to survive and recover from covid-19, ucsf is committed to doing our part in creating a skilled workforce, not just for
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our employees, but for the communities we serve. i served on mayor breed kazz task force, and i, too, want to thank the leadership for rodney fong and carmen chu, and thank you for the work that the economic recovery task force has done in the last few months. briefly, i just want to talk a little bit about our excel program. since 2010, ucsf has worked with the city to create jobs through our excellent community engagement learning or excel. it uses live virtual classroom training and on-the-job experience to prepare san franciscans for administrative jobs in health care. students participate ten weeks
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of training. next, they're placed in paid, four month clerical and administrative internships with ucsf's campus and our medical center. we provide ongoing internship support throughout the duration of the program as well as job placement assistance when our interns graduate. to be eligible, you must be a san francisco resident 18 years or older, with a high school diploma or g.e.d., proficient in english, able to pass a basic office skills assessment, and able to pass a criminal background check, occupational health check, and background health screen. ucsf interns earn $14.25 an hour during their trernship. we have recently increased our cycles per year. since we've started excel, we've graduated 230 interns,
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and just to let you know a little bit of who our graduates are, half our african american. almost 25% are latinx, and 92% are female. ucsf is offering well paying jobs for women of color in san francisco. our next cycle will start training on monday, november 9. i want to acknowledge josh arce and joaquin torres for the projects that we're doing in the construction field. we're working hard to increase our hires at impact in san francisco. thank you for your leadership, mayor breed, and thanks again for the work of the economic recovery task force. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: all right. thank you so much.
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as was said, ucsf has been an incredible partner, not just in the jobs program, but they have been incredible in helping to lead our response to covid, so we truly appreciate ucsf and the work that they continue to do. i want to take this opportunity to also acknowledge joaquin torres, who is right over here. he is the director of the office of economic and workforce development, and if any of you are small business owners, please call him directly for any -- any questions, any assistance. if you want to know what the city is doing or you want to ask some questions, joaquin is absolutely incredible. now if you are looking for a job, josh arce will give you his cell phone number because these are the two tag team folks who are really about making sure that we get to people and provide opportunities in this city. it is so important that we get people back to work, and we do
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so safely. i want to also just take this opportunity to acknowledge that there have been so many people helping in our economic recovery and our response. you know, i was telling adam how now, i feel bad, when i was here watching wonder woman, i got kicked out of the theater with my friends because we were talking. i had to explain, black people, we're talking in the movie theater. we're telling people what to do and whatnot not to do. but any way, i have so many incredible memories of this incredible neighborhood. i'm so lucky to be here with one of the local business owners who owns -- is it blue pottery? blue stone pottery. they don't just sell pottery, but they sell a lot of other items that are cute gift
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issues, and i want to introduce one of the owners, margel howard, who is here today [applause] >> thank you. thank you, mayor breed, for being here. we've got a lot of star power on balboa street today, which is really tlihrilling and amazg for us business owners. several years ago, i cofounded the balboa village merchants association, and our members, like adam bergeron who's done amazing things with the theater and has adapted so well at the movie theater, he's got these amazing bags. at least one of our family members is wearing a balboa theater t-shirt, and there's a cafe right down the street, according to my daughter, they have the best b.l.t. on the
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strip. you might want to try that out. these have been trying times as business owners. the pandemic, and the shock to the economy, it's caused us to be more closely knit. there's so much that we've seen mayor breed do, with the help of oewd and assess or carmen chu. i know we're going to get through this together, and i think how exactly is this going to happen? and then, i hear about this reinvestment in jobsnow, another way to make it easier for small business owners to emerge from this pandemic. galindo, another great place for lunch, stuck in permit
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purgatory for four years, is now in business. here in the richmond, tens of thousands of residents have filed for unemployment, are looking for jobs, where businesses are getting more and more creative in how they share spaces and how they attract business. we have so many good places to go for lunch, but -- i know, it's all good. but i am just so grateful. i know our fellow merchants are so grateful to be gathered here at this anchor of our community, one of our community hubs, to really represent what is going to happen here in the future. so thank you again for being here. it means so much to all of us. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: and i'll just wrap it up by saying it's halloween this weekend in
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san francisco, so look. i just want you to all remember that we are still in a pandemic, and i know you're wondering, well, mayor, what are you going to be for halloween? i'm going to dress up, but i'm going to wear my mask, and i'm going to abide by some of the recommendations of public health. i know that's boring, but at the end of the day, we are doing an incredible job, and we are in a good place. and because we know that many of those businesses depend on our recollection and how we react to remain open, and out of love and respect for our community spaces, we are going to follow the social distancing and all the guidelines that you're tired of me repeating. the balboa, in fact, as a number of activities planned, so you can always buy your ticket in advance. there's going to be music and jazz, and we should look at closing the street.
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there'll be some great things for us to do here in this community and all over san francisco, but i want everyone to just remember, we are in a pandemic, we can still wear our masks with our costumes, even though it may not be the same. we can get creative because that's what we do in san francisco. but we should all definitely make sure we are safe. thank you all so much for joining me for the announcement of these incredible programs. i'm going to one of those restaurants that marjan mentioned. thank you all so much for being here today, and have a wonderful day and a wonderful halloween weekend. [applause]
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