UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay Groundbreaking on October 27th

On October 27th, between 1pm – 5pm, the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will be celebrating its ground breaking with a family-oriented community festival for neighbors, employees, and students.

The event will be held on 16th Street and 3rd Street, across from the new home of the Mission Bay UCSF Medical Center.  Highlights of the event will include:

  • UCSF’s community care along with innovative medicine, and advanced technology, share UCSF history, tradition and future
  • Information about UCSF’s commitment to green design through environmental educational activities
  • Information about local community organizations
  • Community art and performance partnerships
  • Tours of the new hospital mock-up rooms
  • Walking tours of the Mission Bay campus and art installations
  • A family-friendly farmers market with cooking demos

For more information, see the flier below or contact 415.476.6400 or specialevents@ucsfmedctr.org.



Affordable Senior Housing Units Now Available at 5545 Third Street

For seniors interested in locating or relocating to a one-bedroom, affordable apartment close to retail and public transit in the Bayview, Geraldine Johnson Manor at Third Street and Yosemite Avenue has some pretty attractive units at some very affordable prices.  See the flier below for more details and call (415) 822-9501 with any further questions regarding the properties.

SBC Special Meeting this Monday: Proposed Business Tax Revisions

This coming Monday, June 26th, a special meeting will be held at City Hall to discuss Supervisor David Chiu’s proposed revisions to the business tax structure in San Francisco known as the “Progressive Payroll Tax.”  This proposed ordinance will likely mean significant changes to the way San Francisco businesses are taxed through a change in the tax structure for those businesses who pay payroll taxes and those who rent commercial property.  The meeting will be held at the following time and location:
  • Special Meeting of the San Francisco Small Business Commission
  • June 28, 2010 at 2:00pm
  • San Francisco City Hall, Room 400
  • To discuss a proposed ballot initiative which, if passed, will change the business tax structure in the City and County of San Francisco.
If you are interested in hearing more about this topic and available on Monday at 2:00pm, please show up for this very important and informational meeting.  For more information on the proposed “Progressive Payroll Tax,” please read the email HERE for more details or contact Chris Shulman from the Office of Small Business at:

Chris Schulman
Senior Policy Analyst / Commission Secretary
Office of Small Business
City Hall, Room 110
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415.554-6408
Fax: 415.558-7844

Project Homeless Connect in the Bayview this Friday

Once a year, Project Homeless Connect comes to the Bayview to provide a multitude of services to homeless members of the community.  This Friday at the Bayview Playground (next to the MLK pool at Third and Armstrong) between 10:00am – 3:00pm will be this year’s event, called “Bayview Connect.”

Services provided include dental care, food stamps, legal assistance, medical aid, shelter, housing information veterans services, vision care, and more.  Please see the below flier and Project Homeless Connect’s website for details.

Navy Beginning Holding Community Meetings on Shipyard Clean-up

From an email the BMA received earlier today:

The Department of the Navy invites the public to attend a Hunters Point Shipyard (HPS) Technical Meeting.  The Navy will be discussing and answering questions regarding the HPS Radiological (Rad) Program.

Update of the HPS Radiological Program and a Look Ahead
Thursday, May 27, 2010
6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Bayview YMCA-Conference Room
1601 Lane Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

For more information on the cleanup activities at HPS, please contact:

Mr. Keith Forman
Navy Base Realignment and Closure Environmental Coordinator
1455 Frazee Road, Suite 900
San Diego, CA 92108-4310
Local telephone number: (415) 308-1458
Office telephone number: (619) 532-0913
Fax number: (619) 532-0995
E-mail: keith.s.forman@navy.mil

Information is also available on the Department of the Navy’s HPS website:


Click ‘BRAC 2005’, click on ‘Prior BRAC Installations’ drop-down menu, and then select ‘Former NSY Hunters Point’.
Information and project documents also available at HPS Information Repositories:

City of San Francisco Main Library
Government Information Center, 5th Floor
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Bayview Anna E. Waden Branch Library
5075 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

Missing Teen Thought to be Hiding Out in the Bayview

If anyone has any information about the young women described and picture below, please contact the San Francisco Police Department directly at (415) 553-0123.  The reference case # is 100-265-215.