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.



Promote Your Business this Holiday Season with “Shop SF – Get More”

Attention Bayview-Hunters Point businesses:

This holiday season, the City of San Francisco is coordinating the third annual  “Shop SF – Get More” campaign. This is a city-wide promotion designed to encourage residents of San Francisco and the entire Bay Area to shop, dine, play and stay in San Francisco this winter.

Participation is FREE and open to all businesses located in San Francisco. These offers, plus holiday events and hotel promotions will be widely promoted in a joint effort between the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Mayor’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development, the Office of Small Business/Shop Local, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, BART and others.

If you are interested in participating and have a good idea for a promotional offer, you can enter your offer today at www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/shopsfregister. The earlier you register, the more promotion your offer will receive!

For more details on the “Shop SF – Get More” campaign, see the application HERE, or check out the website at www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/shopsf.

“Shop SF – Get More” Application

Experience Wetland Restoration: Volunteer with Golden Gate Audubon at Pier 94

For BVHP residents interested in environmental volunteerism:

For more information, go to www.goldengateaudubon.org/volunteer or contact Jennifer Maddox at jrobinson@goldengateaudubon.org.

Free Interior Make-Overs for Bayview Businesses: Applications Due Next Week

This information didn’t come to the desk of the Bayview Merchants’ Association until late last Friday, but is a HUGE opportunity for the Bayview-Hunters Point small business community:

Wells Fargo is awarding 3 Bayview businesses a $3,000 grant for a redesign of their interior space.  Not only does this opportunity come at no cost to the business, but it also includes free consultations with design professionals, free marketing workshops, and free design and printing of additional marketing materials.

If you are a Bayview business in need of an economic boost, please apply for this opportunity today! Applications are due at 5pm on Wednesday, August 25th.

To apply, contact Robyn Fountain, Program Coordinator at Renaissance Bayview, at (415) 647-3728 x408 or via email at robyn@rencenter.org.

If you don’t have all of the necessary documents for your business, you are still encouraged to apply, and a Renaissance Bayview staff member will assist you throughout the entire application process.

Bayview Friends of the Library Celebration on August 31st @ Flora Grubb

On Tuesday, August 31st at 6:00pm, in collaboration with “Friends of the San Francisco Public Library,” the beautiful (and proud BMA member) Flora Grubb Gardens will be hosting a neighborhood party to support the upcoming development of the Anna E. Waden Bayview Branch Public Library.

The party is open to the public and will play host to Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, City Librarian Luis Herrera, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patricia Gray, and will be catered by Old Skool Cafe.

For more information on the event, please contact Marian Chatfield-Taylor at (415) 626-7512 x103 or via email at marian.ctaylor@friendssfpl.org.

Weekly Email Round-Up

  • The Office of Small Business discusses a possible Alcohol Mitigation Fee & automobile congestion pricing in the northeast quadrant of the city.

A Mentor-Protege Mixer @ Union Bank Next Wednesday

Next Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:00pm at Union Bank in the Bayview Plaza, the Renaissance Bayview invites you to a Mentor-Protege mixer sponsored by Lennar Urban.  This mixer is intended for local Bayview-Hunters Point contractors interested or involved the the Renaissance/Lennar mentor-protege program.  If interested in attending, please RSVP to Yamilet Gonzalez at 415-647-3728 or at yamilet@rencenter.org.


From an email received earlier today (the workshop in the Bayview is at the Wells Fargo in the Bayview Plaza):

There will be fifteen Tax-Aid sites open this Saturday including Glide Memorial Church, Tenderloin Community School and the Canal Welcome Center.  Sites are walk-in only (except for JobTrain) and open to anyone with an income of $52,000 or less.  Please bring with you:

Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer ID (ITIN) for every family member

  • W2s, 1099s, 1098s or any other income forms you received
  • Your child care providers name, address and tax ID (Social Security Number or Federal ID) and what you paid
  • If you rent, your landlords’ name, address and phone number (for the CA renters credit)
  • A voided check (for direct deposit and a faster refund)
  • Copy of last year’s tax return (if you have it).


Tenderloin Community School 627 Turk Street @ Van Ness Avenue
Saturdays, February 20, 27, March 27 and April 10, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Glide Memorial Church – Freedom Hall, 330 Ellis Street @ Taylor Street
Saturdays, February 20 and March 6, 13, 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center – 241 Oneida Avenue @ James Denman Elementary School
Saturdays, February 20, 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  (enter off of Seneca Ave. behind school)

Thurgood Marshall High School – 45 Conkling Street
Saturdays,  February 20 and 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bayview Hunters Point Wells Fargo -3801 3rd Street, @ Fairfax Avenue
Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Buchanan YMCA – 1530 Buchanan Street (NEW LOCATION)
Saturdays, February 20 and 27, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m..

Bayanihan Community Center – 1010 Mission Street, @ 6th Street, Suite B
Saturdays, February 20, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Goodwill – 1500 Mission Street @ 11th Street
Saturdays, February  20, 27 and March 6, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Richmond Recreation Center- 251 18th Avenue @ Geary Street
Saturdays, February 6, 20, 27, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m..

Salvation Army Chinatown Corps – 1450 Powell Street @ Broadway Street
Saturdays, February, 20, 27 and March 6, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Visitacion Valley Community Center – 66 Raymond Avenue @ Bayshore Boulevard

Saturdays, February 20, 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Redwood City

Fair Oaks Community Center -2600 Middlefield Road @ Douglas Avenue
Saturdays, February 20 and March 6, 9 a.m.– 1 p.m.

San Mateo

Martin Luther King Community Center -725 Monte Diablo Avenue @ N. Eldorado Street, Assembly Room

Saturdays, February 20, March 6, 20 and April 3, 10, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Menlo Park/East Palo Alto

JobTrain – 1200 O’Brien Drive

Tuesdays & Thursdays through April 15, 1p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturdays, February 20 and March 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Call for an appointment  650-330-6428


San Rafael

Canal Welcome Center – 75 Bellam Blvd Ste A (Marin Square Shopping Center)
Saturdays, February 20, March 13, 27 and April 3, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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TONIGHT: Community Roundtable on Transportation in the Bayview

Tonight – Tuesday, February 16 – the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and community representatives will hold a community roundtable in the Alex Pitcher Room at the southeast center at 6:30pm.  The  Community Roundtable is being convened to:

  1. Review and evaluate the initial findings of the Bayview Hunters Point Neighborhood Transportation planning study
  2. Discuss and brainstorm strategies for implementation of priority improvements in the near-term to mid-term
  3. Enjoy a light dinner

All members of the Bayview Hunters Point community are invited to attend the roundtable and join in the discussion. Your input will help determine project priorities and the approach for plan implementation.

Event Details:

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2010
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • 6:30 — Open House and Refreshments
    • 7:00 — Roundtable Discussion
  • Alex Pitcher Community Room
  • Southeast Community Center
  • 1800 Oakdale Avenue (at Phelps)

The Bayview Hunters Point Neighborhood Transportation Plan is funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and Proposition K—San Francisco’s local ½-cent sales tax for transportation, which is administered by the Transportation Authority.

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“Dollar Store & More” Grand Opening TOMORROW

On Friday, January 29th, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, the Bayview-Hunters Point community will welcome its newest addition to the Third Street corridor as it celebrates the grand opening of Dollar Store & More – a brand new, locally owned business in the Bayview town center at the corner of Third Street and Palou Avenue.  Dollar Store & More is the brainchild of Marvin Robinson, a small business entrepreneur and native son of the Bayview community.

Mr. Robinson has put a great deal of time and energy into renovating his store, which sits at the corner of Third and Palou, a busy intersection in the Bayview’s town center.  The city, recognizing the importance of the location, has complemented Robinson’s efforts with considerable support, including a grant through the Mayor’s SF Shines Façade Improvement Program.  Mr. Robinson sees his store as a catalyst for future developments along Third Street; paving the way for more well-managed, well-maintained, community-owned businesses along the corridor.   As an active member of the Bayview Merchants’ Association, Robinson is helping to take the lead in developing a shared vision of the neighborhood’s commercial thoroughfare with his fellow Bayview merchants.

The grand opening of Dollar Store & More will take place at its location on the corners of Third Street and Palou Avenue. Community leaders, city officials, and other dignitaries will be in attendance throughout the event.  The official ribbon cutting will take place promptly at 2:00pm.


Bayview Merchant Association (BMA), Third Street Corridor Project (TSCP).

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If you’d like more information about this event or to schedule an interview with the business owner or event coordinators, please contact Ben Kaufman at (415) 647-3728 x407 or via email at ben@rencenter.org.

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