Category: Community Services

Emergency Preparedness: Where to Start

Thank you to Gary Pegueros, the co-captain for the South Beach NERT group, for providing this handy listing of TO DO’s for those of us who live in Rincon Hill, South Beach, Yerba Buena, Mission Bay, and other high-density dominant neighborhoods. Emergency Preparedness: Where to start Does your building have an Emergency Procedures Manual?  If […] Keep reading

Public Trash Can Location Needs

While the City is trying to reduce the number of public trash cans, one of our neighbors in South Beach has begun a dialog with the Department of Public Works about requesting some additional public trash cans in our neighborhoods for some problem spots. Because we have a lot of foot traffic from AT&T Park […] Keep reading

District 6 Gigantic 3 Recycling Program Event

Make an appointment to drop off your items at the Gigantic 3 Debris Boxes – call 415-330-1300 by June 18th to set an appointment to recycle, compost, and drop off bulky items on Saturday, June 20, 2009 between 8:00 am and Noon at Golden Gate Disposal and Recycling at 900 7th Street at Berry Street. […] Keep reading

Use along with Calling 311

The web site is very handy for community members sharing issues with one another – letting us know about issues and acting on them to the degree that we can (rolling up our sleeves and picking up a park, for example, or adding our voice to calls to the City to fix something that […] Keep reading

NERT Events in April – Get Prepared for the Big One!

NERT practice drill participants The San Francisco Fire Department provides free disaster training to San Franciscans who want to learn how to prepare for a disaster. Watch for upcoming training dates at The events listed below are primarily intended for residents who have already completed the NERT training, but it gives you an idea […] Keep reading

South Beach NERT Planning Meeting for local NERTs

Gary asked me to post this information for those of you living in Rincon Hill (or nearby) who have completed the San Francisco Fire Department’s free NERT training already and who want to connect with your neighboring NERTs for practice drills and other preparation purposes. As an aside, there is a NERT training class starting […] Keep reading

Earthquake Preparedness Talk

While I highly recommend that you take advantage of the full blown NERT training sooner rather than later and getting involved with the South Beach NERT group to participate in drills to keep your newly learned skills well practiced, here’s a brief weekend session at the Mission Bay branch public library about earthquake preparedness. Hi […] Keep reading

Mayor Gavin Newsom's State of the City on YouTube

An article in today’s San Francisco Chronicle notes that Mayor Newsom and company have posted several hours of video of the Mayor speaking about the State of the City and specific issues concerning the City on a YouTube channel. While SFGTV is a handy source for civic videos, I’m happy that the Mayor decided to […] Keep reading

San Francisco Police Effectiveness Review Meetings

The San Francisco Police Department and Office of the Controller invite the San Francisco community to take part in two upcoming public workshops regarding the future of the SFPD. Come hear the draft recommendations resulting from a year-long Organizational Assessment of the San Francisco Police Department and provide your feedback on everything from district station […] Keep reading

Fire Station Open House Day

Photo taken by Jamie Whitaker According to’s The Mommy Files, Saturday (October 11th) is Fire Station Open House Day from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. During that time, you can stop by the local fire station and receive fire prevention information and chat up the firefighters. For Rincon Hill, the closest stations are Station […] Keep reading

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