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come that's a sanctuary for anyone who wants to feel safe. our crime dot warehouses has information so reoffends are not safe and will be prosecuted to the fullest and the smart phones you have to acknowledge suzette's i didn't she's noticed it a couple of our newer particulars are lacking the bumper stickers it's the only bumper sticker that's on a particular there is no excuse for domestic violence >> another round of applause for our police chief. next is the executive director
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and a member of the oversight panel a truly community leader of the community >> thank you, dr. thank you to everyone he who's here. this has been a dream of ours to have city hall glow in justice and glow in purple. thank you. thank you. we used to have about 10 homicides a year due to domestic violence and we've seen a slight reduction every year but we've heard 40 months without a known domestic homicide. it speaks to the resilience of our city per every time we've had a tragedy not only have we learned but we've made connections with community and families we that didn't also know. i want to say that the advocates
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and shelters and the legal services keep this trend going everyday. our leader at city hall our mayor and board of supervisors and mrld police departments but the real resilience of san francisco is going through o a tragedy and come back through and coming up from the ashes we've going up and down done it over and over again. i want to take this moment to introduce a family i meet. i want to say we've been joining them in correspondent ever sense the first day and usually we're in court and their victim advocates are there every time they have a court appearance this family has shown so much resilience and love and offered
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us so many opportunities to heal. they've enriched our lives and work so i want to introduce the two and they'll talk about what they've experienced and how their resilience has healed them. thank you (clapping) >> good evening. first of all, i want to thank bevly for visiting us out i don't take a lightly and actually domestic violence month so i appreciate the opportunity. why i'll hear. i too want to shine the light on domestic violence this evening i
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want to shine the light on men and women who deal are controlling partners for financial and physical abuse of everyday. love is patient and kind it does not envy it does not dishonor other it is not easily acreage. it doesn't delight in evil it also protects and trusts and also hope and perverse that's try love. i want to shine the light for children in the home and witness domestic violence firsthand they have no way to understand. also for our sons who are
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notaries as likely to abuse of their own partners. it's not okay to put our hands on a mann or women. i want to shine the light on men and women who have stepped out of those toxic relationships pr you don't have to stay there and do this alone. navigated i beg you today to get out today because tomorrow maybe too late it never came for my mom. i want to shine the light on men and women who have long been tale from our families of someone who has been bad enough by the family.
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empty spaces there have long been promotes and personal shauchltd u achievement and long for our mother to celebrate with us. but through it all we're still standing that. i'm here to shine a light and do personally to bring about awareness to domestic violence and meet right or whatever. while the city of san francisco has so much to celebrate we can't forget of the nameless faces because we have so far to go in our domestic violence awareness. i want to shine the light for my mom who was loyal. my friend and encourageer and number one extraordinarily.
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the last homicide victim in san francisco. here life is more than a statistic emphasizing overview she was a daughter and grandmother and friend. this is what the world lost on may 18, 2010. and i want to shine a light on my mother this journey has taught me so much about the try meaning of love and administrations. i choose to love others and forgiveness is not on option it's mooned for my healing. i recognize that love that won't inheriting hurt >> darkness can't drive out darkness only light can do that and hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that and that's
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why i'm here today to shine a light on domestic violence and a (clapping) >> another round of applause. those are moving words and next the speaker has championed domestic violence and i'd like to ask did other members of the board to please join him at the podium >> thank you it's wonderful to be here with my supervisors. i have to say when ms. lewis just said anyone who's waushgd in a church have heard that love is patient and kind but i've nerve heard them uttered in the context nobody can replace our mother but we can do he everyone
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we can to make sure this tragedy doesn't happen again in san francisco (clapping) >> i want to thank all of you for being part of our community in san francisco. i know that every one of us have known victims whether in china counseling attain or a mother in the bay view or fifth generation or in the sunset. we also know we can do better. last year was a tough year i want to thank my colleagues and the rest of the board of supervisors for moving forward a major supplemental to make sure we have a final domestic violence advocate here in the city government to make sure that our district attorney's office has the tools they need and brown but folks we can do
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better. there are 40 reforms after this person was brutality taken away from us are we've begun for 40 months without a domestic homicide but in in evidence in north there was 8 thousand calls. that's how we feel about this. we know we can do better and all of us working collectively. the mayor had a proclamation he put in a beautiful glass box to showing some of our leaders we have a less budget but i have a proclamation proclaiming this month to be domestic violence month and i'd like to ask a
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woman who represents all of you two are survivors bevly upper ton could you please join me in accepting this (clapping) >> i want to thank you for your leadership and the board of supervisors for this recognition of domestic violence month but this year i want to honor the lewis with this proclamation domestic violence month is extra special because you're here with us so, please. all right. everyone look up center city hall. we'll close together with a beautiful song but before that i
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just wanted to thank my colleagues from the police department, from the district attorney's office, juvenile probation department and sheriff's department and the sole he family is represented among the city we have university women from house leader nancy pelosi offices and the l s democratic club and the family violence council is here in the house as well. let's give everybody a round of clauses (clapping) >> and, of course, we thank our director the people who work everyday open those issues who are holding up their signs, please give them a big round of applause so to close the program we'll
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hear this lady whose performed in tokyo and completely welcome her (clapping). >> thank you. the song i'd like to sing is going out to all of those of you who are in support of this organization and those of you who are still secretly experiencing abuse of relationships beside the 32 programs that san francisco has for abuse of i'd like for you to know that there's somebody who needs this. who made the mountains. who made the trees. tell me who made the rivers.
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that flows to the sea. and who hung the moon and the stars in the sky. it's somebody bigger. than and i. who made the flowers up and bloom in the frame. tell me who can who writes the song or the robins do sing and who sees the rain when the earth is dry.
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and it's somebody bigger than and i. he can he will the the way when the road is dark. keeps me calm. with love he'll walk beside you till all it's done right here with me. i - filled with despair who can
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who eminence encourage to just march on from there. who gives me love that will never, never die. it's somebody bigger, i tell you it's somebody bigger, you know, it's somebody bigger than. you can you and i (clapping) thank you. god bless you all. >> meet us back here february 14, 2014, we'll be
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rising in one against violence against women. thank you very much for coming. be safe >> hi, i'm with building san francisco. and we have a special program of stay safe today where we're going to talk about what you can do to your home after an earthquake to make it waterproof and to be more comfortable.
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we're here at spur in san francisco, this wonderful exhibit of safe enough to stay. and this is an example of what your home might be like after an earthquake. and we have today with us ben latimer from tvan. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about things you can do you don't have to be a professional contractor to make your home more livable after an earthquake. >> i want to talk about things a homeowner can do. we have comfort and we have things like a little bit of maybe safety if your front door is ajar and waterproofing if you have a leak in your roof, or if you have broken glass on the window. >> so unr, one of the most important fib use is keeping outside out and inside in. let's look at windows. >> let's assume this window is broken in the earthquake. we have wind and rain blowing in. one of the most important things you need to do as a
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homeowner is secure the plastic properly. if you just take staples or nails and put them into the plastic, we're going to get a strong wind and rip it right off. what i'm going to have somebody do is they're going to have -- this is an old piece of shingle. you might have -- everybody has a piece of wood in their basement. it doesn't have to be fancy. they take out this rusty screw begun, and hopefully you have one of these. >> there is one at the neighborhood support center. >> at the neighborhood support center. you're going to wrap this plastic around this board, take your screw. and then screw that in. >> you need a permit for this? >> you do need a permit for this. and you can contact the former head building inspector to get that permit. that's it. now when the wind blows, it's tight and it's not going to pull through, having a single point of contact. >> great. what about this door? take a look at this door. what can you do? let's say it doesn't shut
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tight. what can you do? >> for the sake of argument, we're on the inside. i can't lock my door at night. i have a very similar, very similar idea. i'm going to take my 2 by 4. i can put it across the jamb in the door. one. two. maybe i want another one up here, maybe another one down there. but i can go to sleep. and that quickly, i can get it off in the morning. >> terrific. what about the roof up here? we see people throw blue tarps over their roof after an earthquake. that seems reasonable. >> i think the blue tarp is reasonable. the things that people want to know that they need to know is if you have multiple tarps, how you overlap. starting from the bottom and moving up so that you're overlapping this way. so, rain running down doesn't slide under your tarp. >> right. >> and the same technique we did over here, as silly as it
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may sound, wrapping the end of that blue tarp with your board and then securing that if you can underneath, if you have to on top is fine. but making sure that you don't have an area where the wind is going to get under and bill owe that tarp. >> the wind can rip it right off. >> and then you're back up there again. >> let's go inside and check out what we can do inside. >> old fun. here we go. >> so, ben, i see you have nails, universal tool right here. >> man's best friend. duct tape. let me show you a couple things we can use this for after an earthquake. this window right here, because it's off kilter, we have open seams all along. i have a lot of air coming through. i want to stay comfortable at night. i want to keep that air out. it's as simple as that, all the way around. >> excellent. >> now i don't have any air coming in. let's say this one is one that would annoy me. everything is a little off. my doors won't stay closed. i take a piece of my favorite duct tape here, close it up.
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and at least it will stay out of my way when i'm trying to live throughout my day. if we're not talking about pressurized water, we're talking about just the drain, sometimes they're going to get a crack here. >> right, sure. >> and you're going to get a leak. duct tape around that is going to help us get through until we can get a plumber out and get that fixed as well. let's say we only have electricity in one room, so we're running extension cords across the house. if i'm going to run an extension cord from one room to the other, i don't want kids tripping on it. i don't want to trippon it. i take my trusty duct tape, tape it to the floor, and i don't have to worry about it getting kicked. >> great, great. look at this. let's look at the duct tape here because we see a big -- >> yes. in the event of an earthquake, i don't think we're going to have too many -- too much debris that's safe to put into a plastic bag, even as strong as it might be. these are called vice bags. this is what they use to put rice and things when they ship it. this is something where i take
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my glass, i can take broken pieces of wood, i can take anything sharp and fill it. and it's not going to puncture and come out. it's not going to fall all over the floor. i've not going to have it sticking out, maybe scratch myself, cut myself or anything like that. these are a great thing to have. >> you have a little go-to box for emergencies. that's great. thanks very much for joining us, ben. it's really been interesting. and i want to thank you all for joining us here at the spur urban center. and we'll see you again hi, i' doing a special series about staying safe. let's look at issues of water and sewer. we are here at the san francisco urban center on mission street in san francisco and i'm joined
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today by marrielen from puc and talk about water and sewer issues. what are things we should be concerned about water. >> you want to be prepared for that scenario and the recommendation is to have stored 1 gallon per person per day that you are out of water. we recommend that you have at least 3-5 days for each person and also keep in consideration storage needs for your pets and think about the size of your pets and how much water they consume. >> the storage which is using tap water which you are going to encourage. >> right. of course at the puc we recommend that you store our wonderful delicious tap water. it's free. it comes out of the tap and you can store it in any plastic container, a clean plastic container for up to 6 months. so find a container,
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fill it with water and label it and rotate it out. i use it to water my garden. >> of course everyone has plastic bottles which we are not really promoting but it is a common way to store it. >> yes. it's an easy way to pick up bottles to store it. just make sure you check the label. this one says june 2013. so convenient you have an end date on it. >> and there are other places where people have water stored in their houses. >> sure. if you have a water heater or access to the water heater to your house, you can drink that water and you can also drink the water that the in the tank of your toilet. ; not the bowl but in your tank. in any case if you are not totally sure about the age of your water or if you are not
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sure about it being totally clean, you can treat your water at home. there is two ways that you can treat your water at home and one is to use basic household bleach. the recommendation is 8 drops of bleach for ever gallon of water. you add 8 drops of bleach into the water and it needs to sit for 30 minutes. the other option is to boil water. you need to boil water for 5-10 minutes. after an earthquake that may not be an option as gas maybe turned off and we may not have power. the other thing is that puc will provide information as quickly as possible about recommendations about whether the water is okay to drink or need to treat it. we have a number of twice get information from the puc through twitter and facebook and our website sf
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water.org. >> people should not drink water from pools or spas. but they could use it to flush their toilets if their source are not broken. let's look at those issues. >> sanitation is another issue and something people don't usually or like to think about it but it's the reality. very likely that without water you can't flush and the sewer system can be impeded or affected during an earthquake. you need to think about sanitation. the options are simple. we recommend a set up if you are able to stay in your building or house to make sure that you have heavy duty trash bags available. you can set this up within your existing toilet bowl and once it's used. you take a little bit of our bleach. we talked about it
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earlier from the water. you seal the bag completely. you make sure you mark the bag as human waste and set it aside and wait for instruction about how to dispose of it. be very aware of cleanliness and make sure you have wipes so folks are able to wash up when dealing with the sanitation issue. >> thank you so much, >> hi, i'm lawrence corn field. welcome to building san francisco. we have a special series, stay safe. we're looking at earthquake issues. and today we're going to be talking with a residential building owner about what residential building owners and
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tenants can and should do before earthquakes and after earthquakes. ♪ ♪ >> we're here at this wonderful spur exhibit on mission street in san francisco and i have with me today my good friend george. thanks for joining me, george. and george has for a long time owned residential property here in san francisco. and we want to talk about apartment buildings and what the owner's responsibilities might be and what they expect their tenants to do. and let's start by talking a little bit about what owners can do before an earthquake and then maybe after an earthquake. >> well, the first thing, lawrence, would be to get together with your tenants and see if they have earthquake insurance or any renters
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insurance in place because that's going to be key to protecting them in the event of a quake. >> and renters insurance, there are two kinds of insurance. renters insurance coffers damage to goods and content and so forth. earthquake insurance is a separate policy you get after you get renters insurance through the california earthquake authority, very inexpensive. and it helps owners and it helps tenants because it gives relocation costs and it pays their rent. this is a huge impact on building owners. >> it's huge, it really is. you know, a lot of owners don't realize that, you know, when there is an earthquake, their money flow is going to stop. how are they going to pay their mortgages, how are they going to pay their other bills, how are they going to live? >> what else can property owners do in residential rental housing before an earthquake? >> well, the first thing you want to do is get your property assessed. find out what the geology is at your site. get an expert in to look

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