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is exactly what this is about and what visitation valley is about and i want to thank all of the sponsors and partners who made this possible and all of my friends out there in the back serving and grilling and packaging food and giving from their hearts and that's what this is about. this is a labor of love so remember that as we continue to have a good time tonight. i am malia cohen. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much and we have -- blessed to have our district attorney here, district attorney gas con. >> thank you reverend and mayor and malia. the essence of community is the ability to come together and have good people use the open space, and today not only are we celebrating people coming together and using this park, but also we're
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celebrating the fact that as a community we refuse to allow violence to define us. we as a community are coming together, neighbors, police officers, supervisors, the district attorney's office, our probation because we refuse to allow our community to be defined by the worse moment -- by a bad moment of violence, so i am very proud of being here today. this park is a wonderful place. it's a place that we want to want to make sure the community uses and we are committed to ensuring this is a safe place for all to play. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. i also want to recognize rec and park for really providing so much of what you see here, the table and the chairs and the bouncy houses
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and that thing, whatever it is. it's been fantastic and a blessing with being accommodating and with this we have a closing prayer. this will go on to 8:00 o'clock but we want god's blessing on this park and now to forever only things happen to you. we ask you for your spirit here and god rebuke all violence and evil from this area. we pray in the name jesus. we know you can do it. have grace and amen. thank you very much. [applause]
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come and experience lafayette park and enjoy the people, picnic and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take an afternoon stroll with your loved one hand in hand. located at got and sacramento street in the middle of pacific heights on top of the city's steep rolling hills, lafayette park offers a great place, peaceful beauty. comfortably spaced tables and benches, a playground, rest rooms and tips at the end of the park. plenty of flat areas for football, frisbee, and picnic. lafayette is very much a couples park. this wonderful hilltop park is the place you can share with someone you cherish. lafayette park is located along the round at the one end campus and also easy
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(clapping.) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i think we have more companies anywhere in the united states
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it's at the amazing statement we're not trying to be flashy or shocking just trying to create something new and original were >> one of the things about the conduct our you enter and turn your your back and just so the orchestra. the most contrary composer of this time if you accountability his music you would think he's a camera come important he become ill and it was crazy he at the end of his life and pushed the boundary to think we're not acceptable at this point for sure it had a great influence he was a great influence on the
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harmonic language on the contemporary up to now. i thought it would be interesting because they have e he was contemporary we use him on this and his life was you kill our wife you get poisons all those things are great stories for on opera. i was leaving behind a little bit which those collaborative dancers i was really trying to focus on opera. a friend of mine said well, what would you really want to do i said opera what is it not opera parallel. why isn't it are that i have the support now we can do that. i realized that was something
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that wasn't being done in san francisco no other organization was doing this as opposed to contemporary we are very blessed in san francisco to have organizations well, i thought that was going to be our speciality >> you create a conceptual idea for setting the opera and you spear ahead and work with the other sdierndz to create an overview vision that's the final product felt opera. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i was very inspired to work with him because the way he looked at the key is the way i looked at sports looking at the daily. >> so much our mandate is to
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try to enter disis particular work there's great dancers and theatre actresses and choirs we've worked with and great video artists is a great place to collect and collaborate. i had a model they have a professionally music yes, ma'am assemble and as a student i benefited from being around this professional on and on soccer ball and as a conductor i'd be able to work with them and it's helped my growth i had a dream of having a professional residential on and on soccer ball to be an imperial >> it operates as a laboratory we germ a national the ideas
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technically and work with activity artists and designers and video all over the on any given project to further the way we tell stories to improve our ability to tell stories on stage. that's part of the opera lab >> i was to investigate that aspect of renaissance and new work so that's why this piece it is important it was a renaissance composer. >> there were young people that are not interested in seeing traditional opera and like the quality and it's different it has a story telling quality every little detail is
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integrated and helps to capture the imagination and that's part of the opera how we can use those colors into the language of today. >> so one of the great things of the stories of opera and story combined with opera music it allows people to let go and be entertained and enjoy the music instead of putting on headphones. >> that's what is great about art sometimes everyone loves it because you have to, you know, really great you have to have both some people don't like it and some people do we're concerned about that. >> it's about thirty something out there that's risky. you know, disliked by someone
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torn apart and that's the whole point of what we're drying to do >> you never take this for granted you make sure it is the best if you can. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪.
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>> good afternoon, everyone. this is a pretty thrilling day that for us it's another milestone in the progress of connecting the great city of san francisco from one end to another about economics development and about clean
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environment, pittsburgh that's about building consensus i'm sure the mayor will agree he served as the che administration officer it to took years to get this to a third street rail of central subway thousands even if hours of volunteers coming together to make their point of view known. we've been here 5 wants on the total of this project but making progress again and every step of the way all along i'll say whoever we were appealing to our hopes are riding on the third street rail and our hopes on the street subway for all to be a model to the country of economic development while we improve the quality of life and sflrs
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customers and create good paying jobs that's today is a sad day because of the loss of robin williams i was oncoming over mayor we were together in 2012 with another phase we are that altogether with ray la hood the secretary of transportation and while we were listening to each other's speeches we were on our i preponderance watching the last of the games to dorm who would be in the playoffs and while we were celebrating the; correct construction we were cheering the victory of the giants that day to go on to the world series and robin williams was a great giant fan my daughter christine right-minded me in after 2001 that was by and large the first time god bless
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america took place some may have done is but a tradition across our country and robin williams was a great giants fan but in 2004 he sank god bless america urging the 7th ending stretch we've lost a genius and san francisco has lost a great friend we made contributions to life. two weeks ago on the steps of the k358 the democrats launched the jump start to create good paying jobs in our country a rock the entrepreneurship begins in the classroom to make college affordable and early child onsite hood evaluation
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affordable and in some ways when with yes, ma'am succeeds america succeeds a version of growing the economy by this each week this week is make that on america where we say we want american made companies invest in good paying jobs here in america by removing tax credits to send jobs overseas what is what the law is now, it's ridiculous we want to over turn that with the savings we want to invest in building america and building the infrastructure and that means roads and brigades and cr=certainly mass transit and water supply and broad band the infrastructure of the future so this the the job the parlor
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we're sthifls all over the country what better place to start where the innovation has begun it's begun with the consensus over time with the community involvement i've said to the city i want to give you every option but if we allocate the sources we need the dirt to underlie this consensus building over time has been very, very central to our success and, of course, the recovery act that president obama took the lead on made a difference in getting hundreds and hundreds of million dollars nearly a billion dollars for the completion of the project while it started local it was local and state funding under the leadership of the leaders today, i'm honored to be here with the mayor how
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important this jump start for the class is and how important building infrastructure is to the jump start. roadway there's a installing felt be middle-class because of the stalling of those kinds of initiatives h initiates we want it to be non-barn we know the american people overwhelmingly support an nishlt that improves the quality of life and to get the products to and from work and employees to and from home and again to clean and protect the virnlt as we create jobs we have have to build consensus i salute the people in san francisco for the rolls they've played over the years really decades to make many of the projects that are emerging now projects so that's consecutively
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the quail valley and hunters point and the transbay terminal with the enter connections with the parkway and the longtime in the planning and consensus building many of them possible because of president obama recognition this buildings infrastructure of america is essential to growing our economy with that, i'm pleased to give this podium oh, by the way, did i introduce thomas and paling their construction is they're game they know about machinery i don't know about their teaching me and wanted to see how it's going my grandchildren from new york. they've ridden on the subway they wanted to see how one is built in california had a they're my special vip pits i've
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said his role as mayor and the chevy administration officer knows how to get the job done an operational manager it's not mystery i continued the great work of the previous mayors but he was effective working with the mayors before so thank you that mayor for honoring us with your leadership i yield to the that distinguished mayor >> (clapping) >> thank you leader pelosi and it's a delight to have you here also with those young kids michael i think we can get him a my own card right-of-way. i'm delighted i know leader pelosi is absolutely right and chosen one of the most exemplar
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projects certainly our city has seen here today with the san francisco mta xhishsz, the planning commission folks and our sf leader katie is here as well its a milestone after milestone when in the backdrop the central subway project is so important i remember leader pelosi when we began this conversation in the early years really to trying to figure out how we could access those american recovery act to be a dumb u jump start for us in san francisco we needed it at the height felt great recession and it came at the right time with the initial investments now over a billion dollars in the project you see what has come about this project has been one of the critical foundation but why
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today a few years later we'll boast about a 4.5 employment rate i putting americans to work is so important in project is a couple of months ago director reiskin and i looked at the tunnel borrowing machines helping them get out of the ground a huge milestone it's burn a safe project for the men and women they know about safety what their tunneling very deep underground and marcus making sure this station with union square and the scare station and along with the chinatown station we're doing well, that the conversation has literally changed they want this done all the way to fisherman's wharf that's why leader pelosi is here today, we need to brag about the success stories those kinds of
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projects not only the jobs and investments we've made but you look at the 8 hundred and 50 thousand of hours construction hours that are logdz on this project so far look at it's investment in small businesses. over $1275 million has been contracted to the small business expires because of this project it's done well and right (clapping) yourselves local people that have been trained and sits across from the conference center and continues to feed that great, great hospitality industry that is at the head of a lot of industries in san francisco hiring more people in the hotel and i'm proud for a multitude of reasons but people
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took risks for american workers that's why we want to talk about the build american bonds that lorp was talking about we need american to continue building we can build nor roads and bridges we can take this to clean energy and solar raise and other types of buildings that america needs we can take this further that's why the principles that go along with that this frontage exemplifies all of those triblts he at the same time, we can have a national conversation about raising people's minimum wage the lowest wage earners in america we've got that on the ballot in which it honors laborers and businesses and people that workout nonprofits
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we've brought them together and america can did do that request leader pelosi's help and the point they'll have the ability to raise minimum wage inventing here and across the have a r country so build americans bond acts and director reiskin will talk about that but i want to introduce someone i've had the privilege of working with to get things done he's the guy that gets things done despite the challenges a long way but gets to work with an array of agencies that are committed not only to build but to do it to get more jobs out there and to help our needy to make sure we raise the minimum wage.
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i give you and i yield to him the director of our mta director reiskin (clapping) >> thank you mr. mayor and ma'am, leader the central subway was a jump start for san francisco when we started work here it's a great veemgs felt kind of infrastructure environmentalist we're capable of chief of police in the great united states a project like this doesn't just happen the leader said we've been through presidential terms even through many secretaries of transportation many mayors but leader pelosi has from the start been a steadfast champion for this project and it's really one of the key reigns wearable to stand here and demonstrate to sfro san francisco and say to the country our progress. this project is critically
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important to the future of transportation therefore the future of our economy and city and making great progress we've completed the tuning $255 million contract the project got done ahead of schedule and created jobs behind us the mucus station which will connect to the muscone conference center that will be expanding but most critically making the corrections this central subway for the light rail the first phase in completed in 2007 that resorted san francisco after a 50 year hiatus the central subway will be 50 blocks south of here connecting southeast of the city to the most illegally populated neighborhoods in the united
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states the day the subway opens for obispo that will be a busy day with the right planning and the right leadership what we can make investments that help our cities and our economy but in the meantime, we're going to put people to work that will inspire fire chief generation i want to acknowledge my board they make the budget and contracts we've got a great chairman tom nolan and others that have joined us they're working hard everyday everyday and want to acknowledge cindy wu and others this are working with the mayor to make sure that we were able to get this investment in san francisco. we're extremely supportive and the leadership that leader pelosi is bryan object the
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national stage we're trying to demonstrate what this can do and asking the san franciscans in november to accept the bond like the subway investments will create jobs and great transportation benefits in the long-term we're pleased to be able to demonstrate to the country what we can do in investing in our infrastructure and connecting communities. so i want to thank all the folks that have joined us i have the great honor to bring you are forward a woman who has been a force in creating things in san francisco the central subway is subject to by america laws that all resourcing comes from the united states we have our own versus through sf made that is devoted to supporting and
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protecting local murray's and local production we're lucky to have this organization this is lead by someone that is building and breathing and figuring out how to get more production into our economy and get more people working i'm happy to welcome up our director of sf made (clapping.) >> good morning. so i want to talk about san francisco as a national model for a maker city i thought about standing here talking about manufacturing and building is really all kindred spirit claiming the potential for the urban areas of this country to house this industry of the innovation and the creative class that

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