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transit system. san francisco municipal railway. muni as it would become to be known. happy birthday, muni, here is to the next 100 years. the birth of muni had been a long-time coming. over the years the city was disjointed privately owned companies. horses and steam and electric-powered vehicles. creating a hodgepodge of transit options. none of them particularly satisfying to city residents. the city transit system like the city itself would have changes during the san francisco earthquake. the transition that will pursue from this aftermath would change
san francisco's transportation system once again. facilitated by city boss, abe ruth, ushering in the electric city car. the writing was on the wall. the clammer had begun for the experiment including public transit people. owned by the people and for the people. the idea of a consolidated city-owned transit system had begun traction. and in 1909, voters went to the polls and created a bond measure to create the people's railway. would become a reality three years later. on december 28, 1912, mayor sonny rolph introduced the new
geary electric streetcar line and the new san francisco railway. that he said would be the nucleus that would host the city. and san francisco gave further incentive to expand the city's network. a project by way of tunnel leading into chinatown by way of north beach. in december the first streetcar was driven into the tunnel. just two years after its berth, muni had added two lines. and k, l and m lines that span out from westportal. in 1928, the j line opened heading west to the beach.
in 1944 san francisco voters finally approved muni take-over of the market street railway. by then motor bus and trolley bus improvement had given them the ability to conquer san francisco's hills. after the war most of the street-car lines would be replaced with motor or trolley bus service. in 1947, the mayor recommended replacing two lines with motor coaches. and it appeared that san francisco's iconic cable cars had seen their final days. entered mrs. cluskin, the leader to save the cable cars. arguing that the cable cars were a symbol of the city, and she entered a charter placed on the november ballot. it passed overwhelmly. the california street cable
railway was purchased by the city in 1952. there were cut backs on the cable car system and in 1957 only three lines would remain. the three lines that exist today. in 1964 the cable car's future as part of california's transit system was sealed when it was proclaimed a national historic landmark. in february, 1980, muni metro were officially inaugurated. in that same year, muni received its first fleet of buses equipped with wheelchair lifts.
in 1982 when the cable car had a shut-down, they added an alternative attraction to the cars. the festival was a huge hit and would continue for the next four summers in a permanent f-line that would extend all the way to fisherman's wharf, by 2000 the f-line was in place. and in 2007 muni extended the third line to the southeast corner and returning to third street. for the first time in 60 years. in the course of last 100 years, muni's diverse workforce forged by men and women of innovation have reflected the many cultures that flock to the city. muni's ground-breaking
antidiscrimination has guaranteed equal opportunity for all. the city's policy mandates the course for the future, as they work diligently to increase options and increase multialternatives, and deduce -- reduce the carbon footprint. it continues to improve the systems. during this sen -- centennial year we reflect on the transit system. driven not >> hi today we have a special edition of building san francisco, stay safe, what we are going to be talking about san francisco's earth quakes, what you can do before an
earthquake in your home, to be ready and after an earthquake to make sure that you are comfortable staying at home, while the city recovers. ♪ >> the next episode of stay safe, we have alicia johnson from san francisco's department of emergency management. hi, alicia thanks to coming >> it is a pleasure to be here with you. >> i wonder if you could tell us what you think people can do to get ready for what we know is a coming earthquake in san francisco. >> well, one of the most things that people can do is to make sure that you have a plan to communicate with people who live both in and out of state. having an out of state contact, to call, text or post on your social network is really important and being able to know how you are going to communicate with your friends, and family who live near you, where you might meet them if
your home is uninhab hitable. >> how long do you think that it will be before things are restored to normal in san francisco. >> it depends on the severity of the earthquake, we say to provide for 72 hours tha, is three days, and it helps to know that you might be without services for up to a week or more, depending on how heavy the shaking is and how many after shocks we have. >> what kind of neighborhood and community involvement might you want to have before an earthquake to make sure that you are going to able to have the support that you need. >> it is important to have a good relationship with your neighbors and your community. go to those community events, shop at local businesses, have a reciprocal relationship with them so that you know how to take care of yourself and who you can rely on and who can take care of you. it is important to have a battery-operated radio in your home so that you can keep track of what is happening in the community around and how you
can communicate with other people. >> one of the things that seems important is to have access to your important documents. >> yes, it is important to have copies of those and also stored them remotely. so a title to a home, a passport, a driver's license, any type of medical records that you need need, back those up or put them on a remote drive or store them on the cloud, the same is true with any vital information on your computer. back that up and have that on a cloud in case your hard drive does not work any more. >> in your home you should be prepared as well. >> absolutely. >> let's take a look at the kinds of things that you might want to have in your home. >> we have no water, what are we going to do about water? >> it is important for have extra water in your house, you want to have bottled water or a five gallon container of water able to use on a regular basis, both for bathing and cooking as well as for drinking.
>> we have this big container and also in people's homes they have a hot water heater. >> absolutely, if you clean your hot water heater out regularly you can use that for showering, drinking and bathing as well >> what other things do people need to have aren't their home. >> it is important to have extra every day items buy a couple extra cans of can food that you can eat without any preparation. >> here is a giant can of green giant canned corn. and this, a manual can opener, your electric can opener will not be working not only to have one but to know where to find it in your kitchen. >> yes. >> so in addition to canned goods, we are going to have fresh food and you have to preserve that and i know that we have an ice chest. >> having an ice chest on hand is really important because your refrigerator will not be working right away. it is important to have somebody else that can store cold foods so something that you might be able to take with
you if you have to leave your home. >> and here, this is my very own personal emergency supply box for my house. >> i hope that you have an alternative one at home. >> oh, i forgot. >> and in this is really important, you should have flashlights that have batteries, fresh batteries or hand crank flashlight. >> i have them right here. >> good. excellent. that is great. additionally, you are going to want to have candles a whistle, possibly a compass as well. markers if you want to label things if you need to, to people that you are safe in your home or that you have left your home. >> i am okay and i will meet you at... >> exactly. exactly. water proof matches are a great thing to have as well. >> we have matches here. and my spare glasses. >> and your spare glasses. >> if you have medication, you should keep it with you or have access to it.
if it needs to be refrigerated make sure that it is in your ice box. >> inside, just to point out for you, we have spare batteries. >> very important. >> we have a little first aid kit. >> and lots of different kinds of batteries. and another spare flashlight. >> so, alicia what else can we do to prepare our homes for an earthquake so we don't have damage? >> one of the most important things that you can do is to secure your valuable and breakable items. make sure that your tv is strapped down to your entertainment cabinet or wall so it does not move. also important is to make sure that your book case is secure to the wall so that it does not fall over and your valuable and breakables do not break on the ground. becoming prepared is not that difficult. taking care of your home, making sure that you have a few extra every-day items on hand helps to make the difference. >> that contributes dramatically to the way that the city as a whole can recover. >> absolutely. >> if you are able to control
your own environment and house and recovery and your neighbors are doing the same the city as a whole will be a more resilient city. >> we are all proud of living in san francisco and being prepared helps us stay here. >> so, thank you so much for joining us today, alicia, i appreciate it. >> absolutely, it is my pleasure. >> and thank you for joining us on another edition of building
testimony. good morning. we're going to begin our program. and as always, remember that we're in the presence of god. first of all, my name is sister mary kiefer, i'm the vice president for mission integration for st. mary's medical center and the bay area center of dignity health. i'd like to welcome all of you today.
in my world i would say this is the day the lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad because it took a lot of work to get to this point. and great blessings to the partnerships with the city and county of san francisco and ucsf. as is our practice, we step back from the busyness of the day and tap into our spiritual side. it's my pleasure to offer this dedication to you. as we bless that ground, we stand at the sacred intersection meet grace and humanity. as we bless that ground, we set it apart for the special purpose of healing body, mind and spirit. may the architect of our lives bless those whose vision has brought us to this moment. bless those who gave form to the
dream, who honed plans and laid a firm foundation. bless this ground that gives of itself to support the center of healing. may this building live lightly on this earth, using resources sparingly and respectfully. bless those who have constructed this space. may they know that they are healers. may the jobs created by this project sustain families who call this city their home. bless future generations who will come here to work that all might experience meaning and purpose in their labor. cement the past and future with the present that we may be of one accord in our partnership. and bless these rooms, that they may be strong enough to hold a client's pain and pourous enough
to allow our own humanity to seep through our sterile processes. may it pulsate with our good deeds and flow with justice and compassion for all who seek healing within its walls. amen. now, it's my pleasure to ask mayor mark farrell to continue on. thank you. [applause] thank you, sister. thank you. it is an honor to be here this morning to celebrate the opening of our healing center here at st. mary's. mental illness is one of the biggest issues facing the city of san francisco right now. it is evident on the streets and reflected in the homeless population, but it is also happening behind closed doors. today, represents a huge step in the right direction with the what the city is doing to work and solve those issues.
mental illness encompasses so many things, conservativeship is not the only solution. we do so much here in the san francisco. those with challenges need our help as a city. we have worked over the years and partnership with mayor lee and his team, first we passed laura's law a number of years ago here in the san francisco with the help of barbara garcia. we have a place where they can go and receive the help they need. but conservatorship is a huge part of the solution and today's celebration is a huge step forward for the san francisco. we are doing things like opening up new beds and places for people to go when they need to come off the streets. we're partnering with other groups and people in sacramento like senator weiner.
also, the integrated agency team where we focus as a city, multiple different departments under the 40 most people on our streets, those are the frequent flyers through our health system, our ambulances and police and fire departments, through our hospitals. and other services. the to make sure they get the care they need, but also that we work together as a city so we can conserve those that need our help. let's not lose focus. this is about getting the people on the streets the help they need. so they can get on their own two feet and onto better lives. i'm honored to be here today. this is a celebration and it takes so many people to come together and there are so many people to thank here today. first of all, i do want to thank our late mayor ed lee. it was his vision and his pushing last year to put the $5 million into the city budget and it was his really vision to make
today happen. and we celebrate today in his honor. i believe that in honoring that commitment, we will continue to fund this in our city budget moving forward for the next few years as well. i do want to thank barbara garcia and the department of public health, there are so many things that under her leadership have done to get today ready and to make it happen. least of all, not least of all, is the fact that within eight months this center is open. and anybody here who is familiar with government regulations, that this center was opened within eight months is a miracle. [cheering] [applause] so a huge credit to our department of public health under barbara's leadership for making that happen. i want to thank our two partners. lloyd dean from dignity. thank you for your partnership.
this is a dignity hospital, we're very proud to be here today to celebrate. mark lair from ucsf, your support. president breed, a leader on the issue as well on the board of supervisors. this has been a collaborative effort. we would not be here today without everybody standing behind me, but we would not be here without the vision of ed lee. i'm honored to be here today. let's make no mistake. this is one step in the right direction in solving mental illness here in san francisco and work canning hard to get people off the streets, but let me introduce the woman had made it happen, barbara garcia. [applause] good morning, everyone. barbara garcia, but behind me is the incredible staff. behind me are people who did the heavy lifting. this is such an incredible part of over 115 beds that the
department has opened up in the last year. so this is a really important program because it does have the highest level of care next to an acute hospital. but it also has the opportunity to provide people with intensive care services to help them heal. that's why this is called the healing center. we do that also from a recovery model and from a peer-based model. today, you will meet a lot of staff here. i got the honor to meet them. they went through 80-hour life training, actually, because they not only have lived experience, but have family members. anyone in here could probably raise their hand if i asked do you have a family member suffering from mental illness or addiction and many of us would say yes. this center is really a focal point for the department, but we also have other levels of care that are more voluntary. people can walk into this. this is a little different, people are mandated to be here,
but they have the right every 30 days to determine whether or not to continue here. but let me tell you, if you walked in here, i think you would be welcome to know you will have an opportunity here to be loved and supported to your recovery of our chronic disease. that's one of the areas we're trying to get people understand. mental illness and addiction is a chronic disease. i hope this reflects the love and support we want to give our community members. eight months is an incredible force. they say government happens in two times, lightning time and glacier time. i think it's so important we get services off the ground. we could not have done it without the partnership we have. $3 million of renovation in this building. we couldn't have done it ourselves. so dignity had the area that we are in today, so let's give them
a round of applause. [applause] sometimes hospitals, we think of hospitals as acute services, but today we can think of hospitals as multiservice levels of care and that's the direction of hospitals as well. then you have the issue of renovation and partnerships and they've been a great partner, 150 years affiliation, and then you have the fact that we want to share and be able -- there is a great need at the medical center as well, so we have a partnership. uc has allowed us a million dollars for renovation. we're appreciative of that as well. [applause] the department provides many services on its own. but to have a community-based organization with the kind of outstanding experience of crestwood behavioral health
services is incredible and we're fortunate to have them. patty, who you'll meet, said we're going to do this and do it in this time period, i followed right behind her. i walked her walk. and i have to tell thaw it's been an incredible process. we had to take on the state department of health. they wanted this to have cement floors here, because they thought this was a prison, so we taught the state as well for those who have mental illness. i don't want to underestimate the addiction, we see these as separate as well, this is a program not only going to deal with mental illness, but addiction needs as well. so with that, i just want to thank everyone for all of the work that all of us have done. i want to acknowledge a particular person on my staff who i follow very closely, she's about my height. you can guess, that is kelly.
i want to give her a hand. [applause] she does incredible work every day, taking people from the hospital, taking people from the streets and putting them into the right level of care. and sometimes, folks, we don't have the right levels of care and we have to create those. this is one of those. i'm sure you're going to enjoy the day today as you walk through this beautiful facility. thank you very much. >> good morning. this is a special day, special day for the city and county in a very -- and a very special day for all of us at dignity health. i want to thank all of you for joining us for this momentous occasion. just a quick story. i have a granddaughter that is 5. i try to call her in the mornings before she goes off to school, and she always asks me what is it that i'm going to do
today? and she says, papa, what are you doing today? it was hard to explain our gathering here, so i said we're going to be dedicating a new place, a new home that will help serve and take care of people with mental illness and mental challenges. and she said, well, are you going to be staying there? [laughter] and i'm thinking even at 5, she knows something that i don't know. but i would tell you, this is a beautiful, beautiful facility and truly together with all of the partners and certainly barbara and all of the support from the board of supervisors, from the mayor, and so many people that i can't take the time to list.
this will change and begin to change san francisco. so i want to thank you for joining us, thank all of you for being here. it has truly been an honor for us to work with barbara, to work with the city, the county, and to continue on our quest here at st. mary's to impact and change health care in this city in a way that allows us to serve the most needy and the most vulnerable. as has been said, all of you know, mental illness is one of the most vexing, complicated and critical challenges, not just facing us here, but facing our nation. but we, together, here are doing
something about it. i will never forget the call, because i got so many of those calls, from the late mayor ed lee. and when he calls, you take his call. and he said, lloyd, and i said yes and he said i need your help. when he says that, it's not just i want to have a consultation with you. but he explained what he wanted to do and he said, i need partners and you have been there before, and i need you to step up now. so this collaboration is a significant health capability that through partnerships we are together about to present to this city.
and i just want to recognize and thank the incredible work of the hospital council and the city's emergency department physicians for helping us identify, not just the need, but the specifics of the issues and for pulling us all together to stand here today to do something that i think history will show was one of the significant events in the journey of this great city. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, i'm mark laird, president and c.e.o. of ucsf health. sister mary, as you were speaking, all i could think of, i believe it was st. augustine who said, spread the gospel and
if necessary, use words. >> st. francis? >> ok. i knew i shouldn't be wading into this territory at st. mary's [laughter]. >> one of those things. >> it was one of the saints, thank you. st. francis, medical center, it all comes together. but i think the point of this is this is not just talking about doing something about mental health, this is doing it. and i am so proud of our affiliation at ucsf with the city, mayor lee, who was a special man, mayor farrell, potentially future mayor breed, all the people in the city who have really helped us move forward and make something important happen. but i do want to spend a moment talking about dignity health, what an amazing organization it is under lloyd's leadership, the team at dignity health is
spectacular. always focused on doing what is best for the community. and at ucsf, we believe that's our calling, putting the needs of the community first and trying to address those in every possible way. as barbara garcia said, we've enjoyed a fantastic 150 and we weren't there in the beginning -- >> no, we were not. >> close. 150 year membership that is the envy of the medical centers across this nation and we want to build on. i want to acknowledge one special person, so many special people, dr. jackson, who is our doctor for behavioral health services. when she came to ucsf she asked a lot of questions. what are we doing in the community?
and the answers were not enough. with the partnership with dignity and crestwood and the city, we feel like we're really on the cusp of doing something important. i want to say thank you to everyone who worked on this. we will be there supporting all the way. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. i'm patty blum, i'm not the c.e.o. just saying. i also -- [laughter] -- i have been with crestwood for 37 years. as a provider of health care services and psychologist i came to this field because my heart drew me here because i'm a family member. and i live each and every day looking to do what we do better and looking to serve more people. and looking to fully engage in every single way that we can to
increase hope and love and gratitude. each one of us, each employee we have and each person we serve, each community member we run into. so we have a saying that we stole from the consumer movement, nothing about us without us. so i'm speaking up, i'm going to grab our newest director of education. come on up, deanne. deanne robinson. [applause] we as an organization put the people who we serve first and foremost every single day as every good health provider does and we could not have found better partners in ucsf. and we've been partnering with san francisco since 1976, providing services for san franciscan s.
and we're here today. this is a long hard-fought battle. without a doubt, barbara garcia, our late mayor, this would not have happened and with the tenaciousness of mauja, rita, john alan, this is a partnership that took every person. as recently as saturday morning, 7:30 a.m., conference call with the c.e.o. of st. marys. i'm going to let deanne talk. >> hi, i'm deanne robinson, i want to say thank you everyone for being here today. this is really important and special to me because i am a person who has received services for substance abuse and mental health. i just want to tell crestwood thank you quickly recognize and
gratitude some of the leadership who have brought this forward for most of you, the eight months, literally, several of us, mauja and i, had not walked on the campus before march 10th of last year. and we moved mountains with an incredible organization, who serves the state of california very well. with rigidity. >> nice to put it that way. [laughter]. >> so we have honored them as well and have plaques that are going to them. but i've asked our local administrator -- the first one is for mauja and each one of these is for your fearless commitment and compassion to the people of san francisco. [applause]
>> support rita. this is for rita. [applause] for barbara garcia. [applause] for our mayor mark farrell. [applause] for kelly. [applause] for john alan who absolutely i think was very, very new and green. and this would never have happened without his commitment. [applause] to george, the actual c.e.o. and president of crestwood behavior. [applause] this would not happen with
his -- and to janet, who is our incredible director of initiatives, education and some people call her a designer, but clearly she is not, she's the brilliance behind the environment and we have been recognizing the environment twice in the past six years by samsa for therapeutic environment that is trauma informed. so to janet. [applause] and this is for the late mayor, this would never have happened without his commitment, belief and tenacity, to the people of san francisco. [applause]
sxos and went to uc; isn't that so and opened a cafe we have produce from small farms without small butcher shops hard for small farms to survive we have a been a butcher shop since 1901 in the heights floor and the case are about from 1955 and it is only been a butcher shot not a lot of businesses if san francisco that have only been one thing. >> i'm all for vegetarians if you eat meat eat meat for quality and if we care of we're in a losing battle we need to support butcher shops eat less we sell the chickens with the head and feet open somebody has
to make money when you pay $25 for a chicken i guarantee if you go to save way half of the chicken goes in the enlarge but we started affordable housing depends on it occurred to us this is a male field people said good job even for a girl the interesting thing it is a women's field in most of world just here in united states it is that pay a man's job i'm an encountered woman and raise a son and teach i am who respect woman i consider all women's who work here to be impoverished and strong in san francisco labor is high our cost of good ideas we seal the best good ideas the profit margin that low but everything that is a laboring and that's a challenge in the
town so many people chasing money and not i can guarantee everybody this is their passion. >> i'm the - i've been cooking mile whole life this is a really, really strong presence of women heading up kitchens in the bay area it is really why i moved out here i think that we are really strong in the destroy and really off the pages kind of thing i feel like women befrp helps us to get back up i'm definitely the only female here i fell in love i love setting up and love knowing were any food comes from i do the lamb and that's how i got here
today something special to have a female here a male dominated field so i think that it is very special to have women and especially like it is going at it you know i'm a tiny girl but makes me feel good for sure. >> the sad thing the building is sold i'm renegotiating my lease the neighborhood wants us to be here with that said, this is a very difficult business it is a constant struggle to maintain freshness and deal with what we have to everyday it is a very high labor of business but something i'm proud of if you want to get a job at affordable housing done nasal
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>> i love teaching. it is such an exhilarating experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into negatives. >> there are not many black and white darkrooms available anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people
that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in. >> the people who just started taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography.
>> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing.
we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program. >> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon. >> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to
be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we
can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your
>> neighborhoods in san francisco are as diverse and fascinating as the people who inhabit them. today we're in the sunset, where we'll join supervisor tang for the inspiration of this show, where we explore san francisco, one neighborhood at a time. hi i'm katy tang the district 4 supervisor in san francisco, which is comprise of sunset and parkside neighborhoods.
i think what makes district 4 unique is that we have so many different cultures here. we have so many different generations of people. different experiences and that makes it a vibrant neighborhood. for example, which you go down urban street you can do to a japanese restaurant, chinese restaurant, american restaurant, and the cultural diversity is just what makes it so amazing my name is ching le, and i'm the owner of the kingdom of bounty. 17th san francisco, 94116. we make the most authentic and different kinds of dumplings and dim sum. recently more and more popular because they are vegetables and meats that we use fresh vegetables and meats in the business. it's really inspired to start
discover your district series, because i wanted to find a way for neighbors to come and get to know our small businesses and our neighborhoods. get to know each other, get know our office, and do so in a setting that was unintimidating and fun. so i launched this idea call the "discover your district," where we go every month to one or two small businesss in district 4 and we have done things such as learning how to make dumplings that we're learning today and there are so many different activities that we have exposed our residents to. >> today is the very special day, because the city of san francisco hosting this for san francisco city. learning how to make dumplings and knowledge of dumplings. they love to do it and all enjoy it. >> this is definitely not my first time making it, so i have definitely improved a lot. the first couple of time s i
tried to make dumplelings they looks inedible. they have definitely improved. there is a special dumpling eating contest, which is amazing. everyone those eat the dumplings that they made and see how many they can do. i'm curious as to how many they going to be able to down today? >> don't forget to write down what you are eating today. >> we make all different kinds of dumplings and enjoy what they made. so after that, we'll have contact how many pieces of dumplings they can eat and announce the winner today.