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i'm timothy fu, chair of the board of trustees for the san francisco skefconservatory of m. on behalf of the board, thank you all to be here for the breaking ground on the ute and william k. duboce center for being pyrri performing arts. when i joined the board many years ago, we knew the conservatory belonged with the many arts at the civic center, and we knew we must providing
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housing for our students. so we succeeded in moving to the civic center in 2006, and now, we're breaking ground for the new student residence hall. so today, i'm incredibly proud of how all of us have come together to make the future possible. and i want to express my deepest thanks to the supporters of this project whose inspiring leadership and generosity have set us up for a successful second century of leading music education through innovation through a history of excellence, achievement, culture and collaboration. now i have the pleasure and the honor to introduce our mayor, the mayor of san francisco, london breed.
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[applause] >> the hon. london breed: thank you, everyone. what a beautiful day to break ground on hundreds of units of housing for student artists. one the things i love to do as mayor. some of you know i used to serve as director of an organization, the african american arts and culture complex. it's not far from here, but we had incredible relationships with the arts community here where you have the symphony, the opera, sf jazz. this place has become a hub for artists everywhere, and now that the san francisco conservatory of music has decided to take it even a step further to decide to come up with this innovative plan to come up with 420 units of housing for their students, it's absolutely amazing, and we should all be proud of what this project would do for housing in the city and county of san
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francisco. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: thank you also equally important, the 27 residents who were once housed here were not only housed very close to this particular development as it's under construction at the same rent they were paying, they will also be moved back into this building when it's built at the same rents that they had been paying through their rent control. and here's the thing: 27 people are not being displaced as a result of this project. we are adding more units, we're not displacing anyone, and the reason this is so great for the environment, it is within walking distance of the san francisco conservatory of music. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: i can't be more proud. we have to do more to build more housing in san francisco. we have to think about the fact
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that this is an innovative place. people want to live here, they want to work here, they want to grow here, they want to thrive here, but what makes san francisco incredibly -- a great place for all of us, it's the arts, it's the music, it's the entertainment. it's all of the things that people come here to enjoy, and how are we going to continue to grow if we don't have opportunities that exist for them? if we don't provide housing that they can afford? if we don't open the doors of our opportunities to our artists who we know are constantly being displaced? it's a great day for san francisco, it's a great day for the arts community, and i am so looking forward to all the work we're going to continue to do to revitalize the civic center area. yesterday, i looked out the window from my offices at city
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hall, i saw children playing in the park, i saw people standing in line at the birite we just opened two days ago, i saw people doing zumba, i saw people talking to people on the street, just hanging out. it's amazing, when you're taking care of everyone, including the community, every can enjoy. this is a project that's going to benefit this area and hopefully grow and thrive and provide places like this that provide housing like this for each and every one of us. thank you all so much for being here today. [applause] >> thank you, mayor. thank you so much for your support and your commitment to the arts. we really are very honored to have you take time from your busy schedule today to be with
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us. and now, i have the pleasure of introducing the person who has designed this building, marvelous facility for all of us, but the best design architect in the city of san francisco, mark cavanero. >> thank you. we've been working on this for years, to see a building coming out of the ground is every architect's dream. we talked about innovatition as we talked about this project, and i think that word is really singular for this building, and the vision that tim and dave and the board have, in that we're not just building a building, but a whole organism for arts
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and music. the students will be living here, performing here, and it will offer a whole snapshot into arthur world when you're walking or driving up vanness or hayes. it's not just about education, it's about a whole san francisco community coming together in one new building. and for an architect, it can't get much more exciting. so thank you for all of this, and thank you for letting me be a part of this, dave, tim, and the board. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. i can't wait to see this coming up. now i have the pleasure to introduce my good friend and
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coconspirator, president of the music conservatory, david stow. >> believe we're standing here, no really. i've worked on some projects, if you want to try and reach beyond your grasp, this project is really that. it's only because of some people that are sitting here and some people that are not here today. mayor breed and supervisor kim, i can't say enough about these two individuals. nothing goes through city hall this fast, at least in my experience. the reason this happened is there were great advocates in the city. people saw the benefit of it for the community, and it happened at an extraordinary rate. but before i talk to the building, i want to talk about some people that made this happen. some of you who may not recognize that this made this
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happen, jessica downs. you're out there somewhere. can you raise your hand? honey, thank you. the amount of time that this requires requires help from somebody who is your friend and believes in it with you, and jessica did that. i is also want to say we have a top team of anybody in san francisco. as i represent the conservatory, i can't tell you how famous our team is. the development crew, the senior staff, our c.f.o., katie, kathrin -- everyone here from the sfcm staff, raise your hands. ladies and gentlemen, this is a great group, and we would not have gotten it done without them. this started in a couple of interesting ways. mark cavanero accepted my invitation for a cup of coffee. we had no project, no site,
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nothing. mark started sketching on his own what it would look like, a facility like this. mark brought his team, a great crew at cavan 0ed ro. this team worked tirelessly. this project is a residence unit for students. it is two spectacular performance halls, a recording studio, teaching space, a restaurant, yes, sitting right here. if you can imagine the architectural constlants like doing sweeping glass on the west and north walls that also create a beautiful acoustical space. but the reality is 90% of the concerts in those spaces are free to the public. this is a great way to bring music in, and in that building, 99% of the students are on financial aid, and the 27 units are rent stablized, and every
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dollar it generates goes back to support scholarships for future students. [applause] >> these guys did an extraordinary job. i can't say enough about how many hurdles they across for us. our law firm did amazing work. there was so many folks working at the city level who also provided this great work. and the fact is it was the team that made it happen, and i said to our c.f.o. this morning that at every point in this project, there was somebody on the team that made an extraordinary event happen. otherwise, the entire thing would have stopped. that's how much this was a combined project. but ladies and gentlemen, we
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don't do projects like this without people who actually believe and put substantial resources behind them. and i can't tell you how fortunate we are in san francisco because when you look to davies hall, the opera, the conservatory, sf jazz, to the museums, to the incredible cultural life that we enjoy here, it is because actually not as many as you think, but actually, a very small handful of people for generations have made those things happen for this city and are making this building happen right now. not here are richard blum and senator feinstein, and others, all whom made substantial financial events. can we give them a round of applause, please, for their leadership on that. [applause] >> the next phase of this, the architect, we have lots of fund raising, as you can imagine. financing makes it all happen, and this was a tricky project to finance. hey, we're this conservatory of
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400 students, and we want to build this $90 million building on vanness. think about this. this happened because jim herbert decided it would happen. jim, on behalf of myself, thank you to you and all of your team. it's 3.9 prs fixed over 30 years because jim thought it was important to put up this building. jim and cecelia, i just want to thank you for that. it was incredible. early folks who were in, carol and lyman casey. carol's family has been supporting the art ms. this city in so many ways with affection and tremendous investment. carol was one of the first people who walked in my office
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and we were talking about this, and she said this needs to happen, and she continued the investment and continued the investment. carol i want to thank you for all that you've done for us. thank you so much. [applause] >> along the way, every project has a patron saint, actually, and the fact is i will talk about this a bit more today, but we lost bill bose early on, and when that happens, that laefshs kind of a vacuum in leadership. barney osher stepped in and made this thing happen. he not onlily invested in this, but i can't tell you what it meant to this being accomplished. and so this brings us down to the finish line.
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we were in raping of getting this done. jim was prepared to give us a loan, but frankly we were short and we needed a gift and a bridge that was crossed, and a colleague and a friend of mine who was a wonderful composer, but i have to tell you, you see his name because of the enormous amount of giving done, and that was gordon getty, and gordon stepped in and absolutely made this project get across the finish line, and that was how we got there, and gordon, i can't thank you enough. but i want to say that none of this, none of this would have han if it weren't for bill. -- happen if it weren't for bill. bill bose, even before there was a property, even before there was a design, it was me and bell at the union club with bill
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saying, we need this. he was quiet, and he said, you know, that sounds like a good idea. bill believed in the necessity of housing for students from the moment the civic center project was arrived at on oak street. he has given so generously to so many projects: students, environment, the arts, education. he has advanced so many companies and career throughout his lifetime. and he really resisted anything being named for him. and the fact is, the fact that this building will be named for william k.bose and ute bows will be wonderful, because it'll have a great soul. and perhaps one of the things that this led me to do was to
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get to know ute, and i will talk about that at lunch today. but the people we find in this city in this kind of work aren't to be found in many places in this world. they just aren't. that brings me to the final folks i want to thank. we wouldn't have gotten here and i wouldn't have gotten here if it weren't for our board chair, tim folk, and his amazing wife, virginia. virginia, thank you for being here, by the way. i want all of all board members, can you raise your hands for a second -- we have multiple seven figure donors that -- out in the audience. i've never seen a board this cohesive, this supportive that made it a pleasure. it's a dream come true for this
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conservatory, but i think it's a dream come true for all of us. i can't say more than thank you, but i wish that i could because the gratitude runs down to my very bones. it's a privilege to be standing here with you all because it makes me a better person. i can tell you we've crossed over, 109 million for this project, but there's still time to investment any of you that are inspired to be involved, let me know. so let's fine will he get to the reason we're doing this. students, can you raise your hands out there. we're going to give you a round of applause. [applause] >> if there's ever a moment where you're wondering if we can get it done, if you stand for a moment in our building with our students, you wonder how you can get it done. they're amazing young students, and they will go out and change the world, and they have changed
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the world for over 100 years. the fact that we can put a roof over their head that's affordable is amazing. as i said, 99% are on financial aid. it's my pleasure to introduce the chair of our student council. she is a master's student of voice, mia skolnick. >> good morning, everyone. my name is mia skolnick, and i am a second year master's student in voice here at the conservatory. sf conservatory is a special place, and i am so proud to be here. i applied to several
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conservatories around the country, but i chose to come here because of its diversity, values, and the feeling i got when i came here. there was a welcoming atmosphere at the conservatory that let me know right away i was at home. two years ago i was living in portland, oregon, where i grew up, working a regular office job, singing on the side. i had gotten my undergraduate degree in music had you had drifted away from my passion. one day, i had a realization that life is too short not to do what makes you happy, and that was what led me to san francisco and to the conservatory. sfcm is providing me with skills and tools to become a professional musician out in the world. the caliber of excellence we have here at sfcm is simply unmatched, and i wouldn't be getting this kind of education anywhere else.
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the bose center will expand our dynamic community as our campus more than doubles in size providing even more state of the art opportunities and resources for students. the bose center will mean so many wonderful things for our future, its proximity to the incredible arts partners in the civic center area, beautiful new spaces for collaboration among students, if a kilt, and visiting artists, and most importantly, it means that sfcm can reach and inspire even more musicians of the future. on behalf of all my fellow students, thank you so everyone who has made this project possible, and now, let's break
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ground. [applause] .
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considering a career with the city and county of san francisco >> we are approving as many parks as we can, you have a value garden and not too many can claim that and you have an historic building that has been redone in a beautiful fashion and you have that beautiful outdoor ping-pong table and you have got the art commission involved and if you look at them, and we can particularly the gate as you came in, and that is extraordinary.
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and so these tiles, i am going to recommend that every park come and look at this park, because i think that the way that you have acknowledged donor iss really first class. >> it is nice to come and play and we have been driving by for literally a year. >> it is kind of nice. >> all of the people that are here. ♪
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>> this is one place you can always count on to give you what you had before and remind you of what your san francisco history used to be. >> we hear that all the time, people bring their kids here and their grandparents brought them here and down the line. >> even though people move away, whenever they come back to the city, they make it here. and they tell us that. >> you're going to get something made fresh, made by
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hand and made with quality products and something that's very, very good. ♪ >> the legacy bars and restaurants was something that was begun by san francisco simply to recognize and draw attention to the establishments. it really provides for san francisco's unique character. ♪ >> and that morphed into a request that we work with the city to develop a legacy business registration. >> i'm michael cirocco and the owner of an area bakery. ♪ the bakery started in 191. my grandfather came over from italy and opened it up then. it is a small operation. it's not big.
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so everything is kind of quality that way. so i see every piece and cut every piece that comes in and out of that oven. >> i'm leslie cirocco-mitchell, a fourth generation baker here with my family. ♪ so we get up pretty early in the morning. i usually start baking around 5:00. and then you just start doing rounds of dough. loaves. >> my mom and sister basically handle the front and then i have my nephew james helps and then my two daughters and my wife come in and we actually do the baking. after that, my mom and my sister stay and sell the product, retail it. ♪ you know, i don't really think about it. but then when i -- sometimes when i go places and i look and see places put up, oh this is
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our 50th anniversary and everything and we've been over 100 and that is when it kind of hits me. you know, that geez, we've been here a long time. [applause] ♪ >> a lot of people might ask why our legacy business is important. we all have our own stories to tell about our ancestry. our lineage and i'll use one example of tommy's joint. tommy's joint is a place that my husband went to as a child and he's a fourth generation san franciscan. it's a place we can still go to today with our children or grandchildren and share the stories of what was san francisco like back in the 1950s. >> i'm the general manager at tommy's joint.
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people mostly recognize tommy's joint for its murals on the outside of the building. very bright blue. you drive down and see what it is. they know the building. tommy's is a san francisco hoffa, which is a german-style presenting food. we have five different carved meats and we carve it by hand at the station. you prefer it to be carved whether you like your brisket fatty or want it lean. you want your pastrami to be very lean. you can say i want that piece of corn beef and want it cut, you know, very thick and i want it with some sauerkraut. tell the guys how you want to prepare it and they will do it right in front of you. san francisco's a place that's changing restaurants, except for tommy's joint. tommy's joint has been the same
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since it opened and that is important. san francisco in general that we don't lose a grip of what san francisco's came from. tommy's is a place that you'll always recognize whenever you lock in the door. you'll see the same staff, the same bartender and have the same meal and that is great. that's important. ♪ >> the service that san francisco heritage offers to the legacy businesses is to help them with that application process, to make sure that they really recognize about them what it is that makes them so special here in san francisco. ♪ so we'll help them with that application process if, in
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fact, the board of supervisors does recognize them as a legacy business, then that does entitle them to certain financial benefits from the city of san francisco. but i say really, more importantly, it really brings them public recognition that this is a business in san francisco that has history and that is unique to san francisco. >> it started in june of 1953. ♪ and we make everything from scratch. everything. we started a you -- we started a off with 12 flavors and mango fruits from the philippines and then started trying them one by one and the family had a whole new clientele. the business really boomed
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after that. >> i think that the flavors we make reflect the diversity of san francisco. we were really surprised about the legacy project but we were thrilled to be a part of it. businesses come and go in the city. pretty tough for businesss to stay here because it is so expensive and there's so much competition. so for us who have been here all these years and still be popular and to be recognized by the city has been really a huge honor. >> we got a phone call from a woman who was 91 and she wanted to know if the mitchells still owned it and she was so happy that we were still involved, still the owners. she was our customer in 1953. and she still comes in.
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but she was just making sure that we were still around and it just makes us feel, you know, very proud that we're carrying on our father's legacy. and that we mean so much to so many people. ♪ >> it provides a perspective. and i think if you only looked at it in the here and now, you're missing the context. for me, legacy businesses, legacy bars and restaurants are really about setting the context for how we come to be where we are today. >> i just think it's part of san francisco. people like to see familiar stuff. at least i know i do. >> in the 1950s, you could see a picture of tommy's joint and looks exactly the same. we haven't change add thing. >> i remember one lady saying, you know, i've been eating this ice cream since before i was born. and i thought, wow! we have, too.
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♪. >> shop and dine the 49 challenges residents to do they're shopping with the 49ers of san francisco by supporting the services within the feigned we help san francisco remain unique and successful and rib rant where will you shop the shop and dine the 49 i'm e jonl i provide sweets square feet potpie and peach cobbler and i started my business this is my baby i started out of high home and he would back for friends and coworkers they'll tell you hoa you need to open up a shop at
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the time he move forward book to the bayview and i thinks the t line was up i need have a shop on third street i live in bayview and i wanted to have my shop here in bayview a quality dessert shot shop in my neighborhood in any business is different everybody is in small banishes there are homemade recess pesz and ingredients from scratch we shop local because we have someone that is here in your city or your neighborhood that is provide you with is service with quality ingredients and quality products and need to be know that person the person behind the products it is not like okay. who
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>> it's great to see everyone kind of get together and prove, that you know, building our culture is something that can be reckoned with. >> i am desi, chair of economic development for soma filipinos. so that -- [ inaudible ] know that soma filipino exists, and it's also our economic platform, so we can start to build filipino businesses so we can start to build the cultural district. >> i studied the bok chase choy
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her achbl heritage, and i discovered this awesome bok choy. working at i-market is amazing. you've got all these amazing people coming out here to share one culture. >> when i heard that there was a market with, like, a lot of filipino food, it was like oh, wow, that's the closest thing i've got to home, so, like, i'm going to try everything. >> fried rice, and wings, and three different cliefz sliders. i haven't tried the adobe yet, but just smelling it yet brings back home and a ton of memories. >> the binca is made out of
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different ingredients, including cheese. but here, we put a twist on it. why not have nutella, rocky road, we have blue berry. we're not just limiting it to just the classic with salted egg and cheese. >> we try to cook food that you don't normally find from filipino food vendors, like the lichon, for example. it's something that it took years to come up with, to perfect, to get the skin just right, the flavor, and it's one of our most popular dishes, and people love it. this, it's kind of me trying to chase a dream that i had for a long time. when i got tired of the
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corporate world, i decided that i wanted to give it a try and see if people would actually like our food. i think it's a wonderful opportunity for the filipino culture to shine. everybody keeps saying filipino food is the next big thing. i think it's already big, and to have all of us here together, it's just -- it just blows my mind sometimes that there's so many of us bringing -- bringing filipino food to the city finally. >> i'm alex, the owner of the lumpia company. the food that i create is basically the filipino-american experience. i wasn't a chef to start with, but i literally love lumpia, but my food is my favorite foods i like to eat, put into my favorite filipino foods, put
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together. it's not based off of recipes i learned from my mom. maybe i learned the rolling technique from my mom, but the different things that i put in are just the different things that i like, and i like to think that i have good taste. well, the very first lumpia that i came out with that really build the lumpia -- it wasn't the poerk and shrimp shanghai, but my favorite thing after partying is that bakon cheese burger lumpia. there was a time in our generation where we didn't have our own place, our own feed to
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eat. before, i used to promote filipino gatherings to share the love. now, i'm taking the most exciting filipino appetizer and sharing it with other filipinos. >> it can happen in the san francisco mint, it can happen in a park, it can happen in a street park, it can happen in a tech campus. it's basically where we bring the hardware, the culture, the operating system. >> so right now, i'm eating something that brings me back to every filipino party from my childhood. it's really cool to be part of the community and reconnect with the neighborhood. >> one of our largest challenges in creating this cultural district when we compare ourselves to chinatown,
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japantown or little saigon, there's little communities there that act as place makers. when you enter into little philippines, you're like where are the businesses, and that's one of the challenges we're trying to solve. >> undercover love wouldn't be
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possible without the help of the mayor and all of our community partnerships out there. it costs approximately $60,000 for every event. undiscovered is a great tool for the cultural district to bring awareness by bringing the best parts of our culture which is food, music, the arts and being ativism all under one roof, and by seeing it all in this way, what it allows san franciscans to see is the dynamics of the filipino-american culture. i think in san francisco, we've kind of lost track of one of our values that makes san francisco unique with just
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empathy, love, of being acceptable of different people, the out liers, the crazy ones. we've become so focused onic maing money that we forgot about those that make our city and community unique. when people come to discover, i want them to rediscover the magic of what diversity and empathy can create. when you're positive and committed to using that ener , adjourned. >> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their shop & dine in the 49 with within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services within the neighborhood we help san francisco remain unique successful and vibrant so where will you shop & dine in the 49
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