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          One of the issues I am looking forward to prioritizing this year is public safety.  Specifically, I believe we can and should be implementing stronger community policing strategies to reduce crime and keep our streets and neighborhoods safe. Imagine if our residents, small businesses, organizations, and schools had long-term personal relationships with police officers in our neighborhoods. I believe policing strategies that are collaborative, stable, and personal are the kind that will help reduce crime and violence on a permanent basis. I want to ensure stronger Community Advisory Boards, where our district Captains work collaboratively with our residents to identify crime hot spots, jointly develop creative crime reduction solutions, and envision strategies that treat the root causes of crime in addition to punitive measures. I want to not only preserve but strengthen our Community Response Networks so that community leaders play a key role in preventing gang violence and showing our youth alternative paths towards crime free lives. I want to see more foot patrols, so our police officers form consistent and deep community relationships. I want to prioritize job opportunities for our youth so they have real alternatives to street gangs. I look forward to working with you and SFPD to preserve, improve, and develop community based violence and crime prevention strategies.


Working for You


Violence Prevention Planning Meeting


 Stop street violence


Event: Violence prevention planning meeting

Department: SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families

Date: Friday, February 11

Time: 5:30-7pm

Location: Horace Mann Academic Middle School

Description: The SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, along with the Department of Juvenile Probation & the Department of Public Health invite you to participate in the San Francisco Violence Prevention Planning Community Input Process. This is to gather community input on ways to reduce violence in local neighborhoods and to create a peaceful environment for children, youth and their families.

For more information:
 Contact Veronica Martinez at or 415-554-8958


Register for Camp Mather


Event:  Camp Mather Family Camp

Department: SF Rec and Park

Date: Lottery registration closes on February 4.

Location: Camp Mather in the High Sierra

Description: Each session of camp provides many activities for all age groups including swimming, arts & crafts, softball, basketball, bike riding (bring your own), sack races, and many other sports and activities. Fun filled days are capped with entertaining nights of camp films, videos, bingo and dancing.

For more information:

PUC Work on Cesar Chavez Street



Event:  Harrison Street Water Main Replacement Project

Department: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Date: January 14- December 19

Time: Monday - Friday, 7am- 5pm

Location: From 18th Street to Cesar Chavez

Description: PUC will begin the installation of a new 8" ductile iron water main pipe on Harrison Street to Cesar Chavez Street. The purpose of this project is to improve water delivery and reliability to your neighborhood.

For more or contact Roberto Lopez at 415-554-3286


CLIPPER Deadline for Seniors & Youth Extended




Department: SFMTA

Description:SFMTA announced an extension of the deadline to switch the Muni Youth and Senior discount monthly passes to a Clipper  Card. The deadline has moved from January to May in order to provide additional opportunities for Senior and Youth pass customers to apply for and receive their Clipper cards. Senior and Youth Muni customers must begin purchasing their passes on Clipper cards by the end of May. Clipper monthly pass sales begin on the 17th of each month.

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Spotlight on 9
The Northwest Community Response Network


CRN Youth picture

The Northwest Community Response Network (CRN), based out of Arriba Juntos in the Mission, is a program that offers immediate response in times of crisis in our youth community. The CRN is a model for community participation in preventing violence. The CRN creates communication links between caseworkers in the agencies serving youth and provides activities for youth during peak hours of violence. CRN outreach workers build deep relationships with young people who are currently or at risk of becoming affiliated with street gangs and through postive role modeling, attempt to steer youth away from gang life. Additionally, the CRN offers a late night Safe Haven for older youth to stay out of trouble.  


District Events

Spelling Bee for CheatersEvent: Spelling Bee for Cheaters

Organizer: 826 Valencia

Date: Thursday, February 17

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Herbst Theatre

Description: Pit your orthographic wits against the likes of Michael Chabon, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Lisa Brown, Thao Nguyen, Adam Savage of Mythbusters, and more! The best cheater takes home the trophy! Other prizes will be offered to the highest fundraiser, best dressed, team spirit, MVS (Most Valuable Speller), and more. Plus, qualifying teams get free admission to the VIP Pre-Party. Participants fundraise for the ability to cheat during the competition. If you freeze mid-word at the event, you can use the money you have raised to get a one-letter hint, to look up your word in the dictionary, or ask your teammates for help. Tickets are now on sale through City Box Office. VIP  tickets , which include the pre-party up-front seats( $200), premium tickets ($75), and general tickets ($25).

Barrio Bushido

Barrio Bushido: Book Release by One of Our Mission Own!

About Barrio Bushido & Author Ben Bac Sierra:


Set in the barrio of an unnamed California city in the early 1990's, Barrio Bushido narrates the story and fate of three adolescent Latinos who join forces to rob organized crime gangsters. Lobo (wolf) hunts, scheming for street stardom, manipulating his homeboys for his Machiavellian goals. Unlike Lobo, Toro (bull), an ex-Marine, does not plot; he charges full-force at the red cape of life. Santo, the saint of the gang, venerates homeboy, not Christian, ideals. A genuine cholo, he never admits that paranoia and pressure take him to the brink of madness.


The son of Guatemalan immigrants, Benjamin Bac Sierra was born and raised in San Francisco's Mission district, then the heart of Latino culture in Northern California. Living the brutal "homeboy" lifestyle, at seventeen he joined the United States Marine Corps and participated in front line combat during the first Gulf War. After his honorable discharge, he completed his Bachelor's degree at U.C. Berkeley, a Masters in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Currently, he is a professor at City College of San Francisco.


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Community Office Hours

Community Office Hours In Portola


Fat Beli Deli

Please visit Supervisor Campos on Friday, February 4th, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for community office hours at Fat Beli Deli in Portola at 2598 San Bruno Avenue (between Burrows Street & Felton Street) Hope to see you there!