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14 posts from November 2010

11/15/2010

Mayor Breaks Ground on Bocce Ball Courts at Justin Herman Plaza

Mayor Newsom Breaks Ground on Bocce Ball Courts at Justin Herman Plaza Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined community partners including Laborers Local 261, salesforce.com, and Webcor Builders and seven-time U.S. Bocce Ball Champion Benji Tosi to break ground on two regulation size bocce ball courts in the south lawn of Justin Herman Plaza along the City’s waterfront.

“These two new bocce ball courts are a great example of activating unused public space,” said Mayor Newsom. “This innovative public-private partnership shows creativity in finding solutions to positively impact our City as a whole and help foster a community of new bocce ball lovers.” Read more.

11/12/2010

Mayor Releases New Report Outlining City' Strategies to Combat Childhood Obesity

Mayor Releases New Report Outlining City' Strategies to Combat Childhood Obesity Mayor Gavin Newsom today released the year end The Mayor’s Challenge: Shape Up San Francisco report that highlights City’s comprehensive efforts to improve health and wellness and combat childhood obesity. Under the umbrella of Shape Up SF, a public-private partnership that includes the Department of Public Health, the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, and the San Francisco Unified School District, the City is taking serious steps to improve childhood health and address the root causes of obesity by providing healthier food and beverage choices and opportunities for exercise. Mayor Newsom also announced that he has submitted a veto letter to the Board of Supervisors rejecting the recently approved “Happy Meal” toy ban.

“No city in America does more to combat childhood obesity through comprehensive efforts to educate families and children and encourage exercise and healthier eating,” said Mayor Newsom. “Through Shape Up San Francisco, we’re targeting the root causes of obesity with serious strategies to give kids healthier food options and opportunities to be physically active.” Read more.

11/10/2010

Mayor and Civic Groups Join to Help Link Veterans with Social Services

Mayor and Civic Groups Join to Help Link Veterans with Social Services Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined the San Francisco VA Medical Center, Swords to Plowshares and other veterans’ service organizations for Veterans Connect to link San Francisco’s former members of the United States Armed Services with housing, education, jobs and other available social services. Veterans Connect is affiliated with the City’s successful Project Homeless Connect (PHC) efforts.

“We owe an incredible debt of gratitude to all those men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and sacrificed so much for our country,” said Mayor Newsom. “We must honor them not just in word but with action and support to help them transition out of military service and into a fulfilling civilian life here at home. Veterans Connect is one way we are renewing our commitment to our veterans by taking responsibility for reducing homelessness and poverty among them.” Read more.

Mayor and Supervisors Introduce Agreement for S.F. to Host America's Cup

Mayor and Supervisors Introduce Agreement for S.F. to Host America's Cup Host City Agreement Formally Sets Essential Terms and Conditions Agreed Upon by the America’s Cup Committee of the Golden Gate Yacht Club for San Francisco to Host the 34 th America’s Cup if Chosen

Mayor Gavin Newsom, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and other members of the Board of Supervisors today introduced San Francisco’s Host City Agreement, a final step in the consideration process to host the 34 th America’s Cup. The Host City Agreement sets forth essential terms and conditions agreed upon by the America’s Cup Committee of the Golden Gate Yacht Club and the City of San Francisco in accordance with the Protocol for the 34 th America’s Cup and the Term Sheet adopted by the Board of Supervisors by a vote of 9-2 on October 5, 2010. Read more.

11/05/2010

San Francisco's Parade to Honor Our Veterans

San Francisco's Parade to Honor Our Veterans San Francisco will host a Veterans Day parade on November 7, 2010, 11 a.m. The parade will start at 2nd and Market Streets and will end at City Hall. The parade will be marking a special commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Veterans from the Korean War will be recognized for their service.

 

For information on Veterans Affairs, please visit the Veterans Affairs Commission.