42 posts categorized "Children"


San Francisco Named Top Healthiest City for Families

San Francisco Named Top Healthiest City for FamiliesMayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on Parents Magazine’s ranking of San Francisco as the top healthiest city for families, receiving high marks in the categories of medical care, healthy schools, air & water, outdoor fun and family safety:

“Parents Magazine’s ranking of San Francisco as the nation’s most family-friendly city demonstrates that our commitment to the environment and healthy and sustainable living are helping to attract and keep families in our City.


Mayor Funds Childcare and Health Programs to Preserve Services

Mayor Lee Funds Childcare and Health Programs to Preserve ServicesCity to Use Portion of Reserves to Reverse State Cuts to Childcare & Senior Health Services

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced his plan to provide funding for children and senior programs facing certain State budget cuts. Mayor Lee will use $1.9 million from the City’s Children’s Fund Reserve to offset reductions to childcare providers across the City, and $3.4 million from the City’s Reserve for State Budget Impacts to ensure that nonprofit Adult Day Health Centers in San Francisco do not close their doors on December 1, 2011 when their funding from the State is eliminated.  

“While we continue to face uncertainty regarding future State budget cuts, there comes a time to act – this is that time,” said Mayor Lee. “Last year, working together with community partners and the Board of Supervisors, we included reserve dollars in our budget that we could use to protect our most vulnerable residents. Now, with the pending State reductions to childcare providers and the elimination of funding for Adult Day Health Centers, we must take action to protect the social safety net for children and seniors.”


Get Ready to ShakeOut


While the potential earthquake hazards depend upon your location (see below), California is considered at higher risk compared to the rest of the country.

We believe that California can become much more prepared for earthquakes- and be ready to recover quickly. The ShakeOut has been created to help people and organizations get better prepared for major earthquakes, and practice how to be protected when they happen.

For more information, please visit ShakeOut.


Annual Pet Pride Day

Annual Pet Pride DayPets, kids, dignitaries and animal lovers will join for the Eighteenth Annual Pet Pride Day, presented by San Francisco Animal Care & Control and sponsored by Pet Food Express and Camp Bow Wow Home Buddies.  This festive and free even, hosted by Doug McConnell of ‘Bay Area Backroads’, fame features the always popular and famous Halloween pet costume contest, pet trick competitions, demonstrations by working animals, activities for kids, awesome goody bags and substantial raffle prizes. October 30th will be a great day for our City's animals!

Pet Pride Day is an annual event presented by San Francisco Animal Care & Control – San Francisco’s open-door city animal shelter - to raise public awareness of its services.  Animal Care & Control is dedicated to sheltering lost, abandoned, orphaned, injured, ill, neglected or mistreated animals; adopting out cats, dogs, small and exotic animals, birds and reptiles; responding to animal emergencies 24 hours a day year round; enforcing animal welfare laws; and investigating complaints of animal abuse. San Francisco Animal Care & Control is proud to have been the location for Animal Planet’s hit TV series, ‘Animal Cops’. Donations and other funds raised will benefit The Friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Control (FSFACC).  FSFACC is a nonprofit support organization for Animal Care & Control that raises funds to help the shelter’s animals in need.

For more information, please visit http://sfgov.org/acc


Mayor Announces New Sunday Streets Events

Mayor Announces New Sunday Streets Events New September Sunday Streets Event Focused on Walking & Citywide Ping Pong Tournament.

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the first Sunday Streets “Walking Street” on Grant Avenue through Chinatown and North Beach on Sunday, September 18th. The event will include a commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy with the first citywide Ping Pong Tournament.

“It’s great to have Sunday Streets back in Chinatown and North Beach after a three-year hiatus, and we’re especially excited to present an activity that symbolized the beginning of friendly relations between the United States and China,” said Mayor Lee. “As we remember the historic Ping Pong Diplomacy tournament that took place 40 years ago this year, we are celebrating community-building programs, such as Sunday Streets, that bring our communities together.” Read more.