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Arts in the City: Mayor Breaks Ground on New Strand Theatre

Arts in the City: Mayor Breaks Ground on New Strand TheatreMayor Edwin M. Lee joined Senator Mark Leno, Supervisor Jane Kim, the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and community development partners today to break ground on the Strand Theater, the newest arts venue to open in the Central Market neighborhood. The Strand Theater joins two other theaters, including the Geary Theater and the Costume Shop Theater.

"I am thrilled to see A.C.T. join the Central Market community where performing art institutions are vital in our efforts to transform the neighborhood," said Mayor Lee. "The Strand Theater will provide our City's residents and visitors with a world-class entertainment venue that will engage with the local community through arts and education, while creating jobs for our City's residents and contributing to the diverse economic vitality of the Central Market neighborhood." Read more.


Health Reform: Mayor Announces Local Open Enrollment for Affordable Care

Health Reform: Mayor Announces Local Open Enrollment for Affordable CareMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco is now participating in pre-enrollment into new health coverage options that will become available on January 1, 2014 through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
San Francisco is a national leader in bringing affordable health care access to its residents and is now poised to enroll an estimated 30,000 newly eligible individuals into the expanded Medi-Cal program. Additionally, the City will support the enrollment of an estimated 40,000 uninsured individuals into other health coverage products offered through Covered California, the state’s new marketplace for purchasing coverage. Read more.

Housing Assistance: Mayor Announces Eviction Prevention Initiative

Mayor Announces Eviction Prevention InitiativeMayor Edwin M. Lee announced San Francisco will triple the amount of funding to prevent illegal Ellis Act evictions and that the City will release $700,000 in funding for other eviction prevention services from the Housing Trust Fund.

“San Francisco must remain a viable place to live and work for people at all levels of the economic spectrum,” said Mayor Lee. “That’s why I am providing additional resources to stop unlawful evictions and provide tenant counseling for our residents, so that San Francisco remains a City for the 100 percent.”  Read more.


Affordable Housing: Mayor Breaks Ground on New Housing Project

Affordable Housing: Mayor Breaks Ground on New Housing ProjectMayor Edwin M. Lee with District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee, the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Mercy Housing California and other City and community leaders broke ground on the new 1100 Ocean Avenue Apartments, which include 71 affordable units for low income families and transitional-age youth (TAY) who are young adults that have recently aged out of the foster care system. Following the housing construction, a new public open space plaza will be built to complement the growing neighborhood and allow for community events such as fairs, farmer’s markets and other activities accessible to the public. Read more.


America's Cup: San Francisco Hosts the America's Cup Finals

America's Cup:  San Francisco Hosts the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals

San Francisco plays host to the 34th America’s Cup in an exciting Summer of Racing on San Francisco Bay. The 2013 America’s Cup Finals are scheduled for September 7-21.

The 34th edition of the America’s Cup marks a transformation for the oldest trophy in international sport as new boats, cutting-edge technology, and a close-to-shore venue mean that this summer’s America’s Cup will be unlike anything that’s preceded it. The 2013 America’s Cup features notable firsts:

  • First time racing is inshore not offshore
  • First time all teams are racing wing sail catamarans
  • First time the AC72 “50 mph flying boats” foil above the water
  • First time there is a new pathway series for youth sailors, the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
  • First time the America’s Cup has been held in the United States since 1995

The competition consists of the best-of 17 series of final races. For a complete schedule of races visit the America's Cup Race Schedule page: http://www.americascup.com/en/schedules/races

After 17 races, Oracle Team USA, twice down by seven wins in the series, rallied to win the finals 9-8 in the longest final series in the Cup's 162-year history.

For more information on the Oracle Team USA win, visit the America's Cup website.