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By Helen Yuen | Agent in San Francisco, CA
  • Visit the New Bay View Library in San Francisco

    Posted Under: General Area in San Francisco, Quality of Life in San Francisco, In My Neighborhood in San Francisco  |  March 29, 2013 9:11 PM  |  659 views  |  No comments
    The Bay View District deserves a voice too...not just the fancy mansions of the Rich & Famous.

    Located at 5075 Third St. at Revere Avenue, the new building is the 23rd completed project in the City’s voter-approved Branch Library Improvement Program.  With the new condos nearby
    around Third Street, Bay View is destined to be a more coveted neighborhood in the coming years.
    The new, seismically safe and accessible 9,000-square-foot library is being built to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and environmental features that include solar panels, two green, living roof gardens, and an innovative air- circulation system.

    From Luis Herrera, City Librarian:
    "The new Bayview Branch Library which will give this neighborhood the type of 21st Century library services that it so richly deserves, in a safe, welcoming and innovative building. “There is already a tremendous amount of community excitement around this project, which is second to last in the Branch Library Improvement Program, and I can hardly wait to open the doors and show the neighborhood this amazing new library.”
    The new library features a designated teen area, a children’s area with interactive learning spaces, an expanded collection of books and materials with a large Chinese-language collection, more public computers, two quiet study rooms, an interior courtyard and a meeting room with after-hours access for community meetings and events. The library building was designed by THA Architecture and Karin Payson A & D of San Francisco and constructed by KCK Builders, a Bayview-based firm. The overall project was managed by the San Francisco Department of Public Works.
    The project required that at least 30 percent of the construction companies and trades building the new branch were certified as Local Business Enterprises (LBE). The City far exceeded that threshold, with more than 68 percent LBE participation — surpassing all other similar projects.
    “As a resident of this community for many years, I am very proud to have played a part in bringing a beautiful new branch library to the neighborhood,” said Department of Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru. “The Bayview library is a marvelous example of the City taking the extra step to ensure our neighborhood residents received employment opportunities with this project. The library project is a prime example of how it is possible to truly involve a community, as we should expect with all our projects.”
    A key feature of the new library building are photograms created by artist and Bayview resident Ron Saunders. In addition, the building façade features 10 glass panels that depict images from historic photographs of the people and places from the Bayview neighborhood.
    The construction of the Bayview Branch Library cost $13.5 million and was funded by a bond measure passed by San Francisco voters in 2000. The Bayview Branch will include new furniture, fixtures and equipment. Friends of the San Francisco Public Library is raising funds from private donations to pay for these items. To get involved in the Bayview neighborhood campaign, please contact tscheulov@friendssfpl.org. For more information about San Francisco Public Library, please call (415) 557-4277, or visit sfpl.org.

  • ATTENTION VETERANS: $1000 Discount on your Chrysler (Buy or Lease)

    Posted Under: General Area in USA, Quality of Life in USA, Traffic & Public Transportation in USA  |  May 16, 2012 12:02 AM  |  587 views  |  No comments
    Chrysler Car Dealership is offering Veterans a limited time offer of $1000 off for buying and leasing
    deals.   Call 1800 247-9753  M-F 8 to 8 pm Eastern time.   Weekends 9-5 pm Eastern time.

    Helen Yuen, Land & Property Investments Inc.  Call about a Veteran's Loan today!
    (415) 469-0577        helenyuen@lpirealtor.com

    Relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area?  Contact me for what's on the market now.

    Free - Asian Art Museum in SF free 5/19/12 - can bring the whole family.
    Free - Home Buying Seminar - SF Chase Bank 5/17/12 6:25 pm - call me.

    PLEASE E-MAIL TO  VETERANS YOU CARE ABOUT TODAY -
    THEY WILL BE SO HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU
  • Volunteer Training for Neighborhood Emergency Response Team

    Posted Under: General Area in San Francisco County, Quality of Life in San Francisco County, In My Neighborhood in San Francisco County  |  May 8, 2012 12:01 AM  |  537 views  |  No comments
    NERT is a community based training program dedicated to a neighbor-helping-neighbor approach.

    NERT is a free training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community based organiztions in SF.

    Through this program, individuals will learn the basics of personal preparedes and prevention.
    In addition, the training includes hands on disaster skills that wil help individuals respond to a personal emergency as well as act as members of a neighborhood response team.

    SF is made up of many neighborhoods.  We are training to be one ready community when it
    counts.

    Benefits of the 20 training program:

    * prepare yourself & family
    * identify & anticipate hazards
    * reduce hazards at home & work
    * extinguish small fires
    * assist emergency responders
    * conduct light search & rescue
    * apply basic medical techniques
    * help reduce survivor stress
    * become a member of a community team

    Class 1:  earthquake awareness, preparedness & hazard mitigation
    Class 2:  basic disaster skills, fire behavior & utilities shutoffs
    Class 3:  disaster medcine
    Class 4:  light search & rescue
    Class 5:  team organization & management * terrorism awareness
    Class 6:  skills development & hands-on training

    This information was made courtesy of Lt. Erica Arteseros, NERT Program Coordinator
    (415) 970-2022 or www.sfgov/sffdnert

    Helen Yuen, Realtor Associate, Land & Property Investments, Inc SF (415) 469-0577
    I have time to help you and your friends with real estate questions, values & searches now!
    helenyuen@lpirealtor.com




 
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