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city thank you so much michael for your lisp we have the other folks across the board in our city in this beautiful, beautiful building thank you to the construction workers and the libby's that michael made this a beautiful, beautiful beautiful structure (clapping) the official family of san francisco our great that mayor supervisor wiener and supervisor kim who are here the chief the chief the captain so supervisor scott weiner many people farther of the official family and the fathers sister father floimdz sister i don't know where she is may and father al foreheads nephew who's here as well nephew
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(clapping) but it's an interesting thing to see how it goes from one generation to the next you talked about michael one day the one time of the year we have my 5 children live all over the country come together for thaings we come with the welcoming of my children i said father that's inspired you and he said may he said my parents taught us that god loves poor people in a special way we must treat them in a special way and that's why i burn out i also have that moirgs mission what a beautiful, beautiful thought (clapping) as family many of us were
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gathered together remember mayor no two years ago but not two full years we've got january and february of 2012 a hole in the ground how many of you were here for that they it was about a construction site i had heels about this high we walked into the mud my guy is here today where you r you tyrone remember tyrone how beautifully he spoke and in the spirit you're a member of the board; is that correct tyrone yes indeed he expired us that day this gets us back to michael and berry's point those are the people who are here to serve but the vips or the volunteers that were here to make if t it all happen
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i would like to take a half of moment to say thank you to all of that but helping us with the public policy that made this part it is always a fight especially recently, we have new market tax credits over $10 million of opportunity hud with mayors leadership we got the hud grant of $12 million and the low income tax credit at mercy housing all over the city but in this case $16 million and so that public policy that you help us and how i help us advocate for it and setting examples of national significance model for the country how communities work together for the good of the country so here we are now i've
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heard a beautiful prayer that the frier cam gave make me an instrument of my peace the st. anthony's is the anthem of our city and made all of you this board and people instruments of goedz peace the other prayer isn't always to pray to god please bless our work but the fact is god has already blessed hesitate work why not going to doing god's work that's already blessed that's what you're doing thank you you-all all it's my honor to be here with all of you i would yield back my time with greater appreciation thanks
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(clapping.) thank you leader pelosi that reels us there's a lot of building going on for 0 mayor that can mean a lot of openings and ribbon cuttings i doubt the mayor can get to all of them i thank the mayor for being here not too many buildings in the city are built for those in the city who can't afford the high rents bus this building is for those without i know for mayor ed lee he affordable housing is a high priority in the city and we'll be appreciative of that you gave me ed lee the great mayor of san francisco (clapping.)
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good morning good morning all right. this is fun to be here leader peel thank you for your your combination and leadership michael and the board of directors and the entire staff and the volunteers that are here everyday thank you, thank you very, very much if i may say on behalf of the the supervisors that are here and the city agencies our chiefs our construction family their workers i want to say thank you to stoimz st. anthony's for providing united states the opportunity to help more people you're right berry and father harding define and michael we're building brand new permanently affordable low income housing in
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the tenderloin in san francisco and we will do more and more of that (clapping) i just want to say that it's more than just a commitment we'll demonstrate and certainly with the help of supervisor kim and scott wiener we will work together to make sure that housing will be built for those in needs i've also felt that this wonderful contingent is a representation of the connection that state is our responsibility to make in san francisco yes there is great wealth and success in this city absolutely there is deep poverty in this city it is our role to make the connections to make sure that the family grows to make sure that the success is for the one hundred percent
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and this is that example of what else would you say you'll find here the san francisco giants helping to serve warren hellman is here all the time in spirit and how council u consequential is the hearingly strictly bluegrass is at opening of the st. anthony's yes wells fargo and you pour in the great historic foundations like susan an co-sponsor resident and the sf foundation i know leader pelosi knows the details she's there whenever we're saying we need this complicated massing of those connects is that will make in work it doesn't come with a recognition of need but with the
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work behind it to put together the hud funds and tax credits and the nonprofits like mercy and st. anthony's together all of this it's because we recognize someone else i want to make sure everybody knows here and a at st. anthony's known for serving meals like 3 thousand and more a day it's not just about the meals the meal is a way to connect up the people human nutrient and the serving of that meal is kind of like a prayer to touch people from serving the meal to look at each other in the ice to find out what is say we need help and the hearts open and the impairment and the sharing of the hardship stories of what people go through and the connection of
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other support and services to allow success in life to happen it happens here everyday at st. anthony's so it's our job to recognize that connection to all of the other things that people struggle in life and provided the services of support so that the meal it comes the connection to all the other things we ought to be doing to lift people's lives it's in that spirit that i would like to declare today not st. anthony's but tony's dirng room day here in san francisco come on up (clapping). >> all right. thank you
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everybody on the opening but celebrating more of the connections for people's lives thank you. >> yes mayor is right let's get on with this thank you, mayor ed lee at this time, i'd like to invite the ribbon currents to their position so marilyn one of our guests come up and carr ma let one 0 of our volunteers and our 6th district supervisor jane kim and xhur and chief joanne white our spot is here to stand take your spots important so,
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now we'll have - >> oh, my god right here (laughter). >> ready 1, 2, 3 (clapping.) yeah. >> yeah. >> oh, my god.
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>> >> welcome to culture wire. we will look at the latest and greatest public art project. recently, the airport unveiled the new state of the art terminal. let's take a look. the new terminal service and american airlines and virgin america was designed by a world- renowned architecture's firm. originally built in 1954, the building underwent massive
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renovation to become the first registered terminal and one of the must modern and sustainable terminals and the united states. the public art program continues its 30-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of five new commissions that are as bold and dynamic as the new building. >> this project was completed in record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner. >> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels.
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it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day. >> i wanted to create an art work that looks over time as well as working on in the first glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures. each was created out of a series of flat plains run parallel to each other and constructed of steel tubing. >> it is made up of these strata. as the light starts to shift,
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there is a real sense that there is a dynamism. >> it gives the illusion that this cultures might be fragments of a larger, mysterious mass. >> the environmental artwork livens it with color, light, and the movement. three large woven soldiers are suspended. these are activated by custom air flow program. >> i channeled air flow into each of these forms that makes it move ever so slightly. and it is beating like a heart. if-0 when as of the forces of nature moving around us every second. >> shadow patterns reflect the
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shapes of the hanging sculptures. the new terminal also features a children's play areas. both of the market the exploratory n.y. -- exploratorium. the offer travelers of all ages a playful oasis. using high quality plywood, they created henches shaped like a bird wings that double as musical instruments. serving as a backdrop is a mural featuring images of local birds and san francisco's famous skyline. >> in the line between that is so natural, you can see birds and be in complete wilderness. i really like that about this.
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you could maybe get a little snapshot of what they are expecting. >> it is an interactive, keck sculpture that is interacted with by the visitor. >> they are a lot about and they fall down the belt. it moves the belt up, and if you turn that faster, the butterflies fall in the move of words. >> the art reflect the commission's commitment to acquiring the best work from the bay area and beyond. in addition to the five new commissions, 20 artworks that were already in the airport collection were reinstalled. some of which were historically cited in the terminal. it includes major sculptures by the international artists.
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as a collection, these art works tell the story of the vibrant arts scene in the early 1960's through the mid-1980s's. the illustrate san francisco's cultural center and a place of innovation that is recognized and the love throughout the world. one of the highlights is a series of three left tapestries. they are on view after being in storage for 20 years. these tapestries representing various gardens. from his years of living in san francisco. hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, and whilst dahlias in rich, deep shades as they make their way to the baggage area. they can access behind-the- scenes information and interviews with the artist
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through an audio to work. it features archival audio as well as interviews with living artists. he can be accessed on site by dialing the telephone numbers located near the artwork or by visiting the commission's web site. the public art speaks volumes of san francisco as a world-class city with world-class art and culture. for more information, visit >> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at
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common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of
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small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth. >> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were
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lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of
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damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of
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magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ?
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>> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances. >> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not
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available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma
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prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey, thanks pat for
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>> the renovation of balboa park, the oldest in the city of san francisco, and now it is the newest part in the city of san francisco. through our partnership, and because of public investment from the two thousand eight fund, we are celebrating a renewal and an awakening of this park. we have it safer, happier, more joyous. >> 3, 2, 1, [laughter] =--[applause] >> it is a great resource for families, to have fun in the city, recreation.
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>> this is an amazing park. we have not revitalized it without public and private investment. the critical piece of the process of this renovation was that it was all about the community. we reached out to everyone in this community. we love this park dearly and they all had thoughts and ideas and they wanted to bring their own creativity and their personality to bear on the design. what you see is what the community wanted. these ideas all came from the residents of this community. as a result, there is a sense of ownership, pride and responsibility that goes along with what is going to be an exciting park.