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of the journey we've been on in oakland, specifically around middle schools. i want to give a shout out to some of my middle school principals, superintendent. i know there was a lot of them that worked together with mark. so the listening isn't lip service. it's really him coming and listening to what are the needs in the schools. oakland and san francisco, we have similar challenges, but there are differences. there is a different context. he really took the time, hours, to really listen for us to craft the best way to use the resources so that we would have impacts. so we really decided that we would focus on middle school, knowing that ultimately we want our kids to graduate, not only prepared for college, not only prepared for work, but prepared to be thriving, productive citizens. so really wanting to have a deep investment in middle school, knowing how critical that adolescent time is, to prepare kids to actually be their best selves in high school.
we're starting to see some gains in math achievement. we focused on investing and professional development for teachers. across the united states, it's very challenging to actually recruit math and science teachers. particularly right now in the bay area to retain. who believes that living in the bay area is expensive, raise your hand. okay. so we're working creatively, the mayor, corporate, public school systems to figure out how can we make a place? we cannot can thriving cities unless our public servants can afford to live in the city. am i right? that is a problem that we all need to take ownership of, and mark is doing that with us in terms of really developing pipelines. in terms of preparing kids for the world of work, we've really focused on having not only a few computer science classes in some of our middle schools, but really thinking of a clear pathway. we know for students that look
like me, we want to give them exposure early and be able to see themselves as future marks, entrepreneurs, anything they want to be in middle school before they get to high school. so we've grown from having computer science classes in two of our middle schools, access to 82 schools to now over 1,750 students in our middle schools and working on improving the rigour of those programs. i'm a big believer that computer science is a language, just like spanish, just like french. so whether a kid goes into stem field, that's great, but we want all kids to understand the devices that they're using and how they work. that is a right every kid should have as part of their education. when we're thinking about what education should be in the future. we're now on the pathway to have that as an integral part of our curriculum in middle school. finally in terms of our newcomer
population that's growing leaps and bounds. we want to support our students to be their best selves. with this partnership we have developed for supports for students in terms of mental health, any other wrap-around services. so when they enter the country they can be as successful as possible. those are some of the concrete examples in the way this partnership has helped us. i want to challenge you, when you look around the world, you really do see the village here. you see some of our teachers and principals that are here. obviously what we're all here for, which are students. but i see folks from non-profit. i see elected officials. i see corporations. so again, when we're all with the gifts that we have, with the resources and the talents that we have when we come together, we really can support all of our students in both cities. thank you all for the investments and thank you all
for being here. [ applause ]. >> without further ado, i would like to introduce my partner in crime on similarly dr. matthews was raised in san francisco. so we both have the privilege of leading school districts. he is the former state administrator and superintendent in san jose and now the wonderful superintendent of san francisco. he is my friend and my mentor. so i would like to bring him to the mic. [ applause ]. >> good afternoon, everyone. i'm going to try that again. good afternoon, everyone. this is an exciting afternoon, an exciting day. i want to thank sales force for not only what you're doing this year, but the last seven years. it's been amazing to watch this happen over time. actually, one of our principals, he's in the back, i want,
charles, if you can stand up just for a second. [ applause ]. >> i just wanted you to place a face with the many middle school principals who are sitting in this room today. think about the challenge that they're presented with. six years ago our community came together and we created a vision of where we wanted our students to be and what we wanted our graduates to look like. we called that vision 2025. we were all in agreement that this is what we wanted, but we knew we would not be able to get there without significant changes in how our schools operate. we knew there is no way we could make that happen with just the public dollars that we had. sales force came in and they listened. you heard that earlier. they listened to what we were saying. they made the commit to support that vision, that every student would discover their spark along with a strong sense of self and
purpose and graduate ready for college and career. we've been able to go much further much faster because of this partnership with sales force. we would not have been able to get where we are today without that partnership and without sales force coming in and being that partner with us. with the investments from sales force in stem, we created the nation's first pre-k computer science program and we strengthened our math instruction. sales force is helping us transform the middle school experience for our students by encouraging principal-led innovation and enabling more hands-on student learning. as i said earlier, this does not happen without sales force being there. the results speak for themselves. our district is the first urban district in california to exceed 50% proficiency in mathematics. i'm going to wait for the
[ applause applause. [ applause ]. >> under the new common core aligned assessments, the number of students studying computer science over the last five years has grown from 700 students, five years ago it was 700 students in san francisco unified studying computer science to 25,000 today. [ applause ]. >> one of the things that you need to understand is when we had 700 students in computer science, most of those students were white or asian males. today those 25,000 students are reflective of our demographics of our district, more latino students, more asian students, more women. so let's give that a big round of applause. [ applause ]. >> you heard a bit about my background. i've had the pleasure and
privilege -- this is my 14th year of being a superintendent. there is supposed to be a gasp because i just can't possibly be that old. there you go, i like that sound. 14th year of being a superintendent in four large urban school districts. in each and every one of those previous districts, my hope and what i prayed for was a strong partnership with the community partners. sales force is not only the best partnership that i've ever seen. it is actually the model for what these partnerships should look like. from the bottom of my heart, i thank you. i thank each and every one of you. this is what it takes to make it happen for our young people. being involved, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, listening, rolling up our sleeves, and making it happen. so thank you to you all.
[ applause ]. >> now it's my pleasure to introduce the chief philanthropy officer for sales force, ms. ebony beckworth. [ applause ]. >> thank you, dr. matthews. i have the honor and privilege of wrapping this up and bringing this home, and i promise to be brief. [ laughter ]. >> hi, mark's mom. [ laughter ]. >> so i just want to say -- and i'm sure you all feel the same -- that i am so inspired to be here today celebrating this partnership, celebrating youth students, and celebrating our public schools. this is really amazing work we're doing and it's so important. as mark said, we really want to issue a call to action to all c.e.o.s and to all companies to adopt a public goal. we feel that it's so important. yes. i'd like to thank all of the speakers for being here today. we know that this work wouldn't
be possible without us working and partnering together. i would like to thank all of the sales force people for being here. and last but not least, i would like to give it up to the students, not just the presidio middle school students, but all the students who make up our bay area. let's give it up to them. all right. thank you all for being here and have a wonderful afternoon. thanks, everyone.
business in the 49 square files of san francisco. we help san francisco remain unique, successful and right vi. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> i'm one of three owners here in san francisco and we provide mostly live music entertainment and we have food, the type of food that we have a mexican food and it's not a big menu, but we did it with love. like ribeye tacos and quesadillas and fries. for latinos, it brings families together and if we can bring that family to your business, you're gold. tonight we have russelling for e community. >> we have a ten-person limb
elimination match. we have a full-size ring with barside food and drink. we ended up getting wrestling here with puoillo del mar. we're hope og get families to join us. we've done a drag queen bingo and we're trying to be a diverse kind of club, trying different things. this is a great part of town and there's a bunch of shops, a variety of stores and ethnic restaurants. there's a popular little shop that all of the kids like to hanhang out at. we have a great breakfast spot call brick fast at tiffanies. some of the older businesses are refurbished and newer businesses are coming in and it's exciting. >> we even have our own brewery for fdr, ferment, drink repeat.
it's in the san francisco garden district and four beautiful muellermixer ura alsomurals. >> it's important to shop local because it's kind of like a circle of life, if you will. we hire local people. local people spend their money at our businesses and those local mean that wor people willr money as well. i hope people shop locally. [ ♪ ]
>> this is one place you can always count on to give you what you had before and remind you of what your san francisco history used to be. >> we hear that all the time, people bring their kids here and their grandparents brought them here and down the line. >> even though people move away, whenever they come back to the city, they make it here. and they tell us that. >> you're going to get something made fresh, made by hand and made with quality products and something that's very, very good. ♪ >> the legacy bars and restaurants was something that was begun by san francisco simply to recognize and draw
attention to the establishments. it really provides for san francisco's unique character. ♪ >> and that morphed into a request that we work with the city to develop a legacy business registration. >> i'm michael cirocco and the owner of an area bakery. ♪ the bakery started in 191. my grandfather came over from italy and opened it up then. it is a small operation. it's not big. so everything is kind of quality that way. so i see every piece and cut every piece that comes in and out of that oven. >> i'm leslie cirocco-mitchell, a fourth generation baker here with my family.
♪ so we get up pretty early in the morning. i usually start baking around 5:00. and then you just start doing rounds of dough. loaves. >> my mom and sister basically handle the front and then i have my nephew james helps and then my two daughters and my wife come in and we actually do the baking. after that, my mom and my sister stay and sell the product, retail it. ♪ you know, i don't really think about it. but then when i -- sometimes when i go places and i look and see places put up, oh this is our 50th anniversary and everything and we've been over 100 and that is when it kind of hits me. you know, that geez, we've been here a long time. [applause] ♪ >> a lot of people might ask
why our legacy business is important. we all have our own stories to tell about our ancestry. our lineage and i'll use one example of tommy's joint. tommy's joint is a place that my husband went to as a child and he's a fourth generation san franciscan. it's a place we can still go to today with our children or grandchildren and share the stories of what was san francisco like back in the 1950s. >> i'm the general manager at tommy's joint. people mostly recognize tommy's joint for its murals on the outside of the building. very bright blue. you drive down and see what it is. they know the building. tommy's is a san francisco
hoffa, which is a german-style presenting food. we have five different carved meats and we carve it by hand at the station. you prefer it to be carved whether you like your brisket fatty or want it lean. you want your pastrami to be very lean. you can say i want that piece of corn beef and want it cut, you know, very thick and i want it with some sauerkraut. tell the guys how you want to prepare it and they will do it right in front of you. san francisco's a place that's changing restaurants, except for tommy's joint. tommy's joint has been the same since it opened and that is important. san francisco in general that we don't lose a grip of what san francisco's came from. tommy's is a place that you'll always recognize whenever you lock in the door. you'll see the same staff, the same bartender and have the
same meal and that is great. that's important. ♪ >> the service that san francisco heritage offers to the legacy businesses is to help them with that application process, to make sure that they really recognize about them what it is that makes them so special here in san francisco. ♪ so we'll help them with that application process if, in fact, the board of supervisors does recognize them as a legacy business, then that does entitle them to certain financial benefits from the city of san francisco. but i say really, more importantly, it really brings them public recognition that this is a business in san
francisco that has history and that is unique to san francisco. >> it started in june of 1953. ♪ and we make everything from scratch. everything. we started a you -- we started a off with 12 flavors and mango fruits from the philippines and then started trying them one by one and the family had a whole new clientele. the business really boomed after that. >> i think that the flavors we make reflect the diversity of san francisco. we were really surprised about the legacy project but we were thrilled to be a part of it.
businesses come and go in the city. pretty tough for businesss to stay here because it is so expensive and there's so much competition. so for us who have been here all these years and still be popular and to be recognized by the city has been really a huge honor. >> we got a phone call from a woman who was 91 and she wanted to know if the mitchells still owned it and she was so happy that we were still involved, still the owners. she was our customer in 1953. and she still comes in. but she was just making sure that we were still around and it just makes us feel, you know, very proud that we're carrying on our father's legacy. and that we mean so much to so many people.
♪ >> it provides a perspective. and i think if you only looked at it in the here and now, you're missing the context. for me, legacy businesses, legacy bars and restaurants are really about setting the context for how we come to be where we are today. >> i just think it's part of san francisco. people like to see familiar stuff. at least i know i do. >> in the 1950s, you could see a picture of tommy's joint and looks exactly the same. we haven't change add thing. >> i remember one lady saying, you know, i've been eating this ice cream since before i was born. and i thought, wow! we have, too. ♪ >> hi. i am cory with san
francisco and we're doing stay safe and we're going to talk about what shelter in place or safe enough to stay in your home means. we're here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco and joined by carla, the deputy director of spur and one of the persons who pushed this shelter in place and safe enough to stay concept and we want to talk about what it means and why it's important to san francisco. >> as you know the bay area as 63% chance of having a major earthquake and it's serious and going to impact a lot of people
and particularly people in san francisco because we live on a major fault so what does this mean for us? part of what it means is that potentially 25% of san francisco's building stock will be uninhibit tabl and people can't stay in their homes after an earthquake. they may have to go to shelters or leave entirely and we don't want that to happen. >> we want a building stock to encourage them to stay in the homes and encourage them to stay and not relocate to other locations and shelters. >> that's right so that means the housing needs to be safe enough to stay and we have been focused in trying to define what that means and you as a former building official knows better than anybody the code says if
an earthquake happens it won't kill you but doesn't necessarily say that can you stay in your home and we set out to define what that might mean and you know because you built this house we're in now and this shows what it's like to be in a place safe enough to stay. it's not going to be perfect. there maybe cracks in the walls and not have gas or electricity within a while but can you essentially camp out within your unit. what's it going to take to get the housing stock up to this standard? we spent time talking about this and one of the building types we talk about was soft story buildings and the ground floor is vulnerable because there are openings for garages or windows and during the
earthquake we saw in the marina they went right over and those are -- >> very vulnerable buildings. >> very and there are a lot of apartment buildings in san that that are like that. >> and time to. >> >> retrofit the buildings so people can stay in them after the earthquake. >> what do they need? do they need information? do they need incentives? mandates? >> that's a good question. i think it starts with information. people think that new buildings are earthquake proof and don't understand the performance the building will have so we want a transparent of letting people know is my building going to be safe in it after an earthquake? is my building so dangers i should be
afraid of being injured? so developing a ranking system for buildings would be very important and i think for some of the larger apartment buildings that are soft story we need a mandatory program to fix the buildings, not over night and not without financial help or incentive, but a phased program over time that is reasonable so we can fix those buildings, and for the smaller soft story buildings and especially in san francisco and the houses over garages we need information and incentives and coaxing the people along and each of the owners want their house to be safe enough. >> we want the system and not just mandate everybody. >> that's right. >> i hear about people talking about this concept of resiliency. as you're fixing your knowledge you're adding to
the city wide resiliency. >> >> what does that mean? >> that's a great question. what spur has done is look at that in terms of recovery and in new orleans with katrina and lost many of the people, hasn't recovered the building stock. it's not a good situation. i think we can agree and in san we want to rebuild well and quickly after a major disaster so we have defined what that means for our life lines. how do we need the gasolines to perform and water perform after an earthquake and the building stock as well, so we have the goal of 95% of our homes to be ready for shelter in place after a major earthquake, and that way people can stay within the city. we don't lose our work force. we don't lose the people that make san francisco so special. we keep everybody here and that
allow us to recover our economy, and everything because it's so interdependent. >> so that is a difficult goal but i think we can achieve it over the long time so thank you very much for hosting us and hosting this great exhibit, and hank you very much for joining (clapping.) the airport it where i know to mind visions of traffic romance and excitement and gourmet can you limousine we're at san francisco inspirational airport to discover the award-winning concession that conspiracies us around the world. sfo serves are more 40 million travelers a year and a lot of the them are hungry there's many
restaurant and nearly all are restaurant and cafe that's right even the airport is a diane designation. so tell me a little bit the food program at sfo and what makes this so special >> well, we have a we have food and beverage program at sfo we trivia important the sustainable organic produce and our objective to be a nonterminal and bring in the best food of san francisco for our passengers. >> i like this it's is (inaudible) i thank my parents for bringing me here. >> this the definitely better than the la airport one thousand times better than. >> i have a double knees burger
with bacon. >> i realize i'm on a diet but i'm hoping this will be good. >> it total is san francisco experience because there's so many people and nationalities in this town to come to the airport especially everyone what have what they wanted. >> are repioneering or is this a model. >> we're definitely pioneers and in airport commemoration at least nationally if not intvrl we have many folks asking our our process and how we select our great operators.
>> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ the food option in san francisco airport are phenomenal that's if it a lot of the airports >> yeah. >> you don't have the choice. >> some airports are all about food this is not many and this particular airport are amazing especially at the tirnl indicating and corey is my favorite i come one or two hours before my flight this is the life. >> we definitely try to use as many local grirnts as we can we use the goat cheese and we also use local vendors we use greenly produce they summarize the local
soured products and the last one had 97 percent open that. >> wow. >> have you taken up anything unique or odd here. >> i've picked up a few things in napa valley i love checking chocolates there's a lot of types of chocolate and caramel corn. >> now this is a given right there. >> i'm curious about the customer externals and how people are richmond to this collection of cities you've put together not only of san francisco food in san francisco but food across the bay area. >> this type of market with the local savors the high-end products is great. >> i know people can't believe
they're in an airport i really joy people picking up things for their friends and family and wait i don't have to be shopping now we want people take the opportunity at our location. >> how long has this been operating in san francisco and the late 18 hours it is one of the best places to get it coffee. >> we have intrrnl consumers that know of this original outlet here and come here for the coffee. >> so let's talk sandwiches. >> uh-huh. >> can you tell me how you came
about naming our sandwiches from the katrero hills or 27 years i thought okay neighborhood and how do you keep it fresh you can answer that mia anyway you want. >> our broadened is we're going not irving preserves or packaged goods we take the time to incubate our jogger art if scratch people appreciate our work here. >> so you feel like out of captured the airport atmosphere. >> this is its own the city the
airline crews and the bag handlers and the frequent travels travelers and we've established relationships it feels good. >> when i get lunch or come to eat the food i feel like i'm not city. i was kind of under the assumption you want to be done with our gifts you are down one time not true >> we have a lot of regulars we didn't think we'd find that here at the airport. >> people come in at least one a week for that the food and service and the atmosphere. >> the food is great in san francisco it's a coffee and i took an e calorie home every couple of weeks. >> i'm impressed i might come
here on my own without a trip, you know, we have kids we could get a babysitter and have diner at the airport. >> this is a little bit of things for everybody there's plenty of restaurant to grab something and go otherwise in you want to sit you can enjoy the experience of local food. >> tell me about the future food. >> we're hoping to bring newer concepts out in san francisco and what our passengers want. >> i look forward to see what your cooking up (laughter) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ >> today we've shown you the only restaurant in san francisco from the comfortableing old stand but you don't have to be hungry sfo has changed what it is like to eat another an airport check out our oblige at tumbler dating.com >> what if you could make a memorial that is more about information and you are never fixed and it can go wherever it wants to go? everyone who has donated to it could use it, host it, share it. >> for quite a great deal of team she was hired in 2005, she struggled with finding the
correct and appropriate visual expression. >> it was a bench at one point. it was a darkened room at another point. but the theme always was a theme of how do we call people's attention to the issue of speci species extinction. >> many exhibits do make long detailed explanations about species decline and biology of birds and that is very useful for lots of purposes. but i think it is also important to try to pull at the strings inside people. >> missing is not just about specific extinct or endangered species. it is about absence and a more fundamental level of not knowing what we are losing and we need to link species loss to habitat loss and really focuses much on the habitat.
>> of course the overall mission of the academy has to do with two really fundamental and important questions. one of which is the nature of life. how did we get here? the second is the challenge of sustainability. if we are here how are we going to find a way to stay? these questions resonated very strongly with maya. >> on average a species disappears every 20 minutes. this is the only media work that i have done. i might never do another one because i'm not a media artist per se but i have used the medium because it seemed to be the one that could allow me to convey the sounds and images here. memorials to me are different from artworks. they are artistic, but memorials have a function.
>> it is a beautiful scupltural objective made with bronze and lined with red wood from water tanks in clear lake. that is the scupltural form that gives expression to maya's project. if you think about a cone or a bull horn, they are used to get the attention of the crowd, often to communicate an important message. this project has a very important message and it is about our earth and what we are losing and what we are missing and what we don't even know is gone. >> so, what is missing is starting with an idea of loss, but in a funny way the shape of this cone is, whether you want to call it like the r.c.a. victor dog, it is listen to the earth and what if we could create a portal that could look at the past, the present and the future? >> you can change what is then missing by changing the
software, by changing what is projected and missing. so, missing isn't a static installation. it is an installation that is going to grow and change over time. and she has worked to bring all of this information together from laboratory after laboratory including, fortunately, our great fwroup of researche e-- g researchers at the california academy. >> this couldn't have been more site specific to this place and we think just visually in terms of its scupltural form it really holds its own against the architectural largest and grandeur of the building. it is an unusual compelling object. we think it will draw people out on the terrace, they will see the big cone and say what is that. then as they approach the cone tell hear these very unusual sounds that were obtained from the cornell orinthology lab. >> we have the largest recording
of birds, mammals, frogs and insects and a huge library of videos. so this is an absolutely perfect opportunity for us to team up with a world renown, very creative inspirational artist and put the sounds and sights of the animals that we study into a brand-new context, a context that really allows people to appreciate an esthetic way of the idea that we might live in the world without these sounds or sites. >> in the scientific realm it is shifting baselines. we get used to less and less, diminished expectations of what it was. >> when i came along lobsters six feet long and oysters 12 inches within they days all the oyster beds in new york, manhattan, the harbor would clean the water. so, just getting people to wake up to what was just literally
there 200 years ago, 150 years ago. you see the object and say what is that. you come out and hear these intriguing sounds, sounds like i have never heard in my life. and then you step closer and you almost have a very intimate experience. >> we could link to different institutions around the globe, maybe one per continent, maybe two or three in this country, then once they are all networked, they begin to communicate with one another and share information. in 2010 the website will launch, but it will be what you would call an informational website and then we are going to try to, by 2011, invite people to add a memory. so in a funny way the member rely grows and there is something organic about how this memorial begins to have legs so to speak. so we don't know quite where it will go but i promise to keep on it 10 years.
my goal is to raise awareness and then either protect forests from being cut down or reforest in ways that promote biodiversity. >> biodiverse city often argued to be important for the world's human populations because all of the medicinal plants and uses that we can put to it and fiber that it gives us and food that it gives us. while these are vital and important and worth literally hundreds of billions of dollars, the part that we also have to be able to communicate is the more spiritual sense of how important it is that we get to live side by side with all of these forms that have three billion years of history behind them and how tragic it would be not commercially and not in a utilitarian way but an emotio l emotional, psychological, spiritual way if we watch them one by one disappear. >> this is sort of a merger
between art and science and advocacy in a funny way getting people to wake unand realize what is going on -- wake up and realize what is going on. so it is a memborial trying to get us to interpret history and look to the past. they have always been about lacking at the past so we proceed forward and maybe don't commit the same mistakes. . >> all right, let's have some sound from west africa. the band right there is looking great. awesome. you know what i want to say? let's get ready to cleanup! hopefully it is not trademarked.
i don't think it is. thank you so much for coming out here on this beautiful day in treasure island. we are ready for battle for the bay 2019. we have an exciting announcement. i am so glad you are here to join us on this beautiful day overlooking the lovely bridge. i am frank finn. i am here for the golden state warriors. it is a lot of years on that side and of course time on this side. you know i have done a lot of events for both mayors in the city. it is an honor to be here. i am a bay area guy born and raised here. we are bringing two cities together to do something positive and to make things happen in the bay area. we have the biggest champions
from the neighborhoods and cities here for battle of the bay. we want to acknowledge the lovely mayor mayor london breed and from oakland to my right. it is a competition, folks. it is friendly. the smiles are great. you know we are rolling our sleeves in a few moments. let's acknowledge from both sides. it wouldn't be a battle without or mascots. from the san francisco giants lucille. from your oakland as give it out for stomper. [cheers.] >> of course, we have community partners and we are going to hear from them to speak about the efforts. it is the city of san francisco
and oakland, the two cities facing off right here. it is about the greening competition to take place saturday, september 21st as part of the annual california coastal cleanup day. there is a cool incentive that we will announce as well. lucky folks from oakland and san francisco will win on alaska airlines a trip wherever they want to go. make sure to sign up. get teams ready, and you might win the tickets to anywhere we fly on alaska airlines. it also protects the san francisco bay. cleaning, greening neighborhoods. trash removal, habitat restoration, tree planting, neighborhood beautiful projects. we are going to hear more about the efforts, what the battle for the bay 2019 i is all about.
we have a little coin to to see who will go first. it is a competition. this is game time. i have a coin. the mayors. let's hear it for them. ladies and gentlemen, from oakland to my right once again. please welcome our mayor libby. from san francisco your mayor london breed. okay, mayors, we are all smiles. it is a competition san francisco and oakland. we will do the coin toss. to my left is mayor london breed. this is heads. this is tails. heads, you, tails you,
ms. schaaf. this is a coast guard coin. here we go. what do you think? it is tails, lay or libby schaaf goes first for the city of oakland. >> that is a great beginning. we have already won. listen, this is a battle for the bay because when the bay wins everyone wins. we are two cities, but we are sharing one incredible environmental asset, that is our beautiful bay. we really want to emphasize this year that every neighborhood has storm drains that flow into our bay so taking care of our bay is not just about cleaning up at did beach or on the coastline. we want people in our neighborhoods. we need our neighborhoods to be clean, healthy, shiny,
beautiful. that is what this is about in oakland. let me be clear with you all, we have over 2000 volunteers already signed up. [applause.] i am happy to report oakland is in the lead as of now. however, people,na lead is narrow. let us -- san francisco has twice the population, but oakland has twice the pride. [cheers.] there is no pride like an oakland pride, whether you are from the city or the town. i think we have to show the town shows up for its community, right? that is how we do it in oakland.
i am excited after we hear from our mayor we will hear from a community leader. i want be to thank the people who don't just do picking up on earth day, they do it every day. we hope that coming out of our battle 4 bay you say i love this picking up trash. i want to do this all of the time because it makes me feel good to make my beautiful neighborhood clean, healthy, and i connect with my neighbors this way. that is what is beautiful. now, mayor breed, we have been talking about a little wager, all right? mayor, i dare you if you lose in the battle for who has the most volunteers, i challenge you to
come volunteer with me wearing all as gear -- a's gear. [applause.] this is a wager. i want you volunteering with me at a charity with me wearing your a's gear. do you accept my challenge, mayor breed? >> mayor breed: that is hard. wearing a's gear? that is a bit much. i will accept. >> she accepts. >> i know we are going to win so she has to wear the giants' gear. >> no, no. nobody looks good in orange.
before i give up the microphone i have to recognize a few important supporters. the california coastal commission facilitates this entire event all over our state. [applause.] >> our oakland parks and recreation foundation is a fiscal agent for both cities for this challenge. thank you. i also want to acknowledge our council member from oakland lauren taylor. jason mitchell and his fabulous staff. what is your move? all right. and some of the top sponsors from oakland, waste management of al lameadda california, california waste solutions. argent materials out of