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We are a neighborhood organization organized in the 1960’s when the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency created the model community of Diamond Heights.  The Agency mandated that planning in the neighborhood be coordinated with the neighborhood organization.  The DHCA is incorporated as a Section 501 (c) 4.

Urban Angels is Looking for Part-time Volunteer in July

Urban Angels SF is a charity with volunteers that deliver essential supplies (food, water, clothing etc) 6 to 8 times per week to the men, women and children living on the streets of SF. The person who coordinates all these outings is going to be on vacation for the month of July. We are looking for someone to fill in for her from 7/3 to 8/1. All the work can be done from home. Training would take about two hours and could also be done by email and telephone call. Total time would be two to three hours per week. If you or someone you know could help us keep up the pace of serving over 1,300 homeless people per month, please call Silvia at 415-952-0711 Monday to Friday between 9 am and 3 pm. After hours call the same number and talk to Nelson.

Grateful to be in Service,
Nelson Founder, Urban Angels SF 415-952-0711, http://www.urbanangelssf.org

Psychological First Aid Training Postponed from June 16 to June 30

Psychological First Aid Training Postponed from June 16 to June 30
Resilient Diamond Heights apologizes in advance that we will need to postpone this talk to Tuesday, June 30, 6:30 to 7:30 pm in order to bring its content into alignment with the unique needs of our current crisis. 

In the time of quarantines, curfews, riots and economic meltdown, how do you keep your sanity in this strange new world?  “How to Build your Psychological First Aid Tool Kit” can help you reduce distress, meet current needs, promote flexible coping techniques and encourage adjustment.  

Learn how to assess your current mental health resiliency and how to engage others in a compassionate way with this free Zoom training sponsored by Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH).  The training will be led by Jill Borofka, a member of the RDH Steering Committee.  Jill has a background in cognitive and behavioral psychology and has trained in Psychological First Aid with the American Red Cross and Johns Hopkins University.

If you have already signed up for the training, I will keep your name on the list for June 30. For new enrollees who wish to join the presentation by Zoom, please reply. The Zoom link will be emailed on the Sunday or Monday before June 30.

Thank you for your understanding,

Betsy for RDH

Psychological First Aid Training Hosted by RDH via Zoom Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 pm

How do you protect your mental health and help that of others in times of stress from disasters such as the current COVID-19 pandemic? Psychological First Aid can help you reduce distress, meet current needs, promote flexible coping and encourage adjustment. Learn how to benefit from Psychological First Aid during this free Zoom training sponsored by Resilient Diamond Heights.

Jill Borofka, a member of the Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee, will lead the training. Jill has a background in cognitive and behavioral psychology and has trained in Psychological First Aid with the American Red Cross and Johns Hopkins University.

If interested in attending this virtual training, please reply to Betsy Eddy at betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a couple of days before the presentation.
Please share this announcement with friends, neighbors and your email lists.

Stay safe and be well,

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/resilientdiamondheights/

DHCA/RDH Announcement

Virtual “Pet Preparedness” Training Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Learn how to keep our animal companions safe in emergencies. Topics such as pre emergency preparedness and pet training, what to do in an emergency, and pet first aid will be covered. The training will be conducted by David Muñoz Ventura, Community Youth Center Seismic Safety Outreach Program.

The training is open to all. If you want to zoom in, please reply to the message. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a couple of days before June 2 for the training from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. If you are new to Zoom, reply to Betsy for some instructions.

Please forward this message to friends, neighbors and email groups. Please do not post on social median for security reasons. Thank you!

Message from Capt. Chris Woon, Ingleside SFPD Commander

 On Sunday, May 25, 2020 at approximately 8:15 AM, San Francisco Police officers from Ingleside Station responded to the unit block of Elk Street in regards to an assault.  Upon arrival officers found the victim, a 94 year-old male, suffering from a head injury.  The victim was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  
 
Officers on scene broadcast the suspect description via their police radio.  Two SFPD sergeants were patrolling the area of Diamond and Bosworth Streets when they observed a male subject matching the description provided by officers at the scene.  The sergeants detained the suspect without incident.  The suspect has been identified as 53 year-old Peter Rocha of San Francisco.  Rocha was booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse.  
 
The SFPD Homicide Detail is conducting the investigation.  Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the SFPD tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.  You may remain anonymous. 
  
Michael Andraychak #457
Sergeant of Police
Public Information Officer
Officer in Charge – Media Relations Unit
San Francisco Police Department
1245 – 3rd Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
 
Captain Christopher Woon #1852
Commanding Officer
Ingleside Station
San Francisco Police Department 
1 Sergeant John V. Young Lane
San Francisco, CA 94112
Email: chris.woon@sfgov.org
Office: 415-404–4040

ResilientDH

Resilient Diamond Heights “How to Recover after a Disaster” Virtual Training, Wednesday, May 13, 6:30  – 7:30 pm
Getting back to our normal lives after a disaster is a trying task. David Muñoz Ventura, Seismic Safety Outreach Program, will train you on the steps you should take in order to recover after times of stress.

The training is open to all. If you want to zoom in, please reply to Betsy Eddy at betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a few days before Wednesday, May 13 for the training from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. If you are new to Zoom, email Betsy for some tips.

Please forward this message to friends, neighbors and email groups. Please do not post on social median for security reasons.

This training in the third in a series offering participants something different than discussions of COVID-19. Updates on the coronavirus in San Francisco and what Resilient Diamond Heights is doing to build connections in our neighborhood to assist residents will be discussed.

ResilientDH

Resilient Diamond Heights “What to Do in a Disaster” Virtual Training, Thursday, April 30, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Our Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) Workgroup misses meeting and sharing a meal together. Our RDH Steering Committee decided to continue trainings via Zoom. We plan to provide our regular schedule of trainings that offers something different than our COVID-19 crisis.

The training is open to all. If you want to zoom in, please email Betsy Eddy at betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a few days before Thursday, April 30 for the training from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. If you have not used Zoom, let Betsy know and she will email Zoom instructions to you. It is as easy as clicking on the Zoom link.

The What to Do in a Disaster training will be conducted by David Muñoz Ventura, Community Youth Center. CYC is an organization committed to preparing communities for emergencies. CYC’s Seismic Safety Outreach Program wants to ensure that you are prepared for times of stress. The training will explain what to do when you are experiencing various emergencies such as fires, earthquakes, chemical spills and more. Learn in advance how to protect yourself when disaster strikes.

Diamond Heights Resource List (updated as needed): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hZ4CPAbNvr8kTur0-cvYUCfIv_ehc4QA

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/resilientdiamondheights/
Diamond Heights Community Association

ResilientDH

Resilient Diamond Heights “What to Do in a Disaster” Virtual Training, Thursday, April 30, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Our Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) Workgroup misses meeting and sharing a meal together. Our RDH Steering Committee decided to continue trainings via Zoom. We plan to provide our regular schedule of trainings that offers something different than our COVID-19 crisis.

The training is open to all. If you want to zoom in, please email Betsy Eddy at betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a few days before Thursday, April 30 for the training from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. If you have not used Zoom, let Betsy know and she will email Zoom instructions to you. It is as easy as clicking on the Zoom link.

The What to Do in a Disaster training will be conducted by David Muñoz Ventura, Community Youth Center. CYC is an organization committed to preparing communities for emergencies. CYC’s Seismic Safety Outreach Program wants to ensure that you are prepared for times of stress. The training will explain what to do when you are experiencing various emergencies such as fires, earthquakes, chemical spills and more. Learn in advance how to protect yourself when disaster strikes.

Diamond Heights Resource List (updated as needed): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hZ4CPAbNvr8kTur0-cvYUCfIv_ehc4QA/view?us  

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/resilientdiamondheights/
Diamond Heights Community Association

Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project

RSVP Now for the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project (GPNHP) First Virtual Meeting! Saturday, April 25, 4 – 5 pm 

Updates on Diamond Heights Redevelopment and
the Naming of Islais Creek

To help fill the “CO-VOID” in our usual daily activities, join us from the comfort of your own home for our first virtual meeting!  You can join the meeting from your desktop or laptop (Mac or Windows), or just about any smartphone or tablet. When you RSVP to GlenParkHistory@gmail.com, you’ll be sent a meeting invite with login information.

We’ll kick the meeting off with GPNHP board member and architectural historian Hannah Simonson who will share the history of the Red Rock Hills Design Competition. Hannah will take a closer look at this 1961 event that kicked off redevelopment in Diamond Heights and brought national attention to the district within the architecture community. Hannah will also highlight the design and politics that shaped the built and unbuilt schemes in the competition. Then, GPNHP director Evelyn Rose will follow with a surprising new theory about the origins of the name given to Islais Creek!

To join this virtual meeting, you must RSVP to GlenParkHistory@gmail.com before the event.

This virtual meeting is free!  You can also become a GPNHP member to help support our work: Individual $15 and Household $20. Visit our Support the GPNHP page to donate with PayPal, and to learn more about the  GPNHP.

Now Online: GPNHP’s Hannah Simonson at UC-Berkeley Environmental Design Archives

As many of you know, Hannah Simonson is the author of the Diamond Heights Historic Resource Evaluation, completed while an intern at the San Francisco Planning Department. This project also served as her thesis in fulfillment of the Masters program in Architectural History at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. She performed much of her research at the Environmental Design Archives at UC-Berkeley and earlier this year was invited back to share her research at the EDA Gallery Talks.

You can view Hannah’s presentation here; read her Modern Diamond Heights: Dwell-ification and the Challenges of Preserving Modernist, Redevelopment Resources in Diamond Heights, San Francisco that was awarded the Outstanding Masters Thesis in Historic preservation. And, you can read more about Hannah’s historic architecture interests.

Virtual Town Hall

Assembly member Chiu and Supervisor Mandelman,

Virtual Town Hall, Friday, April 24th, 1 pm
State and District 8 COVID-19 Resources

The public is invited to a Virtual Town Hall with Assemblymember David Chiu and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman. COVID-19 resources to be discussed include K-12 education, navigating childcare, support for workers & small businesses, and Q&A. 
The details for the Town Hall are as follows:
 
Virtual Town Hall with Assembly member Chiu & BOS Rafael Mandelman
Date: Friday, April 24th @ 1:00pm-1:45pm
Join Zoom Meeting Link: https://caasm.zoom.us/j/92026439445?pwd=bzRpSDltSVdPNGtuUzZ1NS92R1E2Zz09
Zoom Meeting ID: 920-2643-9445, Password: 104700