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

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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.

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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

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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

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This is a reminder to our Resilient Diamond Heights Workgroup and an invitation to people on the DHCA email list to join us for the Pre-Disaster Preparedness Training. RDH decided to try a session by Zoom to determine the interest in online trainings until our shelter in place order is over.
Stay safe and well,
Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/resilientdiamondheights/

Pre-Disaster Preparedness Training 
Hosted by Resilient Diamond Heights Via Zoom
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. 
Click the following link to join this training:

Topic: Pre-Disaster Personal Preparedness
Time: Apr 16, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/525167903?pwd=STdZWHVVVHRNYzdUL1Z4NGZnMjN5UT09

Meeting ID: 525 167 903
Password: 082543

Joining the session is as easy as clicking the link. If you are new to Zoom, clicking the link will prompt you to download Zoom. More information is available at zoom.com.

Please do not promote this training on social media such as nextdoor.com and Facebook for security reasons. You may forward this announcement to trusted friends, residents in your building complex, to members of your community organization or to your block email lists. RDH welcomes new people to our trainings and meetings even those conducted via the computer.

David Muñoz Ventura, Community Youth Center (CYC), an organization committed to preparing communities for emergencies, will conduct the training. CYC’s Seismic Safety Outreach Program wants to ensure that you are prepared for times of stress. As we now know, sheltering in place is pivotal for our safety. In our first course we will prepare you to Shelter In Place by teaching you about essential materials that need to be gathered and setting up contingency plans for future stressors.

The training will focus on the topic Pre-Disaster Preparedness. If you have questions about our COVID-19 crisis, please see our RDH Resource list compiled by Jill Borofka that is updated weekly. Click this link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hZ4CPAbNvr8kTur0-cvYUCfIv_ehc4QA/view?usp=sharing

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More Volunteer Block Captains Needed for Neighborhood Assistance Program
Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) has introduced the “Neighbor Assistance Program” to help match people who are willing to check in on the wellbeing of neighbors with people needing help. This is especially important for people who are more vulnerable because of disabilities or advanced age who live alone. To ensure safety and privacy, we are asking that each “Block Coordinator” work only with a small geography of a single city block or a single building or floor of an apartment or condo. The assistance provided may be just a simple wellbeing call. RDH is hoping that email/phone lists developed now will also serve to connect people quickly in future emergencies.

If you want details on becoming a Block Coordinator, please contact Betsy Eddy at betsy.eddy@gmail.com

Here are two links you might find helpful to stay up to date:
Resilient Diamond Heights Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/resilientdiamondheights/

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

Stay safe and well,
The Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee

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We miss our workshop meetings and trainings where we gather together. We decided to try a session by Zoom to determine the interest in online trainings until our shelter in place order is over.
Stay safe and well,
Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/resilientdiamondheights/

Pre-Disaster Preparedness Training 
Hosted by Resilient Diamond Heights Via Zoom
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Click the following link to join this training:

Topic: Pre-Disaster Personal Preparedness
Time: Apr 16, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/525167903?pwd=STdZWHVVVHRNYzdUL1Z4NGZnMjN5UT09

Meeting ID: 525 167 903
Password: 082543

Joining the session is as easy as clicking the link. If you are new to Zoom, clicking the link will prompt you to sign up for Zoom. More information is available at zoom.com.

Please do not promote this training on social media such as nextdoor.com and Facebook for security reasons. You may forward this announcement to trusted friends, residents in your building complex, to members of your community organization or to your block email lists. RDH welcomes new people to our trainings and meetings even those conducted via the computer.

David Muñoz Ventura, Community Youth Center (CYC), an organization committed to preparing communities for emergencies, will conduct the training. CYC’s Seismic Safety Outreach Program wants to ensure that you are prepared for times of stress. As we now know, sheltering in place is pivotal for our safety. In our first course we will prepare you to Shelter In Place by teaching you about essential materials that need to be gathered and setting up contingency plans for future stressors.

The training will focus on the topic Pre-Disaster Preparedness. If you have questions about our COVID-19 crisis, please see our RDH Resource list compiled by Jill Borofka that is updated weekly. Click this link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hZ4CPAbNvr8kTur0-cvYUCfIv_ehc4QA/view?usp=sharing

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Here are resources to help in our current world-wide crisis. The resources are gathered from various sources including information from Senator Scott Wiener, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, the City of San Francisco and other sources. There is a section entitled – Businesses and Services in Diamond Heights open during Shelter-in-place.

Click the following link for Resource List or see the resources in the text below. The link can be used in the days ahead when the list is updated. The Resource List may be downloaded by using the link.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hZ4CPAbNvr8kTur0-cvYUCfIv_ehc4QA/view?usp=sharing

Stay safe and well,
Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
Resilient Diamond Heights – like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/resilientdiamondheights/
Diamond Heights Community Association

Resource list for help during COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place 
All information on this list has been taken from reliable sources but may contain inaccuracies. As the current crisis unfolds, information will change quickly so please let us know if you find anything that is no longer valid. We will do our best to keep the list accurate and up to date. Last Updated: 3-APR-20

State and City Resources 
California State COVID-19 response resource website 
https://covid19.ca.gov/ 
For updated information regarding COVID-19 facts and response resources in California

City of San Francisco COVID-19 response resource website 
https://sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19
For updated information regarding COVID-19 facts and response resources in

San Francisco Department of Public Health Website 
https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp 
For updated information regarding COVID-19 facts and response resources in San Francisco

Local Food Resources 
Food Pantries for people living in the 94131 area code: 

Shepherd of the Hills/New Life Lutheran Church 
395 Addison St. San Francisco 94131
Food distribution at 9:00 AM – 9:35 AM Saturdays

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church 
101 Gold Mine Dr. San Francisco 94131
Registration is not required at this time. Food is bagged and given out in the driveway.
Seniors (65 & older) 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
All others 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Citywide Food Pantry Resource: 
SF Marin Food Bank 
415-282-1900
https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/ 
Check the website for additional food pantries and new pop-up pantries to extend the reach of the food distribution network for those in need.

Caregiving and Meal delivery services 
Disability and Aging Services (DAS) 
415-355-6700
Helpline is open seven days a week 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
https://www.sfhsa.org/services/protection-safety/emergency-preparedness-and-assistance/hsa- coronavirus-updates/covid-19 
The Human Service Agency has shifted essential services to phone and online
support, including referrals for meal programs and other services through
Disability and Aging Services (DAS). This is the best one-stop place for those in need to connect with help. The website also lists specific paid caregiving and volunteer opportunities for connecting individuals with City-sanctioned services.

Mon Ami 
https://app.monami.io/phone-bank/welcome 
Mon Ami is a new volunteer matching program enabling volunteers to help at-risk individuals who need help. The program is being piloted with OpenHouse, a local service provider for housing and support services for seniors and adults with disabilities. The Office of Transgender Initiatives is assisting with the pilot program.

Meals on Wheels 
415-920-1111
https://www.mowsf.org/ 
Meals on Wheels provides home-delivered meals. To apply for the program, contact the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services or Meals on Wheels directly.

Project Open Hand 
1-800-551-6325 or 415-447-2326
https://www.openhand.org/get-meals 
POH has a Community Nutrition Program that provides meals for pick up at various locations throughout San Francisco. To apply, download the application here: https://www.openhand.org/sites/openhand.org/files/POH_SFpacket_3.2020.pdf

30th Street Senior Center 
415-550-2226
http://www.30thstreetseniorcenter.org/home-delivered-meals/ 
30th Street Senior Center offers a two-meal package that includes a hot entrée and a supplemental bagged meal delivered Monday through Friday. Qualifying individuals must be 60 years or older, homebound and unable to procure food and/or cook meals.

Businesses and Services in Diamond Heights open during Shelter-in-place 

Safeway 
415- 824-7744
Safeway Diamond Heights
Everyday 6:00 AM to 10 PM
Golden Hours 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM Tuesdays & Thursdays

Walgreens 
415- 695-2808
Walgreens Diamond Heights
Monday, Wednesday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Jensen’s Mail & Copy 
415-282-2100
http://www.jensens-sf.com/ 
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM for Notary) Saturday: 9 AM – 3:00 PM (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM for Notary)

Harbor Villa Restaurant
415-282-8883
https://www.harborvillasf.com/orderonline.aspx 
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Takeout ordered from restaurant is available at ground floor

Heavenly Cafe 
415-658-7175
Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Available for takeout or delivery (Grubhub or Seamless)

Creighton’s Bakery & Cafe 
425 282-2366
Monday – Thursday 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday & Saturday 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Available for takeout or delivery (Doordash or Postmates)

Diamond Heights Post Office 
415-550-8356
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: 9 AM – 3:00 PM

Bank of America 
415-953-2773
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Seven Hills Veterinary Hospital 
415-642-7200
sevenhillsvet.com 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
See website for physical distancing protocol

Mental Health Resources 

Peer “Warm Line” 
1-855-845-7415
https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/peer-run-warmline/ 
A non-emergency peer support line for anyone who needs someone to talk to right now. You can talk to the warm line peer support team by calling 1-855-845-7415 or going to their website and chatting online via instant message

Disaster Distress Helpline 
1-800-985-5990
Text TalkWithUs to 66746
 www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human- caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

Crisis Text Line 
Text MHA to 741741
Text the crisis text line to connect to a trained crisis counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free text-based support 24/7.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 
Call 1-800-799-7233, 
TTY 1-800-787-3224
Text LOVEIS to 22522
https://www.thehotline.org/
If it’s not safe for you to call, or if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, another option for getting direct help is to use the live chat service on the website.

Opportunities to volunteer 
Staying home is the best remedy for this disaster, but for those of us who feel compelled to offer our time and talent to helping those in need, here are some suggestions for ways to contribute to the COVID-19 disaster response.

Become a COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteer (CERV) 
https://sf.gov/be-emergency-volunteer 
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteer (CERV) program was created in a partnership between the City and County of San Francisco and the Shanti Project. CERV volunteers provide one-time or occasional support to older and vulnerable adults, who have been strongly advised to not leave their home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Give a helping hand to the Food Bank 
https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/volunteer/ 
The SF Marin Food Bank is expanding their community outreach in attempt to keep up with the unprecedented demand for their services. SFMFB is looking for volunteers for pop-up pantries, warehouse, delivery and translation services. Your health and safety is their top priority, so if you have the time and ability, they have multiple ways for you to help out our neighbors in need.

Make a mask (or several) 
The N95 mask is in short supply! Until production catches up with the monumental need in the healthcare industry, anyone with a needle and thread (or a sewing machine) can help the cause and make a mask.

https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/ 
Free materials and instructions are provided by Joann Fabrics with a goal of making 100,000,000 masks for donation

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-make-an-effective-face-mask-at-home-2020-3
Mask making instructions using commonly found materials

Give Blood 
Blood bank resources were already at a historic low before the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are in good health, please consider donating. Go to Red Cross or Vitalant for latest blood drive information.
Red Cross https://www.redcrossblood.org/
Vitalant https://www.vitalant.org/Home.aspx 

Resources for spiritual guidance 
Here is a short list of spiritual communities that are offering online resources for prayer and reflection in a time of crisis

https://diocal.org/church-online 
Listings of local online Episcopal Church services and offerings

https://www.catholic-sf.org/faith 
Online access for Daily Mass

https://www.sfzc.org/online-programs/online-zendo 
Online zendo schedule of zazen and dharma events

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/?lang=eng 
Spiritual messages

https://reformjudaism.org/jewish-life/covid-19-judaism-under-quarantine
Resources for celebrating Shabbat at home