Understanding How CA Prop 19 May Impact Your Family Workshop Presented by Assessor Carmen Chu

Message from Nicole Agbayani about the workshop and how to register

At the Assessor’s Office, we understand that planning for a secure financial future is a top priority for San Francisco families, especially during these uncertain times.  On Nov 3, 2020, CA voters passed Prop 19, “The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act,” which makes changes to property tax benefits available to these groups. While this new law mostly expands property tax benefits for these groups, it includes provisions which significantly limit tax benefits for families who plan to pass property from parents to children.  In response, our Office is organizing a Digital Family Wealth Workshop to educate San Francisco families about the loss of tax benefits before they go into effect on February 16, 2021.  We hope you will be able to join us for this event and share it with your family and neighbors who may find the information useful for their financial planning.

Understanding How CA Prop 19 May Impact Your Family

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Format: Digital Family Wealth Workshop

Register: sfassessor.org/familywealthforum

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.  Have a happy holiday season and hope you can join us on January 5th!

Best,

Nicole J. Agbayani

Office of the Assessor-Recorder

(415) 554-7434

Happy Holidays, Holiday Party YouTube link, Safety Resources, Spread Epidemic of Kindness and More!

Diamond Heights Holiday Party YouTube Link, Safety Resources, Look What I Did Website Link, Spread Epidemic of Kindness 

Wishing you Happy Holidays and a safe and healthy 2021 from Resilient Diamond Heights and the Diamond Heights Community Association

Diamond Heights Holiday Party and Safety Links from Greggy Carey:

If you missed our virtual Holiday Party on December 19, please enjoy it on YouTube. The party provides a wide variety of segments including holiday greetings from Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblyperson David Chiu, neighborhood entertainers, contests for favorite holiday pet costume and homemade holiday decoration, video of the work of Urban Angels and a safety presentation by Greggy Carey.
YouTube Link to partyhttps://youtu.be/Ui_81l1XVW8

Link to RDH safety brochureshttps://www.dropbox.com/s/hcedglvs5sncfe4/Brochure%20Overview%201_1.pdf?dl=0

Facebook Linkhttps://www.facebook.com/resilientdiamondheights

Request Weekly COVID newsletters compiled by Greggy Careygreggysf@icloud.com

To Connect with AlertSF:
            Start a Text message to: 888777
            Place your ZIP CODE into the message window

Activity Website from Beverly Patterson and Aaron Long, Diamond Heights Residents
This is a wonderful website of activities for children and adults with instructions for making items, games, puzzles and Winter Holiday Projects. See sample hand made ornaments above.
www.LookWhatIDID.org/holidays

Epidemic of Kindness: Please reply to dhcasf.org if interested or with ideas 
An Epidemic of Kindness program is being designed with support from Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) and the Diamond Heights Community Association (DHCA). Betty Peskin, DHCA Board member, inspired by the COVID podcasts of Dr. Michael Osterholm, has suggested asking residents to put heads together online to find ways to have safe contact with those living nearby using social distancing and masks. Would neighbors be cheered with a quick check-in, a brief visit outside at the front door or a park visit? 
 
Thankfully, many of us are already engaged in neighborly acts of kindness. Let’s see if we can make this a ‘pebbles in the pond‘ type event, and expand it to include those whom we might not see often, or invite those who might want to get out and volunteer in our immediate vicinities to try new ways of connecting with neighbors at a time of loneliness and need. Let’s see how we can bring moments of joy to those nearby. This is a time when children might be welcomed participants in small acts of kindness. Please send ideas and suggestions to the email address dhcasf.org

News from Diamond Heights in the Glen Park News Fall Edition

Since 2016, the Glen Park News, a long time quarterly independent newsletter for neighborhoods bordering Glen Canyon Park, has included a column entitled News from Diamond Heights. I was honored to be asked to write the column and have enjoyed writing about events and projects in Diamond Heights for five years.

The current fall edition includes the regular columns: News from City Hall by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Glen Park Association update, Evelyn Rose’s Histories of Our Neighborhoods, Glen Park Real Estate and articles about people involved in work and volunteer activities in Glen Park. 

The current column News from Diamond Heights includes progress on the construction at Christopher Park, an update on the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project and an overview of Urban Angels of San Francisco. Urban Angels was founded in 2015 by Nelson Barry and is located in his law office in the Diamond Heights Shopping Center. The nonprofit has increased its services and donations to help unhoused people in the time of COVID. Urban Angels has opportunities to volunteer right in our neighborhood.

Here is the link for the current edition of the Glen Park News:

For other quarterly editions, go to glenparkassociation.org.

If you have suggestions for future columns for News from Diamond Heights, please reply to this message.

Stay safe and well.

Betsy

DHCA Co-President with Mike Kramer

Capt. Woon Message Re. SFPD Action in Diamond Heights

Ingleside Capt. Chris Woon Message on SFPD Follow-Up in Diamond Heights and Glen Park on Recent Crimes

Here is a message from Capt. Woon responding to a request for information about gunfire on Aug. 11, the robbery of the Bank of American on Aug 10 and other incidents. Please see the DHCA Announcement on Aug. 12 for more details of these incidents.

Capt. Woon’s message on Aug. 14:

The updated information appears to be that there were multiple locations of where the shots fired occurred as you listed.  As of this moment, besides property damage, no one was reportedly injured.  Our investigators are following up with the leads and video surveillance to work the case.  As the follow up investigation evolves, the officers will seek information to determine if it is random, gang related, specifically targeted, etc.  However, at this point of the investigation, it is too soon to determine.  As a reminder, please encourage the residents in the area to review their cameras to see if they may have captured any valuable information to aid in the case.

In addition, extra patrols have been already directed to the area.  Officers are well aware of the issue and are doing their best to increase their presence in the area as they become available.  Please assist us by encouraging the community to be our extra eyes, be a good witnesses by obtaining a good description, take video evidence, if possible, and to call the police accordingly so that we can investigate.

Regarding the incident on Chenery St, the subject reportedly vandalized a person’s car by deflating the tires and breaking the windshield.  In reference to the incident on Farnum St, the  subject allegedly threw a brick at the windshield of a fire truck, shattering it.  Officers arrived at the scene on both circumstances, arrested the subjects for vandalism, and they were subsequently booked into San Francisco County Jail.

For any community questions, please feel free to share my contact information so that I can communicate to your respective associations and members.  I will also continue to update you of the notable issues in your areas.  

Thank you,

Captain Christopher Woon #1852

Commanding Officer

Ingleside Station

San Francisco Police Department 

1 Sergeant John V. Young Lane

San Francisco, CA  94112

Office: 415-404-4040

Email:  Chris.Woon@sfgov.org 

Sock Donations Requested by Urban Angels

Urban Angels Requests Donations of Socks for Homeless

This is an opportunity to help people without homes in San Francisco by dropping off socks at the Urban Angels office in the Diamond Heights Shopping Center. New Socks or clean socks in very good condition are requested by Nelson Barry, the founder of Urban Angels. Socks may be dropped off at his law office in the Shopping Center. 

Thank you to Nelson and his volunteers for providing many services including clothes and meals for unhoused people in San Francisco.

Please see How Can You Help in this flyer.

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!

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/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

ResilientDH

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
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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