Saturday, September 1, 2018


The County of San Mateo is recruiting for their Annual Civics 101 Academy. In September, Civics 101 kicks off its free nine week series of courses centered around County Government and is currently recruiting for the 2018 session.

Civics 101 is a free, nine-week program that provides participants with an in-depth look at County programs, services and finances. Participants are exposed to the workings of County government, primarily via presentations by department heads. There are brief Q&As after each presentation.

The program is open to individuals 18 and older who live or work in San Mateo County. Classes will be held Wednesday Evenings from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM between September 12 and November 14 in locations throughout San Mateo County. One Saturday morning session from 10:00 AM to noon will also be held.

Applications will be accepted through September 1, 2018. For the application form, and more information, please click here, or contact Eric Forgaard, Civic Engagement Specialist at or 650-383-4657. Applicants will be notified of their enrollment status by September 3rd.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Backpack Giveaways

Hard to believe it’s almost time for back-to-school. To make sure every kid is ready to start school, some districts and non-profits are giving away free backpacks filled with school supplies. Each location requires proof residency and/or ID.

  • San Francisco: August 7, 5 - 7 PM at Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center. In-person pre-registration suggested. Call 415-406-1370 to make an appointment to register. Open to residents of ZIP Codes 94112 or 94132.
  • South San Francisco: August 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at South San Francisco High School. Prior in-person pre-registration required at the YMCA. Details here.
  • Daly City/Broadmoor/Colma:
  • August 10: In-person enrollment runs through August 10 at the Daly City Community Service Center. Contact the Daly City Partnership at 650-301-3300. If you would like to donate, any Daly City or Colma Police or Fire station will accept school supplies and backpacks.
  • August 11: 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon at the Bayshore Community Center; open to students of the Bayshore Elementary School District.


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Rainbow Pride ImagePlease join me in taking a stand for equal rights for everyone. Come and march with me in the annual San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade, which is the largest LGBTQ gathering in the nation.

With the current national climate that encourages suspicion and distrust of “others,” it is important now more than ever that we come together to celebrate diversity in our community.

This year's Pride Parade will take place on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

The parade route begins south of Market Street (close to the Embarcadero MUNI/BART station and the Transbay Terminal) and runs to the San Francisco Civic Center. We will be meeting at 10:15 a.m. in the Financial District; once Pride Parade organizers notify me of the precise meeting location, I will send the information to those who RSVP.  Friends marching with us will receive a commemorative t-shirt and great memories! After we march, marchers who are RSVP’d are invited to join me for refreshments on the 14th floor of the State Building overlooking the celebration in Civic Center. The State Building is close to the Civic Center MUNI/BART station.

Please invite your friends and family. As always, if you need legislative information or assistance with state government, be sure to contact my office at (415) 557-2312.

I hope to see you on June 24!

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Budget Town HallParticipants will complete an interactive exercise created by Next 10, a local non-profit organization, to decide spending on schools, transportation, the environment and other services as well as revenue options to fund their priorities. This will show the challenges we face in Sacramento when juggling a range of priorities and deciding how to spend the funds available to us.

Saturday, May 12, 2018
10am - 11:30am

Richmond Recreation Center
251 18th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121
Muni Bus Lines: 1, 28, 38, 38R

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Health FairSaturday, May 5th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Richmond Recreation Center
251 18th Avenue (at Clement)
San Francisco, CA

(The Rec Center is near the following bus lines: 1, 28, 38)
Free admission, activities, exams, and give-a-ways.

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Activities Include:
Blood pressure measurements
Lion dancing
Russian singing
Disaster preparedness presentation
Covered California presentation
Tai Chi demonstration
Self-defense and martial arts demonstration

In partnership with: 
Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer
Kaiser Permanente
Richmond Area Multi-Services
Office of Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer
Office of Assemblymember Phil Ting
Compassionate Community Care
Self-Help for the Elderly

For more information, please call my office (415) 557-2312.