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tv   [untitled]    December 9, 2011 11:00pm-11:30pm PST

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i'm robert chief and i'm the park's supervisor in the parks in the sunset district. i've been working here for 3 years. we are 60-70 street below street level. the 64 acre park. the park is divided into 2 sections we are in the stern area. when you get over to pine lake meadow and pine lake, pine lake is considered a natural area. in 1847, the green family came out here, back then this was kind of an empty canyon and sand dun area. they claimed this property. in 1892. george green who's a second
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generation built the truckdaro club house. there was a hotel then. it was said this was the place to go if you were weary of the dirty city and the police. there were a couple of gun fights the front door has bullet holes. i don't ever repair them. 1931 stig mond bought the property from the green family. she donated it to the city of san francisco and had a specification, i'm giving it to the city that will be used forever for the enjoyment forever of the people of the city of san francisco. it has ever since. every summer the stern grove association in san francisco rec and parks put on 10 free concerts. usually people come out at 10 in the morning it's a family
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affair. everybody is on the lawn with picnics and it's free. anybody can come out. it's a great way to spend a sunday. >> goes to 1-2 in the afternoon and runs until 5. [music]. thanks to the stern grove association they renovated the concert meadow. it used to be a rolling grafsy area. put in a new stage and stage building. they put in terraces. we get from 8,000 to 12,000 people. and the meadow next to the concert meadow is full of people even though they can't see the music they hear it. i walked into the meadow several times and they don't even care. we do have literally events going on day and night.
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the concert association has kids days during the week. the performers come out for hundred 200 kids. now, the truckadero truck house gets rented out for weddings and retirement. the croquet clubs and horse shoes. 2 play grounds, tennis courts. we have from 25 to a hundred dogs here. it's like bisons going across the mid west. there are so many dogs they are covering the ground cht it's a get together. all the dog walkers know each other. if you go to pine lake day camp now, you will see 50 kids there. the r directors are wonder.
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>> the pine lake is natural. they take of the area around the lake. they plant natives that are drought tolerant. one that stands the dry summers here. the whole park is under going quite a bit of reconstruction. they will renovate the trails around the lake. and the big project is the capital project for pine lake meadow. they are going to returf the dog run and the meadow by the day camp. we are looking for a very busy fall. by the spring of next year should have major renovations to the mark thal make it an outstanding park. i don't ever refer to it as my park. all the parks belong to all the
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people. this park belongs just as much to the families in the bay view sdrishth as it does to the gentlemen that lives across the street. i'm happy and proud to be the caretaker for them. i wake up every day and thank that i have
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>> this is our costume shop. we build all of the clothes for all of our shows. we have been in this building for 13 years. it is an amazing locally hired, locally sourced workspace with amazing artisans. we build all the clothing. we use them in our performances. it is an amazing rental facility. we rent costumes to everybody for halloween, opera companies, theater companies, all over the city and country. it has always been a hive of activity. it was the brainchild of our director that we use the front space as a performing space. we really want to make a contribution to the incredible thing is happening in san francisco, the revitalization of the corridor, through the arts. i want to give a big shout out
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to all of the artists who are here. i know i am predicting a bunch of view. there are wonderful, local artists who have been in this neighborhood for a long time. we want this to be a place where artists can gather. lots of different groups can rent the space. feel free to pass the word along. we are flexible. we can perform in different configurations. we have had lots of interesting people here. it is a great creative hub for our schools. education is a big part of our lives. we want young artists to think about why they are making the work they are making and for what community they are making it. he has been a partner with us in exploring the neighborhood.
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[applause] he is the most patient man ever. he has been looking around and helping us make the connection. i think we're all in for a bright future. we have a fantastic new mayor. charles shultz said last night that the main buzzword he wants for his -- charlotte shultz said last night that the main bus or the ones for his administration is accessible. -- the main buzzword for his administration is "accessible." we are honored and thrilled he is here. we want to welcome him to the stage. [applause] >> congratulations. thank you. welcome, everybody. you have got to know what is going on in my mind. i do not talk a lot about


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