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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

What Can We Do?

Some thoughts about steps we can begin to take...

  1. Organize your friends to pick up trash in the neighborhood.
  2. Join the Graffiti Watch Program. Merle Goldstone heads up a wonderful team and does a free training on graffiti clean up along with providing paints and materials.
  3. Call the City to request services that our tax dollars pay for (removal of large items, street clean up, police patrols, etc.)
Anyone have tips or suggestions?

The teachings of Jesus

Jesus modeled the ancient command and practice of advocacy: “Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. (Isaiah 1:17) He recognized that human suffering is related to systems of power and inequity and thus advocated on behalf of the weak. He confronted the dominance of civil and religious authorities and their oppressive control over the poor and simple. And he taught his followers to live subversively under foreign occupation—paying taxes and carrying the packs of Roman soldiers, but honoring another kingdom and king. Jesus warned adults that they would be held responsible if their choices lead children into sin. The struggle for justice ultimately led to his persecution and death. Through his example Jesus invites us to be healers through the practice of advocacy.

Monday, October 30, 2006


If anyone would like some "Our Neighboorhood" posters email adam at to setup a time to come pick some up.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Just a phone call away

There are services available to our neighborhood, but we need to ask. A call or email can do a lot of good. Help them help us.

Emergency 911
Non-Emergency Police Assistance 553-0123
Police Anonymous Tip Line 552-4558
Mobile Assistance Patrol (For people laying on the sidewalk - they will be taken to a shelter or detox center and given help) 431-7400
Bulky Item Pick-Up (FREE!) 330-1300
Grattifi Hotline 241-wash
Pothole Repair 695-2100
Street Signs 554-0730
Street Lighting 554-6968
Report Illegal Dumping 28-clean

What is Barrio Libre???


This summer marked a dramatic return of violence to the Mission District with night time gunfire, thefts & assaults and weekly homicides. Violence and hopelessness have become ways of life. People are shot and killed in broad daylight, and nothing is done about it. We will be advocates for this neighborhood. We will challenge the status quo. We work for a Barrio Libre (Neighborhood Freedom).

We can stand up and work together to end the violence. Small acts matter. Clean the streets. Paint over graffiti. Call when you see suspicious activity. Your involvement can save lives. Have courage. Take the freedom to walk the streets without trash, without fear, without violence. Together we can make our neighborhood safe, a place of faith, hope and love.


Cesar Chavez to 21st, Mission to Bryant

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


May this site be an inspiration to us all as we work together. Please use the site to get information and leave comments to inspire, encourage and educate. Let us know what should be added to the site as it unfolds. This neighborhood and this website belong to all of us.