Local Grammy Winners
Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association congratulates local arts organizations: San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Girls Chorus on their recent Grammy wins. On Sunday January 31st, three GRAMMY® awards were given to their recording, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in E flat major, Symphony of a Thousand, which was recorded live in Davies Symphony Hall in November, 2008. The recording won in all three nominated categories which were Best Classical Album, Best Choral Performance, and Best Engineered Classical Album.
The San Francisco Girl’s Chorus’s home is on Page Street, not far from Davies. They will be performing with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in their upcoming Classics Concert on June 12. For more information, see www. sfgmc.org.
Seeking Multicultural Fellows
The San Francisco Foundation is now recruiting for the 2010-2012 Multicultural Fellowship Program. They are seeking one Fellow in Education, Arts & Culture, and Environment (3 in total). Applications are due 3/22 and the Fellowship positions will commence July 1, 2010.
The Multicultural Fellowship Program is a twoyear full-time program that aims to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Successful candidates are young professionals of color with the promise and passion to create significant social change. The Fellowship provides challenging work and professional development experiences, on-the-job training, and opportunities to enhance skills in grantmaking, convening, project management, and a variety of other areas.
Detailed information about the Fellowship application process and information sessions is available at www.sff.org/multiculturalfellowship. Thank you for your help as we work to cultivate the next generation of community leaders to reflect the diversity of our area.
Safety Tips from Northern Police Station
We have noticed that the prime target of a suspected street robber is a person walking down the street or on the transit system, including while riding MUNI, minding their own business, oblivious to what is going on around them, and carrying an iPod or iPhone style cellular phone (iPhone/Blackberry). Here are some tips on how to stay safe while enjoying your Ipod or cellular phones:
• Make all necessary phone calls prior to leaving
your location, thus avoiding phone exposure.
• Keep cell phones, iPhones, and iPods concealed
in your pockets while in public.
• Always be alert and aware of your surroundings.
If you’re listening to the iPod or cell
phone, you’re not paying attention.
• If threatened, yell or make noise to draw
attention to the situation.
• When walking home, remain on well-traveled,
• Walk with confidence and if possible, with
another person. If you believe someone is
following or watching you, move directly to
a more populated area or location such as an
• Your safety is important to us. Take these
simple steps to avoid cell phone and iPod
thefts, as they could deter crime.