Posts Tagged ‘Corriea’

Precautionary Closure of Western Beaches and the Great Highway This Morning – Tsunami Warning Due to Japanese Quake

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management is up early today, concerned about a possible small tsunami hitting San Francisco due to the recent 8.9 earthquake near Sendai, Japan.

Per Capt. Richard Corriea of Richmond Station:

Officers have closed the Great Highway to vehicle traffic between Balboa and Skyline Blvd. Please avoid the area.”

And Mayor Edwin Lee will be at our Emergency Operations Center bright and early this A.M. as well.

Deets below.

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This went out at 6:17 AM today:

Friday, March 11, 2011
Contact:  Department of Emergency Management


Precautionary Closure of Beaches and Great Highway

San Francisco, CA – The City and County of San Francisco continues to monitor the Tsunami warning issued this morning and is assessing risks to California Coastal areas. As a precaution, the Police Department has closed the upper and lower Great Highway and the National Park Service has closed Ocean Beach, Baker Beach, China Beach, and Fort Funston.

This is in response to the 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan, which caused a tsunami warning to be issued for the US West Coast, the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (DEM) has activated the City’s Emergency Operations Center.  DEM is currently in contact with the California Emergency Management Agency.

The City has not ordered an evacuation.  Residents are advised to monitor local media for information updates.”

UPDATE: And here’s his statement:


Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan:

“On behalf of the residents of the City and County of San Francisco, I extend our deepest condolences to the people of Japan and to the families and friends of those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck there today.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been impacted by this tragedy. I have contacted the Counsel General of Japan in San Francisco with our expression of sympathy and our willingness to join any international assistance effort.

We will continue to monitor the tsunami warnings that have been issued for the California coastal regions and act accordingly. This is a stark reminder to our City that we must always be prepared for the next disaster to ensure our families are safe.”

Golden Gate Park’s Outside Lands 2009 Already a Huge Success

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

One-third of Outside Lands 2009 is finished and the reviews are universally good, more or less.

But what’s up with the water situation? People need to buy water? Srsly? How about air, is there a fee for breathing?

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At least they’re not charging $4 for a bottle of water, the way it went at the riotous Woodstock 1999.

Outside Lands 2009 Preparations are Finished – How Will the Kids Sneak in This Year?

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Meadows Speedway and Lindley were abuzz yesterday in Golden Gate Park due to preparations for the sure-to-be-delightful Outside Lands 2009, which fires up this afternoon. The thriftiest among us will have to deal with a more robust fencing situation, it would appear. Check it:

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You’re looking at perimeter chainlink that’s something like 9 feet high, coupled with crowd control fencing that’s a bit shorter.

Which strategy will win out this year – over, through, or under? Only time will tell…

Also new for this year is a huge signage effort:

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Look for the Critical Mass riders to show up ’round about eight-ish. Guaranteed.

Have a great OL09!

And don’t forget to share your stories with the N Judah Chronicles, in real time. baby. Why not?

Speak Your Piece About Outside Lands Tonight at the Richmond District Police Forum

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is coming, coming in a big way baby, August 28-30, 2009. It’s going to be mega. So all you NIMBYs out there should start your yammer now, while you still have a chance to affect this Assault on Your Way of Life.

The problem for you NIMBYs this year is the growing awareness that Outside Lands Makes Money for San Francisco. And if your neighbors start thinking that the money earned from Outside Lands subsidizes free admission at Strybing Arboretum / San Francisco Botanical Garden (and dude, many of them are starting to think exactly this way) then you’re going to need to yammer even harder this go-around.  

I mean, just look at these punks raising Hell at last year’s OL. Young people enjoying themselves in YOUR park. Can you imagine?

Anywho, here’s your chance to hear about OL09 in the Richmond District at a rare evening meeting of the monthly Richmond District Police Community Relations Forum. Take care on your way there tonight.

Richmond Police/Community Forum
When: May 19, 2009 – Tuesday
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Discussion regarding the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival which is scheduled for August 28 and 29th in Golden Gate Park.

In reality, Outsides Lands is a go, whether you like it or not, but if you’d like to understand how the Richmond Station cops on 6th Avenue are plannning on handling this large event and all the side-effects of noise and traffic and yada yada, then this is the place for you.

Oh, and speak of the Devil, “Ranger Dave” of Outside Lands has an announcement about the addition of ten more acts to the bill of fare:

“The bison were straight giddy this morning. On an expedition to a remote region of Golden Gate Park, Ranger Dave made contact with ten more artists that had been previously unclassified to Outside Lands. The proof lies in the documentation below.

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band
Lucinda Williams
The Avett Brothers
Tea Leaf Green*
Zion I*
Bat For Lashes
Los Campesinos!
Darondo with Nino Moschella*
Big Light*

(*species native to the San Francisco Bay Area)

See you there!

Watch the Bikes Belong in Traffic Video, Courtesy of the SFPD and SFBC

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

As foreseen by the SFPD Richmond Station Newsletter, yesterday’s Police/Community Forum at Congregation Beth Shalom dealt with the relationship between bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians.

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Program Director Andy Thornley was on hand to talk about the Bike to Work Month and everybody got a chance to see the SFPD/ Bicycle Coalition video ”Bikes belong in Traffic.”

Andy Thornley with Captain Richard Corriea. Andy was cross-examined over the number of bicycles he owns by an inquisitive community member.

And here’s the jazzy ten-minute video!

Richmond District residents should be sure to attend next month’s meeting – it’ll be all about the Outside Lands Music Festival. Should be interesting…

Keep Up With Police Matters in the Richmond District Via a New Blog

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Well, here it is – the brand spanking new RICHMOND DISTRICT POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS FORUM. At the very least, it will allow people to keep up with the haps in the 94118/94121 without having to navigate the labyrinth that is Blogging is all the rage with the authortahs these days, what with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Public Safety blog, the LAPD blog, etc.

Anyway, the new blog from new Richmond Station Captain Richard Corriea

…looks like this:

And it has some enlightening tidbits that should be of interest to everybody in The Richmond and beyond. Like this You May Already Have Won scam:

“On 02/18/09 at 11:45am, officers working responded to a call from a financial advisor at a financial institution on Market St. regarding an elderly client who was possibly the victim of a fraud or scam.  The officers learned that the victim, an 83 year old a Richmond District resident, had been withdrawing large amounts of money from their account since 02/10/09.  On 02/12/09 the victim withdrew a $40,000.00 ostensibly to buy a house and thus needed to close their account.  When questioned further by the advisor, the victim said she had won the lottery and needed to pay taxes before receiving her winnings.   The officers went to the victim’s home and learned that she had received several phone calls from a male who claimed that the victim had won $2.5 million dollars in the lottery and needed to wire funds to a particular account in Jamaica to pay the taxes before collecting the winnings.    The officers explained to the victim that they suspected fraud and instructed the victim not to send any money.   The woman was hesitant as she truly believed that she had won the lottery, but agreed not to send any additional money.   Several other agencies were contacted by the officers to assist the victim.  On 02/19/09 officers went to the victims’ home again to check in with her and learned that after the officers left the previous day she had received another phone call from the suspect who convinced her that she had in fact won the lottery and that the money had to be sent.  The victim had just returned from sending a cashiers check via an overnight express.  Officers took the victim back to the express office and were able to retrieve the check.” 

Ouch. Anyway, that’s the kind of stuff you’ll learn about.

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The Richmond District Welcomes New Police Captain Richard Corriea

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

The Richmond District of San Francisco has a new police captain, so he’s been having meetings with members of the community. Last week, San Francisco Police Department Captain Richard Lyons Corriea hosted a forum with 35 souls at the Zephyr Cafe on 3643 Balboa to talk about police issues, the kind that are discussed here and here

Also in attendance were Kitty Ha from the Safety Network and representatives from the offices of Senator Leland Yee, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and District Attorney Kamala Harris.

The MSM was also on hand taking photos but sometimes they spell his name “Correia,” so that makes it hard to see what they’re saying.

Captain Corriea has also recently met with Senator Lee and Richmond Supervisor Eric Mar.

Of course, the Richmond has its own set of challenges so there’s lots to talk about.

Read all about it and have a safe 2009!