tv [untitled] November 16, 2010 8:30pm-9:00pm PST
>> the costumes are so beautiful. oh, my gosh. thank you very much. the costumes are simply beautiful. wonderful thank you to them. beautiful costumes. now, what is an event would not be complete without great food? i hope you enjoyed it, and we want to thank the asian shaft -- chef association, offering the best louisiana on the bay area, and to help me find them, i would like to call upon the mayor's office of neighborhood services office manager, and she is going to say a special thank you. where is francis? claudine?
is she coming? is francis here? yes, well, you can help me thank them. >> we want to say a special thanks to the shaft -- chef. francis was going to make this presentation, but it is on behalf of the chef, the owner and executive chef and also peter wong. here we are. come on, everybody. they did a great job. >> the chef will be the incoming chair person of the chef association. it will be with us every year catering and contributing to our community. we want to express our
appreciation, and thank you so much. [applause] >> we are all about good food and pictures, of course. we would love for you to say a few words. >> good evening. it is such an honor for us to be here tonight. in the partner of the asian chef association , and in the founder of -- i am the founder of chefs without borders. for us to be year to stand in
front of you, it is an honor to be here to be part out the asian pacific americans five years in a row, and we are honored to do everything to serve the food, and we try the best we can, so tonight, i hope you enjoyed the food very much, and we hope to see you again. thank you. [applause] thank you very much. we have more food for you. two quick things -- we have finally coming up right now, and we have a green room recession after the finale -- reception after the finale. when you are on your way up, as you leave, but not yet, you will be given a little ticket, and this ticket will allow you to go up to the green room celebration was more great food -- we are asian, after all. we have great food and lots of
it. this ticket will get you into that green room reception. this ticket -- there will be a blank boxes on this ticket, and as you go to each station, you can check off that box. once the boxes are all marked, you take that ticket, put it in a raffle are -- jar, and it will be your chance to win a gift certificates from one of the participating restaurants, so you need not be present to win. you leave after the rally, get a ticket, go upstairs to the green room, check off the boxes, visit the stations, and present it to a big raffled jar, you could win a gift certificate to one of the restaurants. all right, now, our finale. here to explain our finale, please welcome our producers, the producer agile in the mist
asian america pageant. please welcome rose. -- producer of the miss asian american pageant. >> it is my pleasure to be the entertainment coordinator for this wonderful awards ceremony. i want to acknowledge the quarter not -- the choreographer, and the coordinator of all the community groups to participate. before we begin, i just want to invite those of you in the audience that if you want to participate next year, just go on to our website. hope you have a wonderful evening, and do not hesitate to apply because the folks are really dancing their heart out for you. so of music, please -- so, music , please. ♪
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i'm the president of friends of mclaren park. it is one of the oldest neighborhood community park groups in san francisco. i give a lot of tours through the park. during those tours, a lot of the folks in the group will think of the park as very scary. it has a lot of hills, there's a lot of dense groves. once you get towards the center of the park you really lose your orientation. you are very much in a remote area. there are a lot of trees that shield your view from the urban setting. you would simply see different groves that gives you a sense of freedom, of being outdoors,
not being burdened by the worries of city life. john mclaren had said that golden gate park was too far away. he proposed that we have a park in the south end of the city. the campaign slogan was, people need this open space. one of the things that had to open is there were a lot of people who did a homestead here, about 25 different families. their property had to be bought up. so it took from 1928 to 1957 to buy up all the parcels of land that ended up in this 317 acres. the park, as a general rule, is heavily used in the mornings and the evenings. one of the favorite places is up by the upper reservoir because dogs get to go swim. it's extremely popular. many fights in the city, as you know, about dogs in parks. we have 317 acres and god knows there's plenty of room for both
of us. man and his best friend. early in the morning people before they go to work will walk their dogs or go on a jog themselves with their dogs. joggers love the park, there's 7 miles of hiking trails and there's off trail paths that hikers can take. all the recreational areas are heavily used on weekends. we have the group picnic area which should accommodate 200 people, tennis courts are full. it also has 3 playground areas. the ampitheater was built in 1972. it was the home of the first blues festival. given the fact that jerry garcia used to play in this park, he was from this neighborhood, everybody knows his reputation. we thought what a great thing it would be to have an ampitheater named after jerry
garcia. that is a name that has panache. it brings people from all over the bay area to the ampitheater. the calls that come in, we'd like to do a concert at the jerry garcia ampitheater and we do everything we can to accommodate them and help them because it gets people into the park. people like a lot of color and that's what they call a park. other people don't. you have to try to reconcile all those different points of view. what should a park look like and what should it have? should it be manicured, should it be nice little cobblestones around all of the paths and like that. the biggest objective of course is getting people into the park to appreciate open space. whatever that's going to take to make them happy, to get them there, that's the main goal. if it takes a planter with flowers and stuff like that, fine. you know, so what? people need to