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Office of Criminal Justice seeks input on violence

During the next six months, Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Criminal Justice will be working to create a violence-prevention plan.

The public is invited to a presentation today about the plan, from 10 a.m. to noon, at UCSF’s Mission Bay Campus, 1550 Fourth St.

Youth Awards

Department’s deadline for Youth Warrior Awards today

San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and Their Families is seeking nominations for their first annual Youth Warrior Awards, for young people who have overcome challenges to better themselves and the community.

Nominated youths must be between the ages of 12 and 20 and live, work or go to school within San Francisco. For more information or a nomination form, contact Julia Sabori at julia@dcyf.org or 443-8418. The deadline for nominations is today.

Task Force meeting

Western SoMa committee to discuss ‘big box’ retail

The Western South of Market, or SoMa, Task Force Business and Land Use Committee will have a policy discussion about “big-box and midbox retail uses” at its meeting tomorrow night.

The group will also vote on whether to form a focus group to look at local transportation, pedestrian and transit issues.

The task force was created in November 2004, through legislation authored by the area’s district representative, Supervisor Chris Daly. Thursday’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at City Hall, in Room 421. More information is available at www.sfgov.org/site/westernsoma.

What does it take to build a skyscraper in S.F.?

Engineering to protect against earthquakes, wind vortexes and, of course, sinking

I voted for Barry Bonds to get into the Hall of Fame. Here’s why it didn’t matter

Giants star falls short in his 10th and final season of standard eligibility

San Francisco’s universal health care may soon become redundant

‘Why should The City pay for health care if their residents can get it from the state?’