New captain takes control of Richmond Station
A new leader has assumed command at the Richmond District Police Station.
Capt. Alexa O’Brien has taken control, replacing Capt. Paul Yep, who was transferred to
command the Central Police Station.
O’Brien grew up in the neighborhood and attended Katherine
Delmar Burke School, which is located at the west end of California Street.
She also took ballet lessons at Ms. Tilly’s Dance Studio.
Her father still owns the family home.
“I have already hit the ground running as captain,” O’Brien said. “I have
met with my Community Police Advisory Board and other important organizations.”
Yep is taking his new assignment in stride.
“Thank you Richmond District communities for all of your support and friendship this
past year. It truly was a pleasure meeting and working with all of you,” Yep said.
“I am proud to say that Richmond Station is now in the talented and capable
hands of Capt. Alexa O’Brien. I am confident that she will exceed
any and all expectations for the Richmond’s public safety needs.”
Editor’s note: Look for a profile the new captain in the May
issue of the Richmond Review.
Innovative teen center now open seven days a week
The Mix at the SF Public Library’s Main Branch is an innovative, youth-designed, 21st
century teen learning space, and now it has newly expanded
hours. Previously closed on Sundays and Mondays, The Mix
is now open seven days a week. Teens can drop by The Mix for
coding classes, cooking demonstrations, open mics, songwriting
sessions, poetry slams, drum lessons, 3-D printing workshops,
book clubs and more. All activities and services at The Mix are free.
The Mix provides 4,770-square feet of space and equipment
for youth ages 13-18 to explore, create and develop digital
media and computer skills as well as discover and engage with
the library’s traditional books and materials.
Outfitted with state-of-the-art video and sound recording and
computer equipment, teens are able to expand their imaginations
as well as their technology and literacy skills and engage in
individual and team projects that promote critical thinking, inventiveness
and skill building.