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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.

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