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SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Office of the Chief
50 Phelan Ave. Room C119.San Francisco, Ca. 94112  415.239.3200  415.239-3065 (fax) 

Contact: Officer Rachele Hakes, PIO
June 27, 2011

 

Phelan Avenue Traffic Striping Changes

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has implemented traffic striping changes on Ocean Avenue, Phelan Avenue and Judson Avenue to include bicycle and bicycle share lanes.  Several changes in the routes on the perimeter of campus on these streets will be affected.

A new bicycle lane has been added to Ocean Avenue running East to West.

 

Bicycle Lanes

A bicycle lane is a designated traffic lane for bicyclists, marked by a solid white line, typically breaking into a dotted line at the corner. Different from a simple white line showing the edge of the road, a bicycle lane follows specific width requirements and is clearly marked as a bike lane.

It is illegal for cars to enter these lanes except to park or to turn into a driveway, or where the continuous white line turns into a dashed line, usually just before an intersection. In any case, always watch for cyclists coming up on your right — they have the right of way here. Also note that many bike lanes are simply too narrow for their intended purposes, and cyclists may have to veer out of them for parked cars, debris on the road, etc. (CVC 21209{a})

Bicycle Lane

As you turn onto Phelan Avenue from Ocean Avenue, the lanes will merge down into one lane travelling North to South and one lane travelling South to North.  A bicycle lane has been added to each side.

Caution is advised to drivers as they exit their vehicles when parking on these public streets.  Look behind you into on-coming traffic to be certain that you do not hit a bicyclist with your car door. 

Turning lanes into the reservoir parking lots and onto Cloud Circle from Phelan are still available. When exiting campus from Cloud Circle or Science Circle onto Phelan Avenue, use caution while turning left or right into traffic.  Do not block the intersection.

 

Double Double Yellow Lines

A set of two double yellow lines have been added down the center of Phelan Avenue and may not be crossed. Drivers cannot turn across two sets of solid, double-yellow lines. The space in between represents a "solid" barrier.  Do not drive on or over this barrier or make a left or a U-turn across except at the designated openings. (CVC 21651{a})

Diagram of two double yellow lines
 

Judson Avenue has also been reduced to one lane traveling East and West.  These lanes are marked as Sharrow lanes.

 

Shared Roadway Bicycle Markings (Sharrows)

Sharrows are used to remind motorists that bicyclists are allowed to lawfully use this portion of a lane.

Bicycle marking on street

Sharrows are used to assist bicyclists with positioning on a shared roadway. It also alerts motorists of the location a bicyclist may occupy within the traveled roadway.

         Treat a bicycle lane the same as other traffic lanes.

         Do not turn into the lane if there is a bicyclist in the bike lane. Yield to oncoming traffic.

         Do not obstruct bicycle traffic by reducing the width required for safe bicycle passage, typically three to four feet.

  

A Center Left Turning Lane has also been added to Judson Avenue.

There is a center left turn lane in the middle of a two-way street and is marked on both sides by two painted lines. The inner line is broken and the outer line is solid. 

If a street has a center left turn lane, you must use it when you turn left (VC 21460.5[c]) or start a permitted U-turn. You may only drive for 200 feet in the center left turn lane. This lane is not a regular traffic lane or a passing lane. To turn left from this lane, signal and drive completely inside the center left turn lane. Do not stop with the back of your vehicle blocking traffic. Make sure the lane is clear in both directions and then turn only when it is safe. Look for vehicles coming toward you in the same lane to start their left turn.

 Diagram of center lane turn

The San Francisco Community College Police Department requests your patience and would like to remind you to follow all traffic laws, especially while dealing with the traffic congestion due to these changes.

Attached is the plan submitted by SFMTA.  Any questions regarding these changes may be directed to the SF Community College Police Department at (415)239-3200 or to City & County Customer Service line at 311.

Link to map of restriping on Phelan Avenue and Judson Avenue.

 


SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Office of the Chief
50 Phelan Ave. Room C119.San Francisco, Ca. 94112  415.239.3200  415.239-3065 (fax) 

Contact: Officer Rachele Hakes, PIO
August 10, 2010

Parking for Fall Semester 2010

Welcome to all Faculty, Staff and Students for the Fall Semester!  Parking is extremely challenging at the start of each new semester and we’d like to take a moment to cover a few points and give a few reminders on how to handle parking on the Ocean Campus. 

  • Students, Faculty and Staff are advised to arrive early to campus to allow for enough time to find parking.
  • For the first week of classes from August 16th through the 20th, there will be free parking for students in the student parking lots only. 
  • Parking regulations will be enforced throughout the rest of campus starting on the first day.  There will be no grace period for the issuance of citations for illegally parked vehicles.
  • You must have a faculty parking permit to park in faculty parking lots. 
  • You must park in a marked parking stall, defined as between two white lines.  No out of stall parking.
  • You may not park in Red or Yellow zones or on loading docks on campus.  You may park in a Blue zone with a Blue or Red Disabled Placard.
  • Students are encouraged to purchase the semester parking permit decal from Student Accounting located in Conlan Hall, room 104.  They are $40 for the semester or $20 for students with financial aid.

Daily Student Parking Permits may be purchased from the machines located in the parking lots for $3 per day.  These machines accept credit card or ATM card with a few that take cash

  • Please be considerate of our neighbors in the surrounding area of our campus.  Do not block their driveways or you may be towed.
  • New parking is available around the new Multi-Use Facility.  Attached is a diagram of this area.

Parking information can be found on the Police website at www.ccsf.edu/police or you may reach the Campus Police at (415)239-3200


SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Office of the Chief
50 Phelan Ave. Room C119.San Francisco, Ca. 94112  415.239.3200  415.239-3065 (fax) 

Contact: Officer Rachele Hakes, PIO
March 22, 2010
Media Release

Arrest Made in Thefts from City College Wellness Center

City College of San Francisco    On Friday, March 19, 2010 at approximately 11:15am, San Francisco Police Officers, in cooperation with the San Francisco Community College Police Department, arrested a suspect involved in the thefts from the Wellness Center.  Chief Andre Barnes of the San Francisco Community College Police Department has been working closely with Captain David Lazar, Commanding Officer of Ingleside Police Station, to coordinate efforts in dealing with the thefts occurring on campus.

Arrested was Maifala Tusi for three counts of Burglary and Possession of a Burglary Tool.  A plain clothes sting operation was set up by undercover SFPD officers inside the Fitness Center of the Wellness Center of City College.  Tusi is not a student at City College.  He was arrested for stealing a laptop computer from the storage cubbies and when he was taken into custody the property of two other students were found on his person.  This property had been taken from two lockers in the men’s locker room that had been broken into prior to his arrest.

Tusi admitted to have committed or been involved with three friends in over 20 thefts within the past few months.  Any individuals who feel they may have information regarding thefts in the Wellness Center are asked to contact the Community College Police Department.

Further details of the arrest are not available at this time due to the on-going investigation of this case.

Theft from City College, as well as everywhere in the City, continues to be an issue.  The College Community is reminded to not leave their personal property unattended or unsecured.  Police request you report any suspicious behavior or crime as soon as possible to the Campus Police at (415) 239-3200 on campus or to SFPD at (415) 239-3200 off campus; or in an emergency call 911


SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Office of the Chief
50 Phelan Ave. Room C119.San Francisco, Ca. 94112  415.239.3200  415.239-3065 (fax) 

Contact: Officer Rachele Hakes, PIO
February 23, 2010
Media Release

Vandalism on Ocean Campus Advertising Education Cuts Rally Cost College Thousands

City College of San Francisco     On Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at approximately 1:00 am, the Ocean Campus was vandalized using spray paint.  The exterior walls of many of the campus buildings including the Wellness Center, Arts Buildings and Bungalows, and many of the plaza areas and sidewalks were painted by unknown suspects with the phrases “No More Cuts”,  “No Business as Usual”, and “Education is Liberation.”  Also painted was the date “3/4/10” with a silhouette of the state of California.   This date is scheduled for a rally and march scheduled in the City as a “Statewide Day of Action for Public Education & Services” on fliers posted throughout campus and in the City Currents news letter. 

In the past, organizers have used chalk on the sidewalks of campus to advertise their events which does not cause damage and financial expense to clean up. The Buildings and Grounds department for the College, which is responsible for the upkeep of the campuses, have already started the clean up process and estimate the cost of this clean up at over $5,000.  Chancellor Don Griffin has been looking for sponsors to help re-instate cancelled courses stating that a $6,000 donation will save a class.

Police are continuing to investigate this crime and are reviewing video showing subjects as possible suspects in this case.

Any individuals who feel they may have information regarding vandalism on campus are asked to contact the Community College Police Department at (415)239-3200 or Sergeant McMahon at (415)404-4042.

Police request you report any suspicious behavior or crime as soon as possible to the Campus Police or off campus to SFPD at (415)239-3200; or in an emergency call 911.


SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Office of the Chief
50 Phelan Ave. Room C119.San Francisco, Ca. 94112  415.239.3200  415.239-3065 (fax) 

Contact: Officer Rachele Hakes, PIO
February 2, 2010
Media Release

Police Arrest Laptop Computer Thieves in Rosenberg Library 

City College of San Francisco    On Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at approximately 2:00pm, San Francisco Police Officers, in cooperation with the San Francisco Community College Police Department, arrested two suspects working together to steal a laptop computer from the Rosenberg Library.  Chief Andre Barnes of the San Francisco Community College Police Department has been working closely with Captain David Lazar, Commanding Officer of Ingleside Police Station, to coordinate efforts in dealing with the thefts occurring on campus. 

Plain Clothes SFPD officers arrested students Joshua Jetton and Javier Francis who were charged with several felony counts including grand theft, burglary, conspiracy and possession of stolen property.  An additional subject was also detained and released pending further investigation.  Suspects had property in their possession from prior thefts that they confessed to committing.  Any individuals who feel they may have information regarding thefts at the library are asked to contact the Community College Police Department.

Further details of the arrest are not available at this time due to the on-going investigation to this case.

Theft at City College, as well as everywhere in the City, continues to be an issue.  The College Community is reminded to not leave their personal property unattended or unsecured.  Police request you report any suspicious behavior or crime  as soon as possible to the Campus Police at  (415)239-3200 on campus or to SFPD (415)553-0123 off campus; or in an emergency call 911

SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Office of the Chief
50 Phelan Ave. Room C119.San Francisco, Ca. 94112  415.239.3200  415.239-3065 (fax) 

Contact: Officer Rachele Hakes, PIO
November 17, 2009 
Media Release

Construction Site Burglar Arrested 

City College of San Francisco      An arrest was made on Sunday, November 15, 2009 on the construction site for the new Joint Use building.  This area has been getting burglarized for its equipment and “Bovis Construction Company” has hired an on site security company to watch the property and deter thefts.   At approximately 10:00 am, one of the San Francisco Community College Police Officers assigned to patrol the district, Officer J. Fiscal, was patrolling the roof area of the closed construction site.  He looked over the edge and saw a subject walking with some large construction grade electrical cords.  Fiscal saw the subject throw the cords over the fence and noted that suspect would stop and look in the direction of the security shack and then pick up another cord and toss it over the fence. 

Officer Fiscal relayed the information to the other San Francisco Community College Police Officers as the suspect climbed over the south fence of the site and headed towards Ocean Avenue.  Officer D. Quintana responded and took the suspect into custody without incident.  He was charged with Burglary (PC 459) and booked at San Francisco County Jail. 

Chief Barnes commends the officers for their diligent work.

The public is asked to report any suspicious occurrence to the police immediately by calling 911 or (415)239-3200.


SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Office of the Chief
50 Phelan Ave. Room C119.San Francisco, Ca. 94112  415.239.3200  415.239-3065 (fax) 

Contact: Officer Rachele Hakes, PIO
November 12, 2009
Media Release

Chief of Police Speaks at Southeast Campus on Active Shooter/Violent Intruder Response 

Southeast Campus     

On Tuesday, November 10, the Chief of Police for the San Francisco Community College Police Department, Andre Barnes, was invited by Dean Veronica Hunnicutt to speak at her monthly staff meeting.  The topic was “Active Shooter/Violent Intruder Response.”

Chief Barnes gave a Power Point presentation to Dr Hunnicutt and 18 of her faculty and staff members.  With Safety being a nation-wide issue, especially in light of the incidents at Columbine, Virginia Tech and more recently at Fort Hood, Dr. Hunnicutt wants her staff to be better prepared. 

“Active Shooter” refers to an in progress incident in which people may be seriously injured or killed.  The same strategies can also be used in dealing with “Violent Intruders.” First and foremost is your safety.  But, at your first available moment, it is important to contact police and provide them with as much information as you can.  Strategies were discussed for what we all can do prior to the arrival of first responders.  Don’t freeze and become a victim.  If you are in a place that can be secured, safely away from the threat, one option is “Lockdown.”  Chief Barnes says this tactic can be challenging because it relies on you being able to lock all points of entry and remain in a secure environment.  If the area can not be secured, be prepared to escape.

Chief Barnes advises us to have a survivor attitude.  Do something to help yourself.  Fight for your life if necessary.  You don’t have to be a victim.  Take action.  Preplan ahead of time.  Work with co-workers to develop plans.  What are you going to do if…?  Research escape routes, develop code words.  Set up quick access to police.  Have a plan B.  And once you’ve survived a traumatic incident, seek counseling.

Many other suggestions and ideas were discussed by Chief Barnes and Dean Hunnicutt’s staff came up with many suggestions themselves.  They suggested that they start a committee to discuss ways to improve and develop plans of action.  They said they appreciated the training and saw it as a positive role in safety.  Chief Barnes hopes to offer more localized training at all campuses and encourages all deans and department heads to contact him to schedule this important and informative presentation.


SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Office of the Chief
50 Phelan Ave. Room C119.San Francisco, Ca. 94112  415.239.3200  415.239-3065 (fax)

Contact: Officer Rachele Hakes, PIO
November 10, 2009
Media Release

Police Arrest Reckless Driver Refusing to Sign Ticket and Resists Arrest 

City College of San Francisco    

On Monday, November 9, 2009 at 10:10 am, San Francisco Community College Police Officers effected a traffic stop on Marston Road near Cloud Circle.  The 21 year old male driver was cited for VC21703 (following too closely), VC21950a (not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalk) and VC16028a (not having valid proof of insurance.)  The citing officer observed a black Honda CRX revving it’s engine loudly and accelerated rapidly from the front of the library until it was behind another car that was traveling the 10mph speed limit.  The CRX followed the car at an unsafe distance of 2 feet and continued to rev it’s engine and lurch toward the car in front of it.  When the car passed Marston Road, the CRX made an abrupt right turn onto Marston, failing to yield to several pedestrians in the marked crosswalk, endangering their safety.  When the citing officer explained to the driver the violations he was being cited for, the driver refused to sign the citation.  It was explained that signing the citation was not an admission of guilt, but a promise to appear and that he could not be released without signing the citation.  Even after another officer and a supervising Sergeant arriving on the scene explained, the driver refused to sign the citation. He was told that if he refused to sign the written promise to appear the officers would be required to arrest him.  The driver still refused. 

Twenty-nine minutes after the initial stop, the driver was ordered to step out of the vehicle in order to take him before a magistrate without delay as required by law (VC40302.)  The driver refused to step out of the car.  The three officers on scene used that force which was necessary (PC835a) and in accordance with their training, to effect the arrest.  The driver was taken to the ground as he continued to resist arrest, until the officers were able to handcuff him.  When the driver was finally put into the police car the driver attempted to step out to escape, leaning out of the car when he was struck by the car door.  When the driver complained of pain, an ambulance was dispatched to the scene.  The driver was transported by ambulance to the hospital  where he was medically cleared by emergency room staff.  He was then transported to San Francisco County Jail and booked for PC 148a (resisting arrest) and for the 3 violations he was originally cited for.

 

 


 

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