Monday, March 2, 2015

San Francisco Political Events March 2, 2015 to March 9, 2015


Photo by Costa Panagopoulos/Panos-Photography


March 2, 2015 - Monday

Land Use and Transportation Committee
When:  March 2, 2015 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener, Jane Kim
Information: sfbos.org

San Francisco Youth Commission
When:  March 2, 2015  - Monday
5:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Jillian Wu, Lilty Marshall-Fricker, Rosa Chen, Emily Guo, Luis Avalos Nunez, Precious Listana, Joyce Wu, Noah David, Alex Berliner, E'mani Davis, Joshua Cardenas, Michel Li, Anna Bernick, Sophie Edelhart, David Zheng
Information: sfbos.org

March Panel:  Housing Market Survey
When:  March 2, 2015 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  The Lab, 2948 16th Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Bay Area Renters Federation.  Panel:
Dan Keshet, author of Austin on Your Feet
Tim Cornwell, Concord Group.  Real Estate economist specializing in urban infill and affordable housing
Will Smith, publish and cofounder at Urban Turf.  
Source:  Facebook event .

Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association - Public Safety Meeting
When:  March 2, 2015 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Korean American Center, 745 Buchanan, San Francisco
What:  Public Safety concerns for some of the communities in  the  neighborhood:
Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco  - What are the public safety concerns for the youth in the area?
Agesong - What are the public safety concerns for seniors?
LGBT Center - What are the public safety concerns for the LGBT Community?
Information:  Robert Barnwell bbarnwell6@hotmail.com

March 3, 2015 - Tuesday

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
When:  March 3, 2015 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Board of Directors:  Tom Nolan, Cheryl Brinkmann, Gwyneth Borden, Malcolm Heinicke, Joel Ramos, Cristina Rubke
Information:  sfmta.com

Board of Supervisors
When:  March 3, 2015 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, John Avalos, David Campos, Julie Christensen, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee
Information:  sfbos.org

Richmond District Neighborhood Center - Public Meeting
When:  March 3, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Fulton Playground 27th Avenue at Fulton Street, San Francisco
What:  Richmond District Neighborhood Center Board of Directors invite the public to come hear updates on programs, meet staff and ask questions about the programs and services offered by RDNC throughout the Richmond district.
Information:  rdnc.org

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera
When:  March 3, 2015 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What:  City Attorney Dennis Herrera - Come hear Dennis Herrera and ask him questions.
Information: phdemclub.org

March 4, 2015 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When:  March 4, 2015 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Katy Tang, Eric Mar
Information:  sfbos.org

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission
When:  March 4, 2015 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Karl Hasz, Andrew Wolfram, Aaron Hyland, Ellen Johnck, Richard S. E. Johns, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman
Information:  sf-planning.org

Vicki  Hennessy  Fundraiser
When:  March 4, 2015 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 225 11th Street, San Francisco
What:  Vicki  Hennessy  fundraising event  in support of Vicki Hennessy for Sheriff 2015.  
RSVP 415-692-3556 info@hennessyforsheriff.com
Guest: $100; Host $250; Sponsor $500. 
Contribute on Line: hennessyforsheriff.com/donate
Source:  Facebook event


Plaza 16 Coalition, Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, Our Mission No Eviction, Latino Democratic Club - March 4th on Maximus
When:  March 4, 2015 - Wednesday
5:45 p.m.
Where:  Laborers Local 261 Union Hall, 3271 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  Join Plaza 16 Coalition, Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, Our Mission No  Eviction and the Latino Democratic Club in action to stop luxury monster  development at 16th Street and Mission.  Demand truly affordable housing for the community at Maximus meeting  where Maximus will present their package.
Information:  Andy@Plaza16.org plaza16.org

Police Commission Meeting
When:  March 4, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Bayview District Southeast Community Center, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Suzy Loftus, Julius Turman, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Victor Hwang, Thomas Mazzucco, Sonia Melara
Information: sanfranciscopolice.org

SFMTA - 30 Stockton Chestnut Open House
When:  March 4, 2015 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where:  Fort Mason Center, Room C260, San Francisco
What:  Open house to learn about proposed improvements to the 30 Stockton on Chestnut Street.  
Proposed changes will:
Establish an AM peak inbound transit-only lane to minimize delays
Improve pedestrian safety at intersections with pedestrian sidewalk extensions and traffic signals.
Improve route reliability by consolidating transit stop locations.
Information: sfmta.com

CPMC 2020 Project Update
When:  March 4, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  1200 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Sutter Health CPMC 2020 - Learn more about the construction at the Van Ness and Geary Campus and upcoming 2015 milestones, including tunnel construction, Medical Office Building launch and sewer work.
RSVP vngcproject@cpmc2020.org

FDR Democratic Club - General Membership meeting - Pending Assembly Bill set to legalize tech-shuttle use of Muni bus stops
When:  March 4, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.  Program
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Business Meeting 
Where:  Richmond Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  FDR Democratic Club.  Sue Vaughan will discuss pending Assembly Bill 61, which will legalize the current pilot program that allows private tech-shuttles to use Muni bus stops.  There are many concerns about the effect of this bill, among them being restricted Muni access for seniors and people with disabilities.  
Information:  fdrdemclub.com

March 5, 2015 - Thursday

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When:  March 5, 2015 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Norman Yee, Julie Christensen, London Breed
Information: sfbos.org

Planning Commission
When:  March 5, 2015 - Thursday
Noon
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Rich Hillis, Christine Johnson, Kathrin Moore, Dennis Richards
Information: sf-planning.org

Rally/March to Save Tenderloin's City College Campus
When:  March 5, 2015 - Thursday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  City College of San Francisco, 750 Eddy, San Francisco
What:  March from 750 Eddy to City Hall.  Our communities need the Tenderloin City College campus but it has been closed by CCSF Administration.  The college says that the building is seismically unsafe, but has put forward no firm  construction plans.  Demand:
Fast track the repairs to 750 Eddy and reopen the campus as soon as possible.
Find temporary classrooms for all classes disrupted by the closure.
The English, math and job skills classes offered at the Civic Center Campus provided hundreds of adults the  education they need to achieve academic and career goals.
Source:  Facebook events


Lunar New Year 2015:  Year of the Ram
When:  March 5, 2015 - Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:   City Hall Rotunda, San Francisco
What:  Mayor Ed Lee and First Lady Anita Lee together with Board President London Breed, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Norman Yee, Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu invite you to the celebration of Lunar New Year of the Ram. Light refreshments will be served in the North Light Court after the program.

Fiona Ma - California State Board of Equalization - Birthday Celebration
When:  March 5, 2015 - Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - VIP Reception with special guest host
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - General Reception and party.
Where:  Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 225 11th Street, San Francisco
What:  Birthday Celebration - Fiona Ma.  
RSVP/Donation:  fionama.com/birthday2015 Clem Clarke clem@fionama.com
$150. up 

Human Rights Commission
When:  March 5, 2015 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 201, San Francisco 
Commissioners:  Susan Belinda Christian, Mark Kelleher, Sheryl Evans Davis, Michael Pappas, Richard Pio Roda, Michael Sweet
Information:  sfgov.org/sfhumanrights

Bernal Heights Democratic Club - Former California Assembly member Tom Ammiano
When:  March 5, 2015 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Bernal Heights Democratic Club - Special Guest Former State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano on the 2015 State and Local Political Scene, Reforming Prop. 13 and more.
Light refreshments.  Everyone welcome!  Participation and active exchange of ideas  encouraged.
Information: bernalheightsdemocraticlub.org



New Avenues Democratic Club - March Meeting
When:  March 5, 2015 - Thursday
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco Public Library Ortega Branch, 3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco
What:  Agenda:
Panel on transportation
Impact of the 2014 election.
What next for the westside.
Consider a resolution to support CleanPowerSF.
Update on proposed regulations for Ocean Beach bonfires.


March 6, 2015 - Friday

Celebration - Lunar New Year - Assemblymember Phil Ting, Assemblymember David Chiu, Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
When:  March 6, 2015 - Friday
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco Hiram Johnson State Building, Great Hall, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
Information:  asmdc.org/chiu

March 7, 2015 - Saturday

Chinese New Year Community Street Fair
When:  March 7, 2015 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where:  Grant Avenue from  California to Broadway Street. Sacramento, Washington, Jackson and Pacific between Stockton and Kearny, San Francisco

San Francisco Democratic Party - College Dems Year of the Ram Lunar New Year Celebration
When:  March 7, 2015 - Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  The Garden Restaurant, 716 Kearny Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Democratic Party  is proud to co-host an event to support the next generation of political activists.  This fundraiser will support San Francisco College Democratic clubs who are working to recruit more members, register more voters and increase student civic engagement on their respective campuses and throughout San Francisco.  Over 20 San Francisco College Democrats plan to attend the upcoming California Democratic Party Convention in Anaheim from May 15-17th.  With your support, our students' participation in statewide politics will not be limited by economic barriers.
eventbrite.com/e/college-dems-year-of-the-ram-lunar-new-year-celebration-tickdts-15671217032
Donation:  starting at  $58., $98., $258. $888.
Information:     sfdemocrats.org   info@sfdemocrats.org

March 8, 2015 - Sunday

Daylight Savings Time - Move clock up one hour!

Sunday Streets - The  Embarcadero
When:  March 8, 2015 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Includes the northbound lanes of Embarcadero from Powell Street to King Street, King Street to 3rd Street.  The route ends at Willie Mays Plaza, at AT&T Park.
Information:   sundaystreetssf.com

March 9, 2015 - Monday

Alice B. Toklas LBT Democratic Club - Housing in the Mission
When:  March 9, 2015 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  Alice B. Toklas General Meeting.  Housing in the Mission.  Join Alice for a discussion on Housing in the Mission.  They will be joined by several community leaders and San Francisco housing experts with a wide variety of ideas on how to approach housing questions.
Information:  alicebtoklas.org



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Monday, February 23, 2015

San Francisco Political Events - February 23, 2015 to March 2nd, 2015


Discontinued bus stop in front of La Boulange on Cole Street - neighborhood treasure



February 23, 2015 - Monday


Ethics Commission
When:  February 23, 2015 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Brett Andrews, Beverly Hayon, Benedict Hur, Peter Keane, Paul Renne
Information:  sfethics.com

San Francisco Black History Month Cultural Experience 2015
When:  February 23, 2015 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Black History Month Cultural Experience 2015. Expressions through music, art, dance and Cuisine sponsored by Supervisor London Breed and Supervisor Malia Cohen.
Business Attire .  Hosted Wine and Verges, Live entertainment and art.  
RSVP required:  theregistrybayara.com/sfbhmce-2015

February 24, 2015 - Tuesday

SPUR - Building Up the Southwest Waterfront
When:  February 24, 2015 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Southwest Waterfront.  Expert panel for an update on this rapidly evolving part of the City.  Co-sponsored by the Northern Section of the APA California Chapter:
Phil Ginsburg - San Francisco Rec and Park
David Beaupre - Port of San Francisco
Michael Yarne - Build Inc.
Non-Members $10.
Information:  spur.org

Board of Supervisors
When:  February 24, 2015 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, John Avalos, David Campos, Julie Christensen, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee
Information: sfbos.org

School Board
When:  February 24, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Francisco
School Board:  Emily Murase, Matt Haney, Sandra Lee Fewer, Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, Rachel Norton, Shamann Walton, Jill Wynns
Information:  sfusd.edu

Liberty Hill Neighbors Association - Update on fire at 22nd Street and Mission
When:  February 24, 2015 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  3357 21st Street (between Valencia and Guerrero), San Francisco
What:  Friends and Neighbors - Important meeting about updates about the 22nd Street/Mission fire and what's happening to all those affected.  Focusing on the aftermath of the fire with 2 speakers:
Lydia Chavez, Managing Editor, Mission Local
Benjamin  Amyes, Disaster Response Manager, Emergency Response  Unit, San Francisco Human Services Agency.
Also annual Election of Officers and new Board Members.
Information:  libertyhillsf.org

February 25, 2015 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Katy Tang, Eric Mar
Information:   sfbos.org

Commission of Status of Women
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Andrea Shorter, Amy Ackerman, Alicia Gamez, Mary Jung, Julie Soo
Information:  sfgov.org/dosw

Police Commission
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  (note venue) Southern District, Gene Friend Recreation Center, 270 6th Street, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Suzy Loftus, Julius Turman, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Victor Hwang, Thomas Mazzucco, Sonia Melara
Information: sanfranciscopolice.org

District 5 Democratic Club - General Meeting
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Martin Macks Gastropub, 1568 Haight Street, San Francisco
What:  Election of new Executive Board, discussion regarding club activities for 2015.
Information: info@d5dems.org

Harvey Milk Democratic Club - Kick-Off Community Happy Hour
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Gangway, 841 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What:  Harvey Milk Democratic Club social gathering for Club members, friends and allies.  Come have a drink, meet and greet with Milk Club members and the Board, and find out how you can get more involved in our work this year.
Information:  milkclub.org

Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan - Final Open House
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Park Branch Library, 1833 Page Street, San Francisco
What:  Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan will be unveiled.  A central element of this plan is a conceptual design for Haight (between Masonic and Stanyan).  Open house format.  City staff will be on-hand to answer questions. 
Collaboration with the SFMTA, Dept. of Public Works and San Francisco Planning Department
Information:  Lily Langlois lily.langlois@sfgov.org

San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  455 Golden Gate Avenue, Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco
DCCC:  Mary Jung, Kat Anderson, Joshua Arce, David Campos, Malia Cohen, Petra DeJesus, Matt Dorsey, Bevan Dufty, Zoe Dunning, Kelly Dwyer, Bill Fazio, Tom Hsieh, Hene Kelly, Meagan Levitan, Rafael Mandelman, Eric Mar, Trevor McNeil, Carole Migden, Leah Pimentel, Rebecca Prozan, Alix Rosenthal, Arlo Hale Smith, Francis Tsang, Scott Wiener
Ex-Officio Members:  Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, Kamala Harris, Fiona Ma, Mark Leno, Phil Ting, David Chiu
Information: sfdemocrats.org

February 26, 2015 - Thursday

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When:  February 26, 2015 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Norman Yee, Julie Christensen, London Breed
Information: sfbos.org

Rules Committee
When:  February 26, 2015 - Thursday
11:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  John Avalos, Katy Tang, Malia Cohen
Information: sfbos.org

San Francisco Planning Commission
When:  February 26, 2015 - Thursday
Noon
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Rich Hillis Christine Johnson, Kathrin Moore, Dennis Richards
Information:  sf-planning.org

Urban IDEA - How We Win:  2015 and Beyond
When:  February 26, 015 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  UrbanIDEA forum with:  
Corey Cook, University of San Francisco
Supervisor Eric Mar, District 1
Nate Albee, Legislative Aide for Supervisor David Campos
Emily Lee, SF Rising Action Fund
Maria Zamudio, Causa Justa-Just Cause
Moderated by Dyan Ruiz
Need to face new political realities and change longstanding practices to win a progressive agenda  in 2015 and beyond.  First forum will look at the paradigm shifts currently taking place in the San Francisco constituency and new strategies to win for the  2015 election, for base building and for long-term movements.
Speakers will discuss:
The Mythology of the Tech Vote
Reaching Out to West Side Voters
Winning Vote by Mail and Realities of Fundraising
Early Organizing and Long Term Investment in Key Voting Blocks
GOTV Plan for People of Color
To make this happen we need to star well before and beyond elections
Free.
Registration is appreciated:  brownpapertickets.com
Information:  Urban Institute for Development & Economic Alternatives  urbanidea.org

San Francisco for Democracy/ San Francisco Progressive Democrats - How the People of Richmond Defeated Chevron
When:  February 26, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What:  How the People of Richmond Defeated Chevron:
Speakers:
Kathleen Wimer
Zach Wear
Jeff Kilbreth
Speakers are all members of Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA)
Information:  communications@sf4democracy.org

Richmond District Democratic Club - First meeting of 2015
When:  February 26, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Richmond District Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
Information:  rddcsf.org sfrddc@gmail.com
Source:  Facebook

February 27, 2015 - Friday

Ethics Commission - Discussion possible implementation of Form 700 Search Web Site and/or Data Downloads
When:  February 27, 2015 - Friday
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 421, San Francisco
What:  Possible implementation of machine-readable datasets and/or a web site to search the contents of electronically filed Form 700s.  Staff is specifically interested in soliciting public comment on how the public might use the data and desirable technical features.  
RSVP ethics.commission@sfgov.org - Jessie Mainardi 

Redstone Labor Temple Building - Celebrating 100 years of Social and Economic Justice Organizing.
When:  February 27, 2015 - Friday
6:00 p.m.
Where: 2940 16th Street (corner of Capp Street), San Francisco
What: Performances, Live music, Puppet theater, Rockin Solidarity Labor Heritage Chorus
Free admission

Labor Archives and Research Center Annual Program
When:  February 27, 2015 - Friday
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  ILWU Ship Clerks Local 34, 4 Berry Street, San Francisco
What:  Labor Archives and Research Center Annual Program.  From Coveralls to Zoot  Suits:  The Lives of Mexican American Women on the WW II Home Front.  
Elizabeth Escobedo, author
Rosie the Riveter WWII/Home Front National Historical Park - Betty Soskin, Park Ranger
Information:  sflaborcouncil.org

February 28, 2015 - Saturday

SF Parks Alliance and the SF Recreation and Park Department - Setting Goals for San Francisco Playgrounds
When:  February 28, 2015 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Where:  Mission Playground Clubhouse, 19th Street and Linda Street, San Francisco
What: Setting Goals for San Francisco Playgrounds.  Come give your input to guide future playground renovations.
Free 
RSVP:  PlaygroundDesignForum.eventbrite.com 
Information: sfparksalliance.org/playgrounds

Chinese Newcomers Service Center - 25th Annual New Year's Dinner at Woodland Gung Hay Fat Choy!  
When:  February 28, 2015 - Saturday
4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Chinese Newcomers Service Center - Good Luck Dinner celebrating the Chinese New Year.
Won Ton Soup, Chinese Chicken Salad, Lemon Shrimp, Cashew Chicken Cha Sil, Toishan Brownies, Don Tot and munch, munch more.  
Talented Chefs:  Tom Ammiano, David Campos, Julie Christensen, John Avalos, Jose Cisneros, Ross Mrkarimi, Ben Fong-Torres, Albert and Connie Tam, Jane Bernard-Powers, Samson Wong, Denise Wong-Wear, Ryszard Koprowski, Ben and Ruby Tom, Camilla Schneider, Stephanie Jee, Mary Ann Wong, Pam Brennan, Henry Young, Steve Lewey, Mark Leno, Eric Mar, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen, Norman Yee, Katy Tang, Betty Yee, Cynthia Travis, Brian Soo,  Chuck  Chan, Stefanie Ling, T. Peter Lam, Thomas Yuen, Albert S. Tam, Hene Kelly, Jo Heacock, Julia Ling, Nancy Lau, Jackie Kious, Amy Cheng, Julie Soo, Paul Page, Ann Kirk, Ed Sykes, Lily Chan, Robyn Lee, Rita Mah, Gimmy Park Li and Xing Chu Wang.  Chief Chef:  Esther Marks
Donor's Choice: a$25. $28. $38. $48. $58. $78. $88. $108. or more.  8 is a lucky number
RSVP:  Jane  415-564-1482




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Monday, February 16, 2015

San Francisco Political Events - February 16th to February 23, 2015.




Photo taken by Moses Rivas


February 16, 2015 -  Monday

President's Day 

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Julie Christensen
When:  February 16, 2015 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  St. Paulus Lutheran Church, 1541 Polk Street, San Francisco
What:  Middle Polk Neighborhood  Association - monthly meeting.  Main speaker will be Julie Christensen, the new District 3 Supervisor.  Julie Christensen will be discussing how she can help the Neighborhood, District 3 and the City.

February 17, 2015 - Tuesday

Gray Panthers of San Francisco - Carol Ruth Silver - Freedom Rider Diary
When:  February 17, 2015 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  Fireside Room Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  Gray Panthers of San Francisco - Carol Ruth Silver will read from her recently published memoir "Freedom Rider Diary" winner of this year's Eudora Welty Prize.  She will share her experiences as  a twenty-two-year old college graduate who left New York City to join the Freedom Riders on one of the historic rides to desegregate the buses in the South.  Her participation in this nonviolent civil disobedience led to her arrest and imprisonment in the infamous Mississippi Parchment Prison Farm for 40 days.  Event sponsored by Gray Panthers of San Francisco
Information:  graypantherssf.igc.org

San Francisco Youth Commission -  Special 
When:  February 17, 2015 - Tuesday
5:15 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
 Commissioners - Jillian Wu, Lily Marshall-Fricker, Rosa Chen, Emily Guo, Luis Avalos Nunez, Precious Listana, Joyce Wu, Noah David, Alex Berliner, E'mani Davis, Joshua Cardenas, Michel Li, Anna Bernick, Sophie Edelhart, David Zheng
Information:  sfbos.org

San Francisco Women's Political Committee - February Happy Hour and Board Election at Lexington Bar
When:  February 17, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Lexington Bar, 3464 19th Street, San Francisco
What:  Join SFWPC's first Happy Hour of the year.  They will be bidding farewell to the Lexington Bar (closing in March) and voting on the 2015 Board of Directors.  Discuss the agenda for 2015, meet new friends and pay tribute to an SF institution.  
Information:  sfwpc.org

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - General Membership Meeting
When:  February 17, 2015 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club -  get a full recap on the status of CleanPowerSF and vote to approve the PAC's motion to demand rate setting and program implementation now.  
  Revisit the discussion from BlackLivesMatter panel and help identify next steps for our Cub, community and individuals.  
Information:  milkclub.org

February 18, 2015 -  Wednesday

 Support SF Teachers - Teach Acceptance Candlelight Vigil
When:  February 18, 2015 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Saint Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco
What:  Teach Acceptance Candlestick Vigil.  Peaceful vigil in support of faculty, staff, and administrators opposing Archbishop Cordileone's proposed changes to contracts and handbooks.
Please dress in black.  
Source:  Facebook events

Community Housing Partnership - 25th Anniversary Kick-Off - Happy Hour
When:  February 18, 2015 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  The Hall SF, 1028 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  25th Anniversary Kick-Off Happy House - Community Housing Partnership.  Dedicated to helping the homeless rebuild their lives.  Special performance by Emily Zisman on vocals and acoustic guitar.  Casual conversation, drinks and light appetizers.
Information:  chp-sf.org

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club - General Meeting
When:  February 18, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Latino Democratic Club - General Meeting.  Agenda includes:
Panel discussion "History of Queer Latino Politics".
TAJA's Coalition
22nd and Mission fire
Mission Playground update
Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Institute
Prop 13 presented by Evolve CA
Eric Guerra Sacramento City Council update
Information:   sflatinodemocrats.com

14 Mission Rapid Project Open House
When:  February 18, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  14 Mission Rapid Project Open House . Provide your input on what pedestrian safety and transit reliability improvements you think would work best for the Mission community and transit riders on the 14 Mission, 14L Mission Limited and 49 Mission/Van Ness.

Elections Commission
When:  February 18, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Christopher Jerdonek, Jill Rowe, Charles Jung, Richard Matthews, Rosabella Safont, Winnie Yu
Information:  sfgov2.org

February 19, 2015 - Thursday

Recreation and Park Commission
When:  February 19, 2015 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Mark Buell, Allan Low, Gloria Bonilla, Tom Harrison, Meagan Levitan, Eric McDonnell, Maggie Wei
Information:   sfrecpark.org

Tenants Together - Happy Hour
When:  February 19, 2015 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Mr. Smith's, 34 7th Street, San Francisco
What:  Hang out with housing justice activists and advocates, and swap ideas in the fight for renters' rights.
No-Host Event
Information:  tenants together.org  info@tenantstogether.org


Plaza 16 Coalition - Community-Wide Meeting
When:  February 19, 2015 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  The Episcopal Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 1661 15th Street and Julian Street, San Francisco
What:  Get the latest updates on the proposed Maximus development at 16th Street and Mission.  
Help launch a collaborative community process for developing a positive, community-centered alternative vision for development at 16th and Mission.
Find out how you can get involved with the Coalition and help determine the strategy and help lead the action for the Coalition in 2015.
Information:  Plaza16.org

Happy Hour for Home-Grown Clean Energy
When:  February 19, 2015 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Virgil's Sea Room, 3152 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Happy Hour  hosted by Sierra Club, I Heart Clean Power SF  Meet up with your fellow climate activists and enjoy a beer or a special CleanPowerSF-themed cocktail while sharing ideas for San Francisco's 100% clean energy future.  

City Democratic Club - David Latterman
When:  February 19, 2015 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where:  Chancellor Hotel, Clipper Room, 433 Powell Street, San Francisco
What:  City Democratic Club welcomes David Latterman - Principal of Fall Line Analytics back for an informative rundown of the recent election and upcoming trends.  
Information:  citydemocratic.club

February 20, 2015 - Friday

David Chiu - Assembly District 17 District Office Open House
When:  February 20, 2015 - Friday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  State of California Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14300,  San Francisco
What:  Join Assemblymember David Chiu and his staff as they celebrate the opening of the new AD17 San Francisco District Office in the Hiram Johnson State Building, San Francisco
Chief of Staff - Judson True - based in Sacramento
District Staff:
Jen Kwart - District Director
Aaron Seth Kahn - Field Representative
Capitol Staff:
Eric Guerra - Legislative Policy Director
Yong Salas, Senior Legislative Aide
Samantha Roxas, Legislative Aide
Samantha Seng, Legislative Aide
Beth Dacumos,  Scheduler
Information: asmdc.org  San Francisco 415-557-3013

February 23, 2015 - Monday


Ethics Commission
When:  February 23, 2015 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Brett Andrews, Beverly Hayon, Benedict Hur, Peter Keane, Paul Renne
Information:  sfethics.com

San Francisco Black History Month Cultural Experience 2015
When:  February 23, 2015 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Black History Month Cultural Experience 2015. Expressions through music, art, dance and Cuisine sponsored by Supervisor London Breed and Supervisor Malia Cohen.
Business Attire .  Hosted Wine and Verges, Live entertainment and art.  


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Monday, February 9, 2015

San Francisco Political Events - Vision Zero Task Force Meeting rescheduled for the future.


Photo taken by Tom Temprano



Change: Vision Task Force Meeting for February 10th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.  Mayor Ed Lee will be releasing the Vision Zero  Two-Year Action Strategy at Vision Zero press event Tuesday.

February 9. 2015 - Monday


South Beach/Rincon/Mission Bay Neighborhood Association Meeting
When:  February 9, 2015 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  South Beach Harbor Services Building's Community Room (between Pier 40 and AT&T Ballpark).
What:  Bevan Dufty and the new Homeless Outreach Team leader Brenda Meskan are guests.   Meeting open  to the public.
Information:  sbmbna.com

Citizens Advisory Committee of the Eastern Neighborhood Plan, City and County of San Francisco Meeting
When:  February 9, 2015 - Monday
6:00 pm.
Where: 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor, Room 431, San Francisco
Members:  Chris Block, Walker Bass, Joe Boss, Don Bragg, Tanya Chiranakhon, Cyndy Comerford, Keith Goldstein, Oscar Grande, Bruce Kin Huie, Henry Karnilowitz, Julie Leadbetter, Toby Levy, Robert Lopez, Fernando Marti, Kristian Ongoco, Arthur Reis, Maureen Sedonaen, Alisa Shen, Kate Sofis
Source:  Planning Commission  

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - San Francisco City College Panel
When: February 9, 2015 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco City College Panel - Conversation with City College leaders on the current state of the Institution and what's next in the accreditation process.  
Panel: City College Board members   Amy Bacharach, Rafael Mandelman,  Ron Flynn from the City Attorney's office, CCSF spokesperson Jeff Hamilton  
Information:  alicebtoklas.org


Sunset Height:  Association  of Responsible People - SHARP -  Interview Emily Murase and Rachel Norton
When:  February 9, 2015 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  SHARP Community Room, 1736 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Lee Hsu interviews School Board members Emily Murase and Rachel Norton.  How does the Board function, accomplishments and setbacks, goals and challengers.  
Information:  sharpsf.com

Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association
When:  February 9, 2015 -  Monday 
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  CPMC/Davies Hospital, Gazebo Room Plaza Level, above Emergency Department, San Francisco
What:  Duboce Triangle Neighborhood General meeting.  Information on SFPD redistricting that will affect the neighborhood, an update on the Castro Cares launch, an update from the MTA on the Sunset Tunnel renovation project.  
Information:  dtna.org

February 10, 2015 - Tuesday

(cancelled)Vision Zero Task Force Meeting
(cancelled)When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 201, San Francisco
What:  Special meeting to discuss community outreach and engagement.  
Information: Joh.KnoxWhite@sfmta.com

SPUR - Evolving Priorities for Central SoMa
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Central SoMa Plan.  Come talk with experts about the evolving priorities of the plan and how it will affect the area:
Steve Wertheim - San Francisco Planning Commission
Mike Taquino - Newmark Cornis & Carey
Amy Neches - TMG Partners
John Elberling - TODCO
Co-Sponsored by the Northern Section of the APA California Chapter AICP
$10. non-members
Information:  spur.org

Trans Liberation Tuesday
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, San Francisco
What:  TAJA's Coalition gathering in the wake of the murder of Taja De Jesus, a beloved member of SF's trans community.  

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, John Avalos, David Campos, Julie Christensen, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee
Information: sfbos.org

Port Commission
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
3:15 p.m.
Where:  Port Commission Hearing Room, Second Floor, Ferry Building, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Leslie Katz, Willie Adams, Kimberly Brandon, Mel Murphy, Doreen Woo Ho
Information: sf-port.org

30 Years of Homeless Organizing, Art and Politics
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Kelly Cullen Community, 220 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Join Hospitality House's Community Building Program with Paul Boden, Bob Prentice and Art Hazelwood reflecting on 30 years of homeless struggles and how art and activism have worked hand-in-hand to affect change in San Francisco.  
The event will showcase book "House Keys Not Handcuffs" authored by Paul Boden with essays from Bob Prentice and Art Hazelwood.
Event is free and open to the public.
Information:  Tess 415-749-2115
Source:  Facebook events

District 6 Stakeholder Meeting
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  230 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What:  Co-Sponsors:  Alliance for a Better District 6, North of Market Business Association, Tenant Associations Coalition of San Francisco, Tip Top Market
Presentations:
Mayor's Office of Infrastructure and Improvement - Mission Bay, Warrior stadium project, Transbay
Tenderloin Pride in the Park 2015
1217 Sutter Street New Business and Development
Public Safety updates from Southern and Tenderloin Police  Stations
Source: Facebook event


Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Members:  Howard Bloomberg, Robin Brasso, Anyan Cheng, Kevin Clark, Chris Coghlan, Morgan Fitzgibbons, Todd Henry ,Becky Hogue, John Alex Lowell, Trevor McNeil, Pi Ra, Thomas Rogers, Devin Silvernail, Kevin Stull, Christina tang, John Winston, Sonja Kos, R. Gary McCoy, Howard Strassner
Information: sfpsac.com

San Francisco Board of Education
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Francisco
Board of Education:  Emily Murase, Matt Haney, Sandra Lee Fewer, Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, Rachel Norton, Shamann Walton, Jill Wynns
Information:  sfusd.edu

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - February PAC Meeting
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  Panel discussion about the current status of CleanPowerSF, the proposed city-run power program that would offer a clean power alternative to PG&E and bring solar, wind and other renewal energy to San Francisco
Also, BlackLives Matter action update, learn about the proposed LGBT Seniors' Bill of Rights, hear the latest news about the push for Airbnb back taxes.
Information:  milkclub.org

February 11, 2015 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When:  February 11, 2015 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City  Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Katy Tang, Eric Mar
Information: sfbos.org

Police  Commission
When:  February 11, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: (note venue)  Northern District Jones Methodist Church, 1975 Post Street, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Suzy Loftus, Julius Turman, Joe Marshall, Petra  DeJesus, Victor Hwang, Thomas Mazzucco, Sonia Melara

Displacement in San Francisco: A Historical Prospective
When:  February 11, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Redstone Building, 2940 16th Street (at Capp Street) San Francisco
What:  Eviction Free San Francisco hosts Fernando Marti and James Tracy in a presentation on the history of displacement in San Francisco and about tents fighting back.
Information:  evictionfreesf.org
Source:  Facebook events

San Francisco Young Democrats/Black Young Democrats of San Francisco 
When:  February 11, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What:  Join the San Francisco Young Democrats and the Black Young Democrats of San Francisco and they welcome and show some love to the new 2015 board members.  
Information: sfyd.org
Source:  Facebook events

Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Final Open House
When:  February 11, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Lick-Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Avenue,  San Francisco
What:  Final Open House for the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project.  Ways to improve connections between the Ocean Avenue Commercial District and Balboa Park Station.  Final designs will be unveiled.  Information:  Lily Langlois  lily.langlois@sfgov.org

Inner Sunset Town Hall Neighborhood Character Survey Presentation
When:  February 11, 2015  Wednesday
  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Group of neighbors with the help of Tani Elliott, a graduate student from UC Berkeley's Department of Urban Planning, designed a survey to over 1,000 randomly selected neighbors asking questions about neighborhood character and  satisfaction.  Ms. Elliott will present the survey results followed by a discussion of how these results can be used in future neighborhood planning and how a foundation for community decision making might be established.  
Information: inner-sunset.org

February 12, 2015 - Thursday

Patrick Murphy's Memorial Service
When:  February 12, 2015 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What:  Memorial services for Patrick Murphy who died on January 26, 2015.
Information: 415-441-0260
Source:  Facebook event

Rules Committee
When:  February 12, 2015 - Thursday
11:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  John Avalos, Katy Tang, Malia Cohen
Information: sfbos.org

1 Billion Rising Revolution San Francisco City Hall
When:  February 12, 2015 - Thursday
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Rotunda  San Francisco
What:  Rise for revolution, dance, drum, and demand an end to violence against women and girls. Where red.
Information  : onebillionrisingsf.org

San Francisco Tenants Union - Hops for Housing
When:  February 12, 2015 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  BeatBox, 34 11th Street, San Francisco
What:  2nd Annual Hops for Housing - Homebrew Festival.  The San Francisco Tenants Union and the city's top home brewers are teaming up for a fundraiser during SF Beer Week.  Event will showcase small batch beers from home brewers and breweries-in-planning.  All proceeds will go to SFTU to advocate for and provide counseling services to San Francisco 's struggling renters. Music will be provided by local artists.  A souvenir glass to commemorate the event will be provided to the first 200 tickets.
Tickets $30. presale online at eventbrite
$40. at the door:
Purcase tickets: hops-for-housing-2015-eventbrite.com

PUBlic Transit CRAWL #3 -  Fundraiser 14 Valentine Line
When:  February 12, 2015- Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where:  
6:00 p.m. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, 2323 Mission Street
7:00 p.m. - El Rio, 3158 Mission Street
8:00 p.m. - St Mary's Pub, 3845 Mission Street
9:00 p.m. - Pissed Off Pete's, 4528 Mission Street
What:  A FUNraiser for SF Transit Riders Union.  Riding the 14 in honor of Valentine's Day.  Starting near 16th and Mission Street BART and moving on to a new bar every hour on the hour ending in the Excelsior.  Buy drink/raffle tickets.   $5.00 - $4  drink plus $1. tip.
Information: sftru.org

Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council -  General Meeting Plans for Haight Street
When:  February 12, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Park Branch Library, 1833 Page Street, San Francisco
What:  HANC - Plans for Haight Street.  HANC hosts City Planner Lily Langlois, who has assumed charge of the Haight Ashbury Public Realm (HAPR) planning process.  Will provide an update on the project.  Also in attendance will be Christin Evans from the Haight Ashbury Merchants Association (HAMA) which worked with the Supervisor's office to secure the initial funding to initiate the public realm planning process.
Information: hanc-sf.org

February 14, 2015 - Sunday

Valentine's Day

February 16, 2015 -  Monday

President's Day 




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