Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Calendar - San Francisco Politics


September 20th - Thursday

City Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting - Ballot Measures, SPUR, 312 Sutter at Grant 5th Floor 7:30 p.m.Voting Eligibility: If you are a new member, you must have paid your dues by August 30th to be eligible to vote. Members who have let their memberships lapse but were dues-paid in the previous two years may pay their 2007 dues and vote. Information: 415-923-5252

September 22 - Saturday

Citizens for Halloween- 1 p.m. Eureka Valley Recreation Club in Castro. Lead by Alix Rosenthal. Should the Castro be closed on Halloween?

Jack Kerouac Celebration - 7 p.m. Discussion and book signing with John Leland, Joyce Johnson, Michael McClure, Barry Gifford All Saints Church, 1350 Waller Street, San Francisco, Ca. 415-863-8688

Plan Potrero Hill - Noon . Series of hands-on, in-depth workshops made by and for the residents of Potrero Hill . Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro at Southern Heights. Organized by the Thick House with the Potrero Boosters, Potrero Hill Association of Merchants and Businesses, Dogpatch Neighborhood Association, Neighborhood Coalition to Save Potrero Hill and the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House.

September 22-23 - Saturday and Sunday

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Dragon Boat Festival . Treasure Island

Autumn Moon Festival 11 a .m. to 6 p.m. San Francisco Chinatown presented by Chinatown Merchants Association Information 415-982-6306

September 23 - Sunday

5th Annual Excelsior Festival - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Persia Triangle (great food and music)

Phil Lesh & Friends - 3 p.m. Greek Theatre Information: 510-625-TIXS.

September 25 - Tuesday

Harvey Milk Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting Women's Building 3543 18th Street. Information: 415-385-9229

San Francisco School Board Meeting -6 p.m. Motion by Eric Mar and Kim-Shree Maufus to oppose Lennar Corp's Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Development Information: http:/

Garrison Keillor - Marine Veterans Memorial Auditorium 609 Sutter Street - "Prairie Home Companions " Information: 415-392-4400

September 26 - Wednesday

Garry Wills 8 p.m. Zellerbach Hall $10/15/20 Information: Information: 510-642-9988

UCSF Mission Bay Community Task Force - 7 to 9 p.m. - Community Workshop. UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Genentech Hall, Room 114, 600 16th Street at 4th Street. Examine the impact of UCSF on neighborhoods UCSF Mission Bay. Information:

Are our National Parks Prepared for the Next Century ?-5:15 p.m. Commonwealth Club 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor. Non Members $15. Information: http://www.commonwealth/ Club 415-597-6700

San Francisco Democratic Party - 7 p.m. Monthly Meeting 455 Golden Gate Avenue. Milton Marks Auditorium Information: 415-626-1161

Neighborhood Parks Council - 6 to 9 p.m. Fundraiser . Alamo Square (Hayes at Pierce). Information:

September 27 through the 30th - Friday through Sunday

43rd Annual Big Book Sale - Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center. Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. 415-437-4857

September 28, 2007- Friday

Opera at the Ballpark - 8 p.m. Live simulcast at AT&T Park, Samson and Delilah . Sit on field, behind home plate or in stands. Gates open at 7 p.m. Information:

September 29 & 30 - Saturday and Sunday

San Francisco Blues Festival - 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Gates open at 10 p.m. Great Meadow Fort Mason Information: 415-979-5588

September 29 - Saturday

13th Annual Sunset Community Festival - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunset Recreation Center, 29th Avenue & Lawton Street. Raise funds for the redesign and rebuilding of Sunset Playground. Information: or Carol 415-759-3690.

September 30 - Sunday

Folsom Street Fair - 11 to 6 p.m. 7 to 12th Folsom Street Information:

History - Summer of Love Treasure Hunt. Retrace the steps of the Grateful Dead, visit Hippy Hill, and celebrate other Haight-Ashbury adventures as part of a treasure hunt to benefit San Francisco City Guides. Register your team by calling 557-4266 or at

Comedy Day at the Park - 12 to 5 p.m. Sharon Meadows. Will Durst, Brian Copland, Mark Pitts, Will Franklin, Tom Ammiano and maybe you know who...


Judy Collins In Concert- 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street Tickets $68. Information: 415-292-1233

October 2nd - Tuesday

Joe Alioto Veronese State Senate 2008- 6 to 8 a.m., Enrico's, 504 Broadway. Fundraiser. RSVP ben@joefor

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - District Attorney Kamala Harris. 7 p.m. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco. Information: Club President Joni Eisen at 648-6740 to

October 3rd- Wednesday

Tom Ammiano for Assembly - District 13 - 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Asia SF 201 9th Street at Howard Street. Harvey Milk Club. $25 to $500. RSV 415-255-2742

October 4th - Thursday

Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth - 30th Anniversary - 5 to 8 p.m. Fort Mason Conference Center - Speaker: Dolores Huerta $75. Information: 415-239-0161 x 24 www.coleman

October 5,6,7 Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - Golden Gate Park. Information: http://www.hardlystrictly/ Bluegrass

October 6th through 13th - Saturday through Saturday

Litquake - San Francisco Literary Festival -22 events Information:

October 7th - Sunday

Italian Heritage Parade. Grand Marshal Frankie Valli. Sponsored by North Beach Chamber of Commerce

October 7th - Sunday

Castro Street Fair - 11 to 6 p.m. Information:415-841-1824.

October 8th - Monday

International Studies Academy Fundraiser - Goat Hill Pizza in Potrero Hill (300 Connecticut at 18th Street)will donate 20% of all food and drinks to ISA.

Information: 415-641-1440

October 11th - Thursday

Barbara Boxer - Fundraiser for 2010 Re-Election - Al Gore, Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street. Bonnie Rait and Jackson Browne. Information: Barbara

Eleanor Roosevelt Day

October 13th - Saturday

Potrero Hill Festival 2007 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. "All you Can Eat" Pancake breakfast DeHaro Street. Music, food.Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street. - Information: 415-826-8080

October 17th - Wednesday

Linda Ronstadt, John Rockwell and Alex Ross "Talking Music". Herbst Theatre 8 p.m. Information: 415-392-4400

October 20th - Saturday

"Lights Out San Francisco" - Turning off lights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to conserve energy.


Sheriff Michael Hennessey -(you might not know it but Mike is up for election November 2007) /

Ahimsa for Mayor -Information: Ahimsa4Mayor, 4919 B Third Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94124. Majeid Crawford Campaign Coordinator 415-424-8388.

Lonnie Holmes for Mayor - www.lonnieholmesfor 415-574-1213

Wilma Pang for Mayor - 415-296-8701

No on Prop. D - Library Users Association, P. O. Box 170544, San Francisco, Ca. 94117 Tel/Fax 415-753-2180

Yes on I. -

Yes on K - Against increase in commercial advertising in public spaces., 100 Bush Street, Suite 1580 San Francisco, Ca. 94104 415-421-2608 Fax 415-421-3027

According to Samson Wong at Asian Week rumored candidates for 2008 District 3 (Aaron Peskin's district) are Bill Lee, Claudine Cheng and David Chiu. District 1 (Jake McGoldrick district) are Milton Marks III, Alicia Wang, Sue Lee.

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