Lit Crawl - part of Litquake 07 in the Mission Saturday night. 200 authors in three hours in 35 venues. An ambitious undertaking. Huge success. How could you not succeed - culture, people, the hottest part of town and nice weather.
The second venue was "San Francisco Chronicle: The Daily Dish" at 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission Street. Huge room, huge crowd. Eve Batey the Editor for On Line for the Chronicle did a good job of introducing everyone by reading on line comments from the readers about each one of these individuals. (very funny).
Litquake is now on the map and a success. It will be a hard balance next year to come up with innovative, fun venues and deal with the crowds. Lots of effort went in Liquake. Worthwhile for independents bookstores, writers and San Francisco. Valencia/Mission/Guerrero Street is the best part of town!
October 16th - Tuesday
SPUR - Community Benefit Districts in San Francisco. (business improvement districts). Wharf, the Fillmore, Tenderloin, Castro/Upper Market, Central Market and Noe Valley. Marco Li Mandri will talk about how to form these CBDs. 12:30 to 1:30 312 Sutter Street #500, S.F. Non-Members $15 Information: 415-781-8726 http://spur.org/
Quintin Mecke for Mayor (great campaign slogan - "Because we Can Do Better") - Candidates Forum at Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California Street, S.F. 7 to 9 p.m. Information: http://qformayor.com/
October 17th through November 30th
San Francisco Jazz Festival - http://sfjazz.org/
October 17th - Wednesday
SPUR - Fred Blackwell new head of San Francisco Redevelopment . 5: 30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor. Information: 415-781-8726 http://spur.org/
San Francisco Neighborhood Business Awards - Urban Solutions 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, Ca. $50. Information: 415-346-0199http://urbansolutionssf.org/
Mobility, Access, and Pricing Study - San Francisco County Transportation Authority is conducting interactive workshop regarding the possibility of charging motorists a user fee to access congested areas or routes during the most congested periods. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Milton Marks Conference Center, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, S.F. Information: Zabe Bent: 415-522-4800 firstname.lastname@example.org http://sfmobility.org/
October 18th - Thursday
Carl Bernstein - Discussion "A Woman in Charge" book about Hillary Clinton . Stacey's 12: 30 p.m. 581 Market Street, S. F. Information: http://www.staceys.com/
Japantown Better Neighborhood Plan Community Meeting - discussion about the future. 6 to 9 p.m. Japanese Cultural & Community Center, 1840 Sutter Street. Information: 415-575-9068
2007 San Francisco Beautiful Awards - City Hall Rotunda S.F. 6 p.m. $200. up. Information: Ron Wong 415-355-9988
October 20th - Saturday
Transit Effectiveness Project Community Meeting - Discussion on ways to make Muni more effective. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monroe Elementary School, 260 Madrid Street at Excelsior Ave. Information: http://sftep.com/ 415-701-4599
Transit Effectiveness Project Community Meeting - Discussion on ways to make Muni more effective 3 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. St Peter's Catholic Church 1200 Florida Street at 24th Street . Information: http://sftep.com/ 415-701-4599Saturday Pedestrian Safety & Advocacy - Third Annual Peak to Peak Walk, 12 mile Challenge, Mt. Davidson to Coit Tower - 15 peaks. 12 miles 8:30 a.m. West Portal Tunnel Registration by Oct. 17th - $ 75. Information: http://www.walksf.org/ 415-421-walk
Light-Out San Francisco - Dolores Park 5:30 to 9 p.m. Live music including local banks and DJ's to Opera in the Dark Information:http://lightsoutsf.org/
Lights Out San Francisco" No lights from 7 to 8 p.m. Install one energy-efficient light bulb. http://sfpower.org/
October 21st - Sunday
Sunday Fiesta on the Hill - Bernal Heights Street Fair- Cortland Avenue 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sila and the Afrofunk Experience, pony rides, petting zoo, celebrity dunking tank. Information: bhnc.org and click Fiesta .
Absentee Ballots in Person City Hall (Early voting): Ground Floor, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 48. : 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (the last two weekends before Election Day). 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election Day .
Absentee Ballots must arrive at the Department of Elections' City Hall office or at any San Francisco polling place by 8:00 p.m. Election Day. Information: http://sfgov.org/
Java House - FYI - 15 year Lease with the Port of San Francisco is being finalized. $2,045 a month rent with 7.5% gross revenues.