November 20th - Tuesday
San Francisco Gray Panthers - General Meeting 1 p.m. Unitarian-Universalist Center, Fireside Room, 1187 Franklin. Injustice in the City, The SF-8, Gang Injunctions, Matrix Redux, Kiilu Nyasha, Damone Hale, Jenny Friedenbach.
SF Plastic Bag Ban Bash - ChicoBag Company, San Francisco Department of the Environment, HANC and the Surfrider Foundation are inviting everyone to a party to celebrate the passing of the ban of plastic bags. 6 to 9 p.m. at 111 Minna Gallery. Live music by DJ Brent Northey with appearance by Bag Monster, Old Bag Chic and a Trashy Fashion show with guest speakers including Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi. Hors d'ouvres will be served with a no-host bar. $5. donation with proceed to benefit partnering non-profit agencies.
November 27th - Tuesday
Harvey Milk Memorial March - 6 to 7 p.m. 60 minutes - March to commemorate the assassination of Harvey Milk. Details to be announced.
San Francisco for Democracy General Membership Meeting - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. San Francisco Police Department District Community Room 630 Valencia Street. Agenda Items:
1. Stand up for Debra Bowen campaign.
2. Marriage Equality. Presentation by Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis (API Equality & Marriage Equality USA) followed by an endorsement vote.
3. Special budget budget report for the new year.
San Francisco for Democracy Federal Action Meeting. Agenda Items:
1. Update and discussion on the Presidential Primary endorsement process (members of SF4D are automatically members of SF4D Federal Action).
2. Opportunity for members who do not have e-mail to vote in the Demo Choice poll by
filling out a paper ballot that will be available at the meeting:
November 28, Wednesday
San Francisco Labor Council Public Employee Breakfast. Special Guest Speaker Supervisor Tom Ammiano. 8 a.m. Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Ave. RSVP to Emily at 415-440-4809o . Information: http://www.sflaborcouncil.org/
Frank McCourt - Commonwealth Club - author of "Angela's Ashes" has children's book out called "Angela and the Baby Jesus". 5:30 p.m. 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco
Yoshi's opening in San Francisco . 1300 Block of Fillmore. Jazz club and Japanese Restaurant.
November 29, 2007 Thursday
Theresa Sparks - President of San Francisco Police Commission. Will discuss her life of activism and public service including be transgendered, Vietnam Veteran, CEO of Good Vibrations and named 2003 California Woman of the Year by the California State Assembly. 6 p.m. Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor S.F. $15. non-members
Tribute to Philip Whalen - 7 p.m. City Lights Bookstore. Readings by Michael Rothenberg, Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure, David Meltzer, Norman Fischer and Leslie Scalapino. Celebrating the release of "The Collected Poems of Phillip Whalen" by Wesleyan University Press. Information: http://www.citylights.com/
Post-Election Analysis with David Latterman - City Democratic Club 7:30 p.m. at SPUR, 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500. Information: 415-923-5252 firstname.lastname@example.org
November 30, 2007 - Friday
Building Oakland. A year into the new Oakland administration, how are the developers, business community and public sector working together to build Oakland's future. Sponsored by San Francisco Business Times. Speakers included Mayor Ron Dellums, James Falaschi, President, Transbay Holdings; Omar Benjamin, Executive Director, Port of Oakland; Joseph Haraburda, President & CEO, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; Tom Hart, Executive Vice President, Manager of Shorenstein Family Office. 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, Ca.
December 1, 2007 - Saturday
Bayview 11th Annual Unity Parade and Rally - 12 noon at Loomis and Industrial. Rally begins at 2 p.m. at The Opera House, S.F. Information: http://www.safetynetwork.org/. 415-2002-794
All Over Coffee" Paul Madonna's illustrated musings published by City Lights. SF MOMA. 2 p.m.
Celebrate Pacifica's 50th Birthday with wine and orchids. Open house at the Shelldance Nursery, 2000 Highway One, Pacifica, Ca. Wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, Music, Fun, Treasure Hunt, Door Prizes, Orchids. Pacifica items for sale. Benefits The Pacifica Historical Society, 3 to 9 p.m. $15. by mail $20 at door. Price includes 3 tastings in a keepsake. Commemorative wine glass. Sponsored by Bodega del Sur Winery and the Chit chat Cafe. http://www.pacifiariptide.com/
December 2, 2007 Sunday
Winterfest - San Francisco Bicycle Celebration - Party and Fundraiser. Silent Auction, Bike marketplace, art auction and entertainment. 6 to 10:30 p.m. at SOMARTS, Brannan and 8th Street.
December 3, 2007 Monday
Lobbyist's Training - City Hall Room 421 12 noon to 1 p.m. Training for lobbyists, their Representatives, the Board of Supervisors, members of the media, department heads, and other interested persons and is designed to explain filing and reporting obligations required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance. (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduction Code Section 2.100 et seq.) Information: Kristian Ongoco. RSVP by 11-29-2007 415-252-3100
UCSF Hospital Replacement CAG Action Team- 6 to 8 p.m. UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Genentech Hall, Room N-114 600 16th Street. Agenda will focus on traffic analysis and update on exterior design. Information: http://www.planpotrerohillsf.org/
December 4, 2007 Tuesday
SPUR -In depth look at Transit Center Tower. Paul Paradis, Hines Senior Vice President will present proposal in detail and answer questions. 12:30 to 1:30 312 Sutter Street $5.
Non-members $5. Information: http://www.spur.org/
Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Party Endorsement Party - 6:30 p.m. Presidential Primary is just around the corner: February 5th. Come share a cup of holiday cheer, listen to speakers from the Democratic primary campaigns, and cast your vote if you are a member. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco, Ca. Information: email@example.com phdemclub.org
December 5th, 2007 Wednesday
National Project Homeless Connect Day - Bill Graham Civic auditorium.99 Grove Street, San Francisco 8:30 a.m.
Central City Democrats - Holiday Party 5:30 p.m. 631 O'Farrell Street, Ground Floor Ballroom, Mark Leno, Special Guest Speaker. Central City Democrats, 415-339-8683 firstname.lastname@example.org
December 6th, 2007 Thursday
Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Wallenberg Annual Hanukkah Party. Music, cocktails and to sample latkes. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Rassela's Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore (at Geary)
judges to pick best latke include, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, Assessor Phil Teng, District Attorney Kamala Harris, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, City Treasurer Jose Cisneros and Natalie Berg - Community College Board. Information: Jessica Trubowitch mailto:Trubowitchjesstrub@hotmail. $25. non- members $36 event and membership. No-host bar
December 7th, 2007 - Friday
Debbie Reynolds in Concert- Herbst Theatre - Information 415-392-4400 http://www.ciyoffice.com/
December 8th, 2007 Saturday
Harvey Milk Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting 1 to 6 p.m. Duration: 300 minutes Details to Follow.
Democratic Women's Forum - Annual Holiday Party to honor Evelyn Wilson, the Forum's Parliamentarian, 2 to 4 p.m. at the home Of Lynne Newhouse Segal, 2100 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, Ca. Light libations, hors d'oeuvres Attendees: $25. Information: 415-861-2378, Democratic Women's Forum, P. Box 475308, SF 94147-5308
December 9, 2007 Sunday
Northern California ACLU Celebrating the Bill of Rights - 1:30 p.m. The Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell Street, S.F. Honoring Harry Belafonte with the Chief Justice Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award and the Dick Criley Activism Award. $25 per person. Information: 415-621-2493 ex 372 or email email@example.com
December 10, 2007 - Monday
Alice B. Toklas Membership Meeting - 6:30 to 8 p.m. LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street @ Octavia. Special Notice: February 2007 Endorsement vote
December 11, 2007 - Tuesday
Anne Lamott - Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. 8 p.m 3200 California Street. $18. Information: 415-292-1233
Tribute to Max Roach - The Tuesday Night Stage Band and the Jazz/Rock Improvisational Workshop under the direction of David Hardiman, Jr. featuring very special guest Dr. Willis Kirk former President of the City College of San Francisco. 8 to 10 p.m. Diego Rivera Theater, Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, Ca. Free. Information: 415-239-3580 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 12, 2007 - Wednesday
Christine Pelosi - "Campaign Boot Camp" - Has written a guidebook for citizens wanting to enter public service. Commonwealth Club - 6:30 p.m. program 7:30 reception and book signing. 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor $20 non-members
December 13, 2007 - Thursday
Alice B. Toklas Holiday Party - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 660 Castro Street. Information: http://www.alicebtoklas.org/
December 15, 2007 - SaturdayMark Russell: The Laughter and Song of Politics: 5 and 8 p.m. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street. $55. Information: 415-292-1233
Harvey Milk Democratic Club Holiday Party - 8 to 11 p.m. Cafe Flore, 2298 Market Street at Noe Street near 16th Street.
December 16, 2007 - Sunday
Irish American Democratic Club - Holiday Party 3 to 6 p.m. At the home of Eileen Kivlehan, 1494 - 7th Avenue @ Kirkham, S. F. $10. Donation. Half of which goes to St. Anthony Foundation. Information: Patty Moran 415-861-2378 and Eileen Kivlehan@415-681-2078 January 16th 2008 the Irish American Democratic Club will be making their endorsement for US Presidential election (and vote on at least three State and one City ballot proposition). They will also be making an early endorsement in January for the California State Senate District 3 which will be held June 3, 2008. You are eligible to vote if at any time you have been an IADC member and renew your $12 dues as of the day of the endorsement meeting. You can join as a new member and vote if you sign up 30 days before the meeting date, which you can do when you attend the Christmas Party, or mail your $12. dues by December 16, 2007 to Irish American . Democratic Club, 1494 7th Avenue, San Francisco, Ca. 94122. Endorsement meeting will be held at State Building. A candidate must receive 60% + 1 of the votes cast to receive endorsement. Local and state propositions must have 50% +1 of the votes cast for endorsement. Proxy voting is not allowed.
December 18, 2007 - Tuesday
Honoring John Burton - Legacy of public service - 75th birthday Benefit the John Burton Foundation for Children without homes. Fairmont Hotel 6 p.m Reception Dinner 7 p.m. Entertainment Keely Smith Tickets $500. Information: 415-348-0011 John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes c/o Kimiko Burton, 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 1142, San Francisco, Ca. 94104
Harvey Milk General Meeting - 7 to 9 p.m. Women's Building, 3543 18th Street.
Barack Obama - www.california.barackobama.com . Grassroots movement to take back America. Become a precinct captain. Join a calling squad before the February 5, 2007 primary. Go to Iowa on December 26th and work with Obama supporters through Election Day on January 3rd. Go to Nevada to help with the Nation's second caucus.
Cleve Jones - Back in town consulting on the Harvey Milk movie.
Joe Alioto Veronese - Candidate for State Senate in District Three - Led pro-bono legal team that sucessfully ensured the return of the AIDS quilt to San Francisco. 2001 ran for and won position of Municipal Utility District Director to return public generated electricity back to the municipality, saving millions of dollars for rate payers. He was the top vote getter from a field of 23 candidates and was honored by San Francisco Bay Guardian has having run "The Best First Campaign". Grandson of Mayor Joseph L. Alioto and son of former Supervisor Angela Alioto. Small business owner in Sonomo County and produces Carneros Pinot Noir. Joe's wine is bottled under the label Verotto. Joe Alioto for California Senate District Three. 700 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94111
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