Saturday, November 3, 2007

San Francisco Democratic Party Dinner/ Calendar

San Francisco Democratic Dinner - Mark Hopkins -
Huge success. Dinner honored Ro Khanna, Speaker of the House - Nancy Pelosi and Jane Morrison and Agar Jaicks were given the Sue Bierman Memorial Award.

Agar and Jane, as always, were straight forward, honest and not afraid to tell you want they think.
November 3, 2007 - Saturday
Senator Leland Yee and the SF Democratic Party needs help for GOTV events, 10:30 a.m. 155 Sansome Street, Suite #520. S.F. Confirm information: 415-626-1166 or
Longest Walk 2 Benefit Concert - 7 p.m.The Fillmore with Dennis Bank & Floyd Red Crow Westerman featuring Kris Kristofferson, Taj Mahal, Peter Coyote . Proceeds benefit The Nowa Cuming Institute. Doors open at 6 p.m. $100 day of show. Information:
November 4, 2007 - Sunday
San Francisco Jewish Bookfest - 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Keynote: Michael Chabon. Will speak about the visceral power of memory and his own long journey as a writer and Jew in search of identity. Michael Chabon will sign books from noon to 12: 30 in the Pottruck Family Atrium. 3200 California Street, S.F. Pre-registration is required. Contact JCCSF P. O. Box at 415-292-1233 or email
Regional Meeting of Region 4/Northern CA Statewide Platform Hearing. The California Democratic Party invites all Democrats to help shape their Blueprint for 2008. Join their effort to promote a progressive platform. Regional meeting starts begins at 2 p.m. - Platform hearing begins at 3 p.m. Location: 455 Golden Gate at Larkin and Polk Streets, S.F. Information: August Longo, Region 4 Director 415-777-1314

North Beach Citizens -Fundraising Dinner 6 p.m. San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. Honoring Denise McCarthy $150. Information: 772-0918.
November 5, 2007 Monday
*Hearing on Illegal Encampments: City Hall. 10 a.m. Room 263, the Mayor's legislation clarifying the definition of illegal encampments will be before the Government Audit and Oversight Comittee chaired by Supervisor Elsbernd. The law change will clarify illegal activity in the park to allow for outreach and enforcement against against illegal encampments. It will also allow the City to minimize illegal encampments, which threaten health and safety in the parks. Information:

SPUR - 2007 Silver Spur Awards Luncheon - Reception 10:30 a.m. Luncheon Noon to 1:30 p.m. Moscone Center North, Howard Street. Honorees: Paula Collins, Dr. Marcos Gutierrez, Jon Osaki, Walter H. Shorenstein . $150. Information: 415-781-8726
November 6, 2007 Tuesday
Vote! 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Information: 415-554-4375
November 7, 2007 Wednesday
Holiday Rink at Embarcadero - through January 15, 2008 Justin Herman Plaza Information:
*Pier 70 Master Plan: Community Workshop. Area from Illinois Street to the Bay, between 20th and 22nd Streets. 5 to 8 p.m. at UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Genentech Hall (600 16th Street, Room 114.)
Labor Archives & Research Center "Spanning the Gate" - Opening Reception for Exhibit of Photographs 5:00 to 7 p.m. J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue. Information:
*Cargo Way Streetscape Project: Community Workshop - Redevelopment Agency and the Port of San Francisco will host a community workshop to discuss conceptual design alternatives for Cargo Way in the India Basin Industrial Park project area. Runs between Third and Jennings Streets, terminating at Heron's Head Park. 6 to 8 p.m. at City College of San Francisco - Evans Campus (1400 Evans Avenue at Mendell ) room 227A. Information: Kelley Kahn at San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 415-749-2419 or
Obama'08 - Official Campaign Strategy Meeting (Organizing). 6:30 p.m. Host: Eric Gruber, The Hive Advertising, 639 Front Street #1, S.F. Ca. Information:

November 8, 2007 Thursday

*Golden Gate Park Skate Park Legislation-Meeting at City Hall at 1 p.m. in Room 263 at City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee will consider legislation by Supervisor Mirkarimi which calls for the creation of a skate park in Golden Gate Park. The ordinance authorizes the skate park to be built at the "Horseshoe Pits" located behind the Conservatory of Flowers or in suitable location.Central Subway Community Advisory Group - Chinatown/North Beach Community Meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Gordon J. Lau Elementary School, 950 Clay . Information:
*SFMTa - Municipal Transportation Agency - Community Meeting Central Subway Project. - Chinatown/North Beach 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Gordon Lau Elementary School, 950 Clay Street. Information:
November 9, 10 -Friday and Saturday
"Rose" - Olympia Dukakis - Concert reading epic story of Jewish octogenarian looking back on her life. JCCSF Box Office 415-292-1233. $55. 3200 California Street.
November 9, 10, 11 - Friday, Saturday and Sunday
*Green Festival. Three-day party. 150 visionary s
peakers including Deepack Chopra and Dr. Andrew Weil. Information:
November 10th - Saturday
*Neighbors of San Francisco General Hospital- Benefit dinner and fundraising auction . Organization needs to raise funds to hire safety and noise experts to respond to helipad being proposed by San Francisco General Hospital. $90. 7 to 10 p.m. : Nape, 953 De Haro Street. Information:
*Arts and Culture Free 4 all- 12 cultural institutions are open for free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
California Academy of Sciences, California Historical Society, Cartoon Art Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, GLBT Historical Society, Museum of the African Diaspora, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, SF Camerawork, SFMOMA, The Society of California Pioneers, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Zeum. Information:
November 12th - Monday
*SPUR - Post-election recap. Jim Stearns with pollster and analyst David Latterman will review election. 12:30 to 1:30 $5. 312 Sutter Street. Information:
*Democratic Women's Forum: "Stealing the Presidential Election Again" 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Canton Restaurant, 655 Folsom Street, S.F. Speakers: Senator Carole Migden, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Art Torres, Scott Wiener. $45. Information:
November 13th - Tuesday
*Small Business Contracting Workshop - 4 to 8 p.m. City Hall South Light Court, City Hall. Small Business Procurement Workshop and Networking Event. Information: 415-554-6134 or
*San Francisco Sewer System Master Plan Project - 5:30 to 8 p.m. Southeast Community Facility, Alex J. Pitcher, Jr Community Room, 1800 Oakdale Avenue. Information:
*Balboa Park Station Area Plan - Information presentation. Including The Ocean Avenue Art Installation, the Kragen site, City College of San Francisco, The Phelan Loop, the Geneva Office Building restoration, New Ingleside Branch Library and open Space, The Station Area (Muni and Bart) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lick Wilmerding High School, Conference Room A, 755 Ocean Ave. Information: Kate McGee or 415-558.6367
*Robert Louis Stevenson. - San Francisco Museum and Historical Society celebrate the writer's life on his birthday. St. John's Presbyterian Church, 25 Lake Street Information: 775-1111 ex 5. $5. 7:30 p.m.
November 14th - Wednesday
*SPUR - Reception Supervisor Carmen Chu, new Supervisor in District 4. 5:30 p.m. to 7 312 Sutter Street. Information:
International Museum of Women - Alice Walker - Omni San Francisco Hotel, 500 California Street. 5 p.m. Book Signing: 7 to 7:30 p.m.
State Senator Carole Migden- Fundraiser at Lulu's. 816 Folsom at 4th Street 5:30 to 7 p.m. $100. up. Information: Annie Eagan 415-269-5105
*Russian Hill Neighbors General Meeting - Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier discusses Va Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit and its impact on Russian Hill. Thurman Hall Fellowship Church, 2041 Larkin Street 6 p.m.
*San Francisco Sewer System Master Plan Project - 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 1145 Market Street lst Floor Conference Room. Information:
*National Park Council Coalition Meeting - 6 to 8 p.m. City Hall, Room 278, Strategies for achieving park safety. Information:
November 15th - Thursday
Memorial - Jim Rivaldo - City Hall Rotunda. 6 p.m. Refreshments to follow in South Light Court
November 16th - Friday
Teamsters Joint Council no. 7 100th Anniversary - City Hall Rotunda 6 p.m. Information: 415-467-7768
Mint Plaza Grand Opening - 10 a.m. to Noon. Jessie and Mint Streets at 5th
November 17th - Saturday
Voter Registration Mobilization - San Francisco Democratic Party 10:30 a.m. 155 Sansome Street, Suite #520. Information: 415-626-1162.
Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club -Candidate debate for Senate District 3. Candidates: State Senator Carole Migden, Assemblyman Mark Leno and Joe Alioto Veronese. 3 to 5 p.m. State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Milton Marks Auditorium, S.F. Moderator: Belva Davis. Information: Howard Grayson 415-765-0970

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