Saturday, December 1, 2007

December Political Calendar

December 1, 2007 - Saturday

Better Neighborhood Plan Community Meeting 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter Street. Discussion on findngs on historic and cultural preservation, economic development, open space and building heights. Information: 415-575-9068

Illinois Street Bicycle Lanes - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at corner of Cesar Chavez and Illinois Streets. Explore the new Illinois Street bridge across Islais Creek and hear about ideas for a separated bicycle path on Cargo Way and a new entrance to Heron's Head Park. Information about Cargo plan plan: see Redevelopment Agency's web.

Bayview 11th Annual Unity Parade and Rally - 12 noon at Loomis and Industrial. Rally begins at 2 p.m. at The Opera House, Grand Marshall, Director of Community Development, Dwayne Jones , Visit from Santa Claus S.F. Information: Rev. Burch @415-240-0313 or Yvonne Johnson at 510-847-0447

"All Over Coffee" Paul Madonna's illustrated musings published by City Lights. SF MOMA. 2 p.m. Information:

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.

December 2, 2007 Sunday

Alice Waters - 2 to 4 p.m. Cost Plus, Fisherman's Wharf (next to Barnes & Noble). Signing her new book "The Art of Simple Foord".

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:

Cultural Institutions RFP Public Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue. Two opportunity sites: a new construction site south of the Parade Ground; and two Montgomery Street Barracks. The RFP follows an offer from Doris and Donald Fisher to build a public museum in the Presidio to display their collection of contemporary art. Information: 415-561-5414.

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:

Care Through Action's SF Darfur Fundraiser- Frisson. 415-956-3004 Times 6 to 9 p.m. dinner; 9 p.m. Cocktail Reception. Costs: $200. Dinner; $25. cocktail reception . All proceeds go to Friends of the World Food Program, which will benefit suffering people in Darfur.

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Party Endorsement Party - 7 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. Each candidate presentation will include a question and answer period. Written questions will be accepted before (email to and during the event. The audience may ask direct questions of all campaign speakers together at the end. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco, Ca. Information: 415-648-6740

December 5th, 2007 Wednesday

National Project Homeless Connect Day - Bill Graham Civic auditorium.99 Grove Street, San Francisco 8:30 a.m.

Neighborhood Parks Council Annual Holiday Party - 5 to 8 p.m. Bring your favorite dish to share. 451 Hayes Street, 2nd Floor @ Hayes and Octavia. Information 415-621-3260 or

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

Obama'08 - Invitation to all "old" an new Obama volunteers from congressional district 12 North (San Francisco, Daly City, Colma and Brisbane). 7 to 9 p.m. The Irish Bank, 10 Mark Lane, S.F. Host: David Williamson 415-788-7152 No host-bar. RSVP (subject:RSVP Dec. 5th). 650-416-4589 Lisa Steel (CD12 Area Leader).

December 6th, 2007 Thursday

Academy of Art University plans - hearing on their institutional master plan. Planning Commission City Hall San Francisco

Prop A - $185 million Bond - February Election. Speakers training to help park supporters make the case. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Staton Hughes, 185 Berry Street, Suite 1590 (Lobby 3). RSVP: 415-495-4910 To learn abut the bond, read these informative documents from Rec/Park's website: Clean and Safe Neighborhood Park Bond 2008 Summary and map of the major projects; Clean and Safe Neighborhood Park Bond 2008 Bond Report

Lennar Urban. Hunters Point Shipyard Small Business Networking Mixer. Location: Jewel Restaurant, 5251 Third Street, San Francisco 6 to 8 p.m. Presented by Lennar Urban and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. Speaker: Michael O'Connor, SF Small Business Commission President, Fred Jordan, San Francisco African-American Chamber of Commerce. A brief overview on the purpose of the Small Business Assistance Program and its functions. Information: Brajah Norris 415-995-4818

December 7th, 2007 -Friday

Debbie Reynolds in Concert- Herbst Theatre - Information 415-392-4400

December 8th, 2007 Saturday

Milk - New Gus Van Santa Film - Open Castings Call - 18-30 year old men. 10 a.m. t o 4 p.m. Sanchez School, 325 Sanchez School, 325 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, Ca. Information: 415-263-6877

Harvey Milk Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting 1 to 6 p.m. (no further details?)

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

Joe Alioto Veronese - Marin County Holiday Fund Raiser, 6 to 8 p.m. Hotel Acqua, 555 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley Information: marjan@joe for

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

Senator Christopher J. Dodd, World Affairs Council of Northern California, World Affairs Council Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 312 Sutter St. S.F. 4 p.m. registration program 4:30 p.m. Non-Members $25. Reservations 415-293-4600 or visit

December 10, 2007 - Monday

Upper Market Workshop and Design Plan- 6 p.m. at Harvey Milk School, 4235 19th Street at Collingwood Street - Information: Sarah Dennis 415-558-6314

Alice B. Toklas Membership Meeting - 6:30 to 8 p.m. LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street @ Octavia. Special Notice: February 2007 Endorsement vote Information:

December 11, 2007 - Tuesday

Joe Alioto Veronese - Sonoma County Holiday Fund Raiser - 6 to 8 p.m. Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, 24724 Arnold Driver, Sonoma, Ca. Information:

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:

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:

San Francisco Tomorrow Holiday Party - 6 to 9 p.m. Forest Hill Clubhouse, 381 Magellan Ave. $35. up. Information: Jane Morrison 564-1482

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Hanukkah Celebration 2007, please join us for Drinks, Dreidels and Democrats. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fiddler's Green Tavern and Restaurant, 1333 Columbus Street, S.F. No host bar and eats .Information:

"Save the News!". A conversation about journalism & democracy. 7:3o to 10 p.m. free . CounterPulse, 1310 Mission Street at 9th Street, S.F. Questions: With all the high finance and power plays, how do comunities actually get news that matters? Amidst the layoffs and shrinking newsrooms, how can reporters and editors actually do their jobs and serve the public interest? What future awaits the legions of talented young journalists graduating from the Bay Area's many outstanding journalism schools? Discussion with Rose Aguilar (KALW-FM), Carl Hall (Northern California Media Workers and SF Chronicle Science reporter). Barry Parr (, Mercury Center and co-founder). Michael Stoll (Grade the News, SJSu, SF Public Press), Josh Wilson ( . Sponsored by Shaping San francisco;; Independent Arts & Media; Redwood Age.

December 13, 2007 - Thursday

Alice Holiday Party 6:30 p.m to 8 p.m., 660 Castro Street, S.F. Information:

December 14, 2007

San Francisco Inhabitat Holiday Party 6 to 9 p.m., 848 Folsom Street, 2nd Floor, S.F. Holiday cheer. Mingle and talk sustainable design with San Francisco's leading green designers and architects . Will be selling green holiday gifts. Organic wine sponsored by Frey Winery. RSVP to

December 15, 2007 - Saturday

Mark 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


Clifford! - Clifford Waldeck has moved his store (Waldeck's Office Supplies) to 345 California Street, San Francisco Information: 415-981-3381

Obama'08 - Need to identify all current and potential Obama supporters:

Mondays - 7 to 9 p.m. - Eagle Pizzeria, 1712 Taraval St. S.F. near 27th Ave. Bring a charged cell phone.

Thursdays - 7 to 9 p.m. Ha's Chinese Restaurant - 2333 Irving Street, S.F. between 24th and 25th Ave. Bring a charged cell phone., Oakland Headquarters, 436 14th Street, Suite 305, Oakland, Ca. Phone: 510-268-1008 Lisa Steel 650-416-4589

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