Saturday, January 26, 2008

Democratic Women In Action / Jan. Calendar

Very impressive. First educational program from the brand new Democratic organization called "Democratic Women in Action". The program was at Barbara Spack's home on Powell Street across from the Fairmont Hotel (a beautiful home and view).
This meeting started early- 10 a.m. . A very serious group of women:

To support the development, passage, and implementation of legislation that will serve the interests of women, children, and families.
To provide public meetings, information campaigns, and support for legislators who focus on women, children and families.
To provide support to the Democratic Party in seeking legislative changes to serve the interest of women, children, and families.
Meeting started with introduction by the Chair, Renee Golanty-Koel with introductions by Vice Chair Jane Bernard -Powers.
Speakers included: State Senator Carole Migden, Assemblyman Mark Leno;Margaret Brodkin Executive Director of the S.F. Department of Children, Youth & Families ; Emily M. Murase, Director of SF Department on the Status of Women; Catherine Dodd - Deputy Chief of Staff for Health and Human Services and Leah Rowell, staff person for State Senator Leland Yee.

This is very serious stuff to talk about- health insurance, child care, education, criminal justice, teacher salaries, affordable housing all this going on with a huge budget deficit.

People attending included Jeannie Maher - President of the Irish Democratic Club and Claudine Cheng - candidate for Supervisor in District Three.

Officers include Barbara Spack - Recording Secretary; Evelyn Meier - Correspondence Secretary; Carol Langbort, Treasurer; Board of Directors: Kathy Johnson, Robin Brasso, Linda Richardson, Michelle Powers and Jane Morrison.

Democratic Women In Action: Address: 373 Upper Terrace, San Francisco, Ca. 94117 415-661-6267 -


January 27th, 2008 - Sunday

Neighborhood Parks Council - Walk the Richmond for Yes on Prop A -
Fulton Playground (27th between Fulton and Cabrillo) 10 a.m. They will be walking the neighborhood around Fulton Playground: Information: 415-240-4150.

Yes On Proposition 92 Rally - Lower student fees, more money for community colleges, money for education. 1 p.m, Portsmouth Square, Chinatown, S.F. Information: 415-585-2121

Writers Remembered: A Bay Area Literary Tribute. Koret Auditorium of the Main Library 1 to 4 p.m. Among those to be remembered are Phil Frank, David Halberstam, Philomene Long, Norman Mailer, Tillie Olsen, Grace Paley, Allen Wheelis. Participants this year include Richard Boyle, Sharon Doublago, S.A. Griffen, Adam Hochschild and Wavy Gravy. Information: Byron Spooner 415-771-1076

January 28, 2008 - Monday

Commonwealth Club - Political Communication: Speakers Joe Tuman, Ron Nehring, Art Torres, "How Candidates and Elections are Sold to us". 5:30 Wine and Cheese reception. 595 Market Street, San Francisco. $18. for Non Members Information:

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Democratic Presidential Candidate Forum Co-Sponsoring San Francisco discussion on the presidential primary. 7 to 8:30 p.m. San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street Kanbar Hall at Presidio
Confirmed Surrogates:
Senator Hillary Clinton - Dennis Herrera, San Franclisco City Attorney
Senator John Edwards - Betty Yee, Statea Board of Equalization Member
Senator Mike Gravel - Lynn Moiser, Daughter of Senator Gravel
Senator Barack Obama - Jonathan Spalter, Former Clinton/Gore Foreign Policy Advisor
Followed by Desert Reception and Club and Candidate Tabling Co-Sponsored by African American Democratic Club, Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club, Bernal Heights Democratic Club, Central City Democrats, Democratic Women In Action, Democratic Women's Forum, Richmond District Democratic Club, SF Young Democrats, Sunset Democratic Club, San Francisco Democratic County Central, 12th AD Democratic Club. Information: Michael Sweet 415-359-7933 or

January 29, 2008 - Tuesday

Florida Primary

Last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for February primary.

San Francisco Area Annual Youth Job Fair -
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Treasure Island Job Corps Center. Mayor Gavin Newsom, former Mayor Willie Brown and Bevan Dufty will speak. Information:

SPUR " Is California losing jobs and companies to other states?". 12:30 to 1:30 312 Sutter Street. Economist Jed Kolko of the Public Policy Institute of California will speak explaining why companies are growing, moving or leaving the state of California and what it means for our economy. $5. for non-members Information: 415-781-8726

National Park Council - January Coalition Meeting Designing an Effective Program - City Hall, Room 305 6 to 8 p.m. Hear from the Community Challenge Grant program, the Recreation and Parks Department, San Francisco Beautiful Freidel Klussmann Grants Program, an Open Space Fund expert and a member of Parks, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee. Information: RSVP Chloe Good:

January 30, 2008 - Wednesday

Focus the Nation Climate Change Conference -
San Francisco State University two day conference on global warming. 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, Jack Adams Hall 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Information:

Tom Campbell - Dean of Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley will speak at the Commonwealth Club at Fairmont Hotel 11:45 $75. Guests. Information:

Yes On Proposition 92 Rally - Lower student fees, more money for community colleges, money for education. 12 noon. City College, Ocean Campus, Ram Plaza, 50 Phelan Ave., S.F. Information: 415-585-2121

San Francisco Business Times - 2008 Book of Lists Party - Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, S.F. Single Ticket: 485. Information: 415-288-4936

San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
- Community meeting in Richmond District at Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello Street at 6 p.m.. Information: 416-553-1667

Community meeting on Muni Issues - Supervisor Carmen Chu - 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunset Recreation Center auditorium, 2225 Lawton Street at 29th Street Information:

CNN - Republican Presidential Debate sponsored by L.A. Times and Politico at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

January 31, 2008 - Thursday

Focus the Nation Climate Change Conference - (second day) San Francisco State University two day conference on global warming. 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, Jack Adams Hall 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Information:

CNN - Democratic Presidential Debate sponsored by L.A. Times and Politico in Los Angeles.

Strobe Talbott - President of Brookings Institution - Commonwealth Club, 5:30 p.m. Marriott Hotel, 500 Post Street. $30 non-members. Information:

Land Use Committee of the Bayview Hunters Point Project Area Committee (PAC) -Community Meeting and Open House - Bayview Hunters Point Waterfront - 6 to 8:30 p.m. Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 410 Hawes Street, at Innes Ave.
From Islais Creek to Candlestick Park, many changes are being considered along the Bayview Hunters Point waterfront. Comprehensive view of the development proposals including the revitalization of Hunters View, ideas for the Port's backlands property, the reuse of the PG&E Power Plant, Proposals for Candlestick Point/HP Shipyard. The meeting will include informational presentations by project representatives and City staff, followed by an Open House for continued discussion. Information: San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Kelley Kahn, 415-749-2419

Public Health Meeting - African-American Community Health Equity Council - Addresses health disparities and inequities affecting African-Americans living in San Francisco. 7 p.m. San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, S.F. Information: 415-615-9945

The Capitol Steps - Planned Parenthood Golden Gate- Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon Street, S.F. 7:30 Tickets $135. Upper Row $35. Information 415-392-4400

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