Thursday, February 21, 2008
Plan C Meeting/February/March Calendar
Meet the Moderates event was held last night at St Mary's Cathedral on Gough and Geary in their community meeting room.
Candidates invited by Plan C were given five minutes each to speak.
There was time before and after the speeches to speak to people individually along with generous refreshments.
The room was huge with statue of Patron's Saint Joseph, Saint Francis and Saint Patrick in the back of the room.
Mike Sullivan, the Chair of Plan C initially spoke and explained how important it was to pay attention and select new supervisors in the four "open" races in Districts 1, 3, 9 and 11 replacing Supervisors Jake McGoldrick, Aaron Peskin, Tom Ammiano and Gerardo Sandoval.
Joseph Michael Alioto - District 3 - Fourth generation San Franciscan (I believe he is the nephew of Angela Alioto.) He is an attorney dealing with anti-trust small business matters. He supports the ability to purchase affordable housing. Considering he was the first to speak - he was very articulate and later when I spoke to him - he was very charming.
Claudine Cheng - District 3 - Has been an active volunteer in community matters for over 20 years. Believes in home ownership. Claudine is the President/Chair of the Treasure Island Development Authority and an active member in SPUR. She is sensitive to development and wants to improve the quality of life in San Francisco. email@example.com
Eric Storey - District 9 -He is an activist in District 9 and believes he will bring new leadership to the Board of Supervisors. He has a great website - www.ericstorey.com. He believes Bernal Heights top stated concerns are safety, beautification and transportation.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-826-3955, P. O. Box 2716, S.F. Ca. 94126
Lynn Jefferson - District 3 - Neighborhood activist for 15 years and an active member of North Beach Neighbors. She believes in the power of the community. She will answer questions, she will listen and she believes in public service.
Ahsha Safai - District 11 - He talked about the "forgotten neighborhood" with many people believing District 11 is really a part of Daly City. He talked about diversity of the district and how he wants to increase city services in the District. He believes in homeownership and smart growth including saving St Lukes Hospital. I believes he works for Mayor Newsom, and has been endorsed by Mayor Newsom for Supervisor in District 11. People were lined up to meet him after the speeches, which means he impressed people with his presentation. His website is under construction at www.ahshasafai.com
Alicia Wang - District 1 - A resident for over 15 years, she talked about being a mother and caring about the Richmond and the parks, parking, transit and home ownership. Alicia gave one of the best presentations of the evening. Alicia is the Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party and a superdelegate! Alicia Wang for Supervisor, 4930 Fulton Street #205, S.F. Ca. 94121 Phone: 415-750-1126; email@example.com
Wilma Pang - District 3 - Has been active in San Francisco since 1976. Very active in the arts and Chinatown. Believes because of tourism District 3 his very important for the economy of San Francisco especially in regards to art, the city's culture and history.
Kevin Wilson - District 1 - - Plan C member and Richmond Democratic Club member. He cares about the small merchants and affordable housing.
There were two more speakers, one in District One and one in District Three but I did not get their names.
Considering that this the supervisor races are still in their beginning stages everyone did very well and it was helpful that Plan C put this event together.
Other attendees included Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, Ron Dudum who said he was thinking of running in District Four (he reminded the audience that Plan C endorsed him in the last election where Supervisor Ed Jew won the election), Sue Lee who is thinking of running in District One, Clay Harrell and Mike Ege from City Democratic Club and Kevin Malone.
David Chiu was there, a candidate for Supervisor in District 3 - who did not speak but was there the whole evening (he was initially invited to speak and then asked not to speak).
I did my best with the information above, the best place to find information on the Board of Supervisor races is The Usual Suspects website www.sfusualsuspects.com - they keep up-to-date information all in one place. This website is a great way to start every morning!
Again, thanks should be given to Plan C and their board members Gordon Friedman, Bob Gain (Secretary and Treasurer), Larry Garrett, Baha Hariri (Endorsements chair), Mark Kelleher (Board Resources Chair), Mark Mayland, Linda Richardson, Andrew Sullivan, Mike Sullivan (Chair) and Jordanna Thigpen.
Plan C - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 415-990-8014 Address: Plan C San Francisco, P. O. Box 26286, San Francisco, Ca. 94226
February 21, 2008 - Thursday
SPUR - How will local communities address global warming? Join Joe DiStefano, a Principal with Calthorpe Associates, Alexander Quinn who leads EDAW's sustainable economics practice and Stuart Cohen, executive director of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC). They will discuss pending state legislation that could impact local planning and transportation policy, how regional planning efforts can address climate change and methods for internalizing a project's carbon costs so as to create incentives for more sustainable development. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor Information: 415-781-8726 email@example.com
The Future of Democracy in Southeast Asia - Asia Society Northern California, The Asia Foundation, U.C. Berkeley Center for Southeast Asian Studies, USF Center for he Pacific Rim, and the World Affairs Council, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Asiaa Foundation, 465 California Street, 15th Floor, Julia Morgan Ballroom, $15. non-members Information: 415-421-8707 Source: Asia Society Events
Democratic Debate - CNN - 5 to 6:30 P.m. Debate in Texas.
SPUR - Win-Win Transportation Solutions - Speaker Todd Litman is the Executive Director of the Victoria transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization in Canada. He has been a part of numerous groundbreaking studies on the true cost of driving, transportation demand management, parking and much more. Special Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor. Information: 415-781-8726 firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadway Community Meeting with SFPD's Captain Dudley - Broadway Community Meeting 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street. Topics: Officer deployment, peak hours, arrest statistics, changing businesses, traffic control measures, barricade deployment, no stopping policy, extended hours permits.
City Lights - Poet in New York - A celebration for Poet in New York by Frederico Garcia Lorca. 7 p.m. 261 Columbus Ave., S.F. Information: citylights.com Phone 415-362-8193
City Democratic Club - Gerardo Sandoval (candidate for Superior Court Judge) 7:30 p.m., SPUR office, 312 Sutter St. (at Grant) , 5th Floor. Information: 415-923-5252 email@example.com
The Panama Pacific Exposition of 1915 - Lecture with Nancy DeStefanis who discusses the history, what remains of the Exposition, and the birds who continue to visit. The Hawaii Pavilion at the 1915 Exposition introduced the ukulele. Ka'ala Carmack will perform songs with many of his students. Randall Science Museum, 199 Museum Way, Corona Heights, S.F. Free Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
February 22, 2008 - Friday
Rent Control Legislation Announcement -Sen. Carole Migden is introducing legislation to require the replacement of demolished rent controlled units with an equal number of rent controlled units. This is an amendment to the Costa Hawkins law which currently exempts any new construction from rent control. Under her amendment, when rent controlled units are demolished-they will be replaced with rent controlled units. Press conference announcing this legislation is February 22, 2008 - Friday at 11 a.m. on the steps of City Hall. Information: email@example.com
February 22, 2008 to February 24 - Friday through Sunday
California Republican Party Convention - Hyatt Regency San Francisco
February 23, 2008 - Saturday
X-Files - Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny with X-Files creator Chris Carter and co-writer and producer Frank Spotnitz - WonderCon -Moscone Center . Information: www.comic.con.org Source: Super Natural 66
Save Rent Control - Voter Registration No on 98. 10 a.m. at the San Francisco Tenants Union, 558 Capp Street (at 21st Street - look for Victorian House). Muni lines 14 or 49, Bart 16th or 24th stops. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org 282-5525
San Francisco League of Women Voters - League Membership Breakfast - How the League Really Does It 10 a.m. to Noon. Home of board member Suzanne Stassevitch, 1050 Filbert Street, San Francisco Learn about the League's positions at the local and national levels, and how they use these positions to influence policy. Refreshments. RSVP: 989-8683 or email email@example.com s
Chinese New Year Community Street Fair - 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Grant Avenue from California to Pacific.
CitiApartments Tenants Meeting - Saturday Noon to 2 at Central City SRO Collaborative, 259 Hyde Street (at Eddy). Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
San Francisco Freeze Powell & Market at 3:15 p.m. Cable Car turn around (Powell & Market). Simply stop movement when you hear "the sound" and resume movement when you hear "the sound" again over and over. Saturday February 23, 2008 - Information: email@example.com. Source: Laughing Squid
Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Market and Second Streets - Celebrating the Year of the Rat, Lunar Year 4706. Parade route begins on Market and Second and ends on Kearny. Source: S. F. Chronicle
February 24, 2008
Chinese New Year Community Street Fair - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grant Avenue from California to Pacific.
Willie Brown -Grace Cathedral lecture and interview with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. Will discuss his book "Basic Brown". 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street (@Taylor Street), S.F. Information: www.gracecathedral.org
February 25, 2008 - Monday
Legislation requiring sellers and buyers of apartment buildings to tell tenants in those buildings what their rights are.- Monday, February 25 - Apartment Sales disclosure Hearing, 1 p.m. City Hall, Room 263 . Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee - 27th Annual Public Managerial Excellence Awards - Awards Ceremony and Reception 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Rotunda at City Hall, S.F. MFAC was founded 30 years ago under Mayor George Moscone as a select group of business representatives and community leaders committed to the idea of a fiscally responsible government in San Francisco. Tickets $50. email@example.com 415-781-8726 ext 120
San Francisco Organizing Project -25th Anniversary Soul of the City Event -Cocktail Reception 5:30 until 8 p.m. Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italian, 3560 18th Street (between Guerrero & Valencia) S.F. 2008 Community Builder Award Honorees: Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Zellerback Family Foundation (Lina Avidan, Program Executive, Blue Shield of California Foundation (Crystal Hayling, President & CEO), SFOP Clergy. $75. Individual Ticket. Information: Pat Bregant 415-821-5000 xt 7 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Affairs Council - Philip Shenon discusses his book "The Commission" regarding 9/11 Commission. 6 to 7 p.m. World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, Second Floor, S.F. $15. non member Information: www.itsyourworld.org
Sunset Community Democratic Club - Meet Congressional Candidate Jackie Speier - Co-Sponsor event 7 p.m. at Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Avenue and Taraval. Information: Frank Noto email@example.com
February 26, 2008 - Tuesday
SPUR - Long-range transportation planning in your National Park - 12:30 to 1:30 312 Sutter St. S.F. Join Nancy Hornor, the GGNRA's Chief of Planning; Gay Page, a senior transportation planner for the National Park Service ; and project manager Linda MacIntyre to learn about their efforts to develop a "holistic and long-term view of transportation in the GGNRA system including new shuttles and the Marin-Headlands Fort Baker Transportation infrastructure and management plan. Information: 415-781-8726 firstname.lastname@example.org
Seawall Lot 337 RFQ Development Concepts Public presentations and meetings. Port Commission Meeting Ferry Building, 2nd Floor 3 p.m.
"Wallace Stegner and the American West" - Booksigning by author Philip Fradkin. Philip Fradkin shared the Pulitzer Prize as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and was western editor of Audubon magazine. 7 p.m. Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, S.F. Information: 863-8688 email@example.com
February 27, 2008 - Wednesday
Project Homeless Connect 21 - 8:30 a.m. Bill Graham Civic auditorium - come volunteer. 99 Grove Street S.F. Information: www.sfconnect.org
*Fix Masonic Neighborhood Rally - 11 a.m. in front of San Francisco Day School, 350 Masonic and Golden Gate. Celebrating last week's unanimous passage of legislation calling for bike, ped, and traffice calming changes on Masonic. Information: www.sfbike.org
SPUR - Upper Market Planning Process - 12: 30 1:30 312 Sutter St., S.F. $5. non-member. Come hear Sarah Dennis from Market & Octavia Better Neighborhoods Plan and representatives of Moore lacofano Goltsman (MIG) as they walk us through the Upper Market planning process. Information: 415-781-8726 firstname.lastname@example.org
Luke Klipp -A Campaign Kick-Off and fundraiser for Luke Klipp. - featuring vocals by Luke Klipp and Piano accompaniment by Matt Bamm, 6 to 8 p.m. Octavia Lounge, 1772 Market Street, S.F. Refreshments will be served: no-host bar. Suggested donation at the door $30. Information: www.lukehklipp.com Source: Handout
Police Commission Meeting - 6 p.m. Community Meeting in the Bayview District at the Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street. Station Captain John Loftus will hear comments from the public concerning protection issues in the Bayview district. Information: 415-553-1667
*San Francisco for Democracy - The endorsement committee of SF4Democracy PAC meets to plan the endorsement process for the June, 2008 election. There will also be a meeting of the Political Affairs committee. 7 to 9 p.m. Ritual Coffee Rosters, 1026 Valencia Street between 21st and 22nd Street. 2 hour meeting. Political Affairs Director: Erich Albrecht at email@example.com
San Francisco Democratic Central Committee - 7 p.m. State Building, Milton Marks auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Ave., S.F. Information: 415-626-1161
Green in the City - Join SPUR Young Urbanists in a discussion about what it means to be green in San Francisco. Come hear Anne Vollen of Green Zebra; Peter Liu - initial founder and Vice Chair of New Resource Bank and Nikki Martinez of EcoTuesday. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, $20. for non members SPUR Young Urbanist Membership: $55. Information :415-781-8726 ex 120 . Young Urbanists is a new SPUR initiative that seeks to attract people 40 and under who appreciate San Francisco and are interested in deepening their involvement in civic affairs.
Barack Obama - Stand Up Comedy Fundraiser- The Holy Grail, 1233 Polk Street, S.F. 9:30 p.m. (two hours) Wednesday. Comics Ross Turner, Jason Resler, Nato Green, Yayne Abeba and special guests. $10 to $5. Donation. Every penny of the cover goes to the campaign. Information: 415-928-1233
February 28, 2008 - Thursday
Central District - Captain Dudley - Fisherman's Wharf Town Hall Meeting - 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton on Fisherman's Wharf, 2500 Mason Street . S F Discussion topics will include presentations from the Community Benefits District and activities planned for the upcoming months. Information: 415-315-2400
Golden Gate Toll Bridge Meeting - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Form Mason Conference Center, Landmark Building A, San Francisco. Meeting regarding increasing tolls by $1. Information: www.goldengate.org
February 29, 2008 - Friday
California State Senate Candidates Forum - Novato Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the San Rafael and Petaluma Chambers are hosting a California State Senate Candidates Forum in Novato. Co-sponsored by Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce, San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce and North Bay Leadership Council. The forum will be moderated by columnist Dick Spotswood. 8:30 to 10 a.m. $25. at Unity in Marin, 600 Palm Drive, Novato (Hamilton area). Information to register 887-1164 or register online at www.novato.chamber.com.
March 1, 2008 - Saturday
Seawall Lot 337 - Advisory panel will convene all-day SWL 337 public workshop 9:30 a.m. at Jelly's Cafe, 295 Terry Francois Blvd., S.F. across from SWL 337. Four Suitors: 1. San Francisco Giants; The Cordish Company; Farallon Capital Management 2. Build Inc.; Cherokee Investment Partners; UrbanGreen Devco 3. Kenwood Investments; Boston Properties Inc.; Wilson Meany Sullivan 4. Federal Development; Lehman Brothers; Construction Management and Development The workshop will be formatted to enable development teams and community stakeholders to have a direct exchange on the public's response to the development concepts. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org Source: socketsite.com
Barack Obama - SF+Texas+Obama 4 days - San Francisco descends upon Texas for March 1 through 4th. Information: Linda Leu 301-646-0530 email@example.com
6th Annual Celebrity Crab Festival - Union Square - Fundraiser for the San Francisco 49ers Foundation. Food, beer and wine tastings. Noon to 3 p.m. Members of the San Francisco 49ers team up with local chefs to demonstrate the art of cracking crab. The noon time demonstration will be followed by a timed crab cracking and cleaning contest. For a minimal sampling fee, local restaurants will provides tastes of crab and sample beer and wine. Music from Diego's Umbrella, family entertainment including children's booth, and raffles. Meet 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders and 49ers Mascot Sourdough Sam. Admission is free. Tickets for food, beer and wine tastings $5 each or 6 for $25. Information: 415-781-7880 or www. unionsquaresf.net
Jane Ganahl - "Naked on the Page" - Celebrate the paperback release with a reading by Jane Ganahl. (book recently opted for a TV series on TBS). Book signing follows event. Glen Park Library , 2825 Diamond Street (near Bosworth). Library Sponsored Public Program 2 to 3 p.m. Information: 415-557-4400
March 2, 2008 - Sunday
Memorial Tribute to Alexander "Sandy" Taylor - Publisher of Curbstone Press - 1 to 3 p.m. San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, S.F. As Founder and Co-Director of the non-profit literary arts organization, Curbstone Press, Alexander "Sandy" Taylor routinely placed an emphasis on contemporary writing from Latino, Latin American and Vietnamese cultures in his publications. Taylor will be remembered by Alejandro Murguia, Boadiba, George Evans, Maketa Groves, Jack Hirschman, Elaine Katzenberger, Maxine Hong Kingston, Devorah Major, Rosemary Manno, Sarah Menefee, Barbara Paschke, Luis Rodriguez, Arlene Scully, James Scully, Alastair Taylork, Paul Yamazaki and Daisy Zamora. Event is free and open to the public. Information: 415-557-4400
March 3, 2008 -Monday
Lobbyist's Training - 12 noon to 1 p.m. City Hall, Room 421. This training is for lobbyists, their representatives, the Board of Supervisors, member 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. Information: Kristian Ongoco 415-252-3100. Please RSVP by 2-28-08.
March 4, 200 8- Tuesday
Primaries: Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont.
Potrero Hill Democratic Club State Senate Debate- Candidates Joe Alioto Veronese, Mark Leno, Carol Migden, Joe Nation. Moderator Philip DeAndrade. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro at Southern Heights, San Francisco. 7 p.m. Information: www.phdemclub.org 415-648-6740 - Joni Eisen, President
March 6, 2008 - Thursday
Dee Dee Myers - "Why Women Should Run the World" Myers was appointed the White House press secretary for Clinton. She holds the distinction of being the first women and second-youngest person to occupy the position. Commonwealth Club 11:30 a.m. $15 non-members 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor S.F. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Panel: Housing in the New AIDS Generation - Commonwealth Club 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F. - 5:30 p.m. $15 non-members. Housing in the New AIDS Generation: Where we are now, and where are we going? Brian Basinger, Director, AIDS Housing Alliance/SF; Cecilia Chung, Deputy Director, Transgender Law Center and Human Rights Commissioner; Dan Bernal, District Director for Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Amy Tharpe, Deputy Director, Mayor's Office of Housing; Margot Antonetty, Director of Programs, San Francisco Department of Public Health - Housing and Urban Health. Information: email@example.com
State Senator Carole Migden - Fundraiser at Roe, 651 Howard Street (at Hawthorne) free valet parking 5:30 to 7 p.m. Individual tickets $100. up . Join Warren Hellman, Hon. Dennis Herrera, Reverend Cecil Williams, Feysan Lodde, Dede Wilsey, Marcia Smolens, Elmy Bermejo, the California League of Conservation Voters, the National Women's Political Caucus, the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance, Michael Casey/Unite HERE Local 2, and Larry Mazzola/Plumber and Pipefitters Local 38. RSVP Annie Eagan 415-269-5105 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
March 8, 2008 - Saturday
Crossroads Irish American Festival - The 2008 Crossroads Festival kicks off with a panel discussion on discovering heritage. Author Daniel Tobin and others will discuss the hidden and untold histories of the overlooked lives of activists, literary figures and other in Irish history as well as the importance of connecting with person and family histories. Main Library Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove). Saturday - 2 to 4 p.m. Information: www.irishamericancrossroads.org Source: San Francisco Library
"Brass Diva: The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman:- Author Carl Flinn will discuss his book. Release of this book coincides with the centennial of Merman's birth. Co-sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Center. Main Library, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove). 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 8th. 4 to 5 p.m. Latino/Hispanic Information: 415-557-4400