Thursday, February 7, 2008
SPUR - Post Election Recap/February Calendar
SPUR Post Election Recap with political consultant Jim Stearns and pollster and analyst David Latterman.
Egon Terplan - Economic Development and Governance Policy Director was moderator.
Interesting discussion about Tuesday's election. Even though it has only been one day David Latterman had put together a power point show with initial information.
Highest turnout, once again is District Eight. That is why the gay vote is so important - they vote. District Seven came in second in voter turnout.
Unlike the last election this election more people voted than sent in their absentee ballots. Some people might have voted differently for President if they had known Edwards was going to drop out, or they might have changed their mind about who to vote for.
Proposition A - Barack Obama campaign brought out more voters and was probably responsible for Proposition A passing. Kid issues usually do well in San Francisco.
Proposition 93 - Term Limits failed. Confusing proposition - people want term limits. It will be a long time before anyone tries to change term limits.
Presidential - Hillary Clinton won the absentee voters and Barack Obama won on election day. Clinton's support came from Latinos, Asians, women, older voters, Labor, Lesbian and Gay voters. Barack Obama did well with African Americans and white males. Class might have been a part of how people voted for president.
Barack Obama picked the states to work on Super Tuesday so on election day they picked up enough states (even if they were smaller) to "win the spin".
There was a discussion about super delegates in that they can vote for anyone. It would be a problem if going into the Democratic convention Barack Obama won the popular vote but did not have the delegate count.
Polling is difficult to do because of the "decline to state" voting.
Talked about the coming June election - which should be a lower turnout because the Presidential campaign was earlier.
SPUR - Egon Terplan - firstname.lastname@example.org
David Latterman, President, Fall Line Analytics email@example.com
James Stearns, Stearns Consulting President 415-643-8507
February 7th -Thursday
After Bali - Road Ahead on Climate Change. Commonwealth Club Luncheon with Reno Harnish III, Principal Deputy Assistance Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Diana Farrell, Director, McKinsey Global Institute; Ken Caldeira, Scientist, Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology. 11: 30 a.m. 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F. $15 Non-Members Information: 415-597-6700
Library Commission Meeting Join the discussion of future expansion plans for the Bayview Library, 4:30 p.m. San Francisco Main Library. Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street S.F. 415-557-4354 www.sfpl.org/librarylocations/libcomm.htm.
Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. Bernal Heights : 6 to 8 p.m. , Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland, S.F. Information: 415-554-8990
Hal Holbrook in "Mark Twain Tonight" - 8 p.m. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, S.F. $60 Public Information: 415-292-1233 firstname.lastname@example.org
February 8, 2008 - Friday
"Love on Wheels" The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Love on Wheels. Come see the original 70's style dating game for cyclists. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street (between Van Ness and Franklin. Doors open at 6 p.m. Game at 7 p.m. free for SFBC Members Non members $10. Free valet bike parking. Lovelorn lovebirds each quiz three possible dates (hidden from their view) and choose one to ride off with, on a date provided by one of the Bicycle Coalition. All volunteers get a free movie ticket from the Balboa Theater. . Information: email@example.com
Tango the Night Away at the Ferry Building - Ferry Building Milonga, an Argentine tango dance party to be held at the Ferry Building, Market Street at the Embarcadero from 5:30 to 8p.m. 100 dancers in the main hall to re-create the atmosphere of the grand dance halls that exist to this day in Buenos Aires. Information: 45-990-8135 Terence Larke firstname.lastname@example.org
February 9, 2008 - Saturday
15th Annual KNBR 680 Giants FanFest - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. AT&T Park. Player autograph booths, clubhouse and dugout tours and Q&A stages with Giants players. Interactive baseball games, baseball exhibits. Attendance and parking in Lot A is free.
Celebrate Camp Mather- Friends of Camp Mather (FOCM) will present a special introduction to Camp Mather. You can also register for the Mather lottery. The event will feature music, Mather inspired art show and sale, a silent auction, lunch, kid's talent show and an astronomy program, a nature walk in the park and crafts project. 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at County Fair Building (9th Avenue and Lincoln Blvd). Free. Information: Claudia Reinhart at 831-6895 or email@example.com
Noe Courts Playground Celebration - (24th and Elizabeth Streets) Valentine's event and Lunar New Year celebration. This event is in honor of recent improvements at the park. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by City and County of S.F., Mayor Gavin Newsom, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, SFRPD and Noe Valley Neighbors. Information: 415-831-2728 www.parks.sfgov.org
Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. , Mission YMCA, 4080 Mission Street Center, S.F. Information: 415-554-8990
All Over Coffee -Book Signing at Warming Hut with Paul Madonna , Presidio Bldg. 983 - end of Crissy Field. 2 to 4 p.m. Information: 415-561-3040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
February 11, 2008 - Monday
SPUR - The County in the City: Greening the Bay Area- Richard Walker, Professor of Geography at UC Berkeley, has a new book that tells the story of how the Bay Area got its green groove: "The County in the City". 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 312 Sutter St, Fifth Floor Bring your lunch. $5. for non-members Information: 415-781-8726 email@example.com
Rincon Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting 6 p.m. One Rincon Hill Sales Center, 511 Harrison Street. Representatives from the Redevelopment Agency and the Planning Department to discuss the Transbay Transit Center and the Rincon Hill development plans. Information: www.rinconhillneighbors.cor
Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 6 to 8 p.m. Castro , SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street S.F. Information: 415-554-8990
Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 6 to 8 p.m. West of Twin Peaks, Miraloma SWR Annex, 3150 20th Avenue, S.F. Information: 415-554-8990
Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Supervisor Sean Elsbernd - 6:30 to 8 p.m. LGBT Community Center on Market at Octavia. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org 415-707-2010
February 12, 2008 Tuesday
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - 2008 Annual CityBeat luncheon - Hilton San Francisco, 333 O'Farrell St. Theme: Build a sustainable San Francisco:. Topics include capitalizing on emerging opportunities for growth and economic sustainability in high-speed rail, the Transbay Terminal, the build-out of Candlestick Point and Hunters Point shipyard, and "green" development. Guest speakers included Mayor Gavin Newsom, Quentin Kopp, chairman of the State High-Speed Rail Authority; Christine Robisch, Chief Executive of Kaiser Permanente's S.F. Medical Center; and Kofi Bonner, President of Lennar Corp.'s urban land division in San Francisco. 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m $150. Information: 415-352-8858 sfchamber.com/sbaweb/events
Women Who Could Be President Gala Reception - League of Women Voters of San Francisco. 5:30 to 8 p.m., City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome Street. $150. for non-members (includes one year San Francisco League membership). Chandra Friese and mc'ed by Cheryl Jennings celebrating Five Women: Elmy Bermejo, immediate past chair of the California State Commission on the Status of Women; Kimberly Brandon, past president, San Francisco Port Commission and senior VP with Morgan Stanley; Clothilde Hewlett, partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis; Adrienne Pon, CEO of Zeum; Dr. Elisa Stephens, President, Academy of Art University . Information: 415-989-VOTE
Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club PAC Meeting - LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street (at Octavia) 7 p.m. This will be a qualifying meeting to vote at the PAC endorsement vote, members must have attended two of the following three meetings: the January PAC meeting (1/8), January General Membership meeting (1/22), and February PAC meeting (2/12). Information: Catherine Cusic- Vice President PAC email@example.com
Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. , Haight 6 to 8p.m SFCAPC, 1757 Wallter Street S.F. Information: 415-554-8990
February 13, 2008 - Wednesday
SPUR - Transportation at the county line - The neighborhoods around the Bayshore Caltrain station will soon be home to thousands of new residents and work for thousands of new employees as the bayfill and adjacent lands are developed. Chester Fung, Senior Transportation Planner for the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, will present the preliminary proposals for serving the transportation needs of this bi-county area, including a new six-lane highway and freeway interchange, an extension of Geneva Avenue, an additional segment of the T-Third, and a new bicycle path. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 312 Sutter St. S.F. Fifth Floor. Bring your lunch. $5. for non-members. Informationinfo@spur.org 415-781-8726
State Senator Carole Migden Fundraiser - Spread the Love - Octavia Lounge, 1772 Market Street. 5:30 to 7 p.m. $100. Donation . Sponsors included, Dan Bartley, Linda Blackmore, Stafford Buckley, Michael Colbruno, Charlotte Coleman, Erica Craven, Gary Gielow, Jack Gribbon, Roma Guy, Ada Harrigan, Paul Herman, Whitney Hoyt , Penney Magrane, Rafael Mandelman, Robert Oakes, Mary Ann O'Connor, Mary Sager, Jeff Sheehy, Andrea Shorter, Cheryl Traverse, Paul Weaver and Jeffry Weisman. RSVP Annie Eagan at 650-873-2678 or firstname.lastname@example.org
National Park Council Monthly Coalition Meeting -Topics: Stopping the Proposed Closure of Candlestick State Park/GGNRA big year. 6 to 8 p.m. Location: The Center, 1800 Market @ Octavia Room Q-11. Information: www.ggnrabigyear.org RSVP 621-3260 or email@example.com
Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 6 to 8 p.m. Mission Women's Building 3543 18th Street S.F. Information: 415-554-8990
February 14, 2008 - Thursday
SPUR - Climate Change and Land Use Planning: A UK perspective - Join Claire Bonham-Carter, EDAW's Director of Sustainable Development for a UK perspective on planning and climate change. 12:30 to 1:30 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor $5. for non-members Information: firstname.lastname@example.org 415-781-8726
Supervisor Carmen Chu - Meet Supervisor Carmen Chu, House of Coffee, 1618 Noriega Street (at 23rd Avenue). Stop by to share any suggestions to improve our neighborhood or just to say hello to the Supervisor. Information: email@example.com
3rd Annual Pillow Fight in San Franciscon on Valentine's Day. Justin Herman Plaza at precisely 6 p.m.
February 15, 2008 - Friday
Valentine's Day Dinner Dance and Auction - Ingleside Library Campaign - 5:30 p.m. buffet dinner and dancing 6 to 8 p.m. St Francis Episcopal Church, 399 San Fernando Way (at Ocean Avenue), S.F. $35. per person. Proceeds benefit the Ingleside Library Campaign. Information: 415-626-7512 ext 101 or Christine Leishman at friendssfplorg
Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. Bayview: 4 to 7 p.m . Joseph Lee Rec Center, 1395 Mendell Street. Information: 415-554-8990
February 15th through February 17th - Friday through Sunday -
2008 San Francisco Writers Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California Street, S.F.
100 agents, authors and editors. Agenda is eight pages long - Information: 415-866-862-7392 www.sfwriters.org
February 16, 2008 Saturday
Pacifica Democrat - Jackie Speier. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Rear meeting room of the Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant (Sharp Park and Francisco Blvds) in Pacifica. Jackie Speier has announced her candidacy for the 12th Congressional seat. A full breakfast is offered for $12; continental breakfast - $6; coffee only - $3. No purchase is necessary to attend. Reservations are recommended. RSVP Barbara Arietta V/P Publicity and Membership at 415-246-0775 or Frank Winston V/P Programs at 738-9400.
Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 10 a.m. to noon Sunset AP Giannini Middle School, 3151 Ortega Street, S.F Information: 415-554-8990
Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 1:00 to 3 p.m. Treasure Island,
Shipshape Building, 11th Avenue # Ave M. Information: 415-554-8990
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Good Luck Chinese Dinner - 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fundraiser benefiting Chinese Newcomers Service Center. Home of Jane Morrison, 44 Woodland Ave. (one block west of Stanyan, off Parnassus. ) Start the New Year right with the best in Won Ton Soup, Chinese Chicken Salad, Lemon Shrimp, Cashew Chicken, Cha Sil, Toishan Brownies, Don Tot, and munch, munch more...too munch to list! Donor's Choice: $15, $20, $25, $35, $50, $88. $100.
Information: Jane Morrison 564-1482
February 18, 2008 - Monday
Laughing Liberally with Will Durst, Kurt Weitzmann, Heather Gold, Supervisor Tom Ammiano and host Nato Green. Make Out Room, 3225 22n Street (between Valencia and Mission) 8 p.m. $8. Information: www.sfstandup.com/calendar