Saturday, March 8, 2008

Duboce Park/Noe Valley Sally Brunn Library

What a beautiful day in District Eight!

Day started out with the dedication ceremony for the new Duboce Park Multi-Use/Off-Lease area.

Friends of Duboce Park and Supervisor Bevan Dufty and Rec and Park spent many hours getting together to come up with the new Duboce Park so that everyone could get along. The park looks beautiful with its new sod and nicely made chain link fence which divides the dogs from the families and kids. There is the cutest dog water fountain where you push a button for fresh water for the dogs!
Tom Harrison from the Rec and Park Commission spoke along with Supervisor Dufty - with his daughter Sydney being the star of the show (she waves just like a politician and got all the laughs!).

Then went to the re-opening of the Noe Valley Sally Brunn Branch Library. Street was blocked off front of 451 Jersey Street so all the neighbors could celebrate, listen to the jazz music and hear Mayor Newsom, State Senator Carole Migden and Assemblyman Mark Leno.

Supervisor Dufty spoke about how hard it was to get the library remodeled (building was built in 1916). This was not easy. The neighbors raised over $500,000 for furniture, computers inside. The building looks beautiful.
It was nice to see friends and family there remembering Sally Brunn (such a nice lady!). Sally was one of the people responsible for keeping the library open in 1992.

Other people on the program were Luis Herrera, the City Librarian, Jewelle Gomez, President of the San Francisco Public Library Commission and Edward D. Reiskin, Director, Department of Public Works and Donna Bero, Executive Director of Friends of San Francisco Public Library.

March 9, 2008 - Sunday

Daylight Savings Day - Set clocks back one hour!

Milk Movie
When: March 9, 2008
from 8a.m. - time uncertain on Sunday Morning
What: Help re-create Gay Freedom Day 1978
Information: to sign-up

The Capitol Steps
When: March 9, 2008 Sunday
2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, S.F.
What: Satirical comedy troupe. $48 Public Non-Members:
Information: 415-292-1233

*John Ross - 70th Birthday
March 9, 2008 - Sunday
4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Cafe LaBoheme
3318 24th Street, S.F. (at Mission Street)
What: Birthday celebration for John Ross - roving SF Mexico city poet, author and glo gobe-trotter. Other people reading will be Q. R. Hand, Alfonso Texidor, Jack Hirschman, Dianne Di Prima, George Tsonas, Lawrence Ferhinghetti and Diamond Dave Whittaker. Mission punk troubadour Tommy Strange will play along with Harvey Robb and Richard Saunders. Free admission A beret will be passed to collect funds for the Collateral Repair Project, a grassgroots effort to repair a little bit of the damage Bush has done to the Iraqi people. Information:

Fiona Ma - Birthday Celebration!
When: March 9, 2008
6:3o p.m.
Where: Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore (at Eddy Street), S.F.
What: Join California Assembly Majority Whip Fiona Ma for a Birthday Celebration! Groove and dance to live music by Washington D.C. band Calisus (casual, festive attire). General Tickets: Friend $250.; Patron $500.
Host Committee: Jack Baylis, Jay Bharwad, Julie Brandt, Hon. John Burton, Mike Casey, Stefano Cassolato, Jeffrey J. Chang, Wen Ling Chen, Clem Clarke, Todd Clayter, Michael Colbruno, Linda Crayton, Tom Despain, Andrea Dew Steele, Coleen Dowling, Hon. Bevan Dufty, Mike Fang, Ted Fang, Chris Gruwell, Jim Hammer, Mike Hardeman, Dan Hellevig, James C. Hormel, Andrea Jackson, Michael Johnson, Henry Karnilowicz, Hon. Mark Leno, Meagan Levitan, Bruce MacRae, Lawrence Martin, Bob Morales, Gus Murad, Chong Park, Hon. Nicole Parra, John Pollard, Dick Robinson, Ahsha Safai, Hon. Gerarado Sandoval, Gary Saunders, Julie Soo, Michael Sweet, Sia Tabazhof, Hon. Phil Ting, Hon. Adrienne Tissier, Brook Turner, Alexis Wong, Johnson You, Nayor and Chu, CA Professional Firefighters, Genentech, Appllied Materials
Re-Elect Fiona Ma c/o Annie Eagan, 1364 San Mateo Avenue, South San Francisco, Ca. 94080
Information: 415-269-5105

March 10, 2008 - Monday

Nursing Home Care Kickoff 2008
When: March 10, 2008 - Monday
4 p.m.
Where: 750 Battery Street, San Francisco, Ca.
What: Help SEIU UHW stand up for Health Care Workers and Seniors against one of the worst examples of Corporate Senior Care.

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club meeting and endorsement vote
Monday March 10, 2008
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street @ Octavia.
What: Endorsement vote for June primary. There are a number of state and local initiatives and candidates on the upcoming ballot. Alice has already endorsed Mark Leno for Senate and Tom Ammiano for Assembly.
Note: Alice's PAC will meet the day prior to the endorsement vote on the 10th to make recommendations for the general membership. For those candidates and speakers of ballot initiatives who wish to participate, please email and fill out the questionnaire on the website by Wednesday, March 5th.

Dorothea Lange: A talk and slideshow.
When: March 10, 2008 Monday
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Sunset Branch Library
1305 18th Ave. (at Irving)
What: Join Daniel Dixon (son of Dorothea Lange and her first husband, painter Maynard Dixon) and his wife, Dixie present a talk and slideshow of Dorothea Lange's photographs.

*Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association - Public Meeting
When: March 10, 2008 Monday
7:30 p.m.
What: Meeting Agenda:
1.Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval (District 11) will be featured guest and will discuss his initiatives.
2.Potential Duboce Triangle Historic and Residential District - What does it mean?
3. Duboce Park Update and Lower Haight Update.
Information: 415-267-1821

March 11, 2008 - Tuesday

Mississippi Primary

SPUR - Instruction, Innovation and Social Justice in San Francisco's Schools.
March 11, 2008 Tuesday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500, S.F.
What: How do our instructors teach the San Francisco values of innovation and social justice in an environment dominated by state-mandated testing? Join Tony Smith, the San Francisco Unified School District's Deputy Superintendent for Instruction, Innovation and Social Justice, for a discussion about the curriculum directing the education of our children in pubic schools.
$5. for non-members
Information: 415-781-8726

United Educators San Francisco - Rally and March
When: March 11, 2008 - Tuesday
4 p.m.
Where: In front of the State Building at 4 p.m.
What: Join educators and parents across the state. Rally is a message to the Governor and the State Legislature that the educations cuts are absolutely unacceptable.
Information: 415-956-8373
Source: Left in San Francisco

*Beats, Broadway and Bohemians - Jerry Cimino and John Allen Cassady
When: March 11, 2008 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: UCSF Auditorium, Laurel Heights Conference Center, 3333 California Street.
What: Jerry Cimino and John Allen Cassady will deliver their retrospective of the Beat Generation and it's worldwide cultural impact. They will read from "On the Road" and "HOWL" and featuring stories of John's childhood with his parents, Neal and Carolyn Cassady. $5. donation

*Assemblywoman Fiona Ma - Birthday Celebration
When: March 11, 2008 - Tuesday
10 p.m.
Where: Capurro's, 498 Jefferson Street at Fisherman's Wharf
What: Band "Calisus "will play.
Information: 771-9371
Source: The City Star

*Tom Ammiano - Comedian
When: March 11, 2008 Tuesday
Where: Harvey's, 500 Castro (at 18th Street)
9 p.m.
What: Supervisor Ammiano will perform at "Marga's funny Tuesdays". Free.
Information: 431-4278

March 12, 2008 - Wednesday

*PUC Community Meeting
March 12, 2008 - Wednesday
11 a.m. to Noon
Where: 24th Avenue and Quintara (mini-playground)
What: PUC will discuss options for new lights on paths at Sunset Reservoir, future installation of solar panels on reservoir roof and update on reservoir retrofit.
Source: Sunset District Events

*Brown Bag Presentation: Michael Shellenberger - Overcoming Limits-based Environmentalism
When: March 12, 2008 - Wednesday
Where: SF Department of the Environment EcoCenter, 11 Grove Street, S.F.
What: Discussion on creating a clean energy revolution through fresh approaches and progressive ideas that are unbounded by policies of limitations and negativism.
Information: Nelly Sun: 415-355-3703

League of Women Voters - How the League Tackles Issues. Brown Bag conversation with California League of Women Voters immediate past president.
When: March 12, 2008 - Wednesday
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 582 Market Street, 6th Floor, S.F.

Reception celebrating the work of the UCSF Mission Bay Community Task Force:
When: March 12, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Goat Hill Pizza
300 Connecticut @ 18th Street
Potrero Hill, S.F.
What: UCSF recently partnered with the Community Advisory Group to convene the Mission Bay Community Task Force for the purpose of examining the impact of UCSF's future development on the City's eastern neighborhoods. This reception is a way to demonstrate UCSF's appreciation to the Task Force members and other neighbors for their dedication and commitment to this process.
Information: RSVP or call Erin Escobar at 415-502-0878 by March 10th.

SPUR - Annual Meeting
When: March 12, 2008
5:45 p.m.
Where: SPUR office
312 Sutter St., Suite 500
What: SPUR annual meeting. Adoption of next year's budget and election of new members to the SPUR Board of Directors. Meeting is open to the public.
New Members: Michaela Cassidy, Kelly Dearman, Gillian Gillete, John Madden, Mary McCue, Ezra Mersey, Chris Poland, Bill Rosetti, Michael Teltz, Michael Theriault and James Tracy
Returning Members: James Andrew, Andy Barnes, Gwyneth Borden, Pamela Brewster, Laurence Burnett, Emilio Cruz, Charmaine Curtis, Gia Daniller, Luisa Ezuerro, Frank Fudem, David Hartley, Jacinta McCann, Peter Mezey, Terry Micheaul, Dick Morten, Teresa Rea, Byron Rhett, Criss Romero, Jim Salinas, Sr., Victor Seeto, Chi-Hsin Shao
Information: 415-781-8726

San Francisco Democratic Party Endorsement Meeting
When: March 12, 2008
5:30 interview
7 p.m. voting
Where: SEIU 1021, 350 Rhode Island, S.F. (note different address)
What: Endorsement Meeting
Information: 415-626-1161

Russian Hill Neighbors St Patrick's Day Celebration
When: March 12, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: O'Reilly's Holy Grail, 1233 Polk Street, S.F.
What: Join friends and neighbors as we celebrate St. Paddy's Day at Polk Street's Irish Pub and Restaurant. Dinner includes appetizer, choice of entree, dessert and a glass of wine. $40. (inclusive tax and tip). Send check made out to "Russian Hill Neighbors " by March 4th to Helen Doyle, 964 Greenwich St., S.F 94133
Information: 415-922-0442

March 13, 2008 - Thursday

SPUR - How set-asides affect the city budget
March 13, 2008 Thursday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, S.F.
What: Are set-asides good or bad? Are there alternatives? And if not, how can we reform set-asides? Join former budget director Bob Gamble and current budget analyst Greg Wagner as they explore these issues and share the recommendations laid out in SPUR's report on how to reform set-asides.
Information: 415-781-8726

Open Space Task Force
March 13, 2008, Thursday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Bayview Opera House, S.F.
What: The Task Force will look at how to get funding for development and maintenance of new and existing open space.

*Transbay Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
When: March 13, 2008 Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
What: Agenda:
1. Update on the Transbay Transist District Plan/4th & King Railyards Plan by San Francisco Planning Department.
2. Review and discussion of Requests for Proposals for Block 11
3. Update on other Transbay Redevelopment Project Area development

E. J. Dionne: Souled Out
When: March 13, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor
S.F. Ca.
What: E. J. Dionne, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; syndicated columnist, The Washington Post; Professor, Georgetown University; author, "Souled Out". Wine and cheese reception, book signing. $18. non-members
Information: 415-597-6700

Northern District Police/Community Meeting
When: March 13, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Northern Police Station Fillmore at Turk.
What: Work with police, city attorney and district attorney to find permanent solutions to ongoing safety issues. Captain Casciato
Information: 614-3400 or

*Mission Economic Development Agency - 35th Anniversary Celebration
When: March 13, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Roccapuco Supper Club, 3140 Mission Street, S.F.
What: Celebrate MEDA's accomplishments, to honor clients and highlight the important role they play in building a sustainable community. $75.
Information: Richard Fuentes 415-282-3334 ext 18

*Second Annual fundraiser for the Queer Youth Organizing Project (QYOP) Pride at Work.
When: March 13, 2008 - Thursday
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: SEIU 102 offices at 350 Rhode Island, S.F.
What: Fundraiser honoring Pride at Work co-founder Howard Wallace for his lifetime of dedication to the labor, LGBT and anti-war movements. Refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and special surprise entertainment. Hosts of the fundraiser include Tim Paulson, Mike Casey, Connie Ford and State Senator Carole Migden. Individual sponsorships are set at $100., tickets $35.
Information: Robert Haaland 415-861-0318
Source: Left in San Francisco

March 14, 2008 - Friday

City Youth Now Fundraiser Honoring John Burton
When: March 14, 2008 - Friday
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Westin St. Francis, San Francisco
What: Annual celebration and silent auction gala will honor former State Senator John Burton for his work with the juvenile court system. Proceeds benefit City Youth Now which provides funds and services to youths under the jurisdiction of San Francisco's Juvenile Court including those in foster care and delinquency systems. $125.
Information: 414-753-7576

Beth Lisick - "Helping Me Help Myself" Book Release Party
When: March 14, 2008 - Friday
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Red Hill Books, 401 Cortland Ave., S.F. Ca.
What: Author Beth Lisick tells all with a party and reading.
Information: 415-648-5331

Commemoration and Protest Against the 5th Anniversary of the War
When: March 14, 2008 7:30 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theater, San Francisco
What: San Francisco's Dance Brigade will present "A Storm of Roses: Women Against War" a March 14, 2008 commenoration of and protest against the 5th anniversary of the war. Honorees: Code Pink, Barbara Lee, Carole Migden, Cindy Sheehan and Grandmothers Against the War. With Holly Near, Ferron, Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers, Vicki Noble, Grrrl Brigade, Dance Brigade, Las Que Son son, Melanie Demore and Mary Watkins, Al-Juthoor Palestinian Folk Dance.
Information: to get tickets

March 15th, 2008 - Saturday

Immigrant & Workers Organizing: A Workshop for Staff & Leaders in the Labor Movement
March 15, 2008 - Saturday
Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.9 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Where: ILWU Local 34 (4 Berry Street, San Francisco).
Information: Sarah Norr at the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy at 510-435-9475 or or Sanjay Garla at AFSCME 3299 at 415-747-2328 or

Congresswoman Barbara Lee - Town Hall Meeting
When: March 15, 2008 - Saturday
9 to 11 a.m.
Where: Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, Ca.
What: Special town hall briefing on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War. The event includes a special screening of War Made Easy, a documentary exploring parallels between the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq.

156th Annual St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
When: March 15th, 2008 Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Parade starts at the Corner of 2nd and Market Street. The Family Festival will be held at Civic Center Plaza and will include live music, face painting, food and world-class Beer Garden. Free. Civic Center Plaza Polk Street and Grove Street, S.F.

*Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point - Land Use
When: March 15, 2008 Saturday
10 am. to 12 noon
Where: Bret Hart Elementary
1035 Gillman, S.F.
What: Organized by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the SF Redevelopment Agency, the workshops are designed to encourage comment on proposed land usage. The workshops will include an overview of the project led by the project architect, followed by small group discussion on the proposed land use plan. The goal is to integrate community feedback into the development plan. Refreshments and light snacks provided.

Pre-Democratic Convention Endorsement Meeting
When: March 15th, 2008
Starts at 10 a.m.
Where: Air Transport Employees Lodge 1781 Rollins Road, Burlingame, Ca. 94010
Assembly 12 - Fiona MA
Assembly 13 - Tom Ammiano
Assembly 19 - Jerry Hill
Assembly 19 - Gina Papan
State Senator:
Senator 3:
Carole Migden
Philip Kranenburg
Mark Leno
Joe Nation
8:Nancy Pelosi
12: Maad Abu-Ghazalah
12: Jackie Speier
SD 03 will be up first.

Contact: August Longo
1 St. Francis Place #5309, S.F. Ca. 94107-1339
h -415-777.1314
conference secretary Judith Christensen

Rules on voting are complex. Go to for latest information. Meeting open to public. Information could change:
Candidates need 70% of the votes cast to secure a place on the State Convention Consent Calendar. This is a public vote. A single roll call vote via signed written ballot, in the same form as the absentee ballot, shall be taken. If you cannot attend the conference in person, the VBM ballot in voter packet must be mailed or delivered only to the Regional Convener responsible for the district. VBM ballots which are late or are delivered to the wrong Regional Convener are not valid. Once received by the designated Regional Convener, a ballot, absentee or otherwise, may not be retracted, rescinded, or otherwise changed and shall be counted in the totals. Proxy voting is not allowed.
The names of the voters for each district will be read aloud and the conference secretary will read the vote cast in accordance with the signed vote-by-mail ballot that was received by the Regional Convener.
At the end of the roll call, the votes for each candidate and for "no endorsement" will be tallied.
Should a candidate receive the 70% of the vote, s/he will be recommended candidate for endorsement. Such recommendations will go on the Consent Calendar to be ratified at the State Convention on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the San Jose Convention Center.
If no candidate receives the required 70%, the conference shall have taken the position of "no recommendation" for endorsement.
If one candidate received over 50% for a district, the race will go to the caucuses held during the March convention.

Clean Money Campaign: SF Working Group Meeting -
When: March 15, 2008 - Saturday
11 to 1 p.m. Introductory video at 10:40 a.m.
Where: 592 Pennsylvania Ave., S.F. (home on Potrero Hill between 20th and 22nd Street, SF
What: Join California Clean Money Campaign to build support for AB 583 - public funding for campaigns.
Information: Joni Eisen

*Supervisor Carmen Chu
When: March 15, 2008 - Saturday
11:30 to 1 p.m.
Where: Island Cafe, 901 Taraval Street & 19th Avenue
What: Stop by to meet Supervisor Chu, say hello and share your concerns.
Source: Sunset District Events

We need your help to save rent control.
When: March 15, 2008 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library
Koret Auditorium, Grove & Larkin Street
What: Ballot argument on the June ballot to repeal rent control all across California.282-5525 Help fight back and organize.
Information: San Francisco Tenants Union 415-

Jackie Speier
When: March 15, 2008 - Saturday
2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Sanchez Concert Hall located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica. Ca.
What: Meet with Jackie Speier candidate for Congress in the 19th Congressional District

Progressive Reading Series - Save Rent Control!
When: March 15, 2008 - Saturday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Makeout Room, 3225 22nd Street, S.F. $10.-$20 sliding scale; all proceeds will go to saving rent control
What: Hear Rabih Almeddine from his fourth novel "The Hakawati" along with Amy Tan, Peter Plate, Jerry Stahl, Justin Chin and Bucky Sinister.
Information: 415-647-2888

March 16, 2008, Sunday

San Francisco4Democracy PAC Candidates and Ballot Initiatives Forum for June 2008 Election
March 16, 2008 Sunday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: SFPD Northern Station, Community Room, 1125 Fillmore Street between Turk and Golden Gate
Invited candidates for June 2008 local and state races, including State Senate, plus selected proponents or opponents of ballot initiatives will answer questions. Meeting is open to the public. This meeting of the SF4D PAC, whose coordinators will make recommendations for the general membership at a subsequent meeting.

Sunday lunch to Save Rent Control - You and your friends are invited to enjoy Sunday lunch with Supervisor Tom Ammiano, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, State Senator Carole Migden and Assemblyman Mark Leno. Co-Hosts: Richard Hansen, Richmond District Democrats; Rafael Mandelman, Harvey Milk LGBT Democrats; David Campos, Robert Haaland, Joan Simmons, Jeanne Maher, Pam Brennan, Esther Marks and Gimmy Park Li. ( I believe this is a fundraiser)
When: March 16, 2008 - Sunday
2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Lunch at Agar Jaicks', 62 Woodland Ave., S.f
Dessert, coffee and conversation at Jane Morrison's, 44 Woodland Ave, S.F

March 17, 2008 - Monday

*St Patrick's Day

*Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point Land Use
When: March 17, 2008
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Southeast Community Facility
1800 Oakdale, S.F.
What: Organized by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the SF Redevelopment Agency, the workshops are designed to encourage comment on proposed land usage. The workshops will include an overview of the project led by the project architect, followed by small group discussion on the proposed land use plan. The goal is to integrate community feedback into the development plan. Refreshments and light snacks provided.

March 18, 2008 - Tuesday

*Police Community Relations - Sunset Reservoir
When 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Taraval Police Station
2345 24th Ave. at Taraval
What: SF PUC will discuss the Sunset Reservoir - lights, solar panels.
Information: Suzanne 554-2304

March 19, 2008 - Wednesday

SPUR - Megaregions
When: March 19, 2008 - Wednesday
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
$5. non-members
What: Join co-hosts SPUR and the Regional Plan Association, a metropolitan planning group based in New York City, for this discussion about the growing need for megaregional planning in the US. Moderated by RPA president Robert Yaro, the panel will address the environmental, transportation, economic, equity and land use issues facing the Northern California megaregion. Participants include Gabriel Metcalf of SPUR, Jim Wunderman of the Bay Area Council and Carol Whiteside of the Great Valley Center. RSVP
Information: 415-781-8726

Discuss the City's "Good Neighbor Agreement" document that all tenderloin liquor store owners will be asked to sign.
When: March 19, 2008 Wednesday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Antonia Manor, 180 Turk Street, First Floor, Conference Room
What: Community Leadership Alliance has created a DAUO Liquor Store Ordinance enforcement committee. First Meeting. With Alcoholic Beverage Control, Deputy City Attorney, SFPD Command Staff Person, District Attorney Liaison/Tenderloin and Department of Public Health.
This new watch dog-enforcement committee will be made up of two Tenderloin residents, two SOMO residents. Two members at large. Two liquor store owners, volunteer legal counsel, and a secretary. The committee will report all ABC-DAUO violations directly to the alcoholic Beverage Control and S.F. City Attorney.

SPUR - What if: Four Visions for San Francisco in 2108
When: March 19, 2008 Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500, S.F.
What: Architects Anne Fougeron, Lisa Gelfand, Lisa Iwamoto, Peter Phau and Craig Scott moderated by SPUR Executive Director Gabriel Metcalf. Recent "City of the Future" competion sponsored by the History Channel. Presentations by four teams.
Information: 415-781-8726

March 20, 2008 - Thursday

United Educators of San Francisco - African American Educational Summit
When: March 20, 2008 Thursday
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Southeast Campus - Alex Pitcher Community Room, 1800 Oakdale Ave. S.F.
What: United Educators of San Francisco invites students, parents, educators and concerned community members to discuss important issues and concerns regarding African American students in San Francisco

*Noe Valley Democratic Club -Debate for State Senate 3rd District
When: March 20, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Bethany United Methodist Church
What: Debate between State Senator Carole Migden, Assemblyman Mark Leno and Joe Nation.l Scott Wiener, Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party will moderate the debate.
Information: Andy Fleischman 641-5838

*San Francisco for Democracy PAC General Membership Endorsement Meeting
When: March 20, 2008 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: SFPD Mission Station Community Room,
630 Valencia Street (between 17th and 18th Street) S.F.
What: Meeting of SF4D Federal Action general membership to take endorsement vote for:
April 8th Open Primary for Congressional District 12.
Meeting of SF4D PAC general membership to take endorsement on June 3rd State Primary for State Senate and Assembly races, plus state initiatives. June 3rd San Francisco election for local initiatives.

North of Panhandle Association General Meeting
When: March 20, 2008 Thursday
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Cafe Neon (1801 McAllister at Baker)
What: Help build the community.

March 28 - 30, 2008 Friday through Sunday

California Democratic Party Convention - San Jose Convention Center - Information:

*New Items
Information changes - please check event's information before attending


San Francisco Democratic Central Committee Races - The Battle Continues-

Candidates for San Francisco Central Committee - June Election

*12th District - signed up on March 7, 2008:
Jeff Adachi (Pubic Defender)
John Avalos (Daly's Legislative Aide and a Supervisor Candidate for District 11)
Michael Bornstein (Sierra club Leader)
Doug Chan (former supervisor candidate in District Four)
Emily Drennan (supervisorial candidate District Eleven)
Pam Dunnigan
Che Connelly Heron
Richard Hopson
Tom Hsieh (campaign manager)
Mary Jung
Hene Kelly (former president of the Richmond District Democratic Club)
Meagan Levitan
Eric Mar (school board member an District One Supervisor Candidate)
Jake McGoldrick (Supervisor in District One)
Trevor McNeil
Jane Morrison
Melanie Nutter - Staff Member of Nancy Pelosi
Connie O'Connor - long, long time member of DCC
Giselle Quezada
Murlene Randle
Arlo Hale smith
Sherman Tillman III
Matt Tuchow
Jim Weixel
David Wong
Jason Wong
Mae Woo

13th Assembly District
Bill Barnes
David Campos (Police Commissioner and Supervisor Candidate in District Nine
David Chiu (candidate for Supervisor in District Three)
Peter Coats
Gilbert Criswell
David Cruise
Chris Daly (Supervisor for District Six)
Darolyn Davis
Louise Fischer
Michael Goldstein
Shirley Golub
Howard Grayson
Robert Haaland
Rick Hauptman
James Hermann
Joe Julian
Leslie Katz
Luke Klipp (President of the Young Democrats)
Rafael Mandelman (President of Harvey Milk)
Kim-Shree Maufas (School Board Member)
Quintin Mecke
Aaron Peskin (President of the Board of Supervisors and Supervisor in District 3
Eric Quezada (Candidate for District 9)
Linda Richardson
Rebecca Rothman
Esther Sarabia
Stuart Smith
Laura Spanijan
David Villa-L0bs
Debra Walker
Brian Wang (member of the Building Commission)
Scott Weiner (Current chair of DCCC
G. Bruce Windrein

* This list is to the thanks of Robert Haaland from his blog
I believe this is just the initial list with changes/additions to be made later after finalizing the paperwork.

Comment: Something is going on. Everyone is now on notice - it is not unexpected, with the battle between Newsom and Peskin , the Chronicle coming out against rent control and Plan C wanting a new Board of Supervisors - this is a battle for power.

I feel sorry for the individual that just wants to get on the DCC to be helpful to the Democratic Party - they will probably get lost in the mass of names . Part of winning is just luck (where your name is on the ballot). With this many names on the ballot for so many slots there will be slates put together and lots of money raised. And you thought Migden/Leno was the hard part of the June primary....

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