Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter 2008 - March April Calendar

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Celebration - Dolores Park

I had no idea it was such a big deal. The park was jammed packed with people bringing their coolers and having big picnics. Lots of dogs and people (the braves ones - in costume).
The music really got loud- hard rock (B-Cups and Charm-School Dropouts-) so I left before the Hunky Jesus Contest...
great stuff - beautiful day.

March 24 2008 - Monday

Last day to register to vote for the April 8, 2008 special election.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

When: March 24, 2008 - Monday
What: Dr. Julianne Malveaux Day. Congraulate Julianne Malveaux on her appointment as the 15th President of Bennett College for Women. This college is in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Maya Angelou is one of the Board of Directors of this College. Many of us remember Julianne Malveaux who was born in San Francisco and was active in the San Francisco community for many, many years.

*CALPIRG -Spring Break High-Speed Rail Tour
When: March 24, 2008 - Monday
10 a.m.
Where: UN Plaza next to City Hall, S.F.
What: Fifty students from CALPIRG student chapers are spending their spring break traveling the high-speed rail route by and car and bike to educate the public about the impending project. Aaron Peskin, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Judge Quentin Kopp, Chair of the High-Speed Rail Authority Board; Professor Bill Berry, UC Berkeley and staff from Assemblymember Mark Leno's office will join the students.

*"The Fortune Cookie Chronicles"
When: March 24, 2008 - Monday
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Jai Yun Restaurant, 680 Clay Street
What: Hear Jenn Lee talking about her book "The Fortune Cookie". Book is for anyone who has wondered who General Tso, why Chinese restaurants use trapezoidal delivery cartons; who invented the fortune cookie. $110.
Information: Asian Society 415-927-0960 x 239

March 25, 2008 - Tuesday

SPUR - The future of Hunters Point
When: March 25, 2008 - Tuesday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500, S.F.
What: Come hear from Mayor's Office of Workforce and Economic Development Director Michael Cohen and members of the design and development team as they describe their vision for Hunter's Point. $5. for non-members
Information: 415-781-8726

*Debate for 12th Congressional Race
When: March 25, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco
What: League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County are holding debate with the five candidates running for the 12th Congressional seat. The leading candidate is Jackie Speier, Democrat Michelle McMurry, Republicans Greg Conlon and Mike Moloney and Green Party candidate Barry Hermanson.
All five will appear together on the ballot in an open primary on April 8th. If any candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, that person will win the seat for the remainder of Lantos' term. Otherwise, the leading vote-getters from each party will face off in a special election June 5th.
Source: San Mateo Daily News

Mission Police Station - Neighborhood Police Station Meeting
When: March 25, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: Mission Police Station, 630 Valencia St. S.F.
What: Monthly Police Station Meeting - Each district has their own neighborhood meetings. If you go on SF Police website they have a list of locations and day of the month in which they meet. (

Cow Palace
When: March 25, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Saddleback Homeowners Clubhouse, 1800 Saddleback Drive, Daly City
What: Meeting regarding what to do with the Cow Palace.
Information: Adam Keigwin - 916-651-4008 Senator Leland Yee's office

March 26, 2008 - Wednesday

Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center Annual Spring BBQ
When: March 26, 2008 - Wednesday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center, 3925 Noriega @46th Ave.
What: Come enjoy free burgers and hot dogs courtesy of the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center. Meet your neighbors, play some games.
Information: 415-759-3690

Stand with Families Rally
When: March 26, 2008 - Wednesday
11 a.m to 12 noon
Where: Steps of City Hall, S.F.
What: Stand with Coleman Advocates and the Family Budget Coalition agains the city and state budget cuts. The Family Budget Coalition will be releasing their budget agenda for FY08-09 and are asking city officials for commitments.
Information: Chelesea Bolard 415-239-0161 x 19

Police Commission Meeting
When: March 26, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Community Meeting in the Southern District, at the South Beach Harbor Master Building, The Embarcadero, Pier 40A, S.F.
Where: Police Commission meeting with comments from Southern Station Captain Daniel McDonagh concerning public protections.

*Citywide Bicycle Plan Update Open House
When: March 26, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: 101 Grove Street, Auditorium
What: Learn about San Francisco's plans for better bicycling presented by MTA. 60 proposed bicycle improvement projects.

Anne Lamott
When: March 26, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: All Saints Church (1350 Waller Street) San Francisco.
What: Reading and Book Signing for "Grace (eventually): Thoughts on Faith".
Information: 415-863-8688

Jim Hightower
When: March 26, 2008 - Wednesday
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Horace Mann Middle School, 3351 23rd Street, S.F.
What: An Evening with Jim Hightower sponsored by Global Exchange, KPFA Radio and Staceys Bookstore. Book" Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow". Tickets $12. advance $15 door. Phone Order 415-255-7296 ex 253

March 27, 2008 - Thursday

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey: "Public Corruption and Public Confidence"
When: March 27, 2008 Thursday
11:15 a.m.
Where: Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, S.F.
What: U.S. Attorney General will discuss issues of public corruption and the integrity of our government institutions. Commonwealth club - $30. non members
Information: 415-597-6700

State Senator Carole Migden
When: March 27, 2008 Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Waterbar, 399 The Embarcadero (at Harrison), S.F.
What: Support Carole Migden in her re-election. Please join U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Emily's List, California NOW, California List, National Women's Political Caucus: Marin and San Francisco Chapters, S.F. Democratic Women's Forum, Hon. Susan Adams, Amelia Ashley-Ward, Cris Arguedas, Hon. Judy Arnold, Hon. Amy Belser, Elmy Bermejo, Angela Bradstreet, Alice Bulos, Elizabeth Cabraser, Sherri Chiesa, Erica Craven, Nanci Clarence, Linda Crayton, Shelley Doran, Lynn Fitzwater, Stacey Fleece, Molly Fleishman, Hon. Pat Gilardi, Nonie Greene, Anne Halsted, Susan Hani, Hon. Kathy Hartzell, Hon. Whitney Hoyt, Susan Kennedy, Hon. Jane Kim, Denise LaPointe, Nancy Larson, Micha Start Liberty, Jeannie Maher, Sue Maher, Hon. Mary Ann Maggiore, Hon. Shawn E. Marshall, Cyndi Testa McCullough, Holli Millar, Patty Moran, Shirley Nelson, Janan New, Maya Ramsey, Nicole Rivera, Alix Rosenthal, Naomi Rustomjee, Barbara Schraeger, Marcia Smolens, Roselyne C. Swig, Hon. BettyYee, Debra Walker, Hon. Doris Ward, Rebecca Westerfield, Hon. Jill Wynns, Diane B. Wilsey Friend $100. Sponsor $250.
Information: Annie Eagan 415-269-5105

Richard Price
When: March 27, 2008 Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Office, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: Come hear Richard Price talk about his new book "Lush Life"
Information: 415-597-6700

ACLU of Northern California - Current Women's Rights Legislation in California
When: March 27, 2008 Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: ACLU-NC Office, 39 Drumm Street, S.F.
What: Learn about important legislation to protect the civil liberties of victims of acts of domestic violence, connect with experts and other activists who care about protecting the civil liberties of women. Take action to become an expert on key legislation and find out about opportunities to lobby your legislators to support the legislation. Food, drink and activism opportunities.
Information: 415-621-2493 x 372

The Powers to Lead - Presidential Leadership in Foreign Policy
When: March 27, 2008 Thursday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: World Affairs auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, S.F.
What: Hear Joseph Nye, Jr.
Information: 415-293-4600

Richmond District Democratic Club Meeting
When: March 27, 2008 Thursday
6:3o p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza
What: Richmond District Democratic Club Endorsement for June 3, 2008 primary.
To vote, dues must have been paid. Continuing members bring $15.
Information: Susan Hall 668-0997

*San Francisco Giants
When: March 27, 2008 Thursday
7:15 p.m.
Where: AT&T Park
What: Exhibit game between Giants and Seattle Mariners.
Source: RinconHillSF

March 28, 2008 - Friday

*Stop the Closing Buster's Place
March 28, 2008 - Friday
11 a.m.
Where: City Hall Steps, San Francisco
What: Buster's Place is slated to close April 1st. Buster's Place is the City's only around-the-clock place for homeless services.
Information: People's Budget Jennifer Friedenbach 415-346-3740
Source: San Francisco Bay Area Progressive Calendar

Joseph Nye: The Powers to Lead
When: March 28, 2008 - Friday
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F,.
11:30 a.m.
What: Learn the secrets of powerful leadership. $15. non-members
Information: 415-597-6700

Chinese American Democratic Club 50th Anniversary Dinner
When: March 28, 2008 Friday
6 p.m.
Where: Empress of China
838 Grant Avenue, S.F.
What: 50th Anniversary of Chinese American Democratic Club (oldest democratic club in San Francisco). Jackie Speier will speak. $75.
Information: Ron Lee 756-1898

No on 98 Benefit
When: March 28, 2008 Friday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Metro City Bar, 2124 Market at Church Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser to save rent control. Benefit organizers Gary Virginia and Tommi Avicolli-Mecca. Entertainment by Peaceniks, Donna Sachet, Joan Crawford Texas, Johnny Coxsville, Lucy Borden Anaconda.
Information: Gary Virginia 415-626-5004

Fundraiser for the San Francisco LGBT Community Center
When: March 28, 2008 Friday
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Terra Art Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, S.F.
What: Evening of cabaret performance in celebration of the 6th Anniversary of the LGBT Community Center. Performances by Vinsantos, Kitten on the Keys, Veronica Klaus, Kielbasia, The Diamond Daggers, The Indra, Juanita More!, Fauxnique, and Kiddie. $125.

"Earth Hour"
When: March 28, 2008 Friday
What: World Wildlife Fund will launch a rolling event that kicks off at 8 p.m. in Christchurch, New Zealand working its way around the globe. The Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, Ghirardelli Square, Coit Tower, City Hall, AT&T Park and Embarcadero Center will participate.

March 28 - 30, 2008 Friday through Sunday

*California Democratic Party Convention - San Jose Convention Center - Information: Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi will speak Friday night. President Clinton will be attending and meeting with the super delegates. 2008 Leadership Luncheon on Saturday will hear CA Congressional Delegate Chair Zoe Lofgren, State Senate President ProTempore Don Peralta and Assemblyman Speaker Fabian Nunez.

March 30, 2008 - Sunday

Daniel Ellsberg
March 30, 2008 - Sunday
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street, S.F. (at Geary).
What: "Must America Remain an Outlaw State?". Besides discussing Iraq, he will consider whether war with Iran can be averted. Admission is free. Optional noon luncheon (for $4.). This "Stone Soup" forum, one of a monthly series, is cosponsored by World Community Advocates and the War and Law League (WALL).
Information:; 415-738-8298

North Beach Evening for North Beach Citizens
When: March 30, 2008 - Sunday
6 p.m.
Where: Basement of Saints Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert St. S.F.
What: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jeannette Etheredge host the Seventh Annual North Beach Evening for North Beach Citizens. Basque dinner by Gerald Hirigoyen and wines by Francis Ford Coppola Presents. Dance to the music of Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. RSVP by March 17th. $125 ($50 children under 13). Benefactor $500.
Information: 415-772-0918

Carol Doda
When: March 30, 2008 - Sunday
Where: Amante, 570 Grent Street, S.F. Ca.
Information: 415-302-4400

March 31, 2008 - Monday

Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Breakfast
When: March 31, 2008 - Monday
8 to 10 a.m.
Where: Mission Language and Vocational School, Latine Culinary Academy, 2929 19th Street, S.F.
What: Holiday Breakfast. Tickets $50.
Information: 415-621-2665

Labor and Community for Voter Registration Kick-Off Celebration
When: March 31, 2008 - Monday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Steps of City Hall, Polk Street Side.
Information: al Fernandez 415-971-0742

SPUR - 2008 all member party and groundbreaking celebration
When: March 31, 2008 - Monday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
What: Construction has begun on the SPUR Urban Center.
Information: RSVP 415-781-8726

UCSF Hospital Replacement CAG Action Team
When: March 31, 2008
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Genentech Hall, Room N-114
600 16th Street, S.F.
What: Meeting will focus on helicopter flight test results and helipad alternative site analysis.
Source: Rincon Hill San Francisco

Marcus Conant
When: March 31, 2008 Monday
6 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 2nd Floor
595 Market Street, Floor, S.F.
What: Marcus Conant discusses the future of the AIDS epidemic.
$15. non members
Information: 415-597-6700

Filipina Women's Network Presents The Vagina Monologues When: March 31, 2008 Monday
7 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness, S.F.
What: The Filipina Women's Network in collaboration with V-Day as a benefit performance to raise awaraeness and funds for its Filipinas against Violence campaign $35 through $100.
Information: 415-278-9410

April 1, 2008 - Tuesday

April Fool's Day

Last Day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for April 1, 2008 election.

Celebrating 20th Century World Poetry
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post Street, S.F.
What: Kick off poetry month by listening and/or sharing poems from the works of Anna Akhmatova, Robert Forst, Seamus Heaney, Langston Hughes, Pablo Neruda, Sylvia Plath, Cesar Vallejo, William Butler Yeats and others read by actors. Bring one of your "favorites" to read as well. $10
Information: 415-393-0101

Tobias Wolff
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
Where: Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness, S.F.
What: Tobias Wolff discusses his book "Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories. $19.
Information: 415-776-1111

April 2, 2008 - Wednesday

2008 Housing Forum: A New Generation of Housing Leaders
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Housing Action Coalition's mission to educate community members and new and better ways to provide housing. Welcome three new leaders: John Rahaim, Director of the Department of City Planning; Fred Blackwell, Executive Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and Isam Hasenin, Director of the Department of the Building Inspection.
Information: Tim Colen at or 415-541-9001

George Shultz and William Perry
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
5:15 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Hotel, Gold Room, 950 Mason Street
What: Here George Shultz, former U.S. Secretary of State and William Perry former U.S. Secretary of Defense. $30. non-members
Information: Commonwealth Club 415-597-6700

2008 Safety Network Community Leadership Awards
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
Where: State Building Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, S.F.
What: 2008 Safety Network Community Leadership Awards. One community leadership award will be given to either an individual or a group in each of the 10 San Francisco police districts.
Information: Quintin Mecke, MPA Progam Director 415-202-7940

San Francisco Park Coalition Meeting
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesdy
6 to 8 p.m
Where: City Hall, Room 305, San Francisco, Ca.
What: San Francisco's failing playgrounds and how NPC is raising the grade. NPC is launching an initiative to raise failing grades of the City's worst playgrounds and will kick off this effort in April of 2008.
Prior to the playground presentation they will hold an overview of the Solar Subsidy Program.
Information: 415-621-3260

Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point Land Use
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: CCSF Evans Campus at 1400 Evans, San Francisco
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 usuage. The workshops will include an overview of the project led by the project architect.

The Funniest Celebrity in the Bay Area Contest
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.
What: A celebrity stand-up comedy competition benefiting Central City Hospitality House featuring contestants: Renel Brooks-Moon, Rachael Gordon, Michael Krasny, Country Joe McDonald, MC Hammer, Phil Matier, Liam Mayclem and Ron Owens
Special Guests: Tom Ammiano and Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Judges: Chris Daly, Diane Amos, Ken Garcia and Vernon Glenn
Emcee: Will Durst $150.
Information: 415-749-2184

April 3, 2008 -Thursday

African American Educational Summit
When: April 3, 2008 - Thursday
Where: Ella Hill Hutch Community Center Gym, 1050 McAllister Street, S.F.
What: Dr. James Calloway invites United Educators of San Francisco, parents and students to participate in African American Educational Summit. Discussion will include important issues and concerns concerning the African American students in San Francisco.
Information: RSVP Dr. Calloway at or 415-240-6086

Women & Lit: Naked on the Page
When: April 3, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. Book signing at 7 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: Good Lit: Women Writers Tell All: Single in the City
Sasha Cagen, Author, Quirkyalone
Jane Ganahl, Author, Naked on the Page: The Misadventures of My Unmarried Midlife
Wendy Merrill, Author, Falling Into Manholes
Rachel Sarah, Author, Single Mom Seeking
Jerusha Stewart, Author, The Single Girl's Manifesta
The joys and challenges of single life.
Information: 415-597-6700

Writers' Voices for Breast Cancer Action
When: April 3, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, Green Room, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F. Ca.
What: Join Breast Cancer Action and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon, Peggy Orenstein and Ayelet Waldman, Jewell Gomez. Authors will read excerpts from their current works. $50.
Reception at 7:45 to 9 p.m. Meet the writers and enjoy scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and fine wine at Jardinere restaurant. $75 or $150. which includes program above
Information: 415-243-9301 x 15

April 4, 2008, Wednesday

Launch the Bernal Heights Living Library and Think Park Nature Walk
When: April 4, 2008, Friday (both days)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where and What: First planting of Caifornia Native Trees at Holly Park corner Appleton. The Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk and Think Park will eventually link schools, streets, parks and open spaces and wind through St. Mary's Park leading to the Islais Creek.
Information: 415-206-9710

April 5, 2008, Saturday

Launch the Bernal Heights Living Library and Think Park Nature Walk
When: April 5, 2008, Saturday (both days)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where and What: First planting of Caifornia Native Trees at Holly Park corner Appleton. The Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk and Think Park will eventually link schools, streets, parks and open spaces and wind through St. Mary's Park leading to the Islais Creek.
Information: 415-206-9710

Pacifica Dems: School Parcel Tax Forum with Assemblyman Leland Yee and Pacifica School Board President, Joan Weideman
When: April 5, 2008, Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Where: Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant (Sharp Park and Francisco Blvds.) Pacifica, Ca.
What: School Parcel Tax up on June 3, 2008 election. Pacifica Democrats will hold forum with Senator Leland Yee and Pacifica School Board President, Joan Weideman. A full service breakfast ($12)- Continental Breakfast ($5) coffee only $3. will be served, but there is no purchase necessary to attend the meeting. All are welcomed.
Information: 415-246-0775 Barbara Arietta

*Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Park Land Use Meeting
When: April 5th, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.. to 12 p.m.
Where: Bayview/Hunters Point YMCA, at 1601 Lane, S.F.
What: Organized by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the SF Redevelopment Agency, the workshops are designed to encourage comments on proposed land usage.
Information: 415-749-2464 Thor Kaslofsky

April 7, 2008 - Monday

Giants - Opening Day
April 8, 2008 - Tuesday

Special Election - Congressional - Vacancy for Tom Lantos seat

*"Beijing Olympics and Human Rights: Challenges Ahead"
April 8, 2008 Tuesday
2 to 4 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, S.F.
Information: Amnesty International San Francisco Office 415-252-1750

*Roger Mudd
When: April 8, 2008 Tuesday
5:30 P.M.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, S.F.
What: Will speak about his book "The Place to Be" and will critique broadcast news today, especially political coverage. $18. non-members
Information: 415-597-6700

*"Candle Lights for Human Rights" Vigil
When: April 8, 2008 Tuesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Civic Center San Francisco
Information: Amnesty International San Francisco Office 415-252-1750

*Archibishop Tutu
When: April 8, 2008 Tuesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. San Francisco
What: International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission will present the Outspoken award to Archbishop Tutu.
Information and Tickets: 212-430-6054

April 10, 2008 -Thursday

San Francisco Democratic Party Unity Luncheon
When: April 10, 2008 - Thursday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Empire Ballroom, 450 Powell Street, S.F.
What: Luncheon in Celebration of our Democratic Majority. Tickets $85.
Sponsors: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House Stationary Engineers, Local 39, Mary Silver, PG&E, United Health Care Workers West, Ambassodor James Hormel, Democracy Action, Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club, San Francisco Young Democrats, State Senator Carole Migden, Carpenters Union Local 22, San Francisco Fire Fighters, William Coblentz, State Board of Equalization Vice Chair, Betty Yee, San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council, San Francisco Labor Council, San Francisco Police Officers Association, Robert Dockendorff, Andy and Molly Fleischman, Joe Julian, Tom a. Hsieh, Melanie Nutter, Arlo Hale Smith, Steve Jay Ramsey, Matt Tuchow, Scott Wiener , Assemblyman Mark Leno, Sheriff Michael Hennessey, Supervisor Tom Ammiano, Emerge Ca, GCA Strategies, David Campos, David Chiu, Connie Ford, Michael Goldstein, Joseph Houghteling, Luke Klipp, Jane Morrison, Rafael Mandelman, Connie O'Connor Laura Spanjian.
Checks to San Francisco Democratic Party, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite E436, San Francisco, Ca. 94102
Information: 415-626-1161 email

*Adam Werbach
When: April 10, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: INFORUM's 21st Century Visionary Award. 6 p.m. $20 non-members. INFORUM is a division of the Commonwealth club by and for people in their 20's and 30's with a mission to inspire debate around civic issues.
Information: 415-597-6705

*"Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders" - Christine Pelosi
When: April 10, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Mechanics Library, 57 Post Street, Room 4065 S.F.
What: Christine Pelosi presents leadership lessons from the campaign trail from her new book.
Information: 415-393-0101

*Tom Hayden
When: April 10, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.
What: Tom Hayden will read from his new book "Writings For a Democratic Society".
Information: 415-362-8193

*Jose Canseco
When: April 10, 2008 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Books Inc. in the Marina, 2251 Chestnut Street, S.F.
What: Baseball star Jose Canseco will sign copies of his book "Vindicated: Big Names, big Liars
Information: 415-931-3633

April 13, 2008 - Sunday

District-Level Delegate elections/caucuses for Democratic National Convention
When: April 13, 2008 - Sunday
3 p.m.
Where: TBD (see Barack Obama information below)
What: A Caucus is being held in each of California's 53 congressional districts (by the Clinton and Obama campaigns) at which Democrats express their Presidential candidate preference and vote for Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Caucuses are open to all Democratic voters who are registered to vote in the appropriate CD. One can register to vote at the Caucus.

You can still apply to run in these elections by going to website - deadline is April 2, 5 p.m.

According to the California Democratic Party website ( under Distric Eight - Nancy Pelosi there is 1 female and 2 male for Clinton and one female and one male for Obama with one female Clinton as an alternate.

Further details can be found on the website (extensive information about the National Convention) - excellent information

There are 241 district-level delegates
81 at large- delegates
48 Party Leader/elected official delegates (PLEOs)
71 Superdelegates (unpledged)
Total California Delegates: 441

*Barack Obama Delegate Election
When: April 13, 2008
Registration: 2 to 3 p.m. Caucus: 3 to 4 p.m.
Where: UFCF (United Food & Commercial Workers) Local #101 Union Hall, 208 Miller Avenue, South San Francisco
What: Supporters of Barack Obama in U.S. Congressional District #12 (formerly Tom Lantos' district) will meet to select three delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Two women and 1 man. You must be a registered Democrat to vote.
Source: Susan Pfeifer (who is running for delegate) San Francisco for Democracy

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