Monday, March 31, 2008

New Deal/Real Deal/SPUR/April Calendar

New Deal to the Real Deal - April 1, 2008
- Tuesday- Forum on the historical significance of the New Deal and call for universal access to meaningful employment and dignified work.

Interesting and important forum held at the San Francisco Main Library. The full house heard:
Pecolia Manigo - YMAC & Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth
Las Vocicitas (adorable children) performed "Si Se Puede".
Harvey Smith showed fascinating photos from the New Deal (he wore a FDR button and made sure we realized that Eleanor Roosevelt was a big part of the New Deal). He showed pictures from the Bay Area of examples of the WPA projects including the Cow Palace (he wants to save Cow Palace ), Yosemite, Berkeley Rose Garden, Beach Chalet and U.C. Berkeley.
Panel Speakers:
Author and Professor Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz - discussed the history of the New Deal.
Labor Activist and Educator: Karega Hart - Wanted to make sure we knew that it was activists who made the New Deal work - from the bottom up.
S.F. Community Land Trust Found - James Tracy - Talked about how to relate the old New Deal to how we can do a new "New Deal" .
Supervisor Chris Daly - who put the forum together with his staff John Avalos and Rachel Redondiez. He was articulate and specific on what San Francisco should do for its residents asking for a call to action to provide jobs for all San Franciscans.
Supervisor Mirkarimi - spoke eloquently about San Francisco being known as being progressive (but we really are not) - that everything has gone "mushy middle" - that San Francisco had to ask tough questions to get things done right (even if it meant being called "meddlesome").
Renee Saucedo, Program Director La Raza Centro Legal San Francisco Day Laborers Programs - spoke about "Call to Action": Public Works for San Francisco by San Franciscans.
It should be noted that Public Defender Jeff Adachi was in attendance .

This was a well thought out and purposeful forum. Fasinating.

Further Information: California's Living New Deal Project - collaborative effort to identify, map and interpret the vast public works legacy of the New Deal in California.

Annual SPUR event held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Hugh event (as always) celebrating the ground breaking of SPUR's new home, the Urban Center. Lots of important people in the room. Attendees included: Doug Chang, Mike Ege, Roger Boas, Claudine Cheng, Sue Lee, James Haas, Amy Meyer, Natalie Berg, Gerardo Sandoval, Anna Shimko, Liz Colton, Dan Bernal, Assemblyman Mark Leno was introduced, Dennis Kelly, Jim Chappell, Victor Seeto, Norm Rolfe, Brian McCarthy, Tom Randovich, Dana Meeker, Gia Daniller, Jim Lazarus, Sandy Mori, Byron Rhett, Clay Harrell, Toye Moses and Evelyn Wilson.
Spur: or call 415-781-8726

April 1, 2008 - Tuesday

April Fool's Day

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

When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
8 a.m.
Where: IFPTE Local 21, 1182 Market Street near 8th and Hyde, Room 318, S.F.
What: A team of experts representing Mexican, Canadian and US Organizations will take a look at NAFTA-plus economic and security arrangements being forged behind closed doors between leading corporations and executive branches of Canada, US and Mexico without consultation with the legislatures or public. Sponsored by San Francisco Labor Council and Global Exchange.
RSVP Howard Wallace 415-861-0318

Save Rent Control
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
10 a.m.
Where: 16th Street Bart
What: March to City Hall with press conference at noon, afterwards the contingent will go into Board of Supervisors at 2 p.m.

Muni Price Increase
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, S.F.
What: Consideration of possible Muni price increase
Information: 415-701-4505

Entertainment Commission
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
4 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 406, S.F.
What - Discussion on the promoter permit legislation, how it came about, what the next steps are, what the major issues are that have been raised by the promoter community.
Information: sfscene.blogspot.

*David Campos for Supervisor
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
5 to 8 p.m.
Where: 3152 Mission Street, S.F.
What: Free bbq to meet District Nine Candidate for Supervisor David Campos. Talk District 9 politics.

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

Mission District Community Task Force Meeting
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception School, 299 Precita Street, S.F. Enter auditorium through courtyard on Shotwell between Precita and Cesar Chavez
What: Discussion about health care needs in San Francisco and the future of St. Luke's.
A special community task force has been created to help the Blue Ribbon Panel with its work. The Task Force will be responsible for gathering and presenting community input to the blue ribbon panel.
Community Task Force Members: Rosario Anaya, Rev. Dr. Joseph Bryant Jr., Anni Chung, Charlene Clemens, Pat Coleman, Olivia Fe, Donal Frazier, Estela Garcia, Karen Garrison, Gillian Gillett, Fr. John Hardin, Mai-Mai Q. Ho, Judy Li, Marilyn Metz, Suzanne Palmer, Ana Perez, Raye Richardson, Rev Ana Perez, Raye Richardson, Rev. Ana Perez, Raye Richardson, Rev. ShadRiddick, Ahsha Safai, Jim Salinas, Gladys Sandlin, Maria Vicente-Puletti
Information: 415-291-9506

Jack Hirschman
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, S.F.
What: Kick off poetry month with Jack Hirschman and Friends at the San Francisco Public Library.
Information: 415-557-4400

Potrero Hill Democratic Club: The Rest of the June Ballot
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro St. S.F.
What: The rest of the June 3rd Ballot. Speakers for and against certain propositions, club members' summaries of the less-controversial ones. Candidates too. Then members vote to endorsed except Democratic Central Committee - will not endorsement.

Tobias Wolff
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
8 p.m.
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

First Annual Political Comedy Competition
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
Where: Harvey's, 500 Castro (at 18th Street) San Francisco.
What: Margo Gomez' hosts the First Annual Political Comedy Competition, with Ronn Vigh in celebration of April Fool's Day. A dozen comics and pundits ling one-lines as celebrity judges (Supervisor Bevan Dufty, former SF City Treasurer Susan Leal, and drag star Cookie Dough) decide who's best and worst.

When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
Where: 1199 Valencia Street, S.F.
What: Opening of restaurant - Beretta (formerly Last Supper Club). For the month of April, a quarter of net pizza sales will go to help shelter families who lost their homes in the recent fire in the Mission.

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

*Hillary Clinton
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
Where: Quadrus Conference Center, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, Ca.
What: Reception in support of Hillary Clinton for President. 5 p.m. VIP Reception $2,300 a person; General Reception 6 p.m. $500. a person. Co-Chair Ann & John Doerr, Patron: Susie Tompkins Buell and Mark Buell, Lorraine Hariton, Nancy and Chuck Parrish, Amy Rao Host: Cindy Chavez, Shefall Razdan Duggal, EMILY's List .RSVP
Information: Stefanie Roumeliotes or Sabra Foley 415-402-0303.

*Does San Francisco need more taxicabs?
April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
5 p.m.
Where: City's Board of Appeals, City Hall, Room 416, S.F.
What: San Francisco Taxi Commission voted to authorized 69 new alternative-fuel taxicabs. Three individual members of the industry appealed that decision. The Board will hear the appeal.
Information: Taxi Commission 415-503-2180

*Affordable Housing Alliance Political Action Committee

When: April 2, 2008 Wednesday
5:25 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.
What: Endorsement meeting for the June election. Will interview the candidates and discuss the propositions.

Northeast Waterfront Advisory Group
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
5 p.m.
Where: Port of San Francisco, Bayside Conference Room at Pier 1
What: Discussion on Port's disposition of Seawall Lot 351 for possible development. This is the present 2/3 acre parking lot on the corner of the Embarcadero and Washington Street. It is the parcel that San Francisco Waterfront Partners wishes to remove from under Public Trust control so they can build 170 condominiums and 500+ space underground parking garage. Friends of Golden Gateway are concerned about this proposal.
Information: Jennifer Sobol 274-0548 or

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

Jackie Speier
When: April 2, 2008 -Wednesday
5:30 to 7 p.m. (Jackie is expected to arrive at 6 p.m.)
Where: 34 Madrone Ave. (near West Portal Muni Station, between Taraval and Ulloa)
What: George Broder, Wendy Soone-Broder and Mary Jung inviteyou to an Open House to meet Jackie Speier Candidate for Congress.
Information: RSVP 415-333-4338

*2008 Safety Network Community Leadership Awards
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
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.
Awardees: Middle Polk Neighborhood Association, John Perry, Ginale Harris, Sheryl Davis, Sharen Hewitt, Leslie Burch, Pastor Schuyler Rhodes, Fix Masonic, Devi Joseph, Rudy Corpuz, March Randall, Alliance for a Better District 6.
Information: Quintin Mecke, MPA Progam Director 415-202-7940

San Francisco Park Coalition Meeting
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
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 usage. 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

San Francisco For Democracy - Media streetfighting for progressives.
When: April 2, 2008
7 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's, 240 Front Street, S.F.
What: From the battle for the Presidency to the battle for Congress, we have seen that the mainstream media continue to take their talking points from the likes of Matt Drudge and Fox News. How can we fight back against determined and well-financed media efforts. Join the panel of media experts and community activists:
Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis, marriage equality activists
Josh Harkinson, reporter, Mother Jones magazine
Sasha Magee, webmaster/editor,
Also, discussion about how to respond quickly and effectively to smears, innuendos and other right-wing efforts.
Also, how, where and when to volunteer for your favorite campaigns on the June 2008 ballot. Also a earthquake preparedness tutorial from Dave Massen; and a report on the 2008 State of the Black Union symposium from Maxine Anderson.
Source: SF for Democracy.

April 3, 2008 -Thursday

*Recreation and Park Commission Meeting
April 3, 2008 - Thursday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, S.F.
What: 847th Regular Meeting. Agenda Item: Washington Square - 54th Annual North Beach Festival - June 14-15th. Request to modify the amplified sound policy and request to sell and serve beer and wine.
Information: 415-831-270.

Take Back UC. March and Picket

When: April 3, 2008 - Thursday
3:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at 505 Parnassus Ave outside UCSF Medical Center
What: AFSCME 3299 is fighting for patients, students and families. They want a fair contract.
: 415-566-6477

African American Educational Summit
When: April 3, 2008 - Thursday
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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

-Cancelled Launch the Bernal Heights Living Library and Think Park Nature Walk
When: Delayed to another date.

Public Hearing on Line 71L-Haight-Noriega Limited
When: April 4, 2008 - Friday
10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, S.F.
What: Public hearing to discuss the proposal to reroute Line 71L-Haight-Noriega Limited via Haight Street, right on Laguna, left on Market Street in the mornings - inbound only from 7 to 9a.m This will allow the buses to avoid traffic congestion and delays on Page Street.
Information: James Lowe, SFMTA Service Planing, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, S.F. Ca. 94103.

April 5, 2008, Saturday

Cancelled Launch the Bernal Heights Living Library and Think Park Nature Walk
When: Delayed to another day.

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

*No on 98 Literature Delivery
When: April 5, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: 1015 Masonic (at Oak; 43 Masonic or 7 Haight are best buses).
What: Receive literature and a precinct map and deliver No on 98 material door to door.

*Oakland Athletics
When: April 5, 2008 - Saturday
1:05 p.m.
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland
What: All you Can Eat. for $20. To purchase discount ticket (normal $35.) visit

Jackie Speier
When: April 5, 2008 - Saturday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: 101 Paloma Avenue, S.F.
What: Cocktails with Jackie honoring the candidacy of Jackie Speier for the 12th Congressional District. Special Guests Majority Whip/Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Kathy Grogan, Mary Cassidy, Kathleen Ryan, Annemarie Conroy, Bart Lally, James Fang, Andrew and Carol Clark, Paul Conroy, Margaret O'Sullivan, Kerry Riordan Sykes, Dave Bisho, Colleen Dowling, Dan Dunnigan, Lee Ann Monfredini, PJ and Karin Johnston, Maria Martinez, Mary Driscoll Toboni, Denise LaPointe, Mary Landers, Peggy Cullinan, Kathleen Dowling McDonough, Ed Reidy, Caryl Ito, Alex Tourk, John Shanley, Fran and Jim Lee, The Larry Mazzola Family, F.X. and Nancy Crowley, Gaby Jackson Renstrom and Peter Renstrom and Maureen McFadden. RSVP or 415-337-337-7774 Casual attire.

April 7, 2008 - Monday

Giants - Opening Day

April 8, 2008 - Tuesday

Special Election - Congressional - Vacancy for Tom Lantos seat

2008 San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Summit

When: April 8, 2008 - Tuesday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: City Hall, North Light Court, San Francisco
What: Join City Pedestrian Staff, advocates and experts in pedestrian safety and they discuss pedestrian safety initiatives and look to the future of walking in San Francisco. Information: To reserve a boxed lunch RSVP by April 1, 2008 to 554-2398 or email

*Archibishop D
esmond Tutu
When: April 8, 2008 - Tuesday
Registration 10:45; 11:30 a.m. Program
Where: Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, S.F.
What: Archibishop Desmond Tutu in conversation with Jane Wales, President and CEO, World Affairs. $35 Non-Member
Information: 415-293-4600

"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 9, 2008 - Wednesday

When: April 9, 2008 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street, S.F.
What: "Nowtopia" new book by Chris Carlsson, director of Shaping San Francisco. Chris will read from his book and discuss the book's look at a new form of work politics. Party and refreshments afterwards. $20. at the door get you a book and a party and helps sustain CounterPULSE.
Information: 415-626-2060

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 11, 2008 - Friday

*Sea Bowl Benefit: Save Pacifica Schools
When: April 11, 2008 Friday
Where: Sea Bowl, 4625 Coast Highway, Pacifica, Ca.
What: Join the bowling fund while supporting "Saving Pacifica Schools". Contributions will be used to support Saving Pacifica Schools in the campaign for the passage of Measure N. $15. ticket will include one and half hours of bowling, shoe rental and lemonade. Reserve tickets by April 4th. send to Doreen Murphy, 60 Driftwood Circle, Pacifica, Ca. 94044.

April 12, 2008 - Saturday

*Friends of Dolores Park Playground
When: A
pril 12, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m. to Noon
Where: Dolores Park Playground, Dolores Street near 19th St. S.F.
What: You are invited to Music at the Playground featuring performance by alphabet Rockers. Free. Refreshments provided.

Single Payer Now!
When: April 12, 2008 - Saturday
3 p.m.
Where: 4 Berry Street, S.F. ILWU Local 34 Hall next to AT&T Park (there is a Giants game at 1 p.m. so it is best to take public transportation.
What: Unions speak out for health care minus the insurance industry. Support for HR 676 which guarantees healthcare for everyone. Speakers include Michael Lighty - Policy Director, California Nurses Association and Cindy Young - Senior Health Policy Advisor for the California School Employees Association. Sponsored by the California Universal Health Care Organizing Project (CUHCOP) and the California Universal Health Care Education Project
Information: 415-695-7891

*Brasil Cuba-SF Carnival Contingent Fundraising Party II
When: April 12, 2008 - Saturday
5 to 10 p.m.
Where: 91 Miguel Street, Glen Park, Ca.
What: Fundraiser for Brasil Cuba-SF Carnival Contingent. Meet the choreographers Ramon Ramos and Tania Santiago, Salsa Rueda performance at 8:30 p.m. Tasty and Plentiful food and drink. $25. $50, $75. Honorary Sponsors: Isaac Kos-Read and Mary Massella, Molly Coye, Tom Bacchetti, Kate Northcott, Ron Hunkiewicz, Brendan Dunningam, Al Borvice, Ann Podesta, Will Lightbourne, Rich and Susie Huetteman, Jeff Babcock, Eileen Nolan Kressel, Susan Brissenden-Smith, Marc Snyder, Alfredo Fernandez, Dick Grosboll, Helen Moed, Alf Nucifora, Sukey Lilienthal, Delfina Piretti, Peggy Handler, Tim Colen, Alicia Esterkamp, Buddy Bates, Amy Draizen, Tony Fazio , Marie Jobling, Linda Morse, Nicki Alexiev, Peter Wiley, Samuel Liberman, Perry Reyes, Linda Owens, Mike Weise, Kevin Kline of The Front Porch, Robert Couly, Nancy Quinn, Ted McCullough, Marc Perez, Naomi Stanford, Sydney and Rosa Williams, Katrin Evald, Andrea Restrepo. RSVP to (Mike Nolan)

*David Chiu
When: April 12, 2008 - Saturday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: O'Reilly's Holy Grail Restaurant, 1233 Polk Street at Bush, San Franclsco
What: Campaign kick-off to celebrate David Chiu's campaign for Supervisor in District Three.
After the campaign launch event David will be celebrating his 38th birthday party at the same venue starting at 8:30 p.m. DJ and no-host bar. please RSVP for this event also.
RSVP by April 7, 2008 415-441-8393 or

April 13, 2008 - Sunday

*A Taste of Tamales by the Bay
April 13, 2008 - Sunday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason Center,
What: Fundraiser for Benchmark Institute. Tamale tasting. See how to make and serve tamales. Watch the Bay Area's hottest margarita gladiators battle to make the best margarita and enter the Grand Raffle. Listen to live Latin/Tropical jazz. Benchmark Institute teaches advocates in nonprofits how to use the law to help low-income communities. Tickets in advance $35; $40 at door. Buy your tickets on line www.tamalesbythebay.or call 415-695-9296.

*27th Annual Northern California Book Awards
April 13, 2008 - Sunday
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: 100 Larkin Street St. S.F. (Main Library)
What: Event honors the work of Northern California authors . Featured speaker, Al Young. Sponsored by Northern California Book Reviewers, Potery Flash, S.F. Public Library, Friends of the S.F. Library, Center for the Art of Translation, PEN West, Mechanic's Institute Library.
Information: or call 510-525-5476

District-Level Delegate elections/caucuses for Democratic National Convention
When: April 13, 2008 - Sunday
3 p.m.
Where: (see 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: SEIU - Nurses Headquarters, 350 Rhode Island St.
What: If you are an Obama supporter in Nancy Pelosi's congressional district, come and vote for delegate of your choice to attend the Democratic National Convention in support of Barack Obama. You must be a registered Democratic to vote.
Source: San Francisco for Democracy

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: San Francisco for Democracy

*Hillary Clinton Delegate Election
When: April 13, 2008
Registration: 2 to 3 p.m. Caucus open at 2 p.m. and yu must be in line by 3 p.m.
Where: Plumbers Union Hall, 1621 Market Street, S.F.

*San Francisco Richmond District
When: April 12, 2008
7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Sunset Library Branch , 1305 18th Avenue (at Irving).
What: Join Lorri Ungaretti present a talk and slide show about the City's Richmond District. Lorri is the author of "San Francisco's Richmond District" and "San Francisco's Sunset District".
Information: 415-355-2808

April 15, 2008 - Tuesday

Income Tax Due

Raoul Wallenberg Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: April 15, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m to 8 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, Room 220, SF (at Presidio)
What: General Membership meeting and vote casting June election and new officers and board members. Drop by and cast your vote

April 17, 2008 - Thursday

*Bar Association of San Francisco Forum featuring three candidates running for the San Francisco Superior Court Seat 12, in the June 3rd primary election
When: April 17, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: BASF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor,
What: Opening remarks from President of the Bar Association of San Francisco, James Donato - Speakers Marry Mallen, Judge Thomas Mellon, Jr. Gerardo Sandoval, Moderator Frederic White, Dean, Golden Gate University School of Law .Judicial candidates forum is open to anyone who would like to attend and is free of charge. They welcome questions to be submitted for consideration to be asked of the candidates.
Information: Barbara Fanning,

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Sunset Community Democratic Club Endorsements:
Congress 12th Congressional District: Jackie Speier (both April and June elections)
Assembly 12th AD - Fiona Ma
Superior Court Judge Seat 12 - No Endorsement
S.F. Democratic County Central Committee: Mary Jung, Eric Mar, Jane Morrison, Melanie Nutter, Connie O'Connor, Matt Tuchow and David Wong
San Francisco Measures:
Prop A - Pay teachers a fair salary - Yes
Prop B - New Hire Qualifications for Retiree Healthcare -Yes
Prop C - Forfeiture of Retirement benefits - Yes
Prop D - Diversity on Boards and City Commissions - Yes
Prop E - Appointment to the PUC - No
Prop F - Affordable Housing - No
Prop G - Mixed-Use Development for Candlestick -Yes
Prop H - Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code - Yes
State Measures:
Prop 98 - Ban on Rent Control - No
Prop 99 - Eminent Domain Acquisition of owner-occupied residence - Yes

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