Tuesday, March 4, 2008

San Francisco for Democracy Meeting - March

San Francisco for Democracy meeting at Schroeder's last night.

Excellent program starting with Saving rent control with Dean Preston, founder and executive director, Tenants Together (see: eminentdomainreform.com) Not only would we would loose rent control the legislation might delete all zoning laws in place.

Official campaign website: www.no98yes99.com
SF Campaign website: www.saverentcontrol.net
Information: San Francisco Tenants Union 415-282-5525

There are four working groups in San Francisco:
Voter Reg/GOTV Ted Gullicksen ted@sftu.org
Outreach - Nick Pagoulatos npsphc@yahoo.com
Fundraising/Events Robert Haaland robert_haaland@hotmail.com; Media/Website Tommi Avicolli Mecca avimecca@yahoo.com
Other Bay area cities call Tenants Together 415-225-9390

The program continued with discussion on the June ballot measures for affordable housing. Just yesterday they found out that the Bayview Committee for Affordable Housing (Chris Daly's ballot measure did pass).

Sarah Phelan from San Francisco Bay Guardian spoke with an overview on the issue and then Michael Cohen, Director, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, City of San Francisco spoke and then someone from POWER www.peopleorganized.org 415-864-8372 ext 303 or 305 spoke. Basically the POWER initiative would ask for 50% housing affordability where the other initiative would ask for 25% housing affordability.

San Francisco for Democracy is an excellent organization to go to to get an overview of what is going on in San Francisco over a broad spectrum of issues.

Political Affairs: Erich Albrecht chalbrecht3313@yahoo.com
Membership/Meetup: Tim Hsu timothyhsu@earthlink.net
Outreach: Jeff Whittington outreach@sf4democracy.com

They have an excellent website including a calendar of events www.sf4democracy.com
Regular Membership is $25. P. O. Box 194064, S.F. Ca. 94119 415-789-8008

March 6, 2008 - Thursday

Maria Martinez
When:
March 6, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Where: Mission Dolores Church
3321 16th Street, S.F.
What: Celebration Mass following reception at Los Jarritos, 901 S. Van Ness Ave. S.F.

Support Families, expand the Rental Subsidy
When: March 6th, Thursday
11 a.m.
Where: City Hall Steps
What: Press Conference & Rally
We won a rental subsidy program for the homeless families in San Francisco. Further demands:
1. Remove the arbitrary time limit and make the subsidy need-based.
2. Raise the monthly amount of the subsidy from $500 to $1,000.
Information for Housing First Campaign :
Coalition on Homeless (in the Tenderloin) at 415-346-3740
Chinatown Community Development center (in Chinatown) at 415-984-1468
Chinese Progressive Association (in Chinatown) at 415-391-6986 ext 301
SOMCAN (in SOMA) at 415-348-1945
St Peters Housing Committee (Mission) at 415-487-9208


Dee Dee Myers - "Why Women Should Run the World"
Myers was appointed the White House press secretary for Clinton. She holds the distinction of being the first women and second-youngest person to occupy the position. Commonwealth Club 11:30 a.m. $15 non-members 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor S.F. Information: club@commonwealthclub.org

Chinatown Community Development Center's 2nd Annual Lunar New Year Lunch
When: March 6, 2008 Thursday
12 noon to 2 p.m.
Where: New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Avenue, S.F. (between Stockton St and Grant Avenue).
Individual Tickets $30. RSVP Jeanette Huie at 415-984-1462
What: Luncheon to celebrate Chinatown Community Developmet Center. Honorary Lunar New Year Lunch Committee: Public Defender Jeff Adachi, District Attorney Kamala Harris, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Assessor Philip Ting, Cathy Cha, Guang Wu Chen, Christabel Cheung, Gregory Chin, Alton Chinn, Phil Chin, David Chiu, Amy Chung, Anni Chung, Michael Davis, Dorren Der-McLeod, Wilbert Din, Robert Edmundson, Anne Halsted, Qing Ho, Jane Kim, Karen Lam, Jerry Lee, Sue Lee, Winston Lee, Dan Leibsohn, Hayne Leung, allan Low, Dr. Rolland Lowe, Belinda Lyons, Eric Mar, Rose Pak, Vincent Pan, Diana Pang, Gloria So, Dean Ito Taylor, Millard and Alicia Tong, V. Fei Tsen, Brenda Yee.
Information: 415-567-2518

Panel: Housing in the New AIDS Generation - Commonwealth Club 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F. - 5:30 p.m. $15 non-members. Housing in the New AIDS Generation: Where we are now, and where are we going? Brian Basinger, Director, AIDS Housing Alliance/SF; Cecilia Chung, Deputy Director, Transgender Law Center and Human Rights Commissioner; Dan Bernal, District Director for Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Amy Tharpe, Deputy Director, Mayor's Office of Housing; Margot Antonetty, Director of Programs, San Francisco Department of Public Health - Housing and Urban Health. Information: club@commonwealthclub.org

Event Postponed until March 27th State Senator Carole Migden - information to follow


NOPA Networking -( North of Panhandle Association)
When: March 6, 2008
Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Madrone Lounge (Divisadero at Fell).
What: Networking and fun. Joint friends and neighbors at Madrone Lounge. No cover charge. Look for for Kandace Kaylor and an area reserved for NOPNA.
Information: leela@nopna.org

The Past is Present: Six Decades of PCC Streetcar Service in San Francisco
When: March 6, 2008
Thursday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street (at Grove). S.F.
What: Special presentation that captures the robust transit service provided by streamlined streetcars from the 1950's through the 1980's. Angelo Figone will present rarely seen images of streetcars from public and private collections. Cosponsored by the San Francisco History Center
Information: 415-557-4400

New Lit Generation
When: March 6, 2008 - Thursday
8:30 p.m.
Where: City Lights
261 Columbus Ave. S.F.
What: March is Small Press Month. WritersCorps youth poets will join other writers in a performance at City Light Bookstore. Come celebrate independent literature and bring a poem or story to trade for a free book at the Poetry Trading Post. Poets Annie Yu, Indiana Pehlivanova, Anotoinette Osborne and Robin Black. Cost: Free
Information: 415-362-8193 citylights.com

March 6, 7, 2008 - Thursday, Friday

Conference on the Criminalization of Poverty
When: 2 p.m to 5 p.m on Thursday and 9 am. to 6 p.m. on Friday
Where: Boat Hall, UC Berkeley
What: Symposium will provide a place to discuss the problems and launch an in-depth look at the impacts of this trend on poor people and the U.S. society as a whole. Co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, UC Berkeley
Information: Usree Bhattacharya at ubhattacharya@berkeley.ed or call 642-0813
Source: Tenderloin Futures Collaborative

March 7, 2008 - Friday

*Where Land Meets Water: The Urban Edge in Transition
When:
March 7, 2008 - Friday
8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Ferry Building, S.F. Port Commission Hearing Room
What: This symposium, hosted by Page & Turnbull, examines the transformative impact of waterfront redevelopment on the urban economy, density and quality of life. Reviewing new ways to reinvigorate the historic edges of American cities, the event marks the fifth anniversary of the landmark Ferry Building's return to public service. Panelists: Barbara Maloney, Partner, BMS Design Group, John Rahaim, Director, San Francisco Planning Department; Chris Meany, Partner, Wilson Meany Sullivan Development, Dan Hodapp, Senior Waterfront Planner, Port of San Francisco; Jay Turnbull, President, Page & Turnbull. Space is limited RSVP at symposium@page-turnbull.com



ABCT (A Better Chinatown Tomorrow) 5th Anniversary Celebration
When: March 7th, 2008, Friday
5 p.m. Meeting - 6 p.m. Dinner
Where: Far East Cafe, 618 Grant Avenue
What: Discussion supporting new Gateway at the beginning of Chinatown on Grant Avenue
Information: www.wilmapang.org 415-296-8701

International Women's Day Celebration & Art Exhibit opening reception: Women Empowered with Phil Borges. Co-sponsored with CARE, the League of Women Voters, the United Nations Association-East Bay Chapter, and the United Nations Association-San Francisco Chapter. $5.
When: March 7, 2008 Friday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: World Affairs Council Second Floor Gallery and auditorium
312 Sutter Street, S.F.

4th annual SNBC Community Film Festival -
When: March 7, 2008 - Friday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Ulloa Elementary School Auditorium, 3650 -42nd Ave & Vicente Street, S.F.
What: Selected community submissions and films produced by participants in Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center's adult filmmaking programs. Free. Refreshments
Information: 415-759-3690 www.snbc.org

March 8, 2008 - Saturday

Wyoming Caucus

Arbor Day

When: March 8, 2008
9 a.m
Where: African American Culture Center
762 Fulton Street, S.F. at Webster
What: Celebrate and encourage tree planning and care. Green resource fair, free bucket rides begin at 10 a.m. Music and food.
Information: 415-554-6920 www.sfarborday.org

Public Forum on Senator Leland Yee's Cow Palace bill
When: March 8, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where:Visitacion Valley Community Center, 66 Raymond Avenue, S.F.
What: What do do with the Cow Palace?
Information: Adam Keigwin 916-651-4008 - Aide to State Senator Leland Yee

Duboce Park - Dog Play Area/Multi-Use Area- Grand Opening
When:
March 8, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Duboce & Steiner Avenues
What: Grand opening of DubocePark. A new pathway along the west border of the DPA contains a overlook area. Drinking fountain with dog bowl!

Sally Brunn Library Branch - Noe Valley Re-Opening
When: March 8, 2008 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: Noe Valley Branch Library
451 Jersey Street (at Castro)
What: Re-Opening of Library with Supervisor Bevan Dufty and City Librarian Luis Herrera

Crossroads Irish American Festival - The 2008 Crossroads Festival kicks off with a panel discussion on discovering heritage. Author Daniel Tobin and others will discuss the hidden and untold histories of the overlooked lives of activists, literary figures and other in Irish history as well as the importance of connecting with person and family histories. Main Library Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove). Saturday - 2 to 4 p.m. Information: www.irishamericancrossroads.org Source: San Francisco Library

"Brass Diva: The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman:- Author Carl Flinn will discuss his book. Release of this book coincides with the centennial of Merman's birth. Co-sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Center. Main Library, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove). 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 8th. 4 to 5 p.m. Latino/Hispanic Information: 415-557-4400

March 9, 2008 - Sunday

Milk Movie
When: March 9, 2008
from 8a.m. - time uncertain on Sunday Morning
What: Help re-create Gay Freedom Day 1978
Information: http://www.milkmarch.com 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 info@jccsf.org

Fiona Ma - Birthday Celebration!
When: March 9, 2008
Sunday
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: fionaevents@gmail.com 415-269-5105

March 10, 2008 - Monday

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club meeting and endorsement vote
When:
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 info@alicebtoklas.org 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.


March 11, 2008 - Tuesday

SPUR - Instruction, Innovation and Social Justice in San Francisco's Schools.
When:
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: info@spur.org 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 www.uesf.org
Source: Left in San Francisco

March 12, 2008 - Wednesday

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.
Information: www.sfvotes.org

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 commuity@cgr.ucsf.edu or call Erin Escobar at 415-502-0878 by March 10th.


SPUR - Annual Meeting
When: March 12, 2008
Wednesday
5:45 p.m.
Where: SPUR office
312 Sutter St., Suite 500
S.F.
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: info@spur.org 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
When:
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: info@spur.org 415-781-8726

Open Space Task Force
When:
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.

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 club@commonwealthclub.org

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 al.casciatao@sfgov.org

Mission Economic Development Agency - 35th Anniversary Celebration
When: March 13, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Information: Details to follow. www.medesf.org 415-282-3334 ext 18

Second Annual fundraiser for the Queer Youth Organizing Project (QYOP) Pride at Work.
When: March 13, 2008 - Thursday
Time: Unknown
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. 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 brittany@cityyouthnow.org

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: www.dancemission.com to get tickets www.cityboxoffice.com


March 15th, 2008 - Saturday

Immigrant & Workers Organizing: A Workshop for Staff & Leaders in the Labor Movement
When:
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 sarah@workingeastbay.org or Sanjay Garla at AFSCME 3299 at 415-747-2328 or sanjay@garla.net

*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.


San Francisco for Democracy - Meeting on national single-payer health care plan (HR 676). This meeting will offer information on HR676, the plan introduced by Rep. John Conyers:
When: March 15, 2008, Saturday
3 to 5 p.m.
Where: To be announced
Information: communications@sf4democracy.com


Pre-Democratic Convention Endorsement Meeting
When: March 15th, 2008
Saturday
Starts at 10 a.m.
Where: Air Transport Employees Lodge 1781 Rollins Road, Burlingame, Ca. 94010
Candidates:
Assembly 12 - Fiona MA
Assembly 13 - Tom Ammiano
Assembly 19 - Jerry Hill
Assembly 19 - Gina Papan
State Senator:
Senator 3:
Carole Migden
Joe Alioto Veronese
Philip Kranenburg
Mark Leno
Joe Nation
Congress:
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
jp@fdrdems.org
h -415-777.1314
conference secretary Judith Christensen

Rules on voting are complex. Go to www.cadem.org 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 jonieisen@sbcglobal.net

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 www.sftu.org 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
When:
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
What:
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 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 info@spur.org
Information: info@spur.org 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.
Information: www.communityleadershipalliance.net
Source: SFnewsfeed.us

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 info@spur.org

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

*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.
Information: Leelagill@yahoo.com



March 28 - 30, 2008 Friday through Sunday

California Democratic Party Convention - San Jose Convention Center - Information: www.cadem.org

*New Items
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Transit Effectiveness Project - New Muni Transit Proposal- Information: www.sftep.com

Bouquets to Art: De Young Museum. March 11 to 15th. Museum is filled with 150 floral arrangements. Seven different lectures on different styles of floral design as well as a afternoon tea, a seated lunch and Hat Day, where visitors wear their best botanical-inspired hats and are judged by four Bay Area hat connoisseurs.

Mike Mahoney for Congress - running against Jackie Speier for Congress. MikeMoney4Congress.com, 1325 Howarad Avenue, Suite 816, Burlingame, Ca. 94010-4212. Phone: 650-515-5951 His motto: "If you like Ike, you will love Mike".

Congratulations to John O'Riordan and friends for raising over $9,000 at their Barack Obama event the other night.

Jim Weixel - Candidate for San Francisco Democratic Party - Assembly District 12 - www.jimweixel.com/sfdcc.htm sfdcc@jimweixel.com 415-682-9785

S.F. Chronicle - Write the S.F. Chronicle and let them know you support Rent Control and oppose Prop. 98.

"Write It When I'm Gone" by Thomas DeFrank - Excellent book. Interviews over a 30 year period with President Gerald Ford - not published until after the President's death. Interesting fact: Gerald Ford wanted George Bush to replace Dan Quayle with another Vice President candidate i.e. Colin Powell. If that had happened - maybe Bill Clinton would not have been elected, so then we would have no Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama would not have been such a big deal. This is a simple, well written book.

Save Florence Martin Child Care Center, 1155 Page at Baker. People are trying to save this child care site located at Baker Street and Page, from being sold to developers. The child care site is currently vacant but is a "turn key" site to an operator. The challenge is to convince the San Francisco School District not to sell the land and instead let the neighborhood keep the site as a child care center. If you want to help contact Jim Bracken at jimbracken@yahoo.com.

Chris Jackson - Candidate for Community College. www.christjackson4collegeboard.com christ@christjackson4collegeboard.com 415-707-9651. 530 Bartlett St.S.F. Ca. 94110

BlogHer-08 - convention in San Francisco July 18th through the 20th. BlogHer's mission to create opportunities for women who blog to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment.

David Chiu - Candidate for Supervisor in San Francisco - District Three - Friends of David Chiu, 1819 Polk Street #425, S.F. Ca. 94109. info@votedavidchiu.org 415-441-8393 www.votedavidchiu


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