Wednesday, March 12, 2008

SFDCCC Endorsement Meeting - March Calendar

Endorsement meeting for the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee was held last night at SEIU 1021 office at 350 Rhode Island across from the new Whole Foods.

The first item on the agenda was endorsing Gerardo Sandoval for Superior Court Judge in his race against Thomas A. Mellon.

Committee voted by Acclamation (dictionary defintion - a loud eager expression of approval or praise) for No on 98 (anti-rent control) and Yes on 99.

A School Parcel Tax - Yes
B Changing Qualifications for Retiree Health and Pension Benefits - Yes
C Forfeiture of Retirement benefits for Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude - No
D Appointment to City Boards and Commissions - Yes
E Requiring Board of Supervisors' approval of Mayor's Appointments to the PUC and creating qualifications for commission members- Yes
F Affordable Housing Requirements-Chris Daly Ordinance - No
G Mixed-Use Development Project - Yes
H Prohibiting Elected Officials, Candidates or Committees they control from soliciting or accepting contributions from certain city contractors - Yes

The actual voting portion of the meeting did not take that long. The members of the SFDCCC work well together and were serious about their votes - expressing their opinions in brief statements.

Members of the audience were able to make one minute statements at the beginning of the meeting. Most of the comments were about the two housing items about the Bayview Hunters Point.

It was obvious that choosing between the two housing items were difficult votes for the members. There were 11 votes yes for Daly's motion and 19 no's.

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

Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Meeting - Meet the new Park Station Captain and Housing Report
When: March 13, 2008 Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Park Branch Library Community Room
1833 Page Street, S.F. (between Cole and Schrader)
What: Monthly meeting. Meet Capt. Teresa Barrett. Many key housing issues, policies and proposals are being debated and some are proposed for a vote this June. Come and discuss these issues and what is happening with the CALA site.
Source: HANC newsletter

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

Spring Fling Party at Black Nose Trading Company
When: March 15, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Black Nose Trading Company, 342 Divisadero at Oak Street, S.F.
What:Fun filled event for pets and their owners.
1 to 4 p.m.- Professional pet photography by Pets R People - Snap a picture of your pooch
3 to 6 p.m. - Pet Massages - Great healing treatment for your canine best friend.
Lectures and Discussions with Dog Evolve, Professional Pet Trainers
1:30 p.m. - Barking
2:00 p.m. - Come when Called
2:30 p.m. - Behaving badly on leash
3 p.m. - Relieving boredom with food puzzles

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

MOVED TO MARCH 20TH -San Francisco4Democracy PAC Candidates and Ballot Initiatives Forum for June 2008 Election

*Harold Norse
When: March 16, 2008 Sunday
2 p.m.
Where: Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, S.F.
What: Harold Norse the legendary beat poet, political activist and writer will make a rare public appearance. He will be introduced by his good friend and fellow poet Neeli Cherkovski.
Information: 1-800-537-6822

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

*Iraq: 5 Years too Many
When: March 15, 2008 - Sunday
5 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church (Franklin and Geary) S.F.
What: Join in remembering the dead and wounded. A time for reflection and renewal. End the Iraq Occupation Now. Speakers: Sean Penn, Cindy Sheehan and Revernd Gregory Stewart
$5 to $10. Sponsored by The Iraq Moratorium - SF Bay Area, Unitarian Universalists for Peace. Information: 776-4580

March 17, 2008 - Monday

St Patrick's Day

*Farley's: St Patty's Day Celebration
March 17, 2008 Monday
Where: Farley's, 1315 18th Street.
What: Farley's Cafe celebrates their 19th anniversary on St Patrick's Day. In the morning, catch the live Irish music, plus surprises and treats.
Information: 648-1545

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

*Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District Workshop
March 18, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St, S.F.
What: Will hold a streetscape design workshop. With Urban Ecology will develop a streetscape design and implementation plan for District 8. The geographic focuses of this project are the main thoroughfares of the district: Makret, Church and Castro streets.
Information: Andrea Aiello, executive director 650-350-1294 or

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

*Barbara Boxer - 27th Anniversary of Women Making History to support the re-relection of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.
When: March 19, 2008 Wednesday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency San Francisco 5 Embarcadero Center
What: Join event Chairs Joyce Linker, Laurene Powell Jobs and Roselyne C. Swig with special guest presenter Linda Ronstadt honoring Laura K. Ipsen, Olga Talamente and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins. $175. Individual ,$75. Students and Seniors
Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Colton, Dagmar Dolby, Grace Koza, Dr. John Koza, Noelle Leca, Maggie O'Donnell Floum, Lorna and Wade Randlett
Sponsors: Natalie Berg, Jeff Bleich, Pamela Duffy, Amy Friedkin, Sallie and Leon Huntting, Rita Isaacs, Lisa Pritzker
Table Captains: Jody Becker, Dr. Shahla Chehrazi, Chandra Friese, Annette Gellert, Louise Gund, Helene Jaffe, Sue King, Ink and Bob Mendelsohn, Jane Morrison, Michelle Ortiz, Lynne Newhouse Segal, Varda Rabin, Maricia Smolens, Jessie Stricchiola, Britt Thorner, Susie Tompkins Buell, Wanden Treanor and Patricia Williams.
Information: Shari Rubin 415-413-0240

*MoveOn Vigil - Marks the 5th Anniversary of Bush's Iraq War
When: March 19, 2008
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Market Street at Powell Cable Car Turnaround

*End the War in Iraq
When: March 19, 2008
5 to 8 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Civic Center

*Joseph Alioto Jr. - Campaign Kick-Off Reception
When: March 19, 2008 Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Alioto's Restaurant Crest Room, 8 Fisherman's Wharf, S.F.
What: Joseph Alioto Jr. - Candidate for San Francisco Supervisor, District Three - Campaign Kick-Off Reception. Host Committee: Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier and Tom Pier, Michele and Joseph M. Alioto, Cathy & Lawrence Alioto, Jr., Nunzio Alioto, Tre'var Booker, Liza and Joseph Cannata, Paul Capurro, Antonia Clark and Michael Cohen, Cesar Contreras, Betsy England, Maya Draisin and Mike Farrah, Jr. Andre Ferrigno, Ron Fiore, Erica Galos Alioto, Angelina and Daniel Grace, Hilary Newsom Callan and Geoff Callan, Rob La Eace Jeff Perkins, Torey Presti, Paul Scott, Beth Schnitzer, Bryan Schwartz. $250. Supporter; $500 Sponsor.
RSVP to Sarah Zeiger 415-402-0303 or

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

*Poems for Social Justice by SF's Poet Laureate at City Lights
When: March 19, 2008 Wednesday
7 to 8 p.m.
Where: City Lights, 261 Columbus, S.F.
What: Discussion by Jack Hirschman on his book "All That's Left". Book traces the development of his prolific career as a poet, translator and pollitical agitator.

*Keely Smith
When: March 19th to 22nd - Wednesday through Saturday
Where: The Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, S.F.
222 Mason Street, S.F.
What: The Queen of Las Vegas for the past five decades, Smith's extraordinary voice and charismatic stage presence make her one of America's most beloved jazz vocalists.
Information: www.theRrazzRoom. com 866-468-3399

March 20, 2008 - Thursday

*SPUR - Safe Routes to Schools
When: March 20, 2008 - Thursday
12:30 to 1:30
Where: 312 Sutter Street , Suite 500, S.F.
What: Coordinated by the Department of Health and the Shape Up Coalition, the program aims to implement the "five E's" on safe routes in San Francisco: education, enforcement, encouragement, engineering and evaluation. Learn about the City's plan from SFDPH's Anna Validzic, the SFMTA's Jessica Manzi and the Bicycle Coalition's Andy Thornley. $5. non-members
Information: 415-781-8726

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.

*Carmen Chu - City Democratic Club
When: March 20, 2008 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 312 Sutter Street, S.F. Suite 500, S.F.
What: Supervisor Carmen Chu will speak.
Information: 415-923-5252

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: Agenda:
1. Mike Farrah, the new Director of Neighborhood Services.
2. Meet the new Divisadero Project Manager, Ellyn Parker.

March 21, 2008 - Friday

*TUTU School
When: March 21, 2008
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: 519 Bay Street, S.F.
What: Grand Opening and reception of TUTU School. Meet the owner and professional ballerina ,Genevieve Custer Weeks. TUTU school offers classes for tiny dancers age 18 months to 8 years old as well as "Ballet Birthday Parties" with a variety of ballet inspired themes.
Information: RSVP or 415-734-8840

March 22, 2008 - Saturday

First Annual Noe Valley Association Easter Egg Hunt
When: March 22, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m - Noe Courts, Douglass and 24th Street
What: Egg coloring, egg hunt, jelly bean game

Special Walk- Beats, Broadway and Bohemians
When: March 22, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, S.F.
What: Walk will focus on Broadway, Columbus, Grant Avenue and Washington Square Park. Featuring tales about the coffeehouses, bars, restaurants and apartments where the movement's leaders lived and hung out. Those who'd like to explore the Beat Museum will be able to do so at half price - $2. for seniors and students. $2.50 for others - after the tour.

USS Hornet Museum
When: March 22, 2008 Saturday
7 p.m to Midnight
Where: USS Hornet Museum 707 W. Hornet Ave. Pier 3, Alameda.
What: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra dance, Andrew Sisters tribute by Singing Blue Starts of USS Hornet. Dance lessons by San Francisco Jitterbugs. Period attire is welcomed. $45/$95
Information: 510-521-8448 Ext 282

March 23 2008 - Sunday


March 24 2008 - Monday

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

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

Cow Palace
When: March 25, 2008 - Tuesday
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
Source: Sunset events

*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 committments.
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.

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

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

March 28, 2008 - Friday

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

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:

March 30, 2008 - Sunday

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

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

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