Friday, April 4, 2008

April San Francisco Political Calendar

April 4, 2008,

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.

Peace March
When: April 4, 2008 - Friday
Where: Rally at The Fillmore Mini Park .
What: March through the Gang Injunction Zone Eddy and Laguna to Eddy and Divisadero (Marcus Garvey Way and then back to the Fillmore Mini Park for refreshments, music and discussion. Join Brothers for Change, The Western Addition Family Resource Center, Mo Magic, Safety Network and the Huckleberry Lioness Group.

April 5, 2008, Saturday

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

*23rd Annual Free Final Four BBQ at Shanghai Kelly's
When: April 15, 2008 - Saturday
2:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Shanghai Kelly's, 2064 Polk St. at Broadway, S.F.
What: Shanghai Kelly's hosts 23rd annual free Final four BBQ. Complimentary gourmet cuisine.

April 6, 2008 - Sunday

Community Pancake Breakfast with Jackie Speier
When: April 6, 2008 - Sunday
9 to 12 noon
Where: South San Francisco Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco
What: Community Pancake Breakfast. No-cost event.

Spaghetti Dinner with Jackie Speier
When: April 6, 2008 - Sunday
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Machinist's Hall, 1511 Rollins Road, Burlingame, Ca.
What: Fundraiser for Jackie Speier. Food, music and conversation. $10. Children: free or just drop by.

April 7, 2008 - Monday

Giants - Opening Day

April 8, 2008 - Tuesday

Special Election - Congressional - Vacancy for Tom Lantos seat

Jackie Speier -
Election Night Returns
When: April 8, 2008 - Tuesday
7:30 to 10 p.m.
Where: Machinist's Hall, 1511 Rollins Road, Burlingame, Ca.
What: Election Night Returns from Special Election for Jackie Speier to Congress!

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

*Tibet Rally and Candlelight vigil w/Archbishop Desmond
When: April 8, 2008 Tuesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: United Nations Plaza, 1150 Market Street (@United Nations Plaza) San Francisco, Ca.
What: Join Richard Gere, Archibishop Desmond Tutu, Tibetan leaders for a historic rally and candle light vigil in support of the Tibetan people and their struggle for basic human rights. Rally and Speeches 6:00 p.m.; Culture/Music 7:15 p.m; Candle Light Vigil 8:00 p.m. Free

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

Peace Walk Across Golden Gate Bridge
When: April 9, 2008 - Wednesday
9:30 a.m.
Where: Vista Point (Marin Side)
What: Peace Walk in support of the monks and nuns in Burma. Walks at 10 a.m. led by Burmese monks and Buddhist clergy. Walk in peace to support democracy movement in Burma. Call on China to reflect the peaceful values of the Olympics by: immediately halting arms supplies to Burma, demonstrating support for a comprehensive UN Security Council arms embargo on Burma. This is a permitted walk. Shuttles running from the SF side to Vista Point. Wear red. The Bridge has strict rules. All signs must be hand held by one person. No sticks. Sings must be 3 feet by 2 feet at most. No musical instruments, banners or flags. 8:30 a.m. Park at Battery Park gravel (free) parking lot on southeast side of bridge at Lincoln St.. Shuttles will be running across the bridge until 9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Gate at Vista Point on Marin side of bridge in front of the flagpole. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Burmese American Democratic Alliance, International Burmese Monks Organization, Inc., US Campaign for Burma, Burmese Youth Assoc. & Global Exchange
Information: 707-360-8452

Olympic Torch
When:April 9, 2008 - Wednesday
1 p.m.
Where: McCovey Cove by AT&T Park and travel north through Rincon Hill along the Embarcadero up to Fisherman's Wharf, around the Marina, back to Justin Herman Plaza by Embarcadero Center and the Ferry Building.

Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District
When: April 9, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., Room 301, S.F.
What: Second streetscape design workshop. Meeting is geared toward interested community members who want to explore ideas in streetscape improvements and pedestrian safety.
Information: Andrea Aiello
Source: B.A.R.

NOPA Networking
When: April 9, 2008 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Candybar, 1335 Fulton, S.F.
What: San Francisco's first wine and dessert bar that aims to add a little sweetness to NOPA. Enjoy wine, microbrews, Blue Bottle coffee and decadent treats. Indie tunes , emerging artist displays and board games for playtime.
Information: Kandace Jeromin NOPNA Event Coordinator:

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

*Good News! Good News!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: Friends of Dolores Playground announced a $1.5 million grant from the San Francisco-based Mercer Fund for the renovation of the Dolores Park Playground . The grant is made in honor of Helen Diller. You are invited to Music at the Playground featuring performance by Alphabet Rockers. Free. Refreshments provided.
Steering Committee: Nancy Madynski, Chair, Mary McDermott, Eli Merritt, Tim Wirth, Social Events Committee: Nancy Madynski, Chair, Megan McVay, Eli Merritt, Webmaster: Jim Ahn-Koulias

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 District 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 - Sunday
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 - Sunday
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 - Sunday
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 13, 2008 - Sunday
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 14, 2008 - Monday

The City's Capital Plan
April 14, 2008 - Monday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR Office, 312 Sutter St. S.F., Suite 500, S.F.
What: City of San Francisco updates its 10-year capital plan, in our current budget climate, this year's capital plan and budget will compete against immediate short-term needs. Join Adam Van de Water and Brian Strong from the City's Capital Planning Program as they describe the priorities in this year's plans and how we're doing with our infrastructure investments. $5. non-members
Information: 415-781-8726

Landmark designation of Shipwright Cottage on India Basin
When: April 14, 2008 - Monday
1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, S.F.
What: Land Use committee of the S.F. Board of supervisors will consider whether to landmark the Hunters Point Shipwright's Cottage.

Northeast Waterfront Advisory Group
When: April 14, 2008 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Port Commission Room, 2nd Floor, Ferry Building.
What: Meeting regarding disposition of Seawall Lot 351 for possible development. This is a planning workshop and request for proposals (RFP).
Information: Jennifer Sobol 274-0548

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 16, 2008 - Wednesday

Bay Area Council Outlook Conference 2008
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point
What: Fundraiser that brings together business leaders and public officials to examine business,
economic and political trends for the coming year. Speakers: General John Abizaid (Ret.), William Overholt, Asia Policy Research, Chair, Rand Corp., Tom Gold, Director, Berkeley China Initiative, University of California at Berkeley, Richard Kramlich, General Partner/Co-Founder, New Enterprise Associates. The Economy: Where Are We & What Will Happen Next? - Janaet Yellen , President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco., Willie Brown - "A Wonderful Cuthroat Circus: Presidential, California and Bay Area Politics. Global Warming. The Most Interesting Companies Rising to the Challenge and How They Might Affect Your Life. $500.
Information: 415-981-6600

Annie Leibovitz
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Hotel Nikko, San Francisco
What: Join Annie Leibovitz at the fourth annual Rowell Lecture as she shows and discusses her work. The program will also include the presentation of the 2007 Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure to photographer James Balog. VIP reception $150.; Lecture $15., $25 Commonwealth club members or $35. non-members.

Fundraiser for Victoria Kolakowski
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 280 Waller St. S.F.
What: Supervisor Bevan Dufty and Rebecca Prozan host fundraiser for openly transgender candidate for Alameda County Supreme Court. $25 to $500.
RSVP 415-377-0538
Source: BAR

Friends of the Urban Forest
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m. Anytime throughout the evening.
Where: Elixir Bar, 3200 16th Street (at Guerrero), S.F.
What: Join Friends of the Urban Forest supporters Jen, Jon, Amy and Lisa at Elixir Bar to help raise money for a greener San Francisco. As Guest Bartenders all the tips will go to Friends of the Urban Forest. Help celebrate Earth Day.
RSVP to (they need to know approximate headcount)
Information: wwwfuf.ent or Elixir at

Visions of Peace & Justice
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Mission Campus Auditorium, 1125 Valencia Street, S.F.
What: Slide presentation, art exhibit and roundtable discussion on the role of political posters and graphic artists in historical and contemporary social justice movements. Speakers include Lincoln Cushing, Nadia Khastagir, G. Sabiha Basrai and Favianna Rodriguez. Free.
Information: 415-9206045

April 17, 2008 - Thursday

Prince Zeid Al-Hussein
April 17, 2008 - Thursday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: Jordanian Ambassador to the United States. $15. non-members
Information: 415-597-6700

Guadalupe Rivera Marin
When: April 17, 2008, Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: Diego Rivera's daughter talks about art that transcends borders.
Wine and Cheese Reception $18. non-members
Information: 415-597-6700

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,

When: April 17, 2008 Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, S.F.
What: Redefining Women's Health is a silent auction and reception followed by a special performance by comedian Caroline Rhea. Proceeds from the event will support the Women's Community Clinic. Honorary Committee: Supervisor Tom Ammiano, Sofia Coppola, Stacey Frost, Roma Guy, District Attorney Kamala D. Harris, Dixie Horning, Dorka Keehn, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Diane Sabin and Tiffany Shlain Tickets online: or

April 18, 2008 - Friday

*A Benefit for Walk SF
April 18, 2008 - Friday
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: DB&P Office, 461 2nd Street #127 @ Bryant , S.F.
What: Snacks and drinks, music, art, prizes and a chance to make walking around your town fund and safe. Donation Requested.
Information: 415-896-6700

12th Annual 2008 Library Laureates Dinner - Noir in the City
When: April 18, 2008 - Friday
7:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, S.F.
What: Dinner honoring local writers and support the San Francisco Public Library. 2008 Laureates: Rabih Alameddine, Malin Alegria, Tony Broadbent, Lisa Brown, Ray Brown, Craig Clevenger, David Corbett, Joan Frank, China Galland, Leah Garchik, Nadia Gordon, Joe Gores, Sara Gran, Andrew Sean Greer, Daniel Handler, Tess Uriza Holthe, Niloufer Ichaporia King, Michael Krasny, John Lescroart, Joy Loya, Ruthanne Lum McCunn, Sara Miles, Mary Monroe, Christopher Moore, Eddie Muller, Jim Nisbet, Peter Plate, Corneilia Read, David Sheff, Sheldon Siegel, Judy Sierra, Domenic Stansberry, Peter Y Sussman, Mary Wings, Simon Wood and Al Young.
Information:Fundraising details: 415-626-7500

April 19, 2008 - Saturday

Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival 2008
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
Where: 24th Street and Harrison Street
What: Join the celebration commemorating the life and work of labor and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. 11 a.m. assembly for parade at 24th Street/Harrison Street
12 noon - Parade 24th Street
1 p.m. - Program and Festival Cesar Chavez School (Folsom (22nd and 23rd Streets).
Information: 415-621-2665

Dogfest 2008
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
11 to 3 p.m.
Where: Duboce Park (Noe and Duboce Street)
What: Fundraising extavaganza of fun and festivities to benefit McKinley Elementary. Enter your dog in contest for best trick, best costume, best look-a-like duo, mutt what?. Prizes, contests, parade, silent auction, jumpy houses, face painting, music, craft tables, pup and pet stuff. All proceeds form this event will support needed educational enrichment programs for children. Contact: 415-710-7387 or

Earth Stroll
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m to 3 p.m.
Where: Crissy Field Center, Presidio, San Francisco
What: Earth Day extravaganza for the Whole Family. Play eco-games, visit with live animals , activity stations designed to help you connect with the planet.

Obama Rally Nation for Change Rally - HOPE
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
Where: Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
What: Be a part of this historic event. Nationwide rally of Obama supporters united for change and success in the Pennsylvania Primary. Great speakers, special guests, music. (12th Street BART Station). Phone bank to PA at Obama HQ across the street after rally. Si, Se Puede in PA and N.C.
Information: email Phone 510-759-2491

Pothole Stenciling Blitz!
When: April 19, 2008 Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Meet at Civic Center Lawn in front of City Hall
What: Chance to send a message to the City that cyclists need better pavement. Come out for an afternoon of stenciling all those nasty holes that riddle the bike network. Hand out materials, then breaking off into teams to create a visual statement of the deteriorating streets. After-party to follow.

* Democracy's Action's Annual Meeting
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
When : Quaker Friends Meeting Hall, 65 9th Street between Market and Mission.
What: Winning the Presidency and building our majorities in Congress in November won't just happen, these will be hard-fought campaign. Now is the time for all of us to get involved and make a difference. Join in this important meeting to organize for the critical November 4th elections. San Francisco for Democracy welcomes anyone who cares about taking back our country.
Superdelegate Alicia Wang will discuss superdelgates' special role in the Democratic Party. Alicia is well known through the state and nation for her Democratic Party involvement. She's served several terms on the S.F. County Democratic Central Committee and the California State Democratic Committee. In 1992, she became the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the DNC from the continental United States . Alicia is Vice -Chair of the California Party (for Northern California) another first for Asian-American Woman.
Meeting includes the annual election by Democracy Action's members of the officers to lead us to victory in 2008
Information: communications@sf4democracy
Source: San Francisco for Democracy

*Fundraiser for Rent Control No on 98, Yes on 99 - Progressive Reading
When: April 19, 2008
7 p.m.
Where: The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco
What: Progressive reading by Jane Smiley, author of Ten Days in the Hills; Yiyun Li author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, Charlie Anders, author of Choir Boy; Michelle Richmond, author of the Year of Fog and Jeff O'Keefe. Special guests: The Progressive Reading Series All Star Minstrels. Extra special guests: Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin. Hosted by Stephen Elliott, author of Happy Baby. Advance tickets get priority seating. Price: $10 - $20 sliding scale. Advance Tickets: $20 paypal to 'tribe AT "
Information: 415-647-2888

*Linda King: Bukowski Undigested
When: April 19, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Where: Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, S.F.
What: Linda King was the girlfriend of Charles Bukowski in the early 1970's. Linda is a poet and sculptor. Her busts of Harold Norse, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gregory Corso are on display at the Museum and additional works will be displayed while she's here. Linda will be reading from her new book "Bukowski Undigested", which will be available for purchase and signing.
Information: 1-800-537-6822

April 20, 2008 - Sunday

McLaren Park Earth Day
When: April 20, 2008 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: McLaren Park - John F. Shelley Drive, S.F.
What: Come celebrate nature where you live. Music, food, performances , Eco-stewardship Fair, Native Plant Sale, Creek Clean-up and Plantings. Meet and hold live animals: frogs, turtles, lizards and snakes. Enjoy hikes, walks and talks, birding, butterflies, wildflowers geology and be led by trained naturalists. SF Muni lines 29, 44, 52 and 54
Information: 415-564-4107

*Green Apple Music and Arts Festival with Mickey Hart
When: April 20, 2008 - Sunday
12 noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadow, John F. Kennedy Drive S.F.
What: Third annual Green Apple Festival "America's Largest Earth Day Celebration": Mickey Hart & Friends, Yonder Mountain String Band and Brett Dennen .Free.

A Social Network for Writers
When: April 21, 2008 - Monday
5:30 - 7 p.m. booksigning
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St. S.F.
What: Social network at New site is official home of the world's greatest writers and it allows people to connect with the authors they love. Panel discussion includes: Ishmael Reed, Novelist; Ivory Madison, CEO,; Belle Yang, Author ; Bill Hayes, Author and Peter Coyote, Actor and author. $18 non-members
Information: 415-597-6700

*Adair Lara
When: April 21, 2008
7 p.m.
Where: Books Inc., Opera Plaza, S.F.
What: Adara Lara will discuss her new book "The Granny Diaries: An Insider's Guide for New Grandmothers.
Information: 415-776-1111

April 22, 2008 - Tuesday

Pennsylvania Primary

Irish American Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting
When: April 22, 2008 - Tuesday
5 to 8 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street, S.F.
What: Candidates and ballot initiative representatives are invited to make presentations.
2 minute state, federal, proposition representatives. 1 minutes central committee candidates. speaker will be heard in the order the speaker arrives.
Information: Jeannie Maher

*Community Meeting
When: April 22, 2008 - Tuesday
Where: Sunset Recreation Center, 2201 Lawton Street (at 26th Avenue)
What: Topics include PUC plans for Lake Merced planning and the future of the Pacific Rod and Gun Club.
Source: Sunset District Events Calendar

April 23, 2008 - Wednesday

*SPUR Young Urbanists and Next American City Magazine - Symposium on the Space in the City: Privately Owned, Publicly Used Open Space in downtown San Francisco
When: April 23, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: 55 Second Street, San Francisco - a privately owned, publicly used open space in downtown San Francisco.
What: Symposium on the accessibility an design of privately owned public open spaces in downtown San Francisco. Participants will include Rebar, San Francisco's home-grown art collective , who will present examples from their COMMONspace project; Josh Switzky, an urban designer for the local Planning Department; and Margie O'Driscoll, Executive Director of the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Sarah Karlinsky, SPUR's policy director will moderate the discussion.
Information: 415-597-6700

*Fix Masonic Meeting
When: April 23, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Day School, 350 Masonic @ Golden Gate (enter on Golden Gate).
What: Will be discussing next steps: Traffic calming measures including chalking and street theater, actions to pressure MTA to respond to resolutions. "Picture a Safe Masonic" student poster contest.
Information: 678-8449

*Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task Force Third Community Town Hall
When: April 23, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: 375 Seventh Street, S.F.
What: Come learn about the Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task Force Draft Community Plan. The plan promotes a future vision of a complete neighborhood and embodies ideas generated through three years of community conversations. This 3rd and final Town Hall gives the public a chance to discuss the plan with members of the Task Force before they vote on their final recommendations. The Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors will then consider the adoption of the Western SoMa Community Plan.

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Potrero Hill Democratic Club June 3, 2008 Endorsements:

US Congress: Nancy Pelosi
State Senate: no endorsement
State Assembly: Tom Ammiano
Superior Court Judge - Seat 12 - Gerardo Sandoval
San Francisco Propositions:
A - Yes on School Parcel Tax
B - No Position - Changing qualifications for retiree health and pension benefits and establishing a retiree health care trust fund
C - Yes Forfeiture of retirement benefits for conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude in connection with city employment
D - Yes Appointments to City Boards and Commissions
E - Yes Requiring Board of Supervisors' approval of Mayor's Appointments to the PUC and creating qualifications for commission members.
F - Yes Affordable Housing requirement for the Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard Mixed-Used Development Project
G - Yes Mixed-Used Development Project for Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard
H - Yes Prohibiting Elected officials, candidates or committees they control from soliciting or accepting contributions from certain city contractors
No on 98 - Anti-Rent Control
Yes on 99 - Eminent domain reform.
Potrero Hill Democratic Club did an excellent presentation of issues. Potrero Hill Democratic Club will put photos and audio on their website.

Make Eco-licious Earth Day and support Save the Bay at the W Hotel in San Francisco. Offers an organic drink menu and farm-to-table bites at cocktail hour. XYZ Bar and W Cafe will feature a selection of eco-friendly organic cocktails and a variety of biodynamic wines and organic beers. During the month of April, a portion of the proceeds generated during the eco-licious cocktail hour will benefit Save the Bay. Monday through Friday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 181 Third Street @ Howard, S.F Information: 415-817-7836

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