Saturday, June 21, 2008

Many Voices, One Community- John Avalos

Campaign Kick-Off for John Avalos for Supervisor in District 11 was held Saturday at the Excelsior Playground.

What a great day for a party. Tons of kids, snow cones, food, music and a well organized introduction to John Avalos.

Lots of families - saw some t-shirts with " John Avalos experienced leadership for families".

A person named Sue from Coleman Advocates got up and said " he is my neighbor, he is my best friend - we are one".

Conny Ford from the San Francisco Labor Council (Vice President for Political Activities OPEIU3) announced that the San Francisco Labor Council has early endorsed John Avalos for Supervisor. District Eleven has the most labor people in any San Francisco district.

Both Eric Quezada and Mark Sanchez (both candidates for Supevisor District Nine) attended this kick off, along with Supervisor Chris Daley.

John worked for SEIU, and he now works at City Hall so he knows he away around. When John Avalos spoke he said that" he was on Obama's ticket, but he doesn't know it". He ended in saying" Many voices - one community".

June 23, 2008 - Monday

Tim Gaskin and Donna Sachet: OUT Spoken!
When: June 23, 2008 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Gaskin and Sachet will share their unique perspective on the LGBT community in San Francisco. Non-members $15
Information: 415-597-6700

*George Lakoff
When: June 23, 2008 Monday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, Second Floor, S.F.
What: Discusses "The Political Mind: Why you Can't Understand 21st Century American Politics with an 18th Century Brain." $15.
Information: 415-293-4600

June 24, 2008 - Tuesday

- City's Landmarks
When: June 24, 2008 - Tuesday
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
What: Jack Gold, executive director of San Francisco Architectural Heritage will discuss the role of historic preservation in a rapidly changing city. $5. non-members

Robert Scheer
When: June 24, 2008 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: Veteran journalist Scheer discusses his belief that undue focus on military ambitions has weakened America. $18. non-members

New Leaders Council Reception
When: June 24, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Google San Francisco, 345 Spear Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco
What: Join New Leaders Council for its Third Year Anniversary Reception. Welcoming Mark Walsh, New Leaders Council Chairman and founding CEO of Air America plus Assemblymember Fiona Ma, Former Clinton White House Dept. Chief of Staff Maria Echaveste. Pre-registration tickets are $40. Food and drink will be provided. Purchase tickets
Source: San Francisco for Democracy

*Angela Davis
When: June 24, 2008 - Tuesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: A Night of Solidarity with the nj4. Angela Davis and Kimma Walker speak at fundraiser. $5. to $20.

Jennifer Sey
When: June 24, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Jennifer Sey 1986 National Gymnastic Champion discusses her book "Chalked Up Inside Elite Gymnastics' Merciless Coaching, Overzealous, Parents, Eating Disorders, and Elusive Olympic Dreams".
Information: 415-863-8688

June 25, 2008 - Wednesday

Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
When: June 25, 2008 - Wednesday
11:30 a.m. to 12:30
Where: 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce interview with Supervisor Sophia Maxwell. Soup is provided by SF Soup Company
Information and RSVP:

Jim Hormel
When: June 25, 2008 - Wednesday
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Jim Hormel: Now and Then. Conversation with the first openly gay ambassador.
$15. non-members

SPUR - Film Industry in San Francisco
When: June 25, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Sundance Kabuki, 1881 Post Street at Fillmore
What: Discussion about the film industry in San Francisco. Film indepth look at what draws and, in some cases repels, filmmakers from using San Francisco as their backdrop and its impact on the film. $20 non-members
Information and RSVP or call 415-781-8726 ext 120

Safer Communities and San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
When: June 25, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco.
What: Joint meeting between Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center and the Police Commission.

*Robert Scheer and Daniel Ellsberg
When: June 25, 2008 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
What: Robert Scheer talks with Daniel Ellsberg about his book "The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America". $5. tickets At Cody's or free with the purchase of the new book.

June 26, 2008 - Thursday

SPUR - Better Streets Plan
June 26, 2008 - Thursday
Where: SPUR, 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, S.F.
What: Discussion with Adam Varat and Cristina Olea, Kris Opbroek about the Better Streets Plan. $5. non-members

David Chiu
When: June 26, 2008 - Thursdays
5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Tony Nik's Cafe, 1534 Stockton Street, San Francisco
What: Reception honoring David Chiu candidate for Supervisor in District Three. Hosts: District Attorney Kamala Harris, Public Defender Jeff Adachi , Braden Woods, Brian Bringardner, Eric Fleming, Harry Dorfman, Jackson Gee, James Thompson, Jane Yim, Jeffrey Ross, JenniferYasumoto, Linda Allen, Marshall Khine, Michael Swart, Michon Martin, Paul Henderson, Russ Giuntini, Sharon Bacon, Sharon Reardon, Sharon Woo, Tony Hernandez, Van Ly, Victor Hwang, Wade Chow, Armando Miranda, Daro Inouye and Kathy Asada.
RSVP by emailing:

Plan C Fundraiser
When: June 26, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Transamerica Pyramid Penthouse, 48th Floor
What: Plan C Fundraiser. This year's speakers will be Sue Lee, candidate for supervisor in District 1 and Ahsha Safai, candidate for supervisor in District 11. Come hear them outline their ideas for the City. $50 members, $75 for non-members. As one of the largest moderate groups in San Francisco, Plan C's number one goal in 2008 is to help quality of life moderates win as many of these seats as possible. Sponsored generously by Seligman Western Enterprises Hosts: PG&E, Shorenstein Properties, San Francisco Realtors Association, Zachs Utrecht, Michael Sullivan and Paul Loeffler, Karen and David Crommie, Dona Crowder, Bruce Davis and Robb Murray, Robert Gain and Gene Ogden, Michael Kossman, Sarosh Kumana, Mark McCormick, Bill Wilkinson and Tom Given, GGRA, Co-Hosts: Building Owners and Residents Association (BOMA), Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Gibson and Harris, Paragon Realty Group, SF Realtors Association, Sirkin Paul Associates, Zephyr Realty, Steve Adams, Rhadhi Ahern, Alvin Baum, Chris Boyd, Randy Brasche, Pam Brewster, Paul Byrne, Mark Calvano, Julian Chang, Rich Chicotel, Evette and Alexander Davis, Michael Denny, George Dias, Richard Gross, Tim Gullicksen, Steven Helfand, Clifford Hopkins, Mark Kelleher and Hon. Jose Cisneros, Neil Koris, John McAllilster, Mark Mayland, Trent Norris and Jack Calhoun, Tom Perrault and Sal Giambanco, Richard Poley, Linda Richardson, Jim Rudoff, Tamsin Smith, Ryan Steele, Andrew Sullivan, Scott Weiner
2008 Event Committee: Steve Adams, Melissa White, Gordon Friedman, Mark Kelleher, Jordanna Thigpen, Mike Sullivan, Mark Mayland, Bob Gain and Baha Hariri
Source: Plan C Invitation

ACLU - Northern California
When: June 26, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: ACLU of Northern California, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco
What: Reasons We Are Proud: LGBT Rights in California.
Information: volunteers 415-621-2493 ex 372

San Francisco Labor Council COPE Reception Honoring SEIU 24/7 and Board of Supervisor President Aaron Peskin
When: June 26, 2008 Thursday
6 p.m. Program at 7 p.m.
Where: AT&T Park, 1 Willie Mayes Plaza, San Francisco.
What: Annual COPE Reception $175. each.
Information: 415-440-4809 Amber Parrish

Friends of Dolores Park Playground
When: June 26, 2008 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park Church, 455 Dolores Street, San Francisco
What: Second community meeting of the Dolores Park Playground Renovation Project. Three separate Design Concepts will be presented, reviewed and discussed.

Steve Ngo
When: June 26, 2008 - Thursday
7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Apartment 24, 440 Broadway, North Beach
What: Campaign Love Summer Edition. Steve Ngo for San Francisco Community College Board Fundraiser. DJ Vin Rock, DJ Herb Diggs and DJ A-Ron spinning old school hip hop and R&B $20 advance tickets $25 at the door.. Free for City College students with I.D. Hosted by Adam Borelli, Matt Haney, Genevieve Jopanda, Nate Mezmer, Keesa Ocampo, Rich Pio Roda, Brian Wang, Benjamin Ng, Andy Wong, Alaric Degrafinried, Amanda Cropper, Chris Fadeff, Daisy Hung, Elias Portales, Eric Casher, Hilary Sledge, Jason Wong, Sara Kim, Teddy Miller, Stephen Dodson, Tina Lee, Betty Magome and Nealan Afsari.
Pay on line at

*District Three Democratic Club
When: June 26, 2008 - Thursday
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, , 660 Lombard Street, Main Floor, San Francisco
What: Meeting "Central Subway". Moderator: Norm Rolfe. Panelists: Steve Taber, Central Subway Task Force Chair, Spur;Dan Krause, Board of Diectors, Rescue MUNI, Jerry Cauthen - Former President of Train Riders Association of California, SF Tomorrow and Transportation Chairman for American Society of Civil Engineers; Richard Mlynarik - Transportation Expert and Transbay Citizens Advisory Committee.

David Sedaris
When: June 26, 2008 Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Books, Inc., 601 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: David Sedaris will discuss is new book "When You Are Engulfed In Flames".
Information: 415-776-1111

Richmond District Democratic Club
When: June 26, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza
What: Monthly meeting. "Spring Training for Fall Election 2008". Democratic Precinct Captain Program. Emily Lowe of the SFDCCC will have a technical discussion and kick-off of the Democratic Precinct Captain Program.
Information: Richard Hansen 752-9412

When: June 26, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Church Basement, 7 Octavia (at Waller), San Francisco
What: General Meeting. Topic: Hayes Valley Playground Redesign. French American School proposal.

June 27, 2008 - Friday

*Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton - Together!

Eric Mar
When: June 27, 2008 - Friday
5:30 to 8:30
Where: Jane Morrison home, 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser/dinner for Eric Mar, candidate for Supervisor in District One. Co-Hosts: Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Assemblyman-to-be Tom Ammiano, Former Mayor Art Agnos, Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Esther Marks, Dick Grosboll, Michael Bornstein, Jennifer Clary, Richard and Shirley Hansen, Hene and Dennis Kelly and Paul Melbostad.
Eric Mar is member of the San Francisco School Board, Ethnics Studies teacher at San Francisco State University. Former SEIU Local 790 Shop Stewart and past member of State Bar of California's Human Rights Committee. Eric Mar goal is to ensure the community remains healthy, safe, affordable and vibrant with opportunities for everyone to live, work and thrive.
Eric's campaign for Supervisor is endorsed by SF Labor Council, United Educators of SF, California Nurses Assn. Donor's Choice: $35, $50., $75. Friend $100, Sponsor $250, Patron
To reserve, send check to "Eric Mar for Supervisor" to Jane Morrison, 44 Woodland Ave. San Francisco, Ca. 94117
Information: 415-564-1482
Source: Invitation from Jane Morrison

District 3 Supervisor Candidate Meet and Greet.
When: June 27, 2008 - Friday
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Meet and Greet District 3 Supervisor Candidates. Hosted by Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center

June 28, 2008 - Saturday

State of Black San Francisco
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
9 am. to noon
Where: West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore Street at Eddy, San Francisco. Forum presented by the Osiris Coalition and will feature speaker Clarence B. Jones, former personal advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rolph Park
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Potrero & Army Street
What: Reopening of Rolph Park
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Eric Mar
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Argonne Elementary School, 680 18th Avenue (at Cabrillo) Richmond District, San Francisco
What: Campaign kick-off celebration for Eric Mar. Food, entertainment, children's activities
Information: 415-505-2961
Source: Left in SF

Surge and Merge for Obama
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: El Valenciano Lounge/Club/Grill, 1153 Valencia (between 22nd and 23rd Street).
What: Time to learn how the California Obama campaign is taking shape and time to plan how you can do your part. Obama campaign volunteers will be hosting a thousand Unity Parties like this from coast-to-coast the same day for thousands of Hillary, Edwards, Richardson, Kucinich, Biden, Dodd and Gravel volunteers and supporters. Come be a part of this history-in-the making. This is hosted by Democracy Action member and Veterans Liaison Steve Noetzel, a leader in Veterans for Obama and 2004's Veterans for Kerry.

All About Eve
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
8 p.m.
Where: Union Square
What: Watch famous movie with Betty Davis on giant outdoor screen.

June 29, 2008 - Sunday

Alice Pride Breakfast
When: June 29, 2008 - Sunday
Where: Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
What: Alice Pride Breakfast. Door open at 7:45 a.m. Breakfast and Program begins at 8:15 a.m.
Information and ticket information:

Gay Pride Parade
June 29, 2008 - Sunday
Where: San Francisco
What: United by Pride Bound for Equality. Community Grand Marshal - Stuart Milk - nephew of the late Harvey Milk. Celebrity Grand marshals - Cyndi Lauper and Charo!

When: June 29, 20008 - Sunday
8 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Come see Charo! (think Ed Sullivan). $50 up Information:

June 30, 2008 - Monday

*Women Chefs Confidential
When: June 30, 2008 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Loretta Keller - Chef-Owner, Coco 500; Marsha McBride , Chef-Owner, Cafe Rouge; Nancy Oakes, Chef-Owner, Boulevard; Gayle Pirie, Chef-Owner, Foreign Cinema, Judy Rodgers, Chef-Owner, Zuni Cafe; Joyce Goldstein, Consultant; Cookbook Author will talk about their stories about running a restaurant. $18 non-members.

July 1, 2008 - Tuesday

*Hands Free Cell Phones! - Hang up!

*San Francisco Housing Development Corporation
When: July 1, 2008 - Tuesday
10:30 a.m. to 12:30
Where: 4800 Third Street, San Francisco
What: Groundbreaking ceremony. New mixed-use, green development located across from the Bayview Opera House. Designed to transform Bayview's Town Center into a thriving cultural/retail destination.
Information: SFHDC 415-822-1022

*Blue Ribbon Panel
When: July 1, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Grace Cathedral, Wilsey Conference Center
What: Final Blue Ribbon Panel meeting (Save St. Luke's)

July 4, 2008 - Friday

*Mark Leno - riding in two Fourth of July Parades
When: July 4, 2008 - Friday
Where: Novato 4th of July Parade - 10 a.m. Grant Avenue beginning at Reichert Ave and ending at 7th Street. Over 100 entries. Free:
Where: Corte Madera/Larkspur 4th of July Parade (couldn't find information)

*Fourth of July - San Francisco
When: July 4, 2008 - Friday
1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Aquatic Park, Beach Street and Larkin Street
What: Celebration

*Fillmore Jazz Festival 2008
When: July 5, 2008 - Saturday and July 6, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Fillmore Street, San Francisco

*New Items


LaborFest 2008 Schedule:
Look at huge list of events all the way through to the end of the month. Great stuff - especially if you like history.

San Francisco Tomorrow:
website: (new website)
Newsletter came out supporting water-related recreation at Lake Merced with no privatization. San Francisco Tomorrow does not support the Rod and Gun Club.
Board of Directors: Jennifer Clary - President; Alix Rosethal - Secretary; Jim Lew - Treasurer; Arthur Chang Vice-President (oureach) - Open Space: Paul Kohler - Internet Communications; Bernie Choden - Chair Planning and Housing; Julian Davis - Transportation/Housing; Denise D'Anne Vice-President (membership); Chris Duderstadt Vice-President Communications, Web Master, Open Space; Arthur Feinstein Vice-President (Natural Areas); Norman Rolfe, Chair Transportation; Bruce Balshone Planning and Housing; Sue Cauthen - Port and Library; Alice Mosley - Transportation; Mary Anne Miller - Open Space; Jane Morrison Transportation, Planning and Housing; Andy Katz, Howard Wong.

All items subject to change. Best to check before attending

Email: - email with any questions or comments , or if you wish to post any calendar items.

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