Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's was embarassing to hear -

Monday night was a special meeting of the Subcommittee of the Recreation and Park Commission and The Subcommittee of the Housing Authority at City Hall to hear a presentation and discussion on the request from the San Francisco Housing Authority to locate a temporary (five year) recycling center in McLaren Park. (excellent article in San Francisco Chronicle on July 16, 2008 by Marisa Lagos on this issue).

Larry Martin and Tom Harrison from the Recreation and Park Commission and Millard Larkin from the Housing Authority heard a presentation from the San Francisco Housing Authority where the Housing Authority acknowledged they were not aware that this land was "part of McLaren Park" when they put this proposal together . It was embarrassing to hear this. And then to hear further that the property is next to an after-school program and across Sunnydale Avenue from a day care facility it makes you wonder what people were thinking?

Needless to say the room was full of people against the project . Most people testified that they had just heard about this proposal just a few days ago (more outreach needed to be done before this project was presented). People were serious, not mad, they expressed their concerns - why here? - why not more garbage cans, more pick ups, what were the other locations considered? location should be a park, nursery or garden . Many neighborhood organizations spoke - McLaren Park is on the border of District 9, 10 and 11.

James Bryant was first up speaking for the project. John Avalos spoke against the project (he lives very close to this site) Avalos was at the meeting speaking as a resident. Avalos said that the area is under served and that there were other ways to deal with this issue. (John Avalos is a candidate for Supervisor in District Eleven). I also saw Luke Klipp from Supervisor Sandoval's office , Mary Rogers , Tom Hsieh, and Francisco DaCosta in the audience.

This was an informational meeting only. I hope everybody starts all over again on this issue. Maybe with all this focus something good will come out of this meeting - the Rec and Park cleans up the spot, San Francisco Housing Authority and Norcal resolve the garbage and recycling facility and jobs will be generated.

The most interesting item out of this was every one's discussion of positive feeling about the neighborhood, the growth of development in the area because of Prop. G and the increase use of McLaren Park - this is a very important part of the City - for the future - that was nice to hear.

July 22, 2008 Tuesday

San Francisco Clean Energy Act
July 22, 2008 - Tuesday
11 a.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall Steps
What: Join Assemblyman Mark Leno, Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi, Aaron Peskin and Tom Ammiano in a Rally for the San Francisco Clean Energy Act . Sierra Club, ACORN, San Francisco Tomorrow, San Francisco Green Party are supporters.

*Chris Jackson
When: July 22, 2008 - Tuesday
4 p.m.
Where: KPOO
What: Chris Jackson (candidate for San Francisco City College) will be discussing the state of education in the community and his vision for the San Francisco City College.
Information: KPOO 89.5 fm www.chrisjackson4collegeboard.com

Decriminalize prostitution Kickoff Rally
July 22, 2008 - Tuesday
4 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall Steps - Polk Street
What: Kickoff Rally for decriminalizing prostitution. Speakers will include Supervisor Jake McGoldrick
Information: Maxine Doogan 415-3302

Arendt House
July 22, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 850 Broderick Street (at Golden Gate), San Francisco
What: Community Housing Partnership and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation invite you to attend a community meeting about the Arendt House development project at 850 Broderick Street. The meeting will be held to discuss the upcoming construction of Arendt House, apartments for formerly homeless senior citizens to be built at 850 Broderick Street, and to discuss management and service planning. The general contractor, Robert-Obayashi will be introduced to discuss the schedule of construction and its impacts.
Information: 415-929-2470 x 303 - Director of Housing Development

District 9 Debate - Harvey Milk Democratic LGBT Club
When: July 22, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: District Nine Debate.
Information: www.milkclub.org

David Chiu
When: July 22, 2008 - Tuesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Bar Johnny - 2209 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Summer Signature Drive and Pub Crawl. Will be gathering signatures throughout San Francisco's District 3.
Information: MJ Mendoza, Signature Drive Coordinator 415-661-6860

San Francisco's Tiled Steps
When: July 22, 2008 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenary Street (@Diamond), San Francisco
What: Corner of Moraga Street and 16th Avenue, in the Golden Heights neighborhood of San Francisco there is a beautiful staircase of 163 steps - a mosaic. Mosaic artist Collette Crutcher presents her book "163: The Story of San Francisco's 16th Avenue Tiled Steps"
Source: sf.funcheap.com

July 23, 2008 - Wednesday

San Francisco Labor Council Public Employee Breakfast with Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
July 23, 2008 - Wednesday
8 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness At Pine, San Francisco
What: Monthly Public Employee Breakfast. Guest speaker: Supervisor Sean Elsbernd. $25.
RSVP: Emily Nelson 415-440-4809
Information: www.sflaborcouncil

Southeast Community Facility Commission
When: July 23, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 1800 Oakdale Avenue at Phelps, (Pitcher room) San Francisco
What: Hear Ed Harrington, SFPUC General Manager, who will speak on "San Francisco Public Utilities Commission issues affecting BVHP Community" and his vision and goals for the future.
Also there will be a brief presentation by Alma Robinson (California Lawyers for the Arts) and Andrea Bruss (Mayor's Office of Economic & Workforce Development) on "Arts Community Planning Workshop & Hunters Point Shipyard".
Commissioners: Bobbrie Brown, President; Louise Jones, Harrison Parker, Sr., Willie Kennedy, Juan Fuentes - Vice-President; Caesar Churchwell and Kenneth Sampson.
Information: Calra Vaughn at 415-821-1534
Source: quesadagardensblog.blogspot.com

Congestion Pricing Meeting
July 23, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. Open House 6 to 7 p.m. Presentation and Small Groups
What: Possible congestion pricing scenario designs, potential transportation improvements and discount and exemption policies under consideration.
Information: www.sfcta.org 415-522-4819

NLGLA/BALIF Lavender Law Kick Off Party
When: July 23, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Varnish Fine Art Gallery, 77 Natoma Street, San Francisco
What: National Lesbian and Gay Law Association joins up with its co-founders of Lavender Law, BALIF, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Lavender Law and extend a welcome to LGBT Summer Associates. Admission Free. Must be over 21. RSVP David Sims social@balif.org
Source: alicebtoklas.org

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club Reception
When: July 23, 2008 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Wine and Cheese Reception honoring David Akov, Consul General of Israel . Join Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club in thanking Consul General David Akov for his years of service to the State of Israel and the local Jewish Community as his appointment ends. There will also be election of new officers and board members and early endorsements for the 2008 November elections: Natalie Berg and Milton Marks for Community College Board and No on California Prop. 8 (constitution ban on Gay Marriage)
Club Officers: President: Jason Porth; Vice President, Membership: Sandy Hartman; Vice President, Political Action: Igor Lotsvin; Vice President, Programs: Lisa Shell; Treasurer: Jason Carls; Secretary: Michele Sahl. Club Board Members: Jessica Albert, Jeremy Benjamin, Casey Berman, Robin Brasso, Rene Golanty Kohl, Hene Kelly, Rebekah Krell, David Latterman, Rebecca Prozan, Carrie Rice, Richard Rothman, Lisa Shell, Matt Tuchow, Ben Tulchin, Mark Weinberger, Melissa White and Andi Wickman
Information: michaelasweet@yahoo.com

Inaugural meeting of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
When: July 23, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Will elect its officers . (this is huge - battle for Chair between Scott Weiner and Aaron Peskin - I hear the vote is very close)
Information: www.sfdemocrats.org

July 24, 2008 - Thursday

Presidio Neighborhood Representative Work Group
July 24, 2008 - Thursday
10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 278, San Francisco
What: General Meeting. This organization just sent a letter to Mayor Newsom speaking against the Fisher Art Museum for the Presidio.
Members: David Bancroft, Bob Bardell, Ron Blatman, Chris Donahoe, Becky Evans, Jack Gold, Donald Green, Judith Hulka, Kelly Keiser, Doug Kern, Redmond Kernan, Greg Scott, Bill Shepard, Alan Silverman, Patricia Vaughe and Rich Worner.
Source: www.fogcityjournal.com

"Goodnight Bush"
July 24, 2008 - Thursday
12:30 p.m.
Where: Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Erich Origen and Gan Golan will discuss their book "Goodnight Bush". Come hear the authors and register to vote so you can say Goodnight Bush! Free.
Source: sf.funcheap.com

*Small Business Commission - David Chiu
When: July 24, 2008 - Thursday
1 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: Special Meeting to take action on the issue of small businesses who have been recently sued under the Americans for Disabilities Act. According to the "North Beach Examiner" blog by Tony Long, David Chiu will be presenting a seven point resolution he has drafted to condemn Tom Frankovich's action and urges the State Bar to disbar him. The resolution also seeks to write protection into the ADA for small businesses unable to comply with regulations because of where they're located. Chiu's resolution would also require the mayor's office to hire more building inspectors and to make sure that the relevant city agencies keep small business owners apprised of their obligations under ADA. There are also provisions for securing loans for small business owners who have trouble with legal fees associated with Frankovich's suits.
Source: North Beach Examiner - Tony Long www.examiner.com

Van Jones and Senator Darrell Steinberg: Green for All
When: July 24, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club Office, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Darrell Steinberg, California State Senator: Incoming President Pro Tem, California Senate, Van Jones, Founder and CEO, Green for All. Will discuss how green-color job development helps the economy and the environment. $20 Non-members
Information: tickets.commonwealthclub.org

Richmond District Democratic Club - San Francisco Civil Grand Jury Report for 2007-2008
When: July 24, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza
What: Members of the Civil Grand Jury will attend and discuss the 2007-2008 Grand Jury Report. Question that were raised:
1. San Francisco's school admission process too cumbersome?
2. Why doesn't the Dept. of Elections have the space it needs?
3. Accountability in San Francisco Government - is anyone in charge of the store?
4. Has the San Francisco Government adequately responded to past Civil Jury reports?
5. Are there too many agencies attempting to manage the facilitation and promotion of special events?
Information: Richard Hansen 752-9412

San Francisco for Obama Group Meeting
When: July 24, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Crossroads Cafe, 699 Delancey, San Francisco
What: It's high time to get together and meet to foster camaraderie and connections. Any interested members of the San Francisco for Obama Meetup group or anyone else for that matter is welcome to come.
Host: Alex Brant-Zawadzki Contact Phone: 9492302664

*Glen Davis
When: July 24, 2008 - Thursday
7: 30 p.m.
Where: Comcast Channel 76 and Astound Channel 30 at Public Access.
What: Glen Davis (candidate for School Board) has a live show every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. This weeks guest is Scott Wiener the current chair of the Democratic County Central Committee. (the vote for the new Chair of the Party - will be the day before (Wednesday).
Information: glenndavis@glenndavisforschoolboard08.com

July 25, 2008 - Friday

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
When: July 25, 2008 - Friday
1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission Street
What: Join the Office of Assemblywoman Fiona Ma for Summer Mobile District Office Hours. Come meet with District Staff to discuss pertinent issues affecting you and your community.
Information: www.snbc.org

Mitzi Gaynor
When: July 25, 2008 - Friday
6 p.m. Meet and greet reception; 8 p.m. interview and screening
Where: Castro Theatre, Castro and Market
What: Meet Mitzi Gaynor. Tickets $27.50, $60 for show and VIP reception
Information: hostess2@earthlink.net

July 26, 2008 - Saturday

Mayor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Marriage

NOPA - Mural Painting Project
July 26, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Grove Street at Divisadero. Meet in the parking lot next to Lilly's Bar-b-queue
What: NOPA will be painting an old brick wall that constantly gets tagged in hopes to clean up that small corner of the area. They have a rock start muralist, Jonathan Burstein, doing the design. They will provide tools and refreshments.
Information: North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association leelagill@yahoo.com

Eric Storey for Supervisor Kick-Off in District Nine
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday
Where: Holly Park, Bernal Heights, 704 Holly Park Circle, San Francisco, Ca.
What: Eric Storey invites you to a BBQ to kick-off his campaign. Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, soft drinks, juices, cold water, games, balloons and conversation. Children are welcome.
Information: eric@ericstorey.com

North Beach Jazz Festival
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday/July 27, 2008 - Sunday
Noon to 7 p.m.
Where: Washington Square Park, Columbus Ave. and Union Street, San Francisco
What: North Beach Jazz Festival. Free.
Information: www.sunsettickets.com

*Sue Lee for - Campaign Kick-Off
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 30th Avenue between Balboa and Cabrillo.
What: Kick-off of Campaign for Supervisor in District One. Come enjoy food, children magic act and fun for the whole family.
Information: 415-672-9353 sueleeforsupervisor.com

3rd Anniversary of the Excelsior Library Branch renovation.
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 3 p.m.
Where: 4400 Mission Street (at Cotter Street), San Francisco
What: Come celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the Excelsior Branch renovation. There will be music, magic and a roving clown. Light refreshments will be provided.

HRC Human Rights Campaign Boycott
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday
5 p.m.
Where: Outside the Westin St Francis, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: Boycott of San Francisco Human Rights Campaign gala because of HRC's ongoing refusal to advocate for federal legislation that protects all Americans from discrimination based on gender identity and expression. Join SF Pride at Work for a fun, inclusive, alternative party with signs, entertainment, stickers and own awards and accolades.
Information: leftinsf.com

Bernadette Peters
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday
2 p.m.
Where: Books Inc., 2275 Market Street @ Noe, San Francisco
What: Bernadette Peters signs "Broadway Barks".
Information: www.booksinc.net

"The Breakfast Club"
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday
8:30 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park, 18th Street and Dolores Street, S.F.
What: Film night "The Breakfast Club". Free.
Information: www.filmnight.org

July 27, 2008 - Sunday

Supervisor Carmen Chiu - Free Day at the de Young Museum for District 4 residents
July 27, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Where: de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. Meet at Piazoni Room
What: Carmen Chiu is hosting a free museum day for District Four residents at the De Young Museum on July 27, 2008. There will be a reception on the free museum day for ticket recipients at 10:30 a.m. at the Piazoni Room near Woolsey Court.
Information: send an email to chustaff@sfgov.org. Subject line: de Young. Include in email: Your first and last name, phone number home address and number of tickets you are requesting or by phone: 415-554-7460.
Note: Carmen Chiu just came out with a great enewsletter for June and July 2008.

WPA Bus Tour
July 27, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. (tour lasts about five hours)
Where: Meet at the San Francisco Civic Center, between the Asian Art Museum and the Main Library
What: Join Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith as they travel through history on a bus tour of historic sites built by unionized labor. You will learn abut the major contribution workers made during the depression era of the New Deal program. They will discuss 75 years of the WPA. Co-sponsored by UTU Local 1740.
Reservations required: call 515-642-8066 or by email: laborhfest@laborfest.net and leave your name, number of reservations and phone number to get back to you. Send check to LaborFest, P.O. Box 40983, S.F. Ca. 94140 (no price shown on website information received?). Sandwiches and drinks will be available on the bus). Bus will be back at Civic Center.

Brunch at Agar's/Dessert at Jane's - Jerry McNerney
When: July 27, 2008 - Sunday
11:30 to 2 p.m.
Where: Agar's, 62 Woodland Ave., S.F. Jane's - 44 Woodland Ave. S.F.
What: Talk with Jerry McNerney, Democratic Congressman for Re-Election in a Bay Area Republican District. Jerry McNerney defeated Republican Richard Pombo in 2006. Brunch at Agar Jaicks and then dessert and coffee at Jane Morrison's.
Co-Hosts: Esther Marks, Dick Grosboll, Johanna and Michael Wald, Brent Plater, Steve Silberstein, Nadine Weil,Trent Orr, Gimmy Park Li, Paul Melbostad, Ann Kirk and Ed Sykes
Patrons: Alec Bash, William K. Coblentz, Pam Brennan, Joseph Houghteling, Bruce Balshone and Don Solem
Sponsors: Dr. Cedric Bainton, Robin Brasso, Josephine Karydas, Ann Eliaser, Edward Howden, Rafael Mandelman, Amy Meyer, Mary O'Riordan, Edith Wellin, Cheryl Willis, Dr. Renee Golanty-Koel, Shirley and Richard Hansen, Janet Roosevelt Katten, Bette Wallace Landis, Drs. Lawrence and Elinore Lurie, John Barnes, Ina Dearman, Eileen Kivlehand, Robert J. Erickson, Jeannie Maher, Patricia Montague, Roy J. Olsen, Norman Rolfe, Scott Wiener, Michael K. Wong
Enjoy: Windmill Scrambled Eggs, Global Cooling Salad, Solar Sausage with Wild Rice, Clean Energy Fruits, Organic Veggie Sushi, Gimmy's Brownies, Anglo Saxon Muffins, Fattening Desserts, Hydroelectric Spirits
Donor's Choice: $35.,$50., $75., $100., $250., $500.. Make checks out to McNerney for Congress". Mail to Jane Morrison, 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco, Ca. 94117
RSVP 415-564-1482
You can park at UCSF Garage, 500 Parnassus, S.F. Muni: 6 Parnassus, 43 Masonic and N Judah

*Indie-Mart Street Festival
When: July 27, 2008 - Sunday
Noon to 6 p.m.
Where: The Parkside, 17th Street and Wisconsin Street
What: Street Festival, 70 vendors offering everything from locally made tees, vintage, handmade, antiques, cupcakes. BBQ food, stiff drinks, cheap beers, music by Drunk Dial DJ's and live performance by the Lovely Eggs at 3 p.m.
Information: www.indie-mart.com

Utah Philips
When: July 27, 2008 - Sunday
7 p.m.
Where: La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck at Prince, Berkeley
What: Tribute concert honoring the late Utah Philips, singer, songwriter, storyteller, anarchist, railroad tramp, defender of the homeless and working people everywhere. Donation requested

July 28, 2008 - Monday

Rally against John McCain
July 28, 2008
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Outside Fairmont Hotel, Nob Hill, San Francisco
What: Rally against Republican candidate for President of the United States.

San Francisco Labor Council - Meet Our Candidates
July 28, 2008 - Monday
6 p.m.
Where: SEIU 1021 Offices located at 350 Rhode Island, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Labor Council invites you to meet Eric Mar - District 1, David Chiu - District 3 and John Avalos - Supervisor 11 - SEIU 1021's candidates for Supervisor in this November election.
Information: Questions/RSVP: Amber 415-440-4809 x 16 amber@sflaborcouncil.org

July 29, 2008 - Tuesday

Nancy Pelosi's book is out today - "Know Your Power" by Nancy Pelosi with Amy Hill Hearth.
Information: www.Doubleday.com/NancyPelosi

Cole Valley Improvement Association - Telecommunication Boxes
When: July 29, 2008 - Tuesday
estimated time: 4 p.m.
Board of Supervisors Chambers, City Hall, San Francisco
What: Cole Valley Improvement Association has appealed the San Francisco Planning Department's decision to exempt AT&T from an environmental review in regards to installing 850 metal "lightspeed" cabinets on public sidewalks. The hearing will be held in front of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors around 4 p.m.
Information: cviasf.org
Cole Valley Improvement Association, P. O. Box 170611, San Francisco, Ca. 94117
cvlasf@aol.com 415-431-1414

Congestion Pricing Meeting
July 29 2008 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Mercy High School, 3250 19th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Possible congestion pricing scenario designs, potential transportation improvements and discount and exemption policies under consideration.
Information: www.sfcta.org 415-522-4819

Party for the Parks
When: July 29, 2008 - Tuesday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: Join TPL and Kimpton Hotels for a evening reception benefitting The Trust for Public Land's Parks for People - San Francisco campaign to benefit the revitalization of three San Francisco parks . Silent auction, DJ, games, raffle prizes and delicious food and drink $20. Ticket price includes hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, cocktails, goodie bag and one raffle entry. Advance ticket purchase required. Go to yelp.com to purchase ticket

SF State Strike and It's Relevance Today
When: July 29, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: ILWU Local 6 Hall, 255 9th Street near Howard, San Francisco
What: Screening of "San Francisco on Strike" 1968 film. Students and teachers from the San Francisco strike of 1968 discuss the strike, the issues, the movement and the relevance for today. Speakers include Dr. Ray Tomkins, Clarence Thomas, Bruce Hartford, Dr. James Garrett, Anatol Anton, Margaret Leahy
Information: www.laborfest.net

Obama and LGBT Issues
When: July 29, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, Community Room, 1800 Market St., S.F.
What: Tobias Wolff, Chair, LGBT Policy Commitee, Obama Campaign and moderator Bob Dockendorff will discuss where does the candidate stand on LGBT issues and how would his presidency affect the LGBT community?
Commonwealth Club and SFLGBT Community Center $15. non-members
Information: tickets.commonwealthclub.org

July 30, 2008 - Wednesday

Police Commission Meeting
When: July 30, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Community Meeting in the Taraval District, at St. Anne Parish Auditorium, 850 Judah Street, San Francisco.
What: Police Commission Meeting . Hear comments from the public and Taraval Station Captain Paul Chignell concerning public protection issues in the Taraval District.

July 31, 2008 - Thursday

Eric Mar
When: July 31, 2008 - Thursday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, 401 Clement Street, S.F.
What: Come enjoy beverage/treat of choice and sit down to chat with Eric about your questions, concerns and suggestions for the Richmond District and San Francisco.
Information: ericmar.com 415505-2561

Help shape the future of Hunters Point Shipyard
When: July 31, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street, San Francisco
What: The Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency are holding a community meeting to discuss the creation of an arts district at the Shipyard. The district will include permanent artists' studios and land for a community arts facility. They will share a draft vision statement and guiding principles for the arts district .
Information: Wells Lawson at the Office of Economic and Workforce Development 415-554-7613 wells.lawson@sfgov.org
Thor Kaslofasky at the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 415-749-2464 thor.kaslofsky@sfgov.org

Alice Waters
When: July 31, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, S.F.
What: Commonwealth Club, Bay Area Gourmet Underwriter, The Bernard Osher Foundation. Conversation with Alice Waters. $75. non-members
Information: tickets.commonwealthclub.org

San Francisco Women's Political Committee (SFWPC)
When: August 31, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Medjool, 2522 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: "Summer in the City". Annual fundraiser. Celebrating the summer of love and marriage equality as well as honoring San Francisco's Women of the Year.
Individual tickets $35.
Members will get to vote on early endorsements for the November ballot on NO on Prop 4 to Keep Teens Safe and NO on Prop 8 to Protect Marriage Equality. Members must attend three events in the 12 months prior to an endorsement vote in order to qualify to vote.
Information: sfwpc@sfwpc.org 415-374-8986

**Glen Davis
When: July 31, 2008 - Thursday
7: 30 p.m.
Where: Comcast Channel 76 and Astound Channel 30 at Public Access.
What: Glen Davis (candidate for School Board) has a live show every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. This weeks guest is Chris Jackson (candidate running for San Francisco Community College
Information: glenndavis@glenndavisforschoolboard08.com

August 1, 2008 - Friday

Ross Mirkarimi
August 1, 2008 - Friday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Corner (Divsadero and Oak). (I think it is a bar)
What: Group of neighbors is sponsoring a "Meet the Candidate/Birthday Party" for Ross Mirkarimi. Come out and meet Ross and learn more about programs he wants to implement in CityHall.
Source: NOPA

Chicago 10
When: August 1, 2008 - Friday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland
What: ITVS Community Cinema screening of Chicago 10 - an experimental documentary directed by Brett Morgen that combines audio recordings of the Chicago 7 trial, digital animation and archival footage.
7:30 p.m Mark Tribe, Emory Douglas, former Black Panther Party Minister of Culture, Nato Thompson and Rene de Guzman discuss the film the times and the Port Huron Project.
Information: www.museumca.org 510-238-2200

August 2, 2008 - Saturday

San Francisco Aloha Festival
When: August 2, 2008 - Saturday / August 3, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Presidio Main Parade Ground
What: The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance. Event will feature arts and crafts, island cuisine and educational exhibits and workshops. Free.
$10 Parking
Information: www.pica-org.org/AlohaFest 415-281-0221

Western SoMa Full Task Force Community Plan Workshop
When: August 2, 2008 - Saturday -
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Folsom/Dore Apartments Community Room at 1346Folsom Street (between 9th and 10th Street) San Francisco
What: Workshop to discuss the fundamental assumptions included in the Community Plan. Should Folsom Street become a Neighborhood Commercial corridor? Are 65 foot tall buildings appropriate? Do you support allowing more entertainment venues in some areas? What kind of alley protections do you want? Refreshments provided. The Draft Community Plan is at
Members: Jim Meko, Chair; Toby Levy, Vice Chair; Charles Breidinger, MC Canlas, Skot Kulper, Jazzie Collins, John Elberling, Chester Fung, Susan Hagen Contreras, Paul Lord, Lil Farhang, Tom Radulovich, Marc Saloman, Antoinetta Stadiman, April Veneracion, Dan Becco, Henry Karnilowicz, Anthony Faber, Lynn Valente, Kaye Griffin, Luke Lightning, Dennis Juarez, Robert Knigge and John Thomas Braun.

"Positively 6th Street"
When: August 2, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m until 4 p.m.
Where: 6th Street and Minna Alley, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the "positiveness" of 6th Street. Food and entertainment, face painting, bounce house, games, snow cones, cotton candy, hip hop music. Free.
Information: 415--538-8100 x 202 www.positively6thstreetfair.org

DJ Project presents "Summer in the City"
When: August 2, 2008 - Saturday
Noon to 4
Where: 300 Precita Avenue between Folsom and Alabama Street, San Francisco
What: Free food, free fun, fun folks, jumpers, games, prizes performances.
Information: safetynetwork.org

*Community Conversations: What's Bay Area Now? Regionalism, Globalization and the Arts
When: August 2, 2008 - Saturday
2 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Is the concept of a regional art exhibiti outmoded? What does it mean to be a Bay Area artist in a world that is both local and global? Moderated by YBCA Executive Director Kenneth Foster with artists Todd Brown, Dohee Lee, Madeleine Lim and Lauren Woods. Free.
Information: 415-978-2787 ybca.org

Baseball in Our Town: From the San Francisco Seals to 50 Years of the San Francisco Giants
When: August 2, 2008 - Saturday
3 to 5 p.m.
Where: Mission Bay Library Branch, 960 4th Street (at Berry), San Francisco
What: Baseball authors and experts discuss the legend and lore of the San Francisco Seals and address 50 years of the Giants in San Francisco. Invited speakers include Ray Ratto and Bill Soto Castellanos. Light refreshments will be served; free baseball mementoes and books on sale.
Information: 415-557-4400

The Liberation of Our People - Angela Davis
When: August 2, 2008 - Saturday
5 p.m.
Where: deFremery Park, 1651 Adelilne Street (between 16th and 17th Street, Oakland
What: 5 p.m. music set by Youth Radio DJs; 6 p.m. Reenactment of 1969 Angela Davis speech at deFremery Park.
Information: www.bapd.org

August 3, 2008 - Sunday

6th Annual Excelsior District Jerry Garcia Day
When: August 3, 2008 - Sunday
Where: Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, 40 John F. Shelley Drive, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Jerry Day 2008

August 4, 2008 - Monday

UCSF Mission Bay Hospital Community Meeting
When: August 4, 2008 - Monday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Genentech Hall, Room N-114, 600 16th Street, San Francisco
What: Discussion on the landscaping plans and provide an update on exterior design.

*August 5, 2008 - Tuesday

*District 9 Neighborhood Merchants Summit
When: August 5, 2008 - Tuesday
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: San Francisco City College Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the Office of Supervisor Tom Ammiano will present the District 9 Neighborhood Merchants Summit in conjunction with local businesses and neighborhood associations to bring district merchants together with their supervisor and city officials to discuss their specific concerns and issues. Topics included: Neighborhood beautification (graffiti clean-up, trash pick-up), lease negotiation, Small Business Assistance Center update. Representatives from the San Francisco Police Department and other city departments and small business resource providers will be on hand to provide information and answer specific questions. This is a free event. Merchants not located in District 9 are invited to attend.
Information and to Register: contact Maya Lewis 415-352-8840 mlewis@sfchamber.com

*7th Annual Western Addition/Hayes Valley National Night Out
When: August 5, 2008 - Tuesday
5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Hayes Valley Playground, 699 Hayes Street @ Buchanan.
What: Join neighbors, friends, families, police and elected officials to share food, entertainment, and safety resource fair. Learn how to build a safer community through active community planning.
Information: safety@hayesvalleysf.org www.hayesvalleysf.org

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