Thursday, August 21, 2008

District Three Debate - North Beach
















Last night was the District Three Debate hosted by the North Beach Merchants Association and the North Beach Chamber of Commerce at the San Francisco Art Institute.

The auditorium was jammed packed, the seats were incredibly comfortable (my seat had the name "Joni Mitchell" on it - bet she went to the San Francisco Art Institute).

Phil Bronstein from the Chronicle did a super job of moderating under a "over organized" system of asking questions- very confusing . He was funny, sharp and you could tell his reporter side of him wanted to keep asking questions.

What a difference a couple of months makes - all the candidates had their speech down pat - most of them read from a written statement - they all know each other now - and the debate was in their own district with their supporters in the audience.

A very "inside crowd". I asked the gentlemen next to me if he knew everyone in the auditorium - he said "yes" and that is candidate was Tony Gantner but he thought Joe Alioto, Jr. would win.

David Chiu -"I love living here". He is on the Small Business Commission and said 80 to 90% of all contracts given out are to people are outside of San Francisco. He wants to change that - should be San Franciscans first .
Denise McCarthy - "I will do what is right, not political, I will get things done". "Need adults on the Board".
Claudine Cheng - "I will call you - I am accountable to you". Also talked abut tax incentives for small businesses and a anti-blight campaign to help the neighborhood.
Joe Alioto Jr - "I am not easily deterred". "Supervisors have to stop bickering".
Lynn Jefferson - "We need new leadership, I am independent, I am not downtown, I am not a union." "People are fed up". She talked about the "culture of fear". (read Tony Long's article in today's Examiner - he explains this better - www.examiner.com)
Tony Gantner - "I am running for the neighborhoods". Spoke out against rampant development on the waterfront. Endorsed by San Francisco Tomorrow and Sierra Club.
Wilma Pang - "I would work on increasing tourism" - District Three is the economic engine of the City".
Mike DeNunzio - 'I am a coalition leader". District Three is 82% renters - there should be fairness in rent control. Wants to make sure we help Senior Citizens.

Afterwards I went to the new yogurt shop on Grant Avenue "Swirl Culture" (Grant and Green).
This is the yogurt store Lynn Jefferson keeps talking about. I liked the yogurt - (not sure about the all white interior - reminded me of a Laundromat.).

Speaking of Lynn Jefferson - drove by the Pagoda Theatre - and the "24 Lynn Jefferson signs" are still up - along with another "big Lynn Jefferson sign". I don't understand. This is a blight on the neighborhood - and it is embarrassing that all the tourists see this ugliness.
Lynn - your new literature says "enough with plywood" - you want to get rid of boarded up storefronts. You even have a website: www.enoughwiththeplywood.com.
I understand the owner of the Pagoda supports you - that is fine. Lynn - enough with the signs - for the sake of your neighbors - take all the signs down but one. It's embarassing.


August 21, 2008 - Thursday

SPUR - San Francisco's Sunday Streets
When: August 21, 2008 - Thursday
12:30
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: Noontime forum regarding Sunday Streets. Learn from Cheryl Brinkman, president of Livable City and Wade Crowfoot of Mayor Gavin Newsom's office about the details of and philosophy behind the proposal to bring the parks to the people. $5. non-members
Information: www.spur.org

*Clean Energy Act Fundraiser - Yes on H
When: August 21, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: On the Corner Cafe - Oak and Divisadero, San Francisco
What: Join the movement to ensure San Francisco moves towards 100% clean energy to become a world leader in combating climate change. Come to fundraiser to meet fellow concerned citizens who believe San Francisco must transition away from fossil fuels and towards clean energy production at affordable rates. Jazz music and no-host/food/drinks. Sliding scale donation: $15-$50 - suggested donation $25.
Information: www.sfcleanenergy.com

*Eric Quezada - Candidate for Supervisor in District Nine
When: August 21, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 2982 Mission Street (near 26th Street), San Francisco - Headquarters
What: Meet the public and register people to vote.
RSVP: Kendra Froshman 415-286-4987 info@ericquezada.com

Campaign for Teen Safety - No on Prop 4
When: August 21, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: ACLU-NC Office of San Francisco, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco
What: Voter Contact Phone Bank in regards to Campaign for Teen Safety . Donate to campaign. Campaign for Teen Safety c/o David Alois, 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 510, Sacramento, Ca. 95814.
Source: ACLU of Northern California Contact volunteers@aclunc.org

*City Democratic Club
When: August 21, 2008 - Thursday
6:15 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
What: Endorsement committee meets to consider candidates who have completed a questionnaire. Recommendations will be made at the September 18th meeting .
Information: info@citydemocraticclub.org

*Mark Sanchez - Candidate for Supervisor in District Nine
When: August 21, 2008 - Thursday
8 p.m.
Where: Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco
What: Shake'n'Rattle Your Funny Bone. Join Ali Wong, Greg Edwards, Ryan Kasmier, Kelly McCarron and Marvellous Mary for an evening of comedic slash-and-burn at neighborhood cozy spot. $8.
Information: electmarksanchez@08@gmail.com

August 22, 2008 - Friday

Excelsior Festival 2008 Fundraiser
When:
August 22, 2008 - Friday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Zabb Cuisine, 4440 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: You are invited to a event full of food, music and social engagement. Donation at the door. Proceeds will be donated to promote the 2008 Excelsior Festival (this is a wonderful event!).
Information: info@excelsiorfetival

Joseph Alioto Jr. for Supervisor
When: August 22, 2008 - Friday
6 p.m. VIP Reception 7 to 9 p.m. General Admission
Where: Dragon Bar, 473 Broadway, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Joseph Alioto, Jr. with special performances by The Sofa Kings and Baron Von Luxxury $50 Fan, $125 Groupie, $250 Rock Star, $500 Prodigy
RSVP: Sarah Zeiger at 415-402-0303 or sarazeiger@gmail.com

August 23, 2008 - Saturday

*Eric Quezada - Candidate for Supervisor in District Nine.
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 2982 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Meet the public and register people to vote.
Information: info@ericquezada.com Kendra Froshman 415-286-4987

David Chiu - Candidate for Supervisor in District Three.
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1323 Polk Street, San Francisco (between Bush and Pine)
What: Doorhanger mobilization. Will be walking throughout District three neighborhoods .
Information: Ramie Dare -Outreach Coordinator ramiedare@yahoo.com 415-828-8246

*Stop the Blank Check
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Plumber's Hall, 1621 Market Street, San Francisco (near Franklin)
What: Rally against Prop H, the public power initiative. Plan C has endorsed No on Prop H.


*Joseph Alioto, Jr, - Headquarters Launch Party - District Three
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 782 Columbus (at Greenwich), San Frncisco
What: Join Mayor Gavin Newsom for the Joseph Alioto, Jr. for Supervisor Headquarters Launch party. "Because San Francisco Deserves Better"
Information: www.AliotoforSupervisor.com Jeff Dodd - Campaign Manager jeffdodd@aliotoforsupervisor.com

*Mark Sanchez for Supervisor District Nine
When:
August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10:45
Where: 988 Valencia Street (@ 21st Street), San Francisco
What: Precinct Walking. They promise it will be fun , chocolate bagels. Will have short briefing letting you know what the goals are for the day, and a short debriefing when you are done.
Information: Luis Barahona luis0116@yahoo.com 415-574-8007

Steve Ngo - Candidate for Community College
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Outer Sunset. Corner of 22nd Avenue and Irving
What: Campaign literature drop off.
Information: Brett Silton brett@sevego.com stevengo.com

San Francisco Tomorrow Picnic
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: El Polin Springs, the Presidio . A natural site within walking distance of the Main Post. Muni 29 and 43, limited car parking. They will hike the perimeter of the Main Post to study the implications of the three new major construction projects on the Presidio: Fisher Contemporary Art Museum (CAMP), 90,000 square foot Main Post Lodge and expansion of the Presidio Theater.
Details: Send check for $20., $25., $35 for the picnic to San Francisco Tomorrow, 41 Sutter Street #1579, San Francisco, Ca. 94104. If you are not yet an SFT member and want to join, your check can cover your first year's dues - and the picnic.
Information: www.sanfranciscotomorrow.org Jane Morrison 564-1482

Eric Mar - Young Voters for Eric Party
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 4620 California Street (near 8th Avenue), Inner Richmond, S.F.
What: Young voters are organizing and partying to support Eric's Board of Supervisor campaign. Join Co-hosts: Natalie Gee, Andrew Hom, Chris Jackson, Peter Lauterborn, Sonya Mehta, Diana Pang, Amanda Piercy, and Hubert Yee for light food, refreshments and an introduction to, and in depth policy talk with Eric Mar.
Information: Alan Wong 415-305-7468 or alankennywong@yahoo.com


August 24, 2008 - Sunday

Sandra Lee Fewer
When:
August 24, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m.
Where: 1601 31st Avenue at Lawton, San Francisco
What: Precinct walking for candidate for school board.
Information: sandrafewer.com

*Mark Sanchez for Supervisor District Nine
When:
August 24, 2008 - Sunday
10:45
Where: 988 Valencia Street (@ 21st Street), San Francisco
What: Precinct Walking. They promise it will be fun , chocolate bagels. Will have short briefing letting you know what the goals are for the day, and a short debriefing when you are done.
Information: Luis Barahona luis0116@yahoo.com 415-574-8007


Steve Ngo - Candidate for Community College
When: August 24 2008 - Sunday
noon
Where: Noe Valley. Cala Foods at 42001 18th Street at Collingwood Street.
What: Campaign literature drop off.
Information: Brett Silton brett@sevego.com stevengo.com

Telegraph Hill Dwellers Picnic
When: August 24, 2008 - Sunday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: South End Rowing Club, 500 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
What: General Membership Meeting and Picnic! Music from Al Dodge and the Sundodgers. Food from The Helmand. $25.
RSVP: 415-273-1004 Send checks made payable to Telegraph Hill Dwellers, p. O. Box 330159, San Francisco, Ca. 94133
Information: www.thd.org/events.html

*2008 Elections - A Public Forum and Debate
When: August 24, 2008 - Sunday
2 p.m.
Where: 522 Valencia Street, 3rd Floor Auditorium (between 16th and 17th Street)
What: Gloria LaRiva - Party for Socialism and Liberation candidate , Millie Phillips will speak for Cynthia McKinney- Green Party and Reconstruction Party candidate; Matt Gonzalez will speak for Ralph Nader, Jeff Mackler will speak on behalf of Socialist Action's "Vote Socialist".
$5.-$3. sliding scale.
Information: www.socialistaction.org 510-268-9429 sfsocialistaction.org@gmail.com

*Potrero Hill for Obama Organizing Meeting
When: August 24, 2008 - Sunday
5 to 6 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Organizing meeting for Obama in Potrero Hill
RSVP Taylor Allbright taylor.allbright@gmail.com


August 25 to August 28, 2008

2008 Democratic National Convention - Denver


August 26, 2008 - Tuesday

SPUR - How did the City close a $338 million budget deficit?
When: August 26, 2008 - Tuesday
12:30
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: Noontime forum with Nani Coloretti and Greg Wagner from the mayor's budget office as they give us the inside into the City's budget. $5. non-members
Information: info@spur.org www.spur.org

Supervisor Carmen Chu - District Four
When: August 26, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Polly Ann Ice Cream, 3138 Noriega Street (between 38th and 39th Avenue), S.F.
What: Holding district office hours. Stop by to share suggestions or to say hello.
Information: 415-554-7460 chustaff@sfgov.org

August 27, 2008 - Wednesday

District 4 Neighborhood Merchants Summit
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
8 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Supervisor Carmen Chu and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce present District 4 Neighborhood Merchants Summit. The event is in conjunction with local businesses and neighborhood associations to discuss specific concerns and issues.
There will be a question and answer session. Topics to be included: facade improvement, parking, Small Business Assistance Center update, City mandates and lease negotiations.
Representatives from the San Francisco police department and other departments will be there.
Information: carmenchu2008.com

*Community Leadership Alliance
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 7:40 p.m.
Where: Hotel Mark Twain Union Square, 345 Taylor Street, First Floor Conference Room, S.F.
What: General Meeting items:
1. Decriminalize prostitution ballot measure, Rev. Glenda Hope/Network Ministries.
2. Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval's "Smoke Shop CU & blight Legislation - Chris Schulman.
3. Barack Obama for President campaign update, Super Delegate Brian Wang.
4. Department of Public Health on the Adverse Health effects of Noise Pollution.
5. San Francisco Fire Department on Sirens-Airhorns.
6. Tenderloin Police Station on Crime and "No Skateboards or Bicycles on Sidewalk Law" Captain Gary Jimenez.
RSVP admin@communityleadershipalliance.net www.communityleadershipalliance.net


Police Commission meeting in the Mission
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Mission Recreation Center, 2450 Mission Street, San Francisco
Information: Police Commission Meeting for August 20th has been cancelled.


*San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Meeting - Endorsements
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Endorsement Meeting School Board
Information: www.sfdemocrats.org

Sunset Community Democratic Club
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Endorsement Meeting and Sunset Community Democratic Club elections
Information: www.sf-scdc.org


August 28, 2008 - Thursday

Asian Pacific Americans for Obama - "I accept" Obama Speech Watching Party
When:
August 28, 2008 - Thursday
5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Roe Restaurant, 651 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Eric Mar - Candidate for Supervisor in District Three and Jenn Pae and Brian Wang, two convention delegates pledged to Senator Obama. Eric will be at the event and Jenn and Brian will call in from Denver shortly before Sen. Obama delivers his speech. Event is free, but they are requesting $20. donation.
Information: RSVP speech@apaforobama.com

Local 2 - Support the rights of workers to organize
When: August 28, 2008 - Thursday
5 p.m.
Where: 209 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Learn more about the current campaigns at Le Meridien Hotel and Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf Hotel. Hear the stories of workers who are seeking a fair process to form a union.
Information: Rev. Israel I. Alvaran ialvaran@clueca.org
Source: leftinsf.com


*Celebrate Senator Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech at Mile High Stadium
When: August 28, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel: Embarcadero Center
What: Hear Senator Barack Obama's speech. Light refreshments provided. Cash bar.
RSVP: Jennifer Longley at 415-816-3914 or email Jennier@cadem.org by 8-21-08
or email AcceptanceSpeechPart@gmail.com


August 29, 2008 - Friday

San Francisco Labor Council Pre-Labor Day Breakfast "Yes We Can!"
When: August 29, 2008 - Friday
8 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Pre-Labor Day Breakfast with keynote speaker Assemblyman Mark Leno. Introduction of SFLC Endorsed Candidates - updates from Rank and File Workers in contract fights and organizing drives. Tickets $75. RSVP to Emily Nelson 415-440-4809. Checks made out to SF Labor Council, sent to 1188 Franklin Street, Suite 203, San Francisco, Ca. 94013

August 30, 2008 - Saturday

David Chiu
When:
August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1323 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Saturday Mobilization. We'll be walking through District 3 neighborhoods.
Information: info@votedavidchiu.org


* Rumba for a Cause
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Levende,1710 Mission Street at Duboce -
What: Benefit for the Balazo Immigrant Workers Defense Fund and the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant. Co-Sponsored by Eric Quezada campaign.
Information: info@ericquezada.com

August 31, 2008 - Sunday

Sunday Streets
When: August 31, 2008 - Sunday
What: Four miles of car-free fun in San Francisco. Bayview to Chinatown, along the Waterfront.

September 1, 2008 - Monday

*Golden Gate Bridge toll rises - $6. - $5 for FasTrak uses.

September 2, 2008 - Tuesday

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Nights for local candidates
When: September 2, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement Meeting for Candidates
Information: www.phdemclub.org

September 3, 2008 - Wednesday

*San Francisco Women's Political Committee
When:
September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 To 7:30 p.m.
Where: Soluna Cafe and Lounge, 272 McAllister Street at Larkin
What: Endorsement vote for November election.
Information: Frances Hsieh - SFWPC Endorsement chair f.hsieh@yahoo.com

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: General Membership Meeting and Vote on November Election. To be eligible to vote, your dues must be current. Past members can bring their dues current at the meeting.
Information: www.wallenbergdems.org

*District Three Candidates Forum Hosted by the University Club
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: University Club, 800 Powell Street
Information: Anthony Malandra anthonymalandra@sbcglobal.net

San Francisco For Democracy
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
What: November '08 Countdown. Susan Pfeifer will talk about her experience as an Obama delegate at the Democratic Party's Denver convention. There will also be discussion about how to help Obama and help the endorsed candidates of San Francisco for Democracy.
Information: communications@sf4democracy.com

September 4, 2008 - Thursday

No on Prop 8 - "Sing & Dance Party"
When: September 4, 2008 -Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Jelly's Cafe, Pier 50, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for No on Prop. 8. For marriage equality, respect and preserve the California Supreme Court's Decision.
Hosts: Senator Carole Migden, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Treasurer, Jose Cisneros, Hon. Leslie Katz and Jenny Wald, Susan Bluer and Jennifer Mannix, Susan Berston and Patty Stanton, Lou Fischer, Kol Tzedek: A Coalition of Bay Area Jewish Organizations for Justice and Marriage Equality (Congregation Sha'ar Zahave, Jewish Mosaic, the LGBT Alliance of the Jewish Community Federation, and Progressive Jewish Alliance), along with Co-hosts: Al Baum, Matt & Amy Berler, David Campos, Past President SF BarAssociation Nanci Clarence and Lidia Szajko, Barry and Debbie Cohn, Jody and Katherine Cole, Kelly Dermody and Carly Clemence, Jennifer and Eric Gorovitz, Jill Hersh and John O'Connor, Melissa and Jeff Hessekiel, David Katznelson and Barbara Bersch, Sam and Stephanie Lauter, Shira Levine and Dan Halperine, Kathy Levinson and Naomi Fine, David Lowe, Monica Mapa & Marie Pompa, Sarah Murray, Rebecca Prozan, Dan and Katharine Rubin, Cheryl Sena, Human Rights Commissioner and Wallenberg Past President Michael Sweet, Rhona Edelbaum, Sloan and Steve Sloan, Stacey Snowman and Andrea Charvet, Hon. Laura Spanjian, Jen and Adam Traeger, Hirschfelder, Marie Trexler and Amy Millard, Hon. Scott Wiener, Jonathan and Christina Wornick.
RSVP (or donate): www.eqca.org/NOon8onSept4


September 5, 2008 - Friday

*Richmond District Democratic Club Annual Dinner
When: September 5, 2008 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: PPQ Dungeness Island Vietnamese Restaurant, 2332 Clement Street (between 24th and 25th Avenue).
What: Annual Dinner. This year honoring Richmond District YMCA.
No host bar $40. per person.
RSVP 415-668-0997.

September 6, 2008 - Saturday

*San Francisco Housing Fund Campaign Kickoff
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: 825 Howard Street (between 4th and 5th Street) San Francisco
What: Support the historic charter amendment that will change affordable housing for the better in San Francisco
Information: www.tlfutures.org

*Obama - Bayview Hunters Point Community headquarters opening
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 3 p.m.
Where: 4636 Third Street @ Newcomb Avenue, San Francisco
Information: www.bayviewblog.com


September 9, 2008 - Tuesday

*Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 9, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting for local ballot measures
Information: phdemclub.org

September 10, 2008 - Wednesday

*Breakfast with Elizabeth Edwards - Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
9 to 11 a.m.
Where: Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton, Ca.
What: Join Elizabeth Edwards, attorney, author, co-Founder the Wade Edwards Foundation, Senior Fellow, The Center for American Progress. Benefit for Planned Parenthood health centers. $225. Indivdual tickets.
Information: www.ppgg.org

*Barbara Coast Neighborhood Association - Supervisor's Election Forum
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: KGO-TV, 900 Front Street, San Francisco
What: First Supervisor's Election Forum. Carolyn Tyler, KGO-TV news anchor will moderate. Lynn Jefferson, David Chiu, Tony Gantner, Claudine Cheng, Mike DeNunzio, Denise McCarthy, Joe Alioto Jr. and Wilma Pang will attend.
Information: www.thebarbarycoastnews.com

*New Items

Information:

*Plan C -
Has endorsed #1 choices for supervisors:
District One - Sue Lee
District Three - Joseph Alioto, Jr.
District 9 - Eva Royale
District 11 - Ahsha Safai
Information: www.plancsf.org

Mark Sanchez
- - Candidate District 9 Tuesday through Saturday - Phone banking at 988 Valencia Street at 21st Street 5 to 9 p.m. Two shifts - 5 to 7 and 7 to 9. Information: Luis Barahona luis0116@yahoo.com

Denise McCarthy - Candidate District Three - New literature" Always on Call - My home phone number is 567-2696"

Steve Ngo - Candidate for Community College - endorsed by San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros and San Francisco School Board Commissioner Hydra Mendoza
Information: www.stevengo.com

Brian Leubitz of Calitics.com announced he is running for Vice-Chair of the California Democratic Party - brian@calitics.com www.calitics.com

State Controller John Chiang will address the Democratic National Convention. (A new star!)
Source: Asian Week

Coleman Action Fund endorsements:
Supervisors:
District One: Eric Mar
District Three: Denise McCarthy and David Chiu
District 5: Ross Mirkarimi
District 9: Eric Quezada, David Campos, Mark Sanchez
District 11: John Avalos
Board of Education: Sandra Lee Fewer, Rachel Norton, Dr. James Calloway, Norman Yee
Ballot Measures:
Prop A - General Hospital - Yes
Prop B - SF Housing Fund - Yes
Prop N - Closing the Partnership Loophole in the Payroll - Yes
Prop Q - Increasing the real estate transfer tax over $5 Million - Yes
Prop S - Limits on Set-Asides - No
Prop 6: Increasing criminal Penalties - No
Source: leftinsf.com

Irish Democratic Club - joined Irish Heritage Night at Giants game Tuesday night - received nifty White Baseball hats with shamrock - former Governor Rudy Giuliani was in the crowd (he was booed.....

Bernal Heights. Democratic Club - Endorsements #1
President: Barack Obama
Congress: No endorsement
California Senate: Mark Leno
Assembly: Tom Ammiano
Supervisor Court Judge - Gerardo Sandoval
School Board: Jill Wynns (early endorsement)
State Propositions:
Prop 1 - High speed rail - Yes
Prop 2 - Treatment of farm animals - yes
Prop 3 - Children's Hospital Bond - Yes
Prop 4 - Waiting period and parental notification - No
Prop 5 - Nonviolent Offenders: sentencing, parole and rehabilitation - Yes
Prop 6 - Criminal Penalties and Laws - No
Prop 7 - Renewal Energy - no recommenation
Prop 8 - Limit on Marriage - No
Prop 9 - Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights Parole - No
Prop 10 - Bonds Alternative Fuel vehicles and renewal energy - no recommendation
Prop 11 - Redistricting - No
Prop 12 - Veterans Bond Act of 2008 - no recommendation
Local Propositions (partial)
Prop B - Affordable Housing Fund - yes
Prop U - Policy against Funding the Deployment of Armed Forces to Iraq - Yes
Prop V - Policy against terminating Junior Reserve Officers' Training - No recommendaiton
Source: leftinsf.com


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