Sunday, August 24, 2008

Walking down Valencia/ Mission Street








































































One of my favorite things to do is walk from 16th Street up Valencia Street to 24th Street and back down Mission Street to 16th Street.

Saturday was a beautiful day and I had spent too much time inside watching Obama and Biden (yea!) so I decided to do what I love best - have a marble fudge ice cream at Bombay Ice Cream and try and find some Obama signs to take pictures of.

I was surprised to find a Mark Sanchez campaign headquarters! I asked if I could come in and take pictures - I could - but there was a campaign meeting going on so I just took a picture of the pool table with Sanchez sign and the wonderful patio area! This must be a fun campaign. The website starts out showing a burrito being eaten (you have to go look: www.marksanchez.org)

I soon noticed that both Mark Sanchez and David Campos campaigns had been out door hanging.

David Campos' sign is really unusual in that it is four sided. On the door hanger it states "Leadership that delivers" "Hand-delivered by a Campos volunteer". www.campos08.com

The Mark Sanchez literature is a house sign (smaller - for apartment windows - good idea). Sign says "endorsed by Sierra Club, United Educators of San Francisco, Assemblyman Mark Leno and Former Supervisor Matt Gonzales".

District Nine race for Supervisor will be tough to win. Good people are running including Eva Royale and Eric Quezada. This is a very important District - especially because we have to replace Tom Ammiano and that we will be dealing with issues of violence and crime when the new Police Department report comes out (I hope soon).

Did I find a Presidential Sign? - Yes - just one - "Kerry/Edwards" bumper sticker!

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

Chris Jackson
When: August 26, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
What: Chris Jackson candidate for Community College will be on community Talk Show Union Buzz Live. Comcast 76

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

*Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
5 p.m.
Where: PODER, 474 Valencia Street, San Francisco (near 16th Street)
What: Join others in tasty summer treats and we share our policy demands and strategy for taking back our Eastern neighborhoods. Also mobilizing for Prop. B (the Affordable Housing Charter Amendment).
Information: missionantidisplacement.blogspot.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

**Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition
When: August 28, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Le Boheme, 3318 24th Street, S.F. (near Mission Street)
What: Join others in tasty summer treats and we share our policy demands and strategy for taking back our Eastern neighborhoods. Also mobilizing for Prop. B (the Affordable Housing Charter Amendment).
Information: missionantidisplacement.blogspot.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

Mark Sanchez - Bollyhood Dancers for Mark Sanchez
When:
August 28, 2008 - Thursday
8 p.m.
Where: 3372 19th Street at Mission. San Francisco
What: Bollyhood Dancers for Sanchez. Dancing and cocktails. $10 toward the election.
Information: www.marksanchez.org

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

Eric Mar - Barbeque and Mobilization
When:
August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Campaign Headquarters 4328 Geary Blvd, San Francisco
What: "Super Saturday" Barbeque and outreach. Mobilization and then early Labor Day barbeque. We'll ' be grilling tasty food for people of all gastronomic orientations.
Information: ericmar08@gmail.com 415-505-2961

*Sandra Lee Fewer - Precinct Walk
When: August 30, 2008
10 a.m.
Where: 459 Vienna Street at Persia
What: Candidate for School Board Precinct walking.
Information: sandrafewer.com

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

* Yes Prop M - Harrassing Tenants legislation
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
2:30 p.m.
Where: The Women's Building (Room A), 3543 18th Street at Valencia, S.F.
What: Planning and organizing meeting for Yes on Prop M. Rent control section to be added prohibiting landlords from harassing tenants. Prop M will also enable tenants being harassed to get rent reductions, a right not currently in the rent control law. Prop M will also mandate that landlords pay tenants' attorneys' fees whenever a tenant successfully contests an eviction.
Information: www.sftu.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.

Labor Day

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

The Tenant Associations Coalition Tenth Anniversary Celebration
When:
September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: 201 Turk Street, Community Room, San Francisco
What: Participate in community roundtable. Topics include housing, education, youth, public transportation (bike-bus-walk), activism, economic survival.
Information: tac.blogspot.com
(Chris Jackson will be taking part in the discussion)

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

Mark Sanchez
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
8 p .m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Rock for Sanchez! Join Horoscope, High Society and the Slippery Slope at El Rio for a night of funk, jazz and Mission-style rock! Admission $10.
Information: www.marksanchez.org

September 4, 2008 - Thursday

*Daniel Ellsberg
When:
September 4, 2008 - Thursday
5:15 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: Daniel Ellsberg: Now and Then Wars in Iraq and Vietnam, Threats Against Iran.
$15. non members
Information: commonwealthclub.org


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

*Hukilau Poke Festival
When:
September 6, 2008 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Geary to Masonic, San Francisco
What: 7th Annual Hukilau Poke Festival and Spam Musubi Eating Contest.
Information: www.dahukilau.com

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

*David Chiu Saturday Mobilization
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1328 Polk Street, San Francisco (between Bush and Pine
What: Saturday Mobilization
Information: votedavidchiu.org

*Eric Mar
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:
What: Major precinct walk mobilization.
Information: ericmar.com

*Eric Quezada
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
Noon
Where: 325 Highland Ave, San Francisco (not confirmed)
What: Field Campaign Kick-Off and Office Warming Party.
Information: www.ericquezada.com

*Harvey Milk LGBT Club Pac
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 5 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Meetings to make endorsement recommendation in all races except College Board
To be eligible to vote at the PAC, members must have signed in at two of the three PAC meetings in May, June and July. Members are encourage to attend the entire PAC endorsement meeting, however, to receive a ballot, members must be in attendance for at least one hour.
Information: www.milkclub.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 7, 2008 - Sunday

*Eric Mar
When: September7, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:
What: Major precinct walk mobilization.
Information: ericmar.com

September 8, 2008 - Monday

*Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When:
September 8, 2008 - Monday
Time: Not known
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement for all races in November
Information: www.alicebtoklas.org

*Litquake - San Francisco Stories
When:
September 8, 2008- Monday
7 p.m.
Where: Sunset Library Branch 1305 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Hear Kim Wong Keltner, author of "I Want Candy", Kemble Scott, author of "SoMa", Pam Holm, author of "The Night Garden, Liza Lutz, author of "The Spellman Files" and "Curse of the Spellmans" (funny, funny book about disfunctional private investigators in San Francisco.
Information: volunteer@litquake.org

September 9, 2008 - Tuesday

*Bill Press
When:
September 9, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: "Is conservatism Dead?". $18 non-members.
Information: www.commonwealthclub.org

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

*Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Endorsements
When: September 9, 2008 - Tuesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: General Membership Endorsement Meeting - will vote on PAC meeting recommendations
Information: www.milkclub.org

*Janis Ian
When: September 9, 2008 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Janis Ian - talk and booksigning "Society's Child: My authobigraphy"
Information: read@booksmith.com

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

Barbary 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

*Art as Intervention
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco (at 9th Street)
What: Creative works that disrupt mundane expectations of daily life as critique or education: guerrilla arts, street installations and flash mobs: as well as youth creative empowerment. Featuring: Dr. Milton Rand Kalman, Xago Jaurez and Rosa Gonzales. Co-sponsored by Independent Arts & Media. Free
Information: www.artsandmedia.net/expo/

*September 11, 2008 - Thursday

Jack Hirschman
When:
September 11, 2008 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: 888 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: City Lights Bookstore presents San Francisco's Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman reading from his upcoming volume of poetry "All That's Left".
Information: 415-282-9246

September 13, 2008 - Saturday

*David Chiu
When:
September 13, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 1323 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Saturday Mobilization.
Information: votedavidchiu.org

*Sunset District 4th Annual Autumn Moon Festival
When: September 13, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Irving Street (22nd Avenue to 25th Avenue
What: Sunset District Autumn Moon Mestival.
Information: www.autumnmoonfestival

*OMI (Oceanview, Merced and Ingelside) Family Festival
When: September 13, 2008 - Saturday
Noon
Where: Faxon Avenue between Ocean and DeMontfort Avenues.
What: Block Party "One Community - Many Cultures".
Information: artsconn@comcast.net

September 14, 2008 - Sunday

*3rd Annual Leland Avenue Street Fair
When: September 14, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Leland Avenue at Bayshore, San Francisco
What: Neighborhood festival in Visitacion Valley. Artists, musicians, crafts.

*New Items

Information:

San Francisco Democratic Party -
Headquarters for November election. 939 Market Street,San Francisco
Information: elowe@sfdemocrats.org


Yes on Prop L: Community Justice Court Coalition: www.communityjusticecourt.com info@communityjusticecourt.com

San Francisco for Democracy Endorsements;
Supervisor:
District One:
Eric Mar
District Three:
David Chiu
District Four:
No Endorsement
District Five:
Ross Mirkarimi
District Seven:
Sean Elsbernd
District Nine:
Mark Sanchez
District Eleven:
John Avalos
School Board:
Sandra Fewer, Barbara Lopez, Rachel Norton and Norman Yee
San Francisco Community College:
Chris Jackson, Milton Marks,Bruce Wolfe
Source: leftinsf.com


United Educators of San Francisco -
Endorsed the following for school board: Sandra Fewer, Rachel Norton, Janry Mak and Norman Yee


Carmen Chu:
Item on website: Posted phone number for Outside Lands Music Festival to call if you had concerns about parking, noise or any other disturbance.

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