Thursday, September 4, 2008

District Three Debate #4
























Went to District Three Debate at the University Club which is a private club right across from the Fairmont Hotel. The club is gorgeous, great view - and even better there was comfortable seating, microphones and you could buy yourself a drink (the Republican Convention was on tv) while you listened to the candidates -moderated by Marshall Kilduff from the Chronicle.

The format was simple. Candidates were Joe Alioto, Jr., Tony Gantner, Wilma Pang, David Chiu, Mike DeNunzio, Lynn Jefferson, Claudine Cheng and Denise McCarthy.

First question got people laughing: Do you believe in Communism, socialism or capitalism - all said capitalism/free market.

Other questions -
Do you believe in contracting out - i.e. Golf courses.
What is you stand on Prop H?
No: Jefferson, Cheng, Alioto, DeNunzio,
Yes: Chiu, McCarthy
Gantner: I am open
Care not cash - Does it work? What would you do to improve it?

Very smart, likable people. In a way it makes it easier that you get to vote for three people - big question - in what order???

As I was leaving out in front, I saw Wilma Pang hop on a cable car to go home! - District Three is the best!!!!


September 4, 2008 - Thursday

Claudine Cheng - District Three
When:
September 4, 2008 - Thursday
8 to 9:30 a.m.
Where: 800 Sutter@Jones (lower Nob Hill)
What: Coffee Chat with Claudine
Information: 415-954-0860

North Beach Branch Library
When: September 4, 2008 - Thursday
4:30 p.m.
Where: Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Discussion/action on possible action to adopt a resolution endorsing site plan for new North Beach Branch library on property bound by Columbus, Mason and Lombard.
Information: sfpl.org/librarylocations/libcomm/agenda090408.htm
Source: Examiner www.examiner.com

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

*Obama - Northern California Obama Headquarters Opening
When: September 4, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 3225 Adeline Street, Berkeley, Ca.
What: Headquarters opening for Northern California.
Information: ca.barackobama.com/CAberkeley

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

*Sue Lee - District One - New Headquarters
When:
September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: 248 Clement Street at 4th Ave.
What: Come join Sue Lee at her new headquarters in the heart of the Richmond! Come get some yummy pastries and coffee and walk a precinct for Sue.
Information: 415-422-0543

*No. on 8 - Headquarters Opening
When: September 6, 2008 Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: 2278 Market Street (where Tower records use to be - near Castro)
What: Grand opening of the San Francisco Field Office.
Information: www.nclrights.org
Source: sweet.melissa.com www.blogsf.com
P.S. Amazing - go to Yes on 8 website: www.protectmarriage.com -
take a look at their endorsement list.

*San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Precinct Walk Kickoff
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: SEIU 1021, 350 Rhode Island (enter at Kansas Street between 16th Street & 17th Street
What: Precinct walk for San Francisco Labor Council's endorsed candidates and ballot measures.
Information: Amber Parrish 415-440-4809 amber@sflaborcouncil.org www.sflaborcouncil.org

Ahsha Safai for Supervisor in District 11
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Headquarters, 4750 Mission Street #103, San Francisco (Russia & Persia)
What: Mobilizing with doorhangers. Email received announcing mobilization lead with "Help Beat the Daly Machine"
Information: 415-337-7476

Lynn Jefferson - District Three
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Where: Starbucks at Golden Gateway Center, 99 Jackson Street, San Francisco
What: Lynn is Listening. Drop by and have a cup of coffee with Lynn. Let her know what issues are important to you.
Information: info@electlynnjefferson.com electlynnjefferson.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

Yes on M - Tenant harassment legislation.
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Eric Mar's headquarters, 4328 Geary (between 7th and 8th Avenue), S.F.
What: Help mobilize in the Richmond to distribute literature door to door for Yes on M and for Eric Mar.
Information: www.sftu.org

Joe Alioto Jr. - Supervisor District Three
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 to 2 p.m.
Where: 1288 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
What: Walk the district with Joe.
Information: www.aliotoforsupervisor.com

Eric Mar
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 4328 Geary (between 7th and 8th Avenue).
What: Major precinct walk mobilization. Covering 53 precincts.
Information: ericmar.com

*Denise McCarthy - Supervisor District Three
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 1920 Polk Street, San Francisco (when I googled Lombardi's came up)
What: Kick off the month at her new headquarters. A quick rally and then outreach to neighborhoods until 1 p.m.
Information: denisemccarthyforsupervisor.com

Upper Noe Recreation Center Reopening
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 30th Street and Day Street
Source: Supervisor Bevan Dufty

Mark Sanchez - District Nine - Precinct Walking
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 218 Andover Street, San Francisco
What: North Bernal Precinct Walking. Walking with Sierra Club. We'll be dropping literature on Yes on Prop H: The Clean Energy Act. Yummy food.
Information: marksanchez08@gmail.com

*Emily Murase for School Board
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
Noon
Where: Noe Valley Farmers Market. Join Emily and staff for an informal meet-and-great. We'll be near the Bell Market around 24th Street and Sanchez. Look for an ironing board covered in window signs.
Information: emilymurase.com

18th Street Block Party
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: 18th Street between Dolores and Guerrero
What: Full-tilt hootenanny. Family-style meal will be available and the purchase of a ticket entitles everyone to a meal with your choice of three savory meals from Bi-Rite, Delfina, Dolores Park Cafe and Craig's Place and Tartine and Bi-Rite Creamery. Entertainmet. All proceeds from the party will be donated to the Women's Building. Meals $15., sides and sandwiches $2.50-$5. Information: partyblock18@gmail.com

*Eric Quezada - District 9 - Field Campaign Kick Off and HQ Opening Rally
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
Noon to 1 p.m. Celebration
1 to 4 p.m. Mobilization
Where: Headquarters, 2982 Mission Street (near 26th Street)
What: Field Campaign Kick-Off and Office Warming Party. First hour rally.
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

*Obama - Potrero Hill - Phone Banking
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
2 to 6 p.m.
Where: 1162 Rhode Island, San Francisco
What: Help elect Barack Obama. Join Potrero Hill Democratic Club members elect Barack Obama. Please bring your cell phone and charger. Refreshments provided.
RSVP and Information: 415-864-4606

September 7, 2008 - Sunday

Sandra Lee Fewer - School Board Election
When: September 7, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. to Noon
What: Precinct Walking. Meet at 459 Vienna @ Persia
Information: sandra@sandrafewer.com

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

Joe Alioto Jr. - Supervisor District Three
When: September 7, 2008 - Sunday
10:30 to 2 p.m.
Where: 1288 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
What: Walk the district with Joe.

Mark Sanchez -District Nine - Precinct Walking
When: September 7, 2008 - Sunday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 218 Andover Street, San Francisco
What: South Bernal Precinct Walking. Food and libations.
Information: electmarksanchez08@gmail.com

September 8, 2008 - Monday

Claudine Cheng - Is There Room for Music and Harmony in Politics?
When:
September 8, 2008 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Enrico's, 604 Broadway, San Francisco
What: Please join Claudine's Fall Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser and the release of her CD "Melodious & Harmonious - Claudine Cheng and Friends."
This is Claudine's kickoff in supporting her campaign to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of District Three. Suggested contribution $100., $250., $500.
Information: Dennis Myatt dennis@claudinecheng.com


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

* San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Fiona Ma
When:
September 9, 2008 - Tuesday
Noon to One
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor
What: Public policy forum with Assemblymember Fiona Ma. Light lunch provided by Safeway.
Information and RSVP Patricia Aleman paleman@sfchamber.com events.sfchamber.com

Alliance for a Better District 6
When:
September 9, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco
Monthly Meeting. Discussion on Noise pollution.
Information: 415-820-1560
Source: Community Leadership Alliance www.communityalliance.net

Armistead Maupin
When:
September 9, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
What: Armistead Maupin talks about Berlin Stories - this is a New Directions edition of Christopher Isherwood's modern classic.
Information: www.bookpassage.com

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

Jerry Brown
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Kokkari Estiatorio, 200 Jackson Street, San Francisco
What: Reception honoring Attorney General Jerry Brown
Co-Hosts: Jeremiah F. Hallisey and George M. Marcus
Committee Chairs: Doug Bosco, Michael Bernick, William Breall, M.D., Justin Buell, Anthony Capozzi, George Corey, Philip Di Napoli, James Fousekis, Marianne Gaddy, Martin Harmon, Doug Hickey, James Kellogg, Robert Lieff, Alex Makler, Edward J. Nevin, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Benson You
Reception Contribution: $1,000 per person.
RSVP: 650-842-2397
Information: jerrybrown.org/contact

Greenbelt Alliance 50th Anniversary
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco Presidio, 385 Moraga Ave. S.F.
What: 50th Anniversary. Local wine and farm-fresh food prepared by the region's best chefs. $75 non-memebers. biodiesel shutte from BART provided
Information: greenbelt.org 415-543-6771

8th Annual Irish/Mex Cinco De Mayo Celebration
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: United Irish Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Centro Latino de San Francisco Inc. and Pacific Gas and Electric invite you to a special event to honor outstanding officers of Latino and Irish descent from San Francisco Fire, Police and Sheriff Departments and the Office of the San Francisco District Attorney.
Honorary Chairs: Mary Callanan, Leo Martinez
Event hosted by: Ernest "Chuck" Ayala, President, Centro Latino de San Francisco. Inc.
Luis Pinedo, President, Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico, Ray Berard, President, Golden Gate Democratic League, Patrick Goggins, President, Irish/Mexican Association, Jeannie Maher, President, Irish American Democratic Club. Featuring Irish and Mexican Entertainment. Famous Green enchiladas and McFadden's Mulligan Stew. Donation $60 - no host cocktails
Net proceeds to benefit Centro Latino de San Francisco Inc.
RSVP by September 5th.
Information: Centro Latino de San Francisco, Inc. 415-861-8758

St Mary's Park Forum
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
6:45 P.M.
Where: St. Mary's Park Rec Center @ Murray and Justin Drive, San Francisco
What: Candidate's Forum. District Nine.
Source: Mark Sanchez Campaign

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

*Informational and Fundraising Breakfast for Yes on Prop O
When:
September 11, 2008 - Thursday
8 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Avenue (at Pine Street) S.F.
What: Come learn more about the importance of passing Prop O, an informational and fundraising breakfast.
Prop O - Emergency response fee with access line tax and revising the telephone users tax. Hosted by San Francisco Labor Council and Firefighters Local 798.
Information and RSVP Emily Nelson at 415-440-4809 www.sflaborcouncil.org

Mariposa Park Public Workshop in Mission Bay Neighborhood
When:
September 11, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 255 Channel Street, Mission Bay Visitor Center
What: New park is being planned along Mariposa Street in Mission Bay. Workshop to review and comment on design concepts.
Information: mariposapark@sf.wrtdesign.com
Source: www.rinconhillsf.org

Friends of Dolores Park Playground
When: September 11, 2008 - Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mission High School Cafeteria, 3750 18th Street, San Farncisco
What: 3rd Community Meeting on Renovation.
Information: doloresparkplaygroundblogspot.com

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 12, 2008 - Friday

Pat Oliphant Book Signing
When: September 12, 2008 - Friday
4:30 p.m.
Where: Meidian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: Political cartoonist Pat Oliphant will sign his new book "Leadership: Cartoons and Sculpture from the Bush Years". Norman Solomon, internatinally recognized civil rights and antiwar activists, talks about his book and the film "War Made Easy".
Information: yopeace.org/art-of-democracy-san-francisco

September 13, 2008 - Saturday

Sandra Lee Fewer -
Candidate for School Board
When: September 13, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: 459 Vienna, San Francisco (@ Persia
What: Precinct Walking
Information: sandra@sandrafewer.com

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

*Dining with Democrats
When: September 13, 2008 - Saturday
5:30 p.m.
Where: San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, San Rafael, Ca.
What: A fundraiser for the Democratic Headquarters in Marin (address: 1344 4th Street, San Rafael.)
Emcee: John Scott of Green 960 radio
Speakers:
Bill Lockyer, Darrell Steinberg, Kamala D. Harris, Jared Huffman, Mark Leno.
An Award for "Legislative Excellence" will be presented to State Senator Carole Migden.
Finale: Obama Dance presented by Kaanoi Kai Show.
Silent Auction of wines, art and vacation homes.
Tickets: $65. Go to www.marindemocrats.com to buy tickets

September 14, 2008 - Sunday

Sunday Streets
When:
September 14, 2008 - Sunday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

*David Chiu - District Three
When: September 14, 2008 - Sunday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: 1328 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Walk throughout District Three neighborhoods.
Information: info@votedavidchiu.org votedavidchiu.org/events

Sister Bernie
When: September 14, 2008 - Sunday
3 to 5 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Farewell celebration for Sister Bernie who is leaving Religious Witness after 15 years.
RSVP relwithhome@yahoo.com 929-0785

Public meeting on health care and the Democrats
When: September 14, 2008 - Sunday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street at 25th Street.
What: Hear a report back from the Democratic National Convention and the campaign for single payer health care. Norman Solomon of Progressive Democrats of America and Michael Lighty from the California Nurses Association to speak.

September 15, 2008 - Monday

* San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Carmen Chu - District Four
When: September 15, 2008 - Monday
11:30 to 12:30
Where: 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Supes for Lunch with Supervisor Carmen Chu.
RSVP Patricia Aleman at paleman@sfchamber.com events.sfchamber.com

*Yes on A - Kick-Off
When: September 15, 2008 - Monday
Noon
Where: San Francisco General Hospital, Outside the Main Hospital Building, 1001 Potrero Ave.
What: Join United San Francisco as they kick-off The Campaign to Rebuild San Francisco General Hospital.
Website Yes on A - www.savesfgeneral.com
Information: Katie Pulaski 415-615-0311 ext. 20 www.sflaborcouncil.org

Irish American Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 15, 2008 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street )at Golden Gate Avenue) San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting. A candidate must receive 60% of the votes cast to receive endorsement. (Only one ballot will be held. Ranked choice voting will not be used). Local and state propositions must have 50% +1 of the votes cast for endorsement. Proxy voting is not allowed. Paid-up members for calendar year 2008 are eligible to vote. New members must have joined 30 days prior to the endorsement meeting. Previous members are eligible to rejoin prior to the close of the vote on September 15th. Members of the Democratic Women's Forum will be at the same meeting and will thereafter separately make their endorsements.
Information: Jeannie Maher jeanniemaher@comcast.net


Tom Ammiano for Assembly
When: September 15, 2008 - Monday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Octavia Lounge, 1772 Market Street, San Francisco (at Octavia)
What: Tom's Fall Fundraiser for his race for Assembly
Co-Chairs: California Nurses Association, Bob Dockendorff, Laborers Local 261, Jane Morrison, Operating Engineers Local 3, San Francisco Fire Fighters, Dennis Seely, Unite Here Local 2
Hosts: Judith Flynn, Montessori Children's Center, David J. Forrester, Dick Grosboll, Richard Koprowski, Esther Marks, San Francisco Medical Society
Patrons: Ann Moller Caen, Scott M. De Nardo, Geoff Dryvynsyde and Matt Porta, Oz Erickson, Philip Halperin, Esperanza Macias and Gwenn Craig, Marc Slavin and Mark Heltemes, Tony Travers, United Administrators of San Francisco
Sponsors: Jamie Awad, Valerie Barth, Jan Blum, Peter Campos, Milton Estes, M.D., Mary Ruth Gross, Roma Guy and Diane Jones, Tom Harrison, Roni Joan Howard, Evan Mogan, R.N., Sandy and Jeff Mori, John Mundy, Bill Owen, M.D., San Francisco Labor Council, Laura Spanjian, Ron Wong. $1,000 Host $500 Patron $250 Sponsor $100 Friend Donation: $35. No Host Bar Hors D'oeurvres
Information: Esther Marks 415-665-5417
Information: tomammiano.com

Democratic Victory 2008!
When: September 15, 2008 - Monday
VIP Reception 5:30 p.m.
General Reception 6 p.m.
Where: Delancey Street Town Hall, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca.
What: Join California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and Assembly Majority Whip Fiona Ma.
Co-hosts:
Tom Ammiano, Joan Buchanan, Wes Chesbro, Paul Fong, Jerry Hill, Bill Monning, Nancy Skinner, Senator Tom Torlakson. Special Guests: Speaker Emeritus Willie L. Brown, Jr. and Senate Pro Tempore John L. Burton (Ret.) VIP Reception $2,500 General Tickets $100 per individual or at donor's discretion
Information: Clem Clark clem@fionama.com


September 16, 2008 - Tuesday

*Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) Meeting
When: September 16, 2008 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400
What: Transit Effectiveness revised recommendations for route changes and travel time/reliability improvements will be heard by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors
Information: www.sfmta.com

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The Landmark Case & Impact on Guantamano Detainees
When: September 16, 2008 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Jonathan Mahle discusses Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the legality of the tribunals at Guantanamo Bay and the battle over presidential power. Non-members $15.
Information: www.itsyourworld.org info@wacsf.org

*David Chiu - District Three
When: September 16, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Cantina, 580 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What: Happy Hour at Cantina. Hosted by Jaime Allison and Fiona Hsu
RSVP Fairuz Abdullah houseparty@votedavidchiu.org votedavidchiu.org


September 17, 2008 - Wednesday

National Parks Council Fundraising Gala
When: September 17, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Duboce Park, San Francisco (between Scott and Steiner)
What: Gala Fundraiser
Information: www.sfnpc.org/gala08

Transit Center District Plan Public Workshop
When: September 17, 2008 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate University, Room 2203, 536 Mission Street, S.F.
What: Discussion on the aspects of the Plan that will shape the quality of place at ground level.
Information: transitcenter.sfplanning.org

San Francisco State Strike Event - 1968 The Great Rehearsal
When: September 17, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco, Ca.
What: 40th Anniversary: San Francisco State Strike. The student/faculty strike at S.F. State College in 1968-69 was a seminal event, ushering in ethnic studies in higher education, contributing energy and activists to dozens of San Francisco political movements. Learn about it from original participants: Roger Alvarado, Margaret Leahy, John Levin and Nesbit Cruschfield.
Information: www.greatrehearsal.org/strike.html

Ngoma Dance Show A Rincon Hill Neighborhood Fundraiser for Friends of Mama Ngina Orphanage
When: September 17, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Terra, 511 Harrison Street (at First Street) San Francisco
What: Join Rincon Hill Neighborhood for a Dance Journey through the history of Rincon Hill.
Tickets advance $50/$75 door. Admission fee will be donated to the charity.
Information: www.mamangina.org.

Garrison Keillor
When: September 17, 2008 - Wednesday
8 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
What: Meet Garrison Keillor host of "A Prairie Home Companion". $20.
Information: www.cityboxoffice.com

September 18, 2008

Christopher Buckley
When: September 18, 2008 - Thursday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, San Francisco
What: Hear Christopher Buckley discuss his book "Supreme Courtship" $18. Non-Members
Information: tickets.commonwealthclub.org

*North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association
When: September 18, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m to 9 p.m.
Where: Cafe Neon, 1801 McAllister, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Find out what is happening with Harding Theater.
Information: leela@nopna.org www.nopasf.com

Robert Hillary King
When: September 18, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street (at Gough), San Francisco
What: Book launch for "From the Bottom of the Heap" The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King.
Information: www.greatrehearsal.org/king.html

September 19, 2008 - Friday

Parking Day in San Francisco
What: In San Francisco and other major cities around the country - where you can turn "any" parking space into a mobile "park". (lat year San Francisco hast the most parks in the USA).

*Ross Mirkarimi - District Five
When: September 19, 2008 - Friday
5:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: 580 Hayes Street, San Francisco
What: Joint 3rd Friday Art opening and Campaign Headquarters opening.
Information: www.rossmirkarimi.com


September 20, 2008 - Saturday

*Tenderloin Votes: Block Party
When: September 20, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Boeddeker Park - Eddy and Jones.
What: Food, games, music, voter registration.
Sponsors: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation; Delivering Innovations in Supportive Housing; Community Housing Partnership; Chinatown Community Development Center; San Francisco Recreation and Parks/Boeddeker Park; Care Through Touch; and Suite 181.
Information: Monique 928-1072 or Tomiquia Moss at tmoss@tndc.org
Source: Community Leadership Alliance www.communityleadershipalliance.net

*New Items

Information:

Tony Gantner - District Three - has updated website - tonygantner.com

Ron Dudum - District Four - has updated website - electdudum.com
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