Monday, September 8, 2008

Melodious & Harmonious

Claudine Cheng, Candidate for Supervisor in District Three launched her Fall Campaign with the release of her CD "Melodious & Harmonious, Claudine Cheng and Friends". This was the first of a series of "Harmony Events: to initiate and encourage conversations about missing dimensions in politics in San Francisco: harmony, collaboration and collegiality. Claudine wants to bring common sense and balance to City government. The event was held at the famous Enrico's on Broadway.

Everyone attending received this CD. This is an amazing, original idea. Music includes:
1. Claude Debussy - Reflets dans l'eau - Claudine Cheng - piano
2. Cole Porter - All of You - Bob Mittelstadt, David Ewell, Sam Grobe-Heintz
3. Jules Massenet - Meditation from "Thais" - Bruce Yu, Bob Shultz
4. Jesse Fuller - San Francisco Bay Blues - Dana Merker and Robert Mendelsohn
5. Astor Piazzolla -Milonga del Angel - Maggie Thompson
6. Astor Piazzolla - La Muerte del Angel - Maggie Thompson
7. Frederic Choplin - Nocturne in E Minor - Bob Shultz
8. Scott Joplin - The Easy Winners - Bob Shultz
9. Michael Legrand - Summer of '42 - Alan Choy
10. Manuel de Falla - Danse Espagnole (arr. Kreisler) - Bruce Yu, Bob Shultz
11. Claude Debussy - Reverie - Claudine Cheng
12. Michel Legrand, The Windmills of Your Mind - Alan Choy
13. Cole Porter - Night and Day - Bob Mittelstadt, David Ewell, Sam Grobe-Heintz
14. J.S. Bach - Prelude in C - Claudine Cheng

The music was so beautiful and so touching - all these people who get together just because they love music - and then to help Claudine - that is saying something.....

Information: 1455 Powell Street, San Francisco 415-954-0860

September 9, 2008 - Tuesday

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Fiona Ma
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

*Community Meeting in response to 7 killings last week
When: September 9, 2008 - Tuesday
5 p.m. Where: Mission Recreation Center, 2450 Harrison Street @ 20th and 21st Street (use 745 Treat Street @ 20th and 21st Street entrance).
What: Community meeting on violence in the Mission. District Captain Stephen Tacchini will be in attendance.
Source: (thank you!)

Alliance for a Better District 6
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

Armistead Maupin
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.

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

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. Finance Pier 70 waterfront development? Decriminalize prostitution? Prohibit tenant harassment? Rename a sewage plant after you-know-who? Drug treatment on demand? You decide. Q&A to follow each speaker. Refreshments, edification and conviviality!!! ( Last meeting - Peet's coffee and chocolate chip cookies!)
Note: Ballots will be given out to all regular voting members when you sign in. If you can't make the meeting, you will need to request a ballot and a ballot will be emailed to you. You must return by Tuesday, September 16th at 6 p.m.

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

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 autobiography"

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. Individual tickets.

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

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: 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.

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

September 11, 2008 - Thursday

Informational and Fundraising Breakfast for Yes on Prop O
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

Mariposa Park Public Workshop in Mission Bay Neighborhood
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.

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.

*Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council
When: September 11, 2008 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Park Branch Library, Community Room, 1833 Page St
What: Ballot Measures: State Prop. 1 and SF Measures A,B, N & Q.

Jack Hirschman
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, internationally recognized civil rights and antiwar activists, talks about his book and the film "War Made Easy".

September 13, 2008 - Saturday

11th Annual Friends of Duboce Park - Tag Sale
September 13, 2008 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Duboce Park
What: Tag sale. Hamburger stand.

*Eva Royale - District Nine - Headquarters Opening
When: September 13, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: 701 Alabama @ 19th Street
What: Campaign Headquarters Opening.

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

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

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

*Yes on M -
When: September 13, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Start out at 558 Capp St -
What: Literature Distribution.Yes on M - measure that prohibits landlord harassment of tenants.
Information: 415-282-6622 Ted Gullicksen

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

*Claudine Cheng - Is there room for Art and Poetry in Politics?
When: September 13, 2008 - Saturday
5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Linda Fairchild Contemporary Art, 921 Front Street (north of Broadway), S.F.
What: Linda Fairchild and Claudine Cheng invite you to an enchanting evening of art, poetry and music with Special Guest: Poet Laureate Janice Mirikitani and Pianist Alan Choy.
This is an event to benefit Claudine Cheng's campaign for District 3 Supervisor. Suggested donations: $100., $250. $500.
RSVP: Dennis Myatt:

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
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 to buy tickets

September 14, 2008 - Sunday

Sunday Streets
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.

Norman Yee - School Board
When: September 14, 2008 - Sunday
10:30 a.m.
Where: King's Coffee Shop, 1901 Ocean Avenue, S.F.
What: Campaign kick-off.

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.

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 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

Yes on A - Kick-Off
When: September 15, 2008 - Monday
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 -
Information: Katie Pulaski 415-615-0311 ext. 20

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

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

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.
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

*Middle Polk Neighborhood Association
When: September 15, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, Polk & Washington
What: Monthly meeting. Will be talking about the ballot measures and city decisions facing voters in November. Will also be talking about neighborhood planning and development issues.

September 16, 2008 - Tuesday

*City Summit
When: September 16, 2008 - Tuesday
7:30 a.m. to 12:30
Where: PG&E Auditorium, 77 Beale Street
What: Join San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Gavin Newsom and key business leaders to learn best practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, preserve resources and learn to "live, work and build green". Tickets start at $55.
Information: www.sfchamber/citysummit

* Gray Panthers - What's Happened to Sanctuary City?
When: September 16, 2008 - Tuesday
1 p.m.
Where: Unitarian-Universalist Center, Fireside Room, 1187 Franklin Street (between O'Farrell, Geary
What: Come hear Barbara Lopez, Jose Luis Pavon, and Maria Poblet speak on the changing situation for immigrants and youth and ways we can respond.

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
Note: Controversary: Save Bus 39 North Beach Telegraph Hill

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

September 20, 2008 - Saturday

1968 The Great Rehearsal
When: September 20, 2008 - Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: University of San Francisco TBD
What: World Revolution of 1968 - All day forum.

David Chiu - District Three - Saturday Mobilization
When: September 20, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1323 Polk Street, S.F.
What: Walk throughout District 3 Neighborhoods telling everyone the good news about the David Chiu difference.

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
Source: Community Leadership Alliance

Circus at the Playground
When: September 20, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m. to Noon
Where: Dolores Park Playground
What: Friends of Dolores Park Playground invite you to Circus at the Playground.

A Taste of South Beach/Mission Bay Street Fair
When: September 20, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: South Park, S Park Street and 2nd Street, S.F.
What: South Beach/Mission Bay Merchants Association sponsors Street Fair. Proceeds from the benefit benefit the South Beach/Mission Bay Merchants Association and the South Park Improvement Association $10.

September 21, 2008 - Sunday

SF4Democracy PAC Recommendation Meeting
When: September 21, 2008 - Sunday
Noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Northern District Police Station, Community Room @ 1125 Fillmore Street between Turk and Golden Gate.
What: SF4Democracy will be conducting an SF4Democracy PAC Recommendation Meeting. Proponents and opponents of the various local and State measures for the November election will be interviewed. The hours maybe extended from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. if needed.

KPOO Radio Fundraiser
When: September 21, 2008 - Sunday
Noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Where: Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason, S.F.
What: Legends of Bay Area Blues perform for KPOO. Three shows $20 for 12 noon and 4 p.m. shows $30. 8 p.m. show

Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields Grand Reopening
When: September 21, 2008 - Sunday
1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Crocker Amazon Park - Soccer Fields Geneva between Prague and Stoneridge
What: Opening of newly renovated Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields. Fun, games and prizes, snacks and special guests. Dress: Sport your team jersey!

Congresswoman Barbara Lee
When: September 21, 2008 - Sunday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: 46 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco (the famous Woodland Avenue!)
What: You are invited to visit with Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Delicious hors d'oeuvres and wine. Home of Ann Kirk, Ed Sykes, Jessica Sykes. Co-Hosts Jane Morrison, Agar Jaicks, Hon. Kamala Harris, Sophie Maxwell, Doris Ward, Frankie Gillette, Aileen Hernandez, Anne Warren, Willie B. Kennedy, Hazel O. Davis, Gerri Lange, Raye Richardson, Amelia Ashley Ward. Black Woman Organized for Political Action -Blanche LeBlanc, President; Coalition of 100 Black Women, SF - I. Lee Murphy-Reed, President; African American Democratic Club - Dr. Toye Moses, President; Democratic Women's Forum - Joan Simmons, President; Irish-American Democratic Club - Jeannie Maher, President; Black Leadership Forum - Cedric Jackson, President; African Chamber of Commerce - Fred Jordan, President
Patrons: Tom Ammiano, Aaron Peskin, Robert Dockendorff, Ray Berard, Pam Brennan, Frankie Gillette, Grant Mickens, Shirley and Richard Hansen, Dick Grosboll, Esther Marks
Sponsors: Eric Mar, John Avalos, John Barnes, Peg Brennan, John Casserly, David Chiu, Alan Cruse, Hazel O. Davis, Joe Julian, Stuart Gasner and Kate Ditzler, Michael Bornstein, June Gutfleisch, Lauren Hall, Agar Jaicks, Hene and Dennis Kelly, Arthur and Dorothy Lathan, Jeannie Maher, Connie O'Connor, Nancy Oliveira, Gimmy Park Li, Charley B. Turner Jr., David Campos, Archibald Wilson
Donor's Choice $35,$50, $75,
Write check to "Barbara Lee for Congress" and mail to Ann Kirk, 46 Woodland Ave. S.F. 94117
Information: Jane Morrison 415-564-1482

Wobblies and Zapatistas"
When: September 21, 2008 - Sunday
5 p.m.
Where: City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave. S.F.
What: Book launch "Wobblies & Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism, and Radical History by Staughton Lynd and Andrej Grubacic.

September 22, 2008 - Monday

Balboa Park Station Area Plan
When: September 21, 2008 - Monday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Lick Wilmerding High School, Classroom C, 755 Ocean Ave. (near I-280)
What: Last community meeting before Planning Departments reviews Balboa Park Station Area Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map Amendments and present Balboa Park Community Improvement Program: a strategy for providing street and transit improvements, parks, plaza's and open spaces, and community facilities and services in the plan area.

September 23, 2008 - Tuesday

*Commonwealth Club - Meg Whitman
When: September 23, 2008 - Tuesday
5:25 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Hotel, Gold Room, 950 Mason St., S.F.
What: Meg Whitman: Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Key to California's Economy
$30 non-members
Information: httpp://

District 3 Supervisor Candidates Forum Hosted by Telegraph Dwellers, Russian Hill Neighbors, North Beach Neighbors
When: September 23, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Francisco School Auditorium, 2190 Powell Street, S.F.
What: District 3 Supervisor Candidates Forum. Free, open to the public
Information: June Fraps, Telegraph Hill Dwellers 415-392-1187

September 24, 2008 - Wednesday

San Francisco Labor Public Employee Breakfast
When: September 24, 2008 - Wednesday
8 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Ave. at Pine
What: Monthly Public Employee breakfast with Supervisor Sean Elsbernd $25.
Information: RSVP Emily Nelson at 415-440-4809

* World Affairs Council - Robert Reich
When: September 24, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor
What: Hear Robert Reich, former Uni ted States Secretary of Labor "The New Shape of Capitalism to come?". $15. non-members

*India Basin/Hunters Point Shoreline Community Planning Meeting
When: September 24, 2008 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street (at Newcomb Street)
What: The Bayview Hunters Point PAC Land Use Committee invites you to participate in meeting about the India Basin shoreline area of the Bayview Hunters Point community (Area C). A general update on the status of the planning process will be given at this meeting, as well as a presentation on draft plan components: a policy framework, a zoning concept, and a height concept.

SF4DemocracyPAC/General Membership Meeting
When: September 24, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Mission District Police Station @ 630 Valencia Street
What: Endorsements for the November General Election.

September 25, 2008 - Thursday

Bicycle ride through the Richmond District with Eric Mar and supporters
When: September 25, 2008 -Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Eric's HQ, 4328 Geary Blvd. between 7th and 8th Avenue
What: Ride through the lovely avenues, up 8th Avenue to the Cabrillo Street bike lane to Ocean Beach, and then back through Golden Gate Park to the Conservatory of Flowers and Arguello. On Arguello, we will travel to the Lake Street bike lane out to China Beach.

Presidio Trust Workshop
When: September 25, 2008 - Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave.
What: Workshop with additional opportunities to the public to discuss the Draft Main Post Plan.

September 26, 2008 - Friday

Teachers for Eric Fundraiser
When: September 25, 2008 - Friday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Plough and the Stars Irish Pub, 116 Clement Street at 2nd Avenue
What: Join teachers and other supporters for a happy hours fundraiser at the legendary Innter Richmond pub. Devil's Slide, an outstanding local blue grass and Americana acoustic music quartet, will perform. No host bar.

September 27, 2008 - Saturday

*California Academy of Sciences - Opening
When: September 27, 2008 - Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.
What: Grand re-opening. Free admission.

*"Greening The Sunset"
When: September 27, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Sunset Rec Center, 28th Ave. & Lawton
What: Join in the greater Sunset's largest community celebration.
Information: 415-721-7322

*New Items since last posting.


Harvey Milk Democratic Club PAC endorsements (meeting tonight)
District One: Eric Mar
District Three: David Chiu
District Four: No position
District Five: Ross Mirkarimi
District Seven: No Endorsement
District Nine: David Campos
District Eleven: John Avalos
School Board:
Sandra Fewer
Bobbi Lopez
Bart - Tom Radulovitch

Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club Endorsements:
President: Barack Obama
Congress: Nancy Pelosi
Congress: Jackie Speier
California Senate: Mark Leno
Assembly: Fiona Ma
Assembly: Tom Ammiano
District One: Sue Lee
District Three: Denise McCarthy
District Four: Carmen Chu
District Five: No endorsement
District Seven: Sean Elsbernd
District Nine: No Endorsement
District Eleven: Ahsha Safai
San Francisco School Board:
Sandra Fewer
Rachael Norton
Kimbery Wicoff
Norman Yee
Community College:
Natalie Berg
Milton Marks
Steve Ngo
Bart Board
District Seven: Lynette Sweet
District Nine: Tom Radulovich
California Propositions
1. High Speed Rail - Yes
2. Standards for Confining Farm Animals - Yes
3. Children's Hospital Bond Act - Yes
4. Waiting periods and Parental Notification for Minor's Right to Choose - No
5. Non-Violent Drug Offenses Yes
6. Police Funding No
7. Renewal Energy Generation - No
8. Anti-Marriage Initiative - No
9. Criminal Justice System: Victim's Rights No
10. Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Renewal Energy bonds - no
11. Redistricting Amendment - No
12. Veterans' Bond - No
San Francisco Propositions
A. General Hospital Bond - Yes
B. Affordable Housing - No recommendation
C. - No City employees on Board and Commission - No
D. Pier 70 - Yes
E. Number of Signatures for Recall - No
F. Elections in Even Years - No
G. Credit for unpaid parental leave (retirement) No recommendation
H. SF Clean Energy Act - Yes
I. Independent Rate Payer - no
J. Historic Preservation Commission - No
K. Prostitution/Sex Workers - No
L. Community Justice Center - Yes
M. Tenant Harrassment - No recommendation
N. Real Property Transfer Tax - Yes
O. Emergency Response 911 - Yes
P. Transportation Authority - No
Q. Payroll Expense - Tax - Yes
R. - Oceanside Water Treatment Plant Name Change - no
S - Budget Set-Asides - Yes
T - Substance abuse treatment - yes
U - Policy Statement Iraq - Yes
V - Policy Statement JROTC - No Recommendation

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