Tuesday, September 2, 2008

School Endorsement Mtg. - Potrero Hill Demo Club

Went to the Potrero Hill Democratic Club endorsement meeting for San Francisco School Board and Community College. What a beautiful evening on Potrero Hill (unfortunately my camera just died so I cannot upload any pictures!).

Lots of candidates showed up - most brought glossy, colored handouts - all literature was serious in content:

Marigrace Cohen - School Board - Wants to improve academic program. marigracecohen@notmail.com

Sandra Lee Fewer - School Board - Leadership for our schools. As Director of Education Policy for Coleman Advocates for Youth Sandra Lee Fewer was instrumental in securing $10 million wrap around services for youth and their families in 2006. www.sandrafewer.com

Omar Khalif - School Board - Your.children's future is nonnegotiable! Let's Get Back to the Basic. omarkhalifn08.blogspot.com

Bobbi Lopez - School Board - Wants to negotiate the needs of parents, teachers, youth, community and administrators. barbaralopez.org

Emily Murase - School Board -Wants to address the achievement gap, www.emilymurase.org

Rachel Norton - School Board - With hard work, advocacy and collaboration between all stakeholders, I believe the future for our schools will be bright. I want to be part of that work and encourage others across San Francisco to do the same. rachelnorton.com

Kimberly Wicoff - School Board. Quality - Equity- Partnership - Education is at the core of our society. I will work to foster collaboration within communities and improve systems. www.kimberlywicoff.com

Norman Yee - School Board - I am running for re-election because our school are at the brink of real positive changes. I will continue to provide strong leadership to transform our schools into a world class education system. www.normanyee.com

Natalie Berg- Community College - Re-Elect the most accomplished and experience leader to the Community College Board - she has served the City College Community for 35 years. www.nataliebergforcollegeboard.com

Mary Hernandez - Community College - Academics is important to me. Ask questions - hold people accountable - hernandez@sbcglobal.net

Chris Jackson - Community College - Integrity, Empowerment, Progress chrisjackson4collegeboard.com

Milton Marks - Community College - I ask questions - I look for accountability www.miltonmarks.com

Steve Ngo - Community College - I believe in the transformative power of education - Lead, educate, transform. www.stevengo.com

Bruce Wolfe - Community College - Education is a right not a privilege - www.brucewolfe.net

I was there for over two hours, the meeting was still going on when I left so more candidates might have shown up.

The school system in San Francisco is so complex, the issues are so serious - it is wonderful that there are so many qualified people running for office this year. I encourage people to go on Potrero Hill Democratic Club's website - www.phdemclub.org the candidates applications are on line - the questions on the application are extensive - you might find it helpful in deciding how to vote.

Members who did not attend the meeting last night have until Monday, September 8th at 6 p.m. to hand in or deliver their ballots. You can also bring your ballot to the next meeting, September 9th - when the endorsement meeting is being held for local propositions.

September 3, 2008 - Wednesday

*The Tenant Associations Coalition Tenth Anniversary Celebration
September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: 201 Turk Street, Community Room, San Francisco
What: Tenth Anniversary - hosting 13 years of tenant leaders who have been active in their low-income buildings and have graduated from past years of the Tenant Leadership Trainings sponsored by the Support Housing Network and the Mental Health Association of San Francisco.
Celebrate ten years of advocacy and bridging the gap between landlords, government officials, media and tenants.
Information: tac.blogspot.com
(Chris Jackson will be taking part in the discussion)

San Francisco Women's Political Committee
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. To be eligible for the general endorsement vote you must have paid your dues and have attended 3 SFWPC qualifying events before the September 3rd endorsement meeting. Qualifying events include Summer in the City 2007, the Women's Holiday Party in December 2007, the March endorsement meeting, phone banking or field campaign work for Carole Migden, Center for Partnership Studies Event and Summer inthe city 2008.
Information: Frances Hsieh - SFWPC Endorsement chair f.hsieh@yahoo.com; membership@sfwpc.org

Eric Quezada - Phone Banking
When: September 3, 2008 Wednesday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Headquarters - 2982 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Phone banking at headquarters. You can also call from home.
Information: 415-286-4987 www.ericquezada.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: Wine and cheese Open House. Meet the candidates before you cast your vote General Membership Meeting and Vote on November Election
Political Action Committee's Recommendation:
Community College: Natalie Berg (early endorsed) Milton Marks (early endorsed), Chris Jackson
Board of Education: Jill Wynns
Bart Board: Lynette Sweet
District One: Sue Lee
District Three: David Chiu
District Four: Carmen Chu
District Seven: Sean Elsbernd
District 11: Ahsha Safai
Local Measures:
Prop A - Yes - General Hospital Bond
Prop B - No - Affordable Housing Fund
Prop C - No - Prohibition on City Employees Serving on Boards and Commissions
Prop D - Yes - Pier 70
Prop E - Yes - Number of Signatures required to recall
Prop F - No Position - Election in even numbered years
Prop G - Yes - Credit for Unpaid Parental Lease
Prop H - No- Setting Clean Energy Deadlines
Prop I - No- Creation of Indep. Rate Payer Advocate
Prop J - No Position - Creating Historic Preservation Commission
Prop K - Yes - Changing enforcement of laws related to Prostitution.
Prop L - No - Funding Community Justice Center
Prop M - Yes - Changing Residential Rent Ordinance
Prop N - Yes - Real Property Transfer Tax
Prop O - Yes - Emergency Response Fee
Prop P - No - Changing County Transportation Authority Board
Prop Q - Yes - Payroll Expense Tax
Prop R - No Position - Renaming Oceanside Water Treatment Plan
Prop S - Yes - Policy Regarding budget set asides.
Prop T - Yes - Treatment on Demand
Prop U - No position - Policy against funding deployment of troops in Iraq
Prop V - Yes - High School Student Participation in JROTC
State Senate - Mark Leno
Assembly - Fiona Ma
Assembly - Tom Ammiano
State Measures
1. High Speed Rail - Yes
2. Treatment of Farm Animals - Yes
3. Children's Hospital Bond - Yes
4. Waiting Period - No
5. Non-violent Offenders - Yes
6. Criminal Penalities - No
7. Renewal Energy - No
8. Limit on Marriage: No (early endorsement)
9. Criminal Justice System - No
10. Alternative Fuel Bonds - No Position
11. Redistricting - No
12. Veterans' Bond Act: No Position
Barack Obama - U.S. President
Nancy Pelosi - U.S. House of Representatives
Jackie Speier - U.S. House of Representatives
To be eligible to vote, your dues must be current. Past members can bring their dues current at the meeting.
Information: Jason Porth jporth@sbcglobal.net 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

Claudine Cheng
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
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
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

*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

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 - 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

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
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
Noon to 1 p.m. Celebration
1 to 4 p.m. Mobilization
Where: Headquarters, 2982 Mission 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

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
When: September7, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 - 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?
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
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
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

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 www.communityalliance.net

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.
Information: www.bookpassage.com

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.
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

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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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

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.
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

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

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).

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.
Information: Monique 928-1072
Source: Community Leadership Alliance www.communityleadershipalliance.net

*New Items


*Sandra Lee Fewer -
Candidate for school board has been endorsed by SEIU 1021, Educators of San Francisco, San Francisco Labor Council, the Democratic County Central Committee, the Lim Family Association, the Lee Family Association, San Francisco for Democracy and the Asian Pacific American Political Caucus.

Jaynry Mak - Candidate for School Board - Endorsed by United Educators of San Francisco, San Francisco Democratic Party, San Francisco Labor Council, State Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee, State Senator Leland Yee and Carole Migden, Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin, Supervisors Sean Elsbernd, JakeMcGoldrick, Carmen Chu. School Board Member Eric Mar and College Board Trustee John Rizzo. jaynrymakforsanfranciscoschoolboardblogspot.com

Randy Knox - Supervisor District 11 - website: randyknox.com

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