Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano!

I had the privilege of being in Sacramento yesterday and being at the Capitol when Tom Ammiano was sworn in as the 13th Assemblyman for the 2009-2010 Regular Session.

I was in Tom's temporary office before the swearing in and watched the ceremony on tv in the California State Assembly Committee Room. Karen Bass was sworn in as Speaker of the Assembly. The ceremony is very traditional and they showed the electric board when everyone was voting (this all might be a little tame after so many years on the Board of Supervisors!). Afterwards I was invited to celebrate at a luncheon at Ella Dining Room and Bar at 12th and K Street. Great food.

Of course, Tom is very pleased to be our Assemblyman, but because of the economic downturn he knows this will be a tough job.

Today, supposedly Tom will introduce measures to specify that Prop. 8 is an improper revision of the California Constitution. State Senator Mark Leno will introduce the same measure in the State Senate. Both resolutions are sponsored by Equality California.

On Tom Ammiano's new website you can sign up for future email updates.

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano - www.assembly.ca.gov 916-319-2013

San Francisco Office - 455 Golden Gate Avenue #14300, San Francisco, Ca. 94102

State Senator Mark Leno - www.sen.ca.gov - Room 5114, State Capitol, Sacramento, Ca.
Phone No. 916-651-4003

December 2, 2008 - Tuesday

Georgia Election Run-off -Jim Martin vs. incumbent Senator Saxby Chambliss

SPUR - Infill Development
When: December 2, 2008 - Tuesday
12:30 to 1:30
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor
What: What will the economic downturn mean for market rate and affordable infill housing and other development in the Bay Area. Hear Jesse Blout of Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, Chris Meany of Wilson Meany Sullivan, Lydia Tan of BRIDGE Housing and Margaret Schrand of Wells Fargo Bank as they explore what the future of our real estate market may hold. $5. non-members
Information: SPUR www.spur.org

No Board of Supervisors meeting today.

San Francisco Organizing Project (SFOP)
When: December 2, 2008 - Tuesday
6:45 to 8 p.m.
Where: Grace Lutheran Church, 3201 Ulloa Street at 33rd Avenue, S.F.
What: SFOP monthly meeting to develop community leaders and grassroots campaigns.
Information: Dan Ryan danielr1@aol.com

Congestion Pricing in San Francisco
When: December 2, 2008 - Tuesday
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Discussion on congestion pricing (demand-responsive parking pricing). Study will compare congestion pricing scenarios and discuss evaluation results.
Information: www.sfmobility.org

Citizen Hope Launch Party
When: December 2, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mixer
9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Party
Where: Ambassador Lounge, 673 Geary Street, San Francisco
What: New organization. Citizen Hope seeks to empower people to bring about change through social networking and community action. This organization is created by the same people who brought you the Bay Area for Obama group and the Ruby Skye Obama victory parties.
Co-founders: Matt Haney, Steve Ngo, Nate Mezmer
Founding members: Adam Borelli, Adam Davis, Akshay Verma, Albert Hwu, Alex Randolph, Anhoni Patel, Brian Wang, Che Hashim, Chris Vaeth, Emily Lam, Eric Casher, Erin Haney, Francis Tsang, Genevieve Jopanda, Geoff King, Jason Overman, Joe Brilliant, Johanna Silva Waki, John Harabedian, Josh Fryday, Keesa Ocampo, Keith Kamisugi, Kenya Wheeler, Kristy Young, Larry Handerhan, London Breed, Luke Klipp, Manny Black, Meena Harris, Mica Estremera, Nora Vargas, Phil Broussard, Raven Brooks, Rebecca Prozan, Rich Pio Roda, Rohini Gupta, Ryan Seashore, Sam Isaac, Stephanie Ong, Suleman Hansia, Susan Christian, Susana Telles, Tina Lee, William Zeier
Email: citizenhopesf@gmail.com

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Post-Election Celebration and Meeting
When: December 2, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, @ Southern Heights, S.F.
What: Post-election celebration.
  • Greenpeace speaker (Greenspeace office now on Potrero Hill) - will discuss global warming legislation.
  • Fair Elections Now Act - Full public financing of campaigns, making all other reforms possible
  • Drinks and snacks provided by PHDC Executive Committee members
  • Please bring non-perishable food items for the San Francisco Food Bank
Information: www.phdemclub.org

NOPA - North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association Holiday Party
When: December 2, 2008 - Tuesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Poleng Lounge, 1751 Fulton Street at Masonic, San Francisco
What: Join NOPA in celebrating a year of community building and networking. Poleng Lounge is donating its location and small appetizers. No host bar.
Information: www.nopna.org

December 3, 2008 - Wednesday

Rec & Park Bike Tours
When: December 3, 2008 - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - return 10:15 a.m.
Where: Depart McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco
What: Jared Blumenfeld visiting neighborhood parks. Bike tour to:

  • Allyne Park
  • Rowing Club/Dolphin Club
  • Joseph Conrad Mini Park
  • Russian Hill Open Space
  • Alice Marble Tennis Courts

Residents are encouraged to meet the new GM and to voice their concerns. You can also use Parkscan.org to report what you see on the tour.
Information: www.parks.sfgov.org
Source: Neighborhood Parks Council www.sfnpc.org

Brown Bag Presentation: Transforming Mission District Sidewalks into a Connected Series of Gardens
When: December 3, 2008 - Wednesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Dept. of the Environment EcoCenter, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco
What: Amber Hasselbring will discuss the Mission Greenbelt - a series of public gardens stretching from Dolores Park (19th Street and Dolores) and Franklin Square (16th Street & Bryant).
Information: Nelly Sun 415-355-3703

Police Commission
When: December 3, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Weekly meeting. Item off agenda: Update on significant policing efforts by Department members and crime trends.
Information: sfgov.org/site/police

Neighborhood Parks Council - Potluck style party to celebrate the Holiday season.
When: December 3, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: NPC office, 451 Hayes Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Join NPC Staff and Rec and Park Department General Manager Jared Blumenfeld at Potluck Holiday party. We'll be serving up Isabel's special punch and other refreshments. Please consider bringing a dish to share.
RSVP council@sfnpc.org

Art Deco San Francisco - The Architecture of Tomothy Pflueger
When: December 3, 2008 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco
What: Therese Poletti and Tom Paiva will discuss their book "Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger". $12.
Information: www.millibrary.org

District 5 Transportation Townhall Meeting
When: December 3, 2008 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: San Francisco County Fair Building main auditorium in Golden Gate Park, S.F. (at 9th Ave. and Lincoln)
What: Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi invites you to attend a District 5 town hall meeting to discuss all aspects of transportation issues with the MTA. Topics will include:
  • pedestrian safety issues, including an update on crosswalks in Golden Gate Park
  • the current state of Muni
  • traffic calming
  • bicycle issues
  • whatever issues you want to talk about, specific to the Inner Sunset, District 5 or city wide
Supervisor Mirkarimi will be joined by Nathaniel Ford, Sr., Director of the MTA.
Information: mirkarimistaff@sfgov.org

San Francisco for Democracy - From the November Elections To Beyond
When: December 3, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street (near California Street) S.F.
  • David Latterman of Fall Line Analytics presents his analysis of California voting patterns in the November 2008 election.
  • An activist from the Obama campaign will talk about the lessons learned from the campaign's massive national volunteer mobilization.
  • Discussion on Proposition 8. What steps can the marriage equality movement take to combat the effects of this proposition and move forward. Confirmed panellists include Paul Hogarth, Cat Kim and Eric Schiller.

Information: sf4dem.com

December 4, 2008 - Thursday

"Green Buildings and Sustainable Communities"
When: December 4, 2008 - Thursday
9 a.m. to Noon
Where: San Francisco Federal Building, Joint Auditorium, 90 - 7th Street, San Francisco
What: Annual Greening Infill Conference designed for elected officials, planners and public works staff, environmental professionals, and community activists engaged in urban development and redevelopment. Registration: $30.
Information: JoAnna Bullock joannab@abag.ca.gov

SPUR - Congestion Pricing in San Francisco
When: December 4, 2008 - Thursday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: Discussion on congestion pricing (demand-responsive parking pricing). Study will compare congestion pricing scenarios and discuss evaluation results. $5. non members
Information: spur.org

Public Hearing on Proposed Ban on Alcohol Advertising on City Property
When: December 4, 2008 - Thursday
1 p.m.
Where: Board of Supervisors' City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee meeting.
What: Hearing on Supervisor Mirkarimi's ordinance that would eliminate alcohol advertising on city property.
Information: mirkarimistaff@sfgov.org

*McLaren Park Tree Lighting
When: December 4, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco
What: Come see the grand tree decorated for the holidays and enjoy carols at the annual McLaren Lodge Holiday Tree Lighting. Santa Claus will arrive in a Victorian horse and carriage to begin the festivities.
Information: 415-831-2700

*Columbus Avenue Neighborhood Transportation Study
When: December 4, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton, San Francisco
What: RENEW SF and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority are holding a public workshop to present proposed designs for Columbus Avenue and hear the public's feedback. The objective of the workshop is to share information about the likely benefits and impacts and learn which proposals the public thinks are best for the Columbus Avenue.
Information: www.sfcta.org

Geary Bus Rapid Transit EIR scoping meeting
When: December 4, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Jackie Chan Activity Center (Self Help for the Elderly), 408 22nd Avenue (at Geary) SF
What: Transportation Authority is beginning the scoping process for the Geary Bus Rapid Transit Environmental Impact Report. Learn about and affect some of the questions that will be addressed in the environmental impact report.

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Party Holiday Party
When: December 4, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 85 Diamond, San Francisco
Information: www.alicebtoklas.org

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. - "Our Environmental Destiny"
When: December 4, 2008 - Thursday
6:30 door open; Lecture: 7 p.m.
Where: Berkeley Community Theater, 1930 Allston Way, Berkeley, Ca.
What: Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: "Our Environmental Destiny". Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. presents the 12th Annual Mario Savio Memorial lecture. Free Admission
Information: 707-823-7293
Source: www.bapd.org

David Thomson
When: December 4, 2008 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Film writer David Thomson will talk and book sign his book "Have you Seen...?"
Information: www.booksmith.com

December 5, 2008 - Friday

Rec & Park Bike Tours
When: December 5, 2008 - Friday
8:30 a.m. - return 10:15 a.m.
Where: Depart McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco
What: Jared Blumenfeld visiting neighborhood parks. Bike tour to:

  • Washington Square
  • Joe DiMaggio Playground
  • Fay Park
  • Michaelangelo Playground
Residents are encouraged to meet the new GM and to voice their concerns. You can also use Parkscan.org to report what you see on the tour.
Information: www.parks.sfgov.org
Source: Neighborhood Parks Council www.sfnpc.org

Mission Community Council's Annual Networking event
When: December 5, 2008 - Friday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Mission Recreation Center Auditorium, 745 Treat Street, San Francisco
What: Mission Meet & Greet. Join MiCoCo for a morning of Mission District networking, community building and information sharing. Lunch provided.
RSVP: emily@micocosf.org

Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party
When: December 5, 2008 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: Hayes Valley, Hayes & Octavia, S.F.
What: Kick off the holiday season with food, drinks and live entertainment throughout Hayes Valley.
Source: www.yelp.com

December 5th and 6th - Saturday and Sunday

*Mission Bazaar -Craft Fair
When: December 5th and 6th - Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m. on Sunday
Where: Mission Armory Community Center, 1800 Mission Street at 14th Street S.F.
What: Craft fair, performance event and community center. 20 hours of live performances on three stages featuring music, circus and dance acts, performance artists and DJs .$5.
Information: bazaar.com

December 6, 2008 - Saturday

Geary BRT EIR Scoping meeting
When: December 6, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Tenderloin Community School, 627 Turk Street (at Polk) San Francisco
What: The Transportation Authority is beginning the scoping process for the Geary Bus Rapid Transit Environmental Impact Report.
Source: SPUR - thank you.

Eric Mar - Community Victory Party
When: December 6, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Yet Wah (upstairs room) , 2140 Clement Street @ 23rd Avenue, San Francisco
What: Victory Party. Sam Israel is working on a slide show of the Eric Mar campaign.

3rd Annual Supermarket Street Sweep
When: December 6, 2008 - Saturday
Where: Cupid Span's sculpture (a.k.a. the Bow & Arrow, Folsom and Embarcadero, S.F
What Hundreds of racers will zipp around the city to local supermarkets and bring back thousands of pounds of food to donate to the San Francisco Food Bank.
Information: supermarketstreetsweep.blogspot.com
Source: www.sfbike.org

Hank Wilson Memoriam
When: December 6, 2008 - Saturday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 100 Collingwood, San Francisco
What: Hank Wilson Memoriam

Annual North Beach Cookie Crawl
When: December 6, 2008 - Saturday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Upper Grant between Vallejo and Filbert Street, San Francisco
What: The world's longest cookie crawl. Live music. Featuring World Famous local bakers and bakeries. Vote for your favorite cookie and holiday window. Co-sponsored by Merchants Association - North Beach and Telegraph Hill Dwellers.

Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association 2008 Holiday Party
When: December 6, 2008 - Saturday
2 to 6 p.m.
Where: Project One, 251 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the holiday season. Wonderful wine, beer and sake and lots of seasonal savories and sweets. Share good cheer with your neighbors.
Information: potreroboosters.org

December 7 ,2008 Sunday

Bill of Rights Day - ACLU-NC
When: December 7, 2008 - Sunday
Doors open 1 p.m. 2 p.m. program
Where: Regency Center, 1270 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What: ACLU-NC is honoring National Center of Lesbian Rights with Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award, NCLR's Executive Director Kate Kendall will accept the award. Matt Coles of the ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project will speak about how to move marriage equality forward. $10.
Information: www.aclunc.org

Democratic Women's Forum of San Francisco Traditional Holiday Party
When: December 7, 2008 - Sunday
2 to 4 p.m.
Where: 2606 Pacific, San Francisco
What: Holiday Party honoring Alexis Gonzales, Kathleen Piccagli and Mimi Silbert. Community organizers dedicated to Peace, Hope, and Change!
Benefactors: Ruth Gordon, Jerrold Hatcher, Paula Kitses, Patricia Montague, Joan Simmons, Sims Metal Management
Patrons: Raymond Berard, Madeline Schnapp, Marcia Schnapp
Sponsors: Rose Banias, Robin Brasso, John Casserly, Martin Dinan, Clara Haynes, Emily Murase, Lynne Newhouse-Segal, Mary O'Riordan, Gayle Orr-Smith, Julie Soo, Dawn Walker, Evelyn Wilson
Event Committee: Dawn Walker, Bernice Biggs, Renee Golanty-Koel, Lorrie Kalos, Joan Simmons and Cheryl Willis
$25. Guest $20. member.
Information: 415-673-5023

Winterfest 2008
When: December 7, 2008 - Sunday
6 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: SOMArts Gallery, 934 Brannan @ 8th Street, San Francisco
What: 13th Annual Winterfest auction, arts show and SF Bicycle Coalition fundraiser. Local art, great deals on bikes, entertainment and tasty brew from New Belgium. $15 slidingscale. $40 includes a year's membership and admission. Admission gets you into the party, two free beers.
Free valet bike parking.
Information: www.sfbike.org

December 8, 2008 - Monday

World Affairs Council: The Future of US Foreign Policy: Challenges for the Obama Administration
When: December 8, 2008 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Marines' Memorial Association, 609 Sutter Street, S.F.
What: Robert Kagan, a leading voice in conservative foreign policy, will give his perspective on the President-elect's coming challenges and opportunities. $35. prepaid reservations required.
Information: www.itsyourworld.org

December 9, 2008 - Tuesday

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Public policy Forum: Local Economic Climate
When: December 9, 2008 - Tuesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Lunch with Assessor Recorder Phil Ting and Dr. Ted Egan, Chief Economist of the City of San Francisco to discuss the regional and local economy.
Information and RSVP: Patricia Aleman paleman@sfchamber.com events.sf.chamber.com

Station Police Community Meeting
When: December 9, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: Park Station, 1899 Waller Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly community meeting
Information: www.sfgov.org/site/police

*District 3 Democratic Club - Holiday Party
When: December 9, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Lou's at the Square, 1570 Stockton Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrating the election victory of Barack Obama.
Kay Burke (to be introduced by Tony Gantner) for coordinating a massive voter registration drive.
Jonee Levey (to be introduced by Arthur Chang) for traveling to Nevada for Obama campaign and traveling to Central Valley for Jerry McNerney campaign.
John Barnes (to be introduced by Jane Morrison) for actively supporting Obama campaign for last 1-1/2 years.
Information: www.d3dc.org

Presidio Trust Public Board of Directors Meeting
When: December 9, 2008 Tuesday
6:3o p.m.
Where: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco
What: Public is invited to offer comments on the Draft Main Post Update of the Presidio Trust Management Plan and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS).
Information: 415-561-5418 www.presidio.gov/calendar/board.htm

Rincon Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting
When: December 9, 2008 - Tuesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: One Rincon Hill Community Room, 1st and Harrison Street, San Francisco
What: Hosted by Joshua Switzky from the San Francisco Planning Department. Mr. Switzky is responsible for Rincon Hill Plan, the Transbay Area Plan and currently working on the Transit Center District Plan.
Information: www.rinconhillneighbors.com

December 10, 2008 - Wednesday

Speaker's Forum: Youth and Immigration
When: December 10, 2008 - Wednesday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Many organizations and practitioners struggle with the dilemma of adequately serving, and effectively addressing the needs of young people trapped in the insanity of immigration policy. Join others as they engage with youth, practitioners, policy makers and stakeholders to open a dialogue that addresses this crisis in our work with young people.
  • Valerie Tulier, Director, Communities Bridges Beacon
  • Soung Vo, Program Director, Vietnamese Youth Center
  • Julia Sabory, Director, San Francisco Youth Commission
  • Ana Perez, Executive Director, CARECEN
  • Young activists in the immigrant community
Information and to register: carrie at carrie@cnyd.org

Bi-County Transportation Study Meeting
When: December 10, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Visitacion Valley Elementary School, 55 Schwerin Street, San Francisco
What: Meeting to discuss study which will identify and evaluate potential transportation projects to address planned development near the San Francisco/San Mateo county border and improve neighborhood access:
  • US-101 Interchange at Candlestick Point
  • Extension of Geneva Avenue/re-building of Harney Way
  • Bus Rapid Transit on Harney and Geneva
  • Bayshore Caltrain Station Access improvements and potential Oakdale Station
  • Local roadway, bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • Transit service improvements
Information: Chester Fung chester.fung@sfcta.org www.sfcta.org/bi-county

Neighborhood Newspapers, Community Journalism
When: December 10, 2008 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Counterpulse, 1310 Mission Street at 9th Street, San Francisco
  • How do neighborhood newspapers fill niches abandoned by the daily press?
  • What is the changing role of newspapers and publishing vis-a-vis diverse on-line writing, reporting, pontificating and broadcasting?
  • Are print newspapers still essential for an active democracy?
Speakers include Steve Moss, Potrero View, Juan Gonzales, El Tecolote and Thomas Reynolds, New Fillmore. Free.
Information: counterpulse.org

December 11, 2008 - Thursday

Mary McAleese, President of Ireland
When: December 11, 2008 - Thursday
10 a.m.
Where: University of San Francisco, McLaren Conference Center, 2130 Fulton Street, S.F.
What: Ceremony honoring the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese. She will be granted an honorary doctorate and will give a major address. Sponsors: USF's Office of the President, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Services and the Common Good, University Ministry, Center for the Pacific Rim and the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning. Event is free and open to the public.
Information and RSVP http://www.usfca.edu/mccarthycenter

San Francisco Tomorrow Holiday Party
When: December 11, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Forest Hill Clubhouse, 381 Magellan Avenue, San Francisco
What: Come celebrate victory for the environment! Fun! Food! Friends! of the Environment! $35.
Patrons: Mark Leno, Fiona Ma, Thomas Harrison, Harry Kim, Dennis Antenore Bruce Balshone and Kathleen Tindall, Bruce Brugmann, Civilian Congress - Jacques Fitch, Jennifer Clary, Bernie Choden and Lois Scott, Robert Dockendorff, Chris Duderstadt, Esther Marks, Mary Anne, Miller, Jane Morrison, Carl Natvig, Jake Sigg
Sponsors: Tom Ammiano, Eddie Chin, Raymond Berard, Robin Brasso, Sue Cauthen, Arthur Chang, Denise D'Anne, Julian Davis, Raj and Helen Desai, Robert Erickson, Arthur Feinstein, Ruth Gravanis, Dick Grosboll, Barry Hermanson, Victor and Lorraine Honig, Gerry Hurtado, Agar Jaicks, Joseph Julian, Paul Kohler, James Lew, Beatrice and Robert Laws, Alice Mosley, Zoanne Nordstrom, Norman Rolfe, Alix Rosenthal, Edward Van Egri, Jay Wallace, Debra Walker, Howard Wong, Gimmy Park Li and Xing Chu Wang.
RSVP: Jane Morrison 564-1482

4th Annual San Francisco Women's Holiday Party
When: December 11, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Suede Lounge, 383 Bay Street, San Francisco
What: Emerge California, Good Ol' Girls, NARAL Pro Choice California, National Women's Political Caucus San Francisco (NWPC-SF), NOW-SF, Planned Parenthood Golden Gate , and San Francisco Women's Political Committee (SFWPC) invite you to celebrate the year's holiday season. Free. Open to all members and their friends.
Information: Sueanne McNeil Biotti sueanne@sfwpc.org www.sfwpc.org

December 12, 2008 - Friday

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi - No Third Friday Art Party and Special Holiday Art Party
When: December 12, 2008 -
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 282, San Francisco
What: Show will consist of installations and photographs by Bill Basquin and the duo of Elizabeth Deters and Andrea Slattery. These three artists came together to inspire social change through art.
Information: ross.mirkarimi@sfgov.org

December 13, 2008 - Saturday

Friends of Dolores Park Playground - A Golden Shovel Dedication of the New Playground
When: December 13, 2008 - Saturday
3:30 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park, Dolores Street between 18th and 20th Street, San Francisco
What: A Golden Shovel Dedication of the new playground and Caroling in the Playground. Join the San Francisco City Chorus, supporters of Friends of Dolores Park Playground, the Helen Diller Family, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, and Mayor Gavin Newsom for this historic occasion.
Information: www.friendsofdolorespark.org

December 14, 2008 - Sunday

Healthcare Potluck - State Senator Mark Leno
When: December 14, 2008 - Sunday
3 to 5 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, 1111 Gough Street @ Geary, S.F.
What: Presentation by State Senator Mark Leno on the 2009 Campaign for Universal Healthcare minus the Insurance Industry. Mark Leno will be the new principle author of SB 840.
Enjoy the potluck and discover where you can help with the campaign for universal healthcare.
Sponsored by Single Payer Now and the California Universal Health Care Education Project.
Information: www.singlepayernow.net dbechler@value.net 415-695-7891

Noe Valley Democratic Club Holiday Victory Party
When: December 14, 2008 - Sunday
5 to 9 p.m.
Where: 1005 Noe Street #2, San Francisco
What: Annual Noe Valley Democratic Christmas Party. This is a potluck.
RSVP molly@ffrsf.com

December 15, 2008 - Monday

Electoral College Meets
When: December 15, 2008 - Monday
2 to 4 p.m.
What: The 55 Democratic members of California's Electoral College will meet a 2 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers of the State Capitol to officially elect Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States and Joe Biden as the 47th Vice President. The Electoral College meets on the same day in every State Capitol and in Washington
Source: www.cadem.org

Wallenberg 25th Anniversary and Hanukkah Celebration
When: Decemenber 15, 2008
6 to 9 p.m.nor
Where: Palio D'Asti Restaurant, 640 Sacramento Street (between Kearny and Montgomery), SF
What: Celebrate Hanukkah and the Club's 25th year with fabulous appetizers, desserts, wine and the music of Klezmania as we honor State Assemblymember Mark Leno and Community College Board of Trustee, Natalie Berg. $36 per person or $50 for two people.
RSVP sfrwjdc@yahoo..com

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Holiday Party
When: December 15, 2008 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: Amelie, 1754 Polk Street (near Washington), San Francisco
What: Holiday party. Second annual Holiday Fund Raising Raffle. Tickets are $5 each, 5 tickets for $20.
Information: middlepolk.blogspot.com

December 17, 2008 - Wednesday

*Potrero Hill Neighborhood House Annual Holiday Luncheon
When: December 17, 2008 - Wednesday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
RSVP: 826-8080

*Public Hearing on the SFPD Organization Assessment Report
When: December 17, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Not sure? Somewhere in City Hall.
What: Board of Supervisors' Public Safety Committee and the Police Commission will hold a joint meeting to review the Comprehensive Organization Assessment of the San Francisco Police Department.
Information: www.sfpolicereview.org 554-5297 info@sfpolice.review.org

December 18, 2008 - Thursday

*"Celebrate Home - Glide's Annual Holiday Festiveal
When: December 18, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Dinner, Program and Live Entertainment
Where: Hilton San Francisco Grand Ballroom,333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: Holiday Festival raises funds for programs of the Glide Foundation, including Mo's Kitchen. Featuring SpeakerSenator Diane Feinstein
Honorary Hosts: Richard Blum and Christopher Gardner, Reverend Cecil Williams, Janice Mirikitani and Willa Seldon.
Emcees: Renel Brooks-Moon and the Hon. Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Tickets: $250.
Information: festival@glide.org www.glide.org

December 20, 2008 - Saturday

*SF Gray Panthers Holiday Party
When: December 20, 2008 - Saturday
Where: Gray Panthers Office, 1182 Market Street, Room 203, San Francisco
What: Rejoyce! Celebrate!
Information: graypantherssf.igc.org

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