Saturday, August 30, 2008

Yes On M




















Attended initial Yes on M meeting at the Women's Building chaired by Ted Guillicksen, the Guru of Rent law in San Francisco.

Prop M on the November ballot will add to rent control a section prohibiting landlords from harassing tenants. Prop M will also enable tenants being harassed to get rent reductions and also mandate that landlords pay tenants' attorneys' fees whenever a tenant successfully contests an eviction. This ballot measure was based on legislation in place in New York and Santa Monica.

Actions like threatening tenants with physical harm, starting repairs but never finishing them, demanding private information like citizenship status or Social Security numbers, illegally entering the tenants' apartment, or failing to accept rent from tenants will all be defined as harassment and prohibited by the rent control law.

Eric Quezada, candidate for Supervisor in District Nine attended the meeting and pledged that he and his campaign would support efforts to pass Prop M. Precinct walking will start next Saturday in connection with the Eric Mar campaign for Supervisor in District One.

Prop M has already been endorsed by San Francisco Democratic Party, San Francisco Labor Council, State Senator Carole Migden, State Senator Leland Yee, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Supervisor Tom Ammiano, Supervisors Chris Daly, Jake McGoldrick, Sophie Maxwell, Ross Mirkarimi, Aaron Peskin and Gerardo Sandoval have all endorsed this legislation. The Senior Action Network and Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, Noe Valley Democratic Club have also endorsed Prop M.

For more about Prop. M go to www.sftu.org where you will find a flyer and text of Prop M.
Information: 415-282-5525



September 1, 2008 - Monday


Golden Gate Bridge toll rises - $6. - $5 for FasTrak uses.

Labor Day

* Eric Quezada - Unite-Here Local 2 Labor Day Rally
When: September 1, 2008 - Monday
Where: Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf Hotel, 555 North Point Street, San Francisco
What: Eric Quezada will be attending Labor Day Rally to unionize the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf and the Le Meridien Hotel.
Information: unitehere2.org ericquezada.com

September 2, 2008 - Tuesday

Claudine Cheng
When: September 2, 2008 - Tuesday
8 to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Nook Cafe, 1500 Hyde @ Jackson (Russian Hill
What: Meet and greet.
Information: 415-954-0860

*Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Nights for local candidates
When: September 2, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement Meeting for Candidates. 18 people to speak. Candidate questionnaires online.
Mini debate: Props B & S and Props H &I.
Information: www.phdemclub.org


September 3, 2008 - Wednesday

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

San Francisco Women's Political Committee
When:
September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 To 7:30 p.m.
Where: Soluna Cafe and Lounge, 272 McAllister Street at Larkin
What: Endorsement vote for November election. 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 cas your vote General Membership Meeting and Vote on November Election. To be eligible to vote, your dues must be current. Past members can bring their dues current at the meeting.
Information: www.wallenbergdems.org

District Three Candidates Forum Hosted by the University Club
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: University Club, 800 Powell Street
Information: Anthony Malandra anthonymalandra@sbcglobal.net

San Francisco For Democracy
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
What: November '08 Countdown. Susan Pfeifer will talk about her experience as an Obama delegate at the Democratic Party's Denver convention. There will also be discussion about how to help Obama and help the endorsed candidates of San Francisco for Democracy.
Information: communications@sf4democracy.com

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

September 4, 2008 - Thursday

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

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


No on Prop 8 - "Sing & Dance Party"
When: September 4, 2008 -Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Jelly's Cafe, Pier 50, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for No on Prop. 8. For marriage equality, respect and preserve the California Supreme Court's Decision.
Hosts: Senator Carole Migden, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Treasurer, Jose Cisneros, Hon. Leslie Katz and Jenny Wald, Susan Bluer and Jennifer Mannix, Susan Berston and Patty Stanton, Lou Fischer, Kol Tzedek: A Coalition of Bay Area Jewish Organizations for Justice and Marriage Equality (Congregation Sha'ar Zahave, Jewish Mosaic, the LGBT Alliance of the Jewish Community Federation, and Progressive Jewish Alliance), along with Co-hosts: Al Baum, Matt & Amy Berler, David Campos, Past President SF BarAssociation Nanci Clarence and Lidia Szajko, Barry and Debbie Cohn, Jody and Katherine Cole, Kelly Dermody and Carly Clemence, Jennifer and Eric Gorovitz, Jill Hersh and John O'Connor, Melissa and Jeff Hessekiel, David Katznelson and Barbara Bersch, Sam and Stephanie Lauter, Shira Levine and Dan Halperine, Kathy Levinson and Naomi Fine, David Lowe, Monica Mapa & Marie Pompa, Sarah Murray, Rebecca Prozan, Dan and Katharine Rubin, Cheryl Sena, Human Rights Commissioner and Wallenberg Past President Michael Sweet, Rhona Edelbaum, Sloan and Steve Sloan, Stacey Snowman and Andrea Charvet, Hon. Laura Spanjian, Jen and Adam Traeger, Hirschfelder, Marie Trexler and Amy Millard, Hon. Scott Wiener, Jonathan and Christina Wornick.
RSVP (or donate): www.eqca.org/NOon8onSept4


September 5, 2008 - Friday

Richmond District Democratic Club Annual Dinner
When: September 5, 2008 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: PPQ Dungeness Island Vietnamese Restaurant, 2332 Clement Street (between 24th and 25th Avenue).
What: Annual Dinner. This year honoring Richmond District YMCA.
No host bar $40. per person.
RSVP 415-668-0997.

September 6, 2008 - Saturday

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

San Francisco Housing Fund Campaign Kickoff
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: 825 Howard Street (between 4th and 5th Street) San Francisco
What: Support the historic charter amendment that will change affordable housing for the better in San Francisco
Information: www.tlfutures.org

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

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

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 4 p.m.
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

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

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


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

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

September 9, 2008 - Tuesday

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


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

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

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 9, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting for local ballot measures
Information: phdemclub.org

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

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

September 10, 2008 - Wednesday

Breakfast with Elizabeth Edwards - Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
9 to 11 a.m.
Where: Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton, Ca.
What: Join Elizabeth Edwards, attorney, author, co-Founder the Wade Edwards Foundation, Senior Fellow, The Center for American Progress. Benefit for Planned Parenthood health centers. $225. Indivdual tickets.
Information: www.ppgg.org


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

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

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

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

Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association - Supervisor's Election Forum
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: KGO-TV, 900 Front Street, San Francisco
What: First Supervisor's Election Forum. Carolyn Tyler, KGO-TV news anchor will moderate. Lynn Jefferson, David Chiu, Tony Gantner, Claudine Cheng, Mike DeNunzio, Denise McCarthy, Joe Alioto Jr. and Wilma Pang will attend.
Information: www.thebarbarycoastnews.com

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

September 11, 2008 - Thursday

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

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

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

September 12, 2008 - Friday

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

September 13, 2008 - Saturday

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

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

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

September 14, 2008 - Sunday

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


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

*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.
Co-hosts:
Tom Ammiano, Joan Buchanan, Wes Chesbro, Paul Fong, Jerry Hill, Bill Monning, Nancy Skinner, Senator Tom Torlakson. Special Guests: Speaker Emeritus Willie L. Brown, Jr. and Senate Pro Tempore John L. Burton (Ret.) VIP Reception $2,500 General Tickets $100 per individual or at donor's discretion
Information: Clem Clark clem@fionama.com

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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

*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

Information:

NARAL Email Alert:
regarding Senator John McCain picking Governor Sarah Palin. "We now risk having two anti-choice candidates who will push a anti-choice agenda". www.prochoiceamerica.org

Hunters Point Shipyard Citizen Advisory Committee is now publishing a CAC newletter.
CAC Chairperson - Dr. Veronica Hunnicutt
CAC Vice Chairperson - Ollie Mixon
Secretary - Christine Johnson
Business & Employment Subcommittee: Dorris Vincent
Finance Subcommittee Chairperson: Frank O'neill
Housing Subcommittee Chairperson: Pastor Josiah Bell
Housing Subcommittee Co-Chairperson: Dedria Smith
Planning and Development Subcommittee Chairperson: Marcia Dale-LeWinger
Supervisory Subcommittee Chairperson: Scott Madison
Members: Utuma Belfrey, Mary Booker, Linda Hope, Carmen Kelley, Ron Mitchell, Diana Oertel and Andre Wright.
Information: 415-822-4622

Public Defender Jeff Adachi has endorsed Bruce Wolfe for City College

Community Leadership Alliance Endorsements:
Supervisors:
District One: Sue Lee
District 3 - Joe Alioto Jr.
District 4 - Ron Dudum
District 5 - Ross Mirkarimi
District 7 - Sean Elsbernd
District 11 - Ahsha Safai
Superior Court Judge: Gerardo Sandoval
Community College:
Mary Hernandez, Chris Jackson, Carl Koehler, Milton Marks
Local and State Measures go to www.Communityleadershipalliance.net




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Friday, August 29, 2008

Enough!



































Just perfect. California Democratic Party put on a Obama watch party at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Embarcdero .
I was smart enough to get there right on time to get a seat right up front of a huge, huge tv screen (major sound) - so when Obama spoke it was like being right there. When the people in the room clapped and yelled - the sound was amazing.

Everyone should be thanked for their hard work putting this party on. (I saw Alex Bash, Rick Hauptman and Hene Kelly working ).

I sat next to my buddy Cllifford Waldeck and Joni Eisen and her husband at the Potrero Hill table. Joni is the President of the Potrero Hill Democratic Club and very active in Clean Money. Joni was celebrating her birthday - drinking Cosmos!

There were cookies, glow in the dark jewelry, rubber duckies and clapper noise makers (well it is our New Year!)

Obama was just spectacular - just right - not over the top - and he looked and sounded so strong - especially when he looked directly into the camera - like John Wayne!

The Democratic Party is very serious about helping get out the vote in Nevada (I believe Obama is behind in the polls in Nevada ). People personally came around to each table saying you could call from you home to Nevada voters .

You can also train to be a Deputy Field Organizer.
1. You attend a two-day Camp Obama training.
2 . Make at least two weekend trips to Nevada between September 12 and October 26, leaving on a Friday (to arrive no later than 9 a.m. Saturday) and returning on Sunday.
3.Travel to Nevada for the GOTV period, arriving October 31st and staying through Election Day November.
Camp Obama in San Francisco is September 20th through 21st.
Information: application site: http://mybarackobama.com/page/s/campobamaca
You may fax form to 1-928-395-1434.


August 29, 2008 - Friday


Mark Sanchez - Critical Mass
When: August 29, 2008 - Friday
5 p.m.
Where: 988 Valencia Street at 21st Street, San Francisco
What - Critical Mass. Meet at headquarters to deck out your bike with gear, then regrouping at Justin Herman Plaza at 6 p.m.
Information: Sunny 415-430-7091 electmarksanchez08@gmail.com

August 30, 2008 - Saturday

Tour of District Three
When:
August 30, 2008 - Saturday
9 a.m.
Where: Washington Square Park, meet a Benjamin Franklin Statue
What: Bike tour of San Francisco in Supervisorial District 3. Little Italy, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower. Tour guides will explain proposed improvements to the Broadway Tunnel, Jefferson and Market Streets, and what you can do to help turn these proposals into a reality.
Information: nauboone@gmail.com
Source: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Claudine Cheng - District Three
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Where: Headquarters, 1455 Powell Street, San Francisco @ Broadway
What: Headquarters mobilization. Coffee and breakfast and then help bring Claudine's campaign to the neighborhoods.
Information: 954-0860

Ahsha Safai for Supervisor
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: 4750 Mission Street (between Russia and Persia)
What: Saturday Mobilization. Join Ahsha Safai in putting District 11 back on the map.
Information and RSVP ahshasafai2008@gmail.com 337-7476

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

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

David Chiu
When:
August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1323 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Saturday Mobilization. We'll be walking through District 3 neighborhoods.
Information: info@votedavidchiu.org

Mark Sanchez - Precinct Walking
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10:30
Where: 988 Valencia Street at 21st Street, San Francisco
What: Precinct walking joining forces with Sandra Fewer candidate for school board. Fresh brewed Colombian coffee and goodies. You will be equipped with a T-shirt.
Information: electmarksanchez08@gmail.com

Puzzler's Day
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco
What: Solve Chinese puzzles and well as the most challenging modern puzzles.
Source: www.yelp.com

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


Rumba for a Cause
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Levende,1710 Mission Street at Duboce -
What: Benefit for the Balazo Immigrant Workers Defense Fund and the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant. Co-Sponsored by Eric Quezada campaign.
Information: info@ericquezada.com

August 31, 2008 - Sunday

Sunday Streets
When: August 31, 2008 - Sunday
9 a.m.
What: Four miles of car-free fun in San Francisco. Bayview to Chinatown, along the Waterfront.
Information: www.sundaystreetssf.com/activities

Mark Sanchez - Labor Day BBQ
When: August 31, 2008 - Sunday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 988 Valencia Street at 21st Street, San Francisco
What: Precinct Walking followed by bbq.
Information: electmarksanchez08@gmail.com

September 1, 2008 - Monday

Golden Gate Bridge toll rises - $6. - $5 for FasTrak uses.

Labor Day

September 2, 2008 - Tuesday

Claudine Cheng
When: September 2, 2008 - Tuesday
8 to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Nook Cafe, 1500 Hyde @ Jackson (Russian Hill
What: Meet and greet.
Information: 415-954-0860

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Nights for local candidates
When: September 2, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement Meeting for Candidates. Candidate questionnaires online.
Mini debate: Props B & S and Props H &I.
Information: www.phdemclub.org


September 3, 2008 - Wednesday

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

San Francisco Women's Political Committee
When:
September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 To 7:30 p.m.
Where: Soluna Cafe and Lounge, 272 McAllister Street at Larkin
What: Endorsement vote for November election. 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 cas your vote General Membership Meeting and Vote on November Election. To be eligible to vote, your dues must be current. Past members can bring their dues current at the meeting.
Information: www.wallenbergdems.org

District Three Candidates Forum Hosted by the University Club
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: University Club, 800 Powell Street
Information: Anthony Malandra anthonymalandra@sbcglobal.net

San Francisco For Democracy
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
What: November '08 Countdown. Susan Pfeifer will talk about her experience as an Obama delegate at the Democratic Party's Denver convention. There will also be discussion about how to help Obama and help the endorsed candidates of San Francisco for Democracy.
Information: communications@sf4democracy.com

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

September 4, 2008 - Thursday

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

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


No on Prop 8 - "Sing & Dance Party"
When: September 4, 2008 -Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Jelly's Cafe, Pier 50, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for No on Prop. 8. For marriage equality, respect and preserve the California Supreme Court's Decision.
Hosts: Senator Carole Migden, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Treasurer, Jose Cisneros, Hon. Leslie Katz and Jenny Wald, Susan Bluer and Jennifer Mannix, Susan Berston and Patty Stanton, Lou Fischer, Kol Tzedek: A Coalition of Bay Area Jewish Organizations for Justice and Marriage Equality (Congregation Sha'ar Zahave, Jewish Mosaic, the LGBT Alliance of the Jewish Community Federation, and Progressive Jewish Alliance), along with Co-hosts: Al Baum, Matt & Amy Berler, David Campos, Past President SF BarAssociation Nanci Clarence and Lidia Szajko, Barry and Debbie Cohn, Jody and Katherine Cole, Kelly Dermody and Carly Clemence, Jennifer and Eric Gorovitz, Jill Hersh and John O'Connor, Melissa and Jeff Hessekiel, David Katznelson and Barbara Bersch, Sam and Stephanie Lauter, Shira Levine and Dan Halperine, Kathy Levinson and Naomi Fine, David Lowe, Monica Mapa & Marie Pompa, Sarah Murray, Rebecca Prozan, Dan and Katharine Rubin, Cheryl Sena, Human Rights Commissioner and Wallenberg Past President Michael Sweet, Rhona Edelbaum, Sloan and Steve Sloan, Stacey Snowman and Andrea Charvet, Hon. Laura Spanjian, Jen and Adam Traeger, Hirschfelder, Marie Trexler and Amy Millard, Hon. Scott Wiener, Jonathan and Christina Wornick.
RSVP (or donate): www.eqca.org/NOon8onSept4


September 5, 2008 - Friday

Richmond District Democratic Club Annual Dinner
When: September 5, 2008 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: PPQ Dungeness Island Vietnamese Restaurant, 2332 Clement Street (between 24th and 25th Avenue).
What: Annual Dinner. This year honoring Richmond District YMCA.
No host bar $40. per person.
RSVP 415-668-0997.

September 6, 2008 - Saturday

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

San Francisco Housing Fund Campaign Kickoff
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: 825 Howard Street (between 4th and 5th Street) San Francisco
What: Support the historic charter amendment that will change affordable housing for the better in San Francisco
Information: www.tlfutures.org

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

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

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 4 p.m.
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

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

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

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

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

September 9, 2008 - Tuesday

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

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 9, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting for local ballot measures
Information: phdemclub.org

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

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

September 10, 2008 - Wednesday

Breakfast with Elizabeth Edwards - Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
9 to 11 a.m.
Where: Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton, Ca.
What: Join Elizabeth Edwards, attorney, author, co-Founder the Wade Edwards Foundation, Senior Fellow, The Center for American Progress. Benefit for Planned Parenthood health centers. $225. Indivdual tickets.
Information: www.ppgg.org


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

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

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

September 12, 2008 - Friday

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

September 13, 2008 - Saturday

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

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

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

September 14, 2008 - Sunday

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


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

*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

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

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

September 16, 2008 - Tuesday

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

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
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, San Francisco
What: Hear Christopher Buckley discuss his book "Supreme Courtship" $18. Non-Members
Information: tickets.commonwealthclub.org

*New Items

Information:

San Francisco League of Conservation Voters - Endorsements
Bart Board -
Tom Radulovich
Board of Supervisors - Ross Mirkarimi
Measures -
Yes on A - General Hospital
Yes on D - Financing Pier 70
Yes on H - Setting Clean Energy Deadlines
No on I - Creating the office of an Independent Rate Payer
Yes on J - Creating a Historic Preservation Commission
Yes on M - Changing the Residential Rent Ordinance
Yes on N - Changing the Real Property Transfer Tax rates
Yes on O - Replacing the Emergency Response Fee with Access Line Tax
No on P - Changing the composition of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board
Yes on Q - Modifying Payroll Expense Tax
No on R - Renaming the Oceanside Water Treatment Plan.
sflcv.org/league


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Thursday, August 28, 2008

School Board Endorsements - S.F. Party















San Francisco Democratic Party endorsed Rachel Norton, Norman Yee, Jaynry Mak and Sandra Lee Fewer for Board of Education last night.

At the meeting last night Debra Walker announced , unless San Francisco votes for Bobbi Lopez for School Board there will be no lesbian elected officials in San Francisco. Bobbi Lopez just started her campaign so she is hindered by her late start.

Del Martin - I was sorry to hear about Del's passing. My last memory of Del was flying roses at City Hall when she and Phyllis were married - such a joyous event! My first memory of Del was 35 years ago when I met Phyllis and Del in NOW when I was just trying to figure out what the feminist movement was all about. They were my mentors - I would just listen to them and learn. It was history in the making.
My condolences to Phyllis.
Gifts in lieu of flowers can be made to No on 8 committee at www.nclrights.org/NoOn8



August 28, 2008 - Thursday

Asian Pacific Americans for Obama - "I accept" Obama Speech Watching Party
When:
August 28, 2008 - Thursday
5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Roe Restaurant, 651 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Eric Mar - Candidate for Supervisor in District Three and Jenn Pae and Brian Wang, two convention delegates pledged to Senator Obama. Eric will be at the event and Jenn and Brian will call in from Denver shortly before Sen. Obama delivers his speech. Event is free, but they are requesting $20. donation.
Information: RSVP speech@apaforobama.com

Local 2 - Support the rights of workers to organize
When: August 28, 2008 - Thursday
5 p.m.
Where: 209 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Learn more about the current campaigns at Le Meridien Hotel and Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf Hotel. Hear the stories of workers who are seeking a fair process to form a union.
Information: Rev. Israel I. Alvaran ialvaran@clueca.org
Source: leftinsf.com

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


Celebrate Senator Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech at Mile High Stadium
When: August 28, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel: Embarcadero Center
What: Hear Senator Barack Obama's speech. Light refreshments provided. Cash bar.
RSVP: Jennifer Longley at 415-816-3914 or email Jennier@cadem.org by 8-21-08
or email AcceptanceSpeechPart@gmail.com

*Eric Quezada
When: August 28, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m to 8 p.m.
Where: Headquarters,2982 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Voter Registration.
Information: RSVP teameq4d9@gmail.com www.ericquezada.com


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

August 29, 2008 - Friday

San Francisco Labor Council Pre-Labor Day Breakfast "Yes We Can!"
When: August 29, 2008 - Friday
8 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Pre-Labor Day Breakfast with keynote speaker Assemblyman Mark Leno. Introduction of SFLC Endorsed Candidates - updates from Rank and File Workers in contract fights and organizing drives. Tickets $75. RSVP to Emily Nelson 415-440-4809. Checks made out to SF Labor Council, sent to 1188 Franklin Street, Suite 203, San Francisco, Ca. 94013

*Mark Sanchez - Critical Mass
When: August 29, 2008 - Friday
5 p.m.
Where: 988 Valencia Street at 21st Street, San Francisco
What - Critical Mass. Meet at headquarters to deck out your bike with geary, then regrouping at Justin Herman Plaza at 6 p.m.
Information: Sunny 415-430-7091 electmarksanchez08@gmail.com

August 30, 2008 - Saturday

*Tour of District Three
When:
August 30, 2008 - Saturday
9 a.m.
Where: Washington Square Park, meet a Benjamin Franklin Statue
What: Bike tour of San Francisco in Supervisorial District 3. Little Italy, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower. Tour guides will explain proposed improvements to the Broadway Tunnel, Jefferson and Market Streets, and what you can do to help turn these proposals into a reality.
Information: nauboone@gmail.com
Source: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

*Claudine Cheng - District Three
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Where: Headquarters, 1455 Powell Street, San Francisco @ Broadway
What: Headquarters mobilization. Coffee and breakfast and then help bring Claudine's campaign to the neighborhoods.
Information: 954-0860

*Ahsha Safai for Supervisor
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: 4750 Mission Street (between Russia and Persia)
What: Saturday Mobilization. Join Ahsha Safai in putting District 11 back on the map.
Information and RSVP ahshasafai2008@gmail.com 337-7476

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

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

David Chiu
When:
August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1323 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Saturday Mobilization. We'll be walking through District 3 neighborhoods.
Information: info@votedavidchiu.org

*Mark Sanchez - Precinct Walking
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10:30
Where: 988 Valencia Street at 21st Street, San Francisco
What: Precinct walking joining forces with Sandra Fewer candidate for school board. Fresh brewed Colombian coffee and goodies. You will be equipped with a T-shirt.
Information: electmarksanchez08@gmail.com

Puzzler's Day
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco
What: Solve Chinese puzzles and well as the most challenging modern puzzles.
Source: www.yelp.com

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


Rumba for a Cause
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Levende,1710 Mission Street at Duboce -
What: Benefit for the Balazo Immigrant Workers Defense Fund and the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant. Co-Sponsored by Eric Quezada campaign.
Information: info@ericquezada.com

August 31, 2008 - Sunday

Sunday Streets
When: August 31, 2008 - Sunday
9 a.m.
What: Four miles of car-free fun in San Francisco. Bayview to Chinatown, along the Waterfront.
Information: www.sundaystreetssf.com/activities

*Mark Sanchez - Labor Day BBQ
When: August 31, 2008 - Sunday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 988 Valencia Street at 21st Street, San Francisco
What: Precinct Walking followed by bbq.
Information: electmarksanchez08@gmail.com

September 1, 2008 - Monday

Golden Gate Bridge toll rises - $6. - $5 for FasTrak uses.

Labor Day

September 2, 2008 - Tuesday

*Claudine Cheng
When: September 2, 2008 - Tuesday
8 to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Nook Cafe, 1500 Hyde @ Jackson (Russian Hill
What: Meet and greet.
Information: 415-954-0860

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Nights for local candidates
When: September 2, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement Meeting for Candidates. Candidate questionnaires online.
Mini debate: Props B & S and Props H &I.
Information: www.phdemclub.org


September 3, 2008 - Wednesday

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

San Francisco Women's Political Committee
When:
September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 To 7:30 p.m.
Where: Soluna Cafe and Lounge, 272 McAllister Street at Larkin
What: Endorsement vote for November election. 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 cas your vote General Membership Meeting and Vote on November Election. To be eligible to vote, your dues must be current. Past members can bring their dues current at the meeting.
Information: www.wallenbergdems.org

District Three Candidates Forum Hosted by the University Club
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: University Club, 800 Powell Street
Information: Anthony Malandra anthonymalandra@sbcglobal.net

San Francisco For Democracy
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
What: November '08 Countdown. Susan Pfeifer will talk about her experience as an Obama delegate at the Democratic Party's Denver convention. There will also be discussion about how to help Obama and help the endorsed candidates of San Francisco for Democracy.
Information: communications@sf4democracy.com

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

September 4, 2008 - Thursday

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

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


No on Prop 8 - "Sing & Dance Party"
When: September 4, 2008 -Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Jelly's Cafe, Pier 50, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for No on Prop. 8. For marriage equality, respect and preserve the California Supreme Court's Decision.
Hosts: Senator Carole Migden, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Treasurer, Jose Cisneros, Hon. Leslie Katz and Jenny Wald, Susan Bluer and Jennifer Mannix, Susan Berston and Patty Stanton, Lou Fischer, Kol Tzedek: A Coalition of Bay Area Jewish Organizations for Justice and Marriage Equality (Congregation Sha'ar Zahave, Jewish Mosaic, the LGBT Alliance of the Jewish Community Federation, and Progressive Jewish Alliance), along with Co-hosts: Al Baum, Matt & Amy Berler, David Campos, Past President SF BarAssociation Nanci Clarence and Lidia Szajko, Barry and Debbie Cohn, Jody and Katherine Cole, Kelly Dermody and Carly Clemence, Jennifer and Eric Gorovitz, Jill Hersh and John O'Connor, Melissa and Jeff Hessekiel, David Katznelson and Barbara Bersch, Sam and Stephanie Lauter, Shira Levine and Dan Halperine, Kathy Levinson and Naomi Fine, David Lowe, Monica Mapa & Marie Pompa, Sarah Murray, Rebecca Prozan, Dan and Katharine Rubin, Cheryl Sena, Human Rights Commissioner and Wallenberg Past President Michael Sweet, Rhona Edelbaum, Sloan and Steve Sloan, Stacey Snowman and Andrea Charvet, Hon. Laura Spanjian, Jen and Adam Traeger, Hirschfelder, Marie Trexler and Amy Millard, Hon. Scott Wiener, Jonathan and Christina Wornick.
RSVP (or donate): www.eqca.org/NOon8onSept4


September 5, 2008 - Friday

Richmond District Democratic Club Annual Dinner
When: September 5, 2008 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: PPQ Dungeness Island Vietnamese Restaurant, 2332 Clement Street (between 24th and 25th Avenue).
What: Annual Dinner. This year honoring Richmond District YMCA.
No host bar $40. per person.
RSVP 415-668-0997.

September 6, 2008 - Saturday

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

San Francisco Housing Fund Campaign Kickoff
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: 825 Howard Street (between 4th and 5th Street) San Francisco
What: Support the historic charter amendment that will change affordable housing for the better in San Francisco
Information: www.tlfutures.org

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

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

*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 4 p.m.
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

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

*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

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

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

September 9, 2008 - Tuesday

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

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 9, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting for local ballot measures
Information: phdemclub.org

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

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

September 10, 2008 - Wednesday

Breakfast with Elizabeth Edwards - Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
9 to 11 a.m.
Where: Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton, Ca.
What: Join Elizabeth Edwards, attorney, author, co-Founder the Wade Edwards Foundation, Senior Fellow, The Center for American Progress. Benefit for Planned Parenthood health centers. $225. Indivdual tickets.
Information: www.ppgg.org


*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

*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.


Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association - Supervisor's Election Forum
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: KGO-TV, 900 Front Street, San Francisco
What: First Supervisor's Election Forum. Carolyn Tyler, KGO-TV news anchor will moderate. Lynn Jefferson, David Chiu, Tony Gantner, Claudine Cheng, Mike DeNunzio, Denise McCarthy, Joe Alioto Jr. and Wilma Pang will attend.
Information: www.thebarbarycoastnews.com

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

September 11, 2008 - Thursday

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

September 13, 2008 - Saturday

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

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

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

September 14, 2008 - Sunday

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


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

September 15, 2008 - Monday

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

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

September 16, 2008 - Tuesday

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

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
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, San Francisco
What: Hear Christopher Buckley discuss his book "Supreme Courtship" $18. Non-Members
Information: tickets.commonwealthclub.org

*New Items

Information:

Julio Ramos for Supervisor website: www.julioramos.org

No on 4 - Protect Teen Safety website: www.noonprop4.org

Clean Energy Act -

San Francisco Labor Council Endorsements:

Supervisors:
District One: Eric Mar
District Three: David Chiu
District Four: No Endorsement
District Five: Ross Mirkarimi
District Seven: No recommendation
District Nine: No recommendation
District Eleven: John Avalos

Board of Education
Sandra Fewer
Jaynry Mak
Norman yee

Community College Board
Natalie Berg
Chris Jackson

Superior Court Judge:
Gerardo Sandoval

San Francisco Ballot
Bond A - San Francisco General Hospital - Yes
Charter Amendment B - Affordable Housing Fund - Yes
Charter Amendment C - Prohibiting City employees from serving as members of charter boards and commission - No
Charter Amendment D - Financing Pier 70 Waterfront District Development Plan upon Board of Supervisors' Approval - Yes
Charter Amendment E - Changing the number of signatures required to recall city officials - Yes
Charter Amendment F - Holding all scheduled city election only in even-numbered years - Yes
Charter Amendment G - Allowing Retirement System Credit for Unpaid Parental Leave - Yes
Charter Amendment H - San Francisco Clean Energy Act - No Recommendation
Charter Amendment I - Creating the office of an Independent Rate Payer Advocatae - No
Charter Amendment J - Creating a Historic Preservation Commission - No
Charter Amendment K - Changing the Enforcement of Laws Related to Prostitution - No
Charter Amendment L - Community Justice Center - No
Charter Amendment M - Changing the residential rent ordinance to prohibit specific acts of harassment of tenants by landlord - Yes
Charter Amendment N - Changing Real Property Transfer Tax Rates - Yes
Charter Amendment O - Replacing the Emergency Response Fee with Access Line Tax Yes
Charter Amendment P - Changing the composition of the S.F. County Transportation Authority Board - No
Charter Amendment Q - Modifying the Payroll Expense Tax - Yes
Charter Amendment R - Renaming the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plan to George W. bush Sewage Plant - No Recommendation
Charter Amendment S - Policy regarding Budget set-asides and identification of Replacement Funds - No
Charter Amendment T - Free and Low-Cost Substance Abuse Treatment Programs - Yes
Declaration of Policy - U - Policy against funding the deployment of armed forces to Iraq - Yes
Declaration of Policy V - Policy against terminating JROTC in public high schools - No

Assembly District 12- Fiona Ma
Assembly District 13 - Tom Ammiano
Senate District 3: Mark Leno

California Ballot Propositions
1 - High-Speed Rail - yes
2 - Treatment of Farm Animals - No recommendation
3 - Children's Hospital Bond - No recommendation
4 - Waiting period and parental notification before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy - No
5 - Nonviolent offenders. Sentencing, parole and rehabilitation - Yes
6 - Criminal penalties and laws. Public safety funding. No
7 - Renewal energy statute - No
8 - Elimination of Right to Same-Sex Marriage - No
9 - Criminal Justice System - Victimes' rights - No
10 - Bonds. Alternative fuel vehicles and renewable energy - No
11 - Redistricting - No
12 - Veterans Bond Act - Yes


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