Thursday, January 22, 2009

Police Commission Meeting - Tenderloin Station

Last night the San Francisco Police Commission held a community meeting at the Tenderloin Elementary School on Turk Street to hear Captain Gary Jimenez' presentation "State of the District Report" regarding the Tenderloin Station.

Captain Jimenez' presentation was well organized and short as he went over the 44 page report.
There are over 19,000 residents in the Tenderloin (highest density in the City) including 3,500 children and 6,000 seniors. This district has the highest concentration of parolees with the additional activity of people getting off at two Bart stops from out of town.

There seems to be a very good relationship between the residents and the police who walk the beat. That is why last year homicides in this district were down to four - and all four homicides were solved with help from the community.

Tenderloin Station Goals:
  • Reduce crime rate.
  • Reduce the quality of life violations in the district, by increasing foot-beats throughout the district.
  • Abate public nuisance with the assistance of the City Attorney's office.
  • Increase awareness of pedestrian and traffic safety through education and increased law enforcement.
  • Reduce number of O.C.C. complaints through continued training.
  • Continue to liaison with the public for greater cooperation with law endorsement issues, referrals and assistance in the district.
The Police Commissioners had praise for Captain Jimenez and his operation.
Rightfully so - this seems to be a well run police station. We should be thankful.

I encourage everyone to go to and review the community forum calendar for when your Police district is having their monthly meeting. There is also a police captain email list for you to find your district and ask for District updates. The updates consist of district events and police blotters. Sometimes this report can be scary, but you also learn a lot about your district and what to lookout for.

San Francisco Police Commission - email to ask for the weekly police commission's agenda.

  • Theresa Sparks - President
  • Dr. Joe Marshall - Vice President
  • Commissioner Petra DeJesus, Yvonne Lee, Thomas Mazzucco, David Onek (one vacancy)

Supervisor Eric Mar: Still has his website up with up-to-date information:

Supervisor David Chiu - Still has his website up with up-to-date information:

Supervisor Chris Daly -

New website: President Barack Obama - Welcome to the White House - Sign up for updates!

January 22, 2009 - Thursday

Richmond District Democratic Club - Supervisor Eric Mar
When: January 22, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza, S.F.
What: Monthly meeting. Supervisor Eric Mar will speak "Making History! New Challengers and Opportunities for S.F. Government".

January 23, 2009 - Friday

F.Y.I. - Crab Marinated
When: January 23, 2009 - Friday
Cocktails 6 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 p.m.
Where: Italian American Social Club, 25 Russia Ave., San Francisco
What: F.Y.I Crab Marinated. $43. includes bottle house wine per four persons; salad, antipasto, pasta con pesto and pasta alla bolognese sauces, bread and butter , ice cream and coffee. Non-crab eaters, chicken or steak (prior by request). Make reservation. Pre-paid only by January 16, 2009.
RSVP - Charlie and Alene Meyers 415-665-5770
Information: Patty 861-2378

January 24, 2009 - Saturday

Stop on War on Women
When: January 24, 2009 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: Music Concourse, at the end of the Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco
What: Join the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights (BACORR) to counter the right wing "Walk for Life". Free abortion on demand.

January 26, 2009 - Monday

*Community Forum - The new St. Luke's Hospital
When: January 26, 2009 - Monday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Luke's Campus Griffin Room, 3555 Cesar Chavez at Valencia, San Francisco
What: Community forum on the new St. Luke's Hospital - The Future of Health Care in San Francisco. A new acute care hospital focused on community and senior health.
  • Current plans for St. Luke's
  • Services that will be provided
  • The plan for all other CPMC campuses.
Information: Kristina Soriano

Labor-Community Speakout on the Ca Budget Crisis
When: January 26, 2009 - Monday
6 p.m.
Where: Plumber's Hall, 1621 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Educational program on the California budget crisis. An San Francisco Labor Council education meeting uniting workers, students and users of public services.
  • Welcome by Tim Paulson and Chris Jackson
  • Overview of the California Fiscal Crisis.
  • Impacts on Public Services and Workers.
  • K-12 Education
  • Community Colleges
  • CSU
  • City and County of S.F.
  • Non-Profits providing public services.
  • State of Ca.
  • Questions and Answers.
  • Where next?
  • Unified Labor-Community approaches to the crisis.
  • The Governor's new 2009-10 Budget proposal
  • Repealing the 2/3 legislative majority requirement
  • Progressive Revenues
  • Statewide conference and Sacramento day of Action
Information: Pablo Rodriguez

Open Space Community Workshop - West of Twin Peaks
When: January 26, 2009 - Monday
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Forest Hill Club House, 381 Magellan Avenue, San Francisco
What: Neighborhood Parks Council will be presenting information about the Open Space Community Workshop at the West of Twin Peaks Council meeting.

January 27, 2009 - Tuesday

Richmond Community Coalition Quarterly Breakfast - Eric Mar
When: January 27, 2009 - Tuesday
8:15 a.m to 10 a.m.
Where: Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue@ Clement Street, San Francisco
What: Guest Speaker: Supervisor Eric Mar. Hosted by Richmond Community Coalition. $20. suggested donation to the Richmond District Neighborhood Center.
RSVP and Information:

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Congestion Pricing
When: January 27, 2009 - Tuesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: 235 Montgomery, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Have lunch with the Transportation Authority to get an update on the feasibility study of congestion pricing in San Francisco. RSVP

SPUR - A Constitution convention in California
When: January 27, 2009 - Tuesday
Where: SPUR, 312 Sutter, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
What: The Bay Area Council has called for the State of California to begin a process to consider changes to our system. Hear Bay Area Council President Jim Wunderman and Vice President for Communications John Grubb as they explain the idea of the Constitutional Convention and what they are doing to make it happen. $5. non-members

Rodel Rodis
When: January 27, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: The Green Room, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
What: Lawrence Wong and Dr. Natalie Berg of the San Francisco Community College District cordially invite you to attend a buffet dinner and evening honoring Rodel Rodis for 18 years of public service as a College Trustee. $50. per person. Made checks payable to Dr. Natalie Berg, c/o Forest City Development Attn: Andrew Bryant, 835 Market Street, Suite 850, S.F. Ca. 94103. Unused proceeds from the event will go towards a CCSF scholarship fund in the name of Trustee Rodel Rodis.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Elections
When: January 27, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Election of new officers for the 2009 year. Nominees are as follows:
President: Shona Gochenaur, Rafael Mandelman
Vice President Internal: Donna Linden
Vice President External: Hale Thompson
Vice President Political: Bobbie Lopez
Eboard Internal: Michael Lee
Eboard Political: Kimberly Alvarenga
Eboard Events and Fundraising: Catherine Cusic
Eboard Organizing: Kip Williams
Eboard Outreach (2 positions: Kurt Piamonte, Margot Reed, Patricia West
Recorder: Stephany Ashley, Maxine Doogan
Correspondent: Paul Hogarth
Treasurer: David Waggoner

January 28, 2009 - Wednesday
*City Lights Bookstore - "The War Comes Home"
When: January 28, 2009 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco
What: Aaron Glantz talks about his book "The War Comes Home" - the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Supervisor Eric Mar will give opening remarks.

January 29, 2009 - Thursday

Second Community Peace Meeting
When: January 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Everett Middle School, 450 Church, San Francisco
What: Follow-up meeting to the meeting held on September 9, 2008 in response to increased violence in the Mission District.
Information: Mission Community Council

India Basin Community Annual Meeting
When: January 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Pump It Up of San Francisco, the Inflatable Party Zone, 201 Mendell @ Newhall (one block north of Evans, San Francisco
What: Annual general meeting. Get information on IBNA's vision, past accomplishments, future community projects, events and participation in redevelopment and City Government planning for the area.

January 30, 2009 - Friday

California State Judge Herbert Donaldson
When: January 30, 2009 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Memorial service for Judge Herbert Donaldson.

January 31, 2009 - Saturday

Writers Remembered 2009 - A Bay Area Literary Tribute
When: January 31, 2009 - Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Koret Auditorium, Main Library, San Francisco
What: Join us as the local literary community gathers to honor the creative minds that passed away in 2008. Many Bay Area personalities will be honoring such writers as :
  • William F. Buckley
  • George Carlin
  • Hayden Carruth
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • James Crumley
  • Studs Terkel
  • Donald Westlake.
Hosted by writer Gerry Nicosia.

Gung Hay Fat Choy! - Chinese Newcomers Service Center
When: January 31, 2009
4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Chinese Newcomers Service Center. Good Luck Chinese Dinner celebrating the New Year - the Year of the Ox. Start the New Year right with the best Won Ton Soup, Chinese Chicken Salad, Lemon Shrimp, Cashew Chicken, Cha Sil, Toishan Brownies, Don Tot, and munch munch more ...too munch to list. Donor's Choice $15. up
Talented chefs: Leland Yee, Tom Ammiano, Carmen Chu, Ross Mirkarimi, Chris Daly, Eric Mar, Betty Yee, Irene Yee Riley, Renee Golanty-Koel, Stephanie Jee, Esther Marks, Jeannie Maher, Richard Ow, Ted Fang, Jessica Sykes, Lily Chan, Pam Brennan, Ann Kirk, Amy Cheng, Julia Ling, Jackie Kious, ElizaChan, Steve Lewey, Julie Soo, Agar Jaicks, Ed Sykes, Joan Simmons, Paul Page, Gimmy Park Li and Xing Chu Wang, Mark Leno, David Chiu, Sean Elsbernd, David Campos, John Avalos, Phil Ting, Jose Cisneros, Aaron Peskin, Peter and Mei Lam, Carlos Serrano-Quan, Ryszard Koprowski, Camilla Schneider, Eileen Kivlehan, Mabel Soo, Jerry Locsin, Francisco Hsieh, Arthur Chang, Steve Lewey, Josie Karydas, Dan Billings
RSVP: Jane Morrison 564-1482
Chinese Newcomers Service Center:
  • President: Karen Woo
  • Vice President: Irene Yee Riley
  • Secretary: Jerry Locsin
  • Treasurer: Thomas Yuen
  • Board: Candy Chan, Eric Cheung, Hubert Gee, Doris Grover, Hanna Leung, Bill Lock, Dennis Peng, Carlos Serrano-Quan, Virginia Sung, Maggie Wong, May Ann Wong
  • Executive Director: Anthony Ng

* KPFA -The War Comes Home Again
When: January 31, 2009 - Saturday
8 to 11 p.m.
Where: First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, Ca.
What: Aaron Glantz will discuss his book "The War Comes Home" - the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Other speakers include U.S. Army vet Walter Williams, other Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar.
Fundraiser for KPFA 94.1 FM $12. in advance - $15. at Door
Co-Sponsors: Courage to Resist, Craig Newmark, Global Exchange, Institute for the Study of Natural and Cultural Resources, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak out, Miliatry Law Task Force, National Lawyers' Guild, Pace e Bene, Swords to Plowshares, Veterans for Peace, Veterans for Common Sense

February 3, 2009 - Tuesday

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
When: February 3, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: Special guest: Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi. Also, election of Club officers.

"Howl On Trial"
When: February 3, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus, San Francisco
What: Discussion of book "Howl on Trial - The Battle for Free Expression" edited by Bill Morgan and Nancy J. Peters.

February 4, 2009 -Wednesday

*San Francisco for Democracy - Water Access Wars & Bush's War Crimes
When: February 4, 2009 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street (near California Street), S.F.
What: Meeting is devoted to discussing two challenges:
  • Access to clean water. Nancy Price of Alliance for Democracy will talk about the burgeoning water privatization crisis and some of the people fighting back.
  • Discussion on what action can be taken regarding the Bush Administration's torture legacy.
  • Panel "Will Bush, Cheney and Rumsfield Ever Be Tried for War Crimes"?
  • Participants: Ann Fagan Ginger of the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute
  • Anne Weills of Siegel & Yee
  • Dr. Uwe Jacobs of Survivors International

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