Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"Lock them in a room"

Attended the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday - dynamic was different - there seems to be better communication between Supervisors and ease in running the meeting.

Community Justice Center and Mission Street Theater vote to override the mayor's veto failed .
Two "messy" items - Community Justice Center will be up for budget cuts anyway and the Mission Street Theater vote was because of a clerical error.

Supervisor David Campos continued his "Campos rules" indicating that if the Mayor vetoes legislation based in some one's District, the mayor should contact the Supervisor first and advise the Supervisor that he is going to veto legislation in their district (sounds right to me).

Supervisors are proposing items to increase revenue including vehicle license fees, gross receipts tax and set-aside legislation being proposed by Supervisors Mirkarimi, David Chiu and Elsbernd.

Supervisor Bevan Dufty said there should be three actions at the same time : consideration of budget cuts, give backs from employees and increased revenue. As Supervisor Dufty said "I would put everyone in a locked room until they came up with a solution". Sounds good - especially if the Mayor was in the room!

At 4 p.m. there was a demonstration by San Francisco Educators and Parents to Stop the Budget Cuts. They handed out badges that said "Stop the Race to the Bottom! Protect Public Education". Petitions are being gathered to protest cuts.
Information: www.uesf.org

February 4, 2009 -Wednesday

City and County of San Francisco Budget and Finance Committee
When: February 4, 2009 - Wednesday
1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Item off agenda:
Budget updates: Hearing to consider budget updates from the Mayor's Budget Office, the Controller's Office and various City Departments
Members: John Avalos, Ross Mirkarimi and Carmen Chu
Information: sfgov.org/site/bdsupvrs

Northeast Waterfront Advisory Group
When: February 4, 2009 - Wednesday
5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Port of San Francisco offices located at Pier 1, Embarcadero at Washington Street, Bayside 1 Conference Room, San Francisco
What: Meeting Items off agenda:
  • Presentation of Exploratorium Project at Piers 15/17
  • Overview and discussion of proposed development for Seawall Log 351: 8 Washington Mixed-Used Project.
Information: Jennifer.sobol@sfport.com
Source: thebarbarycoastnews.com

Celebrate the 36th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade
When: February 4, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: The Latino/Hispanic Community Room A, The San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street at Grove, San Francisco
What: NARAL Pro-Choice California is pleased to present "A Choice Conversation with Rose Aguilar". She will discuss her new book "Red Highways: A Liberal's Journey into the Heartland".
NARAL Pro-Choice California State Director Amy Everitt will provide an update on the threats to reproductive rights throughout the country and what we can do to ensure that all women have access to the freedom and privacy promised under Roe. Light refreshments will be provided. Event is free of charge.
RSVP: Lindsay Criswell LCriswell@ProChoiceAmerica.org
Information: www.prochoicecalifornia.org/action/events

Chinese for Affirmative Action Membership Meeting
When: February 4, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Gordon J. Lau Elementary School, 950 Clay Street, San Francisco
What: Discussion with newly elected San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, Supervisor Carmen Chu and Supervisor Eric Mar. $20. donation suggested for non-CAA members.
RSVP by contacting Eric Li at eli@caasf.org
Source: ericmar.com

2009-10 Budget Workshops - San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
When: February 4, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Sunset Recreation Center, 2201 Lawton Street at 28th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Help set priorities and develop strategies to generate more funds for San Francisco parks and recreation programs. You will learn about the Department's budget and the fiscal challenges we face and engage in a conversation about how to address them.
Information: www.parks.sfgov.org

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.
Information: sf4dem.com
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
San Francisco Police Commission
When: February 4, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m. (note different time)
Where: City Call, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Regular meeting. Items off agenda:
  • Chief's Report - update on significant policing efforts by Department members.
  • Status reports on Chief of Police executive search. Rules and procedures for Patrol Specials. Subcommittee on Violent Crime.
Information: www.sfgov.org/site/police

Zen Center Quarterly open meeting
When: February 4, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: City Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco
What: Discussion to talk about the Zen Center's vision to Widen the Circle of our Dharma Activities and offerings. They will describe the plans, programs and initiatives they have been developing over the past several years.
Information: ccoffice@sfzc.org news.sfzc.org

February 5, 2009 - Thursday

Planning Commission Meeting
When: February 5, 2009 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Regular meeting. Item off agenda:
  • 988 Valencia Street, American Apparel
Commissioners: Ron Miguel, Christina R. Olague, Michael J. Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Willilam L. Lee, Kathrin Moore and Hisashi Sugaya
Information: sfgov.org/site/planning

SPUR - Supervisor John Avalos
When: February 5, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
What: Meet new Supervisor John Avalos from District 11. $5. for non-members
Information: www.spur.org

Appointments Training Workshop for Women
When: February 5, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: UCSF Health Sciences West 302, San Francisco
What: California Women Lead, the UCSF Center for Gender Equity and UCSF Community and Governmental Relations invite you to a workshop to learn how to apply for and get appointed to boards and commissions. This free workshop will guide you through the appointments process:
  • Making you aware of the board and commission openings in your area.
  • Helping you assess your strengths through a Personal Inventory worksheet
  • Guiding you through the application process.
  • Helping you learn about the State appointments process.

  • Fiona Ma, Assemblymember from the 12th District
  • John Cruz, Appointments Secretary, Office of the Governor
  • Sophie Maxwell, San Francisco Supervisor
  • Rachel Michelin, Executive Director/CEO California Women Lead & Gubernatorial Appointee

Co-hosted by the California Commission on the Status of Women.
RSVP by Monday, February 2, 2009 www.cawomenlead.org
Sponsors: Kaiser Permanente, Eli Lilly, California Association of Health Underwriters and State Farm Insurance, San Francisco Women's Political Committee, EMERGE, National Women's Political Caucus in San Francisco and the San Francisco Department of the Status of Women.
Information: www.cawomenlead.org

*Latino Community Reception honoring Supervisor John Avalos and Supervisor David Campos
When: February 5, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Don Ramon, 225 11th Street, San Francisco
What: Come and toast a historic election. Latino Unidos made a difference. Honoring Supervisor John Avalos and Supervisor David Campos.
Host Committee: Jose Cisneros, Dennis Herrera, Luis Cancel, Luis Herrera, Chris Igleslas, Accion Latina, CARECEN, Centro Latino de San Francisco, Dolores Street Community Services, El Tecolote, Galeria de La Raza, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, Homey, Hispanic Contractors Association, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Latin American Teachers Association, Latina/Chicana Foundation, Latino Community Foundation, Latino Issues Form, Latino Police Officers Association, Latino Steering Committee, La Raza Central Legal, La Raza Infomacion Center, La Raza Lawyers Association, La Voz Latina, Mission Anti-displacement Coalition, Mexican Museum, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Mission Economic Development Association, Mission Housing Development Corporation, Mission Language and Vocational School, Mission Neighborhood Centers and San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Sponsors: Casa Sanchez, Hispanic Contractors Association, La Raza Lawyers, Latino Police Officers Association, Eli Aramburo, Anne Cervantes, Ana Perez, Sam Ruiz
RSVP: earamburo@aol.com

February 6, 2009 - Friday

*Black History Month Kickoff
When: February 6, 2009 - Friday
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services and the San Francisco African American Historical Cultural Society invite you to join them at the 2009 Black History Month Kickoff Celebration.

February 7, 2009 - Saturday

Bell Market Employee Farewell
When: February 7, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Park adjacent to Noe Valley Farmer's Market, San Francisco
What: Ceremony to honor Bell Market employees. Join the Board of the Noe Valley Farmer's Market and other long-time shoppers and neighbors in honoring the service provided by the workers of Bell Market which will permanently close on February 15, 2009. (will be replaced by Whole Foods).
Information: noevalleysf.blogspot.com

Chinese New Year Festival and Parade

Wine and Wishes 2009 benefiting the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation
When: February 7, 2009 - Saturday
5 to 7:30 p.m. Gourmet Food an Wine Tasting
8 to 11 p.m. - Winemaker Dinner
Where: Treasure Island, San Francisco
What: An exceptional epicurean experience highlighting the extraordinary chefs and winemakers of the Bay Area. Samplings from over 60 restaurants and wineries. Executive chefs: Daniel Patterson, Coi Restaurant, Elizabeth Falkner, Citizen Cake & Orson, Roland Passot, La Folie, Emily Luchetti, Farallon, Nick's Cove and Waterbar. Gourmet Tasting $150 per person; Winemaker Dinner $350 per person.
Contact Information: events@makewish.org www.makewish.org

*World Affairs Council - Madeleine Albright and Daughters
When: February 7, 2009 - Saturday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Intercontinental, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: Sharing Values Across Generations - Madeleine Albright and Daughters. Join in honoring former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and her daughters, Alice, Anne and Katie, in conversation with Jane Wales, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Northern California and the Global Philanthropy Forum.
Co-Chairs: Sara and Sohaib Abbasi, Safia Abbasi and Falz Abbasi, Maureen Blanc & Family, Joanna Ballou and Ruthie Conway Ballou, Senator Boxer and Family, Elizabeth Colton & Family, Simone Coxe, Michael and Susan Dorsey and Family, Bill Draper, Senator Dianne Feinstein Richard C. Blum and Judge Katherine Feinstein, Richard and Bea Heggie, Martha Sam Hertelendy, George and Beverly James, David and Anita Keller, Lisa nad Charly Kleissner and Family, Carol Larson and Hana & Britta Kajimura, Susan & Gib Myers, JaMel & Tom Perkins, Carrie Schwab Pomerantz, Harriet Meyer Quarre & Simone Quarre, Kavita N. Ramdas and Mira Husnara Ahmad, Anne Kenner and Jim, Sally & Will Scopa, Roselyne Chroman Swig and Susan Swig
Dinner Ticket: $300.
Information: www.itsyourworldorg

February 8, 2009 - Sunday

*Carolyn Cassady Booksigning
When: February 8, 2009 - Sunday
1 to 7 p.m.
Where: Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, San Francisco
What: Fourth Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash with special guest Carolyn Cassady. Carolyn will be signing her recently updated and re-released "Off the Road". There will be a silent auction, a raffle, special guests and musical interludes.
Information: www.thebeatmuseum.org

Winemakers of the Richmond District and Upper Panhandle and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library - Wine Tasting
When: February 8, 2009 - Sunday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Presidio Golf Course, 300 Finlley Road @ Arguello Gate, San Francisco
What: Wine Tasting Event. Enjoy appetizers and tasting from twenty wineries.
Participating Wineries, AP Vin, August West, Barham Mendelsohn, Calera, Carica, Foggy Bridge, Freeman, Harrington, Husic, Ici/La-Bas, Karen Culler, Mojon's Bench, Peay, Pellegrini Family Vineyards, Qupe, Roar, The Industrial, Uvaggio, Verdad, Wolfe Family Vineyards
Tickets $50 each. All proceeds benefit the Richmond District Libraries Campaign that is raising funds to furnish and equip the Richmond/Senator Milton Marks and Anza Branches.
Information: Marian Chatfield-Taylor marian.ctaylor@friendssfpl.org

February 9, 2009 - Monday

*California, the Crisis and the Next Social Contract
When: February 9, 2009 - Monday
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, Blue Room, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: New America Foundation will host a daylong conference to bring together state and national leaders in the areas of health care, economic growth and infrastructure and higher education to discuss how the current crisis is challenging states and threatening the economic opportunity and security that is essential to an attainable American Dream.
Participants include Amy Dominguez-Arms, Leif Wellington Haase, Bill Lockyer, David Osborne, F. Noel Perry, Matt Salo, Roy Romer, Pat Callan, Michael Dannenberg, Gary Locke, Kim Belshe, Jacob Hacker, Crystal Hayling, Len Nichols, Carol Galante, Rey Ramsey and Lisa Margonelli. Free Event
Information: www.newamerica.net/events/2009/ca_crisis_nsc
Claudie Kiti Bustamante bustamante@newamerica.net

*Alice B. Toklas Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club - Meeting
When: February 9, 2009
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center at Market at Octavia, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. 2009 Board takes over.
Information: alicebtoklas.org

*Edward Albee
When: February 9, 2009
8 p.m.
Where: JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Evening with three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. $25. Public
Information: tickets.jccsf.org

February 10, 2009 - Tuesday

SPUR - The future of San Francisco's Waterfront Open Space
When: February 10, 2009 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
What: From Crissy Field on the north to being-planned Seawall Lot 337 south of the ballpark to Bayfront Park at Mission Bay to a proposed park at Hunter's Point designed for ArcEcology and the California Coastal Commission, Hargreaves Associates landscape architects are helping determine how San Francisco meets its edge. Join Senior principal Mary Margaret Jones as she discusses how each are different, who they serve, and what they are intended to make in totality. $5. non - members
Information: www.spur.org

*Black History Month - Celebrating Change
When: February 10, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology, 2415 Third Street, Suite 230, San Francisco
What: Join BAYCAT in celebrating Black History Month. CBS 5 and The CW 44/Cable 12 invite you to Black History Month. Join Robert Lyles, CBS 5 Reporter as Master of Ceremonies.
Rosa sat, so Martin could walk, Martin walked so Obama could run, Obama ran so our children could fly.
RSVP: rsvp@kpix.cbs.com
Source: bapd.org

San Jose Town Hall with Gavin Newsom
When: February 10, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Roosevelt Community Center, 901 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, Ca.
Information: conversation@gavinNewsom.com

February 11, 2009 - Wednesday

*Mayors' Newsom and Dellums Economic Forecast
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
7:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: San Francisco Hilton, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: Mayor Newsom and Mayor Dellums will discuss the future of their cities at the San Francisco Business Times Annual Mayors' Economic Forecast Breakfast. $95.
Information: Jacquie Bischoff jbischoff@bizjournals.com

*SPUR - Funding services during a budget crisis: Ideas from the Municipal Executives' Association
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
Where: SPUR, 312 Sutter, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
What: MEA has been working with the City on a comprehensive and collaborative effort to improve how San Francisco funds and sustains vital services. New Report "A Call for Policy-Based Budgeting in an Era of Diminishing Resources and Expanding Needs". Eileen Hirst, MEA President and Rebecca Rhine, MEA Executive Director share their ideas. $5 non-members
Information: sfmea.com
Spur: www.spur.org

*Access to Quality Education
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m. Donnor Reception
7 to 8:30 p.m. Evening Program
Where: San Francisco Day School, 350 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join Breakthrough San Francisco at SFDS (formerly Summerbridge) for a special fundraising event in celebration of our 15th Anniversary. "Access to Quality Education: Challenges and Solutions". Speakers: Carlos Garcia, Al Adams and David E. Jackson.
Information: breakthroughcollaborative.org
RSVP: Elane Foppiano efoppiano@yahoo.com

*San Francisco Women's Political Committee - Happy Hour
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Soluna Lounge, 272 McAllister, San Francisco
What: Happy hour.
Information: sfwpc.org

*Open Space Community Workshop
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Crocker Amazon Clubhouse, Moscow Street at Italy Avenue, San Francisco
What: Soliciting participation and opinions about the future of open space in San Francisco. Hosted by Friends and Advocates of Crocker Amazon and the Excelsior, the District 11 Council and New Mission Terrace.
Information: www.openspacesf.org

*Lost Landscapes III: Film Fragments of San Francisco
When: February 11, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Counterpulse, 1310 Mission Street at 9th Street, San Francisco
What: Rick Prelinger presents new material including family life in the neighborhoods and newly discovered color footage of the Golden Gate International Exposition. Audience helps identify mysterious rarely-seen views of San Francisco Free
Information: www.counterpulse.org

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