Friday, February 20, 2009

SPUR - Supervisor Eric Mar

Attended SPUR last night to hear Supervisor Eric Mar, our new supervisor from District One.

Supervisor Mar took a moment to talk about himself personally, so people would get to know him as a real person - not the person that was sometimes demonized during the campaign.

Besides being a lawyer, teacher at San Francisco State and being on the San Francisco School Board, Eric has been involved in immigrant rights, non-profits, environmental justice along with the living wage movement for the last 28 years.

Supervisor Mar is on the Government Audit Oversight Committee and the Land Use & Economic Development Committee of the Board of Supervisors. He wants to help small businesses in his District and wants to improve Muni and help families . He has concerns about the budget and wants to make responsible cuts.

SPUR - San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association -

Supervisor Eric Mar -
Aides: Cassandra Costello and Lin-Shao Chin

February 20, 2009 - Friday

Cracks in the Asphalt: Community Gardens in San Francisco
When: February 20, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m.
Where: Red Hill Books, 401 Cortland Avenue @ Bennington, San Francisco
What: Alex Hatch, author of handbook "Cracks in the Asphalt: Community Gardens in San Francisco". Guidebooks to thirty of the city's community gardens. Each entry is illustrated with garden photographs by Stacy Miller and neighborhood maps by Kim Beeman and includes a short history of the space, as well as directions and information. Free.

*Bill Ayers Author Event
When: February 20, 2009 - Friday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: "Against White Supremacy". Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn are former leaders of the Weatherman. They will discuss their book "Against White Supremacy".

February 21, 2009 - Saturday

2nd Annual NorCal Regional Grilled Cheese Invitational
When: February 21, 2009 - Saturday
Noon to 5 p.m.
Grilling starts at 1 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park, San Francisco
What: Grilled cheese sandwich contest. Attendees are handed sandwiches and rate them accordingly. Trophies will be given out. Free.

February 22, 2009 - Sunday

Academy Awards

February 23, 2009 - Monday

Rally to Save Public Access TV
When: February 23, 2009 - Monday
9:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall Steps
What: Press conference and rally in support of public access prior to 10 a.m. hearing before the Board of Supervisors' City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee.
Information: D. Boyer

*Land Use and Economic Development Committee - Board of Supervisors
When: February 23, 2009 - Monday
1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Item off agenda: Approving General Plan Amendment in connection with the Balboa Park Station Area Plan.
Members: Sophie Maxwell, Eric Mar and David Chiu

SFOP - 25th Anniversary "Soul of the City" event
When: February 23, 2009 - Monday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Farina Focaccia Cucina, 3560 18th Street between Valencia and Guerrero Streets, S.F.
What: Fundraising event for SFOP. 2009 Community Builder Award Honorees:
  • Margaret Brodkin
  • Union Bank of California Foundation
  • Sally Ann and Dan Ryan
Sponsors: Bank of the West, Bay Area Lisc (Stephanie Forbes), B.P.O.E. (Els #2091), California Pacific Medical Center, Church of the Epiphany, Coleman Advocates, Comcast Foundation, Congregation Sha-ar Zahav, Devine & Gong, Grace LDC, Jewish Community Federation (Daniel Sokatch), Kaiser Permanente, Laborer's Local 261, Lennar Urban, Office of Public Policy & Social Concerns of the Archdiocese of SF, Pier 39, Platinum Advisors, SF Health Plan, SF School Alliance Foundation, St. Anthony's LOC, St. Patrick's LOC, St. Paulus, Temple Imanu-El, Union Bank of California, United Educators of SF (Dennis Kelly), Wells Fargo Bank, Mike Allison, Anonymous, Warren Hellman, Heidi Hess and James Rucker, Ambassador James Hormel, John Jones Jr., Paula Morris, Miriam Rivera and Clint Korver, Bill Rosenfeld and Suzanne Rubel, Bill Russell-Shapiro, SFOP Staff, SFOP Executive Board, Diane Wilsey, Rabbi Camille Shira Angel, Betty Angevine, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Jean Fraser, Senator Mark Leno, Fr. Mickey McCormick, Joyce Newstat, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, Christa Roth, Sally Ann and Dan Ryan, Sherri and Joseph Sawyer, Darlene Zane and Reid Walden
Information: Reservations 415-565-0360

29th Annual Public Managerial Excellence Awards
When: February 23, 2009 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, North Light Court, San Francisco
What: Join Mayor Gavin Newsom and the chair of this year's event, Chris Gruwell, President of Platnum Advisors in congratulating Public Managerial Excellence Award winners:
Tangerine Brigham, Deputy Director of Healthy San Francisco Department of Public Health
Dan Kelly, Planning Director, Human Services Agency
Kevin Kone, Capital Finance Manager, San Francisco Airport Commission
California Academy of Sciences Rebuild Project Team of the Department of Public Works - Edgar Lopez, Manager and Brook Mebrahtu, Project Manager II
Transit Effectiveness Project of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Julie Kirschbaum, Program Manager
Britt Tanner, Acting Engineer
Sally Allen, Project Manager
Liz Garcia, Project Manager
Special Recognition Award: Clare Murphy, Executive Director, San Francisco Employee's Retirement System
Chair: Platinum Advisors
Advocates: Academy of Art University, AECOM, C2Mhill
Stewards: California Academy of Sciences, Comcast, KPMG, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Partners: Backstrom McCarley Berry & Co., LLC, Blue Shield, CBRE Consulting, HOK, MPA Design, Port of San Francisco, San Francisco Health Plan, San Francisco Mart, Shorenstein Company LLC, Sunset Scavenger, Webcor Builders Supporters: AGS, Inc., Andy and Sara Barnes, Robert Kuo Consulting LLC, Seifel Consulting, Inc.
Media Sponsors: The Registry
Catering Sponsor: SAVOR
Tickets: $75.

Police Commission Town Hall Meeting
When: February 23, 2009 - Monday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Richmond Recreation Center, 252 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Meeting to receive suggestions and comments regarding the Commission's search for Police Chief candidates.

District Three Democratic Club
When: February 23, 2009 - Monday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: General membership meeting with the election of officers and Rob Arnow from Common Cause speaks on the Fair Elections Now Act (Congress public campaign financing).

*Westside Democratic Club - Monthly Meeting
When: February 23, 2009 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Police Department Taraval District Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Items off the agenda:
  • Presentation about Citizen Hope by Community College Trustee Steve Ngo and/or Matt Haney.
  • Emergency preparedness presentation by Alan Wong from Red Cross.
  • Parkside library renovation campaign.
Information: Jim Weixel -

February 24, 2009 - Tuesday

SF Pride at Work - Rally and March - San Francisco Hotel Workers Rising
When: February 24, 2009 - Tuesday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Through a fair majority sign-up process, workers at the Intercontinental, W, Four Seasons, Omni, St. Regis, Vitale, Courtyard by Marriott Second Street and other hotels joined the union without the threats and intimidation of a anti-union campaign.
The Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf and Le Meridien hotels sill refuse to respect their workers' right to decide whether to organize. Join in a rally to call on these two hotels to give equal rights to their workers.

Police Commission Town Hall Meeting
When: February 24, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Southeast Community Center, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, Alex Pitcher Community Room,
San Francisco
What: Meeting to receive suggestions and comments regarding the Commission's search for Police Chief candidates.

Cesar Chavez Design Workshop #3
When: February 24, 2009 - Tuesday
6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Where: Leonard Flynn Elementary School, Auditorium, 3125 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco
What: Get involved in the development of the Cesar Chavez Street Design Plan
Information: cesarchavez/

*Excelsior District Improvement Association - Assessor Phil Ting
When: February 24, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: 45 Santa Rosa Avenue, between Mission and Alemany (in the basement) San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Assessor Phil Ting will be speaking about foreclosures and focusing on the Excelsior area.

Mayor's Open Space Task Force Meeting
When: February 24, 2009 - Tuesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where:Potrero Hill, 953 DeHaro, San Francisco
What: Outreach to seek the ideas and the priorities of neighbors and neighborhoods.

February 25, 2009 - Wednesday

Town Call Meeting - Immigrants Rights
When: February 25, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: St. Peters Church, 1245 Alabama Street, San Francisco
What: Town hall meeting on immigrants rights sponsored by San Francisco Immigrant Rights Committee.
  • Uphold the 1989 Sanctuary City Ordinance including ending police racial profiling and checkpoints.
  • Revised San Francisco's new juvenile justice policy that denies due process to immigrant youth by turning them over to ICE on mere suspicion of felony.
  • Fully and effectively implement the Municipal ID program.
  • Advocate to stop federal immigration raids and any SF Police Department collaboration with ICE.
  • Preserve funding for essential services for all, including immigrant youth and families.
Information: Evelyn Sanchez

Special Police Commission Meeting
When: February 25, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: St Mary's Cathedral Center, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco.
What: A special invitation has been extended to members of San Francisco faith based communities to attend.

Excelsior Branch Library - Woody Guthrie and the Great American Folksong
When: February 25, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Tim Holt will present a brief history of the American folksong, the the old-time ballads of Appalachia to the Depression era songs of Woody Gutrie. Tim Holt will sing a variety of American folksongs.
This program was made by a generous gift by Dolorous Knight to Friends of the San Francisco public library.

February 26, 2009 - Wednesday

Community Building Town Hall Meeting - A forum on the No on 8 Campaign
When: February 26, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 90 Grove Street, San Francisco
What: Open discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of the No on 8 campaign.
Members of the No on 8 Executive Committee, campaign consultants and staff will speak and respond to questions. This meeting takes place exactly a week before the California Supreme Court hearing on the case to overturn Prop. 8.

Mayor Gavin Newsom Town Hall Meeting
When: February 26, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Truckee High School, Cafeteria, 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Ca.
What: Town hall meeting with Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Mayor's Open Space Task Force
When: February 26, 2009 - Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Calvary Presbyterian Church Educational Center, 2515 Fillmore St., San Francisco
What: Outreach to seek ideas and the priorities of the neighbors and neighborhoods.

Richmond District Democratic Club - Disaster Preparedness
When: February 26, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza, SF
What: "Disaster Preparedness" Speaker: Alan Wong, American Red Cross. Be prepared.
Information: Richard Hansen 752-9412

Mostly British Film Series Opening Night
When: February 26, 2009 - Thursday
8 to 11 p.m.
Where: Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
What: First Bay Area screening of Colin Firth's new movie "Genova". Benefit for the Neighborhood Theater Foundation. Opening night screening and reception $25.

February 27, 2009 - Friday

*Implementation Process for Proposition 11
When: February 27, 2009 - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Office of the Courts, Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco
What: Redistricting The State Auditor's Office will be holding public meetings across the state to solicit input on how to make the recruitment and selection process for the citizens' redistricting commission as open and broad as possible.
Source: League of Women Voters of San Francisco

February 27, 2009 - Friday

*BrasilCuba-SF Carnaval Contingent Benefit Dance Party
When: February 27, 2009 - Friday
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Bollyhood Cafe, 3372 19th Street, between Mission and Capp Street, San Francisco
What: Rhythm and Motion/ODC in cooperation with Mission Boys and Girls Club invite you to a Benefit Dancy Party for BrasilCuba-SF Carnaval Contingent. Presenting "Las Amazonas- The Breath of the World" - Tania Santiago - Artistic Director in collaboration with Yismari Ramos Tellez and Consulting Choreographer Ramon Ramos Alavo. Dance to "Futuro Picante" - the hot and amazing Latin youth band from the heart of the Mission. FP-Timbale Player. Contribute to Culture and Community in your neighborhood. Live music, dancing, food and conversation - family friendly. This is a recession-fighting, stimulus-building party. No one turned away at the door. Sliding scale.

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