Thursday, March 12, 2009

Irish American Democratic Club - Party!








































































Attended St. Patrick's Day party held by the Irish American Democratic Club Thursday. Beautiful party celebrating St. Patrick's Day and a tip o' the hat to the memory of John Behanna.

Assembly Majority Whip Fiona Ma, City Treasurer Jose Cisneros and Assessor Phil Teng attended along with former Supervisors Aaron Peskin and Jake McGoldrick and candidate for Supervisor in District Eight - Rebecca Prozan.

The Irish American Democratic Club has many loyal members and friends - a nice way to begin the St. Patrick's Day festivities.

Pictures:
Eileen Kivlehan, Linda Post, Assembly Majority Whip Fiona Ma
John O'Riordan
Helen Meyers

March 13, 2009 - Friday

Pink Friday - Stand Up for Schools
When: March 13, 2009 - Friday
What: Wear pink on Friday, March 13th and Stand Up for Schools!
Information: pinkfriday09.org

Supervisor John Avalos Office-Warming and Discussion
When: March 13, 2009 - Friday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Supervisor John Avalos from District 11 will be formally kicking off a new campaign to help bridge the gap between the legislative branch of government and grass roots entities. A brief warming party will be followed by a serious discussion about the next steps to take as a community. There will be snacks and refreshments.
RSVP REQUIRED 415-554-6975

Book Passage - Lisa Lutz
When: March 13, 2009 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: Book Passage, Ferry Building, San Francisco
What: Lisa Lutz talks about her novel "Revenge of the Spellmans". ( I loved this book!) Funny and placed in San Francisco.
Information: bookpassage.com

March 14, 2009 - Saturday

*San Francisco Coalition to Save Public Health
When: March 14, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: 17th Street and Kansas Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Coalition to Save Public Health and SEIU 1021 are sponsoring Saturday Outreach days. With door-hangers and flyers, they will knock on doors and talk to people in various neighborhoods throughout the city. They are telling people about the effects of these cuts.
Information: savepublichealth.wordpress.com

*Inner Sunset Free Walking Tour
When: March 14, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to Noon
Where: Corner of Arguello and Hugo Streets, San Francisco
What: Lorri Ungaretti, author of "San Francisco's Sunset District" is giving a walking tour of the Inner Sunset. Walk is given through San Francisco City Guides.
Information: sfcityguides.org

San Francisco Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
When: March 14, 2009 - Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Second and Market and moves on to City Hall. Festival will take place before, during and after the Parade at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza and on Grove Street, Polk to Larkin Street.

*San Patricios - St. Patrick's Day Parade
When: March 14, 2009 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 2nd and Market Streets, San Francisco
What: San Patricios are marching in St. Patrick's Day Parade. Irish/Mexican Unit #90. Mark Day, Producer/Director of the documentary "The San Patricios" and Chuck Ayala, President of Centro Latino Services for the Elderly are honored guests.

POWER - Bayview Office Grand Opening Party
When: March 14, 2009 - Saturday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: 4923 3rd Street, San Francisco
What: POWER (People Organized to Win Employments Rights) has a new office in the Bayview.
Come help celebrate and warm the new space, while raising some funds to help cover the cost of the move. Good food, drinks, music, live performances, games for kids. Get updates on upcoming Bayview campaigns, actions and cultural events in 2009. Any and all donations accepted.
Information: jaron@peopleorganized.org

HBO - Will Ferrell - You're Welcome America - A final night with George W. Bush
When: March 14, 2009 - Saturday
9 p.m.
What: Live broadcast of the comedian's Broadway hit about POTUS No. 43

March 15, 2009 - Sunday

Fundraiser for El Tecolote Newspaper
When: March 15, 2009 - Sunday
3 to 8 p.m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Support your local independent press. El Tecolote is a community-based bilingual newspaper in San Francisco Mission District. $6 to $20. sliding scale.
Information: maduenas@accionlatina.org

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
When: March 15, 2009 - Sunday
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: 62 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: You and your friends are invited to enjoy a visit by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.
Let's keep Barbara Boxer where we need her - in the United States Senate. Reelection is in 2010.
Co-Hosts: Agar Jaicks, Jane Morrison, Esther Marks, Ann Kirk & Ed Sykes, Gimmy Park Li and Molley and Richard Lowry.
Boxer World Champions: Mark Leno, Fiona Ma, Tom Ammiano, Carole Migden, Democratic Women's Forum, Joe Ansel, Dennis Antenore, Judith Avery, Rachel Balyeat, Robert Dockendorff, Louise and James Frankel, Dick Grosboll, Bette Landis, Jon Henry Kouba and Mark Eriksson, Deborah Skidmore, Michael Wong
Boxer Champions: Aaron Peskin, Claudia Abernathy, William Barnaby, Alec Bash, Ray Berard, Pamela Brennan, Robert Champlain, Francee Covington, Allan Cruse, Ina Dearman, Conny Ford, Frankie J. Gillette, Jackieline Goosby, Claire Harrison, Victor and Lorraine Honig, Helen Hui,Ruth Kadish, George Lorenzetti, Josie Karydas, Dr. and Mrs. John Kerner, Esther Marks, Lawrence B. Martin, Sylvia McLaughlin, Carl Natvig, Zoanne Nordstrom, Mitzi Raas, Gimmy Park Li, Camilla Lynn Schneider, Joan Simmons, Darshan & Olivia Singh, Julie Soo, Shirley and Jim Suhrer, Elizabeth Theil.
Donor's Choice: $35, $50 $75 or Boxer Champion $100 to $200 Boxer World Champion $250 to $500. RSVP information 415-564-1482

Irish Literary and Historical Society 62nd Annual Banquet with Sheriff Hennessey
When: March 15, 2009 - Sunday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Marine's Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What: 62nd Annual Saint Patrick's Banquet with Guest Speaker Sheriff Michael Hennessey.
$75.
Details and reservation: Eileen Kivlehan 415-681-2078 (advance reservations/payment required, no walk-in on the night)
ILHSSf.org

March 16, 2009 - Monday

*Public Safety Committee - Board of Supervisors
When: March 16, 2009 - Monday
11 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda item: Executive search for a new Chief of the San Francisco Police Department. Hearing on the process that the San Francisco Police Commission will follow to conduct the executive search for a new Chief of the San Francisco Police Department.
Members: David Campos, Ross Mirkarimi, Michela Alioto-Pier
Information: sfgov.org/sitebdsupvrs_page

*Commonwealth Club - Stan Greenberg
When: March 16, 2009 - Monday
5:30
Where: 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Hear Stan Greenberg discuss his book " Dispatches from the War Room". Known as the "father of modern polling techniques". $15. non members
Information: commonwealthclub.org

*Open Space Workshop
When: March 16, 2009 - Monday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Joe DiMaggio Rec Center, 651 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: The City is soliciting your participation and opinions about the future of Open Space in San Francisco.
Information: openspacesf.org

*Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier
When: March 16, 2009 - Monday
7 to 8 p.m.
Where: It's a Grind, 1800 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting with featured speaker Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier.
Information: middlepolk.org

*Help the Sierra Club sing for their support
When: March 16, 2009 - Monday
7:30 p.m. to Midnight
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Host is Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter. Karaoke for a good cause. Saving the planet by switching to a clean energy economy and preserving open space. Cheap drinks. Fun times. Cover is $10-20 sliding scale.
Source: facebook.com/home.php

March 17, 2009 - Tuesday

St. Patrick's Day!!!! - wear green

*Farley's - 20th Anniversary
When: March 17, 2009 - Tuesday
9 a.m. to Noon
Where: 1315 18th Street, San Francisco
What: 20th Anniversary of famous coffee spot "Farley's - Community in a Cup". They are throwing a big party. Live bagpipes and Irish music. "Soul Delights" dance concert 8 to 10 p.m.
Information: farleycoffee.com

*SPUR - Next steps for the Central Subway
When: March 17, 2009 - Tuesday
12:30 to 1:30
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
What: Central Subway extension of the T-Third from the Caltrain Station to Chinatown is planned and paid for. SPUR's Steve Taber will present his thoughts on what's next for the Central Subway. $5. non-members
Information: spur.org

*Gray Panthers- "Revival of the Labor Movement in America: Are We Ready?"
When: March 17, 2009 - Tuesday
1 p.m.
Where: Unitarian-Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Panel:
  • Earl Gilman - SFGP member, former chapter president of SEIU Local 535. He will give overview of labor including NAFTA.
  • Kay McVay - past president of the California Nurses Association, speaking on positive changes in the CNA, and the struggle for universal single payer health care.
  • Denis Mosgofian, past president Local 4-N of the Graphic Communication Conference of the Teamster's Union speaking on labor and the current economic crisis.
  • Michael Rubin from SEIU Member Activists for Reform Today discusses the urgent need for rank-and-file members to take back their unions.
Information: graypanther-sf@sbcglobal.net


*San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: March 17, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
  • Declaring the City's intention to appropriate available Rainy Day Reserve funds to the San Francisco Unified School District.
  • Urging passage of the Marijuana Control, Regulation and Education ACT (AB 390) which would tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.
  • Urging President Barack Obama and Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein to appoint a new U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California.
  • Adopting a proposed schedule of audits to be conducted of programs of City and County departments.
  • Supporting Senate Bill 810, the California Health Insurance Reliability Act.
Information: sfgov.org/sitebdsupvrs

*Single Payer Now
When: March 17, 2009 - Tuesday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
1:30 p.m.
What: Pubic comment on Single payer legislation, SB 810. Press conference by Single Payer Now will be held at Noon.
Information: singlepayernow.net

*Conversation About the Chronicle
When: March 17, 2009 - Tuesday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is sponsoring a public discussion abut severe cutbacks and the threatened closure of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Source: facebook.com/event

*Mayor Gavin Newsom
When: March 17, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: West Los Angeles, Santa Monica High School, South Gymnasium, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, Ca.
What: Town hall meeting with Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Information: gavinNewsom.com

March 18, 2009 - Wednesday
*San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Eric Mar
When: March 18, 2009 - Wednesday
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 235 Montgomery, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Meet Supervisor Eric Mar from District One. Soup provided by SF Soup Company.
RSVP paleman@sfchamber.com
Information: sfchamber.com

*Richmond Community/Police Forum
When: March 18, 2009 - Wednesday
1 p.m.
Where: 251 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. SFPD Fraud Inspector Gregory Ovanessian will speak about criminal scams and confidence schemes.
Information: richmondforum.wordpress.co

*SWL 337 development
When: March 18, 2009 - Wednesday
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Prologis Exhibit Hall (255 Channel Street, west of Fourth Street) San Francisco.
What: Receive a presentation and share your thoughts with the SWL 337 development team.
Information: sfport.com/sw1337

*Police Commission Meeting
When: March 18, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Police Commission Meeting. I don't have agenda yet.
Information: sfgov.org/site/police

*San Francisco Immigrant Rights Defense Committee
When: March 18, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Police Commission Meeting. Demand and advocate to stop federal immigration raids, and any SFPD collaboration witch ICE.
Information: angelic@asianlawcaucus.org

*Open Space Workshop
When: March 18, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Arc of San Francisco, 180 11th Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: The City is soliciting your participation and opinions about the future of Open Space in San Francisco.
Information: openspacesf.org

*Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority
When: March 18, 2009 - Wednesday
6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Sundance Kabuki Cinemas and O Izakaya Lounge at Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco
What: Documentary on the late Congresswoman Patsy Mink. There will be a reception at Hotel Kabuki's O Izakaya Lounge following film. The filmmaker Kim Bassford will be at the reception as well as Patsy's daughter Wendy.
Tickets: festival.asianamericanmedia.org/2009/box-office/how-to-buy-tickets
Source: facebook.com/events

*Noe Valley Democratic Club - Budgets, planning and Economy
When: March 18, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: Nani Coloretti, Budget Director for the Office of the Mayor and Gina Antonini, Field Representative for Governor Swartzenegger will discuss the issues confronting the City of San Francisco and Governor of the State of California.
Information: molly@ffrsf.com

*Mayor Gavin Newsom
When: March 18, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: San Diego County, Monroe Clark Middle School, Auditorium, 4388 Thorn Street, San Diego, Ca.
What: Town hall meeting with Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Information: gavinNewsom.com

March 19, 2009 - Thursday

*California Correctional Crisis
When: March 19, 2009 - Thursday
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: California State Building, 350 McAllister, San Francisco
What: Conference hosted by the University of California, Hastings and the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal will address a variety of issues and concerns pertinent to the current correctional strategies and institutions in California, and will foster a conversation between academics, policymakers, and activists, on possible solutions. Subjects to be be discussed: sentencing policies, alternatives to sentencing, prison overcrowding, special populations in prison, the prison medical system, dangerousness, risk and release and parole and re-entry. Free.
Information: cacorrectionalcrisis.org
Source: facebook.com/events


*Steve Conley - Celebration of Life and Fundraiser
When: March 19, 2009 - Thursday
4 to 10 p.m.
Where: Swig Bar, 561 Geary Street, San Francisco
What: Celebration of Steve Conley's life. Community members are invited to celebrate the achievements and friendship of Steve Conley, who passed away Jan. 23rd. Irish entertainment, remembrances, doorprizes. Donations accepted for a memorial fund in Steve's name.
Information: stevanconnelly.blogspot.com

*SFPD Top Cop Selection Process and You
When: March 19, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tenderloin Police Station Community Room, 301 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: Community Leadership Alliance is sponsoring meeting with moderator Peter Jamison from the SF Weekly with panel: Members of the San Francisco Police Commision. Special Presentation: Innovations In Local Government "Community Policing Best Practices". Speaker: Alejandro Vilchez
The panel of police commissioner/s will be asked to explain to the audience the official process for selecting a new SFPD Chief, and how citizen input will be used in the selection process.
The citizens of San Francisco will be afforded the opportunity to share with the panel what they personally feel the SFPD could/should be doing to be more efficient.
Information: communityleadershipalliance.net admin@communityleadershipalliance.net

*NOPNA- Monthly Meeting
When: March 19, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Cafe Neon, 1801 McAllister at Baker Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Topics include update from the San Francisco Bike Coalition and Bay to Breakers race.
Information: nopna.org

*Eureka Valley Promotion Association
When: March 19, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Castro Meeting Room (above Bank of America), San Francisco
What: Focus Topic: Economic Development and Small Business Panel with Steve Adams, MUMC and Ken Stram, LGBT Center and a local real estate Broker.
Information: scott.wiener@evpa.org

March 20, 2009 - Friday

*Bike to work with Supervisor Eric Mar
When: March 20, 2009 - Friday
8 am. to 9 a.m.
Where: Velo Rouge Cafe, 798 Arguello, San Francisco
What: Meet your Richmond District Supervisor. Bike to work with Richmond District residents and friends of Supervisor Eric Mar.
Source: facebook.com/events

*Digital TV Transition
When: March 20, 2009 - Friday
1 to 2 p.m.
Where: Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave., San Francisco
What: Assembly Majority Whip Fiona Ma and Commissioner Rachelle Chong of the California Public Utilities Commission invite you to join them for:
  • DTV Transition - What you need to know
  • Demonstration of DTV Converter Box
  • Glenn Phillips, Federal Communications Commission
  • Plus, find ot how to lower your utility bills.
*CUAV turns 30!
When: March 20, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m.
Where: 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco
What: Community Against Violence (CUAV) will celebrate 30 years of supporting survivors and transforming communities. Honorees Assemblymenber Tom Ammiano and the late Hank Wilson, Ground Spark, INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence and Fresh Meat Productions. Food, silent auction. $40., $80
Information: cuav.org

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