Saturday, March 14, 2009

Senator Barbara Boxer - Fourth Term!








































































Trip to the famous Woodland Avenue to hear Senator Barbara Boxer talk about the 2010 campaign and answer questions from the audience.

The room was jammed packed with loyal friends of Barbara Boxer. Assembly Majority Whip Fiona Ma, past President of the Board of Supervisor Aaron Peskin, past Supervisor Jake McGoldrick and District 8 candidate for Supervisor Rafael Mandelman were all in attendance.

The Senator talked about being true to your self and looking to the future. Senator Boxer is Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. She called the GOP the party of "nope".

She talked about the economy, global warming, infrastructure and unemployment, a new wilderness bill and earmarks. Now that Barack Obama is our President, we need to share the burden and help.

Questions from the audience included crimes against women, Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier, pro choice, stimulus money for small business and tenants, universal health care and no child left behind. This crowd was very serious (not like the "joy" of last year after Obama was nominated).

As always, Barbara thanked everyone in the room, she remembered how hard her race for Congress was year's ago - she has a soft spot for San Francisco.

The co-hosts Agar Jaicks and Jane Morrison were the hit of the fundraiser - Senator Boxer thanked them and gave each one of them "Boxer Shorts". Agar couldn't resist - like a little kid
he came in at the end and showed off his "Boxer Shorts" - so cute!!!

Pictures:
Senator Barbara Boxer
Jane Morrison and Agar Jaicks
Betty Bressington and Sharon Gadberry
Senator Boxer and Agar Jaicks

Information: barbaraboxer.com

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

* Huge 2009 St. Patrick's Day Block Party
When: March 17, 2009 - Tuesday
3 to 11 p.m.
Where: 301 Sacramento Street (@ Front Street, San Francisco
What: Royal Exchange and Harringtons throw giant impromptu beer garden. Live music from Wonderbread5. Free.
Source: fundcheaptsf.com


*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.
Forum participants:
  • Neil Henry, Dean, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
  • Dr. Dina Ibrahim, Director of Broadcast Journalism, San Francisco State University
  • Kevin Keane, Executive Editor, Bay Area News Group-East Bay
  • Bruce Brugmann, Publisher, San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • David Cohn Founder, Spot.US
  • Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig, Editor, The Public Press
  • Louis Freedberg, Director, California Media Collaborative
  • Carl Hall, Local Rep, California Media Workers' Guild
  • Martin Reynolds, Editor, Oakland Tribune
  • Dr. David Robinson, Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business
  • Owen Rogers, Partner, IDEO
  • Ricardo Sandoval, Board President SPJ Northern California Chapter and Assistant City Editor, Sacramento Bee
  • David Weir, Veteran Journalist, BNET
  • Tom Murphy, Social Entrepreneur, RedwoodAge.com
  • Newswire21.org
  • City Officials expected to participate.
  • Co-moderators: Rose Aguilar and Hana Baba both from public radio station KALW-FM 91.7
Broadcast live on the Internet over SFGTV;s web site (sfgov.org/sfgtv allowing community members to submit questions before or during the program (email: SPJChron@gmail.com; Twitter #SPJChron). The forum also will be recorded for broadcast on SFGTV and KALW-FM.
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. Off Agenda:
  • Update on significant policing efforts by Department members
  • 2008 Crime trends and homicide overview
  • Status Reports: Chief of Police executive search, rules and procedures for patrol specials

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

*True Cost of War
When: March 19, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: SEIU Local 1021 Union Hall, 350 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco
What: Sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Jack Rasmus, author and professor of economics will speak about the war, militarism and the economic meltdown, followed by a discussion. Food will be served at 6 p.m. Program starts at 6:45.

*Community Safety Camera (CSC) Program
When: March 19, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 278, San Francisco
What: Community meeting on the Community Safety Camera program. The purpose of the meeting is to invite public input on CSC. A recently released report prepared by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) evaluates CSC. A summary of the CITRIS report and a copy of the power point will be presented.
RSVP and Information: If you plan on attending this meeting please contact the San Francisco Police Department Public Affairs office secretary. Ms. Vinnie Lew vinnie.lew@sfgov.org

*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 Commission: Theresa Sparks, President, David Onek and Police Chief Heather Fong. 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

*Jay Leno - Guest: President Barack Obama
When: March 19, 2009 - Thursday
11:30 p.m.

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.
*Mayor Gavin Newsom
When: March 20, 2009 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, Ca.
What: Town Hall Meeting
Information: rsvp2@gavinnewsom.com

*Books, Inc. - Eve Pell
When: March 20, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m.
Where: Books, Inc., Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Eve Pell will talk about her book "We Used to Own the Bronx".
Information: booksinc.net

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

March 21, 2009 - Saturday

*Coalition to Save Public Health
When: March 21, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: SEIU 1021, 17th Street and Kansas Street
What: Saturday Outreach days. Door-hangers and flyers, knock on doors and talk to people about the effects of cuts.
Information: Alysabeth Alexander 415-759-3977

*Gustafer Yellowgold's Golden Heart Symphony
When: March 21, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Presidio Middle School, 450 30th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Benefit will benefit students by saving the Summer Music Workshop. 52 piece symphony orchestra of some of San Francisco's finest public school music high school and middle school students will perform. $15.
Information: gustaferyellogold.com

*Yes We Can End War & Occupation
When: March 21, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco
What: March and Rally. 6th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq.

*Mayor Gavin Newsom
When: March 21, 2009 - Saturday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, 480 Tranview Road, Palm Springs, Ca.
What: Town Hall Meeting.
Information: rsvp3@gavinewsom

March 23, 2009 - Monday

*Homeless in Haight
When: March 23, 2009 - Monday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Community forum about homelessness in Haight. Free.
Information: 415-863-8688

*Vote Solar's Equinox Party
When: March 23, 2009 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Mezzaine, 44 Jessie Street, San Francisco
What: Equinox II. You are invited to a celebration and fundraiser for the Vote Solar Initiative, a non-profit organization working to fight global warming and foster economic opportunity by bringing solar energy into the mainstream. Commentary wine and full cash bar. Honorary Host: Bonnie Raitt $100.
Information: votesolar.org/equinox3

March 24, 2009 - Tuesday

*Drinks and discussion with Craig Newmark of Craigslist
When: March 24, 2009 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason, Building A, San Francisco
What: Founder of craigslist, Craig Newmark will talk with Irvine Fellow Doug McGray about the web and social change, net neutrality and government transparency, education and political causes. Hosted wine and beer reception to follow. Free.
Source: sf.funcheap.com

March 26, 2009 - Thursday

*District Three Democratic Club - Aaron Peskin
When: March 26, 2009 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: O'Reilly's, 622 Green Street (side room), San Francisco
What: Join in discussion with Aaron Peskin current Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party and immediate past President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisor. Dessert to be provided by I Dream of Cake! No host-bar on site.
Information: www. d3dc.org




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