Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Castro Farmers Market - Opening Day!

Yesterday attended the opening of the  first Castro Farmers Market at Noe between Market and Beaver.

What a wonderful new tradition.  Big crowd, great food including sweet smelling strawberries and flowers.  4 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday.  Great fun - get there early - the baked goods were going fast!!!
April 30, 2009 - Thursday

City and County of San Francisco City and School District Select Committee
When: April 30, 2009 - Thursday
3:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Item off agenda: School Admissions Process
Supervisors: Sean Elsbernd, Bevan Dufty and John Avalos
Commissioners: NormanYee,  Sandra Fewer and Kim-Shree Maufas

Commonwealth Club - Anthony Romero "The Urgency of Action in the Age of Obama"
When: April 30, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Anthony Romero, Executive Director of American Civil Liberties Union will speak about how we must still work to promote activism in the Obama era. $18 non-members.
Information: commmonwealthclub.org

Breast Cancer Fund
When: April 30, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 10 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Heroes Tribute will be an evening to celebrate the groundbreaking work of the Breast Cancer Fund.  Organic supper and cocktail reception.  Heores include Mary Bruneand Joan BladesTed Schettler Linda Morton
Information and tickets: breastcancerfund.org/heroestribute09
Source: facebook.com

Asian Law Caucus 37th Anniversary Dinner
When: April 30, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Asian Law Caucus 37th Anniversary.  Will also mark the 25th anniversary of the Koarematsu coram nobis decision, which vacated the conviction of Fred T. Korematsu, who defied military orders that ultimately led to the internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans. 
Event will honor Latham & Watkins LLP, the Akonadi Foundation and the coram nobis legal team.
Tickets: fredkorematsu.org
Source: facebook.com

May 1, 2009 - Friday

Journalism Innovations II
When: May 1, 2009 - Friday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: University of San Francisco, McLaren Hall, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: New work and ideas for Making the news.  Amazing day (eight page schedule).

Commonwealth Club - Budging the California Budget
When: May 1, 2009 - Friday
11: 30 a.m.
Where: 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Who wins, and who loses, as California prepares to role out its fiercely fought-over budget?
  • John Chiang, California State Controller
  • John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief, KQED Public Radio
  • Sean Randolph, President and CEO, Bay Area Economic Forum
  • Fred Silva, Senior Fiscal Advisor, California Forward.  

*May 1st International Workers Day - March for the Rights of all Workers.
When: May 1, 2009 - Friday
Noon - gather at Dolores Park
2 p.m.: March for Immigrants Rights, Worker Rights & Employee Free Choice Act, Save Public Health
4 p.m Rally at Civic Center
Information: may1st09@gmail.com

May 1st with California State Controller John Chiang
When: May 1, 2009 - Friday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: 330 Ritch, San Francisco
What: Celebrate International Workers' Day and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Citizen Hope + Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) + SEIU 1000 + Netroots Nation + San Francisco Young Democrats + The San Francisco Democratic Party invite you to meet California State Controller John Chiang.  "The Fight for the California Budget and Working Families"
$5. cover will benefit student outreach and leadership development for the Asia Pacific American Labor Alliance to support the growth of young and emerging leaders in the labor movement.  
Information: citizenhopes@gmail.com citizenhope.org
Source: facebook.com

Celebrating Latinos in Labor
When: May 1, 2009 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: Local 87 Union Hall, 240 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
WhatLabor Council for Latin American Advancement presents Celebrating Latinos in Labor.
All ages are welcome. 
$10. admission; $20 for admission with food and drink tickets
Source: Handout

Young Workers United
When: May 1, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Skylark, 3089 16th Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Young Workers United, an organization committed to taking on cases of employee rights, and fighting everyday for a safer and just work environment for all.  
Donation: $15. 
Information: youngworkersunited@gmail.com 
Source: facebook.com

May 2, 2009 - Saturday

Town Hall Meeting & Community Breakfast - State Senator Leland Yee
When: May 2, 2009 - Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Armenian Day School, 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco
What: Join friends and neighbors for discussion about the state budget, the current legislative session and issues of local importance.
Information: 415-557-7857
Source: facebook.com

 Town Hall Meeting -Congresswoman Jackie Speier
When: May 2, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Ulloa Elementary School, 2650 42nd Avenue, San Francisco
Information: speier.house.gov

Cinco de Mayo Festival: Lucha Libre, Azteca Dance & Live Music 
When: May 2, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park, San Francisco
What:  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Festival.  Enjoy the sun, cultural entertainment, recreation and dramatic city view.
Information: sfcincodemayo.com

Rebuild Potrero Design Open House & BBQ Cookoff
When: May 2, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Starr King Elementary School, 1215 Carolina Street, San Francisco
What:  The Potrero Annex and Terrace site are being revitalized as part of the City of San Francisco's HOPE SF program, a partnership between the Mayor's Office of Housing and the San Francisco Housing Authority. 
Presentation at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Small group discussions: 10:30 and 1:30
Open house to review materials and ask questions of the development team 11:30 and 2:30
BBQ enjoyed and cookoff judged at 4 p.m.
Information: potrero@bridgehousing.com

Kristi Yamaguchi's Children's Day Festival in Japantown
When: May 2, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Peace Plaza in San Francisco's Japantown (Post and Buchanan Streets), San Francisco. 
What: In recognition of Japan's national holiday to celebrate children, the JCCCNC presents annual Children's Day Festival.  Entertainment, food and  craft activities for children.
Source: Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi's Newsletter

Supervisor John Avalos - Crocker Amazon and John McLaren Park
When: May 2, 2009 - Saturday
2 to 4 p.m.
Where: 799 Moscow Street, San Francisco
What: Community discussion about Crocker Amazon and John McLaren Park.  Current projects, parks future and to brainstorm on how to work collaboratively on common goals and improvements.
Information: avalosstaff@sfgov.org
Source: FACE email

3rd Annual SF Pride at Work Fundraiser
When: May 2, 2009 - Saturday
3 to 6 p.m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Split benefit for Deporten a la Migra and SF Pride at Work/QYOP!  
$5-$10., $10 Beer Bust and free barbeque from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Information: prideatworksf@gmail.com
Source: facebook.com

*Filipina Women's Network (FWN) - 1st Asian Production of "The Vagina Monologues"
When: May 2, 2009 - Saturday
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
What: Cast members include  Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, School Board member Jane Kim,  School Board Member Hydra Mendoza and award-winning journalist Helen Zia.
$20. to $88.  
Information: www.cityboxoffice (mention "Asian Women" for special priced tickets) 
Source: facebook.com

May 3, 2009 - Sunday

Robert Pender's 85th Birthday

May 3rd through May 16th - Fine Amnesty.  - Return your overdue library books for free.  

Polish Festival
When: May 3, 2009 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: County Fair Building, Lincoln Way at 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Folk dance performances, arts and crafts, books.  Delicious and authentic Polish food.  Beer imported from Poland. Organized by Polish American Congress, Northern California Division
Information: 650-306-2382

Foul Play Productions  - Debra Walker 
When: May 3, 2009 - Sunday
6:30 p.m. VIP Reception - includes wine and hors d'oeuvres
8:00 p.m. Show begins
Where: The Glama-Rama Hair Salon, 417 South Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Come see the presentation of Stale Magnolias - a story of high hopes, dashed dreams, betrayal, murder and male-pattern balding.  foulplaysf.com
The ultimate 80's Southern Women's Play and support Debra Walker for San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee.  You won't want to miss Debra Walker  being made over,  Glama-Rama Style!
Information and to RSVP: Annie Eagan 415-269-5105
VIP Reception donation levels: $1000, $500, $250

May 4, 2009 - Monday

Last day to register to vote

Jose Cisneros for Treasurer 2009
When: May 4, 2009 - Monday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lime Restaurant, 2247 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  Jose Cisneros Kickoff Fundraiser.  $100., $250 Co-Host, $500 Host
RSVP melissa_white@bmwl.net

May 5, 2009 - Tuesday

*Save Prop M - Protect Tenants from Harassment
When: May 5, 2009 - Tuesday
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Where: Superior Court, 400 McAllister, right across from City Hall, San Francisco
What: Rally of San Francisco tenants, advocates and supporters.  Prop. M, the anti-harassment legislation voters passed this last November is under attack. After the election certain  landlords and realtors sued.  In the initial hearing Superior Court Judge Paul Alvarado sided with the landlords and suspended key provisions of Prop. M. Prop M is in court for a full hearing on May 5th.  Following the rally people will go and listen to the proceedings.
Information: robert.haaland@gmail.com
Source: facebook.com

* San Francisco Bicycle 2009 Golden Wheel Awards
When: May 5, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Green Room in the War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
What: Celebrate the Year of the bicycle and the SFBC's work in moving our city forward.  They will honor the folks who made Sunday Streets a reality.  Keynote  Speaker  is John Burke, CEO of Trek Bicycles. 
$75. Wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  Complimentary valet bicycle parking.
Information: sfbike.org
Source: facebook.com

*Potrero Hill Democratic Club Monthly Meeting
When: May 5, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
Solar Panels on your roof: Leah Pimentel of GRID Alternative will describe the program.
Hunters Point alternatives : Sol Bloom, Executive Director of Arc Ecology, and Arthur Feinstein of the Sierra Club will explain alternate concepts to Lennar's plans for Bayview/HuntersPoint/Candlestick open space and development.  This will include in  their discussion amending SB792 (Leno), the parklands transfer bill.
Pier 70 - past and future - Kimberly Alvarenga District Director for Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, will seek the Club's support for AB 1176, to enable adequate financing for Pier 70.  
Information: phdemclub.org

May 6, 2009 - Wednesday

*2009 Justice Summit: Defending the Public and the Constitution
When: May 6, 2009 - Wednesday
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Show your support for public defense by coming to 2009 Justice Summit: Defending the Public and the Constitution:
Welcome:  Public Defender Jeff Adachi.
Keynote address: Hon. Judge Thelton Henderson
Panel 1:
Barbara Babcock, Richard Goemann, Michael Judge, Cookie Ridolfi, Kimberly Thomas Rapp, Barry Krisberg and Christine Voss
Lunch: Free - but registration is required
Panel 2: Holistic Community-Oriented Criminal Defense - speaker - Melanca Clark
Information and to register: sfpublicdefender.org
Source: yelp.com

*San Francisco Vigil for the Employee Free Choice Act
When:  Noon on May 6th to Noon on May 7th
Where: New Federal Building -7th and Mission Streets, San Francisco
What: 24 hour vigil.
 May 6th  Rallies at Noon  and 5 p.m and vigil at 10 p.m.
 May 7th - Vigil at 5:30 a.m. and closing rally at Noon
Information: amber@sflaborcouncil.org

*Carnaval San Francisco 2009 - "Roots of Revival - Seeds of Change"
When: May 6, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: The Rotunda, San Francisco City Hall
What: Mayor Gavin Newsom and Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. cordially requests the pleasure of your company to celebrate Carnaval San Francisco 2009.
RSVP 415-554-6622

*San Francisco for Democracy - Labor's Futures - Employee Free Choice and Worker Collectives
When: May 6, 2009 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly Meeting:
Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA):  Amber Parrish from the San Francisco Labor Council's Political Department will explain EFCA.
Workers' Collective: Kasper K of NOBAWC will provide a Workers Collective 101 presentation.  
Open voting systems : Brent Turner will give a brief presentation on open voting systems  and H.R. 105.
Information: sf4dem.com

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