Monday, April 27, 2009

San Francisco Political Events - April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009 - Tuesday

*San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: April 28, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
  • Opposing Proposition 1D on the May 19th, 2009 election
  • Supporting Senate Bill 585 to ban gun shows at the Cow Palace.
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raids on medical cannabis dispensaries. 
  • Resolution commending Robert Pender on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

*Taxpayer Day of Action to hold Bank of America Accountable and Fire Ken Lewis
When: April 28, 2009 - Tuesday
4:30 p.m.
Where: 555 California Street, San Francisco
What: Rally to fire CEO Ken Lewis, commit to real financial reform and regulation, stop consumer abuses, support bank workers voice on the job to protect consumers and improve living conditions and wages, provide affordable, quality healthcare to employees. 

*Rally to save Latino Families Homes in the Mission District
When: April 28, 2009 - Tuesday
5 p.m.
Where: Corner of 24th Street and Harrison, San Francisco
What: Latino families fight to save their homes in the Mission.  Say  no to  displacement and gentrification.
 Organized by: 24th Street & Harrison Residents Committee, Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition, SFOP, St. Peters' LOC, San Francisco Immigrant Rights Defense Committee
Information: 415-282-6209 ext 14

*Ferlinghetti Screening
When: April 28, 2009, Tuesday
6 p.m. and April 30 at 4 p.m.
Where: Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
What:  Ferlinghetti  Screening at the SF International Film Festival.  Co-presented by Litquake.
Source: Litquake 

MotherSpeak: Book Launch Celebration
When: April 28, 2009 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Grace Cathedral's Grisham Hall, 1100 California Street, San Francisco
What: Bay Area US Military and Afghan moms, musicians, poets and artists will celebrate the publication of Susan Galleymore's new book "Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War and Terror".  MaryTillman, Rachel Avila, Asma Eschen, Rahima Haya will speak.  
Musical guest: Kaylah Marin.
Poetry: Jack Hirschman, Robert Abdul Hayy Darr.
MC: Rose Aguilar.
Suggested Donation: $5 to $10.  
Sponsored by: American Friends Service Committee, SF, MotherSpeak, Women's Intercultural Network,
KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley, KalW91.7 SF, Books, Inc. SF

*Speak-Out to Protect Health and Safety on the Job
When: April 28, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: ILWU Local 34, 2nd Street/Embacadero on the left side of At&T Park.
What: California Coalition for  Workers' Memorial Day was established to commemorate and defend workers injured and killed on the job.  Speakers include Shiela Davis, Daniel Berman, Becky McClain, Dina Padilla, Carly Bryant and Mike Daley.

Briefing on the Employee Free Choice Act and the right to organize
When: April 28, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Join the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and SF Pride at Work for a community briefing, hear Queer Workers stories about their struggle for equality in their workplace, and find out what you can do to take  action in support.

April 29, 2009 - Wednesday

Castro Farmers Market
When: April 29, 2009 - Wednesday
4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Noe Street between Market and Beaver Street
What: Opening night of the new Castro Farmers Market which will be run weekly every Wednesday night from April 29th until October 28, 2009. Ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. with City Officials and Donna Sachet.

*Waller Street Skateboard Park in Golden Gate Park
When: April 29, 2009 - Wednesday
4 p.m.
Where: Waller Street and Stanyan in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
What: Join the Mayor's Office, District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi's Office, the SF Skatebording Association and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for a skateboarding exhibition and press event announcing funding for the design of the Waller Street Skateboard Park in Golden Gate Park.

*San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
When: April 29, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:

  •  Chief's Report
  • Commission Reports
  • Briefing on procedures required by Department General Order 6.09 "Domestic Violence". 

*Scoping Meeting for the Showplace Square
When: April 29, 2009 -  Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Flore Hall, Golden Gate Disposal & Recycling, 900 7th Street at Berry, San Francisco
What: Supervisor Sophie Maxwell and the San Francisco Planning Department invite you to the first meeting of the Showplace Square Open Space Planning Process. The purpose of the meeting will be to develop the scope of the open space planning process, including establishing: the boundaries of the plan area, a time frame for the process, and a set of expected results.
Information: Steve Wertheim, San Francisco Planning Department 415-558-6612
Source: Potrero Hill Democratic Club

Fresno Town Hall with Gavin Newsom
When: April 29, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Wawona Middle School Gymnasium, 4524, North Thorne Avenue, Fresno, Ca.
What: Share your thoughts, ideas and hopes for California's future with San Francisco Mayor GavinNewsom.

2009 Housing Element Affordable and Family Housing Community Workshop
When: April 29, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, Latino Hispanic Room B, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Come hear about the 2009 Housing Element.  

*District Three Democratic Club - Board President David Chiu and Public Defender Jeff Adachi
When: April 29, 2009 -  Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Board President David Chiu will give an update on District 3 and City news  and Public Defender Jeff Adachi will  address the budget crisis in the Public Defender's Office and the Community Justice Center.

April 30, 2009 - Thursday

*SFMTA Board of Directors Meeting
When: April 30, 2009 - Thursday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What:  Special  SFMTA Board of Directors meeting on fiscal year 2010 budget. 

*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.

*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 Brune and Joan Blades; Ted Schettler Linda Morton
Information and tickets:

*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.

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
4 p.m Rally at Civic Center

*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.  

*Celebrating Latinos in Labor
When: May 1, 2009 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: Local 87 Union Hall, 240 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Labor 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. 

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

* 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

*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.

*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.

*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.
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.

May 3, 2009 - Sunday

*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.
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


Democratic Party Convention information:

Chair - John Burton
Female Vice-Chair - Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker
Male Vice-Chair - Eric Bauman
Secretary - Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr.
Controller - Hilary Crosby

Democratic Party May 19th Endorsements:
Prop 1A - Neutral
Prop 1B - Support
Prop 1C - Support
Prop 1D - Neutral
Prop 1E - Neutral
Prop 1F - Support 

London Breed - elected Legislative & Policy Issues Chair  of Women's Caucus

Debra Walker - elected Northern California Vice Chair of Women's Caucus

Tim Paulsen - elected new Labor Chair of the California Democratic Party

Susan B. Christian, co-chair of Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club was elected Recording Secretary of the African American Caucus.

Progressive Caucus:
Chair - Karen Bernal
Secretary/Treasurer - Dotty LeMieux 
Treasurer - Ralph Miller
Northern Ca Vice Chair - Mall Burnstein 
Southern Ca Vice Chair - Ahjamu Makalani
Three officers at large: Mayme  Hubert, Dr. Bill Honigman and J. Brian Washman. 
Jeffrey Killeen - Parliamentarian 

Webby Awards - vote for Mission Loc@l - go to 
Vote for Mission Loc@l under student category of the People's Voice Webby.  
This is important.  Mission Loc@l does a great job of reporting news in the Mission. - to  download a voter registration form, a vote-by-mail application or to confirm the location of your polling place - or call Department of Elections - 415-554-4375

Richmond District Democratic Club - voted to reject all six of the State Propositions on the May 19th ballot.
2009 Election of Officers and Directors:
President -          Jake McGoldrick
Vice President -  Hene Kelly
Secretary -          Jonathon Foerster
Treasurer -          Shirley Hansen
Board: Elsa Davis, Chris Chow (tentative), John Dunbar, Susan Hall, Richard Hansen, Yvonne Liu (tentative ), Nicholas Michlig, Alex Volberding

Captain Denis  O'Leary was presented with a Certificate of Honor by Supervisor Campos and Supervisor Avalos for the work performed by Captain O'Leary in the Ingleside District.

California NOW named Senator Mark Leno as "Legislator of the Year".

SEIU Local 1021 Endorsements:
Prop 1A - No
Prop 1B - Yes
Prop 1C - Yes
Prop 1D - No
Prop 1E - No
Prop 1F - No position

Noe Valley Democratic Club Endorsements:
Prop 1A - Yes
Prop 1B - Yes
Prop 1C - No
Prop 1D - No recommendation
Pop 1E -  No recommendation
Prop 1F - No recommendation

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