Thursday, April 16, 2009

Superior Court Judge Gerardo Sandoval

On Tuesday, Gerardo Sandoval was sworn in as Supervisor Court Judge by Attorney  General Jerry Brown.  Jeremiah Hallisey gave opening remarks. Many judges were in attendance, along with elected officials, neighborhood and criminal justice activists.  

April 16, 2009 - Thursday

Stop Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling Public Hearing 
When: April 16, 2009 - Thursday
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: University of California, San Francisco Mission Bay, Conference Center, Robertson Auditorium, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco
What: George W. Bush put in a last minute plan to lease much of the Outer Continental Shelf, OCS, to oil and gas exploration. The new folks in charge wisely decided to extend public comment period and hold public hearings.

2009 Housing Element: Senior Action Network Meeting
When: April 16, 2009 - Thursday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: 2009 Housing Element will be a 30 minute agenda item.

Chinese Progressive Happy Hour Fundraiser
When: April 16, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Kell's Restaurant & Bar, 530 Jackson Street, San Francisco
What: Victory Hour Happy Hour for CPA! Fought to win back wages owed to workers in the New On Sang highlights CPA's important role in the immigrant community. Support is needed to continue this important work and the struggle for social and economic justice. Bring your friends, co-workers, and don't forget to bring your checkbook.

BOMA - San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros
When: April 16, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sterling Bank & Trust, Transamerica Building, 40th Floor, San Francisco
What: Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco & Seligman Western invite you to attend an evening honoring San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros. Suggested Contribution: $250, $250. RSVP Melissa White 415-615-0311 ext 22
Information and Source: BOMA

Recreation Park and Rec Community Meeting - Fee increases
When: April 16, 2009 - Thursday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Fulton Clubhouse, 855 27th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Express your opinions and feedback about park fee increases.

Valencia Streetscape Project
When: April 16, 2009 - Thursday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Centro Latino De San Francisco, 1656 15th Street, San Francisco
What: Meeting will inform community members about the Arts  Commission's Public Art Program for the Valencia Streetscape Project and offer ways in which the community can get involved in the selection process.

April 17, 2009 - Friday

* Delayed until May 5th Save Prop M - Protect Tenants from Harassment
When: Cancelled April 17, 2009 - Friday
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Where: Superior Court, 400 McAllister, South 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 .  Full hearing Friday morning. After the rally we will go to the courtroom to listen to the proceedings.  

Coro - 14th Annual Leadership Luncheon
When: April 17, 2009 - Friday
11 a.m.
Where: Marriott San Francisco, San Francisco
What: Presenting the Crystal Eagle Award to US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Conversation: "Leadership in the New Administration" featuring Leon Panetta, Edward J. Rollins and Mina Kim.
Information and Starting at $180.

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - John Avalos
When: April 17, 2009 - Friday
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: SFCC Boardroom, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Hear Supervisor John Avalos.
RSVP Patricia Aleman

Commonwealth Club - Cari Beauchamp 
When: April 17, 2009 - Friday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Hear Cari Beauchamp talk about her book "Joe Kennedy: The Man Behind the Myth".
$15. non-members

Richmond District Artists Reception
When: April 17, 2009 - Friday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Office of Supervisor Eric Mar, Room 284, San Francisco
What: Meet and mingle with Supervisor Eric Mar and Richmond District artists Susan Bostrom-Wong, Chris Connolly, Verity Dierauf, Li Fracchia, Leslie Henslee, Joel Peirano, Jacqueline Ruben, Stefan Salinas and Sue Vaughan. Light refreshments will be provided.
Free. City Hall door close at 8 p.m.

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library - 13th Annual Library Laureates Dinner
When: April 17, 2009 - Friday
6 to 11 p.m.
Where: Main Library's Atrium at the San Francisco Public Library, 391 Grove Street, S.F.
What: Celebrating the Theory of Evolution. 35 Bay Area writers celebrate the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species".
Information including ticket price: 415-626-7500 ext 102.

*Netroots National Bay Area Celebration
When: April 17, 2009 - Friday
7 to 11 p.m.
Where: Bently Reserve, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco
What: Help celebrate the accomplishments of Netroots activists  and Bay Area innovators who pioneered groundbreaking online organizing techniques. Open bar, liberal hors d'oeuvres, live music and special guests.
Co-hosts: Citizen Hope, Courage Campaign, Daily Kos, Jack & Jill Politics and San Francisco Magazine.
$60.  Ticket is required to attend.

April 18, 2009 - Saturday

Richmond Community Health Festival
When: April 18, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Richmond Recreational Center, 251 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Free clinical services, entertainment, arts and crafts as well as medication review will be provided to community members free of charge. Meet State Senator Leland Yee andSupervisor Eric Mar.
Sponsors: Senator Yee, Jake n McGoldrick, Kaiser Permanente, Compassionate Community Care, On Lok Lifeways and Richmond Area Multi-Services Inc.
Source: Senator Leland Yee

SFMTA - Information Meeting
When: April 18, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: One South Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor, Atrium Conference Room, San Francisco
What: Information meeting on the SFMTA Budget and Proposed Service and Fare changes.

Inner Sunset April gathering: Picnic time!
When: April 18, 2009 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: White Crane Springs Community Garden, 190 Locksley Avenue, San Francisco
What: Please bring food and drink. Andrea Jadwin, Secretary of the Garden, will give a short tour and talk about how you can grow your own food. All are welcome.
Information: 415-786-2143

DogFest 2009
When: April 18, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Duboce Park, San Francisco
What:Fundraiser for McKinley Elementary School. Dog parade and kids' carnival. Free. $10 to $20 to enter your dog in contest . (this is a cute, cute event!).

Arts in the Alley
When: April 18, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Waverly Place (between Clay and Washington Streets, San Francisco
What: Chinatown Community Development Center presents "Arts in the Alley". A celebration of past and present achievements of the community in preserving neighborhood character while giving visitors an authentic experience of Chinese life and culture. Dancers, singers, musicians, martial artists, a mask changer, magician, calligraphers, Chinese papercut and Chinese chess players.
Sponsors: Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Supervisor David Chiu.
Community Sponsors: Adopt-An-Alleyway Youth Empowerment Project, Chinese Culture Center and Chinese Historical Society of America and Lee On Dong Benevolent Association.

There You Are!
When: April 18, 2009 - Saturday
8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Center for Sex and Culture, 1519 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Four performances from people who like to try to be funny:
  • Silas Howard
  • Erin Markey
  • Kirk Read
  • Beth Lisick and Tara Jepsen

April 19, 2009 - Sunday

*Norman Solomon: Obama, The First 100 Days
When: April 19, 2009 - Sunday
9:30 a.m.
Where: Unitarian-Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Unitarian-Universalist Forum and the SF Gray Panthers present  noted media critic and anti-war activist Norman Solomon, giving his take on Obama's first 100 days.
$3. for light breakfast.

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Supervisor Carmen Chu
When: April 19, 2009 - Sunday
10 a.m.
Where: San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street@Presidio, Second Floor Lounge, San Francisco
What: Join us for coffee and bagels with Supervisor Carmen Chu who will join us in the first hour to listen to your thoughts and answer your questions about current goings on and future plans for San Francisco. In second hour there will be a discussion about items on the May 19th election. Everyone is cordially invited.

*Julia Morgan - Visitacion Valley Library Fund
When: April 19, 2009 - Sunday
1 p.m.
Where: St. James Presbyterian Church, 240 Leland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Mark Wilson, author of two books about Julia Morgan, will give a presentation about her life and works at this little-known Morgan Church built in 1923.  The church is also celebrating the 103rd anniversary of its organizing.  $20. at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Visitacion Valley library fund and St. James.  Sponsored by the SF Friends of the Library and the Visitacion Valley History Project.
Source: Inglesidestation newsletter

April 20, 2009 - Monday

Early voting starts for May 19th election at City Hall, San Francisco - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, downstairs outside Room 48

2009 Housing Element: Middle Polk Neighborhood Association
When: April 20, 2009 - Monday
7 to 8 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind Coffee Shop, 1800 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: 2009 Housing Element will be a 30 minute agenda item.

San Francisco For Democracy - PAC General Membership meeting
When: April 20, 2009, Monday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Northern District Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting regarding May 19th Election. Update on Ethics Commission Reform by former Commissioner Joe Lynn. Possible endorsement vote concerning DC voting rights and gun control in DC.

April 21, 2009 - Tuesday

*San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Local Economic Stimulus Package
When: April 21, 2009 - Tuesday
Noon to One
Where: 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Hear Jennifer Matz from the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development discuss the City's plan for local economic stimulus and elaborate on its five specific goals: accelerate capital spending, invest in local businesses, support the workforce and attract foreign investment.

*Gray Panthers of San Francisco - Budgets and Ballot Propositions that Kill
When: April 21, 2009 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Come  hear  Colleen Rivecca, of the Coalition to Save Public Health and Hene Kelly of the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) talk about how we can explain these threats to others and organize.

*Richmond Community Police Forum
When: April 21, 2009 - Tuesday
1 to 2 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Shalom, 301 14th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Guest speaker is San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Program Director Andy Thornley who will discuss the relationship between bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians.
Information and source:

*SFMTA Board of Directors Meeting
When: April 21, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: An opportunity for public comment regarding "fiscal emergency".

*San Francisco Democratic Party - Unity Lunch
When: April 21, 2009 - Tuesday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Sir Francis Drake, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser (this event is sold out) to strengthen and build the local Democratic Party. Featuring David Chiu, President of the San Francisco Democratic Part with remarks by Lt. Governor John Garamendi.

*A Night with the Stars 2009
When: April 21, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Community Housing Partnership with annual talent event  teaming Community Housing Partnership tenants team with Tony Taccone, Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Alonzo King, KINGS Ballet; Michael Gene Sullivan, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Norm Langill, Teatro ZinZanni; Stanley Williams, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre; Meg McKay & Billy Philadelphia, cabaret singer and accompanist; Clairdee, jazz vocalist; Raelle Myrick-Hodges, BRAVA! Women for Women in the Arts.
Partnership Awards: Chinatown Community Development Center, Fine Line Construction, The John Stewart Company, Union Bank of California, Tony Ucciferri.
Sponsors: Cahill Contractors, Inc., Enterprise, Farallone Pacific Insurance Services, Fine Line Construction, James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp., Lennar Urban, Mock/Wallace Architects, National Equity Fund, Inc., Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, Paragon Real Estate Group, Pillsbury, REDF, Robert Half International, Inc., SKS Investments, Swinerton Builders, Treasure Island Community Development and Wells Fargo.
Honorary Committee: Melissa Burnell, Kim Chalmers, Julia Indovina, Elisabeth Millican, Sam Singer, Ben Wilkinson, Lynne Winslow, Steve Wolmark
Tickets: $80 individual
Source: Mailed invitation

*New Leaf Spring Gala
When: April 21, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Teatro Zinzanni, Pier 29, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser. Annual Spring Gala.
Ross Palombo - Master of Ceremonies
Entertainment and Celebrity Guest featuring: Sabrina Matthews (Comedy Central & NBC's Last Comic Standing).
Great food  prepared by Taste Catering, silent auction.
Michael Switzer Leadership Award: Peter Goss & Sean Pattansuvdranun - Zephyr Real Estate and Tangerine Restaurant
Ricki Boden Service Award: JoAnne Keatley, MSW - Director, Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at UCSF
Honorary Chair: Theresa Sparks, President, San Francisco Police Commission
Co-Chairs: Gary  Murakami  and Christopher York
Committee Members: Chris Holleran, Stacy Lewis, Stephen Seewer, Douglas Reed Sisson, Pam Truswell.

*Glen Park Community Plan Open House
When: April 21, 2009 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Glen Park Elementary School Auditorium, 151 Lippard Avenue, San Francisco
What: Now that the environmental review process is about to begin, the Planning Department and SFMTA are holding an Open House to reintroduce the Glen Park Community Plan.  Come learn about the Plan element and hear staff from Planning, SFMTA and BART.

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