Friday, May 8, 2009

Mission Local - Webby Award!

I was so thrilled when Mission Loc@l won the Webby award for "student" category.  Mission Loc@l is a wonderful website  reporting on the  the Mission District.   Up-to-date real issues, fun and smart.

Thursday night there was a reception  at L's Caffe  on 24th Street to celebrate and have a silent auction of their pictures as a fundraiser.  

Mission Loc@l is a project of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of Berkeley, a community news site designed to enrich coverage of the San Francisco's Mission District. Managing Editor Lydia Chavez has done an amazing job of getting this website started.

Check it out! -

May 9, 2009 - Saturday

May 9, 10, 16, 17th  - Weekend early voting in City Hall. 10 a.m. to 4
1st Annual Richmond District Family Fun Fest
When: May 9, 2009 - Saturday
Where: George Washington High School, South Field, 600 30th Avenue at Anza Street, San Francisco
What: Fun-filled carnival - boots, food and games.  Free.

Bail Out Working People, Not the Banks!
When: May 9, 2009 - Saturday
1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Plumbers Hall, 621 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Join us to build a united fight-back movement in the interest of all working people around the following demands:
  • No layoffs.  Massive job-creation program.
  • Tax the rich - don't bail out the banks.
  • Pass the Employee Free Choice Act.
  • Single- payer healthcare for all.
  • Affordable housing for all.  Tenants' rights.  Moratorium on foreclosures and evictions.
  • Funding for jobs and for social services and infrastructure, not for war.
  • Stop the ICE raids and deportations.  Legalization for all.
Art Pulaski - Secretary-Treasurer, California Federation of Labor
N'tanya Lee - Executive Director, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
Mark Dudzic - National Organizer, Labor for Single Payer Healthcare Campaign
Rosie Martinez - SEIU Local 721 (Los Angeles)
Steve Williams - Executive Director, POWER, (People Organized to Win Employment Rights)
Conny Ford - Vice President, San Francisco Labor Council
Clarence Thomas - ILWU Local 10
Jack Rasmus - Professor of economics St. Mary's College and Santa Clara University
Alan Benjamin - Executive Committee, San Francisco Labor Council and Workers' Emergency Recovery Campaign
Student representative, City College of San Francisco Mission Campus
Spoken Word performance by YOUNG PLAYAZ
Initiated by: North Bay Labor Council, San Francisco Labor Council, San Mateo Central Labor Council, South Bay Labor Council, and Workers' Emergency Recovery Campaign (WERC)
Donations will be requested at door: $10. general, $5. senior, free for those recently laid off,
 students and disabled.  No one turned away for lack of funds.

20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by IBM
When: May 9, 2009 - Saturday
5 p.m. to Midnight
Where: San Francisco Hilton, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay,  bisexual  and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. Hosted by Chelsea Handler, Dustin Lance Black, Chad Allen, Suze Orman, Simon Rex, Jason Lewis.
Tickets start at $100.

75th Anniversary of the San Francisco General Strike
When: May 9 , 2009 - Saturday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Plumbers Hall, 1621 Market Street, San Francisco
What: 75th Anniversary of the "The Big Strike" when longshore workers up and down the west coast shut down the ports for more than two months.  The General Strike lead to a surge in unionization and had an important milestone in the fight for racial equality.  Discussion of the relevance of this struggle for the new fights we face today.
Clarence Thomas, former Secretary Treasurer of the ILWU Local 10
Sharon Smith, author of Subterranean Fire: A History of Working Class Radicalism in the United States.

May 10, 2009 - Sunday

Mother's Day

Sunday Streets - Waterfront route in the southeast sector, highlighting the San Francisco Bay Trail, which is celebrating is 20th Anniversary.  From At&T Park to the Bayview Opera House, along the Bay.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10th Annual How Weird Street Fair
When: May 10, 2009 - Sunday
Noon to 7 p.m.
Where: Centered at Howard and 2nd Street, San Francisco
What: Ten blocks of art and celebration, ten stages of music.  Plus performances and colorful costumes, vendors, food and drinks.  $10. donation or $5 in costume.

May 11, 2009  - Monday

Stamps go up 2 cents to 44 cents!

*Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association
When: May 11, 2009 - Monday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: CPMC Davies Medical Center, Auditorium, Lower Level B.
What: General Meeting open to public.  Items off agenda:
  • Meet your Neighbor (Wine and Cheese)
  • Report from Supervisor Bevan Dufty's office
  • Homeless Task Force Update
  • 2001 Market Street - S & Ford Site Project review discussion (includes Whole Foods store)
Information: they have a great newsletter  

May 12, 2009 - Tuesday

*Silver Tsunami
When: May 12, 2009 - Tuesday
10:30 a.m. to 12:30
Where: Civic Center Plaza at corner of Polk and McAllister
What: Save Senior and Disability Programs.  Senior citizens and people with disabilities will "flood" San Francisco's City Hall steps and the Civic Center as a dramatic "Silver Tsunami".  Join the Coalition of Agencies serving the Elderly (CASE) along with Senior Action Network (SAN), and Planning for Elders in the Central City (PECC) for a rally to protest the recent budget cuts from Senior and Disability Programs and well as the Department of Public Health.
Source:, Community Living Campaign

*Poems Under the Dome - John Ross
When: May 12, 2009 - Tuesday
5:30 and 8 p.m. 
Where: City Hall, North Light Court, San Francisco
What: City of San Francisco to honor John Ross,  poet/journalist/globe-trotting troublemaker to be followed by Diamond Ave's Fourth Annual "Poems under the Dome".   There will be a Open Mic open to everyone (limit three minutes).  Space will be provided for poets and small presses to  display  their work.  
Information: Office of Supervisor John Avalos

*Asian Pacific Democratic Club - Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr.
When: May 12, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Transamerica  Pyramid Conference Room, 600 Montgomery Street, 40th Floor, San Francisco.
What: In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month the Asian Pacific Democratic Club invites you to an engaging dialogue with former Mayor of San Francisco - Willie L. Brown, Jr. on the "Power of the Asian Pacific American Vote".
Event sponsored by Sterling Bank and Moonstar Buffett 
  Members only event - join for $20. Available at the Door.
RSVP required.

*Labor honors City Attorney Dennis Herrera
When: May 12, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: Delancey Street Restaurant Boardroom, 600 Embarcadero @ Brannan, San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Labor Council to honor their good friend Dennis Herrera, City Attorney of San Francisco. $100, $250. or $50 per person.

*Tony Woods for Congress fundraiser
When: May 12, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Sens Lounge, 4 Embarcadero, Sana Francisco
What: Meet Tony Woods who is running for the 10th Congressional District.  $50 Supporter, $100 Sponsor, $150 Co-Host.  

*San Francisco Board Meeting - JROTC
When: May 12, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: 555 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Possible vote on JROTC.

*Making HIstory in the Mission
When: May 12, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Hear the history of the Mission:
  •    Juan Gonzalez and Rose Arrieta of the Mission Legacy Project
  •    Patricia Rodriquez of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
  •    Ray Balaban and Vero Majano of Mission Media Archives will screen rare film footage of the Mission

*Taraval Police Station Community Relations Forum
When: May 12, 2009 - Tuesday
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Taraval Police Station Community Room, 2345 24th Avenue at Taraval, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting.  Guest speaker will be Inspector Richard Van Koll of the San Francisco Police Department Auto Investigations Detail.
Information: Captain Chignell 415-759-3100

*Jane Ganahl - "Single Woman of a Certain Age"
When: May 12, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Avenue, San Francisco
What: Jane Ganahl and contributing writers will read and discuss Single Woman of a Certain Age

*"The Ramen King and I"
When: May 12, 2009 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Booksmith, 6144 Haight, San Francisco
What: Author Andy Raskin will launch his new book. "How the Investor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life".   True Sake (the sake boutique in Hayes Valley) will pore free sake tastings.

May 13, 2009 - Wednesday

*Opening of the 17th Street Temporary Plaza
When: May 13, 2009 - Wednesday
10 a.m.
Where: 17th and Castro
What: Opening of the new 17th Street Temporary Plaza.  

*Taraval Street Planning Meeting - Supervisor Carmen Chu
When: May 13, 2009 - Wednesday
Where: Mocha 101, 1722 Taraval Street, San Francisco
What: Join Supervisor Carmen Chu and the Office of Economic and Taskforce Development for an open discussion on the Taraval Merchant Corridor.
Information: Katy 554-7462

*"Game of my Life: San Francisco Giants"
When: May 13, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Author Matt Johanson will share some of tales about San Francisco Giants from Seals Stadium in 1958 through the teams' 2002 postseason thrills and beyond.

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