Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Re-Elect Jose Cisneros for Treasurer Kick-Off

Kick-off for Jose Cisneros re-election for City Treasurer was held at Lime Restaurant  on Market Street on Monday night.  The room was full of friends and supporters including District Attorney Kamala Harris, Supervisors David Campos, David Chiu and Supervisor Bevan Dufty and his adorable daughter Sydney.

Jose talked about how he has increased revenues for the City and created The City' Bank on San Francisco Program which has saved 24,000 San Francisco residents much needed funds. Jose Cisneros' election is  coming up this November 3, 2009.

A highlight of the evening was the wonderful food, including white cheese grilled cheese sandwiches, sliders, quesadillas and my favorite - deviled eggs.

Re-Elect Treasurer Jose Cisneros - josecisneros.com

City Treasurer Jose Cisneros
Supervisor Bevan Dufty and daughter Sydney
Rebecca Prozan (candidate for Supervisor in District 8)

May 5, 2009 - Tuesday

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: May 5, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Item off agenda:
  • Prohibition on loitering outside nightclubs.
  • Streamlining the regulation of small businesses.
  • Hearing on the correlation of health and wellness to economic recovery programs and reinvestments for San Francisco
Information and Source: sfgov.org/site/bdsupvrs

 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  isJohn Burke, CEO of Trek Bicycles. 
$75. Wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  Complimentary valet bicycle parking.
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.  

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 addressHon. 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

*Elder Economic Security Index Hearing
When: May 6, 2009 - Wednesday
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Special hearing to urge San Francisco to replace federal poverty level measure.  Supervisor Ross  Mirkarimi's ordinance would create a pilot program that would use the Elder Economic Security Index to determine eligibility for the city's Community Living Fund.  
Information: marie@sfcommunityliving.org
Source: facebook.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

City and County of San Francisco Budget and Finance Committee
When: May 6, 2009 - Wednesday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
  • Rejecting the FY 2009-2010 Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) Budget
Members: John Avalos, Ross Mirkarimi, Carmen Chu, David Campos, Bevan Dufty
Information and Sourcesfgov.org/site/bdsuprs
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

May 7, 2009 - Thursday

12th Annual United States of Asian America Festival
When: May 7, 2009 - Thursday
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
What: 12th Annual United States of of Asian America Festival kicks off with Gala Opening event and reception.  Partake in sweets and sparkling wine while sampling some of the festival art and performances.  Free.  Open to the general public.  
Information: info@apiculturalcenter.org
Source: facebook.com

*New Work by Mission Loc@l Photogaphers - Loc@l won a  Webby!!!
When: May 7, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: L's Caffe, 2871 24th Street, San Francisco
What: Join Mission Loc@l for a reception and silent auction.  Celebrate Mission Loc@l winning a Webby for the best student website!  Yea, Yea!!!! Proceeds from the photos will go towards in-depth reporting of the Mission community. (great website!!!).  Website is run by the U.C. Berkeley Journalist School.  
Source: facebook.com

  53 Days - Local 2 on Stage
When: May 7, 2009 - 7:00 p.m.
             May 8, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.
             May 9, 2009 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Diego Rivera Theater, City College Ocean Campus,50 Phelan Avenue,  San Francisco
What: A Docudrama Recreation of the Epic 2004-2006 Contract Battle Between Unite Here Local 2 & the Multiemployer Hotel Group.  Ticket prices: $10-20. sliding scale.  
Project sponsors: Local 2, San Francisco State Labor Archives, CCSF Theatre Arts & Labor and Communities Studies.
  Information and ticketssites.google.com/site/53daysonstage

"What comes After Newspapers?" - Washington Post/San Francisco Chronicle/Slate symposium
When: May 7, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason, Building A, San Francisco
What: The New America Foundation and Zocalo hold symposium on the decline of print media and the future of  journalism.   Panel includes:
Steve Coll,  former  Washington Post managing editor
Michael Kinsley, Slate founder
Phil Bronstein - former San Francisco Chronicle executive vice president and editor
Cost and RSVP: Free, but reservations required.  zocalopublicsquare.org/lectureseries.php?event_id=254

May 8, 2009 - Friday

Labor and Community Studies 35th Anniversary Celebration
When: May 8, 2009  - Friday
5 p.m.
 Celebration: Lobby, Visual Arts Building, City College Ocean Campus 
6:30 p.m.
Concert: The Rockin' Solidarity Labor  Heritage Chorus, Vukani Mawethu, La Familia Pena-Gevea, The Freedom Song Network and Adhamh Roland/Riot Folk 
Where: Diego Rivera Theater, City College Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco
7:30 p.m.
 53 Days Local 2 On Stage - A docudrama recreation of the Epic 2004-2006 Contract Battle Between United Here Local 2 & the Multiemployer Hotel Group.
Ticket Prices: $25. Reception & Concert; Docudrama $10-$20. no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Literary Death Match with journalist Eve Batey
When: May 8, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m.
Where: Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Literary Death Match is a mix of four writers who perform their writing before a audience and a panel of three all-star judges.  After a pair of readings judges take turns  spouting commentary about each story, each focusing on one of three categories: literary merit, performance and intangibles.  They then select their favorite of the two writers to advance to the finals. 

  • Peter Orner (The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo)
  • Ellen Sussman (Dirty Words)
  • April Sinclair (Coffee will Make you Black)
  • Jesse Nathan (Dinner)

  • Andrew Leland on Literary Merit
  • Eve Batey (SF Appeal) on Performance
  •  mystery judge on Intangibles
 For the finale, we trade the show's literary  sensibility  for an absurdly comical climax to decide who takes home the Literary Death Match crown.
Cost: $5.

Ruth Reichl
When:  May  8, 2009 - Friday
8 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Ruth Reichl discusses her latest book "Not Becoming My Mother: and Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way".  (her books are wonderful)

5th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration Launch Party
When:  May  8, 2009 - Friday
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street and 2nd, San Francisco
What: 5th Annual Asian Heritage Street  Celebration Launch Party hosted by Vive, AsianWeek Foundation and Hyphen Magazine.  Guest list is free before 11 p.m. To get on the guest list visit vivesf.com
Source: facebook.com

CPBB Save Bay to Breakers "Party2Party" fundraiser
When: May 8, 2009 - Friday
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Roe, 651 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: Raising money for Bay to Breakers Flush Fund, after race cleanup and proposed float corral after party in Speedway Meadow.
Three floors of music. DJ Lineup: DJ Smoove, Dj Zaq, DJ Chris Fox, Gabe Gavilanes and more.
Hosts: Edward Sharpless, Matt Seliga, John Gray, Conor Johnston, Wilson Ling, Liz Brusca, Kelsey Nagle, David William Scott, Jon Dishotsky, Mike Moscuzza
Sponsors: Lotus Vodka and Live Energy drink.
 Let's continue to fight for and preserve our beloved tradition, Bay to Breakers. 
Tickets: savebay2breakers.eventbrite.com

May 9, 2009 - Saturday

*May 9, 10, 16, 17th  - Weekend early voting in City Hall. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.-sfgov.org/site/elections
*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.
Information rdnc.org/home
Source: funcheapsf.com

*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.
Information: wercampaign@gmail.com

*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.
Information: BayAreaHaymarket@gmail.com
Source: yelp.com

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.
Information: howweird.org
Source: yelp.com

Please email any items or comments to: mission2894@gmail.com

Items change - please check before attending event for any changes.

No comments: