Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sunday Streets!!!

May 13, 2009 - Wednesday

*Police Commission Meeting
When: May 13, 2009 - Wednesday
4 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco, Ca.
What: Items off agenda: Chief's Report, Chief of Police executive search
Note: Closed Police Commission meetings are set up for May 15, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31 and June 6th.
Sunset Playground Renovation Project: 1st Community Meeting
When: May 13, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 
Where: Sunset Playground Recreation Center, 220 Lawton, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and Supervisor Carmen Chu will be hosting the first community meeting on the renovation of Sunset Playground.  

Taraval Street Planning Meeting - Supervisor Carmen Chu
When: May 13, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
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.

May 14, 2009 - Thursday

Tenderloin Community Budget Town Hall
When: May 14, 2009 - Thursday
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Hyde Street Community Services, 134 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Coalition to Save Public Health Education - Workshop.  Join St. Anthony Foundation, Hyde Street Outpatient Clinic, La Voz Latina, SEIU 1021, Gray Panthers, SRO  Families United! and Coalition on Homelessness for a Tenderloin based discussion on the cuts, community prioritization of services, and next steps with our Supervisors and the Coalition to Save Public Health.
Information and RSVP: 415-759-3977 

Commonwealth Club - Darrell Steinberg: Senate President Pro Tem, California State Senate
When: May 14, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club office, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Senate President Pro Tem Darrell  Steinberg  is focusing  his attention on building a "smarter" agenda for California. Steinberg will share his plans to ensure health care for all kids, link our education system to high-wage careers in growing new California job sectors, stabilize the state's water supply needs and focus on renewable energy during his tenure as state senate leader.
$18. non-members

HANC - State Special Election on the Budget
When: May 14, 2009 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Park Branch Library Community Room, 1833 Page, San Francisco
What: Focus on May 19th election and its possible impacts on San Francisco's municipal budget.  Invited guests, The League of Women Voters, Chelsea Boilard, of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth and James Keys, Health Program Director of Senior Action Network.  What does this unprecedented decline in tax revenue mean for the State and the City?

Sunset District Neighborhood Coalition Meeting
When: May 14, 2009 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Taraval Police Station Community Room, 2345 24th Avenue at Taraval
What: Concerned about the future of housing in the Sunset? The 2009 Housing Element will be a 45 minute agenda item.

San Francisco Democratic Party meeting
When: May 14, 2009 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: United Here Local 2 (note different address), 209 Golden Gate Avenue, S.F.
What: Monthly meeting. Items off agenda:
  •  Resolutions supporting immigrant rights
  •  Opposing gross receipts tax on adult publications
  •  Supporting Employee Free Choice Act
  •  Supporting SF Budget Process
  •  Opposing recall of Board of Education members
  •  Supporting Clean Water Restoration Act 
  •  Discussion and consideration of endorsement of Coleman Advocates "Voices of the  Next  Generation SF Campaign.

Joan Rivers
When: May 14, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Books, Inc., 2275 Market Street, San Francisco (near Castro)
What: Joan Rivers with Jerry Farmer will discuss their book.

May 15, 2009 - Friday

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation  - Benefit
When: May 15, 2009 - Friday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Flora Grubb Garden, 1634 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco
What: Affordable Housing Week Kick Off Event.  San Francisco Housing Development Corporation &  The Bay Area Council/USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate invite you to a special presentation:
"Connecting the Dots between Civil Rights Activist, Environmentalist an Green Businesses". "Directing the Federal Stimulus Package to Solve Environmental and Sustainability Issues in Urban Infill".  Confirmed speakers:
  • Michael Cohen: Mayor's Office Economic & Workforce Development
  • Lisa Galley, Galley Eco-Capital
  • Malik Looper, Literacy for Enviromental Justice
  • Dr. Betty McGee, H.E.R.C.
Luncheon reception 12 noon to 2 p.m. 
$50. contribution will go to support SFHDC mission of stopping the out migration of Afircan Americans from San Francisco and combating the foreclosure crisis in Bayview Hunters Point.
Information and

Joan Rivers
When: May 15, 2009 - Friday
Where: Castro Theatre, San Francisco
What: Joan Rivers! Live! 

May 16, 2009 - Saturday

Bernal Heights Community Congress
When: May 16, 2009 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Bernal Heights Neihborhood Center, 515 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Come together for Community Congress.  Free breakfast and lunch, free childcare.Breakout sessions: Youth Leadership Council, Coalition for Health Planning and South Bernal Action Alliance/Alemany Redevelopment.

Fifth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration
When: May 16, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Civic Center/Little Saigon District
 What: Largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the the nation is back In front of Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District.  Free and open to public.

San Francisco Tomorrow Luncheon
When: May 16, 2009 - Saturday
Where Castagnola's, 286 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Tomorrow is holding luncheon celebrating 2nd Generation of District Elections and Unsung Heroes:
Late Redmond Kernan, former President Presidio Historical Association.  A leader in the fight to protect the historic Presidio from a proposed modern art museum in the main post.
Commissioner Debra Walker - working for major reform of Building Inspection Department
Tributes from: 
Amy Meyer, former Presidio Trust Board Member
Lucia Bogatay, Board, Presidio Historical Association
 Rafael Mandelman, Appeals Board Commissioner
Patrons: Hon. Tom Ammiano, Hon. Aaron Peskin, Bonacker Associates, Bruce Balshone, Jan Blum, Jennifer Clary, Bernard Choden and Lois Scott, Civilian Congress - Jacques Fitch, Richard Dana, Bob Dockendorff, Chris Duderstadt, Dick Grosboll, Shirley and Richard Hansen, Brenda Jeffers, Esther Marks, Amy Meyer, Mary Anne Miller, Jane Morrison, Amy Quirk, Gimmy Park Li and Xing Chu Wang
2009 Sponsors: Prof. Raymod Berard, Robin Brasso, Sue Cauthen, Barbara Bong - Senior Action Network, John Casserly, Gerald Cauthen, Arthur Chang, Ina Dearman, Raj and Helen Desai, Denise D'Anne, Julian Davis, Arthur Feinstein, Angelo Figone, Ruth Gravanis, Sue Hestor, Gerry Hurtado,  Joseph Julian, Andreas Katz,  Hene and Dennis Kelly, Paul Kohler, Jim Lew, Rafael Mandelman, Paul Melbostad, Alice Mosley, Richard Navarro, Norman Rolfe, Alix Rosenthal,  Adam Schlidge Jr., Carol Ruth Silver, Edward Van Egri, Jay Wallace, Debra Walker, Steve Williams, Howard Wong
RSVP:Mail by Tuesday, May 12th to SFT, 41 Sutter Street, Suite 1579, San Francisco, CA 94104 phone Jane Morrison at 564-1482 by Thursday, May 14th. 

Re-opening of Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library
When: May 16, 2009 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Were: 351 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Library re-opening.  Party including music, entertainment, refreshments and lion dancers.  Mayor Gavin Newsom, City Librarian Luis Herera, Supervisor Eric Mar and State Senator Mark Leno will speak.  Street will be closed between Clement Street and Geary Blvd.

Celebrate opening of Franklin Square's brand new playground
When: May 16, 2009 - Saturday
3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Franklin Square Playground, 17th Street and Bryant, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the newest playground in the City.  Ribbon cutting at 3:45.  Children's entertainment, performances, lemonade stand stand and snacks and refreshments.

A Taste of Tel-Hi
When: May 16, 2009 - Saturday
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrating the Center of the Neighborhood.  Featuring the cuisine of Greens, La Mar, Piperade.  Hosted Cocktails, hors D'oeuvres from Butterfly Restaurant, II Fornaio Restaurant, Hog Island Oysters, Mojito Bar and Grill and Enrico's.  Silent and live auctions.  Special musical performances.  Festive attire. 
Tickets: $175.  Reservation Donna Fare

May 17, 2009 - Sunday

Bay to Breakers - 8 a.m.

Long Beach Pride Parade - Mayor Gavin Newsom is Grand Marshal

May 18, 2009 - Monday

*Rally for "Renter's Relief" Legislation
When: May 18, 2009 - Monday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: City Hall Steps, San Francisco
What: Show support for renters in hard economic times.  Come show support for Supervisor Daly's  legislation:
  • Would suspend any rent increases which would cause a tenant's rent to exceed 33% of their income.
  • Expand the rights of tenants to add roommates to help pay the rent.
  • Limit the amount of "banked" rent increases which can be imposed in any one year.

*Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Tenant Rights
When: May 18, 2009 - Monday
7 to 8 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, 1800 Polk (at Washington) San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting.  Featured speaker will be Paul Hogarth of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic talking about Tenant Rights in the current economic situation.  Other discussions will be neighborhood development updates, crime abatement and safety issues.

*Christopher Buckley
When: May 18, 2009 - Monday
8 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Christopher Buckley will discuss his new book "Losing Mum & Pup". $20

May 19, 2009 - Tuesday

Special Election - (Vote - even if you don't want to) Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*Save Prop M - Protect Tenants from Harassment
When: May 19, 2009 - Tuesday
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Rally
9:00 a.m. - Go to Court
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 which passed in November is under attack.  Some landlords and realtors sued, in an initial hearing Superior Court Judge Paul Alvarado sided with landlords and suspended key provisions of Prop M, singling out the prohibition on physically threatening tenants as well as  two provisions limiting tenant buyouts.  Prop M is now back in court for its full hearing.
Join the Tenants Union and the CitiStop campaign for a rally and press conference followed by going to the courtroom to listen to the proceedings.

*Obama's First 100 days, What do they tell us?
When: May 19, 2009 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: Unitarian-Universalist Center, Fireside Room, 1187 Franklin Street (at Geary), San Francisco
What:  A discussion hosted by San Francisco Gray Panthers.  It is now 100 days since Obama took office, it is appropriate to assess what he has done, and what he should do. Topics: economy, healthcare and  civil liberties.  What kind of movement would it take to assure a positive outcome to the challenges of war, the economy, healthcare, civil liberties and immigration?

*Hearing on Health Impacts of CPMC's Master Plan
When: May 19, 2009 - Tuesday
2 to 6 p.m.
Where: Department of Public Health, 101 Grove Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco
What: SF Health Commission is holding a hearing on the health impacts of CPMC's plan for all its hospitals in San Francisco. This hearing is to comment on the delivery of health care  services.  Protest to demand that CPMC change its course to provide for just and equitable healthcare access to all San Francisco.  

*The San Francisco Young Democrats Volunteer Symposium
When: May 19, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Le Colonial, 20 Cosmo Place, San Francisco
What: Volunteer Symposium.  Join SFYD, Citizen Hope, Democrats Work, Good Ol'Girls and the New Leaders Council.  This event will highlight 10 different volunteer based organizations that are currently in need of help.  Learn about the various ways to get involved in public service and make a positive impact in San Francisco.
Participating Organizations include:
  •  San Francisco Food Bank
  • Mo' Magic Foundation
  • St. Anthony's Foundation
  • Stern Grove Festival Association
  • Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
  • Opportunity Impact
  • Project Homeless Connect
  • Chinatown Community Development Center
  • San Francisco Boys and Girls Clubs
  • The Koshland Garden and Alemany Farm

  Free.  Hors d'oeuvres will be served.  Happy hour drink specials till 7:30 p.m.   All  proceeds  from sponsors will be donated to the San Francisco Food Bank. 

*Richmond Police/Community Forum
When: May 19, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting.  Discussion regarding the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival which is scheduled for August 28 and 29th in Golden Gate Park.

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