Monday, July 27, 2009

Banquet in the Streets - Right to Choose!

"My pledge is that I endorse the worker called boycotts of the HEI Le Meridien Hotel and Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf. I will not eat, meet or sleep at either of these hotels until the labor disputes have been resolved and the workers have the justice and equality that they deserve"

Sunday afternoon there was a celebration and support for the Workers who are asking for workers' petition for a fair process to choose a voice on the job.

"Who Will Speak If We Don't?"
Who will speak if you don't?
Who will speak if I don't?
Who will speak so their voice can be heard?
Oh, oh, who will speak if we don't?

Who will speak when they're treated unfairly?
Speak the truth in the places of power?
Stand beside those who have no respect?
Oh, Oh, Who will speak if we don't?


Mike Casey - Unite Here! Local 2 President
Supervisor David Chiu - District 3
Assemblymember Fiona Ma
State Senator Mark Leno
Debra Walker, Michael Goldstein, Rafael Mandelman - Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club


July 27, 2009 - Monday

Patty Duke!
When: July 27, 2009 - Monday
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Meet Patty Duke. $18 non-members

Town Hall Meeting - Geary BRT and Pedestrian Improvements
When: July 27, 2009 - Monday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Supervisor Eric Mar and the SFCTA wil co-host a meeting about Geary BRT and pedestrian and street improvements planned for Geary Blvd.

*Making his Band Premiere Party
When: July 27, 2009 -Monday
7 p.m. to Midnight
Where: Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Ave., San Francisco
What: Keyboardist/organist Lynette Williams performs. $5. Will benefit the efforts of the Mo Magic in their quest to provide programs and services to San Francisco's youth in the Western Addition. Music, food and drinks

July 28, 2009 - Tuesday

*San Francisco Ethics Commission - Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance
When: July 28, 2009 - Tuesday
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 421, San Francisco
What: Discussion regarding proposed amendments which refine and conform definitions, eliminate or streamline reporting requirements, greater use of electronic filing, adjust limits and expenditure ceilings, clarify their permissible uses of campaign funds, provide that certain candidates are eligible to accept Voluntary Expenditure ceilings, modify how public funds are disbursed to eligible candidates, reduce the number of publicly financed candidate committees that the Ethics Commission must audit, clarify requirements for third party reporting, amend the statue of limitations for administrative actions, and impose record retention requirements on local committees.
Information: You have register in advance - 415-252-3100

*Support Southeast Geriatric and Mental Health Clinic and the CNAs
When: July 28, 2009 - Tuesday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Support Southeast Geriatric and Mental Health Services in remaining in their current location as funded by the BOS in the budget.

Dave Eggers
When: July 28, 2009 - Tuesday
Where: Books, Inc. in Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Hear Dave Eggers talk about his new book "Zeitoun".

SPUR - The Protected City: Localism, preservation and the city fabric
When: July 28, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Join panelists Dean Macris, Aaron Peskin and Benjamin Grant.
$5. for non-members

Community Meeting - Western SoMa Neighborhood Transportation Plan
When: July 28, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bessie Carmichael Elementary School, 375 7th Street, San Francisco, Ca.
What: Hear about proposed transportation improvements and discuss current and future community needs and priorities:
  • Alley Improvements
  • Mid-block crossings
  • Pedestrian Streetscape Improvements

Gavin Newsom - Town Hall Meeting
When: July 28, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Norton Rec/Galaxy Center Gym, 1554 E. Art Townsend Drive, San Bernardino, Ca.
What: Town Hall Meeting

July 29, 2009 - Wednesday

SPUR - From traffic ways to livable streets
When: July 29, 2009 - Wednesday
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Tom Radulovich, executive director of Livable City, discusses contextualists urban transportation, the initial freeway revolt of the 1960's and the ongoing movement in San Francisco and elsewhere to remove freeways and convert existing trafficways into liveable streets. $5. non-members

Police Commission Meeting
When: July 29, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Paul Revere College Preparatory School, 555 Tompkins Street, San Francisco
What: Capt. David Lazar will be presenting on the Ingleside District and updating on the Phase 1 Implementation Plan.

Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard Transportation Planning Workshop
When: July 29, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bret Harte Elementary, 1035 Gilman Avenue, San Francisco
What: Bayview Hunters Point Project Area Committee and the Hunters Point Citizens Advisory Committee, with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency invite you to participate in a community workshop to discuss transportation planning for the Hunters Point Shipyard Phase II/Candlestick Point integrated development project.

Public open house - San Francisco County Transportation Authority
When: July 29, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Lick-Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco
What: Open house to get input on proposed projects to be funded by Prop K, the half-cent sales tax for transportation.

Social Media for Voter Education - Debra Bowen
When: July 29, 2009 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Citizen Space, 425 Second Street, San Francisco
What: Join California Secretary of State Debra Bowen in an evening brainstorming session on the use of social media in voter education.

July 30, 2009 - Thursday

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Supes for Lunch with Carmen Chu
When: July 30, 2009 - Thursday
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, S.F.
What: Join Supervisor Carmen Chu.

SPUR - The rise of counter-institutions
When: July 30, 2009 - Thursday
12:30 to 1:30
Where: Spur, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Join a discussion with James Tracy, Rene Cazenave, Pam Peirce and Gabriel Metcalf. $5. non-members

Betty Yee 2010
When: July 30, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Fina Estampa Restaurant, 1100 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
What: Tapas and cocktails with Board of Equalization Chair Betty Yee.
Hosts: National Women's Political Caucus of Alameda North, Veronica Shinzato, Roberto Alfaro, Jaynry Mak Jason Wong, Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Francis Tsang, David Wong
Starr Terrell, Trisha Prashad, Cahterine Dodd, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCNC) Individual Tickets: $20.

*Northeast Wharf Plaza Community Workshop
When: July 30, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Port of San Francisco, Pier 1
What: As part of the Pier 27 Cruise Terminal project, the Port will develop a new two-acre public plaza adjacent to the Embarcadero Promenade. You are invited to attend a public workshop to help define the character and uses of this new waterfront plaza

"Single Woman of a Certain Age" - Jane Ganahl
When: July 30, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Mechanic's Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco
What: Jane Ganahl assembles a chorus of voices who tackle the topic of being female, unmarried and in one's prime. Jane will be joined by Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Wendy Merrill, April Sinclair, Kim Addonizio and Anne Buelteman. Public $12.

July 31, 2009 - Friday

*Bike to Work with Eric Mar
When: July 31, 2009 - Friday
8 a.m.
Where: Velo Rouge Cafe, Arguello @ Cabrillo
Information: Roll downtown with Eric and a merry band of D1 velocitizens.

District 11 Artwalk
When: July 31, 2009 - Friday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Supervisor John Avalos and Intersection for the Arts, Out of Site Youth Art Center, Mama Intersection for the Arts, Out of Site Youth Art Center, Mama Art Cafe, The Geneva Car Barn and Power House present District 11 Artwalk. Free. Featuring the works of Nancy Hom, Jessee Aguirre & Matt Christenson. Three events located within a one block radius on Mission Street.
Information: 415-554-6976

September 1, 2009 - Saturday

*15th Annual San Francisco Aloha Festival
When: September 1, 2009 - Saturday and September 2, 2009 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Presidio Main Post/Parade Grounds, San Francisco
What: Two-day festival festival of arts including Pacific Islander music and well as Polynesian dance. Arts and crafts, exhibits and workshops. Free.

September 2, 2009 - Sunday

*Jerry Day
When: September 2, 2009 - Sunday
Noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Jerry Garcia Amphiteater, 45 John F. Shelley Drive, San Francisco (Bus #29)
What: Excelsior Cultural Group and the San Francisco Parks Trust presents the 7th Annual Jerry Garcia day. Free day of music and fun.


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