Friday, July 24, 2009

Howard Dean "give America the choice"

Thursday night attended Book Passage at the Ferry Building to hear Howard Dean discuss health insurance and talk about his book "Howard Dean's Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform: How We Can Achieve Affordable Medical Care For Every American and Make Our Jobs safer". Just out in paperback.

Huge crowd heard Howard Dean talk about health insurance. He is definitely qualified to talk about health insurance and he knows the issues. He took questions from the audience (not always easy questions).

"I love Barack Obama's health plan ". His health plan will lead to reform and American's will be able to choose for themselves . We need to push Senators to support Barack Obama's Health Plan with a "public option". (i.e. Senator Dianne Feinstein).

July 24, 2009 - Friday

*Free Ice Cream Extravaganza
When: July 24, 2009 - Friday
Noon to 11 p.m.
Where: Three Twins Ice Cream, 254 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Free single-sized or cup of your choice of Three Twins Ice Cream. (new ice cream location - great stuff!) All tips go to Friends of the Urban Forest

*Health Care Happy Hour - NoPA
When: July 24, 2009 - Friday
5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bean Bag Coffee House, 601 Divisadero, San Francisco
What: Come meet neighbors who are interested in health care reform, come for the two dollar pints of beer. Sign declaration of support for the President's health care plan, learn more about it, and learn how to start organizing your own neighborhood team.

LaborFest: Labor Temple: Past and Present
When: July 24, 2009 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: Redstone Building, 2940 16th Street and Capp Street, San Francisco
What: Open house and evening of remembrance and entertainment and food . Built by the San Francisco Labor Council in 1914. Building held numerous labor union offices and meeting halls. In this auditorium is where the General Strike vote of July 4, 1934 was taken.

Books Inc. - "Smash the Church, Smash the State"
When: July 24, 2009 - Friday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Books Inc., 2275 Market Street, San Francisco (near Castro)
What: Hear Tommi Avicolli Mecca (editor) talk about the book "Smash the Church, Smash the State"

Porchlight 7 Year Anniversary Party
When: July 24, 2009 - Friday
8 to 11 p.m.
Where: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
What: Come celebrate 7 years. Music/arts - listening party Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick.
Hear stories from:
Kasper Hauser nutjob Rob Baedeker
former KKK pen pal and filmaker Christy Chan
Skateboarding registered nurse Linda Paseki
Mythbuster Adam Savage

July 25, 2009 - Saturday

*"Crisis to Recovery"
When: July 25, 2009 - Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Where: Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, 2550 25th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Supervisor Carmen Chu and Congresswoman Jackie Speier host an economic resource fair. HUD-approved, non-profit credit counselors will be on site to explain your options. Representatives from various City Agencies will have information on employment, healthcare and other resources.

*San Francisco Labor History Waterfront walk
When: July 25, 2009 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 75 Folsom Street - entrance of Hills Brothers Coffee Building
What: With Peter O'Driscoll and Lawrence Shoup lead labor history waterfront walk.

* United for Iran - Mega Rally
When: July 25, 2009 - Saturday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: City Hall Plaza, San Francisco
What: Live performances by local and out of state artists in support of Iranian's struggle for democracy.
Supporters include Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, Dolores Huerta, State Senator Mark Leno, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano.

*Celebrating the Life of Al Robles
When: July 25, 2009 - Saturday
1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Glide Memorial Church, Ellis and Taylor Street, San Francisco
What: Dance, poetry, Music. Tributes.
Information: nancyhom@sbcglobal.ent

*13th Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival
When: July 25, 2009 - Saturday
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Precita Street at Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: All are welcome to spend the day enjoying mural performances, music, breakdancing and refreshments. Free

July 26, 2009 - Sunday

San Francisco Marathon

*San Francisco Theater Festival
When: July 26, 2009 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens, 3rd Street and Mission Street, San Francisco
What: One-day theater extravaganza. 130 theater groups and solo performers including Wicked, Beach Blanket Babylon. Free

* Unite Here Local 2 - Banquet in the Streets
When: July 26, 2009 - Sunday
4:30 p.m.
Where: In front of Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf Hotel, 555 North Point Street, San Francisco
What: Join us and community leaders for an opportunity to honor courageous hotel workers and celebrate fair and just working conditions. Hear workers' stories. Come ready for great music, dancing, free food.
Banquet attire encouraged.

July 27, 2009 - Monday

Chronicle goes up to a $1.00

*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.

July 28, 2009 - Tuesday

*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 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.

*"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

*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


James Keys - is announcing his candidacy for Supervisor in District 6 on August 6, 2009.


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