Sunday, July 5, 2009

Single Payer Now!

Stopped by Mission Dolores Park Sunday afternoon. Mime Troupe was performing "To Big To Fail".

Don Bechler and his volunteers from "Single Payer Now" were out in force.

Single Payer Now: (excellent website)

San Francisco Mime Troupe:

July 6, 2009 - Monday

*Rules Committee - Board of Supervisors
When: July 6, 2009 - Monday
1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
Charter Amendment: Allowing the Board of Supervisors to designate certain appropriations as mandates to expend the money appropriated. (Supervisor Daly)
Charter Amendment - Creating an Office of Management and Budget led by a Director who shall serve a ten-year term, mandating a two-year budgetary cycle. (Supervisor Dufty)
Charter Amendment: Instituting two-year budgetary cycle, providing for the adoption of a five-year plan, providing for the adoption of binding financial policies and imposing a deadline of June 30th. (Mayor Newsom, Supervisors Chiu, Mirkarimi, Avalos and Campos)
Charter Amendment: Requiring that onetime revenues be spent only for one-time uses, unless otherwise authorized by the Board of Supervisors.
Commissioners: Chris Daly, Carmen Chu, David Campos

July 7, 2009 - Tuesday

Sunday Streets to Great Streets: Enrique Penalosa
When: July 7, 2009 - Tuesday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Koret Auditorium, Main Public Library, San Francisco
What: Host: Hosted by San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Meet Enrique Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogota, Columbia and internationally-renowned innovator in the fields of transportation, housing and land use for large cities as he discusses how San Francisco can learn from international best practices in urban public space development. San Francisco's successful Sunday Streets program is based on Penalosa's "Ciclovia" system in Bogota.

LaborFest, a month-long festival commemorating the 1934 SF General Strike.
When: July 7, 2009 - Tuesday
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, Audre Lorde Room, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Panel discussion on the rich legacy of federal jobs programs for artists and writers such as WPA and the CETA program.

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - National Health Care Reform
When: July 7, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro, San Francisco
What: Panel discussion on National Health Care Reform. Linda Leu, organizer for Health Access and the Health Care for America Now campaign and a volunteer with Organizing for America will speak along with activist Don Bechler who is the chair of Single Payer Now. Justin Davis, M.D. is a Potrero Hill primary and urgent care physician. DeWitt Lacy, PHDC Vice-President/Political Action Chair will moderate.

*Kevin Starr
When: July 7, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Books Inc., 601 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Hear Kevin Starr discuss his book "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance 1950-1963".

July 8, 2009 - Wednesday

*Neighborhood Parks Council - Summer Social
When: July 8, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Patricia's Green @ Hayes and Octavia, San Francisco
What: Celebrate your parks and community at our Summer Social. Great chance to connect with fellow park advocates from around the city and meet the new Rec & Park General Manager, Phil Ginsburg. The following individuals will be recognized for their volunteer work:
D1: Kay Voyvodich, Boulevard Neighbors User Group
D3: Adah Bakalinsky
D4: Greg Syler, Friends ofWest Sunset Playground
D5: Callen Taylor, Friends of Kimbell Park
D6: Troy Christensen, Friends of SOMA Rec
D7: Kerry Slattery, Friends of Rolph Nicol
D8: Gary Weiss, Corbett Heights Neighbors
D9: Dave Schweisguth, Juri Commoners
D10: Trilce and Chuck Farrugia, Help McLaren Park, Jean Bogiages, Friends of Fallen Bridge Mini Park
D11: Linda D'Avirro, Crocker Amazon Park Advisory Committee

*Police Commission Meeting
When: July 8, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
Annual Election of Commission Officers
Chief's Report - Update on significant policing efforts by Department members
Department Budget updated.
Commissioners: Theresa Sparks, Dr. Joe Marshall, Petra Dejesus, Yvonne Y. Lee, Thomas P. Mazucco, David Onek, Vincent Pan

*Supervisor Eric Mar - Town Hall Meeting
When: July 8, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Topics include how you can do sidewalk landscaping in front of your house, community challenge grants for street improvements, community gardens and Pavement to Parks. Adam Varat will provide details on the application process for these types of improvements.
Source and Information:

From Stonewall to Gay Marriage
When: July 8, 2009 - Wednesday
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Stonewall by attending discussion about the history and future of the struggle for LGBT liberation with Sherry Wolf and Tommi Avicolli Mecca. Host will be Rose Aguilar, host of KALW's Your Call.
$5 to $10. donation
Sponsored by Haymarket Books and City Lights

July 9, 2009 - Thursday

*Strategy for Sustainability Book Launch
When: July 9, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 10 p.m.
Where: Saatchi @ Saatchi S HQ - The Pie Factory, 501 York Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco launch of the new book by Adam Werbach, "Strategy for Sustainability". The event will be a benefit for the Village Bike Project.

*Community Meeting on the future of St Luke's
When: July 9, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Precita Valley Community Center, 534 Precita Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join Supervisors David Campos and John Avalos in discussing Sutter Health/CPMC's plans for the future of St. Luke's Hospital. This meeting will include an explanation of Blue Ribbon Panel recommendations by panelists and information on the updated plan presented at a CPMC hosted community meeting held on June 23rd.

*Queer Community Conversation around Migrant Rights Work in the Bay Area
When: July 9, 2009 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: el Centro del Pueblo, 474 Valencia Street @ 16th Street, San Francisco
What: Panel followed by group conversation with:
Heba Nimr
Cecilia Chung (TGLC)
Monica Enriquez-Enriquez
Carolina Morales (CUAV)
Ming Wong (BorderOUT)
Maria Poblet (St. Peter's Housing Committee)

July 10, 2009 - Friday

*Operation Shine- SF
When: July 10, 2009 - Friday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
5:30 LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market (at Laguna), San Francisco - March to Harvey Milk Plaza. Castro and Market. Speakers at 6 p.m.
What: Show your support for the Homeless Youth Pride Walk 2009.

*La Mission Bohemia Project
When: July 10, 2009 - Friday
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Brava Theater, 2871 24th and York Street, San Francisco
What: Concert reunites local talents that have performed in the barrio for years and allow us to write another page of our life history. This thread of collective memories weaved through songs and words remind us why we have chosen to live in the Mission

July 12, 2009 - Sunday

*Ice Cream Sunday Bike Ride
When: July 12, 2009 - Sunday
Where: Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream , 2790 Harrison Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) sponsors ice cream bike ride. Ride and sample at least 6 top-rated creameries across the city. 10 to 12 miles. Child riders (14 or younger) are discouraged, since this ride will require some skilled street riding. Bring a lock, water bottle and ice cream money.

*Chinese for Affirmative Action 40th Anniversary Reunion
When: July 12, 2009 - Sunday
1:30 p.m.
Where: Manilatown Heritage Foundation, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco
What: After 40 years, CAA has touched many people's lives. Join us as we mingle, catch up and meet new faces from the CAA family.
Reunion Host Committee: (terrific list)
Brian Cheu, Diane Chin, David Chiu, Henry Der, Kathy Fong, Ricky Ho, Isabel Huie, Keith Kamisugi, Emily Leung, Russ Lowe, Steve Owyang, Hoi Poon, Lillian Sing, Julie Tang, Kathy Turner, Ling-chi Wang, Te Wang, Robin Wu
Information and RSVP 415-274-6750

*Stern Grove - Joan Baez and Blame Sally
When: July 12, 2009 - Sunday
2 p.m.
Where: 19th Avenue & Sloat Avenue
What: Joan Baez and Blame Sally


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