Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Justice for Immigrant Youth Press Conference/Rally

San Francisco stood together today in support of Supervisor David Campos's legislation to stop deporting San Francisco youth without due process.

The proposed law would require that juvenile suspects be convicted of a felony before San Francisco officials contact federal immigration authorities - unless the suspect is charged as an adult.

Speakers included Supervisor David Campos, San Francisco School Board Member Sandra Fewer, Supervisor Eric Mar, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, Supervisor John Avalos, Tim Paulson, Executive Director of the San Francisco Labor Council, Kate Kendell, Executive Director of National Center for Lesbian Rights, Supervisor Chris Daly, Kimberly Alvarenga on behalf of Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, Supervisor David Chiu, Debra Walker on behalf of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee and Anthony Jones from the San Francisco Youth Commission spoke in support of this legislation.
Information: lily@araborganizing.org

Supervisor David Campos
School Board Member Sandra Fewer
President of the Board David Chiu
Youth Commissioner Anthony Jones

August 18, 2009 - Tuesday

HANC - Neighborhood Movie Night
When: August 18, 2009 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: First neighborhood movie night. Two films reflects HANC's long standing history of and commitment to urban sustainability and environmentally sound planning with a showing of:
  • "A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil"
  • "The Story of Stuff"
Information: hanc-sf.org

August 19, 2009 - Wednesday

Stop Destroying Medi-Cal and Healthcare for Poor and Working-Class Californians
When: August 19, 2009 - Wednesday
9 a.m.
Where: Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Health advocates are suing California to restore Medi-Cal patients' "optional benefits".
Information: 415-215-7575

Debra Stein - Public Celebration
When: August 19, 2009 - Wednesday
5 p.m.
Where: North Light Court, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco
What: Public celebration of Debra's life. In celebration of Debra's love of good food, guests are invited to bring something to share.

*San Francisco Police Commission
When: August 19, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Item off agenda: Chief's Report, update on significant policing efforts by Department members

On the Trail: Kamala 2010
When: August 19, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bloodhound, 1145 Folsom, San Francisco
What: Join Seth Steward, Nicole Crosby, Nancy Tung and Joseph Kim for an event in support of Kamala Harris and her 2010 bid for California Attorney General.
Information sethsteward@gmail.com

Neighborhood Design Workshop - Mission Street and Santa Rosa
When: August 19, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Where: 19th Corpus Christi Social Hall, 1599 Alemany, San Francisco
What: Attend workshop regarding new mural at Central Drug Store. The theme of this mural will be the history, future, and legacy of the Excelsior neighborhood. Mural project is sponsored by SF Clean City in partnership with Precita Eyes Muralists. It is funded by a Community Challenge Grant.
Information: info@cleancity.com

*Community Opportunity Fund
When: August 19, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 305, San Francisco
What: Have input into the Community Opportunity Fund with the use of $5 million allocated for the Fund by the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. Hosted by NPC, TPL and the San Francisco Parks Trust.
Information: msilva@sfnpc.org

*Send President Obama a Single Payer Message
When: August 19, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: across the street from Bin 38, 3232 Scott Street, San Francisco (between Lombard and Chestnut)
What: Single Payer Now is asking that people attend a rally across the street from a fundraiser event sponsored by the Democratic National Committee and Organizing for America wherein Obama's Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina will speak along with Organizing for America State Director Mary Jane Stevenson. They do not want to disrupt the meeting, but to make clear that Californians wants single payer healthcare. Single Payer Now wants HR676, the US National Healthcare Act and passage of the Kucinich Amendment that allows states to enact their own state single payer healthcare.
Information: singlepayernow.net 415-695-7891

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Sixth Annual Celebrate Summer Fundraiser
When: August 19, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Basso's Restaurant, 3782 24th Street (at Church Street), San Francisco
What: Hors d'oeuvres. No-host bar. Auction being held with auctioneer Laura Spanjian. Up for bids will be luncheon engagement with the following: Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Supervisor Bevan Dufty,Senator Mark Leno, DCCC Chair Aaron Peskin and Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting. Also to be auctioned off is a weekend getaway in Sonoma, contributed by BJ Droubi. There will be a raffle with items contributed by Jeff Adachi, Kamala Harris, Rebecca Prozan and Whole Foods. $35.
Information and RSVP :andy@ffrsf.com

August 20, 2009 - Thursday

Supervisor Eric Mar - Coffee Hour
When: August 20, 2009 - Thursday
11 a.m. to Noon
Where: Nani's Coffee Shop, 2739 Geary Blvd., San Francisco
What: Come talk to Supervisor Eric Mar.
Information: marstaff@sfgov.org

McKinley Square Visioning Meeting
When: August 20, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Rec Center Auditorium, 801 Arkansas Street, between 22nd Street and 23rd Street, San Francisco
What: Attend a community meeting hosted by the San Francisco Rec and Park Department to discuss the future of McKinley Square.
Information: parks.sfgov.org

Gavin Newsom - Candidate for Governor Town Hall Meeting
When: August 20, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Chemawa Middle School Gymnasium, 8830 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, Ca.
What: Town Hall Meeting
Information: gavinnewsom.com/events rsvp3@gavinnewsom.com

*Evolution of a Neighborhood - John Freeman
When: August 20, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Library, 351 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Come hear John Freeman, Richmond District resident and historian talked about the one-time outside lands area of San Francisco and how it has evolved into a dynamic, culturally-rich neighborhood.

Booksmith - Peter Coyote
When: August 20, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Peter Coyote will discuss his book "Sleeping Where I Fall". Includes memories of the 60's including the Diggers and Golden Gate Park.
Information: booksmith.com

August 21, 2009 - Friday

BART Groundbreaking Ceremony - Balboa Park
When: August 21, 2009 - Friday
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Balboa Park Bart Station outside station - North end at Ocean Avenue , San Francisco
What: Join Bart and their Project Partners to celebrate BART's "First-To-Break-Ground" stimulus-funded project Balboa Park Station Westside Entrance and Walkway Groundbreaking Ceremony.
RSVP information: mburke@bart.gov

*Congresswoman Jackie Speier - Community Meeting
When: August 21, 2009 - Friday
5 to 7 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, 65 Beverly Street, San Francisco
What: You are invited to meet with Congresswoman Jackie Speier. This is a community meeting hosted by the Neighborhood partnership of Parkmerced, Ocean View, Merced Heights and Ingleside. Congresswoman Jackie Speier will speak and invite questions on local and national interests. All residents of CD12 are encouraged to come out and attend. There is limited seating (first come/first seated).
Information: speier.house.gov

August 22, 2009 - Saturday

*5th Annual American Indian Market & Powwow
When: August 22, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m to 6 p.m.
Where: 56 Julian Avenue (between 14th and 15th Street) San Francisco
What: Powow dancing, contest dancing, dance groups, artist and craft vendors, children's cultural and educational pavilion, music stage, food court.

*Barbary Coast Trail - Hipsters, Paesani and Semaphore Hill
When: August 22, 2009 - Saturday
10 am. to Noon
Where: In front of the Vesuvio Cafe and City Lights Book Store on Columbus near Broadway, San Francisco
What: Explore the vibrant artistic and cultural traditions of North Beach. From the Italian immigrants to the Beats. Visit Washington Square.
Information: San Francisco Museum and Historical Society Trips info@sfhistory.org

*SF Food Festival
When: August 22, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: In front of La Cocina, Folsom Street between 25th and 26th Street, San Francisco
What: Street food, cocktails. Admission is free and open to public. Food and drinks will be sold by each vendor with nothing costing more than $8. Street musicians, art projects and children's play area. This event is a benefit for La Cocina.

*"Yesterday Heroes" - Screaming Queen's
When: August 22, 2009 - Saturday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: SF LGBT Community Center, Ceremonial Room, 4th Floor, 1800 Market Street, SF
What: 43rd Anniversary of Screaming Queen's, 1966 Riot at Gene Compton's Cafeteria. Entertainment by The Centerstage Divas. Speakers, awards, exhibits, entertainment, raffles. Photo album exhibits. Food and soft drinks. Free to seniors. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Participating Organizations: Open House-SF, New Leaf, Castro Senior Center, Lavender Seniors of the East Bay, Queer Cultural Center

*Friends of Garfield Square - Ice Cream Social
When: August 22, 2009 - Saturday
3 to 5 p.m.
Where: Garfield Square Park, San Francisco
What: Come join the neighbors for a celebration of summer in the park! Copies of the new Garfield Square Mezcla newsletter will be handed out. Free writing workshops for children and youth provided by 826 Valencia. Free ice cream from Humphrey Slocombe and free cookies from Anthony's Cookies.
Information: Neighborhood Parks Council sfnpc.org

August 23, 2009 - Sunday

*Health Care Town Hall Meeting - Congresswoman Jackie Speier
When: August 23, 2009 - Sunday
11 a.m.
Where: Farallone View Elementary School, 250 LeConte Avenue, Montara, Ca.
What: This event is for 12th Congressional District residents. Others will be admitted as space permits.
Information: speier.house.gov

*Mac Battle Royale with Cheese
When: August 23, 2009 - Sunday
1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Stable Cafe, 2128 Folsom Street @ 17th Street, San Francisco
What: SF Food War presents Mac Battle Royale with Cheese. Awesome prizes. Free to compete! $10. to eat your face off and cast your vote!
Information: sffoodwars.com

*Making History! Hon. Sonia Sotomayor
When: August 23, 2009 - Sunday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: The Sonia Sotomayor Swearing-in Celebration Committee proudly invites the San Francisco and Bay Area community to celebrate the important and historic feat of this extraordinary woman, as the first Latina Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
Guest Speakers:
Maria Blanco, Executive Director, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity
Bill Martinez, Lawyer, Producer and Activist
Maria Teresa Mejia, Executive Director, Women's Building
Suggested Donation: $10. No Host wine and refreshments
Information: 415-821-1155

*El Tecolote - Celebrating 39 years
When: August 23, 2009 - Saturday
2 to 8 p.m.
Where: 2958 24th Street, San Francisco (between Harrison and Alabama)
What: Celebrating 39 years of bilingual community journalism. Open house, birthday party and fundraiser for El Tecolote. Poetry, silent auction, food, wine tasting, comedy, children's arts and crafts, raffle.
Information: eltecolote.org

August 24, 2009 - Monday

*Booksmith - Homeless in the Haight Community Forum
When: August 24, 2009 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Who are the homeless? Why are they living on the streets? What kind of life and challenges do they face? These are some of the questions we'll grapple with at this event. Join two well-respected writers,Mark Bittner and Violet Blue, to hear their personal stories of homelessness. By understanding the homeless perspective, we hope to move a few steps closer to developing solutions to homelessness in our own back yard.
Information: booksmith.com

August 25, 2009 - Tuesday

*Party for Parks San Francisco
When: August 25, 2009 - Tuesday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Empire Ballroom, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: A benefit bash for TPL's Parks for People - Bay Area program, which is working to revitalize three SF parks over the next three years in neighborhoods that need parks most. Event includes appetizers, wine, cocktails, DJ, games and prizes. $20. Tickets available: tpl.org/partyforparks
Information: yasaman.golban@tpl.org

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