Monday, August 10, 2009

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August 10, 2009 - Monday

*Board of Supervisors - City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Chambers, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation -Agency Safety Procedures - Supervisor Dufty
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation - Agency safety Standards - Supervisor Elsbernd
  • California Healthy Families Program - Hearing to discuss the State's budget cuts to the California Health Families Program, evaluate the City's commitment to universal healthcare for children and youth, and identify solutions that guarantee every child access to health care - Supervisor Alioto-Pier
Members: Dufty, Daly and Elsbernd

Innovation Summit at Mission Bay
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mission Bay Conference, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco
What: Join U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Gavin Newsom, and a number of city, university, and private industry luminaries explore what government agencies, universities, and cities are doing to foster the development of "innovation clusters and zones". This conference will also provide information on the best practices surrounding the development of these custers and zones. The event will conclude with an early evening cocktail reception honoring biotech veteran and incoming UCSF Chancellor-DesignateSusanDesmond Hellman.
Information: San Francisco Business Times $75.

ArtAuction09 - Street Sheet
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
5:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
What: Night of art, music and poetry to celebrate the 20th Birthday of the Street Sheet and to support the work of the Coalition on Homelessness. Food and beverages will be served. Door $25. (none turned away for lack of funds).

*Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market, Room 300, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Update from Public Defender Jeff Adachi. Presentation from SF Environment about San Francisco recycling program.

*Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association Public Meeting
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: CPMC Davies Level B Auditorium, San Francisco
  • Updates from Supervisor Bevan Dufty's office
  • Harvey Milk Recreation Center update
  • Transportation Update

Want your streets improved?
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Mission Recreation Center, 745 Treat Avenue, San Francisco
What: San Francisco County Transportation Authority is hosting public open house to get input on proposed projects to be funded by Prop K, the half-cent sales tax for transportation.

Gavin Newsom
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 730 W. 3rd Street, Long Beach, Ca.
What: Town hall meeting with Mayor Gavin Newsom.

San Francisco Young Democrats - Ball in Blue 3
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
Where: 15 Romolo, San Francisco. (walk up the alley just a few steps East on Broadway from Columbus), San Francisco
What: Join San Francisco Young Democrats as they honor California Democratic Party Chair, JohnBurton, with the Phillip Burton Service Award.
$35. tickets includes a 1 year membership to SFYD. Light hor d'oeuvres and an open bar from 6:30 to 7:30.
Knights of Malta
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
Senator Mark Leno
Senator Leland Yee
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
Mayor Gavin Newsom
Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier
Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
Ground Floor Public Affairs
Mammoth Jacks
Board of Equalization Chair Betty T. Yee
Malia Cohen
Jim Ross Consulting
Equus Asinus
Honorable Carole Migden
Rodman Consulting
Terris, Barnes & Walters
Friends of the Young Democrats
Treasurer Jose Cisneros
Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting
Honorable Aaron Peskin
Trustee Chris Jackson
Brian Leubitz &
Hene Kelly
Hope Road Consulting
Law Office of DeWitt M. Lacy
Rebecca Prozan
Eric Smith
Laura Spanjian
Scott Wiener

The Labor Movement & Immigration Reform
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Plumber's Hall, 1621 Market Street, San Francisco
What: The Worker Immigrant Rights Coalition and the San Francisco Labor Council (AFL-CIO) invite you to a presentation and discussion on the Labor Movement & Immigration Reform. Special guests:
  • Ana Avendano - Director of Immigration Policy, AFL-CIO
  • Esther Lopez - Director of Civil Rights and Community Action, UFCW International
  • Marielena Hincapie - Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center

August 11, 2009 - Tuesday

*C.L.A.E.R. Project - State Senator Leno
When: August 11, 2009 - Tuesday
Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: 1099 Sunnydale Avenue, Third Floor, San Francisco
What: Brown bag lunch with State Senator Leno. The discussion will focus on Senator Leno's leadership in the following legislative areas: jobs, diversity issues, disaster prep, and economic stimulus for low-income communities.
Information and rsvp: Laurel Moeslein: Limited Seating

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Budget Update
When: August 11, 2009 - Tuesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: SFCC Board Room, 235 Montgomery, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Ben Rosenfield, Controller for the City and County of San Francisco will talk about the city budget.
Information and to Register on line: events/

*Hunter Point Shipyard Community Workshop
When: August 11, 2009 - Tuesday
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 4634 Third Street, San Francisco (@ Newcomb)
What: Community Window on the Shipyard, Hunters Point Shipyard Parcel E draft Feasability Study. Learn the facts you need to know about important decisions regarding the Hunters Point Shipyard. Dinner provided.

SPUR - The Post-Carbon City: Planning for abundance in an era of dwindling resources
When: August 11, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Eco-Urbanism is a movement that emphasizes sustainability, as planners promote green buildings, "closed-loop" architecture and neighborhood planning, and seek to build robust transit systems, that can play a role in reducing emission. Join:
  • Carl Anthony, founder of Urban Habitat
  • Jeff Tumlin, of NelsonNygard
  • Leah Shahum, Executive Director of San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • Harrison Fraker - former dean of UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design
  • Benjamin Grant, Spur's exhibition curator
$5. non-members

Gavin Newsom - Town Hall Meeting
When: August 11, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, Ca.
What: Town Hall meeting for Governor of California

*Community Meeting: Friends of Washington Square
When: August 11, 2009 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Find out what FWS does to protect the parks:
  • Health and safety challenges
  • Survey of park users
  • Long-term plans for replanting and tree restoration

NOPA Networking Night
When: August 11, 2009 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8:30
Where: Bar 821, 821 Divisadero, San Francisco
What: NOPA (North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association) Networking events are an opportunity for people to get to know their neighbors and support local business.

*Booksmith - Bonnie Tsui - Chinatown
When: August 11, 2009 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Reading and booksigning by Bonnie Tsu: "In American Chinatown: A People's History of Five Neighborhoods". Explores the lives, stories and struggles of five Chinatowns: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Las Vegas.

August 12, 2009 - Wednesday

Presidential of Honor Ceremony - honorees include Billy Jean King, Harvey Milk and Senator Edward M. Kennedy

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce -Supes for Lunch with Sean Elsbernd
When: August 12, 2009 - Wednesday
11:30 to 12:30
Where: 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Come meet Supervisor Sean Elsbernd from District 7.
Register to attend:

*Police Commission Meeting
When: August 12, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Items off Agenda:
Chief's Report- Update on significant policing efforts by Department members
Information: Lt. Joe Reilly - 415-553-1667

*****Moved to August 19th, 2009 Noe Valley Democratic Club - "Celebrate Summer"
When: moved to August 19, 2009
Where: Basso's Restaurant, 3782 24th Street, (off Church Street) Noe Valley, Ca.
What: Fundraiser "Celebrate Summer". Live auction and lots of laughter. $35. donation is requested.

Mission Streetscape Plan Community Design Workshop 4
When: August 12, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Plan update, community feedback and Mission District Projects Open House

*Equality Across America & National Equality March
When: August 12, 2009 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian Universalit Church of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street at Geary, San Francisco
What: Open meeting for anyone interested in organizing around the National Equality March and Equality Across America. Agenda:
  • The National Equality March - getting folks from SF to DC for the march
  • Change Comes Homes - planning meetings and actions within our own Congressional District.
  • Coordinating with local efforts organizing a march across the Golden Gate Bridge on the same day as the National Equality March.

*Westfest Woodstock 40th Anniversary - Press Party
When: August 12, 2009 - Wednesday
7 to 10 p.m.
Where: 3075 17th Street, San Francisco
What: Press Party featuring people who were at Woodstock in 1969. Entertainment, Lester Chambers from the Chambers Brothers, Barry "The Fish" Melton, Maxx Cabello Jr. with Cole Fonseca, Master of Ceremonies: Alex Reymundo "Hick-Spanic" comedian. Actual concert will be held on October 25, 2009 Admission - free. Public is welcomed to attend.

August 13, 2009 - Thursday

*Grand Re-Opening Ceremony for the African American Art & Culture Complex
When: August 13, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, South San Francisco
What: Ribbon cutting ceremony, youth summer program performance, three art exhibitions, and live performances celebrating the completion of a 1.5 million dollar renovation project funded by the Mayor's Office on Disability.

*Gavin Newson - Sacramento Town Hall Meeting
When: August 13, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 8281 Street, Sacramento, Ca.
What: Town hall meeting. Join Gavin Newsom for a frank and unfiltered discussion about California's future. Free and open to the public.

*Books, Inc. - Barbara Boxer
When: August 13, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
What: Senator Barbara Boxer will discuss her new novel "Blind Trust". (her first book was terrific!)

August 14, 2009 - Friday

*C.L.A.E.R. Project - State Senator Leland Yee
When: August 14, 2009 - Friday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: 1099 Sunnydale Avenue, Third Floor , San Franisco
What: Brown bag lunch with State Senator Leland Yee. The discussion will focus on jobs, diversity issues, disaster prep and economic stimulus for low-income communities.
Information: Laurel Moeslein Limited Seating

*March for a Fair Contract
When: August 14, 2009 - Friday
4:15 to 6 p.m.
Where: Market street (between 4th Street and 3rd Street) Plaza next to Four Seasons Hotel, S.F.
What: Join SF Hotel Workers for march and rally as they demand a fair contract.

*Green Generations Gala
When: August 14, 2009 - Friday
5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard Street, S.F.
What: Literacy for Environmental Justice's Bay Youth for the Environmental program ,Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and the Bay Area Wilderness Training are co-beneficiaries of San Francisco Green Drinks' first annual fundraising gala. Legendary Djs, appetizers and a local organic drink menu . $12. in advance and $15. at door. Ticket:

*Underground Verse: The Inner Sunset Jazz & Poetry night
When: August 14, 2009 - Friday
8 to 11 p.m.
Where: Kick Start fitness center basement, 447 Irving Street, San Francisco
What: The Inner Sunset Neighborhood Group (ISNG) present "Underground Verses". Local poets backed by a live jazz band bring 500's beat culture before a 21st century audience.
Information and rsvp: - audience limited to 60 people

*Litquake's GOTH Hop
When: August 14, 2009 - Friday
8:30 p.m. to Midnight
Where: The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
What: Tribute to the American writer, poet, editor and literary critic Edgar Alan Poe. Poe turns 200 this October. All are encouraged to dress to the nines, sixes or sevens, dance to their favorite Goth tunes and enjoy the absinthe bar. Monster Mash-Up story contest.

August 15, 2009 - Saturday

*16th Annual Hillside Garage Sale
When: August 15, 2009 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: see website
What: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center presents 16th Annual Hillwide Garage Sale. Last year there were 65 registered garage sales.

*Alamo Square Flea Market
When: August 15, 2009 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Scott, Fulton & Hayes Street, San Francisco
What: Antiques, artwork, books, jewelry, collectibles, household treasures, fixtures, toys.

*Planning a Healthy Neighborhood - Si Se Puede Campaign
When: August 15, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: UCSF Parking Lot on 17th Street, between Shotwell and Folsom, San Francisco
What: A place to live and play in the Mission. The community has been advocating for affordable housing and open space at the publically owned parking lot at 17th Street between Folsom and Shotwell. Join us in a visioning exercise for the site, to determine how the parking lot should be developed. Free event. Activities for kids, music, art, sports, raffle. Information regarding healthy living and health resources.
Organized by The Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition
Information: (MAC) 415-282-3334 ext 24

*San Francisco Tomorrow Picnic
When: August 15, 2009 - Saturday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Jack Rabbit Picnic Area. Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, San Francisco
What: Join San Francisco Tomorrow for lunch at noon. Enjoy walking tours to view the natural features and wildlife. San Francisco Tomorrow is against Senator Mark Leno's bill SB 792 which allow the State to sell 25 percent of Candlestick Point State park for development.
Information: Jane Morrison 415- 564-1482

*3rd Annual Anti-Hate Speech SF Rally
When: August 15, 2009 - Saturday
2 p.m.
Where: Clear Channel Radio 340 Townsend Street, San Francisco
What: Rally-demonstration Call for a halt to hate speech in the media. Community groups ask the FCC to open Docket on Hate Speech and NTIA to update 1993 report "The Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crimes"

*The National Parks: Our American Landscape
When: August 15, 2009 - Saturday
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Borders at Stonestown Galleria, 233 Winston Drive, San Francisco
What: Photographer Ian Shiver will talk about his experience and sign copies of his new book "The National Parks: Our American Landscape". A percentage of the proceeds will go to NPCA.

August 17, 2009 - Monday

*Congresswoman Barbara Lee
When: August 17, 2009 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Congresswoman Barbara Lee will discuss her book "Renegade for Peace and Justice: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Speaks for Me". $18. non-members

*Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Monthly Meeting
When: August 17, 2009 - Monday
7 to 8 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, 1800 Polk @ Washington
What: San Francisco Fire Department will be discussing household and neighbohood safety and DPW will be discussing the upcoming reconstruction of California Street (from Van Ness to Drumm), the new blight ordinance and abatement plans for unwanted newspapers, flyers and menus.


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