Thursday, September 17, 2009

DeWitt Lacy - candidate for Supervisor District 10

I attended the launch event for DeWitt Lacy's campaign for Supervisor in District 10. The fundraiser was held at Temple on Howard Street.

There was a large crowd there to hear Civil Rights Attorney DeWitt Lacy talk about why he is running for Supervisor in District 10 in 2010. He believes in a collective vision and wants San Francisco to value the eastern shore, economic environmental development and to work with police to have the same rights and priorities as other parts of the City.

His facebook statement says "implausible endings become significant historical facts when one exhibits the courage to challenge what others have considered impossible".

District 10: Potrero Hill, Bayview Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, Silver Terrace, Dogpatch, Little Hollywood, Portola districts.

September 17, 2009 - Thursday

Tom Ammiano for Assembly 2010 - Fundraiser
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Triple Crown, 1772 Market Street at Octavia, San Francisco
What: You are invited to meet Special Guest Assembly Speaker Karen Bass. No host bar, hors d'oeurvres. Donation: $35.
Information: Esther Marks 415-665-5417

Board of Equalization Chair Betty Yee - Autumn Reception and Banquet
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Far East Cafe, 631 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
What: Reception and Family Style Seated Dinner $100.

Mike Miller - Booksigning
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Crossroads Cafe & Book Store, 699 Delancey Street, San Francisco
What: Come meet Mike Miller talk about his book "A Community Organizer's Tale: People and Power in San Francisco".

*Center for Political Education - What's Going on with Healthcare?
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: 938 Valencia Street, San Francisco (Dolores Street Community Services)
What: Hear long-time San Francisco activist and universal healthcare advocate Roma Guy talk about healthcare reform.

*Change of Location North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association- General Meeting
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Poleng Lounge, 1751 Fulton (near Masonic) San Francisco
What: General meeting. Cathal Hennessy, Deputy Manager for SFgo, which is a program of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), will discuss the program responsible for the electronic signs currently being installed on Fell and Oak Streets. Firefightr from station #21 on Grove Street re possible closure. Update from SFPD. Divisadero Streetscape construction update.

*Eureka Valley Promotion Association
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Castro Meeting Room, 501 Castro Street, San Francisco (above Bank of America)
What: Monthly meeting. Items off agenda:
  • Assessor/Recorder Phil Ting
  • Discussion on changing heir name and boundaries (name to Castro/Eureka Neighborhood Association).
Source: Matthew S. Bajko

City Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting. Issues and Endorsement Committee will make an analysis and give their recommendations. All current members who paid in 2009 can vote. If you have been a member in one of the previous two years, you can pay at the meeting and be eligible to vote.

September 18, 2009 - Friday

Park(in) Day 2009 - One-day, global event where artists, activists and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into "PARK(ing) spaces: temporary public parks.

*SPUR - Park(ing Day
When: September 18, 2009 - Friday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Stop by.

Park(ing) Day - Asian Neighborhood Design
When: September 18, 2009 - Friday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1021 Mission Street (Mission and Sixth Street)m San Francisco
What: Water feature mini-park

*Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi's Quarterly Art Show and Reception
When: September 18, 2009 - Friday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, Room 282, San Francisco
What: Come and enjoy the art work from youth in the Western Addition. Featuring art from African American Art and Culture Complex, Booker T. Washington, Boys and Girls Club, Buchanan YMCA, Ella Hill Hutch Community Center and Westside Community Services.

The Great Internet Book Burning
When: September 18, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m.
Where: Books Inc., Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Discussion on the internet and books and how it is changing the book business. Panel includes:
  • Peter Maravelis
  • Herbert Gold
  • Brenda Knight
  • Ethan Watters
  • Peter Plate
  • Moderated by Alan Kaufman

September 19, 2009 - Saturday

*Positively 6th Street Fair
When: September 19, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Stevenson Street (between 6th and 7th Street), Central Market - San Francisco
What: SoMa community is celebrating the history, cultural diversity, identity and pride of this vibrant San Francisco neighborhood. Music, dance and cultural performances, children's play area, family fun activities, food, community-based information tables and booths - free health and social services, employment assistance. An inspiration day of community building and creating unity in South of Market. Free

*Family Day Kite Festival
When: September 19, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Marina Green, Marina Blvd., between Scott and Webster streets, San Francisco
What: Event features all forms of kiting - from kite-flying to kiteboarding to kite-boating - and contests, too.

*19th Annual Autumn Moon Festival
When: September 19, 2009 - Saturday and September 20, 2009 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Chinatown
What: Pedestrian-only bazaar with live entertainment. Organized by The Chinatown Merchants Association. The CMA is an independent community organization dedicated to the revitalization of commerce and tourism in one of America's most unique historic neighborhood.

*2009 Festa Coloniale Italiana
When: September 19, 2009 - Saturday
Noon to 7 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco
What: A celebration of Italian culture, tradition and community friendship. Italian music including opera, traditional instrumentalists and a variety of show-stopping bands. Mouth-watering Italian cuisine, a demonstration of Italian dances. Free.

*Bay Area Town Hall: Signature gathering to Repeal Prop 8 in 2010
When: September 19, 2009 - Saturday
1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Metropolitation Community Church, 150 Eureka Street, San Francisco
What: Activists from across the state gather in San Francisco for the fourth time since Prop 8's passage to determine the next steps in the effort to repeal it in 2010. The Bay Area activists at the meeting would like to invite anyone and everyone who wants to help collect signatures to come to the Town Hall meeting.
  • Update everyone on the status of the 2010 repeal efforts
  • Explain "The Davis Plan" and other methodology the activist group adopted.
  • Figure out ways to fund raise for this effort.
  • Elect 3 representatives from the region to coordinate the signature-gathering campaign.

*Precita Eyes Gala Benefit & Book Signing
When: September 19, 2009 - Saturday
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
What: A silent and live auction of celebrity artwork and mural details collection. Opportunity to take part in a Participatory Mural Performance. Music and refreshments. $35.

September 20, 2009 - Sunday

* 7th Annual Cole Valley Fair
When: September 20, 2009 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Carl and Grattan, San Francisco
What: Local crafts , food from the neighborhood restaurants, live music, a display of historical Cole Valley photographs. Fair is put on by the Cole Valley Improvement Association (CVIA).

*Comedy Day
When: September 20, 2009 - Sunday
Noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Park, Sharon Meadows, San Francisco
What: A million laughs.

September 21, 2009 - Monday

*District Three Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting.
When: September 21, 2009 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
  • What: Quintin Mecke, Communications Director for Assemblymember Tom Ammiano will discuss important legislative updates including the content and status of AB 390 (Ammiano). If passed, the proposed legislation would regulate and tax marijuana.
  • There will also be speakers on ballot measures and candidates, Treasurer Jose Cisneros and the campaign for City Attorney Dennis Herrera for the November 3, 2009 election. Eligible members will hold an endorsement vote following ballot presentations.

*Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Monthly Meeting
When: September 21, 2009 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: It's a Grind, 1800 Polk Street at Washington, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
  • Tutorial on Proper Recycling by Sunset Scavenger.
  • Progress report on Proper Delivery of the SF Examiner Newspaper.
  • Updates on Crime and Prostitution Abatement in the Neighborhood by the SFPD.
  • Introduction of new merchant - Satin Crystals.

September 22, 2009 - Tuesday

*MoveOn - Big Insurance Sick of It
When: September 22, 2009 - Tuesday
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: 2 Embarcadero, near Clay and Front Street, San Francisco
What: Rally to Protest Anthem Blue Cross.

*An Evening to support Kamala Harris for Attorney General in 2010.
When: September 22, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Gussie's Chicken and Waffles, 1521 Eddy Street, San Francisco (at Fillmore Street)
What: Fundraiser by CUE Group. $50. up.

*Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Monthly Meeting
When: September 22, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Guest speaker Public Defender Jeff Adachi and a visit from a representative of Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's office to present his proposed BART legislation.

*Books Inc. - "War of Words. A True Tale of Newsprint and Murder"
When: September 22, 2009 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Books Inc., 2275 Market Street, San Francisco (near Castro)
What: Author Simon Read will be discussing his book "War of Words: A True Tale of Newsprint and Murder. Details the bloody birth of the San Francisco Chronicle.

September 23, 2009 - Wednesday

*San Francisco Labor Council - Supervisor Bevan Dufty
When: September 23, 2009 - Wednesday
8 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: SFLC Public Employee Breakfast with Supervisor Bevan Dufty. $25.

*San Francisco Housing Coalition - 2009 Housing Hero Awards - Cocktail Party
When: September 23, 2009 - Wednesday
5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena East Garden, 3rd Street between Mission and Howard Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Housing Coalition honors heroes who have made an exceptional contribution to helping our city develop a pro-housing culture and to promote "well-designed, well located housing at all levels of affordability to meet the needs of San Franciscans, present and future". This year honorees are Ron Miguel and Christina Olague, the president and vice-president and the entire SF Planning Commission for their exceptional work on long-range planning for the Eastern Neighborhoods, Market and Octavia, Balboa Park and Visitacion Valley. $55.
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*San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting
When: September 23, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Off agenda: Slate card RFP selection, canvass program.

*Michela Alioto-Pier - Candidate for CA Insurance Commissioner
When: September 23, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: contact for location (private residence)
What: Reception and fundraiser for Michela Alioto-Pier, candidate for CA Insurance Commissioner. Working to reform the overly expensive, needlessly complex, and callously unresponsive insurance industry. $500. up

* City Lights Bookstore "A Bomb in Every Issue"
When: September 23, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus @ Jack Kerouac Alley, San Francisco
What: Peter Richardson will be celebrating the release of "A Bomb in Every Issue - How the Short, unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America".


Mark Farrell - Candidate for Supervisor in District 2 - 2010 -

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club Endorsements -
City Treasurer Jose Cisneros
City Attorney Dennis Herrera
Prop A - Budget Reform - Yes
Prop B - Supervisor Staff Limits - No Position
Prop C - Candlestick Park Naming Rights - Yes
Prop D - Mid-Market Special Sign District - No position
Prop E - Limiting ads on City Property - No

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