Monday, September 28, 2009

Visiting Congressman Phil Burton

Last Friday I visited the Golden Gate National Recreational Park to say hello to Congressman Phil Burton. What a beautiful spot and what an amazing statute of Phil. We were so honored to have him as our Congressman - he did so much for San Franciscans. He created the bill that created the Golden Gate National Recreational Park. He was our Congressman from 1964 to 1983.

The statute was uncovered in 1991. The last picture above was taken that day. It was a great party. There is a piece of paper sticking out of Phil's pocket that says "the only way to deal with the expoiters is to" - what you don't see is "terrorize the bastards".....


"You're in Your Mother's Arms: The Life and Legacy of Congressman Phil Burton" by Judith Robinson
"A Rage for Justice: The Passion and Politics of Phillip Burton" by John Jacobs

September 28, 2009 - Monday

*Commonwealth Club - "Doing the Impossible" Steve Hildebrand
When: September 28, 2009 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Steve Hildebrand, Deputy National Campaign Manager, 2008 Obama Presidential Campaign and Sandip Roy, Host, "New America Now", KALW Commentator, Morning Edition NPR Moderator will discuss the 2008 Campaign , gay rights issues in relation to to the Obama administration and the upcoming push to repeal Prop. 8. Hildebrand is a senior political advisor on the Repeal Prop 8 campaign. (He is also the campaign manager for Bevan Dufty for Mayor in San Francisco 2011). $15 non-members

An evening with San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera
When : September 28, 2009 - Monday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Law Office of Arnold Laub, 807 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
What: You are invited to an evening with San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera in support of his re-election campaign. Cocktails and Hors D'evours will be served. $100., $250 or $500.

San Francisco Political Committee -Discussion with San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris
When: September 28, 2009 - Monday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Galleria Park Hotel, Buena Vista Room, 185 Sutter Street @ Kearny, San Francisco
What: Intimate discussion with District Attorney Kamala Harris. She will discuss stories from the campaign trail and time in office as well as answer questions. Free. RSVP - space is limited. You have to be a member to attend. You can join at
This event counts towards voting eligibility in future SFWPC Endorsements.

*Westside Democratic Club - Supervisor Carmen Chu
When: September 28, 2009 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: Taraval SFPD Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Discussion of local Measures A through E. Supervisor Carmen Chu will be there to discuss measures A, B, and C and to address Westside issues.

September 29, 2009 - Tuesday

Pilot programing limiting traffic starts today on Market Street:
  • Eastbound traffic on Market Street will be encouraged to turn right onto 10th Street.
  • Traffic that does not turn off at 10th Street will be required to turn right onto 8th Street.
  • Traffic entering Market Street eastbound from 7th Street must exit right at 6th Street.

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Jose Cisneros, Treasurer
When: September 29, 2009 - Tuesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 235 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
What: Hear Jose Cisneros, Treasurer of the City and County of San Francisco.

Mike Miller - Book Signing
When: September 29, 2009 - Tuesday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: International Longshore & Warehouse Union, 1188 Franklin Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco
What: Hear Mike Miller discuss his book "A Community Organizer's Tale: People and Power in San Francisco".
Information: 415-775-0533

*Mission Police Station Community Meeting
When: September 29, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: 630 Valencia Street @ 17th Street, San Francisco

When: September 29, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Join some of the brightest minds from the San Francisco design community and they present simple solutions to some of the city's most pressing issues. Leaders include:
  • Monique Moyer, Executive Director, Port of San Francisco
  • Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director, SFMTA
  • Chris Meany, Principal, Wilson Meany Sullivan
  • Michael Cohen, Director, City of San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
  • Carlos Garcia, Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District
Evening will conclude with a reception on the fourth floor library and rooftop of the new SPUR Urban Center. Event co-presented by SPUR, AIA San Francisco GOOD Magazine and CEOs for Cities. $10. registration required

American Chinatown - Bonnie Tsui
When: September 29, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: Mehanics' Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco
What: Asia Society and Chinese Historical Society are co-sponsoring event to hear Bonnie Tsui talk about her book "American Chinatown - A People's History of Five Neighborhoods". Hosted by Norman Fong.
Public: $12.

September 30, 2009 - Wednesday

Whole Foods Grand Opening in Noe Valley, 3950 24th Street, San Francisco

Boycott Whole Foods - Noe Valley Action Alert
When: September 30, 2009 - Wednesday
9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Whole Foods, 3950 24th Street, San Francisco
What: Join boycott to protest this Corporation's policies.

James Lau for 53rd State Assembly 2010.
When: September 30, 2009 - Wednesday
5 to 7 p.m.
Where: 5A5 Steak Lounge, 244 Jackson Street, San Francisco
What: Happy hour to support James Lau. Suggested contribution $100.

*San Francisco Police Commission
When: September 30, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Southern District, Treasure Island, Casa de la Vista, Building 271, 191 Avenue of the Palms, San Francisco (note location)
What: Items off agenda: Chief's report, OCC Director's Report, Captain Daniel McDonagh, Commanding Officer of Southern Station, to address the Commission on Police Activities in the Southern District.
Commissioners: Dr. Joe Marshall, Thomas P. Mazzucco, Petra DeJesus, Yvonne Y. Lee, David Onek, Vincent Pan, Theresa Sparks

*Equality California Women's Event
When: September 30, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Catherine Clark Gallery, 150 Minna, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser. Hors d'oeuvres, fine wine, fine art and company of fine women.
Host Committee: Brooke Battles, Gwyneth Borden, Beth Burkhart, Chris Carnes, Caatherine Clark, Leslie Katz, Carrie Kessley, Deb Kinney, Martha Lewis, Elena Ozark, Stephanie Portman, Linda Scaparotti, Erica Smith, Sylvia Sokol, Christine Solley, Laura Spanjian, Sabrina Riddle, Lesley Weaver
$50. suggested donation
Information: RSVP

*League of Young Voters - San Francisco - Endorsement Party
When: September 30, 2009 - Wednesday
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Caretakers Collective, 848 Divisadero, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting. Voting members can vote $10. donation and volunteered three hours in the last year. Everyone invited .

October 1, 2009 - Thursday

*The Walt Disney Family Museum Opening -

*Have Lunch - Banned Books
When: October 1, 2009 - Thursday
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the Freedom to Read. Celebrating the freedom for everyone to read what they want. Lunchtime music-themed Banned Books . Musicians and writers will be on hand for the event including Joey Altman and the Pimentos, Jack Boulware, Ben Fong-Torres, Kathi Kamen Goldmark & Sam Barry, Penelope Houston & Patricio Johnson, Frank Portman, Richie Unterberger, Roy Zimmerman, emcee Jewelle Gomez

*SPUR - A new Doyle Drive
When: October 1, 2009 - Thursday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Join Jose Luis Moscovich and Ignacio Barandiaran of the SFCTA.

*Mark Leno Campaign Kickoff
When: October 1, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Trigger, 2348 Market Street, San Francisco
What: An event to support State Senator Mark Leno.

*Open Voting Fundraiser SF
When: October 1, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.
Where: 10 Miller Place, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Open Voting Consortium and the advance of open source/paper ballot voting systems. Christine Pelosi, Alec Bash and more of SF's leadership are hosts. $100. minimum donation requested. RSVP 650-726-1133

*Bike rally and political soiree!
When: October 1, 2009 - Thursday
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Gestalt Haus, 3159 16th Street, San Francisco
What: Rafael Mandelman for SF Supervisor District 8 Party-Mixer.

October 2, 2009 - Friday

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2009
When: October 2, 2009 - Friday
October 3, 2009 - Saturday
October 4, 2009 - Sunday
10:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
What: Annual free music festival subsidized by Warren Hellman.

*Filipino American History Celebration
When: October 2, 2009 - Friday
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Hiram Johnson State Building Lobby, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join State Senator Leland Yee and Deputy Consul General Fred Santos kick off a month long celebration of Filipino American history and culture in America. Entertainment and food, and The Alvarado Project - a photo exhibit displaying the early lives of Filipino Americans in the San Francisco area.
Information: Mellissa Apuya 557-7857

October 3, 2009 - Saturday

*School & Family Partnership Planning Summit
When: October 3, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Mission Recreation Center, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 745 Treat Street, San Francisco
What: Meeting to provide input on community development and housing priorities for the next five years for the San Francisco's 2010-2015 Consolidated Plan and 2010-2011 Action Plan.

* Leap's 26th Annual Sandcastle Building Contest
When: October 3, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ocean Beach near Cliff House, San Francisco
What: Sandcastle contest "Stories in the Sand: Classic Children's Books".
LEAP's mission is to stimulate imagination and creativity in Bay Area Children .

*First Campaign Meeting - California Constitutional Convention
When: October 3, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Where: Quaker Meeting House, 65 Ninth Street (North Door) San Francisco
What: Petition Circulation Training and Administration of Legal Oaths.

*Laura Spanjian for Supervisor Community Kick Off
When: October 3, 2009 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Where: Noe Courts, 24th Street and Douglass, San Francisco
What: Kick off for Laura Spanjian's campaign for Supervisor in District 8 - 2010. Her slogan:" Smart City, Sustainable Neighborhoods" She has received the endorsements of Sheriff Michael Hennessey and Phyllis Lyon.
Information and RSVP: Paul Day:

October 4, 2009 - Sunday

*Breakfast for Books
When: October 4, 2009 - Sunday
9 a.m. to Noon
Where: 55 Chestnut Street (between Mason and Powell), San Francisco
What: The Friends of Telegraph Hill invite you a fundraiser to support their neighborhood center's literacy program. Breakfast includes pancakes with all the fixings, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee from Caffe Trieste all cooked on their playground. There will be a book sale, live music, local "celebrity" flapjack flippers, story corner and art activities for children, and a raffle. $15. adults, $5 child.

*Celebrating 422 years: Filipino American History Month
When: October 4, 2009 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Filipino American History Month. History presentations, dance, music. Free
Information: 415-581-3500

*7th Annual Excelsior Arts & Music Festival
When: October 4, 2009 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Persia Triangle, Persia Street (crosses Mission Street) San Francisco
What: Free family event - music, entertainment on two stages, children's area, games, international food, art and craft vendors. Free.

*MissionMission Fundraiser
When: October 4, 2009 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fundraiser for blog MissionMission (great blog!) Starts at Potrero del Sol Skatepark, San Francisco. Bike ride. $10 per bike. After party at Bender's, 806 Van Ness Avenue (at 19th Street) San Francisco. Featuring swag, cakepops, tamales, brownies, grilled food, PBR, prizes.

* Cupcake Camp
When: October 4, 2009 - Sunday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Automattic, Pier 38 (The Embarcadero and Brannan) San Francisco
What: Event for cupcake lovers, buy cupcakes to bring, bake cupcakes to bring, or just come and eat cupcakes for free. Go to on how to register cupcakes before hand.

*Jane Morrison and Agar Jaicks - Woodland Avenue - Jerry Brown
When: October 4, 2009 - Sunday
11:30 to 2 p.m.
Where: 62 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Visit with California Attorney General Jerry Brown while having traditional Sunday brunch. California Attorney General Jerry Brown has not officially declared his candidacy for Governor in 2010. Join Agar Jaicks and Jane Morrison in the growing movement urging Jerry Brown once again to lead California toward a brighter future. Jerry has been in the forefront for decades of what is now known as 21st Century programs, thinking and actions: Sustainable energy. Reducing greenhouse gases. High speed rail. Wild river and coast protection. Resolving global conflict. Support for better education opportunities in public schools. Women and minorities sharing leadership at all government levels. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Attorney General Brown's much-admired intelligence, humor and experience make him the ideal candidate for Governor.
Patrons: Pam Brennan, Richard Dana, Ina Dearman, Robert Dockendorff, Judith Flynn, Terence Hallinan, Eileen Kivlehan, Jeanmarie Maher, Esther Marks, Elaine McKeon, Marsha O'Bannon, Eliot Seal, Joan Simmons, Michael Wong
Sponsors: Claudia Abernathy, Marie Angell, Cedric & Dorothy Bainton, Prof. Ray Berard, Robert Champlain, Robert Erickson, Diana Taylor and Jay Folberg, Richard and Shirley Hansen, Walter Johnson, Margel Kaufman, Josie Karydas, Dr. & Mrs. John Kerner, Ryz Koprowski, George Lorenzetti, Mary Ann Massenburg, Evan Mogan, Zoanne Nordstrom, May O'Riordan, Gimmy Park Li, Carla Perez, Ceryl and Jim Roe, Norman Schlossberg, Ralph Singer, Virginia Sung, Debra Walker, Edith Wellin, Carol Bettencourt and Don Willenburg.
Donor's Choice: $35, $50.$75. $100 or $150 Sponsor $200 to $500 Patron
Information: 415-564-1482

* Come eat fries for the kids!
When: October 4, 2009 - Sunday
4 to 9 p.m.
Where: Frjitz Fries, 581 Hayes Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Urban Sprouts - nonprofit school garden organization that serves low-income youth from SF under-served neighborhoods. They teach kids to grow, harvest, prepare and eat vegetables from the school garden to help them become more engaged in school, eat better, exercise more and connect with the environment and each other. Revenues from each meal/drink, will go towards the organization.

October 5, 2009 - Monday

Early voting begins. Department of Elections office on the ground floor of City Hall Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Testify and turn out! Justice for Immigrant Youth
When: October 5, 2009 - Monday
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Board of Supervisors Public Safety Hearing. Come to San Francisco to support the Board of Supervisors legislation to stop deporting San Francisco youth with due process.

*City's Immigrant Rights Commission meeting in the Excelsior
When: October 5, 2009 - Monday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: James Denman Middle School Auditorium, 241 Oneida Avenue, San Francisco
What: Voice your constituents' concerns regarding having support, services and opportunities. City representatives will be on hand to hear your testimony and answer any questions. It is important to know how the economic crisis is impacting immigrants.


Bevan Dufty has announced for Mayor 2011 - Website -

District Three Democratic Club Endorsements -
Treasurer: Jose Cisneros
City Attorney: Dennis Herrera
A - Budget Process - Yes
B - Board of Supervisor Aides - Yes
C - Candlestick Park Naming Rights - No Endorsement
D - Mid-Market Special Sign District - Yes
E - Advertisements on City Property - No Endorsement
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