Saturday, October 3, 2009

Laura Spanjian Campaign Kick-Off District 8

Saturday morning was the Community Kick Off for Laura Spanjian for Supervisor in District 8 which was held at Noe Courts at 24th Street and Douglass. What a glorious day for Laura and her very loyal friends and supporters to start off her campaign. The Kick Off started with everyone chanting "Laura, Laura, Laura, Laura"!

Mike Hennessey gave opening remarks - "Laura has a wealth of experience and has the knowledge to be your supervisor". Kim-Shree Maufas, President of the San Francisco School Board made a very strong speech talking about how Laura Spanjian can work with the community, she can work with others - "she is the woman for the job".

Laura's political family were there to support her including Susan Leal, former Treasurer and Supervisor, former Supervisor Leslie Katz and former Supervisor Roberta Actenberg.

Laura Spanjian said "she is an independent voice" -I get things done. I will be your representative. I will be a voice for reform, fair, open government with smart solutions".

She announced that she will not take any PAC money and will limit contributions to $150. per individual.

The campaign slogan is "Smart City, Sustainable Neighborhoods".

Information: 415-821-6772

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'sliteracyprogram. Breakfast includes pancakes with all the fixings, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee fromCaffeTrieste all cooked on their playground. There will be a book sale, live music, local "celebrity"flapjackflippers, 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

*Castro Street Fair
When: October 4, 2009 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Castro Street between 16th and 19th Street, San Francisco
What: Portion of proceeds will go to AIDS Emergency Fund & Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.

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.

*Noam Chomsky - Crisis and Hope in the Age of Obama
When: October 4, 2009 - Sunday
12:30 doors open; 1 p.m. Start
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, SF
What: Join Noam Chomsky in conversation with Bay Area organizers David Bacon, Anotinia Juhasz and Steve Williams. This is an off-site event. $20., seniors and students $15., sliding scale upon request.

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 is available at the Department of Elections office on the ground floor of City Hall through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Board of Supervisors - Public Safety Committee
When: October 5, 2009 - Monday
10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda: Residential Marijuana Growing Operations; Supervisor Chu; Confidentiality ofjuveniles' immigration status - Supervisors Campos, Avalos, Chiu, Dufty, Mar, Maxwell, Mirkarimi, Daley
Members: David Chiu, Ross Mirkarimi, Michela Alioto-Pier
Information: 554-4447

*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: Come to San Francisco City Hall to support the Board of Supervisors legislation to stop deporting San Francisco youth without due process.

*San Francisco Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: October 5, 2009 - Monday
1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda: Rental Subsidy Program for Low Income Families
Members: Sophie Maxwell, Eric Mar, David Chiu

*City's Immigrant Rights Commission - 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: City representatives will be on hand for constituents to voice their concerns about their services and opportunities. City Representatives need to learn firsthand how the economic crisis is impacting immigrants.

*A Reception Welcoming the Presidents Cup to San Francisco
When: October 5, 2009 - Monday
6:00 to 6:30: VIP Reception
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. General Reception
Where: The Clubhouse, Harding Park Golf Course, San Francisco
What: Join Mayor Gavin Newsom, Willie L. Brown, Jr., Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, Charlotte andGeorge Shultz, Sandy Tatum, San Francisco Rec & Parks Dept. and San Francisco Parks Trust for a reception honoring the President's Cup to San Francisco. Proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department's Youth Athletics Program and San Francisco Parks Trust $250. individual ticket

*The Great American Folksong: From Lincoln to Guthrie
When: October 5, 2009 - Monday
7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Where: Sunset Branch Library 1305 18th Avenue (@ Irving) San Francisco
What: Join Tim Holt who will present a brief history of the American folksong, from the old-time ballads of Appalachia to the Depression-era songs of Woody Guthrie. He will also discuss the origins of our folk music in the British Isles and West Africa.
Information: 355-2808

October 6, 2009 - Tuesday

*Blue Cross Action
When: October 6, 2009 - Tuesday
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Justin Herman Plaza, One Market Street, San Francisco
What: Citizen action against big insurance companies.

*San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: October 6, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Items off agenda: Citizen's Committee on Community Development, approving advance train control system improvement services and equipment purchases, Interim zoning controls requiring conditional use authorization for Tobacco Paraphernalia establishments, in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District, Police Department Command Staff, Muni Fillmore Substation.

*Commonwealth Club - Noam Chomsky
When: October 6, 2009 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Larry Bensky will interview Noam Chomsky regarding Philosophies of language and politics. Chomsky delves into how the masses are kept in line. $18. non-members

*Walk San Francisco Annual Meeting
When: October 6, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Learn about what San Francisco is doing to enhance the pedestrian environment. Amit Ghosh, the Deputy Director of Plannning from MTA will discuss plans for improvements in San Francisco.Information and RSVP:

*Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Assembly Tom Ammiano and State Senator Mark Leno
When: October 6, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting:
  • Three more candidates for District 10 Supervisor in 2010 will briefly introduce themselves.
  • Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and State Senator Mark Leno who each hold the position of Chair on the Public Safety Committee in their respective houses will update what is going on in Sacramento and how it relates to San Francisco and the nation.

*Impact of Doyle Drive Construction on Lombard Street
When: October 6, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Silver Clouds Restaurant, Lombard and Webster, San Francisco
What: Neighborhood meeting which will feature a presentation by the Doyle Drive Project. Representatives will provide a project/construction overview and some insight into what they believe will be the traffic impact on the neighborhood. Police officers will discuss recent developments in an initiative to address crime in Lombard Street motels and how best to prepare for the holiday season.

October 7, 2009 - Wednesday

*40th Anniversary of the College of Ethnic Studies - San Francisco State University
When: October 7, 2009 - Wednesday through October 10, 2009 - Saturday
Where: College of Ethnic Studies, 1600 Holloway Ave. EP 103, San Francisco
What: Ethnic Studies 40 Years Later: Race, Resistance and Relevance. Conference marking the founding of Ethnic Studies. Scholars from seven countries and 35 universities will present papers, panels, roundtable discussions, workshops and performances. An exploration of the contributions, developments and challenges in Ethnic Studies research and practice.
Hosts: The College of Ethnic Studies; the departments of Africana, American Indian, Asian American and Raza Studies; Race and Resistance Studies Initiative and Arab Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora Initiative and the Cesar Chavez Institute
Information: sfsu.ed/-ethnicst/fortieth

* San Francisco Democratic Party - Onward to Victory Gala 2009
When: October 7, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Where: The Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Democratic Party's Annual Gala Fund Raiser. Many voices - one vision. Funds raised at the gala will directly support voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities to ensure that we elect a Democratic governor in 2010. $150.
Benefactor: Senator Dean Florez, California Senate Majority Leader, San Francisco Laborer's Local 261, Mary and Michael Silver
Table Host: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, Senator Mark Leno, Senator Leland Yee, Supervisor David Chiu, Board President, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Betty Yee, Chair - State Board of Equalization, Treasurer Jose Cisneros, BMWL & Partners, Barbary Coast Consulting, Rafael Mandelman, Jim Meko, Laura Spanjian, Debra Walker.
Chartered Democratic Clubs: Democracy Action, Democratic Women's Forum, Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club, Richmond District Democratic Club, San Francisco Young Democrats
Contributor: Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Bay Area Union Labor Party, California Nurses Association
Supporter: Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, District Attorney Kamala Harris, Chair Aaron Peskin, Emerald Fund, HMS Associates, Theatrical Stage Employees Local 16, United Educators of San Francisco, William Coblentz, Bob Dockendorff, Robert Friese
Friend: Supervisor John Avalos, Supervisor David Campos, Supervisor Carmen Chu, Supervisor Chris Daly, Supervisor Eric Mar, Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, Emerge California, Northern California District Council, ILWU, Stearns Consulting, Michael Goldstein, Joe Juian, Meagan Levitan, Melanie Nutter, Lynne Newhouse Segal.

*San Francisco Police Commission
When: October 7, 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
Commissioners: Dr. Joe Marshall, Thomas P. Mazzucco, Petra Dejesus, Yvonne Y. Lee, David Onek, Vincent Pan, Theresa Sparks
Information: 553-1667

*Fundraising Party for Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
When: October 7, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Baobab Village - Ministry of Art and Culture, 3372 19th Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraising party for the Youth Scholarships Program of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Live music, dancing, spoken word and gallery art exhibit. Featuring Futuro Picante, MCCLA Youth Band, Los Ciles Verdes, MCCLA Youth Band, Los Compas with Miguel Govea. photojournalism
"Pioneer Arts Awards" to four community artists:
  • Cesar Ascarrunz - founder of Cesar's Latin Night Club, entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Mia Galaviz - founder of "Encantada", "Galeria de La Raza", curator, entrepreneur
  • Michael Rios - musician, muralist, artist
  • Vanessa Mosqueda - dancer, teacher at SFUSD, San Francisco Carnaval Queen, founder and choreographer for "Mixtiso Latin Hip Hop", past Director on MCCLA Board
$20. Adults, $12 and under $5. Family of 4: $40. Buffet meal and beverages will be available for sale.

*Jan Kerouac: A Life in Memory
When: October 7, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
What: Readings hosted by Gerald Nicosia with special guest appearance by Adiel Gorel, Brenda Knight, John Cassady, Carl Macki celebrating the release of "Jan Kerouac: A Life in Memory". A collection of memoirs, photos and an extensive interview with Jan Kerouac.

*Ben Fong-Torres/ The Grateful Dead Scrapbook
When: October 7, 2009 Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Ben Fong-Torres draws on his personal knowledge of the San Francisco music scene. Removable memorabilia, never-before-published photos, flyers, fan letters and other ephemera.

October 8, 2009 - Thursday

*Mike Miller Book Event and Documentary Showing
When: October 8, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, Corner of Grove and Hyde Street, San Francisco
What: Book event for "A Community Organizer's Tale, People and Power in San Francisco" by MikeMiller along with a free showing of the documentary "Democratic Promise The Legacy of Saul Alinsky".

*City Lights - Amber Tamblyn
When: October 8, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: City Lights, 261 Columbus, San Francisco
What: Amber Tamblyn will read from her new collection of poetry. Accompanied by Jack Hirschman,Agneta Falk and Mindy Nettifee.

October 9, 2009 - Friday

*Benefit for Victims of Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy)
When: October 9, 2009 - Friday
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Lot 46, 46 Geary Street, San Francisco, Ca.
What: You are invited to help raise awareness and funds for the victims of Typhoon Ketsana.
Host Committee: Keesa Ocampo, Eric Casher, Steve Ngo, Joel Young, Keith Kamisugi, Audie Vergara, London Breed, Matt Haney, Rhean Fajardo, Glenn Fajardo, Fred Calindas, Terrine Baluyut, Masood Ordiknani, Erin Haney, Gen Jopanda, Kyle Wong and Rene Astudilo
Community Partners: ABS-CBN Foundation-USA, Asian American Journalists Association - SF Chapter, Young Filipino Professionals Association, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, Citizen Hope, hapihourorg, Filipino American Press Club, Kaya-SF, Filipino American Arts Exposition, Asian American Bar Association, Filipina Women's Network, Clubworks, National Federation of Filipino-American Associations and
$20. suggested donation.

*BookShop West Portal - Richard Russo
When: October 9, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m.
Where: Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal, San Francisco
What: Richard Russo will discuss his book "That Old Cape Magic".

*Black, Whte, and Read: Litquake's Book Ball
When: October 9, 2009 - Friday
8 p.m. to Midnight
Where: Green Room, above Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: First ever opening night Book Ball, a mashup of Truman Capote's legendary Black and White balland a list of only-in SF ingredients: elegancy, literary hijinks and smarty-pants schmooze. Mingle with authors, limited edition Litquake beer, arias from Bay Area Bach, grooving with the SFJAZZ HighSchool All-Stars Combo and world premier performance of an original musical tribute to Litquake. Attire:Fabulous and mysterious. $19.99

October 10, 2009 - Saturday

*Festival at the Fort
When: October 10, 2009 - Saturday and October 11, 2009 Sunday
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason, San Francisco
What: Fleet Week Festival at the Fort. Blue Angels and Canadian Snowbirds annual air and water show. Free event. Activities for kids, children's rides and inflatables.


*New Items

Please email any items or comments to (I need your help in providing events for this calendar - the more information - the more informed we all are)

Important: Items change - please check before attending event for any changes.

No comments: