Monday, November 9, 2009

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater meeting -McLaren Park

On Saturday attended Community meeting held at Louis Sutter Clubhouse in McLaren Park organized by Supervisor John Avalos with city agencies, neighborhood groups and event promoters involved in the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater to brainstorm on how they could work together to improve the amphitheater activity and bring people to McLaren Park.

People offered to help with fundraising, setting up a website, organizing and a Steering Committee was put together.

"Jerry Day" which is held at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater is being honored on November 18, 2009 at the NEN Awards as the "Best Community Building Event". Congratulations Tom Murphy!

McLaren Park is beautiful, especially after the recent rains. McLaren Park is the second biggest park in San Francisco, it would be nice to see more people enjoying the park and the neighborhood .

Information: Supervisor John Avalos -

November 9, 2009 - Monday

A Symposium on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
When: November 9, 2009 - Monday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: State Building, Milton Mark Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission and the Office of Civic Engagement & Immigration Affairs are inviting you to a Symposium on Comprehensive Immigration Reform: San Francisco's role in Shaping National Immigration Policy. Keynote address by F. Daniel Siciliano (Faculty Director of Stanford's Rock Center for Corporate Governance & Stanford Law School Associate Dean. Panel of immigration experts:
Bill Hing, General Counsel & Founder, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Mary Giovagnoli, Director, Immigration Policy Center
Cyndy Avitia, Congressional Assistant, Office of Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren.

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club -
When: November 9, 2009 - Monday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: The Board approved a motion to recommend the suspension of the bylaws for an early endorsement vote. On Nov. 9th there will be a meeting to vote on the Board's recommendation to suspend the bylaws.
Members eligible include anyone that has been a member 60 days or more as of the meeting. Any member who is within 18 months of their lapse day can renew at the meeting. Motion states: Shall the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club suspend the bylaws in order to hold an early endorsement vote for the dual unranked endorsement of Rebecca Prozan and Scott Wiener for District 8 Supervisor, at its December 14, 2009, general membership meeting?
The Board also approved a second motion providing that, if the membership votes to suspend the bylaws that the names of all announced candidates will appear on the early endorsement ballot.

Asian Pacific Democratic Club - "You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story
When: November 9, 2009- Monday
6:30 p.m. - light refreshments
7 p.m. reel starts
8 p.m. Question and answer with Jeff Adachi
Where: Dolby Laboratories, 100 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco
What: The Asian Pacific Democratic Club and Public Defender Jeff Adachi invite you to an exclusive preview of the presentation of "You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story. One hour documentary film by filmmaker and Public Defender Jeff Adachi. Story of a pioneering American entertainer Jack Soo.
RSVP required.
$10. for current members of APDC or $20 for non-members

November 10, 2009 - Tuesday

*San Francisco Board of Supervisors Board Meeting - Immigrant Youth and Supplement vote.
When: November 10, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Agenda includes: overriding Mayor Newsom's veto of the immigrant youth policy, vote on supplemental to save jobs in SEIU 1021

*Excelsior Community Forum - Cleanliness and Beautification
When: November 10, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Ocean Avenue Presbyterian Church, 32 Ocean Avenue, SF
What: View the results of the Excelsior Listening campaign. Review project to green and beautify the Excelsior. Small groups to build a plan of action including timelines, resources and staff. Project Planned and in Progress: Mission-Geneva Sidewalk Garden, Public Art Plan for Mission Street/Excelsior, Design and Building "Excelsior Gateway", Graffiti Abatement/Clean-up Projects.
Source: Supervisor Avalos' calendar of events

SPUR Young Urbanists - Literature in the City
When: November 10, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Join SPUR Young Urbanists and writer Stephen Elliott of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto and editor of The Rumpus, writer and City Lights editor Elaine Katzenbergeran poet Matthew Zapruder, the forum moderator, for an evening that explores "Literature in the City".
Free to members $20. for non-members

BOMA - Scott Wiener
When: November 10, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Influsion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What: BOMA is co-hosting fundraiser reception for Scott Wiener, 2010 candidate for San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee and District 8 Supervisor.
Information: John M. Bozeman

*CPMC Campus Community Meeting
When: November 10, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Cathedral, Gough and Geary, (Conference Room Level) San Francisco
What: Achieving healthcare equity for San Francisco Neighborhoods. Discussion regarding turning Cathedral Hill Hotel into CPMC hospital and how it impacts St Luke's Hospital and Sutter Health Hospital.

*Farewell Reception for Captain Gary Jimenez
When: November 10, 2009 - Tuesday
7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Alexander Residence, Multi-Purpose Room (back of lobby), San Francisco
What: A Special Farewell to Tenderloin Police Captain Gary Jimenez for his many years of combined public service to the Tenderloin Community.
Event Sponsors: Alliance for a Better District 6, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp, Tip Top Market.
Information 820-1560

*Birth of Outer Sunset
When: November 10, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Author and historian Woody LaBounty will talk about his new book "Carville-by-the-Sea: San Francisco's Streetcar Suburb". LaBounty founded the Western Neighborhoods Project.

City Lights Bookstore - Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi
When: November 10, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus, San Francisco
What: Authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi discuss their book "Wherever There's A Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California". First-ever account of the struggle to develop and protect rights in the Golden State.

Jan Kerouac Remembered
When: November 10, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: North Beach Library, 2000 Mason Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the life and work of the post-Beat novelist Jan Kerouac and the only child of Jack Kerouac with Gerald Nicosia who has written "Jan Kerouac: A Life in Memory". Other readings fromBrenda Knight, John Cassady, Cari Macki.

November 11, 2009 - Wednesday

Veteran's Day

*A Good Idea's 'Call to Hope' Fundraiser
When: November 11, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: St. Francis Yacht Club, 700 Marina Blvd., San Francisco
What: Fundraiser at St. Francis Yacht Club. Appetizers, open beer and wine bar, silent auction packages, speakers and after-party with music by Forest Sun and members of ALO. 100% will go directly to the mission of serving the homeless and underserved youth. $75. for entire event., after-party 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. $20.

*San Francisco Young Democrats
When: November 11, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Mr. Smith's, 34 7th Street @ Market, San Francisco
What: Happy hour, meet and greet, and Prop 1 debrief with Paul Hogarth. All attendees will receive a free cocktail courtesy of Lotus Vodka.

*Bernal Heights Democratic Club Forum: California's Budget Crisis: Howe Can we Rescue Our Failing State?
When: November 11, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Budget forum. Do we need a State Ballot Initiative? Do we need a State Constitutional Convention? Panel:
Lenny Goldberg: California Tax Reform Association - Current state budget and tax issues
Phil Ting, City Assessor: Closing the loopholes on the Prop. 13 tax system
Alonso Gonzalez: Repair California: Calling a State Constitutional Convention
Jospeh Smooke: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center: How the state crisis effects Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center.

November 12, 2009 - Thursday

*American Indian Heritage Month Celebration
When: November 12, 2009 - Thursday
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall Rotunda, San Francisco
What: American Indian Heritage Month. Help celebrate the rich culture of the American Indian community.
Hosts: Mayor Gavin Newsom, KQED, Friendship House Association of American Indians, The Native American AIDS Project
2009 Local Heroes:
Gayle Burns
Native American AIDS Project
Mary Jean Robertson
Voices of the Native Nation - KPOO 89.5 FM
Ras K'dee
Seventh Native American Generation (SNAG), Audiopharmacy
Lehman Brightman
United Native American, Inc.
Cathy Chapman
Native American Health Center

*Building a Moral Economy in San Francisco
When: November 12, 2009 - Thursday
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: St Patrick's Church, McKenna Hall, 756 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Interfaith Community Forum and Briefing "Building A Moral Economy in San Francisco: Supporting Worker Justice, Rooted in Faith"
Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman, Jewish Community Highschool of the Bay
Imam Khaled Hamoui, Islamic Society of San Francisco
Rev. Deborah Lee, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights.
Hear local hotel workers' stories, and an interfaith panel will discuss the faith response to this situation.

*49ers play Chicago here - 5 p.m. Candlestick Park (and muck up the traffic!)

*Tom Ammiano for Assembly 2010
When: November 12, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 426 Urbano Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. "Tom has always been there for us; now it's our turn to be there for Tom"
RSVP Ken Tray, UESF COPE Director 956-8373

*Glide's Annual Holiday Festival: From The 'Hood to the House"
When: November 12, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
What: A Benefit to honor Reverend Cecil Williams' 45th Anniversary at Glide.
Co-Chairs: Dr. Maya Angelou and United States Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Evening of music, spoken word and dance.
Special Guests: Maya Angelou, Rita Moreno, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows, members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley, Glide Ensemble Choir and Change Band.
Followed by reception with hors d'oeuvres and libations and entertainment from DJ David Harness and The Jaz Sawyer "Youth Al-Star Quartet".
Event funds Mo's Kitchen and Glide's programs.
$75 to $500. Information: emailfestival@glideorg

*Team Mandelman Happy Hour
When: November 12, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: the Mix, 4086 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Happy hour with Rafael Mandelman - candidate for Supervisor in District 8

*Northern District Police/Community Relations
When: November 12, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore, San Francisco
What: Police, community, city attorney and district attorney's offices partnering to find proactive solutions to ongoing safety issues.

*Noe Valley Democratic Club - Panel on parking meter hours
When: November 12, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: Parking meter hours. Panel:
Debra Niemann - Noe Valley Community Benefit District
Gillian Gillett - Guerrero/San Jose Street Coalition
Nathaniel Ford, Director of the Municipal Transit Authority

*San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
When: November 12, 2009 - Thursday
9 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Where: Siberia, 314 11 Street, (by Folsom Street), San Francisco
What: Benefit event with live performances/art auction/dancing for the victims of the typhoons in the Philippines.
Donations: sliding scale donations $7 - $1,000.

November 13, 2009 - Friday

*30th Anniversary Luncheon celebration Women's Foundation of California
When: November 13, 2009 - Friday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill, San Francisco
What: Luncheon honoring Women's Foundation of California
Honorary Chair: Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Honoring: State Senator Mark Leno
Elmy Bermejo
Levi Strauss & Co.
Honorary Committee: Speaker of the California Assembly Karen Bass, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Elizabeth L. Bremner, Kathleen Brown, Patti Chang, Pam David, Mayor of Oakland Ron Dellums, Pat B. Etienne, Norma Fragoso, Tracy Gary, Marya Grambs, Roma Guy, Sandra R. Hernandez, Dolores Huerta, Sheila Kuehl, Thomas C. Layton, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Phyllis Lyon, Sue and Phil Marineau, Luz Vega-Marquis, Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Kavita N. Ramdas, Rayona Sharpnack, State Senator Joe Simitian, Belinda Smith Walker, Akaya Windwood, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey
Information: $175.

*Young Workers United - Carnival Art Auction
When: November 13, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m. until midnight
Where: Station 40, 3030 B 16th Street, @ Mission, San Francisco
What: First ever Masquerade-Carnival Auction. . Wear your favorite mask and disguise yourself from Friday the thirteenth karma. Silent auction with all proceeds benefiting YWU. Refreshments, music, raffles. Donation: $5-25. sliding scale.

*Crisis in Honduras: A Participant's Account
When: November 13, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m.
Where: International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 34 Hall, 4 Berry Street, San Francisco
What: Israel Salinas, Secretary General of the United Workers Federation of Honduras will report on the latest developments in the struggle for democracy in Honduras.
Sponsored by: San Francisco Labour Council, Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign, Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Committee, San Francisco Council for Latin American Advancement
Donation: $5. $3. seniors, students, unemployed; no one turned away for lack of funds.

November 14, 2009 - Saturday

*Portal to the Pacific: 70 years on Treasure Island"
When: November 14, 2009 - Saturday
10 am. to 3 p.m.
Where: Building One, Treasure Island, 1 Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island
What: Come to art deco Building One to see photo and narrative exhibit. Site of 1939-1940 World's Fair and the west coast terminus for the China Clipper Flying boats from 1939-1945. Free.

*Open House - Harvey Milk Rec Center and Duboce Park Play Area
When: November 14, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Duboce Park, between Scott & Steiner Street, San Francisco
What: Tour the new facility, meet the instructors. Live music and dance performances, youth basketball clinic, Kids' Jumpy House, hamburgers, snacks & refreshments, t-shirts. Sponsored by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department San Francisco Parks Trust, Friends of Duboce Park Kids!

*Book signing for Kamala D. Harris "Smart on Crime"
When: November 14, 2009 - Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: Book signing with San Francisco District Attorney and author Kamala D. Harris, moderated by Dr. Raye Richardson, founder and owner of Marcus Bookstore.

*Angel Island
When: November 14, 2009 - Saturday
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: 1135 Powell Street, (near Jackson) San Francisco
What: talk on the historic immigration station, Angel Island. Angel Island served as a processing and detainment center for hundreds of thousands of immigrants between 1910 and 1940. Presented by the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.

*Beer Bust fundraiser for National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association
When: November 14, 2009 - Saturday
4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Mix Bar, 4086 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Beer Bust benefit for the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. Hosted b Bay Area national board member Matthew S. Bajko, NGLJA Secretary Ken Miguel and NLGJA President David Steinberg, $5. raffle drawing All you can drink beer for $8.

*Live music on the Hill
When: November 14, 2009 - Saturday
7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Ave., San Francisco
What: Music, refreshments, community. Music by Headliners Perranosperous and T-Wrex. Fundraiser for Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. $10. - $200. sliding scale.
Information: 206-2140 ext 148

November 15, 2009 - Sunday

*Let's Build more skate parks!
When: November 15, 2009 - Sunday
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco
What: Come celebrate the San Francisco Skateboarding Associations's Third Anniversary. Help raise $40,000 for Waller Street Skatepark. Live performances by Not for Not, Lighter Thieves, AM Magic, DJ Aiiman, Neal for Real. Videos by The Leftside Team Video, Big Pauly's Locals Only Video. $10. cover and the event is 21+.
Information and to donate:

November 16, 2009 - Monday

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Healthcare Workers' Movement - Fund for Union Democracy and Reform
When: November 16, 2009 - Monday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall, 1621 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Honoring National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) and 26 Leaders in the Fight for Union Democracy.
Hosted by: Dolores Huerta, Gray Brechn, Lou Franchimon, John Harrington, Sheila Kuehl, Larry Mazzola, Angelo Quaranta, John Burton, Mike Casey, Conny Ford., Rev. Israel Alvaro, Nelson Lichtenstein, Pat McGinnis, Pam Tau Lee, Clinton Reilly, Ignacio Chapela, Patricia A. Ford, Rick Jacobs, Sasha Lilley, Jane Morrison, Michael Theriault, AaronPeskin, Gary P. Delagnes, Larry Griffin, Walter Johnson, Barry Luboviski, Joe O'Donahue, Howard Wallace, Angela Alioto, Tho Do, PR. H. Wilson de Ocera, Cleve Jones,Gunnar Lundeberg, Mike Parker, Cal Winslow, Iain Boal, Greg Feere, John Hanley, Ramsey Kanaan, Warren Mar, Linda Post.
75 years ago in San Francisco the nation's first healthcare workers' union was born. Thousands of caregivers across California are continuing this legacy by organizing the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). They have stood up for justice and democracy, and against sweetheart deals by SEIU officials that threatened their jobs, their patients and their future.

*Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Monthly Meeting
When: November 16, 2009 - Monday
7 to 8 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, 1800 Polk @ Washington, San Francisco
What: Featured speaker will be Deputy City Attorney Curtis Christy-Cirillo. There will also be a discussion on 2010 MPNA Leadership Election.

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