Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rebecca Prozan for Supervisor in District 8 Kick-Off

On a very cold Wednesday night I walked over to Orbit Room Cafe on Market Street for Rebecca Prozan's "Fired Up!" Kick-Off Fundraiser.

Rebecca's friends and supporters filled the room showing their support for her candidacy for Supervisor in District 8. San Francisco Community College District Trustee Steve Ngo gave opening remarks and said it best "it is an honor to support Rebecca Prozan, she is genuinely nice, she has the biggest heart and she is a hard worker".

Rebecca's first words "my name is Rebecca Prozan and I am running for Supervisor in District 8. San Francisco is at a crossroads and as President Barack Obama said "together ordinary people can do extraordinary things". There is so much to be done. I am not afraid to ask questions." She is planning to walk all precincts to let people know about her 14 years of public service experience and what she will do as supervisor.

Rebecca Prozan -

November 19, 2009 - Thursday

Turn's 35th Anniversary Victory Awards Party
When: November 19, 009 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate and dine with us at the Historic Hotel Whitcomb.
Award Recipients:
  • Senator Christine Kehoe
  • Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes
  • Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches
  • Tenderloin Housing Clinic's Central City SRO Collaborative
  • Consumer activist Dwight Cocke
Honorary Host Committee:
Orson Aguilar, Scott Blaising, Bill Julian, Hon. Matrk Leno, Ortensia Lopez, Kim Malcolm, Hon. Gwen Moore, Bernida Reagan, Darin Ow-Wing, Seve Weissman, Randy Wu
Event Sponsors: Alcanto & Kahl LLP , Geoffrey Brown, Community Energy Services Corp., Energy Economics, Inc., Engineers & Scientists of CA Local 20, Harris Ranch Beef Company JBS Energy, Inc., Manatt, Phelps and Philips, Matthew Keyser, D.D.S., Mechanics Bank, Michael and Nancy Prelto, Dan Richards, Utility Workers Union of America AFL-CIO, Woodruff Expert Services, Inc.
$200. Stadard/Corporate $125. Community/non-profit

Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier
When: November 19, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 2100 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco
What: Reception in support of Michela Alioto-Pier for California Insurance Commissioner
Sponsors: Lori Brooke, Charlie Ferguson, Gail Goldyne, Jim Maxwell, Lynne Newhouse Segal, Alex Rozis, Alan Silverman, Catherine Stefani and Chris Bankovitch
$150. up.
RSVP Sarah Ballard

November Community Advisory Group Central Subway Community Advisory Group Meeting
When: November 19, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Central Subway Office, 821 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: Central Subway Community Advisory Group is to provide community input and feedback at key milestones throughout the project. Agenda:
General update: Moscone Station & Portal Utilities Relocation, Public Art Program, Real Estate and Relocation Updates

NOPA General Meeting
When: November 19, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m. - Meet and Greet
7:30 - Agenda:
Possible Sunday Streets route in the neighborhood and treacherous traffic situation caused by cars lining up at the ARCO gas station at Fell and Divisadero.

*Upper Noe Neighbors Meeting - Parking
When: November 19, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Upper Noe Rec Center, 295 Day, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting - representatives from both the Municipal and County Transportation Authorities will be present to discuss current parking studies underway to determine what's best for accommodating, parking, transit and revenue needs in the City.
Information: 415-285-0473

City Democratic Club - David Latterman
When: November 19, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's, 240 Front Street, back room, San Francisco
What: Wrap-up analysis of the 2009 November election with local analyst David Latterman.

Books, Inc. - Barney Frank
When: November 19, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Books Inc., 2275 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Stuart E. Weisberg talks about "Barney Frank" a biography.

November 20, 2009 - Friday

*San Francisco Labor Council -FMLN Assemblywoman Lourdes Palacios
When: November 19, 2009 - Thursday
Where: ILWU Board Room, 1188 Franklin Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco
What: Lourdes Palacios has been the deputy to the National Legislative Assembly, representing the department of San Salvador since 2003. She is on the Commission of Health, the Environment and Natural Resources and the Commission on the Economy and Agriculture. She is a member of he FML. Come and be part of a discussion on how this political realignment opens up possibilities of moving pro-worker legislation that protects the rights of workers to organize unions.
RSVP: Howard Wallace 415-861-0318

Andre Agassi
When: November 20, 2009 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: Books, Inc., Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco
What: Hear Andre Agassi, will sign book "Open".

Naked Lunch 50th Anniversary
When: November 20, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m.
Where: SFAI Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
What: William S. Burroughs: An Evening about the author of The Naked Lunch. Hosted by Jonah Raskin and Peter Maravelis
Opening statement by Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Presentations by Bill Berkson, Diane di Prima, Oliver Harris, Ron Loewinsohn, Jonah, DJ Spooks followed by roundtable discussion

November 21, 2009 - Saturday

*San Francisco Arts Commission - Chor Boogie
When: November 21, 2009 - Saturday
10:45 a.m.
Where: 1028 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Welcome Chor Boogie back to his mural (Chor was stabbed while painting his mural on Market Street).

*Supervisor Carmen Chu - Kick-off barbecue
When: November 21, 2009 - Saturday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Park Chalet, 1000 Great Highway, San Francisco
What: Kick-off of 2010 Re-election campaign. $100 up.
Information: Nichelle Lyons

*Memorial for Marcus Hernandez - 'Mister Marcus"
When: November 21, 2009 - Saturday
1 to 3 p.m.
Where: City Nights, 715 Harrison Street, San Francisco
What: Memorial service for Marcus Hernandez, longtime leather columnist for the Bay Area Reporter. A large crowd is expected, there will be a brief ceremony including a video presentation. Vocalist Kim Kuzma and The City of Refuge Choir will perform. The leather flag will be raised at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro.

SF Firefighters Winter Ball/Holiday Toy Drive Kickoff!
When: November 21, 2009 - Saturday
7 p.m. to Midnight
Where: Epic Roasthouse, 369 Embarcadero, San Francisco
What: Kickoff Firefighters' Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Honored Guest: State Senator Mark Leno. Dinner and dancing. Firefighters Auction.
$65. ticket includes hors d'oeuvres with complimentary wine at 7p.m.

Art in Storefronts Kick off in the Mission
When: November 21, 2009 - Saturday
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Triple Base, 3041 24th Street at Treat Street, San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Arts Commission for launch party of Art in Storefronts in the Mission. Original installations by San Francisco based artists into three vacant storefronts. Performance by Mixcoatl Anahuac Danza Azteca, live Jazz by the Association and an art walk.
Light refreshments will be served. Free.

November 22, 2009 - Sunday

*"William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe" - Discussion with filmmakers.
When: November 22, 2009 - Sunday
after the evening screenings
Where: Opera Plaza Theatre, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: William Kunstler was revered activist lawyers of the 1960s. He represented anti-war protestors and prisoners fighting for dignity. In the 1980's Kunstler also became one of the most hated men in America because his clients included accused terrorists and a high-profile gang rapist.
Emily and Sarah Kunstler, the daughters of the late lawyer, have created a documentary which assesses the often controversial legacy of their late father and shows how the struggle for social justice is always an ongoing fight.

November 23, 2009 - Monday

Susan Boyle's CD comes out today!

*Save City Services, Fight the lay-offs
When: November 23, 2009 - Monday
5 to 7 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Rally at City Hall to fight for justice and fairness , to fight employment discrimination against City workers, to save City Services and to save those who are about to lose their job.
The recent round of layoffs are all frontline workers in health care, 79% women and 96% minorities. Rally is to urge the Mayor to go back to the drawing board and institute layoffs that are fair and proportionate.

A Conversation on Democracy
When: November 23, 2009 Monday
7 p.m.
Where: Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco
What: Susan Griffin, author of "Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy" and Mike Miller, author of "A Community Organizer's Tale", discuss the meaning of democracy in our time.

November 26, 2009 - Thursday


November 27, 2009 - Friday

* Moscone/Milk Memorial and Candlelight Procession
When: November 27, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m.
Where: St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church Street, San Francisco
What: An Interfaith Service will take place at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Lutheran Church, following the service there will be a procession up Market Street to the Castro. Vigil is to honor the sacrifices of Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone on the 31st anniversary of their assassination.
Memorial has been planned by members of Or Shalom Synagogue, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, San Francisco Night Ministry, Saint Francis Lutheran Church, Saint Aidan's Episcopal Church and Rafael Mandelman.
Information: Father Tommy Dillon

*SF Firefighters Holiday Party
When: November 27, 2009 - Friday
8 p.m. until 1 a.m.
Where: Bimbos, 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
What: 14th Anniversary Holiday Party benefiting the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program. House Quake is rocking Bimbos this year . Tickets $30. at door.
Information: 777-0440


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