Sunday, November 15, 2009

San Francisco Political Events as of November 16, 2009

November 16, 2009 - Monday

*Board of Supervisors - Public Safety
When: November 16, 2009 - Monday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Item off agenda: San Francisco's public safety conditions on citywide crime levels.
Members: David Chiu, Ross Mirkarimi, Michela Alioto-Pier

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 (@ Franklin Street)
What: Honoring National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) and 26 Leaders in the Fight for Union Democracy. Thousands of caregivers across California are continuing the legacy of the 1934 General Strike.

Today, healthcare workers are holding the line against deals by SEIU officials that threaten their jobs, their patients and their future. These workers, who are at the forefront of the movement for worker democracy, are under attack.

SEIU officials have launched a campaign to stop these caregivers from exercising their free choice to form their own member-led union. NUHW. SEIU has hired dozens of lawyers to block union elections and to intimidate twenty-six elected union leaders and organizers with a harassing lawsuit.

Join The Fund for Union Democracy to honoring NUH 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.
$500., $100. Rank & File Healthcare Workers $25.
Purchase tickets:

*SFOP - Creating a City for All
When: November 16, 2009 - Monday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Epiphany Catholic Church, 827 Vienna Street @Italy Avenue, San Francisco
What: Having new public servants in City Hall who are committed to our vision is an exciting opportunity for SFOP and San Francisco. Let's get started.

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.

*Booksmith - "Tear Down This Wall: A City, A President, and the Speech that Ended the Cold War"
When: November 16, 2009 - Monday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Author Romesh Ratnesar talks about the Cold War by reconstructing the event that helped bring it about.

November 17, 2009 - Tuesday

*San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: November 17, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Item off agenda: Appointment of James Hammer to the Police Commission

Public Open House to discuss plans/projects in Golden Gate National Recreation Area
When: November 17, 2009 - Tuesday
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate National Rec Area Building 201, Fort Mason, San Francisco
What: Discuss:
Fort Mason improvements to trails and road
SF Maritime National Historical Park Update
Project Headlands - Road Construction starts 2010
Presidio Coastal Trail Environ Assessment
Gulf of Farallones NMS Campus Improvements at Crissy Field
Golden Gate General Management Plan Update
Energy Infrastructure improvements on Alcatraz
Trail Forever Projects

Reception in Support of Michela Alioto-Pier
When: November 17, 2009 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: BergDavis Public Affairs, 150 Post Street, Suite 740, San Francisco
What: Reception and fundraiser hosted by Jessica Berg an dEvette Davis for Michela Alioto-Pier for California Insurance Commissioner.
Recommended donation $250.-$1,000.

Dolores Street's 2009 Open Palm Awards
When: November 17, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: The Blue Macaw Nightclub, 2565 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Honor the work of our awardees and celebrate the accomplishments of Dolores Street Community Services.
Homeless Services Award: Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Direction of the Coalition on Homelessness for her unending dedication to standing up for the rights of the homeless and her advocacy work on the City Budget.
Immigrant Rights Award: Morrison & Foerster LLP for their pro-bono work representing low income clients in Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) deportation proceedings.
HIV/AIDS Services Award - Father Richard Purcell who founded Marty's Place in 1989 to provide a home for homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
Purchase tickets: $100., $50. nonprofit rate, $35 Community Member Rate:

Muni Fillmore Substation Reuse Community Workshop
When: November 17, 2009 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Office of Economic & Workforce Development and Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi invite you to Muni Fillmore Substation Reuse Community Workshop. Revitalizing one of the Fillmore's Historic Treasures.
Possible substation uses.
Partner selection criteria.
Potential adaptations of the building/site for the future.
Refreshments and light fare will be provided.

Ingleside Police Community Meeting
When: November 17, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Crocker Amazon Clubhouse, 801 Moscow, San Francisco
What: Community Meeting to discuss public safety issues.
Information: 415-404-4000

The Black Rock - Black Alcatraz
When: November 17, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Ave., San Francisco
What: Join Infin8 Sync, Masta Mind Productions LLC and AAACC for the Buriel Clay Theatre Monthly Film Series of "The Black Rock" by Kevin Epps. The untold story of the black experience at Alcatraz Prison and told through the eyes of Ellsworth "Bumpy Johnson", Harlem gangster, Robert Lipscom, and Williams "Ty" Martin. Film $5.

November 18, 2009 - Wednesday

*San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier
When: November 18, 2009 - Wednesday
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Meeting with Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier. RSVP Patricia Aleman

*Help Save Medjool - Board of Appeals Hearing
When: November 18, 2009 - Wednesday
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 216, San Francisco
What: Fate of Medjool and the roof deck will be decided.

*Excelsior Community Forum - Public Safety
When: November 18, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Ocean Avenue Presbyterian Church, 32 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco
What: View the results of the Excelsior Listening Campaign: joint effort to achieve:
  • Learn about the highest-priority issues concerning the Excelsior.
  • Increase collective capacity to address these issues through Collaboration.
  • Engage the Excelsior in more volunteer and community building activities.
Small group discussions:
Crime data analysis.
Improved street lighting.
Organizing evening events.
Police/Community relations.
Forming neighborhood walking clubs.
Support after-school programs for youth.
Create/connect block-by-block neighborhood watch groups.
Support existing, identify opportunities for conflict resolution programs.
Hook in with current and future projects and bring your own ideas to ensure they'll be included in the neighborhood-wide community plan.
Refreshments and childcare provided.
Sponsored by Excelsior Action Group
Co-sponsors: Excelsior Boys & Girls Club
BHNC/Excelsior Teen Center, United Playaz, SF Safe, SFPD, Supervisor John Avalos
Partners: Local Initiatives Support Corp., Office of Economic and Workforce Development, SH Cowell Foundation
Information: 415-585-0110

*Rebecca Prozan for Supervisor in District Eight
When: November 18, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Orbit Room Cafe, 1900 Market Street, @ Laguna, San Francisco
What: Fired up! Kick-Off Fundraiser for Rebecca Prozan for Supervisor in District 8.
Civil rights activist and grassroots organizer.
Supporters: Zachary Alinder, London Breed, Raven Brooks, Matt Brown, Eric Casher, Steve Dodson, Chris Fadeff, Aimee Feinberg, Sadie Ferguson, Rohini Gupta, Matt Haney, Boe Hayward, Meena Harris, Keith Kamisugi, Ellee Koss, Amy Lee, Suzy Loftus, Debbie Mesloh, John Newsome, Steve Ngo, Keesa Ocampo, Rahu Prakash, Seth Steward, David Tsai, Colbert Tse, Ron Vinson, Brian Wang and Josh Weinstein.
Donation levels: $25. to $500.

*2009 NEN Awards
When: November 18, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: City Hall, North Light Court, San Francisco
Celebrate the amazing work by community leaders and organizations in San Francisco's neighborhoods.
Award Winners:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Gerry Crowley
Hall of Fame Inductees:
Elbert "Bud" Wilson
Freidel Klussmann
Minne & Lovie Ward
Patricia Walkup
Best Community Building Events:
Jerry Day
Pink Triangle
Best Community Challenge Grant Project:
Lower 24th Street Merchants Association
Lower Haight Neighborhood Association
Best Merchant Association:
Bayview Merchant Association
Divisadero Merchant Association
Best Green Community Project:
Clementina Cares Neighborhood Cleaning/Greening
Best Graffiti Watch Volunteer:
Joe Pocorro and the North West Bernal Alliance
Best Prepared Neighborhood Watch Group:
Moffitt Street Neighborhood Watch Group
Best Neighborhood Organization Association
Comeback Neighborhood of the Year:
Middle Polk
Free. Register:

*SoMa Leadership Council
When: November 18, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: The Arc of San Francisco, 180 11th Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Children's Village eviction. Parents have formed "Friends of Children's Village", hoping to negotiate directly with the Archdiocese to extend the lease for the current site until a permanent place is found.
10th and Mission tower - at Planning Commission on November 18th.
Entertainment venue for the space along 11 Street, previously known as Fat City and the transmission Theater.

*Duboce Park Community Meeting
When: November 18, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Harvey Milk Recreation Center, Lower LevelSan Francisco
What: Public can become acquainted with and discuss issues with key Rec & Park staff members. Opportunity to talk with Bob Palacio, Neighborhood Services Manager. Updates on projects maintenance updates.

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.

*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

*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

*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 23, 2009 - Monday

*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.


Snap shot: 99 Years of Looking Fabulous - Photography exhibit at Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library. Opened November 14th. Comprised of photographs donated to the San Francisco Public Library by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community members from throughout the city.
Location: 1 Jose Sarria Court (near 16th and Market Street) San Francisco

Bernal Heights Democratic Club - new website
President: Tom Gallagher
Vice President: Linda Weiner
Treasurer: David Looman
Secretary: Bob Weisblatt
Executive Board: David Comos, Diane Ross, Geoffrey Bauman, Steve Shapiro and Tracy Parent

HANC - New Board of Directors:
President - Joey Cain
Vice President - Pi Ra
Corresponding Secretary - Max Drukman
Recording Secretary - Bruce Wolfe
Treasurer - Karen Fishkin
Nominating Chair - Elizabeth Kirchner
Membership Chair - Susan Latham
Housing/Land Use Chair - Calvin Welch
Recycling chair - Jim Rhoads
Merchant Liaison - Bobby Vardalkastanis
Members-At-Large - Kevin Bayuk, Larry Fergison, Karen Masonheimer, Tes Welborn, Michelle Welch

Steve Moss - Candidate for Supervisor in District 10

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