Thursday, February 25, 2010

San Francisco Police Commission Meeting in the Castro

Wednesday night attended San Francisco Police Commission meeting held at Eureka Valley Recreation Center on Collingwood Street in the Castro.

After Captain Gregory Corrales, Commanding Officer of Mission Station gave a presentation on police activities in the Mission District, public comments were given.

Discussion included Haight-Ashbury residents in support of sit/lie law, question about increased police activity near nightclubs and entertainment venues along with support for Captain Corrales.


February 25, 2010 - Thursday

*City Democratic Club - 30th Anniversary
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: CAV Wine Bar, 1666 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Come help celebrate City Democratic Club's 30th Anniversary. City Democratic Club is raising money for Doctors without Borders. First 50 attendees who write a check of $50. directly to DWB will receive two complimentary drinks, snacks, a one-year City Democratic Club (dues $35.) members and be able to claim the entire deduction on your 2009 taxes .
$35. check to join or renew your Club membership will receive a complimentary glass of wine and snacks. City Democratic Club's Treasurer, Steve LaPlante, just came back from Haiti where he participated in on-the-ground relief efforts.
City's Democratic Club's Motto: Competent and pragmatic leadership in San Francisco.

San Francisco Mental Health Board and NAMI - A City in Peril
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Mental Health Board and NAMI-San Francisco will hold a Public Hearing on the Impact of Mental Health Budget Cuts. Hear what works from front-line doctors, police officers, ail staff, homeless advocates, Behavioral Health Care staff and recovered consumers. Smart Care can save lives and money!

Public Education: Funding our Future Town Hall Meeting
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Marina Middle School, 3500 Fillmore @ Chestnut Street, San Francisco
What: Parents, students, educators and community members are invited to a citywide Town Hall Meeting to seek solutions to the funding crisis in San Francisco schools and ways to initiate long-term change.
Moderator: Michael Krasny, host of KQED radio program "Forum".
  • State Senator Mark Leno
  • State Senator Leland Yee
  • Assembly member Tom Ammiano
  • Assemblymember Fiona Ma
  • Carlos Garcia, SFUSD Superintendent of schools
  • David Chiu, President, SF Board of Supervisors
  • Jane Kim - President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • California State PTA Director of Legislation Debbie Look
  • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce representative Jim Lazarus
  • Terry Bergeson, Executive Director, San Francisco School Alliance
  • Dennis Kelly, President, United Educators of SF
  • Mary Perry, Deputy Director, EdSource.
The dialog will focus on:
  • Creative funding solutions to pending budget cuts
  • Smarter long-term budget reform
  • Local and state-wide parental advocacy efforts
On site parking.

Richmond District Democratic Club General Meeting
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Police Station Community Room, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: From agenda:
  • California Democracy Act
  • Statewide Constitutional Convention
Note: Renew your membership. Endorsement meeting in March.
Who may vote: continuing members who reside in Supervisorial District 1, and who have paid dues for the current year. New members who have paid dues at least 1 month prior to the vote.
Continuing members may renew at the beginning of the meeting by paying $15. dues.
Information: Jonathan Foerster

24th Street Community Meeting -
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St Philip's, 665 Elizabeth Street (between Castro Street and Diamond Street).
What: Community meeting sponsored by Supervisor Bevan Dufty, the Noe Valley Merchants Association, the Noe Valley Association, Friends of Noe Valley, the Noe Valley Democratic Club and the Upper Noe Neighbors for a community discussion.
Items to be discussed:
  • Pending legislation by Supervisor Bevan Dufty regarding allowing new restaurants to open on 24th Street. Supervisor Bevan Dufty and Planning Department staff will be there to discuss and answer questions.
  • Captain Greg Corrales of Mission Station will provide an update on Noe Valley Public Safety and answer questions from the community.
  • Debra Niemann, President of Noe Valley Association will provide an update on the work of the Noe Valley Association and neighborhood improvements that the Noe Valley Community can expect in the coming months.
Information: Boe Hayward

February 26, 2010 - Friday

SFMTA Board of Directors Special Board Meeting
When: February 26, 2010 - Friday
9 a.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco
What: Board is expected to vote on proposals to close the Fiscal Year 2010 budget deficit.

Supervisor Eric Mar - Happy Chinese New Year!
When: February 26, 2010 - Friday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 284, San Francisco
What: Supervisor Mar is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration - Year of the Tiger!

The Thrashers CD Release Party
When: February 26, 2010 - Friday
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
8 p.m. until 1 a.m.
Where: Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway Street, San Francisco
What: The Thrashers, Ruffians and The Butlers with an All Star Jam! Get ready for America's youngest rock band! SF artist "Rossana" wil perform acoustically. These nine year olds' are the world's new rockin' fun bunch. Come join the celebration of their debut CD Release "Nine".
Tickets $15.

February 27, 2010 - Saturday

Ben Gardiner memorial
When: February 27, 2010 - Saturday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: California Pacific Medical Center Davis Campus Auditorium on Castro Street @ Duboce.
What: Memorial service for longtime community activistBenjamin Gardiner.

2010 Chinese New Year Parade
When: February 27, 2010 - Saturday
5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
What: Chinese New Year Parade

February 28, 2010 - Sunday

Ayibobo! Amen for Haiti! - Poetry Benefit for Haiti
When: February 28, 2010 - Sunday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Glide Memorial Church, 330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What: Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the San Francisco International Poetry Festival and Revolutionary Poets Brigade present Ayibobo! Amen for Haiti.
Join former San Francisco Poet Laureates Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman and Janice Mirikitani as they come together with the Bay Area's literary community for a poetry reading and benefit to raise funds for Haiti.
Jorge Argueta, Max Blanchet, Veronique Deschamps, Agneta Falk, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, devorah major, Sarah Menefee, Couca Mesidor, Janice Mirikitani, Alejandro Murguia, Arthur Sheridan, Cecil Williams and Al Young.
Admission is free and donations will be accepted. All donations will be given directly to Doctors Without Borders.

State of Black SF with Medicine for Melancholy
When: February 28, 2010 - Sunday
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Osiris Coalition presents screening of movie " Medicine for Melancholy". Q & A with Filmmaker Barry Jenkins
Panel: The State of Black San Francisco, a Conversation
  • Regina Davis, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation
  • Kevin Epps, Local Filmmaker and Community Activist
  • Randy Knox, Attorney-at-Law, Criminal and Indigent Defense
  • N'Tanya Lee, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children
  • Lateefah Simon, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Sponsors: Osiris Coalition, San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children, Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights, KPOO

March 1, 2010- Monday

March Against Muni!
When: March 1, 2010 - Monday
5 p.m.
Where: Meet in the plaza at the start of the cable car track on Powell at the north side of Market. The protest will begin at the meeting point and continue down Market to Van Ness and end at City Hall.
What: March Against Muni is calling on you to protest and boycott Muni until our demands are met:
No more cuts
No more fare hikes
No more overcrowding
No more delays
No more rude drivers
No more exploiting seniors and disabled
No more filthy conditions
No more fare theft
No more excessive pay
No more paper fast passes

A Forum on our Future: The State of Public Education in 2010
When: March 1, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Tenderloin Community School, 627 Turk Street, San Francisco
What: Join Citizen Hope, San Francisco Women's Political Committee and the New Leaders Council for a Forum on Public Education.
Moderator: Aimee Allison, KPFA Morning Show
Larry Aceves - Former San Jose Superintendent and Candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Carlos Garcia - Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District
Jane Kim - President, San Francisco Board of Education
N'Tanya Lee - Executive Director, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children
The stakes could not be higher for our future. Come join this critical and timely discussion.
A mixer will follow the event.

March 2, 2010 - Tuesday

*Commonwealth Club - California Choices: Pathways to Reform
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
8:30 a.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, Second Floor, San Francisco
What: Discussion on how greater public involvement could move California past its current crisis:
  • David Kennedy, History Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
  • Mark DiCamillo, Director, California Field Poll
  • Noel Perry, Venture Capitalist and Founder, Next 10
  • Kathay Feng, California Common Cause
  • Annette Fuentes, New America Media
  • Lenny Mendonca, Bay Area Council
  • Sunne Wright McPeak, Caifornia Forward
Members - free, non-members must register either by going to or calling 415-957-0202 x 10.

Rebecca Prozan - Women for Rebecca Prozan
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Trigger, 2348 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Rebecca Prozan for Supervisor in District 8.
Co-Chairs: District Attorney Kamala Harris, SupervisorMichela Alioto-Pier, School Board Commissioner Rebecca Norton, State Board of Equalization Chair Betty Yee.
Hosts: Fairuz Abdullah, Julia Adams, Simona Agnolucci, Jessica Albert, Linda Allen, Rosie Atkins, Michele Bateman, Jackie Besser, Roberta Boomer, Kimberly Brandon, London Breed, Toni Broaddus, Margaret Brodkin, Angela Brown, Avery Brown, Darcy Brown, Julia Capozzoli, Anne Cervantes, Susan Christian, Monica Chung, Frederique Claremont, Jana Clark, Andrea Cohan, June Cravett, Nia Crowder, Carole Cullum, Janet Dancey, Ximena Delgado, Rebecca Doyle, Jen Drake, Aimee Feinberg, Ruthanne Feinberg, Sadie Ferguson, Gita Fielding, Katherine Forrest, Kathleen Franklin, Leigh Frazier, Cathy Garza, Rebecca Goldfader, Ruth Ann Gonzales, Rohini Gupta, Roma Guy, Karen Hallett, Meena Harris, Nancy Harris, Laura Rice Heath, Sarah Hollenbeck, Linda Hunter, Aasma Hussain, Caryl Ito, Lynn Jefferson, Daisy Jiang, Sharon Johnson, Mary Jung, Dorka Keehn, Lenlee Keep, Linda Klee, Kate Monico Klein, Ellee Koss, Rebekah Krell, Sara Kunitake, Annette Lantos, Katy Picon Lao, Dyanna Lechuga, Amy Lee, Tina Lee, Elaine Leeming, Kathryn Lenhart, Linda Leu, Terry Picon Levy, Jane Lloyd, Jennifer Longley, Julie Lopez, Naomi Lempert Lopez, Van Ly, Maggie Lynch, Avenue McBride, Bernie Melvin, Debbie Mesloh, Sophie Middlebrook, Chloe Milne, Cheri Mims, Sally Morin, Emily Morse, Emily Murase, Tamara Murray, Zoanne Nordstrom, Diane Nutting, Mary Ellen O'Brien, Olivia Ongpin, Cindy Ossias, Kriztina Palone, Tammy Paster, Shilpa Patel, Susan Pfeiffer, Stacey Pratt, Mary Rickles, Rosemarie Ring, Nicole Rivera, Tina Roberts, Katherine Roubus, Patty Jo Ruthland, Emily Salgado, Cheryl Sena, Sunny Schwartz, Jennifer Shearer, Anna Shimko, Andrea Shorter, Lateefah Simon, Kimberly Smith, Sandy Sochot, Julie Soo, Catherine Stefani, Stephanie Ong Stillman, Betty Sullivan, Paris Tamanti, Jordanna Thigpen, Shannon Tobin, Nancy Tung, Johanna Silva Waki, Charla Welch, Lisa Williams, Lorraine Woodruff-Long
Donation levels: $25. to $500.
Information: RSVP

Phil Ting Birthday Bash
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
Where: Eastside West, 3154 Fillmore Street @ Greenwich, San Francisco
What: Support Re-Election of San Francisco Assessor-RecorderPhil Ting.
Tickets $50. up

*Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Community Choice Town Hall
When: March 2, 2010
6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street @ Octavia, 4th Floor Ceremonial Room, San Francisco
What: Learn how San Francisco can be powered on 50% clean electricity within the next decade, and at the same or lower rates from PG&E. Discussion on Community Choice Aggregation legislation.
Guests include:
Former State Senator Carole Migden - author of the Community Choice Aggregation legislation.
Supervisor David Campos
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
Bay Guardian Editor Tim Redmond
Featured Presenters:
Paul Fenn, Chris Jackson, John Rizzo and Eric Brooks
Moderators: Milk Club Political VP Linette Peralta Haynes and SF Bay Guardian Editor-in-Chief Tim Redmond
Convener: Tom Taylor, Milk Club Environmental Caucus Chair.
Everyone welcomed. Free.

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Superior Court candidates - India Basin Neighborhood Association
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street @ Southern Heights, San Francisco
What: From agenda:
India Basin Neighborhood Association will present their Shoreline Community Vision, promoting comprehensive planning, economic success, environmental protections, transportation improvements and recreational opportunities.
Judicial Forum of candidates for contested seats on San Francisco Superior Court.
Other candidates and ballot measures TBA.
Members will hold a discussion and vote at the end of the meeting.

March 3, 2010 - Wednesday

San Francisco Police DepartmentCompstat Meeting - Metro Division
When: March 3, 2010 - Wednesday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Scottish Rite Memorial, 2850 19th Avenue, San Francisco
What: COMPSTAT is a crime control model. A basic road map to fight crime. Accurate and timely intelligence, effective tactics, rapid deployment and follow-up and assessment

*Dolores Park Renovation Park Meeting
When: March 3, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park Church, 455 Dolores Street, San Francisco
What: The Parks Department with Supervisor Bevan Dufty's office will host the first official public meeting on the upcoming Dolores Park renovation project. " Shining Light on 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Projects: Mission Dolores Park"

March 4, 2010 - Thursday

*March 4 Day of Action
When: March 4, 2010 - Thursday
5 p.m.
Where: Rally at Civic Center, San Francisco
What: Full funding for public education and social services. Progressive taxation now. Save our schools and public services.
Rally sponsored by United Educators of San Francisco (UESF), California Faculty Association, AFT Local 2121 and the San Francisco Labor Council.

*Assemblywoman Fiona Ma - March Masquerade
When: March 4, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Medjool Restaurant, 2522 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Fiona Ma's birthday.

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Debra Walker has been endorsed by Norman Yee and Kim-Shree Maufus for District Six Supervisor in the November election.

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