Monday, March 29, 2010

Noe Valley Democratic Club District 8 Debate

Last Thursday the Noe Valley Democratic Club held a District 8 Supervisorial Debate at St. Philips Church with candidates Rafael Mandelman, Rebecca Prozan and Scott Wiener. (Candidate William Hemenger was not able to attend).

Debate was moderated by the new President of the Noe Valley Democratic Club - Hunter Stern. As in past debates, these three candidates were smart, articulate and well prepared. It will be up to each of these campaigns to explain why their candidate should be the next Supervisor in District 8. This is a very important Supervisorial Seat - in a way this competition makes each of these candidates even better. Stay tuned - all of this will be very interesting.

March 30, 2010 - Tuesday

SFMTA Board Meeting
When: March 30, 2010 - Tuesday
9 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Possible board action on declaring a fiscal emergency, will allow the MTA to waive EQA and enact more cuts and fare hikes.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Board Meeting
When: March 30, 2010 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Item from Agenda:
Rejecting the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's proposed Fare Changes to create new premium monthly MUNI passes for express bus routes and cable cars.
Sponsors: Mirkarimi, Chiu, Campos and Dufty.

Women's History Month Awards Ceremony
When: March 30, 2010 - Tuesday
3:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Board of Supervisors Chambers, San Francisco
What: Mayor Gavin Newsom, Members of the Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women present Women's History Month Awards Ceremony. "Writing Women Back into History". Women's History Month Honorees:
  • Tangerine Brigham - Mayor Gavin Newsom
  • Karen Crommie - Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
  • Judy Grossman - Supervisor Bevan Dufty
  • Gail Goldyne and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White - Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier
  • Bernadette Herrera - Supervisor John Avalos
  • Hene Kelly - Supervisor Eric Mar
  • Celine Kennelly - Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
  • Chang Jok Lee - President David Chiu
  • Mujeres Unidas y Activas - Supervisor David Campos
  • Rachel Paras - Supervisor Chris Daly
  • La Shon Walker and Louise C. Winterstein - Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
  • Lorri Ungaretti - Supervisor Carmen Chu
Reception sponsored by the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women to immediately follow in the North Light Court, City Hall
Information: Carol Sacco 252-2574

Jim Meko - "Give Til It Hurts!"
When: March 30, 2010 - Tuesday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Jim Meko for District Supervisor Fundraiser. Fighting for LGBTQ issues for more than 40 years. South of Market resident since 1977. Small business owner, community organizer and activist. Planning for District 6's future. $20. suggested donation.

McLaren Park Festival/Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Meeting
When: March 30, 2010 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: John V. Young Lane off San Jose Ave., San Francisco
What: Help plan the McLaren Park Festival. The local community and anyone interested in shaping a future performance series and seeing more cultural events and greater diversity in the programming at the amphitheater is encouraged to attend this meeting.

March 31, 2010 - Wednesday

2010 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Breakfast
When: March 31, 2010 - Wednesday
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Mission Language & Vocational School, Latino Culinary Academy, 2929 19th Street, San Francisco
What: Commemorate and celebrate the Life and Work of Labor and Civil Rights leader Cesar E. Chavez.
$50. Individual Proceeds benefit the Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival
Information: 621-2665

San Francisco Police -Compstat Meeting
When: March 31, 2010 - Wednesday
10 a.m.
Where: Scottish Rite Memorial, 19th Avenue and Sloat Blvd., San Francisco
What: A program to track crime trends in neighborhoods and respond quickly, as well as hold district captains accountable.

Entertainment Commission
When: March 31, 2010 - Wednesday
5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 406, San Francisco
What: Special meeting 383 Bay Street, Club Suede, San Francisco to discuss suspension of Place of Entertainment permit.
Members: Justin Roja- President, Audrey Joseph- Vice Chair, Terrance Alan, Jim Meko, John Newlin, Neal Cavellini, Al Perez

District 6 Women of Year Awards Reception
When: March 31, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Club 222 Hyde, 222 Hyde Street, San Francisco
What: The Alliance for A Better District 6 area sponsoring a reception for the 2009 District 6 Women of the Year nominees:
  • Meital Amitai
  • Susan Black
  • Susan Bryan
  • Erica Bryne
  • Min-Kuei Chang
  • Tho Do
  • Denise Dorey
  • Rachel Duncan
  • Tracy Everwine
  • Terrrie Frye
  • Karen Koltonow
  • Toby Levy
  • Barbara Lopez
  • MacCan Do Team Players
  • Yuko McDaniels
  • Sumiyata Nurani Monoarfa
  • Sarah "Fred" Sherburn-Zimer
  • Bernadette Sy
  • Marlo Tellschow
  • Betty Traynor
  • Debra Walker
  • Rachel West
  • Tenderloin Youth Artists
  • Elaine Zomora
  • Patricia Zomora
No Host Bar and Light Refreshments provided.

Woman of the Year Reception - State Senator Leland Yee
When: March 31, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Temple Bar, 600 Turk Street at Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Join Senator Leland Yee for a reception honoring the 8th Senate District Woman of the Year. Senator Yee will announce this year's honoree - a longtime champion for public schools and kids.

San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
When: March 31, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Note Address: Bayview District, Grace Lutheran Church, 465 Woolsey Street, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Chief's Report - update on significant policing efforts by Department members.
Captain Gregory Suhr, Commanding Officer of Bayview Station to address the Commission on Police Activities in the Bayview District.
Commissioners: Dr. Joe Marshall - President, Thomas Mazzucco - Vice President, Petra Dejesus, Yvonne Y. Lee, David Onek, Vincent Pan, James Hammer
Information: 415-553-1667

*SPUR - Growth and planning: San Francisco's role in the region
When: March 31, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: How much should San Francisco grow, both in terms of housing and jobs, relative to the region? How can San Francisco be a leader in implementing SB 375, a new statewide anti-sprawl legislation. Join San Francisco Planning Director John Rahaim and Association of Bay Governments Planning Director Ken Kirey for a discussion about San Francisco's role in the region. $5. for non-members

April 1, 2010 - Thursday

Fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer with Northern California Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
When: April 1, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Butterfly Restaurant, Pier 33, San Francisco
What: You are invited to a reception for Senator Barbara Boxer. A true champion of our communities. Senator Boxer has been a fierce advocate for the interest of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities for many, many years. She's always been on our side, so now is the time for us to be on the side of Barbara Boxer.
Event Chair: Morgan Chu
Co-Hosts: Stanley Young, Dale Minami, Jack W. Lee, Don Tamaki, Brad Yamauchi, Minette Kwok, Bill Hirose, Glen Fukushima, Christine Noma, Wesley Lowe, Raymond Ocampo, Jr., Bill Wong, Garrick Lew, Joan Haratani, Rhoda Benipayo Hing
Sponsors - Edwin Prather, Caryl Ito and Nanci Nishimura
With: House of Representative Mike Honda, State Controller John Chiang, State Board of Equalization Betty Yee, Assemblymember Alberto Torrico, S.F. Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, S.F District Attorney Kamala Harris, S.F. Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Mayor of Campbell Evan Low, San Jose City Councilmember Ash Kalra, Palto Alto City Councilmember Yiaway Yeh.
$100. - Individual

Re-Elect John Rizzo for the San Francisco City College Board
When: April 1, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Mercury Lounge, 1582 Folsom @ 12th Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for John Rizzo in his re-election to the San Francisco City College Board of Trustees.
John Rizzo has fought to:
Keep classes open.
To preserve equal access to education regardless of language and socio-economic position
To secure funding for green job training
To guarantee that San Francisco residents work on capital improvements at City College campuses to the fullest extend possible
To promote sustainability throughout the City College system.
John Rizzo is now serving as Vice-President of the Board.
Host Committee: John O'Riordan, Joshua Arce, David Hochschild, Michael Bornstein, Jeanine Cotter, Lisa Weissman-Ward
Donation: $25.-$100. No-Host Bar, Complimentary Appetizers
Information: John O'Riordan 415-264-8663

San Francisco Democratic Women in Action - "Learning to Lobby for Reform"
When: April 1, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: SFPD Ingleside Station, Community Meeting Groom, 1 John V. Young Lane, San Francisco
What: Veteran lobbyists Hene Kelly and Robin Brasso will facilitate a workshop for DWIA members and their friends. A workshop on effective lobbying for reform through print media and phone contact to influence and changes policies and programs that are critical to the welfare of women, children, and families in the SF Bay Are and California. We must build on the momentum created by the Health Care Reform to hone our skills at the local level. The health and human services budgets are seriously threatened at the local and state level. Effective action and lobbying is critical. Please come to learn and take action.
Information: Jane Bernard-Power DWIA Board President -

April 2, 2010 - Friday

David Chiu's 40th Birthday Party
When: April 2, 2010 - Friday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Mayes Oyster House, 1233 Polk Street (Bush/Sutter) San Francisco
What: 40th Birthday Party hosted by Friends of David Chiu. Help President of the Board David Chiu ring in a new decade with a birthday party with the company of his friends, neighbors and supporters. Please bring your best jokes about turning 40 and good cheer. Come early to enjoy Mayes' happy hour specials for oysters and drinks. Instead of a gift, we hope you will consider a contribution to David's re-election campaign for the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC), the local Democratic Party's governing board. In honor of his 40th birthday a donation of $40 will help David's re-election and ensure that San Francisco continues to set the example for Democratic values.
Information: 415-885-1233

April 3, 2010 - Saturday

Schlage Lock Streetscape, Open Space plus Site Design
When: April 3, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Visitacion Valley Elementary School Auditorium, 55 Schwerin Street at Leland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Event to help Visitacion Valley residents and businesses share ideas and provide input to the design of public spaces, community character, and building form and design at the former Schlage Lock factory site. In addition to housing, retail and community facilities, the site will include three public park areas and green walkways.
Information: Megan Walker -

Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare
When: April 3, 2010 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Tabling at the corner of 9th Avenue and Irving in San Francisco. They will ask people to write their assembly members in support of SB 810.

Public Memorial for Brad Villers
When: April 3, 2010 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Upstairs at the Market and Noe Center, 2284 Market Street (near Noe Street - in the former Tower Records space and adjacent to Brad's Kard Zone store).
What: Public Memorial for Brad Villers. co-sponsored by MUMP and DTNA, is open to the public. All are invited and urged to wear shorts and sandals in Brad's memory.

"Why Tuesday SF
When: April 3, 2010 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, 1050 McAllister @ Webster, San Francisco
What: Join other in San Francisco in hosting "Drive for 5" campaign kick-off. With your help we will enlist 5,000 registered voters to qualify the Saturday Voting ACT IN ONE DAY! An action to move elections to where they belong, on the weekends when the majority of individuals aren't working. The goal is to simply increase participation. Coffee, bagels and donuts will be provided. We need your time to help get the number of signatures that are necessary to place this initiative on the ballot in November. After the kick-off there will be at March Madness after party at Finnegans Wake, 937 Cole Street, San Francisco. You can drop off signature forms, learn more about the initiative and watch the Final Four games.

Spring Eggstravaganza
When: April 3, 2010 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Sigmund Sterm Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Blvd., San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Trust for a Spring Eggstravaganza event. Family-friendly event features egg hunts, carnival rides, entertainment, giant inflatables, arts and crafts, food and more! $5. admission per person.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - PAC Endorsement Meeting
When: April 3, 2010 - Saturday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street @ Octavia, San Francisco
What: The Club's PAC will hear from candidates for the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee and candidates for two seats on the San Francisco Superior Court. Club members wishing to vote on the PAC's endorsement recommendations must have attended at least 2 out of 3 of the previously held PAC meetings (Jan. 12, Feb. 2, and March 13).
Information: Vice President for Political Affairs: Linnette Peralta Haynes

April 4, 2010 - Sunday


Sisters Through the Looking Glass
When: April 4, 2010 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: (change of venue) Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 100 Collingwood Street, San Francisco
What: Sisters Through the Looking Glass has been moved to the Eureka Valley Recreation Center because of the rain.
11 a.m. - Children's Easter - Children's stories, games and Easter Egg Hunt.
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Performances, live entertainment and merry-making. Guest MCs Trauma Flintstone & Fair Butch lend their style and camp to welcome an enticing lineup featuring Ejector, Cockatelia and The Cast of Some THING, Silver Swans, Adonisaurus, Nellie Bear, Jeb Havens, and a special appearance by Ethel Merman. The Sisters will also present grants to various community and non-profit service organizations. There will be a Easter Bonnet Contest and the "Hunk Jesus" contest.


April 5, 2010 - Monday

San Francisco General Hospital - Community Town Hall meeting
When: April 5, 2010 - Monday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Carr Auditorium, corner of 22nd Street and San Bruno, San Francisco
What: Come and learn more about the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Rebuild Project. Meet neighbors and hospital staff. San Francisco General is for everyone. The only trauma center in San Francisco treats 100,000 patients pr year. We are the heart of the city.
Information: 206-5784

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: April 5, 2010 - Monday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Special endorsement meeting to vote on June election endorsements and other possible early endorsements. The meeting will take place on the first Monday in April and will replace the regular monthly membership meetings usually scheduled for the second Monday.

April 6, 2010 - Tuesday

Irish American Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: April 6, 2010 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Northern Police Station, Fillmore & Turk Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting for June Primary. Making endorsement for State and Local Propositions Constitutional Offices, Democratic County Committee and Judge. There may be multiple ballots. This is a joint meeting with the Democratic Women's Forum.

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - State Senator Leland Yee and San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu
When: April 6, 2010 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Hear speakers on local and state propositions including State Senator Leland Yee and San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu.
We have invited candidates (or surrogates) running for Lt. Governor, Insurance Commissioner and Superintendent of Public Instruction in the June 8 2010 Statewide Primary Election. Meet candidates for the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - General Membership Special Meeting
When: April 6, 2010 - Tuesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Club membership will vote on Club endorsements for the June 8, 2010 election, candidates for the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee and candidates for two seats on the San Francisco Superior Court. The Club may also hear from candidates, consider other Milk Club business, and hear from other community speakers.
Information: Co-President David Waggoner


San Francisco Democratic Party endorsed:
Yes on A - School Facilities Special Tax
Yes on B - Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response Bond
Yes on C - Film Commission
Yes on D - Retirement Benefit Costs
Yes on E - Budget line item for Police Department Security for City Officials and Dignitaries
Yes on F - Renters' Financial Hardship Applications
Yes on G - Transbay Transit Center

State Senator Mark Leno and State Senator Leland Yee have endorsed Michael Nava for Superior Court. Information:

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