Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy 90th Birthday - Jane Morrison!

Sunday many of Jane Morrison's friends joined together at Agar Jaicks to celebrate Jane's 90th birthday. Jane is the Grande Dame of San Francisco politics. Jane still is busier than anyone else in politics which includes her activities in the San Francisco Democratic Party County Central Committee, San Francisco Tomorrow, San Francisco Democratic Women in Action, Chinese Newcomers Service Center and San Francisco Democratic Women's Forum.

State Senator Mark Leno came by along with Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (with nine roses - one for each 10 years), Assemblymember Fiona Ma and Aaron Peskin, the Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party.

April 12, 2010 - Monday

Re-elect Mary Jung for SFDCCC
When: April 12, 2010 - Monday
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: RSVP by email to for location of event.
What: Eat, drink and support Mary! You are invited to a fund-raising party for Mary Jung, member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee 12th Assembly District.
Hosted by Caryl Ito
Co-hosted by Assemblymember Fiona Ma, Assessor Phil Ting, Supervisor Carmen Chu, Community College Trustee Natalie Berg, Theresa Burke, Jason Chan, Darlence Chiu, Laura Chiu, Joe Cowan, Mary Ellen O'Brien, Margaret O'Sullivan, Anita Theoharis, Francis Tsang, Ron Wong
Suggested Contribution: $50. up to $500.

Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association
When: April 12, 2010 - Monday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: CPMC Davies Medical Center, Auditorium, Lower Level B, San Francisco
What: Monthly Meeting. Items from the agenda:
  • Office of Supervisor Bevan Dufty update
  • Earthquake preparedness
  • Upper Market Development updates
  • Trader Joe's update

Bart Community Meeting
When: April 12 , 2010 - Monday
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Cameron House, Main Hall, 920 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
What: Please join BART as it seeks input from the community regarding how to engage the community in critical transportation decisions.
Information: Molly Burke 510-464-6172

April 13, 2010 - Tuesday

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: April 13, 2010 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
Supporting Senate Bill 1140 regarding allowing voters to register and vote up and including election day.
Sponsor: Campos

Excelsior Action Group - Public Safety Community Meeting
When: April 13, 2010 - Tuesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Ocean Avenue Presbyterian Church, 32 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco
What: Community forum about Public Safety. Purpose of meeting is to check on the progress of action steps, identify new priorities and challenges and reassess and identify goals for actions that can be completed in another 6 months. Items for discussion include:
  • Improving lighting conditions in the neighborhood
  • Increasing opportunities for safety education for MUNI riders
  • Generating ideas to increase safety around Crocker-Amazon Park.
  • "Excelsior Light up the Night Campaign"
Information: Eric Brewer-Garcia

Family and Friends for Gavin Newsom 2010
When: April 13, 2010 - Tuesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Matrix/Fillmore, 3138 Fillmore @ Greenwich, San Francisco
What: Event to support Mayor Gavin Newsom and his candidacy for Lt. Governor.
Hosted by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Hilary Newsom and Geoff Callan, Paige Barry Arata, MatthewGoudeau, Lane Kasselman, Mike Farrah and Maya Draisin, Wade Crowfoot and the Honorable JudgeWilliam Newsom.
Donation: $100. to $500.

April 14, 2010 - Wednesday

San Francisco Police Department - CompStat Meeting
When: April 14, 2010 - Wednesday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Scottish Rite Memorial, 19th Avenue and Sloat Blvd., San Francisco
What: CompStat meeting - Golden Gate Divison. Program to track crime trends in neighborhoods and respond quickly, as well as hold district captains accountable.

Offsite Budget Committee meeting
When: April 14, 2010 - Wednesday
4 p.m.
Where: Horace Mann Middle School, 3351 23rd Street between Mission and Bartlett Street, SF
What: Public hearings on the Budget. City Hall needs your input and participation to fight for resources and new revenue in fiscal year 2010-2011. Meeting to consider impact of Mayor's proposed budget to neighborhoods in District 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11.

San Francisco Police Commission
When: April 14, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
Chief's report- update on significant policing efforts by Department members. Presentation of the Department's 4th Quarter Document Protocol Report.
Discussion regarding proposed modification to Dept. General Order 3.01, "Written Communication System".
Commissioners: Dr. Joe Marshall, Thomas Mazzucco, Petra Dejesus, Yvonne Y. Lee, David Onek, Vincent Pan, James Hammer
Information: 415-553-1667

Alexandria Theater
When: April 14, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: YMCA, 360 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Public meeting about the proposed development at the old Alexandria Theater property at Geary and 18th Avenue.

Mission Streetscape Community Workshop
When: April 14, 2010 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: 5th Streetscape Plan Community Workshop. Design updates on specific projects in the Mission District will be presented.
Information: 415-575-9086

San Francisco Young Democrats - Endorsement meeting
When: April 14, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Mr. Smith's, 34 7th Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting for local candidates and measures. Endorsements will be considered for local ballot initiatives, Superior Court Judge, and DCCC candidates at the close of the meeting. SFYD voting members will meet in closed session to deliberate on each initiative and race, and will cast their votes. SFYD has a 60% threshold.

The Criminalization of Poverty: A ready by Susan Schweik
When: April 14, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Avenue Upper Campus Student Union, San Francisco
What: From Ugly laws to Sit/Lie Laws: The Criminalization of Poverty: a reading by Susan Schweik, author of "The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public" followed by a poetry reading and panel discussion.

House Party for Michael Nava
When: April 14, 2010 - Wednesday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: David Waggoner's apartment, 2251 Market Street, Apartment B, San Francisco
What: Join East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association President Marc-Tizoc Gonzales, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club Co-President David Waggoner and National Lawyers Guild President Teague Briscoefor a house party to learn more about Michael Nava who is running for a seat on the San Francisco Superior Court. Michael will be on hand to answer your questions and share with you his motivations for running and his philosophy of justice. Whether or not you plan to donate to Michael's campaign, you are most welcome to attend.

April 15, 2010 - Thursday

Your taxes are due!!!

SPUR - The city budget: Dealing with the deficit.
When: April 15, 2010 - Thursday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco faces yet another budget deficit in the hundreds of millions of dollars. What can we do to close the gap? Join Greg Wagner, the Mayor's Office Budget Director and Ben Rosenfield, City Controller discuss the budget. $5. non-members

Reception for Robert Retana for Judge
When: April 15, 2010 - Thursday
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Pearson, Simon, Warshaw & Penny, 44 Montgomery Street, #2450, San Francisco
What: Please join Host Bruce Simon, Esq. and Sponsors: Judge Alicia Becerril, Judge Suzanne Bolanos, Peter Borkon, Esq., Judge Susan Breall, Judge Gail Dekreon, Judge Charles Haines and Judge Gerardo Sandoval for a reception for Robert Retana, candidate for San Francisco Superior Court Judge. Guests: $100.

Team Mandleman Happy Hour!
When: April 15, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Blackbird (Market Street between Church & Sanchez), San Francisco
What: Come celebrate the completion of your taxes and get to know Rafael Mandelman and his support team.

April 16 - 18, 2010 - Friday, Saturday and Sunday

California Democratic Party State Convention -

April 17, 2010 - Saturday

Earth Stroll 2010
When: April 17, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Crissy Field, San Francisco
What: Fun, interactive adventure and make strides for a healthy planet. $5.
Information: 415-561-7768

Louis' Restaurant
When: April l7, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Louis' Restaurant, 902 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco.
What: Community event. Come out and show your support for Louis' Restaurant. Free hot dogs. The Hontalas family has owned and run this restaurant for 73 years.
Information: 415-387-6330

Yes we Count! Tenderloin 2010 Census Block Party
When: April 17, 2010 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where :Boeddeker Park, Eddy and Jones Street, San Francisco
What: Block party will hep citizens of San Francisco fill out census forms and facilitate information about resources and services in the Tenderloin. Free food, music, entertainment, activities for kids.

DogFest 2010
When: April 17, 2010 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Duboce Park at Noe Street, San Francisco
What: McKinley Elementary DogFest. Celebration of dogs and kids benefiting SFUSD McKinley Elementary School. Dog contests, face painting, jumpy houses, tasty treats. Live auction at 12:30 p.m. Free performance by The Busy Bee Dogs at 2:30 p.m.

2010 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
When: April 17 and 18, 2010 - Saturday and Sunday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Japantown @ Post & Buchanan Street, San Francisco

April 18, 2010 - Sunday

Sunday Streets - Bayview
When: April 18, 2010 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: along 3rd Street from King and 4th Street (Caltrain Station) to Bayview Playground.
What: Go to website.

10th Annual People's Earth Day & Grand Opening of Ecology Education Center
When: April 18, 2010 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Heron's Head Park in Bayview Hunter Point, 2 blocks east of 3rd Street on Cargo Way and Jennings Street, San Francisco.
What: Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) invite you to come join the largest environmental justice empowerment celebration in Bayview Hunters Point history. Grand opening of EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park. First and only environmental justice education center in the Bay Area.
  • Healing for the land and spirit from the Ohlone People and Hamaya dancers
  • The unveiling of a signature heron sculpture designed and created by artist Daniel Macchiarini in collaboration with LEJ youth.
  • Jazz and R& B from Jaye & Friends.
  • Local and international cuisine from Good Eats and La Laguna
  • Bird tours led by SF Nature
  • "Hands on the land" restoration activities in Heron's Head Park.
  • Tours of the EcoCenter led by LEJ youth interns.
  • Sustainability Fair.
  • Confirmed speakers include Supervisor Sophie Maxwell and Indian Canyon Key Keeper Ann Marie Sayers.

Burlesque and Chantuse Cabaret Day Time Review - Anna Conda
When: April 18, 2010 - Sunday
3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Club 8, 1151 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Benefit for Anna Conda - candidate for Supervisor in District 6. Performers include: 4 p.m. Alotta Boutee, Katya Smirnoffskyy, Beve Sweetbriar and Delicio del Toro. 6 p.m. Boylesque, Diamond Daggers, CJ and Trauma Flinstone. 8 p.m. Nikki Star, Kitty Von Quim and Veronica Klause.
Suggested Donation: $5. to $20.
Information and buy tickets:

April 19, 2010 - Monday

Hearing on San Francisco Crime Lab
When: April 19, 2010 - Monday
10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Hearing on status of the San Francisco Police Department's crime lab. Hearing sponsored bySupervisor Ross Mirkarimi.

Tenants Together Turns Two!
When: April 19, 2010 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 995 Market Street, 12th Floor, Suite 1202, San Francisco
What: Join others in celebration of the historic effort to build a strong and permanent statewide tenant rights movement. Food, beverage and live music provided.

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - "Spring Fling"
When: April 19, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Bell Tower, 1900 Polk Street, the corner of Polk and Jackson, San Francisco
What: Socialize with your friends and neighbors and get active in your community.


Noe Valley Democratic Club endorsement results:
State Offices:
U.S. Senator - Barbara Boxer
U.S. House of Representatives - Nancy Pelosi
Governor: Jerry Brown
Lt. Governor: No position
Secretary of State Debra Bowen
State Controller: John Chiang
State Treasurer: Bill Lockyer
Attorney General: Kamala Harris
Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson
Board of Equalization - Betty Yee
Senate District 8 - Leland Yee
Assembly District 13 - Tom Ammiano
Local Offices
Superior Court Judge, Seat 6 - No position
Superior Court Judge, Seat 15 - No position
Democratic County Central Committee, District 13
Melissa Ann Apuya, Keith Baraka, David Campos, David Chiu, Joe Julian, Leslie Katz, Rafael Mandelman, Aaron Peskin, Catherine Stefani, Debra Walker, Scott Wiener
State Propositions:
Yes on Prop 13 - Limits on Property Tax Assessment. Seismic retrofitting of Existing buildings
No on Prop 14 - Elections: increases right to participate in primary elections
No on Prop 16 - Imposes new two-thirds voter approval requirement for local public electricity providers
No on Prop 17 - Allows auto insurance companies to base their prices in part on a driver's history of insurance coverage.
Local Propositions:
Prop A - Yes - School Facilities Special Tax
Prop B - Yes - Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response Bond
Prop C - Yes - Film Commission
Prop D - Yes - Retirement Benefit costs
Prop E - No position - budget line item for police security for city officials and dignitaries
Prop F - Yes - Renters' financial hardship applications
Prop G - Yes - Transbay Transit Center
Endorsement of a candidate or position is based on support of 60% or more of those voting. Failure to meet that 60% threshold results in "no position".

State Senator Leland Yee picked Hene Kelly as "Woman of the Year".

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club Endorsement results - Round 2:
Prop A - Yes
Superior Court Judges:
Seat 6 - Linda Colfax
Seat 15 - Michael Nava
Seats 1-5, 7-14 and 16 - No endorsements
State Supertintendent of Public School: Tom Torlakson
San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee:
Assembly District 12:
John Avalos, Michael Bornstein, Sandra Lee Fewer, Chris Gembinski, Hene Kelly, Eric Mar, Milton Marks, Jake McGoldrick, Jane Morrison, Melanie Nutter, Connie O'Connor, Larry Yee
Assembly District 13:
David Campos, David Chiu, Michael Goldstein, Robert (Gabriel) Haaland, Joseph Julian, Rafael Mandelman, Kim-Shree Maufus, Carole Migden, Aaron Peskin, Eric Quezada, Alix Rosenthal, Debra Walker

Mayor Gavin Newsom and retired State Senator John Burton endorsed Judge Richard B. Ulmer for Superior Court Judge.

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