Friday, May 14, 2010

San Francisco Political Events as of May 15, 2010

May 15, 2010 - Saturday

*Bernal Heights Community Congress
When: May 15, 2010 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Ave., San Francisco
What: Discuss issues in our community with Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, Supervisor John Avalos, Supervisor David Campos and State Senator Mark Leno
Discussion items:
  • Health: St. Luke's and California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Health accountable
  • Health: 511 Crescent. Discussion with Anderson Street neighbors.
  • Affordable Housing: Discuss current legislative efforts to protect and create affordable housing in this changed economy.
  • Immigrant Rights: Discuss how San Francisco can be a stronger Sanctuary City and lead the way for immigration reform.
  • City Budget: Discuss the state of the City's budget and opportunities to support progressive revenue measures that are making their way to the November ballot.
Action sessions will be facilitated by:
  • Nato Green - California Nurses Association
  • Marlayne Morgan - Cathedral Hill Neighbors Association
  • Deb MacDonald, Anderson Street Safe Alliance
  • William Ho - BHNC
  • Malcolm Yeung - Chinatown Community Development Center
  • Sheila Chung Hagen - Office of Supervisor David Campos
  • Eric Quezada - BHNC Board of Directors and Dolores Street Community Services
  • Chelsea Boilard - Coleman Advoctes for Children and Youth
  • Noriko Shinzato - Office of Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
Members of BHNC will have an opportunity to change the by-laws to create seats for Youth, Board Members will be running for seats.
Information: Rachel Ebora -

*Noe Valley Democratic Club - Precincts, coffee and donuts - Door hangers
When: May 15, 2010 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 341 Clipper Street, (between Noe and Castro), San Francisco
What: Walk precincts for Noe Valley Democratic Club with door-hangers.

State Senator Leland Yee - Volunteer Mobilization
When May 15, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Palega Playground (at the Palega-Portola Recreation Center) entrance on Hamilton Street between Felton Street & Silliman.
What: Please join Senator Leland Yee and fellow volunteers for some food, sunshine and exercise and we continue to spread the word.

*Inner Sunset Street Fair
When: May 15, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Irving Street between 9th and 10th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Inner Sunset Street Fair. Performances, activities, booths.

*6th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration
When: May 15, 2010 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Civic Center/Little Saigon, Larkin Street between Grove and Ellis Streets, San Francisco
What: Two stages of non-stop live performances. Arts and crafts, shopping,artists, martial arts, food.

*NOPNA Block Party
When: May 15, 2010 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Lyon Street between Grove and Hayes, San Francisco.
What: 2010 Annual Neighborhood Block Party. Have fun with your neighbors and celebrate what NOPNA does for the neighborhood.

*Chris Jackson for Supervisor in District 10 - Merchant Walk - Vis Valley
When: May 15, 2010 - Saturday
11:45 a.m.
Where: Corner of Leland Avenue and Bayshore Blvd, San Francisco
What: We're celebrating Visitacion Valley Merchants Week with a merchant walk. We will be stopping in storefronts along Leland Avenue to express our support for our local businesses.

*John Avalos - Precinct Walking
When: May 15, 2010 - Saturday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: SF Shine's Funhouse, 4398 Mission Street at Cotter, San Francisco
What: Support John Avalos' for Democratic County Central Committee. Currently, District 9 does not have an elected representative on the DCCC. Help Avalos make sure that our communities have a strong voice in our party's leadership. Start with a BBQ at 1 p.m. and will do literature drops throughout the district from 2-4 p.m.

May 16, 2010 - Sunday

Bay to Breakers 2010
When: May 16, 2010 - Sunday
8 am. to Noon
Where: Starting at Howard/Steuart Street, San Francisco

*Noe Valley Democratic Club - Precinct Walking - door hangers
When: May 16, 2010 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: 341 Clipper Street between Noe and Castro, San Francisco
What: Doorhanging with Noe Valley Democratic Club's endorsements.

*A Tardeada to introduce Robert Retana
When: May 16, 2010 - Sunday
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 8 Colonial Way, #7, San Francisco
What: Brigitte Davila, Anamaria Loya and Mario Salgado invite you to a festive tardeada (afternoon party) to meet our friend, Robert Retana, candidate for Superior Court Judge in San Francisco.
There will be sangria, beer, antojitos and other delicious hors d'oeuvres.

May 17, 2010 - Monday

Commonwealth Club: Theodore Sorenson
When: May 17, 2010 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Theodore Sorensen: JFK's most trusted advisor looks back and forward. Conversation with an insider of the Kennedy Camelot era. Author of: "Counselor: Life at the Edge of History". In conversation with David Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University.
$20. non-members.

* Cathedral Hill Neighbors Association -"Overwhelmed"? - Planning Dept., Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
When: May 17, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: The Sequias Auditorium, 1400 Geary Blvd. @ Laguna, San Francisco
What: Meeting hosted by the Cathedral Hill Neighbors Association "Overwhelmed?". Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and member of the planning department are going to talk about the "cumulative impact" of the proposed CMPC Hospital and Medical Office Building, 1481 Post Street condos, Pine and Franklin Street condos, the Geary Bus Rapid Transit and Van Ness Rapid Transit plans and the Muni cuts to service. All of this will impact the Cathedral Hill, Japantown, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill and Tenderloin neighborhoods. What can we do to support good planning, quality transit and safe streets.
Information: Cathedral Hill Neighbors Association -
Source: San Francisco Examiner

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Melissa Griffin
When: May 17, 2010 - Monday
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, 1800 Polk Street @ Washington, San Francisco
What: Melissa Griffin of the San Francisco Examiner will explain the Ballot Initiatives facing the voters in June.
SFPD will be providing an expert update on what's up crime and safety-wise.

May 18, 2010 - Tuesday

*Leslie R. Katz - Reception for SF Democratic County Central Committee
When: May 18, 2010 - Tuesday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: CAV, 1666 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Reception for Leslie R. Katz - Re-election to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee.
Host: Brigette Hunley, Geoff Kors, Steven Valentino and James Williamson.
Donation: $50., $100., $250., $2500. or whatever you are able to contribute.
Information and to contribute:

*Janice Hahn - Fundraiser
When: May 18, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Pete's Tavern, 128 King Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Janice Hahn, candidate for Lieutenant Governor - California
$100. - Supporter; Young Professional - $50.
Information/RSVP: Eddie McCaffrey

*Young Professionals for Prozan
When: May 18, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Taverna Aventine, 582 Washington Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Rebecca Prozan, candidate for supervisor in District 8.
Co-Hosts: Steve Ngo, Mike Kim and Kai Feder
RSVP and donate: No individuals will be turned away for lack of ability to pay

*Anna Glendon Conda Hyde - Volunteer Kick Off Party and Rally
When: May 18, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mama Calizo's Voice Factory, 1519 Mission Street @ 11th Street, San Francisco
What: Volunteer Kick Off Party and Rally.
Information: Matt Cottrill

*Team Mandelman Happy Hour!
When: May 18, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Cafe Flore, 2298 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Come meet Rafael Mandelman and his support team. Ice tea, artisinal appetizers from Cafe Flore.

*Aimee's Birthday Party - Fundraiser for Debra Walker
When: May 18, 2010 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Morac Restaurant and Lounge, 3122 16th Street, San Francisco
What: Birthday party for Aimee and celebration for Debra Walker - candidate for Supervisor in District 6.
Hostesses: Elaine Santore and Sonya Mehta

*Richmond District Police Station Meeting - Community Meeting
When: May 18, 2010 - Tuesday
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Richmond Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Community meeting. Inspector Jim Serna of the SFPD's Sexual Offender Unit will attend.
Tips and guidance on how to handle safety issues in the neighborhood. Meeting will also cover other community police and safety programs, including those run by SAFE such as Neighborhood Watch.
Information: Irina Chatsova - SAFE 553-1968

May 19, 2010 - Wednesday

*2010 Justice Summit: There Must Be Justice
When: May 19, 2010 - Wednesday
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, San Francisco
What: There Must Be Justice - 2010 Public Defender's Justice Summit. Join over 300 attorneys, judges, citizens and members of the media in discussion devoted to equal justice, reentry, and remaking the image of public defenders.
Sponsored by the Rosenberg Foundation, Co-Presenters: California Public Defender Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the BAR Association of SF
Free. Seating is limited. Register on line at

*San Francisco Tomorrow - Annual Awards Dinner
When: May 19, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
Where: Castagnola's, 286 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
What: Dinner honoring Jane Morrison with the Jack Morrison Lifetime Achievement Award and Inge Horton - Sunset Architectural Historian and Doug Kern - Presidio Watershed Steward and Environmental Educator , two Unsung Heroes.
2010 Patrons: Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Bruce Balshone, Margaret and Henry Brodkin, Stephen and Martina Chapman, Eddie Ching, Bernard Choden and Lois Scott, Jennifer Clary, Robert Dockendorff, Robert Erickson, Ruth Gravanis, Brenda Jeffers, Andreas W. Katz, Paul Kohler, James and Ella Mae Lew, Esther Marks, Mary Anne Miller, Arch Wilson, Robert Morales, Teamsters Union, Jane Morrison, Port of San Francisco
2010 SFT Sponsors: Noreen Ambrose, Alec Bash, Raymond Berard, Lu Blazej, Jan Blum, Sue Cauthen, Arthur Chang, Denise D'Anne, Arthur Feinstein, Civilian Congress, Jacques Fitch, Angelo Figone, Sharon Gadberry, Louise and James Frankel, Joe Julian, Molly and John Hooper, Amy Meyer, Gerald Hurtado, Harry Kim, Ira Kurlander, Beatrice and Robert Laws, Charlotte Maeck, Lawrence Martin, Sylvia McLaughlin, Alice Mosley, Paul Melbostad, Zoanne Nordstrom, Susan O'Sullivan, Jacob Sigg, David Schonbrunn, Edward Van Egri, Howard Wong, Joan Joaquin Wood, Adam Scow and Julian Davis
Information: Reserve dinner 415-564-1482

*Harry Dorfman - Martini's and Hor D'Oevuers
When: May 19, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Le Club, 1250 Jones Street, San Francisco
What: Join Superior Court Judge candidate Harry Dorfman for $6. martinis and hor d'oevuers at Le Club. Informative happy hour - meet and greet. All donations are voluntary.

*McLaren Park - Public Workshop
When: May 19, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lois Sutter Playground Roundhouse (entrance to parking lot is near the intersection of Woolsey Street and University Street) San Francisco
What: Third and final public workshop. Will focus on the physical needs, pedestrian safety, playgrounds, picnic areas, trails, athletic fields and courts improvements.
Information: Karen Mauney-Brodek

*Duboce Park Quarterly Community Meeting
When: May 19, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Harvey Milk Recreation Center, lower level meeting Room. 50 Scott Street, San Francisco
What: Discussion includes maintenance issues including Carmelita Stairs, the Pierce St. Planting Circle, Playground Sandbox Curb and filling depressions in the main lawn.

*SFOP - "Don't Pull the Plug on Education"
When: May 19, 2010 - Wednesday
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 825 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
What: SFOP's Education Leaders in telling officials: "Don't Pull the Plug on Education"
Information: Andrea Marta 415-699-9259

May 20, 2010 - Thursday

*Budget and Finance Committee
When: May 20, 2010 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Legislative Chambers, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
  • Hearing on the results of the Budget and Legislative Analyst's audit of the San Francisco MTA. Sponsor: Campos
  • Rejecting the MTA Budget for FY2010-2011. Sponsors: Chiu; Mirkarimi.
Members: Avalos, Mirkarimi, Elsbernd, Maxwell and Campos

*City and School District Select Committee
When: May 20, 2010 - Thursday
3:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda: Safe routes to Schools and MUNI Safety. Sponsor: Dufty
Supervisors: Dufty, Allioto-Pier, Daly
Commissioners: Fewer, Kim, Mendoza

*Supervisor Eric Mar - San Francisco Budget
When: May 20, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Richmond Library, 351 9th Avenue (Community Meeting Room) San Francisco
What: Join Supervisor Eric Mar and Community Based Organizations in a discussion on balancing the City's Budget and preserving critical services for families and children in the Richmond District

*Prop F Fundraiser
When: May 20, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Club 93, 93 - 9th Street (between Jessie and Mission Street) San Francisco
What: Lets dance the night away for Tenants Rights! Music. Silent Art Auction. Live auction of lunch with Supervisor Daly, Supervisor Avalos and Supervisor Mirkarimi.
Must be over 21 with ID.
Suggested Donation $10. and up.
Information: ted

May 21, 2010 - Friday

*API Heritage Month Art Reception at City Hall
When: May 21, 2010 - Friday
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 2nd Floor, various offices: John Avalos, David Campos, David Chiu,Carmen Chu and Eric Mar.
What: Join reception in celebration of API Heritage Month. Each office will feature work from a unique and talented set of Asian American artists.

*Inaugural "Harvey Milk Day" with Theresa Sparks, Stuart Milk and Mark Leno
When: May 21, 2010 - Friday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Hotel Adagio, 550 Geary Street, San Francisco
What: Join State Senator Mark Leno and Stuart Milk in celebrating the inaugural "Harvey Milk Day" and help make history with Theresa Sparks for District 6 Supervisor campaign. Celebrate the life and legacy of Harvey Milk and bring new leadership to City Hall.
Suggested donation: $100.
Information: RSVP and information

May 22, 2010 - Saturday

Harvey Milk Day

*Rededication of newly-renovated 17th Street Plaza at 17th Street and Castro, San Francisco
When: May 22, 2010 - Saturday
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: 17th Street and Castro, San Francisco
What: Rededication of 17th Street Plaza, San Francisco

*Dedication of new Harvey Milk Sidewalk Plaque in front of Harvey's camera store.
When: May 22, 2010 - Saturday
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Where: 575 Castro Street, San Francisco
What: New Harvey Milk Sidewalk Plaque.

May 23, 2010 - Sunday

*Sunday Streets - Bayview, in conjunction with the 3rd Street corridor Project and Bayview Merchant's Association's "3rd Street Festival".
When: May 23, 2010 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*Castro County Fair
When: May 23, 2010 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Armory Community Center, 1800 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: AIDS Emergency Fund, along with dozens of other community organizations, will create a family-friendly, fun-filled day, featuring community awards, carnival-type games, food, libations and entertainment.

*Sunday Brunch with Rafael Mandelman
When: May 23, 2010 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Rafael Mandelman, candidate for supervisor in District 8.
Hosts: Esther Marks, Jane Morrison, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano.
Donor's Choice: $35., $50., $75.
Information: 564-1482

*A Chili Cookoff: The Great District 8 Chili for Chile Challenge
When: May 23, 2010 - Sunday
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Most Holy Redeemer Church Hall in the Castro, 100 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: Chili Cook-Off between San Francisco's District 8 Supervisor Candidates. Fundraiser to help rebuild an orphanage in Santiago, Chile. Supervisor Candidates chilli will be judged by a panel of celebrity "chili experts". Prizes will be awarded and there will be a musical and comedy performance:
Candidates: Rebecca Prozan, Rafael Mandelman, Scott Wiener and Bill Hemenger
Emcees: Supervisor Bevan Dufty and Sister Roma of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Judges: Andrea Shorter, Greg Bronstein, Betty Sullivan and Ethel Merman of EMX
Guest Speaker: Alex Geiger, Consul General of Chile
Deejay:Juan Data
Chilean Dances, cocktails, politics, music, silent auction, raffle
Suggested Donation: $10.-20.

May 24, 2010 - Monday

Last day to register to vote for the June 8, 2010 election. Voters who have moved or changed their name must re-register to vote.


Assemblymember Fiona Ma has endorsed Rebecca Prozan for Supervisor in District 8.

San Francisco Labor Council has endorsed Debra Walker - District 6 and Rafael Mandelman in District 8 for supervisor.

Plan C Endorsements -
Democratic County Central Committee - District 12
Bill Fazio, Matt Tuchow, Mike Sullivan, Arlo Smith, John Shanley, Meagan Levitan, Alex Volberding, Mary Jung, Dan Dunnigan, Ron Dudum, Andrew Clark, Tom Hsieh
Democratic County Central Committee - District 13
Keith Baraka, Catherine Stefani, Stuart M. Smith, Scott Wiener, Calvin Louie, Joe Alioto Veronese, Owen P. O'Donnell, Linda Richardson, Leslie Katz, Chuck Hornbrook
Superior Court Judge 6 - Roderick A. McLeod
Superior Court Judge Seat 15 - Richard B. Ulmer Jr.
San Francisco Ballot Measures
Measure A - School Facilities Special Tax - Support
Measure B - Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response - Support
Measure C - Film Commission - Oppose
Measure D - Retirement Benefit Costs - Support
Measure E - Budget line item for Police Security for City Officials and Dignitaries - Oppose
Measure F - Renters' Financial Hardship Applications - Oppose
Measure G - Transbay Transit Center - Support
Statewide Ballot:
Prop 16 - Taxpayers Right to Vote Act - Support
California Lt. Governor - Mayor Gavin Newsom

San Francisco for Democracy - Endorsements
Democratic County Central Committee -
Assembly District 12:
John Avalos, Michael Bornstein, Sandra Lee Fewer, Hene Kelly, Eric Mar, Milton Marks, Jake McGoldrick, Jane Morrison, Melanie Nutter, Connie O'Connor, Arlo Smith
Assembly District 13:
Melissa Apuya, David Campos, David Chiu, Michael Goldstein, Robert "Gabriel" Haaland, Joseph Julian, Rafael Mandelman, Kim-Shree Maufas, Aaron Peskin, Alix rosenthal, Debra Walker, Scott Wiener
U.S. Senate: Barbara Boxer
U.S. House of Representative District 8: Nancy Pelosi
U.S. House of Representative District 12: Jackie Speier
Governor: Peter Schuman
Lt. Gov.: Janice Hahn
State Senate District 8: Leland Yee
State Assembly District 13: Tom Ammiano
Secretary of State: Debra Bowen
Controller: John Chiang
Treasurer: Bill Lockyer
Attorney General: Kamala Harris
Insurance Commissioner: Hector De La Torre
Board of Equalization District 1: Betty Yee
Non-Partisan Races:
Superior Court Judge Seat 6: Linda Colfax
Superior Court Judge Seat 15: Michael Nava
CA. Superintendent of Public Schools: Tom Torlakson
State Propositions:
Prop 13: Yes
Prop 14: No
Prop 15: Yes
Prop 16: No
Prop 17: No
San Francisco Propositions:
Prop A: Yes
Prop B: Yes
Prop C: No position
Prop D: Yes
Prop E: Yes
Prop F: Yes
Prop G: Yes
San Francisco for Democracy also endorsed some Republicans, Green Party and Peace & Freedom

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