Monday, May 3, 2010

Yes on Prop A Kickoff Party

I attended the Yes on A Campaign Kickoff Party (June 8th ballot) at Everett Middle School on Saturday.

Yes on Prop A will continue to keep our schools safe by renewing funding that is designated for earthquake, fire and life safety.

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, President of the Board David Chiu, School Board President Jane Kim and members of the PTA all spoke in support of this measure.

May 3, 2010 - Monday

Asian Pacific American Heritage Awards - Ceremony and Reception
When: May 3, 2010 - Monday
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Presentation of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Awards. Community reception will be held following the Ceremony in the Green Room.
2010 Steering Committee: Claudine Cheng, Lisa Ang, Sirch Chanthyasack, Jack Chin, Lin-Shao Chin, Rose Chung, Raha Chuon, Julie Gramlich, Faye Woo Lee, Ron Lee, Thomas Li, Manufou Liaiga, Victor Lim, Lucille Low, Alan Mok, Viva Mogi, Mary Nicely, Dennis Normandy, Beverly Ng, Philip Nguyen, Keesa Ocampo, Sululagi Paleaga, Diane Shin, Sandra Siharath, Dar Singh, Jack Song, Katy Tang, Cindy Tong, Francis Tsang, Tobin Tsuji, Tamiko Wong.
Supporting Organizations: American Jewish Committee Bay Area Chapter, American Legion Cathay Post 384, American Legion Post 911, Asian Americans for Community Outreach, California State Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander American Affairs, Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Coalition of Asian American Government Employees, Community Youth Center, Filipina's Women Network, Kimochi, Inc., Korean American Association of San Francisco and Bay Area, Korean Cultural Center of San Francisco, Laotian American National Alliance, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, Miss Asian American Pageant, OCA San Francisco Bay Chapter,, Dennis Herrera, Mark Leno, David Chiu, Carmen Chu, Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition, Samoan Community Development Center, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, SFGTV, San Francisco Department of Technology, Southeast Asian Community Center.

Catherine Stefanie for DCCC 2010 - Fundraiser
When: May 3, 2010 - Monday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Road, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Catherine Stefanie for DCCC 2010 hosted by Marcus Young. Suggested Donation: $50.

May 4, 2010 - Tuesday

*SPUR - San Francisco's financial future
When: May 4, 2010 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco's Chief Economist, Ted Egan will speak about San Francisco's long-term financial outlook. $5. non-members

*San Francisco Board of Supervisors Meeting
When: May 4, 2010 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda: Calling for a Boycott of the State of Arizona and Arizona-Based Businesses.
Sponsors: Campos, Chiu, Avalos, Dufty, Daly, Mirkarimi and Mar

*SFMTA - Board Meeting
When: May 4, 2010 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Meeting without James McCray and Shirley Breyer-Black (whose term have expired) - members appointed by the Mayor.
Board of Directors: Tom Nolan, Cameron Beach, Malcolm Heinicke, Jerry Lee, Bruce Oka

*San Francisco City Hall Rally, Stop the Violence Against Asian Americans
When: May 4, 2010 - Tuesday
6 p.. to 8 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Peaceful rally to call attention to the violence suffered by the Chinese and Asian American communities. Speakers will include residents of the Southeast Corridor of San Francisco and leaders in the Asian American and African American Communities:
Vincent Pan - Chinese for Affirmative Action
Dr. Joseph Marshall - Omega Boys Club
Lateefah Simon - Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
Chinese Progressive Association.
We must make our voices heard, directly address neighborhood safety, and unite with other communities of color to build a health and safe community.

*Black Women Organized for Political Action - San Francisco Chapter
When: May 4, 2010 - Tuesday
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Southeast Community College, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, Room 203, San Francisco
What: Workshop No. 2. June 8th election. Representatives from the seven ballot measures will attend.

*Dave Jones, candidate for California State Insurance Commissioner
When: May 4, 2010 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: San Francisco RSVP Stefanie Roumeliotes to obtain address.
What: Reception in support of Dave Jones, candidate for California State Insurance Commissioner.
Host Committee: John Avalos, David Campos, David Chiu, Dennis Herrera, Leslie Katz, Mark Leno, Fiona Ma, Eric Mar, Ross Mirkarimi, Aaron Peskin, Phil Ting and Betty Yee.
Donation: $250.

*Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Monthly Meeting
When: May 4, 2010 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Program includes updates on the Bayview EIR, CleanPowerSF, and the CA Water bond.There will also be a discussion on Why Tuesday Movement along with more candidates for D10 Supervisor.

*Ryan Clary's birthday and DCCC celebration/fundraiser
When: May 4, 2010 - Tuesday
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Deco Lounge, 510 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Come celebrate Ryan Clary's birthday/fundraiser for his candidacy for San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Any donation is welcomed.

May 5, 2010 - Wednesday

*San Francisco Housing Action Coalition Forum
When: May 5, 2010 - Wednesday
7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: 4th Annual Housing Forum and breakfast offers an opportunity to hear local and national housing experts discuss the silver lining of the economic crisis, affordable housing for SF's middle class, and new ways to create livable neighborhoods. Speakers:
Christopher Meany - Partner, Wilson Meany Sullivan
Brad Paul - Housing and Community Development Consultant
Lydia Tan - Executive Vice President, BRIDGE Housing
David Chiu - President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Keynote Speaker: Jeffery Lubell, Executive Director for the Center for Housing Policy in Washington D.C.
Moderator: SFHAC Executive Director Tim Colen.
$30. general public

*Memorial for Commissioner August Longo
When: May 5, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, Rotunda, followed by reception in North Light Court, San Francisco
What: Civic memorial to celebrate the life of San Francisco Human Rights Commissioner August J. P. Longo (1944-2010)
Kindly RSVP

*San Francisco Police Commission
When: May 5, 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 First Quarter 2010 FDRB Findings and Recommendations
Information: 415-553-1667

May 6, 2010 - Thursday

*San Francisco Democratic Party Unity Luncheon
When: May 6, 2010 - Thursday
11:30 to 2 p.m.
Where: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, One Nob Hill, San Francisco
What: Annual Unity Luncheon and Fund Raiser. Funds raised at the luncheon will be used directly to support voter registration and voter outreach programs and help to ensure our success this June and November.
Guest Speaker: San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, Democratic candidate for Attorney General.
Barbary Coast Consulting
Whitehurst Mosher Campaign Strategy and Media
LaPointe and Associates
Platinum Advisors
Stearns Consulting
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi - Speaker of the House
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano
Senator Mark Leno
City Attorney Dennis Herrera
Laborers' Local 261
Teamsters Joint Council No. 7
Mary Silver
Table Host:
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Chartered Democratic Club:
Asian Pacific Democratic Club
Democratic Women in Action
Democratic Women's Forum
District 3 Democratic Club
Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
Irish American Democratic Club
Noe Valley Democratic Club
Noe Valley Democratic Club
San Francisco Young Democrats
District Attorney Kamala Harris
Supervisor David Campos
Chair Aaron Peskin
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier
Supervisor David Chiu
Supervisor Chris Daly
Senator Leland Yee
Emerald Fund
Firefighters Local 798
Ground Floor Public Affairs
HMS Associates
Municipal Executives Association
San Francisco Women's Political Committee
Storefront Political Media
United Educators of San Francisco
Rafael Mandelman
Kim-Shree Maufas
Janet Reilly
Debra Walker
Supervisor Bevan Dufty
Carole Migden
Hope Road Consulting
Kristine Enea
Michael Goldstein
Tom Hsieh
Joe Julian
Hene Kelly
Jane Morrison
Michael Nava
Melanie Nutter
Connie O'Connor
Laura Spanjian
Matt Tuchow

*Tom Ammiano for Assembly 2010 - Assembly Speaker John Perez
When: May 6, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Triple Crown, 1772 Market Street at Octavia, San Francisco
What: You and your friends are cordially invited to hear special guest Assembly Speaker John Perez
Co-Chair: Dick Grosboll, San Francisco Laborer's Local 261, Dennis Seely, SEIU 1021
Host: District Counci l16 Painters and Alied Trades, Esperanza Macias and Gwenn Craig, Esther Marks, San Francisco Firefighters Local 798, San Francisco Medical Society PAC, United Educators, Diane B. Wilsey
Patron: Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, Petra De Jesus, Bob Dockendorff, Tim Durning, Judith Flynn, Joseph Lanthier, Secretary/Treasurer Teamsters Local 856, Evan Mogan, R.N., Teamsters Joint Council 7, Peter Wiley and Valerie Barth
Sponsor: Jay Ach, Dennis Antenore, Jamie Awad, Alvin Baum, Brad and Lisa Benson, Jan Blum, Emil and Maggie De Guzman, Curtis Draves, President, California Federation of Interpreters, Milton Estes, M.D., Alan Farley, John and Sandra Fewer, Bruce and Joanne Kapsack, John Kirk, Jane Morrison, J. Erich Pearson, Pamela A. Routh, Nancy Rubin, Barb Schulteis, Teamsters Local 853, Anna C. Tucker, United Food and Commercial Workers' Local 101, Martin Vanderlaan and Patricia Post, Ron Wong and Mike Tekulsky
Friend: Larry Alegre, Mitch Altman, Ray Berard, Jerry Berbiar, Andy Blue, Robert and Elizabeth Boileau, Pam Brennan, Tom Brown, Joey Cain, Donna Calame, Patrick Carney, Laureen Chew, Bernie Choden, Libby Denebeim, Jamilah Din and Herb F. Mintz, Gabriel Domenech, Marta Drury, G.B. Dryvynsyde, New York State Senator Tom Duane, Ed Dunn, Stephen Eckert, Karen Elcaness, Lisa M. Feldstein, Jean Field, Greg Flores, John Foley, Bruce Folsom, Conny Ford, secretary/treasurer OPEIU Local 3, Kathleen Frederick, Stephen and Alice Goodman, Ruach Graffis, Joe Grubb, Jim Hammer, Mike Hardeman, Sign Display and Allied Crafts Local 510,Valerie Hartwell, Rick Hillegas, Philip Hoehn, Jan Holloway, Patricia Holt, Roni Howard, Kayren Hudiburgh, Richard Isen, Wolf Israel, Walter Johnson, Jeff Jones, Rick and Janet Karp, Dennis Kelly, Karen Laren, Judith Lesner and Buck Buxton, Donna Levitt and Jim Vaughan, Brian Lum and Tom Dun, Betty MacMartin, Rafael Mandelman, Fran Martin, Larry Martin, Ann McGowan, Marion and Bernard Meyerson, Marilyn Mindel, Kirsten Irgens Moller, Jeff and Sandy Mori, Toye Moses, Daniel Murphy, Carl Natvig, Lynne Newhouse Segal, DanNicoletta, David Novogrodsky and K.Z. Sherr, Connie O'Connor, Eduardo Waller de Oliveira, Peter Olney, David Onek, Bob Prentice, Mitzi Raas, Chuck and Gail Roberts, Bill and Janice Robinson, Jorge Romero-Lozano, Sal Roselli, Maggi Rubenstein, Barry Saiff, San Mateo County Central Labor Council, Norman Schlossberg, Ellen Shaffer and Joe Brenner, Michael Siever, Bob Smith, Theresa Sparks, Robert Sullivan, M.D., Steven Tierney, Mark Vermeulen, Rich and Pansy Waller, Debra Walker, Lonnie Weiss, Tim Wolfred, Selwyn Woodworth, Marilyn Zoller Koral
$35. - No Host Bar Hors D'oeurvres
Information: Esther Marks 415-665-5417

*Ocean Beach Community Meeting
When: May 6, 2010 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Janet Pomery Center (behind the SF Zoo)
What: Ocean Beach Vision Council will be hosting a meeting to present an update on the Ocean Beach Vision Planning Process and DPW will present an update on the City's response to the erosion South of Sloat Blvd.

*GOTV Campaign Kick-Off and Fundraiser for Angelique Mahan
When: May 6, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Pissed off Pete's, 4528 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: You're invited to the official GOTV Kick-off for Angelique Mahan for DCCC campaign.
This is your opportunity to meet Angelique Mahan and discuss your thoughts and concerns regarding the City and its direction.
Suggested Donations $20. & up.

*Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Wine and Cheese Open House/Endorsement Meeting
When: May 6, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street @ Presidio, San Francisco
What: Wine and cheese open house and a chance to meet candidates in the upcoming June election.
Membership will be voting on endorsements.

*$7. Arboretum Fee: Community Forum and Discussion
When: May 6, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Hall of Flowers (San Francisco County Fair Building), Ninth Avenue and Lincoln, San Francisco
What: Public forum and open discussion concerning the $7. fee for " nonresidents" at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum. After a brief informative presentation there will be a discussion moderated by KALW "Your Call Radio" talk-show host Rose Aguilar.

*Karaoke Fundraiser for DCCC Candidates
When: May 6, 2010 - Thursday
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Cat Club, 1190 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: David Owen, Frances Hsieh, Jaynry Mak, Jonthan Wright, Leah Rowell, Raquel Redondiez, Kay Vasilyeva, and Francisco Hsieh invite you to raise your voice and raise funds in support of our favorite DCCC Candidates: Melissa Apuya, John Avalos, David Chiu, Jaynry Mak, Eric Mar, Debra Walker, David Wong, Larry Yee.
Donors Choice: $25. up.
Karaoke and drink specials. Your contribution also includes free admission to the 80's party, 1984, which starts at 9 p.m.

*Anna Conda Glendon Hyde - Toolbox Fundraiser
When: May 6, 2010 - Thursday
9:45 p.m.
Where: Club 93, 93 9th Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Anna Conda Glendon Hyde, candidate for Supervisor in District 6. All proceeds from show will go to the Anna Conda campaign .Lineup: Heidi Barton Stink, Liza with A P, Natasha Muse, Kitty Von Quim, Joie De Vivre, Mutha Chucka. Hosted by Alexis on Fierce. Dance music with DJ Dank and DJ Dingbat $5. cover.

May 7, 2010 - Friday

*Laborers' 261 Community/Training Foundation Reception and Fundraiser
When: May 7, 2010 - Friday
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 3271 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Cinco De Mayo Margarita Reception and Wine Tasting fun with friends of Labor & the Laborers. All proceeds directed to the development of the organization and the job training programs. Your support will help LLCSFT to prepare hundreds of San Franciscans for employment through economic and green job development programs.
Host Committee: Tom Ammiano, Michela Alioto, John Avalos, David Campos, Carmen Chu, Chris Daly, Bevan Dufty, Sean Elsbernd, Eric Mar, Ross Mirkarimi, Aaron Peskin, Jake McGoldrick, Fred Blackwell, Phil Ginsburg, Ed Reiskin, Tim Paulson, Mike Theriault, Tom Hsieh, Lisa Seitz-Gruwell, Mark Buell, Margaret McArthur, Meredith Thomas, Deshelia Mixon, James Bryant, Rocco Davis, John Hanley, Tom Harrison, Ed Lee, Fiona Ma, Sophie Maxwell, Janet Reilly, Phil Ting, Leland Yee., Mark Leno, Guillermo Rodriguez
Special event wine tasting: Mi Sueno Winery - Napa Valley, Ca.
Chairman of the Board: Ramon Hernandez
Board of Directors: Vince Courtney, Johnathan Davis, Chris Gruwell, Mohammed Nuru, Jesus Villalobos

*Introducing Debra Walker for Supervisor
When: May 7, 2010 - Friday
7:30 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
Where: 9 Langton Street, San Francisco
What: Langton Labs presents, Debra Walker, candidate for Supervisor in District 6. Politickin', drinks and snacks, beats by Bencun and Shipwrek, visuals by Michael Broxton and Ed Hsu. An evening of merriment and positive civic action supporting Debra Walker. Free event.

May 8, 2010 - Saturday

SFMTA - Muni Schedule changes -

*NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010
When: May 8, 2010 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 825 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
What: Free all-day event is your way to find out with some of San Francisco's biggest green leaders and organizations for an environmental resource fair.
Workshops include: Urban Agriculture, How to Green your neighborhood's open spaces through Pavement to Parks and Street Parks, Rainwater Harvesting, Demystifying the community challenge grant process, Organizing your community to stop graffiti, how to leverage "GreenFinanceSF and walking tours of the Mission.
Sponsors: The Office of Mayor Gavin Newsom, City Administrator's Office, Department of Public Works, Department of Emergency Management, Public Utilities Commission, 311, and Department of the Environment and San Francisco Parks Trust.
Registration is free but required:

*San Francisco Citywide Health Summit
When: May 8, 2010 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: SF Lighthouse Church, 1337 Sutter Street @ Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Join community, faith and labor organizations as we build an action plan to protect and expand health access for all San Franciscans. California Pacific Medical Center is planning a hospital at Geary and Van Ness while downsizing or closing others that serve underinsured communities. With all these changes, what can we do to ensure good jobs, neighborhood improvement and expanded health access? Also, there are budget cuts that are threatening the success of Healthy San Francisco and City's innovative health coverage program.
Co-Sponsored by Good Neighbor Coalition and the Coalition for Health Planning

*75th Anniversary of the WPA - Rally
When: May 8, 2010 - Saturday
Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: New Federal Building, 7th and Mission Street, San Francisco
What: 75th Anniversary of the WPA. Let's mark the 75th anniversary of the creation of the WPA by telling the government that today's jobless crisis is as bad as it was back then and that we need toe same kind of bold, sweeping jobs program that the people demanded in the 1930s-now!
Endorsed by: San Francisco Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Labor Council, San Francisco Gray Panthers, Senior Action Network, Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor of Richmond, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-San Francisco, Campaign to Abolish Poverty/Coalition for Economic and Social Justice, Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign, Unitarian Universalists Peace Committee and United Nations Office Committee of First Unitarian Universalists Society of San Francisco

*Young Professionals Reception for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
When: May 8, 2010 - Saturday
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Momo's, 760 2nd Street, San Francisco
What: Join the Bay Area Democrats for a Young Professionals Reception with U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in support of her re-election.
Sponsors: San Francisco Young Democrats, District 3 Democrats, Matt Haney, Christine Pelosi, Frieda Edgette
Student/Senior: $40.
Local Democratic Club Members: $40.
Individual Ticket: $75.

*Organizing for Healthcare Reform Meeting
When: May 8, 2010 - Saturday
3 p.m.
Where: ILWU Local 6 Union Hall, 255 Ninth Street, (2 blocks south of Market between Howard and Folsom), San Francisco
What: Organizing for Healthcare Reform California Will Do Better. Support SB 810, The California Universal Healthcare Act.
Hank Abrons, MD, Ex. Board, Physicians for a National Health Program
Judy Pope - Wellstone Democratic Club
Jodi Reid: Executive Director, California Alliance of Retired Americans
Norman Solomon: Co-Chair: Healthcare, Not Warfare

May 9, 2010 - Sunday

Mother's Day

*The How Weird Street Fair
When: May 9, 2010 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 2nd Street and Howard Street, San Francisco
What: 10 stages of the Bay Area's best electronic and live music.

May 10, 2010 - Monday

Early Voting Begins. Available at the Department of Elections office on the ground floor of City Hall Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information:

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