Monday, June 28, 2010

Alice Pride Breakfast 2010

On Sunday June 27th I attended Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club's Alice Pride Breakfast 2010! A beautiful day for a Parade!

Breakfast started at 8:15 a.m. at the Yank Sing at Rincon Center - a beautiful spot to show off Alice Pride and introduce so many dignitaries! Everyone was dressed so festive with happy smiles.

Of course there was a serious part to the event, to introduce the Democratic Party Nominees for Election in November 2010, including Jerry Brown.

Alice also introduced their candidates for Supervisor - Rebecca Prozan, Scott Wiener and Theresa Sparks.

A huge success! Attendees included Congressmember Jackie Speier, Senate President ProTem Darrell Steinberg, State Senator Mark Leno and State Senator Leland Yee, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee, District Attorney Kamala Harris, Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Treaurer Jose Cisneros, Assessor/Recorder Phil Ting, Supervisor David Chiu, Bevan Dufty, Sophie Maxwell, Carmen Chu, David Campos, Sean Elsbernd, School Board Member Kim-Shree Maufas, Rachael Norton and Sandra Lee Fewer.

Co-Chairs Charles Sheehan and Bentrish Satarzadeh along with the Events Committee- Kevin Cheng and Jason Chan (Co-Chairs), Angela Brown, Julian Chang, Greg Flores should be commended in putting together this super event. Thank you Alice! A nice way to start the day.

Information: Alice B. Toklas Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club -

  • Standing ovation for Jerry Brown
  • Alice introduces their candidates for Supervisor Scott Wiener, Theresa Sparks and Rebecca Prozan
  • Co-Chairs Charles Sheehan and Bentrish Satarzadeh introduced Democratic State nominees Betty Yee, Dave Jones, Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris and Tom Torlakson.
  • Jerry Brown and Don Peralta
  • Dennis Kelly, Tom Torlakson, Susan Soloman, Jane Morrison
  • Police Chief George Gascon
  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier
  • Keith Baraka

June 28, 2010 - Monday

*Fix Muni Now - Signature Gathering
When: June 28, 2010 - Monday
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Volunteers will be underground, just outside the paid areas of the Embarcadero, Montgomery, and Powell Muni stations.

Dean Clark - Meet and Greet
When: June 28, 2010 - Monday
5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Pilsner Inn, 225 Church Street, San Francisco
What: Meet and greet with Dean Clark for District 6 Supervisor 2010.

*Debra Walker - Phonebanking
When: June 28, 2010 - Monday
5:45 p.m.
Where: Headquarters, 540 Alabama Street #217, San Francisco
What: Two hour phonebanking shift.

Phil Ting - Summer Soiree
When: June 28, 2010 - Monday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Bin 38, 3232 Scott Street, San Francisco
What: Summer Soiree fundraiser for the Re-Election Campaign for Phil Ting as Assessor-Recorder with Mayor Gavin Newsom. $100.
Host Committee:
Amiee and John Alden, Mike Anders, Luis Belmonte, Gwyneth Borden, Evette Davis, Steve Dodson, Mike Farrah, Jr., Rodney Fong, Nancy Pfund, Matt Haney, Cloey Hewlett, Hala Jijazi, Bahya and Gus Murad, Fred Naranjo, Alix Rosenthal, Lori Puccinelli Stern and Peter Stern, Maxwell Szabo, Eric Tao, Alex Volberding
RSVP: or call Sarah Zeiger 415-931-1156

San Francisco Labor Council Forum - Progressive Taxation and the Fight for California's Future
When: June 28, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Plumbers' Hall, 1621 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Progressive Taxation and the Fight for California's Future
  • Sara Flocks, Public Policy Coordinator - California Federation of Labor
  • Marty Hittelman, President California Federation of Teachers (CFT)
  • Conny Ford, Vice President, San Francisco Labor Council
Information: 415-440-4809

*Jim Meko - Post Pride Party and Campaign Fundraiser
When: June 28, 2010 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Chaps, 1225 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Post Pride Party and fundraiser for Jim Meko.

June 29, 2010 - Tuesday

Plan C's Annual Fundraiser
When: June 29, 2010 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Transamerica Pyramid, Penthouse Conference Center, 48th Floor Center at 600 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
What: Plan C's Annual fundraiser. Hors d'oeuvres, hosted wine and beer and other refreshments will be served.
Confirmed guest speaker: San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon
Premier Host: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Hosts: PG&E, Shorenstein Properties, BOMA, Small Property Owners of San Francisco, Zacks Utrecht, Zephyr Realty
Hosts: Randy Brasche, Bob Gain and Gene Ogden, Michael Kossman, Lyssa Paul, Paul & Associates, Sarosh Kumana, Brian Schneider and Rob Lieberman Sally Stull/ Paragon Real Estate Group, Michael Sullivan and Paul Loeffler
Event Co-Hosts: Steve Adams, Anonymous, Alvin H. Baum, David Blumberg and Michel Armand, Rich Chicotel, Bobbi Clemens,Bruce Davis and Robb Murray, Ron Dudum, Mark Farrell, David Fix, Gordon Friedman, Brett Gladstone, Clifford Hopkins, Mark Kelleher and Hon. Jose Cisneros, Neil Koris, Gregg Lynn, Hon. Fiona Ma, Trent Norris and Jack Calhoun, William How Smith, Andrew Sullivan, Alex Volberding, Scott Wiener , Ruth Wheeler
Event Co Chairs: Mark Kelleher, Mike Sullivan and Steve Adams
Donation: $75. minimum (includes one year membership in Plan C).
Information and RSVP:
Plan C Board: Steve Adams and Mike Sullivan. Co-Chairs: Bob Gain, Secretary and Treasurer: Randy Brasche, Mark Farrell, David Fix, Baha Hariri, Mark Kelleher, Ashley Lyon, Linda Richardson

*Excelsior Parking Summit
When: June 29, 2010 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 4750 Mission Street @ Russia (above the Mission Childcare Consortium), San Francisco
What: Excelsior Parking Summit sponsored by Supervisor John Avalos. Hosted by Excelsior District Improvement Association and Outer Mission Merchants & Residents Improvement Association. Discussion on consensus on what are the parking issues and problems, and what potential solutions are available.
Follow up workshop will be on July 10th, 2010 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the same location.
Information: John Avalos - 415-554-6975
Excelsior District Improvement Association:

June 30, 2010 - Wednesday

*Entertainment Commission Nightlife Safety Summit II
When: June 30, 2010 - Wednesday
1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Nightlife Safety Summit hosted by:
  • Entertainment Commission
  • The Mayors Office
  • San Francisco Police Department
  • Small Business Commission
Continue to work together to craft solutions to improve nightlife safety and encourage healthy nightlife commerce in San Francisco.
Information: Jocelyn Kane - Entertainment Commission 415-554-5793

*San Francisco Police Commission
When: June 30, 2010 -Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Chief's Report: Review of recent activities, DNA Backlog status report, Brady policy development status report, crime lab investigation status report.
Election of Commission Officers.
Commissioners: Dr. Joe Marshall, Thomas Mazzucco, Petra Dejesus, Angela Chan, James Hammer
Information: 415-553-1667

*Fillmore Economic Development Project
When: June 30, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: A project of the San Francisco Office of Workforce & Economic Development (OWED). The Redevelopment Agency has provided OWED with funding for commercial district revitalization programs and activities to be spent over 2-3 years. OWED, LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation) and its consultants have been working on a planning process for the lower Fillmore commercial district to assist in determining how these funds should be sent.
Join in a community workshop to help prioritize economic development strategies for the Fillmore Commercial Corridor.

Upper Market Bike Lane Community Meeting
When: June 30, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Eureka Valley Recreation Center, Main Auditorium, 100 Collingwood, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority is proposing improving the bike lanes on Upper Market Street between Octavia and 17th Street. This updated proposal will help close gaps and address deficiencies within the existing bicycle route and is intended to improve bicycle travel while enhancing safety for all users in the neighborhood.

*San Francisco for Democracy - General Meeting
When: June 30, 2010 - Wednesday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore Street @ Turk Street, San Francisco
What: General meeting. Agenda includes:
  • Election of San Francisco for Democracy officers.
  • Early endorsement of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, State Senator Leland Yee andAssemblymember Tom Ammiano.
  • Membership vote on Recommendation by Steering Committee to support Unite Here! Local 2 in their struggle to negotiate fair new contracts for union members.
  • An update on Clean Money issues surrounding the June 8th election and recent Supreme Court Ruling by Jonie Eisen.
  • Update by Susan Pfeifer on Organizing for America activities surrounding the June and November elections.
  • Update from Matthew Villeneuve on the "Close the Loophole" campaign to modify 1978's Prop 13.

Noe Valley Pavement to Parks Community #2
When: June 30, 2010 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Philips School, 665 Elizabeth Street @ Diamond, San Francisco
What: Discussion on the proposed Pavement to Parks project in Noe Valley. Talk about goals of the project and how to meet those goals with a menu of different design options. Traffic data will be presented.

July 4, 2010 - Sunday

Fourth of July!

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