Thursday, July 22, 2010

Noe Valley District Eight Debate

Wednesday night I braved the cold and attended the 2nd Noe Valley Democratic Club District Eight Supervisorial Debate held at St. Philips Church.

A large attentive crowd listened to District 8 candidates Bill Hemenger, Rafael Mandelman, Rebecca Prozan and Scott Wiener answer questions from the moderator Jary Larsen.

Once again the candidates showed their expertise, knowledge of the City and high energy levels to serve. Issues included sit/lie, Noe Valley Plaza, City budget, schools and Jeff Adachi's Pension reform legislation.

July 23, 2010 - Friday

HIV Community Listening Session with Candidates for Board of Supervisors
When: July 23, 2010 - Friday
2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: State Building, Milton Marks Auditorium 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join the HIV community for this informative dialogue with candidates for the Board of Supervisors.
Co-sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano Stop AIDS Project, Project Inform, Bay Area Young Positives, AIDS Legal Referral Panel and the Black Coalition on AIDS. Moderated by Ms. Donna Sachet.
Come make sure that HIV concerns (HIV friendly shelters and affordable housing, access to medication, dental care, supportive employment, safety in our low-income communities) are at the top of the agenda for Supervisorial candidates

Gavin Newsom - Lt. Governor San Francisco Office Opening Party
When: July 23, 2010 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 1355 Market Street, Suite 330, San Francisco
What: Join Mayor Gavin Newsom as he officially opens his campaign HQ in the race for Lt. Governor.

Fix Muni Now Party
When: July 23, 2010 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission, San Francisco
What: To celebrate getting Muni reform on the November ballot, Fix Muni Now is throwing a party.
Come meet campaign supporters and talk with Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, SPUR Executive Director Gabe Metcalf and others about the next steps for the campaign. Event is free, the campaign will provide drinks and light fare. Please RSVP

Remembering Bob Polzoni
When: July 23, 2010 - Friday
7:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Remembering activists and advocate Bob Polzoni. Please join the community for an impromptu celebration of his life.

Dean Clark Meet and Greet at Nite Cap
When: July 23, 2010 - Friday
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Nite Capp, 699 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: Meet and Greet with Dean Clark - candidate for supervisor in District 6. Drink Specials. Appetizers

July 24, 2010 - Saturday

Rafael Mandelman for Supervisor Campaign Kick-Off
When: July 24, 2010 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: Team Mandleman Headquarters, 2231 Market Street (between Sanchez and Noe) San Francisco
What: Celebrate new headquarters opening. Light breakfast together, and then mobilize across the district with visibility stations and door-knocking.

"Political Animal" Surrealist ACD6 Fundraiser
When: July 24, 2010 - Saturday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Catherine Clark Gallery, Ground Floor, 150 Minna, San Francisco
What: Anna Conda District 6 Supervisor Fundraiser. Modern Surrealist painter Scott Green and Marina Zurkow's "Elixer Series" sets the mood for a politically charged event.
Featuring Manimal Bar hosts provided by Mika, Day Changes at the bar, The Music of Sick Wolf for auralpleasure, Spoken Word and Political voices for change to motivate. Oddities served to eat.

Jane Kim Birthday Throw Down!
When: July 24, 2010 - Saturday
8:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: SOM Bar, 2925 16th Street @ Capp Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Jane Kim's 33rd Birthday. A killer DJ line-up: Jazz Mafia, DJ Sake 1, DJ BoomBostic.
$10. at the door - volunteers are free!

July 27, 2010 - Tuesday

Join the fight for ENDA
When: July 27, 2010 - Tuesday
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Federal Building, 7th Street between Mission and Market, San Francisco
What: Most LGBT workers have no protections from workplace discrimination but legislation in Congress would address and end workplace discrimination. Join others in front of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's office
Sponsored by SF Pride at Work, One Struggle One Fight, Get Equal and the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club.

July 28, 2010 - Wednesday

San Francisco Young Democrats and the City Democratic Club - Candidate Debate - District 2 -
When: July 28, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - Complimentary wine and light appetizer reception
6:30 p.m. - Debate begins
Where: Golden Gate Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Road, San Francisco
What: Candidate Debate - District 2
Invited Guests: Janet Reilly, Mark Farrell, Abraham Simmons, Kat Anderson (unable to attend - she will have a proxy on-hand to read a short statement at the beginning of the debate), Michela Alioto-Pier.
What is your next City Supervisor going to do about it? Join the San Francisco Young Democrats and the City Democratic Club for the District 2 Supervisor Candidate Debate moderated by Melissa Griffin, the San Francisco Examiner's political reporter. There will be streamed live by VidSF and online viewers will be treated to commentary by Beth Spotswood of CBS5's Eye on Blogs and SFGate's Culture Blog and San Francisco Bay Times columnist, Pollo Del Mar.

Commonwealth Club - David Gergen
When: July 28, 2010 - Wednesday
5:45 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Will America remain a Great Nation? David Gergen discusses America's current challenges and potential for greatness.
$20 non-members.

"Remembering Playland"
When: July 28, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Senator Milton Marks/Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Avenue, San Francisco
What: Filmmaker Tom Tyrsch will present documentary film "Remembering Playland" about the Ocean
Beach amusement park. Free.
Information: 415-355-5600

San Francisco Democratic Party Monthly Meeting
When: July 28, 2010 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: State Building,455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Month meeting. Item from agenda:
Resolution urging the immediate passage of ENDA. Resolution on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Submitted by Gabriel Haaland, Leslie Katz, Rafael Mandelman

July 29, 2010 - Thursday

Stop SB1070
When: July 29, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: 24th Street and Mission, San Francisco
What: SB1070 will be implemented in Arizona on July 29, 2010 . We must stand in defense of our communities, of the rights of immigrants, and the rights of all.
Information: 415-946-9910

San Francisco African American Democratic Club Membership Meeting - Jeff Adachi
When: July 29, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Public Defender Jeff Adachi will discuss his pension reform efforts and Public Defender initiatives.

Bevan Dufty for San Francisco Mayor - Fundraiser
When: July 29, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Old Clam House, 299 Bayshore Blvd., San Francisco
What: Commissioner Sulu Palega invites you to a fundraiser for the next "Mayor of San Francisco Bevan Dufty and Friends".

Second CVS Pharmacy Public Meeting
When: July 29, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: 3132 Clement at 32nd Avenue, San Francisco
What: CVS Pharmacy is planning to move into retail space at 3132 Clement at 32nd Avenue. Public meeting to address comments and questions of the residents. Feel free to send in your questions in advance to

NARAL Pro-Choice California - Fundraiser
When: July 29, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Apartment 24 Bar and Lounge, 440 Broadway, San Francisco
What: Protect Pro-Choice California. Take Action. Join NARAL Pro-Choice California for The Choice Connection - Our Energy. Our Influence.
Cocktails and Appetizers plus Brazilian music from Boca doRio, with an update on the 2010 elections and the future of choice in California.
Individual Tickets $34. - Admission plus one drink ticket.
Information: Katie Painter at

Richmond District Democratic Club-Monthly Meeting
When: July 29, 2010 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting - agenda:
  • The 2009-2010 Civil Grand Jury report entitled "Pension Tsunami, the Billion Dollar Bubble" will be presented.
  • Jeff Adachi and a representative from the San Francisco Labor Council will speak on Adachi's proposed Charter amendment.
Information: Jonathan Foerster

July 30, 2010 - Friday

Hotel Voices @ Labor Fest
When: July 30, 2010 - Friday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Redstone Building, 2940 16th Street, San Francisco
What: Play written and performed by residents currently living in Single Room Occupancy Hotels (SRO's).
Hotel Voices will be performed as part of the month-long events of Labor Fest. $10.
This is also a benefit for the poor people led/indigenous people-led revolution known as POOR Magazine.

July 31, 2010 - Saturday

Theresa Sparks for District 6 Supervisor Kick-Off
When: July 31, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Passion Cafe, 28 6th Street @ Market Street, San Francisco
What: Theresa Sparks is launching her campaign for District 6 Supervisor. Bringing new leadership, new ideas and new hope to District 6.

Sideswalks are for People Part 3
When: July 31, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: San Francisco, California
What: Celebrate San Francisco's public space, it's diverse and vibrant culture and its history of compassion and tolerance. All day/city wide.

August 1, 2010 - Sunday

Barbara Boxer - Sunday Brunch
When: August 1, 2010 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: 62 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Visit with Senator Barbara Boxer for Sunday Brunch.
Co-Hosts: Jane Morrison, Esther Marks, Ann Kirk and Ed Sykes, Molley and Richard Lowry, Gimmy Park Li
Boxer World Champions: State Senator Mark Leno, State Senator Leland Yee, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Assemblymember Fiona Fa, Dennis Antenore, Alec Bash, Alvin Baum, Ann Eliaser, Dr. Henry and Margaret Brodkin, Williams Coblentz, Democratic Women's Forum, Diana Taylor and Jay Folberg, Alice Mosley and Dave Keenan, Robert Dockendorff, Robert Erickson, Jon Henry Kouba, Bette Wallace Landis, Dr. Renee Golanty-Koel and Dr. Bertram Koel, Esther Marks, Amy Meyer, Evan Mogan, Gail Oakley, Trent Orr and Brian Mikulak, Marcia Rosen, Daniel J. Sullivan, Elizabeth Theil, Michael and Johanna Wald, Michael Wong.
Boxer Champions: Prof. Ray Berard, Bernice Biggs, Dr. Cedric Bainton, Dian Blomquist, Robin Brasso, Pam Brennan, Allanand Muriel Brotsky, John Casserly, Richard Dana, Philip and Sarah Choy, Jackieline Goosby, Doug and Rosemary Corbin, Robert Costello, Ina Dearman, Robert Erickson, James and Louise Frankel, Tom Harrison, Gerald Hurtado, Richard and Shirley Hansen, Ellen Harris, Tom Harrison, Lorraine and Victor Honig, Walter Johnson, Josie Karydas, Janet Roosevelt Katten, Barbara Kemp, Eileen Kivlehan , Dr. John and Gwen Kerner, James Ludwig, Jeannie Maher, David Massen, Flicka McGurrin, Zoanne Nordstrom, Carol Peckham, Mary O'Riordan, Richard Purtz, Marcia and Stephen Ruben, Camilla Schneider, Julie Soo, Norman Schlossberg, Ann Adele West, Edith Wellin, Darshan and Olivia Singh, Archiblad Wilson, Judy Wessing, Cheryl Willis and James Roe.
Donor's Choice:$35., $50.
Information: 415-564-1482

Jerry Day 2010
When: August 1, 2010 - Sunday
Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, San Francisco
What: Excelsior Cultural Group and the San Francisco Parks Trust will present the 8th Annual Excelsior Jerry Garcia Day Celebration.

Please email events, comments or questions to

Important: Items change - please check before attending event for any changes.


No comments: