Sunday, July 25, 2010

Rafael Mandelman Kick-Off at new Headquarters

On Saturday, July 24th I attended Rafael Mandelman's Campaign Kick-Off in his new headquarters at 2231 Market Street (across from the Beck Motel).

Mandelman's supporters were in place all smiles at 10 a.m. The speakers were serious and spoke about how important District 8's election is for the whole City.

Speakers included:

Harry Britt, former Supervisor - "Rafael Mandelman brings new possibilities - Rafael Mandelman is an extraordinary human being".

Tim Paulson - Executive Director of the San Francisco Labor Council - " Make no mistake - Rafael Mandelman is Labor's Candidate in 2010".

Supervisor John Avalos - "We need a progressive in District 8".

Supervisor David Campos - "Rafael Mandelman will make a real difference".

Aaron Peskin - Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party - "the Progressive Movement must prevail. We can do it!"

Other attendees included Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, Laborer's Local 261, Denise D'Anne and David Waggoner - Co-Chairs of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club.

Rafael Mandelman
Harry Britt
Stephany Joy Ashley - Campaign Manager
Tim Paulson
Jane Morrison

July 27, 2010 - Tuesday

2nd Annual - SFRPD Commission, SFRPD, Local 261, Parks Trust Event
When: July 27, 2010 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: McLaren Lodge, GM's Office and Commission Meeting room, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco
What: Recreation and Parks Department, the RPD Commission, the Laborers' International Union, Local 261, the Botanical Society, the Neighborhood Parks Council, and the San Francisco Parks Trust are having a reception and refreshments to recognize Park Department personnel and recipients of the William Hammon Hall Award.
2010 recipients:
Ray Goodenough, George Olivera, Jason Martinez, Bob Fiorello, Christopher Campbell, Hugh Mallaney, John Smith, York Martin, Virginia Aubry, Joe Chmielewski, Ben Martin, Nick Soumi

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.

John Rizzo - City College Chinatown/North Beach Project
When: July 27, 2010 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: Gordon J. Lau Elementary School Auditorium, 950 Clay Street, San Francisco
What: John Risso (currently on the San Francisco Community College Board and up for election this November) is holding a meeting about the Chinatown/North Beach Campus project. He will provide the community with the latest information about the project timeline and give you an advance look at what the new Campus will hold. He would also like to hear questions and opinions about this project.

July 28, 2010 - Wednesday

Delayed:San Francisco Young Democrats and the City Democratic Club - Candidate Debate - District 2 - (debate has been delayed) - General meeting will still happen - including a number of guest speakers.
Delayed:When: July 28, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - Complimentary wine and light appetizer reception
6:30 p.m. - Debate begins
DelayedGolden Gate Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Road, San Francisco
What: Candidate Debate - District 2
DelayedInvited 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 theCity 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.
After the candidate debate SFYD members will vote on five elected positions:
  • President - Maxwell Szabo
  • External Vice President - Emily Salgado
  • Internal Vice President - Renee Darner
  • Treasurer - Allie Fisher
  • Secretary - Dean Ignacio

Meeting Cancelled - San Francisco Police Commission
Meeting Cancelled When: July 28, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
Chief's Report - review of recent activities.
Information: Phone: 553-1667

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 - Swearing in of new members/election
When: July 28, 2010 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: State Building,455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Items from agenda:
  • Swearing in of members by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano.
  • Election of temporary Chair and temporary Secretary
  • Adoption of Temporary Rules
  • Approval of agenda
  • Public Comments
  • Election of the Chair
  • Election of Vice Chairs
  • Election of Recording Secretary
  • Election of Treasurer
  • Election of Corresponding Secretary
  • Chair Committee Appointments
  • Resolutions:
  • Resolution urging the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce to renounce the Republican National Committee Platform (Mandelman).
  • Resolution to support a "Charge for Harm" Alcohol Mitigation Fee Program (Avalos)
  • Resolution Urging Passage of Employee Non-Discrimination Act (Haaland, Katz, Mandelman)
  • Executive Director's Report
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Fundraising Report
  • Party-Building Report - Presentation by Susan Pfiefer
  • New Business

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

Reception for Leland Yee
When: July 29, 2010 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Reception for State Senator Leland Yee.
Hosts: Dr. Amy Bacharach, Zoe Dunning, Jane Morrison, Thea Selby, Matt Skryja, Gladys Soto, Cindy Soto and Larry Yee invite you to connect or reconnect with Senator Yee. Enjoy Soto paella and other light refreshments at the home of Jane Morrison. Free.
RSVP: Thea Selby

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

Historical Tours of the Transbay Terminal
When: July 30, 2010 - Friday
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 - hourly tours begin at noon
Where: Transbay Terminal, Ground Floor Entrance, First and Mission Streets, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the Transbay Terminal and its place in our City's history. Learn more about the past and the future of the Terminal and its place in our City's history. Explore previously closed off areas of the Terminal - including Cuddles Bar, the shoe shine shop and the Terminal jail-via guided tours.

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

Rebecca Prozan - Campaign Office Grand Opening
When: July 31, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: 1195 Church Street @ 24th Street, San Francisco
What: Come celebrate the opening of Rebecca Prozan's headquarters.  There will be a light breakfast, kids and dogs are especially welcome!  Prozan will be mobilizing every Saturday at 10 a.m. and every Sunday at 11 a.m. until the election.
RSVP: Joshua

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.

August 2nd and August 3, 2010 - Monday and Tuesday

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Two Day District 10 Supervisorial Forums
When: August 2, 2010 and August 3, 2010 - Monday and Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro @ Southern Heights, San Francisco
What: Potrero Hill Democratic Club invite you to two nights devoted to candidates vying for the office of Supervisor for District 10. Moderated by Keith Goldstein, President of Potrero Hill Association of Merchants and Businesses.

August 3, 2010 - Tuesday

Transbay Temporary Terminal Open House
When: August 3, 2010 - Tuesday
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Main Street at Howard Street, San Francisco
What: The Transbay Temporary Terminal is opening on Saturday, August 7, 2010 in order to make way for the Transbay Transit Center. You are invite to an Open House to learn more about how the Temporary Terminal will operate. The Temporary Terminal will serve as home to AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Muni, SamTrans and WestCAT Lynx temporarily until the new Transbay Transit Center is completed in 2017.

San Francisco Young Democrats - Ball in Blue IV
When: August 3, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Bloodhound, 1145 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Young Democrats, elected and appointed leaders, special guests and friends for the fourth annual Ball in Blue.
$40. ticket includes a 1-year membership to SFYD, appetizers and a 2-hour open bar.
RSVP and buy ticket:

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