Sunday, August 22, 2010

Debra Walker Headquarters Opening - District Six

On Saturday I attended the Headquarters Opening for Debra Walker, candidate for Supervisor in District 6.

On a sunny Saturday, an impressive crowd cheered on Debra Walker and heard from:

Hene Kelly, member of the DCCC: "I am  supporting  Debra Walker".   Debra is the choice of Teachers, Labor and the   San Francisco Party . Debra is the right choice".

State Senator Leland Yee:  "Debra embraces us all - she brings everybody together"

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano: "Debra is committed, thoughtful, Debra is a leader".

Mike Casey President of United Here! Local 2: "Debra Walker is on the front lines, she is a leader, she is what our City is going to be".

San Francisco Democratic Party Chair Aaron Peskin - "Nobody knows District 6 better than Debra Walker"

Information: Headquarters: 1017 Market Street @ 6th Street, San Francisco

Pictures include:
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and Hene Kelly
Mike Casey - President of Unite Here! Local 2
Jane Morrison

August 22, 2010 - Sunday

Sunday Streets - Great Highway
When: August 22, 2010 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Great Highway, San Francisco

Bert Hill for BART Board of Directors Bicycle Caravan
When: August 22, 2010 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Sunday Streets: Meet at Stanyan and JFK to get a Bert for Bart sign for your bicycle.
What: Join Bert Hill and his team of bicycle and BART enthusiasts for a spin down JF Drive and along the Great Highway.  They will have signs on sticks and he will be wearing blue for Bert and BART.
Information: 415-860-7101

Rebecca Prozan - Happy Birthday Prozan.
When: August 22, 2010 - Sunday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Liberties, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco
What: Rebecca Prozan's birthday.  No donations or gifts please.  Public event.

August 23, 2010 - Monday

Westside Democratic Club - Fall Endorsement Meeting
When: August 23, 2010 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: SFPD Taraval Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Fall endorsement meeting.

August 24, 2010 - Tuesday

D10 Candidates Meet and   Greet
When: August 24, 2010 - Tuesday
5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Velma's, 2246 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco
What: Concerned Citizens of the Southeast Sector have joined together to host an event that will introduce candidates running for Supervisor in District 10, to the stakeholders of the Southeast Community.  All are welcome.

August 2010 Bay View Merchants Monthly Meeting
When: August 24, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Taqueria La Laguna, 3906 Third Street, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:

  • Fix MUNI Now Proposition, a discussion on the pros and cons of a ballot measure that will change the pay structure and work rules of the Transit Workers' Union.
  • Southeast Ford Access Working Group Presentation, a presentation on SEFA's efforts to improve safety and health food access to the Bayview.
  • 4800 Third Street: a presentation on the available affordable apartments for sale in the heart of the Bayview.


Rincon Hill Neighborhood Association - Neighborhood meeting
When August 24, 2010 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: The Infinity, 333 Main Street, Club Lounge, (enter the central coutyard from Main Street and go up the stairs to the right to enter the Club Lounge).
What: Items from agenda:

  • Transbay JPA Update 
  • Bocce Ball Project as Proposed
  • Neighborhood's Need for a Children's Public Playground 
  • Q&A on Parks

Information and Source: Jamie Whitaker -

August 25, 2010 - Wednesday

San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
When: August 25, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: (note change in address) Tenderloin District Community Meeting Room, 201 Turk Street, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
Chief's Report - Review of recent activities
                          Report on best practices for forensic evidence processing prioritization and DNA backlog.
Captain Jospeh Garrity, Commanding Office of Tenderloin Station, to address the Commission on Police Activities in the Tenderloin District. (Discussion Only)
Commissioners: Joe Marshall, Thomas Mazzuco, Petra Dejesus, Angela Chan, James Hammer, Carol Kingsley
Information: 415-553-1667

Theresa Sparks Fundraiser
When: August 25, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Infusion Lounge,124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
Information: Come meet Theresa Sparks, candidate for District 6 Supervisor.
Committee: Juan Barajas, Susan Christian, Ken Cleaveland , Michael Costa, Judy Keyes,Christopher Rosas, Trinidad Rosas, Bentrish Satarzedeh, Charles Sheehan, Stephen Sulzman, Julius Turman, Sam Vitkoski.  
Wine and appetizers from Infusion Lounge will be provided courtesy of Christopher Rosa, CEOthe the C-Two Hotel Group
Suggested Contribution: $100., $250. $500.
RSVP: Amy Moore

South Sunset Park Community Meeting
When: August 25, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: South Sunset Clubhouse, 2601 40th Avenue between Vicente and Wawona Street, San Francisco
What: Join Neighborhood Parks Council and Supervisor Carmen Chu to learn about organizing a friend group for the South Sunset Parks.

August 26, 2010 - Thursday

Hydra Mendoza - Re-Election Campaign Kickoff
When: August 26, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: CODA Lounge, 1710 Mission Street @ Duboce, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Board of Education Vice President Hydra Mendoza's re-election bid at CODA Jazz Lounge in the Mission.
Speakers include:
  •  Mayor Gavin Newsom
  •  School Board President Jane Kim
  •  UESF President Dennis Kelly

San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth
When:  August 26, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street and Geary, San Francisco
What:  General meeting.  San Francisco City Budget: Realities and Priorities.
Introductory remarks by SFCRG President Rodrigo Santos
Special Guests:
  • Supervisor Sean Elsbernd: Fix Muni Now
  • Public Defender: Jeff Adachi: SF Smart Reform
  • Tim Paulson: Secretary/Treasurer of San Francisco Labor Council - against SF Smart Reform
Free Parking, food, refreshments.  Public welcome.
RSVP: 415-648-1200

Commonwealth Club - Kate Kendell
When: August 26, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor
What: Kate Kendell will provide commentary on the coordinated effort that led to the historic  decision  the Perry v Schwarzenneger case.
$20. non-members

August 27, 2010 -  Friday

Cancelled - to be rescheduleSEIU 1021 Member-Community Appreciation Reception
Cancelled When: August 27, 2010 -  Friday
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
CancelledWhere: 350 Rhode Island Street, Suite 100 So. Bldg, San Francisco
CancelledWhat: SEIU 1021 Member-Community Appreciation Reception.  Public event.
Cancelled Information:

August 28, 2010 - Saturday

Campaign Kickoff to Elect Malia Cohen the San Francisco District 10 candidate
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: The Ironworkers Hall, 570 Barneveld Avenue, San Francisco
What: Campaign kickoff event for Malia Cohen for Supervisor in District 10.
Assemblymember Fiona Ma plans to join Malia Cohen.

Campaign kickoff celebration - Margaret Brodkin
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street, San Francisco
What: Kickoff campaign for Margaret Brodkin, candidate for school board.

Central City Democrats - Endorsement meeting
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: 230 Eddy Street, Community Room, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting for November election.  Ballot measures and candidates.

Lynette Sweet for Supervisor Headquarters opening
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Sweet Headquarters, 1599 Revere Street, San Francisco
What: Headquarters opening for Lynette Sweet candidate for supervisor in District 10.

Party on Block 18/Mission District
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
Noon to 5 p.m.
Where: 18th Street (Dolores to Guerrero), San Francisco
What: 2ndBi-Annual "Party on Block 18" celebrating the inner Mission District. 18th Street will be blocked off and vendors will be selling food prepared by the neighborhood finest chefs, beer from the SF Brewers Guild, children's entertainment, DJs.  All proceeds benefit the Women's Building, BuenDiaFamily School, 826 Valencia, Next Course & Pie Ranch.  Admission: Free

D6 Healthcare Forum
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: 201 Turk Street at Jones, San Francisco
What: Come to District 6 Health care forum and hear the candidates present their ideas for a healthier City and District 6.

Mission Loc@l Book   T-Shirt Launch Party
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
7:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Artillery Apparel Gallery, 2751 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the launch of "My Mission" a book of Mission District Maps  - illustrated by Rio Yanez.  Food, drinks and music.

August 30, 2010 - Monday

Barbara Boxer - Fundraiser
When: August 30, 2010 - Monday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  745 Chestnut, #301, San Francisco
What:  Fundraiser to re-elect Senator Barbara Boxer.
Hosted by San Francisco Chair Aaron Peskin, District Three Democratic Club President Emily Salgado, Gerry Crowley, Anne Halsted and Esther Marks.
Benefactors: Janet Reilly, Al Baum, Jr., Jim Blume, Dick Grosboll
Patrons: Laura Dawson, Tommy Gill, Georgia Schuttish, Katherine Koelsch and John Kriken, Patricia M. Sean, Charlotte Burchard and Bahman Sheikh-OI-Eslami, Lucy Johns
Alice Carey, Chris Cannon and Annie Libbin, Ina Dearman, Milton Estes, Judy Irving, Dennis and Hene Kelly, Jeanne Milligan, Jane Morrison, John Moylan, Duane Perry, Linda Plack, Sharon Saslafsky, Alice Smith, Darshan Singh, Ken Sugarman, Scott Sugarman, Bob Tangler, Irene Tibbits, Barbi Tice, Elizabeth Zitrin, Lynn Sanchez, Laura and Dennis Leuer, Heidi Siech, Melanie Nutter, Nancy Pemberton, Jeff Parker.
Hosted wine and other beverages, delilcous Hors D'Oeuvres (prepared by Esther Marks)
RSVP:  Shari Rubin

Launch Party Union Street Enrichment Association
When: August 30, 2010 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Brick Yard Restaurant and Bar, 1787 Union Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the launch of the Union Street Enrichment Association with neighbors, business owners and friends of Union Street.  "The Union Street Enrichment Association is a voice for merchants, residents and friends dedicated  to the preservation of the economic vitality and neighborhood character of Union Street".

August 31, 2010 - Tuesday

Commonwealth Club -  Senator Barbara Boxer
When: August 31, 2010 - Tuesday
11:15 a.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Come hear Senator Barbara Boxer speak.
$20. non-members

Neighborhood Party to Support the Bayview Branch Library
When: August 31, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Flora Grubb Gardens, 1634 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco
What: Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and Flora Grubb Gardens invite you to support the Bayview Branch Library. Guest Speakers:
  • Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
  • City Librarian Luis Herrera
  • Assistant Superintendent of SFUSD Dr. Patricia Gray
Information: Marian Chatfield-Taylor

September 1, 2010 - Wednesday

Dolores Park Community Meeting
When: September 1, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mission High School cafeteria (which is located across from the tennis courts in Dolores Park (entrance to cafeteria off of Dolores & 18th Street).
What: Dolores Park Works is organizing a community meeting to discuss safety, law enforcement and 19th and Dolores.  Items off agenda

  • 19th Street and Dolores pedestrian safety and proposed changes.
  • Park patron safety and law enforcement.

Speakers include:

  • Captain Corrales, from the Mission Police Station
  • Eric Anderson, Neighborhood Service Area Manager
  • Manito Velasco, Engineer, SFMTA
  • Ilaria Salvadori, SF Planning Department (Streetscape project)


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