Wednesday, August 11, 2010

District 10 Candidate Forum - Southeast Community Facility

On a cold, freezing night everyone showed up at the Southeast Community facility on Oakdale to watch the District 10 Candidate Forum being put on by the San Francisco Young Democrats  and co-sponsored  with the Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club and the Harvey Matthews Bayview Hunters Point Democratic Club.

Melissa Griffin was the moderator with a streamed live by VidSF with commentary by Beth Spotswood and Pollo Del Mar.

Meeting started by Supervisor Sophie Maxwell  providing  gracious opening remarks.  She said people should ask "what is important to you" when deciding who to vote for in District 10.

A huge crowd listened, enjoyed, sometimes booed a format which included candidates asking each other questions and questions that came from the audience.  Issues included Lennar, flight of the black community, education, disparity in healthcare, pollution, law enforcement and crime.

There was a  interruption when Nyese Joshua,  candidate for supervisor in District 10,  stopped  the meeting to express her displeasure in not being invited to participate in the forum .

There are 23 people running for District 10 Supervisor.  People on the panel were  Kristine Enea, Chris Jackson, Eric Smith, Isaac Bowers, Lynette Sweet, DeWitt Lacy, Malia Cohen, Tony Kelly and  Steven Moss. (James Calloway could not attend).

The District 10 Candidate Forum  debate will be posted to the internet shortly:

The San Francisco Young Democrats will be having a District 8 Candidate Forum on September 22nd - details to follow.

Pictures include:

Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
DeWitt Lacy
Kristine Enea and Tony Kelly
Malia Cohen
Eric Smith
Steve Moss
Lynette Sweet
Chris Jackson
Isaac Bowers
August 13, 2010 - Friday

Live Webcast of Dolores Huerta's 80th Birthday Celebration
When: August 13, 2010 - Friday
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: L's Caffe, 2871 24th Street/Bryant, San Francisco
What: Live Webcast of Dolores Huerta's 80th Birthday Celebration.  Carlos Santana, Lila Downs, Pete Escovedo, Zack de la Rocha, Benjamin Bratt and friends will join Social Justice Champion Dolores Huerta for her 80th Birthday Celebration at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles
Satellite Party.  $15. Donation
RSVP 415-321-9323

August 14, 2010 - Saturday

Community Congress
When: August 14, 2010 Saturday and August 15, 2010
August 14, 2010
9:00 a.m. - Registration and coffee through 5:00 p.m. with a break for lunch.
August 15, 2010 -
9:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m.
What:  Much of time will be devoted to breakout  sessions during which the subjects of Economic Development, Health and Human Services, Housing and Muni will be discussed.

African American Democratic Club
When: August 14, 2010 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: November election endorsement meeting.  All paid African American Democratic Club members are eligible to vote.  Nonmembers are invited to attend.

Scott Wiener for Supervisor Headquarters Grand Opening
When: August 14, 2010 - Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 538 Castro Street, between 18th and 19th Street, San Francisco
What: Grand opening of Scott Wiener's Supervisor Headquarters.  There will be brief remarks at 10 a.m. including special guests State Senator Mark Leno and Supervisor Sean Elsbernd.  Then they will be hitting the streets.
RSVP Adam Taylor

San Francisco for Democracy - Political Action Committee
When: August 14, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Mission Police Station, 630 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Democracy Coordinators' Council will interview candidates and proponents/opponents of propositions between 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Coordinators will then make recommendation to the General Membership on August 17th.

Celebrate Social Security's 75th Birthday 
When: August 14, 2010 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: U.S. Federal Building Plaza, Mission Street at 7th Street, San Francisco
What:  Join the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) and the San Francisco CentraLabor Council for a celebration of America's most successful social insurance program.  Cake and refreshments will be served.

37th Annual Nihomachi Street Fair
When: August 14, 2010 - Saturday
            11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
            August 15, 2010 - Sunday
            11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Japantown, Peace Plaza on Post Street between Octavia and Webster Streets
What37th Annual Nihomachi Street Fair.  Entertainment stages, food booths, arts and craft vendors.

Color en el Barrio: StreetSmARTS Artists discuss the Muralling of San Francisco
When: August 14, 2010 - Saturday
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Join the MCCLA, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) and the Department of Public Workers (DPW) for a panel discussion on the history of public mural art in San Francisco. Featuring Francisco "Twick" Aquino, Jonathan Brumfield, Jet Martinez and Marina "Mincho" Perez-Wong, panelists will discuss the challenges that graffiti artists face in transitioning from tagging to creating murals that serve a public function.
Free. Refreshments will be served.

August 16, 2010 - Monday

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: August 16, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Membership endorsement vote for November elections. Will be considering endorsement for Supervisors in District 2 and 10, all city-wide candidates, City measures, and state-wide propositions.

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Summer Social
When: August 16, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Dunya, 1609 Polk Street , San Francisco
What: MPNA"Summer Social". Meet old friends and make new ones. Appetizers will be provided.Get active with your community.
$5. donation for non-members.

August 17, 2010 - Tuesday

SPUR - The Transit Center District Plan
When: August 17, 2010 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission, San Francisco
What: Lunchtime forum.  Transit Center District Plan. Planning for Growth. The Transbay Terminal will create a "Grand Central Station of the West".  What is next for the surrounding neighborhoods? David Alumbaugh of the San Francisco Planning Department and former Planning Director Dean Macris will speak. $5. non-members

San Francisco for Democracy - PAC General Membership Endorsement Meeting
When: August 17, 2010 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Mission Police Station Community Room, 630 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: PAC General Membership Endorsement meeting.  There will be time for some discussion of candidates and propositions; candidates and advocates will be welcome to make brief comments and hand out literature.  Voting for all members in good standing will be allowed during the entire meeting; members of the general public are welcome.

August 19, 2010 - Thursday

Democratic Women's Forum and the Irish American Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: August 19, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Where: Correction:  Northern Police Station 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Joint endorsement meeting for November election.

The Potrero View - 40th Birthday
When: August 19, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighorhood House, 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: 40th Birthday Party.

August 20, 2010 - Friday

Rafael Mandelman -"Milkshake Brings All the Boys to the Yard"
When: August 20, 2010 - Friday
Where: 466 Castro Street, Apt A.,  San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Rafael Mandelman.  Come and meet District 8 Supervisor Candidate Rafael Mandelman.

August 21, 2010 - Saturday

Fix Muni Now - Yes on G Headquarters Opening
When: August 21, 2010 - Saturday
9:30 a.m. to ll:30 a.m.
Where: 538 Castro, San Francisco
What: Kickoff Headquarters opening for Yes on G.

2010 Noriega Street Food Fair
When: August 21, 2010 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Noreiga Street 31st & 33rd Street, San Francisco
What: Come to a day of fun, food and health.  Cooking demonstrations and health talks by Jamie Dougherty from Jamie Living, a representative from Kaiser Permante, Michelle Stern from What's Cooking, Karina Laranjeira from Kids Cooking for Life, and James Dabigon, Personal Chef.  Focus is to encourage health eating and provide the community access to health related resources.  Free.

Debra Walker for Supervisor Campaign Kick-Off
When: August 21, 2010 - Saturday
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Walker HQ, 1017 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Official Supervisor Campaign Kick-Off.

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

Natasha Hoehn - candidate for school board -

Supervisor Chris Daly has endorsed James Keyes for Supervisor in District 6-


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