Monday, August 2, 2010

Theresa Sparks - District 6 Supervisor Kick-Off

On Saturday morning I attended Theresa Sparks District 6 Supervisor's Kick-Off at the Passion Cafe on Sixth Street

Theresa Sparks and all her supporters and friends shared a wonderful brunch spread and heard:

Art Swenson, President of Small Business Network -   "This is an historic morning.  Theresa has real financial experience, common sense and she will bring new direction to the Board of Supervisors".

State Senator Mark Leno - "District Six is the most diverse district.  Theresa will bring dedication and compassion to the job of Supervisor".

Supervisor Bevan Dufty - "Theresa Sparks will bring big change to the Board of Supervisors".

Theresa Sparks -

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.

Monday - August 2nd:

  • Malia Cohen
  • Kristine Enea
  • Nyese Joshua
  • Steve Moss
  • Eric Smith
  • Lynette Sweet
  • Stephen Weber
Tuesday - August 3rd:
  • Isaac Bowers
  • Chris Jackson
  • Espanola Jackson
  • Tony Kelly
  • DeWitt Lacy
  • Geoffrea Morris
  • Diane Wesley Smith
  • Marlene Tran

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 invited 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.

Annual National Night Out and the 3rd Street Corridor Project
When: August 3, 2010 - Tuesday
4:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Bayview Opera House and Mendell Plaza, 3rd Street and Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
What: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.  Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs.  Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.  Learn about crime prevention techniques, numerous activities for youth and children community.  Hosted by Donald Lacy.  Live entertainment.
Information: James Moore

Re-Elect Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier Party
When: August 3, 2010 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Eastside Westside Restaurant and Bar, 3154 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate putting Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier on the ballot and help make a financial contribution.
RSVP: Stefanie Royumeliotes

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:  SFYD's annual fundraiser - the Ball in Blue IV.
Honoring former Mayor Willie Brown with the Phillip Burton "Young at Heart" Award.  Mayor Brown co-founded SFYD with Phillip Burton.
Senator Mark Leno, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Rafael Mandelman, Rebecca Prozan, Recorder Phil Ting, Kristine Enea, Emil Murase.
$40. ticket includes a 1-year membership to SFYD, appetizers and a 2-hour open bar.
RSVP and buy ticket:

August 4, 2010 - Wednesday

Police Commission Meeting
When: August 4, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Item 4 (Medicinal Marijuana Policy) will be called first and return to regular agenda order no later than 7:00 p.m. 
Chief's Report - Update on significant policing efforts by Department members.
                           Report on best practices for forensic evidence processing prioritization and DNA   
 Item 4: Presentation regarding SFPD Medicinal Marijuana Policy.
Commissioners: Joe Marshall,Thomas Mazzucco, Petra Dejesus, Angela Chan, James Hammer
Information: 415-553-1667

San Francisco for Democracy - Death Penalty and Adachi SMART Initiative
When: August 4, 2010 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
What:  Two issues:
Death Penalty. Representative from Death Penalty Focus will make a presentation regarding current developments on the death penalty with special emphases on the Utah incident and the current situation in California.
Adachi's SMART ballot measure: Debate will be held with tentatively scheduled San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and representative from the San Francisco Firefighters Union.

August 5, 2010 - Thursday

John Laird for Senate - San Francisco Lunch Fundraiser
When: August 5, 2010 - Thursday
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: IBEW Local 6, 55 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for John Laird (candidate for 15th Senate District - August 17th Special Election)
Co-Hosts: Fiona Ma, David Chiu, Leland Yee, Aaron Peskin, Steve Ngo, EvanLow, Ash Kaira, Rich Gordon, Matt Haney.
Suggested Contribution $50. up.
RSVP: Noelani Sallings

No on 16 - Victory Workshop and Celebration Party
When: August 5, 2010 - Thursday
Workshop: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Party: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Merchants Exchange  Building, 465 California Street, San Francisco
What: Join together to meet one another, share your story.  Terrific buffet, volunteer hero awards and music.
Hear from some of the Campaign Leadership:
John Geesman - Campaign Co-Chair, former California Energy Commissioner, Co Chair ACORE
Mark Toney - Campaign Co Chair, Exec. Director TURN
Gale Kaufman - Kaufman Campaigns
Jim Pope - Exec. Director, NCPA
Jeff Shields - General Manager, South San Joaquin Irrigation District
Charles McGlashan - Marin County Supervisor, Chair Marin Energy Authority
Paul Fenn - President, Local Power
Renata Brillinger - Executive Director, California Climate and Agriculture Network
Dave Room - Coordinator, Local Clean Energy Alliance
Nancy Miller - Principal Miller, Owen and Frost
Jim Metropulos - Sierra Club, California
Dennis Herrera - City Attorney, CCSF (invited)
Mark Leno - State Senator, No on 16 advocate
Matt Jacobs - Partner McDermott Will and Emery, Former Asst. US Attorney
 Ann Trowbridge -  Day Carter and Murphy
Ross Mirkarimi - Supervisor, CCSF
Cynthia Wooten - Principal, LumenX Consulting
TURN, California Municipal Utility Association, Northern California Power Authority, So. San Joaquin Irrigation District, San Francisco LAFCO, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi

Commonwealth Club - David Boies
When: August 5, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What:  David Boies: "Challenging Law and Making History".  David Boies discusses his controversial cases, including his current bid to overturn California's ban on gay marriage.
$20. non-members

Fundraiser Across the Bay for Jennifer Pae
When: August 5, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mercury Lounge, 1582 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Support community activist Jennifer Pae as she comes across the bay to help build her campaign for Oakland City Council District 2.
Event Hosts: David Chiu, Fiona Ma, Hydra Mendoza, Phil Ting, Steve Ngo, Angelica Jongco, Colbert Tse, Genevieve Jopanda, Gladys Soto, Keesa Ocampo, Keith Kamisugi, Lisa Le and Andy Wong, Susan Sandler and Steve Phillips, Wendy Ho, Zoe Dunning.
Suggested Donation Levels: $35. up
RSVP: vote@jenniferpaecom

August 7, 2010 - Saturday

Opening date of the Transbay Temporary Terminal. -

Harvey Milk Club PAC Meeting - Qualifying PAC Endorsement Meeting
When: August 7, 2010 - Saturday
Starting at noon
Where: LGBT Center, Ceremonial Room, 1800 Market Street @ Octavia, San Francisco
What:  This endorsement meeting is to vote on Ballot Measures.  One must be present and signed in for at least one hour before voting.

August 8, 2010 - Sunday

Fundraiser for Eric Smith for Supervisor District 10
When: August 8, 2010 - Sunday
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center's Lush Life Gallery, 1320 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Join Eric Smith, candidate for Supervisor in District 10,  and his friends for an afternoon of jazz, food and fun at the Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center's Lush Life Gallery. Some of Eric's best friends in jazz, including saxophonist Wilbur Rehmann, bassist Edo Castro  and keboaradist   Sam Peoples will be on hand to provide some memorable music for the occasion.
This will be a chance to hear Eric's platform and tell him what is important to you.
Contributions up to $500 will be accepted.  We welcome $5. and $10. contributions.

August 9, 2010 - Monday

Central City Democrats - Candidates and Neighbors
When: August 9, 2010 - Monday
6 p.m.
Where: Lot 46, 45 Maiden Lane, Upstairs, San Francisco
What: Central City Democrats is having a Meet and Greet.  Central City Democrats serves District 6 residents and merchants.  Refreshments provided.

Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association
When: August 9, 2010 - Monday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: CPMC Davies Level B Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Supervisor Dufty update.
Update on Market Street development.
Transportation: MUNI Ballot Measure with Representatives from Transportation Workers Union and Supervisor Elsbernd's Office; Upper Market bike lane and parking space relocation.

Booksmith - Evolving Landscape of Local Journalism
When: August 9, 2010 - Monday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Panel discussion with the "BayCitizen" - Lisa Frazier, "SF PublicPress" - Michael Stoll and "Mission Loc@l's Lydia Chavez.


Eric Smith - candidate for supervisor in District 10 has received the endorsement of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment.  (formerly known as ACORN).

David Onek - candidate for District Attorney - website  up -

Bevan Dufty has hired Bob Michitarian as his Campaign Manager for Mayor.  Information:

Theresa Sparks - endorsed by SEIU-UHW

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