Monday, September 20, 2010

San Francisco Political Events - September 20th through October 1st

September 20, 2010 - Monday

San Francisco Board of Supervisors - Public Safety Committee
When: September 20, 2010 - Monday
10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What:  Item from agenda:
City's Provision and Coordination of Services to Victim
Sponsors: David Chiu, Sophie Maxwell
Members: David Chiu, Ross Mirkarimi, Sean Elsbernd

Steve Moss - Candidate District 10 - Campaign Open House
When: September 20, 2010 - Monday
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 291 Connecticut Street (18th/Connecticut), San Francisco
What: Campaign open house.

SFOP Citywide Meeting
When: September 20, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 3215 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco

Queers for Jane Kim
When: September 20, 2010 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Truck, 1900 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Queers for Jane Kim. Candidate District 6.  Come meet the best campaign team in the City.  DJ China G6 will be rockin' Truck all night.  Raffle prizes from Vixen Creations.  Food Cart.

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association  - Forum on Homelessness
When: September 20, 2010 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, 1800 Polk @ Washington
What: Forum on homelessness in the neighborhood and the City.  Dr. Rajesh Parekh and Rann Parker of the City Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) will be there to discuss the issue.  Bring your ideas, suggestions and solutions.  Make your voice heard.

September 21, 2010 - Tuesday

SFMTA Board of Directors Special Meeting
When: September 21, 2010 - Tuesday
9 a.m.
Where: One South Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor, Atrium Conference Room, San Francisco
What: SFMTA to Present Annual Report at Board of Directors Meeting.
Board of Directors: Tom Nolan, Jerry Lee, Cameron Beach, Cheryl Brinkman, Malcolm Heinicke, Bruce Oka

Re-Imagining Mid-Market
When: September 21, 2010 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 6:15 Reception
6:15 to 7 p.m. Presentation
Where: Luggage Store Gallery, 1009 Market Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Beautiful Public Realm Prize Public Presentation by Cindy Taley developed a toolbox of programs centered around cultural activity zones to help revitalize Mid-Market.

Lynette Sweet Neighborhood Townhalls
When: September 21, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Samoan Comm Dev Center, 2055 Sunnydale, San francisco
What: Town Hall meeting to discuss your questions and concerns about each neighborhood in District 10.

Theresa Sparks - Meet and Greet
When: September 21, 2010 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Don Ramon's Restaurant, 225 11th Street, San Francisco
What:  Join District 6 residents Thao Ngo, Susan Nelson and Greg Wick for a Meet and  Greet with Theresa Sparks.  Learn more about Theresa and her vision for District 6.  No host bar and appetizers provided by Don Ramon's.

Jason Brock and Rebecca Prozan
When: September 21, 2010 - Tuesday
9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Martuni's, 4 Valencia Street, San Francisco
WhatJason Brock will be performing his Tuesday night show for his special guest, Rebecca Prozan, candidate for supervisor in District 8.

September 22, 2010 - Wednesday

San Francisco Labor Council Public Employee Breakfast with Supervisor Carmen Chu
When: September 22, 2010 - Wednesday
8:00 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness, San Francisco
RSVP: 415-440-4809

 Friends of the San Francisco Public Library - 46th Annual Big Book Sale 
When: September 22,23,24,25,26 2010 - Wednesday through Sunday
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion, San Francisco
Information and Schedule:

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Lunch with Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
When: September 22, 2010 - Wednesday
11:30 a.m. to 12:30
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
Information and

San Francisco Young Democrats - District Eight Debate and Endorsement Meeting
When: September 22, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - Light  appetizers and wine reception
6:15 p.m. - Debate
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, Rainbow Room, San Francisco
What: Candidate debate for District 8.  Co-hosted by Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club,  Harvey Milk Democratic Club and Eureka Valley/Castro Neighborhood Association.
Moderated by Melissa Griffin.  Streamed live on VidSF with commentary by Beth Spotswood and Pollo Del Mar.
CandidatesBill Hemenger, Rafael Mandelman, Rebecca Prozan, Scott Wiener

Please Note:  Will hear from Board of Education candidates at this meeting.  SFYD members will vote on endorsement for all candidates at the conclusion of the debate.

San Francisco Police Commission
When: September 22, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Chief's Report - review of recent activities, presentation of Certificates of Appreciation
Commissioners: Joe Marshall, Thomas Mazzucco, Petra Dejesus, Angela Chan, James Hammer, Carol Kingsley
Information: 415-553-1667

League of Women Voters of San Francisco - Supervisorial District 10
When: September 22, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mission Bay campus of UCSF, Genetech Hall, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco
What: Candidate District 10 Forum.
Partnership with Potrero Hill Association of Merchants and Businesses, Potrero Boosters, Dogpatch Neighborhood Association and UCSF
Please send your questions for the candidates to

South Mission Historic Resources Survey
When: September 22, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Cesar Chavez School, 825 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Planning Department is holding public meeting to receive input and answer questions about survey of historic resources in the southern Mission.  The purpose of the survey is to identify and evaluate properties that appear to be historic resources eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and/or California Register of Historical Resources.

Presidio Historical Association - Public Meeting on Proposed Hotel at the Presidio
When: September 22, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop in the Presidio of San Francisco.
What: Public meeting on proposed 14-building hotel on Presidio's Main Post.  Presidio Historical Association (PHA) is asking the public to speak out on plans to build new hotel on the Presidio. Public meeting will include an update on the hotel proposal and time for public comment.
Source: PAR - Planning Association for the Richmond
Additional Information: Presidio Trust Public Board of Directors Meeting

Michael Nava for Judge - Fundraiser and Meet and Greet
When: September 22, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Club Waziema, 543 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
What: Celebration in support of Michael Nava for Superior Court Judge.
Co-hosted by Tom Ammiano, Ross Mirkarimi, Christina Olaque, Andy Blue, Dean Preston, Dan Nguyen-Tan and Quintin Mecke.
Vegetarian Ethioplan food provided.  Live music. No host bar.
Sliding scale donation.  Suggested minimum: $20. per person.

September 23, 2010 - Thursday

*San Francisco Planning Commission - Special Meeting CPMC
When:  September 23, 2010 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Special Meeting - Public Hearing on the California Pacific  Medical  Center (CPMC)
Long Range Development Plan (LRDP)
Commissioners: Ron Miguel, Christina R. Olague, Michael J. Antonini, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya


San Francisco Hearing: Surveillance and Profiling of Muslim/Arab/South Asian Communities
When: September 23, 2010  - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: Sponsored by Coaliton for a Safe San Francisco,  CAIR, Asian Law Caucus, AROC, ACCC, BAAML, ASATA, Asian Bar Association.  Includes testimony from Dr. Hatem Bazian, Imam Zaid Sakir, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, Monadel Herzallah, Michel Shehadeh, Dr. Rabab, Karen Korematsu, Venn Dubal.

Come testify about experience being profiled or discriminated against by FBI, Police or US Airport/Border customs agents because of their race, religion or national origin.

*Progressive Ideas Exchange with Senator Leland Yee
When: September 23, 2010 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
What: Progressive Ideas Exhange with Senator Leland Yee.  Meet with   Senator Yee.  Ask questions about new bills, learn about efforts to increase voter representation,  how we can help buld a strong California with him.  Tell him about issues affecting our communities and how his office can advocate for positive and progressive change.
Co-hosts: Keesa Ocampo, Hon. Joaquin Rivera, Hon.Joel Young, Chris Do, Erik Moore, Erin Haney, Manufou Liaiga-Anoa'l, Mary Nicely, Matt Haney, Mike Kim, Emily Salgado
Free event.  Light refreshments will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided.
RSVP Required:

September 24, 2010 - Friday

City College of San Francisco's 75th Anniversary Grand Opening Celebration
When: September 24, 2010 - Friday
5:00 p.m.  ribbon cutting ceremony, first floor Assembly Room (140) of the Multi-Use Building
7:00 p.m. Concert in the Diego Rivera Theater on the Ocean Campus. - "Best of JAZZ" Concert".
Where: City College of San Francisco (Ocean Campus) Multi Use Building, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join the CCSF community in the Grand Opening of MUB and their 75th Anniversary Celebration.  Light refreshments will be served.
Authors' book signs of "The Truth Will Make Your Free: City College of San Francisco 75th Anniversary Book" by Austin White, Julia Bergman and Valeria Mathes.
Board of Trustees:  Milton Marks, John Rizzo, Natalie Berg, Anita Grier, Chris Jackson, Steve Ngo, Lawrence Wong., Student Trustee Jeffrey Fang and Chancellor Don Q. Griffin.
RSVP 415-239-3680

Latinos for Rafael Mandelman for District 8 Supervisor
When: September 24, 2010 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Sunrise Cafe, 3126 24th Street, San Francisco
WhatSupervisor John Avalos, Supervisor David Campos,Grassroots Democratic Club, Eric Quezada  host fundraiser for Rafael Mandelman - candidate for supervisor in District 8. 
RSVP: Mary Gomez 707-718-4297

September 25, 2010 - Saturday

San Francisco Democratic Party - Campaign Kickoff Party
When: September 25, 2010 - Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Where: Democratic Campaign Headquarters, 1261 Howard Street (between 8th and 9th Street), San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Democratic Party and the San Francisco Labor Council for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign Kickoff at the new Democratic Campaign Headquarters.
Morning rally and reception with local activists and elected officials will speak on the important work ahead.  Afterward join fellow activists, volunteers and staff for precinct walking and phone banking.
RSVP and Information:

November Election 2010 SF Democratic Coordinated Campaign Kickoff - San Francisco Labor Council and the San Francisco Democratic Party
When: September 25, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Campaign Headquarters, 1261 Howard Street, San Francisco.
What: Stop the anti worker, downtown, corporate agenda from taking over the State and the City.

  • No on Meg-abucks Whitman
  • No on Proposition B
  • Yes on Jerry Brown
  • Yes on Revenue (Propositions J&N)
  • Yes on endorsed candidates:
  • District 2 - Janet Reilly
  • District 4 - Carmen Chu
  • District 6 - Debra Walker
  • District 8 - Rafael Mandelman

RSVP: Amber Parrish

Old Women's League - November Election Madness
When: September 25, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: San Francisco Main Library, Hispanic Room, Lower Level, San Francisco
What: Learn more about initiatives and Charter Amendments.
Co-Sponsored by SAN (Senior Action Network)

  • Adachi Smart Reform Pension Measure
  • Elsbernd Muni Charter Amendment
  • Sit Lie/Community Policing Initiatives
  • State Propositions re Redistricting

Speakers so far confirmed:
Jeff Adachi, Public Defender, San  Francisco; Conny Ford, SF Labor Council
Sean Elsbernd, San Francisco; Vic Grayson, long-time Muni driver
Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Supervisor, or representative; Justin Buell
All Welcome.
Donations Gratefully Accepted

Reset San Francisco Launch Event
When: September 25, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, 2550 25th Avenue at Vicente Street, San  Francisco
What: Join Assessor Phil Ting to celebrate the launch of Reset San Francisco, a community bringing San Franciscans together to share real ideas and solutions to make our city work for us.

Polk Street Blues Festival
When: September 25, 2010 - Saturday / September 26, 2010 - Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Polk Street - Pacific to Union / San Francisco
What: Love of blues music.  Festival will feature two main stages, a merchant market place, arts and crafts, gourmet food booths, a large family area, cafe seating area.

16th Annual Sunset Community Festival - Spotlight on the Sunset's Libraries: Facts, Fantasy & Fun!
When: September 25, 2010 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Sunset Playground on 28th Avenue and Lawton.
What: Storytelling, meet local authors, live music and dance, children's games arcade, merchant exhibits, community art project, school exhibits, flea market.  Story telling by special guests

September 26, 2010 - Sunday

7th Annual Marriage Equality USA Bridge Walk
When: September 26, 2010 - Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 1130 p.m.
Where: Crissy Field, San Francisco
What: Join Marriage Equality USA for 7th Annual Coast to Coast Bridgewalk as we march across the Golden Gate Bridge to support of marriage equality and in solidarity with Marriage Equality New York's march across the Brooklyn Bridge. Before the march , speakers including Senator Mark Leno.

8th Annual Portola Festival
When: September 26, 2010 - Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2 blocks of San Bruno Avenue in San Francisco from Felton Street to Bacon Street.
What: Celebrate the diversity, character and distinctiveness of one of the city's most interesting and fastest growing neighborhoods. Bistro style dining, arts, crafts, community boots, entertainment area, petting zoo, pony rides, large inflatable bounces.

* Rebecca Prozan -  27th Street Block Party
When: September 26, 2010 - Sunday
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Between Church Street and Sanchez Street, San Francisco
What:  Rebecca Prozan will be at 27th Street Block Party between Noon and 2:00 p.m.

Kim-Shree Maufas - Meet and Greet
When: September 26, 2010 - Sunday
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Courtyard of 10 Bertie Minor Lane (Laguna and Geary), 10 Bertie Minor Lane, San Francisco
What: Meet and Greet to Re-Elect Kim-Shree Maufas to San Francisco Board of Education.
Hosted by Carl and Tami Bryant, Conny Ford, Susan Solomon and Fred Pecker, Carolyn Samoa and LeRoy King.
Information: 415-595-4729

*Mandelmania!!! - Fundraiser
When: September 26, 2010 - Sunday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 937 Valencia Street @ 20th Street, San Francisco
What: Join Tom Radulovich, Dave Snyder, Mike Fleisher and Deep Jawa for a fun-filled evening of raising funds and raising ruckus for District 8 Candidate for the Board of Supervisors, Rafael Mandelman.

September 27, 2010 - Monday

Recording Academy of San  Francisco - Candidates Forum
When: September 27, 2010 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Candidates forum focused on the concerns of the city's music and entertainment indstry.  Candidates seeking office  in District 8, 6 and 10 are expected to attend.

September 28, 2010 - Tuesday

Scout, Atticus and Boo: To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration
When: September 28, 2010 - Tuesday
6:000 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Special commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird".  Book editor Oscar Villalon hosts the short documentary "Scout, Atticus  and  Boo" followed by a book discussion with authors Jewelle Gomez, Andrew Sean Greer and Michelle Richmond.

Gavin Newsom Friends and Family Reception
When: September 28, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Infusion Lounge, 112 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What: Event to support Mayor Gavin Newsom and his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor.
Sponsors: Paige Barry Arata, Jennifer Browne, Jose Cisneros and Mark Kelleher, Ken Cleaveland, Michael Costa, Marina Costabile, Wade Crowfoot, Matthew Denckla, Maya Draisin and Mike Farrah, Jr., Bevan Dufty, Brett Gladstone, Matthew Goudeau, Marco Heithaus and Jonathan Browning, Hilary Newsom, Callan and Geoff Callan, Lori Puccinelli Stern and Peter Stern, Anderson Pugash, Steven Spencer-Steigner, Starr Terrell, Alexander Volberding and Tony Winnicker
Individual $100.
Information: Stefanie Roumeliotes

Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman  Debate - UCDavis - 6 p.m.

September 29, 2010 - Wednesday

Lynette Sweet - Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting
When: September 29, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: Town hall meeting to discuss the public's questions and concerns in District 10.

Jane Kim - Bloggers Meet & Greet with San Francisco District 6 Candidate Jane Kim
When: September 29, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Join Jane Kim, candidate for Supervisor in District 6,  as she meets with bloggers, tweeters, and friends of Zeitgeist for a casual and festive meetup.

Garfield Square Park meeting - Supervisor David Campos and Neighborhood Parks Council
When: September 29, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Garfield Square Club House, 26th Street and Harrison,  San Francisco
WhatSupervisor David Campos and Neighborhood Parks Council (NPC) are hosting aGarfield Square Park meeting.  Share issues or challenges you have observed at the park.  Meeting is to improve Garfield Square for all users.
Information: Sunya Ojure

September 30, 2010 - Thursday

Rafael Mandelman for Supervisor in District 8- Aaron Peskin and Matt Gonzalez - Fundraiser
When: September 30, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gonzalez & Leigh LLP, 744 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
WhatAaron Peskin and Matt Gonzalez invite you to join in supporting Rafael Mandelman.     Rafael Mandelman for District 8 Supervisor: Good for the Neighborhood! Suggested Donation: $100.

League of Women Voters of San Francisco - City-wide Offices Candidate Forum - Assessor/Recorder and Public Defender
When: September 30, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Candidate Forum events.  Send your questions for the candidates to

Lynette Sweet - Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting
When:  September 30, 2010  - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Lynette Sweet's Bayview Headquarters, 1599 Revere, San Francisco
What: Town hall meeting to discuss the public's questions and concerns in District 10.

City Democratic Club - District 2 Candidates Debate and November Election Endorsement Vote
When: September 30, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Road, San Francisco
What : Debate for all District 2 Supervisorial candidates.  Members: Endorsement vote for the November 2010 Election after debate.

Masonic Avenue Street Design Study Community Workshop #3
When: September 30, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Day School, 350 Masonic at Golden Gate (enter at Golden Gate), San Francisco
What: Final Community Planning Workshop for Traffic Calming on Masonic Avenue. SF MTA will propose 2 options and ask for neighbor input.
Information: - Javad Mirabdal

Talk Education with Winifred Dajani at Medjool
When: September 30, 2010 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Medjool, 2522 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Winifred Dajani, candidate for school board.  Appetizers and drinks will be served.  Suggested contribution $100. per person

Rebecca Prozan - Check drop off Event
When: September 30, 2010 - Thursday
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Noe's Bar, 1199 Church Street, San Francisco
What: Help Rebecca Prozan - candidate for supervisor in District 8 reach her September 30th fundraiser goal.

October 1, 2010 - Friday

Litquake - October 1st through October 9th 

*New items added to Calendar as of September 20th.

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

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