Saturday, October 2, 2010

San Francisco Political Events - September 20th through October 7th

Picture: Rally to Restore Sanity, San Francisco, Civic Center, October 30, 2010

Another calendar will be coming out Monday, October 4th.

October 2, 2010 -  Saturday 

*Malia Cohen - Walk with Malia Cohen
When: October 2, 2010 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: Sally's, 300 De Haro Street, Suite 300, San Francisco
What: Saturday Precinct Walk with Malia Cohen - candidate for supervisor in District 10.

 *District 1 Precinct Walk Blitz to SAVE Vital Services and Jobs
When: October 2, 2010 - Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Supervisor Eric Mar and other concerned residents in a District 1 Precinct Walk Blitz to SAVE Vital Services and Jobs.  Blanket the entire Richmond District with education materials for voters about revenue measures Yes on J and N, No on K.  No on Sit Lie (Prop L), Yes on Community Policing (Prop M) in the Inner Richmond.  Coffee, juice and light breakfast and brief remarks from community leaders.  
Information: Gordon Mar

*Tony Kelly - Campaign Rally
When: October 2, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Potrero Hill Recreation Center, Lower Playground, Arkansas and 22nd Street, San Francisco
What: Join your District 10 friends and neighbors in bringing neighborhood leadership to City Hall. Join Supervisor John Avalos, Aaron Peskin, Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party in support of Tony Kelly for Supervisor in District 10.

Margaret Brodkin - Coffee and Scones Meet and Greet with Margaret Brodkin
When: October 2, 2010 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Cafe' D'Melanio's, 1314 Ocean Avenue (Plymouth), San Francisco
What: Morning coffee with candidate for School Board, Margaret Brodkin.  
RSVP: Claire Zavanski -
RSVP: Mary C. Harris -

 Annual Elsie Street Block Party
When: October 2, 2010 -  Saturday 
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Elsie Street Neighbors - Eugenia and Cortland, San Francisco
What:  Elsie Street Block Party.  Food, music, bake-off contest, Bouncy House, Bernal History Project exhibit,  friends,  neighbors-of-the-best-kind

*Janet Reilly - Saturday Precinct Walk
When: October 2, 2010  - Saturday
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where: 1803 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Precinct walk for Janet Reilly, candidate for Supervisor in District 2.

*Debra Walker - Saturday Precinct Walk
When: October 2, 2010 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Headquarters, 1017 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Precinct walk for Debra Walker, candidate for Supervisor in District 6.

*Natasha Hoehn - Literature Drop
When: October 2, 2010 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (meet at 9:30 a.m.)
Where: Arizmendi Bakery, 1331 9th Avenue.
What: Literature Drop for Natasha Hoehn, candidate for School Board.
RSVP: Acasia

 *Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club - District 8 Field Mobilization
When: October 2, 2010 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Mix, 4086 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Join Alice in supporting Rebecca Prozan, Scott Wiener with kick off of field program for the General Election.  Will be dropping the Alice Slate card and registering voters

*Dean Clark for Supervisor in District 6 - Mobilization
When: October 2, 2010 - Saturday
1100 a.m.
Where: St Anthony's, 150 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Meet in front of St Anthony's.  Walking through the Tenderloin, Union Square and Hayes Valley.

 Sidewalks are for People Houseparty Fundraiser
When: October 2, 2010 -  Saturday
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Bernal Heights, San Francisco (location given at time of RSVP)
What: Sidewalks are for people.  Support the Campaign Against Sit/Lie Initiative. - No on Prop L. Enjoy a lovely Saturday afternoon with co-hosts Supervisor David Campos and Supervisor John Avalos.  Refrescos, delectables, books and art raffle.
Framing the campaign against Sit/Lie as a current civil rights issue - special guests: Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, authors of "Wherever There's a Fight, How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California".
  Fundraiser:  Sliding scale $25.-500.
In the garden of Jeffrey and Nate Miller and Amy Trachtenberg
RSVP: or

 Rafael Mandelman - Tenants for Rafael: A Party!
When: October 2, 2010 -  Saturday
2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: 2231 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Tenants and tenants rights supporters gather to help Rafael Mandelman  become their supervisor.
There will be music and inspiring talk and a chance to sign up to help the campaign and contribute if you can.  Join the Mandelman campaign in an afternoon of activism, live music, good company, and rallying to preserve affordable housing in District 8.

*Saint Gregory's District 10 Candidates Forum
When: October 2, 2010 - Saturday
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Saint Gregory's Church, 500 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: A non-partisan, unbiased, completely independent District 10 forum featuring candidates for San Francisco Board of Supervisor.  Focus is on Potrero Hill families and children.  Open to the public.
Information: Katherine Krebs

October 3, 2010 - Sunday

 Castro Street Fair - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 8th Annual Excelsior Arts and Music Festival
When: October 3, 2010 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Persia Triangle at Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Yearly Excelsior Festival to highlight Neighborhood's Attractions. Music, youth-run talent show, artists booths, children's entertainment, educational fun.  
Sounds of Los Chiles Verdes and Carne Cruda.

 Jerry McNerney
When: October 3, 2010 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: 62 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: You and your friends are invited to visit with Congressman Jerry McNerney.  We can't stand back and allow our neighboring Congressman, Jerry McNerney, be defeated by an ultra-conservative Republican.
Special Guest: John Burton, Chair of the California Democratic Party
Co-Hosts: Aaron Peskin, Richard Grosboll, Pam Brennan, Johanna and Michael Wald, Paul Melbostad, Ann Kirk & Ed Sykes, Gimmy Park Li, Richard Koprowski, Agar Jaicks, Jane Morrison
2010 Patrons: Tom Ammiano, John Burton, Alvin Baum, Richard Grosboll, Ellen and Ellis Harris, Esther Marks, Sylvia McLaughlin, Evan Mogan, Claire Nelson, Johanna and Michael Wald
Sponsors: Cedric Bainton, John Casserly, Bernard Choden, Richard Dana, Marsha O'Bannon, Ina Dearman, Renee Golanty-Koel, Randall Harrison, Thomas Harrison, Brenda Jeffers, Jonee Levy, Lawrence Martin, Amy Meyer, Robert Purcell, Mitzi Raas, Norman Schlossberg, Ann West, Cheryl Willis, Robert Wrisley
$35. to $500. 
Information: Jane Morrison 415-564-1482

October 4, 2010 - Monday

 *Early Voting Begins - Early voting available at the Department of Elections office on the ground floor of City Hall Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be early voting, on the weekends of October 23, 24, 30 and 31st.

*Public Safety Committee
When: October 4, 2010 - Monday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
San Francisco's Public Safety Conditions on Citywide Crime.
Sponsor: Chiu
Members: David Chiu, Ross Mirkarimi, Sean Elsbernd

 * Plan C - Candidates Membership Meeting
When: October 4, 2010 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: St Mary's Cathedral, Cathedral Center, St. Francis Hall, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco
What: Plan C membership meeting.  Your opportunity to meet with and speak to Plan C's endorsed candidates:

  • District 2 - Mark Farrell
  • District 6 - Theresa Sparks
  • District 8 - Scott Wiener
  • District 10 - Lynette Sweet and Steve Moss

  • School Board - Emily Murase and Margaret Brodkin
  • Superior Court Judge - Judge Richard Ulmer
  • Prop G - Sean Elsbernd
  • Public Defender and Prop B - Jeff Adachi.
  • Assessor - Phil Ting

Informative opportunity to network and meet those who share your concerns about the future of the city.
Wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be provided.

*Meet Margaret Brodkin Candidate for School Board
When: October 4, 2010 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Miraloma Park Improvement Club, 350 O'Shaughnessey, San Francisco
What: Meet and greet Margaret Brodkin, candidate for School Board

*Rebecca Prozan - Obama Reunion Canvass 
When: October 4, 2010 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Prozan Headquarters, 1195 Church Street, San Francisco
What: Obama Reunion Canvass for Rebecca Prozan - candidate for Supervisor in District 8.   Take to the doors and talk to voters .  Afterwards catch up with one another over drinks at Basso's, 3782 24th Street, San Francisco

October 5, 2010 - Tuesday

 Attorney General Debate - Kamala Harris - Steve Cooley
When: October 5, 2010 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: UC Davis School of Law
What: Debate between Kamala Harris and Steve Cooley.  Live at

James Keys - Meet and Greet Fundraiser
When: October 5, 2010 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: 50 Mason Social House, 50 Mason Street, San Francisco
What: James Keys Meet  and  Greet Fundraiser sponsored by Central City Democrats.  
James Keys is a candidate for Supervisor in District 6.

Jane Kim - Meet and Greet with Jane Kim
When: October 5, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Community Room on the 4th Floor, 300 Berry Street, San Francisco
What: Meet and Greet with Jane Kim, candidate for Supervisor in District 8.
Hosted by Rajat Batra and Mitchell Gitin, residents of Arterra of Mission Bay

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Campaign updates
When: October 5, 2010 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 Deharo, San Francisco
What:  Monthly meeting.  Representatives from the various campaigns are being invited to bring their literature, say a few words and let you know how  you  can help.  You will get another chance to ask that burning question.

October 6, 2010 - Wednesday

2010 Election Forecast Forum
When: October 6, 2010 - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: San Francisco State Downtown Center, 835 Market Street, Room 609, San Francisco
WhatBOMA is sponsoring 2010 Election Forecast Forum. Panelists of local journalists will review the local and state propositions and candidates on the November ballot and give us their predictions for success and/or failure"  
Arthur Bruzzone - well-known Bay Area political media commentator, Moderator,  President of BSI Capital Group, news commentator and writer on business, politics and the media.
Melissa Griffin, San Francisco Examiner Columnist
Rachel Gordon - City Hall reporter for San Francisco Chronicle
Warren Hinckle - journalist/publisher of the  Argonaut  360 newspaper
Information: John M. Bozeman - 415-362-2662 ext 116
BOA Members: $35. Non-members $50.

Lynette Sweet - Sweet Neighborhood Townhalls
When: October 6, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sulu Palega Park, 500 Felton Street, San Francisco
What: Town Hall meeting with Lynette Sweet, candidate for supervisor in District 10,  to discuss your questions and concerns about the neighborhoods in District 10.

 Supervisorial District 8 Candidate Forum
When: October 6, 2010 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Randall Junior Museum Way, San Francisco
What: Supervisorial District 8 Candidate  Forum sponsored by The League of Women Voters of San Francisco in partnership with Friends of Noe Valley, Upper Noe Neighbors, Corona Heights Neighborhood Association and Diamond Heights Community Association.

October 7, 2010 - Thursday

District 6 Candidate Forum
When: October 7, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay Campus, 600 16th Street ,San Francisco
WhatLeague of Women Voters of San Francisco, Neighborhood Parks Council and UCSF are sponsoring Candidate Forum - District 6. Join your supervisorial candidates and learn more about their positions on parks, recreation, and open space issues as well as general public polic issues.

*New items added to Calendar as of  October 2, 2010

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

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