Monday, November 8, 2010

Netroots California Sessions - San Francisco

San Francisco had the honor of hosting Netroots Nation on Saturday, November 6th at the African American Art & Culture Complex on Fulton Street in San Francisco.

Large crowd from all over the state gathered in over 18 different strategy sessions including:

  • 2010 by the Numbers
  • The State of California in 2011 and Beyond
  • The Big (Progressive) Picture: The National Landscape Going into 2012
  • Learning the Right Lessons from 2010
  • New Online Tools for Progressives
  • How to Integrate Social Media into Campaign and Advocacy
  • Progressive Strategy Session: California's  Justice System
  • Progressive Strategy Session: The Environment and Environmental Justice
  • Progressive Strategy Session: The Economy
  • Progressive Strategy Session: Immigration
  • Progressive Strategy Session: LGBT  Equality
  • Progressive Strategy Session:  Budget and Political Reform
  • Progressive Strategy Session: Education
  • Progressive Strategy Session: Integrated Field Operations
It was impressive that such a large group got together so quickly after the election.  This shows that people know that we have to focus, learn and move on quickly  to our next battle.

Netroots Nation mission: amplifies  progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate.

First Session: 2010 by the Numbers.  What happened in California's 2010 election. Opinions were given on the results and what this means to future election cycles. Moderator: Don Ancona of CA Voter Connect.  Panelists: Bryan Blum of the California Labor Federation, Seiji  Carpenter of David Binder Research
African American Art & Culture Complex - Fulton Street, San Francisco
In picture includes Steve Ngo - Trustee of the San Francisco Community College, Betty Forrester and Ken Tray of United Educators of San Francisco
Panel Discussion: New Online Tools for Progressives.  Trainer: Dan Ancona of CA Voter Connect
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
Panel: How to Work with Bloggers and Online Influencers  - Trainers: Brian Leubitz of Calitics and Joan McCarter of Daily Kos

November 8, 2010 - Monday

Public Meeting on the Stow Lake Boathouse Concession
When: November 8, 2010 - Monday
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: County Fair Building, 9th Avenue and Martin  Luther  King Junior Drive, San Francisco
What: Public discussion of concession and opportunity for the public to meet the Ortega Family who has been selected  to  run the Stow Lake Boathouse. 

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: November 8, 2010 - Monday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall:  Room 263, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
San Francisco Local Hiring Policy for Construction.
Sponsor: Avalos
Members: Sophie Maxwell, Eric Mar, David Chiu

November 9, 2010 - Tuesday

Veterans Commons Groundbreaking Ceremony
When: November 9, 2010 - Tuesday
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 150 Otis Street, San Francisco
What: Chinatown Community Development Center and Swords to Plowshares are partnering to develop the Veterans Commons. Groundbreaking ceremony. Building will provide permanent supportive housing and wrap-around care to 5 chronically homeless and senior veterans.

Alliance for a Better District 6 - November meeting
When: November 9, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: 230 Eddy Street, Community Room, San Francisco
Information: 415-820-1560

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco - Telegraph Hill: Bootleggers, Bohemians, Eclectics and Neighbors
When: November 9, 2010 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Three historians of Telegraph Hill, Catherine Accardi, Mark Bittner and Rozell Overmire will present a diverse look at Telegraph Hill. Program includes historical images that illustrate the social and economic history, bohemian influences and play the recorded words of Telegraph Hill's oral history subjects.
$5. for non-members.

November 10, 2010 - Wednesday

Police Commission
When: November 10, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Chief's Report - Review of recent activities.
Ccommissioners: Joe Marshall, Thomas Mazzucco, Petra Dejesus, Angela Chan, James Hammer, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter
Information: 415-553--1667

Garfield Square Park Meeting - David Campos
When: November 10, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Garfield Square Clubhouse, Treat between 25th Street and 26th Street, San Francisco
What: Community meeting with Supervisor David Campos.  Join Neighborhood Parks Council, Supervisor David Campos and your neighborhood Rec and Park staff to hear a report back from the September 29th meeting.

November 11, 2010 - Thursday

Veterans Day

San Francisco Public Press fall print launch party
When: November 11, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco
What: Join San Francisco Public Press for drinks and appetizers, pick up a free copy of the Fall 2010 edition of the newspaper.  
RSVP and buy tickets: $20.

HANC - Meet the new Captain of SFPD Park Station
When: November 11, 2010 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: The Urban School, 1563 Page Street, San Francisco
What: Captain Denis O'Leary will share his thoughts and intentions concerning policing in the Haight.

November 13, 2010 - Saturday

Excelsior Arts Summit
When: November 13, 2010 - Saturday
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Excelsior Boys and Girls Club, 163 London Street, San Francisco
What: Community members and artists are invited to talk about beautification of the community through the arts. 
Information: Ryan Thayer at

November 15, 2010 - Monday

Safeway - Public meeting about remodeling of LaPlaya/Ocean Beach location
When: November 15, 2010 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Great Hall at the San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco
What: Public meeting abut remodeling of LaPlaya/Ocean Beach location.  

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Election Recap -  Dr. Corey Cook
When: November 15, 2010 - Monday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What:  Dr. Corey Cook will present election results from macro to micro and will be followed by a question and answer session.  
Information: Molly Fleischman

November 16, 2010 Tuesday

SPUR - Planning history of Market Street
When: November 16, 2010 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Jeff Tumlin of Nelson/Nygaard will talk about the unknown history of Market Street.  
$5. non-members

SPUR  - "See How They Run"
When: November 16, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Screen of "See How They Run" documentary of the 1999 mayoral race between incumbent Willie Brown and 12 other candidates including Tom Ammiano. (wonderful film - history in the making).  Film made by Emily Morse.
$5. non-members


District 2 Democratic Club - New  Website:

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club
President  - Jim Salinas Sr.
Vice President of Political Affairs - John Avalos
Vice President of Membership - Tracy Brown-Gallardo
Vice President of  Communications- Anne Cervantes
Treasurer: Antonio Ruiz
Secretary: Babara Lopez

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