Monday, January 24, 2011

San Francisco Political Events as of January 25, 2011

January 25, 2011 - Tuesday

SPUR - Bay Area's Economic Outlook
When: January 25, 2011 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Come hear insights and predictions about the major forces sharing the economy in 2011 and beyond with Jon Haveman, a principal at Beacon Economics, an economic analysis firm that is currently serving as the chief economic forecaster to the State of California's Office of the Controller.
$5. for non members

Stop FBI Attacks on Anti-War Activists - San Francisco demonstration
When: January 25, 2011 - Tuesday
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: New Federal Building, 7th and Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Protests will be held in more than 30 cities across the U.S. and internationally against FBI and grand jury repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists.
EndorsersAsian Law Caucus, Arab Resource & Organizing Center, National Lawyers Guild SF, Council on American-Islamic Relations SFBA, Arab American Union Members Council, USPCN, American Friends Service Committee, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Palestine Youth Network, ANSWER Coalition, San Francisco Labor Council, Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace and Justice, American Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, International Solidarity Movement, United National Anti-War Committee, Arab American Cultural Center of Silicon Valley.

State of the Union Watch Party - Buck Tavern
When: January 25, 2011 - Tuesday
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Buck Tavern, 1655 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Join your progressive friends and San Francisco political cronies at Buck Tavern to watch president Barack Obama give his third State of the Union address.

Single Payer Now - State of the Union Viewing
When: January 25, 2011 - Tuesday
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 531 Grove Street, San Francisco
What: Viewing party of President Obama's State of the Union message.  Enjoy the company of healthcare activists.  Snacks or drinks welcome.

January 26, 2011 - Wednesday

Hands off Social Security! Jobs Now!
When: January 26, 2011 - Wednesday
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: New Federal Building, Mission and 7th Street, San Francisco
What: Day after the President's State of the Union  speech - send a message that we want Social Security and real stimulus and real jobs.

Transit Riders Union - General Meeting
When: January 26, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, Paley 3rd floor conference room, San Francisco
What: We need better transit, with a new mayor and supervisors we need to organize. Updates from task forces and leadership update.

District 5 Democratic Club January Happy Hour
When: January 26, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Martin Macks, 1568 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Come meet  District 5 Democrats  and be a part of this newly formed club.  District 5 Democratic Club is looking forward to engaging, mobilizing and activating D5 Democrats to get involved in the political process for November and beyond.

San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting
When: January 26, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: State Building, Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Presentation by Jim Stearns regarding November 2010 election.
Update regarding rechartering of current democratic clubs and chartering of new democratic clubs.
Discussion/consideration of adopting Resolution supporting Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center.
Discussion/consideration of Policies and Procedures Manual - slate card committee authorization of campaign materials.

City Lights Bookstore - Michael McClure
When: January 26, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
What: Michael McClure celebrates the release of "Of Indigo and Saffron" published by U.C. Press. Essential collection of Michael McClure's poetry.  Michael McClure was one of the five poets who heralded the Beat movement in the 1955 Six Gallery reading in San Francisco.

January 27, 2011 - Thursday

Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) - Assessment Community Meeting
When: January 27, 2011 - Thursday
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: Mission Community Council, 390 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Department of Children, Youth and Their Families are conducting a citywide Community Needs Assessment, which it conducts every three years.  Open to the public.

Plan C Membership meeting - Scott Wiener and Malia Cohen
When: January 27, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  Membership meeting. Agenda:
  •  Meet newly sworn in Supervisors Scott Wiener and Malia Cohen.
  • 2011 TIC Update from Plan C board members Lyssa Paul and Steve Adams.  Ask questions and get the latest information on TICs and condo conversions.

Jobs with Justice San Francisco Kick-Off Celebration
When: January 27, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Come celebrate the successful first year of building Jobs with Justice in San Francisco, and look ahead to expanding worker and community solidarity and power in 2011.  Featuring National Jwj Executive Director Sarita Gupta and live performance by Nomi of Power Struggle.

The Rent is to Damn High! Party
When: January 27, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco
What: Help support Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco at fundraiser.  Free eats, live music, silent auction, special guests and general awesomeness.

San Francisco Transit Riders Union - 14 Mission Improvements
When: January 27, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Horace Mann Middle School, 3351 23rd Street, San Francisco
What: Hear concerns of the 14 Mission  riders and discuss what steps need to be  taken with SFMTA and the Mayor to make improvements to the 14-Mission corridor.  Simultaneous translation into Spanish and English will be provided.

January 28, 2011 - Friday

Charlie Meyers Memorial CRAB Feed
When: January 28, 2011 - Friday
6:00 p.m. - No host cocktails
7:30 p.m.  Dinner
Where: Italian-American Social Club, 25 Russia Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Let's remember our wonderful friend, Charlie, who organized this event for many years.
Marinated Crab Dinner (3 lbs per person!) with wine.  For non crab eaters, chicken or steak is available upon request
$50. per person.
Mail check payable to I.A.S.C. by January 24th to Patty Moran,540-A Noe Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94114
Information: 415-861-2378

January 29, 2011 - Saturday

Unite Potrero - Community meeting
When: January 29, 2011 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Participatory community event that will engage neighbors, agencies and organizations from all over Potrero Hill in building a shared community vision and launching ongoing action teams to start achieve vision.
Source: Potrero Hill Democratic Club

Neighborhood Park Council/San Francisco Parks Trust - Park Town Halls
When: January 29, 2011 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: SoMA Gene Friend Recreation Center, 270 6th Street and Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Park Town Hall meeting to hear your views about managing the parks, get your solutions to challenges and identify concerns before park decisions are made by officials.  

January 30, 2011 - Sunday

15th Annual Tet Festival
When: January 30, 2011 - Sunday
9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Larkin Street at Ellis, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Vietnamese  lunar new year.  music, food, games, arts and crafts. 

January 31, 2011 - Monday

Friends of the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Meeting
When: January 31, 2011 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Ingleside Police Station, 1 Sgt John V Young Lane, San Francisco
What: Planning meeting reports on projects, successes and plans for working committees  and welcome  Neighborood Parks Council/NPC fiscal sponsor.

February 1, 2011 - Tuesday

SPUR - Next up for Pier 70: Rehabilitating historic waterfront buildings
When: February 1, 2011 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Port of San Francisco project managers Kathleen Diohep and Lynda Swanson will discuss  the role of historic buildings in shaping the Pier 70 master plan.
$5. for non-members.

Booksmith - Citizen Journalism and The Future of Media
When: February 1, 2011 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
What:  Will we have journalism?  Rose Aguilar - KALW  and Peter Richardson - San Francisco State  will review alternatives and propose new forms of citizen journalism.

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City Arts and Lectures - Belva Davis
When: February 1, 2011 - Tuesday
8:00 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco
WhatBelva Davis in conversation with Judy Woodruff.  Belva Davis will discuss her newly published book "Never  in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism".  
Tickets: $21.

February 2, 2011 - Wednesday

Eastern Neighborhoods Transportation Implementation Planning Study
When: February 2, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Disposal and Recycling Co. - Recology Community Room, 900 7th Street, San Francisco 
What: SFMTA invites you to join fellow residents and business owners to discuss the Eastern Neighborhood Transportation Implementation Planning Study. 

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