Monday, January 17, 2011

That Was the Week That Was - Week 2

Week January 10th through January 17th, 2011


1.  Ed Lee voted in as Interim San Francisco mayor.
2.  Ed Lee sworn in as Mayor in San Francisco rotunda
3.  Linda Colfax sworn in as Superior Court Judge
4.  Judges standing up in support of Linda Colfax at her Investure
5.  San Francisco Police Commission discussing process regarding picking a new Police Chief. Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown in attendance
6.  Supervisor Malia Cohen from District 10 with Senator Mark Leno at Cohen's Community Appreciation Event
7.  Crowd at Malia Cohen's event at Bayview Opera House

January 18, 2011 - Tuesday

Unite  Here!
When: January 18, 2011 - Tuesday
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  Grand Hyatt Hotel, Post and Stockton Street, by Union Square, San Francisco
What: Rally and picket.

SPUR - Building rental housing in San Francisco
When: January 18, 2011 - Tuesday
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: What are the prospects for new rental housing development in San Francisco? Panel discussion including lenders, developers and representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and urban Development and the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing.
$5. non-members

January 19, 2011 - Wednesday

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club - Reception
When: January 19, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 225 11th Street, San Francisco
What: Reception for the newly elected supervisors, Mayor and District Attorney
RSVP: - rsvp by January 18, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Stop Greenwich Evictions - Confront the landlord
When: January 19, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: 525 Greenwich Street, San Francisco
What: Fight to save 3 seniors at 525 Greenwich Street .  Come protest and tell the landlord that the community does not support his evictions or condos.
Information: San Francisco Tenants Union

McLaren  Park Council
When: January 19, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Louis Sutter Round House, McLaren Park, San Francisco
What: McLaren Park Council format allows various groups (park advocates, community and user groups) to share information, updates on McLaren Park projects, issues and advocacy.  
Information: Linda Litehiser

Alliance for a Better District 6 - 12th Annual Meeting
When: January 19, 2011  - Wednesday

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: 201 Turk Street Family Apartments, Community Room, 201 Turk Street at Jones Street, San Francisco
What: Alliance for a Better District 6 12th Annual Meeting - Guest speakers, election of officers, awards ceremony, door prizes, refreshments.
Host: Alliance for a Better District 6

Awards Celebration:

  • Jim Berk Memorial Award: San Francisco Clean City Coalition - 20 years of cleaning, greening and beautifying San Francisco
  • Steve Conley Memorial AwardJazzie Collins for tireless activism and exceptional leadership.
  • Brother Kelly James Cullen, OFM Memorial AwardTenderloin Housing Clinic for 30 years of providing free legal services and offers comprehensive support services to SRO Tenants.
  • Ruth Kay Debs Memorial AwardCentral Market Community Benefit District for 5 years of providing beautification, safety and improvements to the Central Market neighborhood.
  • James Leo Dunn Memorial Award: Michael Nulty for meritorious service and being a continual voice for progressive rights in District 6.
  • Dahi Donnelly Memorial AwardRosebowl Florist and Wine Bar for 30 years of community
  •  service.
  • Evelyn Haas Memorial Award: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation(TNDC) for 30 years of providing safe, affordable housing and support services to low-income people in San Francisco
  • Tess Manalo-Ventresca Memorial Award: Christina Olague for her lifetime of leadership and public service to the diverse communities of San  Francisco
  • Patricia Walkup Memorial AwardLower Polk Neighbors for 10 years of tree planting, crime fighting, cleanliness and beautification initiatives.
  • Hank Wilson Memorial Award: Project Open Hand for 25 years of providing daily meals, a Grocery Center, and nutrition programs for those in need.
  • Citizen of the Year AwardDavid Elliott Lewis, in recognition of outstanding civic participation.
  • Community Impact Awards: St. Anthony's Foundation for 60 years of community service/ San Francisco Network Ministries for 30 years of providing memorial services for poor and homeless people; Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center for 15 years of health services and education to Asian and Pacific Islander Communities.
  • Safety AwardsTom Radulovich, Tenderloin Neighborhood Association, for exceptional commitment to safety.
  • Certificate of ExcellenceJim Meko, in recognition of comprehensive urban and neighborhood planning.
Alliance will be electing new officers, distributing door prizes to those in attendance and providing refreshments.  Open to the public.

Sponsors and Donors:
Lefty O'Doul's, Tip Top Market, Alliance for a Better District 6, 201 Turk Street Family Apartments, Garland Public and Community Relations, Susan Bryan, Dennis Dorey, Colin Hussey, Davy Jones, John Nulty, Michael Nulty, Marvis Phillips.
Board of Directors:

  • James Keys - President
  • Dennis Isner - Administrative Officer
  • Susan Bryan - Treasurer
  • Bashir Alabsi - Business Concerns Chair
  • Michael Pedersen, Air Horn Abatement Chair
  • Michael Nulty - Executive Director/Housing Chair
  • Dean Clark - Board Member
  • Glendon Hyde - Board Member
  • David Elliott Lewis, Board Member

Information: 415-820-1560

District 2 Democratic Club General Meeting - Supervisor Mark Farrell
When: January 19, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Road, San Francisco
What: Come meet your new Supervisor Mark Farrell, Supervisor for District 2 and Alex Clemens of Barbary Coast Consulting.

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Jim Ross
When: January 19, 2011 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m. 
Where: St Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: Jim Ross, political consultant and San Francisco insider will share his "take" on the state of city politics.
Information: Molly Fleischman

January 20, 2011 - Thursday

Recreation and Park Commission - Agenda
When: January 20, 2011 - Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: Recreation and Park Commission meeting.  Items from agenda:
  • Election of President and Vice President for calendar year 2011.
  • Presentation and discussion only on proposed Community Recreation Councils and update on the progress of forming councils.
  • New business/agenda: Permits policy, disc golf, resident golf card, energy audit RFQ, maintenance cost for synthetic turf, bocce community use opportunities, Marina Degaussing Station RFP, Scholarship policy, San Francisco Parks Trust, Lincoln Park Golf Course, Coit Tower, Sharp Park, San Francisco Municipal Golf Course Policy, Golden Gate Park MLK Drive Repaving.
Commissioners: Mark Buell, Tom Harrison, Paige Arata, Gloria Bonilla, David Lee, Meagan Levitan, Larry Martin

Retire the Re-elect Kim-Shree to San Francisco School Board Campaign Debt!
When: January 20, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: L's Caffe, 2871 24th Street, San Francisco
What:    Supervisors David Campos, John Avalos and Eric Mar invite you to a Help retire Kim-Shree Maufas' campaign debt.

City Democratic Club - Supervisor Mark Farrell
When: January 20, 2011 - Thursday
 7:00 p.m.
Where: Marines' Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What: Meet New District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell. Margaux Kelly (Mark Farrell's campaign manager) and Chris Lee (Mark Farrell's campaign consultant) will also be on hand to discuss last years District 2 race.

Upper Noe Neighbors - City Attorney's Office and Code Enforcement Resident Protection Team
When: January 20, 2011 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Upper Noe Recreation Center, (Day and Sanchez Street, San Francisco
What: Representative from the City Attorney's Office and their Code Enforcement Resident Protection Team will speak.
Updates on issues included Church Street property where the Blue Church use to be and new wireless antenna legislation. Refreshments will be  served.
Information: Vicki Rosen -

January 21, 2011 - Friday

38th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade 
When: January 21, 2011 - Friday
8:00 p.m.
Where: Element Lounge, 1028 Geary Street, San Francisco
What: NARAL Pro-Choice California and Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific are putting on a party - 70's style in honor of the landmark Roe vs Wade Decision in 1973.  Free.
RSVP: Sarah La Due

January 27, 2011 - Thursday

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.

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

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

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