Monday, January 31, 2011

Unite Potrero - "This is where it begins"

Potrero Unite met on Saturday at Potrero Hill Neighborhood House to talk about a shared community   vision and to launch ongoing action teams.  Follow-up meeting will be February 5th (see calendar below)

January 31, 2011 - Monday

Governor Jerry Brown - State of the State
When: January 31, 2011 - Monday
5 p.m.
Where: Sacramento
What: State of the State address by Governor Jerry Brown.  Streaming

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.

SFMTA - Cesar Chavez Street
When: February 1, 2011 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda: Traffic modifications proposed for Cesar Chavez Street.
SFMTA Board of Directors: Tom Nolan, Jerry Lee, Cameron Beach, Leona Bridges, Cheryl Brinkman, Malcom Heinicke, Bruce Oka

San Francisco Board of Supervisors - Weekly Meeting
When: February 1, 2010 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Items from Agenda
Handbill Distribution - Sponsor: Chiu
Urging the California State Legislature to Pass the California Dream Act - Sponsors: Chiu, Avalos, Campos, Kim, Mar and Mirkarimi
Opposing the Sale of KUSF's FCC License to Broadcast on 90.3 FJ - Sponsors: Mirkarimi, Mat
Opposing Proposed changes to the FY2011-2012 California State Budget to Eliminate Redevelopment Agencies - Sponsors: Cohen, Kim, Elsbernd, Campos, Avalos, Wiener, Farrell and Chiu

Potrero Hill Democratic Club -  Potrero Hill Power Plant
When: February 1, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Joshua Arce, Executive director of Brightline Defense Project will discuss the past and future of Potrero power plant.  
Erin Miller, Project Manager of SFMTA's Eastern Neighborhoods Transportation Implementation Planning Study will give a brief overview.

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.

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

Plan C - 2011 Condo Conversion Lottery Rally
When: February 2, 2011 - Wednesday
8:15 a.m.
Where: City Hall steps, San Francisco
What:  Rally in support of Condo Conversion.

San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
When: February 2, 2011 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Chief's Report - Report on crime statistics, review of recent activities, status report on  preparation of SFPD's 2011-2012 budget, status report on revision of Department General Order "Use of Firearms".
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra Dejesus, Angela Chan, James Hammer, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter
Information: 415-553-1667

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. 

Single Payer Now - Stop the Corporate Stranglehold over our Healthcare
When: February 2, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Centro del Pueblo, 474 Valencia, San Francisco
What: Forum on our Healthcare System sponsored by Single Payer Now..
Speakers: Katie Robbins, National Organizer for Healthcare-NOW!
Margaret Flowers, MD: Congressional Fellow for Physicians for a National Health program.
Yes on SB 810 and HR 676.

Residents for Noe Valley Town Square - Community Meeting
When: February 2, 2011 - Wednesday
7:15 p.m.
Where: Alvarado Elementary School, enter the cafeteria on 22nd Street between Eureka Street and Douglass Street, San Francisco
What: Community meeting regarding Noe Valley Town Square.  Landscape Architect, Chris Guillard will present 3 different "plans" for the Town Square.  Discussion to follow  presentation with possible vote on which option should be picked.  

February 3, 2011 - Thursday

Public Safety Meeting
When: February 3, 2011 - Thursday (note - now meeting on Thursdays not Mondays)
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250,  San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
Hearing - Citywide Public Safety Conditions - Hearing to receive a report from the San Francisco Police Department and/or Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice regarding public safety conditions including citywide crime levels and trends both citywide and by police district station and/or neighborhood.
Sponsor: Mirkarimi
Members: Ross Mirkarimi, Malia Cohen, David Campos

Black History Month Kickoff Celebration
When: February 3, 2011 - Thursday
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Rotunda, San Francisco
What: Join Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Malia Cohen and keynote speakers Bernard and Shirley Kinsey for the San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society's annual Black History Month kickoff.  The 2011 theme is "African Americans and the Civil War".  Event is free.
RSVP is requested: or registereind

Rules Committee
When: February 3, 2011 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Item from Agenda: Compensation of Board of Education Members.  Sponsors: Kim, Campos, Mar and Avalos
Members: Jane Kim, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell

India Basin Neighborhood Association - 12th Annual General meeting
When: February 3, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Speakeasy Lagers and Ales, 1195 Evans Avenue @ Keith, San Francisco
What: India Basin Neighborhood Association 12th Annual General Meeting.  Updates on IBNA projects, slide show about the waterfront Community Vision. Complementary snacks and beverages.
IBNA mission is to preserve the maritime history, natural beauty, diverse character, and unique ambiance of the vibrant mixed-use neighborhoods of India Basin through community organizing.

February 4, 2011 - Friday

Supervisor David Campos
When: February 4, 2011 - Friday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Fat Beli Deli, 2598 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco
What: Visit Supervisor David Campos for community hours.

February 5, 2011 - Saturday

KNBR Giants FanFest 2011
When: February 5, 2011 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. 
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco
What: KNBR's 18th Giants Fan Fest. Live KNBR broadcasts on the field, player  question and answer, autograph and photograph areas, kids zone and more.

Potrero Unite - Second Meeting
When: February 5, 2011 - Saturday
10 a.m. to noon.
Where: St. Theresa's, 390 Missouri Street, San Francisco
What:  Follow up gathering to start taking on the teams and goals created by the January 29th event.

February 6, 2011 - Sunday

Super Bowl!

February 7, 2011 - Monday

Presidio Trust - Board of Directors meeting
When: February 7, 2011 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco
What: Presidio Trust Board of Directors meeting.  Items from agenda:
Executive Director's Report - Partner Reports - National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks
Project Updates - Visitor Center Update, El Polin Spring Update
Board of Directors: Nancy Hellman Bechtle, William Wilson, David H. Grubb, William R. Hambrecht, Charlene Harvey, John Reynolds, J. Michael Shepherd, 

February 8, 2011 - Tuesday

San Francisco Young Democrats - Meet your new supervisors!
When: February 8, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco (note new location
What: Meet you new supervisors Mark Farrell, Malia Cohen, Jane Kim and Scott Wiener.
Also, Presidents of local Democratic cubs speak about how you can get more involved with politics in the City.
Mike Kim - President
External VP - Emily Salgado
Internal VP  - Sarah Singer
Secretary - Dean Ignacio
Treasurer - Allie Fisher 
CYD VP of Membership - Jenn Longley
Immediate Past President - Max Szabo

February 10, 2011 - Thursday

Local 2! - Rally and Picket
When: February 10, 2011- Thursday
   4:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel Market and Drumm, San Francisco
What: Multi-city action.

League of Women Voters of San Francisco Gala
When: February 10, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The City Club, 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco
What: Gala hosted by the League of Women Voters of San Francisco will honor pioneering and rising star women leaders in the Bay Area community:
Rising Stars: Nicole Baran, Hala K. Jijazi, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, London Breed
Pioneers: Diane B. Wilsey, Brenda Wright, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Margaret Sullivan, Aileen Clarke Hernandez
Tickets $100. 

Street Food Movement in Francisco
When: February 10, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Panel discussion: Street food movement in San Francisco:
Supervisor Bevan Dufty,
Larry Bain of Let's Be Frank
Veronica Salazar and Margarita Rojas of La Cocina

Cesar Chavez East Community Design Plan
When: February 10, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Buena Vista Elementary School, 2641 25th Street (in the Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Help develop a community vision and design for a complete street that is safe, comfortable and accessible for Cesar Chavez Street

February 11, 2011 - Friday

Violence Prevention Planning Meeting
When: February 11, 2011 - Friday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Horace Mann Academic Middle School, 3351 23rd Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, Department of Juvenile Probation and Department of Public Health invite you to participate in the San Francisco Violence Prevention Planning Community Input Process.  This is to gather community input on ways to reduce violence in local neighborhoods and to create a peaceful environment for children, youth and their families.
Information: Veronica Martinez

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