Monday, January 10, 2011

The Week That Was - San Francisco Style


  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors Meeting - First vote for Interim Mayor
  • Chris Daly's Roast
  • Swearing in of new Commissoners by Mayor Gavin Newsom - Vince Courtney, Jr. in picture.
  • Swearing in of new Supervisors
  • Swearing in of new School Board members.
  • Congressman John Garamendi, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Barbara Lee speaking about Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
  • 13th Assembly District Delegate Selection meeting

 January 10, 2010 - Monday

Gavin Newsom - Swearing in as Lt. Governor
When: January 10, 2010 - Monday
1:00 p.m.
Where: State Capitol - Senate Chambers, Sacramento, Ca.
What: Gavin Newsom will be sworn in as Lt. Governor.  Immediately  following the ceremony, Lt. Governor Newsom will host an open house at his State Capitol office.

South Beach/Rincon/Mission Bay Neighborhood Association - Southern California SFPD Captain Greg McEachern and Supervisor Jane Kim.
When: January 10, 2010 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: South Beach Harbor Services Building Community Room (between Pier 40 and  AT and T Park)

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - 2011 Board Elections
When: January 10, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: January meeting  and 2011 Board Elections.

January 11, 2011 - Tuesday

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: January 11, 2011 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
Special Order: 3:00 p.m. Board of Supervisors sitting as a committee of the whole - Ratifying the Appointment of a Successor Mayor. 
Supervisors: David Chiu, John Avalos, David Campos, Carmen Chu, Malia Cohen, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Ross Mirkarimi, Scott Wiener

Swearing In Ceremony- City College Trustees
When: January 11, 2011 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: City College Multi-Use Building, Assembly Room, Room 140, 50 Phelan Building Avenue, San Francisco
What: Swearing in of City College Trustees John Rizzo, Anita Grier, Lawrence Wong.  Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
RSVP: 415-239-3681

January 12, 2011 - Wednesday

Inauguration Ceremony and Reception for SF Assessor Phil Teng
When: January 12, 2011 - Wednesday
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, Room 190, San Francisco
What: Inauguration of Phil Ting as Assessor-Recorder of San Francisco officiated by John A. Perez, Speaker of the California Assembly.  Reception to follow.

San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
When: January 12, 2011 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Off agenda:
Chief's Report: (interim Police Chief)
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra Dejesus, Angela Chan, James Hammer, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter
Information: 415-553-1667

San Francisco Young Democrats - Officer Elections  
When: January 12, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Mr  Smith's , 34 7th Street, San Francisco
What:  Happy Hour, meeting  with election for President and Internal Vice President.

January 13, 2011 - Thursday

Balboa Park Renovation Community Meeting
When: January 13, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ingleside Police Station Community Room, 1 Sgt. Young Drive
What: Community meeting to give attendees the opportunity to give feedback on the community art project and park signage, as part of the park and playground renovation.
Infomation: Sunya Ojure

NOPNA - Community Meeting - SF Day School
When: January 13, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: SF Day School (library), 350 Masonic, San Francisco (entrance on Golden Gate, near Masonic)
What: Community meeting with SF Day School.  Review potential capitol project planned at SF Day School.  Discuss neighborhood priorities including traffic improvements.

Glen Park Improvement Plan - Visioning
When: January 13, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Glen Park Rec. Center, Elk Street and Bosworth Street, San Francisco
What: Glen Park Improvement Plan - Visioning
Information: Lillian Bautista

Grand Opening of GLBT History Museum
When: January 13, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: 4127 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Grand opening of the GLBT History Museum.  7 p.m. ribbon cutting followed by free reception open to public until 9:00 p.m.

HANC - Natural History Slideshow
When: January 13, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: The Urban School, 1563 Page Street, San Francisco
What: Greg Gaar presents more than 100 images documenting the evolution of San Francisco's landscape.

Cocktail Fundraiser for  Bevan Dufty
When: January 13, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Brickyard, 1787 Union Street, San Francisco.
What:  Join the Union Street Enrichment Association in hosting a mixer and  fundraiser for Bevan Dufty.  Cocktails and appetizers will be served.  $30. suggested contribution

January 15, 2011 - Saturday

Compassionate Politics Workshop
When: January 15, 2011 - Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, 2041 Larkin, San Francisco
What: Compassionate Politics Workshop.  Hosted by Rev. Dorsey Blake.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, you are invited to gather in an effort to transform our society into a truly compassionate community.  During this  workshop he focus will be on this primary question:
How can political activists embody compassionate, empathetic, and other best practices from the personal, spiritual and social spheres in our efforts.
The  morning  will feature a diverse group of community leaders in a Wisdom Circle dialogue around compassionate politics and policies.
Participants include:
  • Rev. Dorsey Blake, Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples
  • Rev. Mutima Imani, East Bay Church of Religious Science
  • Rev. Diana McDaniel, Unity Church of San Leandro
  • Antonio Gonzalez, American Indian Movement
  • Rhonda V. Magee,  University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Nancy Kahn, Bay Area Nonviolent Communication
  • Wafaa Aborashed, United Nations Association East Bay and Health 880 Communities
  • Brenda Salgado, Movement Strategy Center.
Group dialogue, breakout discussions to follow.

Ocean Beach Master Plan Public Workshop and Open House
When: January 15, 2011 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Great Hall, SF Zoo Education Center, 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco
What: SPUR is leading a new long-range planning effort for Ocean Beach.  Join them and contribute your ideas and feedback.
The design team will be available to provide project background, information and collect your  imput and ideas for the future of Ocean Beach.
 Information: Benjamin Grant

Supervisor Malia Cohen - Community Appreciation Event
When: January 15, 2011 -Saturday
Noon to 3:00 p.m. (program 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.)
Where: Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street, San Francisco
What: Community Appreciation Event with Supervisor Malia Cohen.  Food, fun and family entertainment.  Free and open to the public.
Information: Eddie McCaffrey

January 17, 2011 - Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
When: January 17, 2011 - Monday
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
WhatMartin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration.  Member breakfast and Family Celebration.
Special essay presentations by San Francisco Yabor Council houtLV''

Make check payable to San Francisco Labor Council. Mail to San Francisco Labor Council, 1188 Franklin, #203, San Francisco, Ca. 94109.  Attention: Emily.
Information and reservations: Shelley Bradford Bell -

MLK National Day of Service
When: January 17, 2011 - Monday
8:00 a.m.
Where: African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: Join Organizing for America, African American Art and Culture Complex and Citizen Hope  for a Rally, Breakfast and volunteer for MLK National Day of Service.  Start at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast, rally and then dispatch volunteers throughout the city for various volunteer opportunities.
Coffee, bagels, donuts, fruit, yogurt will be served courtesy of Lefty O'Doul's
Info and RSVP:

MLK Day 2011: Know your rights
When: January 17, 2011 -Monday
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Lick Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco
What: Bay Area Youth Commissioners from Lick-Wilmerding High School will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by hosting a Youth Justice and Civic Education Forum.  Purpose of the forum is to educate Bay Area youth on the skillful exercise of their constitutional rights and the importance of civic engagement.  Event is sponsored by the Lick-Wilmerding High School Center for Civic Engagement. 
Keynote message from Anne Kenner, former Assistant United States Attorney, member of the World Affairs Council Executive Committee, Adjunct Professor at Hasting Law School and High School Civics teacher at Gateway High School.
After the Keynote there will be breakout sessions regarding to subjects relating to civic engagement and youth justice.
$35. per person.
Make check payable to San Francisco Labor Council. Mail to San Francisco Labor Council, 1188 Franklin, #203, San Francisco, Ca. 94109.  Attention: Emily.
Information and reservations: Shelley Bradford Bell -

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Monthly Meeting
When: January 17, 2011 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Where: It's a Grind, 1800 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting.  What are your ideas and concerns? Be active in our community.
Information: Frank Cannata

January 19, 2011 - Wednesday

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 Award: Jazzie Collins for tireless activism and exceptional leadership.
  • Brother Kelly James Cullen, OFM Memorial Award: Tenderloin Housing Clinic for 30 years of providing free legal services and offers comprehensive support services to SRO Tenants.
  • Ruth Kay Debs Memorial Award: Central 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 Award: Rosebowl 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 Award: Lower 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 Award: David 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 Awards: Tom Radulovich, Tenderloin Neighborhood Association, for exceptional commitment to safety.
  • Certificate of Excellence: Jim 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

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

January 20, 2011 - Thursday

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 servied.
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

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 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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