Friday, February 25, 2011

San Francisco Political Events as of February 25, 2011

February 25, 2011 - Friday

Celebration to Recognize Supervisor Cohen, Kim-Shree Maufas and Dr. Grier

When: February 25, 2011 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534, San Francisco
What: Join the following organizations and they celebrate the November 2, 2010 election of San Francisco officials  and to recognize San Francisco's Black Commissioners andCommissioner Leroy King.
African American Democratic Club, African American Chamber of Commerce, African American     Action Network, Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition, Black Leadership Forum, Black Coalition on Aids, Black Women Organized for Political Action, Black Women Stirring the Waters, Dwayne Jones, San Francisco NAACP
Hors d'oeuvre and no host bar.

Senator Bernie Sanders
When: February 25, 2011 - Friday
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Hear Senator Bernie Sanders will give an overview of his work in  several  key areas:
Hands Off Social Security, Health Care, Wall Street and the Economy, Global Warming, Foreign Policy
Co-SponsorsInstitute for Policy Studies, San Francisco Labor Council, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, San Francisco for Democracy, Unitarian Universalists for Peace/SF, Senior Action Network,  Democracy for America/Marin, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, Progressive Democrats of America
Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended as this event will fill up
Brown Paper

February 26, 2011 - Saturday

Reset San Francisco - Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting - Food for Thought
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join Assessor Phil Ting for a Saturday Brunch.  Bring your ideas, we will bring the food!  San Francisco is right in the center of this new revolution of creativity and productivity.  Shouldn't our city government be as creative and innovative as the rest of our city?

Dennis Herrera - Heaquarters Grand Opening and Strategy Session
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Dennis Herrera for Mayor Campaign Headquarters, 1645 California Street, San Francisco
WhatDennis Herrera's first Mayoral campaign event.  Grand opening of headquarters. This effort is about us, our neighborhoods, our City.

Rally to Save the American Dream - San Francisco
What: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Across the street from San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco
What: Support the protests in Wisconsin.
Information:  sponsored by

Supervisor Malia Cohen - Community Event
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Visitacion Valley Community Center, 50 Raymond Street, San Francisco
What: Community event with Supervisor Malia Cohen. Meet your neighbors and fellow District 10 residents.  Program begins at 12:30 p.m.  Open to the public.  Food and refreshments will be provided.  Children and families Welcome.

Community Kick-Off of Parks 94124
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Joseph Lee Gym, 1395 Mendell Street @ Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
What: Local group launches Advocacy and Park Stewardship in Bayview Hunters Point.  Parks 94124 is a new community park group that focuses on community, advocacy, and park stewardship in the Bayview Hunter's Point Community.  Kickoff will be on February 26, 2011.  The event will be held in conjunction with the Neighborhood Parks, Council, the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services (MONS), the San Francisco Skateboarding Association, San Francisco Recreation and Parks, Dwayne Jones and Hunter's Point Family.  
FoundersGeoffrea Morris, Lena Miller, Maya Rogers, Chablis Scott. 
Mission: to build community, park usership and stewardship by creating innovative, engaging and fully accessible park and open space facilities in the 94124 zip code.

Park Branch Library - Reopen!
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
 Ceremonies: 1:00 p.m., Library opens 2:00 p.m.
Where: Park Branch Library, 1833 Page, San Francisco
What: Opening of newly renovated Park Branch Library.

Leland Yee - Visitacion Valley
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
2:30 p.m.
Where: Luen Fat Restaurant, 110 Leland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Visitacion Valley Neighborhood Cantonese Tea with Leland Yee.  Grab a cup of tea with Leland Yee and other Visitacion Valley residents and share your thoughts on the future of San Francisco.  Event held in Cantonese.

John Ross Memorial
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: United Mission Presbyterian Church, 23rd Street and Capp, San Francisco
What: Memorial for John Ross.  Reception following at Cafe La Boheme.

February 27, 2011 - Sunday

Academy Awards 

February 28, 2011 - Monday

City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee
When: February 28, 2011 - Monday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Senior Housing and Independence - Hearing on the Budget and Legislative Analyst report "Housing Assistance and other Services to Enable Seniors to Remain in their Communities and Homes".  Sponsor:
Recycling Program - HANC - Resolution requesting the Rec and Park Dept. and the Dept. of the Environment collaborate to establish a comprehensive Parks recycling program utilizing the expertise, volunteer base an facilities of the HANC Recycling Center in Golden Gate Park, for the Dept. of the Environment to establish an Independent Recycling Center Master Plan, and requesting the Rec and Park Dept. to rescind the eviction of the HANC Recycling Center from Golden Gate Park.
Sponsors: Mirkarimi, Avalos, Mar and Campos
Members: John Avalos, Eric Mar, Sean Elsbernd

Tell Governor Brown: These Cuts Won't Heal
When: February 28, 2011 - Monday
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Hallidie Plaza - 5th and Market, San Francisco
What: Community to protest cuts to our resources - harming people who need healthcare, people who need jobs, elders and people with disabilities, workers in caring professions.  March and community speakout.  Meet at Hallidie Plaza and then proceed to State building.
Information: 415-749-2790 ext 356

Bevan is turning 56!
When: February 28, 2011 - Monday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Monkey Thai Restaurant, 280 Valencia Street, San Francisco
WhatBevan Dufty is Turning 56! Sponsored by Assemblymember Fiona Ma.  56 dollars for 56 years.  Lots of fun, birthday surprises.

Rescue Muni - Bus Rapid Transit Projects
When: February 28, 2011 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: County Fair Building, Ninth and Lincoln in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
What: Rescue Muni General Meeting.  Rachel Hiatt of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority has been invited to present the latest on the Van Ness Project, and they also expect to have a presentation on Geary.

Westside Democratic Club - Leland Yee
When: February 28, 2011 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: SFPD Taraval Station, Community Room, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join Westside Democratic Club as they welcome State Senator Leland Yee.

March 1, 2011  - Tuesday

Youth Life Line Pass - MTA Board
When: March 1, 2011 - Tuesday
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, MTA Board Room 400, San Francisco
What: Come support and speak to the MTA Board about the youth life line pass that would allow for free fast passes for qualified youth.

Potrero Hill Democratic Club  - Are Redevelopment Agencies on the way out?
When: March 1, 2011 - Tuesday
6:45 p.m. sign in and socialize
7:15 p.m. program starts
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: Redevelopment Agencies on the Way out? Part of the Governor's proposed budget completely eliminates community Redevelopment Agencies.  Have these entities been essential for job creation and community revitalization, or are they "futile" as Governor Brown has said.
Discussion with Arc Ecology Executive Director Saul Bloom, housing activist  Calvin Welch, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Deputy Executive Director Olson Lee, and a spokesperson from California Professional Firefighters.  Moderator will be San Francisco political reporter Marisa Lagos.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco - Let Freedom Ride
When: March 1, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Freedom Riders Reunion and Gallery Opening.  In 1961 hundreds of Americans converged on Jackson, Mississippi to challenge state segregation laws.  The Freedom Riders were determined to put an end to segregation and discrimination.  Join American heroes Ed Johnson, Mort Linder, Mimi Real, Carol Ruth Silver and Alexander Weiss to hear personal stories from when they boarded buses and trains and then went to jail.
Followed by a tour of the "Breach of Peace" - Katz Snyder Gallery exhibition
Moderated by KGO's Ray Taliafero.  
Free.  Reservations required. Email or call 415-292-1233

March 2, 2011 - Wednesday

San Francisco Business Times - Mayor's Economic Forecast
When: March 2, 2011 - Wednesday
7:15 a.m. Registration
7:25 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Forum
Where: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco
What: Mayor's Economic Forecast.  Featuring Mayor Ed Lee, Mayor Jean Quan, Daniel Cressman, Paul Single.
Information: Jacquie Bischoff

San Francisco Women's Political Committee - SFWPC Happy Hour!
When: March 2, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where" Ma'Velous Coffee and Wine Bar, 1408 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Stop by to meet with SFWPC and see what SFWPC has been up to and what they have planned for 2011.  This will be the first qualifying event for 2011.

Sunday Streets pre-season Fundraiser
When: March 2, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Buck Tavern, 1655 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Come join Sunday Streets as they get ready to kick off the 2011 season!.  Celebrity bartenders and lots of raffle prizes/  Donation requested: $5.-$20.

District 6 Transportation Planning Meeting
When: March 2, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Alexander Residence, Multi-Purpose Room 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: Representatives from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority want to hear from the community on their transportation needs for District 6 and input on 25 year transportation plans and funding priorities.
Co-Sponsors: Alliance for a Better District 6, Curry Senior Center, North of Market Business Association, Tenant Associations Coalition of San Francisco, Tenderloin Neighborhood Association, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
Information: 415-820-1560

Townhall Forum on the Crisis in Public Education
When: March 2, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: City College of San Francisco Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Our California Future: Quality Schools for All, Abundant Resources for Education and Public Services. A united call for progressive taxation.
Endorsed by: AFT 2121, California Faculty Association (SFSU chapter), Chinese Progressive Association, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Jobs with Justice San Francisco, POWER, San Francisco Labor Council, United Educators of San Francisco
Information: 515-585-2121

Leland Yee - Outer Sunset
When: March 2, 2011 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Java Beach Cafe, 396 La Playa, San Francisco
What: Come grab a cup of tea with State Senator Leland Yee and other Sunset residents at Java Beach Cafe and share your thoughts on the future of San Francisco and the neighborhood.
Information: Suzanne Ruecker

March 3, 2011 - Thursday

Public Safety Committee 
When: March 3, 2011 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where: Public Safety Committee, 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

Michela Alioto-Pier - Campaign Kick-Off Reception for Mayor
When: March 3, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 to 6:00 p.m. - VIP Reception
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - General Reception.
Where: Alioto's Restaurant, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
What: Official campaign kick-off reception for mayor.
Host Committee:
Alexander Alioto, Angelina Alioto-Grace and Daniel Grace, Ann Aloto, Frances Alioto, Joanne and Nunzio Alioto, Linda and John Alioto, Michele and Joseph Alioto, Pamela and John Ball, Tre'var Booker, Lori and John Brooke, Robert R. Callan, Jr. Geoff Callan, Bridget Cannata, Liza and Joey Cannata, Sofie and Chris Dolan, Maya Draisin and Mike Farrah, Jr., Theresa Driscoll Moore and Joseph Gartland Moore, Anne Farrah, Julie and Mike Farrah, Soraya Farrah, The Honorable Mark and Liz Farrell, Erica Galos Alioto and Joseph Alioto, Jr., Dominque Glynn, Larry Mazzola, Sr. and Larry Mazzola, Jr., Lisa and John McDonnell, Fred Naranjo, Honorable Mike Nevin, Janan New, Stefanie Roumeliotes and Dr. John Costouros, Gerry and Jim Sangiacoma, Barbara Sklar, Erica and Eric Sklar, Catherine Stefani and Chris Bankovitch, Mary and Joe Toboni, Eric Wright
$100. Friend - $150 Supporter - $500 VIP
RSVP Online:
Information: Sarah Zeiger

Fiona Ma - Annual Birthday Celebration
When: March 3, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. VIP Sit down dinner
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Reception
Where: Spire Restaurant, 685 3rd Street, San Francisco
What: Annual Birthday Celebration for Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Fiona Ma featuring Colin Gilmore.  Let's cheer on the Giants. Dress to impress by wearing your best orange and black outfit?
Tickets can only be purchased online
Information: Clem Clarke 415-572-0890

SPUR/Bay Citizen - The future of redevelopment
When: March 3, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: The future of redevelopment with Fred Blackwell of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and Karen Chapple from the department of city and regional planning at UC Berkeley.
$5. non-members

ACLU of Northern California - Who's Knocking at our Backdoor?
When: March 3, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: ACLU of Northern California 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco
What: ACLU of Northern California and the Center for Democracy and Technology invite you to join them with Dr. Susan Landau, who will discuss her book "Surveillance or Security: The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies" Light refreshments.
RSVP: Space is limited.

Rebuild Potrero Community Building Group
When: March 3, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Rebuild  Community Building Group dinner.  Action teams to report on their progress, work on next steps and recruit new members.  Brief update on the Rebuild Potrero development.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Information: Emily Weinstein 415-806-1429

Leland Yee - Inner Sunset
When: March 3, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Tart to Tart, 641 Irving Street, San Francisco
What: Grab a cup of team with State Senator Leland Yee and other Sunset residents and share your thoughts on the future of San Francisco.
Information: Suzanne Ruecker -

District 11 Family Night Out - Supervisor John Avalos
When: March 3, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Geneva Steak House, 5130 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Join Supervisor John Avalos and his family for a night out to support District 11 local restaurants. Meet your neighbors, chat with the Supervisor in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.

LOVING San Francisco
When: March 3, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m. Euro Circle
9:00 p.m. to 2 a.m. DJ Marc Van Brabant (Holland) and DJ Pollux (Soviet Union)
Where: Project One Art Gallery, 252 Rhode Island, San Francisco
What: Learn more about:
San Francisco Beautiful, Friends of the Urban Forest, Neighborhood Park Council, San Francisco Heritage, San Francisco Park Trust
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March 5, 2011 -  Saturday

Leland Yee - Sunset
When: March 5, 2011 - Saturday
11:00 a.m.
Where: Tennessee Grill, 1128 Taraval Street, San Francisco
What: Grab a cup of coffee with State Senator Leland Yee and other Sunset residents at the Tennessee Grill and share your thoughts on the future of San Francisco
Information: Suzanne Ruecker -

Diamond Heights Quarterly Neighborhood Meeting
When: March 5, 2011 -  Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: St. Aldan's Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive, San Francisco
What: Diamond Heights Quarterly Neighborhood Meeting.  Supervisor Scott Wiener will be discussing issues facing Diamond Heights.

March 6, 2011 - Saturday

Help McLaren Park
When: March 6, 2011 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to noon
Where: Louis Sutter Clubhouse, McLaren Park, San Francisco
What: Help McLaren Park. Pancake Breakfast to help raise the final dollars need to complete the Gambier St. Plaza in McLaren Park's north side.  See the baby ducks at McNab lake!
Donation will serve you a complete breakfast which includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit, juice, milk and coffee

Off Lease Dog Walking - Rally outside the GGNRA Open House Meeting
When:  March 7, 2011 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Ft. Mason Center, Building D, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan Street, San Francisco
What: Speak out for Off-Leash Dog Walking.  Rally outside the GGNRA Open House Meeting.  Golden Gate National Recreation Area has released a proposal to restrict dogs and off-lease dog walking in places like Fort Funston, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field, Marin Headlands, Muir Beach.  Rally outside of the GGNRA open house meeting at Ft. Mason. The GGNRA will not have a microphone available for the public to commet on its proposal.
Bring a photo of your dog, a sign expressing your message to the GGNRA.
Sponsored by: Crissy Field Dog Group, DogPAC of SF, Ocean Beach DOG, SF ProDog, Save Off-Leash Dog Walking in the SF Bay Area, SFDog.

March 8, 2011 - Tuesday

International Women's Day Summit and Awards Luncheon
When: March 8, 2011 - Tuesday
8:30 a.m. Summit
12:30 Lunch
6:30 p.m. Gala Dinner
Where: Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post Street, San Francisco
What: In celebration of 100 years of International Women's Day, the 2011 San Francisco International Women's Day Summit and Awards Luncheon will focus on five of the critical areas of concern identified in the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Honoring: Supervisor Sophie Maxwell; Esta Soler, President Family Violence Prevention Fund; Caryl Ito, Founder, Pacific Asian American Bay Area Coalition; Commissioner San Francisco Airport Commission; Deara Okonkwo, Dede's Dance Studio - Annie Powell Community Leadership Award;
Roma Guy - Social Justice Activist The Norma Hotaling Community Advocate of the Year Award; 
Willie Brown - fromer California Assembly Speaker and Mayor of San Francisco - Man of the Year
Morning Keynote Speaker - Dr. Emily Murase, Director, SF Department of the Status of Women
Luncheon Keynote Speaker - Michealene Cristini Risley  - Producer, Writer and Director
 Gala Dinner Keynote Speaker - Dr. M. Elisabth Pate-Cornell - Chair - Management Science and Engineering Stanford University
Mistress of Ceremony - Rose Aguilar - Journalist, author and host of "Your Call" on NPR-affiliate KALW-FM 91.7
Registration - information: to register and review different donations for different options

SPUR - Burning Man and the Art of Urbanism
When: March 8, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San  Francisco
What: Bay Guardian City Editor Steven T. Jones will lead a discussion with key characters from his book "The Tribes of Burning Man: How an Experimental City in the Desert is Shaping the New American Counterculture".
$5. non-members

March 11, 2011 - Friday

Irish American Democratic Club - St. Patrick's Day Party
When: March 11, 2011 - Friday
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 1494 7th Avenue, San Francisco
What: St. Patrick's Day Party and welcome to the Irish American Democratic Club Board.
$15. for prty only - $25. will cover the party and 2011 $15. membership dues.
2011 Board Members: John O'Riordan - President , Jim Wachob - Vice- President , Jim Weixel - Recording Secretary, Eileen Kivlehan - Treasurer , Mary O'Riordan - Corresponding Secretary Additional Board Members:  Dan Sullivan, Bob Twomey, Joan Simmons, Kevin Malone
Information: 415-861-2378

March 12, 2011 - Saturday

St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade
When: March 12, 2011  - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - St. Patrick's Day Festival - Civic Center Plaza, Larkin Street and Grove Street
11:30 a.m. - March - corner of Second and Market to City Hall
What: 160th Annual St. Patrick's Day parade and festival.

Woodland Avenue - David Onek and Michael Dukakis
When: March 12, 2011 - Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: 62 Woodland, San Francisco
What: You are invited to meet David Onek, candidate for San Francisco District Attorney and Michael Dukakis - 1988 Democratic Candidate for President.
Co-Hosts: Aaron Peskin, John Avalos, Peter Keane, Art Agnos, Nancy Oliveira, Michael and Johanna Wald, Rafael Mandelman, Ann Kirk and Ed Sykes, Jane Morrison, Agar Jaicks.
Donor's Choice: $25., $50. $75. Sponsor: $100. Patron: $200.
Information: 415-564-1482

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