Sunday, March 27, 2011

San Francisco Political Events through April 9, 2011

Picture: 18th Street and Castro

March 28, 2011 - Monday

City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee
When: March 28, 2011 - Monday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Note: Items including 4:00 p.m. hearing on 14 Mission Bus Line Switchbacks and J Church Street Car Line Unreliability. L Taraval and N Judah riders are welcome to attend and express their concerns as well.
Supervisors: John Avalos, Eric Mar, Sean Elsbernd

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: March 28, 2011 - Monday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Item from agenda: Hearing - Affirming Certificate of Parkmerced Project Final Environmental Impact Report -
Supervisors: Eric Mar, Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener

Community Meeting - Taser Issues
When: March 28, 2011 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Just Cause, 2301 Mission @ 19th Street, Room #211, San Francisco
What: Meeting to bring together those who helped organize and attended police commission hearings in February.  90 days to strategize regarding the taser issue.

March 29, 2011 - Tuesday

San Francisco Board of Supervisors - Park Merced
When: March 29, 2011 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Item from agenda: Hearing at 4:00 p.m - public testimony regarding Park Merced.

League of Pissed Off Voters - Happy Hour
When: March 29, 2011 - Tuesday
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Thieves Tavern, 496 14th Street, San Francisco
What: Hang out with your fellow Pissed Off Voters and get caught up on the latest news.
Thieves Taverns will be hosting drink specials, donating some of their funds to the League of Pissed Off Voters.

State Senator Leland Yee - Coffee Meeting
When: March 29, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Contraband Coffee Bar, 1415 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Have a cup of coffee with Leland Yee with other Nob Hill residents and share your thoughts on the future of San Francisco
Information: Suzanne Ruecker -

Potrero Boosters - Eastern Neighborhoods Transportation Implementation Planning Study
When: March 29, 2011 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro, San Francisco
What: Community meeting presented by the Eastern Neighborhoods Citizens Advisory Committee, a group composed of community members appointed by the Board and Mayor to represent the interests of your neighborhood.  Let the ENCAC members hear your views on issues for your neighborhood: open space, transportation, street beautification and child care.  Over the next several years, the ENCAC will play a crucial role in deciding how public benefit dollars are spent.

March 30, 2011 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When: March 30, 2011 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, Ross Mirkarimi, Jane Kim

Budget and Finance Committee
When: March 30, 2011 - Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, Ross Mirkarimi, Jane Kim

San Francisco Police Commission - Regular Meeting
When: March 30, 2011 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Items from agenda:
Chief's report - Report on crime statistics, review of recent activities, status report regarding violence prevention efforts in the Mission District, status report regarding DNA testing backlog.
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, James Hammer, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development -  Homes and Hope Happy Hour
When: March 30, 2011 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: Homes and Hope Happy Hour benefiting the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC).
Host committee: Gloria Beck, JT Davenport, Eavan Horter, Shelby McKinley, Lyle Ross, Charlie Schlangen,  Karen Simon
Proceeds from the event will support TNDC Programs and services for low-income families anad individuals. Information:
Tickets:  before March 22nd $20.  After March 22nd are $30.

Drinks Downtown with Dennis Herrera
When: March 30, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Swig Bar, 561 Geary Street, San Francisco
What: Meet with City Attorney Dennis Herrera.  Drink specials, fun times, good people and a special visit from a local food truck and the sounds of DJ Gabe Gavilanes.
Hosted by: Melissa Blaustein, Juan Cerda, Bailey Douglass, Kevin Easton, Alice Engstrom, Allie Fisher, Schuyler Hudak, Gabe Gavilanes, Jason Goldman, Matthew Goldman, Katherine Mindel Jones, Jill Nelson, Rudy Ramirez, Alex Reese, Justin Roja, Jack Song, Amy Super, Max Szabo, Alex Volberding, Colin Ward
Suggested donation: $15., $25., $50., $100., $500.
Dennis Herrera -

McLaren Park Collaborative - 3rd Meeting
When: March 30, 2011 -  Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Vis Valley, 34 Leland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join neighbors and park advocates from the three neighborhoods that border McLaren (Excelsior, Portola and Visitacion Valley) for third meeting of the McLaren Park Collaborative.
Information: Victoria Bell

Harvey Matthews Bayview Hunters Point Democratic Club - Meeting
When: March 30, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Bayview Police Station Community Room, 201 Williams Street, San Francisco
What: Meeting of the Harvey Matthews Bayview Hunters Point Democratic Club.

San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting
When: March 30, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Monthly Meeting. Agenda:
Item from agenda: Presentation by Mayoral Candidate Phil Ting and presentation by District  Attorney Candidate George Gascon.

March 31, 2011 - Thursday

Cesaar E. Chavez Holiday Breakfast
When: March 31, 2011 - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Mission Language and Vocational School, Latino Culinary Academy, 2929 19th Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the life and work of Cesar E. Chavez - March 31, 1927 to April 23, 1993.
Tickets Individual: $60.

Persian New Year Celebration
When: March 31, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, The Rotunda, San Francisco
What: Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi invite you to a civic celebration of Persian New Year Celebration: Nowruz

Women's Media Center - An Evening with Gloria Steinem and Young Feminist Leaders
When: March 31, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: The Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco
What:  An Evening with Gloria Steinem and Young Feminist Leaders.  Women's Media Center works to make the female half of the world visible.  They do it by promoting women as subjects and decision-makers within the media, training women and girls so they are media-ready and media-savvy, exposing sexism in the media and creating innovative new media and original content.
Tickets: $1,000 VIP $250.; Prime Seating $250.; Lower Prime Seating $100.; General Admission $29.

April 1, 2011 - Friday

Wilma Pang - Kick Off Party for Mayor
When: April 1, 2011 - Friday
5:00 p.m.
Where: Asia Mall, 1341 Stockton Street, San Francisco
What: Kick Off Party for Wilma Pang for Mayor.  Featuring Chinese Instrumental Ensemble, food, Lion Dancing.

April 2, 2011 - Saturday

California Democratic Council - Re-Districting Conference for Progressives
When: April 2, 2011 - Saturday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco State University, Convention Center, 800 Font Blvd., San Francisco
What: "How Will Your District Look?".  Workshops to inform and activate:
Status of Redistricting, Proposition 11 and Voting Rights Act, GIS software Training, Strategy for Local Districts, Redistricting Resources
$45. conference includes all workshops and lunch

Beyond Differences - Dealing Kids Back In
When: April 2, 2011 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. - Family Walk
12:00 BBQ Luncheon
Where: Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, Ca.
What: The Second Annual Family Walk and BBQ Luncheon.
Beyond Differences - helping kids overcome social isolation.  An organization dedicated to Lili Rachel Smith.
Special Guest: California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris.
 Honoring The Beyond Difference Teen Board of Directors: McKenna Becker, Tierney Becker, Bailey Chavez, Jordan Chavez, Aislinn Cushing, Shoshana Feld, Jacob Grossfeld, Talia Rothman, Matthew Waxman, Jenna Zimmerman
Presenting an original slam poetry perfromance created especially for this event.
Live musice by Teen Board member Jacob Grossfeld's band, Dent.
Event Co-Chairs: Jacqueline Neuwirth and Stephen Swire, Colette Sell and Don Kline
Featuring the premiere of a new film about teenage social isolation
Dealing Kids Back in Host Committee: Julie Brandt, Karin Chandler, Ruth Chavez, Mary Croughan, Liz Darby, Carol Goldberg, Davida Hartman-Griffin, Linda Kreitzman, Abbey Levine, Susan Lowenberg, Jacqueline Neuwirth Swire and Stephen Swire, Joyce Newstat, Joan Lubamersky, Elaine Neuwirth, Kjerstin Sandquist, Jeanie Schram, Collette Sell and Don Kline
Ace Smith and Laura Talmus, Evie Talmus, Alyssa Taubman and Robert Rothman, Barbara Waxman, Barbara Zamost, Betsy Zimmerman.
Board of Directors: Laura Talmus - President, Aislinn Cushing, Ellen Kahn, Iris Lancaster, Abbey Levine, Diane Matsumoto, Lucy McCoy, Jacqueline Neuwirth, Jeanne Rizzo, Collett Sell, Ace Smith,  Evie Talmus
Staff: Kjerstin Sandquist, Program Director, Heidi Meireles, Fundraising Association
Tickets $25. per individual

April 4, 2011 - Monday

San Francisco Labor Council -We Are One - 
When: April 4, 2011 - Monday
4:30 p.m. - Meet at Bank of America Building
6:00 p.m. - Rally at Federal Reserve Building
Where: Meet at 555 California Street (Bank of America Building), San Francisco.
What: We are One is part of a nationwide effort by the AFL-CIO, many unions and community partners to unite public and private sector workers to support the workers in Wisconsin and regular working families elsewhere.
Speakers include Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer, Wisconsin tate AFL-CIO,
Eva Paterson, Equal Justice Society and the California Civil Rights Coalition

April 5, 2011 - Tuesday

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Supervisor Malia Cohen, Campaign for New Priorities, Fight for a Fair Economy
When: April 5, 2011 - Tuesday
6:45 - Socialize
7:00 p.m. Meeting
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting:
Fight for a Fair Economy - hear from Alysabeth Alexander, Political Action Chair of SEIU Local 1021, on the Fight for a Fair Economy in Wisconsin and closer to home.
Campaign for New Priorities - Sandra Schwartz, Peace Education Coordinator at the American Friends Service Committee will introduce the Campaign for New Priorities.
Supervisor Malia Cohen - Update on her legislation and what's going on in the district.

April 6, 2011 - Wednesday

San Francisco Neighborhood Summit -
When: April 6, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gene Friend Community Center Auditorium, 270 Sixth Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Entertainment Commission in partnership with the San Francisco Police Department and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services invite you to the San Francisco Neighborhood Summit.
Organized to nurture relationships between the SF Entertainment Commission, City
Departments, community leaders and neighbor advocates.  Meet, exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration to foster  healthy, safe and vibrant neighborhoods in San Francisco
Speaker's Panel
Inspector Dave Falzon - Alcohol Liaison Unit, San Francisco Police Department
Vajra Granelli - Sound Technician, SF Entertainment Commission
 Audrey Joseph - Commissioner, SF Entertainment Commission
Jocelyn Kane (moderator) Executive Director, Entertainment Commission
Kirsten Macaulay, Neighborhood Liaison, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Service
Cmdr. Greg McEachern, Entertainment Liaison, SF Police Department
Jim Meko, Commissioner, SF Entertainment Commission
Edgar Oropeza, SF Planning Department
Al Perez, Commissioner, SF Entertainment Commission
Free - open to the public

District 5 Democratic Club - Public Space and Bicycle Safety
When: April 6, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Club Waziema, 543 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
What: Come hear new developments in bicycle safety, opening up of public spaces for community use in District 5 and meet the newly appointed District 5 Democratic Club Committee chairs.
Adam Greenfield - Inner Sunset activist will discuss his experience organizing in  the Inner Sunset.
San Francisco Bicycle  Coalition will educate with their "Connecting The City" vision. Information:

San Francisco Democratic Women in Action - Domestic Abuse
When: April 6, 2011 - Wednesday
 6:30 p.m.
Where: Zephyr Cafe, 3643 Balboa, San Francisco
What: Membership meeting.  Focus will be on Domestic Abuse in our community.

SF4Democracy - General Membership Meeting
When: April 6, 2011 - Wednesday
 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Police Department Northern Station, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: General membership meeting.
First Item: Members in good standing will be asked to cast their vote on where SF for Democracy stands on the death penalty, as well as where they stand on proposed legislation to make "death qualifying" questions illegal for jury selection in California.
Speaker: Darryl Stallworth of Death Penalty Focus. Will talk about why he changed his position on the death penalty after he prosecuted his first death penalty case.
A speaker from the San Francisco DA's office has been requested to present the pro-death penalty position.
Second Item: Status of the California Budget crisis.  If the legislature approves Governor Brown's request to allow voters to decide whether existing taxes should be extended  for another 5 years, SF for Democracy PAC will be convened to vote on their position for that initiative.
General public is invited to attend.

April 9, 2011 - Saturday

Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival 2011
When: April 9, 2011 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. Parade
Where: Dolores Park - 19th Street/Dolores/Guerrero, San Francisco
Noon to 6:00 p.m. - 24th Street Fair
Where: 24th Street/Treat-Bryant Street, San Francisco
What: Join the celebration commemorating the life and work of labor and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez.

State Senator Leland Yee - Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade
When: April 9, 2011 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: Assembly at Dolores Park - RSVP for details
What: March with Leland's contingent and join in celebrating the life of civil rights and labor leader at the Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade.
Information: Suzanne Ruecker

State Senator Leland Yee - Coffee
When: April 9, 2011 - Saturday
2:00 p.m.
Where: Judy's Homestyle Cafe, 2268 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
What: Grab a cup of coffee or tea with Leland Yee and other Marina residents and share your thoughts on the future of San Francisco.
Information: Suzanne Ruecker

Bay Rea Reporter 40th Anniversary Party
When: April 9, 2011 - Saturday
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Toad Hall, 4146 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the Bay Area Reporter's 40th Anniversary. The Bay Area Reporter (BAR) is the country's oldest, continuously published newspaper serving the lesbian,  gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
Cash bar.

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