Monday, March 7, 2011

That was the Week that Was - San Francisco Politics - March 2011


State Senator Leland Yee and Secretary-Treasurer Tim Paulson - Rally to block David Crane's confirmation to Regents.
Happy Birthday Party for Speaker pro Tempore Fiona Ma  - Don Solem, Fiona Ma, Former Mayor Willie Brown, Supervisor Malia Cohen, Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty
"State of the Left" forum at Harvey Milk LGBT  Democratic Club Forum - Carol Stuart, Eric Mar, Kim Corsaro, Tim Redmond, David Campos, Tim Paulson, David Chiu, John Avalos, Jeff Sheehy

March 7, 2011 - Monday

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  comment 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 -  former 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
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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

Drink to our Health - Lyon-Martin Health Services Benefit
When: March 8, 2011 - Tuesday
8:00 p.m.
Where: Bourbon and Branch, 501 Jones Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Lyon-Martin Health Services hosted/sponsored by Bourbon and Branch, Beefeater Gin and George Dickel Whiskey!  $30. tickets include punch and beer.  Catering provide by Farm:Table.
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March 9, 2011 - Wednesday

Mollie Stone opens! -  Castro

San Francisco Young Democrats - District Attorney Gascon
When: March 9, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting with District Attorney George Gascon.

Public Safety Committee - 
When: March 9, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Hearing - Community Police Advisory Boards - Police Department  will give a general update on the Community Police Advisory Boards - Sponsor: Campos
Hearing - Community Policing - Hearing on the state of Community Policing in San Francisco. Sponsor: Campos
Hearing - Police Department Chief Selection Process - Sponsor: Mirkarimi
Board Members: Ross Mirkarimi, Malia Cohen, David Campos

March 10, 2011 - Thursday

City and School District Select Committee
When: March 10, 2011 - Thursday
3:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda: Hearing on potential summer school programming for the 2011-2012 school year. Sponsor: Malia Cohen
Supervisors: Malia Cohen, John Avalos, Carmen Chu Commissioners: Sandra Lee Fewer, Kim-Shree Maufas, Rachel Norton

Police Commissioners meet with the Latino Community
When: March 10, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mission Neighborhood Center, 362 Capp Street, San Francisco
What: Police Commissioners Angela Chan, Petra De Jesus, James Hammer will meet with the Latino Community to weigh in on the selection of the new Police Chief.

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-HostsAaron Peskin, John Avalos, Carmen Chu,  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

March 13, 2011 - Sunday

Daylight Savings Time

March 16 , 2011 - Wednesday 

D6 Budget Townhall wit Mayor Ed Lee
When: March 16, 2011 - Wednesday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Tenderloin Community School, 627 Turk Street, San Francisco
What: Join Supervisor Jane Kim, community organizers and Mayor Ed Lee in a discussion on how to address budget shortfalls and ensure that key community services are protected in the coming months.

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Supervisor Scott Wiener
When: March 16, 2011 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St Philips Church, 725 Diamond, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Speakers:
Supervisor Scott Wiener
Vicki Rosen - Upper Noe Valley Club
Todd David - Noe Valley Friends
Debra Niemann - Community Benefits District program.
Find out what they have been doing and what they hope to accomplish in the future.
Information: Molly Fleischman

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