Sunday, May 22, 2011

San Francisco Political Events - That Was the Week That Was

1.  Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club 35th Anniversary Dinner honoring Clarence B. Jones with the Harvey Milk Justice Award.  Held at Hotel Whitcomb on May 19th.
2. Jane Morrison   honored by the Irish American Democratic Club at their Annual Award Luncheon "Remembers President John F. Kennedy" with the John F. Kennedy Legacy Award.  Held at the Marines Memorial Club on May 21st.
3.  Picture of John F. Kennedy with Jane Morrison in 1960 in San Francisco!  Amazing picture.  Jane is a beautiful 91 years old!
4.  Marines Memorial Club - Irish American Democratic Club Dinner.
5.  John Avalos Campaign Kickoff for Mayor - May 22nd - Victoria Manolo Draves Park, South of Market, SF
6.  Aaron Peskin - Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party; Supervisor John Avalos - candidate for Mayor; Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi - Candidate for Sheriff;  Supervisor Eric Mar, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano

May 23, 2011 - Monday

City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee
When: May 23, 2011 - Monday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
SupervisorsJohn Avalos, Eric Mar, Sean Elsbernd

San Francisco Beautiful - Public Rally in Support of EIR
When: May 23, 2011 - Monday
Where: City Hall Steps, San Francisco
What:  A T and T wants to install 726 utility boxes.  Installation will proceed unless the Board of Supervisors votes to require an environmental impact report.  Neighborhood coalition includes San Francisco Beautiful.

CMAC - California Music Culture Association - Supervisor Jane Kim
When: May 23, 2011 - Monday
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Mezzanine, 44 Jessie Street, San Francisco
What: Join District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim for a City Hall perspective on policies impacting the industry.

San Francisco Transit Riders Union - General Meeting
When: May 23, 2011 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Chinatown library, 1135 Powell Street, San Francisco
WhatSan Francisco Transit Riders Union . General Meeting

Westside Democratic Club - Phil Ting and Sharmin Bock
When: May 23, 2011 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Community Room, SFPD Taraval Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Westside Democratic Club meeting - Phil Ting - City Treasurer and candidate for Mayor and Sharmin Bock - candidate for District Attorney.

Harold Miller for Mayor - Kick-A Kick-Off Rally
When: May 23, 2011 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Delirium, 3139 16th Street, San Francisco
What: Join to gather with Harold Miller's community: friends, family and supporters as they gather to make a public showing of support and officially kick off Harold Miller's journey running for Mayor of San Francisco.

NOPA Community Meet and Greet for Dennis Herrera for Mayor
When: May 23, 2011 - Monday
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Vinyl Wine Bar, 359 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
What: NOPA Community Meet and Greet for Dennis Herrera for San Francisco Mayor.
Casual conversation with City Attorney Dennis Herrera. Ask questions about his plans to make San Francisco a city that works.
Hosted by:
Jarie Bolander  - President, North of the Panhandle Neighbors Association
London Breed - Executive Director African American Art and Culture Complex
Jeff Hanak -Owner, NOPA Restaurant
Sheryl Davis - Executive Director - Mo' Magic (Mobilizing Adolescent Growth in our Communities)
Halimah Najieb-Locke - Student Body President - University of San Francisco
Titles given for identification purpose only.

May 24, 2011 - Tuesday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: May 24, 2011 - Tuesday
9:00 a.m. (note time!)
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
SupervisorsEric Mar, Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: May 24, 2011 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Vote on Park Merced.
SupervisorsDavid Chiu, John Avalos, David Campos, Carmen Chu, Malia Cohen, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Ross Mirkarimi, Scott Wiener

San Francisco Board of Education
When: May 24, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Francisco

Better Market Street - Open House
When: May 24, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Spear Street, San Francisco
What: The City of San Francisco is hosting an Open House and Presentation of the Better Market Street Project.  Your feedback and participation are essential.

San Francisco Entertainment Commission
When: May 24, 2011 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
CommissionersJohn Newlin, Audrey Joseph, Justin Roja, Tim Benetti, Jim Meko, Neal Cavellini, Al Perez

May 25, 2011 - Wednesday

Reception/Fundraiser for Ross Mirkarimi - Candidate for Sheriff of San Francisco
When: May 25, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Pier 23, The Embarcadero at the foot of Greenwich Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser/reception for Ross Mirkarimi - Candidate for Sheriff of San Francisco
Co-Sponsors: Barry "Shabaka" Henley, Debra Walker, Christina Olague, Linda Connelly, Dipak Patel, Enrique Rodriguez, Sam Patel, Leah Taylor Pimentel, Victor Pimentel, Rev. Dr. James McCray, Gail Jackson McCray, Nick Gregoratos, George J. Smith III, Floyd Johnson,Catherine Sneed, George Jurand, Phelicia Jones, Cathy Davis, Frank Williams, Maurice James, Angela Beck, Kevin Henley, Lou Gordon, Joel Turtle, Lloyd Graetz, Montel Jennings, Rudy Corpuz, Paulette Brown, Terry Anders, Tom Murphy, Gladys Soto, Ellison Horne, Sharen Hewitt, Tia Hewitt, Laurel Muniz, Ahuva, Emanuel and Barak Jolish

Southeast Community Facility Commission Meeting 
When: May 25, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Alex P. Pitcher Meeting Room, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
What: Come learn about PARKS 94124
Topic: Introduction to PARKS 94124 with Geoffrea Morris
It is time to get involed and drive family traffic to neighborhood parks.

SFUSD Community Budget Meeting - The Ongoing State Budget Crisis
When: May 25, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Jefferson Elementary School, 1725 Irving Street, San Francisco
What: SFUSD Community Budget Meeting.  The Ongoing State Budget Crisis.  What does it mean for San Francisco's Public Schools? Come learn about the SFUSD budget and share your questions and suggestions.

San Francisco Democratic Women in Action - Child Abuse in our Community
When: May 25, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Presentations
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Discussion on Actions to take
Where: ILWU Building, 1188 Franklin, San Francisco
WhatSan Francisco Democratic Women in Action, in concert with  San Francisco Women's Political CommitteeSan Francisco Democratic Women's Forum,  invite you to Workshop No. 3 on Child Abuse in the community.
Presenters:  Kathy Baxter - Child Abuse Prevention Center
                     Robin Pry-Safe Start Director
                     Dr. Bertram S. Koel, MD-retired pediatrician-Kaiser Permanente
Beverages and snack tray
RSVP and Information: Jane Bernard-Powers jbp@sfsfsu.ed

San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting
When: May 25, 2011 -  Wednesday (correction) - DCCC always meets on Wednesdy
7:00 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco
Includes presentations by Mayoral Candidate Leland Yee, Michela Alioto-Pier and Ross Mirkarimi for Sheriff.  20 minutes and 10 minutes questions each candidate.

May 26, 2011 - Thursday

Government and Audit and Oversight Committee
When: May 26, 2011 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
SupervisorsDavid Campos, Mark Farrell, David Chiu

Budget and Finance Committee
When: May 26, 2011 - Thursday
11:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, Ross Mirkarimi, Jane Kim

SF Tech Dems  - First meeting - casual mixer
When: May 26, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Mavelous, 1408 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Join the SF Tech Dems and help shape technology policy in San Francisco, Bay Area and Sacramento.  Will be endorsing for the fall elections, three meetings are required before voting at a 4th meeting.  First event will be a casual mixer.  Pay membership dues for 2011 online or at the door.
Information: Adriel Hampton

San Francisco SAFE Inc. - One City, Many SAFE Neighborhoods
When: May 26, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason Conference Center, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Safe's Fourth Annual Gala, One City, Many SAFE Neighborhoods.
Honoring community members and police officers who have made outstanding efforts in crime prevention and public safety.
Honoring Neighborhood Leaders:
Jean Bogiages - Mariposa-Utah Neighborhood Association
Sandra Gardner - American Red Cross - Bay Area Chapter
Stephanie Hughes - Alice Griffith
Dorothy Leftkovitz -  Parkmerced
Keynote speakerSupervisor Mark Farrell, SFPD's new Police Chief Greg Suhr.
Cocktails, dinner, Community awards, raffle, silent auction
$100. a person.
Information to buy

District 3 Democratic Meeting - Campaign for New Priorities
When: May 26, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Tel-Hi Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Hear from organizers from the Campaign for New Priorities.  Website:

Richmond District Democratic Club - Ethics in San Francisco
When: May 26, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Police Station, 461 - 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Agenda:  Eileen Hansen, former Ethics Dept. Board Member, will discuss the role of Ethics in City government, with past and current examples of problems it has dealt with, past and present.
Information: Johnathan Foerster

2nd Annual Excelsior Facebook Meeting
When: May 26, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Broken Record,  1166 Geneva, San Francisco
What: Annual event for Excelsiorians to network and socialize.  Strengthen the Excelsior Community Network and get to know District 11's history.  Supervisor John Avalos is expected to attend.

May 28, 2011 - Saturday

San Francisco Carnaval Festival
When: May 28 and May 29, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Harrison Street between 16th Street and 22nd Street, San Francisco
What:  Two day Carnaval Festival.

May 29, 2011 - Sunday

 Carnaval Grand Parade
When: May 29, 2011 - Sunday
9:30 a.m.
Where: Parade begins at Bryant and 24th Street, proceeds down Mission to 17th Street, San Francisco
What: Grand Marshal Danny Glover along with Giants' mascot Lou Seal and the World Series trophy.

Wood Avenue - Ross Mirkarimi  - Sheriff Michael Hennessey
When: May 29, 2011 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: 62 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Meet Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi candidate for Sheriff along with Sheriff Michael Hennessey (retiring after 32 years).
Co-HostsArt Agnos, Eric Mar, Jake McGoldrick, Victor Makras, La Raza Lawyers, Aaron Peskin, Alix Rosenthal, John Rizzo, Jane Morrison, Agar Jaicks.
PatronsRobert Dockendorff, Dick Grosboll, Evan Mogan, Jane Morrison, Aaron Peskin, Joan Simmons, Alix Rosenthal, Carl Williams, Esther Marks
SponsorsRay Berard, Jane Bernard-Powers, Robin Brasso, Pamela Brennan, John Casserly, Ina Dearman, Jacques Fitch, Civilian Congress, Gerry Hurtado, Gimmy Park Li, Darshan and Olivia Singh, Eileen Kivlehan, Jeannie Maher, Edith Wellin, Cheryl Willis, James Roe
Donor's Choice $35. up.
Sunday Brunch.

May 30, 2011 - Monday

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Commemoration - Presidio
When: May 30, 2011 - Monday
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Where: Presidio - Main Post - Anza Avenue, San Francisco
What: Memorial Day Commemoration.
Parade on the Main Post: led by the Pipes and Drums of the 191st Army Band.
Ceremony ends with 21-gun salute by the U.S. Army 5th Brigade 75th Division.
Light refreshments and a spiritual service sponsored by the Interfaith Center will be held at the nearby Presidio Chapel.
Free shuttle service will be provided from parking areas around the Main Post to National Cemetery.

May 31, 2011 - Tuesday

Potrero Boosters - Annual Installation and Awards Banquet
When: May 31, 2011 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dinner
Where: UCSF Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco
WhatPotrero Boosters Annual Installation and Awards Banquet. Recognizing those in the community who work to improve their neighborhood and to install new officers.
Information, Reservations  and pay via PayPal

David Onek for District Attorney - Asian Americans for David Onek
When: May 31, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Chez Papa Resto, 4 Mint Plaza, San Francisco
What: Asian Americans for David Onek, Our Next San Francisco District Attorney
 Please join  Eric Mar, Hydra Mendoza, Sandra Lee Fewer, Steve Ngo, Connie Chan, Jason Chan, Diane Chin, Shelly Kapoor Collins, Jon Osaki, Anders Yang, Keith Kamisugi in supporting David Onek for District Attorney.
$25. Donation

SPUR  - The Cityscapes of San Francisco
What: May 31, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: John King, San Francisco Chronicle urban design critic, in conjunction with his first book "Cityscapes: San Francisco and its Buildings" will talk about "10 ways to look at a city".
$5. non-members

June 1, 2011 - Wednesday

*Alliance for a Better District 6 Districtwide Meeting
When: June 1, 2011-Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, Community Room (back of lobby), San Francisco
What: Alliance for a Better District 6 Districtwide meeting.
Hugo Hotel, 200Sixth Street presentation
Fuel, bar/lounge in the Renoir Hotel at 1108 Market Street
Community Updates
Legislative updates
Information 415-820-1560

June 2, 2011 - Thursday

*Asian Pacific Islanders for David Chiu
When: June 2, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Eve SF, 575 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: Join the Asian Pacific Islander community and they come together to meet with David Chiu,
candidate for mayor.
Host CommitteeHanley Chan, Claire Chang, Leslie Coquilla, Chris Do, Stephen Gong, Eli Kuo, Chau Lam, Myron Lee, Steve Liu, Bala Musrif, Mary Nicely, Keesa Ocampo, Crystle Wong, Dean Yao
Donations $25, $50, $100, $250.

June 3, 2011 - Friday

*District 11 Democratic Club - Twelfth Annual Dinner and Auction
When: June 3, 2011 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. No-Host Bar and Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
8:00 p.m. - Live Auction
Where: Spanish Cultural Center, 2850 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco.
What: 12th Annual District 11 Democratic Club Annual Dinner and Auction.
Spanish Cultural Center is famous for their Paella Valenciana.
Speaker: Supervisor John Avalos
Individual: $70. at door, $60. in advance
Senior $55 at door. $50 in advance
Send check  District 11 Democratic Club, 143 London Street, San Francisco
District 11 Officers: Claire Zvanski - President; Mary Harris - Vice President; Grace D'Anca - Secretary;
Mary Goodnature - Parliamentarian Jose Torres, Treasurer; Al Harris and Roger Underhill - Delegates-at-Large

June 4, 2011 - Saturday

*Dennis Herrera for Mayor Official Campaign Kick-Off
When: June 4, 2011 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m.
Where: African American Art an Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: Join Dennis Herrera as he officially kicks off his campaign for mayor and lays the groundwork for his vision to make San Francisco a City that works.

*David Onek  - Volunteer Mobilization Event
When: June 4, 2011 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Horace Mann Middle School, 3351 23rd Street, San Francisco
What: Volunteer Mobilization event for David Onek - candidate for District Attorney.
Collect signatures to get David Onek on the ballot.
RSVP and Information:

June 6, 2011 - Monday

*San Francisco Democratic Party Unity Luncheon
When June 6, 2011 - Monday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Intercontinental San Francisco, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: Annal Unity Luncheon and Fund Raiser. Help in efforts to strengthen and building the Democratic Party.
Joanna Rees
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano
Residential Builders Association
Stearns Consulting
T.Y. Lin International
Kevin Reed
Table Host:
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Senator Leland Yee
City Attorney Dennis Herrera
Barbary Coast Consulting
Fire Fighters Local 798
San Francisco Women's Political Committee
United Educators of San Francisco
Chartered Democratic Clubs:
Democratic Women's Forum
Democratic Women in Action
District 2 Democratic Club
District 3 Democratic Club
District 5 Democratic Club
Harvey Milk LGBT DemocraticClub
San Francisco Young Democrats
Sharmin Bock
Emerald Fund
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
Supervisor David Chiu, Board President
IFPTE Local 21
Julie Elman and Harris and Gordon Harris
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
Individual Tickets: $76.
Information: Emily Lowe

June 7, 2011 - Tuesday

Happy Hour/Fundraiser - Ross Mirkarimi for San Francisco Sheriff
When: June 7, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Laborers' Union Local 261, 3271 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Join the men and women of LiUNA! LOCAL 261 and other organizations as we celebrate summer and begin efforts to elect Ross Mirkarimi, the next sheriff of San Francisco
*Honorary Co-Chairs for the Event:
Mike Casey, president Unite-Here, Local 2
Aaron Peskin, Chair, San Francisco Democratic Prty
Francesca Vietor, President, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
*for ID purposes only
Information: 415-810-4500

June 9, 2011 - Thursday

*San Francisco Labor Council - COPE Banquet 
When: June 9, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
WhatSan Francisco Labor Council COPE Banquet.  Honoring Assemblywoman Fiona Ma - 100% Voting Record in 2010.
2010 Election Warriors: 
SEIU 1021, IFPTE 21, United Educators of San Francisco, United-HERE Local 2, AFSCME 3299, California Nurses Association, SEIU 87, Firefighters Local 798, Ironworkers Local 377.
Tickets: $200.
RSVP Emily Nelson

Chinese for Affirmative Action - CAA 2011 Celebration of Justice
When: June 9, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Where: Empress of China, 838 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
What: CAA's Celebration of Justice.  Gather to celebrate our accomplishments and honor special friends and allies.
Jean Quan  and Floyd Huen
Francisco Ugarte
Frances Lee
Phil Choy
Tickets $200.

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