Monday, February 13, 2012

David Campos for Supervisor Re-Election Event

Supervisor David Campos

The Blue Macaw, 2565 Mission Street, San Francisco 
Diana Gameros - Latin singer/songwriter

 Rafael Mandelman gave opening remarks.
Amended Edition: Added African American Democratic Club event honoring Naomi Kelly on February 17, 2012 and Redistricting meeting on February 23, 2012.                                                                

On Thursday Supervisor David Campos  held  his first fundraiser for his re-election for Supervisor in District 9 at The Blue Macaw.

David's speech:

A large crowd celebrated and gave loud applause to Diane Gameros as she  sang  a song in honor of David Campos.

Information: David Campos:

February 13, 2012 - Monday

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Supervisor Christina Olague
When: February 13, 2012 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Special membership meeting featuring newly appointed Supervisor Christina Olague.

Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association - Monthly Meeting
When: February 13, 2012 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
WhereNote New Location: CPMC/Davies Hospital, Gazebo Room (outside, ground-level entrance from plaza between North and South Towers, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda: Update from Supervisor Scott Wiener's office, crime update, Special Guest:
Eric McDonnell, Chair of Redistricting Task Force

February 14, 2012 - Tuesday

Valentine's Day

Tony Bennett Day 
When:  February 14, 2012 - Tuesday
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Tony Bennett is being honored by San Francisco.  Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Mayor Ed Lee will honor Tony Bennett.  There will be a sing-along to the tune "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".  Every radio station will be playing this song at noon.  Wherever you are - sing along!  You know the words!

Board of Supervisors
When: February 14, 2012 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: David Chiu, John Avalos, David Campos, Carmen Chu, Malia Cohen, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Christina  Olague, Scott Wiener

Entertainment Commission - Adhoc Committee
When: February 14, 2012 - Tuesday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 479, San Francisco
What: Discussion regarding Entertainment in the Western SOMA Community Plan.  Brief history of Entertainment in Western SOMA,  Impact of current and future zoning in Western SOMA
Entertainment Commissioners: Audrey Joseph, Glendon Hyde, Bryant Tan

Free Muni for Youth - Valentines Rally and Human Billboard
When: February 14, 2012 - Tuesday
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: MTA Headquarters, 1 South Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Join youth from across the city on Valentine's Day. 
Thousands of youth, parents and community members have joined together to demand that young people be able to use MUNI for free to get to and from school, work, parks and museums.
 Sponsored by the Free MUNI for Youth Coalition including: the SF Youth Commission, P.O.W.E.R., Chintown Community Development Corporation's Adopt-An-Alleyway Youth Project, Jamestown Community Center, South of Market Community Action Network, Urban Habitat. 

San Francisco Unified School District - Regular Meeting
When: February 14, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Francisco
School Board: Norman Yee, Rachel Norton, Sandra Lee Fewer, Hydra B. Mendoza, Emily Murase, Jill Wynns, Kim-Shree Maufas

February 15, 2012 - Wednesday

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission
When: February 15, 2012 - Wednesday
11:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Karl Hasz, Alan Martinez, Diane Matsuda, Richard Johns, Andrew Wolfram 

Budget and Finance Committee
When: February 15, 2012 - Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, John Avalos, Jane Kim

San Francisco Police Commission
When: February 15, 2012 - Wednesday 
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, L. Julius M. Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter

Elections Commission
When: February 15, 2012- Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Richard Matthews, Rosabella Safont, Gerard Gleason, Arnold Townsend, Catalina Ruiz-Healy

SoMa Leadership Council 
When: February 15, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Community Room of the Folsom/Dore Apartments, 1346 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Discussion "Central Corridor" project.

San Francisco 99 Percent Coalition - Which Way Forward? Public Forum
When: February 15, 2012 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian-Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Which Way Forward? A public forum presented by the San Francisco 99% Coalition.  Direct Action, Electoral Politics, and other Paths to Progressive Change in America. 
Inspired by the nationwide and international Occupy movement, this program will explore how activists can devise effective strategies to bring about a more just, peaceful and humane society.
Rocky Anderson - Justice Party candidate for US President
Margaret Flowers - Physicians for a National Health Program., Occupy-Washington DC
Tom Gallagher, Progressive Democrats of America-SF, former Mass. State Representative
Dave Welsh - San Francisco Labor Council - ILWU Longview port support
Moderated by Rose Aguilar - host of KALW's "Your Call.".
Admission: $10. (nobody turned away for lack of funds)

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Corporations are People Too. Really?
When: February 15, 2012 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: "Clean Money in Politics: the Need to Disclose".  
Panel includes
Joni Eisen - President of the Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Clean Money California
Helen Grieco - Common Cause
Jay Costa -
Bob Boileau - 28th Amendment  Group
Geza Polony - Move to Amend
Information: Molly Fleischman

February 16, 2012 - Thursday

Recreation and Park Commission  
When: February 16, 2012 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners: Mark Buell, Tom Harrison, Gloria Bonilla, David Lee, Meagn Levitan, Larry Martin

Public Safety Committee
When: February 16, 2012 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: John Avalos, Christina Olague, Eric Mar
 Information :

Rules Committee
When: February 16, 2012 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Jane Kim, Mark Farrell, David Campos

Planning Commission
When: February 16, 2012 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Ron Miguel, Michael J. Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rodney Fong, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya, Cindy Wu

City Democratic Club 
When: February 16, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Danny Coyle's (back room), 668 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: February meeting and happy hour.  Gather to nominate board members for 2012 and discuss plans for June (DCCC) and November endorsements.  District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague has been invited to join us.  

Central Subway Community Advisory Group Meeting
When: February 16, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, 925 Stockton Street, 2nd Floor,  San Francisco
What: Items from Agenda:
General Update, Stockton Street Envisioning Plan, Phase 3 Civic Design Review for the Chinatown Station

District 3 Democratic Club - Annual Meeting
When: February 16, 2012 - Thursday
6:15 p.m.
Where: Tel-hi Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Annual meeting.  
Supervisor David Chiu - district update
Election of 2012 Board
Center for Election Sciences will discuss their perspective on the potential changes to how SF votes and present on the alternative Approval Voting system.
Presentation from a Redistricting Task Force member.

McLaren Park Collaborative Meeting
When: February 16, 2012 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Crocker Amazon Playhouse, Moscow and Italy Streets,  San Francisco
What: San Francisco Park and Recreation Planning Dept. to discuss community-identified priorities  should  a Park General  Obligation Bond be passed.  

San Francisco Organizing Project - Soul of the City
When: February 16, 2012 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mission Cultural Center, 2nd Floor Gallery, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: 7th Annual Soul of the City Event.  
Enjoy delicious light fare and drinks amidst the "I Am Beautiful" art installation
2012 Community Builders Award Honorees:
The San  Francisco  Immigrant Legal and Education Network, in memory of Mission neighborhood organizer Eric Quezada
The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund
Sherri Sawyer, SFOP Education Leader
2012 Honorary Committee:
Tom Ammiano, Buck Bagot, Margaret Brodkin, Willie Brown, David Campos, David Chiu, Jose Cisneros, Malia Cohen, Bevan Dufty, Charles Gagan, Marvin Goodman, John S. Hardin, Glenda Hope, Edwin Lee, Mark Leno, Kim-Shree Maufas, Sydney Mintz, Ross Mirkarimi, Emily M. Murase, Nancy Pelosi, Baxter Rice, Sally Ann Ryan, Elias Salomon, Richard Smith, Julie Saxe-Taller, Ben Shockey, Eleanor Williams, Leland Yee.
SFOP Executive Board: Ali Akbar, Carl Alexander, Michelle Antonse, James Calacal, Shorey Chapman, Blanca Diaz, Sue England, Juan Carlos Esteban, Myrna Godinez, Abra Greenspan, Mickey McCormick, David Morgenstein, Joan Pierson, Liz Lian Ungar, Dana Vincoff, Erika Katske - Executive Director
$75.  Purchase tickets: - RSVP by February 9th.

Friends of Noe Valley  - General Meeting
When: February 16, 2012 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: James Lick Middle School, 1220 Noe Street, San Francisco
What: Topics include
Recreation and Parks Bond Update - Dawn Kamalanathan
Neighborhood traffic and safety - Ed Moore
Grants program for home energy improvement.

February 17, 2012 - Friday

Redistricting Task Force - Regular Meeting
When: February 17, 2012 - Friday
3:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: Regular Meeting:
 Task ForceEric McDonnell, Jenny Lam, Mike Alonso, Myong Leigh, Sonia Melara, Marily Mondejar, David Pilpel, Mark Schreiber, Mellissa Tidwell

African American Democratic Club - Naomi Kelly
When: February 17, 2012 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Reception for Naomi Kelly - newly appointed City Administrator.  San Francisco's first Black Female City Aministrator.
Light refreshments will be served.

February 18, 2012 - Saturday

Ting for Assembly Leadership Mobilization
When: February 18, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Campaign Headquarters, 1267 20th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join Phil Ting and his campaign for a volunteer leadership mobilization at campaign headquarters.
Fresh coffee and breakfast.  Chat about the most important issues facing our district and then hit the streets in support of Phil Ting for Assembly.

NAAAP-SF 2012 Lunar New Year Gala
When: February 18, 2012 - Saturday
7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
8:00 p.. - Program starts
Where: Carnelian By the Bay Restaurant and Lounge, 1 Ferry Plaza, San Francisco
What:  NAAAP-SF 2012 Lunar New Year Gala.  Full evening of food and entertainment but also an opportunity for the community to share in a common cultural festivity. 
Hors oeuvres and food will be served throughout the event courtesy of various San Francisco restaurants.  Cash  bar available for drinks.  

February 19, 2012 - Sunday

Warren Hellman Memorial Celebration
When: February 19, 2012 - Sunday
All Day - details to follow
Where:  Ocean Peach parking lot along the Great Highway
What: Public Celebration for Hardly Strickly Bluegrass Festival founder and benefactor Warren Hellman.
Poor Man's Whiskey, John Doe, Levin Welch, Kieran Kane and Fats Kaplin, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Gillian Welch, Boz Scaggs, Old Crow Medicine Show, Robery Earl Keen, Emmylou Harris with special guest: The Go to Hell Man Clan
Streamed live at

February 20, 2012 - Monday

President's Day

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association
When: February 20, 2012 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, 1800 Polk, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting - focus on 2012 goals and processes.  

February 21, 2012 - Tuesday

Infinite San Francisco - Chinatown
When: February 21, 2012 - Tuesday
Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Where: The University of San Francisco Campus, 2130 Fulton Street, McLaren 250, San Francisco
What: Explores and celebrates unique aspects of San Francisco neighborhoods.
Chinatown Event Panelists:
Kevin Chun, Professor of Psychology and Co-Founder of Asian American Studies, USF
Rev. Norman Fong, Deputy Director, Chinatown Community Development Center
Jenny Lam, Director of Community Initiatives, Chinese for Affirmative Action
Sue Lee, Executive Director, Chinese Newcomers Service Center
Moderator: Dawn Lee-Tu, Director of Cultural Centers, USF

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
When: February 21, 2012 -  Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: General Meeting. Panel presentation on the Status of the Gay Progressive Movement.
Source: Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club email

February 22, 2012 - Wednesday

San Francisco Planning Department - Final Cesar Chavez East Community Design
When: February 22, 2012 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Galeria de la Raza, 2857 - 24th Street, San Francisco
What: Review designs for Cesar Chavez Street from Hampshire Street to Illinois Street.

February 23, 2012 - Thursday

Redistricting Task Force
When: February 23, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Old First Presbyterian Church, 1761 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
What: Special meeting of the Redistricting Task Force.

Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association  - Annual Election
When: February 23, 2012 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Hayes Valley Playground Clubhouse at the corner of Hayes and Buchanan
What:  General Election Annual Election for the new HVNA Board . 
Come meet new District 5 Supervisor.  

February 24, 2012 - Friday

The Great African-American Read-In
When: February 24, 2012 - Friday
9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Where: Elementary schools throughout San Francisco.  School assignments are given to you at the brief  training.
What: Celebrate African American authors and illustrators.  Inspire  a love of reading.  Read in a public school classroom. Hundreds of volunteers read out loud a book by a Black author/andor illustrator in elementary school classrooms across San Francisco.
How: Sign up online or via phone 415-749-3700.   There is a brief training required.  At the training you will learn tips on reading aloud and be assigned to a school site.  We provide a list of suggested books by grade level.  You can borrow your book from the library or purchase your book and donate to the class.
Who: You!  Hundreds of volunteers will participate.  Co-sponsored by SFUSD, SF Ed Fund, SF Noir, and Citizen Hope.
Sign up here:

February 25, 2012 - Saturday

BART Community Meeting
When: February 25, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: Ingleside Police Station Community Room, 1 John V. Young Lane, Balboa Park,San Francisco
What: BART Community Meeting to learn about Balboa Park Station Eastside Connection Project.  BART, SFCTA and SFMTA are sponsoring meeting. 
Information: Tim Chan

February 28, 2012  - Tuesday

Arizona Primary

Michigan Primary 

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