Monday, April 30, 2012

San Francisco Political Events through May 13th

April 30, 2012 - Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: April 30, 2012 - Monday
1:00 p.m.
Supervisors: Eric Mar, Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener

State of Black San Francisco
When: April 30, 2012 - Monday
5:30 p.m. - food and refreshments
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 Panel Discussion
Where:African American Arts and Cultural Center, 762 Fulton, San Francisco
What:    State of Black San Francisco. This dynamic conversation will focus on urban education, housing, jobs, and the criminal justice system. Confirmed Speakers: London Breed, Executive Director for the African American Art & Cultural Complex (AAACC) Stephanie Sears, USF Sociology Professor Sheryl Davis, Mo'Magic/Opportunity Impact Rhonda Magee, USF Law Ed Donaldson, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation and Osiris Coalition Neva Walker, Coleman Advocates Loran Simon, graduate, USF Law
The University of San Francisco (USF), in conjunction with the African American Arts and Cultural Center, is pleased to host a follow-up panel conversation to the recent community events: The State of Black San Francisco, Infinite San Francisco: Western Addition, and Urban Education: Reframing the Conversation about the "Achievement Gap". Panelists will be discussing practical step solutions to these issues, and move the conversation towards how the community can take action in making a positive difference. Designed to spark robust dialogue that informs, engages, and encourages broader public communication, the panel 
will be facilitated by USF

Mission Alcohol Special Use District - Community Meeting
When: April 30, 2012 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Meeting with Supervisor David Campos discussion possible changes to Mission Alcohol Special Use District.
Information: Hillary Ronen - 415-554-7729

Rafael Mandelman for DCCC Fundraiser
When: April 30, 2012 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Blush! Wine Bar, 476 Castro Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Rafael Mandelman, running for re-election DCCC
Information and  Contribution:

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco - Trivia/Game Night Fundraiser
When: April 30, 2012 - Monday
8:30 p.m.
Where: The Blarney Stone, 5625 Geary Blvd., San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco.  Drink Specials start at 8:00 p.m.
Trivia: 8:30 p.m.  Arrive early sitting may be limited.  (Portion of the proceeds of drinks and game go to HRCSF).  Many raffle prizes with the Grand Prize an ipod Shuffe.  The cost to enter the Trivia game is a suggested $5. donation but no one will be rejected for lack of funds.

May 1, 2012 - Tuesday

SFMTA - Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
When: May 1, 2012 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 400, City Hall, San Francisco
Board of Directors: Tom Nolan, Cheryl Brinkman, Leona Bridges, Jerry Lee, Joel Ramos

SFMTA - Transit Effectiveness Project - Community Conversations
When:    May 1, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:     Bayanihan Center, 1010 Mission, San Francisco
What: SFMTA will present proposals along eight heavily-used Rapid bus routes and rail lines to improve reliability and travel time for transit customers.  Hear about the Rapid corridor proposals, discuss proposal elements, give feedback to Muni staff and hear   more about next steps.  

San Francisco Arts Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: May 1, 2012 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Bindlestiff Studios, 185 6th Street, San Francisco
What:  Endorsement meeting Candidates for the June election have been invited to come and speak to the membership.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - PAC
When: May 1, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Clean Energy
When: May 1, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What:  CleanPowerSF, SF Energy Cooperative, Food and Water Watch
Jason Fried, Senior Program Officer, SF Local Agency Formation Commission will update on the status of CleanPowerSF. 
Evan Wynns - Executive Director of San Francisco Energy Co-op - will describe the new renewable power co-op aimed at raising awareness of green energy among city residents.
Adam Scow - California Campaigns Director, Food & Water Watch, talks about water, a bond on the November ballot. 

May 2, 2012 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When: May 2, 2012 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, John Avalos, Jane Kim

Historic Preservation Commission
When: May 2, 2012 - Wednesday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Charles Edwin Chase, Courtney Damkroger, Karl Hasz, Alan Martinez, Diane Matsuda, Richard Johns, Andrew Wolfram

Budget and Finance Committee
When: May 2, 2012 - Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
 Supervisors: Carmen Chu, John Avalos, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener

Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
When: May 2, 2012 - Wednesday
4:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Task Force: Bruce Wolfe, Richard Knee, Sue Cauthen, Suzanne Manneh, Allyson Washburn

Police Commission
When: May 2, 2012 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Julius Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kngsley, R. James Slaughter (per website)

Great Second Street
When: May 2, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: CBS Interactive, 235 Second Street, lst Floor, San Francisco
What:  First official community meeting to develop shared goals and a vision for Second Street that reflects the needs of an emerging neighborhood.

Party in Progress 2012
When: May 2, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Project One, 251 Rhode Island, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Community First Slate for DCCC.
Assembly District  17 : John Avalos, David Campos, Petra DeJesus, Matt Dorsey, Chris Gembinski, Gabriel Haaland, Leslie Katz, Rafael Mandelman, Carole Midgen, Justin Morgan, Leah Pimentel, Alix Rosenthal, Jamie Rafaela Wolfe
Assembly District 19Mike Alonso, Wendy Aragon, Kevin Bard, Chuck Chan, Kelly Dwyer, Hene Kelly, Peter Lauterborn, Eric Mar, Trevor McNeil, Arlo Hale Smith
Sponsored by: SEIU Local 1021, David Chiu, John Avalos, David Campos, Eric Mar, Aaron Peskin Rafael Mandelman, Alix Rosenthal

San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth - General Membership Meeting
When: May 2, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: St Mary's Cathedral, Event Center, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco
What: Meet the candidates for the DCCC and hear Special Guest Mayor Ed Lee

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Endorsements
When: May 2, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California, San Francisco
What: June Election Endorsements.  Dropy By and Cast Your Vote.  Anyone who has been a member of the Club for at least 30 days is eligible to casta a vote.

District 5 Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting 
When: May 2, 2012 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Cafe Oasis, 901 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
What: Candidates for Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC) for the AD 19th Assembly District will speak. The  Club  will be casting their votes for the DCCC races following the speakers.
The following candidates have confirmed for 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.:
Supervisor Eric Mar, Jim Weiel, Kat Anderson, Kevin Bard, Mary Jung, Trevor McNeil, Mike Alonso, Wendolyn Aragon, Jamie Rafael Wolfe

FDR Democratic Club - Membership Meeting
When: May 2, 2012 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Where: Western Addition Branch Library, 1550 Scott Street, San Francisco
What:  Membership meeting.  FDR  welcome seniors, people with disabilities and anyone who supports their cause.

May 3, 2012 - Thursday

San Francisco Planning Commission
When: May 3, 2012 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michaael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Ron Miguel, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Fundraiser for John Rizzo
When: May 3, 2012 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 723 Sansome Street, San Franciso
What: Evening of Art and Conversation with John Rizzo for D5 Supervisor.  
Donation: $50., $100., $250., $500.

MAY DAY - Celebrate and give cheers to the workers, immigrants and mothers!
When: May 3, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Buck's Tavern, 1655 Market Street
What: Come and celebrate MAY DAY with the South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN).  
$10. to $100. sliding scale.  Raffle tickets at the door.  Art sale for the art lovers.  Karaoke machine for the singers.
LOL (Laugh Out) with Comedian Kat Evasco
Poetry by Tony Robles and James Tracy
Live Performance by Ryan Harvey of Riot Folk.
Proceeds will go towards SOMCAN's Family program that provides culturally competent direct service to immigrant families by providing referrals, language support in Tagalog and Spanish, parent meetings, community gatherings and building the leadership of parents

African American Democratic Club - Rose Pak
When: May 3, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Rose Pak from the San Francisco Chinese Chamber of Commerce will discuss her civic and political experiences in San Francisco, strategies for building relationships between civic and political organizations in the Asian and Black communities.

Thea Selby Birthday Party and Fundraiser
When: May 3, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Underground SF, 424 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Thea Selby's birthday!  Fundraiser for her candidacy for Supervisor in District Five.

Dr. Justin Morgan - Fundraiser for DCCC
When: May 3, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 1300 Fillmore, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Dr. Justin Morgan, candidate for DCCC.

City Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: May 3, 2012 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post Sreet, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting for the June election.  

May 5, 2012 - Saturday

SFMTA - All Corridor proposals
When: May 5, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to noon
Where: SFMTA, 2nd Floor, One South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Community conversations.  Proposals to improve reliability and travel time for transit customers.

Buchanan Mall Meeting
When: May 5, 2012 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Where: African American Arts and Cultural Complex, 762 Fulton, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: How would you like to see Buchanan Mall improved? new playground, gardens, art installations, community bazaars, new pathways and lighting? 

May 6, 2012 - Sunday

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Mark Farrell
When: May 6, 2012 - Sunday
10:00 a.m.
Where: San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Come hear Supervisor Mark Farrell as part of Supervisor Speaker Series sponsored by Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club.

Sunday Streets - Mission #1
When: May 6, 2012 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Valencia Street from 14th Street to 24th Street and 24th Street from Valencia to Hampshire.

Beverly Popek - Board of Education Campaign Launch Party
When: May 6, 2012 - Sunday
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Sunnyside Park, 200 Melrose Avenue, San Francisco
What: "A Family Style Playdate in the Park".  Meet friends and supporters of Beverly Popek - candidate for Board of Education.
Important: Items change - please check before attending event for any changes.

May 7, 2012 - Monday

Early Voting Begins - May 7, 2012 to June 5, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - City Hall

Asian Pacific American Heritage Awards Ceremony and Reception
When: May 7, 2012 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: The Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Opera House Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Mayor Ed Lee invites you to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Awards Ceremony.
Reception to follow the program featuring food and beverage from some of the Bay Areas best restaurants winemakers.

Community Forum for the Harding Theater Revitalization Project
When:  May 7, 2012 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Theoffcenter, 848 Divisadero, SAn Francisco
What: Neighbors Developing Divisadero invite you to attend a Community Forum for the Harding Theater Revitalization Project.
Interactive Exhibit.  Drinks/Snacks (Donation) Live Music (Devon McClive)
Brief presentation. (around 8:00 p.m.)

May 8, 2012  Tuesday

Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia Primaries -

May 9, 2012 - Wednesday

Pub Night with Suki - A Fundraiser
When: May 9, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: The Plough and Stars, 116 Clement Street, San Francisco
What: A night of tunes and song with The Toast Inspectors and support Suki Kott in her run for DCCC in Assembly District 19.

May 10, 2012 - Thursday

Making the CSU More Affordable
When: May 10, 2012 - Thursday
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco State University, TBD, San Francisco
What:  Join  Assemblymember Fiona Ma and Assessor Phil Ting at San Francisco State University to discuss Speaker John Perez's Middle Class Scholarship Act. 

Leah Pimentel for DCCC Campaign Soiree
When: May 10, 2012 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Slide Lounge, 430 Mason Street, San Francisco
What: Slide Lounge is donating a percentage of all purchases to the Pimentel for DCCC Campaign.  Raffel prizes include a pair of Giant Tickets.

May 11, 2012 - Friday

SF Carnaval 2012 - Mayor Ed Lee's Reception
When: May 11, 2012 - Friday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Rotunda, San Francisco
What: Join San Francisco Carnaval for Mayor Ed Lee's Reception of San Francisco Carnaval 2012!  
Appetizers, beverages and performances.  Free
Carnaval Festival - May 26, May 27 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Harrison Street between 16th and 23rd Street.
Carnaval Grand Parade: Sunday - May 27th 9:30 a.m. - Braynt Street and 24th Street and proceeds down Mission to 17th Street

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano - Re-Elect Tom Ammiano Fundraiser
When: May 11, 2012 - Friday
5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Where: 745 Chestnut Avenue, #301, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's Re-Election.
Event Sponsors:
Benefactor: California Teachers Association
Joseph W. Cotchett, Internationl Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 16 Laborers Local 261, Teamsters Joint Council No. 7
California Labor Federation, Gwenn Craig and Esperanza Macias, Dale Gieringer, Esther Marks, Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21, San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798, UNITE HERE! 
Dennis Antenore, Valerie Barth, Democracy for America, Bob Dockendorff, Dick Grosboll, Mary Ruth Gross, IBEW Local 6, David Onek, Antlhony Poplawski-Marine Fireman's Union, Robert Raich, Theatrical State Employees Local 16, Diane Wilsey, United Educators of San Francisco
Mitch Altman, Alvin Baum, Larry Bush, Sue Christian, Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20, 
Michael Ferreira, President California Federation of Interpreters, Greg Flores, Joe Grubb, Eileen Hansen, Sharon Johnson, Joseph Lanthiler, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 856, Rafael Mandelman, Trent Orr and Brian Mikulak, William F. Owen Jr. M.D., Erich Pearson, San Francisco Labor Council Labor and Neighbor, Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices Local 483, Diana Taylor and Jay Folberg, Jane Morrison
Andres and Jill Alcantar, Larry Alegre, Jean Amos, Chris Arrott and Jeff Cheney, Alec Bash, Maurice Belote and Alan Broussard, Ray Berard, Jan Blum, Monica Brennan, Pamela Brennan, Bricklayers and Allied Crawfworkers Local 3, William Bullene, Donna Calame, Andrew Calman, M.D., Henry Caruso, David Chan and Chris Willers, Bernie Choden and Lois Scott, Nanci Clarence and Lidia Szako, Susie Coliver and Bob Herman, Woody Dauernheim, Ina Dearman, Libby Denebeim, Jamilah Din and Herb Mintz, Howard Fallon, Lisa M. Feldstein, Arthur Feinstein, Kieran Flaherty, Rod Freebairn-Smith, Jean-Jacques Garbarz, Richard Swerdlow, Carol B. Glanville, Irene Glassgold, David Goldman and Kenneth Michael Koehn, Stephen and Alice Goodman, Richard P. Hack, Bruce Haines, Anne Halsted, Tom Harrison, Richard N. Hillegas, Philip Hoehn, Jan Holloway, Patricia Holt, Roni Joan Howard, Northern California District Council ILWU, Carla Johnson, Rick Karp, Terry Richard Koch, Marilyn Zoller Koral, Karen Larsen, David Leeder, Warren Mar, Larry Martin, Mary Marzotto, Karen McNulty and Daniel Ehrmann, Toye Moses, John J. Moylan, Peter Olney and Christina Perez, Richard Ow, Saralie Pennington and Tom Herz, Duane Perry, Linda Plack, Bob Prentice, Mitizi Raas, Sal Rosselli, Maggi Rubenstein, Norman Schlossberg, Ken Schultz, Ellen Shaffer and Joe Brenner, Patricia Skala, Bill Sugaya, Robert Sullivan M.D., Steven Tierney, Ken Tray, Sheila R. Tully and Rick Claymore, Deborah Walker, Carol Wolf and Glenn Gravlin
Hosted Beverages - Hors D'oeuvres
Donation: $35. $100, $250. $500.
Information: Esther Marks: 415-665-5417

May 12, 2012 - Saturday

Keep the Community in Community Colleges Conference
When: May 12, 2012 - Saturday
9:00 a.m.
Where: City College of San Francisco Mission, 1125 Valencia Street, San  Francisco
What: City College of San Francisco is hosting a statewide Conference/Coalition that will be uniting all community colleges to address the destructive waves of budget cuts and legislation.
Conference will include a panel made up of students, teachers and administration that will be discussing the Student Success Act.
Workshops on the various tax initiatives, budget proposals, and legislation  that will be voted on in 2012.

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center - Annual Community Congress
When: May 12, 2012 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
What:  2012 BHNC Strategic Plan Community Congress.  Get to know your neighbors and fellow community members and their work to build a just and equitable community for all.

36th Annual Fair Oaks Street Fair
When: May 12, 2012 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Parallel between Dolores and Guerrero (from 21st-26th Streets) San Francisco
What: Five blocks of garage sales, food stands, family fun and music.  Proceeds benefit youth programs at Jamestown Community Center and the Fair Oaks Community Coalition's Alley Project.
Source: Noe Valley Democratic Club - thanks!

Chuck Chan - Fundraiser
When: May 12, 2012 - Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Saturday Afternoon Reception/Fundraiser for Chuck Chan, candidate for Democratic County Central Committee. 
Co-Hosts: Aaron Peskin, Dennis Herrera, Hene Kelly, Esther Marks, Eileen Kivlehan, Richard Ow, Gimmy Park Li, Jane Morrison
Sponsors: Tom Ammiano, David Campos, Eric Mar, Rafael Mandelman, Ann Chan Yuey
Donor's Choice: $25. $25., $5.
Information: 415-564-1482

May 13, 2012 - Sunday

Mother's Day

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