Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunday Streets - Dogpatch!

 Supervisor John Avalos and Karen Zapata - they always show up for Sunday Streets with their kids!


July 23, 2012 -  Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: July 23, 2012 - Monday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Eric Mar, Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener

San Francisco Ethics Commission
When: July 23, 2012 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: No business will be conducted at this meeting related to Ross Mirkarimi case.
Commissioners: Beverly Hayon , Benedict Hur, Dorothy Liu, Paul Renne, Jamienne Studley

July 24, 2012 - Tuesday

Board of Supervisors
When: July 24, 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

Rally to Bring Jobs Home
When: July 24, 2012 - Tuesday
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Where: Union Square, San Francisco
What:  Rally to bring jobs home!  End Corporate Tax Breaks for Outsourcing! Rally to stop rewarding corporations and the 1% tax breaks and loopholes when they ship jobs production, and innovation overseas.  
Sponsored by: CWA, CA Labor Federation, San Francisco Labor Council, Jobs with Justice
Information: Ramneek Saini

 All Out for City College: Action MeetingWhen: July 24, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Where: SEIU Local 1021, 350 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco
What: Please join students, staff, faculty and community members in fighting back to save City College.  

Community Meeting on Kezar Triangle
When: July 24, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: County Fair Building, Auditorium, 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, San Francisco
What: First in a series of public meetings to present the Draft Design Concept for the Kezar Triangle.  Your input is very important. Hosted by Friends of Kezar Triangle.  This project is sponsored by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance.

Entertainment Commission
When: July 24, 2012 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: John Newlin, Audrey Joseph, Glendon Hyde, Steven Lee, Al Perez, Bryant Tan

Excelsior District Improvement Association - Monthly meeting
When: July 24, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: 45 Santa Rosa Avenue, San Francisco. In the basement.  Go down to the end of the driveway and through the back yard to enter the back door of the basement.
What: Members, non-members an friends are welcome to EDIA's monthly meeting to cover local and city-wide issues. Among the topics:
Installation of Executive Board officers
Report on the Jewish Home Renovation
Discussion about the Octoer 21st Excelsior Festival.

July 25, 2012 - Wednesday

Save Our Schools, Voice Our Voice!
When: July 25, 2012 - Wednesday
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Malcom X Plaza outside the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University, 1650 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco
What: Rally and teach-in featuring speakers including: SFSU and CCSF college students, faculty, high  school students and community members.  Join us, vote, restore California's future and the American Dream. Activities include handing out leaflets about Prop 30 initiative and registering students to vote.
Sponsors: Chinese Progressive Association, SFSU Students for Quality Education. 
Information: Mabel -

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When: July 25, 2012 - Wednesday
12:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, John Avalos, Jane Kim

Commission on the Status of Women
When: July 25, 2012 - Wednesday
5:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners: Julie Soo, Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Alicia Gamez, Kay Gulbengay, Rebecca Prowda,  Andrea Shorter, Stephanie Simmons

San Francisco Police Commission - Ingleside District location
When: July 25, 2012 -  Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: (note address) Our Lady of Visitacion School, 655 Sunnydale Avenue, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, L. Julius M. Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, Suzy Loftus

Phil Ting - Join Assemblymember Fiona Ma and Friends to Support Phil Ting
for Assembly
When: July 25, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Offices of Bok Modern,  1515 Vallejo Street, San Francisco
What: Join Assemblymember  Member Fiona Ma, Heddie Chu, Ted Fang, Eric Chung, Alexis Wong, Dr. Sam Huang, Dr. Xiao Ping Wang  for a reception supporting Phil Ting, Candidate for California State Assembly, 19th District.
Donation $250., $500, $1,000 Sponsor
Information: Alex Einhorn

San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
When: July 25, 2012 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: New San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee will be sworn in.
Election of Officers.

July 26, 2012 - Thursday

Public Safety Committee
When: July 26, 2012 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: John Avalos, Christina Olague, Eric Mar

Planning Commission
When: July 26, 2012 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya (per website)

 Demand Affordable Housing for Families
When: July 26, 2012 - Thursday
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Van Ness Avenue and Market Street in front of SFMTA
What: YMAC members, along with other youth from Communities United for Health and Justice are organizing a rally to demand MTA Director  Ed Reiskin to turn over the Balboa Park Upper Yard Parking Lot to the Mayor's Office of Housing in order to building affordable housing for families.

African American Democratic Club - David Campos
When: July 26, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Welcome District 9 Supervisor David Campos has he discusses current Board of Supervisor initiatives and District 9.

Summer in The City and Ten Years of SFWPC
When: July 26, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Annual "Summer in the City" party with San Francisco Women's Political Committee.
Tickets: Non-member $35 includes one year membership, member: $10.

District Three Democratic Club - SF Tech Dems
When: July 26, 2012 - Thursday
6:15 p.m.
Where: Tel-Hi Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: District Three Democratic Club along with SF Tech Dems bring together experts to  talk policies, practices, laws, and the reality of leveraging technology to promote transparency, accountability, democratic participation and good governance in San Francisco.  Agenda includes:
LegalHacks with D3DC President Charles Belle will discuss how Legal Hacks works to engage citizens and policy makers to transform laws and legal structure that make them more transparent, accessible and open through technology.
SF Tech Dem President David Cruise will address current state open data legislation authored by Senator Leland Yee and what it means for accessing public information and increasing transparency and government oversight.
Larry Bush, publisher of the good government site Citireport, will address the intersection of Ethics policy and Gov 2.0
Brief demo from SF-based firm Evotee.  Evotee works with government to affect change through civic participation and technology.

Recreation and Parks Commission - Community Meeting - 17th Street and Folsom
When: July 26, 2012 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Boys and girls Club of San Francisco, 450 Guerrero Street, San Francisco
What: Developing plans for a new park at the corner of 17th and Folsom Streets.  The concept design developed with the community has been approved by the Recreation ad Parks Commission and staff is now working to develop the design's details.  Community meeting to update project stakeholders on the status of the project.  Staff will present the final concept plan and collect feedback on the details of the design.
Information: Mary Hobson -

Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College - Regular Meeting
When: July 26, 2012 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco
What: Regular Meeting
Trustees: John Rizzo, Anita Grier, Natalie Berg, Chris Jackson, Milton Marks, Steve Ngo, Lawrence Wong, William Walker (Student Trustee)

July 27, 2012 - Friday

Olympics - Opening Ceremonies 

Local Agency Formation Commission
When: July 27, 2012 - Friday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Members: John Avalos, David Campos, Christina Olague, Eric Mar, Hope Schmeltzer, Leah Pimentel

July 28, 2012 - Saturday

London Breed -  Precinct Walk
When: July 27, 2012 - Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Starts - 1015 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Precinct Walk in the Inner Sunset for London Breed.  Knocking on doors and talking to neighbors.

Rodrigo Santos for Community College Board Kick Off
When: July 28, 2012 - Saturday
11:a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Hamilton, 631 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

Third Annual Glide Legacy Gala
When: July 28, 2012 - Saturday
7:00 p.m. to Midnight
Where: Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: "A Love Supreme" - Third Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala.Event ot benefit the programs of GLIDE 
Cevil Williams Award: San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis
Janice Mirikitani Award - Award-winning filmmaker and activist Jennifer Siebel Newsom.
Featuring the GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band along with DJ KingMost with hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres from some of San Francisco's finest restaurants.
Tickets: General Admission: $65.

July 29, 2012 - Sunday

 Our Vanishing Civil Liberties
When: July 29, 2012 - Sunday
1:00 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Panel discussion on the erosion of civil liberties and what to do.  Renewal  of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, allowing indefinite detention without charge, is being debate this summer.  Special speaker iShahid Buttar, Executive Director, Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

The Democratic Women's Forum - A Salute to the Women Who Ran in 2012
When: July 29, 2012 - Sunday
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: 4824 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: Salute to  the Women Who ran in 2012.    Meet new Board and new members  of the Democratic Women's Forum.  
$10. (Women who ran in 2012 are guests!)
RSVP Pansy Waller - 415-681-1377
Event Committee: Joan Simmons, Katie Hickox, Marilyn Morley, Barbara Muselli, Pansy Waller, Cheryl Willis

July 31, 2012 - Tuesday

California State Controller John Chiang - Meet and Greet
When: July 31, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: One Ferry Plaza, San Francisco
What:  Meet and Greet with California State Controller John Chiang
August 1, 2012 - Wednesday

FDR Democratic Club - Monthly Membership Meeting
When: August 1, 2012 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco

August 2, 2012 - Thursday

Community Housing Partnership - Happy Hour with a Purpose
When: August 2, 2012 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Show Dogs Fine Sausages, 1020 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Happy Hour with a Purpose - fundraiser for Community Housing Partnership, an organization that is dedicated to creating and implementing solutions to homelessness in San Francisco. Sausages and beer.  $25.

August 4, 2012 - Saturday

2012 Nihonmachi Street Fair
When: August 4, 2012 - Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
           August 5, 2012 - Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Japan Peace Plaza, Post Street at Buchanan Street, San Francisco
What: Nihonmachi Street Fair - music, dance, food. Free. 

Chinese Progressive Association - 40th Anniversary Celebration
When: August 4, 2012 - Saturday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: County Fair Building at Golden Gate Park near the Botanical Gardens, 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, San Francisco
What: Chinese Progressive Association 40th Anniversary Celebration.
Keynote Speaker: Saket Soni, Executive Director of the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice.
Free MUNI for Youth Coalition
Jobs with Justice San Francisco
New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice and the National Guestworkers Alliance
Host Committee: Rolland and Kathy Lowe, Grace Lee Boggs, Josue Arguelles, John Avalos, Angelica Cabande, David Campos, Mike Casey, David Chiu, Antonio Diaz, Rev. Norman Fong, Conny Ford, Maria Guillen, Alicia Garza, Roger Kim, Jane Kim, Helen Kim, Jee Kim, Mario Lugay, Eric Mar, Gordon Mar, Alisa Messer, Luke Newton, Christina Olague, Vincent Pan, Tim Paulson, Ai-Jen Poo, Raquel Redondiez, Peggy Saika, Shiree Teng, Makani Themba-Newtyon, Helena Wong, Miya Yoshitania
Individual Tickets: $100.  Individual Tickets (non-profit rate $85).  Grassroots Members, Seniors and Students: $40.
Information: - Contact Linda

August 5, 2012 - Sunday

Sunday Streets - in the Mission #4
When: August 5, 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.

10th Annual Jerry Day
When: August 5, 2012 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Jerry Garcia Ampitheater, Mclaren Park, San Francisco

August 6, 2012 - Monday

Excelsior Action Group
When: August 6, 2012 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: 35 San Juan Avenue, San Francisco
What: Excelsior Action Group meeting for Excelsior residents to come together to discuss Excelsior's Commercial Corridor and   Update on EAG's Beautification and Festival subcommittees. 

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