Monday, August 13, 2012

District 5 Supervisor Debate

Amendment #1 - 
Richmond District Democratic Club endorsement meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. not 7:00 p.m. on August 16 th.
Added Thea Selby fundraising event on August 21st.

On August 8th, District 5 Democratic Club held a District 5 Supervisor Debate at Park Branch Library in the Haight.

Candidates London Breed, Julian Davis, Daniel Everett, Hope Johnson, Supervisor Christina Olague, Andrew Resignato, John Rizzo and Thea Shelby all spoke.

District 5 Democratic Club will be having two more debates  before  the November election.

Information: District 5 Democratic Club -

August 13, 2012 - Monday

 Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association
When: August 13, 2012 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: CPMC/Davies Hospital, Gazebo Room (outside, ground-level entrance from plaza between North and South Tower)  San Francisco.
What: Items from the agenda:
Office of Supervisor Scott Wiener,
Homelessness update from Bevan Dufty, SF's Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement.
Planning Department update on proposed Duboce Park landmark district and Mills Act.

August 14, 2012 - Tuesday

Port Commission
When: August 14, 2012 - Tuesday
3:15 p.m.
Where: Port Commission Hearing Room, Second Floor, Ferry Building, San Francisco
Commissioners: Doreen Woo Ho, Kimberly Brandon, Willie Adams, Leslie Katz

Special Board Meeting: CCSF Mission Statement
When: August 14, 2012 - Tuesday
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: CCSF, Multi-Use Building, 50 Phelan Ave.,  Room 140, San Francisco
What: Join the Board as they hear a report from the Chancellor on the work performed by the Accreditation Workgroup on the Mission Statement.  

Alliance for a Better District 6 - Community Meeting
When: August 14, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, Multi-Purpose Room, San Francisco
What: Alliance for a Better District 6 co-sponsored August meeting to discuss current community concerns and announce updates:
Agenda includes:
Office of Citizens Complaints,
Papa John's Pizza, 969 Sutter Street 
Walgreen's, 135 Powell Street, off-sale liquor license
Transportation updates
Eddy/Leavenworth Traffic Improvement
Safety Reports
Legislative reports.
Door prizes and light dinner will be provided to attendees.
Information:  415-820-1560

Harvey Milk LGBT  Democratic  Club District 5 Debate
When: August 14, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 518 Valencia, The Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club invite you to a  debate hosted for District 5 candidates.  Written questions from the audience.  Debate will be moderated by Ben McCoy and Marke Bleschke. This debate will be the 2nd of three qualifying P.A.C. meetings.  You must be a member in good-standing who attends at least two qualifying P.A.C. meeting in order to vote in the P.A.C. endorsements.

August 15, 2012 - Wednesday

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

San Francisco Police Commission
When: August 15, 2012 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, L. Julius M. Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, Suzy Loftus

San Francisco Democratic Party - Endorsement meeting
When: August 15, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: From the agenda: Endorsements for Board of Education, Community College, Board of Supervisors, Local Propositions

Elections Commission
When: August 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, Winnie Yu, Jill Rowe

Julian Davis - Fundraiser  - Westerfeld Mansion
When: August 15, 2012 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: 1198 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What:  Fundraiser  for Julian Davis, candidate for Supervisor in District 5.  Tasty refreshments and live music featuring DJ B-Smiley of Supperclub SF, DJ Pause from Brooklyn and neighborhood duo, Campfire Hip Hop.
Tickets: $15., $25. $50 or $100. donation

August 16, 2012 - Thursday

San Francisco Ethics Commission
When: August 16, 2012 - Thursday
9:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Ross Mirkarimi item. (check website for updates)
CommissionersBeverly Hayon, Benedict Y. Hur, Dorothy S. Liu, Paul Renne, Jamienne Studley

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

EcoDistrict Community Kick-Off
When: August 16, 2012 - Thursday
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: EcoDistrict is a sustainable development strategy that the city is employing in the Central Corridor plan area to accommodate growth while meeting environmental goals.
Opening remarks - John Rahaim - Director of Planning
 Presentation: EcoDistricts: building blocks of Sustainable Cities, Naomi Cole, Portland Sustainability Institute
Presentation: San Francisco's Sustainable Development Program, Kate McGee, San Francisco Planning Department
 Video Presentation: "7 Students, 4 Weeks: Creating an urban Eco-Corridor in SF" SWA Group Group.
RSVP kate.mcgee@sfgov.or by August 13th
Refresments  will be served.

Friends of Shih Yu-Lang Central YMCA - Community Meeting
When: August 16, 2012 - Thursday
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 387 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Friends of Shih Yu-Lang Central YMCA provides an open forum to promote the movement to re-Build Central Y in the Tenderloin/Civic Center.

San Francisco Planning Commission
When: August 16, 2012 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael J. Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Tenants Together - Happy Hour
When: August 16, 2012 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What: Tenants Together Happy Hour.  Tenants Together is California's statewide organization for tenants rights.  Meet other folks involved in the fight for renters rights.
No-Host event.

San Francisco Young Democrats - 6th Annual Ball in Blue
When: August 16, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Dear Mom, 2700 16th Street, San Francisco
What: 6th Annual Ball in Blue. Details to follow.

Grassroots Democratic Club - Our City at Stake Fundraiser - Mar, Campos, Avalos
When: August 16, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: 518 Valencia, The Eric  Quezada Center, 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Join the Grassroots Democratic Club for a fundraising event to support the reelection bids of progressive San Francisco Supervisors Eric Mar, David Campos and John Avalos.
Master of Ceremonies Assemblyman Tom Ammiano.
Suggested Entrance Donation: $25. and up.

Energy and Environment for Obama: Happy Hour
When: August 16, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: 330 Ritch, 360 Ritch Street, San Francisco
What: Bay Area's clean energy community is coming together to help re-elect President Obama.
Host Committee: Ezra Berman, Nick Chaset, Alanna Gino, Annie Henderson, Rosalind Jackson, Sara Kamins, Michael Rieser, Erin Rogers, Curtis Seymour, Caroline Venza, Joshua Wiese and Laura Wisland
Sliding scale: $60.-$100.

Richmond District Democratic Club - Endorsements
When: August 16, 2012 - Thursday 
6:30   p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (time changed from 7:00 p.m.)
Where: Richmond Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Richmond District Democratic Club lst round - Endorsements for November election for school board and community college. 
To be eligible to be a voting members you must live or work in the Richmond District, be current with your dues and have attended at least one general meeting prior to meeting.

August 18, 2012 - Saturday

29th Annual Alamo Square Neighborhood Association - Annual Flea Market at Alamo Square
When: August 18, 2012 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Scott Street, between Hayes and Fulton, next to Alamo Square Park.  
What: Annual Flea Market.  Scott Street will be closed to through traffic.

Julian Davis - Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening and Mobilization
When: August 16, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: 609A Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Join Julian Davis, candidate for supervisor in District 5.  Grand opening and mobilization.
Fresh breakfast, hot coffee.  Speakers, plans for marching to victory in November and then hit the streets.

SaveMuni - Forum on the Future of Transit in San Francisco
When: August 18, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: Koret Auditorum, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: SaveMuni is co-sponsoring a Forum on the Future of Transit in San Francisco.  Join activists and experts to discuss new approaches to improving Muni and other means of travel around San Francisco without a car. Free admission
Co-Sponsors: Sierra Club, San Francisco Tomorrow, TransForm and the Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods.

San Francisco Street Food Festival
When: August 18, 2012 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Folsom and 24th Street
What: La Cocina's Annual SF Street Food Festival in the Mission District.  

Balboa Park - Celebrate the renovation of Balboa Park
When: August 18, 2012 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Balboa Park,  San Jose Avenue and Sgt. Young Drive , San Francisco
What: Community event to celebrate the renovation of Balboa Park.
Sponsors: The Trust for Public Land, San Francisco Recreation and Parks  Department
Supporters: Banana Republic, Levi  Strauss Foundation, McKesson, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Wells Fargo.  Music, food, refreshments.
RSVP: by August 10 - Joy Gutierrez-Pilaare -

San Francisco Tomorrow - SFT Picnic Time
When: August 18, 2012 - Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Park - just off Ocean Beach next to the Queen Wilhelmina Windmill on John F. Kennedy Drive.
What: Come see the Beach Chalet Soccer Site and picnic at the Queen Wilhelmina Windmill. San Francisco Tomorrow, Ocean Edge and other environmental groups ae opposing Recreation and Park's plan to replace seven acres of natural grass on Golden Gate Park's soccer Fields with artificial turf and 60 foot stadium lights.
Guided tour of the soccer fields and Beach Chalet murals from the 1930's.  
Information: 415-564-1482 (flyer shows $25. for picnic and lunch).  Send check to San Francisco Tomorrow, 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco 94117

Lyon-Martin's Summer Celebration
When: August 18, 2012 - Saturday
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Wild Side West, 424 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Come out to celebrate Lyon-Martin featuring hostess Annie Danger.  Gourmet bbq delights, arm wrestling, Lyon-Martin "haiku-off", tiny dog dance-off.  Prizes.  Dj's, Drink specials, gorgeous garden.

Larkin  Street Youth Services - Summer of Love Gala 
When: August 18, 2012 - Saturday
8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Where: St. Regis Ballroom, 125 3rd Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser benefiting Larkin Street Youth Services.  
Open vodka, wine and champagne bar with complimentary premium drinks. Live Music by Beautiful Machine.
Kill DJ's including DJ Sebastian Concha
$35. general admission, $100 - VIP

 August 20, 2012 - Monday

46th Anniversary of the Compton's Cafeteria Riot - March and Celebration
When: August 20, 2012 - Monday
5:00 p.m.
Where:   City Hall  - Polk Street, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco
What: Join in celebrating the legacy of LGBTQ homeless youth in San Francisco's Tenderloin district.  Meet at City Hall on the Polk Street side at 5:00 p.m. to march or join at Turk and Taylor at 5:30 p.m. Confirmed speakers include Felicia Flames, Pastor Megan Rohrer, Supervisor Scott Wiener, Mason Davis. 
The Compton's Cafeteria Riot was spurred by a group of transgender women and the  Vanguard  youth.  The contemporary group of LGBTQ homeless youth known as Otro Vanguard will participate in this event with some of the heroes of the movement.

San Francisco Arts Town Hall 2012
When: August 20, 2012 - Monday
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  - followed by reception. 
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Lam Research Theater, 700 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Arts Town Hall 2012.  Opportunity for the arts community to inform candidates  for office in San Francisco about the impact that the arts has on our local culture, schools, economy.  Provides a chance for candidates to show a wide range of arts community members that they value the contributions made by the arts community. 
Information - Register:

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Summer Social
When: August 20, 2012 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Firehouse #8, 1648 Pacific, San Francisco
What: Middle Polk Neighborhood Association's Summer Social.  Celebrate summer! Food will be available and beverages will be provided. 

August 21, 2012 - Tuesday

5 Fulton Limited: Community Input Meeting
When: August 21, 2012 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is considering the creation of a 5 Fulton Limited line to ease crowding and improve transit times during peak hours.  Supervisor Eric Mar has called for a community meeting to give constituents a chance to learn and inform the proposed changes.

Democratic Road to Charlotte
When: August 21, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Support the SF Democratic Unity Delegation at the Democratic Nation Convention on September 3-6, Charlotte, North Carolina.  Benefit for raising travel fund for the delegation.
$20. General, $50. VIP, $100.
Sponsors: District 6 Democratic Club, UFCW5 and others.
Information and tickets online: 

Thea Selby - Fundraiser  
When: August 21, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Vinyl Coffee and Wine Bar, 359 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Thea Selby for Supervisor in District 5.  Food, drink and music.
Information/purchase tickets:

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Sit /Lie Update
When: August 21, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Update on Site/Lie. Peter Gallotta, Jessica Cassella, Leah Fraimow-Wong, Jamie Querubin will give brief presentation of "Implementation, enforcement and Impact: San Francisco's Sit/Lie Ordinance One Year Later".  

August 22, 2012 - Wednesday

San Francisco Transit Riders Union - Geary Bus Rapid Transit Forum
When: August 22, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond Branch Library, 351 9th Avenue, San Francisco (10th Ave. entrance)
What: Forum discussing Bus Rapid Transit on Beary Blvd.  SFCTA and SFMTA officials will present their proposed Geary Transit project.  SFTRU will present their findings of their survey that was conducted with riders on Geary Blvd. 

Rec and Park Department: Larsen Playground
When: August 22, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Wawona Clubhouse, 901 Wawona Street at 20th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Second community meeting to discuss the renovation of Larsen Playground.
Information: Melinda Stockmann

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Celebrate Summer Bash
When: August 22, 2012 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Joe's 24th Street Cafe, 3853 24th Street, San Francisco
What:  Noe Valley Democratic Club's Ninth annual Summer fundraiser.  Political eminences will be there, among them Bevan Dufty, Rachel Norton, Dennis Herrera and David Campos.  There will be auction items.  Come and share a cup of cheer and toast the Club, distinguished guests and Joe, a Noe Valley Institution for 25 years.
Information: Molly Fleischman

August 23, 2012 - Thursday

Fundraiser to give Sheriff Arpaio the boot
When: August 23, 2012 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mission Language and Vocational School, 2929 19th Street, San Francisco
What: Come support Paul Penzone, the Democratic candidate for Maricopa County Sheriff this November.  DA George Gascon, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Supervisor David Campos and many others are hosting an event to help Paul Penzone beat Sheriff Arpaio and put an end to the racist tactics of the sheriff facing civil enforcement action by the Justice Department for his aggressive discrimination against Latinos.
Tickets: Guest $100., $250. Sponsor, Co-Host $430.
RSVP: Steve Fishman

August 26, 2012 - Sunday

Chinatown Sunday Streets
When: August 26, 2012 - Sunday
11:00 a.m.
Where: Grant Street from Bush to Broadway, Jackson Street from Grant to Embarcadero

Brunch with Senator Dianne Feinstein
When: August 26, 2012 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser Brunch for the Re-Election of Senator Dianne Feinstein co-hosted by State Senator Mark Leno, State Senator Leland Yee and Assemblymember Fiona Ma.
$60. to $100. Sponsor, or a $120 to $500. Patron
Information: Jane Morrison 415-564-1482

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