Monday, November 12, 2012

Time to Take a Break....

I have been  blogging for five years!  Time to take a break.  My next Calendar will be Tuesday, December 4th.

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November 13, 2012 - Tuesday

Boeddeker Park Groundbreaking
When: November 13, 2012 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m. - Ceremony
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Community Party
Where: Boeddeker Park, Eddy and Jones Street, San Francisco.
What: Trust for Public Land, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Friends of Boeddeker Park invite you to a free community event to celebrate the groundbreaking for the complete rebuilding of Boeddeker Park and Clubhouse.
Music, refreshments and fun  for all
RSVP Joy Gutierrez-Pilare

Port Commission
When: November 13, 2012 - Tuesday
3:15 p.m.
Where: Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, Second Floor.
Commissioners: Doreen Woo Ho, Kimberly Brandon, Willie Adams, Leslie Katz

Mark Leno - Criminal Justice Reform in California: Where We've Been and Where Were Going
When: November 13, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: California State Office Building, Milton Marks Conference Center Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join State Senator Mark Leno in Town Hall Meeting to evaluate our successes and  prepare  for the challenges in the Criminal Justice System.  
Law enforcement representatives and government and community leaders will address recent public safety efforts such as realignment and discuss how legislative changes and sentencing reforms may impact law enforcement, prisoners and the community.
Invitees include District Attorney George Gascon, Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Chief Probation Officer Wendy Stills, Police Chief Greg Suhr and reform advocates.
Members of the public are invited to participate in the event.
Information or RSVP:

League of Pissed-Off Voters Happy Hour
When: November 13, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Southern Pacific Brewing, 620 Treat Avenue, San Francisco
What: Now that the election is over, it is time for a happy hour.  Sarah, from the national organization is the guest of honor.

San Francisco School District Meeting
When: November 13, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Francisco
Board of Education: Norman Yee, Rachael Norton, Sandra Lee Fewer, Kim-Shree Maufas, Hydra B. Mendoza, Emilly M. Murase, Jill Wynns

November 14, 2012 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When: November 14, 2012 - Wednesday
11:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, John Avalos, Jane Kim

SWL 337 Community Workshop
When: November 14, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: AT&T Park - Enter at the luxury suites elevator entrance on the north side of Willie May's Plaza located at the corner of King and 3rd Street.
What: Continuing  the discussion from last Saturday's SWL 337 community workshop, the Port and Mission Rock Development teams are having a project open house. Light refreshments will be served in an informal setting as they engage in discussion about the mixed use development of SWL 337.

Draft Design Presentation for Kezar Triangle
When: November 14, 2012 -  Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: County Fair Building, Auditorium,, 1199 9th Avenue (and Lincoln Way), San Francisco
What: Second public hearing to present the Draft Design Concept for the Kezar Triangle, a section of Golden Gate Park between Lincoln Way, Kezar Drive and Arguello Blvd.
Hosted by the Friends of Kezar Triangle.  Project is sponsored by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance.
Information: Aprl Shaw

San Francisco City College
When: November 14, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: City College of San Francisco, 33 Gough Street, San Francisco
What: Facilities, Infrastructure and Technology Committee
Committee Members: John Rizzo, Anita Grier, Chris Jackson
Information: 415-239-3000

November 15, 2012 - Thursday

Recreation  and Park Commission
When: November 15, 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

Public Safety Committee
When: November 15, 2012 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: John Avalos, Christina Olague, Eric Mar

San Francisco Planning Commission
When: November 15, 2012 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Supervisors: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael J. Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis,  Kathrin  Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Rules Committee
When: November 15, 2012 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Jane Kim, Mark Farrell, John Avalos

OMI Community Peace Forum
When: November 15, 2012 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center, 650 Capital Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join Supervisor John Avalos, neighbors, community advocates, nonprofit providers and City agency staff to discuss ways to keep the community safe, address the root causes of violence and prevent future violence from occurring in the OMI.
Food and refreshments will be served.

City College Board of Trustees
When: November 15, 2012 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco
What: Board of Trustee Meeting
Board of Trustees: John Rizzo, Anita Grier, Natalie Berg, Chris Jackson, Rodrigo Santos, Steve Ngo, Lawrence Wong
Information: 415-239-3000

There's No Place Like Home!  Homes Not Jails 20th Anniversary Celebration
When: November 15, 2012 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: SUB/Mission, 2183 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: 20th Anniversary of Homes Not Jails.  Music, dancing, food and lots of great information.
Featuring music from Penny Royal, The Drops, Young Coconut
Spoken word bya Dee Allen, Sarah Menefee
Free Food. All Ages
$5.-10 - no one turned away for lack of funds.

City Democratic Club - Melissa Griffin
When: November 15, 2012 - Thursday
Where: Chancellor Hotel, Clipper Room, 433 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: Melissa Griffin, political commentator, will discuss the outcome of the November
Information: facebook.comCityDemocraticClub

November 16, 2012 - Friday

Sunset Recreation Center - Grand Re-opening.
When: November 16, 2012 - Friday
1:00 p.m.
Where: Sunset Recreation Center, 28th Avenue and Lawton, San Francisco
What: Grand opening of the newly renovated Sunset Recreation Center.  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Play Day with Lawton Alternative School, Activities for Kids, Parents and Neighbors.
Information: 415-831-2782

California Democratic Party Fall Executive Board
When: November 16 through 18th
             Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: The Westin San Francisco Airport, 1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, Ca.
What: Fall Executive Board of the California Democratic Party. Observer $40. 

November 17, 2012 - Saturday

N-Judah Turnaround Beautification Project Community Conversation
When: November 17, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: N-Judah Turnaround (La Playa and Judah)
What: N-Judah Turnaround Beautification Project Community  Conversation.  Drop by, join the discussion in-person and come meet your neighbors.

November 18, 2012 - Sunday

20th Avenue Block Party/Soapbox Derby!
When: November 18, 2012 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: 20th Avenue
What: Benefit for Larsen Playground Renovation project 20th Avenue between Wawona and Vicente Streets, San Francisco

November 19, 2012 - Monday

Officer Bryan Tuvera Plaque Dedication Ceremony
When: November 19, 2012 - Monday
10:00 a.m.
Where: McCoppin Square, 24th Avenue between Santiago and Taraval.

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association
When: November 19, 2012 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: It's a Grind, 1800 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Discussion regarding design alternatives in regards to Polk Street - including repaving, safety and aesthetic improvements.
Information:    Frank Cannata

November 22, 2012 - Thursday


November 26, 2012 - Monday

Castro Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: November 26, 2012 - Monday
6:00 p.m. 
Where: Corner of 18th Street and Castro, San Francisco
What:  Join the Merchants of Upper Market and Castro for annual Castro Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Holiday music and fun hosed by Donna Sachet with blessing by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and a vist by Santa Claus and his elves.

November 28, 2012 - Wednesday

Season of the Witch
When: November 28, 2012 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: An Evening with David Talbot, author of "Season Of The Witch" - Story of the turbulent San Francisco years between 1967 and 1982.

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Dr. Corey Cook
When: November 28, 2012 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: Noe Valley Democratic Club, Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club and San Francisco for Democracy co-sponsor a 2012 Election Recap  with Dr. Corey Cooke - thorough analysis of polling results with predictions and trends for the future.  All are welcome.

November 29, 2012 - Thursday

Black Young Democrats of San Francisco - Van Jones
When: November 29, 2012 - Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Where: University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: Join the Black Young Democrats of San Francisco as they host a 2012 Presidential Election Recap at  their first annual breakfast with Van Jones - Continuing to Rebuild the Dream.
Host Committee:
Theo Ellington, Obai Rambo, Javierre PruitHill, Leah LaCroix, Nneka Okeke, Malia Cohen, Sophie Maxwell, Alex Lantsberg, Shamann Walton, David Talbot, Kim--Shree Maufas, Sarah Richardson, Lynette Sweet, Jennifer Ratliff, Sheryl Davis
Tickets: $25. Members, $55. Young Professionals, $250. VIP Reception, $500 Half Table
$1,000 Organizer (10 seats).
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San Francisco Living Wage Coalition "El Rio" Fundraiser
When: November 29, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Living Wage Coalition is holding a fundraiser event at the El Rio Club. The entertainment will consist of poetry reading, acoustic music and spoken word artists.  There will be food provided via donation.

December 2, 2012 - Sunday

Winterfest Member Party and Fundraiser
When: December 2, 2012 - Sunday
6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: City View at Metreon, 135 4th Street, Suite 4000, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition  -  Annual Winterfest member Party and Auction, a night jam-packed with entertainment, food and drinks, a fabulous art shows and deals on shiny new bikes. 
Complimentary Valet Bike Parking.

December 4, 2012 - Tuesday

Holiday Party
When: December 4, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Swig Bar, 561 Geary Street, San Francisco
Food door prizes, social networking and more. 
What: Holiday Party co-sponsors:
Alliance for a Better District 6
Central City Democrats
North of Market Business Association
Tenant Associations Coalition

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Monthly meeting
When: December 4, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Potrero Hill Democratic monthly meeting.  Discussion about the 2012 Election and its aftermath - taking advantage of emerging opportunities to face continuing challenges.  Speakers to be announced.