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January 1, 2013 - Tuesday

Happy New Year

January 4, 2013 -  Friday

Installation of San Francisco Board of Education
When: January 4, 2013 - Friday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Tenderloin Community School,  627 Turk Street, Multi-Purpose Room,  San Francisco
What: Celebrate the installation of San Francisco Board of Education:
Jill Wynns
Sandra Lee Fewer
Rachel Norton
Matt Haney
Returning colleagues: Hydra Mendoza, Kim-Shree Maufas and Emily Murase

Matt Haney Swearing-In Ceremony and Celebration
When: January 4, 2013 - Friday
6:00 p.m. - Swearing in - Tenderloin Community School, 627 Turk Street, S.F.
7:30 p.m.  late late - Celebration
Where: Noble Bar, 600 Polk Street, San Francisco

January 5, 2013 - Saturday

Philosopher's Way Dedication and Walk
When: January 5, 2013 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at McLaren Park, San Francisco at the trailhead by the Mansell and Visitacion Avenues parking lot.  
What: Join artists Susan Schwartzenberg and Peter Richards and City officials to celebrate the dedication of the new public artwork in McLaren Park, the Philosopher's Way.  This public dedication will include a brief ceremony and artist-led tours of the route.  Designed along the style of the Kyoto, Japan and Heidelberg, Germany's Philosopher's Walks, the McLaren Park Philosopher's Way utilizes the 2.7 mile trail that loops throughout the park.  Walkers can contemplate at fourteen musing stations, which include benches, plaques offering a quotation, breathtaking views of the bay, the natural vistas of the park and cityscape.

January 6, 2013 - Sunday

Memorial - Howard Wallace
When: January 6, 2013 - Sunday
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: ILWU Local 34 (next to Giants Ballpark), San Francisco
What: Memorial for Howard Wallace.  Dolores Huerta of the United Farm Workers and other figures will  remember  Howard and his contributions to LGBT, Labor, Elder and Health Care Rights.
To remember Howard please send donations to the following organizations per his request:
ACLU, Northern California Chapter
Pride at Work
Senior Action Network
Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club.
Information: Eileen Hansen

January  7, 2013 - Monday

Supervisor Norman Yee Victory Party
When:  January  7, 2013 - Monday
6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:30 p.m. - Dinner
Where: Far East Cafe, 631 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
What: Supervisor-Election Norman Yee Victory Party Host Committee hosting a dinner celebration of honor of Norman Yee's victory as supervisor in District 7.
RSVP: 415-846-3069

January  8, 2013- Tuesday

London Breed
When:  January  8, 2013 - Tuesday
10:00 a.m.
Where: South Light Court, City Hall, San Francisco
What: California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris will administer the oath of office to London Breed to assume the office of Supervisor, District 5 for the City and County of San Francisco.
Reception to follow  at 6:00 p.m. - African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Inaugural
When:  January  8, 2013 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m. - First come first served - overlow - Light Courts
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: John Avalos, David Campos, David Chiu, Carmen Chu, Malia Cohen, Norman Yee, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, London Breed, Scott Weiner

Eric Mar's Inaugural Reception
When:  January  8, 2013 - Tuesday
Directly following the ceremony
Where: City Hall, Room 284, San Francisco
Information: 554-7410

January 9, 2013 - Wednesday

San Francisco Tenderloin Community Round Table and Speakout on Tasers
When: January 9, 2013 - Wednesday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where:   201 Turk Street, San Francisco
What: Tenderloin Community Speak Out and Roundtable on tasers and march to City Hall.  Sponsored by CCHH (Central City Hospitality House)
Source:  Facebook

2012 5th Annual NEN Awards
When: January 9, 2013 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Join friends and neighbors in celebrating the NEN Awards.  Come show your support to these dedicated community members:
Best Green Community Project: Portola Garden Tour
Outstanding Neighborhood Watch Group: Ney Street Neighborhood Watch
Exemplary NERT Leadership: Nora Matulich
Most Empowering City Employee of the Year: Sandra Zuniga
Youth Neighborhood Leader: Jack Olinger
Best Graffiti Watch Volunteer: Larry Winum
Comeback Neighborhood of the Year:  The Portola
Best Merchant Association of the Year: The Lower Haight Merchant + Neighbor Association
NEN Hall of Fame:   Bernice Bing
Best Community Challenge Grant Project: Progress Park 
Outstanding Park Volunteer Group: Help McLaren Park
NEN Lifetime Achievement Award: Annette Young Smith
Produced in partnership with the CCSF Community Challenge Grant Program.  The NEN Awards are dedicated to elevating and celebrating the tremendous work that residents and organizations do every day to make our City a great place to live.
Event is free.  You are request to register for your free admission ticket through Eventbrite at:

San Francisco Young Democrats - Meeting and Officer Elections
When: January 9, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. 
Where: Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Young Democrats January Membership Meeting and Officer Elections
President,  Internal Vice Presideant, External Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
Information: Kevin Bard -
Chris Gembinski -

Upper Noe Neighbors - Meeting
When: January 9, 2013 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez, San Francisco
What: From agenda:
New Captain of Ingleside Police Station  - Timothy Falvey
Conversation with Muni Action Deputy Director of Transit Services.
Conversation with Transportation Planning Manager, SFMTA Sustainable Streets - what is happening with the private shuttles?
Information: Vicki Rosen

January 10, 2013 - Thursday

Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Meeting - The Recycling Center at Kezar Gardens' End
When: January 10, 2013 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Park Branch Library, 1833 Page, San Francisco
What: The Recycling Center at Kezar Gardens' End.  Hear about the 30 year history of recycling at Kezar Gardens, its eviction by the Recreation and Parks Department, neighbor support, California law supporting recycling, and threats to the future of recycling in San Francisco.
Free and open to the public.

January 12, 2013 - Saturday

Election for Democratic Party delegate for California Assembly District 17
When: January 12, 2013 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: African American Arts and Cultural Center, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: Election for delegates to the California State Democratic Party Convention in April - 2013 for the 17th Assembly District. Participating voters elect six men and six women to represent the district for both the 2013 and 2014 California Democratic Convention. 
Rules are very strict for each Assembly District.  (I have not seen the rules for this Assembly District)

Visitacion Valley/Schlage Lock Project Community Meeting
When: January 12, 2013 -  Saturday
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Recology Environmental Learning Center, 401 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Planning Department and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development in cooperation with Universal Paragon Corporation for a second community workshop on the Schlage Lock Site.  At this workshop there will be a review of feedback on top community priorities from first workshop, evaluate potential funding strategies and review the design options and revisions to the Schlage site plan.
Lunch and Cantonese translation will be provided.
Information: Claudia Flores

January 13, 2013 - Sunday

Election for Democratic Party delegate for California Assembly District  19
When: January 13, 2013 -  Sunday 
Registration Time: 11:00 a.m. 
Where:  Merced Room at Westlake Park, 145  Lake Merced Blvd. Daly City , Ca. (not     sure this is the correct address -  if I receive any further information I will make amendments). 
What: Election for delegates to the California State Democratic Party Convention in April - 2013 for the  19th  Assembly District. Participating voters elect six men and six women to represent the district for both the 2013 and 2014 California Democratic Convention. 
Rules are very strict for each Assembly District.  (I have not seen the rules for this Assembly District)

January 16, 2013 - Wednesday

Noe Valley Democratic Club - David Binder
When: January 16, 2013 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: David Binder will address the Noe Valley Democratic Club.  Lead qualitative research consultant for both the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns, he will discuss both the research and psychology behind the Obama campaign's messaging phenomenon.  A Question and Answer Session will follow.  All  are welcome.

January 21, 2013 - Monday

Martin Luther King Day

Barack Obama Inauguration Day

January 26, 2013 - Saturday

Celebrating: Women, Life and Liberty, the 40th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade
When: January 26, 2013 - Saturday
10:00 am. to Noon
Where: Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco
What: A festive public celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (which gave women the right to decide what happens to their body about abortion.)  Begin with a walk down Market Street and will end with a Party.  
Co- Sponsors:  BACORR, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, California Family Health Council, California Women's Agenda, Democratic Women in Action, HHS Region IX, Men Who Trust Women, SF Dept. of Public Health, SF Dept. of Status of Women, SF NOW, Women's Building of San  Francisco, Women's Intercultural Network
Source: Facebook


Bart Director Tom Radulovich was elected President of Bart.
Bart Director Joel Keller  was elected Vice President of Bart.

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