Monday, January 28, 2013

San Francisco Political Events through Feb. 11th

January 28, 2013 - Monday

Stop the Attack on Rent Control
When: January 28, 2013 - Monday
Where: City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett, San Francisco
What: Rally at City Hall Steps and then to hearing at 1:00 p.m. Condo conversion bypass legislation is being proposed which would cause a loss of rent controlled apartments.

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: January 28, 2013 Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What:  I confirmed that this meeting is still on.  Rumors that Condominium Conversion Impact Fee item might be delayed. From agenda: Condominium  Conversion Impact Fee
Supervisors: Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, David Chiu

Ethics Commission
When: January 28, 2013 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Ethics Commission will discuss draft regulations governing the Ethics Commission's handling of investigations and enforcement proceeding.
Ethics Commission: Beverly Hayon, Benedict Y. Hur, Dorothy S. Lou, Paul Renne, Jamienne S. Studley

Castro Public Safety Meeting
When: January 28, 2013- Monday
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Eureka Valley Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor, 100 Collingwood Street, San Francisco
What: Supervisor  Scott Wiener is organizing a community meeting on public safety.  Mission Station, Park Station  representatives will be present. 

Rec and Park Community Budget Meeting
When: January 28, 2013  -  Monday 
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sunset Recreation Center, 28th Avenue and Lawton, San Francisco.
What: Fiscal Year 2013-14 Community Budget Meeting.

 Benefit for 765 Capp Conflagraton
When: January 28, 2013 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Where: Martuni's Piano Bar, 4 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: A Benefit Congregation for the  765 Capp Street Conflagration.  Tom Orr sings his Greatest Hits to raise funds for the pioneer artists Arturo, Xuseen and  all the boys  at 765 Capp.
Special Guests, Tom Shaw on the ivories.  Requested donation: $10.-$20.  

D5 Action - Will CPMC Be Rebuilt the right way?
When: January 28, 2013 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
Where:  Park Library, 1833 Page, San Francisco
What: Will CPMC Be Rebuilt the Right Way? How does CPMC impact residents of D5 and San Francisco? Come hear the latest update from the Coalition for Healthcare, Housing, Jobs and  Justice speak on  healthcare  access and cost, affordable housing, new jobs and job training, as well as traffic and transit impacts that will affect D5 families and neighborhoods.  Speakers include:
Paul Kumar, National Union of Healthcare Workers
Gordon Mar - Jobs with Justice, San Francilsco
Marlayne Morgan, Cathdral Hill Neighbors Association
Calvin Welch, Council of Community Housing Organizations

January 29, 2013 - Tuesday

Board of Supervisors
When: January 29, 2013 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: David Chiu, John Avalos, London Breed, David Campos, Carmen Chu, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee

San Francisco United School District Meeting 
When: January 29, 2012 - Tuesday (postponed from last week)
6:00 p.m.
Where: Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor
Board of Education: Rachel Norton, Sandra Lee Fewer, Kim-Shree Maufas, Hydra Mendoza, Emily Murase, Jill Wynns, Matt Haney
Information: sfused.ed

Potrero Booster Neighborhood Association
When: January 29, 2013 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro, San Francisco
What: Meeting will discuss the Port, and their building plans for the Giants parking lot (Seawall Lot 337) and Pier 70.  

January 30, 2013 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When: January 30, 2013 - Wednesday
11:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

Police Commission 
When: January 30, 2013 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Julium M. Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, Suzy Loftus

Rec and Park Community Budget Meeting
When: January 30, 2013 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Minne and Lovie Ward Rec Center, Capitol and Montana, San Francisco
What: Fiscal Year 2013-14 Community Budget Meeting.

January 31, 2013 - Thursday

Planning Commission
When: January 31, 2013 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Mission Peace Collaborative with Mission Police Captain Moser
When: January 31, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street, San Francisco
What: Planning Meeting.  Mission Peace Collaborative with Mission Police Captain Moser creating a 5 Year Comprehensive Plan to address the roots of violence in the community as a Health Epidemic.  Over 130 people have agreed to get involved in the planning process that will create the necessary change for us to live in peace.Childcare, dinner and parking will be provided
Source: Lower 24th Street, Merchants and Neighbors Association

February 1, 2013 - Friday

Black History Month Kickoff Celebration at City Hall
When: February 1, 2013 - Friday
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Rotunda, City Hall, San Francisco
What Mayor Ed Lee together with the San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society, Supervisor London Breed, Supervisor Malia CohenCity Administrator Naomi Kelly request your company at the 2013 Black History Month Kickoff.  Light refreshments will be served at the reception in the South Light Court.
RSVP: Luis Figueroa

February 2, 2013 - Saturday

Chinese New Year Flower Fair Chinatown
When: February 2, 2013 - Saturday
             10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
             February 3, 2013 - Sunday
             9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Grant Avenue from Clay to Broadway, Pacific Avenue from Kearny to Stockton, San Francisco
What: Celebration of Chinese New Year as San Francisco kicks off with the Chinese New Year Flower Fair.

Rethinking Juvenile Justice Get Tough or Get Smart?
When: February 2, 2013 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. Services
12:30 p.m. Kiddush, lunch and panel conversation
What: Rethinking Juvenile Justice Get Tough or Get Smart?
Panel will explore factors that increase the possibilities for rehabilitation and deter future criminal conduct by young offenders:
Daniel Macallair - Executive Director and Founder, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Bruce Fisher, Executive Director of Huckleberry Youth Programs and CSI congregant
Denise Coleman - Director of Juvenile Justice Programs at Huckleberry
Gavin O'Neill - Director, Huckleberry Community Assessment and Referral Center
Felix Lucero - former youth offender working in numerous self-help and community service programs.
Organized by CSI congregants Judge Jeffrey Ross -( San Francisco Superior Court) and Dr. Kimberly Richman (Associate Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of San Francisco)
No charge for lunch, reservations required: Eric Drucker -

Honorable Bernice B. Donald hosted by former Mayor Willie Brown
When: February 2, 2013 - Saturday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Black History Month Celebration.  Intimate conversation with the Honorable Bernice B. Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, appointed by President Barack Obama.  Hosted by former mayor Willie Brown.
Tickets: $65. RSVP by January 28th - Alpha Buie 415-824-

February 3, 2013 - Sunday

17th Annual San Francisco Vietnamese New Year Tet Festival
When: February 3, 2013 - Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Larkin Street, Little Saigon San Francisco - Tenderloin District
What: 17th Annual Vietnamese New Year Tet Festival, Year of the Snake

Super Bowl - 49ers versus the Ravens
When: February 3, 2013 - Sunday
3:30 p.m.
Where: New Orleans

February 4, 2013 - Monday

Chinese for Affirmative Action - Coming Together for Just Immigration Policies
When: February 4, 2013 - Monday
5:30 p.m. Registration and Reception
6:00 p.m. Membership Business
6:30 p.m. Featured Panel 
Where: City College Chinatown/North Beach Campus, 808 Kearny Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco
What: Chinese for Affirmative Action sponsors Coming Together for Just Immigration Policies.
Henry Der - Senior Program Officer, Four Freedoms Fund
Bill Ong Hing, Professor Law, University of San Francisco
Francisco Ugarte - Senior Immigration Attorney, Dolores Street Community Services
Cecillia Wang - Director of Immigrants' Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
Open to public.  Free to members. $25. suggested donation for non-members.  Light refreshments will be served.

Police Commission: Tasers in San Francisco
When: February 4, 2013 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Scottish Rite Center, 2850 19th Avenue, San Francisco
What: The San Francisco Police Commission is holding a series of community meetings to discuss  TASERS for the San Francisco Police Commission.

February 6, 2013 - Wednesday

  Human Trafficking 101 - Forum 2
When: February 6, 2013 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Rights Commission, Suite 800, 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: The San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office invite you to an education forum on what modern day human trafficking means and how private citizens can combat it through the choices they make every day.
Casey Bates - Alameda County DA's Office
Jennifer S. Madden - Alameda County DA's Office
Pat Mimms, BAWAR
Julie Posadas-Guzman, JPG Consultants
Free.  Open to the public.
Information: Taraneh Moayed

Dolores Park Community Meeting
When: February 6, 2013 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park Church, 455 Dolores Park, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Rec and Park staff will be hosting an Open House meeting to communicate progress on Dolores Park's Renovation.  The community will be able to comment and ask questions of the project to Rec and Park staff.
Information: Jake Gilchrist

February 7, 2013 -Thursday

San Francisco Council of District Merchants Association - 60th Year Diamond Jubilee Gala Celebration and Awards Dinner 
When: February 7, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Where: Concordia-Argonaut, 1142 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Council of District Merchants Association - 60th Year Diamond Jubilee Gala Celebration and Awards Dinner
Speakers:  Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Scott Wiener, District Attorney George Gascon, Supervisor Carmen Chu, John A. Legnito - Vice President - Recology
Master of Ceremonies: Melissa Griffin - San Francisco Examiner Columnist
Merchants Awards:
Ric Lopez - President, Glen Park Merchants Association
David Heller - President, Greater Geary Boulevard, Merchants and Property Owners Association
Community Awards:
 San Francisco Police Department - Officer Matt Cloud, Officer Steve Gritsch
 San Francisco Fire Department - Conn Lucey - Firefighter of the Year.
Entertainment, The Clef Divers, A Cappella Group, Dave Parker Quartet, Dolce Show Choir, Mercy High School Choir
RSVP by February 4th - Dinner $125. Reserve  on line
Henry Karnilowicz - President
Robert Roddick - Vice President/Legal Counsel
Pat Christensen - Acting Secretary
Herb Cohn - Acting Treasurer

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Monthly Meeting
When: February 7, 2013 - Thursday (note different day - usually Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What:  On agenda:
What are the chances for a meaningful, effective response to the gun violence in this country?  Feature guest will be Robyn Thomas, Executive  Director of Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
2013 Officers  Elections

February 10, 2013 - Sunday

Single Payer Now - Yearly Healthcare Potluck
When: February 10, 2013 - Sunday
2:30 p.m. - Doors open
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: St Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco
What: Single Payer Now's Yearly Healthcare Potluck featuring presentation on the need for Universal Healthcare minus the Insurance Industry. Speakers include:
Ben Day - National Organizing Director for Healthcare Now.  
Mike Casey - President of Local 2 UNITE HERE.  
Jodi Reid - Executive Director of the California Alliance for Retired Seniors
Roxanne Sanchez - President of Service Employees International Union 1021.
Potluck sponsored by Single Payer Now
Information: Don Bechler

February 11, 2013 - Monday

San Francisco Organizing Project - Soul of the City
When: February 11, 2013 - Monday
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Pedro's Cantina, 158 King Street, San Francisco
What: Soul of the City - San Francisco Organizing Project's 30th Anniversary.
Cocktail Reception
George Wesolek, Office of Public Policy and Social Concerns, Archdiocese of San Francisco
Mission Economic Development Agency
Student and Staff Leaders from Leadership High School.
Early Sponsors: Duggan's Serra Mortuary Daly City, Shelby Designs and Illustrates, Golden Bear Restaurant Group, State Senator Mark Leno, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Lennar Urban, Sherri and Joe Sawyer, Msgr. Mickey McCormick, Mission Economic Development Agency, Erika Katske, Rabbi Reuben Zellman
Media Sponsor: Univision 14
Tickets:  $75. Individual, $125. - One pair (2 tickets)   :
Information: Elizabeth McDonald-Zwoyer -


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