Monday, March 18, 2013

San Francisco Political Events through April 1st

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

March 18, 2013 - Monday

Sequestration Press Conference and Rally - San Francisco HIV/AIDS (Day of Action)
When: March 18, 2013 - Monday
Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall Goodlet Steps, San Francisco
What: Sequestration is impacting us all. Join San Francisco Scott Wiener, Director of State and Local Affairs for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation Courtney Mulhern-Pearson and OFA to learn  how  sequestration is directly impacting the San Francisco Bay Area specifically HIV/AIDS funding for research and care. 

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: March 18, 2013  - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, David Chiu

San Francisco Youth Commission
When: March 18, 2013 - Monday
5:25 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners: Mia Shackelford, Nicholas Persky, Paul Monge-Rodriguez, Rachel Brodwin, Christine Huynh, Sarah Armstrong, Angel Carrion, Brian Chu, Kyron Covington, Ramon Gomez, Alex Guzman-Ramos, Lilly Marshall-Fricker, Mia Tu Mutch, Vee Taumoepeau,  Vanessa Warri, Eric Wu, Ariel Yu

League of Pissed Off Voters Happy Hour
When: March 18, 2013 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Southern Pacific Brewing, 620 Treat, San Francisco
What: Happy Hour  with League of Pissed Off Voters.  Chance to meet your fellow Leaguers and friends.

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - SFMTA, David Chiu, Ed Reiskin
When: March 18, 2013 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento Street (note address), San Francisco
What: Meeting focuses on the discussion of the SFMTA plans for the proposed 2015 redesign of Polk Street.  Local Polk Street Merchants will join the discussion with Supervisor David Chiu and Director of SFMTA Ed Reiskin.  

March 19, 2013 - Tuesday

The Road to Equal Justice - 2013 Justice Summit - Public Defender Jeff Adachi
When: March 19, 2013 - Tuesday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What2013 Justice Summit.  
This event is free but registration is required.  Register:
Keynote Speaker: Karen Houppert, author of Chasing Gideon, the Elusive Search for Poor People's Justice.
Panel  I: The Elusive Search for Poor People's Justice
Panel II : Forced Treatments and Constitutional Rights:  Can They Coexist?
Panel III - The Price of Liberty: Reforming the Bail System
Panelists and moderators: 
Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
Karen Houppert, Author, Chasing  Gideon: The Elusive Search for Poor People's Justice
Dawn Porter, Director/Producer, Gideon's Army
Jonathan Rapping, Founder, Gideon's Promise
Maurice Caldwell, Wrongfully Convicted of Murder
Linda Starr, Co-Founder, Northern California Innocence Project
Wendy Still, Chief, San Francisco Adult Probation
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
Kara Chien, Attorney Manager, Mental Health Unit, San Francisco Public Defender's Office
Candy Dewitt, Parent, Laura's Law Advocate
Dr. David Kan, Substance Abuse Treatment Expert, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Deni McLagan, Associate Director, Serial Inebriate Program, City of San Diego
Greg Suhr, San Francisco Chief of Police
Dr Gary Tsai, Psychiatrist, Laura's Law Advocate
Matt Gonzalez, Chief Attorney, San Francisco Public Defender's Office
Catherine McCracken, Director of Development and the Sentencing Service Program Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 
Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Sheriff
George Gascon, San Francisco District Attorney
Will Leong, CEO, San Francisco Petrial Diversion Project
Jonathan Simon, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
Co-Sponsored by Keker and Van Nest, Farella, Braun and Martel, Morrison and Foerster LLP, O'Brien and Associates, and Bar Association of San Francisco

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: March 19, 2013 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: David Chiu, John Avalos, London Breed, David Campos, David Chiu, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee

Women Making History Awards Celebrating Amazing San Francisco Women
When: March 19, 2013 - Tuesday
3:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Women Making History Awards Celebrating Amazing San Francisco Women.
"Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" Amazing Women Awards from each Supervisorial District.

City's Woman of the Year Awards Reception
When: March 19, 2013 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: SF Public Utilities Commission Building, 525 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Mayor Ed Lee will honor The City's Woman of the Year.  Special Inspiration Speaker: Komal Shah - Engineer, Entrepreneur, Foundation Trustee of the Asian Art Museum.

Coalition for SF Neighborhoods - General Assembly Meeting
When: March 19, 2013 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Northern Police Station Community Room, Corner of Turk and Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: General Assembly Meeting.
 Hosts: Cathedral Hill Neighborhood Association and Dolores Heights Improvement Club.  

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - General Membership Meeting
When: March 19, 2013 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: General Membership Meeting.  Community College Trustee Rafael Mandelman will give update on accreditation of San Francisco Community College.

March 20, 2013 - Wednesday

Elections Commission
When: March 20, 2013 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners: Jill Rowe, Catalina Ruiz-Healy, Richard Matthews, Gerard Gleason, Rosabella Safont, Arnold Townsend, Winnie Yu

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club - "Zocalo Chispas"
When: March 20, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Latino Democratic Club invite you to the first in a series of "Zocalo Chispas" to better understand the various policy issues their community faces on the local, state and national levels.
Who: Professor Cory Cook from the University of San Francisco will present general voting patterns of local elections, especially among Latino Voters in City elections.  Professor Cook will be joined by Teresa Ojeda, Senior Planner for Information and Analysis at the SF Planning Department discussing real-time demographic trends and changes in the City. Prior to the discussion, LDC will convene a general meeting session - for information contact Mike Alonso, Vice President for Political Affairs at or Sam  Rodriguez  Vice president for Communications at
RSVP Oscar Grande - Vice President for Membership

SF Tech Dems Host OpenGov Conversation with David Chiu and Jay Nath
When: March 20, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Marines' Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
WhatSF Tech Dems host OpenGov conversation with Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and San Francisco Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath.  
OpenGov: The City is revising its open data law.  What does this mean for transparency, economic development, accountability and public engagement?
Innovation: New plans are being launched to help entrepreneurs launch their dreams and increase public access to government information.  
Happy Hour networking opportunity with the City's political leadership and members of San Francisco's innovative community.
The SF Tech Dems is dedicated to promoting technology policy across a range of issues within the Democratic Party focusing on transparency, accessibility and democratic participating.
Information and RSVP: (won't link?)

March 21, 2013 - Thursday

Recreation and Park Commission
When: March 21, 2013 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
Commissioners: Mark Buell, Allan Low, Tom Harrison, Paige Arata, Gloria Bonilla Meagan Levitan, Larry Martin

Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee
When: March 21, 2013 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: David Campos, Eric Mar, Norman Yee

Planning Commission
When: March 21, 2013 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Michael J. Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Rules Committee
When: March 21, 2013 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 264, San Francisco
Supervisors: Norman Yee, London Breed, Malia Cohen

Public Workshop - San Francisco Residential Refuse Rates
When: March 21, 2013 - Thursday
4:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 421, San Francisco
What: Recology, the San Francisco reuse collection and processing company has filed an  application  for an increase in residential refuse collection and disposal rates for trash, recyclables and compos tables.  The purpose of this workshop is to hear the perspective of rate payers on the proposal.
Source: Supervisor Malia Cohen's newsletter

Community City College - Board of Trustees Meeting 
When: March 21, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Community City College,  Multi-Use Building,  50 Phelan Avenue,  Room 140, San Francisco
Trustees: John Rizzo, Anita Grier, Natalie Berg, Chris Jackson, Rafael Mandelman, Steve Ngo, Lawrence Wong, William Walker, Student Trustee

March 23, 2013 - Saturday

SFLGBT Center Celebrates 11th Anniversary - Annual Soiree, Studio 11
When: March 23, 2013 - Saturday
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: SF Design Center Galleria, 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco
What: SFLGBT 11th Anniversary Annual Soiree
$125.   All proceeds benefit the Center.
Emcee:  Tita Aida
Performances byAmbrosio Salad, Dia Dear, Miss Rahni with Anna Conda, Dean Disaster, Dulce De Leche, Fauxnique, Frieda Lay, Glamamore, Lady Bear, Manicure Versace, Nikola Zdraljevic, Rotimi Agbabiaka
Dancing with DJs Bus Station John, Doc Sleep, Sergio Fedasz
Hosted Bar, Gourmet Morsels, silent auction

March 24, 2013 - Sunday

San Francisco Living Wage Bake Sale
When: March 24, 2013 - Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2940 16th Mission  Street, San Francisco
What: Bake sale fundraiser for San Francisco Living Wage. 

National Day of Action - National Association of Letter Carriers
When: March 24, 2013 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: 1640 Stockton, San Francisco
What: National Day of Action - Save Saturday Delivery.  Our fight!  Our future!
Join in National Day of Action to tell Congress to stop the Postmaster General from destroying the Postal Service and to keep 6-day delivery.

March 25, 2013 - Monday

Westside Democratic Club - The Mystery of the "D-Triple-C"
When: March 25, 2013 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Taraval Police Community Room, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Come hear SF DCCC members Mary Jung, Trevor McNeill and Meagan Levitan unravel the  mystery of the "D-triple-C" the official governing body of the San Francisco Democratic Party.

March 26, 2013 - Tuesday

Grand Opening of Kelly Cullen Community
When: March 26, 2013 - Tuesday
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 220 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation announced the completion of the historic rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the Kelly Cullen Community.  172 units of supportive housing for the chronically homeless. 

San Francisco Progressive Women Rising: Empowering Latinas Panel
When: March 26, 2013 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Eric Quezada Center for Politics and Culture, 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: "Empowering Latinas" Panel Discussion
Speakers  include:
Eliana Lopez, Actress and Activist
Martha  Ashley , Founder of La Casa De Las Madres
Moderated by Isabel Gutierrez of Hecho En California on KIQI-AM 1010
Sponsored by Progressive Women Rising
Suggested Donation: no one turned away for lack of funds.
Media inquiries:

March 27, 2013 - Wednesday

San Francisco Young Democrats Spring Awards Ceremony
When: March 27, 2013 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Cantina, 580 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Young Democrats over cocktails and light refreshments as they honor State Senator Leland Yee and Board of Education Member Matt Haney for their work on behalf of young people.
Advocate of the Year - State Senator Leland Yee
Rising Star - Matt Haney
General Admission: $35.; Current members $10.  

 District 5 Democratic Club meeting and officer elections  
When: March 27, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Oasis Cafe, 901 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
What: District 5 Democratic Club meeting will be discussing club priorities for 2013 and hosting board elections.  
Information: Alex Doniach

March 28, 2013 - Thursday

District Three Democratic Club, Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association, Russian Hill Neighbors, South of Telegraph  Hill Neighbors
When: March 28, 2013 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Telegraph Hill Community Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Informative Discussion on the proposed development for Piers 30-32.
Co-Sponsors: District Three Democratic Club, Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association, Russian Hill Neighbors, South of Telegraph Hill Neighbors

Women's History Month - Shenanigans - A San Francisco Soiree Celebrating Women's History
When: March 28, 2013 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Monroe, 473 Broadway, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Women's Political Committee; Ladies Who Vino, Women Get It Done, Good Ol' Girls and Spark SF - Women's groups coming together for an evening of ladies and libations to celebrate ourselves and each other.
Who: You, me and every woman we know. 
What: Drinking, dancing and socializing.
Why: Because we're women and we're amazing, and we want to hang out.
Tickets: - Early Bird Ticket - Free 
  Admission and 1 Drink Ticket - $11.54

Richmond District Democratic Club - Western Neighborhoods Project - Woody LaBounty
When: March 28, 2013 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Richmond Police Station Community, 416 6th Avenue, San  Francisco
What: Richmond District Democratic Club.  Special Guest: Woody LaBounty from the Western Neighborhoods Project.  Learn more about the neighborhood we love so much.
Woody LaBounty is the founder of the Western Neighborhoods Project.  LaBounty has recorded the oral histories of hundreds of San Franciscans.

March 29, 2013 - Friday

2013 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Breakfast
When: March 29, 2013 - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Mission Language and Vocational School, Latino Culinary Academy, 2929 19th Street, San Francisco
What: 2013 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Breakfast.  Commemorate and celebrate the Life and Work of Labor and Civil Rights leader Cesar E. Chavez.  
Tickets: $60.
Proceeds benefit the Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival
Check payable to Cesar Chavez Holiday Breakfast.  Mail to: Cesar E. Chavez Breakfast, 2929 19th Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94103.

Chinese American Democratic Club Annual Dinner
When: March 29, 2013 - Friday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Empress of China Restaurant, 838 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
What: CADC 55th Annual Dinner and Fundraiser
Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Judy Chu
Guest  Speaker: Mayor of San Diego - Bob Filner
Tickets: $75.
To reserve a ticket: correction: Helen H. Lei   Make checks payable to the "Chinese American Democratic Club.

March 30, 2013 - Saturday

Spring Eggstravaganza 2013
When: March 30, 2013 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
What: Spring Eggstravaganza 2013 - Adventures in eggland. Live entertainment, carnival rides and games, BBQ competition - Rec/Park, SF Police, SF Fire, Egg  Hunts for all ages.
$8. per person.
Purchase tickets in advance: call 415-831-6800 or visit for more information

Second Annual Howard Grayson LGBT Elder Life Conference: Transitions: Spotlight on Trans Life and Aging
When: March 30, 2013 - Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Second Annual Howard Grayson LGBT Elder Life Conference.  Spend an afternoon with a panel on trans life in the 60's, 70's and beyond and resource fair by sponsoring organizations.
Speakers: Tamara Ching, Steve  Toby, Sandra Hall (Lyon-Martin Clinic) and folks from the community
Light Refreshments
Vicki Marlane Memorial Campaign
Entertainment: Stonestown  Senior  Taiko Drum Trio, Old School Drag, Fabulous Felicia Flames and Gina LaDevina
Hosts: Anna Conda and Sue Englander
Sponsors: Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, Openhouse, Asian Pacific Island Queer Women and Transgender Community, On Lok 30th St. Senior Center, SF  Department of Aging and Social Services, Senior and Disability Action, Gray Panthers, VITAS Innovative Hospice, Santa Rosa Fountaingrove, Harvey's Bar, Institute on Again, LGBT Community Partnership, Bolerium Books, UCSF Alliance Health Project, Hot Cookie, California Alliance for  Retired  Americans.

March 31, 2013 - Sunday


April 1, 2013 - Monday

Hearing on Senior LGBT Housing Issues
When: April 1, 2013 - Monday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: The Housing Committee of the City's LGBT Aging Policy Task Force is holding a hearing into the housing concerns of LGBT seniors.  
Information: Tommi Avicolli Mecca - 703-8634


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