Monday, March 25, 2013

San Francisco Political Events through April 6th

               District 3 Meeting on March 28th has been cancelled.
               Potrero Hill Democratic Club meeting added - April 2nd

March 25, 2013 - Monday

San Francisco Housing Authority
When: March 25, 2013 - Monday
2:00 p.m.
Where: 440 Turk Street, San Francisco
Authority: Joaquin Torres, Jaci Fong, Phil Arnold, Eric Fleming, Patricia Thomas Ted Yamasaki

San Francisco Tenderloin "Community Speak Out on Tasers"
When: March 25, 2013 - Monday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Where: 201 Turk Street, San Francisco 
What: "A Community Speak Out on Tasers" Hosted by Hospitality House, co-sponsored by the Coalition on Homelessness

We Want Equality - 
When: March 25, 2013 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Harvey Milk Plaza (where Castro meets Market Street), San Francisco
What: The US Supreme Court will hear arguments against Prop 8 on March 26th and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on March 27th.  In recognition of those historic hearings a rally, a march and vigils have been planned.  Concerned citizens from across the Bay Area will gather at Harvey Milk Plaza in a show of solidarity that Prop 8 and DOMA must be banished.  A few speakers will address the gathering before marching up Market Street to San Francisco City Hall.  There will be a second rally on the front steps of City Hall followed by speakers expressing support for full citizenship for all LGBT Americans. This could be the last time Prop 8 ever has to be addressed.  Vigils will take place on the following nights 3/26 and 3/27 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. outside the CA Supreme Court building at 350 McAllister Street, S.F. in recognition of the cases being heard on those dates.

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. 

Board of Supervisors
When: March 26, 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

Port Commission
When: March 26, 2013 - Tuesday
3:25 p.m.
Where: Port Commission Hearing Room, Second Floor, Ferry Building, San Francisco
Commissioners: Doreen Woo Ho, Kimberly Brandon, Willie Adams, Leslie Katz

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:

Potrero Streetscape Improvements Community Meeting
When: March 26, 2013 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: SF General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, 2nd Floor Cafeteria, San Francisco
What: Potrero Streetscape Improvements Community meeting hosted by DPW, San Francisco Planning, SFMTA, San Francisco General Hospital Rebuild
Information session to discuss the future design of streetscape improvements to Potrero Avenue 21st to 25th Street.  Public is invited to join.  

March 27, 2013 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When: March 27, 2013 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

Budget and Finance Committee
When: March 27, 2013 - Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos, London Breed, Scott Wiener

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.

San Francisco Police Commission
When: March 27, 2013 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  (note change in address)  Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Julius Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, Suzy Loftus

 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

San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting
When: March 27, 2013 - Wednesday 
7:00 p.m.
Where: Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting.
SFDCCC: Mary Jung, Kat Anderson, John Avalos, David Campos, David Chiu, Malia Cohen, Petra DeJesus, Matt Dorsey, Bevan Dufty, Zoe Dunning, Kelly Dwyer, Bill Fazio, Tom Hsieh, Leslie Katz, Hene Kelly, Meagan Levitan, Rafael Mandelman, Eric Mar, Trevor McNeil, Carole Migden, Leah Pimentel, Alix Rosenthal, Arlo Hale Smith and Scott Wiener.
Ex-Offio Members: Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, Kamala Harris, Leland Yee, Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Phil Ting

March 28, 2013 - Thursday

City and School District Select Committee
When: March 28, 2013, Thursday
3:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Jane Kim, John Avalos, Mark Farrell
Commissioners: Hydra B. Mendoza, Rachel Norton, Jill Wynns

A Prop 8 and DOMA Community Discussion
When: March 28, 2013, Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LGBT Community Center Rainbow Room, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Hear key excerpts of the Supreme Court oral arguments in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases, punctuated by expert commentary by LGBT equality litigators and strategists Chris Stoll of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Matt Coles of the ACLU. Questions and answers and a community discussion round out the evening.
Moderator: Roger Doughty, Executive Director, Horizons Foundation
Co-Sponsors: The Horizons Foundation Civil Marriage  Donor  Circle; National Center for Lesbian Rights, ACLU of Northern California; Freedom to Marry; Marriage Equality USA; GetEqual; SF LGBT Community Center
Host: SF LGBT Community Center
Cost: Free and open to the public

*cancelledDistrict Three Democratic Club, Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association, Russian Hill Neighbors, South of Telegraph  Hill Neighbors
*cancelled 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  SpeakerMayor of San Diego - Bob Filner
Tickets: $75.
To reserve a ticket: - 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
WhatSpring 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
EntertainmentStonestown  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

*April 2, 2013 - Tuesday

Potrero Hill Democratic Club -  Monthly Meeting - Water
When: April 2, 2013 - Tuesday
6:45 p.m. Socialize
7:00 p.m. Program
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro, San Francisco
What: Water.  Special guests Adam Scow, California Campaigns Director at Food & Water Watch, and speakers from the SF Public Utiities Commission and Clean Water Action will give their perspectives on water issues.  
There will also be updates and discussion about recent meeting topics: prevention of gun violence and the City College accreditation crisis.

April 3, 2013 - Wednesday

SPUR - The Future of Our Schools
When: April 3, 2013 - Wednesday 
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Join SPUR for an in-depth discussion of how San Francisco Unified School District is funded and how it affects the future for our young leaders of tomorrow.
Myong Leigh, Deputy Superintendent for Policy and Operations, San Francisco Unified School District
Jonathan Kaplan - Senior Policy Analyst at the California Budget Project
Co-Presented by Parents of Public Schools - San Francisco
$10. non-members

Second Castro Street Design Workshop
When: April 3, 2013 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy Auditorium, 4235 19th Street, San Francisco
What: Second Castro Street Design Workshop.  Workshop will include a presentation of the revised conceptual design followed by an opportunity to provide feedback on the design.
Hosting: City of San Francisco, Castro/Upper Market Community Benefits District, the Merchants of Upper Market and Castro, and the Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association

April 6, 2013 - Saturday

Norman Yee - Meet and Greet
When: April 6, 2013 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Where: Montessori Children's Center, 80 Juan Bautista Circle, San Francisco
What: Meet and Greet with Supervisor Norman Yee - District Seven.  Get acquainted with Nextdoor.  A social network for our neighborhood.
Take part in  Parkmerced Action Coalition (PmAC)
Raffle for Community Efforts
Meeting hosted by Montessori Children's Center and the Parkmerced Action Coalition 


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