Monday, April 29, 2013

San Francisco Political Events through May 5th


April 29, 2013 - Monday

Bradley Manning - Protest
When: April 29, 2013 - Monday
5:00 p.m.
Where: Outside SF Pride Office, 1841 Market Street, San Francisco
What: A group of gay activists have called a protest against the San Francisco Pride Committee's rescinding of naming Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal.

Central City Democrats Anniversary Celebrating Seven Years
When: April 29, 2013 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 201 Turk Street Apartments, 201 Turk Street, Community Room, San Francisco
What7th Anniversary and Celebration of Central City Democrats.  Awards ceremony, guest speakers, board elections, door prizes and refreshments
Recognition Awards:
Alysabeth Alexander: Dynamic Excellence Award
Jazzie Collins: Senior Advocate Award
Denise Dorey: Political Documentaries Award
Nella Manuel: Constituent Representative Award
Justin Morgan: Democrat Extraordinaire Award
Walter Paulson: Political Entertainment Award
Joseph Thomas: Food Justice Award
Bruce Wolfe: Open Government Award
Organizers of the event  are: 
Michael Nulty, President
David Elliott Lewis - lst Vice President
Marvis Phillips - 2nd Vice President
Dennis Isner - Secretary
Susan Bryan - Treasurer
Otto Duffy - Member at Large
Dean Clark - Member at Large
Co-SponsorsNorth of Market Business Association, Tip Top Market.
Information: 415-339-8683

April 30, 2013 - Tuesday

SFMTA Polk Street Community Meeting
When: April 30, 2013 - Tuesday
5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: First Congregational Church of San Francisco, 1300 Polk Street, San Francisco
What:  SFMTA Polk Street Community Meeting. Speak up for safety at a Polk Street Community meeting. 
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Women for Katy
When: April 30, 2013 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Chambers Eat and Drink, 601 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Supervisor Katy Tang -  District  4.  Hear about her plans for District 4 and her campaign.
Carmen Chu, Alix Rosenthal, Fiona Ma, Malia Cohen, London Breed, Leslie Katz, Mary Jung, Zoe Dunning, Leah Pimentel, Kat Anderson, Meagan Levitan, Melanie Nutter, Suzy Loftus, Rebecca Prozan, Megan Hamilton, Andrea Bruss, Catherine Rauschuber, Sunny Angulo, Trisha Prashad
Musical entertainment: Tamo (Space Cowboys/
Suggested Contribution $100., $250., $500.

San Francisco History Association - David Talbot - "Season of the Witch"
When: April 30, 2013 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Saint Philips Roman Catholic Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco History Association -  David Talbot  will speak , founder of and author of "Season of the Witch" - a history of San Francisco during the turbulent  period between the 1960's and early 1980's.  
$5. admission for nonmembers.  

May 1, 2013 - Wednesday

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

Rise For May Day!
When: May 1, 2013 - Wednesday
3:00 p.m.
Where: 24th Street and Mission Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco March.  Rise for May Day.  Workers, youth, families and communities for Equal Justice, Immigrants Will Rise! 
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Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
When: May 1, 2013 - Wednesday
4:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Task Force: Richard Knee, Kitt Grant, Allyson Washburn, David Pilpel, David Sims, Todd David, Chris Hyland, Louise Fischer, Bruce Oka, Ex-officio - Angela Calvillo

San Francisco Police Commission
When: May 1, 2013 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Julius Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, Suzy Loftus

 Manhattanization of Potrero Hill?
When: May 1, 2013 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Where: Slovenian Hall, 2101 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
What: Community meeting. MUNA and Verdi Club want to talk about What Controls are there to manage the development plans for Potrero  Hill and the city's eastern neighborhoods.  These changes affect you.  Come and learn about them.  Discussion includes 480 Potrero.
Hosts: MUNA and Verdi Club 
Guests: Malia Cohen, District 10 Supervisor
             Adam Varat, San Francisco Planning Department

 FDR Democratic Club of San Francisco - Katy Tang
When: May 1, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Western Addition Library, 1550 Scott Street, San Francisco
What: FDR Democratic Club monthly meeting -   Supervisor Katy Tang from District 4. 
Katy Tang will discuss her vision for the Sunset, and the importance of senior and disability concerns. 

May 2, 2013 - Thursday

Yerba Buena Alliance - Neighborhood Meeting
When: May 2, 2013 - Thursday
8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Yerba Buena Alliance - Yerba Buena neighborhood meeting.  From the agenda includes:
MOAD Events, exhibits and programs, Mexican Museum public information on its future home in Yerba Buena.  Novela opening, formerly Fluid Lounge, 662 Mission Street,
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Warriors Arena update.  Refreshments provided.

Planning Commission
When: May 2, 2013 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael J. Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee
When: May 2, 2013 - Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: David Campos, Eric Mar, Norman Yee
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EMERGE California - Annual Event
When: May 2, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. General Reception and Program
Where: San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco
What: EMERGE California Annual Event.  Recognizing   Senator Barbara  Boxer as their Woman of the Year.  
General Tickets $100. upward

League of Women Voters of San Francisco - Women Who Could be President
When: May 2, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: City Club, 155 Sansome Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco
What: League of Women Voters of San Francisco Annual Gala - "Women Who Could be President".  Honoring exceptional women who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and service in the community:  
Bonnie J. Addario
Nancy Hellman Bechtle
Naomi M. Kelly
Nancy E. Pfund
Christine Pelosi
League Member $100.
Non-League Member $155. (can include a one-year membership in the League)

May 3, 2013 - Friday

The Children's Fund Community Planning Conference
When: May 3, 2013 - Friday
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: College Track,  4301 Third Street, San Francisco
What:  The Children's Fund Community Planning Conference. The San Francisco Children's Fund was passed in 1991 as the Children's Amendment to the City Charter.  It is time to  prepare for the next re-authorization in  2014.  Let's make history again, and make San Francisco's next Children's Amendment the best children's legislation.  Sponsored by the newly formed Children's Funding Community Coalition with co-chairs Diane Gray, Sarah Wan, Mario Paz, Jessica Mele and Fonda Davison - 50 agencies strong.  
Come to working conference to discuss key issues:
Governance and oversight of the Children's Fund
Coordination of children's services city-wide
Authentic community input into a children's services plan.
Target population for funding.
Improving accountability and outcomes.
Administering and staffing the funding allocation process.
Crating a Service Provide Advisory board.
Information: Chelsea Boilard at or Margaret Brodkin at
RSVP to ensure lunch. 

May 4, 2013 - Saturday

Mayor Lee and Supervisors - Town hall Series on City's Budget -  Supervisors Scott Wiener and David Campos 
When: May 4, 2013 - Saturday 
 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Where:  Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 825 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
What: Town hall Series on City's Budget District  8  and District  9  with Supervisors Scott Wiener and David Campos

May 5, 2013 - Sunday

Mission Anti-Gentrification Block Party
When: May 5, 2013 - Sunday
1:00 p.m.
Where: 16th Street and Mission BART Plaza, San Francisco
What: Anti-Gentrification Block Party.  In the last several decades, thousands of people have been displaced from the Mission District due to evictions, high rents, rising cost of living, transportation costs and lack of access to employment and education.  Join with Mission residents to speak out and gather to build a culture of resistance against  gentrification in San Francisco.  Rally Support for in the works facing eviction.   ITW ( are facing eviction.  Come to block party to rally support for ITW and let them know they are not  alone .  Pizza donated by Arizmendi, tacos by Food Not Bombs.
Guest speakers include members of the Housing Rights Committee, POOR  News, Homes Not Jails
Live Music performances, Live Poetry performances.

May 7, 2013 -  Tuesday

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - The Affordable Care Act
When: May 7, 2013 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What:  The Affordable Care Act will be fully enacted on January 1, 2014.  Hear Bonnie Preston MSPH, Outreach and Policy Specialist at the US department of Health and Human Services discuss the  basics  about the federal law and the state's exchange.  
Patricia McGinnis, Executive Director of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform will approach the issue from a senior perspective.

May 8, 2013 -  Wednesday

Alliance for Jobs and Sustainable Growth - Katy Tang
When: May 8, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Park Chalet Garden Restaurant, 1000 Great Highway, San Francisco
What:  Alliance for Jobs and Sustainable Growth's fundraiser of Supervisor Katy Tang - candidate for supervisor in District 4.
Suggested Contributions: $100., $250., $500.

May 10, 2013 - Friday

Powerful Images + Alluring Objects - Fundraiser for Sunday Streets
When: May 10, 2013 - Friday
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Where: 111 Minna, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco
What:  Nexus ArtReach partners with the Deyoung Museum host fundraiser   for Sunday Streets.
Emcee:  Amy Fray
Music: Dj Lamont
Guest Speakers include Supervisor John Avalos, Susan King, Tom Radulovich  
Live painting, raffle Drawing and more!
Suggested donations at the door.

May 11, 2013 - Saturday

Bernal Heights Community Congress
When:  May 11, 2013 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Bernal Heights Community Congress.   Breakout sessions: Public Housing Working Group, Youth Summit Organizing/Youth-Police Relations, Neighborhood Safety/Block Group Organizing, Senior Health and Public Safety

May 12, 2013 - Sunday

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