Monday, May 27, 2013

San Francisco Political Events through June 9th





"Carnival 2013" - Mission Street!!!
May 27, 2013 - Monday

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Ceremony
When: May 27, 2013 - Monday
10:30 a.m. - Grand March
11:00 a.m. - Program
Where: San Francisco National Cemetery at the  Presidio

May 28, 2013 - Tuesday

Port Commission
When: May 28, 2013 - Tuesday
3:15 p.m.
Where: Port Commission Hearing Room, Second Floor, Ferry Building, San Francisco
Commissioners: Doreen Woo Ho, Kimberly Brandon, Willie Adams, Leslie Katz, Mel Murphy

Potrero Boosters Dinner - sold out!
When: May 28, 2013 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. no-host bar
7:00 p.m. - Dinner 
Where:    Technique, the California Culinary Academy's restaurant on 16th Street at Rhode Island, San Francisco
What: (sold out)  Annual Potrero Boosters Dinner .  Full catered three-course dinner prepared by the California Culinary Academy. 
Tickets:    $45.   Only 120 seats - events always sold out

San Francisco School Board - Regular Meeting
When: May 28, 2013 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
School District:  Rachel  Norton, Sandra Lee Fewer, Matt Haney, Kim-Shree Maufas, Hydra Mendoza, Emily Murase, Jill Wynns

May 29, 2013 - Wednesday

San Francisco Human Rights Commission - LGBT Inclusive Comprehensive Immigration Reform
When: May 29, 2013 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Human Rights Commission to host community conversation on LGBT inclusive comprehensive Immigration Reform.  Forum is being held to enable the public to better understand why it is critical that current comprehensive immigration reform proposals address the specific needs of the LGBT community.  Free.
Co-Sponsored by the Human Rights Commission LGBT Advisory Committee, Our Family Coalition and Out4Immigration.

Mercado Plaza Open House
When: May 29, 2013 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Women's Building, Room A, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Join the City of San Francisco for an open house to discuss the future of Bartlett Street.
Hosted by the San Francisco Planning Department Department of Public Works, MTA, the Rebar Group and MCM.  Improvements could include new pavement, safer sidewalks, market stalls, better lighting, street graphics, a marquee and more.
Information: Ilaria Salvadori -

Lower Haight Merchants and Neighbors Association - Walk Bike Ride Drive
When: May 29, 2013 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Peacock Lounge,  552 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Lower Haight Merchants and Neighbors Association Walk Bike Ride Drive.  Community meeting. 
SFMTA vision of Walk Bike Ride Drive.
What folks have to say about what works and what doesn't.
Tools that are working to calm traffic.
Help people understand neighborhood street priorities. 

May 30, 2013 - Thursday

Ethics Commission
When: May 30, 2013 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners: Beverly Hayon, Benedict Y. Hur, Dorothy S. Liu, Paul Renne, Jamienne Studley

City College of San Francisco
When: May 30, 2013 - Thursday
5:45 p.m.
Where: Ocean Campus, Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco
Board of Trustees - John Rizzo, Anita Grier, Natalie Berg, Chris Jackson, Rafael Mandelman, Steve Ngo, Lawrence Wong,
Information: 415-239-3000

Supervisor Scott Wiener - Valencia Gardens Community Meeting
When: May 30, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Baha'i Faith Center Auditorium, 170 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Neighbors to Valencia Gardens have voiced concerns about violence and safety issues on the surrounding streets, including Guerrero Street.  To discuss these concerns and strategies being employed to combat them join Supervisor Scott Wiener, neighbors and representatives from the Police Department, the District Attorney's Office, the Housing Authority, Mission Housing and the property managers of Valencia Gardens.
Information: Scott Wiener -
Source: Scott Wiener's newsletter

Richmond District Democratic Club - Monthly Meeting
When: May 30, 2013 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Police Station Community Room, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Richmond District Democratic Club monthly meeting. From agenda:
TICs -  Nick from Supervisor Mar's office and a representative from the Tenant's Union will attend the meeting to  talk  about tenancy-in-common.
Gun Control -  Annie from Senator Yee's and Walt from Assemblyman Ting's office will discuss gun control legislation.
Peter Lauterborn will update the Club on Clement Street Farmer's Market and Supervisor Eric Mar's office.
Information: Jonathan Foerster

June 1, 2013/June 2, 2013  - Saturday/Sunday 

San Francisco Union Street Festival 2013
When: June 1, 2013 - Saturday
            10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
            June 2, 2013 - Sunday
            10:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.
Where: Union Street - Cow Hollow, San Francisco

Jerry Day Fundraiser
When: June 1, 2013 - Saturday
7:00 p.m.
Where: The Dark Horse Inn, 942 Geneva Avenue, San Francisco
What: Jerry Day Fundraiser with Bluegrass Music of Rustic Springfield.  One block from Jerry Garcia's childhood me in the Excelsior District of San Francisco.  Proceeds from Magnolia Brewery Beer Sales, raffle and silent auction to go to Jerry Day 2013.  Free admission.

June 2, 2013 - Sunday

Million Dog March
When: June 2, 2013 - Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: McLaren Park, San Francisco
What: Join SFDOG and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for the first-ever Million Dog March - fabulously large dog walk and festival of fun and games.
Break the Guinness World Record for largest dog walk. 3 mile walk
Show the size and passion of the Bay Area dog community.
Raise money for Friends of SF Animal Care and Control.
Enjoy a great time in one of San Francisco's most beautiful yet underutilized parks.
$25. in advance/$30. on the day of the event which includes registration for one dog and its human family members as well as one t-shirt for you and a bandana for your doggie.  
Because of the number of participants, we ask that you keep your dog on leash during the walk.

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Bagels with Supervisor Katy Tang
When: June 2, 2013 - Sunday
11:00 a.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Join the Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club and welcome the newest San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang.  This event is intended to introduce Supervisor Tang and to spend time getting to know about her and her priorities representing San Francisco's District 4.

Irish American Democratic Club Annual Luncheon Remembering John F. Kennedy - Honoring Sharon Johnson
When: June 2, 2013 - Sunday
11:30 a.m.
Where: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Irish American Democratic Club Annual Luncheon Remembering John F. Kennedy and  honoring Sharon Johnson.
Master of Ceremonies: John Davids
Event Chair: Michelle Aldrich.
no-host bar
Checks: San Francisco Irish American Democratic Club, 1494 7th Avenue, San Francisco
RSVP: by May 24, 2013 - 415-681-2078 

June 4, 2013 - Tuesday

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Monthly meeting - Oil & Waterfront
When: June 4, 2013 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Monthly meeting - Oil & Waterfront
Oil: Dave Massen (SF group leader) and Jeff Whittington of Citizens Climate Lobby want to cut greenhouse gas emissions and promote transition to green energy economy through carbon fee and dividend: taxing carbon pollution from fossil fuels, while ending subsidies to fossil fuel companies.  
Waterfront: Former Mayor Art Agnos and Buffy Martin Tarbox of the San Francisco Waterfront Alliance will discuss: Is the proposed Golden State Warriors Arena development project for Piers 30-32 being rushed through without appropriate scrutiny? 

June 5, 2013 - Wednesday

Re-Elect Treasurer Jose Cisneros - Fundraiser
When: June 5, 2013 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser to Re-Elect Jose Cisneros for San Francisco Treasurer.  Keeping Our Money Safe.
Contribution: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500
Donate: through ACTBlue online
RSVP/Information: Janine Salalac

June 6, 2013 - Thursday

SPUR - Transforming a Freeway into a Boulevard
When: June 6, 2013 - Thursday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: What if Highway 280 were taken down and replaced with a surface boulevard?  What if the 4th and King railyards could be redeveloped?  Come hear some bold ideas for transforming major infrastructure near Mission Bay:
Gillian Gillett - San Francisco Mayor's Office
Jacinta McCann/AECOM
Sarah Karlinsky/SPUR
Greg Riessen/San Francisco Planning Department
$10. non-members

June 7, 2013 - Friday

San Francisco District 11 Democratic Club - 14th Annual Dinner and Auction
When: June 7, 2013 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - No Host Bar and Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
8:00 p.m. - Live Auction
Where: Patio Espanol, 2850 Alemany Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco District 11 Democratic Club 14th Annual Dinner and Auction.  
Featuring  Assemblymember Phil Ting and Emperor Norton.
Choice of Paella Valenciana, Vegetarian Pasta Primavera,  Chicken  w/Sherry Cream Sauce, Prime Rib of Beef
$70. at door/ $60 Individual
$55. at door/$50 Senior
Checks - District 11 Democratic Club mail to: District 11 Democratic Club, 143 London Street, San Francisco - please respond by May 31st. 

June 8, 2013 - Saturday

Lafayette Park - Grand Reopening
When: June 8, 2013 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Lafayette Park - Gough and Sacramento Street, San Francisco
What: Grand Reopening of Lafayette Park.  Join Supervisor Mark Farrell, Friends of Lafayette Park and the Department of Public Works and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for the Grand Reopening of Lafayette Park.  Children's Play Day and Activities, bluegrass sounds of Nell Robinson and House & Garden.  BYOP - Bring your own Picnic

Democratic Women's Forum - Annual Luncheon 
When: June 8, 2013 - Saturday
11:30 a.m. - no host Bar
12:15 p.m. - Luncheon
Where: Presidio Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco
What: Democratic Women's Forum invites you to their Annual Luncheon honoring The Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Woman of the Year -  Fiona Ma - first elected to represent the people of California's 12th Assembly from November 2006 to November 2012 terms.  She was the 112th woman to ever be elected to the California Legislature and the first Asian woman to ever serve as Speaker pro Tempore and San Francisco Supervisor from District Four.
Benefactors: Hon. Mark Leno
Patrons: Raymond Berard, Robin Brasso, Katie Hickox, Jane Morrison, Joan Simmons, Cheryl Willis
Sponsors: Phyllis Abad, FX Crowley, Lorrie Kalos, Mary O'Riordan, James Roe, Julie Soo, Evelyn Wilson.
Committee: Cheryl Willis - Event Chair, Mary O'Riordan - Co Chair, Aileen Hernandez and Joan Simmons.
Luncheon $40. Respond by June 1, 2013.    Mail check to Joan Simmons, 1340 Lombard, #305, San Francisco 94109
Information: Joan Simmons: 415-673-5023

June 9, 2013 - Sunday

Sunday Streets - Bayview/Dogpatch
When: June 9, 2013 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Northbound 3rd Street lanes between Newcomb and 22nd Street; 22nd Street between 3rd and Indiana; Indiana Street between 22nd and Mariposa Streets; Mariposa from Indiana to Terry Francois, Terry Francois from Mariposa to 3rd Street, 3rd Street from bridge to King and 3rd.
Information: Susan King

Haight Street Fair
When: June 9, 2013 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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