Monday, September 23, 2013

San Francisco Political Events

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September 23, 2013 - Monday

San Francisco Museum and Historical Society - Awards Luncheon
When: September 23, 2013 - Monday
11:00 a.m. - Reception and Silent Auction
Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon and Awards Program
Where: Peacock Room Mark Hopkins Hotel, 1 Nob Hill at Mason and California Street, San Francisco
Living Treasure Award - Amy Meyer - Advocate for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
William C. Ralston Award - Gump's
Awards of Merit -
The Heritage (San Francisco Ladies' Protection and Relief Society)
ODC - Dance Company and school
Cable Car Museum 
Chinese Historical Society of America
Elaine Badgley Arnoux - Artist
Tickets:  $150.  non-members/ $130. members

Land Use and Economic Development Center
When: September 23, 2013 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, David Chiu

Ethics Commission
When: September 23, 2013 - Monday 
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Brett Andrews, Beverly Hayon, Benedict Hur, Paul Renne

Jack Spade, Gentrification, and the Mission: A Community Discussion for Action
When: September 23, 2013 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: The Eric Quezada Center for Cultural and Politics, 518 Valencia, San Francisco
What: Jack Spade, Gentrification, and the Mission: A Community Discussion for Action. 
Participating organizations include:
No Jack Spade in the Mission, The Mission Economic Development Agency, The Center for Political Education, Shaping San Francisco

September 24, 2013 - Tuesday

Board of Supervisors
When: September 24, 2013 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: David Chiu, John Avalos, London Breed, David Campos, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee

San Francisco Housing Authority
When: September 24, 2013 - Tuesday
3:00 p.m.
Where: 440 Turk Street, San Francisco
Authority: Joaquin Torres, Jaci Fong, Phil Arnold, Patricia Thomas, Ted Yamasaki

Port Commission
When: September 24, 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
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Bay Area Students Rally Against AB955
When: September 24, 2013 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Powell Street Bart Station (near Cable Car turnaround), San Francisco
What: Bay Area Students Rally Against AB955.  Join students from around the Bay Area as they demand that Governor Brown veto AB955 which passed through the California Senate and Assembly.  This bill will create a two-tier community college systems which will allow students to pay higher fees for access to high demand courses.

School Board
When: September 24, 2013 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Francisco
School Board: Rachel Norton, Sandra Lee Fewer, Matt Haney, Kim-Shree Maufas, Hydra Mendoz-McDonnell, Emily Murase, Jill Wynns

19th Avenue Transit Study - 2nd Community Meeting
When: September 24, 2013 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Towers Conference Center, 798 Font Blvd., San Francisco State University, San Francisco.
What: 2nd Community Meeting regarding 19th Avenue Transit Study.

Potrero Streetscape Improvements
When: September 24, 2013 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco General Hospital Cafeteria, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco
What: Open house to review the future design options for streetscape improvements to Potrero Avenue between 17th and 25th Streets.  

Potrero Boosters - Eastern Neighborhoods 101
When: September 24, 2013 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro, San Francisco
What: Potrero Boosters meeting.   Eastern  Neighborhoods 101.  Come hear from the SF Planning Department about the policies  that are shaping development in Potrero Hill.

September 25, 2013 - Wednesday

Protest Lee Family Eviction
When: September 25, 2013 - Wednesday
8:00 a.m.
Rally 11:00 a.m.
Vigil - 4:00 p.m.
Where: 1508A Jackson Street, San Francisco
What: Protest Lee Family Eviction.  
Source: Facebook - San Francisco Tenants Union

Budget and Finance Committee
When: September 25, 2013- Wednesday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

Commission on the Status of Women
When: September 25, 2013 - Wednesday
5:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners: Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Andrea Shorter, Amy Ackerman, Alicia Gamez, Mary Jung, Julie Soo

Police Commission
When: September 25, 2013 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Julius Turman, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, Suzy Loftus

Fiona Ma - Board of Equalization 2014
When: September 25, 2013 - Wednesday
Cocktail Reception: 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Dinner and Show: 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: AsiaSF, 201 9th Street, San Francisco
What: Fiona Ma for Board of Equalization.  
Co-Host Committee: David Chiu, Malia Cohen, Bevan Dufty, Bill Barnes, Jason Chan, Heddie Chu, Monica Chung, Ted Fang, Yihou Han, Nick Hardeman, Hala Jijazi, Genevieve Jopanda, Rebecca Katz, John Lazar, Amy Lee, Steven Lee, Debbie Mesloh, Ahsha Safai, Thea Selby, Lance Toma, Francis Tsang, Ken Wong
Tickets: $200.

San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting
When: September 25, 2013 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Milton Marks Auditorium,  455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
Roll Call: 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 Simth, Scott Wiener
Ex-Officio Members: Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Jacki Speier, Kamala Harris, Leland Yee, Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Phil Ting
September 26, 2013 - Thursday

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When: September 26, 2013 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Malia Cohen, Katy Tang, David Campos

Planning Commission
When: September 26, 2013 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

City and School District Select Committee
When: September 26, 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

Community Living Campaign - Recognizing Anni Chung
When: September 26, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Marines' Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What: Community Living Campaign - Norma Satten Community Service Innovation Award Honoring Anni Chung
Cocktail Buffet.  
Event Underwriter: Kaiser Permanente
Community Leader:  The Denebeim Family, The Satten Family, On Lok
Anonymous, Chinese Community Health Plan, IHSS Consortium, Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services, Openhouse, Progress Foundation, SCAN Health Plan, Ned Schaub,  Dr.  Frank and Karen Schulkin
Mariclare Ballard, Jill Center, Adele Corvin, California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA), Curry Senior Center, Family Caregiver Alliance, Bill Haskell, Glenda Hope, Cayuga Community Connectors, The Jobling-Fazio Family, The Kaplan Family, Bette Wallace Landis, Elinore and Larry Lurie, Shireen McSpadden and D.J. Siegman, Meals on Wheels, Margaret Miller, Anthony Nicco, San Francisco Mayor's Office of Disability, Senior and Disability Action, The Simon Family, SteppingStone, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, Mary Twomey.
Event Committee:
Debby Satten, Hadley Dale Hall, Libby Denebeim, Edward Denebeim, Bill Haskell, Judy Auda, Marie Jobling
Board of Directors: Jill Center, Meg Cooch, Libby Denebeim, Vera Haile, David Knego, Elinore Lurie, Margaret Miller, Elena Portacolone, Karen Schulkin, Constance Smith
Tickets $100., $250., $500. up.  Tickets may be purchased on line:

Mission Economic Development Agency - Viva MEDA - 40th Anniversary Celebration
When: September 26, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What:  Mission Economic Development Agency.  Celebrate forty years of service to the community and honor the contributions of four individuals and one organization who are helping to achieve the vision of MEDA.
Bob Friedman, Corporation for Enterprise Development
Hydra Mendoza, Mayor Ed Lee's Education and Family Service Advisor
Jose Cisneros, City Treasurer
Orson Aguilar, Executive Director of the Greenlining Institute
Nation Association for Latino Community Asset Builders

PRESS UP!  San Francisco Progressive Media Center Fundraiser
When: September 26, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Tim Redmond launches the nonprofit San Francisco Progressive Media Center,   online news source, local journalism, independent of corporate , non-local interests.
Co-Hosts include Tom Ammiano, David Campos, Alicia Garza, Giuliana Milanese, Gabriel Haaland.
Contribute to this exciting upcoming media project.  Music, food and network with others interested in keeping Bay Area media  independent,  progressive and locally owned and operated.
Contributions/membership $25., $50. $100. $250. at the door in advance through Paypal:

The Men of Emerge California: Fall Mixer and Reception
When: September 26, 2013 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Roe Nightclub and Lounge, 651 Howard Street, San Francisco
What:  Men of Emerge California.  Join some of the staunchest male supporters at the annual fall mixer as they bid adieu to the long dog days of summer and toast to the 2014 Emerge California recruitment season.
General Tickets: $39. and up.

Richmond  District Democratic Club - Warriors Stadium Discussion
When: September 26, 2013 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Richmond District Democratic Club.  Discussion on Warriors Stadium in San Francisco.
Speaking against: Former Mayor Art Agnos.  Speaker for the Stadium will call be speaking.

September 27, 2013 - Friday

United Public Workers for Action - What Proposition A Will mean
When: September 27, 2013 - Friday
7:00 p.m.
Where: 630 Valencia Street/17th Street, San Francisco
What: Forum will look at who is behind Prop A and what it will mean for San Francisco city workers and the public.
Brenda Barros, SEIU 1021 General Hospital/COPE Co-Chair*
Kay Walker, Past V.P. of SEIU 1021 West Bay Retirees Chapter*
Jean Thomas, Protect our Benefits*
*for identification only
Sponsored by United Public Workers for Action UPWA
Information: - SF City Employees and Retirees for Responsible Governanance

September 28, 2013 - Saturday

Meet, Greet and Eat! with the Black Leadership Forum
When: September 28, 2013 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: Gussies Chicken and Waffles, 1521 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: Black Leadership Forum.  Come out and enjoy the fellowship and networking as Black Leadership Forum introduce and highlight the cutting edge of San Francisco's Black leadership.

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - 5th Annual Party and "Shop Local" Silent Auction
When: September 28, 2013 - Saturday 
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Dogpatch Saloon, 2496 Third Street, San Francisco
What: Potrero Hill Democratic Club invites you to enjoy food, drink, jazz and great deals!  Potrero Hill Democratic Club's "Shop Local" Silent Auction is a party for the community and a fundraiser for the Club's many educational and service-oriented activities.  
Potrero Hill Democratic Club will be the first community group to hold an event at the beautifully-renovated Dogpatch Saloon.  
Live jazz trio, great food from club members and local eateries and lots of tempting items for your bidding pleasure for the wonderful merchants and artists of Potrero Hill and Dogpatch.  No-host bar.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Information:   contact_us@PHDemClub.or

September 29, 2013 - Sunday

Cole Valley Street Fair
When: September 29, 2013 - Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cole Street @ Carl Street, San Francisco
What: Cole Valley Street Fair.  Local art, fine crafts, amazing food and live music.

Folsom Street Fair
When: September 29, 2013 - Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

3rd Annual Marina Family Fest hosted by Marina Community Association
When: September 29, 2013 - Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Marina Green, San Francisco
What: 3rd Annual Marina Family Fest hosted by Marina Community Association.  Family friendly event with Petting Zoos, Bounce Houses, Face Painters, Balloon Makers, Food  and more.

No Wall on the Waterfront No Propositions B and C - Brunch Fundraiser
When: September 29, 2013 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 44 Woodland, San Francisco
What: A Fabulous Brunch Fundraiser for "No Wall On the Waterfront".  
Co-Hosted by Tom Ammiano, Gimmy Park Li, Jane Morrison, Esther Marks
Donation: $35.
Information: Esther Marks 415-665-5417

Excelsior Festival
When: September 29, 2013 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Mission Street @ Ocean Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Excelsior Festival, Live music, arts and crafts, food and activities for families.

September 30, 2013 - Monday

2013 CEDAW Women's Human Rights Awards Luncheon
When: September 30, 2013 - Monday
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange Building, 465 California Street, San Francisco
What: Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women announce the 2013 CEDAW Women's Human Rights Awardees:
Akiko Yamazaki, President of the Foundation and Vice Chair of the Commission, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
General Antonio Taguba - (Ret), U.S. Army; US Dept. of Justice Task Force on Children Exposed to  Violence 
Brenda Wright - Senior Vice President and Manager, Community Relations West, Wells Fargo Bank
Caryl Ito, Bozeman and Associates
Cassie Doyle, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada of San Francisco
Elmy Bermejo, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Dept. of Labor
Louise Rennie, Esq., Partner, Renne, Sloan, Holtzman and Sakai
Marilyn Fowler,  CEI, Women's Intercultural Network
Paul Henderson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety, Mayor  Ed Lee's Office
Susan Swan, Executive Director, V-Day
Twitter - Corporate Award.
RSVP Required   $150. 

Balboa Park Station Community Meeting
When: September 30, 2013 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: City College, 50 Phelan Avenue, Multi-Use Building (MUB) 140, San Francisco
What: Community meeting to discuss access and circulation improvements to the Balboa Park BART Station Area.  

October 2, 2013 - Wednesday

Evan Low for State Assembly
When: October 2, 2013 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco address provided upon RSVP
What: Join Mayor Ed Lee, David Tsai for a fundraiser in support of Campbell Mayor Evan Low for State Assembly representing Silicon Valley.
Host Committee:
Ed Lee, Tom Ammiano, Phil Ting, Fiona Ma, Paul Fong, Jose Cisneros, David Chiu, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Malia Cohn, Steve Ngo, Matt  Haney, Mary Jung, Art Torres, Rebecca Prozan, David Tsai, Steve Villano, Bob Michitarian

No on Wall On the Waterfront
When: October 2, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: 1243 42nd Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join SF Ocean Edge for a House Party for No Wall On the Waterfront (No on Prop B and C).
Featuring former Mayor Art Agnos.  

October 3, 2013 - Thursday

Northern California Innocence Project - House Party Fundraiser
When: October 3, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Home of David Onek and Kara Dukakis, 218 Bocana Street, San Francisco
What: House Party Fundraiser for Northern California Innocence Project.  David Onek is Executive Director of the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University Law School. Northern California Innocence Project  works to exonerate the innocent, and partner with law enforcement to change policies and practices that lead to wrongful convictions. 
Featured speakers will be Senator Mark  Leno , who has been a strong advocate on innocence issue and Franky Carrillo, one of their exonerees.  
Food, wine and great company.
Guest $100., Supporter $250. Host $500  

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center Fundraiser
When: October 3, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Multipurporse Room, 515 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center.  Celebrate 35 years of preserving and enhancing the ethnic, cultural and economic diversity of San Francisco Bernal Heights and surrounding neighborhoods with stories and pictures of BHNC's history, and socialzing with neighbors and long-time friends of the Center.

October 4, 2013 - Friday

Sierra Club  - 4th Annual David Brower Dinner
When: October 4, 2013 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Parc 55 Hotel, 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco
What: Fourth Annual David Brower Dinner.
Ca. State Senator Loni Hancock - Phil Burton Badge of Courage Award
Mosaic solar finance Company - Trailblazer Award
Tom Steyer, Keynote Speaker
Host Committee Members: John Garamendi, George Miller, Mar Leno, Leland Yee, Nancy Skinner, Tom Bates, David Hochschild, Earthustice, The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Lynn Jurich, CEO, Sunrun
Tickets: $225.  

October 6, 2013 - Sunday

Castro Street Fair
When: October 6, 2013 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Castro Street and Market, San Francisco

Chess-In on Market Street
When: October 6, 2013 - Sunday
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Market between 5th and 6th Street, San Francisco
What: Come play chess on a public sidewalk. 
Source:  Facebook events 

October 7, 2013 - Monday

LGBTQ Connect
When: October 7, 2013 - Monday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San  Francisco
What: AIDS Housing Alliance/SF, a program of the Q Foundation, is partnering with the Mayor's Office of HOPE and Project Homeless Connect to link members of the LGBTQ communities to needed services such as food, housing counseling, legal services, dental care, vision services, podiatry, DMV ID, free haircuts and much more.

Next calendar will be September 30th.  deadline 10:00 a.m.

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