Monday, September 9, 2013

San Francisco Political Events - September 2013


September 9, 2013 - Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: September 9, 2013 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, David Chiu

San Francisco Youth Commission - Special Inaugural Meeting
When: September 9, 2013 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p..m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: 2013-2014 San Francisco Youth Commission Swearing-in-Ceremony.
Commissioners: Jina Bae, Anna Bernick, Joshua Cardenas, Monica Flores, Ramon Gomez, Michelle Kong, DeAsia Landrum, Michel Li, Lily Marshall-Fricker, Nicholas Persky, Luisa Sicairos, Angel Van Stark, Eric Wu, Ariel Yu

Rally to Stop the War in Syria
When: September 9, 2013 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's office, 90 7th Street, San Francisco
Source: MoveOn 

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Monthly Meeting
When: September 9, 2013 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market, Room 301, San Francisco
What: Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club Monthly Meeting:
Supervisor Jane Kim
Anita Grayson and Mark Smith - BART District's Office of the independent Police Auditor

September 10, 2013 - Tuesday

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones - Breakfast Roundtable
When: September 10, 2013 - Tuesday
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Market Bar, One Ferry Building, San Francisco
What: Join California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones for a Breakfast Roundtable
Discuss LGBT issues affecting our local community and the State of California
Hosted by: State Senator Mark Leno, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros, Supervisor David Campos, Supervisor Scott Wiener.
RSVP Stefanie Roumeliotes

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: September 10, 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 Port Commission
When: September 10, 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

September 11, 2013 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When: September 11, 2013 - Wednesday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

SPUR - Parking in Our Cities
When: September  11, 2013 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: The City's Accessible Parking Policy Advisory Committee has developed a package of recommendations to increase access and reduce disabled parking placard misuse.  Come hear about the Committee's process, research and proven policy recommendations.
SFMTA - Lisa Foster
Mayor's Office on Disability - Carla Johnson
$10. - non-members

Police Commission
When: September 11, 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

FDR Democratic Club - General Membership Meeting
When: September 11, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
Information: Jonathan Lyens

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: September 11, 2013 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: Noe Valley Democratic Club endorsement meeting.  

September 12, 2013 - Thursday

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When: September 12, 2013 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Malia Cohen, Katy Tang, David Campos

Planning Commission
When: September 12, 2013 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee - Special Meeting
When: September 12, 2013 - Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Hearing - Fiscal and Operational State of San Francisco Pride
Supervisors: David Campos, Eric Mar, Norman Yee

San Francisco Housing Authority
When: September 12, 2013 - Thursday
4:00 p.m.
Where: 440 Turk Street, San Francisco
Authority: Joaquin Torres, Jaci Fong, Phil Arnold, Patricia Thomas Ted Yamasaki

Coalition on Homelessness - Art Auction 2013 - Transforming Art into Action!  Standing Up for Human Rights
When: September 12, 2013 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
WhatCoalition on Homelessness - Annual Art Auction fundraiser.  Amazing art and the wonderful Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers performing live!  
Silent auction, live auction.  

 Condo Conversion Moratorium Victory Party
When: September 12, 2013 - Thursday 
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Community Reception to Celebrate the Passage of The TIC/Condo Conversion Reform Ordinance of 2013.
Sponsors: Aids Housing Alliance/SF, Causa Justa/Just Cause, Chinatown Community Development Center, Council of Community Housing Organizations, Eviction Defense Collaborative, Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, San Francisco Tenants Union, Tenants Together, Tenderloin Housing Clinic and Friends.
Entertainment, refreshments, comradery, Special Announcement

Centro Latino de San Francisco, Inc's - 12th Annual Irish/Mex Fiesta
When: September 12, 2013 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Centro Latino de San Francisco, Inc's 12th Annual Irish/Mex Fiesta.
Exotic buffet dinner in honor of 1st Responders from San Francisco Police and Fire Department.
Sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric Company with Mexican Association, Great Mission Rotary Club, Mission National Bank and Mission Housing Corporation
This event also memorializes the bravery of the "San Patricios" who so valiantly fought in the Battle of Churubusco and celebrate the over 150 years of friendship between Irish and Mexican communities.
Hosted byErnest "Chuck" Ayala, President, Centro Latino de San Francisco
                    Patrick and Ute Goggins, Irish Mexican Association
Spotlight Award Recipients Jack Curtin and Jerry de Ryan
Spirited Musical Performance by Linda Ponce, Cantante de Musica Ranchera
Net proceeds to benefit Centrol Latino de San Francisco, Inc.  A community Center that provides essential programs and services for the elderly in San Francisco
Event Committee Members:  Francesca Gutierrez, Norma Campbell, Ethel Newlin, Gloria Bonilla, Maureen Barry, Nina Pellegrini
Donation:  $75. per person - No-Host Cocktails.
RSVP by September 7, 2013 - 415-861-8790
Make checks payable to Centro Latino.  Send checks to Centro Latino, 1656 15th Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94103

District Three Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting, Briefing on Obamacare
When: September 12, 2013 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: District Three Democratic Club -
Endorsement meeting for City Attorney, Treasurer, Assessor and Measure A - Retiree Health Care Trust Fund, Measure D - Fair Drug Pricing.  District Three as already voted No  on Measure B and C.
Concise briefing on Covered Ca - aka as Obamacare for California.

Chinese American Democratic Club -  General Endorsement Meeting
When: September 12, 2013 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: CAA Community Room, 17 Walter Lum Place, San Francisco
What: CADC General Endorsement Meeting.
Candidates to Consider:
Assessor - Carmen Chu
District Four Supervisor Katy Tang
Treasurer: Jose Cisneros
City Attorney - Dennis Herrera
Family Work Schedule Proposition
Fair Prescription Policy Declaration
Retiree Fair Health Fund
8 Washington  (2 Propositions)

San Francisco Young Democrats - Endorsement meeting
When: September 12, 2013 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (voting)
Where: Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Young Democrats Endorsement meeting. 
Ballot includes Supervisor Katy Tang, Assessor Carmen Chu, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Treasurer Jose Cisneros
Measure A, B, C, D

September 14, 2013 - Saturday

No on B and C/No 8 Washington Wall on the Waterfront Kickoff
When: September 14, 2013 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: 15 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
What: No on B and C/No 8 Washington Wall on the Waterfront Kickoff and lst Volunteer Mobilization.
Former Mayor Art Agnos, Board President David Chiu and a citywide coalition of environmental groups, affordablel housing advocates and neighborhood leaders will be attending.  

San Francisco District 11 Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: September 14, 2013 - Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Ingleside Police Station, 1 Sargent John V. Young Lane, San Francisco
What: San Francisco District 11 Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting.

September 15, 2013 - Sunday

Donald Masuda - A Celebration
When: September 15, 2013 - Sunday
1:00 p.m.
Where: Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City
What: A Celebration of Donald Masuda.  Donald was one of the founders and board member of the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) since 1988 and worked closely with the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center (API).

September 16, 2013 - Monday

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Warriors on the Waterfront
When: September 16, 2013 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - hear from Warriors on the Waterfront about the team's proposed return to San Francisco and what that means for the City.

September 17, 2013 - Tuesday

San Francisco Gray Panthers - Health Care.  Is there a cure?
When: September 17, 2013 - Tuesday
12:30 to 1:30 - Business and Social
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.  Speakers and Discussion "The Affordable Care Act, the Future of Healthcare? We've Got To Do Better than That!
Where: Fireside Room, Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  Health Care - Is There a cure? (see above)
Speakers: Jodi Reid, of CARA and the Campaign for Healthy California will talk about opening up a new labor-based campaign for Single-Payer
Clauda Chaufan, from Physicians for a National Health Plan, PNHP.
Gordon Mar, from Jobs with Justice.

5th Anniversary of Sunday Streets
When: September 17, 2013 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Cityview at Metreon, 135 4th Street, San Francisco
What:  Sunday Streets celebrates their 5th Anniversary milestone with a gala bash.
Special guests include Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Ed Reiskin, Barbara Garcia, Phil Ginsburg.
Food provided by "The Spot".  Beverages by Speakeasy Brewery and Anchor Brewery.
Live Music by Hot Pocket with DJ King Most
Tickets: $50. up -
Information: Meaghan Mitchell

September  18, 2013 - Wednesday

Balboa Park Station
When: September 18, 2013 -  Wednesday 
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 1100 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco (at the future site of the affordable housing development between Lee Avenue and Phelan Avnue).
What: Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Norman Yee invite you to a ceremony to commemorate new milestones for two key projects in the Balboa Park Station Area Plan.
Groundbreaking for the construction of new affordable housing for families and transition-age youth.
Recent opening of the reconfigured bus loop and terminal at the intersection of Ocean and Phelan Avenues.

District 5 Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: September 18, 2013 -  Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Speakers
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Vote
Where: Bread and Butter Cafe, 1901 Hayes Street, San Francisco
What: District 5 Democratic Club. Endorsement meeting 

September 19, 2013 - Thursday

Senior and Disability Action - Annual Celebration
When: September 19, 2013 - Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Forget-Me-Not Cafe, 602 Hayes Street, San Francisco
What: Senior and Disability Action Annual Celebration.  See friends and colleagues, enjoy delicious food and wine, and celebrate their first year as a newly-merged organization.
Tickets: $75. -

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club Gala 2013 
When: September 19, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. - General Reception and Buffet
7:15 p.m. - Program
Where: Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Latino Democratic Club Gala 2013  San Francisco Latino Voter Registration, Education, Education and Outreach Project Fundraiser and Awards Ceremony. Special Guests and Speakers
Master of Ceremony: Ricardo Salinas, Culture Clash
Speaker: David Villarino, President, Cesar Chavez Farm Worker Institute for Education and Leadership Development
SF Poet Laureate: Alejandro Murguia
2013 SFLDC Awardees:
Margaret Cruz Trailblazer Award: John Trasvina, Dean of USF Law School
Madrina AwardNancy Obregon, Teacher, SFUSC
Sin Fronteras  Award: Immigraiton Legal Education Network  (ILEN)
Ticket Information: $50. Individual Tickets

Annual Richmond District Neighborhood Center Fundraising Dinner
When: September 19, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Clubhouse of  the  historic Presidio Gold Club - Access on West Pacific Avenue, San Francisco
What: Annual Richmond District Neighborhood Center Fundraising Dinner.  Wine and Dinner, Live and Silent Auctions.  
Inspiring stories of people from all walks of life who are part of the RDNC family. 
Event Chair:  Janet Reilly
Golden Gate Jewel: PG&E, Sutro Heights Star, California Bank and Trust
Seal Rock Supporter: Bonnie and Dan Levitt
Legion of Honor Leader: Linda and Bob Fries, Drs. Tricia and Richard Gibbs, Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Western Bank, Gabriella and Mark Parcella, Janet and Clint Reilly, Carroll Tom and Joanne Low
Arguello Gatekeeper: Jean Barish, MaryEl and Charles Corsiglia, Leela and Charles Higgs, Karlene and Jeffrey Holloman, Patricia and Karl Kaussen, Charles Head and Eileen Louie, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Murphy, Sandra Lee Fewer and John Fewer, Eugene Wing and Lin Ishihara, Betsy and Dave Levy, Susie and Steve Leder, Vanessa and Jonathan Lyens, Peter Mansfield, Sandy and Jeff Mori, RAMS - Richmond Area Multi-Services, See's Candies, Tony Zeller
Special Thanks: Danie LeFrancois, Ravenswood Winery
$195. per person
RSVP: 751-6600 by September 11th 

San Francisco For Democracy - Endorsement meeting
When: September 19, 2013 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Northern District Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco for Democracy Endorsement meeting.  Vote on the Club's endorsements. 

City Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 19, 2013 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Chancellor Hotel, Clipper Room, 433 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: City Democratic Club Endorsement meeting.

September 20, 2013 - Friday

No On The Waterfront - No On B & C - Party and Fundraiser
When: September 20, 2013 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Pimentel residence - San Francisco - Address provided upon RSVP. 
What:  No On The Waterfront - No on B & C - Party and Fundraiser.  
Leah Pimentel and fellow San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Members invite you to a campaign party and fundraiser.
Learn how this fight protects not just our shared waterfront but our City's development future.
David Chiu - President of San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Leah Pimentel, Kelly Dwyer, Hene Kelly, Rafael Mandelman - San Francisco DCC Members
Light Refreshments
Suggested Donation: $40.
RSVP by September 16, 2013 - phone 415-894-7008

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

September 26, 2013 - Thursday

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:

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.

September 28, 2013 - Saturday

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 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 
Tickets:   $150. 

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