Monday, February 17, 2014

San Francisco Political Events


Glen Canyon Park Playground Opening has been delayed because of rain.

February 17, 2014 - Monday

Presidents' Day  

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association -  David Chiu
When: February 17, 2014 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: St. Paulus Lutheran Church, 1541 Polk Street
What:  Middle Polk Neighborhood Association.  District 3 Supervisor David Chiu will be talking about the state of the City and District 3.  

February 18, 2014 - Tuesday

Renters' Day of Action March and Rally
When: February 18, 2014 - Tuesday
9:30 a.m. Gather at 11th and L Streets near the Capitol in Sacramento
10:00 a.m. - March
11:00 a.m. -  Rally
Where: State Capitol, Sacramento
What: Renters' Day of Action: March and Rally.  Renters and allies will unite in Sacramento for a march on the Capitol to demand a fair shake for California renters.

 San Francisco Gray Panthers
When: February 18, 2014 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin, Fireside Room, San Francisco
What: The Many Facets of Medicare Privatization. 

SFMTA Budget Meeting
When: February 18, 2014 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Speak out for a fully-funded Vision Zero.

Entertainment Commission
When: February 18, 2014 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners: Bryant Tan, Glendon Hyde, Audrey Joseph, Al Perez, Barbara Campagnoli, Naomi Akers, Steven Lee

San Francisco School Board
When: February 18, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Francisco
School Board: Sandra Lee Fewer, Rachel Norton, Matt Haney, Kim-Shree Maufas, Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, Emily Murase, Jill Wynns

SFMTA Updates
When: February 18, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Park Branch Library, 1833 Page Street, San Francisco
What:  Give SFMTA feedback on proposed service changes.  

Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods - General Assembly Meeting.
When: February 18, 2014 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Northern Police Station Community Room, Corner of Turk and Fillmore, San Francisco
What: General Assembly Meeting.  
Hosts:  Francisco Heights Civic Assn-FHCA and Middle Polk Neighborhood Assn. - MPNA
Program: Proposed Rate Schedule for next four years for water and wastewater.  
Speakers:  Todd Rydstrom, CFO SFPUC
                  Tyrone Jue, Communication Director
                  Crispin Hollings, Director of Financial Planning.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - General Membership Meeting - Jane Kim
When:  February 18, 2014 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Supervisor Jane Kim is guest speaker.  Come hear about Supervisor Kim's legislative priorities for 2014 and her efforts to make District 6 healthier, safer and stronger.

February 19, 2014 - Wednesday

Tenderloin Futures Collaborative Community Meeting
When: February 19, 2014 - Wednesday 
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: Tenderloin Police Station Community Room, 301 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: Tenderloin Futures Collaborative Community Meeting.  Presentations on issues of interest to neighborhood residents, nonprofits and businesses.
Agenda items:
 Planned Safe Injection Site
101 Hyde Housing Development
 Safe Passage
 950 Market Street Update 
Information: 415-820-1412

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission
When: February 19, 2014 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Karl Hasz, Andrew Wolfram, Aaron Hyland, Ellen Johnck, Richard S. E. Johns, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman

Irish Amercan Democratic Club
When: February 19, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: SFPD Parks Station, 1899 Waller, San Francisco
What: Irish American Democratic Club - 
Hear from Assembly District 17 Candidates David Campos and David Chiu
Public Utility Commission proposed rate increases.
Nominations for IADC Executive Board.

SFMTA Transit Effectiveness Project Service Changes Outreach Meeting
When: February 19, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Scottish Rite Temple, 2850 19th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Open house and presentation by SFMTA that details Transit Effectiveness Project changes   in District 4.

Chinese for Affirmative Action - City College and Its Future
When: February 19, 2014 - Wednesday
 6:15 p.m.
Where: City College of San Francisco - Chinatown North Beach Campus, Annex Building, 628 Washington St., San Francisco
What:  Join Chinese for Affirmative Action's Vincent Pan and CCSF Chancellor Art Tyler for a conversation about City College of San Francisco and its future. RSVP: 
Free for CAA Members, $20 suggested donation for non-members. Light refreshments provide. 
Information: 415-274-6750

February 20, 2014 - Thursday

Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee
When: February 20, 2014 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Members: David Campos, Eric Mar, Norman Yee

Planning Commission
When: February 20, 2014 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Cindy Wu, Rodney Fong, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis, 
Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Rules Committee
When: February 20, 2014 - Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Members: Norman Yee, Katy Tang, David Campos

Commission of the Status of Women
When: February 20, 2014 - Thursday
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 201, San Francisco
What: Commission of the Status of Women meeting.  
CommissionersNancy Kirshner-Rodriguez,  Andrea Shorter, Amy Ackerman, Alicia Gamez, Mary Jung, Julie Soo

3rd on Third
When: February 20, 2014 - Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Third Street between Palou and McKinnon, San Francisco
What: 3rd on Third in partnership with the Bayview Opera House celebrates Black HistorMonth and the African Diaspora.
Featuring: The Food of the African Diaspora Corridor Crawl, Mardi Gras San Francisco Style, hosted by The Village Project, The Prescott Family Circus with special performances by the Gumbo Band and African Songstress Fely Tchaco
Partners include:  The Village Project, Museum of the African Diaspora Vanguard, Bayview Underground Food Scene, Bayview Merchants Association 

Kimbell Playground - Playground Improvement Community meeting
When: February 20, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Hamilton Recreation Center, Geary Blvd. and Steiner Street, San Francisco
What:  Join the SF Recreation and Parks Department for an information meeting to update the community on renovation plans for Kimbell Playground.

District 5 Democratic Club - First meeting of 2014
When: February 20, 2014 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Oasis Cafe, 901 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
What:  District 5 Democratic Club - First meeting of 2014.  Officer Elections
Source: Facebook 

West Sunset Field Renovation Update
When: February 20, 2014 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco
What: Final community meeting regarding renovation updates for  Westside Sunset Playground.

Grattan Playground Community Meeting
When: February 20, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Grattan Clubhouse, 1180 Stanyan Street, San Francisco
What:  Come participate in a community meeting to discuss improving the Grattan Playground.  

City Democratic Club - Police Chief Greg Suhr
When: February 20, 2014 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Chancellor Hotel, Clipper Room, 433 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: Police Chief Greg Suhr is speaker at City Democratic Club.

February 22, 2014 - Saturday

District 7's Participatory Budget Community
When: February 22, 2014 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Where: West Portal Clubhouse, 131 Lenox Way, San Francisco
What:  Join Supervisor Norman Yee for District 7's Participatory Budget Community Meeting.  Come learn more about Participatory Budgeting and the grant application for projects.  

(delayed) - because of rain Glen Canyon Park Playground Opening
(delayed) When: February  22, 2014 - Saturday 
11:00 a.m.
Where: Glen Canyon Park Playground, San Francisco
What: Opening celebration of the newly renovated Glen Canyon Park Playground.
Ribbon cutting, refreshments, Arts & Crafts and a Climbing Wall.
Join Scott Wiener, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department GM Phil Ginsburg, the Glen Park Association and park advocates

Single Payer Now - Protect Healthy San Francisco and Protect Healthcare for Immigrants
When: February 22, 2014 - Saturday
3:00 p.m.
Where: 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Protect Healthy San Francisco.  National Affordable Care Act excludes undocumented immigrants, Healthy San Francisco provides care for the undocumented. 
Speakers: David Campos, Paul Kumar, Health Policy Consultant for the San Francisco Labor Council

Masonic Stage Fundraiser/2014 Haight-Ashbury Street Fair  
When: February  22, 2014 -  Saturday 
8:00 p.m. - Doors
8:30 Show 
Where: The Milk Bar, 1840 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Masonic Stage Fundraiser/2014 Haight-Ashbury Street Fair.  All proceeds go to put on the annual community event.
$5. - $10. sliding scale @ the door 
Sea Dramas, Dangermaker, Sweetwater Black, Margaret the King.
Host and MC - Tyler A. Gordon 

February 25, 2014 - Tuesday

Parks Alliance - Annual Public Meeting
When: February 25, 2014 - Tuesday
5:00 p.m.
Where: South Beach Harbor Community Room, The Embarcadero at Pier 40, San Francisco
What: Parks Alliance Annual Public Meeting.  Presentation on the various projects  they are engaged in, the work with the Recreation and Parks Department on implementing park and playground improvements authorized by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks bond, Blue Greenway.  
RSVP: Kaitlin Fitzmahan

Tech Workers Against Displacement Happy Hour
When: February 25, 2014 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  The Liberties Bar, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco
What: Come join Tech Workers for an informal happy hour with housing rights activists and Supervisor David Campos.  The goal of this event is to create an open discussion on how improved communication can affect reforms needed to stop involuntary displacements of longterm San Franciscans and ensure sustainable, cohesive and diverse communities.
Source: Facebook

February 26, 2014 - Wednesday

 Just Jobs!  First Annual Employment Fair and Economic Justice Convening
When: February 26, 2014  - Wednesday
1:00 p.m.  to 5:00  p.m.  
Where: California State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What:    Community Housing Partnership and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano present Just Jobs!  Employment Fair and Economic Justice Convening. 
Bring your resume and dress to impress.  Confirmed employers and training resources:
Community Housing Partnership, Citybuild/Labor and Community Studies Department of CCSF, Jobs Now! Market Street Ambassador Program, Michael  Transportation, Positive Resource Center, Healthcare Academy, Mission Hiring Hall, Solutions SF, Work It!
Trans Employment Program

Irving Streetscape Project - Final Community Input
When: February 26, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Hardwear Store, 2401 Irving Street, San Francisco
What: Irving Streetscape Project - Final Community Input.
Information: Meghan Tierman

San Francisco Planning Department -  - Invest In Neighborhoods - Lombard Street
When: February 26, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Moscone Recreation Center, 1800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
What:    Invest in Lombard Street.  Join Supervisor Mark Farrell and City Staff to explore opportunities for Lombard Street : transportation improvements, upcoming City projects and opportunities to shape the future of the neighborhood.  
San Francisco Planning Department - Menaka Mohan -
Office of Economic and  Workforce  Development -  Diana Ponce De Leon
Mark Farrell's office - Catherine Stefani - Legislative Aide

Franklin Square Community Meeting
When:  February 26, 2014 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Sports Basement Bryant Street, 1590 Bryant Street, 5th Floor, Grotto Room, San Francisco
What:  Join the Friend of Franklin Square to help improve their local park.  They need your ideas and input to update the master plan and help seek grant money to improve the park.
Source:  Eventbrite. 

February 27, 2014 - Thursday

FDR Dems Pedestrian Safety Forum
When: February 27, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: First Congregational Church of San Francisco, 1300 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: FDR Dems Pedestrian Safety Forum.  Join FDR Dems for a conversation about pedestrian safety for seniors and people with disabilities.
Invited guests include State Senator Mark Leno, Supervisor David Chiu, Supervisor Jane Kim and representatives from:
SF Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
Senior and Disability Action
California Alliance for Retired Americans
Walk SF
SF Police Department
SF Municipal Transportation Agency.
If you require accommodations to participate, please email at least 72 hours prior to event

Vested for David Campos
When: February 27, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: SF Eagle, 398 12th Street, San Francisco
What: Vested for David Campos.  Fundraiser at the Eagle for David Campos, candidate for California Sate Assembly in District 17. Full of drag, drinks, music and auction. 
Hosts: Gary Virginia, Anna Conda, Donna Sachet, Sf-Eagle, Lenny Broberg, Liza Sibley
Suggested donation: $25.
Information: Tanner Burke -

San Francisco Planning Department - Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan
When:  February 27, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  The Urban School, 1563 Page Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Planning Department - Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan.  Public workshop to discuss public realm proposals. 
Information: Alexis Smith

A Benefit for the new North Beach Library
When: February 27, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Chinese Historical Society of America Museum, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco.
What: A Benefit for the New North Beach Library.  Join neighbors and friends for cocktails and appetizers.  $60. at door.
Honorary Co-Chairs - Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor David Chiu, Gordon Chin
Event Co-Chairs: Sue Lee, Phil Chin, Tan Chow, Julie Christensen
Specials Hosts: Lonnie Chin, Norman Fong, Allan Low, Fred  Lau
Honorary Hosts: Alessandro Baccari, Patsy Chan, Claudine Cheng, Anni Chung, Irene Collier, Teresa Dal Santo, Fay Darmawi, Rodney Fong, Anne Fung, Jewelle Gomez, Stephanie Greenburg, Terry Grenchik, Maud Hallin, Pia Hinckle, Lizzy Hirsch, Kennith Lee, Kari Lee, May Leong, Martha Mahony, Yasmine Mehmet, Denise McCarthy, Michael  Nguyen, Teresa Ono, Lorna Randlett, Paul Scott, Jeff Sternberg, Sarah Wan, Tony Wessling, Jane Winslow, Cindy Wu

Randall Museum Renovation Project - Public Meeting
When: February 27, 2014 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Randall Museum Theater, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco
What: Public meeting on Randall Museum Renovation Project.  
Information: Matt Jasmin

On the Waterfront? Warriors by the Bay? - Art Agnos
When: February 27, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  Come hear former Mayor Art Agnos speak about proposed Golden State Warriors entertainment complex.  
Source: Facebook

 March 1, 2014 - Saturday

Dolores Park Ground Breaking Ceremony
When: March 1, 2014 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: Dolores Park, San Francisco
What:  Come celebrate the start of the Dolores Park renovations with city officials, neighbors and park advocates.

2014 San Francisco History Expo
When: March 1, 2014 - Saturday
            11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
            March 2, 2014 - Sunday
            11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Museum and History, The Old Mint, 88 Fifth Street, San Francisco
What: Fourth Annual History Expo at the San Francisco Mint.  30 exhibitors, including local groups that focus on neighborhoods, genealogy, city history, walking tours, transportation.  
Historical presentations will be held throughout the weekend on the downstairs  vault  level.
Admission: $5.00

March 3, 2014 - Monday

Freedom Rider Diary  - Carol Ruth Silver
When: March 3, 2014 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Books Inc., Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco
What:  Carol Ruth Silver (three term former San Francisco Supervisor) will discuss her new book " Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison" Carol Ruth Silver was arrested as a Freedom Rider in 1961 and spent the next 40 days in Mississippi jail cells.

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