Monday, April 7, 2014

San Francisco April Political Events


 April 7,  2014 - Monday

Entertainment Commission Industry Summit  - 6th Annual Nightlife Industry Summit
When:   April  7, 2014 - Monday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What:  6th Annual Nightlife Industry Summit.  Make valuable contacts and work to keep nightlife a sustainable, profitable and vibrant industry.
Meet with ABC Director Timothy Gorsuch, SFPD Chief Greg SuhrSupervisor Scott Wiener and other elected officials about Nightlife and Development.  Network with other operators, servers, workers and performers in the $4.2 billion industry that keeps San Francisco on the cutting edge of nightlife.  Brainstorm solutions, create partnerships, and suggest improvements to enhance patron experience, safety and improve bottom lines.
Free No RSVP required.

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When:  April 7, 2014 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen

San Francisco Youth Commission
When:  April 7, 2014 - Monday
5:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Nicholas Persky, Michelle Kong, Joshua Cardenas, DeAsia Landrum, Angela Van Stark, Jina Bae, Anna Bernick, Sophie Edelhart, Monica Flores, Ramon Gomez, Michael Li, Lily Marshall-Fricker, Luisa Sicairos, Denesia Webb, Eric Wu, Joyce Wu, Ariel Yu

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Membership meeting
When:  April 7, 2014 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  Hear support and opposition for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Dog Plan:
Support:  Neal Desarl - National Parks Conservation Association
Oppose:  Sally Stephens of SF DOG
Also, - hear from the support for Natural Areas Plan and native plants presented by Amber Hasselbring of Nature in the City.  

Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association - Public Safety Meeting - Bay To Breakers
When:  April  7, 2014 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Korean American Center, 745 Buchanan, San Francisco
What:  Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association - Public Safety Meeting.
Bay to Breakers - Larry Kahn, Senior Vice President Wasserman Media Group:
What are plans for running the race?
How to use the Bay to Breakers Hotline 415-231-3130 that will be staffed all weekend.

 April 8, 2014 - Tuesday

San Francisco Giants Opening Day Action AT&T Ballpark
When:  April 8, 2014 - Tuesday
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Where:  Outside Giants' AT&T Park as Centerplate concessions workers continue their fight for a fair contract.
Information: Unite Here!  Local 2 -

Board of Supervisors
When:  April 8, 2014 - 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

Alliance for a Better District 6 Community Meeting
When:  April 8, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, Community Room San Francisco
What:  Alliance for a Better District 6 Community Meeting
San Francisco Department of Elections on June 3rd Consolidated Primary Election
Panel discussion with Superior Court Judges for Office No. 20:  Daniel Flores, Carol Kingsley, Kimberly Williams
Host:   Alexander Tenants Association, Inc., Alliance for a Better District 6, Central City Democrats, North of Market Business Association, Tenant Associations Coalition of San Francisco, Tip Top Market

Irish American Democratic Club -  Endorsement Meeting
When:  April 8, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Ballot distributed.
Where:  SFPD Northern Station, 1125 Fillmore, San Francisco
What:  Irish American Democratic Club  Endorsement Meeting.
Information:  Jim Wachob

San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
When:  April 8, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, San Francisco  (doesn't say)
What:  San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
Guests include representatives from the Mayor's Office, DPH, SFMTA, SFPD and the District Attorney's Office.
Will also be voting on a Resolution to raise the minimum automobile liability insurance, proposed bylaw changes, and the possible formation of a legislative analysis subcommittee.

San Francisco School Board
When:  April 8, 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, Emily Murase, Matt Haney, Kim-Shree Maufas, Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, Rachel Norton, Jill Wynns

April 9, 2014 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When:  April 9, 2014 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

Budget and Finance Committee
When:  April 9, 2014 - Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos, London Breed, Scott Wiener

Police Commission
When:  April 9, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Thomas Mazzucco, Julius Turman, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Angela Chan, Suzy Loftus

Town Hall for Pedestrian Safety - Supervisor John Avalos, Exelsior Action Group, San Francisco Muslim Community Center Local Organizing Committee  
When:  April 9, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco Muslim Community Center, 4760 Mission Street @ Russia Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Town Hall  for Pedestrian Safety:  Supervisor John Avalos, Excelsior Action Group, San Francisco Muslim  Community Center Local Organizing Committee:
Responding to the recent cruising of pedestrian collisions in San Francisco, a coalition of neighborhood leaders has called for a Pedestrian Safety Town Hall.
Invited:  Supervisor John Avalos, Supervisor David Campos, Supervisor David Chiu, SFMTA Chief Ed Reiskin, Ingleside Police Captain Timothy Falvey
Information: Gwynn MacKellen

San Francisco Young Democrats - Membership Meeting
When:  April 9, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Mr Smith's, 34 7th Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Young Democrats -  Hear from representatives of some of the local and state ballot measures on the June primary ballot, which will be voted on for endorsements at the May meeting.
Representatives from the United Here Local 2 will also be giving a presentation on the boycott of concessions and catering at AT&T park.

Glen Park Association Quarterly Meeting
When:  April 9, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. - Meet and Greet.
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center, 70 Elk Street, San Francisco
What:  Glen Park Association Quarterly Meeting.  Program includes:
Updates from Supervisor Scott Wiener and SFPD Ingleside Captain  Chris Falvey.
SF PUC presentation on water and sewer infrastructure plans and user rates.  The PUC will also present its plan to install new lighting in Glen Park.
Update from Diamond Heights Comm. Assoc. rep Paul Matalucci on upgrade to Diamond Heights Blvd median.
Update from DR&P on Glen Canyon Recreation Center building renovation plans.

Community Housing Partnership - A Night with the Stars 2014
When:  April 9, 2014 - Wednesday
6:45 p.m. General Admission
7:15 p.m. Performance Begins
Where:  SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  A Night with the Stars 2014. Performance which benefits Community Housing Partnership.  Highlights six very talented Community Housing Partnership clients.  Thee talented individuals are paired with local artists who mentor them during preparation leading up to the performance.
Tickets: $60. General Admission

Upper Noe Neighbors - 
When:  April 9, 2014 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where:  Upper Noe Recreation Center Auditorium, 295 Day Street, San Francisco
What:  Upper Noe Neighbors Meeting Proposed changes to San Jose Avenue and new efforts by San Francisco Beautiful to place utility wires underground.  

April 10, 2014 - Thursday

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When:  April 10, 2014 - Thursday
9:30 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, Katy Tang, David Chiu

Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee
When:  April 10, 2014 - Thursday
3:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  David Campos, Eric Mar, Norman Yee

San Francisco Housing Authority
When:  April 10, 2014 - Thursday
4:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Authority:  Joaquin Torres, Jaci Fong, Phil Arnold, Leroy Lindo, Patricia Thomas, Ted Yamasaki

From Prop M to the Housing Balance:  Three Decades of Activism Against Displacement
When:  April 10, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
WhatFrom Prop M to the Housing Balance:  Three Decades of Activism Against Displacement -  UrbanIDEA Forum with:
Angelica Cabande
Brad Paul
Dawn Phillips
Calvin Welch
John Elberling
Supervisor Jane Kim
Moderated by Mario Yedidia
RSVP: (seating is limited)

San Francisco for Democracy PAC Meeting
When: April 10, 2014 -  Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Mission District  Police  Station  630 Valencia, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco for Democracy PAC meeting.  All SF4D members in good standing may vote.

Sacramento Realness:  A Fundraiser and Drag Party for David Campos
When:  April 10, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where:  El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Sacramento Realness:  A Fundraiser and Drag Party for David Campos for Assembly. 
Hosts:  Heklina (Trannyshack) and Tom Temprano (Hard French).
Featuring performances by: Roxy-Cotten, Candy, Raya Light, U-Phoria, Vivvyanne ForeverMORE, Sugah Betes, Persia, Jenna Talia, Jem Jehova, Pippi Lovestocking, Mutha Chucka and more!
DJs Brown Amy and Carnita (Hard French)
Special thanks to Sponsor Rafael Mandelman
Suggested Donation at the door:  $5. to $10.

April 11, 2014 - Friday

Walk to Work Day with Supervisor Eric Mar
When:  April 11, 2014 - Friday
7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Where:  The Velo Rouge Cafe, 798 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco
What:  Walk to Work Day with Supervisor Eric Mar.  Day celebrates using our feet to improve our health and the City's congestion.  Walk from Velo Rouge Cafe to City Hall.   10:00 a.m.  gather at a rally at the steps of City Hall .

San Francisco Democratic Party - Breakfast with Congresswoman Jackie Speier
When:  April 11, 2014 - Friday
8:00 a.m.
Where:  Intercontinental Hotel , 888 Howard Street, San Francisco
What:   Breakfast with Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
Mayor Ed Lee and Hon. Willie L. Brown Jr. and the San Francisco Democratic Party invite you to Breakfast with Jackie Speier. All proceeds to support the San Francisco Democratic Party
Donation:  $250. upward.
Information:  Stefanie Roumeliotes -

April 12, 2014 - Saturday

Our Schools, Our Voices - Mapping the Way to Success
When:  April 12, 2014 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Where:  Aptos Middle School, 105 Aptos Avenue, San  Francisco
What:  Our School, Our Voices, Mapping the Way to Success
Share your ideas and help shape San Francisco's Local Control Accountability Plan
Opening remarks from Superintendent Richard Carranza.
Find out how new state funding for public schools will support our students to succeed.
Lean about SFUSD's goals, priorities and new accountability measures.
Share your suggestions to shape our Local Control Accountability   Plan.
Hear a retrospective of our work and what to expect next fiscal year.
Meet your new PPS-SF board members.
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP:   eventbrite
RSVP: Phone:  415-861-7077

Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival - 2014
When:  April 12, 2014 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. - Parade - Dolores Park, 19th Street to 24th Street, San Francisco
Noon to 5:00 p.m. - 24th Street Fair - (Treat-Bryant)
What:  Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival 2014.  "Educate , Inspire and Empower" - Cesar E. Chavez
Music/dance, entertainment, arts and crafts, classic car show

Single Payer Now Potluck
When:  April 12, 2014 - Saturday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where:  St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, 1111 Gough Street @ Geary, San  Francisco
What:  Single Payer Now Potluck.  Thanking our Volunteers.  Featuring Presentation by:
Andy Coates - National President of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program
Ben Day - National  Organizing  Director for Healthcare Now
Ian Lewis - Research Director of UNITEHERE Local 2 speaking on boycotting of AT&T Park concessions in order to support workers contract dispute for healthcare and wages
Judy Beck - Member of SEIU 1021 Single Payer Committee
Barry Hermanson - Green Party Candidate in support of HR 676.
On the 2014 Campaign for HR 676 Healthcare Minus the Insurance Industry
Bring potluck dishes by 2:30.
Sponsored by Single Payer Now.

April 13, 2014 - Sunday

Sunday Streets in the Tenderloin!
When:  April 13, 2014 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Includes Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin, Larkin to Ellis, Ellis to Jones Street, Jones to Golden Gate Avenue, and Golden Gate Avenue to Larkin Street
What:  Sunday Streets in the Tenderloin

Alliance for a Better District 6 Potluck in the Park
When:  April 13, 2014 - Sunday
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Patricia Greens Park in Hayes Valley (Corner of Hayes and Octavia)
What:  Alliance for a Better District 6 Potluck in the Park.
Bring your favorite dish to share with others, there will be no grill to prepared food and food brought must be read to served.
Members and friends are welcome to the event.
 Please email Dean Clark at with the dish you will be bringing to the gathering.

April 14, 2014 - Monday

SFWPC's April Happy Hour
When:  April 14, 2014 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Blush! Wine Bar, 476 Castro Street, San Francisco
What:  SFWPC's April Happy Hour.  Chat about the latest SHEnanigans, the anti-trafficking day of action, future events.

Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association - Candidates Forum
When:  April 14, 2014 - Monday
7:00 p.m. - Meet the Neighbors
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. -
Where:  CPMC/Davies Hospital, Gazebo Room (Plaza Level between North and South Towers), Castro Street and Duboce Ave., San Francisco
What:  Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association - Candidates Forum
Supervisor David Campos and Supervisor David Chiu will discuss why they each believe they are the right candidates for the office of Assembly.
PUC presentation on water rate increase
SFTMA to present data regarding the mid-block bulbous approved five years ago.  Will it effectively calm traffic on Noe Street

April 15, 2014 - Tuesday

San Francisco Gray Panthers - Alternatives to Incarceration
When:  April 15, 2014 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  Fireside Room, Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin, San Francisco

April 16, 2014 - Wednesday

Tenderloin Futures Collaborative Community Meeting
When:  April  16, 2014 -  Wednesday
Where:  Tenderloin Police Station, Community Room, 301 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What:  Tenderloin Futures Collaborative Community Meeting.
Presentation on issues of interest to neighborhood:
EpicenterSF Calendar
Civic Center CBD current projects
950 Market Street Center update
Franciscan Towers, 217 Eddy and Taylor and Eddy Parking Lot, San Francisco
Information: 415-820-1412

Making Your Own Decisions:  Reproductive Health in 2014
When:  April 16, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.  Doors Open
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Program
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Reception.
Where:  UC Hastings, Alumni Reception Center 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco
What:  NARAL Pro-Choice California's Forum for Choice presents open discussion about the current legal and medical environment of reproductive health and the future of reproductive rights movement:
Professor Margalynne Armstrong - Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University
Andrea Jackson - Assistant Professor, UCSF, Medical Director, SFGH Women's Clinic
Becky Roosevelt - Program Officer, Reproductive Health and Rights, Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
Co-hosted by UC Hasting Law Students for Reproductive Justice and UCSF/UC Hasting Consortiium on Law, Science and Health Policy
RSVP Required:  Alex Doll

San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting
When:  April 16, 2014 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  State Office Building, Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco

Planning Association for the Richmond - Spring membership meeting
When:  April 16, 2014 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Planning Association for the Richmond - Spring membership meeting.  Catch up on ewe in the Richmond District.  Come and be a part of PAR's community conversation.

April 17, 2014 - Thursday

Jake Sigg Stewardship Center - Naming Ceremony
When:  April 17, 2014 - Thursday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  811 Stanyan Street, San Francisco (formerly known as the Park Aid Station)
What:  Jake Sigg Stewardship Center Naming Ceremony and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration.  Light refreshments, music, exhibits, planting activities and tours.

April 19 2014 - Saturday

2nd Annual Family Bike Safety Fair
When:  April 19, 2014 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Marina Middle School, 3500 Fillmore Street, San francisco
What:  2nd Annual Family Bike Safety Fair.  Bike Fair for the whole family featuring a bike obstacle course and information booths on bike safety and opportunities to make San Francisco more bike friendly.  Event kicks off Bike and Roll to School Week 2014.  First 300 families receive free bike safety equipment for children.  Public encouraged to bring their bikes for the obstacle course and free, basic bike tune-ups.
Event Organizers:  Assemblymember Phil Ting, the Presidio Community YMCA's YBIKE Program, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and SF Safet Routes to School
Information:  RSVP 415-557-2312

When:  April 19, 2014 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
What:  Eggstravaganza, egg hunts, carnival rides, games, live entertainment, kids activities and a BBQ  competition between SF Rec and Park and SF Police and SF Fire.
$8. per person.

Stevon Cook - Birthday Day Party - Fundraiser
When:  April 19, 2014 - Saturday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where:  Rebel, 1760 Market Street, San francisco
What:  Stevon Cook - Birthday Party - Candidate for San Francisco School Board
Live music by Makra - Latin/Soul/Cumbia
DJ Dion Decibels -
Partial List of Endorsements:  Tom Ammiano, Jeff Adachi, Kim-Shree Maufas, Matt Haney, Rafael Mandelman, Louise Renee, San Francisco Young Democrats
Contribution:  $2.90, $29., $290.
Purchase Tickets:

April 20, 2014 - Sunday


April 22, 2014 - Tuesday 

San Francisco Connected, Community Living Campaign - Swap Meet #2
When:  April 22, 2014 -  Tuesday
9:30 a.. to Noon
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  Got Skills?  Need skills?  Want to Barter?  Join the Second SF Connected Swap Meet.  While we may not have much money we have the time and talent to help bridge the digital divide if we share what we have:
Share your time and talent to help more San Franciscans Get Connected.
Resource tables about affordable computers, internet access, volunteer opportunities
Hands-on training on computers, Skype, email and accessible technology
Map of FREE SF Connected computer labs in your neighborhood.
Presentation by those ready and able to provide training and support.
Opportunities to share your ideas about how to bridge the digital divide.
A giant wall to Swap offers and requests for computer assistance
Refreshments provided.
Raffle with great prizes.
Call Community Living Campaign at 415-821-1003 or register online:
ASL will be provided.  For other translations and accommodations, please call 72 hours in advance.
Co-Sponsored by the Community Living Campaign and SF Connected.  As part of the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services' SF Connected Program, the Community Living Campaign, Community Technology Network, Self-Help for the Elderly, Conard House, and Reliatech offer free computer training, specialty classes, and technical support throughout the city.  For more information and a calendar of classes to to or call 415-395-3555.

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