Monday, April 14, 2014

San Francisco April Political Events - 2014

                                                     Eviction Free San Francisco
                                           "Keep Our Teachers:  March to End the 
                                            Displacement of San Francisco Educators"
                                                     April 11, 2014 - Dolores Street

April 14, 2014 - Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When:  April 14, 2014 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen

Late Night Transportation Hearing
When:  April 14, 2014 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What:  Late Night Transportation hearing.  Representatives from  MTA, BART, Alameda-Contra Costa County Transit District, Transportation Network Companies, Taxi Industry, Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Entertainment Commission to discuss the City's late-night transportation plan with specific areas of focus including ease of access, speed and safety.

San Francisco Beautiful - Endorsement meeting. 
When:  April 14, 2014 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  The Social Study, 1795 Geary Blvd, San Francisco
What:  Discussion - Prop B - The waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act.

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.

 D5 Action - Tenant Housing Protections.  Public Plaza
When:  April 14, 2014 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Park Library, 1833 Page/Cole, San Francisco
What:  D5 Action.
Tenant Housing Protections
City Plaza - Mayor's Office of Economic Development will present "City gives Plazas to the People".

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

Did you file your taxes?

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

Board of Supervisors
When:  April 15, 2014 - Tuesday
2:00 P.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  David Chiu, John Avalos, London Breed, David Campos, Mallia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
When:  April 15, 2014 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Directors:  Tom Nolan, Cheryl Brinkman, Malcolm Heinicke, Jerry Lee, Joel Ramos, Cristina Rubke

Entertainment Commission
When:  April 15, 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:  April 15, 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, Kim0Shree Maufas, Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, Rachel Norton, Jill Wynns

Comics for Campos!
When:  April 15, 2014 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:  The Cinecave at Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What:  Comics for Campos! Evening of political humor in honor of David Campos - candidate for State Assembly.
Featured guests are Nato Green, Karinda Dobbins, Johan Miranda, Matt Lieb, Francesca Florentini, Kaseem Bentley, Natashu Muse and Sean Keane.  Hosted by Kate Willett.

April 16, 2014 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When:  April 16, 2014 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

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

Assembly District 17 Debate -David Campos vs. David Chiu - 
When: April 16, 2014 - Wednesday
12:45 to 2:00 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco State Library Room 121, San Francisco
What:  Assembly District 17 Debate.  Why vote?  For the Right to Represent us in Sacramento.  David Campos vs. David Chiu
Sponsored by the Educational Budget Advocacy Committee.(EUAC)

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission
When:  April 16, 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

Budget and Finance Committee
When:  April 16, 2014 - Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos, London Breed, Scott Wiener

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
DCCC: 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 Midgen, Leah Pimentel, Alix Rosenthal, Arlo Hale Smith, Scott Wiener
Ex-Officio Members:  Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, Kamala Harris, Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Phil Ting

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

Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee
When:  April 17, 2014 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  David Campos, Eric Mar, Norman Yee

Recreation and Park Commission
When:  April 17, 2014 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Mark Buell, Allan Low, Gloria Bonilla,   Tom Harrison, Meagan Levitan, Eric McDonnell

Rules Committee
When:  April 17, 2014 - Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Norman Yee, Katy Tang, David Campos

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.

Tenants Together - Happy Hour
When:  April 17, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Showdown, 10 6th Street, San Francisco
What:  Tenants Together Renters' Rights Happy Hour.  Time to take a brake and recharge the movement!  Hang out with housing justice activist and advocates.
Information:    tenants

April 18, 2014 - Friday

108th Anniversary of San Francisco's Great 1096 Earthquake and Fire
When:  April 18, 201 - Friday
5:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Where:  Lotta's Fountain, San Francisco

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.

San Francisco League of Pissed-Off Voters - Endorsement Meeting
When:  April 19, 2014 - Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Thee Parkside, 1600 17th Street, (in the patio) San Francisco
What:  San Francisco League of Pissed-Off Voters Spring 2014 Endorsement Meeting
Discussing the different candidates and propositions for the June election.

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.

April 20, 2014 - Sunday

AIDS Housing Alliance - Beer Bust
When:  April 20, 2014 - Sunday
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  SF Eagle, 398 12th Street, San Francisco
What: AIDS Housing Alliance - Beer Bust

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.

Community Update on Sutter-CPMC - Promises for Healthcare, Jobs & More
When:  April 22, 2014 - Tuesday
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Kelly Cullen Community, 220 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join San Franciscans for Healthcare, Housing, Jobs & Justice to learn updates on the community benefits won for the Tenderloin and SF communities, as well as construction updates and what is next to ensure CPMC follow through on their commitments.
Lunch will be provided
RSVP  Pilar Schiavo -

SPUR - SFMTA Urban Planning Initiatives
When:  April 22, 2014 - Tuesday
Where:  SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  SPUR - SFMTA Urban Planning Initiatives - Make land use development a partner to urban transportation.  Meet the project team:
SFMTA: Peter Albert, Carli Paine, Erin Miller, Frank Markowitz 

San Francisco for Democracy - NSA Spying Panel/Adventures with ALEC
When:  April 22, 2014 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What:  American citizens and foreigners alike are outraged at  the  extent of the NSA spying campaign revealed  by Edward Snowden and others.  Come out and hear about it from civil rights, government, and business points of view.
Speakers:  Confirmed-
Chris Conley - ACLU
Rainey Reitman of Electronic Freedom Foundation
Invited - a representative from Senator Feinstein's office and a speaker from
American Legislative Exchange Council - hear what they have accomplished so far and their plans for the future - Speaker:  Sarah Swanbeck of Common Cause

April 23, 2014 - Wednesday

San Francisco Public Defender's Justice Summit
When:  April 23, 2014 - Wednesday
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 Introductory remarks
9:45 - Keynote Speaker:  Gloria Killian, Executive Director of the Action Committee for Women in Prison
10:15 a.m. - Panel  1 - Beyond Woody Allen:  Can We Trust Our Memories?
Jim Hammer, attorney, legal analyst, former San Francisco prosecutor
Joey Piscitelli, North California Director for Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
Dr. Melina Uncapher, neuroscientist and memory expert, MacArthur Scholar,  Stanford University
11:15 a.m. - Panel II - Children of Incarcerated Parents
Moderator:  Nicole Harris, reentry social worker, Children of Incarcerated Parents Program
Neil Bernstein, author, Alone in the World, Children of the Incarcerated
Kathy Boudin, director, Criminal Justice Initiative:  Supporting Children, Families and Communities, Columbia University School of Social Work
Chesa Boudin - author, attorney and children of incarcerated parents
Ameerah Tubby  youth advocate, Project WHAT!
Daisy Wagaman (Bram), family advocate
12:30 - Lunch provided
1:30 p.m. Panel III:  The Death of the Jury Trial
Moderator:  Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
Panelists:  George Fisher, professor of law and faculty co-director, Criminal  Prosecution Clinic, Stanford University
Quentin Kopp, retired judge, former San Francisco supervisors and California State Senator
Brendon Woods, Alameda County Public Defender
Where:  Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, Lower Level, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Public Defender's Justice Summit 2014
Beyond Woody Allen:  Can We Trust Our Memories?
Children of Incarcerated Parents
Death of the Jury Trial
Schedule:  See above

  17th Assembly District:  A Conversation with David Campos and David Chiu
When:  April 23, 2014 -  Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - Mingle
6:00 p.m  - Program
Where:  First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  Join SFWPC, Women Get It Done, Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific Action Fund for a conversation with David Campos and David Chiu, candidates for 17th Assembly District

April 24, 2014 - Thursday

San Francisco Labor Council - COPE Banquet
When:  April 23, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. - Cocktails
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
Where:  Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Labor Council  - COPE Banquet - benefiting Committee on Political Education Committee
Keynote Speaker:  Tefere Gebre - Executive Vice President - AFL-CIO
American Federation of Teachers Local 2121
City Attorney Dennis Herrera
Tickets:  $250.

San Francisco African American History Project Open House
When:  April 24, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Bayview Library, 5075 3rd Street, San Francisco
What:  The African American History Project is a public outreach effort to document the history of African Americans in San  Francisco through story-telling, oral histories and personal photographs.  Planning Department is hosting an open house to update community on the progress of the context statement and to hear more of the personal stories and experience about the history of African Americans in San Francisco.
Join the Planning Department and Al Williams, president of the African American Historical and Cultural Society - be part of recognizing, celebrating and protecting African American contribution in San Francisco.
Information:  Gina Simi

Richmond District Democratic Club - June Election Endorsement Meeting
When:  April 24, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Richmond District Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Richmond District Democratic Club - June Election Endorsement meeting.

City Democratic Club - Supervisor Jane Kim, Endorsement meeting
When:  April 24, 2014 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where:  Chancellor Hotel, Clipper Room, 433 Powell Street, San Francisco
What:  City Democratic Club
Supervisor Jane Kim - District 6 - presentation and Q&A
City Democratic Club - Endorsement - June primary
Vote on City Democratic Club 2014 Executive Board.
Membership $35.

April 25, 2014 - Friday

Re-Election Launch Party for Supervisor Malia Cohen - District 10
When:  April 25, 2014 - Friday
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Drake Lounge, SOMA, 508 Fourth Street, San Francisco
What:  Re-Election Launch Party for Supervisor Malia Cohen - District 10
Hosts:  Steven Lee, Preston Turner, Richard Jue, LiJiang, Eric Chung, Darryl Honda, Shelly Bradford Bell, Tommie Moon, Fiona Ma, Paul Miyamoto, Henry Karnilowicz, Russ Gatewood, Wayne J. Lee, Henry Chu, Sulu Palega, Stan Teets, Terrance Alan
Entertainment by Preston of Pure Ecstasy.
Special honor presentation to David Chan, Interim Executive Director of Asian Pacific American Community Center (APACC)
RSVP Sierra Swan -
Suggested Contribution:  $50, $100 $250., $500
Online contribution: - click on contribute

48 Hills The Secrets of San Francisco - Tim Redmond
When:  April 25, 2014 - Friday
5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Where:  745 Chestnut Avenue, #301, San Francisco
What: Benefit for Tim Redmond's San Francisco Progressive Media Center.
SF Progressive Media Center seeks to provide a digital daily alternative news outlet that will forces on investigative reporting, breaking news, arts and culture and provide a progressive, independent alternative to the existing local media.
Patrons:  Tom Ammiano, Dick Grosboll, Eileen Hansen, Esther Marks, Monica Brennan, Larry Bush, Bernard Choden, Loretta Lynch, Stearns Consulting
Sponsors:  Art Agnos and Sherry Agnos, Phil Ting, Rafael Mandelman, Jean Amos, Dennis Antenore, Lorraine Honig, Paul Melbostad, Angelo Quaranta
Friends: Mitch Altman, Ray Berard, Jan Blum, Harry Britt, John Davids, Eileen Ecklund, Jon Golinger, Robert Herman, Robert Holgate, Kayren Hudiburgh, Gerry Hurtado, Judy Irving, Josefa A. James, Terry Richard Koch, Lori  Liederman, Joe Luttrell, Denise and Tom McCarthy, Mary Magee and Ed Kinchley, Evan Mogan, Jane Morrison, Jan and Howard Oringer, Aaron Peskin, Emily Roberson, Regina Sneed, Sheila Tully, Martin Vanderlaan, Mark Vermeulen
Hors d'Oeuvres, hosted Beverages
Donation:  $35., $100. $250, $500., $1,000. - every contribution will be matched by a angel
Information:  415-677-9440 ext 130 
Checks payable to:  San Francisco Progressive Media Center, 745 Chestnut Street, #301, San Francisco

April 26, 2014 - Saturday

7th Annual Dogfest 2014
When:  April 26, 2014 -  Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Duboce Park, San Francisco
What:  7th Annual Dogfest 2014.  Celebration of dogs and kids benefitting San Francisco public school McKinley Elementary.

Fundraiser for David Campos for State Assembly
When:  April 26, 2014 - Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where:  Casa Davila-Torres, 8 Colonial Way, #7, San Francisco
What:  Brunch Fundraiser for David Campos for State Assembly District 17.
Co-Sponsors:  Jose Torres, Brigitte Davila and Mario Salgado
David Campos will be present to speak moire about why he is running for Assembly and answer any questions.
Suggested donation:  $50.

Emily Murase for School Board Re-Election Campaign Kick-Off
When:  April 26, 2014 - Saturday
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Rosa Parks Elementary School, Auditorium, 1501 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: Emily Murase 2014 Re-election campaign for San Francisco Board of Education.
Live music, kids activities, sushi, sweets.

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