Monday, July 21, 2014

San Francisco Political Events - July/August - revised


Change: July 24, 2014 - District 3 Democratic Club venue has changed to Joe DiMaggio Recreation Center, 651 Lombard Street, San Francisco

July 21, 2014 - Monday 

Believe in City College Again:  Wendy Aragon for College Board Kick-Off
When:  July 21, 2014 - Monday
10:00 a.m. - meet on City Hall front steps and then into San Francisco Department of Elections, Room 48, San Francisco
Where:  City Hall,  City Hall,  San Francisco
What:  Believe in City College Again:  Wendy Aragon for College Board.
Join Wendy Aragon, her family, friends and supporters as she makes it official and summit signed petitions to het her on the November 4, 2014 Ballot.

Chinese Progressive Association - San Francisco Living - Room for Dignity
When:  July 21, 2014 - Monday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall Steps, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place,  San Francisco
What: Join the Chinese Progressive Association and community members in mobilizing the Chinese Immigrants and their experiences around issues of affordability, gentrification and economic inequality living in San Francisco through the sharing of personal testimonies and activities.  It will also raise awareness about two ballot measures in the upcoming election that CPA, in coalition with other organizations, has helped to organize around:
1.  increase the minimum wage to $15./hr and
2.  anti-speculation tax

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When:  July 21, 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:  July 21, 2014 - Monday
5:15 to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Nicholas Persky, Michelle Kong, Joshua Cardenas, DeAsia Landrum, Angel Van Stark, Jina Bae, Anna Bernick, Sophie Edelhart, Monica Flores, Ramon Gomez, Michel Li, Lily Marshall-Fricker, Luisa Sicairos, Denesia Webb, Eric Wu, Joyce Wu, Ariel Yu

India Basin Neighborhood Association - India Basin Project Information Meeting
When:  July 21, 2014 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Shipyard, Building 101 Auditorium, San Francisco
What: India Basin Project Information meeting.  Hosted by India Basin Neighborhood Association and Build Inc. to discuss the future development plans for the former Acosta land, currently being called "The Village".

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Supervisor Mark Farrell
When:  July 21, 2014 - Monday
7:00 p.m. - Neighbor Meet and Greet
7:30 p.m. - Program
Where:  St Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: Noe Valley Democratic Club -  Mark Farrell, District 2 Supervisor and Chair of the Budget Committee of the Board of Supervisors will speak.
Information:  Molly Fleischman

July 22, 2014 - Tuesday

Housing Authority
When:  July 22, 2014 - Tuesday
9:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Authority: Joaquin Torres, Jaci Fong, Phil Arnold, Leroy Lindo, Patricia Thomas, Ted Yamasaki

Board of Supervisors
When:  July 22, 2014 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  David Chiu, John Avalos, London Breed, David Campos, Malia Cohn, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee

Trevor McNeil for School Board
When:  July 22, 2014 - Tuesday
 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Where:  Pause Wine Bar, 1666 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  Trevor McNeil for School Board.  Please join Assembly Member Phil Ting and friends to talk about our city's schools, Trevor's campaign and to share ideas about local politics.  All are welcome - this is not a fundraiser but rather a chance to hear from/ask questions of the candidate and meet people interested in local politics or local schools.

July 23, 2014 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When:  July 23, 2014 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee - Special Meeting
When:  July 23, 2014 - Wednesday
10:30 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What:  Outreach Advertising and Neighborhood Outreach Advertising
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

Commission of Status of Women
When:  July 23, 2014 - Wednesday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Andrea Shorter, Amy Ackerman, Alicia Gamez, Mary Jung, Julie Soo

Taxi Tech and Rideshare - A Forum and Video Screening
When:  July 23, 2014 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Redstone Building, 2940 16th Street, San Francisco
What:  Taxi Tech and Rideshare - A Forum and Video Screening.  Forum with a video will look at how tech applications used by Uber  and other companies and how this is affecting taxi drivers and the industry.  
Mark Gruber, United Taxi Workers UTW
John Han, Taxi driver and videographer
Keith Raskin, Uber Driver
Veena Dubal, researcher
Sponsored by United Taxicab Drivers and The Taxi Driver Institute
Donation requested
Information: 415-701-8294

July 24, 2014 - Thursday

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When:  July 24, 2014 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, Katy Tang, David Chiu

Rules Committee
When:  July 24, 2014 - Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Norman Yee, Katy Tang, David Campos

Human Rights Commission - Hero Awards
When:  July 24, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What:  Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 50th Anniversary of the Human Rights Commission: Co-Chairs: Susan Belinda Christian and Sheryl Evans Davis
"Carrying on the Legacy of the 1964 Civil Rights Act 50-years later".  Featured speakers:
Theo B. Miller- office of the Mayor, San Francisco in partnership with San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Eva Jefferson  Paterson President and Co-Founder Equal Justice Society
Presentation of the SF Human Rights Commission 2014 "HERO" Awards - Supervisor London Breed and Supervisor Malia Cohen will recognize nominees before the presentations
HRC HERO Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Human Rights Advocacy - Linda Brooks Burton (Post-Humous) - Managing librarian of the Bayview Library for 15 years and, a 30-year veteran of the San Francisco Public LIbrary.
HRC HERO Award for Students Advancing Civil Rights:  Robert Bell - Apprentice  Student with the Sheet Metals Union.
The Graduates and Current Students of 100% College Prep/Bayview Association for Youth
Since 1999, the Bayview Association for Youth has created a cadre of college ready and eligible low-income minority students who enter and complete post-secondary institutions. 
DeAnthony Jones -  Senior  at Sacramento State University
Commissioners:  Susan Christian, Mark Kelleher, Michael Sweet, Sheryl Evans Davis, Faye Woo Lee, Michael Pappas, Richard Pio Roda

100 Days "til November Kickoff Party - David Campos for Assembly
When:  July 24, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Bissap Baobab, 3372 19th Street, San Francisco
What:  Kickoff Party - David Campos for Assembly - 100 Days 'til November.

Art Auction Fundraiser:   Tony Kelly for District 10 Supervisor
When:  July 24, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p..
Where:  PKirkeby Fine Art and Framing, 128 Texas Street, San Francisco
What:  Art Auction Fundraiser for Tony Kelly for District 10 Supervisor.
Fighting for creative and diverse neighborhoods.  Food sponsored by Knights Catering.
Artists:  Frank Lobdell, Andrew Schoultz, Daniel Phil, Henry Jackson, j. Schumann, Jeffrey Grobart,  Kate  Temple, Kimberly Austin, Kim Frohsin, Lee Cline, Margie Burke, Marti Mckee, Peter Kirkeby, Phillip Dvorak, Sharon Beals, Suzy Barnard, Stacey M. Carter, Topher Delaney, Ward Schumaker
Hosts:  Collette Simko-Knauss, David Fletcher, Loretta Lynch and Jack Davis, Susan and Jason Johnson, Kate and JR Eppler, Kelly and j. Schumann, Matt Gonzalez, Peter Kirkeby, Topher Delaney

District 6 Neighborhood Business Summit 
When:  July 24, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  WeWork, 25 Taylor Street, San Francisco
What:  District 6 Neighborhood Business Summit - Office of Supervisor Jane Kim in partnership the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.   Event will bring merchants together with their Supervisor  and other city officials to discuss local business concerns.  No fee to attend.  Complimentary refreshments provide byMomo's and We Work.  Businesses not located in District 6 are welcome to attend.  

SFMTA - The Embarcadero Enhancement Project Open House 
When:  July 24, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Where:  Pier 1, The Embarcadero, San Francisco
What:   First open house to launch the Embarcadero Enhancement Project to get your input. The planning process will span over the next year to develop a conceptual design in efforts to improve the safety and comfort for all those traveling along The Embarcadero.  This is a multi-agency project being led in coordination by SFMTA, Port of San Francisco, SF Dept. of Public Works and the SF Planning Dept.

Change: District 3 Democratic Club - Candidate Forum/Endorsement 17th Assembly District 
When:  July 24, 2014 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
*Where:  Venue Change to:  Joe DiMaggio Recreation Center, 651 Lombard Street, San Francisco from Tel-Hi, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What:  District 3 Democratic Club - Candidate Forum and endorsement for the 17th Assembly District run off election between David Campos and David Chiu .
There will also be a presentation by the proponents and opponents of the proposed Sugar Beverage Tax which will be on the November ballot.

Richmond District Democratic Club - 
When:  July 24, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Richmond Police  Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Richmond District Democratic Club meeting.  Agenda includes an inside look at the recently approve City Budget, possible changes to bonfires at Ocean Beach, a review of this year's Club endorsement process.  Come talk politics and mingle with your Richmond neighbors.

July 25, 2014 - Friday

Re-Elect Supervisor Malia  Cohen/Deputy Sheriffs' Association Fundraiser
When:  July 25, 2014 - Friday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs' Association, 35 Gilbert Street, San Francisco
What:  Join the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs' Association in support of Supervisor Malia Cohen's Re-election Campaign for District 10 Supervisor
$25. $50. $75.  

July 26, 2014 - Saturday

SEIU 1021 Social Economic Justice Community Forum
When:  July 26, 2014 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where:  350 Rhode Island, San Francisco
What:  Join members of SEIU 1021 for an education forum to discuss how union members and democratic club can work closer together to support each other's goals.
Confirmed participants are:
Black Leadership Forum
San Francisco Latino Democratic Club
African American Democratic Club
San Francisco Officers for Justice
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
RSVP: 1-877-687-1021

Happy Birthday, JK!
When:  July 26, 2014 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Folsom Street Foundry, 1415 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What:  Happy Birthday, JK!  Happy Birthday Party and Fundraiser for Supervisor Jane Kim.  Libations, grub and music

Fifth Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala:  A Love Supreme
When:  July 26, 2014 - Sunday
7:00 p.m. to Midnight
Where:  The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Fifth Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala:  A Love Supreme.  Black tie event , cocktails, food. 

July 27, 2014 - Sunday

Salsa Sundays Fundraiser for Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC)
When:  July 27, 2014 - Sunday
3:00 p.m.
Where:  El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco.
What:  Fundraiser for Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center.  El Rio will donate all of their door proceeds between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  to the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center.  Come dance to the best Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia bands from the bay area.  Yummy food offerings, drink specials.

July 29, 2014 - Tuesday

Mission Economic Development Agency - Mission Backpack Giveaway Fundraiser and Happy Hour
When:  July 29, 2014 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Cha Cha Cha, 2327 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Cha Cha Cha is holding a fundraiser for Mission District Backpack Giveaway.  On August 9, the Mission Economic Development Agency and San Francisco's Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services will come together to give away 2,000 backpacks to Mission District kids to get ready for back to school.  Join us to raise donations to  support this event - Cha Cha Cha will donate a portion of the night's revenue.

July 30, 2014 - Wednesday

Medicare's Birthday!
When/Where/What:  July 30, 2014 - Wednesday
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rally at Valencia/22nd Street, Social Security Office.  Songs, cake and information on the important of Medicare.  Rally to restore cuts to hours and services at this and other Social Security offices
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Town Hall meeting at City College Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia Street (across the street in Room 109, San Francisco).  A Town Hall meeting on why Medicare needs to be protected, improved, and expanded to cover everyone.  This event marks the San Francisco kick-off of the Campaign for a Healthy California, which aims to win Single-Payer/Medicare-For-All healthcare in California.
Where:  see above
What:  Medicare's Birthday.  Protect it!  Improve It! Expand it to cover everyone!
Sponsored by the California Alliance for Retired Americans and the Campaign for a Healthy California
Information: 415-550-0828
Source - Gray Panthers - San Francisco

July 31, 2014 - Thursday

Vera Haile Dalenberg - Memorial
When:  July 31, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  St Mary's Cathedral in St. Francis Hall, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco
What:  Memorial for the beloved Vera Haile Dalenberg.

Stevon Cook for School Board
When:  July 31, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  L's Cafe, 2872 24th Street, San Francisco
What:  Stevon Cook for School Board - celebrate the campaign and discuss the work that lies ahead.  

San Francisco Women's Political Committee - Summer in the City
When:  July 31, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Chambers eat + drink, 601 Eddy, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Women's Political Committee - Summer in the City.
Join SFWPC in recognizing the 2014 Summer in the City Honorees:
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano - Lifetime Achievement Award for accomplishments as a trailblazer and LGBT rights activist
Supervisor London Breed - Inspiration Award for her advocacy and being a role model for women in politics.
Rebecca Solnit - Local Heroine Award for her acclaimed writing and contribution to the feminist movement. 
Oval Office Sponsors:  SEIU Local 1021, Stop Unfair Beverage Taxes - Coalition for an Affordable City
Speaker of the House Sponsors:  Assemblyman Phil Ting, Supervisor Malia Cohen, NARAL Pro-Choice California, Platinum Advisors
Speaker of the Assembly Sponsors:  Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Alix Rosenthal DCCC Member, Women Get It Done, Annie Chou, Tony Kelly
SFWPC Champion Sponsors:  Supervisor David Campos, Matt Haney - School Board Member, Rafael Mandelman - CCSF Board Member, Zoe Dunning, DCCC Member, Hene Kelly - DCCC  Member,  Rebecca Prozan, DCCC Member, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, Wendy Aragon for Community College Board, Daniel Flores for SF Superior Court Judge, Carol Kingsley for SF Superior Court Judge, Angela Chan, Jason Fried, Laura Hahn, Elizabeth Laferriere, Jane Morrison, 
 Hors devours, no host bar .
Tickets  $35. includes one year membership, Individual Ticket -  $15. current SFWPC,  (see actblue website)

Plaza 16 Community Meeting
When:  July 31, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: St. John's Episcopal Church (Julian Avenue at 15th Street)  1661 15th Street, San Francisco
What:  Plaza 16 Community meeting.  Get the latest updates on the proposed development for 10-story towers at 16th and Mission.  Help fight for neighborhood development that prioritizes the needs of people before the profits of real estate developers.

South Beach District 6 Democratic Club Social Event - Meet the candidates
When:  July 31, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  SB40 (aka Carmen's) Pier 40, San Francisco
What:  South Beach District 6 Democratic Club Social Event - Meet the candidates.  The Club has invited local candidates for State Assembly, District 6 Supervisor, Superior Court Judge, Board of Education, Community College Board, Assessor - Recorder, Public Defender and Proponents/Opponents of several of the Propositions who/which will appear on the November ballot.  
The objective of the event is to provide a venue to encourage informal one on one conversation with the candidates.  It will also provide an opportunity to meet neighbors from South Beach, Rincon, Mission Bay and SOMA in a relaxed atmosphere to  talk  politics and make new friends.  If you live in District 6, come to the social event, become a member and this will qualify you to participate in the endorsement meetings scheduled for September.

August 3, 2014 - Sunday

Jerry Day 2014
When:  August 3, 2014 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. - doors open
11:30 a.m. - show
Where:  Jerry Garcia Amphitheater/McLaren Park, 45 John F. Shelley Drive, San Francisco
What:  12th Annual Jerry Day.  Melvin Seals and JGB, Stu Allen and Mars Hotel, Tea Leaf Trio
Information: Event is free.  Reserved section for $100. or more

August 4, 2014 - Monday

David Chiu for State Assembly Happy Hour Meet & Greet
When:  August 4, 2014 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  John Collins, 138 Minna Street, San Francisco
What:  David Chiu for State Assembly Happy Hour Meet & Greet with SF Board of Supervisors President and State Assembly Candidate. 
Drink specials and bar snacks.
Co-hosted by:  Deborah Schneider, Josh Becker, Patrick Valentino, Suzanne Goldstein, Steve Ngo, Victoria Johnson, Eugene Eric Kim, Leslie Garner, Kristy Young Coleman

August 5, 2014 - Tuesday

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Early endorsements of some measures that have qualified for November ballot.
When:  August 5, 2014 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro, San Francisco
What:  Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Early endorsements of some measures that have qualified for November ballot.  

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