Monday, August 4, 2014

San Francisco August Political Events - Revised

Dahlia Dell - Golden Gate Park - In bloom now!
Revised - Two additional items:

August 16th - Congresswoman Jackie Speier community meeting
August 20th - San Francisco Democratic Party End of Summer Fundraiser

August 4, 2014 - Monday

I-Hotel Remembrance and Now - Press Conference
When:  August 4, 2014 - Monday
             Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  International Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco
What:  August 4th marks the 37th anniversary of the I-Hotel Eviction.  Manilatown Heritage Foundation will hold a press conference to remember and remind the City the conditions of seniors living in fear, the same fear that lingered in 1977 to Manongs and Manangs and how the issue back then is still relevant  today.  Press conference will introduce housing legislations that are important to community such as Anti-Spec Tax.  Let's not forget the I-Hotel eviction and our seniors!  Let's not forget Harvey Milk and the revival of the Anti-Spec Tax.

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

Excelsior Action Group (EAG) - Quarterly Community Meeting
When:  August 4, 2014 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  EAG office, 35 San Juan Ave., San Francisco 
What:  Excelsior Action Group Quarterly Community meeting.  All merchants, residents and other community members are invited to attend.  Updates on the Persia Triangle project, how to get involved with Excelsior Festival.  Refreshments

Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association/ Korean American Center  - Public Safety meeting
When:  August 4, 2014 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Koran American Center, 745 Buchanan, San Francisco
What:  Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association - Public Safety Meeting.  District Attorney George Gascon.
A "Taste of Hayes" Food
Come and Honor people from Seven City Departments for their role in public safety in Hayes Valley and the Western Addition:
Officer Edwin Esquivel Hayes - Adult Probation West
Officer Fred Collier - Juvenile Probation
Megan Cesar-Eastman and Deputy City Attorney
Officer Antron Barron, Housing Unit Northern Station
Officer David Colclough, Housing Unit Northern Station
Vallie  Brown - District 5 Legislative Aide

August 5, 2014 - Tuesday

National Night Out
When:  August 5, 2014  - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, 1050 McAllister Street, San Francisco
What:  National Night Out.  A great night to get to know your neighbors.  Food, Zumba, resource tables, activities for youth.
Sponsored by Northern Station SFPD, Mo'MAGIC, Supervisor London Breed.

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

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.  A literal turf battle, Pier 70, Sugary beverage tax, Children's Fund, Overturning Citizens United, Anti-speculation tax, transportation priorities policy.  Speakers pro and con - Q&A

August 6, 2014 - Wednesday

August 6th Assembly hearing on CA DISCLOSE Act
When:  August 6, 2014 - Wednesday
            9:00 a.m.
Where:  Capitol Building, Room 4202, 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, Ca. 
What:  CA DISCLOSE Act - Assembly Appropriations Committee hearing room to show the legislature how people from around the state are demanding an end to anonymous ads that deceive voters  about  who's really paying for them.  Meet outside committee room 4202 at 8:45 a.m.  Everyone who comes to line up should have a chance to say their name, where  they are  from and that they support SB 52.  Committee members will vote on the bill several days later.   California Clean Money Campaign will have a lobby day starting after hearing to lobby key Assemblymembers and their staff.  

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission
When:  August 6, 2014 - Wednesday
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Karl  Hasz, Andrew Wolfram, Aaron Hyland, Ellen Johnck, Richard S.E. Johns, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman

Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
When:  August 6, 2014 - Wednesday
4:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Task Force:  Mark Rumold, Ali Winston, Josh Wolf, Allyson Washburn, David Pilpel, Lee Hepner, Todd David, Chris Hyland, Louise Fischer, Bruce Oka

SPUR - Transportation Planning Ocean Beach
When:  August 6, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  SPUR - Transportation Planning Ocean Beach.  How is the Ocean Beach Master Plan being implemented and what will it impact?  
Ashley Summers - Legislative Aide to Supervisor Tang
Jeff Tumlin - Nelson/Nygaard
$10. non-members

Police Commission
When: August 6, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  (note venue)  , James Lick Middle School, 1220 Noe Street, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Thomas Mazzucco, Julius Turman, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Victor Hwang, Suzy Loftus, Sonia Melara

Latino Democratic Club - Special Early Endorsement Meeting
When:  August 6, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  Mission Neighborhood Center, 362 Capp Street, San Francisco
What:  Latino Democratic Club - Special Early Endorsement Meeting. 

FDR Democratic Club - Soda Tax Endorsement and General Membership Meeting
When:  August 6, 2014 - Wednesday
            6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What:  FDR Democratic Club  Soda Tax Endorsement and General Membership meeting.  Will hear from both sides of the debate, after which members will discuss the issue and vote on their formal position.
Information:  Jonathan Lyens

August 7, 2014 -  Thursday

Planning Commission
When:  August 7, 2014 - Thursday
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Cindy Wu, Rodney Fong, Michael Antonini, Rich Hillis, Christine Johnson, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Chinese Progressive Association - Rally for Affordability
When:  August 7, 2014 -  Thursday 
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Steps of   City Hall, San Francisco
What:  Rally for Affordability.  Youth Movement of Justice Organizing (YouthMOJO), a youth program of the Chinese Progressive Association. They have collected over 800 pledge cards to support campaign for $15. minimum wage and the anti-speculation tax.  Hear people share stories about their families and struggles to live in San Francisco.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - 2014 Annual Dinner  
When:  August 7, 2014 -  Thursday
            6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  City College of San Francisco Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What:  Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club 2014 Annual Dinner.
 Honoring our City College Champions:
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
City Attorney Dennis Herrera
City College Trustee Rafael Mandelman
Student Trustee Shanell Williams
Former President AFT 2121 Alisa Messer
Outstanding 2014 Harvey Milk Club Honorees:
Hank Wilson Activists Award:  Housing Rights Committee and Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Bill Kraus HIV/AIDS Activism Award:  Tita Aida
Sylvester Pride in The Arts Award:  Juanita More!
Harry Britt Lifetime Achievement Award:  Tom Ammiano
Community Ally Award:  Supervisor Jane Kim
Howard Wallace Labor Leadership Award:  Gabriel Haaland
Dinner by CCSF Culinary Program Graduates 
Tickets:  Individual Ticket $40.-$80.

San Francisco Planning Department - Second Mission Street Public Life Plan Open House
When:  August 7, 2014 - Thursday
            6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  The Women's Building, Audre Lorde Room, 2nd Floor, 3543 18th Street, Room 3543, San Francisco
What:  Second public meeting for the Mission Public Life Plan which celebrates the unique identity of Mission Street from Van Ness Avenue Randall Street, while envisioning it as a more vital transit corridor with new arts, commerce and public spaces for people to enjoy.  

NARAL Pro-Choice California - Privacy After Dark
When:  August 7, 2014 -  Thursday
            6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Mayes Oyster House, 1233 Polk Street, San Francisco
What:  Privacy After Dark.  Event benefiting NARAL Pro-Choice California's PrivacyPAC.
Event Co-Chairs Alex Wolf, Jason Friend, Tessa D'Arcangelew and special in-kind sponsor Good Vibrations.
Launching Bay Area Future Directions Committee membership program that provides young professionals and emerging leaders with volunteer opportunities,  professional growth, networking and an opportunity to help chart the future of reproductive freedom.
Sponsors Barbary Coast Consulting, The San Francisco Women's Political Committee, Senator Mark  Leno
Host Committee:  Nissa Anklesaria, Sheila Bapat, Lindsay Criswell, Rosie Dilger, Monica Dreitcer, Julie Edwards, Sadie Ferguson, Cecilia Fierro, Elaine Filadelfo, Shilpa Grover, Emily Hagerman, Marta Hanson, Andrea Hong, Joanne Karchmer, Sarah La Due, Ariella Leaffer, Kate Maeder, Zack Malitz, Jen Milley, Jake Moritz, Jane Nevins, Melanie Nutter Elisa Perez-Selsky, Molly Peterson, Molly Redding, Nicole Regalado, Janis Rice, Erika Scott, Kevin Shelley, Gretchen Sisson, Melissa Sladden
Tickets: $25. up 

Prop 47 Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act Briefing
When:  August 7, 2014 -  Thursday
            6:30 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco Muslim Community Center, 4760 Mission Dtreet, San Francisco
What:  SFOP/PIA  along with PICO California affiliates across the state will be focusing their civic engagement efforts on the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.  We invite potential partners, clergy leaders, allies and  endorsers to join in learning more about this ballot initiative.

August 8, 2014 - Friday

Frank Robinson - Memorial
When:  August 8, 2014 - Friday
            (note time change)  7:00 p.m.
Where:  Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco

August 9, 2014 - Saturday

Bernal Heights Hill Garage Sale
When:  August 9, 2014 - Saturday
            9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

San Francisco Democratic Party - Endorsement Interviews
When:  August 9, 2014 - Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco

August 10, 2014 - Sunday

Bay Area Civil Liberties Coalition (SFCLC) General Meeting
When:  August 10, 2014 - Sunday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Join Restore the Fourth SF Bay Area, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Code Pink, Media Alliance and the SF 99% Coalition for a general meeting to fight  surveillance.

August 11, 2014 - Monday

Tony Kelly - Fundraiser District 10
When:  August 11, 2014 - Monday
            Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
            Show 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lennon Studios, 468 Ninth Street, San Francisco
What:  Fundraiser for Tony Kelly for Supervisor District 10.   Music performances by Dick and Jane, The Officials, Wildside, L'Gregore and The Blue Alley Cats.  Donation requested.

August 12, 2014 - Tuesday

Irish American Democratic Club - Meet and Greet Candidates and Propositions
When:  August 12, 2014 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  The Little Shamrock, 807 Lombard, San Francisco
What:  Irish American Democratic Club - Meet and Greet Candidates and Propositions.
Information:  Jim Wachob

Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
When:  August 12, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Advisory Committee:  Sonja Kos, R. Gary McCoy, Howard Strassner, Howard Bloomberg, Robin Brasso, Anyan Cheng, Kevin Clark, Chris Coghlan, Morgan Fitzgibbons, Todd Henry, Becky Hogue, John Alex Lowell, Trevor McNeil, Pi Ra, Thomas Rogers, Devin Silvernail, Kevin Stull, Christina Tang, John Winston

District 6 Stakeholder Meeting
When:  August 12, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 7: 45 p.m.
Where:  Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What:  District 6 Stakeholder Meeting
Cadillac Bar and Grill, 1355 Market Street ABC License
PianoFight at 144 Taylor Business Update
Brew Hub at 7th and Mission ABC License
969 Market Street Place of Entertainment Permit
1028 Market Street Presentation
Public Safety Updates from Southern and Tenderloin Police Stations
Co-Sponsors:  Alliance for a Better District 6, Norther of Market Business Association, Tenant Associations of SF, Tip Top Market
Source:  Facebook Events - Michael Nulty

Noe Valley  Democratic Summer Fundraiser
When:  August 12, 2014 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Savor Restaurant, 3913 24th Street, San Francisco
What:  Noe Valley Democratic Club Summer Fundraiser.  Opportunity to  speak with local elected officials and candidates, catch up with neighbors and enjoy delicious food.

August 13, 2014 - Wednesday

San Francisco Democratic Party - Endorsement Meeting
When:  August 13, 2014 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Democratic Party - Endorsement Meeting.
Members:  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, Kene Kelly, Meagan Levitan, Rafael Mandelman, Eric Mar, Trevor McNeil, Carole Migden,.  Ex-Officio Members:  Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, Kamala Harris, Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Phil Ting

August 14, 2014 - Thursday

San Francisco Transit Riders Union - PUBlic Transit Crawl
When:  August 14, 2014 - Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:   ttps://
What: San Francisco Transit Riders Union - PUBlic Transit Crawl
FUNraiser for San Francisco Transit Riders Union.  Crawl on the bus!  Starting at Mr Smith's in Civic Center and windup in in the Inner Sunset.  $40. gets you a year-long membership to SFTRU and 4 drink tickets!  Or just come along for the ride; all you need is your bus pass.
All participants responsible for tips, transit fares.

August 16, 2014 - Saturday

San Francisco Democratic Party's Streamlined Endorsement Meeting
When:  August 16, 2014 - Saturday
           9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Democratic Party's Streamlined Endorsement Meeting.  Twelve chartered San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee clubs will hold streamlined endorsement meetings at the LGBT Center on August 16th and Washington High School on August 24.  This process will allow candidates to discuss their vision for the City in great detail, more time to meet the community and club members.
August 16th Clubs:
Black Young Democrats of San Francisco
District 5 Democratic Club
Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
Willie B. Kennedy Democratic Club
Central City Democrats
August 24th Clubs:
African American Democratic Club
Asian Pacific Democratic Club
Democratic Women in Action
Filipino American Democratic Club of San Francisco
Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club
Irish American Democratic Club
New Avenues Democratic Club
Open to the Public
Note:  I will update further information when received.

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Monthly Clean-Up
When:  August 16, 2014 - Saturday
            9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Where:  Brownies Hardware, corner of Polk and Sacramento, San Francisco

Congresswoman Jackie Speier - Community Meeting
When:  August 16, 2014 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where:  Temple United Methodist Church, 65 Beverly, San Francisco
What:  Community meeting with Congresswoman Jackie Speier.  Hosted by Pastor Anthony Jenkins of Temple United Methodist Church and the Parkmerced Action Coalition.
Information:  415-286-8687

Dogpatch Playground Dedication Ceremony
When:  August 16, 2014 - Saturday
11:00 a.m.
Where:  22nd and Indiana Street, San Francisco
What:  Dogpatch Playground Dedication Ceremony.  Brand-new Dogpatch Playground.
Source:  Nextdoor, Inc.

August 20, 2014 - Wednesday

San Francisco Democrats End of Summer Party
When:  August 20, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: LIUNA!, Local 261, San Francisco, 3271 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Democratic Party would like to invite you to their End of Summer Party!
They will be celebrating their accomplishments over the past year, specifically the work done by their Sue Bierman Memorial Interns and High School Fellows.  Come learn about their voter registration and outreach efforts.  Your donation to the federal account of SFDCCC will allow future students to gain meaningful experience without financial hardships
Please note:  Next Blog posting will be Monday,      August 11, 2014 Deadline 10:00 a.m. 
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