Monday, November 10, 2014

San Francisco Political Events - Hiatus - Last posting until January 2015


Important Notice: I am taking a "Hiatus" until January 2015.  I have been posting this blog for seven years!  I need a break!   I plan to restart in January 2015.

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November 10, 2014 - Monday

Ethics Commission - Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance changes
When:  November 10, 2014 - Monday
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 421, San Francisco
What:  First meeting. Interested persons meeting to discuss possible amendments to San Francisco's Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance.Staff is specifically interested in soliciting public comment on potential changes to CFRO's disclaimer and third-party reporting provisions.  

MTA Hearing on Proposed RPP Area Q
When:  November 10, 2014 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco Day School Auditorium, 350 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco
What:  MTA Hearing on Proposed  Residential Permit Parking - Area Q.  Proposed Residential Parking Permit, Area Q, would be established in Alamo Square an North of the Panhandle neighborhoods to reduce commuter Parking and long-term car storage in the area.  
Source:  email from Alamo Square Neighborhood Association

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - David Latterman
When:  November 10, 2014 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, Third Floor, San Francisco
What:  Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Election  Wrap  Up with David Latterman, a well known political analyst in the San Francisco Bay Area, with expertise on the political, campaigning, and public opinion process to discuss the November election results and demographics.

November 11, 2014 - Tuesday

Veterans Day

David Campos - Thank you! What's Next?
When: November 11, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Cafe Flore San Francisco Cafe and Outdoor Patio Restaurant, 2298 Market Street, San Francisco 
What: David Campos - Thank you!  What's Next?  This was a historic and exciting campaign.  Let's  raise our glasses to the hard work we put in, and lay the foundation four our movement going forward!
Source:  Facebook events 

District 6 Stakeholder Meeting
When:  November 11, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What:  District 6 Stakeholder Meeting.  Presentations:
950 Market Street Development
150 Van Ness Avenue Development
Mission and 5th Street Development
Public Safety Updates including Tenderloin and Southern Stations
Co-Sponsors:  Alliance for a Better District 6, North of Market Business Association, Tenant Associations Coalition of SF, Tip Top Market
Source:  Facebook events

November 12, 2014 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When:  November 12, 2014 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

SPUR - Reviewing the Central Market Payroll Tax Exclusion
When:  November 12, 2014 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Reviewing the Central Market Payroll Tax Exclusion.  After three years of experience with this program how is it working and should it be continued.  Come take stock of the payroll tax exclusion based on a recent economic impact analysis by San Francisco's Office of Economic Analysis. with Ted Egan/City of San Francisco
$10. for non-members

Commission of Status of Women 
When:  November 12, 2014 - Wednesday
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: Commission of Status of Women - Special Commission Meeting:  Equal Pay Legislation
Commissioners:  Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Andrea Shorter, Amy Ackerman, Alicia Gamez, Julie  Soo

 Young Professional Post-Election Party
When:  November 12, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  60 Jones, 620 Jones Street, San Francisco
What:  Young Professional Post-Election Party with the San Francisco Young Democrats, New Leaders Council - San Francisco, Women Get It Done, SF Education Fund's Young Professionals Council, San Francisco Women's Political Committee (SFWPC) and Black Young Democrats of San Francisco for a post-election mixer.  It's time to unwind and celebrate!
Meet on the patio for happy hour.  Event is free and guests under 21 are welcome.  Bar is cash only.
Information:  San Francisco Young Democrats
Source:  Facebook events

SFMTA - Open House for 30 Stockton
When:  November 12, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  Gordon J. Lau Elementary, 950 Clay Street, San Francisco
What:  SFMTA -  Open house to learn about proposed improvements to the 30 Stockton. Changes include:
Widening sidewalks at bus stops and crosswalks
Adjusting transit stop spacing
Creating transit-only lanes along congested portion of the route.

November 13, 2014  - Thursday

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When:  November 13, 2014 - Thursday
11:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, Katy Tang, David Chiu

San Francisco Planning Commission
When:  November 13, 2014 - Thursday
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Cindy  Wu, Rodney Fong, Micha3el Antonini, Rich Hillis, Christine Johnson, Kathrin Moore, Dennis Richards

Best of the Bay 2014 Celebration!
When:  November 13, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Where: F8, 1192 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What:  Best of the Bay 2014 Celebration!  The final issue of the Bay Guardian was its 40th Annual Best of the Bay.  It is time to party with the winners!
Guardian in Exile ( along with Best of the Bay Best winners Trap City and members of the Guardian community, are throwing a big party for everyone to enjoy, full of great music, performances, art,  and good times with the Best the Bay has to offer.  Complimentary champagne (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m)  Dance to the Bay's best DJs!  Party with the Guardian staff.
Event is free, but donations are strongly encouraged at the door and online to support our SAVE THE BAY GUARDIAN campaign to print a commemorative issue, preserve our archives and keep alternative media alive.

Ethics Commission - Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance changes
When:  November 13,  2014 -  Thursday 
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Where:  City Hall, Room 421, San Francisco
What:   Second meeting.  Interested persons meeting to discuss possible amendments to San Francisco's Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance.Staff is specifically interested in soliciting public comment on potential changes to CFRO's disclaimer and third-party reporting provisions.  

Fundraiser for San Francisco Transit Riders Union - PUBlic Transit Craw #2:  To L and Back
When:  November 13, 2014 -  Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. The Residence, 718 14th Street at Market and Church, San Francisco (Church Station)
7:00 p.m.  Philosopher's Club, 824 Ulloa Street, San Francisco (West Portal Station) 
8:00 p.m.  Four Deuce's, 2319 Taraval Street at 47th Avenue
10:00 p.m. L Taraval into the night. 

What's Next?  Post-Election Analysis and Forum
When:  November 13, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  What's Next?  Post-Election Analysis and Forum.  Hosted by Jobs with Justice San Francisco.
Neva Walker: San Francisco Rising and ED of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
Tim Redmond:  Editor of 48 Hills
Emily Lee:  Families for an Affordable SF and Chinese Progressive  Association Action Fund
Mike Casey:  President of UNITE HERE Local 2
Moderated by Mario Yedidia, Coordinator of SF Rising
Source:  Facebook events

November 16, 2014 - Sunday

Memorial Service for Ted Gullicksen

 Ted and Falcor

When:  November 16, 2014 - Sunday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  Mission High School, 3750 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  Come celebrate  the life and work of the invaluable leader of the San Francisco tenant's movement - director of the SF Tenants Union for nearly 3 decades - Ted Gullicksen
2:00 p.m. followed by refreshments.
For more info and memories of Ted's life and work see:
Donations:  in memory of Ted, please give to:
San Francisco Tenants Union, 558 Capp Street, San Francisco (donations)

November 17, 2014 - Monday

Swap Meet #3 to Benefit Senior and People with Disabilities
When:  November 17, 2014 - Monday
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Where:  First Unitarian Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, SF
What:  Swap Meet #3 -    Got skills?  Need skills?  Want to Barter?   Looking for affordable ways to get connected and stay connected - online and in person?  
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 and Reliatech offer free computer training and specialty classes throughout the city.
Information: 415-821-1003

 Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Fall Awards
When:  November 17, 2014 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - Program
Where:  The Lookout, 3600 16th Street, San Francisco
What:  Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club - Fall Awards Ceremony.  Leadership Award, Community Service Award, Elected Official of the Year, Robert Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award, Volunteer of the Year.
Appetizers and no-host bar.

November 18, 2014 - Tuesday

2014 Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon
When:  November 18, 2014 - Tuesday
10:30 a.m. to Noon  Reception
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon and Awards
Where:  Moscone Center West, San Francisco
What: 2014 Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon
Clothilde Hewlett
Barbara and Ron Kaufman
Michael Painter
Leslie Tang Schilling
2014 Event Chair: Anna Cheung
Tickets:  $200. up to November 13th.  Then tickets are $250.  

San Francisco Gray Panthers - The SF Sunshine Ordinance Our Right to Know
When:  November 18, 2014 -  Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  UU Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  SF Gray Panthers Meeting, The San Francisco Ordinance - Our Right to Know.
Guest Speakers and Workshop

Central SoMa Open House
When:  November 18, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Community open house and update on Central SoMa Plan.  

SFMTA - Mission Bay Loop Project Public Meeting
When:  November 18, 2014 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: La Scuola Internazionale di San Francisco (Italian International School), 728 20th Street, San Francisco
What:  Discussion - Mission Bay Loop Project.
Information:  David Greenaway

November 19, 2014 - Wednesday

UC Alumni and Supporters Against Tuition Hikes
When:  November 19, 2014 - Wednesday
            November 20, 2014 - Thursday
9:00 a.m.
Where:  UCSF, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco
What:  UC President Napolitano is proposing 5% annual increase over the next five years.  It is time that UC alumni and supporters stand up and demand that the UC remain affordable and accessible for current and future students.  Come to the UC Regents meeting at UCSF on 11/19/2014 and 11/20/2014 to let them know how your feel.
Email the Regents and let them know how your feel:  regents
Facebook event hosted by Matt Arman Liwanag and Matt Haney

Livable City's Annual Livability Awards and Member Celebration
When:  November 19, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco Museum at the Mint, The Old Mint, 88 Fifth Street, San Francisco
What:  Join Livable City for the Livability Awards and Member Celebration at the historic Old Mint.  The event is an opportunity for Livable City to recognize and honor innovators, advocates and public servants for their work and celebrate the amazing members and friends.
Livability Advocate Award:  Leah Shahum
Livability Innovator Award:  David Baker
Eventbrite:  Tickets  $58.74 at door, $48.24 Early Bird Ticket

Dolores Street Community Services -  2014 Open Palm Awards
When:  November 19, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Sit-down dinner
7:15 p.m. Program
Where:  The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
What:  2014 Open Palm Awards to:
Causa Justa:  Just Cause
Stephanie Joy Ashley
Fundraiser for Dolores Street Community Services.  Reception, food, drinks, celebration.
Information and Tickets:  $125.

SFMTA - Open House for 8X Bayshore Express
When:  November 19, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Crocker Amazon Playground Clubhouse, 799 Moscow Street, San Francisco
What:  Open House for 8X Bayshore Express Transit Priority Project.  

Kirk ham  Heights Neighborhood Outreach Meeting
When:  November 19, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Faculty Almni House, 745 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco.
What:  Kirkham Project represents one of San Francisco's first major urban infill developments in the western section of the City.  

November 20, 2014 - Thursday

Seventh Annual Redmond Kernan Lecture
When:  November 20, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  Newly renovated Officers Club, San Francisco
What:  Seventh Annual Redmond  Kernan Lecture. 
Speaker Brian Shellum will describe the amazing life and career of Charles Young as told in his recent book "Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment".  Young was a troop commander in the Presidio where he became the first African American National Park superintendent.  Shelley's book seeks to restore this hero to the ranks of military history.  At the same time, it informs our understanding of the role of race in the history of the American military.  Noah Griffin, a long-time admire of Charles Young, will introduce the talk with a poem and a song in Young's honor.  
Redmond Kernan, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, former Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, he dedicated his retirement years to the Presidio of San Francisco forming links with dozens of San Francisco organizations to advocate vigorously for the preservation and presentation of Presidio history.
RSVP: Sharon Gadberry 415-751-1126
Author:  Brian Shellum

Noe Valley Democratic Club - San Francisco for Democracy -  Corey Cook Re-Cap of November Election
When:  November 20, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. 
Where:  St. Phillip's Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco 
What:  Corey Cook will re-cap the November election.  Corey is the Director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco.  
Information:  Noe Valley Democratic Club
San Francisco for Democracy -

November 21, 2014 - Friday

Jobs with Justice San Francisco - Bridging Solidarity and Power Together
When:  November 21, 2014 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  ILWU Local 34, 801 2nd Street, San Francisco
What:  Bridging Solidarity and Power Together.  Jobs with Justice San Francisco's 4th Anniversary Celebration. 
Speaker:  Steve Pitts, UC Berkeley Labor Center and National Black Workers Center Project
Live Music:
Diana Gameros
Bandung 55
Tickets:  $25./$100. sliding scale

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