Monday, August 3, 2015

San Francisco Political Events - August 3rd to August 10, 2015

Mission Dolores Park

August 3, 2015 - Monday

Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association - Public Safety Meeting
When:  August 3, 2015 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Korean American Center, 745 Buchanan, San Francisco
What:  Car Thefts and Car break-ins.  Discussion on how to prevent these crimes, what to do when they happen and who to call, and what not to do.
Information:  Robert Barnwell

August 4, 2015 - Tuesday

National Night Out - Ingleside Station, Ingleside Community Police Advisory Board 
When:  August 4, 2015  - Tuesday
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Bernal Heights Recreation Center, 500 Moultrie Street, San Francisco
What:  Meet your neighbors, free bbq, jumpy houses, rock climbing wall, games, crafts, giveaways, safety resources and more.
Sponsors and Exhibitors:  Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Bernal Heights Library, SFSafe, San Francisco District Attorney, San Francisco City Attorney, Neighborhood Emergency Response Team, Department of Emergency Management,  Auxiliary  Law Enforcement Response Team, SF Police Officers Association, San Francisco Park and Rec

National Night Out - SFPD Central Station 
When:  August 4, 2015 - Tuesday
5:00 p.m.
Where:  Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church playground,, 666 Filbert Street, San Francisco
What:  SFPD Central Station National  Night Out.  Fun filled and informative - Bounce House, BBQ burgers done by SFPD.  Raffle.  Free
Source:  Russian Hill Neighbors/Facebook

Friends of Youngblood Coleman Park Group National Night out 2015 
When:  August 4, 2015 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Youngblood Coleman Park,  1398 Hudson Avenue @ Keith Street, San Francisco
What:  FYBC Park hosting National Night Out, Bayview State of Union.  We the residents of Bayview would like to address the call to action from the SF Public Defender Office Chief Jeff Adachi, back in December 2014 called a State of Emergency around the Black Lives Matter Movement.  Other invited guests Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Malia Cohen, Key Note Speaker, Yulanda Williams- President of Officer for Justice.
Food, live entertainment, music, spoken words, food.
Free and open to the public.

August 4th I-Hotel Eviction Commemoration
When:  August 4, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Manilatown Heritage Foundation, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco
What:  Commemorating the 38th Anniversary of the I-Hotel Eviction.  This commemoration will honor the tenants, families, seniors and individuals who struggled and are still struggling because of the evictions.
Hosted by Manilatown Heritage Foundation
Source:  Facebook events

Entertainment Commission 12th Anniversary Party
When:  August 4, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Oasis, 298 11th Street, San Francisco
What:  The San Francisco Entertainment Commission is 12 years old.  Come and celebrate with the staff and Commissioners, as well as entertainment industry folks.
Cash Bar, Small  Bites, DJs and other fun  entertainment
Commissioners:  Bryant Tan, Demetri Moshoyannis, Al Perez, Audrey Joseph, Liam Frost, Dori Caminong, Steven Lee 

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Candidates Forum
When:  August 4, 2015 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What:  Community College Board candidates forum. Will include  five of the six candidates running for one open seat.
Sheriff candidate debate will include incumbent Ross Mirkarimi and challengers Vicki Hennessy and John Robinson.
Each candidate event will be moderated by a member of PHDC's Executive Committee, and will allow time for the audience to engage the candidates in Q&A.  Members in good standing will vote on endorsements at the end of the meeting.

San Francisco Tenants Union Tenant Rights Bootcamp with Housing Affordability Advocate Aaron Peskin
When:  August 4, 2015 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Quetzal Cafe, 1234 Polk Street, San Francisco
What:  Tenants Union Tenant Rights Bootcamp.
Housing affordability advocate Aaron Peskin will be giving a presentation on the origins of rent control, renters' rights, and best practices when facing eviction of harassment.
Then the San Francisco Tenants Union will provide small-group counseling where more specific questions can be asked and answered.
Remember - the best protection is to know your goths

Bernal Heights Democratic Club - Housing Ballot Initiatives Forum
When:  August 4, 2015 -  Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where:  Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Bernal Heights Democratic Club is hosting Housing Ballot Initiatives Forum:
Find out about:
Affordable Housing Bond
Short-term Residential Rentals
Surplus public lands
Mission Luxury Housing Moratorium
Mission Rock development
Panel of expert-activists include:
Peter Cohen - CCHO
Jane Kim - Board of Supervisors
Gabriel Medina - MEDA
Sara Shortt - HRCSF ShareBetterSF

August 5, 2015 - Wednesday

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission
When:  August 5, 2015 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Andrew Wolfram, Aaron Hyland, Karl Hasz, Ellen Johnck, Richard S. E. Johns, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman

San Francisco Police Commission
When:  August 5, 2015 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Suzy Loftus, Julius Turman, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Victor Hwang, Thomas Mazzucco, Sonia Melara

Aaron Peskin - Meet and Greet 
When:  August 5, 2015 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  White Horse Tavern, 635 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What:  Meet with Aaron Peskin - Candidate for Supervisor in District 3.
Aaron wants to hear from you - let Aaron know what matters to you.
Source:  Facebook  event

South Beach District 6 Democratic Club - Two Housing Measures
When:  August 5, 2015 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  1180 4th Street (Mercy Housing Community Room), San Francisco
What:  South Beach District 6 Democratic Club - Information meeting on  several important housing ballot measures in November.  Proponents and opponents will present and take questions:
Mission Rock - Lot A neighborhood housing/retail development sponsored by the San Francisco Giants
SF Housing Now.  The City's $310 Million Housing Bond to cover middle income, affordable and public housing programs.
District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim  - City Hall, District 6 and the 2015 General Election
Source:  Facebook events

August 6, 2015 - Thursday

San Francisco Planning Commission
When:  August 6, 2015 - Thursday
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Rich Hillis, Christine Johnson, Kathrin Moore, Dennis Richards

San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee - Republican Debate Watch Party
When:  August 6, 2015 -  Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Laborers International Union, 3271 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  Come join the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee for a night to watch and hear the Republican Primary Candidate Debate!
Proceeds of this event will go into the federal campaign account which allows the SFDCCC to fund the voter registration, High  School Fellows and Sue Bierman Memorial Internship programs.  Food, drink and lively games.
Co-Hosts:  50+1 Strategies LLC, Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club, Asian Pacific Democratic Club, Austin Hunter, Christine Pelosi, District 5 Democratic Club, Progress Democratic Club, San Francisco for Hillary, San Francisco Young Democrats
Tickets starting at $25.

Learning from Chinatown's History Connecting Past & Present Housing Struggles
When:  August 6, 2015 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Urban IDEA Forum on Gordon Chin's book "Building Community, Chinatown Style"
Featuring:  Gordon Chin, (founder, Chinatown CDC),
NTanya Lee (independent movement activists
Oscar Grande (PODER)
Tony Robles
Moderated by Dyan Ruiz (people, power, media)
Tickets: Free  Advance registration is appreciated:

August 8,9 2015 - Saturday/Sunday

22nd Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival
When:  August 8, 2015 - Saturday
11:00 a.m.
            August 8/9, 2015 - Saturday and Sunday
            Yerba Buena Gardens - 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Where:  along Market Street from Civic Center to 4th Street.
What: (Saturday)   Ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at Civic Center Plaza.  Pistahan Parade is a dazzling display of Pinoy pride with lively floaters, community contingents and musical groups.

August 10, 2015 - Monday

John Burton Highway Dedication
When:  August 10, 2015 - Monday
9:00 a.m.
Where:  John Burton Highway, authorized by Senate Concurrent Resolution 93, will be  dedicated  with the installation of a sign at 19th Avenue and Sloat.  Stern Grove entrance at northwest corner of 19th Avenue and Sloat Blvd. (Parking on north side of Sloat between 19th Avenue and Crestlake Drive/23rd Ave.), San Francisco
What:  John Burton Highway Dedication - California Senate President Pro Tempore John Burton (Retired)
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
Mayor Ed Lee
California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly
Dozens of community members who appreciate Senator Burton
Reception will be held upon conclusion of the ceremony at Squat & Gobble, 1 W. Portal Ave., San Francisco
RSVP/questions:  Cally Wong -

South Beach Rincon Mission Neighborhood Association - District Attorney George Gascon
When:  August 10, 2015 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  South Beach Harbor Services Building Community Room (between the ballpark and Pier 40 by the tot lot) San francisco
What:  South Beach Rincon Mission Neighborhood Association - Guest:  District Attorney George Gascon.
An opportunity to come, meet the DA, and let him know first hand what's on your mind.

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Next calendar will be  - Monday      August 10
Deadline 5:00 p.m. - Sunday           August 9th