Monday, September 14, 2015

San Francisco Political Calendar - September 14 to September 21st - Changes/Addiitions

* Five Changes/Additions

September 16 - Wednesday

*Addition:  Fall of I-Hotel
*Unconfirmed:  DCCC meeting
*District 3 Democratic Party - Mark Farrell appearance delayed

September 18 - Friday

*Friends of the San Francisco Library - "Season of the Witch Launch" party

September 19 - Saturday

*Yes on I Mobility 

September 14, 2015 - Monday

Land Use and Transportation Committee
When:  September 14, 2015 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener, Jane Kim

Hearing on Eviction Protections 2.0
When:  September 14, 2015 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition - please attend and support this critical proposal supported and endorsed by over 40 labor, faith and community organizations.
Source:  Facebook events

Writers and  Artists for Aaron - Cocktail Party -
When:  September 14, 2015 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Cafe Zoetrope, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco
What: Join authors David Talbot, Joshua Mohr, Mark Bittner, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Andrew Lam, Tom Robles, Alejandro Murgia, illustrator Mark Ulriksen and photographers Reynaldo Cayetano Jr., Allison "Ekey" Kitpowsong and Pete Lee and many more in launch of "San Francisco, Lost & Found" a collection of short stories, poems, essays, photos, cartoons and collective memories of San Francisco worth fighting for - and how we can save its soul.
Admission is $10. and includes a copy of the book.
Artists and authors will be selling work, as well as entertaining the gathering with live readings.  Come out and meet the heart and soul of San Francisco, a creative class that is fighting to survive in the city's current cutthroat real estate market and cultural clear-cutting.  
Learn how you can get involved in the Aaron Peskin for Supervisor campaign and be part of the solution and restoring balance to City Hal..

South Beach/Rincon/Mission Bay Neighborhood Association  Meeting
When:  September 14, 2015 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  South Beach Harbor Services Building, Pier40A (between Pier 40 and the Ballpark by the tot lot)
What:  District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell will talk about and gather input for his developing legislation for a sustainable funding source for the park system.
Livable City Executive Director Tom Radulovich will talk about possibilities for a redesign of Townsend Street

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - General membership meeting
When:  September 14, 2015 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  General Membership meeting.  All about Field.  With the November election rapidly approaching, Alice's field program is ramping up.  Their field team will walk through their program and go over the basics of "Field 101". 
Will also be voting on early endorsement for Scott Wiener for State Senate and Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate in 2016.

San Francisco for Democracy - Endorsements
When:  September 14, 2015 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Northern District Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What:  Candidates for various offices, and ballot measure spokesperson, will be heard throughout the evening.  General public is welcome to attend.

September 15, 2015 - Tuesday

San Francisco Gray Panthers - Toxic Development at Yerba Buena Island
When:  September 15, 2015 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  Fireside Room, Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  Toxic Development at Yerba Buena Island.  Public Lands for Public Hands.  Stop the forced relocation of the Yerba Buena Island Community.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
When:  September 15, 2015 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Board of Directors:  Tom Nolan, Cheryl Brinkman, Gwyneth Borden, Malcolm Heinicke, Joel Ramos, Cristina Rubke

Board of Supervisors
When:  September 15, 2015 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, John Avalos, David Campos, Julie Christensen, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee

Save Midtown - Rent Control
When:  September 15, 2015 - Tuesday
Where: Meet in front of 25 Van Ness,     25 Van Ness, San Francisco
What:  Rent Board Appeals Hearing  regarding Midtown Park Apartments.  Please show up in solidarity.  

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting No. 3
When:  September 15, 2015 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: Mayoral discussion with Francisco Herrera, Amy Farah Weiss and Dan Kappler and the invited Mayor Ed Lee .
City Attorney Dennis Herrera will speak.
Surrogate for Treasurer Jose Cisneros will speak.
The following props will be covered:
B - Paid Parental Leave for City Employees - Supervisor Katy Tang will speak. 
G - Disclosures regarding renewal energy - Eric Brooks will discuss  both G and H
H - Defining clean, green and renewal energy.
Brent Turner will briefly present a resolution on Open-Source Voting.

September 16, 2015 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When:  September 16, 2015 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Katy Tang, Eric Mar

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission
When:  September 16, 2015 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Andrew Wolfram, Aaron Hyland, Karl Hasz, Ellen Johnck, Richard Johns, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman

Tenderloin Futures Collaborative Community Meeting
When:  September 16, 2015 - Wednesday
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Where:  Tenderloin Police Station Community Room,  301 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What:  Presentations on issues of interest to neighborhoods residents, nonprofits, and businesses.
Group Housing Project in the Tenderloin
Legislation regarding Group Housing
Planned Developments for the Tenderloin
Community Announcements
Information: 415-820-1580
Source:  Facebook event

*Film screening of "Fall of the I-Hotel" 
When:  September 16, 2015 - Wednesday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco Public Library, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What:  Senior and Disability Action and the Manilatown Heritage Foundation present "Fall of the I-Hotel" - Curtis Choy's documentary about the fight against eviction of mostly Filipino and Chinese elders from the International Hotel.
Source:  Facebook events

SF League of Pissed-Off Voters - Republican Debate Watch Party
When:  September 16, 2015 - Wednesday
4:30 p.m. (note new time moved up from 5:30 p.m.)
Intro:  4:50 p.m.
Debate: 5:00 p.m. 
Where:  Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco
What:  The Roxie Theater and The League of Pissed off Voters, have put together a Republican Debate Watch Party, introduced by Tom Ammiano.
Come watch the fireworks while drinking beer and venting with your fellow voters.
Feel free to arrive late. 
Tickets Available:
Source:  Facebook events

*(Unconfirmed) San Francisco Democratic Party 
(unconfirmed) When:  September 16, 2015 - Wednesday (note meeting being held earlier in the month)
 8:00 p.m. (note later time than normal)
Where:  - Milton Marks Auditorium of the State Office Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
DCCC Members:
 17th Assembly District: Joshua Arce, David Campos, Malia Cohen, Petra DeJesus, Matt Dorsey, Bevan Dufty, Zoe Dunning, Rafael Mandelman, Carole Migden, Leah Pimentel, Rebecca Prozan, Alix Rosenthal, Francis Tsang, Scott Wiener
19th Assembly District: Kat Anderson, Kelly Dwyer, Bill Fazio, Tom Hsieh, Mary Jung, Hene Kelly, Meagan Levitan, Eric Mar, Trevor McNeil
Ex Officio Members:
Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, Kamala Harris, Fiona Ma, Mark Leno, David Chiu, Phil Ting

*changedDistrict 3 Democratic Club -  changed.
When:  September 16, 2015 - Wednesday
 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco
What: Supervisor Mark Farrell cannot attend this meeting.  Will be attending at a future meeting. 

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club 
When:  September 16, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  SEIU 1021 San Francisco, 350 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco
(actual entrance to the space is on Kansas Street between 16th and 17th Street)
Source:  Facebook events

Police Commission
When:  September 16, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Northern District - Korean American Community Center, 745 Buchanan Street, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Suzy Loftus, Julius Turman, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Victor Hwang, Thomas Mazzucco, Sonia Melara

San Francisco Elections Commission
When:  September 16, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Christopher Jerdonek, Jill Rowe, Charles Jung, Dominic Paris, Rosabella Safont, Winnie Yu
Information:   Nadya hewitt

September 17, 2015 - Thursday

Recreation and Park Commission - Special Meeting
When:  September 17, 2015 - Thursday
9:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Mark Buell, Allan Low, Gloria Bonilla, Tom Harrison, Meagan Levitan, Eric McDonnell

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When:  September 17, 2015 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Norman Yee, Julie Christensen, London Breed

Recreation and Park Commission and Planning Commission
When:  September 17, 2015 - Thursday
11:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Rec and Park Commissioners:  Mark Buell, Allan Low, Gloria Bonilla, Tom Harrison, Meagan Levitan, Eric McDonnell
Planning Commission:  Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Rich Hillis, Christine Johnson, Kathrin Moore, Dennis Richards

Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee
When:  September 17, 2015 - Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Eric Mar, David Campos, Julie Christensen

Planning Commission
When:  September 17, 2015 - Thursday
3:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Rich Hillis, Christine Johnson, Kathrin Moore, Dennis Richards

Community Living Campaign - Honoring Anne Hinton with Norma Satten Community Service Innovation Award
When:  September 17, 2015 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Marines' Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What:  Community Living Campaign - cocktail buffet honoring Anne Hinton with the Norma Satten Community Service Innovation Award.  Brief program, Entertainment, Auction/Raffle
Event Underwriter:  Kaiser Permanente
Legacy Sponsor:  The Denebeim Family, Institute on  Aging, The Satten Family
Community Leader:  Curry Senior Center, Homebridge, Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, On Lok Inc. and 30th Street Senior Center, St. Francis Square Cooperative
 Advent  Committee:  Debby Satten, Judy Auda, Duff Axsom, Edward Denebeim, Marie Jobling, Kate Kuckro, Amihan Makayan
Board of Directors:  Duff Axiom, Michelle Alcedo, Jill Center, Meg Cooch, Ramona Davies,  Lollita  Kintanar, David Knego, Linda Murley, Robert Newbold, Keyatta Shade

NOPNA Neighborhood Meeting
When:  September 17, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 - Meeting
Where:  Oasis Cafe, Divisadero @ McAllister, San Francisco
What:  Scheduled speakers:
SFPD Park and Northern Station
Supervisor London Breed
 Harding Theater (potential) business tenant Danny Marks
Lava Mae (Wash Me) - Doneice Sandoval
Danny Yadegar - November Housing measures
Dean Preston - Tenant Bootcamp

Mission Housing Development Corporations - 2015 Gala and Silent Auction
When:  September 17, 2015 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Laborer's Local 261 Hall, 3271 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  "Working Together to Build Communities"  - celebrate the great, diverse community we live in and the importance of staying connected with each other. 
Board of Directors:  Pete Gallegos, Gloria Bonilla, Toby Levin, Joshua Arce, Shirley Wong, Viola Maestas, Rosalina Tolentino 
Ticket $125. General Admission, Non-Profit $90.

Chinese for Affirmative Action - 46th Anniversary Celebration of Justice
When:  September 17, 2015 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Far East Cafe, 631 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
What:  CAA Anniversary Celebration of Justice
Emily Lee and Stella Lee Wong
Alliance of South Asians Taking Action
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Keynote Speaker:  Jeff Chang - Author of "Who We Be   The Colorization of America"
Master of Ceremonies:  Richard Lui
Tickets:  $200.

SF Democratic Women in Action - Endorsement Meeting
When:  September 17, 2015 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  Unitarian Universalist Church, Fireside Room, 1187 Franklin, San Francisco
What:  Endorsement meeting for local candidates and propositions on the November ballot.

September 18, 2015 - Friday

Bayview Gateway Opening
When:  September 18, 2015 - Friday
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Intersection of Third Street and Cargo Way, San Francisco
What:  Port of San Francisco will hold a ribbon-cutting event for the opening of the Bayview Gateway, a new open space bordering Islais Creek, Third Street and Cargo Way, San Francisco
Information:   Tiarra Earis -

AIDES for Aaron Karaoke FUNraiser
When:  September 18, 2015 - Friday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Encore Karaoke Lounge, 1550 California Street, Fl 2, San Francisco
What:  Fundraiser for Aaron Peskin with a network of City Hall legislative aides, former and current who believe that we need Aaron Peskin back in City Hall.  

Dog Days of Summer
When:  September 18, 2015 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where:  Presidio of San Francisco,  Civil War Parade  Ground  Lawn, Main Post borders Montgomery Street in the Presidio San Francisco
What:  Dog Days of Summer - Guide  Dogs for the Blind
Featuring Fresh Beats from DJ Matt Haze and Hush Silent Disco
Cool libations from Anchor Brewing Company, Anew Wines, Chateau St Michelle Winery and Motto Wines
Sweet Temptations by Three Twins Ice Cream 
Tickets:  $75. in Advance $100. at the door 21 year and old

*Friends of San Francisco Public Library - "Season of the Witch"
When:  September 18, 2015 - Friday
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  McRoskey Matterest Company, 1687 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  Launch Party for the SF Public Library's 2015 "One City, One Book" campaign honoring "Season of the Witch". by David Talbot.

September 19, 2015 - Saturday

21st Annual Sunset Community Festival
When:  September 19, 2015 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:   West Sunset Playground, 3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco
What:  Live Music, Food, Family Fun
Featuring Sunset Mercantile - A Festive Pop-Up Air Metropolis

*Mobilization for Prop I:  Affordable Housing not luxury housing.
When:  September 19, 2015 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  2301 Mission Street,  lst Floor Mercadito,  San Francisco
What:  Yes on I - Talking to voters.
Source:  Facebook events

Memorial for Rosario Anaya
When:  September 19, 2015 - Saturday
Public Mass and Reception 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Where:  Mission Dolores Church, 3321 16th Street, San Francisco

Wendy Aragon -  Walk the Richmond.
When:  September 19, 2015 -  Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Where:  Rossi Playground, 600 Arguello Blvd., San Francisco
What:  Wendy Aragon - Candidate for Community College.  Join Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 and other trades as they walk the Richmond District, Anza Vista, Jordan Park and Laurel Heights to spread the word about how we can build a better, stronger  City College.

San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project  - Supervisor Mark Farrell
When:  September 19, 2015 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Hillcrest Elementary, 810 Silver Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Join Supervisor Mark Farrell and the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project for kick-ff event marking the schoolyard's grand opening.  Snacks and activities for the entire family.
Source:  Facebook events

Peace in the Park Festival
When:  September 19, 2015 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  Golden Gate Park Music Concourse, San Francisco
What:   Peace  in the Park festival brings together the diverse San Francisco and surrounding communities to unplug and explore activities of peace and happiness in a fun, inspiring and healthy atmosphere. Free

Benefit for Broke-Ass Stuart and Tom Temprano - The Grand Ole' Party
When:  September 19, 2015 - Saturday
2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  El Rio, 3158 Misson Street, San Francisco
What:  A Benefit Show for Benefit for Broke-Ass Stuart - candidate for Mayor and Tom Temprano candidate for City College.
Music by Terry Malts, Planet Booty, Double Duchess, Heartwatch
Information:  Tom Temprano for College Board
$10.-$20. suggested donation
Source:  Facebook events 

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - 7th Annual Party and " Shop Local"  
When:  September 19, 2015 - Saturday
5:00 p.m.
Where:  Dogpatch Saloon, 2496 3rd Street, San Francisco
What:  Join the Potrero Hill Democratic Club members and friends for an evening of live jazz, food and fund.
Cool stuff to bid on from the merchants and artists of Potrero Hill and Dogpaatch.
Music by jazzmen Chuck Bennett, Ray Scott and Jim Zimmerman
No-host bar and food courtesy of local eateries and PHDC members

September 20, 2015 - Sunday

Sunday Brunch Fundraiser for Yes on I - Affordable Housing and Preserving Artists' studios
When:  September 20, 2015 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where:  Arc Studios and Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What:  Yes on I Fundraiser.  
Featured Artists:  Sidnea D'Amico, Barbara Kleinhans, Peter Tonnignsen and Lisa Levine, Paul Morin, Miwako Nishizawa, Sonya Philip, Eric Rewitzer and Rebecca  Szeto.
Percentage of proceeds from art sales will go to the Yes on Prop I campaign.
Source:  Facebook events

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Bagels with Supervisor Mark Farrell
When:  September 20, 2015 - Sunday
11:00 a.m.
Where:  Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, San
What:  Supervisor Mark Farrell will be discussing issues before the Board of Supervisors.

September 21, 2015 - Monday

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - District Three Debate
When:  September 21, 2015 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Saint Paulus Lutheran Church, 1541 Polk Street, San Francisco
What:  Middle Polk Neighborhood Association is hosting a Debate for the three candidates running for District 3 Supervisor.  Julie Christensen, Wilma Pang and Aaron Peskin
Moderator:  Joe Vazquez from KPIX Channel 5

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