Monday, August 8, 2016

San Francisco Political Events - August 8 through August 15, 2016

August 8, 2016 - Monday

Board of Supervisors - Special Meeting
When:  August 8, 2016 - Monday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, John Avalos, David Campos, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Aaron Peskin, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee

Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association - General meeting
When:  August 8, 2016 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 pm.
Where:  Auditorium Level B of CPMC Davies Hospital, Duboce and Castro, San Francisco
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August 9, 2016 - Tuesday

Trevor McNeil for San Francisco School Board 2016 - Back-to-school with Fiona Ma!
When:  August 9, 2016 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Squat & Gobble, 1 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Support Trevor McNeil (a real teacher) for School Board.  Stop by and say hello to Fiona Ma, Chairwoman, Board of Equalization - Distirct 2.
Source:  Facebook events

School Board
When:  August 9, 2016 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Franisco
Board of Education:  Matt Haney, Shamann Walton, Sandra Lee Fewer, Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, Emily Murase, Rachel Norton, Jill Wynns

San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
When:  August 9, 2016 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Members:  Stuart Watts-Howard Bloomberg, Kevin Clark. Chris Coghlan-Evelyn Posamentier, Dan Golub, John Alex Lowell, Trevor McNeil, Ellen Zhou, Meredith Osborn, Thomas  Rogers , Kevin Stull, Jacqueline Chavez, Jon Winston, Becky Hogue, Howard Strassner
Source:  Facebook events

Alliance for a Better District 6  - SFMTA Public Participation Plan community input
When:  August 9, 2016 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency Public Participation Plan, community and legislative updates.
Items from agenda:
830 Eddy Street Housing Development
Safety Updates, Community Updates
Co-Sponsors:  Alliance for a Better District 6, North of Market Business Association, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Tenant Associations Coalition of San Francisco, Tip Top Market
Source:  Facebook events

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - August Regular PAC meeting - Workshopping the Ballot
When:  August 9, 2016 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p,m.
Where:  Galeria de la Raza, 2852 24th Street, San Francisco
What:  Come be a part of a transparent and open process for endorsements.
Source:  Facebook events

August 10, 2016 - Wednesday

Police Commission
When:  August 10, 2016 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Suzy Loftus, Julius Turman, Thomas Mazzucco, Petra DeJesus, Joe Marshall, Victor Hwang, Sonia Melara

August 11, 2016 - Thursday

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gayla
When: August 11, 2016 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:  SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
What:  40th Anniversary Honorees:
Hank Wilson Activist Award:  Coalition on Homelessness
Bill Kraus Leadership Award:  David Campos
Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award:  Isa Noyola
Sylvester Pride in the Arts Award:   Galeria de la Raza
Howard Wallace Labor Leadership Award: Kimberly Alvarenga
Community Ally Award:  Matt Haney and Lyndsey Schlax
Harry Britt Lifetime Achievement Award:  Sally Gearhart
Eileen Hansen Social Justice Hero Award -  Roma Guy
Tickets:  General Admission $80.
               General Admission - Low-Income/Student Rate $40.
Information:  Peter Gallotta
Source:  Facebook events

NARAL Pro-Choice California -  Privacy After Dark 2016 
When:  August 11, 2016 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:  VERSO, 1525 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  8th Annual Privacy After Dark, happy hour fundraiser for their political action committee PrivacyPAC.
Your donation will go to electing pro-choice candidates in 2016.
Cocktails, appetizers
Tickets - $30. up
Source:  Facebook events

August 12, 2016 - Friday

Bro Nguyen for Congress - Fundraiser   at at Virgil's Sea Room 
When:  August 12, 2016 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Virgil's Sea Room, 3152 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Fundraiser for Bao Nguyen, Mayor of Garden Grove and candidate for Congress.
Co-hosts:  Peter Gallotta, Steve Ngo, Tom Temprano.
Source:  Facebook events

August 13, 2016 - Saturday

23rd Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival
When:  August 13, 2016 - Saturday
            Parade:  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
            Along Market Street from Civic Center to Yerba Buena Gardens
     Festival:  August 13 to 14 - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Where:  Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
What:  23rd Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival.
Largest international celebration of  Filipino community, culture and cuisine on this side of the Pacific.
Source:  Facebook events

August 14, 2016 - Sunday

Jerry Garcia Day
When:  August 14, 2016 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. Door open
Where:  Jerry Garcia Amphitheater - McLaren Park, San Francisco

Kim Alvarenga - People Power Kick Off
When:  August 14, 2016 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where:  4458 Mission Street, (@ Excelsior Ave.) San Francisco
(please note)  Glen Park, Balboa and Daly City BART stations are closed this weekend for rail replacement
What: People Power Kick Off and Mobilization for Kim Alvarenga - candidate for supervisor in District 11.
New campaign office in heart of the Excelsior.
Cultural performances, food, music and guest speakers
Walk a precinct for Kim.
Source:  Facebook events

50 Years of Fighting for Transgender Rights:  A Celebration
When:  August 14, 2016 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  SF Oasis, 298 11th Street, San Francisco
What: In August of 1966 transgender women and drag queens in San Francisco rose up and fought back against police harassment at the Gene Compton's Cafeteria in the Tenderloin.  
Join legendary transgender activist and Compton's Cafeteria Riot Survivor Felicia Flames for a Roof Desk celebration to benefit the Compton's Cafeteria Rot 50th Anniversary Fund hosted b OASIS.
Hosted by SF Oasis.
Featuring SNEAKY'S bbq, bottomless mimosas
No cover, portion of bar sales benefit the fund.
Source:  Facebook Event

August 15, 2016 - Monday

Election 2016 and Lessons from 1968:  How RFK Could Have Saved Us
When:  August 15, 2016 - Monday
6:30 p.m. Doors open
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Program with Larry Tye and Daniel Ellsberg
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m Mingle
Where:  Valencia Garden, 390 Valencia Street, Recreation Room, San Francisco
What:  Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club - Election 2016 and Lessons from 1968:  How RFK Could Have Saved Us.
Look back at RFK's bridge-building campaign of 1968 which reached its zenith with his win that summer in the California presidential primary.
Former Boston Globe reporter Larry Tye will make a  presentation on his newly released biography of Bobby Kennedy  "The Making of a Liberal Icon" which traces his transformation from the cold warrior he was to the liberal he'd became at the end.
Featured Guest:  Daniel Ellsberg (who released the Pentagon Papers) will be joining the conversation.
Source:  Facebook events 

Alice B. Toklas Endorsement meeting - Fall Endorsements
When:  August 15, 2016 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What:  Alice B. Toklas LGBT Fall endorsement meeting.  

Mission Polk Neighborhood Association - Calvin Welch
When:  August 15, 2016 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  St. Paulus Lutheran Church, 1541 Polk Street, San Francisco
What:  August Membership Meeting
Calvin Welch, long time neighborhood advocate and one of the organizers of the 1976 campaign to bring District Election to San Francisco.
Calvin will be sharing his thoughts on the 40 years since the 1976 District
Election campaign and subsequent events.
Also, brief presentation from the project sponsors of 1001 Van Ness  - a residential project in the former KRON 4 building.
Information:  Moe Jamil

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Deadline Sunday     August 14th    - 5:00 p.m.

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