Sunday, November 4, 2007

Calendar - November 4th

November 5, 2007 Monday

Hearing on Illegal Encampments: City Hall. 10 a.m. Room 263, the Mayor's legislation clarifying the definition of illegal encampments will be before the Government Audit and Oversight Committee chaired by Supervisor Elsbernd. The law change will clarify illegal activity in the park to allow for outreach and enforcement against against illegal encampments. It will also allow the City to minimize illegal encampments, which threaten health and safety in the parks. Information:

SPUR - 2007 Silver Spur Awards Luncheon - Reception 10:30 a.m. Luncheon Noon to 1:30 p.m. Moscone Center North, Howard Street. Honorees: Paula Collins, Dr. Marcos Gutierrez, Jon Osaki, Walter H. Shorenstein . $150. Information: 415-781-8726

November 6, 2007 Tuesday

Vote! 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Information: 415-554-4375

November 7, 2007 Wednesday

Holiday Rink at Embarcadero - through January 15, 2008 Justin Herman Plaza Information:

Pier 70 Master Plan: Community Workshop. Area from Illinois Street to the Bay, between 20th and 22nd Streets. 5 to 8 p.m. at UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Genentech Hall (600 16th Street, Room 114.)

Labor Archives & Research Center "Spanning the Gate" - Opening Reception for Exhibit of Photographs 5:00 to 7 p.m. J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue. Information:

Cargo Way Streetscape Project: Community Workshop - Redevelopment Agency and the Port of San Francisco will host a community workshop to discuss conceptual design alternatives for Cargo Way in the India Basin Industrial Park project area. Runs between Third and Jennings Streets, terminating at Heron's Head Park. 6 to 8 p.m. at City College of San Francisco - Evans Campus (1400 Evans Avenue at Mendell ) room 227A. Information: Kelley Kahn at San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 415-749-2419 or

Obama'08 - Official Campaign Strategy Meeting (Organizing). 6:30 p.m. Host: Eric Gruber, The Hive Advertising, 639 Front Street #1, S.F. Ca. Information:

*San Francisco for Democracy Presidential Forum. 7 to 9 p.m. Schroeders German Restaurant (in back) , 240 Front Street. San Francisco for Democracy use to be Howard Dean volunteer group. Speakers advocating candidates include Obama, Edwards, Clinton, Kucinich, Richardson, Green Party, Ron Paul. Event will end with a straw poll. Club members will be deciding on their official endorsment at the end of the month.

November 8, 2007 Thursday

Golden Gate Park Skate Park Legislation-Meeting at City Hall at 1 p.m. in Room 263 at City

Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee will consider legislation by Supervisor Mirkarimi which calls for the creation of a skate park in Golden Gate Park. The ordinance authorizes the skate park to be built at the "Horseshoe Pits" located behind the Conservatory of Flowers or in suitable location.Central Subway Community Advisory Group - Chinatown/North Beach Community Meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Gordon J. Lau Elementary School, 950 Clay . Information:

SFMTa - Municipal Transportation Agency - Community Meeting Central Subway Project. - Chinatown/North Beach 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Gordon Lau Elementary School, 950 Clay Street. Information:

*HANC Monthly meeting - Supervisor Mirkarimi, HANC Election, Park Bond. - Park Branch Library Community Room, 1833 Page, 7 to 9 p.m. Information: email

November 9, 10 -Friday and Saturday

"Rose" - Olympia Dukakis - Concert reading epic story of Jewish octogenarian looking back on her life. JCCSF Box Office 415-292-1233. $55. 3200 California Street.

November 9, 10, 11 - Friday, Saturday and Sunday

*Green Festival. Three-day party. 150 visionary speakers including Deepack Chopra and Dr. Andrew Weil. Information:

November 10th - Saturday

*Neighbors of San Francisco General Hospital- Benefit dinner and fundraising auction . Organization needs to raise funds to hire safety and noise experts to respond to helipad being proposed by San Francisco General Hospital. $90. 7 to 10 p.m. : Nape, 953 De Haro Street. Information:

Arts and Culture Free 4 all- 12 cultural institutions are open for free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
California Academy of Sciences, California Historical Society, Cartoon Art Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, GLBT Historical Society, Museum of the African Diaspora, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, SF Camerawork, SFMOMA, The Society of California Pioneers, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Zeum. Information:

November 12th - Monday

*SPUR - Post-election recap. Jim Stearns with pollster and analyst David Latterman will review election. 12:30 to 1:30 $5. 312 Sutter Street. Information:

Democratic Women's Forum: "Stealing the Presidential Election Again" 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Canton Restaurant, 655 Folsom Street, S.F. Speakers: Senator Carole Migden, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Art Torres, Scott Wiener. $45. Information:

*Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association - Bi-Monthly Meeting 7:30 to 9 p.m. at California Pacific Medical Center Davies campus - North Tower Bldg. Level B Auditorium. Information: 267-1821 or visit

November 13th - Tuesday

Small Business Contracting Workshop - 4 to 8 p.m. City Hall South Light Court, City Hall. Small Business Procurement Workshop and Networking Event. Information: 415-554-6134 or

San Francisco Sewer System Master Plan Project - 5:30 to 8 p.m. Southeast Community Facility, Alex J. Pitcher, Jr Community Room, 1800 Oakdale Avenue. Information:

Balboa Park Station Area Plan - Information presentation. Including The Ocean Avenue Art Installation, the Kragen site, City College of San Francisco, The Phelan Loop, the Geneva Office Building restoration, New Ingleside Branch Library and open Space, The Station Area (Muni and Bart) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lick Wilmerding High School, Conference Room A, 755 Ocean Ave. Information: Kate McGee or 415-558.6367

*Robert Louis Stevenson. - San Francisco Museum and Historical Society celebrate the writer's life on his birthday. St. John's Presbyterian Church, 25 Lake Street Information: 775-1111 ex 5. $5. 7:30 p.m.

November 14th - Wednesday

SPUR - Reception Supervisor Carmen Chu, new Supervisor in District 4. 5:30 p.m. to 7 312 Sutter Street. Information:

*Baracka Obama - In Person - Bill Graham Auditorium, San Francisco 6:30 p.m. $30. Information: 510-268-1008.

International Museum of Women - Alice Walker - Omni San Francisco Hotel, 500 California Street. 5 p.m. Book Signing: 7 to 7:30 p.m.

State Senator Carole Migden- Fundraiser at Lulu's. 816 Folsom at 4th Street 5:30 to 7 p.m. $100. up. Information: Annie Eagan 415-269-5105

Russian Hill Neighbors General Meeting - Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier discusses Va Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit and its impact on Russian Hill. Thurman Hall Fellowship Church, 2041 Larkin Street 6 p.m.

San Francisco Sewer System Master Plan Project - 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 1145 Market Street lst Floor Conference Room. Information:

National Park Council Coalition Meeting - 6 to 8 p.m. City Hall, Room 278, Strategies for achieving park safety. Information:

November 15th - Thursday

Memorial - Jim Rivaldo - City Hall Rotunda. 6 p.m. Refreshments to follow in South Light Court
November 16th - Friday

Teamsters Joint Council no. 7 100th Anniversary - City Hall Rotunda 6 p.m. Information: 415-467-7768

Mint Plaza Grand Opening - 10 a.m. to Noon. Jessie and Mint Streets at 5th

November 17th - Saturday

Voter Registration Mobilization - San Francisco Democratic Party 10:30 a.m. 155 Sansome Street, Suite #520. Information: 415-626-1162.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club -Candidate debate for Senate District 3. Candidates: State Senator Carole Migden, Assemblyman Mark Leno and Joe Alioto Veronese. 3 to 5 p.m. State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Milton Marks Auditorium, S.F. Moderator: Belva Davis. Information: Howard Grayson 415-765-0970

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