Saturday, February 9, 2008

Read This Book, February Calendar

You have to read this book: "Eleanor vs. Ike".

This is a novel with the concept that Eleanor Roosevelt runs
against Dwight Eisenhower for President of the United States.
I want to tell you the ending - but I won't.
So much fun and so relevant to today's headlines.
Author is Robin Gerber


February 9, 2008 - Saturday

*Nebraska Caucus and Louisiana Primary

15th Annual KNBR 680 Giants FanFest -
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. AT&T Park. Player autograph booths, clubhouse and dugout tours and Q&A stages with Giants players. Interactive baseball games, baseball exhibits. Attendance and parking in Lot A is free.

Celebrate Camp Mather- Friends of Camp Mather (FOCM) will present a special introduction to Camp Mather. You can also register for the Mather lottery. The event will feature music, Mather inspired art show and sale, a silent auction, lunch, kid's talent show and an astronomy program, a nature walk in the park and crafts project. 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at County Fair Building (9th Avenue and Lincoln Blvd). Free. Information: Claudia Reinhart at 831-6895 or

Noe Courts Playground Celebration - (24th and Elizabeth Streets) Valentine's event and Lunar New Year celebration. This event is in honor of recent improvements at the park. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by City and County of S.F., Mayor Gavin Newsom, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, SFRPD and Noe Valley Neighbors. Information: 415-831-2728

Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. , Mission YMCA, 4080 Mission Street Center, S.F. Information: 415-554-8990

All Over Coffee -Book Signing at Warming Hut with Paul Madonna , Presidio Bldg. 983 - end of Crissy Field. 2 to 4 p.m. Information: 415-561-3040 or

*Espanola Jackson - Happy Birthday to Espanola Jackson! Celebration . 50 years of dedicated service to social, political and environmental causes. Grace Tabernacle Community, 1121 Oakdale, San Francisco. 3 p.m. Community and friends are invited to attend.

*Advocates for Chinese Education and Hua-Yi -Family event includes Chinese snacks, a raffle and performances. 3 to 5 p.m. Free-$25. Old Saint Mary's Cathedral, 660 California Street, S.F. Information: 415-601-9939

February 10, 2008 - Tuesday

*Maine Caucus

February 11, 2008 - Monday

SPUR - The County in the City: Greening the Bay Area
- Richard Walker, Professor of Geography at UC Berkeley, has a new book that tells the story of how the Bay Area got its green groove: "The County in the City". 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 312 Sutter St, Fifth Floor Bring your lunch. $5. for non-members Information: 415-781-8726

*Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee - Tenant Rights -Hearing on Daly's legislation requiring disclosure of tenants rights when apartment buildings are sold. 1 p.m. City Hall, Room 263. Daly's legislation requires sellers and buyers of buildings to disclose specific rights to tenants in the building. Information:

Rincon Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting 6 p.m. One Rincon Hill Sales Center, 511 Harrison Street. Representatives from the Redevelopment Agency and the Planning Department to discuss the Transbay Transit Center and the Rincon Hill development plans. Information: www.rinconhillneighbors.cor

Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 6 to 8 p.m. Castro , SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street S.F. Information: 415-554-8990

Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 6 to 8 p.m. West of Twin Peaks, Miraloma SWR Annex, 3150 20th Avenue, S.F. Information: 415-554-8990

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Supervisor Sean Elsbernd - 6:30 to 8 p.m. LGBT Community Center on Market at Octavia. Information: 415-707-2010

February 12, 2008 Tuesday

*DC, Maryland and Virginia Primaries

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - 2008 Annual CityBeat luncheon
- Hilton San Francisco, 333 O'Farrell St. Theme: Build a sustainable San Francisco:. Topics include capitalizing on emerging opportunities for growth and economic sustainability in high-speed rail, the Transbay Terminal, the build-out of Candlestick Point and Hunters Point shipyard, and "green" development. Guest speakers included Mayor Gavin Newsom, Quentin Kopp, chairman of the State High-Speed Rail Authority; Christine Robisch, Chief Executive of Kaiser Permanente's S.F. Medical Center; and Kofi Bonner, President of Lennar Corp.'s urban land division in San Francisco. 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m $150. Information: 415-352-8858

Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. , Haight 6 to 8p.m SFCAPC, 1757 Wallter Street S.F. Information: 415-554-8990

2008 We Connect Event - Join Maria Shriver at the 2008 Connect Event. 3 to 7 p.m. Louis B. Mayer Lounge at UC Hastings, 198 McAllister Street, S.F. Ca. Information: 1-888-369-7338

Women Who Could Be President Gala Reception - League of Women Voters of San Francisco. 5:30 to 8 p.m., City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome Street. $150. for non-members (includes one year San Francisco League membership). Chandra Friese and mc'ed by Cheryl Jennings celebrating Five Women: Elmy Bermejo, immediate past chair of the California State Commission on the Status of Women; Kimberly Brandon, past president, San Francisco Port Commission and senior VP with Morgan Stanley; Clothilde Hewlett, partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis; Adrienne Pon, CEO of Zeum; Dr. Elisa Stephens, President, Academy of Art University . Information: 415-989-VOTE

Transbay Joint Powers Authority Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, S.F.

District 6 Community Safety Forum - 6 p.m., 201 Turk Street Community Room. To provide residents and merchants of District 6 a look at the various forms of the criminal system: judicial, prosecutorial, police and probation. This event is being sponsored by a coalition of community groups and merchants. Community Safety Forum Sponsors: Alliance for a Better District 6, Central Market CBD, Chinatown Community Development Center, Grand Liquors, La Voz Latina de La Ciudad Central, Market Street Association, North of Market Planning Coalition, Safety Network, St Anthony's Foundation, Tenant Associations Coalition, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation. Information: 820-1560

*Lower Polk Neighbors - 6:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 1300 block of Polk Street between Bush and Pine. Discussion regarding noise from local fire station and the proposed demolition of the Cathedral Hill Hotel to make way for a new California Pacific Medical site. Information: Information: 415-351-3900

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club PAC Meeting - LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street (at Octavia) 7 p.m. This will be a qualifying meeting to vote at the PAC endorsement vote, members must have attended two of the following three meetings: the January PAC meeting (1/8), January General Membership meeting (1/22), and February PAC meeting (2/12). Information: Catherine Cusic- Vice President PAC

February 13, 2008 - Wednesday

*Tenderloin Futures Collaborative -
Monthly meeting - 10 a.m. Land use in the Tenderloin featuring Salvation Army Kroc Center and housing complex, the TNDC and AF Evans redevelopment of 220 Golden Gate (YMCA) and the TL Community Mapping Project. Tenderloin Police Community Room, 301 Eddy Street Information: 415-358-3967

SPUR - Transportation at the county line - The neighborhoods around the Bayshore Caltrain station will soon be home to thousands of new residents and work for thousands of new employees as the bayfill and adjacent lands are developed. Chester Fung, Senior Transportation Planner for the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, will present the preliminary proposals for serving the transportation needs of this bi-county area, including a new six-lane highway and freeway interchange, an extension of Geneva Avenue, an additional segment of the T-Third, and a new bicycle path. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 312 Sutter St. S.F. Fifth Floor. Bring your lunch. $5. for non-members. 415-781-8726

State Senator Carole Migden Fundraiser - Spread the Love - Octavia Lounge, 1772 Market Street. 5:30 to 7 p.m. $100. Donation . Sponsors included, Dan Bartley, Linda Blackmore, Stafford Buckley, Michael Colbruno, Charlotte Coleman, Erica Craven, Gary Gielow, Jack Gribbon, Roma Guy, Ada Harrigan, Paul Herman, Whitney Hoyt , Penney Magrane, Rafael Mandelman, Robert Oakes, Mary Ann O'Connor, Mary Sager, Jeff Sheehy, Andrea Shorter, Cheryl Traverse, Paul Weaver and Jeffry Weisman. RSVP Annie Eagan at 650-873-2678 or

National Park Council Monthly Coalition Meeting -Topics: Stopping the Proposed Closure of Candlestick State Park/GGNRA big year. 6 to 8 p.m. Location: The Center, 1800 Market @ Octavia Room Q-11. Information: RSVP 621-3260 or

Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 6 to 8 p.m. Mission Women's Building 3543 18th Street S.F. Information: 415-554-8990

February 14, 2008 - Thursday

*District Attorney Kamala Harris - Carmel Area Democratic Women's Luncehon
Talk by Kamala Harris. She has launched inmate re-entry initiatives in San Francisco to prevent recidivism. La Playa Hotel, Camino Real at 8th Ave., Carmel, Ca. A social hour beings at 11:30 a.m with lunch starting at noon. Reservations needed $28. Information: 626-1610

SPUR - Climate Change and Land Use Planning: A UK perspective -
Join Claire Bonham-Carter, EDAW's Director of Sustainable Development for a UK perspective on planning and climate change. 12:30 to 1:30 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor $5. for non-members Information: 415-781-8726

*Full Service Post office at Hyde Street and Golden Gate Avenue- Discussion1 p.m. City Hall Room 263. What would the process be for converting this station into a full service station? What would the impacts of a full service post office on the neighborhood in terms of enhanced safety, small business development and overall neighborhood feel? Action requested: Sign a letter asking the U.S. Postal Service to restore basic service to this location, in addition, add full staffing to the location to help ensure the safety of all postal patrons and neighbors.

Supervisor Carmen Chu - Meet Supervisor Carmen Chu, House of Coffee, 1618 Noriega Street (at 23rd Avenue). Stop by to share any suggestions to improve our neighborhood or just to say hello to the Supervisor. Information:

3rd Annual Pillow Fight in San Franciscon on Valentine's Day. Justin Herman Plaza at precisely 6 p.m.

*Sunset District Neighborhood Coalition Monthly Meeting - Assemblywoman Fiona Ma - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Taraval Police Station Community Room, 2345 24th Avenue at Taraval. Join Assembly Woman Fiona Ma as she addresses the matters of "state". Also updates from Supervisor Chu's office. Information: 415-665-5579

*Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Meeting - Recycling, CALA and Masonic Avenue, 7 to 9 p.m., Park Branch Library, Community Room, 1833 Page. Information:

Noah Griffin - Nat Tonight Dear!- A Valentine's Special with Noah Griffin, a tribute to Nat King Cole, 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, Ca. 7:30 p.m. General Admission. $30. General Admission $40 Advance Admission. Information: 415-383-9600

February 15, 2008 - Friday

Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. Bayview: 4 to 7 p.m . Joseph Lee Rec Center, 1395 Mendell Street. Information: 415-554-8990

Valentine's Day Dinner Dance and Auction - Ingleside Library Campaign
- 5:30 p.m. buffet dinner and dancing 6 to 8 p.m. St Francis Episcopal Church, 399 San Fernando Way (at Ocean Avenue), S.F. $35. per person. Proceeds benefit the Ingleside Library Campaign. Information: 415-626-7512 ext 101 or Christine Leishman at friendssfplorg

February 15th through February 17th - Friday through Sunday -

2008 San Francisco Writers Conference,
Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California Street, S.F.
100 agents, authors and editors. Agenda is eight pages long - Information: 415-866-862-7392

February 16, 2008 Saturday

Pacifica Democrat - Jackie Speier.
Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Rear meeting room of the Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant (Sharp Park and Francisco Blvds) in Pacifica. Jackie Speier has announced her candidacy for the 12th Congressional seat. A full breakfast is offered for $12; continental breakfast - $6; coffee only - $3. No purchase is necessary to attend. Reservations are recommended. RSVP Barbara Arietta V/P Publicity and Membership at 415-246-0775 or Frank Winston V/P Programs at 738-9400.

Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 10 a.m. to noon Sunset AP Giannini Middle School, 3151 Ortega Street, S.F Information: 415-554-8990

Community Conversation in Your Neighborhood - Help set priorities for San Francisco's next 3 year Action Plan for Children @ Youth and Families. : 1:00 to 3 p.m. Treasure Island,
Shipshape Building, 11th Avenue # Ave M. Information: 415-554-8990

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Good Luck Chinese Dinner - 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fundraiser benefiting Chinese Newcomers Service Center. Home of Jane Morrison, 44 Woodland Ave. (one block west of Stanyan, off Parnassus. ) Start the New Year right with the best in Won Ton Soup, Chinese Chicken Salad, Lemon Shrimp, Cashew Chicken, Cha Sil, Toishan Brownies, Don Tot, and munch, munch more...too munch to list! Donor's Choice: $15, $20, $25, $35, $50, $88. $100.
Information: Jane Morrison 564-1482

February 18, 2008 - Monday

President's Day

Laughing Liberally with Will Durst, Kurt Weitzmann, Heather Gold, Supervisor Tom Ammiano and host Nato Green.
Make Out Room, 3225 22n Street (between Valencia and Mission) 8 p.m. $8. Information:

February 19, 2008 - Tuesday

*Hawaii Caucus and Wisconsin Primary

SPUR - Made in San Francisco: Supporting the City's "back streets" businesses-
Often forgotten in discussions of economic growth and change are the businesses that inhabit our City's "back streets". These businesses include print shops, laundries, bakeries, warehouses. Some call them PDR. Join Jon Lau from Supervisor Sophie Maxwell's Office, community planner Peter Cohen and SF State Professor Michael Potopan as they share the results of a recent study of the City's backstreet businesses commissioned by Supervisor Maxwell. In addition to their recommendations, they will trace the supply chain of a single meal at a local restaurant and demonstrate the economic ecosystem that supports our leading industries. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 312 Sutter Street, fifth Floor $5. non-members. Information: 415-781-8726

Helping Me Help Myself - From the Bay Area Beth Lisick will read and sign her new book "Helping Me Help Myself". 7 p.m. Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, S.F. Information: 415-863-8688

February 20, 2008 - Tuesday

Wade Crowfoot Director of Climate Protection Initiaties in the Mayor's office. Wade will discuss green buildings, the carbon tax and many more initiatives. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor S.F. $5. for non-members. Information: 415-781-8726

Plan C - "Meet the Moderates" event.
Opportunity to meet and hear from moderate, pro-quality of life candidates who will be running in the open Supervisor races this year. Virtually all of the high profile candidates who have announced thus far will be there - and this is the first time that most of them will be addressing a citywide gathering. 6 to 8 p.m. St. Mary's
Cathedral on Gough/Geary- Room C. Information: 415-990-8014

February 21, 2008 - Thursday

SPUR - How will local communities address global warming?
Join Joe DiStefano, a Principal with Calthorpe Associates, Alexander Quinn who leads EDAW's sustainable economics practice and Stuart Cohen, executive director of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC). They will discuss pending state legislation that could impact local planning and transportation policy, how regional planning efforts can address climate change and methods for internalizing a project's carbon costs so as to create incentives for more sustainable development. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor Information: 415-781-8726

*Broadway Community Meeting with SFPD's Captain Dudley - Broadway Community Meeting 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street. Topics: Officer deployment, peak hours, arrest statistics, changing businesses, traffic control measures, barricade deployment, no stopping policy, extended hours permits.

*City Lights - Poet in New York - A celebration for Poet in New York by Frederico Garcia Lorca. 7 p.m. 261 Columbus Ave., S.F. Information: Phone 415-362-8193

February 22, 2008 - Friday

February 22, 2008 to February 24 - Friday through Sunday

*California Republician Party Convention - Hyatt Regency San Francisco

SPUR - Win-Win Transportation Solutions - Speaker Todd Litman is the Executive Director of the Victoria transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization in Canada. He has been a part of numerous groundbreaking studies on the true cost of driving, transportation demand management, parking and much more. Special Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor. Information: 415-781-8726

February 23, 2008

*Chinese New Year Community Street Fair -
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Grant Avenue from California to Pacific.

February 24, 2008

*Chinese New Year Community Street Fair -
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grant Avenue from California to Pacific.

February 25, 2008

*Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee - 27th Annual Public Managerial Excellence Awards
- Awards Ceremony and Reception 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Rotunda at City Hall, S.F. MFAC was founded 30 years ago under Mayor George Moscone as a select group of business representatives and community leaders committed to the idea of a fiscally responsible government in San Francisco. Tickets $50. 415-781-8726 ext 120

*San Francisco Organizing Project -25th Anniversary Soul of the City Event -Cocktail Reception 5:30 until 8 p.m. Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italian, 3560 18th Street (between Guerrero & Valencia) S.F. 2008 Community Builder Award Honorees: Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Zellerback Family Foundation (Lina Avidan, Program Executive, Blue Shield of California Foundation (Crystal Hayling, President & CEO), SFOP Clergy. $75. Individual Ticket. Information: Pat Bregant 415-821-5000 xt 7 or

*World Affairs Council - Philip Shenon discusses his book "The Commission" regarding 9/11 Commission. 6 to 7 p.m. World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, Second Floor, S.F. $15. non member Information:

*Sunset Community Democratic Club - Meet Congressional Candidate Jackie Speier - Co-Sponsor event 7 p.m. at Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Avenue and Taraval. Information: Frank Noto

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