Monday, March 3, 2008

Potrero Hill Democratic Club Debate

Potrero Hill Democratic Club held a debate last night at Potrero Hill Neighborhood House in regards to the State Senate race in District Three.
There was a huge crowd attending to hear State Senator Carole Migden, Joe Nation, Joe Alioto Veronese and Assemblyman Mark Leno answer questions.

This was the first time all four candidates spoke together in San Francisco. There is a different dynamic now that Joe Nation is in the race from Marin. Especially since a poll just released showed Joe Nation in first place. It also gave Mark Leno the opportunity to say "both Joe's are right"!

The debate was moderated by Philip DeAndrade (Goat Hill Pizza). DeAndrade started out by saying " I feel like Wolf Blitzer in Cooper Anderson's body".

Assemblyman Mark Leno started out right off the bat talking about Carole Migden's campaign funding (when you are trying to get as many San Francisco votes as possible - I guess you attack). He said he would be accessible, respectful and accountable.
State Senator Migden defended herself talking about free speech and stating that she passed more bills then anyone else, gets more things done then anybody else and sometimes throws her "elbows" to get things done.
Joe Nation talked about climate change being his number one issue along with working on the budget to make sure school funds are not cut. Believes in universal health care.
Joe Alioto Veronese said that the job of State Senator was not easy. The question to be asked is "what change means to you". He would go after Lenar Corporation and put the head of HUD in in prison. He wants to make a difference.
Questions asked were about infrastructure, the Golden Gate Bridge, the power plants in San Francisco, transportation, the helicopters in Mission Bay and General Hospital and health insurance.
The addition of Joe Nation takes some of the animosity away from the Leno/Migden battle so the candidates are focusing on real, difficult issues.
All four of these people are excellent, intelligent, hard workers - it is a shame they are all running for the same office.

March 5, 2008 - Wednesday

*Join IBT General President Jim Hoffa and Mayor Gavin Newsom
- Press conference on the steps of City Hall in solidarity against United Airlines outsourcing maintenance work
When: 10: a.m.

SPUR - BART'S General Manager on BART's future
March 5, 2008 Wednesday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor, S.F.
What: Meet Dorothy Dugger, BART's General Manager, and learn about her plans to continue to expand upon BART's role as the regions's most important regional transit carrier. $5. non-members
Information: 415-781-8725

San Francisco 4 Democracy Meeting
When: March 5, 2008 Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's, 240 Front Street, San Francisco, Ca.
What: Discussion regarding Proposition 98 (anti-rent control) and Bayview Redevelopment issues on June ballot.
Information: 415-789-8008

*Celebrating the Life of Maria Martinez
When: March 5, 2008
7 p.m.
Where: Duggan's Funeral Service
3434 17th Street, S.F.
What: Rosary service and personal tributes

*Assembly Candidates Forum (19th District): Papan, Hill and Holober
When: March 5, 2008
7 p.m.
Where: Carpenters Hall, 1153 Chess Drive, Foster City, Ca.
What: San Mateo Democracy of America. Meet the candidates who will be competing in the June primary to the California Assembly for the 19th District.

March 5th through the 8th - Wednesday through Saturday

5th Annual San Francisco Irish Film Festival
When: March 5, 6, 7 and 8th, 2008
Where: Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street (at Valencia) San Francisco
Information: 415-495-7380

March 6, 2008 - Thursday

*Maria Martinez
March 6, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Where: Mission Dolores Church
3321 16th Street, S.F.
What: Celebration Mass following reception at Los Jarritos, 901 S. Van Ness Ave. S.F.

Support Families, expand the Rental Subsidy
When: March 6th, Thursday
11 a.m.
Where: City Hall Steps
What: Press Conference & Rally
We won a rental subsidy program for the homeless families in San Francisco. Further demands:
1. Remove the arbitrary time limit and make the subsidy need-based.
2. Raise the monthly amount of the subsidy from $500 to $1,000.
Information for Housing First Campaign :
Coalition on Homeless (in the Tenderloin) at 415-346-3740
Chinatown Community Development center (in Chinatown) at 415-984-1468
Chinese Progressive Association (in Chinatown) at 415-391-6986 ext 301
SOMCAN (in SOMA) at 415-348-1945
St Peters Housing Committee (Mission) at 415-487-9208

Dee Dee Myers - "Why Women Should Run the World"
Myers was appointed the White House press secretary for Clinton. She holds the distinction of being the first women and second-youngest person to occupy the position. Commonwealth Club 11:30 a.m. $15 non-members 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor S.F. Information:

Chinatown Community Development Center's 2nd Annual Lunar New Year Lunch
When: March 6, 2008 Thursday
12 noon to 2 p.m.
Where: New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Avenue, S.F. (between Stockton St and Grant Avenue).
Individual Tickets $30. RSVP Jeanette Huie at 415-984-1462
What: Luncheon to celebrate Chinatown Community Developmet Center. Honorary Lunar New Year Lunch Committee: Public Defender Jeff Adachi, District Attorney Kamala Harris, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Assessor Philip Ting, Cathy Cha, Guang Wu Chen, Christabel Cheung, Gregory Chin, Alton Chinn, Phil Chin, David Chiu, Amy Chung, Anni Chung, Michael Davis, Dorren Der-McLeod, Wilbert Din, Robert Edmundson, Anne Halsted, Qing Ho, Jane Kim, Karen Lam, Jerry Lee, Sue Lee, Winston Lee, Dan Leibsohn, Hayne Leung, allan Low, Dr. Rolland Lowe, Belinda Lyons, Eric Mar, Rose Pak, Vincent Pan, Diana Pang, Gloria So, Dean Ito Taylor, Millard and Alicia Tong, V. Fei Tsen, Brenda Yee.
Information: 415-567-2518

Panel: Housing in the New AIDS Generation - Commonwealth Club 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F. - 5:30 p.m. $15 non-members. Housing in the New AIDS Generation: Where we are now, and where are we going? Brian Basinger, Director, AIDS Housing Alliance/SF; Cecilia Chung, Deputy Director, Transgender Law Center and Human Rights Commissioner; Dan Bernal, District Director for Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Amy Tharpe, Deputy Director, Mayor's Office of Housing; Margot Antonetty, Director of Programs, San Francisco Department of Public Health - Housing and Urban Health. Information:

Event Postponed until March 27th State Senator Carole Migden - information to follow

NOPA Networking -( North of Panhandle Association)
When: March 6, 2008
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Madrone Lounge (Divisadero at Fell).
What: Networking and fun. Joint friends and neighbors at Madrone Lounge. No cover charge. Look for for Kandace Kaylor and an area reserved for NOPNA.

The Past is Present: Six Decades of PCC Streetcar Service in San Francisco
When: March 6, 2008
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street (at Grove). S.F.
What: Special presentation that captures the robust transit service provided by streamlined streetcars from the 1950's through the 1980's. Angelo Figone will present rarely seen images of streetcars from public and private collections. Cosponsored by the San Francisco History Center
Information: 415-557-4400

*New Lit Generation
When: March 6, 2008 - Thursday
8:30 p.m.
Where: City Lights
261 Columbus Ave. S.F.
What: March is Small Press Month. WritersCorps youth poets will join other writers in a performance at City Light Bookstore. Come celebrate independent literature and bring a poem or story to trade for a free book at the Poetry Trading Post. Poets Annie Yu, Indiana Pehlivanova, Anotoinette Osborne and Robin Black. Cost: Free
Information: 415-362-8193

March 6, 7, 2008 - Thursday, Friday

Conference on the Criminalization of Poverty
When: 2 p.m to 5 p.m on Thursday and 9 am. to 6 p.m. on Friday
Where: Boat Hall, UC Berkeley
What: Symposium will provide a place to discuss the problems and launch an in-depth look at the impacts of this trend on poor people and the U.S. society as a whole. Co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, UC Berkeley
Information: Usree Bhattacharya at ubhattacharya@berkeley.ed or call 642-0813
Source: Tenderloin Futures Collaborative

March 7, 2008 - Friday -

ABCT (A Better Chinatown Tomorrow) 5th Anniversary Celebration
When: March 7th, 2008, Friday
5 p.m. Meeting - 6 p.m. Dinner
Where: Far East Cafe, 618 Grant Avenue
What: Discussion supporting new Gateway at the beginning of Chinatown on Grant Avenue
Information: 415-296-8701

International Women's Day Celebration & Art Exhibit opening reception: Women Empowered with Phil Borges. Co-sponsored with CARE, the League of Women Voters, the United Nations Association-East Bay Chapter, and the United Nations Association-San Francisco Chapter. $5.
When: March 7, 2008 Friday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: World Affairs Council Second Floor Gallery and auditorium
312 Sutter Street, S.F.

4th annual SNBC Community Film Festival -
When: March 7, 2008 - Friday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Ulloa Elementary School Auditorium, 3650 -42nd Ave & Vicente Street, S.F.
What: Selected community submissions and films produced by participants in Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center's adult filmmaking programs. Free. Refreshments
Information: 415-759-3690

March 8, 2008 - Saturday

Wyoming Caucus

*Arbor Day

When: March 8, 2008
9 a.m
Where: African American Culture Center
762 Fulton Street, S.F. at Webster
What: Celebrate and encourage tree planning and care. Green resource fair, free bucket rides begin at 10 a.m. Music and food.
Information: 415-554-6920

Public Forum on Senator Leland Yee's Cow Palace bill
When: March 8, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where:Visitacion Valley Community Center, 66 Raymond Avenue, S.F.
What: What do do with the Cow Palace?
Information: Adam Keigwin 916-651-4008 - Aide to State Senator Leland Yee

*Duboce Park - Dog Play Area/Multi-Use Area- Grand Opening
March 8, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Duboce & Steiner Avenues
What: Grand opening of DubocePark. A new pathway along the west border of the DPA contains a overlook area. Drinking fountain with dog bowl!

Sally Brunn Library Branch - Noe Valley Re-Opening
When: March 8, 2008 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: Noe Valley Branch Library
451 Jersey Street (at Castro)
What: Re-Opening of Library with Supervisor Bevan Dufty and City Librarian Luis Herrera

Crossroads Irish American Festival - The 2008 Crossroads Festival kicks off with a panel discussion on discovering heritage. Author Daniel Tobin and others will discuss the hidden and untold histories of the overlooked lives of activists, literary figures and other in Irish history as well as the importance of connecting with person and family histories. Main Library Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove). Saturday - 2 to 4 p.m. Information: Source: San Francisco Library

"Brass Diva: The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman:- Author Carl Flinn will discuss his book. Release of this book coincides with the centennial of Merman's birth. Co-sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Center. Main Library, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove). 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 8th. 4 to 5 p.m. Latino/Hispanic Information: 415-557-4400

March 9, 2008 - Sunday

Milk Movie
When: March 9, 2008
from 8a.m. - time uncertain on Sunday Morning
What: Help re-create Gay Freedom Day 1978
Information: to sign-up

The Capitol Steps
When: March 9, 2008
2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, S.F.
What: Satirical comedy troupe. $48 Public Non-Members:
Information: 415-292-1233

Fiona Ma - Birthday Celebration!
When: March 9, 2008
6:3o p.m.
Where: Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore (at Eddy Street), S.F.
What: Join California Assembly Majority Whip Fiona Ma for a Birthday Celebration! Groove and dance to live music by Washington D.C. band Calisus (casual, festive attire). General Tickets: Friend $250.; Patron $500.
Host Committee: Jack Baylis, Jay Bharwad, Julie Brandt, Hon. John Burton, Mike Casey, Stefano Cassolato, Jeffrey J. Chang, Wen Ling Chen, Clem Clarke, Todd Clayter, Michael Colbruno, Linda Crayton, Tom Despain, Andrea Dew Steele, Coleen Dowling, Hon. Bevan Dufty, Mike Fang, Ted Fang, Chris Gruwell, Jim Hammer, Mike Hardeman, Dan Hellevig, James C. Hormel, Andrea Jackson, Michael Johnson, Henry Karnilowicz, Hon. Mark Leno, Meagan Levitan, Bruce MacRae, Lawrence Martin, Bob Morales, Gus Murad, Chong Park, Hon. Nicole Parra, John Pollard, Dick Robinson, Ahsha Safai, Hon. Gerarado Sandoval, Gary Saunders, Julie Soo, Michael Sweet, Sia Tabazhof, Hon. Phil Ting, Hon. Adrienne Tissier, Brook Turner, Alexis Wong, Johnson You, Nayor and Chu, CA Professional Firefighters, Genentech, Appllied Materials
Re-Elect Fiona Ma c/o Annie Eagan, 1364 San Mateo Avenue, South San Francisco, Ca. 94080
Information: 415-269-5105

March 10, 2008 - Monday

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club meeting and endorsement vote
Monday March 10, 2008
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street @ Octavia.
What: Endorsement vote for June primary. There are a number of state and local initiatives and candidates on the upcoming ballot. Alice has already endorsed Mark Leno for Senate and Tom Ammiano for Assembly.
Note: Alice's PAC will meet the day prior to the endorsement vote on the 10th to make recommendations for the general membership. For those candidates and speakers of ballot initiatives who wish to participate, please email and fill out the questionnaire on the website by Wednesday, March 5th.

*Dorothea Lange: A talk and slideshow.
When: March 10, 2008 Monday
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Sunset Branch Library
1305 18th Ave. (at Irving)
What: Join Daniel Dixon (son of Dorothea Lange and her first husband, painter Maynard Dixon) and his wife, Dixie present a talk and slideshow of Dorothea Lange's photographs.

March 11, 2008 - Tuesday

*SPUR - Instruction, Innovation and Social Justice in San Francisco's Schools.
March 11, 2008 Tuesday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500, S.F.
What: How do our instructors teach the San Francisco values of innovation and social justice in an environment dominated by state-mandated testing? Join Tony Smith, the San Francisco Unified School District's Deputy Superintendent for Instruction, Innovation and Social Justice, for a discussion about the curriculum directing the education of our children in pubic schools.
$5. for non-members
Information: 415-781-8726

United Educators San Francisco - Rally and March
When: March 11, 2008 - Tuesday
4 p.m.
Where: In front of the State Building at 4 p.m.
What: Join educators and parents across the state. Rally is a message to the Governor and the State Legislature that the educations cuts are absolutely unacceptable.
Information: 415-956-8373
Source: Left in San Francisco

March 12, 2008 - Wednesday

League of Women Voters - How the League Tackles Issues. Brown Bag conversation with California League of Women Voters immediate past president.
When: March 12, 2008 - Wednesday
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 582 Market Street, 6th Floor, S.F.

Reception celebrating the work of the UCSF Mission Bay Community Task Force:
When: March 12, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Goat Hill Pizza
300 Connecticut @ 18th Street
Potrero Hill, S.F.
What: UCSF recently partnered with the Community Advisory Group to convene the Mission Bay Community Task Force for the purpose of examining the impact of UCSF's future development on the City's eastern neighborhoods. This reception is a way to demonstrate UCSF's appreciation to the Task Force members and other neighbors for their dedication and commitment to this process.
Information: RSVP or call Erin Escobar at 415-502-0878 by March 10th.

SPUR - Annual Meeting
When: March 12, 2008
5:45 p.m.
Where: SPUR office
312 Sutter St., Suite 500
What: SPUR annual meeting. Adoption of next year's budget and election of new members to the SPUR Board of Directors. Meeting is open to the public.
New Members: Michaela Cassidy, Kelly Dearman, Gillian Gillete, John Madden, Mary McCue, Ezra Mersey, Chris Poland, Bill Rosetti, Michael Teltz, Michael Theriault and James Tracy
Returning Members: James Andrew, Andy Barnes, Gwyneth Borden, Pamela Brewster, Laurence Burnett, Emilio Cruz, Charmaine Curtis, Gia Daniller, Luisa Ezuerro, Frank Fudem, David Hartley, Jacinta McCann, Peter Mezey, Terry Micheaul, Dick Morten, Teresa Rea, Byron Rhett, Criss Romero, Jim Salinas, Sr., Victor Seeto, Chi-Hsin Shao
Information: 415-781-8726

San Francisco Democratic Party Endorsement Meeting
When: March 12, 2008
5:30 interview
7 p.m. voting
Where: SEIU 1021, 350 Rhode Island, S.F. (note different address
What: Endorsement Meeting
Information: 415-626-1161

Russian Hill Neighbors St Patrick's Day Celebration
When: March 12, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: O'Reilly's Holy Grail, 1233 Polk Street, S.F.
What: Join friends and neighbors as we celebrate St. Paddy's Day at Polk Street's Irish Pub and Restaurant. Dinner includes appetizer, choice of entree, dessert and a glass of wine. $40. (inclusive tax and tip). Send check made out to "Russian Hill Neighbors " by March 4th to Helen Doyle, 964 Greenwich St., S.F 94133
Information: 415-922-0442

March 13, 2008 - Thursday

SPUR - How set-asides affect the city budget
March 13, 2008 Thursday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, S.F.
What: Are set-asides good or bad? Are there alternatives? And if not, how can we reform set-asides? Join former budget director Bob Gamble and current budget analyst Greg Wagner as they explore these issues and share the recommendations laid out in SPUR's report on how to reform set-asides.
Information: 415-781-8726

*Open Space Task Force
March 13, 2008, Thursday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Bayview Opera House, S.F.
What: The Task Force will look at how to get funding for development and maintenance of new and existing open space.

E. J. Dionne: Souled Out
When: March 13, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor
S.F. Ca.
What: E. J. Dionne, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; syndicated columnist, The Washington Post; Professor, Georgetown University; author, "Souled Out". Wine and cheese reception, book signing. $18. non-members
Information: 415-597-6700

Northern District Police/Community Meeting
When: March 13, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Northern Police Station Fillmore at Turk.
What: Work with police, city attorney and district attorney to find permanent solutions to ongoing safety issues. Captain Casciato
Information: 614-3400 or

Mission Economic Development Agency - 35th Anniversary Celebration
When: March 13, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Information: Details to follow. 415-282-3334 ext 18

Second Annual fundraiser for the Queer Youth Organizing Project (QYOP) Pride at Work.
When: March 13, 2008 - Thursday
Time: Unknown
Where: SEIU 102 offices at 350 Rhode Island, S.F.
What: Fundraiser honoring Pride at Work co-founder Howard Wallace for his lifetime of dedication to the labor, LGBT and anti-war movements. Refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and special surprise entertainment. Individual sponsorships are set at $100., tickets $35.
Information: Robert Haaland 415-861-0318
Source: Left in San Francisco

March 14, 2008 - Friday

City Youth Now Fundraiser Honoring John Burton
When: March 14, 2008 - Friday
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Westin St. Francis, San Francisco
What: Annual celebration and silent auction gala will honor former State Senator John Burton for his work with the juvenile court system. Proceeds benefit City Youth Now which provides funds and services to youths under the jurisdiction of San Francisco's Juvenile Court including those in foster care and delinquency systems. $125.
Information: 414-753-7576

Beth Lisick - "Helping Me Help Myself" Book Release Party
When: March 14, 2008 - Friday
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Red Hill Books, 401 Cortland Ave., S.F. Ca.
What: Author Beth Lisick tells all with a party and reading.
Information: 415-648-5331

Commemoration and Protest Against the 5th Anniversary of the War
When: March 14, 2008 7:30 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theater, San Francisco
What: San Francisco's Dance Brigade will present "A Storm of Roses: Women Against War" a March 14, 2008 commenoration of and protest against the 5th anniversary of the war. Honorees: Code Pink, Barbara Lee, Carole Migden, Cindy Sheehan and Grandmothers Against the War. With Holly Near, Ferron, Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers, Vicki Noble, Grrrl Brigade, Dance Brigade, Las Que Son son, Melanie Demore and Mary Watkins, Al-Juthoor Palestinian Folk Dance.
Information: to get tickets

March 15th, 2008 - Saturday

*Immigrant & Workers Organizing: A Workshop for Staff & Leaders in the Labor Movement
March 15, 2008 - Saturday
Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.9 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Where: ILWU Local 34 (4 Berry Street, San Francisco).
Information: Sarah Norr at the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy at 510-435-9475 or or Sanjay Garla at AFSCME 3299 at 415-747-2328 or

156th Annual St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
When: March 15th, 2008 Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Parade starts at the Corner of 2nd and Market Street. The Family Festival will be held at Civic Center Plaza and will include live music, face painting, food and world-class Beer Garden. Free. Civic Center Plaza Polk Street and Grove Street, S.F.

San Francisco for Democracy - Meeting on national single-payer health care plan (HR 676). This meeting will offer information on HR676, the plan introduced by Rep. John Conyers:
When: March 15, 2008, Saturday
3 to 5 p.m.
Where: To be announced

Pre-Democratic Convention Endorsement Meeting
When: March 15th, 2008
Starts at 10 a.m.
Where: Air Transport Employees Lodge 1781 Rollins Road, Burlingame, Ca. 94010
Assembly 12 - Fiona MA
Assembly 13 - Tom Ammiano
Assembly 19 - Jerry Hill
Assembly 19 - Gina Papan
State Senator:
Senator 3:
Carole Migden
Joe Alioto Veronese
Philip Kranenburg
Mark Leno
Joe Nation
8:Nancy Pelosi
12: Maad Abu-Ghazalah
12: Jackie Speier
SD 03 will be up first.

Contact: August Longo
1 St. Francis Place #5309, S.F. Ca. 94107-1339
h -415-777.1314
conference secretary Judith Christensen

Rules on voting are complex. Go to for latest information. Meeting open to public. Information could change:
Candidates need 70% of the votes cast to secure a place on the State Convention Consent Calendar. This is a public vote. A single roll call vote via signed written ballot, in the same form as the absentee ballot, shall be taken. If you cannot attend the conference in person, the VBM ballot in voter packet must be mailed or delivered only to the Regional Convener responsible for the district. VBM ballots which are late or are delivered to the wrong Regional Convener are not valid. Once received by the designated Regional Convener, a ballot, absentee or otherwise, may not be retracted, rescinded, or otherwise changed and shall be counted in the totals. Proxy voting is not allowed.
The names of the voters for each district will be read aloud and the conference secretary will read the vote cast in accordance with the signed vote-by-mail ballot that was received by the Regional Convener.
At the end of the roll call, the votes for each candidate and for "no endorsement" will be tallied.
Should a candidate receive the 70% of the vote, s/he will be recommended candidate for endorsement. Such recommendations will go on the Consent Calendar to be ratified at the State Convention on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the San Jose Convention Center.
If no candidate receives the required 70%, the conference shall have taken the position of "no recommendation" for endorsement.
If one candidate received over 50% for a district, the race will go to the caucuses held during the March convention.

*Clean Money Campaign: SF Working Group Meeting -
When: March 15, 2008 - Saturday
11 to 1 p.m. Introductory video at 10:40 a.m.
Where: 592 Pennsylvania Ave., S.F. (home on Potrero Hill between 20th and 22nd Street, SF
What: Join California Clean Money Campaign to build support for AB 583 - public funding for campaigns.

*We need your help to save rent control.
When: March 15, 2008 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library
Koret Auditorium, Grove & Larkin Street
What: Ballot argument on the June ballot to repeal rent control all across California.282-5525 Help fight back and organize.
Information: San Francisco Tenants Union 415-

*Jackie Speier
When: March 15, 2008 - Saturday
2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Sanchez Concert Hall located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica. Ca.
What: Meet with Jackie Speier candidate for Congress in the 19th Congressional District

*Progressive Reading Series - Save Rent Control!
When: March 15, 2008 - Saturday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Makeout Room, 3225 22nd Street, S.F. $10.-$20 sliding scale; all proceeds will go to saving rent control
What: Hear Rabih Almeddine from his fourth novel "The Hakawati" along with Amy Tan, Peter Plate, Jerry Stahl, Justin Chin and Bucky Sinister.
Information: 415-647-2888

March 16, 2008, Sunday

*San Francisco4Democracy PAC Candidates and Ballot Initiatives Forum for June 2008 Election
March 16, 2008 Sunday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: SFPD Northern Station, Community Room, 1125 Fillmore Street between Turk and Golden Gate
Invited candidates for June 2008 local and state races, including State Senate, plus selected proponents or opponents of ballot initiatives will answer questions. Meeting is open to the public. This meeting of the SF4D PAC, whose coordinators will make recommendations for the general membership at a subsequent meeting.

Sunday lunch to Save Rent Control - You and your friends are invited to enjoy Sunday lunch with Supervisor Tom Ammiano, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, State Senator Carole Migden and Assemblyman Mark Leno. Co-Hosts: Richard Hansen, Richmond District Democrats; Rafael Mandelman, Harvey Milk LGBT Democrats; David Campos, Robert Haaland, Joan Simmons, Jeanne Maher, Pam Brennan, Esther Marks and Gimmy Park Li. ( I believe this is a fundraiser)
When: March 16, 2008 - Sunday
2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Lunch at Agar Jaicks', 62 Woodland Ave., S.f
Dessert, coffee and conversation at Jane Morrison's, 44 Woodland Ave, S.F

March 19, 2008 - Wednesday

SPUR - Megaregions
When: March 19, 2008 - Wednesday
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
$5. non-members
What: Join co-hosts SPUR and the Regional Plan Association, a metropolitan planning group based in New York City, for this discussion about the growing need for megaregional planning in the US. Moderated by RPA president Robert Yaro, the panel will address the environmental, transportation, economic, equity and land use issues facing the Northern California megaregion. Participants include Gabriel Metcalf of SPUR, Jim Wunderman of the Bay Area Council and Carol Whiteside of the Great Valley Center. RSVP
Information: 415-781-8726

Discuss the City's "Good Neighbor Agreement" document that all tenderloin liquor store owners will be asked to sign.
When: March 19, 2008 Wednesday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Antonia Manor, 180 Turk Street, First Floor, Conference Room
What: Community Leadership Alliance has created a DAUO Liquor Store Ordinance enforcement committee. First Meeting. With Alcoholic Beverage Control, Deputy City Attorney, SFPD Command Staff Person, District Attorney Liaison/Tenderloin and Department of Public Health.
This new watch dog-enforcement committee will be made up of two Tenderloin residents, two SOMO residents. Two members at large. Two liquor store owners, volunteer legal counsel, and a secretary. The committee will report all ABC-DAUO violations directly to the alcoholic Beverage Control and S.F. City Attorney.

SPUR - What if: Four Visions for San Francisco in 2108
When: March 19, 2008 Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500, S.F.
What: Architects Anne Fougeron, Lisa Gelfand, Lisa Iwamoto, Peter Phau and Craig Scott moderated by SPUR Executive Director Gabriel Metcalf. Recent "City of the Future" competion sponsored by the History Channel. Presentations by four teams.
Information: 415-781-8726

March 28 - 30, 2008 Friday through Sunday

California Democratic Party Convention - San Jose Convention Center - Information:

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