Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Claudine Cheng/San Francisco Political Calendar

Claudine Cheng
- candidate for Supervisor in District Three had a gala dinner last night at the Empress of China Restaurant.
A gathering of over 260 people- many from District Three attended, heard Mayor Gavin Newsom give his support to Claudine along with speeches from former Mayor Willie Brown and former Supervisor Robert Mendelsohn and Irene Yee Riley. Attendees included past Supervisors Barbara Kaufman, Alicia Becerril, Bill Maher and Jack Molinari.
Claudine spoke that she was passionate about San Francisco - a very special city. She said she has the experience, knowledge and common sense to work with everybody. She will take into consideration the past (Claudine has been in the district since 1987 ) and will carry on the legacy and history of the neighborhoods in District Three.
Claudine Cheng Supervisor for District 3 - www.claudinecheng.com claudine@chengassociates.com 415-986-0928

April 23, 2008 - Wednesday.

San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
When: April 23, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Weekly meeting. Presentation of the recommendations of the Community Policing Advisory Committee. Presentation of the OCC - 2008 Community outreach strategic Plan

Mark Leno
When: April 23, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Medjool, 2522 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Cocktail reception for Assemblymember Mark Leno. Join Assemblymember Fiona Ma, District Attorney Kamala Harris, Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, School Board Members Kim-Shree Maufas, Hydra Mendoza, Community College Trustees Natalie Berg and Anita Grier, former San Francisco Supervisor and City Treasurer Susan Leal , Laura Spanjian, Susan Christian and many other women leaders., Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club,
$Individual tickets $75. RSVP #916-441-6855 or carrier@mckinleypillows.com or www.actblue.com/page/april 23.

SPUR Young Urbanists and Next American City Magazine - Symposium on the Space in the City: Privately Owned, Publicly Used Open Space in downtown San Francisco
When: April 23, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: 55 Second Street, San Francisco - a privately owned, publicly used open space in downtown San Francisco.
What: Symposium on the accessibility an design of privately owned public open spaces in downtown San Francisco. Participants will include Rebar, San Francisco's home-grown art collective , who will present examples from their COMMONspace project; Josh Switzky, an urban designer for the local Planning Department; and Margie O'Driscoll, Executive Director of the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Sarah Karlinsky, SPUR's policy director will moderate the discussion.
Information: 415-597-6700 club@commonwealthclub.org

Fix Masonic Meeting
When: April 23, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Day School, 350 Masonic @ Golden Gate (enter on Golden Gate).
What: Will be discussing next steps: Traffic calming measures including chalking and street theater, actions to pressure MTA to respond to resolutions. "Picture a Safe Masonic" student poster contest.
Information: www.fixmasonic.org info@fixmasonic.org 678-8449

The Money and the Madness: Artists discuss the Pros and Cons of Being Funded - A Conversation and Performance
When: April 23, 2008 Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: I-Hotel/Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, S.F.
What: Is it possible to succeed as an artist without selling out? Community-based artists who experience success in their work are often faced with tough decisions - how do you maintain connections to communities when you make it big? Individual artists discuss the pros and cons of accepting public and private funds. Moderated by Marc Vogl, Program Officer for the Performing Arts Program of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Free and open to the pubic.
Information: Denise Lamott 415-897-5089; lamoore1@verizon.net San Francisco Arts Commission

Diane Di Prima
When: April 23, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Excelsior Meeting Room, 4400 Mission St (at Cotter)
What: Diane Di Prima, in a reading and discussion "The Making of a Long Poem". She began writing LOBA in 1971. Di Prima will talk about the creative processes and choices that arise in writing a piece that extends over such a long portion of one's life.
Information: San Francisco Public Library 415-557-4400

Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task Force Third Community Town Hall
When: April 23, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: 375 Seventh Street, S.F.
What: Come learn about the Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task Force Draft Community Plan. The plan promotes a future vision of a complete neighborhood and embodies ideas generated through three years of community conversations. This 3rd and final Town Hall gives the public a chance to discuss the plan with members of the Task Force before they vote on their final recommendations. The Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors will then consider the adoption of the Western SoMa Community Plan.
Information: www.sfgov.org/site/westernsoma

Luke Klipp Fundraiser
When: April 23, 2008 - Thursday
8 p.m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission St. S.F.
What: Josh Klipp, Jen Urban perform; proceed benefit's
Luke Klipp's campaign for San Francisco Democratic Central Committee $10.
Information: www.lukehklipp.com

April 24, 2008 - Thursday

Ballots out for June primary

Mary Mallen for Superior Court Judge
When: April 24, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Double Play Sports Bar, Corner of 16th and Bryant, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser - Appetizer. Minimum donation $25.
Information: www.marymallen.org

ACLU - The Truth Behind the Camouflage: Military Recruitment in High Schools
When: April 24, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: ACLU-NC Office, 39 Drumm St., San Francisco
What: Learn how to advocate for AB 2994 (Lieber-D) an ACLU-supported bill that would require a school district to notify parents and students of the right to request that the student's information not be released to military recruiters or institutions of higher education without prior written consent. Learn how you can get involved to make sure students are given access to balanced information about the military in their schools.
Information: volunteers@aclunc.or 415-621-2493 x 372.

Transit Effectiveness Project Public Meetings
When: April 24, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street at Presidio Ave.
What: TEP will share preliminary proposals for Muni service changes and reliability improvements. Fast Pass raffle at each meeting
Information: www.sftep.com

Commonwealth Club - Jane Smiley
When: April 24, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: Jane Smiley author of "Ten Days in the Valley". 5:30 p.m. Reception 7 p.m. book signing
$18. non members
Information: commonwealthclub.org 415-597-6705

Crisis of American Capitalism with Kevin Phillips
When: April 24, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter St.. S.F.
What: "In Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism" Kevin Phillips argues that the American economy, despite its global dominance , is built upon a house of cards. $15. 415-293-4600 To register and more information: www. itsyourworld.org
Source: San Francisco For Democracy

The Mayor's New Tenderloin Court Community Justice Center Oversight Forum
When: April 24, 2008, Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Antonia Manor, 180 Turk Street (x Jones). First Level Community Room, San Francisco.
What: Quarterly forums to monitor and track the progress and activity of the new Tenderloin Community Justice Center.
Information: admin@CommunityLeadershipAlliance.net

*Democratic State Senate Candidates Forum
When: April 24, 2008 - Thursday
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: College of Marin 835 College Avenue - Olney Hall. Kenfield, Ca.
What: State Senate Candidates forum hosted by the 6th Assembly District Democratic Club and the College of Marin's Students for Social Responsibility

Mission Dolores Playground Renovation Project - 1st Community Meeting
When: April 24, 2008 - Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mission High School Cafeteria (entrance on Dolores Street near 18th Street)
What: The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and the Friends of Dolores Park Playground and Supervisor Bevan Dufty and the Neighborhood Parks Council will be hosting the First Community meeting on the renovation of the playground. The goal is to create a highly innovative children's play area using state-of-the-art green technology and materials.
Information: Keith Kawamura, 581-2546 or Friends of Dolores Park Playground email: FriendsofDoloresPark@gmail.com

*San Francisco Young Democrats
When: April 24, 2008 - Thursday
7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Otis Lounge, 25 Maiden Lane, S.F.
What: Fundraiser for San Francisco Young Democrats. Great food and music. "Ball in Blue 2". Major $35. standard ticket, student $15.
Information: www.sfyd.org

Media Alliance 31st Annual Meeting
When: April 24, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 1624 Cedar Street, Berkeley, Ca.
What: Annual meeting. Event is free and includes lively panel of independent media projects that will showcase their work including IndyBay, Silicon De-Bug, Berkeley's PEG station BETV, and First Voice.
Source: Pacifica Riptide.

Booksigning: "Legends of the Chelsea Hotel"
When: April 24, 2008 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, S.F.
What: Booksigning by Ed Hamilton. Tragic stories about New York's infamous Chelsea Hotel. Tenants included O Henry, Dylan Thomas, Kerouac and Madonna.
Information: thebeatmuseum.org

Katey Sagal
When: April 24 through April 27, 2008 - Thursday through Sunday
What: Hear Peg Bundy from "Married with Children"!
Where: Rrazz Froom at Hotel Nikko S.F., Nikko SF, 222 Mason Street, S.F.

April 25, 2008 - Friday

3rd Annual "Longest Conga Line in the West Coast"
When: April 25, 2008 - Friday
Where: Union Square, San Francisco
What: Join Bay Area National Dance week with their third Annual West Coast longest conga line. Live performances by the Hot Pink Feathers burlesque troupe backed by the New Orleans Jazz of Blue Bone Express, plus live hip hop, West African music. Free
Information: www.bacndw.org/

*Hula Hoop Boot Camp
When: April 25, 2008 - Friday
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 3556 Sacramento Street (@ Locust) S.F. Ca. Synergy Fitness Studio
What: Workout that incorporates hula hoop dance moves and strength training. Part of Bay Area National Dance Week.
Information: www.bacndw.org

"Some Like It Hot"
When: April 25, 2008 - Friday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F.
San Francisco
What: View film by Billy Wilder.

April 26, 2008 - Saturday

Workers' Memorial Day
When: April 26, 2008 - Saturday
8:30 a.m.
Where: Alfred Zampa Bridge (formerly Carquinez Bridge). park near Dead Fish Restaurant, 20050 San Pablo, Crockett.
What: Workers Health & Safety: A Right - not a benefit. We remember the casualties of America's workers - work for safer working conditions. This bridge was named in honor of a blue collar worker. Alfred Zamber was a member of Iron Workers Local 378. Speakers: Congressman George Miller, Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary-Treasurer California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, Aditi Vaidya, Port Program Director, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy.
Information: 510-302-1071 www.worksafe.org worksafe@worksafe.org

*Mark Leno - San Francisco for Democracy
When: April 26, 2008 - Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Where: 2344 Market Street (Castro and Market)
What: San Francisco for Democracy joins Mark Leno in mobilization. Will be walking precincts and phoning voters. Official opening of Mark Leno's Field Office. 9:30 a.m. rally with Mark. Coffee and breakfast goodies provided 10:00 a.m. voter outreach, 1:30 lunch at Leno HQ. RSVP info@markleno.com Jennifer Longley 816-3914
Source: San Francisco for Democracy

Bug Day
April 26, 2008- Saturday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way (off Roosevelt, above Castro and 14th Street)
What: Annual family-fun day celebrating insects of all kinds. Enjoy bug-related crafts and learn abut how important bugs are to life on the planet. $3 per child and $5 per parent/child combo.

Beach Impeach
When: April 26, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Ocean Beach, S.F. 1000 Great Highway (in front of the Beach Chalet Restaurant), S.F.

Democratic Women in Action
When: April 26, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 to 12:30
Where:850 Powell Street, Apt. 901, S.F.
What: General Membership Meeting. Learn about and discuss Democratic Women in Action propositions. 2008 Legislative priorities on behalf of California's Women, Children and Families. Vote to select two or three bills for DWIA 2008 action:
Domestic Violence: AB 2038
Public Education & K-12 Funding
Toxins (Lead in Toys, Cosmetics) - AB 2905
Foster Youth Access to Higher Education: AB 1578
Universal Health Care: SB 840
Human Trafficking: San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Gender and Equity Issues: CEDAW, City of SF Boards and Commissions
Light Breakfast served. $5. RSVP by 4/23 to: rengol@csus.edu
Information: rengol@csus.ed 415-661-6276

Transit Effectiveness Project Public Meetings
When: April 26, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Dianne Feinstein Elementary, 2550 25th Avenue at Vicente St.
What: TEP will share preliminary proposals for Muni service changes and reliability improvements. Fast Pass raffle at each meeting
Information: www.sftep.com

*No on 98 in Noe Valley
When: April 26, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: In front of Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey (between 24th and 25th Street and between Castro and Diamond.
What: Door literature delivery drive. Goal is to drop 100,000 pieces of literature.
Information: ted@sftu.org

Muni Meeting with Supervisor Carmen Chu
When: April 26, 2008 - Saturday
Where: Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, 2550 25th Avenue (between Ulloa & Vicente)
What: Supervisor Chu has asked MUNI officials to come out to the Sunset and discuss proposed route changes for buses and trains in th District
Source: Sunset District Events Calendar

Bayview Opera House - Ceremonial Unveiling
When: April 26, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
Where: 4705 Third Street, S.F.
What: Unveiling the future: Celebrate phase one of the historic building renovation with performances by Best Intentions Motown Review, The Brown Bombers Cheer and Dance Team, and poet Janice Reaves. Welcome by Mayor Gavin Newsom, Supervisor Sophie Maxwell and others.

April 27, 2008 - Sunday

2008 Opening Day on the Bay

17th Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show
April 27, 2008 Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Half Moon Bay Airport.
What: Showcase of 2,000 magnificent machines. Show benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center in Half Moon bay. New to the show are Motorcycles Trials Demonstration. $20 for adults, $10 for age 11-17 and 65+ and free for kids age 10 and under.
Information: 650-726-2328

Jane Morrison -Birthday Brunch for DCCC candidate
When: April 27, 2008 Sunday
11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 46 Woodland Ave., S.F. (one block west of Stanyan, off Parnassus)
What: Ann Kirk and Ed Sykes invite you and your friends to a Birthday Brunch for Jane Morrison for DCCC.Endorsed by Senator Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and soon to be Congresswoman Jackie Speier, State Senator Leland Yee and Carole Migden, Assemblyman Mark Leno and Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Supervisors Jake McGoldrick, Aaron Peskin, Sean Elsbernd, Tom Ammiano, Sophie Maxwell, Gerardo Sandoval, S.F. Women's Political Committee, San Francisco Tenants Union, S.F. Young Democrats, Alice B.Toklas and Harvey Milk LGBT Donor's choice $20. $25. $50 $100 or more "Jane Morrison for DCCC. Mail your check to Ann Kirk44, Woodland Avenue, S.F. Ca. 94117
Information: Ann Kirk 664-2972s

People's Park 39th Anniversary Celebration
When: April 27, 2008 - Sunday
Noon to 6 p.m.
Where: off Telegraph Avenue bound by Haste and Bowditch Streets and Dwight Way near University of Berkeley.
Source: San Francisco Bay Area Progressive Calendar

Friends of the Urban Forest Benefit
When: April 27, 2008 - Sunday
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Greens Restaurant, Fort Mason Center, S.F.
What: Fundraiser for Friends of the Urban Forest. Individual admission: $175.
Information: Ryan Teller 415-561-6890 x 104 ryan@fuf.net

April 28, 2008 - Monday

National Mayor's Ride
When: April 28, 2008 - Monday
Where: City Hall Steps, San Francisco
What: 6th Annual National Mayors' Ride will be leaving for Boston from San Francisco's City Hall. Help send off of the ride. The ride supports the National Bicycle Greenway, a network of bike friendly roads and pathways that in time will connect cyclists to major US Cities.
Information: www.bikeroute.com
Source: www.sfbike.org

Howard Fineman: The 13 American Arguments
When: April 28, 2008 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: In conversation with Phil Bronstein, Editor at Large, San Francisco Chronicle discussing his book " The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates that Inspire and Define our Country". $18 non-members
Information: 415-597-6700 club@commonwealthclub.org

Transit Effectiveness Project Public Meetings
When: April 27 , 2008 - Monday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale Ave. at Phelphs St.
What: TEP will share preliminary proposals for Muni service changes and reliability improvements. Fast Pass raffle at each meeting
Information: www.sftep.com

April 29, 2008 - Tuesday

No on Proposition E Fundraiser
When: April 29, 2008
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, S.F.
What: Fundraiser for Proposition E. Host Committee: Doug Chan, Ken Cleaveland, Larry Del Carlo, Gabriel Metcalf, Anne Moller Caen, Michael Sweet, Joyce Newstat, Susan Lowenberg, Jim Lazarus, John O' Rourke Sandy Mori .
Information: 415-824-0582

*Norman Mineta: Future Transportation Infrastructure
When: April 29, 2008 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: Secretary Norman Mineta, former United States Secretary of Transportation will discuss the future of transportation. 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F. $18. non-members
Information: 415-597-6700 club@commonwealthclub.org

Golden Wheel Awards
When: April 29, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Green Room in the War Memorial Building, 410 Van Ness Ave. S.F.
What: Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition celebrate outstanding local heroes and businesses for their efforts in making San Francisco a better place to bike and live. SFBC will be honoring Supervisor Jake McGoldrick- outstanding champion for car-free space, Bert Hill the advocate who launched a thousand cyclists and Martin Building Company for exceptional leadership in creating public space- Mint Plaza. Featured speakers will be Jared Blumenfeld, Director of the San Francisco Department of Environment and Leah Shahum Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Sponsors: The Hellman Family, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, Law Offices of Carter M. Zinn, Treasure Island Community Development, Timbuk2, Alta Planning & Design, Cahill Contractors, David Baker + Partners Architects, Martin Building Company, Reuben & Junius LLP, Rickshaw Bagworks, Wilson Mean Sullivan, The Brent Law Firm, City Car Share, City Park, Emerld Fund, Nibbi Brothers General Contractors, Pocket Development LLC, RELATED California. $75. RSVP sfbike.org/goldenwheel

The Role of Women of Color in the 2008 Political Process Meeting
When: April 29, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Find out when you sign up for meeting
What: First Meet up for loyal Democratic Party women (young and old) who genuinely want to make a major difference during the 2008 election cycle. Organizer: Clemetine Clarke
Information: www.meetup_com/cities/us/ca/san_francisco

April 30, 2008 - Wednesday

Securing the Middle Class - Labor's Joint Legislative Conference
When: April 30, 2008 and April 31, 2008- Wednesday and Thursday
9 a.m. on Wednesday; 8 a.m. on Thursday
Where: Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, Ca.
What: Join the California Labor Federation and the State Building and Construction Trades Council in learning about labor's bills and policy initiatives, educate the legislator about workers' issues and develop lobbying skills. Workshops include The Future is Green, State Budget Crisis, Protecting Worker Health and Safety, Reviving California's infrastructure with alternative revenue sources, Public-Private Partnerships, Labor Law Enforcement and California and Water. $125.
Information: www.calaborfed.org rboothe@calaborfed.org Rosemarie Boothe-Bey 510-663-4081

Commonwealth Club Fundraiser - 105th Anniversary and 20th Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner
When: April 30, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
What: Honoring Susan Koret, the Koret Foundation; Lore Harp McGovern, found LHM Ventures; Jorge Ramos, senior news anchor, Univision; Helgi Tomasson, artistic director, San Francisco Ballet. A lifetime achievement award will be given to David S. Lee, chair of Cortelco, eOn Communications & Symbio Goup and senior advisor to Silver Lake. Need to go on line to get price of tickets.
Information: www.commonwealthclub.org 415-869-5909 or

San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
When: April 30, 2008
6 p.m.
Where: Longshoreman's Hall, Henry Schmidt Room, 2nd Floor, 400 Northpoint, San Francisco.
What: Hear comments from the public and Central Station James Dudley concerning public protections issues in the Central District.

Beth Lisick
When: April 30, 2008 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Mission Bay Branch Library, 960 4th St. San Francisco
What: Beth Lisick reads from "Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone".
Information: 415-355-2838

Transit Center District Plan
When: April 30, 2008 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street, Room 2201, San Francisco
What: Planning effort for the southern portion of downtown San Francisco in the vicinity of the Transbay Transit Center. The Plan is considering increasing development capacity around the improved regional transit facility to support transit usage and to raise revenue for the transit project, modifying the downtown skyline, and proposing public realm improvements to support this high-activity area. The Planning Department now has information and initial ideas regarding land use, urban form, historic preservation, streets and open spaces.
Information: joshua.switzky@sfgov.org
Source: RinconHillSF.org

* Triangle Planning Meeting
When: April 30, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Joe DiMaggio North Beach Playground and North Beach Branch Library
What: Discussion on expanding North Beach Library, potential park improvements and future use of the property.
Information: Branch Library Improvement Program 557-4354 or Recreationa, Park l Dept. at 581-2546 or www.sfpl.org
Source: SF Met Blogs

SHARP Meeting
When: April 30, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: 1627 Tenth Avenue, San Francisco
What: Supervisor Elsbern will be speaker. Organization bounded by Lincoln Blvd., 7th Avenue-Laguna Honda, Dewey-Taraval and 19th Avenue. San Francisco
Information: www.sharpsf.com/

May 1, 2008 - Thursday

Stop the War in Iraq and Afghanistan
When: May 1, 2008 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where: Longshore Union Hall, corner of Mason and Beach (near Fisherman's Wharf)
What: May Day protest with march to Justin Herman Plaza at the Embaracero with rally at noon.
Information: maydayilwu.googlepages.com

Basic Brown - Willie Brown
When: May 1, 2008 - Thursday
12:30 p.m.
Where: Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post Street, S.F.
What: Willie Brown shares his history, behind the scenes insights and advice for those considering a career in politics. Will talk about his book "Basic Brown".
Information: Reservations: 415-393-0100 rsvp@milibrary.org

March for Immigrant Rights in San Francisco
When: May 1, 2008 - Thursday
2 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park, San Francisco
What: March for Immigrant Rights. March to Civic Center. 5 p.m.Rally in Civic Center

March for Immigrant Rights in Oakland
When: May 1, 2008
3 p.m.
Where: Fruitvale BART m arch to Oakland City with rally and community celebration at 6 p.m

Poetry for Water Benefit
When: May 1, 2008 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Cowell Theater in San Francisco's Fort Mason
What: Fundraiser to provide clean water systems for two Kenyan villages featuring Dave Eggers talking about the writing life and reading by Maxine Hong Kingston, Roger Housden and Elizabeth Rosner, an improvised performance by Nina Wise and Beth Lisick as emcee.
Information: 415-345-7575 $30. www.fortmason.org/boxoffice

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City Democratic Club Endorsements:
Prop A: School Parcel Tax - No recommendation
Prop B - Changing City Retirement - Yes
Prop C - Retirement Benefits Change - Yes
Prop D - Boards/Commissions Third Party Diversity Audit - No
Prop E - BOS Approval of PUC Commissioners -No
Prop F - Affordable Housing for Bayview/Hunters Point Project - No
Prop G - Mixed Use for Bayview/Hunters Point - Yes
Prop H - Bars political contributions from contractors - Yes
Prop 98 - Anti-Rent Control - No
Prop 99 - Government acquisition of residences - Yes
State Senate D 3 - No recommendation
State Assembly D 12 - Fiona Ma
State Assembly D 13 - No Endorsement
U.S. Congress D 12 - Jackie Speier
U.S. Congress D 12 - Nancy Pelosi
12th AD DCCC
Mary Jung, Melanie Nutter, Connie O'Connor, Matt Tuchow, Jason Wong, Jim Weixel, Michael Bornstein, Doug Chan, Trevor McNeil and Emily Drennen
13th AD DCCC
Louise Fischer, David Chiu, Scott Wiener, Nicole Sarabia Rivera, Leslie Katz, Luke Klipp, Linda Richardson, Laura Spanjian, Darolyn Davis, Rafael Mandelman

Plan C Endorsements:
California Assembly - 12th District - Fiona Ma
Prop A - School District Parcel Tax - No position
Prop B - Retiree health reform and pension enchancement - Yes
Prop C - Pension loss for committing crimes of moral turpitude - Yes
Prop D- Diversity on city commissions and boards - No
Prop E - SF PUC commissioner appointments - No
Prop F - Affordable Housing in Bayview-Hunters Point - No
Prop G - Mixed-Use plan for Bayview-Hunters Point - Yes
Prop H - City Contractor limits - No
District 12 DCCC Candidates: Doug Chan, Dan Dunnigan, Tom Hsieh, Mary Jung, Meagan Levitan, Trevor McNeil, Matt Tuchow, Jim Weixel, Jason Wong, David Wong and Mae Woo.
District 13 DCCC Candidates: David Cruise, Darolyn Davis, Catherine Dodd, Mike Farrah, Louise Fischer, James Hermann, Leslie Katz, Linda Richardson, Holi Thier and Scott Wiener.
District 12 RCCC Candidates: Mike Antonini, Mike Gleim, Walter Armer, Jim Anderer, James Kincaid, Chris Baker, David Kiachko, Richard Worner, Rita O'Hara and Howard Epstein.
District 13 RCCC Bill Campbell, Alisa Farenzena, Harmeet Dhillon, Jennifer DePalma, John Brunello, Michael Cisternino, Eugene Dermody, Nicholas Gaffney, Matthew Dichiara, Brooke Chappell, Guy Vaillancourt and Sarah Vallette.

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