Saturday, April 12, 2008

Obama Delgate Election, April Calendar

Convention Delegate Vote for the 8th Congressional District Sunday afternoon at SEIU Union Hall on Rhode Island Street. Huge turnout. Very well organized. Obviously everyone was told to show up early and they did - by the time the doors closed at 3 p.m. people were all in and mostly gone (you could vote and leave).
I am glad I stayed for the speeches (30 seconds each - not much time) but it was nice to see the enthusiasm. Lots of grass roots people who have been working from the start. I picked up the following literature:
Toni Battle - Obama represents the disenfranchised, experience of the common people, passion for health care and commitment to broad civil rights agenda.
Joel Brown - Focus: health care, international relations, civil rights (LGBT), urban renewal and environmentalism.
Chris Daly - running because he can help Barack Obama on convention floor.
Brigitte Davila and Jose Torres (married). Raised over $18,000 for Obama, attended Camp Obama in Chicago, worked as precinct captain specialist and precinct captain in San Francisco and Texas. Participated with Latinos for Obama Advisory Group . Designed Spanish-language flyers for Latinos for Obama.
Darolyn Davis - Public Relations professional and daughter of Belva Davis and photojournalist William Moore. Was press secretary to former California State Assembly Speaker Willie Brown.
Gene Eidenberg - He knows what to do to fight for Obama.
Action Team: Rick Galbreath, Shirley Golub and Shirley Hansen
Yes We Can - Unity slate with Myrna Melgar - activist, community leader and housing and immigrants rights activist. , Paul Hogarth Democratic Party Progressive Activist, Community Leader and LGBT and Housing Advocate and Clem Clarke - Community Leader, Youth Mentor and 29 years of loyal service to Democratic Party.
Ellee Koss - handed out beautiful picture of Obama. Hosted several events, raised over $25,000 directly and more indirectly, leadership committee of the Ca-Women for Obama.
Brigette LeBlance - Continues to work for the rights of the underprivileged and the underserved in our society.
Claire Merced - strong Latina supporter. Active union member of UESF, CTA and NEA.
Steve Mitchel - Worked In San Francisco and Texas .
Kimberly Olson - I am an Obama precinct captain, committed campaigner. I've got grit.
Rebecca Prozan and Brian Wang ran as a slate:
Rebecca Prozan - Appointed to Senator Obama's National LGBT Leadership Committee. Former President of the San Francisco Young Democrats and the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club.
Brian Wang - Organized APA for Obama video starring Survivor winner Yul Kwon. Elected outreach chair for the API Caucus of the Democratic Party. (gave the best speech - a poem about his Mom voting for Jesse Jackson and now being proud to vote for her son for delegate for Obama - so cute!).
Hilary Sledge - Raised $10,000. Traveled to Texas. Member of the San Francisco Bar Association
Over 70 people ran for three seats ( one woman and one man delegate with one man alternate).
People who I saw attending (it was hard picking people out because people were dressed for the beach!) , Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Paul Melbostad, Buck Bagot, David Campos, Gary Gartner, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Eric Mar, Beth Mosley, Matt Tuchow, Alex Clemons, Leroy King, Alexis Gonzales, Rafael Mandelman, Jeannie Maher, Sharon Johnson, Leroy King and Johnnie Carter .
What was nice about the day was that everyone that was running really cared about Obama and the social movement generated from his candidacy.
According to "The Snitch" in the San Francisco Weekly written by Joe Eskenazi (great article!)
Rebecca Prozan, London Breed and Brian Wang won. Supervisor Chris Daly is the alternate. In the Clinton Caucus Laura Spanjian , David Serrano Sewall and Clay Doherty are delegates.

April 14, 2008 - Monday

The City's Capital Plan
April 14, 2008 - Monday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR Office, 312 Sutter St. S.F., Suite 500, S.F.
What: City of San Francisco updates its 10-year capital plan, in our current budget climate, this year's capital plan and budget will compete against immediate short-term needs. Join Adam Van de Water and Brian Strong from the City's Capital Planning Program as they describe the priorities in this year's plans and how we're doing with our infrastructure investments. $5. non-members
Information: 415-781-8726

Landmark designation of Shipwright Cottage on India Basin
When: April 14, 2008 - Monday
1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, S.F.
What: Land Use committee of the S.F. Board of supervisors will consider whether to landmark the Hunters Point Shipwright's Cottage.

Northeast Waterfront Advisory Group
When: April 14, 2008 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Port Commission Room, 2nd Floor, Ferry Building.
What: Meeting regarding disposition of Seawall Lot 351 for possible development. This is a planning workshop and request for proposals (RFP).
Information: Jennifer Sobol 274-0548

Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club - Monthly Meeting
When: April 14, 2008 Monday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, Market Street at Octavia, S.F.
What: Update and discussion on Anti-Marriage Equality Statewide initiatives. Vote on Proposition D.

Isabel Allende
When: April 14, 2008 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: Borders, Union Square, 400 Post Street, S.F.
Information: 415-399-1633

April 15, 2008 - Tuesday

Income Tax Due

*Entertainment Commission

When: April 15, 2008 - Tuesday
5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, S.F. Room 408, S.F.
What: Discussion on promoters needing permit to host more than one event a year.

Raoul Wallenberg Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: April 15, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m to 8 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, Room 220, SF (at Presidio)
What: General Membership meeting and vote casting June election and new officers and board members. Drop by and cast your vote
The Club's PAC has made the following recommendations:
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, State Senator Mark Leno, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and Tom Ammiano. No on 98 and no position on 99. San Francisco Propositions: A Yes, B Yes, C Yes, D No Position, E No, F No, G Yes, H Yes. Democratic Central Committee District 12: Dan Dunningan, Tom Hsieh, Mary Jung, Hene Kelley, Connie O'Connor, Jane Morrison, Melanie Nutter and Matt Tuchow. Democratic Central Committee District 13: David Chiu, Darolyn Davis, Leslie Katz, Luke Klipp, Rafael Mandelman, Aaron Peskin, Linda Richardson, Laura Spanjian, Holli Their, Scott Wiener
Information: Michael Sweet 415-359-7933

April 16, 2008 - Wednesday

Bay Area Council Outlook Conference 2008
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point
What: Fundraiser that brings together business leaders and public officials to examine business,
economic and political trends for the coming year. Speakers: General John Abizaid (Ret.), William Overholt, Asia Policy Research, Chair, Rand Corp., Tom Gold, Director, Berkeley China Initiative, University of California at Berkeley, Richard Kramlich, General Partner/Co-Founder, New Enterprise Associates. The Economy: Where Are We & What Will Happen Next? - Janaet Yellen , President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco., Willie Brown - "A Wonderful Cuthroat Circus: Presidential, California and Bay Area Politics. Global Warming. The Most Interesting Companies Rising to the Challenge and How They Might Affect Your Life. $500.
Information: 415-981-6600

*Solar Incentive Program
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
11 a.m.
Where: Budget Committee- City Hall, Room 250, S.F.
What: Legislation from Supervisor McGoldrick to freeze the solar incentive program pending further input from the Board of Supervisors. Discussion also on establishing the solar incentive program for a long-term ten-year basis.

Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 235 Mongomery Street, 12th Floor. Soup provided by SF Soup Company RSVP Patricia Aleman
What: Meeting with Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval. Currently Vice Chair of Land Use and Economic Development Committee.

Support Tom Ammiano
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
5: 30 p.m.
Where: Medjool, 2522 Mission Street, S.F.
What: Join Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club and the LGBT community to help send Tom to Sacramento. $50 Young Democrats, $75. Individual, $150. Host

*San Francisco Police Commission (Theresa Sparks, Joe Marshall, Joe Alioto Veronese, David Campos, Petra DeJesus, Yvonne Lee, Thomas Mazzucco, Joint Meeting with Board of Supervisors' Public Safety Committee Ross Mirkarimi, Sophie Maxwell and Bevan Dufty)
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Rom 250, City Hall.
What: Foot patrol program evaluation.

Annie Leibovitz
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Hotel Nikko, San Francisco
What: Join Annie Leibovitz at the fourth annual Rowell Lecture as she shows and discusses her work. The program will also include the presentation of the 2007 Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure to photographer James Balog. VIP reception $150.; Lecture $15., $25 Commonwealth club members or $35. non-members.

Fundraiser for Victoria Kolakowski
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 280 Waller St. S.F.
What: Supervisor Bevan Dufty and Rebecca Prozan host fundraiser for openly transgender candidate for Alameda County Supreme Court. $25 to $500.
RSVP 415-377-0538
Source: BAR

Friends of the Urban Forest
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m. Anytime throughout the evening.
Where: Elixir Bar, 3200 16th Street (at Guerrero), S.F.
What: Join Friends of the Urban Forest supporters Jen, Jon, Amy and Lisa at Elixir Bar to help raise money for a greener San Francisco. As Guest Bartenders all the tips will go to Friends of the Urban Forest. Help celebrate Earth Day.
RSVP to (they need to know approximate headcount)
Information: wwwfuf.ent or Elixir at

Visions of Peace & Justice
When: April 16, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Mission Campus Auditorium, 1125 Valencia Street, S.F.
What: Slide presentation, art exhibit and roundtable discussion on the role of political posters and graphic artists in historical and contemporary social justice movements. Speakers include Lincoln Cushing, Nadia Khastagir, G. Sabiha Basrai and Favianna Rodriguez. Free.
Information: 415-9206045

April 17, 2008 - Thursday

Prince Zeid Al-Hussein
April 17, 2008 - Thursday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: Jordanian Ambassador to the United States. $15. non-members
Information: 415-597-6700

FCC hearing on Internet Freedom
When: April 17, 2008 - Thursday
Noon to 7 p.m. Public comment at 4:30 P.M.
Where: Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, 471 Lagunita Drive, Palo Alto, Ca.
What: Holding a hearing on Internet freedom and net neutraility. It is important to show up and support freedom of expression.
Information: ACLU-NC 415-621-2493

Screening of "Citizen McCaw"
When: April 17, 2008 - Thursday
5 p.m.
Where: Sibley Auditorium, Berkeley, North Gate Hall Courtyard/Library
What: Documentary about Jerry Roberts and the journalism ethics battle at the Santa Barbara News Press, will be shown for the first time in Northern California at 6:30. The screening will be preceded by a reception and followed by a panel discussion with Jerry Roberts, director of "Ciizen McCaw" Sam Tyler and S.F. Chronicle Editorial Page Editor John Diaz and journalism school professor Cynthia Gorney. with all proceeds going to Robert's legal fund. Tickets are $50 each. Proceeds going to the Lawyers Alliance for Free Speech rights, the legal defense fund for journalists ousted at the News Press. Tickets must be reserved by emailing and paid for at the reception by check made out to "Lawyers Alliance".Roberts, a political writer and later managing editor at the Chronicle for many years, went to work for Santa Barbara News Press owner Wendy McCaw in 2003 and resigned in 2006, saying she was meddling in the newsroom. After he quit, she sued him and he's counter suing.

Susan Leal Celebration
When: April 17, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Don Ramon's, 225 11th Street,S.F.
What: Celebrate Susan Leal and her 15 years of public service.

Guadalupe Rivera Marin
When: April 17, 2008, Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: Diego Rivera's daughter talks about art that transcends borders.
Wine and Cheese Reception $18. non-members
Information: 415-597-6700

*Lisa Lutz
When: April 17, 2008 Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Book Passage, Ferry Building San Francisco
What: Hear author, Lisa Lutz - author of "The Spellman Files" and "Curse of the Spellmans."
Reading the book - funny! Detective story based in San Francisco .Can't put it down.
Information: 415-835-1020

Eastern Neighborhoods Community Plans presented to Planning Commission
When: April 17, 2008 Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Commission Chambers, Room 400, S.F.
What: Planning Commission will hold a hearing to consider initiating the process to adopt the new Area Plans and revised zoning for East SoMa, Mission, Showplace Square/Potrero Hill and Central Waterfront.
Information: Free CD ROM of the initiation please email or call the Eastern Neighborhoods information line 415-575-9097. The initiation package is over 1,300 pages long.

Bar Association of San Francisco Forum featuring three candidates running for the San Francisco Superior Court Seat 12, in the June 3rd primary election
When: April 17, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: BASF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor,
What: Opening remarks from President of the Bar Association of San Francisco, James Donato - Speakers Marry Mallen, Judge Thomas Mellon, Jr. Gerardo Sandoval, Moderator Frederic White, Dean, Golden Gate University School of Law .Judicial candidates forum is open to anyone who would like to attend and is free of charge. They welcome questions to be submitted for consideration to be asked of the candidates.
Information: Barbara Fanning,

When: April 17, 2008 Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, S.F.
What: Redefining Women's Health is a silent auction and reception followed by a special performance by comedian Caroline Rhea. Proceeds from the event will support the Women's Community Clinic. Honorary Committee: Supervisor Tom Ammiano, Sofia Coppola, Stacey Frost, Roma Guy, District Attorney Kamala D. Harris, Dixie Horning, Dorka Keehn, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Diane Sabin and Tiffany Shlain Tickets online: or

*Black Arts Foundation "Tip your Hat to Art, Community and Civic Engagement".
When: April 17, 2008 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Supperclub SF, 657 Harrison Street, S.F.
What: Dust off your chapeau and embellish your noggin with your fanciest headwearfor BRAF's annual hat-tipping, head-turning, hair-raising affair. Honoring Mike Farrah, Director of Mayor Newsom's Office of Community Services, REBAR, 2007 BRAF grant recipients and creators of (PARK)ing Day. Last three events were sold out. Costs: $10 to $250 depending on what you attend. You need to go to website to look at the description . 415-626-1248

City Democratic Club - Assemblymember Fiona Ma
When: April 17, 2008 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR Discussion Room, 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor
What: Come hear Assemblymember Fiona Ma. Also endorsement meeting. Members who have been dues-paid for at least 30 days prior to April 17 are eligible to vote for endorsements. Members who were dues-paid in either of the two previous years are also eligible upon payment of 2008 dues.
Information: www.citydemocraticclub.org415-923-5252

April 18, 2008 - Friday

A Benefit for Walk SF
April 18, 2008 - Friday
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: DB&P Office, 461 2nd Street #127 @ Bryant , S.F.
What: Snacks and drinks, music, art, prizes and a chance to make walking around your town fund and safe. Donation Requested.
Information: 415-896-6700

12th Annual 2008 Library Laureates Dinner - Noir in the City
When: April 18, 2008 - Friday
7:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, S.F.
What: Dinner honoring local writers and support the San Francisco Public Library. 2008 Laureates: Rabih Alameddine, Malin Alegria, Tony Broadbent, Lisa Brown, Ray Brown, Craig Clevenger, David Corbett, Joan Frank, China Galland, Leah Garchik, Nadia Gordon, Joe Gores, Sara Gran, Andrew Sean Greer, Daniel Handler, Tess Uriza Holthe, Niloufer Ichaporia King, Michael Krasny, John Lescroart, Joy Loya, Ruthanne Lum McCunn, Sara Miles, Mary Monroe, Christopher Moore, Eddie Muller, Jim Nisbet, Peter Plate, Corneilia Read, David Sheff, Sheldon Siegel, Judy Sierra, Domenic Stansberry, Peter Y Sussman, Mary Wings, Simon Wood and Al Young.
Information:Fundraising details: 415-626-7500

April 19, 2008 - Saturday

*Senator Carole Migden's Re-Election Campaign Kickoff
April 19, 2008 - Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Where: Carole Migden's campaign office: 121 9th Street, San Francisco, Ca. (between Mission and Howard Street).
What: Join Senate President Pro Tem John Burton for Senator Migden's Re-Election Campaign Kickoff. Bagels and coffee provided. Will hit the streets and phone voters to spread the word about Carole Migden's record of accomplishments for the citizens of San Francisco. 1 p.m. return to headquarters for lunch. Join Dennis Herrera, Aaron Peskin,Chris Daly, Jake McGoldrick, Gerardo Sandoval, Julio Ramos, Eric Mar, Jane Kim, Jill Wynns, Harry Britt, Amos Brown, Doris Ward, Rafael Mandelman, Holli Thier, Connie O'Connor, Arlo Hale Smith, Gerry Crowley, Michael Goldstein, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, National Women's Political Caucus - San Francisco, San Francisco Women's Political Committee, the Democratic Women's Forum, La Voz, the San Francisco Latino Democratic Club, the Carlton B. Goodlett African American Democratic Club, Gay Asian Pacific Alliance, the District 3 Democratic Club, the Central City Democratic Club, the Affordable Housing Alliance, the District 5 Progressive Democratic Club, the San Francisco Labor Council, SEIU United Healthcare Workers West, SEIU 1021, UNITE HERE Local 2, Engineers and Scientists Union Local 20, Teamsters Joint Council 7, Electrical Workers Local 6, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 38, Air Transport Employees Local Lodge 1781, IATSE 16, 166,600 and B-18, American Federation of Teachers Local 2121, Communication Workers Local 9410, Glaziers & Glass Workers 718, Carpet Layers Local 12, Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices UA Local 483, Sailors Union of Pacific, Marine Engineers Benevolent Association and Capt. Raymond Shipway, International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots.
Information: RSVP patrick& or call 415-863-8915 601 Van Ness Ave. #E3-611, San Francisco, Ca. 94102.

Pacifica Democrats host Assembly Candidates
April 19, 2008 - Saturday
9: 30 a.m.
Where: Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant (Sharp Park and Francisco Blvds.) in Pacifica.
What: Three Democratic candidates for the 19th Assembly District. Gina Papan - Mayor of Millbrae; Jerry Hill - San Mateo County Supervisor and Richard Holober - San Mateo Community College Trustee. All three are vying for the seat that Assemblyman Gene Mullin will vacate due to term limits. Breakfast is served. No purchase necessary Full breakfast $12, Continental Breakfast $6.00; Coffee only $3. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Meeting begins at 9:30. Reservation are suggested. Barbara Arietta, Vice President of Membership and Publicity 415-246-0775

*Day of Celebration and citywide Playground Assesments.
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to noon
Where: West Sunset Playground, 3223 Ortega Street at 39th Avenue, S.F.
What: Join a day of celebration and citywide playground assessments hosted by Neighborhood Park Council, Friends of West Sunset Playground, Supervisor Carmen Chu and Assemblywoman Fiona Ma. Volunteer to assess your neighborhood playground. The survey will examine maintenance and safety conditions of playground equipment and site.

Transit Effectiveness Project Public Meetings
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 to 12:30
Where: West Portal Elementary, 5 Lenox Way at Taraval St.
What: TEP will share preliminary proposals for Muni service changes and reliability improvements. Fast Pass raffle at each meeting

Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival 2008
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
Where: 24th Street and Harrison Street
What: Join the celebration commemorating the life and work of labor and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. 11 a.m. assembly for parade at 24th Street/Harrison Street
12 noon - Parade 24th Street
1 p.m. - Program and Festival Cesar Chavez School (Folsom (22nd and 23rd Streets).
Information: 415-621-2665

Dogfest 2008
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
11 to 3 p.m.
Where: Duboce Park (Noe and Duboce Street)
What: Fundraising extavaganza of fun and festivities to benefit McKinley Elementary. Enter your dog in contest for best trick, best costume, best look-a-like duo, mutt what?. Prizes, contests, parade, silent auction, jumpy houses, face painting, music, craft tables, pup and pet stuff. All proceeds form this event will support needed educational enrichment programs for children. Contact: 415-710-7387 or

Earth Stroll
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m to 3 p.m.
Where: Crissy Field Center, Presidio, San Francisco
What: Earth Day extravaganza for the Whole Family. Play eco-games, visit with live animals , activity stations designed to help you connect with the planet.

*Obama Rally Nation for Change Rally - HOPE
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
Where: Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
What: Be a part of this historic event. Nationwide rally of Obama supporters united for change and success in the Pennsylvania Primary. Great speakers, special guests, music. Goapele, Martin Luther, Daughters of Yam, Devorah Major Opal Palmer Adisa and Val Serrant, Eastbay Church of Religious Science International Choir, TRINIDAD, Monique De Boise, Gisela Tangui and The Voodoo Cabaret. Guest Speakers: Reverend Eloise Oliver, Lawrence Lessig and Tony West. (12th Street BART Station). Phone bank to PA at Obama HQ across the street after rally. Si, Se Puede in PA and N.C.
Information: email Phone 510-759-2491

Pothole Stenciling Blitz!
When: April 19, 2008 Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Meet at Civic Center Lawn in front of City Hall
What: Chance to send a message to the City that cyclists need better pavement. Come out for an afternoon of stenciling all those nasty holes that riddle the bike network. Hand out materials, then breaking off into teams to create a visual statement of the deteriorating streets. After-party to follow.

Democracy's Action's Annual Meeting
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
When : Quaker Friends Meeting Hall, 65 9th Street between Market and Mission.
What: Winning the Presidency and building our majorities in Congress in November won't just happen, these will be hard-fought campaign. Now is the time for all of us to get involved and make a difference. Join in this important meeting to organize for the critical November 4th elections. San Francisco for Democracy welcomes anyone who cares about taking back our country.
Superdelegate Alicia Wang will discuss superdelgates' special role in the Democratic Party. Alicia is well known through the state and nation for her Democratic Party involvement. She's served several terms on the S.F. County Democratic Central Committee and the California State Democratic Committee. In 1992, she became the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the DNC from the continental United States . Alicia is Vice -Chair of the California Party (for Northern California) another first for Asian-American Woman.
Christine Pelosi, author of Campaign Boot Camp - Basic Training for Future Leaders will also present leadership lessons from the campaign trail and be available to sign copies of her book. Christine directs the AFSCME PEOPLE/New House PAC Congressional Candidates Boot Camp, which helped elect 12 new members of Congress in 2006. She's chaired the California Democratic Party Platform Committee since 1996 and serves as an elected member of the DNC where she co-founded the DNC Veterans and Military Families Council.
Meeting includes the annual election by Democracy Action's members of the officers to lead us to victory in 2008
Information: communications@sf4democracy
Source: San Francisco for Democracy

Fundraiser for Rent Control No on 98, Yes on 99 - Progressive Reading
When: April 19, 2008
7 p.m.
Where: The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco
What: Progressive reading by Jane Smiley, author of Ten Days in the Hills; Yiyun Li author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, Charlie Anders, author of Choir Boy; Michelle Richmond, author of the Year of Fog and Jeff O'Keefe. Special guests: The Progressive Reading Series All Star Minstrels. Extra special guests: Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin. Hosted by Stephen Elliott, author of Happy Baby. Advance tickets get priority seating. Price: $10 - $20 sliding scale. Advance Tickets: $20 paypal to 'tribe AT "
Information: 415-647-2888

Linda King: Bukowski Undigested
When: April 19, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Where: Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, S.F.
What: Linda King was the girlfriend of Charles Bukowski in the early 1970's. Linda is a poet and sculptor. Her busts of Harold Norse, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gregory Corso are on display at the Museum and additional works will be displayed while she's here. Linda will be reading from her new book "Bukowski Undigested", which will be available for purchase and signing.
Information: 1-800-537-6822

April 20, 2008 - Sunday

McLaren Park Earth Day
When: April 20, 2008 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: McLaren Park - John F. Shelley Drive, S.F.
What: Come celebrate nature where you live. Music, food, performances , Eco-stewardship Fair, Native Plant Sale, Creek Clean-up and Plantings. Meet and hold live animals: frogs, turtles, lizards and snakes. Enjoy hikes, walks and talks, birding, butterflies, wildflowers geology and be led by trained naturalists. SF Muni lines 29, 44, 52 and 54
Information: 415-564-4107

Green Apple Music and Arts Festival with Mickey Hart
When: April 20, 2008 - Sunday
12 noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadow, John F. Kennedy Drive S.F.
What: Third annual Green Apple Festival "America's Largest Earth Day Celebration": Mickey Hart & Friends, Yonder Mountain String Band and Brett Dennen .Free.

April 21, 2008 - Monday

State Senator Carole Migden
When: April 21, 2008 - Monday
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Temple Fine Coffee and Tea, 1014 10th Street, Sacramento, Ca.
What: Senator Don Perata and Darrell Steinberg, Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee and former Senator John Burton host fundraiser for Senator Migden. Donation: $1,000 per person
Information: Annie Eagan 415-269-5105

A Social Network for Writers
When: April 21, 2008 - Monday
5:30 - 7 p.m. booksigning
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St. S.F.
What: Social network at New site is official home of the world's greatest writers and it allows people to connect with the authors they love. Panel discussion includes: Ishmael Reed, Novelist; Ivory Madison, CEO,; Belle Yang, Author ; Bill Hayes, Author and Peter Coyote, Actor and author. $18 non-members
Information: 415-597-6700

Yes on Proposition A - Salsa Dancing to Support Teachers
When: April 21, 2008 - Monday
6 p.m. ? - food at 6:15 p.m.; salsa and merengue lessons with Mimi and Fernando starting at 7 p.m. and dance party at 9 p.m.
Where: Cafe Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (at Mariposa).
What: Fundraiser for Yes on Proposition sponsored by Kristin Bijur, Miriam Warren, Chandra Yee and School Board member Norman Yee. $25. donation - No host bar.
Information: RSVP by April 17th -

Adair Lara
When: April 21, 2008
7 p.m.
Where: Books Inc., Opera Plaza, S.F.
What: Adara Lara will discuss her new book "The Granny Diaries: An Insider's Guide for New Grandmothers.
Information: 415-776-1111

April 22, 2008 - Tuesday

Pennsylvania Primary

Irish American Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting
When: April 22, 2008 - Tuesday
5 to 8 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street, S.F.
What: Candidates and ballot initiative representatives are invited to make presentations.
2 minute state, federal, proposition representatives. 1 minutes central committee candidates. speaker will be heard in the order the speaker arrives.
Irish American Democratic Club Board: Jeannie Maher, President, Mary O'Riordan, Vice President, Eileen Kivlehan, Treasurer, John Behanna, Kevin Malone, Patty Moran, Michael O'Connor, John O'Riordan, Joan Simmons, Jim Wachob
Information: Patty Moran 415-861-2378

Community Meeting
When: April 22, 2008 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Sunset Recreation Center, 2201 Lawton Street (at 26th Avenue)
What: Topics include PUC plans for Lake Merced planning and the future of the Pacific Rod and Gun Club.
Source: Sunset District Events Calendar

April 23, 2008 - Wednesday.

SFLC Public Employee Breakfast - Guest Speaker Supervisor Bevan Dufty
When: April 23, 2008
8:00 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Avenue (at Pine)
What: Breakfast with Bevan Dufty Tickets $25.
RSVP Emily Nelson 415-440-4809

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

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: 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; 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 (aat 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.

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.

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

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: 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.
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.

*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:

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.

April 26, 2008 - Saturday

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.

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:

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

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

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

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