Thursday, April 17, 2008

Susan Leal! - April Political Calendar

She's Back!

Celebration for Susan Leal and her 15 years of public service at Don Ramon's on 11th Street in San Francisco.
First of all, Susan looked great! The place was full - many city employees from the City Tresurer's Office and the PUC.
Pictures of Susan on a stick to make a mask were handed out to everyone.
There was great food and huge, huge margarita's.
Susan, first of all thanked all the city employee's for all their hard work. Speeches by Supervisor Bevan Dufty, City Treasurer Jose Cisneros, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Supervisor Aaron Peskin who said when he first started as a supervisor he thought Susan was the 12th Supervisor and then he realized he was voting to increase the City Treasurer's budget every year!
Laura Spanjian spoke about Susan being a mentor and a friend.
Susan said she was proud of what she did including socially investing the City's money while still making money for the city- she would not have done anything different.
She thanked everyone for trusting her.
She said we had to get past the cynicism and take on public service. She asked us to Support Proposition A the Parcel Tax Proposition and Proposition E - electing the PUC Commission members (yes!).
But most importantly she was going to take a short break and then she would "be back".

What does she mean by that?

Susan's family was introduced including her partner, Susan Hirsch and her family. An excellent turnout out by the best of San Francisco - Assemblyman Mark Leno, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, Assemblyman to be - Tom Ammiano, Sheriff Mike Hennessey, former Supervisor Leslie Katz, Mary Hughes, Michael Goldstein, Pat Schultz, Matthew Rothschild, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Alex Clemens, Jennifer Clary,, P. J. Johnston, Barbara Taylor, David Chiu, Ed Harrington, Roberta Acthenberg, David Philpel, Rebecca Prozan, Scott Wiener, Rafael Mandelman, Roma Guy, Fran Kipnis, Martha Knutzen, Steve Kawa and Susan Christian.

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

*FourthAnnual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music
When: April 18, 2008 through May 14, 2008
Where: Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, S.F.
What: Thee consecutive weekends of though provoking performances. A variety of accomplished Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, African and African-American choreographers. $22. at door 415-273-4633

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 Assessments.
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

*Help Save Rent Control in the Richmond
When: April 19, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: 558 8th Ave. (between Anza and Balboa)
What: Coffee and bagels and then get NO on 98 literature and a precinct map.

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.

*Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Parade
When: April 20, 2008 - Sunday
1 p.m.
Where: Begins at the Civic Center proceeding up to Polk to Post Street and ending in Japantown at Post and Fillmore .

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

*Rincon Point-South Beach CAC Meeting
When: April 21, 2008 - Monday
5 p.m.
Where: South Beach Harbor Services Building, Community Room, Near Pier 40 on the Embarcacdero
What: Agenda:
SWL 337 - overview of process and upcoming meetings
Brannan Street Wharf - General Update
Caltrans Parcel at Bryant/Beale
Membership matters
Ballpark matters

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

*Black Women Organized for Political Action
When: April 21, 2008 - Monday
6 p.m.
Where: African American Art & Cultural Complex, 762 Fulton St.S.F.
What: General Members Meeting. Guest Speaker: Scott Wiener, Chair of the S.F Democratic County Central Committee. Purpose is to activate, motivate, promote, support and educate African-American women and the political process, encourage involvement, and to affirm commitment to, and solving, of, those problems affecting the African-American Community.

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

*Public hearing on Draft EIR for UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
When: April 22, 2008
7 p.m.
Where: UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Genentech Hall Auditorium, 600 16th St. S.F.
What: Solicit public comments on the adequacy and accuracy of information in the Draft EIR. UCSF plans to build a hospital complex . Project site is bounded by 16th, 3rd and Mariposa Streets and the future extension of Owens Street.

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- Wednesday
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

*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 and many other women leaders.
$Individual tickets $75. RSVP #916-441-6855 or or 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

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.

*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.

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.

*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

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.

*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.

*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

*"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

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:

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

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

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.

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

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

April 29, 2008 - Tuesday

Norman Mineta: Future Transportation Infrastructure
When: April 29, 2008 - Tuesday
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

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

April 30, 2008 - Wednesday

* 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: 415-869-5909 or

*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.

*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

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Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club Endorsements:
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Jackie Speier
State Senator Mark Leno
Assemblymember Fiona Ma and Tom Ammiano
State Propositions:
98: No
99: No position
San Francisco Propositions:
A -Yes
B - Yes
C - Yes
D - No Position
E - No
F - No
G - Yes
Democratic Central Committee - District 12:
Dan Dunningan
Tom Hsieh
Mary Jung
Hene Kelly
Connie O'Connor
Jane Morrison
Melanie Nutter
Matt Tuchow
Democratic Central Committee - District 12:
David Chiu
Darolyn Davis
Leslie Katz
Luke Klipp
Rafael Mandelman
Aaron Peskin
Linda Richardson
Laura Spanjian
Holli Their
Scott Wiener

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