Saturday, June 28, 2008

Kick-Off - Eric Mar

Kick-off for Eric Mar for Supervisor in District One at Argonne Elementary School on Saturday.
Large crowd, food and speeches from Eric's supporters including Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, San Francisco Labor Council Vice President Conny Ford;Teacher and United Educators of San Francisco Leader Susan Solomon; Jesse Fink, President of the Clement Street Merchants Association and owner of Toy Boat Dessert Cafe (Eric helped keep Starbucks away from Clement Street) and Jane Morrison. It was nice to see Leroy King out and about.

Eric Mar introduced his family (a large family that traveled from all over to be at his kick-off).
Eric talked about the day after his daughter was born eight years ago his house burnt down. How he and his family were helped by all his friends in the community. Being the Supervisor from District One is a way he could give back some thanks for all the help he was given in getting back on his feet.

Endorsers include Henry Der, L. Ling-chi Wang, Eric Quezada, Robert Haaland, Ted Gullickson, John Avalos, Richard Grossboll, Matt Gonzalez, Kim-Shree Maufus, Jane Kim, John Rizzo, Sandra Lee Fewer, Michael Bornstein and Richard Hansen, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, State Senator Carol Migden, Tom Ammiano, Aaron Peskin, Chris Daly, Ross Mirkarimi and Gerardo Sandoval, Jeff Adachi, Art Agnos, Mark Sanchez and Lawrence Wong.

As to be expected, there was a demonstration outside the school from people who are supporting the ROTC. Eric has been on the School Board for two terms.

Eric Mar for Supervisor. 790 7th Avenue #101, San Francisco.

June 30, 2008 - Monday

Speaker Karen Bass
June 30, 2008 - Monday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Yoshi's San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Leadership Host Committee including District Attorney Kamala D. Harris, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Former Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr., Darius Anderson, Michael Johnson and Andrea Dew Steele invite you to a reception for Speaker Karen Bass, California State Assembly. $100. RSVP Hala K. Hijazi 415-307-4607

Women Chefs Confidential
When: June 30, 2008 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Loretta Keller - Chef-Owner, Coco 500; Marsha McBride , Chef-Owner, Cafe Rouge; Nancy Oakes, Chef-Owner, Boulevard; Gayle Pirie, Chef-Owner, Foreign Cinema, Judy Rodgers, Chef-Owner, Zuni Cafe; Joyce Goldstein, Consultant; Cookbook Author will talk about their stories about running a restaurant. $18 non-members.

July 1, 2008 - Tuesday

Hands Free Cell Phones! - Hang up!

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation
When: July 1, 2008 - Tuesday
10:30 a.m. to 12:30
Where: 4800 Third Street, San Francisco
What: Groundbreaking ceremony. New mixed-use, green development located across from the Bayview Opera House. Designed to transform Bayview's Town Center into a thriving cultural/retail destination.
Information: SFHDC 415-822-1022

*Chuck Hagel
When: July 1, 2008 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Hotel, Gold Room, San Francisco
What: Hear Senator Chuck Hagel talk about his book "America: Our Next Chapter".
World Affairs Council. Non-Member $60.

Blue Ribbon Panel
When: July 1, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Grace Cathedral, Wilsey Conference Center
What: Final Blue Ribbon Panel meeting (Save St. Luke's)

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Meeting - Proposition 13 Revisited
When: July 1, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street at Southern Heights.
What: Presentation by Robert Warwick and Peter Angelides from the Proposition 13 Reform Task Force about removing non-residential commercial property from Proposition 13's tax shelter, while leaving residential property alone. Q&A to follow.
Information: 648-6740

July 4, 2008 - Friday

Mark Leno - riding in two Fourth of July Parades
When: July 4, 2008 - Friday
Where: Novato 4th of July Parade - 10 a.m. Grant Avenue beginning at Reichert Ave and ending at 7th Street. Over 100 entries. Free:
Where: Corte Madera/Larkspur 4th of July Parade (couldn't find information)

Fourth of July - San Francisco
When: July 4, 2008 - Friday
1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Aquatic Park, Beach Street and Larkin Street
What: Celebration

July 5, 2008 - Saturday

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2008
When: July 5, 2008 - Saturday and July 6, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Fillmore Street, San Francisco

Bike Tours: Labor History
When: July 5, 2008 - Saturday
12 to 4 p.m.
What: Chris Carlsson conducts a informative tour through the dramatic saga of San Francisco's class wars, including the Big Strike of 1934. Benefit for Shaping San Francisco. Information and Reservations: 415-608.9035

July 8, 2008 - Tuesday

*Meeting on Clean Up of Parcel B
When: July 8, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Southeast Community Facility, Commission Building, Alex L. Pitcher, Jr. Room, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
What: Pubic meeting to discuss proposed plan for clean up of Parcel B in Hunters Point Shipyard.

July 10, 2008 - Thursday

Redevelopment Agency - Special Meeting
When: July 10, 2008 - Thursday
4 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco, Room 250
What: Special meeting dedicated to Western Addition A-2 Project Area ("WAA2") items. Meeting will include an historic overview of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency's history and a presentation by Agency and City and County of San Francisco department heads on how the Agency's functions will transition from Agency jurisdiction to City jurisdiction. In addition the presentation will highlight those programs and development projects that will remain under the Agency's jurisdiction such as: the Certificate of Preference Program enhancements; the development of the Muni Substation, and the Community Benefits Fund Grant Program.
Information: 415-749-2403

John Avalos - Reception
When: July 10, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Tita's Cafe, 701 Randolph Street (at Ralston Street)
What: Delores McGee invites you to a reception for John Avalos - candidate for Supervisor in District 11. (fabulous picture of the Avalos' family on invitation)
Information and RSVP 415-585-9859

When: July 10, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Legion of Honor
What: 50th Anniversary presentation of Vertigo. Meet Jeff Kraft and Aaron Leventhal, authors of "Footsteps in the Fog: Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco. Supper: The Legion Cafe will present a menu of mid-century modern classics and the "Carlotta-tini" cocktail. Period dress is encouraged. Film will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Information 415-750-7633. Tickers are available through

July 11, 2008 - Friday

New Iphone arrives!

*13th Silent Film Festival
July 11, 2008 through July 13th, 2008 - Friday through Saturday
Where: Castro Theatre.

July 12, 2008 - Saturday

* Victory Garden
When: July 12, 2008 - Saturday
9 a.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Slow Food Nation Victory Garden being installed.

*San Francisco General Strike Walk
When: July 12, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Harry Bridges Plaza - Front of Ferry Building
What: Walk with labor historian Louis Prisco. Walk and history talk will look at causes of the 1934 general strike and why it was successful. You will walk by the key historical sites in this important US labor struggle.

*For a Better America: The New Deal in Film
When: July 12, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: A mini film festival of historic shorts covering the Depression and the New Deal.

*San Francisco Landmark Tree Tours
When: July 12, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
Where: 1801 Bush Street, San Francisco
What: Transportation by bus to see some of the outstanding specimens. The trees that are highlighted have been granted special attention and tour will explain many aspects of life in the City and its storied history. Tour guide Mei Ling Hui and Mike Boss.
Information: Nancy Strahan

*The Rebuilding of the I-Hotel and the memory of Manilatown
When: July 12, 2008 - Saturday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: A booksigning and slide presentation by Estella Habal. Event will discuss the historical significance of the International Hotel movement and its role in the formation of a cultural identity for Filipino Americans.
Information: 415-557-4277

*F*ck Sports
When: July 12, 2008 - Saturday
9 p.m.
Where: Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary Street, San Francisco
What: Litquake 2008 fundraiser $10. Beth Lisick, Alan Black, Jack Bouhware, Bucky Sinister, Eddie Muller, Jennifer Sey. Music by Naked Lady Wrestlers.

July 13, 2008 - Sunday

Sunday Jazz & Son at Bollyhood
When: July 13, 2008 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Bollyhood Cafe, 3372 19th Street (between Mission and Capp Streets), San Francisco
What: Launching a weekly jazz and song at Bollywood. Featuring The Randy Craig Trio. Peter Tucker on drums, Steven Strauss on bass, Randy Craig at the piano. Vocals by Danielle Thys.
Introducing singer and recent Lowell HS graduate Maya Castleman. Delicious crepes, pastries, coffee and tea available for purchase. Event Admission: $2 donation at the door. A few more $ as you leave. Hosted by Marco Senghor. Produced by Michael Nolan. Muni Mission 14 or 49 takes you to 19th Street. 16th and 24th Street BART stations are nearby.

Labor Fest Reading
When: July 13, 2008 - Sunday
5 p.m.
Where: City Lights Book Store, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco, Ca.
What: Laborfest Writers Workshop will be reading from their own work and will give a short presentation on the WPA's Federal Writers' Project. They will read excerpts from the American Life Histories of the Folklore project. Hosted by Alice Rogoff with Margaret Cooley, Susan Ford, Keith Cooley, Phyllis Holliday, Jerry Path, M.C. Warrior and Tom Wayman. : 415-362-4921

July 14, 2008 - Monday

Presidio Trust Public Board of Directors Meeting
When: July 14, 2008 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco.
What: Offer comments on the draft of the Presidio Trust Management Plan Main Post Update Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.
Information: 415-561-5418

July 15, 2008 - Tuesday

*The New Deal Exhibition
When: July 15, 2008 - Tuesday
10 a.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, San Francisco - Sixth Floor
What: With San Francisco SEIU Local 1021 member librarians, Jason Baxter and Christina Moretta, Historical Photography Editor. This extensive exhibit shows the role of the New Deal for working people in San Francisco from the construction projects to the other work that was done during this period.

*The Social and Political History of Bernal Heights
When: July 15, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Red Hill Bookstore, 401 Cortland Ave., San Francisco
What: Presentation by Molly Martin and Terry Milne. Bernal Heights has a long tradition of labor and political activism starting from the 1907 carmen's strike. This presentation will look at this tradition and the working class personalities of the neighborhood.

The New Deal in the Sunset District
When: July 15, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: West Portal Public Library, 190 Lenox Way, San Francisco
What: Presentation by Gray Brechin. The Sunset has many monuments to the New Deal including libraries and sites in the Golden Gate Park. This unknown history will be revealed in this entertaining talk.

July 16, 2008 - Wednesday

Litquake + the Library Present "Historical Fiction at Mission Bay"
When: July 16, 2008 - Wednesday
6:30 to 7:30
Where: Mission Bay Branch, 960 4th Street (at Berry)
What: Readings from Nick Taylor, author of the Disagreement; Janis Cooke Newman, author of Mary; and Anita Amirezzvani, author of the Blood of Flowers.
Litquake and the San Francisco Library are committed to fostering interest in literature and bringing feisty and creative events to the local literary community.
Information: 415-557-4400

July 17, 2008 - Thursday

*Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy Summit and Awards
July 17, 2008 - Thursday
7:15 a.m.
Where: Hilton San Francisco, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: Honoring the Top 70 most generous Bay Area corporate philanthropists and unveil the rankings of companies who gave the most cash to Bay Area causes. Executive panel will share their views on balancing social responsibility with bottom line accountability, and explain how they make their giving decisions. Panelists are: Don Knauss, CEO, Clorox Company; John W. Thompson, Chairman and CEO, Symantec Corporation; Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez, CEO and President, Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin, and Robert Hanson, President, Levi Strauss Americas.
After the awards program there will be a breakout session:"A Strategic Approach to Skills-Based Volunteering". Moderators: John Power, Executive Director, The Volunteer Center; Colin Lacon, President, Northern California Grantmakers. Summit Panel: Gwyneth Borden, IBM Manager Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs; Juliana Deans; Deloitte NorPac Community Involvement; Joel Bashevkin, Executive Director West Coast, Taproot Foundation.
Source: San Francisco Business Times

*David Chiu
When: July 17, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
What: Happy Hour at Vesuvio. Host: Asian American Action Fund, Kiran Jain and Wendy Tran. To attend contact Fairuz Abdullah 415-683-7651

*Herb Gold
When: July 17, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: City Lights Book Store, 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
What: Herb Gold celebrates his new memoir "Still Alive: A Temporary Condition".

July 18, 2008 - Friday

BlogHer Conference
When: July 18, 2008 through July 20, 2008
Where: Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: BlogHer Conference

July 19, 2008 - Saturday

Danny Cassidy Benefit Fund
When: July 19, 2008 - Saturday
7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Harrington's Bar and Grill, 245 Front Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Danny Cassidy. Testimonial and fundraiser. Speakers, musicians, a raffle and door prizes. Raffle $20 per ticket First prize $1,000 cash; Second Prize $500 cash. Third Prize: Roundtrip plane ticket on Southwest Airlines. Fourth Prize: Dinner for four at Foley's and 2 nights at the Parc 55 Hotel.

*New Items


LaborFest 2008 Schedule:
Look at huge list of events all the way through to the end of the month. Great stuff - especially if you like history.

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