Thursday, June 19, 2008

Kuehl is Kool!/Harvey Milk Dinner

Huge rally for "single-payer health care" and against insurance companies outside Moscone Center during America's Health Insurance Plan Convention.
The rally featured State Senator Sheila Kuehl speaking on behalf of SB 840 and HR 676. Dennis Kelly and Supervisor Tom Ammiano also spoke.
This was a very exuberant crowd (it was so hot!). People driving by were honking in approval (including a fireman in a fire truck on a way to a fire!). or phone number 415-695-7891

Wednesday night was the 30th Anniversary Harvey Milk LGBT dinner . Big, overflowing crowd which included Milk director Gus Van Sant , Sean Penn and the writer of the movie - Lance Black. Harry Britt (who does not usually speak in public anymore) spoke about the memories of Harvey Milk as did Gwenn Craig.
The Club honored Supervisor Tom Ammiano "Mr. Ammiano Goes to Sacramento" - enormous applause. The Club also honored City Attorney Dennis Herrera. There was huge applause for State Senator Carole Migden - I was glad she was there to hear the applause.
The best part of the evening was when Catherine Cusic brought up everyone in the audience who had worked for Harvey Milk . The people I recognized were Harry Britt, Gwenn Craig, Cleve Jones, Wayne Friday, Roma Guy, Denise McCarthy, Tom Ammiano, Maggie Rubenstein, Dana Van Gorder, Bob Dockendorf, Tim Wolford, Anne Kronenberg and Stafford Buckley.
Holly Near sang to the Harvey Milk film footage.
The Harvey Milk Democratic Club should be thanked for putting on this anniversary dinner. Over the years this Club has done an excellent job of preserving the history of the Gay, Lesbian and political community- inspiring new people just moving to San Francisco.
If you go to you will see fabulous picture of the dinner taken by Luke Thomas.

Harvey Milk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club -

June 20, 2008 - Friday

Support the Letter Carriers at an Informational Picket
June 20, 2008 - Friday
4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Pacific Carrier Annex - 1199 Ortega @ 19th Street, San Francisco
What: Join NALC 214 for an information picket line to protest management's abuse and harrassment of postal employees.

*Claudine Cheng
When: June 20, 2008 - Friday
5:30 to 7:30
Where: Le Creme Nail Spa, 205 Jackson Street, San Francisco (between Battery and Front)
What: Fundraiser for candidate Claudine Cheng for Supervisor in District Three. Hosted by Shelley Bradford Bell, Susan Horsfall, Fred Naranjo, Laura Rose, Patty Jo Rutland and Andrea Shorter. Suggested contributions: $110./$250. RSVP Heide Machen at 626-1140

Off the Hook
When: June 20, 2008 - Friday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 282, San Francisco
San Francisco Supervisor Mirkarimi's Friday Art Party. Intersection of art, design and skateboard culture. Exhibit by the San Francisco Skate Club.
Information about exhibit:

Ring in Summer!
When: June 20, 2008 - Friday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where 8th Street and Howard
What: Get Free bike bell to ring in the Summer when you roll on by the SFBC Streetside Outreach Team. (SFMTA donated 800 bells!)

Opera at AT&T Park
When: June 20, 2008 - Friday
8 p.m.
Where: AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
What: Free Simulcast of SF Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor at AT&T Park. Free. Advanced registration ticket holders will be allowed to enter AT&T Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. through Lefty O'Doul Gate. When you register for your free simulcast tickets and early entry to AT&T park. Bring blankets to sit on field, no lawn or beach chairs

June 21, 2008 - Saturday

The Big One 2008 - Community Building
June 21, 2008 and June 22, 2008 - Saturday and Sunday
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
What: Two-day community building event, the first annual gathering. Develop new relationships through dialogue, committed engagement, and trust. Develop sustainability, awareness and action, civic engagement, and localization of culture, economy, and decision-making. Promote respects for all life and the planet that sustains us. Free
Partners: Architects,Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility, Ecology Center of San Francisco, Global Exchange, Peace Every Day, Permaculture Guild, San Francisco Dept. of Environment, Urban Alliance for Sustainability, World Savvy, Wiser Earth,, People's Grocery

* Former Congressman Pete McCloskey
When: June 21, 2008 - Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Where: Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant., Pacifica, Ca.
What: Congressman McCloskey who ran for president in 1972 and has family connections to Pacifica's famous castle on the hill will speak at the Pacifica Democrats breakfast. He will talk about how political campaigning has changed since the 1960's. $12. full breakfast, continental breakfast $6, coffee-only $3.
Pacifica Democrats is San Mateo County's oldest political club. In was formed in 1949. Information: Jim Heldberg

Bicycle Music Festival
June 21, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. on
What: Second Annual Bicycle Music Festival. All, day and into the night. Public venues all over the city.

58th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Celebration
When: June 21, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Plaza - San Francisco

Democratic Women in Action:
When: June 21, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Home of Jane Morrison, 44 Woodland Avenue, S.F.
What: Discussion on lobbying techniques.

John Avalos for Supervisor
When: June 21, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Excelsior Playground at Russia and Madrid
What: Come celebrate John Avalos' campaign kick off for Supervisor in District 11. Why? To make a better District 11. Food, activities. John Avalos assisted in the design of the Excelsior Playground and Library and the Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center. John Avalos wants quality education, good jobs, health care, safe streets, public transportation, small business support, immigrant support and affordable housing.
Information: 415-584-8584 blog:
Source: John Avalos invitation

*Supervisor Carmen Chu
When: June 21 - Saturday
Where: Green Earth Cafe, 1722 Taraval (between 27th and 28th Avenue) San Francisco.
What: Discussion about the campaign before hitting the streets to talk to voters in District 4.
Carmen Chu is running a campaign based on building community, by working together, we can tackle our toughest problems and create a better place to live. Prior to this meeting there is a Sunset Boulevard Clean up from 10 a.m. to Noon at Noriega and 37th (NW corner). The effort is to improve the walking paths along Sunset Boulevard.
Source and new website:

Ghirardelli Square
When: June 21 and June 22 - Saturday and Sunday
Noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Ghirardelli Square
What: Savour the Square. Celebrate the reopening of Ghirardelli Square, Entertainment, wine tasting, chocolate, cupcakes and shopping.

2008 San Francisco Free Folk Festival
When: June 21 and June 22 - Saturday and Sunday
Noon to 10 p.m.
Where: City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco
What: 32nd Annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival. You can learn to Lindy Hop, hear a griot singer, take a bagpipe workshop. 10 stages

Crocker Amazon Playground
When: June 21, 2008 - Saturday
2 to 4 p.m.
What: Celebrate the completion of the Crocker Amazon Playground Mosaic Tile Bench Project. At the Big Purple Playground @ Geneva Avenue and Moscow. Dedication, food, treats and fund. Information 415-585-8005 or

Free Hugs!
When: June 21, 2008 - Saturday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Union Square
What: Meet next to giant heart. Hugs will be given out. Hosted by San Francisco Shenanigan.

*Hawaiian Sunset Barbeque
When: June 21, 208 - Saturday
3 to 6 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue, San Francisco
What: The Richmond District Neighborhood Center is inviting you to a free Hawaiian Sunset bbq. Adults night out! Enjoy food, drinks, music, raffles and entertainment provided by The Richmond Village Beacon. BBQ demonstration, dancing and Shintaido.
Information: call Beacon at 415-750-8554
Source: new blog:

June 23, 2008 - Monday

Tim Gaskin and Donna Sachet: OUT Spoken!
When: June 23, 2008 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Gaskin and Sachet will share their unique perspective on the LGBT community in San Francisco. Non-members $15
Information: 415-597-6700

June 24, 2008 - Tuesday

- City's Landmarks
When: June 24, 2008 - Tuesday
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
What: Jack Gold, executive director of San Francisco Architectural Heritage will discuss the role of historic preservation in a rapidly changing city. $5. non-members

Robert Scheer
When: June 24, 2008 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: Veteran journalist Scheer discusses his belief that undue focus on military ambitions has weakened America. $18. non-members

New Leaders Council Reception
When: June 24, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Google San Francisco, 345 Spear Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco
What: Join New Leaders Council for its Third Year Anniversary Reception. Welcoming Mark Walsh, New Leaders Council Chairman and founding CEO of Air America plus Assemblymember Fiona Ma, Former Clinton White House Dept. Chief of Staff Maria Echaveste. Pre-registration tickets are $40. Food and drink will be provided. Purchase tickets
Source: San Francisco for Democracy

Jennifer Sey
When: June 24, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Jennifer Sey 1986 National Gymnastic Champion discusses her book "Chalked Up Inside Elite Gymnastics' Merciless Coaching, Overzealous, Parents, Eating Disorders, and Elusive Olympic Dreams".
Information: 415-863-8688

June 25, 2008 - Wednesday

Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
When: June 25, 2008 - Wednesday
11:30 a.m. to 12:30
Where: 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce interview with Supervisor Sophia Maxwell. Soup is provided by SF Soup Company
Information and RSVP:

Jim Hormel
When: June 25, 2008 - Wednesday
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Jim Hormel: Now and Then. Conversation with the first openly gay ambassador.
$15. non-members

SPUR - Film Industry in San Francisco
When: June 25, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Sundance Kabuki, 1881 Post Street at Fillmore
What: Discussion about the film industry in San Francisco. Film indepth look at what draws and, in some cases repels, filmmakers from using San Francisco as their backdrop and its impact on the film. $20 non-members
Information and RSVP or call 415-781-8726 ext 120

* Safer Communities and San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
When: June 25, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco.
What: Joint meeting between Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center and the Police Commission.

*Robert Scheer and Daniel Ellsberg
When: June 25, 2008 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
What: Robert Scheer talks with Daniel Ellsberg about his book "The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America". $5. tickets At Cody's or free with the purchase of the new book.

June 26, 2008 - Thursday

SPUR - Better Streets Plan
June 26, 2008 - Thursday
Where: SPUR, 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, S.F.
What: Discussion with Adam Varat and Cristina Olea, Kris Opbroek about the Better Streets Plan. $5. non-members

David Chiu
When: June 26, 2008 - Thursdays
5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Tony Nik's Cafe, 1534 Stockton Street, San Francisco
What: Reception honoring David Chiu candidate for Supervisor in District Three. Hosts: District Attorney Kamala Harris, Public Defender Jeff Adachi , Braden Woods, Brian Bringardner, Eric Fleming, Harry Dorfman, Jackson Gee, James Thompson, Jane Yim, Jeffrey Ross, JenniferYasumoto, Linda Allen, Marshall Khine, Michael Swart, Michon Martin, Paul Henderson, Russ Giuntini, Sharon Bacon, Sharon Reardon, Sharon Woo, Tony Hernandez, Van Ly, Victor Hwang, Wade Chow, Armando Miranda, Daro Inouye and Kathy Asada.
RSVP by emailing:

Plan C Fundraiser
When: June 26, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Transamerica Pyramid Penthouse, 48th Floor
What: Plan C Fundraiser. This year's speakers will be Sue Lee, candidate for supervisor in District 1 and Ahsha Safai, candidate for supervisor in District 11. Come hear them outline their ideas for the City. $50 members, $75 for non-members. As one of the largest moderate groups in San Francisco, Plan C's number one goal in 2008 is to help quality of life moderates win as many of these seats as possible. Sponsored generously by Seligman Western Enterprises Hosts: PG&E, Shorenstein Properties, San Francisco Realtors Association, Zachs Utrecht, Michael Sullivan and Paul Loeffler, Karen and David Crommie, Dona Crowder, Bruce Davis and Robb Murray, Robert Gain and Gene Ogden, Michael Kossman, Sarosh Kumana, Mark McCormick, Bill Wilkinson and Tom Given, GGRA, Co-Hosts: Building Owners and Residents Association (BOMA), Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Gibson and Harris, Paragon Realty Group, SF Realtors Association, Sirkin Paul Associates, Zephyr Realty, Steve Adams, Rhadhi Ahern, Alvin Baum, Chris Boyd, Randy Brasche, Pam Brewster, Paul Byrne, Mark Calvano, Julian Chang, Rich Chicotel, Evette and Alexander Davis, Michael Denny, George Dias, Richard Gross, Tim Gullicksen, Steven Helfand, Clifford Hopkins, Mark Kelleher and Hon. Jose Cisneros, Neil Koris, John McAllilster, Mark Mayland, Trent Norris and Jack Calhoun, Tom Perrault and Sal Giambanco, Richard Poley, Linda Richardson, Jim Rudoff, Tamsin Smith, Ryan Steele, Andrew Sullivan, Scott Weiner
2008 Event Committee: Steve Adams, Melissa White, Gordon Friedman, Mark Kelleher, Jordanna Thigpen, Mike Sullivan, Mark Mayland, Bob Gain and Baha Hariri
Source: Plan C Invitation

*ACLU - Northern California
When: June 26, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: ACLU of Northern California, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco
What: Reasons We Are Proud: LGBT Rights in California.
Information: volunteers 415-621-2493 ex 372

San Francisco Labor Council COPE Reception Honoring SEIU 24/7 and Board of Supervisor President Aaron Peskin
When: June 26, 2008 Thursday
6 p.m. Program at 7 p.m.
Where: AT&T Park, 1 Willie Mayes Plaza, San Francisco.
What: Annual COPE Reception $175. each.
Information: 415-440-4809 Amber Parrish

*Friends of Dolores Park Playground
When: June 26, 2008 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park Church, 455 Dolores Street, San Francisco
What: Second community meeting of the Dolores Park Playground Renovation Project. Three separate Design Concepts will be presented, reviewed and discussed.

*Steve Ngo
When: June 26, 2008 - Thursday
7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Apartment 24, 440 Broadway, North Beach
What: Campaign Love Summer Edition. Steve Ngo for San Francisco Community College Board Fundraiser. DJ Vin Rock, DJ Herb Diggs and DJ A-Ron spinning old school hip hop and R&B $20 advance tickets $25 at the door.. Free for City College students with I.D. Hosted by Adam Borelli, Matt Haney, Genevieve Jopanda, Nate Mezmer, Keesa Ocampo, Rich Pio Roda, Brian Wang, Benjamin Ng, Andy Wong, Alaric Degrafinried, Amanda Cropper, Chris Fadeff, Daisy Hung, Elias Portales, Eric Casher, Hilary Sledge, Jason Wong, Sara Kim, Teddy Miller, Stephen Dodson, Tina Lee, Betty Magome and Nealan Afsari.
Pay on line at

David Sedaris
When: June 26, 2008 Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Books, Inc., 601 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: David Sedaris will discuss is new book "When You Are Engulfed In Flames".
Information: 415-776-1111

Richmond District Democratic Club
When: June 26, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza
What: Monthly meeting. "Spring Training for Fall Election 2008". Democratic Precinct Captain Program. Emily Lowe of the SFDCCC will have a technical discussion and kick-off of the Democratic Precinct Captain Program.
Information: Richard Hansen 752-9412

When: June 26, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Church Basement, 7 Octavia (at Waller), San Francisco
What: General Meeting. Topic: Hayes Valley Playground Redesign. French American School proposal.

June 27, 2008 - Friday

Eric Mar
When: June 27, 2008 - Friday
5:30 to 8:30
Where: Jane Morrison home, 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser/dinner for Eric Mar, candidate for Supervisor in District One. Co-Hosts: Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Assemblyman-to-be Tom Ammiano, Former Mayor Art Agnos, Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Esther Marks, Dick Grosboll, Michael Bornstein, Jennifer Clary, Richard and Shirley Hansen, Hene and Dennis Kelly and Paul Melbostad.
Eric Mar is member of the San Francisco School Board, Ethnics Studies teacher at San Francisco State University. Former SEIU Local 790 Shop Stewart and past member of State Bar of California's Human Rights Committee. Eric Mar goal is to ensure the community remains healthy, safe, affordable and vibrant with opportunities for everyone to live, work and thrive.
Eric's campaign for Supervisor is endorsed by SF Labor Council, United Educators of SF, California Nurses Assn. Donor's Choice: $35, $50., $75. Friend $100, Sponsor $250, Patron
To reserve, send check to "Eric Mar for Supervisor" to Jane Morrison, 44 Woodland Ave. San Francisco, Ca. 94117
Information: 415-564-1482
Source: Invitation from Jane Morrison

District 3 Supervisor Candidate Meet and Greet.
When: June 27, 2008 - Tuesday
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Meet and Greet District 3 Supervisor Candidates. Hosted by Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center

June 28, 2008 - Wednesday

State of Black San Francisco
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
9 am. to noon
Where: West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore Street at Eddy, San Francisco. Forum presented by the Osiris Coalition and will feature speaker Clarence B. Jones, former personal advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rolph Park
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Potrero & Army Street
What: Reopening of Rolph Park
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

*Eric Mar
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Argonne Elementary School, 680 18th Avenue (at Cabrillo) Richmond District, San Francisco
What: Campaign kick-off celebration for Eric Mar. Food, entertainment, children's activities
Information: 415-505-2961
Source: Left in SF

*Surge and Merge for Obama
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: El Valenciano Lounge/Club/Grill, 1153 Valencia (between 22nd and 23rd Street).
What: Time to learn how the California Obama campaign is taking shape and time to plan how you can do your part. Obama campaign volunteers will be hosting a thousand Unity Parties like this from coast-to-coast the same day for thousands of Hillary, Edwards, Richardson, Kucinich, Biden, Dodd and Gravel volunteers and supporters. Come be a part of this history-in-the making. This is hosted by Democracy Action member and Veterans Liaison Steve Noetzel, a leader in Veterans for Obama and 2004's Veterans for Kerry.

All About Eve
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
8 p.m.
Where: Union Square
What: Watch famous movie with Betty Davis on giant outdoor screen.

June 29, 2008 - Sunday

*Alice Pride Breakfast
When: June 29, 2008 - Sunday
Where: Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
What: Alice Pride Breakfast. Door open at 7:45 a.m. Breakfast and Program begins at 8:15 a.m.
Information and ticket information:

Gay Pride Parade
June 29, 2008 - Sunday
Where: San Francisco
What: United by Pride Bound for Equality. Community Grand Marshal - Stuart Milk - nephew of the late Harvey Milk. Celebrity Grand marshals - Cyndi Lauper and Charo!

When: June 29, 20008 - Sunday
8 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Come see Charo! (think Ed Sullivan). $50 up Information:

*New Items


David James Villa-Lobos anounced his bid for Board of Supervisors in District Six (November 2010 election!).
Information: David James Villa-Lobos, Director

Supervisor Tom Ammiano has endorsed Rachel Norton for San Francisco Board of Education

All items subject to change. Best to check before attending

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