Friday, June 27, 2008

Meet and Greet - District Three

Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center held "Meet & Greet" in their Gym Friday afternoon to meet the candidates for Supervisor in District Three.

Big turnout of neighbors - it was obvious that the neighbors were there to listen to all the candidates and figure out who they were going to vote for (eleven candidates!).

The candidates are articulate, interested in their community and need people's vote. Crime was the number one issue along with small business help on Columbus Avenue, quality of life issues and affordable housing.

The candidates that spoke were Joseph Alioto Jr., Harold Brown, Sal Busalacchi, Claudine Cheng, David Chiu, Bobby Coleman, Mike DeNunzio, Tony Gantner, Lynn Jefferson, Denise McCarthy and Wilma Pang.

One of the candidates, Denise McCarthy, was Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center's Executive Director for 25 years.

Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94133 415-421-6443
2007-2008 Board of Directors:
Millicent D. Bogert, President; Gail Switzer, Vice President; Victoria L. Carlin, Treasurer; Pamela Duffy, Secretary. Jack Bair, Asim Bhansali, Bruce Carlton, Ted Dienstfrey, Dale Fehringer, Nestor L. Fernandez II, Dan Giraudo, Denis Henmi, Anthony C. Lincoln, Katherine Munter, Rona Michele Spiegel and Brian Wilsey.

Note: Walking back from the event next door to the closed down Washington Bar and Grill I saw the closed up Pagoda Theatre. I noticed twenty-four (24!) Lynn Jefferson for Supervisor campaign signs glued to the side of the building. I am sure that Lynn Jefferson does not know about these signs being up all at one spot - just take them down. It looks tacky and should not be a part of this corner or North Beach . There is already a sign up on the building that says " enough with the plywood".

June 28, 2008 - Saturday

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.

*Chris Jackson
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
9 a.m. to noon
Where: West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Chris Jackson, candidate for Community College will speak at above forum State of Black San Francisco. Chris will speak about the importance of increasing access to education and the role it serves as a path to economic development career opportunities in the African American community.

Carmen Chu - West Sunset Playground Clean-up
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
9 a.m. to Noon
Where: West Sunset Playground, 39th Avenue and Ortega Street, San Francisco
What: Join Supervisor Chu and the community in improving and cleaning up the West Sunset Playground. Friends of West Sunset Playground, the Neighborhood Parks Council and Recreation and Parks Department are involved in this effort.
Information: 415-554-7460 or email

Friends of the Pink Triangle
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: Twin Peaks
What: Installation of the pink triangle at Twin Peaks. Mayor Gavin Newsom, State Senator Carole Migden, City Treasurer Jose Cisneros will be attending. Along with Iranian gay activist Arsham Parsi, Assemblyman Mark Leno and Supervisors Tom Ammiano and Bevan Dufty.
Source: BAR

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

Hayes Valley Playground Planning Meeting
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Hayes Valley Playground Clubhouse (Hayes and Buchanan)
What: The Recreation and Park Department in partnership with the Trust for Public Land invite you to a community meeting to discuss the renovation of Hayes Valley Playground.
Information: Daniel La Forte 415-831-2742

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. Speakers will include Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, Conny Ford, Vice President San Francisco Labor Council, Susan Solomon, Teacher and Representative of United Educators of San Francisco and Jane Morrison. Food, entertainment, children's activities
Information: contact Gordon Mar at 415-505-2961
Source: Left in SF

Perez Hilton @Hot Topic
When: June 26, 2008 - Saturday
2 p.m.
Where: Westfield San Francisco, 865 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Meet Perez Hilton @Hot Topic. Free

Inaugural Cat Hill Tea Dance at Cathedral Hill Hotel
When: June 26, 2008 - Saturday
3 to 8 p.m.
Where: Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco
What: Benefit for Glide's HIV/AIDS and Health Services. Honorary Chairwoman Donna Sachet, DJ David Harness from the Endup's Super Soul Sundayz, Extra Action Marching Band, The Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. $25. in advance, $30 at door.
Information: www. glide .org/price

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.

Obama Unity Day
When: June 28, 2008 - Saturday
7 p.m.
Where: War Memorial Veterans' Building, 401 Van Ness - Room 223, San Francisco
What: The Obama Unity Day Committee cordially invites you to a networking mixer to discuss strategies to assure Obama's victory in the 2008 Presidential Election. A Change is Coming.
Invited guest: District Attorney Kamala Harris. A Video by Barack Obama will be shown. Food and drink will be served. Music and Dancing after the Obama presentation. Dr. James M. Calloway ; Obama Unity Day Committee, Chair
RSVP: 415-240-6086

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!

*Chris Jackson
When: June 29, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency, San Francisco - 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
What: Chris Jackson, candidate for Community College Board will be marking in the Pride parade. Meet in front of the Hyatt Regency at 10 a.m.

Milk Club and Assemblyman-to-be Tom Ammiano will be marching together in Pride Parade.

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:

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 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.

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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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