Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Board of Supes -Mary O'Riordan/John Avalos

I went to the Board of Supervisors meeting yesterday because Mary O'Riordan was being honored in her retirement for her 30 years of service at the San Francisco Fire Department. Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier read the proclamation. Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White was there to make some kind remarks. Many of you might know Mary because of her activities in the Democratic Women's Forum and the Irish American Democratic Club.

John Avalos was also introduced has it was his last day at City Hall as aide to Supervisor Chris Daly. John Avalos has been an aide for four years. That is a long time! Maybe that is why is running for Supervisor in District Eleven- he knows the job.

July 9, 2008 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
July 9, 2008 -Wednesday
1 p.m.
Where: Legislative Chamber, City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Budget Hearings :
Item on the agenda that caught my attention
Transferring $5 million from the Election Campaign Fund to the General Fund - Mayor

Rules Committee
When: July 9, 2008 - Wednesday
1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Hearing to discuss Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi's charter amendment authorizing the city to buy the PG&E electric distribution systems.

Japantown Better Neighborhood Plan Community Meeting
When: July 9, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
What: Meeting is a general update on the status of the planning process. Update on the plan schedule - an in-depth presentation on the historic resource survey and preservation strategies - will have an update on renovation of Miyako and Kintetsu Malls.
Information: japantown.sfplanning.org

July 10, 2008 - Thursday

*North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation
July 10, 2008 - Thursday
Where: 198 McAllister, Classroom 7, San Francisco
What: Annual Board Meeting and Election. You will need picture identification in oder to get into 198 McAllister. Please send email to ezamora@sbcglobal.net that you are attending.
Information: Elaine Zamora ezamora@sbcglobal.net

Eric Mar
July 10, 2008 - Thursday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, 401 Clement Street (at Fifth Avenue)
What: Coffee with Eric. Come enjoy beverage/treat of choice and sit down to chat with Eric about your questions, concerns and suggestions for the Richmond District and San Francisco.
Information: 415-505-2561

Rules Committee:

When: July 10, 2008 - Thursday
10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Items that caught my attention:
Funding for the deployment of the United States Armed Forces in Iraq - Daly, Mirkarimi, McGoldrick, Ammiano
Installation of PG&E "Smart Meters" in San Francisco - Peskin, Dufty, Ammiano, McGoldrick, Mirkarimi
Community Justice Center - Mayor
Information: sfgov.org

San Francisco Planning Commission Meeting
When: July 10, 2008 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: Commission Chamber, Room 400, San Francisco.
What: Special Meeting. Review proposed ordinance to create an Eastern Neighborhoods Community Stabilization Fund. This is to rezone formerly industrial lands in the East SoMa, Mission, Central Waterfront and Potrero Hill Neighborhoods.
Commissioners: Christina Olague- President ; Ron Miguel - Vice President; Michael Antonini; Gwyneth Borden, William Lee and Kathrin Moore
Information: sfgov.org

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

Approval of Chinatown/North Beach Campus Final Design
When: July 10, 2008 - Thursday
5 p.m.
Where: City College of San Francisco, 33 Gough Street, San Francisco - auditorium
What: Approval of Chinatown/North Beach Campus.
Lawerence Wong, President; Natalie Berg, Vice President; Anita Grier, Milton Marks III, Julio Ramos, John Rizzo, Rodel Rodis, Diana Munoz-Villanueva, Student Trustee.
Information: www.ccsf.edu

Transbay CAC Meeting
When: July 10, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, S.F.
What: General meeting. Election of new chair. Discussion of infrastructure needs for Transit Center District Plan. Review and discussion of request for proposals for Block 8. Update on other Transbay Redevelopment Project Area developments: Block 11 RFP, Transit Center District Plan, Folsom Off-Ramp Redesign, downtown CBD
Information: 415-597-4620
Source: www.rinconhillsf.org

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

Lynn Jefferson
When: July 10, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Naylor and Chu Architects, 1515 Vallejo, San Francisco
What: Join Assemblywoman Fiona Ma at Fundraiser for Lynn Jefferson candidate for Supervisor in District Three.
Information: infoelectlynnjefferson.com

Ocean Beach Vision Council Town Hall Meeting
When: July 10, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Zoo in the Osher Great Hall in the Lurie Education Center
What: Town hall meeting discuss beach-related issues, SF Zoo, 48th Avenue and Sloat Blvd. Restrooms, planter boxes, repair of the seawall and artistic fire pits. Ocean Beach Vision Council (OBVC). Meeting to discuss the goals of the OBVC.
Members of the council consist of Supervisor Carmen Chu, Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Golden Gate National Recreation Area Superintendent Brian O'Neill, Jared Blumenfeld of the Dept. of the Environment, Scott Preston of the EDAW, Clark Manus of Heller Manus Architects, Jean Rogers of ARUP, Lara Truppelli, Chair of the OBVC, and Gabriel Metcalf of SPUR.
Information: Cassandra Costello cassandra.costello@sfgov.org

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 www.museumtix.com

HANC - Importance of the November Election
When: July 10, 2008 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Park Branch Library, Community Room, 1833 Page, San Francisco
What: Importance of the November Election. HANC Board member Calvin Welch will present the June election results in the Haight-Ashbury and then moderate a panel of local experts on the election.
Information: www.hanc-sf.org

July 11, 2008 - Friday

New Iphone arrives!

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
When: July 11, 2008 - Friday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center, 3925 Noriega Street (at 46th Avenue), S.F.
What: Join the Office of Assemblywoman Fiona Ma for Summer Mobile District Office Hours. Come meet with District Staff to discuss pertinent issues affecting you and your community.
Information: www.snbc.org

Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District and City Planning Department's Fisherman's Wharf Public Realm Plan Workshop
When: July 11, 2008 - Friday
1 to 4 p.m.
Where: 555 North Point Street, San Francisco
What: Planning process for the Wharf. Business owners and merchants want to recreate this neighborhood, and turn it into something that residents of SF will be proud of. New street design that is centered on pedestrians and bicyclists. Come hear design proposals.
Information: portwebmaser@sfport.com

13th Silent Film Festival
July 11, 2008 through July 13th, 2008 - Friday through Saturday
Where: Castro Theatre.
Information: www.silentfilm.org

* San Francisco League of Young Voters - Powervote Campaign Launch BBQ -
When: July 11, 2008 - Friday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Piratecat 87.9 FM Radion Station, 2781 21st Street, San Francisco
What: Piratecat Radio will be hosting the launch of campaign for sustainable energy and a green economy called POWERVOTE. Trying to gather as many signatures as possible to build a base of support for our movement.
Information: theleague.com

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.
Information: info@slowfoodnation.org

Supervisor Carmen Chu
When: July 12, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: ABC Bakery Cafe, 2500 Noriega Street (between 32nd Ave. and 33rd Ave.)
What: Campaign event.
Information: carmenchu2008.com

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.

Inner Sunset History Walk
When: July 12, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Arguello and Hugo Street, San Francisco
What: Join WNP boarad member Lorri Ungaretti on a City Guide tour of the Inner Sunset. Free- donations accepted.
Information: San Francisco City Guides lorri@outsidelands.org

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 nancy@fuf.net

Diane di Prima
When: July 12, 2008 - Saturday
4 p.m.
Where: Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery Street at Diamond Street in Glenn Park
What: Beat poet Diane di Prima reads unpublished outtakes from her memoir "Recollections of My Life as a Woman: The New York Years".
Information: Eric Whittington 415-586-3733

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 book signing 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: www.sfpl.org 415-557-4277

Fundraising party for BrasilCuba-SF Carnaval Contingent
When: July 12, 2008 - Saturday
6 to 11 p.m.
Where: 1071 Page Street between Divisadero and Broderick, San Francisco
What: Steering Committee of the BrasilCuba-SF Carnaval Contingent present a fundraising party and video documentary premiere. Donor option of $25-$50-$100. $150 and above. A donation of $75 or more wins you a copy of the "BrasilCuba-SF"DVD . Food and beverage provided. Dancing encouraged. Impromptu performances probable. Video showing at 7:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. RSVP mikeyno@earthlink or 415-282-9043

Women Roller Derby
When: July 12, 2008
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Where: Cowell Theatre, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan Street, San Francisco
What: Bay Area Derby Girls (B.A.D.) - first local all-women flat-track roller derby league will host their first bout ever in San Francisco at Fort Mason Center at Herbst Pavilion. Event is 21+ with ID for entry . Tickets $17.
Information: www.bayareaderbygirls.com

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

*New Farmers Market
July 13, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Grove and Divisadero. Hosted by Pacific Coast Farmer's Market. Sponsored by North of Panhandle and Alamo Square Neighborhood Associations.
Information: www.nopnawiki.org

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.
Information: mikeyno@earthlink.net

Franklin Square Block Party
When: July 13, 2008 - Sunday
Noon to 6 p.m.
Where: 15th Street between Bryant and Florida
What: Sports Basement has selected Friends of Franklin Square to be the beneficiary of the first annual block party charity event. Sports Basement is having barbecue and a beer garden with entertainment for all ages. Bouncy tent and face painting for kids, local bands. There will be a raffle with prizes from a dozen local businesses.
Information: www.sfnpc.org

Pie Social Fundraiser
When: July 13, 2008 - Sunday
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Pie Social. Fundraiser for Equality CA. Colleen Hubbard and David Pistrang invite you to come have some pie and ask yourself about the art and politics of pie. Suggested donation: $20-$50 to benefit Equality California.

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 www.citylights.com

July 14, 2008 - Monday

San Francisco Entertainment Commission -
July Seminar
When: July 14, 2008 - Monday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Pyramind Production and Training, 832 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Seminar "What's Sexy for Your Money"? Brainstorming, innovation and Greening Your Business. Guest Speaker: Mike Zuckerman - Sustainability Director, Shell Thomas of Cane Bar Consultants, Gi Paoletti of Gi Paoletti Design Lab. Audrey Joseph of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission will moderate.
Information: Audrey Joseph, audreyjoseph@comcast.net

*Susan Leal
When: July 14, 2008 - Monday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center on Market at Octavia.
What: Alice B. Toklas Democratic LGBT Club meeting with Susan Leal, former San Francisco Supervisor, Treasurer, and General Manager of the PUC.
Information: www.alicebtoklas.org

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. Meeting includes discussion of Contemporary Art Museum.
Information: www.presidio.gov/calendar 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.
Information: www.laborfest.net/2008schedule.htm

Donna Brazile
When: July 15, 2008 - Tuesday
Noon to 1:30
Where: Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for "Obama Victory Fund" with Donna Brazile. $150 Donation
Information: barackobama.com/page/contribute/BrazileJuly 15

SPUR - SF Park - Unveiling the SFMTA's smart parking program
When: July 15, 2008 - Tuesday
12:30 to 1:30
Where: 312 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What: Hear Sonali Bose, the SFMTA's Chief Financial Officer and Jay Primus, SFpark manager about the rollout of SF Park and SFMTA's new approach to parking management that considers the off-street and on-street parking supply as part of a coherent whole. SF park will pilot test new parking management approaches enabled by new technology and real-time information to make it easier to find and pay for parking. How will it work? When will it be operational? How does this support the SFMTA's larger mission of managing our transportation system?
$5 non-members
Information: info@spur.com www.spur.com

Green Apple Books Presents Will Durst at Tosca Cafe
When: July 15, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
What: Green Apple presents Will Durst as he reads from his book "The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing".
Information: www.willdurst.com
Source: www.yelp.com

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.
Information: www.laborfest.net/2008schedule.htm

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.
Information: www.laborfest.net

July 16, 2008 - Wednesday

2008 Housing Hero Award Luncheon
July 16, 2008 - Wednesday
Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: One Montgomery Street Rooftop Garden, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Housing Action Coalition Hero Award Luncheon honoring David Baker and Daniel Solomon. $40 General Public.
Information: www.sfhac.org

Supes for Lunch - Jake McGoldrick
July 16, 2008 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 235 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
What: Have lunch with Supervisor Jake McGoldrick.
Information and rsvp: www.sfchamber.com

Dust Control and Transportation Plan Workshop - Hunters Point Shipyard
When: July 16, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: 4634 Third Street at Newcomb, San Francisco
What: Community Window on the Shipyard. Construction on Hunters Point Shipyard Parcel A is entering a new phase. Lennar is proposing to change the way asbestos and dust is monitored. Hear their presentation and provide your input. The Bayview Transportation Improvement Environmental Impact Report is due for release. Learn how you can participate. Dinner provided. Sponsored by the Mayor's Hunters Point Shipyard Citizens Advisory Committee in cooperation with The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
Information: 415-643-1190. The Community Window is a project of Arc Ecology.

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

Sister of Perpetual Indulgence USO Bingo!
When: July 16, 2008 Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Green Room, War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. at McAllister
What: Play bingo and meet special guest Miss Ethel Merman. $30. Proceeds benefit Fort Miley Veterans. This gives you two games cards. Tom Shaw performing in the Vets Canteen . Cocktails early at 6 p.m. at Vets Lounge in Room 202 next to the Green Room sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Post 448.
Information: SistersBingo.com 800-838-3006

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

*Select Committee of the Board of Supervisors and Board of Education
When: July 17, 2008 - Thursday
3:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, Room 263
What: Meeting between School Board (Eric Mar, Jane Kim and Hydra Mendoza) and the Board of Supervisors Bevan Dufty, Ross Mirkarimi and Michela Alioto-Pier. The purpose of this meeting is to coordinate policy making between city government and the School District.
Source: www.ericmar.com

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 houseparty@votedavidchiu.org

Chris Jackson for Community College Board
When: July 17, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street at Octavia, San Francisco
What: Official Campaign Kick-Off. Speakers include Eric Mar, Connie Ford, Vice President, San Francisco Labor Council, Josh Nielson and Jameel Patterson. Co-Sponsors: Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Jeff Adachi, Johnnie Carter, Kim Shree-Maufas, Jane Kim, Julius Turman, Susan Christian, Doris Ward, Kenneth Monteiro, David Ho, Eddy Zheng, Warren Mar, London Breed, Lisa Williams, Andrea Shorter, Connie Ford, Luke Klipp, Adam Borelli, Roger Scott, Kovak Williamson and Caroline Rodman
Information: www.chrisjackson

Hayes Valley Playground Community Meeting
When: July 17, 2008 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Hayes Valley Playground Clubhouse (Hayes and Buchanan)
Agenda: Rec and Park Dept and the Trust for Public Land invite the community to discuss the renovation of Hayes Valley Playground. Comment on different plans for the park.
Information: Daniel LaForte Rec and Park daniel.laforte@sfgov.org or Jennifer Worth jennifer.worth@tpl.org

*NOPNA General Meeting
When: July 17, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Cafe Neon, 1801 McAllister at Baker Street. Special guest Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi - learn about important programs that survived the budget axe this year and what is happening in the Western Addition now that the redevelopment agency is turning over the reins.
Information: www.nopnawiki.org

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".
Information: citylights.com

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
Information: www.blogher.com

July 19, 2008 - Saturday

*San Francisco Zine Fest 2008
July 19, 2008 - Saturday and July 20, 2008 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco County Fair Building.
What: Seventh Annual celebration of small press, zines, comics. Free.
Source: sf.funcheap.com

*Progressive Reading
When: July 19, 2008 - Saturday
7 p.m.
Where: Makeout Room, 325 22nd Street, San Francisco
What: Grotto founders Po Bronson and Ethan Canin headline Progressive Reading with Neal Pollack, Tara Jepsen, Frank Portman. Comedy by W. Kaman Bell.
Information: www.sfgrotto.org

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.
Information: www.irishamericancrossroads.org

July 20, 2008 - Sunday

AIDS Walk San Francisco
When: July 20, 2008 Sunday
Where: Golden Gate Park. Starting and Ending
What: AIDS walk. Benefiting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and other HIV/AIDS organizations serving the six Bay Area counties
Information; aidswalk.net 415-615-WALK

*Redstone Walk - Laborfest
When: July 20, 2008 Sunday
10 a.m.
Where: 16th Street at Capp
What: The Redstone Walk - Labor, Art & The Politics of The Mission District. Inside look at the Labor Temple that was headquarters of the 1934 General Strike, plus a brief tour of the historically rich working class neighborhood outside. To register call Louis Prisco at 415-841-1254 or send email to penguinflow@hotmail.com

July 21, 2008 - Monday

*1968 The Emergency of the Women's Liberation Movement and Its Relationship to Working Women - Laborfest
July 21, 2008, Monday
7 p.m.
Where: Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia Street, (at 20th Street).
What: Chude Pam Allen and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortis will discuss Women's Liberation Movement.

Russian Hill Neighbors Dinner
When: July 21, 2008 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: The Helmand, 2424 Van Ness near Union Street, San Francisco
What: Russian Hill Neighbors Dinner. Three-course dinner. The first course is tasting of three delicious appetizers celebrating traditional Afghani cuisine. $40 per person includes dinner, glass of wine. RSVP by July 17th sending check for $40 per person payable to Russian Hill Neighbors, 1819 Polk Street #221, San Francisco, Ca. 94109
Information: www.rhn.org

July 22, 2008 - Tuesday

District 9 Debate - Harvey Milk Democratic LGBT Club
When: July 22, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: District Nine Debate.
Information: www.milkclub.org

July 23, 2008 - Wednesday

*Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club Reception
When: July 23, 2008 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Wine and Cheese Reception honoring David Akov, Consul General of Israel . Join Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club in thanking Consul General David Akov for his years of service to the State of Israel and the local Jewish Community as his appointment ends. There will also be election of new officers and board members and early endorsements for the 2008 November elections: Natalie Berg and Milton Marks for Community College Board and No on California Prop. 8 (constitution ban on Gay Marriage)
Club Officers: President: Jason Porth; Vice President, Membership: Sandy Hartman; Vice President, Political Action: Igor Lotsvin; Vice President, Programs: Lisa Shell; Treasurer: Jason Carls; Secretary: Michele Sahl. Club Board Members: Jessica Albert, Jeremy Benjamin, Casey Berman, Robin Brasso, Rene Golanty Kohl, Hene Kelly, Rebekah Krell, David Latterman, Rebecca Prozan, Carrie Rice, Richard Rothman, Lisa Shell, Matt Tuchow, Ben Tulchin, Mark Weinberger, Melissa White and Andi Wickman
Information: michaelasweet@yahoo.com

Inaugural meeting of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
When: July 23, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Will elect its officers . (this is huge - battle for Chair between Scott Weiner and Aaron Peskin - I hear the vote is very close)
Information: www.sfdemocrats.org

July 24, 2008 - Thursday

*Van Jones and Senator Darrell Steinberg: Green for All
When: July 24, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club Office, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Darrell Steinberg, California State Senator: Incoming President Pro Tem, California Senate, Van Jones, Founder and CEO, Green forAll. Will discuss how green-color job development helps the economy and the environment. $20 Non-members
Information: tickets.commonwealthclub.org

July 26, 2008 - Saturday

Eric Storey for Supervisor Kick-Off in District Nine
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday
Where: Holly Park, Bernal Heights, 704 Holly Park Circle, San Francisco, Ca.
What: Eric Storey invites you to a BBQ to kick-off his campaign. Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, soft drinks, juices, cold water, games, balloons and conversation. Children are welcome.
Information: eric@ericstorey.com

HRC Human Rights Campaign Boycott
When: July 26, 2008
5 p.m.
Where: Outside the Westin St Francis, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: Boycott of San Francisco Human Rights Campaign gala because of HRC's ongoing refusal to advocate for federal legislation that protects all Americans from discrimination based on gender identity and expression. Join SF Pride at Work for a fun, inclusive, alternative party with signs, entertainment, stickers and own awards and accolades.
Information: leftinsf.com

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