Tuesday, July 1, 2008

District Three Debate - Harvey Milk PAC Meeting

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic held their PAC meeting last night with a debate with the District Three Candidates for Supervisor held at the San Francisco LGBT Center on Market Street.
The room was full of activists there to listen to: Harold Brown, Sal Busalacchi, Claudine Cheng, David Chiu, Mike DeNunzio, Tony Gantner, Denise McCarthy , Wilma Pang and Earl Tibilee (not sure about the spelling of his name).
The debate started out with Supervisor Aaron Peskin giving an overview of District Three reiterating how important District Three is to the whole city.
Catherine Cusic and Debra Walker did an excellent job asking specific questions important to the Harvey Milk Club (no generalities) - which makes the discussion more interesting and relevant and makes the candidates have to be spontaneous.
Questions included affordable housing, boycotting the Human Rights Campaign Dinner, budget concerns, Iraq war, needle exchange, cannabis club support and the Iraq War.

The Club is endorsing Aaron Peskin for Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Central Committee over Scott Wiener the current Chair. This race for Chair is very close and the battle is not pleasant.

David Campos and Mark Sanchez were in the audience - both candidates for Supervisor in District Nine . Harvey Milk will have another debate on July 22nd at 7 p.m. at the Women's Building with District Nine candidates. Another tough election.

July 3, 2008 - Thursday

*Pee Wee's Big Adventure
When: July 3, 2008 - Thursday
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: SF Public Library is celebrating 2008 Tour de France with "Les Bicyclettes", a series of free films every Thursday in July.

*ACLU Northern California - Proposition 8
When: July 3, 2008 - Thursday
Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Join ACLU and other coalition leaders for a briefing about the campaign to defeat Proposition 8, which would amend the state constitution to deny same-sex couples the right to the benefits and dignity of marriage. Find out about the plan to vote down this discriminatory initiative, and learn what you can do .
RSVP: organizing@aclunc.org
Information: www.equalityforall.com/

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: www.novatoparade.com
Where: Corte Madera/Larkspur 4th of July Parade (couldn't find information)
Source: www.ruthgroup.org

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
Information: www.pier39.com

*San Francisco Mime Troupe
When: July 4, 2008 - Friday - 1:30 p.m.
July 5, 2008 - Saturday 1:30 p.m.
July 6, 2008 - Sunday 1:30 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park, San Francisco
What: Political satire "Red State". Free
Information: www.sfmt.org

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
Information: www.fillmorejazzfestival.com

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, 7, 2008 - Monday

*"Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections"
When: July 7, 2008 Monday
7 p.m.
Where: The Mechanic's Library, 57 Post Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco League of Women Voters will show film "Uncounted". Film examines in factual and startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity.
Information: www.uncountedthemovie.com

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.
Information: www.bracpmo.navy.mil/bracbases/california/hps/default.aspx

*Jewelle Gomez and Frederick Smith
When: July 8, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: GLBT Historical Society, 657 Mission Street #300, San Francisco
What: Passing on the Pen presents Jewelle Gomez and Frederick Smith.

July 9, 2008 - Wednesday

Japantown Better Neighborhood Plan Community Meeting
When: July 9, 2008 - Wednesday
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

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

*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

July 11, 2008 - Friday

New Iphone arrives!

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

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

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 nancy@fuf.net

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

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.
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

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

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

*SPUR - SF Park - Unveilling 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

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 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
Information: www.chrisjackson4collegeboard.com

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

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

*New Items


*Myrna Lim
for Supervisor in District 11- myrnalilm.com 415-585-4888 contact@myrnalim.com

LaborFest 2008 Schedule: www.laborfest.net
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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