Friday, July 18, 2008

Just One More Vote - Chris Jackson

I went to the LGBT Community Center last night to the Campaign Kick-off for Chris Jackson for City College.
I went because he has a huge endorsement list including Kamala Harris, Jeff Adachi, Mark Leno, Aaron Peskin , Tom Ammiano and Kim Shree-Maufas. I wanted to see what he was all about.
Eric Mar spoke for Chris. Eric teaches at San Francisco State where Chris Jackson was President of the SFSU's Associated Students. While at San Francisco State Chris created "Project Connect" a full time recruitment/retention center. Current Community College Board Member John Rizzo spoke about the need "one more vote" for a progressive majority on the Board. Bob Varni, past long time member of the Community College Board spoke along with Connie Ford, Vice President, San Francisco Labor Council.
When Chris Jackson got up to speak he first talked about people in the audience, his friends and advisors that are supporting him. "You are my base" - "you are my rock".
Then Chris started talking about what he wanted to do. He wants to advocate for students and teachers. He has a vision to have a permanent City College presence in high schools to help students move into City College (especially people who cannot afford to go to school). He will fight the Governor on his budget cuts, he wants to build the next generation. After he finished I wanted to get up and yell "hallelujah". Wow!
Chris Jackson for City College - Website

July 18, 2008 - Friday

BlogHer Conference (received email that this conference has been sold out)
When: July 18, 2008 through July 20, 2008
Where: Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: BlogHer Conference

*Bob Planthold
When: July 18, 2008 - Friday
11 a.m.
Where: City Hall, North Light Court, San Francisco
What: Bob Planthold, will receive the Mayor's Disability Council Beacon Award . The MDC Beacon Award honors the efforts of individuals who exhibit outstanding leadership and who are guiding lights in our community.
Source: Beyond Chron

Third Friday Art Party - Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
When: July 18, 2008 Friday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Supervisor Mirkarimi's office, Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco
What: "Eye Work, Line Work" - Ashley Hanes and Zefrey Throwell. Explores the underpinnings of the creative and intepretive process, an investigation into what we choose to observe and how we observe it.

Ethan Canin
When: July 18, 2008 Friday
7 p.m.
Where: BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave. San Francisco
What: Ethan Canin reads from "America America"
Information: 415-564-8080

July 19, 2008 - Saturday

*Tour de Fat
July 19, 2008 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park
What: Ballyhoo of bikes, bands and beer. Admission is free. All profits from beer sales ($5./pint) go to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. 100% green event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a costumed Bike Parade. Crazy bikes to take a spin, music and beer!

1st Annual Laborfest Book Fair
July 19, 2008
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Join LaborFest for first annual Labor Book Fair, Word Slam and Video Screenings.

*Congresswoman Jackie Speier
When: July 19, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Glen Park Elementary School, 151 Lippard Ave., San Francisco (one block from Glen Park BART Station)
What: July 19, 2008 marks Congresswoman Jackie Speier's 100th day in office since being sworn in on April 10th. Town hall meeting to hear a report on what she's done in her two and a half months in Congress and
what she's working on in the future. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and offer suggestions, as well as meet members of the Congresswoman's district office staff.
Information: Mike Laren, Communications Director 202 225-3531
650-342-0300, 400 S. El Camino Real, Suite 410, San Mateo, Ca. 94402

*Carmen Chu - District 4
When: July 19, 2008 - Saturday - 10 a.m./ July 20, 2008 - Sunday - 11 a.m.
Where: Java Beach Cafe, 1396 La Playa (at the end of the N Judah Line)
What: Come by and enjoy a cup of coffee on us, and get involved.
Information: Field Coordinator, Jeff Pettibone at 415-902-7959

*Ron Dudum - District 4
When: July 19, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 2239 Taraval between 32nd and 33rd Avenue, San Francisc
What: Campaign office open house.

*Grand Opening of Avalos '08 Headquarters
July 19, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 4802 Mission Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94112 ( cross streets Avalon and Excelsior)
What: Headquarters opening for John Avalos for Supervisor in District 11. Have coffee and pastry and then head out to collect signatures to get John on the November ballot.
Information: 415-584-8584 RSVP to
Source: Left In San Francisco

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.

*Moscone Recreation Center Grand Reopening
When: July 19, 2008 - Saturday
11:30 to 2:30
Where: 1800 Chestnut between Buchanan Street and Webster, San Francisco
What: Grand reopening celebration marking the completion of recent improvement at Moscone Recreation Center. Entertainment, arts and crafts, games, food and fun.
Information: 831-2782

Congresswoman Jackie Speier
When: July 19, 2008 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: Sanchez Performance Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica
What: Town Hall meeting. The them of the forum will focus on what Representative Speier has experienced, thus far, during her first "100 days" in Congress. She wants to encourage her constituents to share their views and questions about their individual concerns.
Information: Barbara Arietta 415-246-0775 or Margo Rosen, San Mateo District Office at 650-342-0300

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and Community College Trustee John Rizzo
When: July 19, 2008 - Saturday
3 to 4 p.m.
Where: Green 960 AM Radio
What: Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and Community College Trustee John Rizzo on Sierra Club radio show. Sierra Club radio is a weekly program produced by Sierra Club staff and hosted by Orli Cotel.

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.

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.

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; 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

The Democratic Women's Forum - "Summer Political Fling"
When: July 20, 2008 - Sunday
2 to 4 p.m.
Where: 55 Jordan Avenue, San Francisco
What: Celebration - Women elected in San Francisco
San Francisco DCCC in June: A.D. 12: Mary Jung, Hene Kelly, Meagan Levitan, Jane Morrison, Melanie Nutter, Connie O'Connor and A.D. 13 - Leslie Katz, Laura Spanjian and Debra Walker.
Women who will represent San Francisco as delegates or committee members at the Democratic National Convention - District-level delegates/alternates and at-large delegates/alternates - London Breed, Brigitte Davila, Rachialle Franklin, Susan Pfeifer, Rebecca Prozan, Murlene Randle, Julie Soo, Laura Spanjian and Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis
Party Leaders and Elected Officials (PLEOs) - The Honorable Kamala Harris, The Honorable Fiona Ma
DNC Representatives and Committee Members: Elmy Bermejo, Alicia Wang
Chair of the California Delegation: The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
DWF's New Members: Michelle Aldrich, Cristina Arguedas, Carolyn Bass, Mary Delapa, Patrick Doyle, Katie Hickox, Karen Kircher, Micha Star Liberty, Kalane McDonald, Sonia Melara, Paola Mendoza, Denise Middleton, Carole Migden, Marian Misrack, John O'Riordan, Janet Priffti, Murlene Randle, Tom Taylor, Cynthia Travis, Francis Tsang, Debra Walker, Kay Walker, Alicia Wang, Geri Webb, Larry Yee
Information: RSVP Julie D. Soo at 415-260-5886 or

"The Fortune Cookie Chronicles"
When: July 20, 2008 - Sunday
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Where: Chinatown Meeting Room, 1135 Powell Street (near Jackson) S.F.
What: Jennifer B. Lee traces the history of Chinese American experience through the lens of food. A book sale and signing follows this event.
Information: 415-557-4400

Laborfest - Evening Boat Cruise - Guided Tour of New Bay Bridge
When: July 20, 2008 - Sunday
4:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. 5 p.m. departure
Where: Ferry Building
What: Join LaborFest and the Blue and Gold Fleet to a three-hour evening cruise on labor history and also a close-up look at the massive construction project of the eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Joseph Blum, who is documenting the construction of this project will let you know what is being done and how they do it. Dinner will be provided.
Information: 415-642-8066 email $35. space limited

July 21, 2008 - Monday

*Recreation and Park Commission and Housing Authority

6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
What: Special meeting of the subcommittee of the Recreation and Park Commission and the subcommittee of the Housing Authority. Presentation and discussion only on the request from the San Francisco Housing Authority to located and operate a temporary recycling center in McLaren Park.
Recreation and Park Commission: Larry Martin and Tom Harrison
San Francisco Housing Authority: Dwayne Jones and Millard Larkin
Information: 415-831-2750

*Middle Polk Neighborhood Association Meeting
July 21, 2008 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: It's a Grind, 1800 Polk Street (Polk & Washington)
What: Monthly meeting. Discussion about neighborhood safety and crime prevention.

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

July 22, 2008 - Tuesday

*Arendt House
July 22, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 850 Broderick Street (at Golden Gate), San Francisco
What: Community Housing Partnership and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation invite you to attend a community meeting about the Arendt House development project at 850 Broderick Street. The meeting will be held to discuss the upcoming construction of Arendt House, apartments for formerly homeless senior citizens to be built at 850 Broderick Street, and to discuss management and service planning. The general contractor, Robert-Obayashi will be introduced to discuss the schedule of construction and its impacts.
Information: 415-929-2470 x 303 - Director of Housing Development

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.

July 23, 2008 - Wednesday

San Francisco Labor Council Public Employee Breakfast with Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
July 23, 2008 - Wednesday
8 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness At Pine, San Francisco
What: Monthly Public Employee Breakfast. Guest speaker: Supervisor Sean Elsbernd. $25.
RSVP: Emily Nelson 415-440-4809

Congestion Pricing Meeting
July 23, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. Open House 6 to 7 p.m. Presentation and Small Groups
What: Possible congestion pricing scenario designs, potential transportation improvements and discount and exemption policies under consideration.
Information: 415-522-4819

NLGLA/BALIF Lavender Law Kick Off Party
When: July 23, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Varnish Fine Art Gallery, 77 Natoma Street, San Francisco
What: National Lesbian and Gay Law Association joins up with its co-founders of Lavender Law, BALIF, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Lavender Law and extend a welcome to LGBT Summer Associates. Admission Free. Must be over 21. RSVP David Sims

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

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)

July 24, 2008 - Thursday

"Goodnight Bush"
July 24, 2008 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Erich Origen and Gan Golan will discuss their book "Goodnight Bush". Come hear the authors and register to vote so you can say Goodnight Bush! Free.

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

Richmond District Democratic Club - San Francisco Civil Grand Jury Report for 2007-2008
When: July 24, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza
What: Members of the Civil Grand Jury will attend and discuss the 2007-2008 Grand Jury Report. Question that were raised:
1. San Francisco's school admission process too cumbersome?
2. Why doesn't the Dept. of Elections have the space it needs?
3. Accountability in San Francisco Government - is anyone in charge of the store?
4. Has the San Francisco Government adequately responded to past Civil Jury reports?
5. Are there too many agencies attempting to manage the facilitation and promotion of special events?
Information: Richard Hansen 752-9412

San Francisco for Obama Group Meeting
When: July 24, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Crossroads Cafe, 699 Delancey, San Francisco
What: It's high time to get together and meet to foster camaraderie and connections. Any interested members of the San Francisco for Obama Meetup group or anyone else for that matter is welcome to come.
Host: Alex Brant-Zawadzki Contact Phone: 9492302664

July 25, 2008 - Friday

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
When: July 25, 2008 - Friday
1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission Street
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.

*Mitzi Gaynor
When: July 25, 2008 - Friday
6 p.m. Meet and greet reception; 8 p.m. interview and screening
Where: Castro Theatre, Castro and Market
What: Meet Mitzi Gaynor. Tickets $27.50, $60 for show and VIP reception

July 26, 2008 - Saturday

Mayor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Marriage

*NOPA - Mural Painting Project
July 26, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Grove Street at Divisadero. Meet in the parking lot next to Lilly's Bar-b-queue
What: NOPA will be painting an old brick wall that constantly gets tagged in hopes to clean up that small corner of the area. They have a rock start muralist, Jonathan Burstein, doing the design. They will provide tools and refreshments.
Information: North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association

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.

North Beach Jazz Festival
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday/July 27, 2008 - Sunday
Noon to 7 p.m.
Where: Washington Square Park, Columbus Ave. and Union Street, San Francisco
What: North Beach Jazz Festival. Free.

*3rd Anniversary of the Excelsior Library Branch renovation.
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 3 p.m.
Where: 4400 Mission Street (at Cotter Street), San Francisco
What: Come celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the Excelsior Branch renovation. There will be music, magic and a roving clown. Light refreshments will be provided.

HRC Human Rights Campaign Boycott
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday
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.

Bernadette Peters
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday
2 p.m.
Where: Books Inc., 2275 Market Street @ Noe, San Francisco
What: Bernadette Peters signs "Broadway Barks".

"The Breakfast Club"
When: July 26, 2008 - Saturday
8:30 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park, 18th Street and Dolores Street, S.F.
What: Film night "The Breakfast Club". Free.

July 27, 2008 - Sunday

Supervisor Carmen Chiu - Free Day at the de Young Museum for District 4 residents
July 27, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Where: de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. Meet at Piazoni Room
What: Carmen Chiu is hosting a free museum day for District Four residents at the De Young Museum on July 27, 2008. There will be a reception on the free museum day for ticket recipients at 10:30 a.m. at the Piazoni Room near Woolsey Court.
Information: send an email to Subject line: de Young. Include in email: Your first and last name, phone number home address and number of tickets you are requesting or by phone: 415-554-7460.
Note: Carmen Chiu just came out with a great enewsletter for June and July 2008.

WPA Bus Tour
July 27, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. (tour lasts about five hours)
Where: Meet at the San Francisco Civic Center, between the Asian Art Museum and the Main Library
What: Join Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith as they travel through history on a bus tour of historic sites built by unionized labor. You will learn abut the major contribution workers made during the depression era of the New Deal program. They will discuss 75 years of the WPA. Co-sponsored by UTU Local 1740.
Reservations required: call 515-642-8066 or by email: and leave your name, number of reservations and phone number to get back to you. Send check to LaborFest, P.O. Box 40983, S.F. Ca. 94140 (no price shown on website information received?). Sandwiches and drinks will be available on the bus). Bus will be back at Civic Center.

Brunch at Agar's/Dessert at Jane's - Jerry McNerney
When: July 27, 2008 - Sunday
11:30 to 2 p.m.
Where: Agar's, 62 Woodland Ave., S.F. Jane's - 44 Woodland Ave. S.F.
What: Talk with Jerry McNerney, Democratic Congressman for Re-Election in a Bay Area Republican District. Jerry McNerney defeated Republican Richard Pombo in 2006. Brunch at Agar Jaicks and then dessert and coffee at Jane Morrison's.
Co-Hosts: Esther Marks, Dick Grosboll, Johanna and Michael Wald, Brent Plater, Steve Silberstein, Nadine Weil,Trent Orr, Gimmy Park Li, Paul Melbostad, Ann Kirk and Ed Sykes
Patrons: Alec Bash, William K. Coblentz, Pam Brennan, Joseph Houghteling, Bruce Balshone and Don Solem
Sponsors: Dr. Cedric Bainton, Robin Brasso, Josephine Karydas, Ann Eliaser, Edward Howden, Rafael Mandelman, Amy Meyer, Mary O'Riordan, Edith Wellin, Cheryl Willis, Dr. Renee Golanty-Koel, Shirley and Richard Hansen, Janet Roosevelt Katten, Bette Wallace Landis, Drs. Lawrence and Elinore Lurie, John Barnes, Ina Dearman, Eileen Kivlehand, Robert J. Erickson, Jeannie Maher, Patricia Montague, Roy J. Olsen, Norman Rolfe, Scott Wiener, Michael K. Wong
Enjoy: Windmill Scrambled Eggs, Global Cooling Salad, Solar Sausage with Wild Rice, Clean Energy Fruits, Organic Veggie Sushi, Gimmy's Brownies, Anglo Saxon Muffins, Fattening Desserts, Hydroelectric Spirits
Donor's Choice: $35.,$50., $75., $100., $250., $500.. Make checks out to McNerney for Congress". Mail to Jane Morrison, 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco, Ca. 94117
RSVP 415-564-1482
You can park at UCSF Garage, 500 Parnassus, S.F. Muni: 6 Parnassus, 43 Masonic and N Judah

Utah Philips
When: July 27, 2008 - Sunday
7 p.m.
Where: La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck at Prince, Berkeley
What: Tribute concert honoring the late Utah Philips, singer, songwriter, storyteller, anarchist, railroad tramp, defender of the homeless and working people everywhere. Donation requested

July 28, 2008 - Monday

Rally against John McCain
July 28, 2008
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Outside Fairmont Hotel, Nob Hill, San Francisco
What: Rally against Republican candidate for President of the United States.

San Francisco Labor Council - Meet Our Candidates
July 28, 2008 - Monday
6 p.m.
Where: SEIU 1021 Offices located at 350 Rhode Island, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Labor Council invites you to meet Eric Mar - District 1, David Chiu - District 3 and John Avalos - Supervisor 11 - SEIU 1021's candidates for Supervisor in this November election.
Information: Questions/RSVP: Amber 415-440-4809 x 16

July 29, 2008 - Tuesday

*Congestion Pricing Meeting
July 29 2008 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Mercy High School, 3250 19th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Possible congestion pricing scenario designs, potential transportation improvements and discount and exemption policies under consideration.
Information: 415-522-4819

*Party for the Parks
When: July 29, 2008 - Tuesday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: Join TPL and Kimpton Hotels for a evening reception benefitting The Trust for Public Land's Parks for People - San Francisco campaign to benefit the revitalization of three San Francisco parks . Silent auction, DJ, games, raffle prizes and delicious food and drink $20. Ticket price includes hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, cocktails, goodie bag and one raffle entry. Advance ticket purchase required. Go to to purchase ticket

SF State Strike and It's Relevance Today
When: July 29, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: ILWU Local 6 Hall, 255 9th Street near Howard, San Francisco
What: Screening of "San Francisco on Strike" 1968 film. Students and teachers from the San Francisco strike of 1968 discuss the strike, the issues, the movement and the relevance for today. Speakers include Dr. Ray Tomkins, Clarence Thomas, Bruce Hartford, Dr. James Garrett, Anatol Anton, Margaret Leahy

Obama and LGBT Issues
When: July 29, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, Community Room, 1800 Market St., S.F.
What: Tobias Wolff, Chair, LGBT Policy Commitee, Obama Campaign and moderator Bob Dockendorff will discuss where does the candidate stand on LGBT issues and how would his presidency affect the LGBT community?
Commonwealth Club and SFLGBT Community Center $15. non-members

July 30, 2008 - Wednesday

Police Commission Meeting
When: July 30, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Community Meeting in the Taraval District, at St. Anne Parish Auditorium, 850 Judah Street, San Francisco.
What: Police Commission Meeting . Hear comments from the public and Taraval Station Captain Paul Chignell concerning public protection issues in the Taraval District.

July 31, 2008 - Thursday

Eric Mar
When: July 31, 2008 - Thursday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, 401 Clement Street, S.F.
What: 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: 415505-2561

*Help shape the future of Hunters Point Shipyard
When: July 31, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street, San Francisco
What: The Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency are holding a community meeting to discuss the creation of an arts district at the Shipyard. The district will include permanent artists' studios and land for a community arts facility. They will share a draft vision statement and guiding principles for the arts district .
Information: Wells Lawson at the Office of Economic and Workforce Development 415-554-7613
Thor Kaslofasky at the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 415-749-2464

Alice Waters
When: July 31, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, S.F.
What: Commonwealth Club, Bay Area Gourmet Underwriter, The Bernard Osher Foundation. Conversation with Alice Waters. $75. non-members

August 1, 2008 - Friday

Ross Mirkarimi
August 1, 2008 - Friday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Corner (Divsadero and Oak). (I think it is a bar)
What: Group of neighbors is sponsoring a "Meet the Candidate/Birthday Party" for Ross Mirkarimi. Come out and meet Ross and learn more about programs he wants to implement in CityHall.
Source: NOPA

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Joseph Alioto, Jr. for Supervisor in District 3 - Website -

Glenn Davis - candidate for San Francisco School Board - Website 415-264-9866

Tony Gantner had fundraiser at Capp's Corner hosted by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Sue Lee - Supervisor District One - Website:

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