Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"Life is Not a Rehearsal" - Alice Meeting

Went to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club meeting last night at LGBT Community Center. The place was packed.
Lots of activity:
1. No on Prop. 8 - (save gay/lesbian marriage). www.equalityforall.com. Hannah from No on Prop 8 spoke - they need volunteers to help with the rest of the State. You can contact her at hannah@eqa.org 323-251-9254. They also need people for phone banks. You can contact Jeffrey Girard 530-329-3501. There is phone banking at ACLU, Equality Federation, Human Rights Campaign and AIDS Walk offices .
2. Obama campaign. Rebecca Prozan introduced group of people involved in Obama campaign.
3. Scott Weiner spoke thanking Alice for supporting him for Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party. Everyone is welcomed to come to the DCC election on July 23rd (Wednesday) - details below. There will be public comment at the beginning of the meeting.
4. "Dishfest". Matthew Bajko from Bay Area Reporter and Brian Leubitz, from Calitics.com talked about and took questions about local, state and national politics. The DCC race, Supervisor races in November and Governor's race were discussed, but there was also discussion of who was going to run for Supervisor in District 8 (lot's of people in the room?) and then the next Mayor's race - the names of Bevan Dufty and Ross Mirkarimi came up.
5. Candidates introduced:
Mary Hernandez - candidate for San Francisco Community College. Mary arrived with Libby Denebeim, beloved past member of the San Francisco School Board.
Steve Ngo - candidate for San Francisco Community College
Chris Jackson - candidate for San Francisco Community College
Glenn Davis - candidate for San Francisco School Board.
6. Susan Leal - former San Francisco Supervisor, Treasurer and General Manager of the PUC spoke. She feels "at home" at Alice. She talked about her battle back from her injuries. The accident taught her "life is not a rehearsal " She is retired but has not stopped working on issues she cares about.

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

*Board of Supervisors Meeting - Cancelled - Meeting moved to July 16, 2008

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".
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

*Board of Supervisors Meeting
When: July 16, 2008 - Wednesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall Chambers, San Francisco
What: Board of Supervisors Meeting delayed one day with the error of the San Francisco Examiner not printing the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Agenda in the paper Sunday paper.
(I bet someone is in "hot water". Examiner still does the best local news (over the Chronicle).

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.

"Meet the Muralist"
When: July 16, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: 111 Jones Community Room , San Francisco
What: Join Mona Caron, the muralist will be painting a mural at the corner of Jones and Golden Gate. She will show images of her previous work and describe the process for creating the murals. The presentation will be the catalyst for discussing content of the Jones Street mural.
(another mural done by Mona Caron is at 15th Street and Church Street a wonderful mural showing the history of Market Street)

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

Endorsement Meeting - The League of Young Voters
When: July 16, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Piratecat 87.9 FM Radio Station, 2781 21st Street, San Francisco
What: Early endorsement meeting discussing and voting on:
Affordable Housing, Real Estate Transfer Tax, Music and Culture Charter Amendment, Gay marriage ban, prevention of farm animal cruelty, parental notification for abortion, District 11 Supervisor, District 1 Supervisor, Cindy Sheehan vs. Nancy Pelosi, House of Representatives
Information: theleague.com

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

Eric Mar
When: July 17, 2008 - Thursday
10 to Noon
Where: Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, 401 Clement Street, San Francisco
What: Come enjoy your beverage/treat of choice and sit down to chat with Eric about your questions, concerns and suggestions for the Richmond District Democratic and San Francisco.
Information: 415-505-2561 www.ericmar.com

*San Francisco Labor Council Alert- American Idol Tour
When: July 17, 2008 - Thursday
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Outside of the Cow Palace (next to main gate) 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City
What: FremantleMedia doesn't respect many of the behind-the-scenes workers who have helped to make the company's shows so successful. Writers and other workers have reported the withholding of overtime pay, the denial of state-mandated meal and rest periods and other workplace violations. Protest this violations:
Information: www.truthaboutfremantle.com Jayson Pope 323-782-4511 or jpope@wga.org

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.

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 (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
Information: www.blogher.com

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.
Information: mirkarimistaff@sfgov.org

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!
Information: sfbike.org

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.

*Grand Opening of Avalos '08 Headquarters
July 19, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 4802 Mission Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94112
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: avalos08.com 415-584-8584 RSVP to karen_zapata@yahoo.com
Source: Left In San Francisco leftinsf.com

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

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.
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

*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 jdssfdem@yahoo.com

"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 laborfest@laborfest.net $35. space limited www.laborfest.net
Source: sf.funcheap.com

July 21, 2008 - Monday

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association Meeting
July 21, 2008 - Monday
Where: It's a Grind, 1800 Polk Street (Polk & Washington)
What: Monthly meeting. Discussion about neighborhood safety and crime prevention.
Information: www.middlepolk.org info@middlepolk.org

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

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
Information: www.sflaborcouncil.org

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: www.sfcta.org 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 social@balif.org
Source: alicebtoklas.org

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

*"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.
Source: sf.funcheap.com

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

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.
Information: www.snbc.org

Mitzi Gaynor
When: July 15, 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
Information: hostess2@earthlink.net

July 26, 2008 - Saturday

Mayor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Marriage

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

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.
Information: www.sunsettickets.com

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.
Information: leftinsf.com

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".
Information: www.booksinc.net

"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.
Information: www.filmnight.org

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 chustaff@sfgov.org. 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: laborhfest@laborfest.net 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 amber@sflaborcouncil.org

July 29, 2008 - Tuesday

Congestion Pricing Meeting
July29 2008 - Wednesday
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: www.sfcta.org 415-522-4819

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
Information: www.laborfest.net

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
Information: tickets.commonwealthclub.org

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: ericmar.com 415505-2561

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
Information: tickets.commonwealthclub.org

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