Monday, January 12, 2009

New Year's Celebration -Congresswoman Pelosi

Speaker of the House, our own Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi held her annual New Year's celebration at Delancey Street yesterday.

As always, many, many loyal Pelosi people showed up to hear Nancy Pelosi wish us a Happy New Year and give us an update on what was happening in Washington D.C.

Congresswoman Pelosi talked about President-Elect Barack Obama's first stop was to come to her office to talk about the Economic Recovery Package. The first item passed in the Congress was the Pay Equity Act. She said "get use to success". She repeated over and over again "We need action now". She said that Obama was brilliant, he has a vision and he knows how to influence people . She wants to end the war in Iraq and her last remark was she wanted to help reverse Yes on Prop 8 in California.

I was pleased to hear that Speaker Pelosi had appointed LeRoy King to cast her vote in the Electoral College in Sacramento for President-Elect Barack Obama. What an honor- LeRoy is on his way to Washington D.C for the Inauguration!

Picture is of Hadley and Susie Roff with Speaker Pelosi.


Update- 13th Assembly District Delegate results for Assembly Tom Ammiano: London Breed, Susan Christian, Conny Ford, Roma Guy, Esther Marks, Cynthia Yannacone, Nicholas Carlin, Tim Durning, Bob Hernandez, Brian Leubitz, Toye Moses and Julius Turman. Roma Guy was elected as the Executive Board Representative from the 13th Assembly District.

Supervisors Contacts for the new supervisors:

Supervisor John Avalos
voice 415-554-6975
Legislative Aide: Rachel Redondiez
Legislative Aide: Frances Hsieh

Supervisor David Campos
Email: ????
voice 554-5144
Legislative Aide: Zach Tuller
Legislative Aide: Peralta Haynes

Supervisor David Chiu
Voice: 554-7450
Legislative Aide: Rose Chung
Legislative Aide: David Owen

Supervisor Eric Mar
Voice: 554-7410
Legislative Aide: Cassandra Costello
Legislative Aide: LinShao Chin


January 12, 2009 - Monday

SPUR - Sustainable Development Committee: Recreational Open Space Planning
When: January 12, 2009 - Monday
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, S.F.
What: Workshop with the Neighborhood Parks Council and Astrid Haryati, the Mayor's Director of City Greening, on the Recreational Open Space Element (ROSE) update to the General Plan. $5. non-members

*Small Business Commission
When: January 12, 2008 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall
What: General Meeting. Election of officers.

Correction - correction
Merla Zellerbach - "Secrets In Time"

When: correct date is February 12, 2009 Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: Books Inc. at Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Listen to Merla Zellerbach regarding her new book. Longtime resident of San Francisco.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency - Geneva and Mission
When: January 12, 2009 - Monday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Crocker Amazon Playground, Clubhouse 785 Moscow Street (at Italy), San Francisco
What: Review SFMTA Improvements for the Intersection of Geneva and Mission.
  • Parking
  • Relocated bus stop
  • New Mission Street Bus Bulbs
  • Left turn pockets on Mission
Discussion: Background, design process, design elements, approval process, implementation schedule and public comments

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - General Meeting
When: January 12, 2009 Monday
6:30 to 8p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, Market at Octavia, San Francisco
What: General Meeting -Board of Directors Election for 2009

Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association Public Meeting
When: January 12, 2009- Monday
7:30 p.m.
Where: CPMC Davies Campus, Lower Level B Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. This organization has a informative newsletter which you can find on their website. Agenda:
  • DTNA Board Election.
  • Office of Supervisor Bevan Dufty update.
  • Homeless impact task force update.
  • AT&T boxes updates.
  • Market Street Projects Update.

How About Them Giants!
When: January 12, 2009 - Monday
8 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, S.F.
What: Listen to Gary Radnich of KRON and KNBR Radio along with San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer in a freewheeling conversation. $18 public.

January 13, 2009 - Tuesday

SPUR - A one-year update from Planning Director, John Rahaim
When: January 13, 2009 - Tuesday
Where: SPUR, 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor San Francisco
What: John Rahaim will talk about the successful adoption of the Market Octavia Better Neighborhoods Plan and will give a preview of the Department's priorities for the coming year.

San Francisco Port Commission
When: January 13, 2009 - Tuesday
3:15 p.m.
Where: Port Commission Hearing Room, Second Floor, Ferry Building
What: Item off agenda:
  • Informational presentation by the Department of City Planning regarding the Eastern Neighborhoods Master Plan.
  • Informational presentation by Port Staff and Two Potential Developers for the 2/3 Acre Mixed-Use Development opportunity at Seawall Lot 351).
Commissioners: Kimberly Brandon, President; Rodney Fong, Vice-President; Michael Hardeman, Ann Lazarus and Stephanies Shakofsky - Commissioners.

*San Francisco Board of Education Meeting
When: January 13, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: Board Room, 555 Franklin Street (at McAllister), San Francisco
What: Regular meeting. First meeting with new Board. Election of officers, first reading of the Superintendent's proposal for spending the Public Education Enrichment Fund (Prop H) for 2009-10. You can listen to the meeting on radio KALW, 91.7 FM or watch streaming video at SG Gov TV.
Source and Thank You: School member Rachael Norton -

FixMasonic 2009 - Bike Plan
When: January 13, 2009 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Day School, Golden Gate Avenue (entrance on Golden Gate) S.F.
What: Meeting on final draft EIR on SF Bike Plan. Discussion on the plan and how its two alternative designs for the street mesh with what FixMasonic asked for in the petition signed by over 600 neighbors.

January 14, 2009- Wednesday

Brown Bag Lunch: Transforming SF into World-Class Bike-Riding City
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Department of the Environment, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco
What: Envision a city-wide bicycle network that welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds on the most sustainable, health, and cost- efficient form of transportation. Speaker: Leah Shahum, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

SPUR - California's Living New Deal Project
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
Where: SPUR, 312 Sutter, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: California Living New Deal Project is the first attempt to inventory, map and interpret how New Deal public works radically transformed one state and improved the lives of generations. Dr. Gray Brechin, the founder and Project Scholar of the California Living New Deal Project will speak. $5. non-members

*Police Commission Meeting
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Weekly meeting. Chief's report, other items off agenda: status report on Chief of Police executive search, rules and procedures for patrol specials, subcommittee on violent crime.

Commonwealth Club - Ron Suskind
When: January 14, 2009 Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: "A New Era, The New President, and the World". Pulitzer winner Ron Suskind reveals what kind of world President-Elect Obama is inheriting and how he can re-direct the country toward success. $18 non-members

SPUR - Supervisor David Campos
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
5:45 to 7 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500, San Francisco
What: Meet the new supervisor from District Nine. $5 non-members

P. J. Corkery Memorial
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Delancey Street Foundation, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Ocean Beach Vision Council
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park
What: Public meeting hosted by the Ocean Beach Vision Council. Discussion of open space in the new Ocean Beach master plan.

Noe Valley Democratic Club - David Binder!
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Philips Church, Diamond at Elizabeth, San Francisco
What: Pollster David Binder will speak about his experiences with the Obama campaign. David did focus groups, in-person interviews, hands-on research with voters throughout the campaign.
Information: Molly Fleischman - Vice-President

Hearing the City - Evolution of Radio
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where:Counterpulse, 1310 Mission at 9th Street, San Francisco
What: From AM radio before World War II through podcasting, radio will be traced. Free.

January 15, 2009 - Thursday

*Planning Commission
When: January 15, 2009 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400 San Francisco
What: Regular meeting. Election of officers.

GLBT Historical Society - Polk Street In Transition
When: January 15, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 657 Mission Street, Suite #300, San Francisco
What: New exhibit "Polk Street in Transition" Opening reception which will include a talk by Susan Stryker. Exhibit focuses on the history of the Polk, from the 1980's to the present.

City Democratic Club - Columnist Melissa Griffin
When: January 15, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What: Hear Melissa Griffin aka Sweet Melissa, blogger and San Francisco Examiner columnist.

January 17, 2009 - Saturday

Clean and Fair Elections SF Meeting
When: January 17, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 11:30
Where: 592 Pennsylvania, S.F.
What: Full public financing of campaigns is the way to wrest control of government from big-money donors and restore it to the people. BarackObama is a co-sponsor of the Fair Elections Now Act in the Senate

January 19, 2009 - Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

23rd Anniversary Annual Federal Holiday Celebration
When: January 19, 2009 - Monday
10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove Street, S.F.
What: Celebrate the Realization of Hope.

*24th Annual Dr. Martin Lurther King Jr. & Community Breakfast
When: January 19, 2009 Monday
11:15 a.m.
Where: San Francisco Hilton Hotel, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: A Legacy of Hope, King had a Dream..Obama woke up the World

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association- President David Chiu
When: January 19, 2009 - Monday
7 to 8 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, 1800 Polk @ Washington, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting with guest Supervisor David Chiu from District 3. Mohammed Nuru, Deputy Director of DWP and police officials will also speak.

January 20, 2009 - Tuesday

Inauguration Breakfast - EmergeAmerica
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
7:30 a.m.
Where: The City Club, 155 Sansome Street, 11th FloorS.F.
What: Watch the inauguration. $50 up.
Source: Democracy Action

Watch Presidential Inauguration
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
9 a.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, Latino Hispanic Room B, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Watch swearing in and acceptance speech of president-election Barack Obama. Celebratory cake or refreshments. Co-sponsored by the African American Center. Free

Inauguration West 2009 - Renewing America's Promise
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30
Where: Green Room in War Memorial Opera House, 401 Van Ness Ave., Room 110, S.F.
What: Celebrate the inauguration with the San Francisco Democratic Party and Emerge at Inauguration West 2009. Join friends, neighbors and fellow campaign volunteers and activists for cocktails and hors oeuvres. $ 25. Host committee sponsors: Michael Bornstein, Mary Jung, Eric Mar, Melanie Nutter, Aaron Peskin, Laura Spanjian and Matt Tuchow. Hosted bar and appetizers.
RSVP by ordering tickets or send check made out to the San Francisco Democratic Party, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite E436, S.F. 94102
Information: 415-626-1161

Presidential Inauguration Simulcast
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
Entry starts at 6 a.m.
Where: SF Civic Center Plaza, across from City Hall, San Francisco
What: NextArts is funding a huge screen and broadcast of the inauguration ceremony. NextArts asks that you bring new socks or underwear as a charitable donation (items must be new (tag still attached)

January 21, 2009 - Wednesday

Richmond District Police Community Relations Forum
When: January 21, 2009 - Wednesday
1 p.m.
Where: Zephry's Cafe, 3643 Balboa Street, S.F.
What: Captain Richard Corriea invites you to discuss public safety issues and learn about community safety programs. At this meeting the Community Police Academy will speak about their programs.
Information: Officer Jill Connolly 666-8000

*Police Commission - Special Meeting
When: January 21, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Community meeting in the Northern District, at the Tenderloin Elementary School, 627 Turk Street, S.F.
What: Hear comments from the public and Northern Station Captain Croce Casciato concerning public protections issues in the Northern District.

January 22, 2009 - Thursday

Richmond District Democratic Club - Supervisor Eric Mar
When: January 22, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza, S.F.
What: Monthly meeting. Supervisor Eric Mar will speak "Making History! New Challengers and Opportunities for S.F. Government".

January 23, 2009 - Friday

F.Y.I. - Crab Marinated
When: January 23, 2009 - Friday
Cocktails 6 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 p.m.
Where: Italian American Social Club, 25 Russia Ave., San Francisco
What: F.Y.I Crab Marinated. $43. includes bottle house wine per four persons; salad, antipasto, pasta con pesto and pasta alla bolognese sauces, bread and butter , ice cream and coffee. Non-crab eaters, chicken or steak (prior by request). Make reservation. Pre-paid only by January 16, 2009.
RSVP - Charlie and Alene Meyers 415-665-5770
Information: Patty 861-2378

*January 27, 2009 - Monday

*SPUR - A Constitution convention in California
When: January 27, 2009 - Monday
Where: SPUR, 312 Sutter, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
What: The Bay Area Council has called for the State of California to begin a process to consider changes to our system. Hear Bay Area Council President Jim Wunderman and Vice President for Communitions John Grubb as they explain the idea of the Constitutional Convention and what they are doing to make it happen. $5. non-members

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