Monday, February 23, 2009

March Items - very interesting

Above picture is the new Inauguration picture for the Board of Supervisors 2009.

This week seems very quiet, but March is turning into a very interesting month.

February 24, 2009 - Tuesday

SF Pride at Work - Rally and March - San Francisco Hotel Workers Rising
When: February 24, 2009 - Tuesday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Through a fair majority sign-up process, workers at the Intercontinental, W, Four Seasons, Omni, St. Regis, Vitale, Courtyard by Marriott Second Street and other hotels joined the union without the threats and intimidation of a anti-union campaign.
The Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf and Le Meridien hotels sill refuse to respect their workers' right to decide whether to organize. Join in a rally to call on these two hotels to give equal rights to their workers.

Police Commission Town Hall Meeting
When: February 24, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Southeast Community Center, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, Alex Pitcher Community Room,
San Francisco
What: Meeting to receive suggestions and comments regarding the Commission's search for Police Chief candidates.

Cesar Chavez Design Workshop #3
When: February 24, 2009 - Tuesday
6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Where: Leonard Flynn Elementary School, Auditorium, 3125 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco
What: Get involved in the development of the Cesar Chavez Street Design Plan
Information: cesarchavez/

Excelsior District Improvement Association - Assessor Phil Ting
When: February 24, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: 45 Santa Rosa Avenue, between Mission and Alemany (in the basement) San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Assessor Phil Ting will be speaking about foreclosures and focusing on the Excelsior area.

Mayor's Open Space Task Force Meeting
When: February 24, 2009 - Tuesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where:Potrero Hill, 953 DeHaro, San Francisco
What: Outreach to seek the ideas and the priorities of neighbors and neighborhoods.

February 25, 2009 - Wednesday

Town Call Meeting - Immigrants Rights
When: February 25, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: St. Peters Church, 1245 Alabama Street, San Francisco
What: Town hall meeting on immigrants rights sponsored by San Francisco Immigrant Rights Committee.
  • Uphold the 1989 Sanctuary City Ordinance including ending police racial profiling and checkpoints.
  • Revised San Francisco's new juvenile justice policy that denies due process to immigrant youth by turning them over to ICE on mere suspicion of felony.
  • Fully and effectively implement the Municipal ID program.
  • Advocate to stop federal immigration raids and any SF Police Department collaboration with ICE.
  • Preserve funding for essential services for all, including immigrant youth and families.
Information: Evelyn Sanchez

Special Police Commission Meeting
When: February 25, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: St Mary's Cathedral Center, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco.
What: A special invitation has been extended to members of San Francisco faith based communities to attend.

*Citizen Hope Presents: NAACP 100 Year Anniversary Celebration.
When: February 25, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m. to midnight
Where: Mighty, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco
What: NAACP and Citizen Hope are coming together to celebrate the "Party for the Century". Proceeds from the event will go to the NAACP Youth and College Division, which organizes young people for community service, voter registration and political activism. Hip Hop Artist ZION-I will be special guest. Honored guests included City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson and San Francisco School Board President Kim-Shree Maufas. $10. from $7 to $10; $15. after.

Excelsior Branch Library - Woody Guthrie and the Great American Folksong
When: February 25, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Tim Holt will present a brief history of the American folksong, the the old-time ballads of Appalachia to the Depression era songs of Woody Guthrie. Tim Holt will sing a variety of American folk songs.
This program was made by a generous gift by Dolorous Knight to Friends of the San Francisco public library.

February 26, 2009 - Thursday

Community Building Town Hall Meeting - A forum on the No on 8 Campaign
When: February 26, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 90 Grove Street, San Francisco
What: Open discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of the No on 8 campaign.
Members of the No on 8 Executive Committee, campaign consultants and staff will speak and respond to questions. This meeting takes place exactly a week before the California Supreme Court hearing on the case to overturn Prop. 8.

Mayor Gavin Newsom Town Hall Meeting
When: February 26, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Truckee High School, Cafeteria, 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Ca.
What: Town hall meeting with Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Mayor's Open Space Task Force
When: February 26, 2009 - Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Calvary Presbyterian Church Educational Center, 2515 Fillmore St., San Francisco
What: Outreach to seek ideas and the priorities of the neighbors and neighborhoods.

*Richmond District Democratic Club - Disaster Preparedness
When: February 26, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza, SF
What: Monthly meeting.
  • "Disaster Preparedness" Speaker: Alan Wong, American Red Cross. Be prepared.
  • Rob Arnow (Common Cause) and Jonie Eisen (Potrero Hill Democratic Club) will speak about current status of the Fair Elections Now Act (Federal) and CA Fair Elections Act (State) for public financing for elections.
Information: Richard Hansen 752-9412

Mostly British Film Series Opening Night
When: February 26, 2009 - Thursday
8 to 11 p.m.
Where: Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
What: First Bay Area screening of Colin Firth's new movie "Genova". Benefit for the Neighborhood Theater Foundation. Opening night screening and reception $25.

February 27, 2009 - Friday

Implementation Process for Proposition 11
When: February 27, 2009 - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Office of the Courts, Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco
What: Redistricting The State Auditor's Office will be holding public meetings across the state to solicit input on how to make the recruitment and selection process for the citizens' redistricting commission as open and broad as possible.
Source: League of Women Voters of San Francisco

* Labor Archives and Research Center - SFSU "The San Francisco Labor Landmarks Guide Book"
When: February 26, 2009 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: ILWU, Local 34, 4 Berry Street, San Francisco
What: 23rd Anniversary evening program to celebrate the new publication"The San Francisco Labor Landmarks Guide Book".
Guest speakers:
  • Robert Cherny
  • Tim Kelley
  • Art Pulaski
Light refreshments served at 6 p.m. program begins at 6:30 p.m. Labor folk songs by Faith Petric. Free and open to public.

BrasilCuba-SF Carnaval Contingent Benefit Dance Party
When: February 27, 2009 - Friday
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Bollyhood Cafe, 3372 19th Street, between Mission and Capp Street, San Francisco
What: Rhythm and Motion/ODC in cooperation with Mission Boys and Girls Club invite you to a Benefit Dancy Party for BrasilCuba-SF Carnaval Contingent. Presenting "Las Amazonas- The Breath of the World" - Tania Santiago - Artistic Director in collaboration with Yismari Ramos Tellez and Consulting Choreographer Ramon Ramos Alavo. Dance to "Futuro Picante" - the hot and amazing Latin youth band from the heart of the Mission. FP-Timbale Player. Contribute to Culture and Community in your neighborhood. Live music, dancing, food and conversation - family friendly. This is a recession-fighting, stimulus-building party. No one turned away at the door. Sliding scale.

February 28, 2009 - Saturday

*Mayor's Open Space Task Force
When: February 28, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Visitacion Valley Community Center, 50 Raymond Avenue, San Francisco
What: Outreach to seek ideas and the priorities of the neighbors and neighborhoods.

*New Portola Branch Library
When: February 28, 2009 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: 380 Bacon Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate new Portola Branch Library. Grand opening with lion dancers and musicians. Goettingen Street will be closed between Bacon and Burrows Streets to through traffic during the event. City Librarian Luis Herrera, State Senator Leland Yee and Supervisor Sophie Maxwell are among the city and state officials attending.

*Blues, Beer & BBQ at the Nabe
When: February 28, 2009 - Saturday
4 to 9 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. Blues, dancing, beer & food, raffle. $20. includes a BBQ dinner, live music featuring Bobby Webb & The Smooth Blues Band.
Information: 415-826-8080
Source: Potrero Hill Democratic Club

*Frank Ferrante in an Evening with Groucho
When: February 28, 2009 - Saturday
Where: JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
What: Celebrate the jokes and music of the one and only Groucho Marx. $36.

March 2, 2009 - Monday

*Community Budget Town Hall - San Francisco Coalition to Save Public Health
When: March 2, 2009 - Monday
6 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Society Church
What: Community meeting about the fiscal crisis and the Mayor's plan. State of the City: Budget Crisis, and Human-Focused Solutions.
Special Guest:
  • John Avalos, Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee
  • Mitch Katz, Director of the Department of Public Health
  • Trent Rohr, Director of Human Services Agency
Friends of the Coalition: Coalition on Homelessness, Gray Panthers, SEIU, 1021, OPEIU Local 3, Coalition on Homelessness, St. James Infirmary, St. Anthony's Foundation, La Voz Latina, Central City SRO Collaborative, Conard House 1021 Chapter, Progress Foundation 1021 Chapter, Tenderloin Housing Clinic 1021 Chapter, Hyde Street Community Clinic, SRO Families United! ACORN, API Wellness Center, Conard House, HWWA, Planning for Elders, Community Housing Partnership 1021 Chapter, Stop AIDS Project, Senior Actin Network, Harvey Milk Democratic Club, Queer Youth Organizing Project, Positive Directions Equals Change, members of the SF Unified School District
Information: Alysabeth 414-759-3977

*Plan C Membership Meeting
When: March 2, 2009 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Mission Dolores School, 3371 16th Street, San Francisco
What: First 2009 general Plan C membership meeting. District 8 themed program.
  • Supervisor Bevan Dufty will give an update on what is happening at City Hall.
  • Scott Wiener, Plan C member and past chair of the Democratic County Central Committee, President of the Eureka Valley Promotion Association and neighborhood activist will talk about a variety of topics of interest to residents in the neighborhood .
  • Steve Adams, member of Plan C, is Senior Vice President, Western Region of Sterling Bank, a leading TIC lender, and he will provide an update on the TIC lending marketplace. Steve is also President of the Merchants of Upper Market and Castro (MUMC) and will also cover recent quality of life efforts of that group (safety, street cleaning).

*San Francisco for Democracy, San Francisco Democracy PAC and San Francisco for Democracy Federal Action - Membership meeting
When: March 2, 2009 - Monday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Mission Police Station Community Center, 630 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Membership meeting. Agenda items:
  • Maxine Doogan will give a report on the International Sex Workers Conference that was held in Brazil.
  • Former Ethics Commissioner Joe Lynn will give a 15 minute report on the state of the SF Ethics Commission with recommendations.
  • Jim Cowan will give a presentation on the current healthcare proposals before the CA State Legislature and propose motions regarding those measures.

March 3, 2009 - Tuesday

*"I Knew Gavin when..." Fundraiser
When: March 3, 2009 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post Street at Laguna, San Francisco
What: Newsom for California Fundraiser. Join Mayor Gavin Newsom as he explores a run for governor and how best to solve the crisis California is facing. Tickets start at $100.
RSVP: actblue.compage/newsomsf

*Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Community Choices
When: March 3, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. What do Community Choice Aggregation and rebuilding Potrero Terrace & Annex have in common? They both are in the planning stages, and both are seeking community input to make the ideas become reality.
A speaker from Sierra Club will describe what it will take to get SF officials to move us closer to a cleaner, cheaper energy future envisioned in the state law passed back in 2002. Under CCA, the City and County of San Francisco would become an electricity purchaser for residents and businesses currently served by PG&E (PG&E would still provide electricity transmission, meter reading, billing etc.). Customers who wish not to participate in the City's CCA program will have an opportunity to opt-out and remain a full customer of PG&E.
A speaker from the Rebuld Potrero Project will discuss plans which have been proceeding with input from community focus groups.

March 4, 2009- Wednesday

*SPUR - Supervisor David Chiu
When: March 4, 2009 - Wednesday
5:45 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What: Wine and Cheese reception with President of the Board David Chiu. $5. non-members.

*Assembly Majority Whip Fiona Ma
When: March 4, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m. Reception
8 p.m. Dinner
Where: SOMA Grand, 1160 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Fiona Ma's birthday celebration and fundraiser.
Host Committee: Tom Ammiano, Josh Becker, Jay Bhaward, Adam Borelli, London Breed, Frank Chan, Jeffrey Chang, Wen Ling Chen, Carmen Chu, Naylor and Chu, Todd Clayter, Mike Covarrubias, Linda Crayton, Coleen Dowling, Bevan Dufty, Sean Elsbernd, Oz Erickson, Mike Fang, Ted Fang, Frank Fung, Johnnie Giles, Chris Gruwell, Mike Guingona, Hala Hijazi, Jerry Hill, Francisco Hsieh, Michael Johnson, George Ju, Henry Karnilowitz, Susan Leal, Pius Lee, Mark Leno, Richard X. Liu, Mike Ma, James and Belle Taylor McGhee, Gus and Bahya Murad, Sam Patel, Tanya and Rich Peterson, John Pollard, Amy Qu, Ahsha Safai, Julie Soo, Laura Spanjian, Andrea Dew Steele, Michael Sweet, Eric Tao, Adrienne Tissier, Bob Twomey, Alexis Wong, Mike Yang, James K. Yu, Johnson Yu
$250., $500., $1,000. ,$2,500 VIP Dinner and General Reception
Information: Clem Clarke

March 5, 2009 - Thursday

*California Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Prop 8 legal challenge.

March 7, 2009 - Saturday

*Supervisor John Avalos - First Town Hall Meeting
When: March 7, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Excelsior Youth Center, 163 London Street (@Excelsior St. and Mission Street), SF
What: Hear Supervisor John Avalos give updates and discussions on the following:
  • City Budget
  • Police Department: Homicide Cases and other violent crimes
  • Municipal Transit Authority: Pedestrian Safety
  • Community Speakers on Violence Prevention Strategies
Representatives from Local Service Providers.

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