Saturday, June 6, 2009

10th Anniversary District 11 Democratic Club Dinner

Attended my most favorite event of the year Friday night at Patio Espanol Restaurant.  District 11 Democratic Club had their 10th Anniversary Dinner with guest speaker, our State Chair of the California State Democratic Party - John Burton.  John spoke about supporting the Majority Budget Plan. Remarks were heard from  State Senator Leland Yee and Supervisor John Avalos from District 11.   

The hit of the evening was the live auction with "active participation" over bidding for lunch with Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, lunch with Supervisor John Avalos and huge bid for painting done by Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Supervisor John Avalos
State Senator Mark Leno
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi
Retired Firefighters and Widow's Association
Delia Sanchez and Richard Colin
San Francisco Firefighters, Local 798
Peter Tannous, Roxie Food Center
Claire Zvanski
Grace D'Anca
Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Excelsior Union
Honorable Gail Dekreon
Mary and Al Harris
Honorable Lady Judy Yueng and Richard Kleir
Steve Currier, Brigitte Davila, Jean Feilmoser, Bill Fox, Anthony Harris, Linda Harte, Kathryn Kathman, John Melichar and Criss Romero

District Eleven Democratic Club
President - Claire Zvanski
Vice-President - Mary Harris
Treasurer: Mary Goodnature
Secretary - Grace D'Anca
Delegates at Large: Roger Underhill, Al Harris
Past President: Malik Looper, Doug Moran
 District Eleven represents  the neighborhoods of Cayuga Terrace, Crocker Amazon, Excelsior, Ingleside, Merced Heights, Mission Terrace, Oceanview and Outer Mission
Information regarding District Eleven Democratic Club:

State Chair of Democratic Party John Burton
President of District 11 Democratic Club Claire Zvanski
District 11 Supervisor John Avalos
State Senator Leland Yee

June  6,  2009 - Saturday

Union Street Festival - 10 a.m  to 6 p.m.

Bullitt Bike Tour
When: June 6, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Meet at Justin Herman Plaza at Embarcadero, San Francisco
What: Join other bicyclists on a ride through many of the scenes from the 1968 SF thriller Bullitt!
$5. for non-members

McCoppin Square Renovation Project
When: June 6, 2009 - Saturday
1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Community open house. Discussion of  Conceptual Plan that has been developed with feedback and support from the community.  Want to hear residents thoughts and ideas on the proposed project design.  

Panel discussion on early gay liberation movement
When: June 6, 2009 - Saturday
2 to 4 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin at Grove, San Francisco
What: A panel discussion on the early gay liberation movement.  Panelists will included Blackberri, Martha Shelley, Steven Dansky and others.  Co-sponsored by the Queer Arts Festival and GLBT Historical Society.

June 7, 2009 - Sunday

Inner Sunset Farmers Market - Opening day
When: June 7, 2009 - Sunday
9 a.m.
Where: Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue, south of Irving Street, San Francisco 
What: Opening of Inner Sunset Farmers Market from June 7th to November 22nd.

Sunday Streets - Mission Street!
When: June 7, 2009 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Garfield Park to Dolores Park via Harrison, 24th Street, Valencia Street and 19th Street, San Francisco - go to for map
What: Come join your community on car free Mission District Streets to walk, bike or skate with family, friends, free games, local food and fun, while supporting  neighborhood  and local businesses.   (this will be so much fun! - bring your camera)

Union Street  Festival -  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Information:

Israel in the Gardens Festival
When: June 7, 2009 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street & 3rd Street, San Francisco
What: Celebration of Israel and the Jewish community in the Bay Area.  Music, food, film and more. 

*Cat-aret - A Cat Lover's Cabaret
When: June 7, 2009 - Sunday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Miraloma Park Club House, 350 O'Shaugnessy Blvd., San Francisco
What: Help local animal rescues. Local rescue groups are in need of financial assistance to continue rescue efforts.  Friends of Roman Cats and Give Me Shelter.  Silent auction, wonderful painting, photography.  Enjoy appetizers, wine and cabaret entertainment with Rosalee Szabo and Don White. $35 at door.

June 8, 2009 - Monday

SPUR - Bay Discovery Cruise
When: June 8, 2009 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Pier 3 - San Francisco Belle, San Francisco -
What: 11th Anniversary Bay Discovery Cruise.
San Francisco Waterfront Partners, LLC, University of California San Francisco, MM Management Group, PG&E, Shorenstein, Webcor Builders, Arup, BCCI Construction, Cox Castle & Nicholson, LLP, David Baker +Partners Architects, Degenkolb Engineers, Emerald Fund, Inc., Lennar Communities, MPA Design, Nibbi Brothers General Contractors, Port of San Francisco, ROMA Design Group, ADCO, Carpenters Union Local 22, Cassidy, Shimko, Dawson & Kawakami, CMG Landscape Architecture, Economic and Planning Systems, Environmental Science Associates, Linda Jo Fitz, FME Architecture + Design , Jacobs, Jean Fraser and Geoff Gordon-Creed, Kenwood Investments, LLC, MBH, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Prado Group, Seifel Consulting Inc. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Andy and Sara Barnes, Jim Chappell, Claudine Cheng, Christian Johnson Architects, Farella Braun & Martel LLP, Anne Halsted, David and Jane Hartley, Vince and Amanda Hoenigman, N. Teresa Rea, Bill & Dewey Rosetti, San Francisco Business Times, BPS Reprographics, EDAW/AECOM, Hornblower Cruises and Events
5:30 p.m.   Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
7 p.m. - Dinner cruise, dancing and dessert.
9 p.m.   All ashore
$200. Reserve: 

Alice B. Toklas LGBT General Meeting 
When: June 8, 2009 - Monday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, Room 300, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
  • Discussion of the Prop 8 Decision.
  • Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting will discuss Prop 13.
  • Panel discussion on LGBT youth and schools.
  • Discussion regarding recommendation of the Alice Board proceed with early endorsement for  Treasurer  Jose Cisneros and City Attorney Dennis Herrera.

June 9, 2009 - Tuesday

Women in City Leadership Luncheon honoring Police Chief Heather Fong
When: June 9, 2009 - Tuesday
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Delancey Street Foundation, 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco
What: Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women invite you to attend a luncheon honoring Police Chief Heather Fong. A portion of the event proceeds will go towards a community-based program benefiting women and their children.    $65. 
 Information: call 415-252-2570.  Seating is limited.  

"Beyond the Fields" - Randy Shaw
When: June 9, 2009 - Tuesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center, 600 Harrison Street @ 2nd Street, Suite 120, San Francisco.
What: Hear Randy Shaw discuss his book "Beyond the Fields" in regards to the lessons and legacy of Cesar Chavez and the UFW.  

June 10, 2009 - Wednesday

SPUR - The San Francisco Grid
When:  June 10, 2009 - Wednesday
Where: 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: UC Berkeley Professor Peter Bosselmann explores how the city's original grid continues to shape contemporary urban planning and design. $5. non-members.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency - Board of Directors Policy and Governance Committee
When: June 10, 2009 - Wednesday
1 p.m.
Where: 1 South Van Ness Ave., 7th Floor, Union Square Conference Room, San Francisco
What: Regular meeting.  Items off agenda:
  • Executive Director's Report - ongoing activities
  • Public Comment
  • Discussion of upcoming SFMTA Board/Parking Authority Commission items: SFPDMOU, Stop Spacing, Bicycle projects.
  • Discussion regarding the operation of the SFMTA Board of Directors/Parking Authority Commission: Contracting Authority, Claims Delegation

Committee: Cameron Beach, Chair, Shirley Breyer Black, Jerry Lee

*Police Commission Meeting
When: June 10, 2009 - Wednesday
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting.  Items off agenda:
Chief's Report - update on significant policing efforts by Department members, Recruitment and Retention Program Update, Department 2009/2010 Budget Update
Commission Reports include Chief of Police executive search, rules and procedures for Patrol Specials, subcommittee on Violent Crime.
Police Commission: Theresa Sparks, President; Dr. Joe Marshall, Vice-President; Petra DeJesus, Yonne Y. Lee, Thomas P. Mazzucco, David Onek and Vincent Pan.

Commonwealth Club - Carl Pope
When: June 10, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Nikko,  222 Mason, San Francisco
What: Discussion about renewable fuels with Dave O'Reilly, the CEO of Chevron, in their first public debate, sponsored by Climate One.  Discussion will include balancing energy and the environment in the 21st century. General seating on members $30.

 Real Deal or No Deal - March to City Hall 
When: June 10, 2009 - Wednesday
3 to 6 p.m.
Where:  Hallidie  Plaza,  Powell Street, San Francisco
What:   March to City Hall. It takes a village to raise our children, to support our seniors, to house our neighbors, to prevent domestic violence, to give dignity to our veterans, to fight for our communities.  Invest in us.
Sponsored by San Francisco Coalition to Save Public Health and Budget Justice Coalition. 

Comparing International Healthcare Systems to U.S. Proposals for Healthcare
When: June 10, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Centro del Pueblo, 1656 15th Street, San Francisco
What:   What can be learned form other countries? Here Claudia Chaufan MD, Phd, Vice President of the California Physicians Alliance and Assistant Professor of Health Policy at UCSF.
Sponsored by Single Payer Now.

June 11, 2009 - Thursday

Northern District Police/Community Relations Forum
When: June 11, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore, San Francisco
What: Work with police, city attorney & district attorney's offices to find permanent solutions  to ongoing safety issues.

June 12, 2009 - Friday

Mission Book Sale and Drive
When: June 12-14, 2009 - Friday Noon to 7 p.m.
                                               Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                               Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: John O'Connell High School, 2355 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Bibliophiles get ready! Friends of the San Francisco Library Book Sale.  75,000 books in over 50 categories.  Bring your old books and purchase new ones.

Supervisor Eric Mar hosts a fundraiser reception for Chinese Progressive Association (CPA)
When: June 12, 2009 - Friday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where Poleng Lounge (Temple Room), 1751 Fulton Avenue, San Francisco, Ca.
What: Fundraiser reception honoring the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA).  An evening of drinks, hors d'oeuvres and conversation of the importance of CPA's work in educating, organizing and empowering the immigrant Chinese community and building broader movements for social and economic justice.  
Enter the raffle to win an amazing painting by CPA Staff Gina Szeto!  The  painting will be done at the event.

Muni Diaries: Riders with Drinks
When: June 12, 2009 - Friday
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco
What: Fellow Muni riders will read their stories, recite Muni-related haikus, re-enact some funny scenes (finger puppets, anyone?).  The idea is to tell Muni stories in whatever form that inspires you.

June 13, 2009 - Saturday

*North Beach Festival
When: June 13, 2009  - Saturday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Washington Square Park, 1200-1500 blocks of Grant Avenue and adjacent streets in North Beach, San Francisco
What: 55th anniversary North Beach Festival.  

*Philippine Independence Day Celebration organized by Fiesta Filipinia USA
When: June 13, 2009 - Saturday and June 14, 2009 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Where: Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
What: "A Benefit Festival" . Featuring Charlie Green, Heart Evangelista, Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres, Rey Kilay, Rin on the Rox, Korusleine, Coro de Sta. Ana, Drop N Harmony and Ms. Nora Aunor
 Donation $10.  Beneficiary: Share A Hand Foundation, Inc.

*2009 49ers Family Day
When: June 13, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Candlestick Park, 490 Jamestown Avenue, San Francisco
What: Close and personal experience with  your  favorite team. Appearances by Head Coach Mike Singletary, members of the 49ers football team, 49ers alumni, Gold Rush cheerleaders, Niner Noise and Sourdough Sam.  Free.   Activities, contests, live music, cheerleading clinics, silent auctions and Football 101 with 49ers alumni Gary Plummer. 

*Inner Sunset: The Birth of a Neighborhood
When: June 13, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Meet at Arguello and Hugo, San Francisco
What: Inner Sunset walking tour with Lorri Ungaretti.  Discover how this charming neighborhood emerged from the windswept dunes originally deemed hopeless and uninhabitable.  Explore the area, see the bustling local color, and hear  fascinating  history.  Tour ends at 9th Avenue & Lincoln

*Democratic Women's Forum of San Francisco - Annual Luncheon
When: June 13, 2009 - Saturday
11:30 a.m. 
Where: Marines Memorial Club, 605 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What: Annual luncheon honoring the Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Woman of the Year:Angela Alioto.  
Installation of 2009-2010 Board:
  • President: Joan Simmons
  • Vice President: Fran Schulberg, Julie Soo
  • Recording Secretary: Marti Dinan
  • Corresponding Secretary: Mary O'Riordan
  • Treasurer: Cynthia Travis 
  • Immediate Past President: Lorrie Kalos
  • Directors: Marie Angell, Robin Brasso, Mary Jung, Kalane McDonald, Patricia Montague, Paula Kitses, Gayle Orr-Smith, Dawn Walker
  • Parliamentarian Evelyn Wilson
Benefactors: Ruth Gordon Schnapp, Jerrold Hatchett, Jo Ann Hendricks, Margel Kaufman Paula Kitses, Joan Simmons, Sims Metal Management
Patrons: Lorrie Kalos, Patricia Montague, Mary O'Riordan
Sponsors: Marie Angell, Judith Brecka, John Casserly, June Gutfleisch, Clara Haynes, Marilyn Janes, Phyllis Lyons, Effice Lee Morris, Emily Murase, Gayle Orr-Smith, Julie Soo, Dawn  Walker, Evelyn Wilson
Information and RSVP : Joan Simmons 415-673-5023 

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