Thursday, June 11, 2009

Real Deal or No Deal - March to City Hall

Wednesday attended  huge march sponsored by the Coalition to Save Public Health and Budget Justice Coalition which started at Hallida Plaza and ended at City Hall.  They marched for a humane budget asked city government to invest in the future of San Francisco.  


June 11, 2009 - Thursday

*Jack Henning Rosary
When: 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: McAvoy O'Hara Evergreen Mortuary, Geary  Blvd. and 10th Ave., San Francisco
What: Rosary for Jack Henning, legendary leader of the labor movement.

Tom Killion and Gary Snyder
When: June 11, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post Street, San Francisco
What: Discuss "Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History and Prints"

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.

HANC - Greening Your Sidewalk: How to Do It
When: June 11, 2009 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Park Branch Library, 1833 Page, San Francisco
What:  Monthly meeting.  Would you like to see more green and growing things in your neighborhood?  Talk to people who have turned sidewalks into mini gardens, some with flower pots.  What does it take to maintain one? What are the benefits?

*Into the Streets - 9 writers re-imagine queer protest
When: June 11, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
What: Super Delightful Queer Artists dig into Homo History to create 10 minutes of Fury, Honor, Nostalgia, and Inspiration: Meliza Banales, Justin Chin, Annie Danger, Myriam Gurba, Keith Hennessey, Juba Kalamka, Ali Liebegott, Eileen Myles, Michelle Tea.  Free
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.

*Jack Henning - Mass of Christian Burial
When: June 12, 2009 - Friday
1:30 p.m.
Where: The Cathedral of St. Mary, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco.
What: Mass for Jack Henning.  Legendary leader of the labor movement.  Reception follows Mass.

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

*Organizing for America - Bay Area Camp Obama!
When: June 13, 2009 - Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Where: SEIU 1021, 350 Rhode Island, San Francisco
What: Join "the President's Field Team" - Special health care advocacy training.  Learn how to be a community organizer, and make change in your own neighborhood and beyond, with the same tools that helped elect Barack Obama.  Trainers include: Matt Freeman, Margot Reed, Maria Echaveste, Frederico "Freddy" Chavez, former Obama campaign staff and volunteer leaders, New Organizing for America field staff, local health policy experts. Everyone welcomed. 
Information: Sign up:

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 

June 14, 2009 - Sunday

 Haight-Ashbury Street Fair
When: June 14, 2009 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Haight Street (between Masonic and Stanyan) San Francisco
What: Fun street fair.  Great food.

*Tango in the Tenderloin - a benefit event for Mona Caron's current mural project
When: June 14, 2009 - Sunday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Hamilton Condominiums Ballroom, 631 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: Will show Mona's mural currently being made in, about, with, and for the Tenderloin.
You will learn about the rich history of the area now known as the Uptown Tenderloin Historic District from Peter Field, City Guide and expert on Tenderloin lore.   Raising funds to cover costs not covered in the grants that support the project.  You are invited to make a contribution.  Mural is in progress at the NE corner of Jones and Golden Gate Avenue.

Monday - June 15, 2009 - Monday

Rafael Mandelman for Supervisor District 8 Kick Off Event
When: June 15, 2009 - Monday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Blush! Wine Bar, 476 Castro Street, San Francisco
What: Rafael Mandelman's Kick Off Event for his race for Supervisor in District 8.  Meet the candidate, learn about the issues, and show your support by coming to Blush! Wine Bar.

*SFOP City Wide Meeting
When: June 15, 2009 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: St Patrick's Catholic Church, 756 Mission Street at 4th Street, San Francisco
What: City Wide Meeting

Energy Leadership Awards with Phil Angelides and Fiona Ma
When: June 15, 2009 - Monday
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: 111 Minna, 111 Mina Street, San Francisco
What: Join the New Leaders Council 2009 San Francisco Fellows for the "Energy Leadership Awards.  Awards will be given to those who have shown extraordinary leadership in the alternative energy sector.  Assemblymenber  Fiona  Ma will be the night's M.C.  $20 at door.

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association Summer Solstice Social
When: June 15, 2009 - Monday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Parilla, 1760 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Please join MPNA for a mid-year social to meet and mingle with neighbors and friends.  Hors d'oeuvres will be provided and members will receive their first drink free thanks to Parilla.

June 16, 2009 - Tuesday

*Grand opening of Columbus United Cooperative!
When: June 16, 2009 - Tuesday
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Chinatown/North Beach, 53 Columbus, San Francisco
What: A victory and new beginning.  Celebrating the end of one of San Francisco's longest anti-eviction struggles, the victory of the residents of 53 Columbus, and the creation of a new resident-run, affordable cooperative.

*"Obama's Blackerry" Book Release Show
When: June 16, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Ave., San Francisco  6 p.m. 
Cobb's Comedy Club,    915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco 8 p.m.
What:  Drinks at Tosca Cafe, site of the best Iowa Caucus party west of Des Moines and then hit the show at Cobb's Comedy Club.  SF Sketchfest is proud to welcome festival favorites Kasper Hauser to Cobb's Comedy Club for a special one-night-only show  celebrating  the release of two new books, "Weddings of the Times" and "Obama's Blackberry". Live sketch performance and preview of  new books, followed by a Q&A and book signing.  Q&A will be moderated by Beth Lisick.

*Ingleside Police Station's Monthly Community Meeting - Meet Captain David Lazar
When: June 16, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: 1 Sgt. John Young Lane, San Francisco
What: Meet the new Captain of the Ingleside Police Station - David Lazar.  Ask questions and learn about what is happening in the neighborhood.
Information: 415-404-4000
Source: FACE June Newsletter

*City Lights Bookstore - Mike Farrell
When: June 16, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
What: Hear Mike Farrell discusses his memoir: "Of Mule and Man".  Mike Farrell drove himself across the country on a book tour.  

*Taraval  Police/community Meeting
When: June 16, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting.  Guest speaker is Mr. Scott Oswald from the 311 program.

June 17, 2009 - Wednesday

*Supes for Lunch - Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
When: June 17, 2009 - Wednesday
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Brown bag series with Supervisor Sophie Maxwell.
Information and to Register:

*SPUR - The City Beautiful Movement
When: June 17, 2009 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: 654 Mission Street, San Francisco (new address)
What: Architectural historian and author Sally Woodbridge discusses how civic reform was tied  to civic design, as the City Beautiful movement embraced Classical architecture. $5. non-members

*Board of Supervisors hearing on Rec and Park Budget
When: June 17, 2009 - Wednesday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 260, San Francisco
What: Make civic leaders aware of how important parks are to the City.  Bring your own revenue-generating ideas.

*SFUSD, Parents for Public Schools and Coleman Advocates will sponsor a community budget forum  
When: June 17, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: James Lick Middle School, 1220 Noe Street (between 25th and Clipper Street, San Francisco
What: Community budget forum for parents, teachers and other interested members of the public to hear about the 2009-2010 budget and ask questions about the impact of the state budget cuts.

*San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting
When: June 17, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly Meeting.

*Noe Valley Democratic Club - Eric Jaye
When: June 17, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Phillips Church, 725 Diamond , San Francisco 
What:  Mayor Gavin Newsom's campaign manager will be speaking.  
Information:  Molly Fleischman- Vice-President
June 18,  2009 - Thursday

*Supervisor Eric Mar -  Office hours in the District
When: June 18, 2009 - Thursday
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Royal Ground Coffee, 5301 Geary Blvd. (between 17th Ave. and 18th Ave.)
What:  Office hours in the District.
Information: Lin-Shao Chin

*Viva! Mardi Gras Campaign Anniversary Picket!
When: June 18, 2009 - Thursday
4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: HEI Le Meridien Hotel (333 Battery) and Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf Hotel (555 North Point) San Francisco
What: Celebrate Hotel Organizing Campaign Carnival.  Remind the management that it has been a year since workers at these hotels petitioned them for a fair process to choose whether or not to have a union through a card-check neutrality agreement.  There is a current worker-called consumer boycott of these hotels that was launched on February 24, 2009.  Come in colorful costumes, fancy masks.  Music, dancing, street theater and lots of fun as we picket and celebrate the courage and determination of workers to have a voice at these hotels:
Information: Rev. Israel I. Alvaran

*Richard Ben Veniste 
When: June 18, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Books, Inc., Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Richard Ben Veniste will read from his memoir "The Emperor's New Clothes Exposing the Truth from  Watergate to 9/11".  Introduced by the Honorable Charles R. Breyer

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