Sunday, June 14, 2009

San Francisco Political Events as of June 15, 2009

Picture taken on Market Street

Monday - June 15, 2009 - Monday

*Public Safety Committee Meeting
When: June 15, 2009 - 11 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
  •  San Francisco Department's Procedures with respect to rallies or other first amendment  activities
  •  San Francisco's public safety conditions on citywide crime levels.
Members: David Campos, Ross Mirkarimi, Michela Alioto-Pier

*Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: June 15, 2009 - Monday
1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Item off agenda: Landmark Designation of 2055 Union Street (Metro Theater).
Members: Sophie Maxwell, Eric Mar and David Chiu

*Friends of the Metro Theater -   

*Rafael Mandelman for Supervisor District 8 Kick Off Event
When: June 15, 2009 - Monday
*5:30 to  8:00 p.m.  (time change)
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.

*Fight the Mayor's Budget Cuts this Tuesday!
When: June 16, 2009 - Tuesday
12:30 to 1 p.m.
Where: across the street from City Hall, San Francisco
What: Support a balanced solution, one where we share the pain.  

*San Francisco Public Safety Rally
When: June 16, 2009 - Tuesday
1 to 2 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall Steps (Polk Side), San Francisco
What: Join the Save our Firehouses Coalition in Protecting SF Neighborhood Safety

*SFMTA Board of Directors Meeting
When: June 16, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Item off agenda: Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the SF Police Department regarding the obligations of each of the two agencies.
Board of Directors: Tom Nolan, Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Cameron Beach, Shirley Breyer Black, Malcom Heinicke, Jerry Lee, Bruce Oka
*Richmond Police/Community Forum
When: June 16, 2009 - Tuesday
1 to 2 p.m.
Where: Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Will discuss the SFOutsideLands  Festival which is scheduled for August 28 to 30th in Golden Gate Park. Your input is important as we plan for policing the event. 

"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

*Civil Disobedience in Support of Marriage Equality
When: June 17, 2009 - Wednesday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: San Francisco County Clerk's Office, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Suite 168, S.F. 
What:  Working with Gays United Network and EraseTheH8 to coordinate a rally to mark the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision overturning Knight's Law which brought marriage equality to California.  

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.

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

*Police Commission Meeting - New police chief?
When: June 17, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Weekly meeting.      Items off agenda:
  • Chief's report.
  • Commission Reports: Chief of Police executive search. 
Commisioners:  Theresa Sparks, Dr. Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Vyonne Y. Lee, Thomas P. Mazzucco, David Onek, Vincent Pan

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

*Rally in support of Public Defense and Budget Justice
When: June 18, 2009 - Thursday
10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Defend equal access to justice!  You can't put a price on constitutional rights.  Unite in support of justice.  Rally will be followed by Budget Hearing Public Comment.

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

*Balboa Park Station Bicycle and Pedestrian Meeting #2
When: June 18, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Lick-Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Avenue, Classroom C, San Francisco
What: Come speak up for bike and pedestrian improvements around the Balboa Park BART Station Area.  

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

June 19, 2009 - Friday

*Juneteenth Reception and Luncheon
When: June 19, 2009 - Friday
11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Juneteenth Reception and Luncheon
Mistress of Ceremonies: Renel Brooks-Moon
Keynote Speaker: Judge Terri Jackson of San Francisco Superior Court
2009 Juneteenth Award Recipients:
Public Service Award: Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
Outstanding Black Business Award: SFO Park, Robert Simms, Esq.
Academic Excellence Award - City College Trustee, Dr. Anita Grier
Earl White Lifetime Achievement Award: F.E. Jordan Associates, Frederick E. Jordan, PE

June 20, 2009 - Saturday

*Save our State Parks Weekend
When: June 20  and  21st , 2009 - Saturday and Sunday
What:  Celebrate Summer Solstice and Fathers Day in your favorite state park!  Demonstrate your support for our State Parks.  Show your support by taking a picture or video while you are there of you and your friends wearing a green ribbon, wearing green or holding a sign.  Upload your photos and videos to

*5th Annual Japantown Asian/Pacific Islander Craft Fair and Island Jam
When: June 20, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Japanese Cultural and Community Center, 1840 Sutter, San Francisco
What: Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC) celebrates 39 years of service to Bay Area children, youth and families.  Crafts, gifts, clothing.  Free.

*Harvey Milk Center for Recretional Arts Grand Reopening Celebration
When: June 20, 2009 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 50 Scott Street (at Duboce), San Francisco
What: Join District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty and other city officials in celebrating the grand reopening of the newly renovated Harvey Milk Center for Recreational Arts.

*San Francisco Juneteenth Festival 2009
When: June 20, 2009 - June 21, 2009  Saturday and Sunday
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Civic Center plaza, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco
What: Celebration of African American Heritage.  A day of reflection, a day of renewal, a pride filled day, it is a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience.

*Inner Sunset Summer Solstice Celebration
When: June 20, 2009 - Saturday
8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: The "Yes We Can" house, Irving Street, San Francisco
What: Inner Sunset is invited to Summer Solstice Celebration party.  Free dancing, dinner and potluck dessert.  SF folk rock band Milestone  will be providing music.  

June 21, 2009 - Sunday

Happy Father's Day

*Celebrate the Life and Work of Archie Green
When: June 21, 2009 - Sunday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco
What: A musical tribute with Hazel Dickens, Mike Seeger, Elaine Purkey.  Hosted by the Labor Archives and Research Center
RSVP: Derek Green at

Stern Grove - Roberta Flack - 2 p.m.

*Meet Debra Walker at Flytrap
When: June 21, 2009 - Sunday
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Flytrap Restaurant, 606 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Special evening in support of Debra Walker - she is running for re-election to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee in June of 2010. Good food, good company  Donation levels: $100. up.

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