Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday Streets!!! Mission

Wonderful Sunday Streets!  Kids, bikes, kids - more kids!  So much fun!

Good news!  Brand new ice cream/yogurt store opened up on Valencia between 20th and 21st Street called Xanath.   

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

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?

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 

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.

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.

*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.

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