Wednesday, August 5, 2009

District 10 Candidates Forum - An introduction

Attended the Potrero Hill Democratic Club meeting last night where six candidates for Supervisor introduced themselves and gave a small bio to explain who they were and why they were running for supervisor in District 10 - the election will be held in November of 2010.

Speakers in order and in pictures above:

Linda Richardson
Steve Moss
Malia Cohen
Eric Smith
Diane Westley Smith
DeWitt Lacy

District 10 includes Potrero Hill, Bayview Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, Silver Terrace, Dogpatch, Little Hollywood and the Portola districts.

Every candidate gave an excellent presentation touching on subjects of transportation, environmental justice, land use, Eastern Neighborhoods, diversity, affordable housing and social justice. District 10 is similar to the Supervisor race in District 6 - wherein the districts are in the middle of change with decisions to be made about important issues. As Eric Smith said "the final frontier".

Excellent turnout. The audience also heard Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting talk about Closing the Loophole: Prop. 13. There were home made cookies and coffee - as always Potrero Hill Democratic Club is a "class act".


Close the Loophole -

August 5, 2009 - Wednesday

Commonwealth Club - LGBT Movement in California - The Way Forward
When: August 5, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Activists and political leaders come together to discuss the next steps in the struggle for LGBT equality:
  • Aaron Peskin, Chair, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
  • Laura Spanjian, Member of San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
  • Andrea Shorter, Campaign Director, And Marriage 4 All
$15. non-members

Gavin Newsom - Summer Soiree for Gavin
When: August 5, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Bambuddha Lounge, 601 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: Join Joe Wilson, Guryan Tighe, Nina Stellini, Aron Liang and Tina Walker for an event to support Mayor Gavin Newsom and his gubernatorial bid.

San Francisco for Democracy - California's Broken Budget Process
When: August 5, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting
  • John Grubb of Repair California and the Bay Area Council will speak about what needs to be done for a State Constitution convention.
  • San Francisco Assessor Phil Ting will speak about the split roll proposal.
  • Night time entertainment "War on Fun". Amy Miller of Stop the War on Fund will be joined byLynn Schwarz and Timothy Benetti of the Bottom of the Hill nightclub.

Guardian's Best of the Bay 2009 Party
When: August 5, 2009 - Wednesday
8 to 2 a.m.
Where: Mezzanine, 444 Jessie at Mint, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the Bay Guardian's 35th Annual Best of the Bay issue. (including Julian Davis! - yea!).
Live music, dance, DJ sets, The Lusty Lady Dancers. Master of Ceremonies: Broke-Ass Stuart. Free before 9 p.m, $10. after 9 p.m.

August 6, 2009 - Thursday

2009 OCA National Convention
When: August 6 through 9th, 2009 - Thursday through Sunday
Where: The Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: A Call to Action: Empowering Asian Pacific American Voices
Some of the names off program: Claudine Cheng, Sherman Tang, Janice Mirikitani, Jadine Nielson, Cecil Williams, Carol Ito, Emily Murase, Jan Yanehiro, Julie Soo, John Chang, Judy Chu, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Dennis Herrera, Helen Zia.
Information: for details/registration of convention

James Keys - Announcement of his candidacy for District 6 Supervisor
When: August 6, 2009 - Thursday
4 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
What: Announcement of candidacy. The "KEYS" To A Better and Healthier Community.
415-894-2130 - google voice
P. O. Box 421434
San Francisco, Ca. 94124

*Park Commission Meeting
When: August 6, 2009 - Thursday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: Special meeting " Cultivating the Future of San Francisco".

*Concelebration Mass for Cory Aquino
When: August 6, 2009 - Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: St. Patrick's Church, Mission at 3rd/4th Street, San Francisco

*District Three Democratic Club - Future of Rent Control
When: August 6, 2009 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Informative discussion on the future of rent control. Tenant's rights attorney Paul Hogarth of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic and Noni Richen, President of the Small Property Owners of SF Institute will speak.
Representatives from the Sierra Club and POWER will also be making an announcement regarding the proposed state legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno, SB792.

August 7, 2009 - Friday

George Gascon becomes San Francisco's Police Chief today.

Organizing for America - Information meeting about health care
When: August 7, 2009 - Friday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: DWS BVHP Real Estate, 4636 Third Street & Newcomb Avenue, San Francisco
What: Strategize and party for Health Care Reform. Wine, cheese and refreshments.

Organizing for America - Health Care Happy Hour
When: August 7, 2009 - Friday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero, San Francisco
What: Come down to NOPA for a Health Care Happy Hour. They will be collecting declarations of support for the President's three health care principles, handling out postcards for people to write their representatives.
Source: Facebook

Treasurer Jose Cisneros - "Get Loose or Buckle Down" Pizza Fest
When: August 7, 2009 - Friday
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: 280 Waller, San Francisco
What: Filing closes for 2009 City Treasurer Election. Pizza Fest supporting Jose's re-election. $25. to $500 donation welcome.

August 8, 2009 - Saturday

*India Basin/Hunters Point Shoreline Walking Tour
When: August 8, 2009 - Saturday
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Where: Heron's Head Park Entrance, Jennings Street at Cargo Way, San Francisco
What: India Basin Neighborhood Association (IBNA) invites you to tour the India Basin/Hunters Point Shoreline as they share their vision for a robust waterfront retail and recreation community. The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency proposes to adopt the shoreline (Survey Area C) into the larger Bayview-Hunters Point Redevelopment Project Area. Walk starts at 10 a.m., lunch at noon. Lunch after the tour at the historic Heerdt Building, aka The Barn, 702 Earl Street. Rides will be provided back to Heron's Head Park.

Nihonmachi Street Fair
When: August 8, 2009 - August 9th, 2009 - Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Japan Town, 1731 Buchanan Street, San Francisco
What: Celebration of the dynamic and diverse Asian and Pacific American Communities in the Bay Area. Food, children's world & games, hand crafted art, San Francisco Taiko Dojo, music, cultural performers

Organizing for America - Health Care Reform Canvassing
When: August 8, 2009 - Saturday and August 9, 2009 - Sunday
10 am. to 1 p.m.
Where: DWS-BVP Real Estate Services, 4636 Third Street @ Newcomb Avenue, San Francisco
What: Canvassing until 1 p.m. urging neighbors to support President Obama's Healthcare Reform plan and sign the petitions circulating that will be delivered to the White House.

Pistahan Parade and Festival
When: August 8, 2009 - August 9th, 2009 - Saturday and Sunday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission between 3rd and 4th Street, San Francisco
Parade: 10 a.m. Opening ceremonies which begins at Beale Street, marches down Market Street will make a left on 4th Street, left on Folsom Street and end on 3rd Street, San Francisco
What: Largest celebration of Filipino Americans in San Francisco. Six pavilions: Art, dance, culinary, heritage, creativity, health.

Organizing for America - Upper Fillmore/Pacific Heights
When: August 8, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Fillmore/Sacramento Street, San Francisco
What: Health Care Reform canvassing Upper Fillmore/Pacific Heights.

*Ice Cream Social to support West Sunset Playground
When: August 8, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 39th Avenue and Ortega Street, San Francisco
What: Join the Friends of West Sunset Playground for an Ice Cream Social. Plans for suggested playground designs will be displayed. $1. minimum donation per serving and ice cream will be served from 11 a.m. until they run out!

POWER - Remember the Time
When: August 8, 2009 - Saturday
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: POWER's Bayview Office, 4923 Third Street, San Francisco
What: A Michael Jackson inspired cultural event and celebration with music, DJs, Spoken Word, food, live art and games for kids. Afternoon party to both raise consciousness and raise funds for the Caravan for Justice - a growing statewide movement of multi-racial solidarity. Help us raise money for our voices against gang Injunctions, Lennar's development in Bayview, Three Strikes and Police Brutality - and for true justice for all people.

Benefit for San Francisco Tenants Union
When: August 8, 2009 - Saturday
Doors open at 3 p.m. Show at 4 p.m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street @ Cesar Chavez, San Francisco
What: Aloholocaust presents: "Benefit for San Francisco Tenants Union" Featuring La Plebe, The Bar Feeders and Hightower, The Fucking Buckaroos.
$8. to $20. Sliding Scale Donation

"The Sound of Moolah"
When: August 8, 2009 - Saturday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Centro del lPueblo, 474 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: A puppet Musical about Health Reform. Suggested donation: $5. to $20. sliding scale. Sponsored by Single Payer Now.

August 9, 2009 - Sunday

Sunday Streets at the Beach
When: August 9, 2009 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Great Highway Route. Connecting Golden Gate Park to the San Francisco Zoo along Ocean Beach.

Precita Park, San Francisco
When: August 9, 2009 - Sunday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Precita Park, 300 Precita Avenue, San Francisco
What: Fun for all ages, jumpers, games, raffle prizes, food and music.

*President Obama's health plan - Tabling/canvass in Golden Gate Park
When: August 9, 2009 - Sunday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Park, 7th Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive (near Lincoln) San Francisco
What: Canvass in Golden Gate Park asking people to sign the declaration supporting President Obama's health plan principles. We are asking people to call their Senators and Representatives to support healthcare reform.

August 10, 2009 - Monday

*Innovation Summit at Mission Bay
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mission Bay Conference, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco
What: Join U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Gavin Newsom, and a number of city, university, and private industry luminaries explore what government agencies, universities, and cities are doing to foster the development of "innovation clusters and zones". This conference will also provide information on the best practices surrounding the development of these custers and zones. The event will conclude with an early evening cocktail reception honoring biotech veteran and incoming UCSF Chancellor-Designate SusanDesmond Hellman.
Information: San Francisco Business Times $75.

*ArtAuction09 - Street Sheet
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
5:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
What: Night of art, music and poetry to celebrate the 20th Birthday of the Street Sheet and to support the work of the Coalition on Homelessness. Food and beverages will be served. Door $25. (none turned away for lack of funds).

*Want your streets improved?
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Mission Recreation Center, 745 Treat Avenue, San Francisco
What: San Francisco County Transportation Authority is hosting public open house to get input on proposed projects to be funded by Prop K, the half-cent sales tax for transportation.

*Gavin Newsom
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 730 W. 3rd Street, Long Beach, Ca.
What: Town hall meeting with Mayor Gavin Newsom.

*San Francisco Young Democrats - Ball in Blue 3
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
Where: 15 Romolo, San Francisco. (walk up the alley just a few steps East on Broadway from Columbus), San Francisco
What: Join San Francisco Young Democrats as they honor California Democratic Party Chair, JohnBurton, with the Phillip Burton Service Award.
$35. tickets includes a 1 year membership to SFYD. Light hor d'oeuvres and an open bar from 6:30 to 7:30.
Knights of Malta
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
Senator Mark Leno
Senator Leland Yee
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
Mayor Gavin Newsom
Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier
Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
Ground Floor Public Affairs
Mammoth Jacks
Board of Equalization Chair Betty T. Yee
Malia Cohen
Jim Ross Consulting
Equus Asinus
Honorable Carole Migden
Rodman Consulting
Terris, Barnes & Walters
Friends of the Young Democrats
Treasurer Jose Cisneros
Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting
Honorable Aaron Peskin
Trustee Chris Jackson
Brian Leubitz &
Hene Kelly
Hope Road Consulting
Law Office of DeWitt M. Lacy
Rebecca Prozan
Eric Smith
Laura Spanjian
Scott Wiener

*The Labor Movement & Immigration Reform
When: August 10, 2009 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Plumber's Hall, 1621 Market Street, San Francisco
What: The Worker Immigrant Rights Coalition and the San Francisco Labor Council (AFL-CIO) invite you to a presentation and discussion on the Labor Movement & Immigration Reform. Special guests:
  • Ana Avendano - Director of Immigration Policy, AFL-CIO
  • Esther Lopez - Director of Civil Rights and Community Action, UFCW International
  • Marielena Hincapie - Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center

August 11, 2009 - Tuesday

*San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Budget Update
When: August 11, 2009 - Tuesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: SFCC Board Room, 235 Montgomery, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Ben Rosenfield, Controller for the City and County of San Francisco will talk about the city budget.
Information and to Register on line: events/

*SPUR - The Post-Carbon City: Planning for abundance in an era of dwindling resources
When: August 11, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Eco-Urbanism is a movement that emphasizes sustainability, as planners promote green buildings, "closed-loop" architecture and neighborhood planning, and seek to build robust transit systems, that can play a role in reducing emission. Join:
  • Carl Anthony, founder of Urban Habitat
  • Jeff Tumlin, of NelsonNygard
  • Leah Shahum, Executive Director of San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • Harrison Fraker - former dean of UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design
  • Benjamin Grant, Spur's exhibition curator
$5. non-members

*Gavin Newsom - Town Hall Meeting
When: August 11, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, Ca.
What: Town Hall meeting for Governor of California

*NOPA Networking Night
When: August 11, 2009 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8:30
Where: Bar 821, 821 Divisadero, San Francisco
What: NOPA (North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association) Networking events are an opportunity for people to get to know their neighbors and support local business.

August 12, 2009 - Wednesday

Presidential of Honor Ceremony - honorees include Billy Jean King, Harvey Milk and Senator Edward M. Kennedy

* San Francisco Chamber of Commerce -Supes for Lunch with Sean Elsbernd
When: August 12, 2009 - Wednesday
11:30 to 12:30
Where: 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Come meet Supervisor Sean Elsbernd from District 7.
Register to attend:

*Noe Valley Democratic Club - "Celebrate Summer"
When: August 12, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Basso's Restaurant, 3782 24th Street, (off Church Street) Noe Valley, Ca.
What: Fundraiser "Celebrate Summer". Live auction and lots of laughter. $35. donation is requested.

*Mission Streetscape Plan Community Design Workshop 4
When: August 12, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Plan update, community feedback and Mission District Projects Open House

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