Friday, September 11, 2009

Art-Streets-Life - San Francisco Great Streets Project

On a beautiful warm Thursday evening walked to benefit for the San Francisco Great Streets Project being held in the Mission. Most people biked to the event!

Event was held at architect David Baker's home. David Baker specializes in architect in a urban environment. It was a perfect evening in his back yard to show his new Mural by artist Andrew Schoultz, drink New Belgium Beer, listen to music and thank the San Francisco Great Streets Project for all their hard work.

Kit Hodge, Director of San Francisco Great Street Projects talked about returning our streets to their rightful place as the center of civic life. An example is the 17th Street Trial Plaza and the newly announced Market Street Pilot Program.

David Baker -

September 11, 2009 - Friday

Celebration of Green - A Tribute to Isabel Wade
When: September 11, 2009 - Friday
5:30 p.m. - Dinner
8:30 p.m. - Party
Where: One Fort Mason, San Francisco (formerly The Officer's Club).
What: Celebration of Green - An evening in honor of Isabel Wade & San Francisco Neighborhood Parks. All proceeds from the Gala event will go to support Neighborhood Parks Council's Stewardship and Advocacy program.
Information and tickets :

*PODER -Pachanga Pa'l Pueblo
When: September 11, 2009 - Friday
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: SubMission, 2183 Mission Street @ 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for PODER - proceeds are going towards supporting a years worth of environmental justice projects led by Mission & Excelsior Youth and their families. Ultimate Cumbia, Rock, Reggae & Global Tropical Fiesta! Starring Rupa & The April Fishes, Grupo Terroritmo, DJs Santero, Rosa La Rumorosa, Mixteck. Veggie tacos, Aguas Frescas, Local prizes. DIY buttons and lots of social justice goodies. $5-$20 sliding scale.

September 12, 2009 - Saturday

Friends of Duboce Park -Duboce Tag Sale
When: September 12, 2009 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Duboce Park, Duboce between Scott & Steiner Street, San Francisco
What: Tag sale. Food, drinks and baked goods and entertainment. All proceeds are used for improvements to Duboce Park.

Council of all District 11 Neighborhood Groups
When: September 12, 2009 - 10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Ingleside Police Station Community Room, Sgt. John V. Young Lane/San Jose Avenue, SF
What: Monthly meeting. There will be a guest speaker from Clinic by the Bay, Volunteers in Medicine - SF who will discuss plans to offer health services to local residents. Coffee & Pastries will be served.

8th Annual Sam Choy Poke Festival
When: September 12, 2009 - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Hukilau, 5 Masonic Avenue (@ Geary), San Francisco
What: Music, a Poke Recipe contest, prize giveaways, hula performances and Spam Musubi eating contest. Beer garden and sushi cutting and lei making.

Bayview Merchants Association - Embracing Our Heritage
When: September 12, 2009 - Saturday and September 13, 2009 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street, San Francisco
What: International African Marketplace. Food, rides, games, live music.

New Ingleside Branch Library opening
When: September 12, 2009 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: 1298 Ocean Avenue at Plymouth Street, San Francisco
What: Opening of Ingleside Branch Library which includes community program room, dedicated teen room, inviting children's area and public art sculpture. City Librarian Luis Herrera, Mayor GavinNewsom, Supervisors John Avalos and Sean Elsbernd and Acting State Librarian/Deputy State Librarian Stacey Aldrich will be attending.

Single Payer Now - Doctors versus Health Industry Lobbyists
When: September 12, 2009 - Saturday
3 p.m.
Where: Centro del Pueblo, 474 Valencia Street (@ 16th Street) San Francisco
What: Breaking the corporate stranglehold on Congress. Speaker: Dr Margaret Flowers. On May 5, 2009 Dr. Flowers and 7 other healthcare activists spoke out in the U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing for single payer healthcare. Committee Chairman Max Baucus had the activists arrested.

Celebrating Latin American Independence
When: September 12, 2009 - Saturday
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Where: 240 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: LCLAA and SF Living Wage Coalition present Celebrating Latin American Independence. $10.

Inner Sunset Neighborhood Group - Underground Verses
When: September 12, 2009 - Saturday
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Kick Start Fitness Center Basement, 447 Irving Street, San Francisco
What: An evening of poetry and jazz. Local poets backed by a live jazz band bring 50's beat culture before a 21st century audience. Spoken words by Ingrid Keir an Kendra Tanacea.

Inaugural SF International Horseshoe Tournament
When: September 12, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 200 yards SW from corner of Stanyan and Fulton, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
What: The Guardsmen, the SF Horseshoe Pitching Club and The SF Rec & Park Department are engaging in an ambitious plan to restore Golden Gate Park Horseshoe Arena. Dedication will begin at 11 a.m. There will be the Inaugural SF International Horseshoe Tournament. There will be a 64 team double elimination horseshoe tournament with booths, beer gardens, D, BBQ and horseshoe exhibitions.
Spectator $20. (incudes food and drink).

Free Backpack Giveaway - Mission
When: September 12, 2009 - Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Plaza Adelante, 2301 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Good Samaritan and The Mission Community Council with sponsors by the Mayors Office, the Public Defenders Office and Plaza Adelante present Free Backpack Giveaway. Backpacks are limited for Mission District residents only and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. Child must be present and enrolled to receive a backpack. Backpacks for grades preschool-K. Backpacks for Grades 1st-12th.
Donors: Mayors Office, San Francisco, Public Defenders Office, Bayview Magic, PAL San Francisco, One California Foundation, Meda, Bissap Baobab, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, Inc., Caminos, Mission Community Council
Information: Melissa Castillo; Ivan M. Corado-Vega

September 13, 2009 - Sunday

Public Memorial - Doug Murphy
When: September 13, 2009 - Sunday
11 a.m.
Where: Begin at Moby Dick , 4049 18th Street, San Francisco at 11 a.m. and progress to 440 Castro at 12:30 p.m. and move on to Blackbird at 2 p.m.

Giants Night - A fundraiser for The Giants Community Fund
When: September 13, 2009 - Sunday
5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for The Giants Community Fund. Traditional Irish music by The Rogues with a special guest performance by Giants Third Base Coach Tim Flannery. A panel discussion and Q&A with Matt Morrison, Canchor for Comcast SportsNet. Irish dancing, silent auction, door prizes. $50. Order tickets:

September 14, 2009 -Monday

* Jay Leno - New Show Starts
When: September 14, 2009 - Monday
10 p.m.

September 15, 2009 - Tuesday

*San Francisco Board of Supervisors - Back in Session
When: September 15, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Nothing on the agenda looks that exciting.

*SFMTA Board of Directors Meeting
When: September 15, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
Executive Director's Report - Report on Safety, Ongoing Activities
Presentation and discussion of the plans for a new Transbay Terminal.
Presentation and discussion of FY09 4th Quarter and Year-End Service Standards Report
SFMTA Board of Directors: Tom Nolan, Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Cameron Beach, Shirley Breyer Black, Malcolm Heinicke, Jerry Lee, Bruce Oka

September 16, 2009 - Wednesday

Senator Ted Kennedy's book is launched.

*Seniors Meeting
When: September 16, 2009 - Wednesday
2 p.m.
Where: The Sequoias, 1400 Geary (on Geary near Gough), San Francisco
What: All seniors of all surrounding neighborhoods are invited.
Source: Middle Polk Neighborhood Association

*DeWitt Lacy's - "First Taste" Fundraising Party
When: September 16, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 11 p.m.
Where: Temple, 540 Howard Street (between 1st and 2nd Street), San Francisco
What: Come and get involved in DeWitt's campaign for District 10 Supervisor in 2010, so you can get a "First Taste" of what is in store for people in District 10, and for San Francisco. Complimentary wine and beer bar from 6 to 8 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. from Chef John Leiva. Live jazz band from 6 to 8 p.m. DJ from 8 p.m. 2 comedians will perform. $40. Sliding scale donation level for students.

*Glen Park Community Forum - Glen Park Community Plan
When: September 16, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Glen Park Recreation Center, 70 Elk Street, San Francisco
What: The Glen Park Association and the Planning Department are hosting a Community Forum on the Glen Park Community Plan. What is the Glen Park Community Plan? What can and can't be built in Glen Park? What parks, streets and transportation improvements are being planned? How long will the community planning process take and what will it do? How can the community's voice be heard? This will be an informal and open dialogue moderated by the Glen Park Association.

*Noe Valley Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 16, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting along with Health Care Update. Mark Herbert from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office will update the Club. Dennis Herrera and Jose Cisneros will also be joining us.

*The League of Young Voters - San Francisco - Benefit
When: September 16, 2009 - Wednesday
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Elixir, 3200 16th Street, San Francisco
What: Get served with the League of Pissed Off Voters! The following progressive elected official will be celebrity bartenders:
  • Jeff Adachi - San Francisco Public Defender
  • Jane Kim - San Francisco School Board Member
  • Chris Daly - Supervisor from District 6.
  • Broke-Ass Stuart! - local bloglord.
Tipping like mad - tips raise $ for the League.
Clinking Paulaner Hefe Weizen and Red Bull Cocktails (sales of which benefit the League)
Raffing sick prizes (so bring cash).
Proceeds go to pay for League's San Francisco 2009 voter guide.
Source: facebook

September 17, 2009 - Thursday

*Haynes Johnson and Dan Balz: How the 2008 Election Changed Politics Forever
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Hear Haynes Johnson and Dan Balz talk about the 2008 election. $15.

*Tom Ammiano for Assembly 2010 - Fundraiser
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Triple Crown, 1772 Market Street at Octavia, San Francisco
What: You are invited to meet Special Guest Assembly Speaker Karen Bass. No host bar, hors d'oeurvres. Donation: $35.
Information: Esther Marks 415-665-5417

*Board of Equalization Chair Betty Yee - Autumn Reception and Banquet
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Far East Cafe, 631 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
What: Reception and Family Style Seated Dinner $100.

*Mike Miller - Booksigning
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Crossroads Cafe & Book Store, 699 Delancey Street, San Francisco
What: Come meet Mike Miller talk about his book "A Community Organizer's Tale: People and Power in San Francisco".

*Change of Location North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association- General Meeting
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Poleng Lounge, 1751 Fulton (near Masonic) San Francisco
What: General meeting. Cathal Hennessy, Deputy Manager for SFgo, which is a program of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), will discuss the program responsible for the electronic signs currently being installed on Fell and Oak Streets. Firefightr from station #21 on Grove Street re possible closure. Update from SFPD. Divisadero Streetscape construction update.

*City Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 17, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting.

September 18, 2009 - Friday

Park(in) Day 2009 - One-day, global event where artists, activists and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into "PARK(ing) spaces: temporary public parks.

*Park(ing) Day - Asian Neighborhood Design
When: September 18, 2009 - Friday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1021 Mission Street (Mission and Sixth Street)m San Francisco
What: Water feature mini-park

*The Great Internet Book Burning
When: September 18, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m.
Where: Books Inc., Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Discussion on the internet and books and how it is changing the book business. Panel includes:
  • Peter Maravelis
  • Herbert Gold
  • Brenda Knight
  • Ethan Watters
  • Peter Plate
  • Moderated by Alan Kaufman


San Francisco Young Democrats - Endorsement results:
Secretary of State Debra Bowen
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
Treasurer Jose Cisneros
City Attorney Dennis Herrera
A - Charter Amendment: Budget Process: No Position
B - Charter Amendment: Board of Supervisor Aides - Yes on B
C - Ordinance: Candlestick Park Naming Rights - No Position
D - Ordinance: Mid-Market Special Sign District - No Position
E - Ordinance - Advertisements on City Property - No Position
San Francisco Young Democrats adopted resolution supporting the public option

Litquake 2009 Schedule is out!!! Starts October 9th - Events include Doug Dorst who wrote "Alive in Necropolis", Literary North Beach Walking Tour, author James Ellroy and annual Lit Crawl on October 17th. Information:

Yes on Prop D - Mid-Market Special Sign District - Information:

San Francisco Beautiful - Endorsements:
No on Prop C - Candlestick Park Naming Rights
No on Prop D - Mid-Market Special Sign District
Yes on Prop E - Advertisements on City Property

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