Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ingleside Police Community Meeting "We work for you"

Wednesday night I attended community meeting at Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth held by Supervisor John Avalos and Captain David Lazar of the Ingleside Police Station. Meeting was called to discuss the fatal stabbing of Eric Buschman on October 12th around 8 p.m. while unloading his truck at Athens and Excelsior.

The new Captain of the Ingleside Police Station talked about the changes at the station based on the Police Effectiveness Research Forum to improve safety through stronger community policing.

There is an ongoing investigation regarding the stabbing - no information is being released at this this time, more to follow. The police are asking residents to notify them with any information that will help them with the investigation. The room was full of residents who were worried, some angry, they wanted to know what to do. Captain David Lazar addressed their concerns, saying crime was down, staffing was up. There were questions asked about the gangs in the neighborhoods, graffiti, foot patrols, knowledge of the police officers, treatment of teenagers.

Captain Lazar has a daily email that citizens can subscribe to. He said the community needs to "be their eyes and ears" to work in partnership with city government and the police to resolve public safety issues. Ingleside Police Stations works with 30 groups a month and they have organized a community advisory group to advise Captain Lazar.

Supervisor Avalos will follow up with another community meeting to discuss graffiti, better lightening in the neighborhood and to follow up with ideas and solutions from this meeting.

Eric Buschman's memorial will be this Saturday, October 24th at 1 p.m. at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Eric Buschman Memorial Fund c/o First National Bank, 975 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, Ca. 94080.

Ingleside Police Station:
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Ingleside Station's Monthly Community meeting is held in the Station's Community Room, #1 Sergeant John V. Young Lane, San Francisco on the third Tuesday of each month.
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October 22, 2009 - Thursday

*The Legal Assistance to the Elderly Fundraiser and Celebration
When: October 22, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: The Monadnock Building, 685 Market Street, Suite 590, (between 3rd St. and New Montgomery) San Francisco
What: Friends of the Legal Assistance to the Elderly invite you to a gathering to raise the profile, spirits, and funds to Legal Assistance to the Elderly, a San Francisco Non-Profit organization providing free legal services for seniors and disabled adults. Live music, delicious puu puus, open wine bar, silent auction, door prizes. Sponsored by Sloan & Park LLP Donation : $15.

*Early Halloween with Debra Walker
When: October 22, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Mercury Lounge, 1582 Folsom Street (at 12th Street) San Francisco
What: Celebrate Halloween early with Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and Supervisor David Campos in support of Debra Walker for Democratic County Central Committee
Supporters: Betty Yee, Leland Yee, Dennis Herrera, Jeff Adachi, Chris Jackson, John Rizzo, Steve Ngo, John Avalos, David Campos, Chris Daly, Eric Mar, Aaron Peskin, Michael Bornstein, Michael Goldstein, Robert Haaland, Joe Julian, Leslie Katz, Jake McGoldrick, Rafael Mandelman, Jane Morrison, Connie O'Connor, Matt Gonzales, Carole Migden, Jim Hammer, Terrance Allen, Janet Reilly, Denise LaPointe, Eric Safire, Andrea Shorter, David Serrano-Sewell, Bill Barnes, Heidi Sieck, Whitney Hoyt, Michael and Diana Theriault, Theatrical & Stage Employees Local 16, Sprinkler Fitters Local 483
$50. up purchase on line
Information and RSVP:

SF Public Press Relaunch Party
When: October 22, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: a.Muse Gallery, 614 Alabama Street, San Francisco
What: Come celebrate and support SF Public Press:
Redesigned web site and new URL:
Bay Bridge investigative project in collaboration with McSweeney's and
Success of the City Budget Watchdog project and ongoing reporting on the ramifications of the cutbacks in city government
New membership program that gives you a voice in how the Public Press covers San Francisco.
Entertainment, food and drinks. No minimum donation. Annual memberships start at $35. We'll give commemorative printing of the City Budget Watchdog series to the first 30 people who become founding members on Oct. 22nd.

Save Sharp Park Fundraiser
When: October 22, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sharp Park Golf Course, Highway 1 and Sharp Park Road, Pacifica
What: Benefit the non-profit San Francisco Public Alliance. Co-Host 1964 U.S Open Champion Ken Venturi and Supervisor Sean R. Elsbernd. Proceeds go to their mission of preserving affordable, eco-friendly golf, starting with saving the endangered Alister MacKenzie-designed links at Sharp Park.
Senior/Junior: $25; Par $100; Birdie $250; Eagle $500; Ace $1,000 or more
Information and RSVP

*Wherever There is a Fight
When: October 22, 2009 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, authors of "Wherever There's a Fight" will read and sign copies of their book. Virtual civil liberties tour of San Francisco with photos and stories of all the civil liberties hot spots that you may pass by every day, never realizing the struggles that took place there years ago. Free.

*One Struggle One Fight General Meeting
When: October 22, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: United Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: First meeting since the March on Washington DC on October 11th. There will be a discussion about their experiences, future actions regarding Equality Across America and an update on the 2010 campaign.
Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association General Meeting
When: October 22, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Church Basement, 7 Octavia (at Waller) San Francisco
What: Item on agenda: Prado/Whole Foods and 55 Laguna development updates and Halloween planning.

*Upper Noe Neighbors monthly meeting - District Eight Supervisor Candidates
When: October 22, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Upper Noe Recreation Center, 299 Day Street (Day/Sanchez), San Francisco
What: Featuring many of the candidates for District 8 Supervisor in 2010.

October 23, 2009 - Friday

Public Memorial for Donald Fisher
When: October 23, 2009 - Friday
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Piers 30 and 32 on the Embarcadero, San Francisco

Commonwealth Club - Leon Panetta, Director CIA
When: October 23, 2009 - Friday
11 a.m. check in. Noon program
Where: Mark Hopkins, 999 California Street, San Francisco
What: Leon Panetta reveals the big challenges facing the security of America today. $30. non-members.

*Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General 2010
When: October 23, 2009 - Friday
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Baobab Village, 3372 19th Street, San Francisco
What: Meet and greet with Kamala D. Harris.
Marco Senghor, Annemarie Stephens and Young Professionals for Kamal Harris invite you to a fundraiser honoring San Francisco District Attorney Kamala D. Harris
Co-Hosts: James Kass, Stone Faure
Sponsors: Sam Ruiz, Alica Brite, Lakshmi Kerner, Anthony Powell
Co-Sponsors: Mary Nicely, Dr. Bernado Gonzales, Rona Young, Lillie Barrow, Fusicology
Entertainment by Afro Funk Grroves
Guest $35.

Art in Storefronts Launch Event
When: October 23, 2009 - Friday
5 to 7 p.m.
Where: 989 Market Street (at Sixth Street), San Francisco
What: San Francisco's Central Market and Tenderloin neighborhoods join for the launch of the Art in Storefronts pilot program. Free community celebration featuring live music with an unveiling ceremony followed by a reception where the public can pick up a map to the newly-transformed storefronts. Performances by students from Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program.

*Andrea's Meet & Greet for Dave Roberts for Congress
When: October 23, 2009 - Friday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Catch Restaurant, 2362 Market, San Francisco
What: Andrea Shorter is inviting you to meet Dave Roberts who is running for Congress in San Diego. Dave is a two-term councilman and former Mayor of Solana Beach and is a small businessman. When elected, Dave will be the first openly same sex married member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Appetizers and no-host bar.

*"A Good Idea" fundraiser - Guest Bartending at Tonic
When: October 23, 2009 - Friday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Tonic, 2630 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Guest bartending at Tonic. 100% of the tips will go directly to "A Good Idea's" efforts in serving the homeless and underserved youth. All drinks are 2 for 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.

*No on Prop D. Pissed off Voter Guide Release Party
When: October 23, 2009 - Friday
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Gestalt Haus, 3159 16th Street, San Francisco
What: Meet former Mayor Art Agnos and other progressives at the Pissed off Voter Guide Release Party Guide. The will also be taking donations and talking strategies about No on Prop D.

October 24, 2009 - Saturday

City College of San Francisco Garage Sale and Flea Market
When: October 24, 2009 - Saturday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Reservoir parking lot across from the Ocean Campus (Phelan Ave.) between the CCSF bookstore annex and Riordan High School, San Francisco
What: Support the first Citywide Save CCSF Classes Garage Sale and Market.

Healthcare Reform - State Senator Leland Yee
When: October 24, 2009 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Health Screenings
11 a.m. until noon - Guest speaker State Senator Leland Yee
Where: UCSF Parnassus Campus, HSW-300
What: Free hypertension, cholesterol and diabetes screenings will be provided by Pharmacists and UCSF Student Pharmacists. Guest speaker State Senator Leland Yee
Events sponsored: Diablo Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Golden Gate Society of Health-System Pharmacists, California of Society of Health-System Pharmacists- UCSF Student Chapter

*Noe Valley Harvest Festival
When: October 24, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 24th Street between Church and Sanchez, San Francisco
What: Celebrate exhibiting artists, craftspeople & non-profits which support our Noe Valley economy and community. Kids costume contest, dog costume contest, Lovitt-Page Rock Band, Pie-Eating contest sponsored by Noe Valley Baker. Gypsy Tease Flamenco Dance. Hayride, free for kids. Photo booth, juggler, dunk tank, balloon artist, face painting, caricaturist, jumpy tents and pumpkin patch

Community Meeting - "Planning the Future of Sunnydale & Visitacion Valley"
When: October 24, 2009 - Saturday
10:30 am. to 1 p.m.
Where: Visitacion Valley Elementary School, 55 Schwerin Street, San Francisco
What: Meeting about the development of the Sunnydale-Velasco public housing . City's HOPE SF initiative - new housing for various income levels, parks and open spaces, community service and potentially neighborhood retail and businesses.
A master plan advisory committee of Visitacion Valley residents and neighbors have been working to develop a master plan. Sponsored by MercyRelated HOPE SF Team
RSVP 415-452-9744

Third Annual Dogtoberfest at Upper Douglass Park
When: October 24, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Upper Douglass Park, 27th and Douglass, San Francisco
What: Community party for all dogs, their owners, friends and family. Contests will be held for best costumes, agility, obedience and tricks.

*Monroe Elementary School Seventh Annual Fall Fun Festival
When: October 24, 2009 - Saturday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Monroe Elementary School, 260 Madrid Street, San Francisco
What: Haunted house, cake walk, bike rodeo, face-painting, pumpkin patch, homemade food. Come in costume if you like. Admission is free.

Eureka Valley, Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library Grand Re-Opening
When: October 24, 2009 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th Street near Market) San Francisco
What: Opening celebration of the newly renovated library. Join Mayor Gavin Newsom, Supervisor Bevan Dufty and City Librarian Luis Herrera. Sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the Eureka Valley Library Campaign Committee. Refreshments and entertainment.

*19th Annual Farley's Pet Fest
When: October 24, 2009 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: Farley's, 1315 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Parade for all ages and pets in costume! Dedicated to long time parade judge, Greg, that passed away on April 1st.
Parade starts at 18th and Arkansas, marches up 18th Street to Texas. Music, judging and awarding up to 50 trophies. Let by "Milo Grey" local high school musicians.
Christopher Irion's Famous Photo Booth will be set up on the corner of 18th and Texas from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. He will take photos of kids and pets in costume for our annual November art display and photo giveaway. Free

A Clean Well-Lighted Bookstore - Judy Shepard
When: October 24, 2009 - Saturday
3 p.m.
Where: A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro Street, San Francisco
What: Judy Shepard will discuss her book "The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie and a World Transformed"

San Francisco's International Day of Climate Action - Rally
When: October 24, 2009 - Saturday
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Calling for climate justice at the Copenhagen climate talks for the International Day of Climate Action. Host: Greenpeace Northern California

10th Annual Potrero Hill History Night
When: October 24, 2009 - Saturday
5:30 - BBQ
7 to 9 p.m. - Program
Where: International Studies Academy, 655 DeHaro, San Francisco
What: Potrero Hill Archives Project hosts Potrero Hill History Night. Features Goat Hill Phil in conversation with long-time residents. Program is free. Live music from a gospel choir. Prior to program - BBQ by Parkside, Bottom of the Hill and Chat's Coffee - live jazz music. $6. for the BBQ (burger, or veggie burger or pulled pork - plus a salad).

October 25, 2009 - Sunday

West Fest
When: October 25, 2009 - Sunday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, Corner 25th Avenue and Fulton Street, S.F.
What: Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Woodstock. 42 bands, 3 stages and 26 poster artists. Free.

October 26, 2009 - Monday

Town Hall Meeting - Supervisor Eric Mar
When: October 26, 2009 - Monday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue, between Clement and California Street, San Francisco
What: Join Supervisor Eric Mar, Department of Public Works and the Richmond District Police Department in a discussion on graffiti abatement, street cleaning and dumping.

Community Planning
When: October 26, 2009 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Donaldina Cameron House, Culbertson Hall, 920 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
What: Tell the City and County of San Francisco how to spend $200 million in federal funds over the next five years for community development and housing priorities. They want your input!
Information: 701-5500

*Gavin Newsom - Town Hall Meeting
When: October 26, 2009 - Monday
6 p.m.
Where: San Rafael Community Center Auditorium, 618 B Street, San Rafael, Ca.
What: Join Mayor Gavin Newsom at the Rafael Town Hall. Mayor Newsom will discuss a potential constitutional convention in California, the economy, health care, education and take questions from the audience. Free. Open to public.

The San Francisco Women's Networking Cocktail Party
When: October 26, 2009 - Monday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Bank of America Building, Carnelian Room, 555 California Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Women's Political Committee (SFWPC) is hosting a get-together after the 3rd Annual San Francisco Women's Policy Summit to meet your local elected officials, commissioners, women leaders in the political and nonprofit arenas. Enjoy beverages and appetizers.
SFWPC members will get credit towards voting eligibility in future SFWPC endorsement proceedings.

* San Francisco Labor Council Education Event - The Assault on the Public Sector & Charting a Course for Progressive Taxation
When: October 26, 2009 - Monday
6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Plumbers Hall, 1621 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Addressing the failure of government to adopt priorities that provide and maintain the infrastructure of employment, education, health care, housing and parks.
Hosts: Tim Paulson, Executive Director; Mike Casey, President; Larry Mazzola, VP of Affiliate Support; Conny Ford VP of Political Affairs; Howard Wallace, P of Community Affairs
Dennis Kelly, Chair and President of United Educators of San Francisco
BettyOlson-Jones, President of Oakland Education Association
Fred Glass, Communications Director of California Federation of Teachers.
Learn about how we can stop the way we are nickel and dimed at every turn with fees and fines, while everything get more expensive.

*Neighborhood Parks Council bartends at Elixir!
When: October 26, 2009 - Monday
9 p.m. until October 27, 2009 - 2 a.m.
Where: Elixir Saloon, 3200 16th Street (@ Guerrero), San Francisco
What: Tips will be your contribution to improving SF's parks!. Also, if you purchase PAULANER Hefeweizen and Red Bull Cocktails, these two brands will donate $1. to NPC for each one that is sold during this event.

October 27, 2009 - Tuesday

Last day to request a vote-by-mail request

*San Francisco United for Main Equality
When: October 27, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Mejool , 2522 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: California's Prop. 8 is happening all over again in Maine. "Question 1", is a state proposition to repeal marriage equality in Maine. Fundraiser to raise money to defeat Question 1. Election is November 3rd.
Guest speakers: State Senator Mark Leno, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Supervisor Bevan Dufty.
Sponsors: Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club and Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, Citizen Hope, African American Democratic Club, API Equality, San Francisco Young Democrats, One Struggle, One Fight
Suggested donation: $25.
Campaign website:

*Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Monthly Meeting
When: October 27, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Milk Club will be voting on endorsement of the following current and former Club presidents:
District 6- Debra Walker
District 8 Rafael Mandelman
Community College Board - Michael Goldstein

October 28, 2009 - Wednesday

*San Francisco Labor Council Employee Breakfast - Special Guest Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
When: October 28, 2009 - Wednesday
8 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gate Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Meet Supervisor Sean Elbernd. $25.
RSVP: 415-440-4809

*San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting
When: October 28, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Agenda includes public comment, Chair's report, Treasurer's report, fundraising, new business.

October 29, 2009 -Thursday

Latino Educators for John Rizzo
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: 84 Berkeley Way, San Francisco
What: Reception/fundraiser for the Trustee's reelection. City College of San Francisco Latino Educators and Students invite you to a reception and fundraiser in support of John Rizzo's reelection to CCSF Board of Supervisors.

*9500 Liberty - Bay Area Premier and Cocktail Reception
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Sundance Kabuki Theater, 1881 Post Street, San Francisco
What: West Coast premiere of documentary chronicling the immigration culture war that tore apart a suburban DC community.
6 to 7 p.m. - Cocktail reception to raise funds for the film's completion. $30
7 to 9 p.m. - Screening - $15.
Hosting organizations: Citizen Hope, NDN, Networks Nation.
Participating organizations: Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Asian Business League of SF, Asia Society, CAAM, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Hyphen Magazine, Presente and Screening Liberally

*HANC - Park Branch Library 100th Birthday Party
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Park Branch Library,1833 Page Street, San Francisco
What: 100th Birthday Party as it closes for a Year's Renovation.

*San Francisco Beautification Awards
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: Dinner, silent auction, Awardee and Member Celebration.
  • La Playa Pocket Park
  • ClementinaCares
  • Piers 1 1/2, 3 & 5
  • The Passage of Prop J (2008)
  • Brian O'Neill, in Memoriam
World Music sound of Freddy Clarke's Wobbly World
General Admission: $60. Celebration, $200.

*Beyond Marriage
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, Ceremonial Room, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: LGBT Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission invites the public to participate in a forum to discuss how to recognize alternative kinship structures among people who are not related by blood or legal adoption.
Cathy Sakimura, Staff Attorney for the National Center for Lesbian Rights
Alice Kessler, Government Affairs Director for Equality California
Judy Appel, Executive Director of Our Family Coalition
Comments by:
Mark Leno, California State Senator, 3rd District
Tom Ammiano, California State Assemblymember, 13th District
David Campos, Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Theresa Sparks, Executive Director of the SF Human Rights Commission
YOU, member of the public with experience in non-spousal alternative families
What kinds of non-spousal alternatives families exist?
What obstacles or legal hurdles exist for these relationships?
What can be done to support alternative families through legal and other means?

*"Unmasked" GLBT Historical Society 2009 Gala
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Green Room, San Francisco War Memorial, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: First annual Halloween Gala. Fundraiser to help GLBT Historical Society commitment to collect, preserve, and share the history of GLBT.
Specials guests:
  • Dykes on Bikes
  • The Sisters of Perpetual Indugence
  • Bevan Dufty
  • Beach Blanket Babylong
  • Women's Building
  • Daniel Bao
  • Mark Rhoades
Donation: $100. at the door

*North Beach Pub Crawl with Supervisor David Chiu
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Starts Church Key, 1402 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
What: Pub Crawl with Supervisor David Chiu, the people who live there, and three of the the fine drinking establishments that call it home:
7 to 8 p.m.: Church Key, 1402 Grant Avenue, San Francisco - Massive beer selection - dollar off select beers
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.: 15 Romolo, 15 Romolo Place, San Francisco - Delicious food and avant-garde mixology
9 p.m. and beyond: Tosca, 242 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco - Hot Chocolate and old world cocktails


Rebecca Prozan - candidate - District Eight

Michela Alioto-Pier - - updated website:

Ron Dudum - New Book "Three Paradigms of Realty: From Homer to Einstein". Published by InterOrthodox Press.

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