Sunday, December 13, 2009

District 11 Democratic Club Holiday Party

Saturday night attended the District 11 Democratic Club Holiday Party held at the Ingleside Police Station's Community Room.

It was nice to come in from the cold and rainy day into a warm, holiday party including Mexican food, drink and dessert. Neighbors met new Superior Court Judge Candidates Linda Colfax and Harry Darman (election in June 2010) along with the very popular Supervisor from District 11 John Avalos.

Information: Claire Zvanski - President

Pictures include:
Supevisor John Avalos
Linda Colfax
Jim Wachob and Harry Darman
Linda Stark

December 14, 2009 - Monday

SF Food Bank Canned Food Drive, Fire Dancing Show
When: December 14, 2009 - Monday
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco
What: SF Food Bank annual canned food drive. Bring canned goods. Temple of Poi will put on a show at 4:30 p.m.

Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier - Holiday Reception
When: December 14, 2009 - Monday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Alioto's Restaurant, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
What: The Alioto Family invites you to a Holiday Reception in support of Supervisor MichelaAlioto-Pier - candidate for California State Insurance Commissioner. $500. individual

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Hanukkah at Home!
When: December 14, 2009 - Monday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Home Restaurant, 2100 Market (@Church Street) San Francisco
What: Join Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club for their annual Hanukkah gathering. They will light the candles and enjoy good drink and food. No admission cost. Cash bar.

SFOP Meeting
When: December 14, 2009 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Mission Dolores Catholic Church, 3321 16th Street, San Francisco
What: Come celebrate the successes of SFOP (which includes Lidia Zenteno, Executive Board member who received 2010-2011 California Senior Leaders Award).

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association -Holiday Party and Raffle
When: December 14, 2009 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: Amelie, 1754 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: 3rd Annual MPNA Holiday Party and raffle. Great neighborhood merchant gifts donated. Come out and celebrate our neighborhood!

December 15, 2009 - Tuesday

*San Francisco Board of Supervisors Meeting
When: December 15, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Items off agenda:
  • Just cause eviction protections for residential tenants, extend to non-rent controlled units - Shall this Ordinance be finally passed? Sponsors: Avalos; Campos
  • Reimbursed to City for Dignitary Security Provided during campaign-related travel by elected officials. Shall this Ordinance be passed on first reading? Sponsors: Mirkarimi; Campos, Avalos and Daly

The Irish American Democratic Club Christmas Party
When: December 15, 2009 - Tuesday
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 1494 7th Avenue, @ Kirkham, San Francisco
What: Holiday party. $10 per person/half to go to St. Anthony Foundation
Information: Patty Moran 861-2378

Toy Drive & Gift Wrapping Party
When: December 15, 2009 - Tuesday
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: Gift wrapping party. Food, drinks and music while you wrap toys in preparation of 8th Annual Holiday Fair. Please bring an unwrapped toy for children ages 3 - 15. The African American Art & Culture hosts a Holiday Fair and Toy Drive as a celebration for the kids in the Western Addition community.

In celebration of the Holidays and Rafael's run for Supervisor: A Fundraiser!
When: December 15, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park Cafe, (Dolores Street & 18th Street) San Francisco
What: You are invited to an intimate evening of neighborhood festivities and holiday cheer at the Dolores Park Cafe, as they raise funds to elect Rafael Mandelman to the Board of Supervisors
Co-hosted by:
Carole Migden, Harry Britt, John Avalos, Chris Daly, Eric Mar , Ross Mirkarimi, Jane Kim, Joe Julian, Michael Goldstein, Jane Morrison, Debra Walker, Nathan Allbee, Stephany Ashley, Ben Avery, Patrick Cossan, Matt Dorsey, Paula Gerhardt, Erica Craven Green, Micha Liberty, Alan Martinez, David Owen, Neil Penick, Alix Rosenthal, Mark Smolowitz, Molly Tirpak Sterkel, Carol Stuart, David Waggoner, Andrew Warren, Doug Welch, IFPTE Local 20, Stephen Zollman
$50 suggested donation. Refreshments and no-host bar.

Professionals VIP Holiday Party
When: December 15, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Hotel, Crown Room, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco
What: Professionals VIP West, San Francisco's exclusive business and non-partisan political network and the Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr. invite you to an elegant evening of holiday cheer.
Hors d'oeuvres, libations and live entertainment.
Special Guests:
  • David Chiu, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • Bevan Dufty, San Francisco Supervisor, District 8 and candidate for Mayor
  • Josh Becker, Democratic Candidate for State Assembly, District 21
  • Kofi Bonner, President of Lennar Urban
Host Committee: Ash Kalra, Hydra Mendoza, Steve Ngo, Gwyneth Borden, Paul Henderson, Josh Becker, Jessica Mullens, Andrea Dew Steele, Eric Casher, Raven Brooks, Justin Martinkovic, Marian Mullally, Catalina Ruiz, Foster Weeks, Craig Lipton, Patrick Banks, Robert Rugani, Rahul Prakash
Professionals VIP mission is to provide a network of influencers and connectors with innovative forums to expose them to decision makers and to educate them on key policy issues that impact the community and their quality of life.
RSVP is required. $26.95. Tickets will not be available at

Cancelled - Hope Road Consulting Holiday Party
When: Cancelled December 15, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Sugar Lounge, 377 Hayes Street, San Francisco
What: Hope Road Consulting celebrating their 8th year in business.

Student Assignment Design
When: December 15, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, 2550 25th Avenue, San Francisco
What: The San Francisco Board of Education is changing the way students are assigned to schools for 2011. Learn about the options under consideration and share your questions and ideas.

December 16, 2009 - Wednesday

*San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Bayview Hunter's Point Project Update
When: December 16, 2009 - Wednesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Kofi Bonner, president of Lennar Urban will talk about the city's revitalization of Hunter's Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point.

*Supervisor David Campos Holiday Party
When: December 16, 2009 - Wednesday
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 272, San Francisco
What: Join Supervisor Davis Campos and San Francisco's District 9 Office for holiday party. Light refreshments and lots of holiday cheer.

*San Francisco Police Commission
When: December 16, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Weekly meeting. Item off agenda:
Chief's Report - update on significant policing efforts by Department members.
Commissioners: Joe Marshall, Thomas Mazzucco, Petra Dejesus, Yvonne Lee, David Onek, Vincent Pan, James Hammer
Information: 415-553-1667

*California High-Speed Rail Authority - Community Meeting
When: December 16, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: South Beach Harbor Services Building's Community Room (between Pier 40 and AT&T Park), San Francisco
What: Community meeting to discuss recent proposal by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) that may have significant consequences, including demolition to properties in the Rincon Hill area of Main and Beale Streets as well as the South Beach ares of Second and Townsend Streets.
Information and Source:

*SoMa Leadership Council - Holiday Pot Luck Party
When: December 16, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Annie's Social Club, 917 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Politicians, planners, pundits and patricians. Old-timers, newcomers, venerable activists and up and comers. A veritable who's who of SoMa's mover and shakers! Good food and great vibes.

December 17, 2009 - Thursday

*Holiday Happy Hour to Benefit the Coalition on Homelessness
When: December 17, 2009 - Thursday
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 273, San Francisco
What: Come celebrate the holiday season with Supervisor Daly and friends and contribute toThe Coalition on Homelessness. Chris Daly will be tending the bar. They are asking you to bring a $10.+ contribution for the Coalition.

*Our Education, Our People - Town Hall Meeting
When: December 17, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Balboa Hight School, 1000 Cayuga Avenue, San Francisco
What: An education town hall meeting to address the serious problems in our public education system.
Learn how you can get involved to save our education.
Sponsors: Coleman Advocate, the Filipino Community Center, PODER, and HOMEY.
Information: Gustavo Lopez

*Redistricting for Social Justice
When: December 17, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Bayview Commons Apt Community Room, 4445 Third Street, San Fancisco
What: Every ten years California re-draws the district lines that will help determine who will be elected during the next decade. In 2010, a new "Citizens Redistricting Commission" will take over responsibility for this important task. Join SFHDC, the Osiris Coalition, and theGreenlining Institute and other community leaders to learn how you can be an advocate for your community and keep it from being divided.
RSVP Adam Briones

*City Democratic Club Holiday Party
When: December 17, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's, 40 Front Street, San Francisco
What: All welcomed, encouraged to bring a can of food to donate to the Food Bank.

*Green Holiday Party
When: December 17, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Madrone Lounge, 500 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the holiday season. Mingling, drinks and live entertainment. Live performances by Garrin Benfield, Phantom Power.

December 18, 2009 - Friday

*Helen Wills Playground Holiday Open House and Community Meeting
When: December 18, 2009 - Friday
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Helen Wills Playground, Larkin and Broadway Street, San Francisco
What: Informational meeting. Meet with Supervisor David Chiu, your neighbors and Recreation and Parks Staff:
  • Share information and gather input about upcoming park programs and services.
  • Create community be getting to know other neighbors and park users, including old and new recreation and park staff, the Friends of Helen Wills board, neighborhood leaders and city officials.
Information: Allison Collins

*Immigration Reform -Town Hall Meeting
When: December 18, 2009 - Friday
5 p.m. Interfaith Prayer Vigil
6 p.m to 7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Meeting
Where: Mission High School, 3750 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network (SFILEN) on International Migrants Day for an educational event. Together we can raise our voices, share our stories and demands, and mobilize for change to advocate for just comprehensive immigration reform.
Community Co-Sponsors: SFILEN- African Advocacy Network, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Asian Law Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, Central American Resource Center, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Dolores Street Community Services, Filipino Community Center, La Raza Centro Legal, La Raza Community Resource Center, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights, St. Peter's Housing Committee, San Francisco Immigration Rights Defense Committee, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Priority Network, Southeast Asian Resource Action Center, Out4Immigration, Asian Law Alliance, San Francisco Interfaith Coalition on Immigration, East Bay Interfaith Immigration Coalition, Justice for NBC Workers, and Narika
Information: SFILEN 415-282-6209 ext 15

*Team Prozan Holiday Happy Hour
When: December 18, 2009 - Friday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mix Bar, 4086 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Rebecca Prozan's final fundraiser of 2009. Please join her friends and supporters.
Hosted by:
Honorable Mayor Evan Low, Alex Randolph, Trevor Nguyen, Alfredo Pedroza, Wayne Bautista, Jack Song, Robert Ortega, Lawrence Ozoa, Tom Murray, Chris Vasquez, Shilpa Patel David Fujimoto and Greg Flores.
Donation levels: $25. to $500.

December 19, 2009 - Saturday

*African American Democratic Club - Meeting with Aaron Peskin
When: December 19, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to Noon
Where: Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly Meeting. Meet Aaron Peskin: Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party

*SF Gray Panthers - Party
When: December 19, 2009 - Saturday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Western Park Apartments, 1280 Laguna (at Ellis), San Francisco
What: Celebrate activism. Come and Party! Potluck. Free.

*Single Payer Annual Potluck
When: December 19, 2009 - Saturday
3 p.m.
Where: St Mary Cathedral (Geary and Gough) San Francisco
What: Annual potluck. Will celebrate 2009 achievements and begin 2010 organizing. Speakers include Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and Congressmember Eric Massa from New York. Congress Member Massa was one of two co-sponsors of HR 676 who voted against HR 3962.

*Community Meeting for Phelan Loop Affordable Housing Project
When: December 19, 2009 - Saturday
6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Where: Ocean Avenue Senior Center, 1948 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco
What: The Phelan Loop development will include 60 units of multifamily housing for families and youth. The ground floor will feature commercial space designed to complement the existing neighborhood retail and enhance the shopping experience on Ocean Avenue.
Information: Kevin Kitchingham

*Pirate Cat Radio Holiday Party/Fundraiser
When: December 19, 2009 - Saturday
9 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.
Where: Thee Parkside, 1600 17th Street, San Francisco
What: Pirate Cat's Annual Holiday Hootenanny. This year part of the proceeds help legal woes. All-star line up includes:
Persephone's Bees, HeWhoCanNotBeNamed, Dirty Santas, The Phantom Jets. Special performance by Slay Bells. Hosted by Blag the Ripper.

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