Sunday, January 24, 2010

San Francisco Political Events as of January 25, 2010

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January 25, 2010 - Monday

*Westside Democratic Club - City Attorney Dennis Herrera
When: January 25, 2010 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: SFPD Taraval District Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly Meeting:
  • Election of new officers
  • Guest Speaker: City Attorney Dennis Herrera
  • Presentation by Californians for Democracy (effort to do away with two-thirds budget requirement).

*Save Sloat! - Town Hall Meeting
When: January 26, 2010 - Monday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Park Chalet, 1000 Great Highway, San Francisco
What: Town hall meeting regarding City of San Francisco plan to armor South Ocean Beach with more rock. Environmentalists, coastal engineers and organizations such as Save The Waves and Surfrider SF are speaking up to protect the area without resorting to destructive rock armoring, and encouraging a "managed retreat" from the shoreline. Voice your concerns

January 26, 2010 - Tuesday

Eliot Spitzer: The Cataclysm of 2008-2009
When: January 26, 2010 - Tuesday
5:15 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Former Governor and Attorney General of New York, Eliot Spitzer will speak.
$18. non-members

McLaren Park Park Improvement Workshop
When: January 26, 2010 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Louis Sutter Playground Roundhouse, (near corner of University & Woolsey Street) McLaren Park, San Francisco
What: Recreation and Park Department working with Neighborhood Parks Council and Parks Trust are holding public workshops to discuss the improvement of McLaren Park. The McLaren Park Needs Assessment and Action Plan Workshops will gather thoughts and ideas and priorities from the public and then come up with an action plan.
Information: Karen Mauney-Brodek

*Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Elections
When: January 26, 2010 - Tuesday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: 2010 Board Elections.
Nominations so far:
President: Denise D'Anne, David Waggoner
VP Political: Linnette Peralta Haynes
VP Internal: Douglas Welch
VP External: Barbara Lopez
Treasurer: Michael Lee
Recorder: Jenette Lanning
Correspondent: Scott Trammell Moore
Eboard -Outreach (2 positions) Kimberly Alvarenga, Kirk Piamonte
Eboard - Political: Carol Stuart
Eboard-Internal - Kirby Ramstad
Eboard-Events/Fundraising - Nathan Allbee
Eboard-Organizing - Laura Hahn

January 27, 2010 - Wednesday

State of the Union Address

*San Francisco Labor Council Public Employee Breakfast
When: January 27, 2010 - Wednesday
8 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Special Guest Speaker: Supervisor David Chiu. $25.
RSVP: 415-440-4809

*District 11 Merchants Summit
When: January 27, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sons of Italy, 5051 Mission Street (@ Italy), San Francisco
What: Supervisor John Avalos, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and local business and merchant associations are joining together to discuss local business issues, including graffiti and vandalism concerns, tax credits for businesses, and Community Benefits District information.

*Police Commission Meeting
When: January 27, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco (note special address)
What: Items from agenda:
Chief's Report - Update on significant policing efforts by Department members.
Captain Ann Mannix, Commanding Officer of Northern Station to address the Commission on Police activities in the Northern District.
Commissioners: Dr. Joe Marshall, President, Thomas Mazzucco, Vice President, Petra Dejesus, Yvonne Y. Lee, David Onek, Vincent Pan, James Hammer.
Information: 415-443-1667

*Golden Anniversary of Beatitude
When: January 27, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Come celebrate landmark collection of work by the writers of the "Beat" movement. This event features many of the original poets published in early editions of the magazine "Beatitude".
Performers: Jack Hirschman, David Meltzer, Neeli Cherkovski, Agneta Falk-Hirschman, Sharon Dubiago, Neelie Cherkovski, Beatitude Editor Latif Harris.

*Green Party - "The End of Surburbia
When: January 27, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Where: Western Addition Library Branch, 1550 Scott Street @ Geary, San Francisco
What: General meeting. Film "The End of Suburbia" followed by an hour-long presentation and discussion about energy issues and concrete steps that can be taken to move towards greener energy. Discussion will include Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and "Clean Power SF".

*DeWitt Lacy's Humpday Mix
When: January 27, 2010 - Wednesday
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Mason West, 750 Harrison Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for DeWitt's Campaign for District 10 Supervisor. $125. up.

January 28, 2010 - Thursday

*San Francisco Patrol Special Police Annual Luncheon - Honoring Ann Grogan
When: January 28, 2010 - Thursday (corrected date)
12:30 p.m.
Where: Maharani Restaurant, 1122 Post Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Patrol Special Police Annual Luncheon honoring Ann Grogan from Glen Park.
Guest Speaker: Supervisor David Campos
MC: David Guingona from KRON 4 News
Sponsors: Maharani Restaurant, D&B Cellular, San Francisco Police Credit Union, Burger Meister, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Loft 46

*SPUR - SFpark: 21st century parking in San Francisco
When: January 28, 2010 - Thursday
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: SFpark aims to bring parking into the 21st century with computerized meters, real-time parking information, variable rates. SFpark Director Jay Primus will explain SFpark's ambitions to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions while making sure there is almost always a parking space available on every metered block. $5. non-members

*Happy hour fundraiser for Eric Smith for District 10 Supervisor
When: January 28, 2010 - Thursday
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Dogpatch Saloon, 2496 Third Street @ 22nd Street, San Francisco
What: Hear Eric's platform and tell him what is important to you. Donation welcomed.

*Reach Out: A benefit for relief efforts in Haiti
When: January 28, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What: A benefit for relief efforts in Haiti.
Co-Sponsors: Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, Cal Alumni Pride, UC Berkeley LGBT Alumni Club, Citizen Hope, Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA), New Leaders Council - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, OCA - San Francisco Chapter, San Francisco Young Democrats
$35. up.

*Celebration & Benefit for CA Needle Exchange Program
When: January 28, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco
What: Evening of entertainment, silent auction, food, drink, DJ's and dancing as we raise money to support California needle exchanges suffering from the state budget cuts. $25. suggested door.
Sponsored by: The Harm Reduction Coalition, The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc., Drug Policy Alliance, Cannabis Buyer's Club of Berkeley, El Camino Welless Center

*Robert Retana's Campaign Kick-Off Event
When: January 28, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sens Restaurant, 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
What: Kick-off Robert Retana's campaign for San Francisco Superior Court Judge.

*Inner Sunset "Town Hall" Meeting
When: January 28, 2010 - Thursday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: San Francisco County Fair Building, (Lincoln & 9th Avenue) San Francisco
What: Inner Sunset "Town Hall" meeting featuring District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and District 7 Supervisor Sean Elsbernd. Police Chief Gascon is expected to attend. This is your chance to have your questions answered and get your issues heard.
Sponsored by Inner Sunset Neighborhood Group.

January 29, 2010 - Friday

*AIDs Housing Alliance/SF 6 Year Anniversary Party
When: January 29, 2010 - Friday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Trigger, 2344 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the 6th anniversary of the AIDS Housing Alliance/SF. Miss Desperate Diva 2008 BeBe Sweetbriar will be hosting the evening, with Special VIP Guest Heklina.Supervisor Bevan Dufty will be in attendance to accept the AHA Hero Award.
Proceeds from this event will be split between the AHA and the Hiv/Aids clinic in Port au Prince.

*Crab Marinated
When: January 29, 2010 - Friday
6 p.m. - cocktails
7:30 - dinner
Where: Italian American Social Club, 25 Russia Avenue, San Francisco
What: Party! Join Patty Moran and others. Dinner includes salad, antipasto, pasa con pesto and pasta alla bolognese sauces, bread and butter, ice cream and coffee, bottle house wine per four persons. Non-crab eaters, chicken or steak. Make reservations by January 25, 2010. Checks made out to I.A.S.C.. Information: 415-861-2378.

*Community Appreciation Party: Jane Kim for Supervisor
When: January 29, 2010 - Friday
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Poleng Lounge, 1751 Fulton Street, San Francisco (this will be the last time to enjoy Poleng Lounge, which plans to close Januray 31st.)
What: Party to express appreciation for San Francisco Board of Education President Jane Kim's leadership and service and to celebrate her candidacy for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in District 6. No-host bar. Event is free. Donations will be accepted.

January 30, 2010 - Saturday

*Campaign Kick-Off - Dan Dean - Superior Court Judge
When: January 30, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: St. Phillip Church Parish Hall in Noe Valley, 665 Elizabeth Street, San Francisco
What: Dan Dean for Superior Court Judge kick-off.

*Bernal Heights Library Re-Opening
When: January 30, 2010 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: 500 Cortland, San Francisco
What: Bernal Heights Library is re-opening. Mayor Gavin Newsom, Supervisor David Campos, City Librarian Luis Herrera and Department of Public Works chief Ed Reiskin are scheduled to be at the ceremony.

*Geoffrea Morris - Campaign Kick-Off
When: January 30, 2010 - Saturday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 4705 Third Street @ Newcomb, San Francisco
What: Open house to the District 10 community to meet Geoffrea Morris - candidate for Supervisor in District 10. Popcorn and cotton candy will be given out.
Information: (corrected email)
*Fundraiser for Haiti
When: January 30, 2010 - Saturday
9 p.m.
Where: Nuit Blanche, 564 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Haiti. The Glide Foundation, in partnership with Bay Area Benefit, Citizen Hope and A Good Idea invites supporters to raise funds for the disaster victims in Haiti and Glide. Open bar and hors'doevres $60.

January 31, 2010 - Sunday

*Parking for Partners
When: January 31, 2010 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California Street, San Francisco
What: A special PARK(ing) Day event to raise money for the Haitian health organization, Partners in Health.

*Fundraiser for DeWitt Lacy for Supervisor 2010
When: January 31, 2010 - Sunday
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Martuni's, 4 Valencia Street at Market, San Francisco
What: Event to support DeWitt Lacy for Supervisor in District 10. Music provided by Alan Choywith Stephen Valentino. $25. up Hosted hors d'oeuvres, (no host bar)


Jane Kim was elected President of the San Francisco Unified School District, Hydra Mendozawas elected Vice-President.

Matt Drake - candidate for supervisor in District 6 -

Plan C, Community Leadership Alliance and BOMO have all come out in support of Site/Life Law for San Francisco

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