Sunday, February 21, 2010

I support "information overload" - Correction


Supervisor Bevan Dufty has endorsed Debra Walker for San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (this is a correction). Supervisor Bevan Dufty has not endorsed for Supervisor in District 6. My apologies for the error.

Wikipedia's definition of "information overload" is a term popularized by Alvin Toffler that refers to the difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information".

At Norm Rolfe's memorial Friday, someone got up and said the room was full of people who believe "it doesn't need to be this way".

Information is power - in this small place called San Francisco we have a abundance of groups and people who work everyday in every part of the City. We need to acknowledge their hard work and make sense of what is going on in order to proceed in changing, improving our lives.

Please help - if you have a meeting, event notice please forward to me at

I am trying my best to keep track of political events - especially the 2010 elections. We have to help each other.


Linda Post

February 22, 2010 - Monday

SPUR - 30th Annual Good Government Awards
When: February 22, 2010 - Monday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: City Hall, North Light Court, San Francisco
What: Join Mayor Gavin Newsom and Event Chair Chris Gruwell, President of Platinum Advisors, at the 30th Annual Good Government Awards. This is an opportunity to recognize the people who exemplify the highest standard of public service. Awards ceremony and reception.
2010 Public Managerial Excellence Award Winners:
Toni Coe, Manager, Field Operations, Municipal Transportation Agency
Robert Brent Dennis, Garden Director, Botanical Gardens, Executive Director, Conservatory of Flowers, Recreation and Parks
Allison Magee, Director of Administrative Services, Juvenile Probation Department, Maria X. Martinez, Deputy Director, Department of Public Health, Nadia Sesay, Director of the Office of Public Finance, Controller's Office
SPUR Infrastructure and Planning Award: Water System Improvement Program, SF Public Utilities Commission
Featured speakers include: Mayor Gavin Newsom, Nathaniel P. Ford, Philip A. Ginsburg, Mitchell H. Katz, Ben Rosenfield, William P. Siffermann
Honorary MFAC Committee: Gavin Newsom, Willie L. Brown, Jr., Frank Jordan , Art Agnos, Dianne Feinstein, Gina Moscone
$75. per person.

2010 District 8 Candidates for Supervisor Forum
When: February 22, 2010 - Monday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Harvey Milk Community Center, 50 Scott Street at Duboce (correction), San Francisco
What: Listen to candidates for District 8. After hearing positions and statements from the candidates, you'll have a chance to ask questions.
Filed candidates: Jim Boegner, William Hernenger, Rafael Mandelman, Rebecca Prozan, Laura Spanjian, Starchild, Scott Wiener.
Sponsored by: Lower Haight Merchant + Neighbor Assn. (LoHaMNA), Buena Vista Neighborhood Assn (BVNA), Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Assn. (DTNA)

February 23, 2010 - Tuesday

Rally - Support for Ethnic Studies - The Campaign for Ethnic Studies
When: February 23, 2010 - Tuesday
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 555 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Meet at the corner of Franklin/McAllister for press conference - bring signs in support of Ethnic Studies. San Francisco School Board meeting to vote on resolution in support of Ethnic Studies. Please wear RED.
Supporters: HOMEY, The Filipino Community Center, POWER, JACL, The College of Ethnic Studies at SFSU, College of Education at SFSU, Pin@y Educational Partnership, San Francisco Freedom School, ALAY, Chinatown Community Development Center, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Brothers of Chi Rho Omicron, SFSU, Latin American Teachers Association, San Francisco Association of Bilingual Educators, Teachers 4 Social Justice, Chinese Progressive Association, The Freedom Archives , Neighborhood Visions Project, South of Market Community Action Network, Asian Law Caucus, Phillipino American Collegiate Endeavor, League of Filipino Students, All Tribes SF-UZN, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Coleman Advocates, Youth Making a Change, The Association of Chinese Teachers, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztland, United Playaz

Interfaith Prayer Service for Immigration Reform
When: February 23, 2010 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco
What: Join Northern California Religious and Community Leaders working for Comprehensive Immigration reform. An Interfaith Call to Love. Prayerfully Stand for Immigration Reform. Multi-cultural music performance, Interfaith prayer service. Refreshments and cultural celebration.

Rebuild Potrero -Town Hall Meeting Final Master Plan Presentation and Celebration
When: February 23, 2010 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 9 .m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Final master plan - redevelopment of Potrero Terrace & Annex. Come review the proposed final master plan, wich is the culmination of a broad community engagement process that began in August 2008. The final plan will be reflected in applications submitted to the San Francisco Planning Department this coming spring.
Town Hall meeting is being held during the regular meeting time for the Potrero Boosters, who have donated their timeslot for this meeting.
Bus service will be provided to and from the NABE, throughout the neighborhood. Visit for schedule of pick-up times and locations.

February 24, 2010 - Wednesday

San Francisco Police Commission - Mission District
When: February 24, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Mission District, Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 100 Collingwood, San Francisco
What: Regular police commission meeting. Items from agenda:
Chief's Report - update on significant policing efforts by Department members.
Captain Gregory Corrales, Commanding Officer of Mission Station, to address the Commission on Police Activities in the Mission District.
Commission: Dr. Joe Marshall, Thomas Mazzucco, Petra Dejesus, Yvonne Y. Lee, David Onek, Vincent Pan, James Hammer
Information: 415-553-1667

Duboce Park Community Meeting
When: February 24, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Harvey Milk Recreation Center, 50 Scott Street, San Francisco
What: Duboce Park Quarterly Community meeting. Become acquainted with and discuss issues with key Rec and Park staff members. Meeting will be led by Bob Palacio, Neighborhood Services Manager, who updates the community on all current and future projects in Duboce Park and Harvey Milk Recreation Center. Ana Alvarez, Superintendent Citywide Services, will be at the meeting and to make presentation on the new model that Rec and Park is creating to deal with the budget cuts will be coming.

San Francisco Democratic Party
When: February 24, 2010 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Offices of UNITE HERE, Local 2, 209 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting.

February 25, 2010 - Thursday

City Democratic Club - 30th Anniversary
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: CAV Wine Bar, 1666 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Come help celebrate City Democratic Club's 30th Anniversary. City Democratic Club is raising money for Doctors with Borders. First 50 attendees who write a check of $50. directly to DWB will receive two complimentary drinks, snacks, a one-year City Democratic Club (dues $35.) members and be able to claim the entire deduction on your 2009 taxes .
$35. check to join or renew your Club membership will receive a complimentary glass of wine and snacks. City Democratic Club's Treasurer, Steve LaPlante, just came back from Haiti where he participated in on-the-ground relief efforts.
City's Democratic Club's Motto: Competent and pragmatic leadership in San Francisco.
San Francisco Mental Health Board and NAMI - A City in Peril
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Mental Health Board and NAMI-San Francisco will hold a Public Hearing on the Impact of Mental Health Budget Cuts. Hear what works from front-line doctors, police officers, ail staff, homeless advocates, Behavioral Health Care staff and recovered consumers. Smart Care can save lives and money!

Public Education: Funding our Future Town Hall Meeting
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Marina Middle School, 3500 Fillmore @ Chestnut Street, San Francisco
What: Parents, students, educators and community members are invited to a citywide Town Hall Meeting to seek solutions to the funding crisis in San Francisco schools and ways to initiate long-term change.
Moderator: Michael Krasny, host of KQED radio program "Forum".
  • State Senator Mark Leno
  • Assembly member Tom Ammiano
  • Assemblymember Fiona Ma
  • California State PTA Director of Legislation Debbie Look
  • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce representative Jim Lazarus
The dialog will focus on:
  • Creative funding solutions to pending budget cuts
  • Smarter long-term budget reform
  • Local and state-wide parental advocacy efforts
On site parking.

Richmond District Democratic Club General Meeting
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Police Station Community Room, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: From agenda:
  • California Democracy Act
  • Statewide Constitutional Convention
Note: Renew your membership. Endorsement meeting in March.
Who may vote: continuing members who reside in Supervisorial District 1, and who have paid dues for the current year. New members who have paid dues at least 1 month prior to the vote.
Continuing members may renew at the beginning of the meeting by paying $15. dues.
Information: Jonathan Foerster

24th Street Community Meeting -
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St Philip's, 665 Elizabeth Street (between Castro Street and Diamond Street).
What: Community meeting sponsored by Supervisor Bevan Dufty, the Noe Valley Merchants Association, the Noe Valley Association, Friends of Noe Valley, the Noe Valley Democratic Club and the Upper Noe Neighbors for a community discussion.
Items to be discussed:
  • Pending legislation by Supervisor Bevan Dufty regarding allowing new restaurants to open on 24th Street. Supervisor Bevan Dufty and Planning Department staff will be there to discuss and answer questions.
  • Captain Greg Corrales of Mission Station will provide an update on Noe Valley Public Safety and answer questions from the community.
  • Debra Niemann, President of Noe Valley Association will provide an update on the work of the Noe Valley Association and neighborhood improvements that the Noe Valley Community can expect in the coming months.
Information: Boe Hayward

February 26, 2010 - Friday

SFMTA Board of Directors Special Board Meeting
When: February 26, 2010 - Friday
9 a.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco
What: Board is expected to vote on proposals to close the Fiscal Year 2010 budget deficit.

Supervisor Eric Mar - Happy Chinese New Year!
When: February 26, 2010 - Friday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 284, San Francisco
What: Supervisor Mar is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration - Year of the Tiger!

The Thrashers CD Release Party
When: February 26, 2010 - Friday
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
8 p.m. until 1 a.m.
Where: Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway Street, San Francisco
What: The Thrashers, Ruffians and The Butlers with an All Star Jam! Get ready for America's youngest rock band! SF artist "Rossana" wil perform acoustically. These nine year olds' are the world's new rockin' fun bunch. Come join the celebration of their debut CD Release "Nine".
Tickets $15.

February 27, 2010 - Saturday

Ben Gardiner memorial
When: February 27, 2010 - Saturday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: California Pacific Medical Center Davis Campus Auditorium on Castro Street @ Duboce.
What: Memorial service for longtime community activist Benjamin Gardiner.

2010 Chinese New Year Parade
When: February 27, 2010 - Saturday
5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
What: Chinese New Year Parade

February 28, 2010 - Sunday

Ayibobo! Amen for Haiti! - Poetry Benefit for Haiti
When: February 28, 2010 - Sunday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Glide Memorial Church, 330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What: Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the San Francisco International Poetry Festival and Revolutionary Poets Brigade present Ayibobo! Amen for Haiti.
Join former San Francisco Poet Laureates Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman and Janice Mirikitani as they come together with the Bay Area's literary community for a poetry reading and benefit to raise funds for Haiti.
Jorge Argueta, Max Blanchet, Veronique Deschamps, Agneta Falk, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, devorah major, Sarah Menefee, Couca Mesidor, Janice Mirikitani, Alejandro Murguia, Arthur Sheridan, Cecil Williams and Al Young.
Admission is free and donations will be accepted. All donations will be given directly to Doctors Without Borders.

State of Black SF with Medicine for Melancholy
When: February 28, 2010 - Sunday
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Osiris Coalition presents screening of movie " Medicine for Melancholy". Q & A with Filmmaker Barry Jenkins
Panel: The State of Black San Francisco, a Conversation
  • Regina Davis, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation
  • Kevin Epps, Local Filmmaker and Community Activist
  • Randy Knox, Attorney-at-Law, Criminal and Indigent Defense
  • N'Tanya Lee, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children
  • Lateefah Simon, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Sponsors: Osiris Coalition, San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children, Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights, KPOO

March 1, 2010- Monday

March Against Muni!
When: March 1, 2010 - Monday
5 p.m.
Where: Meet in the plaza at the start of the cable car track on Powell at the north side of Market. The protest will begin at the meeting point and continue down Market to Van Ness and end at City Hall.
What: March Against Muni is calling on you to protest and boycott Muni until our demands are met:
No more cuts
No more fare hikes
No more overcrowding
No more delays
No more rude drivers
No more exploiting seniors and disabled
No more filthy conditions
No more fare theft
No more excessive pay
No more paper fast passes

A Forum on our Future: The State of Public Education in 2010
When: March 1, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Tenderloin Community School, 627 Turk Street, San Francisco
What: Join Citizen Hope, San Francisco Women's Political Committee and the New Leaders Council for a Forum on Public Education.
Moderator: Aimee Allison, KPFA Morning Show
Larry Aceves - Former San Jose Superintendent and Candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Carlos Garcia - Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District
Jane Kim - President, San Francisco Board of Education
N'Tanya Lee - Executive Director, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children
The stakes could not be higher for our future. Come join this critical and timely discussion.
A mixer will follow the event.


Ross Mirkarimi was elected Chair of the San Francisco Transportation Authority

San Francisco Women's Political Political Committee has made the following early endorsements:
  • Kamala Harris - California Attorney General
  • Betty Yee - Re-Election to the State Board of Equalization
  • Janet Reilly for Supervisor in District 2
  • Carmen Chu for Re-Election in District 4
  • Debra Walker for Supervisor in District 6

Supervisor Bevan Dufty has endorsed Debra Walker for San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (this is a correction). Supervisor Bevan Dufty has not endorsed for Supervisor in District 6. My apologies for the error.

James Keys has been elected Chair of the City ad County of San Francisco Mental Health Board.

San Francisco Young Democrats endorsed the following races:
  • Governor: Jerry Brown
  • Lt. Gov: Janice Hahn
  • Atty General: Kamala Harris
  • Treasurer: Bill Lockyer
  • Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction: no candidate reached the required 60% threshold to endorsed. SFYD has no position on this race.
  • Senate: Barbara Boxer

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