Friday, March 5, 2010

Day of Action! - San Francisco

March 6, 2010 - Saturday

When: March 6, 2010 - Saturday
8:15 a.m. Registration and Coffee/Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Solving Problems
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Citywide Save Muni Summit to foster a community-based discussion of Muni's worsening problems and identify simple, innovative solutions and strategies.
Summit Sponsors (partial list):
ABCT (A Better Chinatown Tomorrow)
Planning Association for the Richmond
Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association
Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association
Cathedral Hill Neighborhood Association
Coalition for SF Neighborhoods
RAFT (Regional Alliance for Transportation)
CLAER - Comm. Leadership Acad./Emerg.
Recreation & Open Space on the Waterfront
Cole Valley Improvement Association
Rescue Muni
Cow Hollow Association
Rincon Hill Neighbors Association
Dogpatch Neighborhood Association
Russian Hill Neighbors
East Mission Improvement Association
Excelsior District Improvement Association
SEIU 1021
Fair Oaks Community Association
Senior Action Network
FOGG - Friends of Golden Gateway
SF League of Conservation Voters
Forest Knolls Neighborhood Organization
SF Living Wage Coalition
Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood Assoc.
SF Neighborhood Network
Golden Gateway Tenants Association
SF Republican Party
Good Neighbors of Treasure/YB Island
SF Tenants Union
Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council
SF Tomorrow
India Basin Neighborhood Association
SHARP - Sunset Hts. Assoc. of Resp. People
La Raza Centro Legal
Sierra Club
Livable City
Si SePuede
Marina/Cow Hollow Neighbors and Merchants
SOMCAN - South of Market Comm. Action
Marina Merchants Association
SPEAK - Sunset Parkside Education Comm.
Miraloma Park Improvement Club
Telegraph Hill Dwellers
North Beach Neighbors
Train Riders Association of California
North Mission Neighborhood Alliance
North of Panhandle Neighborhood Assoc.
OMI Neighbors in Action
Twin Peaks Improvement Association
Pacific Heights Residents Association
Urban Habitat
Parkmerced Residents Organization
West of Twin Peaks Central Council
Planning and Conservation League
Source: Beyond Chron, article by Jerry Cauthen and Howard Wong

Plaza Adelante Grand Opening Community Festival
When: March 6, 2010 - Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 2301 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Plaza Adelante Grand Opening. Plaza Adelante is the first, and only community-based asset development center in San Francisco.
Partners include: Mission Economic Development Agency, Mission Asset Fund, CAMINOS Pathways Learning Center, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center. There will be speakers, entertainment and food.
Confirmed speakers:
Orson Aguilar, Greenlining Institute, MEDA Board President
Supervisor David Campos
Supervisor Chris Daly
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
State Senator Mark Leno
Myrna Melgar, Mayor's Office of Housing
Rebeca Rangel, Bank of the West

Potrero Branch Library Re-Opening Celebration
When: March 6, 2010 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: 1616 20th Street, San Francisco
What: Re-opening of Potrero Branch Library. Refreshments and entertainment

*Re-Opening of Hamilton Recreation Center, Playground and Swimming Pool
When: March 6, 2010 - Saturday
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1900 Geary Blvd., San Francisco
What: Re-opening of Hamilton Recreation Center. Ribbon cutting ceremony, entertainment, games, arts & crafts plus appearance by 1996 Olympian and Gold-Medalist Kenny Harrison (Triple-Jump), former San Francisco Giants players Tito Fuentes and Orlando Cepeda, and jazz musician Lloyd Gregory.

March 7, 2010 - Sunday

United Irish Cultural Center - Fundraiser
When: March 7, 2010 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What: United Irish Cultural Center 35th Year. Breakfast/brunch, Irish coffee, Silent Auction, Raffles, Irish Music and Dancing. Parking lot will be closed for Children's events .
Adults $12., Children 12 and under $5.
Information: Theresa Moore 415-661-2700

March 8, 2010 - Monday

International Women's Day Breakfast
When: March 8, 2010 - Monday
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Civic Center, 50 8th Street, San Francisco
What: International Women's Day Global Arts and Education Inc. will honor six outstanding six outstanding Bay Area women and organizations:
Extraordinary Public Service Award: Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
Annie M. Powell Community Service Award: Lynette Sweet, BART Director
Organization of the Year: Filipina Women's Network, Marily Modejar
Community Advocate of the Year - Zula Jones, San Francisco Human Rights Commission
Unsung Herioine Award: Farah Makras and Michelle Lacourciere, Sirona Cares Foundation

*Cocktails with Alice!
When: March 8, 2010 Monday
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Pisco Lounge, 1817 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Inauguration of a new Social Gathering - the Alice Pre-Membership Meeting Happy Hour at Pisco Lounge, across the street from LGBT Center. This month's guest will be Theresa Sparks, who is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and Candidate for District 6 Board of Supervisors and Supervisor Carmen Chu from District 4. Alice meeting will follow immediately at the LGBT Center.

*Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club General Membership meeting
When: March 8, 2010 - Monday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street @ Octavia, San Francisco
What: Vote on suspending the bylaws so that the Alice membership may consider three recommendations for early endorsement. On Saturday, February 20, 2010, the Alice Political Action Committee (PAC)
voted to recommend that the membership suspend the bylaws to allow an early endorsement for the following three races:
District Attorney Kamala Harris for Attorney General
Supervisor Carmen Chu for Supervisor in District 4.
Theresa Sparks, Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and former Co-Chair for District 6 Supervisor
The March 8th vote is to determine whether the bylaws should be suspended so that the membership, at the April 5th general meting, may consider these three early endorsements.

March 9, 2010 - Tuesday

SPUR - Vacant lots - ideas for temporary use
When: March 9, 2010 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Discussion with Jon Bela of Rebar, Douglas Burnham of envelopeA+D, Sarah Kuehl of Peter Walker + Partners and Michael Yarne of the Mayor's Office of Worforce and Economic Development. Moderated by John King.
$5. for non-members

*Alliance for a Better District 6 (ABD6)
When: March 9, 2010 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: 230 Eddy Street, Multi-Purpose Room, San Francisco
What: Districtwide meeting. Agenda items include 222 2nd Street Building Complex, 1760 Polk Street Conditional Use and neighborhood concerns, legislative and safety updates.

March 10, 2010 - Wednesday

*Our Education, Our People - Nuestra Educacion, Nuestra Gente
When: March 10, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Avenue, San Francisco
What: Second education town hall meeting cosponsored by HOMEY, Coleman Advocates, POWER, Balboa Law Academy, FCC and PODER. Aim is to develop a critical understanding and analysis of the state's budget system, how decisions are being made about funding for public education, who those decisions impact, and how we can fight back against the cuts to our schools.

*Muni Town Hall Meeting
When: March 10, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: One South Van Ness Avenue @ Market Street, 2nd Floor Atrium, Sana Francisco
What: Let your voice be heard in support of Transit First.

*Friends of Lynette Sweet, Candidate for San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: March 10, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 1300 Filmore, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser cocktail reception honoring Lynette Sweet, candidate for San Francisco Board of Supervisor in District 10.

*Labor's Campaign for Medicare for All
When: March 10, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: ILWU Local 6 Union Hall, 255 Ninth Street, San Francisco
What: Michael Lighty will be reporting on Labor's National Single Payer Conference held in Washington D.C.

* State Budget Crisis: What does it mean for San Francisco's Public Schools?
When: March 10, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Thurgood Marshall High School, 45 Conkling Street, San Francisco
What: Learn about the largest cuts to education funding in California history and discuss ways the district can address these cuts.

March 11, 2010 - Thursday

*Irish American Crossroads - "When Irish ran the town"
When: March 11, 2010 - Thursday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Hear stories of San Francisco's rich past "when the Irish ran the town"
Barney Crotty - former head of the San Francisco Retired Employees' Association
Kevin Mullen - former Deputy Policy Chief of San Francisco and author of "The Egg Man's Son: A San Francisco Irish Life".
Clare M. Murphy - recently retired Executive Director of the San Francisco Employees' Retirement System (SFERS)
Bob Twomey - District Director for Assemblymember Fiona Ma, representing San Francisco 12th Assembly District.
Moderated by Tony Bucher of the Irish Herald.
Introduction by Supervisor Sean Elsbernd

*Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
When: March 11, 2010 - Thursday
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Emmy Award-winning "Screaming Queens" tells the story of the first known act of collective violent resistance to the social oppression of gay people in the United States - a 1966 gay riot in San Francisco Tenderloin neighborhood. Free.

*Team Mandelman Mixer
When: March 11, 2010 - Thursday
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Noe's Bar, 1199 Church Street, San Francisco
What: Join Rafael Mandelman - candidate for supervisor in District 8 and his supporters for their monthly campaign mixer.

March 12, 2010 - Friday

*Irish Flag Rising at City Hall
When: March 12, 2010 - Friday
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Join United Irish Societies, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Irish Community of San Francisco as the tri-colour flag of Ireland is hung from the City Hall Rotunda.

*Kristine Enea - The future of the City is D10
When: March 12, 2010 - Friday
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Velma's, 2246 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco
What: Come meet Kristine Enea candidate for Supervisor in District 10.

*Janet Reilly for Supervisor - Cocktail Reception
When: March 12, 2010 - Friday
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 2369 Union Street, San Francisco
What: Cocktail reception introducing Janet Reilly, candidate for Supervisor in District 2.

March 13, 2010 - Saturday

*San Francisco St Patrick's Day Festival
When: March 13, 2010 - Saturday and March 14, 2010 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
What: Two-day festival. Irish culture through live performance and entertainment, arts, food and beverage concessions.

March 14, 2010 - Sunday

*Sunday Streets
When: March 14, 2010 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Embarcadero, starting at Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, south to China Basin and Terry Francois Blvd, San Francisco
What: Sunday Streets. Streets open to the public.

*Jane Morrison - Pre-Birthday Party for DCCC candidate Jane Morrison
When: March 14, 2010 - Sunday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: 46 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Ann Kirk and Ed Sykes invite you and your friends to a Pre-Birthday Party for for Jane Morrison, candidate for re-election to the Democratic County Central Committee.
No need to wrack your brain to figure out what to give Jane for her birthday. Donor's choice: $20 - $100 or more. Jane Morrison for DCCC. You may mail your check to Jane Morrison, 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco, Ca. 94117.


New Organization: San Francisco Transit Riders Union -

Potrero Hill Democratic Club voted an early endorsement for Kamala Harris for Attorney General, Michael Nava - Superior Court Judge Seat 15 and California Proposition 15 - Yes California Fair Election Act Information:

Phyllis Lyon has endorsed Debra Walker for Supervisor in District 6

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