Thursday, August 26, 2010

D10 Candidates Meet & Greet - Velma's!

On August 24, Tuesday  (that very, very hot day) I attended D10 Candidates Meet and Greet at Velma's on Jerrold Avenue.

The Meet and Greet was sponsored by Concerned Citizens of the Southeast Sector - a group of people who have joined together to host an event that would introduce candidates running in District 10 to the stakeholders of the Southeast Community.

Tables  were setup for each candidate so you could go up to the Candidate and ask them your questions directly.  After a delectable meal set up from restaurants from around District 10, each candidate spoke in front of the group for three minutes.

Food, balloons, drinks, campaign signs , music   - this "Meet  and  Greet" turned into a "Neighborhood Party"!

Fifteen people spoke - all very interesting and informative.   I have posted the 15 candidates under my YouTube account .  I started with Kristine Enea's video because she was the first to speak after introductions by Leah Pimentel.

Videos are as follows:
  • Kristine Enea
  • DeWitt Lacy
  • Marlene Tran
  • Stephen Weber
  • Tony Kelly
  • Chris Jackson
  • Rodney Haupton Jr.
  • Geoffrea Morris
  • MJ Marie Franklin
  • Steve Moss
  • Lynette Sweet
  • Isaac Bowers
  • Eric Smith
  • Ed Donaldson
  • Espanola Jackson (write in candidate)
  • Velma Landers introduced Old Skools Cafe
Velma Landers said "This is a very important event, we must know who we are voting for".  Velma asked that everyone invite others (including candidates from other districts) to visit District 10 -" eat at our restaurants, visit our businesses".  

As MJ Marie Franklin said, this event should be an annual event!   Now the hard part - voters have to decide who to vote for - up to three choices.

Velma's, 2246 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco
Concerned Citizens of the Southeast Sector - Information: Leah Pimentel

Velma Landers

August 26, 2010 - Thursday

Hydra Mendoza - Re-Election Campaign Kickoff
When: August 26, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: CODA Lounge, 1710 Mission Street @ Duboce, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Board of Education Vice President Hydra Mendoza's re-election bid at CODA Jazz Lounge in the Mission.
Speakers include:

  •  Mayor Gavin Newsom
  •  School Board President Jane Kim
  •  UESF President Dennis Kelly

San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth
When:  August 26, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street and Geary, San Francisco
What:  General meeting.  San Francisco City Budget: Realities and Priorities.
Introductory remarks by SFCRG President Rodrigo Santos
Special Guests:

  • Supervisor Sean Elsbernd: Fix Muni Now
  • Public Defender: Jeff Adachi: SF Smart Reform
  • Tim Paulson: Secretary/Treasurer of San Francisco Labor Council - against SF Smart Reform
Free Parking, food, refreshments.  Public welcome.
RSVP: 415-648-1200

Commonwealth Club - Kate Kendell
When: August 26, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor
What: Kate Kendell will provide commentary on the coordinated effort that led to the historic  decision  the Perry v Schwarzenneger case.
$20. non-members

August 27, 2010 -  Friday

Cancelled - to be rescheduleSEIU 1021 Member-Community Appreciation Reception
Cancelled When: August 27, 2010 -  Friday
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
CancelledWhere: 350 Rhode Island Street, Suite 100 So. Bldg, San Francisco
CancelledWhat: SEIU 1021 Member-Community Appreciation Reception.  Public event.
Cancelled Information:

August 28, 2010 - Saturday

Central City Democrats - November endorsement meeting.
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:  The Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting regarding November election - Board of Supervisors by Rank Choice other State and local candidates - US Senate, Congressional, Board of Education, Community College Board, BART District 8, Assessor Recorder, Public Defender, Judge Candidates as well as City and State Propositions.  Only current members will be allowed to vote.  Refreshments will be provided from Tip Top Market.
Information: 415-339-8683 

Campaign Kickoff - Nyese Joshua - Candidate for Supervisor District 10
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 195 Kiska Road, San Francisco
What: Campaign Kickoff for Nyese Joshua, candidate for Supervisor in District 10.
Campaign Kickoff to Elect Malia Cohen the San Francisco District 10 candidate
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: The Ironworkers Hall, 570 Barneveld Avenue, San Francisco
What: Campaign kickoff event for Malia Cohen for Supervisor in District 10.
Assemblymember Fiona Ma plans to join Malia Cohen.

Campaign kickoff celebration - Margaret Brodkin
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street, San Francisco
What: Kickoff campaign for Margaret Brodkin, candidate for school board.

Lynette Sweet for Supervisor Headquarters opening
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Sweet Headquarters, 1599 Revere Street, San Francisco
What: Headquarters opening for Lynette Sweet candidate for supervisor in District 10.

Party on Block 18/Mission District
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
Noon to 5 p.m.
Where: 18th Street (Dolores to Guerrero), San Francisco
What: 2ndBi-Annual "Party on Block 18" celebrating the inner Mission District. 18th Street will be blocked off and vendors will be selling food prepared by the neighborhood finest chefs, beer from the SF Brewers Guild, children's entertainment, DJs.  All proceeds benefit the Women's Building, BuenDiaFamily School, 826 Valencia, Next Course & Pie Ranch.  Admission: Free

D6 Healthcare Forum
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: 201 Turk Street at Jones, San Francisco
What:  The Good Neighbor Coalition invites District 6 residents to "Unlock Healthcare" at a Candidates Forum focused on the future of wellness in San Francisco.  How are candidates for District 6 Board of Supervisor addressing the issues of expanding health care for all and the evaluation of the proposed expansion of Sutter Health facilities at Cathedral Hill.

Confirmed participants:

  • Dean Clark
  • Matt Drake
  • Anna Glendon Conda Hyde
  • James Keys
  • Jane Kim
  • Jim Meko
  • Theresa Sparks
  • Debra Walker
  • Elaine Zamora
Steve Moss - Candidate for Supervisor in District 10
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Yield Wine Bar, 2490 3rd Street, San Francisco
What: Continue the conversation about how best to solve the critical challenges facing the District. 
Information: call 415-643-9578,,

Mission Loc@l Book   T-Shirt Launch Party
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
7:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Artillery Apparel Gallery, 2751 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the launch of "My Mission" a book of Mission District Maps  - illustrated by Rio Yanez.  Food, drinks and music.

August 30, 2010 - Monday

Barbara Boxer - Fundraiser
When: August 30, 2010 - Monday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  745 Chestnut, #301, San Francisco
What:  Fundraiser to re-elect Senator Barbara Boxer.
Hosted by San Francisco Chair Aaron Peskin, District Three Democratic Club President Emily Salgado, Gerry Crowley, Anne Halsted and Esther Marks.
Benefactors: Janet Reilly, Al Baum, Jr., Jim Blume, Dick Grosboll
Patrons: Laura Dawson, Tommy Gill, Georgia Schuttish, Katherine Koelsch and John Kriken, Patricia M. Sean, Charlotte Burchard and Bahman Sheikh-OI-Eslami, Lucy Johns
Alice Carey, Chris Cannon and Annie Libbin, Ina Dearman, Milton Estes, Judy Irving, Dennis and Hene Kelly, Jeanne Milligan, Jane Morrison, John Moylan, Duane Perry, Linda Plack, Sharon Saslafsky, Alice Smith, Darshan Singh, Ken Sugarman, Scott Sugarman, Bob Tangler, Irene Tibbits, Barbi Tice, Elizabeth Zitrin, Lynn Sanchez, Laura and Dennis Leuer, Heidi Siech, Melanie Nutter, Nancy Pemberton, Jeff Parker. 
Hosted wine and other beverages, delilcous Hors D'Oeuvres (prepared by Esther Marks)
RSVP:  Shari Rubin

Launch Party Union Street Enrichment Association
When: August 30, 2010 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Brick Yard Restaurant and Bar, 1787 Union Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the launch of the Union Street Enrichment Association with neighbors, business owners and friends of Union Street.  "The Union Street Enrichment Association is a voice for merchants, residents and friends dedicated  to the preservation of the economic vitality and neighborhood character of Union Street".

August 31, 2010 - Tuesday

Commonwealth Club -  Senator Barbara Boxer
When: August 31, 2010 - Tuesday
11:15 a.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Come hear Senator Barbara Boxer speak.
$20. non-members

Neighborhood Party to Support the Bayview Branch Library
When: August 31, 2010 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Flora Grubb Gardens, 1634 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco
What: Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and Flora Grubb Gardens invite you to support the Bayview Branch Library. Guest Speakers:

  • Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
  • City Librarian Luis Herrera
  • Assistant Superintendent of SFUSD Dr. Patricia Gray
Information: Marian Chatfield-Taylor

September 1, 2010 - Wednesday

Dolores Park Community Meeting
When: September 1, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mission High School cafeteria (which is located across from the tennis courts in Dolores Park (entrance to cafeteria off of Dolores & 18th Street).
What: Dolores Park Works is organizing a community meeting to discuss safety, law enforcement and 19th and Dolores.   Public safety, law enforcement in the park, and measures underway to address pedestrian safety at the intersection of 19th Street and Dolores will be discussed.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Speakers include:

  • Bevan Dufty - Supervisor District 8
  • Captain Greg Corrales, Captain, Mission Street Police Station
  • Eric Anderson, RPD Neighborhood Service Area Manager (for Bob Palacio)
  • Manito Velasco, Engineer, SFMTA
  • Ilaria Salvadori, SF Planning Department (Streetscape project)
  • Adrian Field, RPD Park Section Supervisor for the Mission Complex
  • Marcus Santiago, RPD Park Ranger