Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year! January political events

January 3, 2011 - Monday

 Rules Committee
When: January 3, 2011 - Monday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Off agenda:
  • Reappointment - Historical Preservation Commission - Andrew Wolfram
  • Appointment, Historical Preservation Commission - Richard Johns, Karl Hasz, Florence Kong
  • Appointment,  Public Utilities Commission - Vince Courtney
  • Appointment, San Francisco Relocation Appeals Board - Harry Kim and Herb Cohn
  • Appointment, Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors - Leona Bridges
  • Appointment, Port Commission, Michael Kim, Leslie Katz
Members: David Campos, Michela Alioto-Pier, Eric Mar

Jerry Brown - People's Inauguration Party
When: January 3, 2011 - Monday
Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Where: California State Capitol, North Capitol Lawn, L Street side, Sacramento
What: Inauguration party celebrating the election of Governor Jerry Brown.  Sponsored by the Orange County Employees Association and Senator Lou Correa.   Open to everyone.  Hot dog wagon, chips and water.

January 4, 2011 - Tuesday

Swearing-in - Betty T. Yee
When: January 4, 2011 - Tuesday
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Hiram W. Johnson State Office Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue,  San Francisco
What: Swearing-in Ceremony for Betty T. Yee - First District Member, California State Board of Equalization for the 2011-2014 term.  Light reception immediately following the ceremony and program.

Board of Supervisors - (last meeting for four supervisors)
When: January 4, 2011 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
  • Appointment of a successor Mayor - Sponsor: Daly  - Items 25, 26
  • Establish the Civic Center Community Benefit District - Sponsor: Mayor
  • Committee of the Whole - Public hearing to take nominations and appoint a Successor Mayor in the Event of a Vacancy in the Office of the Mayor - Sponsor: Daly
Last board of supervisor meeting for Michela Alioto-Pier, Chris Daly, Bevan Dufty, Sophie Maxwell

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Harvey Matthews Bayview Hunters Point Democratic Club - Joint Meeting - Discussion: Redistricting
When: January 4, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro, San Francisco
What:  Joint meeting - Possibility of redistricting in the future for San Francisco.  Discussion:  Tony Kelly, Ron Miguel and Espanola Jackson will share their thoughts and experiences.

January 5, 2011 - Wednesday

San Francisco for Democracy - San Francisco Politics and The WikiLeaks Fallout
When: January 5, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
David Latterman of Fall Line Analytics offers his personal perspective on the political consequences of last November's supervisorial races.
The WikiLeaks Fallout.  Discussion with Rainey Reitman of Electronic Frontier Foundation, freelance journalist and FOI activist Richard Knee and Nils Gilman of Monitor 360.

The Roast of Chris Daly
When: January 5, 2011 - Wednesday
8:00 p.m. - Doors open.
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
What: The Roast of Chris Daly.  Featuring John Burton, Aaron Peskin, Carolyn Tyler and Dan Noyes.
Mistresses of Ceremonies Melissa Griffin and Beth Spotswood.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m.  Program starts at 9:00 p.m. $20. proceeds benefiting St. James Infirmary. After party with DJ Mind Motion $5. after 10 p.m.  Check ahead to see if tickets are still available.

January 6, 2011 - Thursday

Supervisor Meet and Greet - Mix and Mingle with San Francisco's New Incoming Supervisors
When: January 6, 2011 - Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bloodhound, 1145 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Join California Music and Cultural Association and The Recording Academy of San Francisco to meet with the incoming members of the Board of Supervisors:

  • Mark Farrell - District 2
  • Jane Kim - District 6
  • Scott Wiener - District 8
  • Maila Cohen - District 10
Free.  No host bar.  Ages 21+
RSVP and information


Team Mandleman Reunion
When: January 6, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Blackbird Bar, 2124 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Thank you party, celebrate the new year.

January 7, 2011 - Friday

Jane Kim - Community Appreciation Banquet
When: January 7, 2011 - Friday
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
Where: New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco
What: Special banquet with Supervisor-Elect Jane Kim.
$35. per person.  All reservation must be accompanied by checks made payable to New Asia Restaurant and received no later than Monday, January 3rd.  Check sent to: Left Coast Communications, 3 Embarcadero Center, Suite 420, San Francisco

RSVP by January 3, 2011

Swearing in of San Francisco School Board
When: January 7, 2011 - Friday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Tenderloin Community School, 627 Turk Street, San Francisco
What: Swearing in of School Board members Kim-Shree Maufas, Hydra Mendoza and Emily Murase.
Event is extremely crowded.  Come early to get a seat.

Emily Murase - Post Swearing-in Reception
When: January 7, 2011 - Friday
8:00 p.m.
Where: Blue Muse Restaurant, 370 Grove Street, San Francisco
What: After the swearing-in ceremony join Emily Murase and her family for a reception to continue the celebration.  Champagne toast and finger foods.  $20. RSVP

January 8, 2011 - Saturday

San Francisco Board of Supervisors - Inaugural Meeting
When: January 8, 2011 - Saturday
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Inaugural meeting - Agenda:

  • Oath of Office
  • Election of the President of the Board
  • Remarks from Mayor
  • Remarks from Board Members
  • Remarks by the President of the Board

Members: David Chiu, John Avalos, David Campos, Malia Cohen, Carmen Chu, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Ross Mirkarimi, Scott Wiener
Overflow access in the North or South Light courts.


Protest North Beach Ellis Eviction
When: January 8, 2011 - Saturday
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where: 525- 531  Greenwich, San Francisco
What: Senior evictions.  Protest latest eviction in North Beach by Master Builders Real Estate. Sponsored by San Francisco Tenants Union.

Single Payer Now - Healthcare Potluck with Mark Leno
When: January 8, 2011 - Saturday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street @ Geary, San Francisco
What: Annual potluck.  Feature speaker is Senator Mark Leno, the author of SB 810, the  California Universal Healthcare Act.  Discover where you can help with the campaign for universal healthcare.

Emily Murase Victory Reception
When: January 8, 2011 - Saturday
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Hana Zen Sushi and Yakitori Bar on Pier 39, San Francisco
What:  Reception honoring Emily Murase. Afternoon reception of delectable Japanese appetizers.
Host committee members: Todd David, Hiroshi Fukuda, Dorka Keehn, Michelle Parker, Mimi Murase, Glynis Nakahara, Lynne Newhouse-Segal, Teri Olle, Andrea Shorter
$50. up.

January 9, 2011 - Sunday

California Democratic Convention Assembly Delegate Selection for California Democratic convention being held this April 29th through May lst in Sacramento.

Assembly District 13 
When: January 9, 2011 - Sunday
10:00 a.m.
Where: African American Art and Cultural Center, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: Election of delegates to California Democratic Convention for Assembly District 13.
Six men and six women.
Convener: Paul Hogarth -

Assembly District 12
When: January 9, 2011 - Sunday
Where: Westlake Park, Merced Room, 145 Lake Merced Blvd., Daly City, Ca.
What: Election of delegates to California Democratic Convention for Assembly District 12.  Six men and six women.
Convener: Frank Noto

January 11, 2011 - Tuesday

Swearing in Ceremony - San Francisco City College Trustees
When: January 11, 2011 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: City College Multi-Use Building, Assembly Room, Room 140,  50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco
What: Swearing in of San Francisco City College Trustees. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. John Rizzo, Lawrence Wong, Anita Grier
RSVP 415-239-3681

January 12, 2011 - Wednesday

San Francisco Young Democrats - Officer Elections  
When: January 12, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Mr  Smith's , 34 7th Street, San Francisco
What: Meeting with election for President and Internal Vice President.

January 17, 2011 - Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
When: January 17, 2011 - Monday
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration.  Member breakfast and Family Celebration.
Special essay presentations by San Francisco Yabor Council houtLV
$35. per person.
Make check payable to San Francisco Labor Council. Mail to San Francisco Labor Council, 1188 Franklin, #203, San Francisco, Ca. 94109.  Attention: Emily.
Information and reservations: Shelley Bradford Bell -

January 19, 2011 - Wednesday

Alliance for a Better District 6 - 12th Annual Meeting
When: January 19, 2011  - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 201 Turk Street Family Apartments, Community Room, 201 Turk Street at Jones Street, San Francisco
What: Alliance for a Better District 6 12th Annual Meeting - Guest speakers, election of officers, awards ceremony, door prizes, refreshments.
Host: Alliance for a Better District 6
Board of Directors:

  • James Keys - President
  • Dennis Isner - Administrative Officer
  • Susan Bryan - Treasurer
  • Bashir Alabsi - Business Concerns Chair
  • Michael Pedersen, Air Horn Abatement Chair
  • Michael Nulty - Executive Director/Housing Chair
  • Dean Clark - Board Member
  • Glendon Hyde - Board Member
  • David Elliott Lewis, Board Member

Information: 415-820-1560

January 20, 2011 - Thursday

City Democratic Club - Supervisor Mark Farrell
When: January 20, 2011 - Thursday
Details to follow

January 28, 2011 - Friday

Charlie Meyers Memorial CRAB Feed
When: January 28, 2011 - Friday
6:00 p.m. - No host cocktails
7:30 p.m.  Dinner
Where: Italian-American Social Club, 25 Russia Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Let's remember our wonderful friend, Charlie, who organized this event for many years.
Marinated Crab Dinner (3 lbs per person!) with wine.  For non crab eaters, chicken or steak is available upon request
$50. per person.
Mail check payable to I.A.S.C. by January 24th to Patty Moran,540-A Noe Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94114
Information: 415-861-2378

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