Sunday, February 6, 2011

San Francisco Political Events as of February 7, 2011

February 8, 2011 - Tuesday

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: February 8, 2011 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Items from the agenda:
Opposing the Sale of KUSF's FCC License to Broadcast on 90.30 Sponsors: Mirkarimi, Mar
Supporting Local 87 Janitors at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco Sponsors: Wiener, Kim, Chiu, Avalos and Cohen
Condeming Rush Limbaugh for mocking Chinese President Hu Jintao Sponsors: Mar, Avalos, Chu, Campos, Chiu, Kim and Cohen

Alliance for a Better District 6 - Cleanliness and Safety Forum
When: February 8, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 230 Eddy Street, Community Room.  San Francisco
What: Cleanliness and Safety Forum.  All District 6 Community Benefit Districts have been invited to give the community updates and tell us about their various programs they are currently offering.   Open to the public.  Refreshments provided.
Co-SponsorsMarket Street Association, Tenant Associations Coalition and Affiliates, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, Tip Top Market
Information: 415-820-1560

San Francisco Young Democrats - Meet your new supervisors!
When: February 8, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco (note new location
What: Meet you new supervisors Mark Farrell, Malia Cohen, Jane Kim and Scott Wiener.
Also, Presidents of local Democratic cubs speak about how you can get more involved with politics in the City.
Mike Kim - President
External VP - Emily Salgado
Internal VP  - Sarah Singer
Secretary - Dean Ignacio
Treasurer - Allie Fisher 
CYD VP of Membership - Jenn Longley
Immediate Past President - Max Szabo

February 9, 2011 - Wednesday

San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators - Annual SFUSD African American Students Honor Roll Celebration (3.0 GPA or above)
When: February 9, 2011 - Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - Students Assembly - Program starts at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Cathedral, 111 Gough Street, San Francisco
What: Students Honor Roll

San Francisco Police Commission Meeting - Discussion regarding Mental Health Training
When: February 9, 2011 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Chief's Report: Report on crime statistics, review of recent activities
Discussion and possible action to adopt a plan for Police Department responses to incidents involving individuals with mental health needs.  
CommissionersThomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, James Hammer, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter

Benefit for Lyon Martin Health Services
When: February 9, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Buck Tavern, 1655 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  Help save Lyon Martin Health Services.   $5./20. donation requested. Come buy drinks from celebrity bartenders to raise money to keep the clinic open - a portion of all drink sales will go to Lyon Martin.
Hosted by Gabriel Haaland, Laura Thomas and Brian Basinger, Anna Conda, Barbara Beth Lopez, Ken Rowe, La Monistat, Jazzie Collins, Stephany Joy Ashley.

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club - Meeting
When: February 9, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Don Ramon's, 225 11th Street, San Francisco.
What: Membership meeting.

February 10, 2011 - Thursday

Planning Commission Meeting - Park Merced
When: February 10, 2011 - Thursday
3:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Special meeting - Park Merced Environmental Impact Report
Commissioners: Christina Olague, Ron Miguel, Michael J. Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rodney Fong, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

City and School District Select Committee
When: February 10, 2011 - Thursday
3:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Legislative Chamber, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
San Francisco Unified School District's Enrollment Procedures - Sponsor: Cohen.
Members: Maila Cohen, John Avalos, Carmen Chu, Sandra Lee Fewer,  Kim-Shree Maufas, Rachel Norton
Information: 415-554-4442

Local 2! - Rally and Picket
When: February 10, 2011- Thursday
   4:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel Market and Drumm, San Francisco
What: Multi-city action.

Supervisor John Avalos - Office Warming and Artist Reception
When: February 10, 2010 - Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 273, San Francisco
What: Join Supervisor John Avalos for a reception to christen our new space and  unveil our new artwork courtesy of Excelsior photographer, Karen Ande.

League of Women Voters of San Francisco Gala
When: February 10, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The City Club, 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco
What: Gala hosted by the League of Women Voters of San Francisco will honor pioneering and rising star women leaders in the Bay Area community:
Rising Stars: Nicole Baran, Hala K. Jijazi, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, London Breed
PioneersDiane B. Wilsey, Brenda Wright, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Margaret Sullivan, Aileen Clarke Hernandez
Tickets $100.

Street Food Movement in Francisco 
When: February 10, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Panel discussion: Street food movement in San Francisco:
Supervisor Bevan Dufty,
Larry Bain of Let's Be Frank
Veronica Salazar and Margarita Rojas of La Cocina

Mission Community Forum on Tasers
When: February 10, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: CUAV, 170A Capp Street, San Francisco
What: Come to a hearing and testify  at Community Forum regarding your thoughts regarding Tasers

San Francisco Police Commission - Selection of Police Chief
When: February 10, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Public is invited to be involved in the process of selecting a new Police Chief.  Public is welcomed to provide public comment on preferred qualities and characteristics for the next Chief of Police.
Information: 415-553-1667

Joanna Rees for Mayor Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening
When: February 10, 2011- Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Joanna Rees Campaign Headquarters, 4239 Geary Blvd., San Francisco
What: Join Joanna Rees as she opens her campaign headquarters in the Richmond.  Free - open to the public.

Cesar Chavez East Community Design Plan
When: February 10, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Buena Vista Elementary School, 2641 25th Street (in the Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Help develop a community vision and design for a complete street that is safe, comfortable and accessible for Cesar Chavez Street

HANC - Recycling Center: Next moves
When: February 10, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  The Urban School, 1563 Page Street, San Francisco
What: Recycling Center: Next moves. Discussion on the Feb. 14th hearing before the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

February 11, 2011 - Friday

Tenderloin Community Forum on Taser
When: February 11, 2011 - Friday
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: 201 Turk Street, San Francisco
What: Public Hearing - public comments to let people express their thoughts about tasers.

Violence Prevention Planning Meeting
When: February 11, 2011 - Friday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Horace Mann Academic Middle School, 3351 23rd Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, Department of Juvenile Probation and Department of Public Health invite you to participate in the San Francisco Violence Prevention Planning Community Input Process.  This is to gather community input on ways to reduce violence in local neighborhoods and to create a peaceful environment for children, youth and their families.
Information: Veronica Martinez

February 12, 2011 - Saturday

Coffee with Leland Yee
When: February 12, 2011 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, 401 Clement Street, San Francisco
What: Join State Senator Leland Yee and other Richmond residents for a cup of joe while discussing your concerns and ideas for San Francisco and the neighborhood.

February 12, 2011 and February 13, 2011 - Saturday and Sunday

San Francisco Museum and Historical Society - San Francisco History Expo
When: February 12, 2011 - Saturday and February 12, 2011 - Sunday
11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Old Mint Building, 5th Street and Mission, San Francisco
What: Two-day event to bring together associations throughout the City to share their stories, archives and people.  
Participating Associations:
Bernal History Project
California Historical Soceity
Chinese Historical Society
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance
Guardians of the City
History Center, San Francisco Public Library
Labor Archives and Research Center, SFSU
Market Street Railway
Mission Creek Conservancy
Portola History Project
Potrero Hill Archives Project
Prelinger Library and Archives
Presidio Historical Association
San Francisco History Association
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
San Francisco Media Archive
Shaping San Francisco/
Sunset Parkside Education and Action Committee
Telegraph Hill Dwellers
Visitacion Valley History Project
Western Neighborhoods Project will capture San Francisco stories from participants and attendees.  People are encouraged to bring their historic photographs to be scanned.
Live historical performances in the Counting Rooms.
Theater will continuously show historic film footage.
History Author's Forum with local writers reading excerpts from recent releases.

February 12, 2011 - Saturday

Chinese Newcomers Service Center -  22nd Annual New Year's Dinner - Gung Hay Fat Choy!
When: February 12, 2011 - Saturday
4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Chinese Newcomers Service Center.  The pleasure of your company and your cash is requested at Good Luck Dinner celebrating the Chinese New Year - the Year of the Rabbit. Wong Ton Soup, Chinese Chicken Salad, Lemon Shrimp, Cashew Chicken, Cha Sil Toishan Brownies, Don Tot and munch munch more...too munch to list.
Talented Chefs: Mark Leno, Leland Yee, Tom Ammiano, Fiona Ma, David Chiu, Scott Wiener, Carmen Chu, Jane Kim, Ross Mirkarimi, David Campos, Sean Elsbernd, Dennis Herrera, John Avalos, Betty Yee, Eric Mar, Karen Woo, Aaron Peskin, Phil Ting,  Eric Cheung, Stephanie Jee, Garry Wong, Angela Chan, Virginia Sung, Hanna Leung, Otis Byrd, John Parente, Anthony Ng, Sandy Lau, Melvin Lee, Samson Wei, Karen Woo, Edward Campos, Samson Wong, Ted Fang, John Maa, Jeannie Maher, Tom Hsieh, Ryszard Koprowski, Richard Ow, Mabel Soo, Eileen Kivlehan, Lawrence Ling, Lily Chan, Sandra Lee Fewer, Pam Brennan, Ann Kirk, Peter and Mei Lam, Amy Cheng, Julia Ling, Francisco Hsieh, Jackie Kious, Eliza Chan, Renee Golanty-Koel, Frances Hsieh, Julie Soo, Camilia Schneider, Gimmy Park Li Xing Chu Wang.  Chief Chef: Esther Marks
Donor's Choice $18. (8 is a Chinese lucky number) $20, $25, $38, $50, $75, $88, $108, $258
RSVP: 564-1482

February 13, 2011 - Sunday

Osiris Coalition - The State of Black SF 2011
When: February 13, 2011 - Sunday
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Bayview Opera House, Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, 4705 Third Street, San Francisco
What: Film screening of "Straight Outta Hunters Point" 
Welcoming remarks from Supervisor Malia Cohen
OSIRIS Coalition Remarks from Julian Davis  
Panel 1: Landmark Local Hiring Legislation and the Promise of Economc Equity
Moderator: Lynette Sweet
Panelists: Joshua Arce, Utuma Belfrey, Macio Lyons, Raquel Redondiez
Panel 2: Organizing Across Racial and Ethnic Lines in the New San Francisco
Moderator Derek L. Toliver
Panelists: Alicia Garza, Vincent Pan, Rene Saucedo, James Tracy
Osiris Coalition Awards
Sponsors: Bayview Opera House, Marcus Books, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, MastaMind Productions, BART, Green for All, Color of Change, Ella  Baker Center, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Booker T. Washington Community Service Center, Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, Afircan American Democratic Club, NAACP, African American Art and Culture Complex, POWER, Brightline Defense Project, South East Community Development Corporation, Sustainable Futures Consulting, San Francisco Bay View, KPOO, Community Housing Partnership, LeBlance and Associates, ART94124, Montecarlo Club, United Playaz, Chinese for Affirmative Action, La Raza Centrol Legal, Citizen Hope, Asian Law Caucus, Bayview Report, Chinese Progressive Association, SF Black Film Festival, Chinatown Community Development Corporation, Council of Community Housing Organizations, CLEAR, Young Blacks of the Bay, Rennassance Mag, The Allen Group, Shelly Tatum Presents, Black Women Organized for Political Action and La Voz Latina

Democratic Women's Forum - A Valentine Salute to our new members
When: February 13, 2011 - Sunday
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: 675 Waller Street, San Francisco
What: Party for Democratic Women's New members.
Featuring a special Valentine Salute to SAGE Standing Against Global Exploitation
Light Libations, Sweets for the Sweet
New members: Eddie Chin, Anita Grier, Shirley Hansen, Meredith Harris, Jennifer Orthwein, James Roe, Daniel Dean, Areil Ungeririder, Theresa Sparks, John Shanley, Kaye Kennedy, Janet Reilly
Democratic Women's Forum: Joan Simmons - President; Linda Richards - Event Chair; Suzanne Bushnell, Membership Chair; Kaye Kennedy, Hospitality Chair
RSVP acceptance only by February 10th -

Fundraiser for Lyon Martin Health Center
When: February 13, 2011 - Sunday
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Mix Bar, 4086 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Lyon Martin Health Center.
Sister Roma, Dean Disaster and Anna Conda are sponsoring fundraiser.  Beer bust, raffle and drag show.

February 14, 2011 - Monday

Valentine's Day

Have a Heart: Valentine's Day Action to Save Critical Housing Program
When: February 14, 2011 - Monday
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
What: Stop the Federal Housing Budget Cuts! San Francisco Civic Center.  March to the Federal Building.  Stop the budget cuts to Housing Vouchers, Section 8 PBRA, Homeless Assistance Grants, and other housing related budget items. 

February 15, 2011 - Tuesday

Gray Panthers - Hands Off Social Security
When: February 15, 2011 - Tuesday
12:30 to 2:15 p.m.
Where: Fireside Room, Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco

UCSF Community Meeting - Phase 2 development of the Mission Bay Campus
When: February 15, 2011 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Mission Bay, Genentech Hall, N-114 (600 16th Street, San Francisco)
What: Third of three community meetings to plan for the remaining undeveloped blocks on the UCSF Mission Bay campus (north of 16th Street). 

State Senator Leland Yee - 
When:  February 15, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Garden House, 3117 Clement Street, San Francisco
What: Grab a cup of tea with Leland Yee and other Richmond District residents and share your thoughts on the future of San Francisco
Information: Suzanne Ruecker

February 16, 2011 - Wednesday

Haight Whole Foods Opening Day

Caltrain - Public Hearing on Fiscal Emergency, Service Cuts
When: February 16, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, 1 South Van Ness, Atrium, San Francisco
What: Community meetings for a chance for the public to comment on fiscal emergency, service cuts. 

San Francisco Democratic Women In Action - Workshop No. 1 - Elder Abuse
When: February 16, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
8:15 p.m. Wrap up
Where: Cafe Zephyr, 3643 Balboa Street, San Francisco
What: Presenting the first in a series of workshops on abuse in our communities across the life cycle - 
Workshop No. 1 - Elder Abuse
Presenters include:
Laura Marshall - Family Violence Council - Facilitatin
Helen Karr from the San Francisco District Attorney's office
Hene Kelly from California Association of Retired Persons
Mary Quinn from the Probate Courts.
2010/2011 is designated as the year for educating ourselves about abuse issues in our community.  
RSVP subject line 2/16 or 415-864-8732

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Eric Jaye
When: February 16, 2011 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: Eric Jaye will share his insider information and sage prognostications including the upcoming mayor's race.
Information: 415-398-4140

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