Monday, February 14, 2011

San Francisco Political Events as of February 14, 2011

Pictures taken at Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden - Golden Gate Park

February 14, 2011

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.

Alice B. Toklas Membership Meeting - Scott Wiener and Jane Kim
When: February 14, 2011 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting.  Meet Supervisor Scott Wiener and Supervisor Jane Kim.

Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association Meeting - Trader Joe's
When: February 14, 2011 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: CPMC - Davies Hospital, Auditorium, Level B, San Francisco
What: Come hear the pro and cons of the proposed Trader Joe's store in the neighborhood.

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

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: February 15, 2010 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
Items from agenda:
Public Works Code - Handbill Distribution - Sponsor: Chiu
Compensation of Board of Education Members - Sponsors: Kim,  Campos, Mar, Avalos and Chiu

Lunar New Year - Year of the Hare
When: February 15, 2011 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Rotunda, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco
What: Mayor Edwin Lee, President of the Board of Supervisors David Chiu, Supervisors Carmen Chu, Eric Mar and Jane Kim and Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting request the pleasure of your company at the civic celebration of Luna New Year - Year of the Hare.  Light refreshments will be served in the North Light Court.

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).

Fundraiser to Benefit the Displaced Residents of the Castro Arson Fires
When: February 15, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Lookout, 3600 16th Street, San Francisco
What:  Join your community in a fundraiser to support the residents displaced by the Castro fires.
Donate what you can at the door, enjoy a specialty cocktail and raise a glass in support of your fellow San Franciscans.
Supervisor Scott Wiener, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Bill Hemenger, Rebecca Prozan, Rafael Mandelman, Brock Keeling, Brian Leubitz, Andrea Shorter, Beth Spotswood, Aaron Adam Kirby-Alford, Kate Ryken and Chris Hastings of the Lookout are helping organize this fundraiser.  The Rainbow Fund and Sterling Bank and Trust are helping with donation details.
Raffle with prizes from:
Wayfare Tavern, Marlowe, Beach Blanket Babylon, Home Restaurant, Chow, Cafe Flore and more.

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

SPUR - Dancing in the Streets: Celebrating community and public space
When: February 16, 2011 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Creative programming to create neighborhood gathering places, demonstrate the capabilities of a thriving public space and incubate small businesses. Andrea Aiello of the Castro and Upper Market Community Benefits District, Jeremy Shaw of the Mission Community Market and Kit Hodge from the San Francisco Great Streets Project will speak. $5. for non-members

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.

Haight Ashbury Improvement Association
When: February 16, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Urban School, 1563 Page Street, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
State Senator Leland Yee will be on hand to talk about neighborhood concerns.
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi - will talk about neighborhood concerns.
San Francisco Department of Environment will talk about making homes more efficient.
Captain Denis O'Leary will be at meeting to meet members and discuss his approach to public safety management.
Discussion regarding 100th Bay to Breakers, discussion on installation of a community garden at Frederick and Arguello.

Duboce Park  Quarterly Community Meeting
When: February 16, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Harvey Milk Recreation Center, San Francisco
What: Discussion including Pierce St. planting circle fence, grass and drainage conditions in the Dog Play/Multi-Use Area, and graffiti in the park.

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 - Facilitating
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

February 17, 2011 - Thursday

HKS Alumni Club of San Francisco - City Politics in 2011 Panel Discussion
When: February 17, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: University Club, Black Cat Bar & Lounge - 3rd Floor, 800 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: HKS Club of San Francisco Presents "Local Headlines to Expect in 2011".
Introduction by David T. Ellwood, Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy and Dean, Harvard Kennedy School
Tom Ammiano, Assembly Member, District 13
Jason Elliott Policy Advisor to Mayor Lee and former Mayor Newsom
Sarah Karlinsky, Deputy Director, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association
Hosted by:
Don Spradlin, Liam Mayclem.
Complimentary wine and snacks
Suggested donation: $10.
RSVP:  Ryan Buckley

San Francisco Police Commission - Selection of Police Chief
When: February 17, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Police Commission welcomes public comment regarding the qualities and characteristics sought in the next Chief of Police.
Information: 415-553-1667

Bayview Community Forum on Tasers
When: February 17, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (tentative time)
Where: Grace Tabernacle Community Church, 1121 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
What: Come to hear, listen and testify about your feelings about tasers. San Francisco Police Commission will be considering tasers on Feb. 23rd.

Upper Noe Neighbors - Scott Wiener
When: February 17, 2011 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Upper Noe Recreation Center (Day & Sanchez), San Francisco
What: Supervisor Scott Wiener will speak.

February 18, 2011 - Friday

Elder Economic Security Forum
When: February 18, 2011 - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Conference Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Announce newly funded Economic Security Center.
Updates on current developments around elder economic security from statewide leaders.
Launch local advocacy campaign around economic security in conjunction with the National Council of Aging  One Away campaign.
Coordinate efforts with those working at the regional, state and national level to preserve Social Secuirty, SSI, IHSS, Food Programs and more.

February 19, 2011 - Saturday

Chinese New Year Parade
When: February 19, 2011 - Saturday
 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Begins at 2nd and Market, ends at Washington and Kearny

The Art of Lenore Chinn Book Launch
When: February 19, 2011 - Saturday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Luggage Store, 1007 Market Street, San Francisco
What: The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center announces the publication of "Cultural Confluences: The Art of Lenore Chinn".  Celebrate this exciting and historical collaboration of ideas with eminent scholars Moira Roth, Tirza True Latimer and Valerie Soe. Free

February 21, 2011 - President's Day

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