Monday, July 18, 2011

Irish American Democratic Club Mayoral Forum- Huge Crowd!

On July 14, 2011 the Irish American Democratic Club held San Francisco Mayoral Forum at the United Irish Cultural Center.  A huge crowd listened to Dennis Herrera, David Chiu,  Joanna Rees, John Avalos, Tony Hall, Leland Yee, Phil Ting, Bevan Dufty and Michela Alioto-Pier speak about why they would be the best choice for Mayor of San Francisco.

Thank heaven we have three choices with Rank Choice Voting!

Irish American Democratic Club - John O'Riordan, President

July 18, 2011 - Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: July 18, 2011 - Monday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, Sana Francisco
What: Agenda:
Supervisors: Eric Mar, Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - George Gascon
When: July 18, 2011 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, 1800 Polk Street, San Francisco
What:  Monthly meeting.  Feature speaker is San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon.  He will be talking about a new plan to address the growing Street Prostitution problems on the Polk Corridor, a Polk Street Neighborhood Court.  This plan was derived with input from the Polk Street Neighborhood leaders.

Joanna Rees - Conversation with Joanna Rees
When: July 18, 2011 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dash Cafe, 420 Judah Street, San Francisco
What: Join Joanna Rees for a conversation about San Francisco's future.

Meet and Greet with David Onek for District Attorney
When: July 18, 2011 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Turk Street Community Room, 201 Turk Street, San Francisco
What: Meet with David Onek - candidate for District Attorney
Event hosted by Dean Clark. - Free

July 19, 2011 - Tuesday

Gray Panthers - San Francisco - Save Rent-Controlled Housing in Parkmerced
When: July 19, 2011 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Center, Fireside Room, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Save Rent-Controlled Housing in Parkmerced! With Parkmerced Action Group and Tenant Activists.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: July 19, 2011 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Supervisors: David Chiu, John Avalos, David Campos, Carmen Chu,  Malia Cohen, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Ross Mirkarimi, Scott Wiener

Fundraiser for Paul Miyamoto for San Francisco Sheriff
When: July 19, 2011 - Tuesday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mars Bar, 798 Brannon, San Francsico
What: Fundraiser for Paul Miyamoto, candidate for Sheriff.
Cohosted by Deputy Julio Mollina and Sergeant Dan Rosen.
Suggested Donation: $50.

San Francisco Human Rights Commission, Beyond Castro: Building LGBT Community in District 10 (Bayview, Hunters Point, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley
When: July 19, 2011 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, 1601 Lane Street, San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Human Rights Commission's LGBT Advisory Committee in the first of four regular community meetings featuring a panel discussion on the state of the LGBT communities in neighborhoods beyond the Castro:
Invited Panelists:
Supervisor Malia Cohen, District 10
Sharon Papo - Third Street Youth Center and Clinic
Tracy Taper - Brothers Against Crime
Free event.
Information: Nadia Babella, SF Human Rights Commission 415-252-3212

Rincon Hill Streetscape Master Plan - Public Meeting
When: July 19, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Eucharist Church, 285 Main Street, San Francisco
What: Public meeting to review and prioritize public realm improvements identified in the Rincon Hill Streetscape Master Plan. 
Information: Joshua Switzky - San Francisco Planning Department

San Francisco Arts Democratic Club Mayor Candidate Debate
When: July 19, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: African American Art and Cultural Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Arts Democratic Club hosts the top candidates for mayor in one-on-one debate.  Debate the issues important to our arts community and to our City.

July 20, 2011 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When: July 20, 2011 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, Ross Mirkarimi, Jane Kim

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Supervisor Eric Mar
When: July 20, 2011 - Wednesday
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Meet with Supervisor Eric Mar from District 1.  Lunch is hosted by SF Soup Company.
No Fee.  Please register online.
Information: Patricia Aleman

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club - Membership Meeting
When: July 20, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 225 11th Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting

Coalition for Safe San Francisco: 1st Community Report Back Event
When: July 20, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Arab Cultural and Community Center, 2 Plaza Street, San Francisco
What: First Community Report Back Event.  
National Security and our civil and human rights.  A community update event and call for action.
Come learn about the Coalition for a Safe San Francisco and our local work to  combat bias law enforcement profiling and surveillance in the San Francisco Bay Area. Help us protect rights challenged by  overboard  National Security Policy.  Help us end the disproportionate  targeting  of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian Communities.

Save Golden Gate Park Community Meeting
When: July 20, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Community meeting room, Richmond District Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Discussion on two construction projects in Golden Gate Park:
Replace the grassy Beach Chalet Soccer Fields with gravel, plastic grass and powdered tire crumb.  Stadium lights.
Build a water treatment plant, including a 40,000 square foot factory and chemical building night next to restore Millwright's house, Murphy windmill and the soccer fields.

Noe Valley Democratic Club - The Big NVDC Muni Event!
When: June 20, 2011- Wednesday
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. - Panel discuss
Where: St. Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
WhatMUNI Update: Changes, improvements, problems.
Tom  Radulovich of Livable City and BART board will speak as an all around authority on the SF Municipal Transit System, he will discuss the specifics of Muni operations and  management

July 21, 2011 - Thursday

 Public Safety Committee
When: July 21, 2011 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Supervisors: Ross Mirkarimi, Malia Cohen, David Campos 

San Francisco Planning Commission
When: July 21, 2011 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Commissioners:Christina R. Olague, Ron Miguel, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rodney Fong, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Rules Committee
When: July 21, 2011 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Supervisors: Jane Kim, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell

Jean Harris Memorial
When: July 21, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Delancey Street Foundation, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco
What: Memorial for Jean Harris

2011 San Francisco Mayor's Race and the Implications of Your Vote
When: July 21, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: 2011 SF Mayor's Race and the Implication of your Vote, Instant Runoff Vote and the 2011 Mayor's Race Implications of this new way of choosing our Chief Executive.
Harvard Kennedy School Alumni in San Francisco invite you to attend panel discussion:
Supervisor Scott Wiener  
David Latterman - political analyst and expert electoral number-cruncher
Alex Clemens - seasoned political consultant and policy wonk
Event is free - donations welcome.

North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association - Mayor Ed Lee
When: July 21, 2011 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Day School, 350 Masonic, San Francisco
What: A District 5 Neighborhood meeting with Mayor Ed Lee.  All District 5 residents are welcome.  This meeting will be about the Pension Reform measure and a $248 million Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond measure. Mayor Lee wants to find out what you think about each of these measures.  Representatives from City Departments, including the Capital Planning Committee, the Department of Public Works and the Department of Human Resources will also be in attendance to answer your questions.

A new group of District 5 neighborhood groups has been formed  that will continue on our successes with Bay to Breakers will be in attendance.

(District 5 Mercant and Neighborhood Alliance (D5MNA).  This is the first  joint meeting of the D5MNA.   The D5MNA is a group of District 5 Merchant and Neighborhood Associations who have come together to make San Francisco a more sustainable and  prosperious city.  They will achieve this by collectively advocating for the needs of our merchants and neighborhood residents within District 5.
District 5 Merchant and Neighborhood Alliance Participating Associations:
Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, Anza Vista Neighborhood Association, Buena Vista Neighborhood Association, Cole Valley Improvement Association, Haight Asbury Improvement Association, Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, Inner Sunset Park Neighbors, Lower Haight Merchants and Neighbor Association, North Panhandle Neighborhood Association and University Terrace Neighborhood Association

July 22, 2011 - Friday

First Annual San Francisco Living Wage Coalition Awards Dinner
When: July 22, 2011 - Friday
6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Third Baptist Church Nelson Hall,1399 McAllister Street, San Francisco
WhatFirst Annual San Francisco Living Wage Coalition Awards Dinner.  The event is part of the month-long Labor Fest which commemorates San Francisco's 1934 General Strike.  Musical performances will include Avotcja, Destiny and Alex and Harriet Bagwell.
Labor Woman of the Award will be presented to Conny Ford, Secretary Treasure of Office and Professional Employees Local 3 and Vice President for Political Activities of the San Francisco Labor Council.
Labor Man of the Year Award will be presented to Tim Paulson, Executive Director of the San Francisco Labor Council.
Tickets are $35 per seat.
Information and tickets:

July 23, 2011 - Saturday

Indonesia Day Festival 2011
When: July 23, 2011 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Union Square, San Francisco

July 24, 2011 - Sunday

Tommi Avicolli Mecca - Tommi's Big 60!
When: July 24, 2011 - Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: 225 Potrero, San Francisco
 What: Fundraiser for Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco.  Celebrate Tommi Avicolli Mecca's big birthday and help support HRCSF.  Live music, food.  Shout out to a modern day renaissance man-writer, activist, musician and to the work he has devoted 1/6h of his life to: fighting for housing rights.

Fundraiser Mixer for Ross for Sheriff
When: July 24, 2011 - Sunday
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Park 77 at 77 Cambon Drive, San Francisco
What: Join us in supporting Ross Mirkarimi for Sheriff.
Host Committee:
Dean Clark, Gladys Soto, George Jurand, Lou Gordon, Wayne Justman, Karry McElroy
Suggested donation: $25.  No one will be turned away due to lack of funds, but please give what you can.

July 25, 2011 - Monday

California Music and Culture Association - District Attorney Candidates' Forum
When: July 25, 2011 - Monday
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco
What: CMAC is inviting all filed candidates for San Francisco District Attorney to participate in a special City Insider lunch, as well as complete a candidates questionnaire on the relationship between nightlife and law enforcement, public safety and patron responsibility.

July 26, 2011 - Tuesday

Harvey Milk LGBT  Democratic Club - General Membership meeting
When: July 26, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: General Meeting

July 27, 2011 - Wednesday

WIN and GAE Community Roundtable and Call To Action
When: July 27, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: African American Arts and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: Join Women's Interculltural Network (WIN) and Global Arts and Education Fund for conversation and action on issues that matter at a Community Roundtable and Call to Action
Women, Culture, Race and Power:
Rose Aguilar, Host of "Your Call" on KALW, will moderate
Caryl Ito, Dev Major and Charlie Toledo
Followed by table conversatin for action plans on priority issues
Reserve your seat:  415-221-4841

San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee - Monthly Meeting
When: July 27, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Agenda:

Friends of Noe Valley Neighborhood Meeting
When: July 27, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: St. Philip's Auditorium, 665 Elizabeth Street, San Francisco
What: Friends of Noe Valley Neighborhood meeting.
Supervisor Scott Wiener will discuss his work on MUNI, Noe Valley Town Square, AT and T utility cabinets and other issues that you want to ask him.
Find out about neighborhood events being planned and how you can get involved.

July 28, 2011 - Thursday

San Francisco Women's Political Committee - Meet Candidates John Avalos and Phil Ting
When: July 28, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Noble Bar, 600 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Women's Political Committee in meeting with John Avalos and Phil Ting - candidates for Mayor.

July 29, 2011 - Friday

Comedy Variety Show - Ross Mirkarimi
When: July 29, 2011 - Friday
6:00 p.m. VIP Reception
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Carnelian by the Bay, 1 Ferry Plaza, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Ross Mirkarimi.
MC is Comedian Bradley Lum.  Entertainment put togehter by Hanley Chan.  Raffles and door prizes, comedians, singers and entertainers.

July 30, 2011 - Saturday

Visitacion Valley Branch Library Grand Opening
When: July 30, 2011 - Saturday
1:00 p.m.
Where: 201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Grand opening for the new Visitacion Valley Branch  Library.  City Librarian Luis Herrera and Supervisor Malia Cohen are among the city and state officials planning to attend the opening celebration.

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