Monday, November 28, 2011

Harvey Milk/George Moscone Memorial Vigil

Last  night Harvey Milk and George Moscone Memorial March and Vigil was held at Harvey Milk Plaza.  Poignant setting for Stephany Ashley, Chair of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club to  introduce  speakers City Treasurer Jose Cisneros, Supervisor Scott Wiener, Supervisor David Campos, former Supervisor Carol Ruth Silver, former Supervisor Harry Britt and Cleve Jones.

After all these years - I am still sad and even more thankful for Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk for their leadership and caring.  

November 28, 2011 - Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: November 28, 2011 - Monday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
SupervisorsEric Mar, Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener

Castro's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: November 28, 2011 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: 18th and Castro, San Francisco
What: Castro's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Santa and his Elf, carols, twinkling lights, bright colors, shopping bargains, good cheer.

San Francisco Transit Riders Union
When: November 28, 2011 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Where:  (note - new location) - San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA),  100 Van Ness Avenue, 26th Floor, Staff Conference Room.
What: Presentation by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority on the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit project. 
 San Francisco Transit Riders Union Executive Board Elections  (5) members:
Rob Boden, Christina Castro, Jim Frank, Ben Kaufman, Henry Pan, Thea Selby, Peggy da Silva, David Snyder, Peter Straus, Mario Taney

Commonwealth Club - James C. Hormel
When: November 28, 2011 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco 
What: James C. Hormel discusses his book" Fit to  Serve: The Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador".
Non-Members $20.

November 29, 2011 - Tuesday

Noe Valley's 165th Birthday
When: November 29, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: St. Phillips, Elizabeth and Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: Noe  Valley's  165th Birthday, celebrating with cake!  Join the San Francisco Historical Society for a party, historical slide show from historian Bill Yenne and a fantastic cake from Noe Valley Bakery.

November 30, 2011 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When: November 30, 2011 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
SupervisorsCarmen Chu, Ross Mirkarimi, Jane Kim

San Francisco Police Commission
When: November 30, 2011 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, L. Julius M. Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter

Redistricting Task Force - Community Outreach Meetings -  District 4, 7 and 11
When:   November 30, 2011 -    Wednesday
 6 p.m. 
Where:   Balboa High School Auditorium, 1000 Cayuga Street, San Francisco 
What: Preliminary community meetings about population increase/decrease per district and the role of the Task Force in making changes.   District 4, 7 and 11
Task Force MembersEric McDonnell - Chair, Jenny Lam - Vice-Chair, Mike Alonso, Myong Leigh, Sonia Melara, Marily Mondejar, David Pilpel, Mark Schreiber, Melissa Tidwell

Arts as Organizing: Political Art from the 1930s to Today
When: November 30, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Artists and activists will come together for a discussion on the use of art for political organizing.  The evening will explore the past, present and future uses of art for social justice.  Art Hazelwood will present images and the themes from the new book "Hobos to Street People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the present".
A community discussion will be kicked off by speakers  Paul Boden, Francisco Dominguez, Bob Offer-Westort, Roaddawgz, Machiko Saito.
$5. at the door to benefit Center for Political Education

December 1, 2011 - Thursday

Public Safety Committee
When: December 1, 2011 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
SupervisorsRoss Mirkarimi, Malia Cohen, David Campos

Planning Commission
When: December 1, 2011 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
CommissionersChristina Olague, Ron Miguel, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rodney Fong, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Rebecca Rolfe Turns 50- A Fundraising Party for The Center
When: December 1, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Medjool Restaurant/Lounge, 2522 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Drinks, hors d'oeures, and a light roast of Rebecca Rolfe for her 50th birthday.  Fundraiser for the Center.  Rebeccas' dad, George, has started the fundraiser with a $10,000 challenge gift in honor of the Center's upcoming 10 year anniversary.  Help raise the matching $10,000.  
Hosts: Susan Mooney, Debbie Chaw, James Williamson, Amanda Keton, George Rolfe, Belma Gonzalez, Eileen Blumenthal and Pat Dunn.
Special thanks to Gus Murad and Medjool
Donation: $50. up

GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam - The Love Groove
When: December 1, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Warfield, 982 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  A benefit for Mo's Kitchen and Glide's Programs.
Live jams in tribute to Nick Ashford with special performances by Valerie Simpson, Sheila E.  Pete Escovedo, Tom Johnston from the Doobie Brothers, Maze Daiko, POPLYFE, Jaz Sawyer, Paula West.
Honorary Co-ChairsJoan Baez, Richard Blum, Pete Escovedo, Huey Lewis, Janice Mirikitani, Bobby McFerrin, Cindy and Carlos Santana, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, Paul West and Cecil Williams.
Post-concert reception will feature hors d'oeuvres and libations from some of the San Francisco Bay Area's finest restaurants and beverage companies.
Individual tickets are available from $65. (balcony) - upward.
Information and tickets

December 2, 2011 -  Friday

We Are The 99%
When: December 2, 2011 - Friday
2:00 p.m. - Occupy the Federal Building Plaza (7th and Mission Street close to Civic Center BART/Muni)
3:30 p.m. - Occupy Wall Street West
4:30 p.m. - Solidarity with Hyatt Regency Works
5:00 p.m. - Rally at Occupy SF (Justin Herman Plaza)
What: San Francisco Day of Action for the 99%.  Stop the Cuts! Expand Social Security! No cuts to Medicaid!, Medicare for all! Jobs for All! Economic Fairness!
EndorsersUnite Here! Local 2, San Francisco Labor Council, San Mateo County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, Veterans for Peace (Chap. 162/East Bay), Single Payer Now!, California Alliance for Retired Americans, Independent Living Resource Center, SF Jobs with Justice,, SF Living Wage Coalition, U.S. Labor Against War, Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace and Justice, Peace and Freedom Party, State Council, ANSWER Coalition

Bayview Opera House - Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: December 2, 2011 - Friday
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street, San Francisco
What: An evening for the community to come together around the tree lighting, a holiday marketplace with gifts and holiday foods, singing and other performances.

Yuppie Friday  Toy Drive for the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program
When: December 2, 2011 - Friday
5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Where: Vessel San Francisco, 85 Campton Place, San Francisco
What: Holiday Happy Hour Toy Drive to support the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program.
Tickets: Pre-Sale Tickets - Includes two drink tickets - $16.74
Bring a toy to donate and you will receive 5 free raffle tickets.
Santa Claus, Photo Booth, Live DJ set by L'elephant, firefighters collecting toys, Antique Fire Truck.

Young Workers United Annual Silent Auction
When: December 2, 2011 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:   The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia, San Francisco
What: You are invited to a  night of drinks, music and art.  Young Workers United Annual Silent Art Auction. $15.  2 tickets $25.  No one turned away for lack of funds.

December 3, 2011 - Saturday

Occupy SF Housing: Mass March
When: December 3, 2011 - Saturday
Neighborhood actions kick off in the following locations
Bayview: 11:00 a.m. - 3rd and Palou - focused on foreclosures by banks
Castro:     Noon - Harvey Milk Plaza - focused on banks financing Ellis Act
Mission:   1 p.m. corner of 24th and Mission - focused on baks financing Ellis Act
Tenderloin: 1 p.m. - corner of 24th and Mission - forcused on banks financing Ellis Act
Justin Herman Plaza - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
What: In conjunction with OccupySF, the Tenants Union, Causa Justa: Just Cause, Housing Rights Committee, Eviction Defense Collaborative, ACCE, Tenants Togehter and others will be a holding a day of actions focused on the role banks play in the evictions of tenants via their financing of real-estate speculators. 

A Night in the Portola!
When: December 3, 2011 - Saturday
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: 2675 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco
What:  The  Portola Neighborhood Steering Committee Presents A Night in the Portola.  Evening of festivities. Performances form fire performers, jazz and swing bands as well as great food from local food trucks.  Free Admission.
The Copper Lantern Fire Theater, Jazz Sawyer Trio, Regina Pontillo Swing Band
Food Trucks:
Spin City Coffee, Tom Kat, Iz-t, Brass Knuckles.
Information: Robert Ramirez -  Portola Neighborhood  Steering Committee (PNSC)

December 4, 2011 - Sunday

49ers versus St. Louis Rams
When: December 4, 2011 - Sunday
1:15 p.m.
Where: Candlestick Park, San Francisco

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition - Winterfest Annual Member Party and Fundraiser
When: December 4, 2011 - Sunday
6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: City View, Metreon Rooftop, 101 4th Street, San Francisco
What: 16th Annual Winterfest Party, Auction and Art Show.  Festivities, food, music and bottomless New Belgium  beer  and Mas wine.  Music by Djs Shooey and Ding Dong all night, and get your photo taken in theOrange Photography Photobooth.  Benefiting San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Valet Bike Parking provided.
Tickets and
$55. New Member Admission
$25. Member Admission. 

Roxie Theatre Fundraiser - Amy Sedaris Live!
When: December 4, 2011 - Sunday
7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco
What: An Evening with Amy Sedaris.  Miss Sedaris will be on hand to discuss her 2010 book, "Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People".  Question and answer session with the audience, sign books and posters, make some crafts.  Treats and libations on hand for attendees.  

December 5, 2011 - Monday

Reclaiming Our Future: Town Hall
When: December 5, 2011 - Monday
Noon to  4:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco State University Towers Conference Center, Sunset Richmond Room, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco
What: Reclaiming Our Future: Town Hall
Hosted by: The United Student  Front Coalition
San Francisco Board of Supervisr Jane Kim
SFUSD School Board Member Kim-Shree Maufas
City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees President John Rizzo
City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees member Chris Jackson
SFSU Dean of Ethnic Studies Kenneth P. Monteiro
SFSU students Nick Occhipinti, Nelo Okeke
Event  is free.  Pizza, drinks.

World Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony and Party
When: December 5, 2011 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall Rotunda, San Francisco
What: Mayor Ed Lee, First Lady Anita Lee and Rainbow World Fund invite you to the 6th Annual World Tree of Hope Official Tree Lighting Celebration.
Rita Moreno, Peter Coyote, San Francisco Boys Chorus, Emcee Donna Sachet, The Consul General of Japan will preset a peace  crane  to the City.  Live artist Daryoush, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Free.  Wine, cocktails, hors d' oeuvres, sweets
The World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall decorated with thousands of white origami cranes, each containing written notes of home and peace from children and individuals from around the world.  The tree is a gift from members of the LGBT and Japanese American communities to the world

December 6, 2011 -  Tuesday

Ethics Commission - Discussion possible changes to the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance related to Public Financing Program
When: December 6, 2011 - Tuesday
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
What: Ethics Commission staff will discus and solicit comments about possible changes to the public financing program for candidates for the Board of Supervisors. Agenda:

Holiday Party
When: December 6, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Swig Bar, 561 Geary Street, San Francisco
What: Holiday Party.  Refreshments, door prizes.  Special Guests and fun.
Tony De Renzo -Tom Carter, Printed Media
Tony De Renzo - Visual Media
Captain John Garrity - Public Safety
Ralph Lee - Property Owner representative
Yuko McDaniels - Physical Fitness
Southeast Asian Community Center, Multi-purpose CBO
Co-Sponsored by Alliance for a Better District 6, Central City Democrats and North Market Business Association.

December 7, 2011 - Wednesday

San Francisco Redistricting Task Force Community Outreach Meeting
When: December 7, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Horace Mann Middle School Auditorium, 3351 23rd Street, San Francisco
WhatSan Francisco Redistricting Task Force Community Outreach Meeting - District 9 and District 10.
 Task Force MembersEric McDonnell - Chair, Jenny Lam - Vice-Chair, Mike Alonso, Myong Leigh, Sonia Melara, Marily Mondejar, David Pilpel, Mark Schreiber, Melissa Tidwell

December 8, 2011 - Thursday

82nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
When: December 8, 2011 - Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan Street - McLaren Lodge, San Francisco
What: Annual Holiday Tree Lighting.  Featuring small rides for children, live entertainment, a cookie factory, arts and crafts and a visit from Santa.  Free.  Sponsors San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and San Francisco Parks Alliance

Supervisor Malia Cohen's Birthday Celebration
When: December 8, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: POQUITO, 2368 Third Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Supervisor Malia Cohen's Birthday. 
$100. Guest, $250. Sponsor, $500. - Co-Host
RSVP Marjan Philhour

Alix Rosenthal - My (first) 39th Birthday
When: December 8, 2011 - Thursday
8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
Where: Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market Street, San Francisco
WhatAlix Rosenthal is celebrating her birthday and Kickoff of her re-election campaign  to the Democratic County Central Committee. Asking for donations at the door, but not required, but appreciated.
Musical entertainment:
Clarkie (DeepEnd/DISTRIKT), Deckard (Space Cowbowys/Nu Funk Boutique), DingDong (Brass Tax), Jive (FIX/, JoeJoe (Brass Tax), Smoove (The Yacht Funk Happy Hour with Pablo Crooze), Syd Gris (Pel/Opoulent Temple)

December 9, 2011 - Friday

Chinese Newcomers Service Center - Lunch with Mayor Ed Lee
When: December 9, 2011 - Friday
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Far East Cafe, 631 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
What: Lunch with Mayor Ed Lee
Co-SponsorsSenator Dianne Feinstein, Assemblymember Fiona Ma, Supervisors David Chiu, Eric Mar, Mark Farrell, Carmen Chu, Ross Mirkarimi, Jane Kim, Sean Elsbernd, Scott Wiener, David Campos, Malia Cohen, John Avalos, Eddie Chin, Jane Morrison, Hanna Leung
Your donation will support the work of the Chinese Newcomers Service Center.
Donation: $25., $35., $45., $55.
Check to: "CNSC", 777 Stockton, Suite 104, SF 94108 

Irish American Democratic Club - Holiday Party
When: December 9, 2011 - Friday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: 785 Arguello Blvd. @ Cabrillo, San Francisco
What: Irish American Democratic Club Holiday Party.  Reflect on the political events of the past 12 months and catch up with old friends.  $15. donation.

San Francisco Public Defender's 90th Anniversary Celebration
When: December 9, 2011 - Friday
6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: Public Defenders 90th Anniversary.  Three course dinner, presentation (roasting and toasting), the PD band, and DJ and dancing until midnight.
Tickets $75.  Checks payable to "Elizabeth Hilton" or "Phong Wang".  Send check  addressed to Phong Wang, Public Defender's Office, 555 7th Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94103.  You will be sent a numbered ticket.  Tickets available until we hit 250 capacity - deadline November 30, 2011.

North Panhandle Neighborhood Association - Neighborhood Holiday Party
When: December 9, 2011 - Friday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: St. Cyprian's, 2097 Turk Street @ Lyon, San Francisco
What: Neighborhood Holiday Party. 
Baysitters and movie for the kids from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (RSVP required
Goodies provided by Bi-Rite with special treat by Salt & Honey Catering
Flora decore provided by local florist Verde SF
Miranda Jones and the Nopalitos
Special Guests Molly McEachen and Rachel Caine
sponsored by Matching  Half
Beer and Wine for sale.  Proceeds benefit St. Cyprian's.

December 10, 2011 - Saturday

Living Wage End of Year Party
When: December 10, 2011 - Saturday
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
WhatSan Francisco Living Wage Coalition would like to invite you to celebrate a successful 2011 as we look to an even better 2012.
Musical entertainment from Martha Hawthorne, spoken word performances by former SF poet laureate Jack Hirschman, and  Mission poet Dee Allen. 
Adult tickets: $5.. to $10.  Food and drink will be provided.  There will be a raffle with fantastic prizes to be announced.

December 11, 2011 - Sunday

49ers versus Arizona Cardinals
When: December 11, 2011 - Sunday
1:05 p.m.
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona

Democratic Women's Forum - Traditional Holiday Party
When: December 11, 2011 - Sunday
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2606 Pacific, San Francisco
What: The Democratic Women's Forum of San Francisco cordially invites you to their Traditional Holiday Party.  
Honoring The Curry Senior Center - a non-profit organization providing assistance to low-income and frail seniors needing help and dedicated  to their theme "We must want for others, not ourselves alone".
Benefactors: Angela Alioto, JoAnn Hendricks, Joan Simmons, th eForum
Patrons: Sue Bushnell, Elizabeth Colton, Rafael Mandelman, Jim Roe and Cheryl Willis
Sponsors: Raymond Berard, Robin Brasso, Hon. Theresa Cox, Democratic Women in Action, Kristine Enea, Susan Flakus, Hene Kelly, Stephanie Lyons, Jane Morrison, Emily Murase, Mary O'Riordan, Jeanne Powell, Linda Richardson, Daniel Sullivan, Pansy Waller, Evelyn Wilson
Democratic Women's Forum is requesting donations on behalf of the San Francisco Food Bank.  Please, no glass containers.  Food Bank barrel  will be at event for your donations. 
$20. Member,   Guest - $ 25. - $15. dues and $10. for party
Democratic Women's Forum of San Francisco Board: Joan Simmons - President, Linda Richardson - Vice President - Events, Sue Bushnell - VP - Membership, Mary O'Riordan - Corresponding Secretary, Cheryl Willis - Recording Secretary,  Pansy Waller - Treasuer, Lorrie Kalos-Immediate Past President, Evelyn Wilson - Parliamentarian. Directors:  Robin Brasso, Kristine Enea, Susan Flakus, Katie Hickox, Sharon Johnson, Stephanie Lyons 
Holiday Event committee: Sue Bushnell/Joan Simmons-Co-Chairs.  Helen Myers, Mary O'Riordan, Pansy Waller, Cheryl Willis
Mail your reservation by December 7th, Joan Simmons, 1340 Lombard Street, #305, San Francisco
Information: 415-673-5023

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Potrero Boosters Holiday Party
When: December 11, 2011 - Sunday
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Axis Cafe, 1201 8th Street at 16th Street, San Francisco
What: Come celebrate the season with your neighbors.  Potrero Hill Democratic Club and Potrero Boosters  are  joining  forces for a Holiday Party.  Eat, drink and be merry.  Savories and sweets, wine and other holiday goodies

December 14, 2011

San Francisco Police Commission - Medel of Valor Awards Ceremony
When: December 14, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Mission Bay Conference Center of UCSF, Robertson Auditorium, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco
What: Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony.
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, L. Julius M. Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter

San Francisco Tomorrow -  Holiday Party
When: December 14, 2011 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Forest Hill Clubhouse, 381 Magellan Avenue, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Tomorrow Holiday Party. Fun! Food! Friends of the Environment!  You are invited to party with San Francisco Tomorrow!
Come gossip with our friends and guests.  Buffet dinner. 
Holiday Patrons: Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Raymond Berard, Jan Blum, Bernie Choden and Lois Scott, Jennifer Clary, Arthur Feinstein, Louise and James Frankel, Ruth Gravanis, Andreas Katz, Esther Marks, Mary Anne Miller, Jane Morrison, Jake Sigg
Sponsors:  Ernest Chuck Ayala, Bruce and Jean Brugmann, Bruce Balshone, Sue Cauthen, Arthur Chang, Steven Chapman, Denise D'Anne, Ina Dearman, Raj and Helen Desai, Judith Flynn, Milton L. Funchess, Aaron Goodman, Richard and Shirley Hansen, Barry Hermanson, Victor and Lorraine Honig, Brenda Doyle Jeffers, Joseph Julian, Susan Langdon Kass, Max Kirkeberg, Eileen Kivlehan, Paul Kohler, James and Ella Maye Lew, Pinky Kushner, Lawrence B. Martin, Amy Meyer, Kathrin Moore, Richard Navarro, Zoanne Nordstrom, Gimmy Park Li, Susan Pfeifer, Adam Scow, Thea Selby, Stephen Williams, Edward Van Egri, Howard Wong, Claire Zvanski
$35., $45., $50.
Checks can be mailed to SFT, 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
RSVP: Jane 564-1482

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