Monday, August 26, 2013

San Francisco Political Events through September 8th


                                                            Mission Dolores Park

August 26, 2013 - Monday

Westside Democratic Club - Paul Kozak
When: August 26, 2013 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Taraval Police Community Room, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Westside Democratic Club - meet the Editor Paul Kozak.  25 year Editor and Founder of Richmond Review and 22 year Editor and Co-Founder of the Sunset Beacon.
San Francisco has experienced a sea change since then and Paul Kozak has been witness to it all, reporting stories from a neighborhood perspective.  
Learn more about local  hot  button issues and gain insight into San Francisco's political structure.  Hear how neighborhood newspapers are evolving in the digital age.
Information:  Westside Democratic Club:

Sunset Heights Association (S.H.A.R.P.) - Presentation - Obamacare
When: August 26, 2013 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: SHARP Community Room, 1736 9th Avenue, (near Moraga) San Francisco 
What: Sunset Heights Association (S.H.A.R.P.) will feature a presentation on Obamacare.  Susan Pfeifer from Organizing for Action and Carolyn Saito, certified educator from Covered California have been invited.
Also on the agenda: discussion of a plan to restrict north-south car traffic from their neighborhood on Masonic Blvd.

August 27, 2013 - Tuesday

Ruth Asawa memorial
When: August 27, 2013 - Tuesday
11:00 a.m.
Where: Music Concourse Band Shell, Golden Gate Park. 
What:  Ruth Asawa memorial.  Ruth Asawa was one of  California's most admired sculptors and the first Asian American Woman in the nation to achieve recognition in a male-dominated discipline.  The ceremony will be across from the De Young Museum, where guests are welcome to view her works.

City College of San Francisco - Annual Budget
When: August 27, 2013 - Tuesday
3:00 p.m.
Where: City College, 50 Phelan Avenue, Multi-Use Building, Room 140, San Francisco
What: Vice Chancellor Peter Goldstein will present the proposed final FY2013/2014 Annual Budget.
Information: 239-3000

San Francisco Unified School District - Board Meeting
When: August 27, 2013 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Francisco
Board of Education: Rachel Norton, Sandra Lee Fewer, Matt Haney, Kim-Shree Maufas, Hydra B. Mendoza, Emily M. Murase, Jill Wynns

SFMTA - Pilot Program - 5 Fulton Corridor
When: August 27, 2013 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  African American Arts and Culture  Complex, 762 Fulton Avenue, San Francisco
What: SFMTA is proposing a pilot project along the 5 Fulton Corridor that will introduce limited-stop service to provide quicker trips and will increase frequency to reduce crowding between 6th Avenue and Downtown.  The target implementation date is Fall 2013.  Join SFMTA to discuss this proposed method.

Potrero Boosters - August meeting
When: August 27, 2013 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro, San Francisco
What: Potrero Boosters August meeting.  Update on Rebuild Potrero.

August 28, 2013 -  Wednesday

Human Rights Commission  - 2013 HRC "Hero" Award Honorees
When: August 28, 2013 - Wednesday
5:00 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco Board of Supervisors Chambers, San Francisco
What:  50th Anniversary commemoration of the 50th Anniversary on the March on Washington.
Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Human Rights Advocacy - Dr. Clarence B. Jones
Individual Leadership in Civil Rights and Economic Justice Advocacy -   Paul Day Manager of Events and Communications, Office of Diversity and Outreach, UCSF
Linda Evans - Organizer, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (retired)
Don Marcos - Executive Director, Mission Hiring Hall
Kimiah Tucker - Workforce Director, Magic Zone
Organizations Advancing Civil Rights and Economic Justice:
Asia Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Law Caucus
Homeless Prenatal Program
Bayview Hunters Point Senior Services, Inc.
Students Advancing Civil Rights and Economic Justice:
Veronica Garcia, Student, San Francisco State University; Public Service Aide, SFPUC; Program Coordinator, Moms Making A Change at Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
Human Rights Commissioners: Michael Sweet, Susan Christian, Sheryl Evans Davis, Mark Kelleher, Fae Woo Lee, Todd Mavis, Nazly Mohajer, Michael Pappas, Richard Pio Roda

Commission on the Status of Women - Commission Meeting
When: August 28, 2013 - Wednesday
5:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
What: Status of Women Commission Meeting:
Resolution recognizing:
Presiding Judge Cythia Ming-mei Lee
W.O.M.A.N., Inc's 35th Birthday
Reverend Glenda Hope and Safe House
Recognizing the Healthy Mothers Workplace Awardees
Recognizing the 2013 CEDAW Women's Human Rights Honorees
Commissioners: Julie Soo, Nancy Kirshiner-Rodriguez, Amy Ackerman, Alicia Gamez, Mary Jung, Andrea Shorter

Asian Pacific Democratic Club - Summer in Chinatown
When: August 28, 2013 -  Wednesday 
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Chinese Historical Society of America, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco
What: You are cordially invited to attend an APDC reception and lively discussion with API leaders.  
 Appetizers, drinks and lively discussion.
Individual: $25 non-member; $15. member, $20. renewal

San Francisco for Responsible Growth - General Membership Meeting
When: August 28, 2013 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: St Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street and Geary, San Francisco
What: Guest Speaker: San Francisco Port Director Monique Moyer
Meet the Candidates for the November 5, 2013 Election:
Dennis Herrera - City Attorney
Jose Cisneros - Treasurer
Carmen Chu - Assessor Recorder
Katy Tang - District 4 Supervisor
Debate on the Future of 8 Washington Development
Charter Amendment: Retiree Healthcare Liability
Introductory remarks by SFCRG President Rodrigo Santos
Free parking, food, refreshments
RSVP 415-648-1200

Police Commission
When: August 28, 2013 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: (note address) Central District, Gordon J. Lau Elementary School, 950 Clay Street, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Julius M. Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, Suzy Loftus

Women Get It Done Are Ready for Hillary!
When: August 28, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Join the go-getter ladies of Women Get It Done as they host the first Ready for Hillary political action committee West Cost event supporting anticipated presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Speakers to be announced soon. 
No tickets will be sold at the door and tickets will set out.

Noe Valley Democratic Club, San Francisco for Democracy and the Upper Noe Neighbors -
Panel Discussion about the grave issues confronting City College
When: August 28, 2013, Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What:  Panel Discussion - San Francisco City College
Panel will address the situation confronting City College due to its possible loss of accreditation in 2014.
Rafael Mandelman, John Rizzo and Alisa Messer have accepted the invitation to speak. .

August 29, 2013 - Thursday

Richmond District  Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: August 29, 2013 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - meet and mingle with your fellow Richmond neighbors
7:00 p.m. - endorsement process  - meeting concludes at 8:30 p.m. 
Where: Richmond Branch Library, 351 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Richmond District Democratic Club endorsement meeting on candidates and ballot measures for the November election.  
August 30, 2013 - Friday

San Francisco Labor Council Annual Pre-Labor Day Breakfast
When: August 30, 2013 - Friday
8:00 a.m.
Where: SF Hilton, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Labor Council Annual Pre-Labor Day Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:  Assemblyman Tom Ammiano.
Address by Art Pulaski - Executive Secretary Treasurer - California Labor Federation
Worker Campaign Updates
Tickets $75.
Tickets can be made out to th SF Labor Council and sent to 1188 Franklin Street,  Suite  203, San Francisco
RSVP: Emily Nelson

September 2, 2013 - Monday

Labor Day

September 3, 2013 - Tuesday

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 3, 2013 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro, San Francisco
What: Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting.  Appearing before the Club seeking endorsement will be:
Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu
Treasured Jose Cisneros
City Attorney Dennis Herrera
Four local propositions:
A.  Retiree Health Care Trust Fund
B.  8 Washington Street- developer's initiative
C - 8 Washington Street - Referendum
D - Prescription Drug Purchasing
Endorsement voting following presentations:

September 4, 2013 - Wednesday

Save Polk Street and Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - SFMTA Meeting on Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit
When: September 4, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
What: Save Polk Street and Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - SFMTA meeting on Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit.

September 5, 2013 - Thursday

Supervisor Katy Tang - Reception/Fundraiser
When: September 5, 2013 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Hanson Bridgett LLP, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco
What: Please join David Abella, California Young Democrats Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, Candice Chin, Christine Chung, Kevin Chung, Kathy Escudero, Matt Haney, Jessica Ho, Janene Lin, Edwin Lindo and Dyanna Quizon for a reception event in support of Katy Tang for Supervisor.
Suggested Contribution:  $100. Guest, $50. Young Professional/Student, $250., $500.

San Francisco for Responsible Growth - Fourth Annual Dinner
When: September 5, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - No host cocktails with appetizers
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Dinner with Special Guest: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
Where: Capurro's Restaurant, 498 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco for Responsible Growth Fourth Annual Dinner.  Special Guest Speaker:  Mayor Ed Lee
Price: $200.

San Francisco Young Democrats - Ball in Blue
When: September 5, 2013 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Trace Bar, UPSTAIRS at the W, 181 Third Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Young Democrats - Come to one of SF's Swankiest parties! Ball in Blue.
Individual Tickets: $40.
Honorary Dem - $100.
Young at Heart - $250.
Young and The Restless - $500.
Forever Young - $1,000.

September 6, 2013 - Friday

In memory of Absolute Empress I de San Francisco, The Widow Norton, Jose Julio Sarria
When: September 6, 2013 - Friday
11:00 a.m.
Where: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco
What: Imperial State Funeral Services honoring and celebrating the historic life and legacy of our beloved Jose Julio Sarria
Immediately following our beloved Jose will make his celebrated journey to Woodlawn Memorial Park in Colma, California for his internment and honored final celebrated resting beside Emperor Joshua Norton.
A reception that will continue to honor the historic honored life and legacy of our beloved Jose will follow the cemetery services at The Lookout, Noe and Market Street, San Francisco.

September 7, 2013 - Saturday

POWER's Bayview Officewarming
When: September 7, 2013 - Saturday
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: 2145 Keith Street, San Francisco
What: Come see POWER's new space, meet the neighbors and learn about the exciting campaign and initiatives for the Fall.

September 8, 2013 - Sunday

Sunday Streets Western Addition
When: September 8, 2013 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Western Addition


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