Monday, August 19, 2013

San Francisco Political Events through September 2nd


Dahlia's are back!  Dahlia Dell - adjacent to Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park

 Correction:  Added Westside Democratic Club meeting on August 26th and Ruth Asawa's  memorial information on August  27th.

August 19, 2013 - Monday

Alice B. Toklas Lesbian Gay  Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club - Endorsements
When: August 19, 2013 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, Room 301, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Alice B. Toklas LGBT - Full membership Endorsement meeting.  

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Summer Social
When: August 19, 2013 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Co Nam Vietnamese Restaurant, 1653 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Come celebrate Summer with Middle Polk Neighborhood Association.  MPNA will provide the food and Co Nam will have special prices for a no-host bar.

August 20, 2013 - Tuesday

SFMTA Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
When:  August 20, 2013 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
SFMTA Board of Directors: Tom Nolan, Cheryl Brinkman, Malcolm Heinicke, Jerry Lee, Joel Ramos, Christina Rubke

Student Rally to Save CCSF
When: August 20, 2013 - Tuesday
4:00 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
What: Student Rally to Save CCSF.  Demand Mayor Lee Take Action to Save CCSF.
Students will march on City Hall.  Save CCSF.  Defend Public Education.
Source: facebook - Save CCSF

Entertainment Commission
When: August 20, 2013 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners: Bryant Tan, Glendon Hyde, Audrey Joseph, Steven Lee, Al Perez, Naomi Akers, Barbara Campagnoli

Human Rights Commission - Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
When: August 20, 2013 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. - Presentation
7:00 p.m. - Reception
Where: McLaren Conference Center, USF, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: - Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
2013 HERO Legacy Award to Dr. Clarence B. Jones in recognition of his tremendous contributions to the Advance of Human Rights and Economic Justice.
Guest Speakers:
Dr. Clarence B. Jones.
Mayor Ed Lee
Jennifer E. Turpin, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, USF
John Trasvina - Dean of the School of Law, USF
Joseph E. Marshall Jr., Executive Director, Alive and Free/Omega Boys Club
Naomi Kelly, City Administrator, City and County of San Francisco
Sheryl Evans Davis, Commissioner, San Francisco Human Rights Commission
Susan Belinda Christian, Commissioner, San Francisco Human Rights Commission
Co-sponsored with the University of San Francisco's Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach, USF School of Law and the City and County of San Francisco  Office of the Mayor, Human Rights Commission

Coalition for SF Neighborhoods - Monthly Meeting
When: August 20, 2013 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  Northern Police Station Community Room, Corner of Turk and Fillmore, San Francisco
What:  General Assembly Meeting:  
Hosts: Barbary Coast Neighborhood Assn. and Nob Hill Neighbors Assn.
Program:  AT&T Above-Ground Facilities Cabinets.  Problems including locating, failure to notice, and other issues surrounding proposed installation of AT&TU-verse above-ground facilities boxes in public right-of-way.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Membership vote on PAC endorsements
When: August 20, 2013 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic PAC endorsement meeting.
Items include:
Housing re-cap of Eviction Free Summer action and LGBT shelter approval
General Membership Endorsements for 2013 November election.
Russia, homophobic laws, and the Olympics

August 21, 2013 - Wednesday

Elections Commission Meeting
When: August 21, 2013 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners: Richard Matthews, Rosabella Safont, Gerard Gleason, Catalina Ruiz-Healy, Winnie Yu, Jill Rowe

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club  - General Meeting
When: August 21, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: General Meeting
Mayor Art Agnos -  Conversation with Mayor Art Agnos
Zocalo Chispas Series -   Transportation: Issues that impact the Latino/a Community
 Moderator: Oscar Grande, V.P. Membership 
Chema Hernandez Gil, Community  Organizer 
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Jane Martin, POWER, Free Muni for Youth
Guillermo Mayer, Senior Staff, Attorney, Title VI and BART
Public Advocates -
Joel Ramos
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors
Source: facebook - San Francisco Latino Democratic Club

San Francisco Beautiful  - 42nd Annual Beautification Awards
When: August 21, 2013 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.  General Admission
Where: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
WhatSan Francisco Beautiful. San Francisco honors great civic contributions by everyday  heroes.  Co hosted by Beth Spotswood and Melissa Griffin.
Eats served by Bicycle Banh Mi
Beverages donated by Alaskan Brewing Co. and Damas Winery
Thanks to Jen Botch, Cindy Burkowski Thomas Butler, Sarah Inloes, Justin Kelly, Kearstin Krehbiel, Neal Patel, Pia Santos, Anneke Swinehart, Carol Villano, Colleen Wei
RSVP Admission is Free.

GLBT History Museum - March on Washington: 50 Years Later - Where are we Now?
When: August 21, 2013 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition presents a panel discussion on civil rights leader Bayard Rustin. Participants also will look at the journey of the African  American  Community and where it stands in the new high-tech  economy and will address the issues of queer economic status and demographics of today.  
$5. general (free for GLBT Historical  Society members)

August 22, 2013 - Thursday

 SPUR - The Bay Bridge Reconsidered

When: August 22, 2013 - Thursday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: The Bay Bridge Reconsidered.  Co-sponsored by the Northern Section of the APA California Chapter.
Sarah Dennis-Phillips - San Francisco Planning Department
Anthony Bruzzone, Arup
Aidan Hughes, Arup
Sandra Hamlat, East Bay Bicycle Coalition
$10. non-members

August 24, 2013 - Saturday

FDR Democratic Club - 2013 Endorsement Meeting
When: August 24, 2013 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Interviews
Voting thereafter
Where: Richmond Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: FDR Dems of San Francisco - 2013 Endorsement meeting.  
Candidates will be speaking and answering questions including the offices of Assessor-Recorder, City Attorney, Treasurer and Board of Supervisor District 4.  
Representatives of local ballot measures will also be speaking.
Open meeting, where you can feel free to attend  all or part of the meeting.
Information: President Jonathan Lyens

Play Streets Tenderloin
When: August 24, 2013 - Saturday
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Ellils Street between Leavenworth and Hyde in the Tenderloin.
What: Play Streets Pilot program works with community members to create locally organized small scale Sunday Streets style events.

47th Anniversary of the 1966 Gene Compton's Cafeteria
When: August 24, 2013 - Saturday
Where: Corner of Turk St. and Taylor Street, San Francisco
Source: Facebook  Events

August 26, 2013 - Monday

Westside Democratic Club - Meed the Editor 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 Sunset Beacon.
San Francisco has experience 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 evelving in the digital age.

August 27, 2013 - Tuesday

Ruth Asawa Memorial
When:  August 27, 2013 - Tuesday  (correction)
11:00 a.m.
Where: Music Concourse Band Shell in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.  The ceremony will be across from the de Young Museum, where guests are welcome to view her works.  
Source: sfgate

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

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 discussio 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

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 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


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