Monday, August 5, 2013

San Francisco Political Events


August 5, 2013 - Monday

Excelsior Action Group - Quarterly Community Meeting
When: August 5, 2013 -   Monday 
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 35 San Juan Avenue (between Alemany & Mission), San Francisco
What: Excelsior Action Group Quarterly Community Meeting.  Receive updates about many projects and hear presentations from the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development and SF Public Utilities Commission.  Learn how you can get involved with upcoming events including the 11th Annual Excelsior Art and Music Festival and The Excelsior Community Market Kick-Off - both on September 29, 2013.
Dinner will be provided.

LGBT Forum  
When: August 5, 2013 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Hall of Justice, 850 Bryant Street, Police Commission Meeting Room on the 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: Join the members of the SFPD Chief's LGBT Community Advisory Forum as they discuss matters of interest and concern to the LGBT community in general.
Information: Forum Chair: Ken Craig

August 6, 2013 - Tuesday

Entertainment Commission
When: August 6, 2013 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners: Audrey Joseph, Naomi Akers, Barbara Campagnoli, Glendon Hyde, Steven Lee, Al Perez, Bryant Tan

Community Meeting - Alliance for a Better District 6, Tenant Associations Coalition of San Francisco
When: August 6, 2013 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Alexander Residence, Multi-purpose room, 230 Eddy Street at Taylor Street in San Francisco
What: Community meeting to discuss neighborhood concerns, legislative and safety updates:
PUC Sewer System Improvement Program
Cafe Mason, 320 Mason Extended Hours Permit
Legislative and safety updates
Congrats  to renewal of the Central Market CBD
Co-Sponsored by Alliance for a Better District 6, Tenant Associations Coalition of San Francisco, Tip Top Market
Light refreshments
Information: 415-820-1560

Potrero Hill Democratic Club -  More Sunshine at City Hall
When: August  6, 2013 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro, San Francisco
What:   City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, CitiReport Editor and Friend of Ethics Larry Bush.
Ethics Reform:
Expanding the definition of "lobbyist" and tightening lobbying regulations.
Closing the loophole that allows attorneys who lobby to stay in the shadows.
Revealing  the activities of permit expediters and other influence-peddlers.
Disclosure of money donated by developers to nonprofits in a position to grant favors.
And more....

August 7, 2013 - Wednesday

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission
When: August 7, 2013 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Karl Hasz, Andrew Wolfram, Aaron Hyland, Richard S. E. Johns, Ellen Johnck, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman

San Francisco Police Commission
When:  August 7, 2013 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Julius Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, Suzy Loftus

FDR Democratic Club of San Francisco  -  General Membership Meeting
When: August 7, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: FDR Democratic Club General Membership Meeting.
Special Guest: Board of Supervisor President, David Chiu, to discuss his Family Friendly Ordinance
New Business includes:
Disability Parking Forum discussion of Club position on SF recommendations
Discussion and possible approval of revised bylaws.
Committee Reports includes:
 Community Activity Committee and Disability Employment Committee.
Old Business includes Election Access Project.

5 Fulton Limited - Community Meeting
When:  August 7, 2013 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: The 5 Fulton Corridor serves nearly 20,000 customers each weekday.  The SFMTA proposes a pilot project to improve service by converting a portion of the 5 Fulton route into a limited-stop service between 6th Avenue in the Richmond District and Downtown.
Benefits the 5L will bring:
Improved service reliability and up to 20% quicker travel times.
Reduced crowding with 20-30% more capacity during peak periods.
Improved transit and pedestrian safety.

August 8, 2013 - Thursday

San Francisco Planning Commission
When: August 8, 2013 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Ric Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

San Francisco Housing Authority
When: August 8, 2013 - Thursday
4:00 p.m.
Where: 440 Turk Street, San Francisco
Authority: Joaquin Torres, Jaci Fong, Phil Arnold, Patricia Thomas, Ted Yamasaki

Noe Valley Democratic Club Summer Fundraiser
When: August 8, 2013 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Savor Restaurant, 3913 24th Srreet, San Francisco
What: 10th Annual Noe Valley Democratic Club's Summer Fundraiser.  Meet Club members, neighbors, political junkies and mingle with the political luminaries of the City.  
$35. contribution.

NARAL Pro-Choice California - Privacy After Dark 2013  
When: August 8, 2013 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Roe Nightclub, 651 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: Privacy After Dark 2013 - NARAL Pro-Choice California.
Event benefiting NARAL Pro-Choce California's PrivacyPAC
Appetizers, specialty cocktails and live music.
Co-Chairs: Etan Fraser, Meghan Doran Macaluso, Catherine Moore and Kerstin  Todd 
Special in kind sponsor: Good Vibrations
Levels  $25., $150., $500. $1,000.
Host Committee: Joshua James Abeyta, Nissa Anklesaria, Amy Bacharach, Sheila Bapat, Lawrence Beer, Lindsay Criswell and Ian Port, Rosie Dilger, Kristina Dixon, Kimberly Ellis, Phil Feldman, Cecilia Fierro, Benjamin Friend, Jason Friend, Pamela George, Nonie Greene, Andrea Hong, Kristin Hunziker, Joanne Karchmer, Lily  Lam, Cassie Lapkin, Ariella Leaffer, Lisa Lindelef, Kate Maeder, Jake Moritz, Christopher Nakagawa, Jane Nevins, Keesa Ocampo, Molly Peterson, Isabel Sam-Vargas, Thea Selby, Kevin Shelley, Andrea Dew Steele, Igor Tregub, Joel Young (in formation)
 Information: Marta Hanson

August 12, 2013 - Monday

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - 2013 Endorsements
When: August 12, 2013 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, Room 209, San Francisco
What: Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - 2013 Endorsements. 
Hear from City Attorney Dennis Herrera and San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros, as well as representatives from groups supporting and opposing measures on the November ballot.
They will discuss initiatives on the 8 Washington Project, prescription drug purchasing and more.
Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club has already done an early endorsement of Carmen Chu for Assessor Recorder and Katy Tang for District 4 Supervisor.
Opportunity to hear about the issues and ask questions before the vote for endorsement.
Members in good standing will be eligible to vote.  Pizza will be served.

Joint Meeting of the Harvey Milk LGBT and Alice B. Toklas Democratic Clubs
When: August 12, 2013 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, Ceremonial Room, San Francisco
What: Joint Meeting of the Harvey Milk LGBT and Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club.
"This Is Your Brain On Drug Policy": A Panel Discussion.
Where is the war on drugs headed today?  What role will  San Francisco and the LGBT community play in the war's future escalation or resolution? 
Panel discussion on drugs, drug policies  and their impact on the community.
 August 13, 2013 - Tuesday

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - PAC Meeting
When: August 13, 2013 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market at Octavia, San Francisco
What:  Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club PAC Meeting.  Endorsement qualifying Meeting

August 14, 2013 - Wednesday

San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting/Endorsements
When: August 14, 2013 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting including endorsements
San Francisco Democratic Party: Mary Jung, Kat Anderson, John Avalos, David Campos, David Chiu, Malia Cohen, Petra DeJesus, Matt Dorsey, Bevan Dufty, Zoe Dunning, Kelly Dwyer, Bill Fazio, Tom Hsieh, Leslie Katz, Hene Kelly, Meagan Levitan, Rafael Mandelman, Eric Mar, Trevor McNeil, Carol Migden, Leah Pimentel, Alix Rosenthal, Arlos Hale Smith, Scott Wiener
Ex-Officio Members: Diane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, Kamala Harris, Leland Yee, Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Phil Ting

August 16, 2013 - Friday

Fundraiser for Congressman  Mike Honda - "On the Mic with Mike"
When: August 16, 2013 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:Pandora Karaoke Bar, 177 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What:  Celebrate Mike Honda's re-election effort by joining together for some fun!
Host Committee: Fiona Ma, Ally Medina, David Glasgow, Susan Pfeifer, Jason Wong, Annabel Chang
$50. up.
Information and Tickets:

August 17, 2013 - Saturday

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - PAC Endorsement Meeting
When: August 17, 2013 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco

Alamo Square Flea Market
When: August 17, 2013 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Fulton & Scott & Hayes, San Francisco

San Francisco Tomorrow - Annual Picnic
When: August 17, 2013 - Saturday
12:30 p.m. 
Where: Delancey Street, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Tomorrow's Annual "Picnic".  Former Mayor Art Agnos will tell us why we must protect the 40-foot height  limit.  After lunch, they will visit new waterfront Brannan Park.
$25. each.  Send check to Jane Morrison, 44 Woodland Avenue, SF chicken/fish/veg.  
Information: Jane 415-564-1482

August 18, 2013 - Sunday

Sunday Streets - Tenderloin
When: August 18, 2013 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

August 19, 2013 - Monday

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Summer Social
When: August 19, 2013 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Co Nam - Rustic Vietnamese Cuisine, 1653 Polk Street, San Francisco


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