Posts Tagged ‘eight’

Star-Studded Defying Inequality Concert at Palace of Fine Arts This Monday

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

This is why you’ve been saving your pennies the past few months – it’s DEFYING INEQUALITY: The San Francisco Concert. Learn about the connection to the fantastic Wicked play here (and also find out about a possible discount, if you’re into that.) Get your tickets here. Via GoingSF:

“The special evening, presented by the San Francisco cast of Wicked, will include Patty Duke ( The Miracle Worker, Valley of the Dolls), Bruce Vilanch (writer – Academy Awards, Hairspray National Tour), Judy Gold (Emmy Award winner), Laughing Pizza (Parents Choice Awards, PBS daily), Matt Alber (singer/songwriter – Hide Nothing), Clifford Banagale ( Bruno, Altar Boyz), Boylesque, Connie Champagne ( Christmas with the Crawfords, Valley of the Dolls – stage production), Carmen Cusack ( South Pacific, Wicked), Ava Garter (burlesque star), Selene Luna ( The Cho Show), Meg Mackay & Billy Philadelphia (Winner of seven Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award), Empress XXX Donna Sachet (TV Host, COMCAST/Columnist, B.A.R.), Scott Matthew (singer/songwriter – Scott Matthew, Shortbus), Ryan Rigazzi ( Beach Blanket Babylon), Vocal Minority – An SFGMC Ensemble, Suzanne Whang ( Househunters, Las Vegas), and many more.”

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More deets. See you there!

“On Monday, October 26, 2009 at 7:30 p.m., the San Francisco cast of Wicked, along with members of the San Francisco arts community (and beyond), is coming together for one of the most important events of the year – Defying Inequality: The San Francisco Concert, a one-night only concert benefitting Marriage Equality USA and Garden State Equality – two equal rights organizations.   Featuring stars from stage & screen, the concert will be held at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre (3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA).   A VIP reception will be held in the lobby immediately following the event.   For tickets and information, please contact City Box Office at (415) 392-4400 and visit defyinginequality.com (click on San Francisco).

“The concert will be directed by Joe Dulude II with musical direction by Bryan Perri.

The Loyal Hungarian Vizsla Dogs of San Francisco’s Inner Sunset

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Can you guess which way the owner of this Audi A4 (chariot of the Yuppie) convertible headed out after parking on 9th Avenue?

I can. How about the Yelp-rated Inner Sunset Farmer’s Market just across the street avenue – that must have been where the Master Guardian headed.

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So patient, so loyal these ginger pups are.

[UPDATE: Apparently they're not Irish Setters, they're Hungarian Vizslas. The More You Know....]

New Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market a Huge Success

Monday, June 8th, 2009

The reviews are in for the Inner Sunset Farmers’ Marketit’s a hit! So grab your shopping bag and head towards the fog to get your share of produce every Sunday starting at 9:00 AM.This market is scheduled to continue all the way ’til November 22, 2009.

People were walking about in their Inner Funset T-shirts, worn without a hint of irony, imagine that. Get all the deets from Matt Baume, who’s guest-hosting Curbed SF for a stretch.

A swarming mass of humanity. The crowd managed to freak out Chad West.

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Look at that plural possessive apostrophe. Well played, ISFM.

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New dad and San Francisco District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi made the scene:

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The Big Bulletin Board of Ninth Avenue. It’s like an an offline Craigslist

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Uh oh, the Keep the Arboretum Free crew was in the hiz-ouse. Man, I’ve never seen a proposal that was as D.O.A. as the idea to charge people $7 to get into Strybing Arboretum (aka San Francisco Botanical Garden). Attention pols: These People Will Roast You if you vote to put up admission gates at the Arboretum. Just walk away, would be my advice.  

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“We Want Your Ideas for the Inner Sunset!” Go ahead and click – it’s legible enough.

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Inner Sunset Fever – catch it! 452 Facebook users can’t be wrong.

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See you there!

Civil Disobedience Promised in S.F. if Supreme Court Affirms Prop 8 on Tuesday

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

The anti-Prop 8 crowd in San Francisco has managed to express itself without getting arrested so far but all that might change on Tuesday, when the California Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling.

Read below for some of what’s planned.

There’s lots of interest in this issue around town - here’s Market Street a few month’s back:  

Civil Disobedience if the Court Upholds Prop 8

“This morning, the CA Supreme Court announced that next Tuesday, May 26, we will have a decision about Prop 8. A dangerous precedent has been set that any minority’s rights can be stripped away at the ballot, but the Supreme Court has the opportunity to restore justice and sanity.

“Our rights hang in the balance. Now is the time to act. Next Tuesday, join us for an interfaith prayer service at 8:30 a.m. at St. Francis Lutheran Church in San Francisco (at the corner of Church & Market). Following the service, we will march down Market St. to the Civic Center, where we’ll gather with our community to hear the Court’s decision.”

Tuesday should be memorable no matter how the Court rules.

Cougar vs. Bear – The Eternal Struggle at 8th Avenue Entrance of Golden Gate Park

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The is the scene at Golden Gate Park‘s Brown Gate near 8th Avenue and Fulton – it’s Bear vs. Cougar in soft metal. Actually, the everyday meanings of both these words have changed over the century since these sculptures went up, so how about Brown Bear vs. Mountain Lion instead?

(San Francisco has more people bears and people cougars than ever. Oh well.)  

Bear has the reach but Cougar appears to want it more.

“We were playing Cat and Bear, you know, and Cat was chasing me and I ran panicked over logs and through streams, you know, maddened with primal terror, you know, and I turned and raked my deadly claws against his howling snout, you know, and I rose to my hind feet, towering, and still bellowing he came, and I mewled and spewed gore from my wounds and snot from my flaring wild maw and… and… and we were locked like lovers and, and, and, and I was encircled by spotted feline bodies and my entrails were hanging out and I tried a savage feral roar but, alas, my force was spent.”

Look for them the next time you pass by on the #5 Fulton.

Huge JumboTron Erected for Crowd Following Proposition 8 Hearing in San Francisco

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

This is just like a sports match today in Civic Center- hot dog vendors, Jumbotron TVs broadcasting the action, and cheers and boos from the home team fans.

Get the play by play from Attorney General Jerry Brown and see a bit of the action below, via the photstream of Steve Rhodes – He’s Everywhere you Want To Be.

Let’s take a look:

Repeal Prop 8, Separate Church and State:

And a word to the Court Justices: “Don’t Eff It Up.”

To Be Continued…

Huge Turnout for Anti-Proposition 8 “Eve of Justice” March in San Francisco

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

This is what it looked like this evening in San Francisco’s Castro District, the starting off point for the Eve of Justice march to the Civic Center. Tomorrow, the California Supreme Court will hear the challenges to Proposition 8.

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Joseph Smith had 34, Brigham Young had 55…

What civil rights Would Jesus Deny?

Headed towards Civic Center:

Stewie Griffin:

Lots of people and lots of signs filling Market Street.

It will start up again tomorrow morning…

Attorney General Jerry Brown Twitters His Opposition to Proposition 8

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

It appears that former California Governor Jerry Brown will be a-Twittering away tomorrow to keep Twitter-ees apprised of Proposition 8 developments at the California State Supreme Court in San Francisco. 

Also, he just released his thoughts about Prop 8 (in old-school “140+ character” format):

Proposition 8 Should Be Struck Down

by Jerry Brown

The California Supreme Court finds itself center stage tomorrow when it will hear oral arguments on whether it should uphold Proposition 8′s ban on same-sex marriage. The case touches the heart of our democracy and poses a profound question: can a bare majority of voters strip away an inalienable right through the initiative process? If so, what possible meaning does the word inalienable have?

Who will be the next to catch Twitter fever?

“The state faced a dilemma like this before. In 1964, 65 percent of California voters approved Proposition 14, which would have legalized racial discrimination in the selling or renting of housing. Both the California and U.S. Supreme Courts struck down this proposition, concluding that it amounted to an unconstitutional denial of rights.

As California’s Attorney General, I believe the Court should strike down Proposition 8 for remarkably similar reasons – because it unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples and deprives them of the fundamental right to marry.

More after the jump

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March Forth on March 4th – Anti-Prop 8 Eve of Justice Rally Tonight in Civic Center

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

This is the way it will go tonight, starting at 5:00PM in the Castro, per SF FYI Net:

Eve of Justice: Lighting The Way For The Supreme Court. Gather at Market and Castro from 5:00PM to 6:00PM for pre-march rally in Harvey Milk Plaza. March steps off at 6pm down Market Street to the CA Supreme Court (Civic Center) at 6:45pm for vigil program, re-commitment ceremony, speakers and moment of silence. [map]  For more information contact ca-sanfrancisco@marriageequality.org

These two were at the candlelight vigil in November – will they come back tonight?

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Then on Thursday, March 5th, 2009, the 100,000 March Supreme Court action begins.

See you there!

Another Nail in the Coffin for California’s Proposition 8

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Comes word today from Quintin Mecke of Assemblymember Tom Ammiano‘s office about a non-budget related vote in Sacramento. Of course Prop 8 passed by a fair margin in 2008 but judging by the pack of hyenas on the attack in 2009, it might not be around for too long a time.

Just saying. Here’s the latest:

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE PASSES RESOLUTION OPPOSING PROP 8
Ammiano Measure Supports Equal Rights
 
Today the members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed House Resolution 5 (Ammiano, D-San Francisco) by a vote of 7 to 3, which resolves that the Assembly opposes the implementation of Prop 8.  H.R. 5 states that Prop 8 is an improper revision of the California Constitution.

On the job (on a State Holiday) in San Francisco, not too long ago.

I am proud of my colleagues and their unequivocal support of equal treatment for all Californians. This resolution speaks directly to the fundamental rights of same-sex couples to have equal protection under the Constitution, rights that cannot be taken away by popular vote. I am confident that the Assembly will support the repeal of Proposition 8 and confirm the basic rights of all Californians,” said Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), author of HR 5.
 
Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers union, added “The Legislature again affirmed the rights of the minority to have equal protection under the Constitution.  If Prop 8 is upheld, it would have a devastating effect on the hard won rights for women, minorities, and the disabled.  We look to the court to extend equal protections of the law to all as the Legislature had done with the passage of the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act.”
 
The resolution points out that a revision is a substantial change to the underlying principles of the California Constitution, or to the structure of California’s basic governmental plan.  As a result, pursuant to the California Constitution, the Legislature must initiate a change of this magnitude; it cannot be accomplished through the initiative process.
 
A similar measure, Senate Resolution 7, has been introduced by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco).  That measure resolves that the California State Senate also oppose Prop 8 on constitutional grounds.  It will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee soon.
 
The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the legality of the state’s gay marriage ban on March 5.  On January 15, sixty-five current and former state legislators, including Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, filed a friend of the court brief seeking to invalidate Proposition 8 because it circumvents basic protections required by our Constitution and eliminates a fundamental right for a minority of Californians. 

To be continued…