Posts Tagged ‘kick off’

Eric Mar is En Route to Become Your District One Supervisor Once Again – His Reelection Campaign Kicks Off Today at City Hall

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Remember four years ago when I told you about how Eric Mar was En Route to Become District One Supervisor?

Well, it’s happening again. Deets below:

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“Supervisor Eric Mar to File for Re-Election 

SAN FRANCISCO (March 21, 2012): Tomorrow morning, San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Eric Mar will file his re-election papers for the November 2012 election.

WHO: Supervisor Eric Mar and a small group of family, community leaders, and supporters, including UESF President Dennis Kelly, Richmond Democratic Club leader Hene Kelly, SEIU 1021 representative Michael Tong, Mar Family Association President Michael Mar, senior activist Vera Haile, USF student leader Alia Al-Sharif, and community leaders Gordon Mar, Charles Chow and Lin Shao Chin.

WHAT: Supervisor Eric Mar will file his re-election papers and begin his campaign to continue to represent District 1 on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Supervisor Eric Mar will also hold a large Community Launch Rally on Saturday, April 21st at 12:00 pm at Rossi Playground in the Richmond.

WHERE: San Francisco City Hall, Department of Elections, Room 48

WHEN: Thursday, March 22nd, 10:00 am”

OK then.

But once again, “Downtown” will put money up against him. Here’s the line-up per The Usual Suspects, San Francisco’s Political Home Page Since 1995:

Board of Supervisors – District 1 (Incumbent: Eric Mar)
Declared: Eric Mar
Rumored: David Lee, Rodney Fong

And once again, Downtown will lose. Maybe they’ll have better luck four years from now.

In the meantime, The Richmond will continue to heart Eric Mar:

Wow, a Monstrous Turnout This Morning for the Dennis Herrera for Mayor Campaign Kickoff in the Western Addition

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Well this was part of the crowd what turned out for Dennis Jose Herrera this AM at the African American Art & Culture Complex on Fulton. Hundreds, certainly, were on hand, rivaling the crowds that routinely show up for Senator Leland Yee.

(Do any of the rest of the other candidates bring out people like this? If so, do tell.)

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Here are former Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, Chairman of the California Democratic Party Art Torres, and Supervisor Scott Wiener on hand to warm up the crowd:

And here are some quotes from this morning:

And here’s the man of the hour himself, along with Grande Dame of San Francisco Politics Jane Morrison and former Supervisor Jake McGoldrick:

Oh, and look, he’s Sophie’s Choice as well:

To Be Continued…

 

SFMR11: Campaign HQ Kickoff for Senator Leland Yee a Huge Success – Hundreds on Hand at 710 Van Ness – Our Next Mayor?

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

[UPDATE: Dan Schreiber has the deets.]

This was the scene, or part of the scene upstairs, at the new Leland Yee for Mayor of San Francisco Headquarters on the corner of Turk and Van Ness.*

They’re claiming 500 souls were there this AM – I had to leave early so I don’t know – but nobody turns out crowds in San Francisco the way Leland does, that’s for sure .

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And here’s a shot from later in the day from David Elliot Lewis:

So, you multiply the hundreds of people times the level of enthusiasm and the product is unmatched so far in this mayoral race.

Bon courage, Leland Yee.

*The former location of Wolf Camera, IIRC, back in the PDE, the pre-digital era…

Theresa Sparks Kicks Off Campaign for District Six on Sixth at the Newish Passion Cafe

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

I’d say that there was a moderate turnout this morning down at Sixth Street near Market for the launch of this campaign for District 6 Supervisor.

Linda Post of SF FYI Net was on the scene. Enjoy.

Theresa, Passion Cafe owner Steve and Senator Mark Leno:

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This is a view you can get of the changing Sixth Street area from the new rooftop bar:

This race, primarily with Debra Walker and Jane Kim it would seem, is 14 weeks from being over so I’ll have to start paying attention.

Here’s the release:

“Sparks Campaign Launch Big Draw. District 6 candidate brings together a true community crowd at campaign kickoff
 
San Francisco – As Theresa Sparks kicked off her campaign for District 6 Supervisor campaign at Passion Café in the Mid-Market area, one thing is clear:  there is a coalition of community leaders, elected officials and business leaders, both progressive and moderate, rallying around her campaign. Her message: we need a new direction for District 6.
 
As I look across the crowd today, it’s clear we have a unique group coming together to demand real experience and common sense in their Supervisor,” said Sparks.  “Our campaign is leading this race because of the strength of our diversity and how people of District 6 are demanding a new way.”
 
The nearly overflowing room at Passion Café included leaders from across District 6 from the Tenderloin and Van Ness to South of Market and Inner Mission.  The over 130 attendees heard from Sparks’ endorser and campaign co-chair, State Senator Mark Leno, and District 6 Supervisor Bevan Dufty talk about why they are part of the Sparks for 6 team.  Business leaders and community activists from across the District 6 and San Francisco all came together under one message: we need a new direction in District 6 and San Francisco.
 
It was the President of the Small Business Advocates, Art Swanson, who summed up the event best, “Theresa Sparks is building a coalition of business leaders and community activists, small business owners and large building owners and moderates and progressives — a coalition that has never been seen before in San Francisco.”
 
Sparks told the crowd that we need to ensure that everyone, whether live on Sixth Street or South of Market has a voice at City Hall.  As Supervisor, she pledged to use her experience as a business leader and community activist to bring people together to rebuild Mid-Market, bring jobs back to San Francisco and help revive our economy.
 
““The people here today and people across District 6 are tired of the political bickering that stifles real change,” said Sparks. “They want to bring back hope, opportunity and economic prosperity back to their neighborhoods – as the next District 6 Supervisor, that will be my top priority.”
 
For more information, please visit www.sparksfor6.com to learn more about Theresa or join the “Sparks for 6” Facebook page.”

A Huge Turnout for Senator Leland Yee’s Re-Election Kick-Off in the Sunset District

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Hundreds upon hundreds of enthusiastic Senator Leland Yee supporters were on hand for his campaign kick-off this morning way out there in the cloudy Middle Sunset, out there at the Recreation Center on Lawton.

As close as I could get:

Via the SF FYI Net:

Senator Yee Campaign Kick-Off Rally
When: April 10, 2010 – Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Sunset Recreation Center, 2201 Lawton Street, San Francisco
What: Kick off rally in celebration of the 2010 Re-elect Leland Yee for Senate Campaign. No charge.
Food, entertainment and special guests.
After the celebration, volunteers will mobilize for a 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. precinct walk.
 
It seemed more like a campaign stop for a presidential candidate. Famous political photographer Mona T. Brooks was on the scene anyway, among the paparazzi:
 
 
I’m just blown away by the turnout this AM in the normally somnolent Sunset, is what I’m saying. This was a display of the Awesome Power of a Fully-Operational Mothership right from the get-go.
 
(Glad I’m not running for Mayor….)

Divisadero Streetscape Improvements Kick Off – Cafe Mojo Parklet Officially Christened

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Here’s the scene this morning at the official ceremony kicking off all the Divisadero Streetscape Improvements and the Cafe Mojo Parklet at 639 Divisidero betwixt Hayes and Grove.

BIKE NOPA has all the deets for the new parklet in front of popular Mojo Bicycle Cafe, where you are beseeched to “ride in – hang out – get your fix – ride on.”

Of course District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimiwas there* – he was working the crowd and expressing his appreciation for improved bicycle and pedestrian safety on the Divisadero Corridor. He also pointed out the success of the nearby Divisadero Farmer’s Market, which is no longer seasonal. It’s open every Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM year-round these days.

Mayor Gavin Newsom addressing a large crowd on the tiny parklet:

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And all the while, the honking yellow Hummer of Main Contractor Synergy Project Management was discretely parked across the street, as discretely as possible given that it’s a honking yellow Hummer:

I’m on the record as not being a big fan of all the changes, but oh well.

SocketSite has more info about Divis and Curbed SF has all the history, as you’d expect.

Brand new median trees and old-school streetlamps for as far as the eye can see:

These days, it’s Mojo a gogo. A fixie bike mounted outdoors as art:

 

Welcome to the New Divisidero.

*Wearing the same drip-dry suit he was wearing at the recent opening of the Hamilton Recreation Center and Pool.

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Ross “The Boss” Mirkarimi Reopens Hamilton Recreation Center With a Splash

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

This was the scene at Geary and Steiner in the Western Addition / Japantown area today as hundreds gathered to see the debut of the new Hamilton Recreation Center and Pool. This place has it all – basketball, tennis courts, giant murals, the works.

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After hearing a performance from students at the Willie L. Brown, Jr. College Preparatory Academy

…and some brief heckling from Giants Cap, who wants laid-off RPD employees rehired…

…out comes Ross Mirkarimi, your District 5 Supervisor, to give his stemwinder, as seen on this CNN iReport (entitled “‘Bay Area Girls’” Teanage Girls perform [Pat Benatar's 'I love Rock and Roll'] at the Inaugural of the Hamilton Recreation Center”) and then cut the ribbon:

The mise-en-scene inside - it’s like a mini water park. Throw in an orca or two and then there’d be no reason to travel to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (aka Marine World) in Vallejo:

But who’s that atop the ladder for the yellow slide wearing his street clothes? It’s Ross!

Here he comes down the slide…

…and here’s the aftermath, looked like fun. Bill Wilson should have some good shots of the wettened supe. [Like this.]

OTOH, the orange slide is terrifying, apparently:

(I think you’re supposed to cross your arms like you’re an ejecting pilot – that’s what some people were doing in the orange tube/slide contraption.)

Not sure how much it costs to employ six(!) lifeguards (that would seem a lot more than required at slide-free Sava Pool in the Parkside) but oh well.

Bon courage, Ham Rec!

Jerry Brown is Looking Good at his Campaign Kickoff Today

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

But As Always, You Make The Call.

Do you think this guy is like Grandpa Simpson, rambling on about irrelevancies?

Or do you think this guy is ready to be California’s Once and Future Governor?

All the deets, after the jump

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Assessor Phil Ting Kicks Off His Re-Election Campaign With a Little Help from David Chiu

Friday, December 11th, 2009

San Francisco Assessor Phil Ting kicked off his re-election campaign in Union Square last night. Photos below.

He had San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu on hand to warm up the crowd. Seems they’ve known each other 17 years, ever since their days at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Turns out that Phil speaks Twitter. His latest missive regarding the company called “Property Tax Adjusters”

Dont be scammed. Ignore the letter frm Property Tax Adjusters. Apply in our office 4 a reduction btwn 1/4 – 3/31/2010″

OK then.

Here’s the mise-en-scene last night with Phil addressing the crowd. Click to expand:

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David Chiu, Emcee:

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With Debra Walker, who is running for District 6 Supervisor

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With Frances Tsang, Mary Jung, and Frank Noto:

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DJ Kevin:

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It all happened at Lot 46 Nightclub and Loungeat 46 Geary – ask about New Years Eve.

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And hey, speaking of elections, Randy Shaw has a rundown of how things stand with next year’s mayoral election.