Posts Tagged ‘Maxine’

OMG, “Yan Can Cook” for Leland Yee! For Just $100, Martin Yan Will Share His Secrets With You at Koi Palace on July 22

Monday, July 11th, 2011

I don’t know if Yan Can Vote for Senator Leland Yee in the coming San Francisco election for Mayor.*  But no matter, certainly Yan Can Cook and provide cooking demonstrations and lessons for Maxine and Leland Yee and YOU at the Koi Palace in Daly City come July 22, 2011.

Ticket prices start at $100.

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All the deets:

Dear Friend,

You’ve seen him on public television for almost 30 years.

His cooking shows have appeared in over 50 countries. 

He has hosted more than 1,500 episodes of his famous show, Yan Can Cook.

He’s written more than two-dozen books. Founded a cooking school in San Francisco; won countless awards and dispelled the mysteries and secrets of Chinese cuisine across the globe.

This is your chance to have dinner and learn all the secrets with a personal cooking demonstration from a master!

Join Martin Yan and me for dinner at Koi Palace on July 22. Space for this special campaign event is limited and tickets will go fast. RSVP.

Maxine and I could not be more pleased to offer this event to our supporters.

This really is a special treat – one of the best chefs at one of the premiere Chinese restaurants in the country.

Tickets to this special dinner start at $100 and space is limited – so RSVP quickly.

If you would like to sponsor the event ($250) Martin will be giving a special private cooking demonstration and lesson prior to the dinner. If you are a foodie – this is the place to learn all the tricks of a master chef and not to be missed!

RSVP to sponsor dinner with Martin Yan and join us for a private cooking lesson!

I hope you’ll join us for this truly special dinner with one of the best chefs at one of the premiere Chinese restaurants in the country. 

It will be a great night, for a great cause, for a great city.

Sincerely,

Leland Yee

PS – Dinner tickets are only $100 and space is very limited – so RSVP quickly.
 

See you there!

*Does Martin Yan live in the 415? Not sure…

Senator Leland Yee Throws Down: Declares Himself a Candidate to Media Scrum – Time for SF’s First Asian-Am. Mayor?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Here’s the scene this morning just after Senator Leland Yee signed some papers to indicate that he’d be willing serve as Mayor of San Francisco:

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It was pandemonium inside Room 48 today:

All right, who’s next?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Leland Yee Announces Exploratory Committee for Mayor

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, State Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) pulled papers to officially explore a run for mayor of San Francisco.

“I am honored by the support and encouragement I have received from my family and the residents of San Francisco to consider a run for mayor,” said Yee.  “Today, we begin the process of asking San Franciscans what they want of their city government and their next mayor.”

“As someone who grew up in San Francisco, attended public schools, raised a family, and has been serving this city for over 20 years, I am excited about starting this new discussion,” said Yee.  “I look forward to talking with voters from throughout the city about my record of getting things done and fighting for kids, working families, and greater government transparency.”

“We need experienced leadership that can bring us together as one community,” said Yee.  “I want to see the Mayor work with, and not against the Board of Supervisors. The next mayor should partner with the school board, parents and teachers to improve our public schools.  It is time we get back to basics, fix Muni, create jobs and continue to lead on important issues like the environment and human rights.”

For the past eight years, Yee has served San Francisco in the State Assembly and State Senate, where he has one of the best legislative track records.  Among the 100 laws he has authored, Yee has brought greater transparency and accountability to government and has focused on issues surrounding children and schools, working families, the environment, mental health, domestic violence, civil rights, and consumers.  He has also opposed all budget cuts to education and critical health and social services.

Prior to the State Legislature, Yee served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors where he created the largest rainy-day fund in the city’s history and passed the best government transparency and public access ordinance in the country.  As a member of the San Francisco Board of Education, Yee reduced class sizes, increased access to school services, streamlined bureaucracy, and brought higher curriculum standards.

Yee immigrated to San Francisco at the age of 3.  His father, a veteran, served in the US Army and the Merchant Marine. Yee is a graduate of the University of California – Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and City College of San Francisco, and holds a Ph.D. in Child Psychology.  He and his wife, Maxine, have raised four children who all attended San Francisco public schools.

Proposition K Prostitution Decriminalization Raises Hackles at City Hall

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

This was the scene yesterday on Grove Street as early voters made their way to City Hall.

The woman on the right turned away from the discussion as if it were a driving rain. The woman on the left remained adamant about supporting Prop K.  

But leave it to ABC “News” to bring it all home for us:

Prop. K Could Thrust Prostitutes Into Pop Culture. TV, Film’s Affair With Prostitutes Could Intensify if San Francisco Bill Passes. Pretty soon, a “pretty woman” may be able to work the streets of San Francisco legally.”

O.K. then.

UPDATE: Per commenter Palmer: “The woman on the left is Mary Ellen “Maxine” Doogan.  She wrote Prop K.  She was convicted of running an escort agency in Seattle.  She now runs something called the Erotic Service Provider’s Union which doesn’t seem to actually do anything.  She writes on a Blog called “Bound Not Gagged” and makes the argument there that pimps should be considered “sex workers” because they are really just “support staff.”  She had a restraining order put on her in Berkeley after harrassing ex prostitutes who were putting on a play in the one of the theatres.  She is beyond adamant.”