Sep/29/2012 Annual San Francisco Community Brunch & Town Hall

Posted by cwilliams • September 29th, 2012

Dear Community Leaders,


I know we have reached out to many of you already so please consider this a follow up.


I am writing today on behalf of Senator Leland Yee  to invite you, your neighbors and your organization to attend  our Annual San Francisco Community Brunch & Town Hall on Saturday, September 29. Details can be found below and please feel free to contact me with any questions. We are asking for RSVP’s in order to make sure we have enough supplies and brunch for all constituents attending.


This event is open to all so feel free to forward widely.  When possible, posting on online community calendars and your social networks is a quick and easy way to invite more neighbors and would be appreciated. Please use this link to post.


We look forward to seeing you on the 29th!





PS. We also have Chinese, Russian and Spanish language flyers available. Please let me know if you or your organization would like one.


Senator Leland Yee invites you to the

8th Senate District

Pancake Brunch & Town Hall Meeting

Please join Senator Yee, friends & neighbors for a complimentary brunch and an interactive, informative community discussion on the state budget, legislative updates and local issues. Topics will include public education, consumer protection, good government initiatives, election reforms and more ~

We need to hear from you!


Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at 10:30AM


San Francisco County Fair Building

1199 9th Ave. @ Lincoln Way

(Public Transit: MUNI lines 44, 71, 6, 43 & the N light rail)

For more information & to RSVPW z please call Emily at (415) 557-7857

We look forward to seeing you there!



Alex Gibbs

District Representative | Senator Leland Y. Yee, Ph.D. 455 Golden Gate Ave, Suite 14200 phone: 415-557-7857 | fax: 415-557-7864

Sep/29/2012 $20 tickets Vintage Couture Ball on Fillmore 2012

Posted by cwilliams • September 29th, 2012


SAN FRANCISCO-September 29th, 2012 -The Vintage Couture Ball on The Fillmore will transform San Francisco’s Fillmore District into a hip trip back in time.The event will feature a tribute to immigrants from China, Japan, Latin America and the Philippines for their participation and contributions in the  American Jazz Period from 1915 through the 1950s. The event, spanning three blocks at five venues on Fillmore Street, offers live performances at the Fillmore Center Plaza, Yoshi’s Lounge, Rasselas Jazz Club, Sheba Piano Lounge, and Bruno’s Pizzeria Cucina, plus an art display by Jerry Ross Barrish at Lush Life Gallery.

The Vintage Couture Ball kicks off with free dance lessons, performances, and a concert at the Fillmore Center Plaza,1475 Fillmore Street. From 7:30 pm to 10 pm, dance to the music of Mari and the Monitors, and watch performances by the dance troupes, Double or Nothing and The Hot Bloods. To get you in the groove, there will be free dance lessons taught from 7:30 to 8pm. followed by the featured band and Deejay. For all-access ticket holders, the evening continues at featured venues until 1:30 am.

WHAT:            The Vintage Couture Ball

WHEN:           Saturday, September 29th  7:30 pm – 1:30 am

WHERE:        1475 Fillmore Street, between Eddy and Geary Streets

WEBSITE:    COST: $20 in advance; $30 at door                         Check website for tickets.

PHONE:          808-352-4315




Free Concert and dancing

When: 7:30-10 pm

Where: Fillmore Center Plaza (corner of O’Farrell & Fillmore)

Swing dance lessons:  7:30-8 pm

Band: Mari and the Monitors

Performances by Double or Nothing and The Hot Bloods

Participating venues and bands and performers

 Rasselas Jazz Club

                  Stompy Jones

                   Mari Tachiya


      Slim Jenkins Band

         Bunny Pistol

     Simon De La Getto

       Sugar Le Bang

        Alotta Boutte

    Sheba Piano Lounge

   South Bay Blues Band

      West Bay Conference Center: TBA

                Lush Life Gallery

        The art of Jerry Ross Barrish

Presented and produced by Roy Bennett Productions,

A-Town Booking Agency


Public transportation or cab recommended.

If you’re drinking, don’t drive.

The Fillmore District is supported by MUNI busses 22 and 38. For more information go to

If you have a designated driver, following is a list of local garages:


Fillmore Center Garage (Eddy between Fillmore and Steiner Streets), Fillmore Heritage Center Garage (Eddy between Fillmore and Webster), Clay/Webster Garage, Japan Town Plaza (see www. the for detailed parking info)

Sep/29/2012 Vintage Couture Ball on Fillmore – Sept 29th

Posted by cwilliams • September 29th, 2012

Vintage Couture Ball on Fillmore $20

Saturday, September 29th, 2012 – 7:30pm till 1:30am

  Celebrating 100 Years of Fashion and Nightlife in San Francisco

  Featuring special tribute to Chinese, Japanese, Latin and Philipino contributions to the Jazz Period, 1915 thru the 1940s   Held within the three blocks of the historic Fillmore Entertainment Corridor on Fillmore between Eddy and Geary Streets. Participating venues: The Fillmore Center Plaza, Yoshis Rasselas, 1300onFillmore, Shebas Piano Lounge and the Lushlife Art Gallery. Featuring live music, Burlesque, Swing/West Coast Swing, Swing Dance Compitition Lindy dancing, and Chicago Style “Steppin” lessons. Plus classic cars, dining, cocktails and more! Sway to the jazzy rhythms from venue to venue and be part of this cool, classy scene. We encourage you to wear your finest vintage attire of the past ten decades. If you don’t have vintage clothing, then current style is just fine. Pick out your classiest, sexiest outfit and take this hip trip back in time.

  $20 earlybird all access tickets on sale at,

  For more event info go to

Sep/29/2012 160th Anniversar​y of Third Baptist Church YOU ARE INVITED! Health Fair

Posted by cwilliams • September 29th, 2012

160th Anniversary

FREE Bay Area Walk-A-Thon & Health Fair

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Panel for Health Awareness- UCSF Physicians

For more information please see the flyers attached:

Sep/28/2012 You are invited! Wine+Desig​n 2012 to benefit Support for Families

Posted by cwilliams • September 28th, 2012

Reserve your place: click here to go to our online registration site

Please join us for our annual gala in celebration of the

30th Anniversary of Support for Families!

SFCD Annual Gala and Auction

Friday, September 28, 2012

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Wine, Cocktails, Dinner, Auction, Music, Awards

The Galleria, San Francisco Design Center

101 Henry Adams Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Participate in the celebration!

  • Click here to go to our online registration site;
  • or email us to receive an invitation in the mail;
  • or visit the Support for Families Wine + Design webpage for more ways to participate, such as ordering raffle tickets or donating an item to the auction;
  • or Volunteer to help at the event, with event set-up, or with event closing.

Preview these great auction items available at Wine + Design 2012 (more coming in daily!).

Sep/27/2012 ADS Center Offers Free Webinar on Peer-Drive​n Innovation​s

Posted by cwilliams • September 27th, 2012

A free SAMHSA-sponsored training teleconference hosted by the SAMHSA ADS Center Peer-Driven Innovations: Changing Systems, Changing Lives — will take place on Thursday, September 27th 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The SAMHSA ADS Center writes: “Hear from two visionary leaders who are changing the face of healthcare service delivery – one a pioneer in the recovery movement and the other a forward thinking mental health administrator. Hear how Michigan has accessed and utilized Federal funds to train and develop a strong peer workforce within the State. Learn about the large-scale systems transformation underway in Delaware, a concrete example of what can be accomplished when a powerful and effective collaborative alliance between people with lived experience and a bold, visionary State mental health commissioner is established.  “One of the goals of the SAMHSA ADS Center (SAMHSA Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health) is promoting forward looking models that can be replicated. We invite participants to consider how what is working in one state can be adapted for use in other communities. “Please circulate to your contacts and networks to help us reach a nationwide audience of peers, providers, and other stakeholders interested in learning more about strengthening and expanding the peer workforce and finding ways for peers to take their rightful place at various levels in the mental health system as experts through knowledge and experience. “To read more and to register, go to Registration will remain open through September 27th and instructions for joining this training event are downloadable immediately from the registration confirmation page and e-mail registrants receive.”

Sep/25/2012 A Better Way Training Announceme​nt – Adolescent Mental Health Issues and Treatment

Posted by cwilliams • September 25th, 2012

A Better Way presents…

Adolescent Mental Health Issues and Treatment

With: Paul Gibson, LCSW.

Tuesday September 25, 2012

from 9:00am to 4:00pm (Registration at 8:30 am)

Oakland Conference Center – California Endowment

1111 Broadway, 7th Floor – Uptown Room

Oakland, CA 94607 (by 12th St. BART station)

Oakland, CA 94607 (by 12th St. BART station)

Paul Gibson, LCSW.,is a therapist and program consultant with more than 33 years of experience working with culturally diverse youth and families in residential, mental health, and public health settings. He has been a licensed therapist for 26 years and has provided extensive training for youth and family service providers and clinical supervision for mental health professionals seeking licensure. He currently provides group and individual clinical supervision for child welfare workers.

Course Summary

Youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems are at increased risk of having mental health issues related to their histories of trauma, abuse, neglect and negative environments. This course provides participants with an overview of the origins of mental health issues experienced by these youth. Primary diagnoses for adolescents are reviewed including depression, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder. Controversies regarding the increase in mental health diagnosis and use of psychoactive medications with adolescents are discussed. Participants have an opportunity discuss their own experiences working with adolescents who have mental health issues. Participants will also be provided with treatment guidelines for working with youth on each of the mental health topics reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  • To provide participants with an overview of the incidence and origins of mental health issues for youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
  • To review with participants primary mental health issues impacting adolescents including depression, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and behavior disorders.
  • To discuss with participants issues regarding the increase in the mental health diagnosis of adolescents and use of psychoactive medications to treat them.
  • To provide participants with counseling and treatment guidelines for working with adolescents who have mental health issues in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Thiscoursemeetsthequalificationsfor6 BBSCEUsforLCSWsandMFTsas requiredbythe CaliforniaBoardof BehavioralSciences& isprovidedbyA BetterWay,Inc.,Provider#PCE387.

This Training is Free and No Fees for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Space is limited! – Please register ASAP at:

Registration Deadline: September 18, 2012

This training is presented in partnership with Chabot Las Positas Community College and Alameda and Solano Counties

Thank you for your time and consideration!

B. Peter Maspaitella, MS

Title IV-ETraining Director

A Better Way, Inc

3200 Adeline St.

Berkeley, CA 94703

Tel: (510) 601-0203 ext 319

Mobile: (510) 827-6434

Fax: (510) 601-4002

Adolescent Mental Health Issues & Treatment 9-25-12

Sep/25/2012 Airport Communicat​ions Officer- SFO- Airport Commission Employment Opportunit​y

Posted by cwilliams • September 25th, 2012

Dear Community Leader,

Please share this great employment opportunity to individuals who may be interested.  Below is a brief overview of the position and does not contain details of the minimum requirements. Please view the official announcement for full details.

9254 Airport Communications Officer

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)


$76,206.00 – $102,128.00/year

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This recruitment may close at any time but not before September 30th

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), a dynamic and industry-leading airport, is seeking an innovative Communications Officer for planning and coordinating the Airport’s Communication program.  The successful candidate will join a fast paced, exciting and diverse team tasked with developing and implementing the Airport’s websites and online presence, Communications & Marketing strategies and messages, Community Affairs, Public Relations, and Route Development.  Strong oral and written communications skills and experience using Open CMS and/or Drupal as a content management system and familiarity with digital asset management systems is a plus.  If you are a web savvy team player with a basket full of creative ideas and are fascinated by the world of travel then apply for this position!

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), an enterprise department of the City and County of San Francisco, delivers world-class security and customer service in state-of-the-art facilities. SFO, the “gateway to the Pacific,” serves more than 43 million domestic and international passengers annually.  SFO is committed to setting the standard for our industry. SFO and its staff have been recognized as industry leaders in developing innovative programs and initiatives in the fields of security, the environment, customer service, concessions and business. Leadership in each of these areas reflects SFO’s commitment to its mission “to provide an exceptional Airport in service to our communities.”

For more details, requirements and how to apply, visit:

Sep/24/2012 Case Manager-Sw​ords to Plowshares

Posted by cwilliams • September 24th, 2012

Case Manager / Outreach Specialist (SOMA / south beach)

Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. We promote and protect the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state, and national entities. Believing that war causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield, our mission is to heal the wounds of war and to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to end homelessness and poverty among those we serve.
We seek qualified applicants for the full-time position of Case Manager / Outreach Specialist. The Case Manager / Outreach Specialist provides assessments, case management, information and referral, and job counseling to assist veterans in becoming reintegrated into the workforce with job placement and/or occupational training programs in accordance with contract goals. Responsible for providing outreach to inform and recruit veterans for employment and training services. Develop recruitment and implementation plan; community outreach and presentation. Develop and maintain database of recruitment sites.

Responsibilities: .

Assess & counsel veterans for job readiness. Responsible for developing; in conjunction with participant, an Employment Development Plan (EDP) to assess barriers and identify individual participant service needs. Determine client eligibility for federal/state employment & training programs . Maintain veteran participant caseload using case management approach. Make referrals to in-house services, as appropriate, including counseling on mental health issues, legal advocacy, job readiness workshops, and pre-employment training . Assist client with pre-employment activities which may include One-Stop Computer Access Point, job search activities . Assist clients in researching training possibilities when needed and enroll in training when appropriate . Communicate with Job Developer on clients’ progress and follow up with clients as necessary . Provide support services, including liaison or linkages with advocacy programs for V.A. benefits and other entitlements; personal counseling services; and community programs for the homeless and/or unemployed. . Maintain concise and up-to-date client files; including required documentation and case/progress notes, complete and accurate completion and execution of paperwork in a timely manner . Ability to articulate and facilitate presentations in a public speaking forum for recruitment purposes . Participate in weekly staff meetings and prepare reports and statistical data as needed for submission . Perform any other employment related tasks as identified and delegated by the Program Manager

Requirements: .

B.A. degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, English, or related degree . Two (2) years experience providing vocational and/or pre-employment counseling and case management in a multi-service setting. Knowledge of federal and state government employment programs a plus. . Excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational and time management skills . Ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to interact well with people from diverse economic, ethnic and educational backgrounds . Ability to meet multiple deadlines while maintaining a professional composure; proactive; able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks; detail-oriented; reliable, and exercises good judgment; extremely tactful and diplomatic when dealing with people . Ability to operate office computer; word processing experience. . Must be able to sit for prolonged periods, and to perform all functions of this position within what would be deemed to be reasonable accommodations. . Must be able to travel within the Bay area and perform case management / outreach functions at varied sites. Must be able to provide proof of auto insurance

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to: with “Case Manager / Outreach Specialist” in the subject line of your email. Swords to Plowshares is an inclusive employer and we are proud of the rich diversity among our staff. Please join

Sep/23/2012 AfroSolo Visual Arts Reception

Posted by cwilliams • September 23rd, 2012

AfroSolo Arts Festival 19
Visual Arts Reception – FREE
Sunday, September 23, 2012
San Francisco Main Public Library
100 Larkin Street at Grove Street
2:30 – 3:30 pm – View Art
3:30 – 4:30 – Panel Discussion
(Hope to see you there!)