6a00e54efd607c88330120a8f676d1970b-150wiTerry Francke, general counsel with Californians Aware, invites all CalAware suporters and friends of open government, free speech and free press to join him and scores of others at a special dinner this coming Thursday evening in San Francisco.

As announced recently by Tom Peele, veteran investigative journalist and columnist for the Bay Area News Group, Francke's 36 years in working to promote and defend open government and freedom of information will be saluted with a career achievement award by the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

In observance of the national Sunshine Week, the chapter will also honor more than a dozen other individuals and organizations in the news and public interest sectors for their extraordinary work in keeping the public informed on vital public issues.

Tickets can be purchased here.