Events

October Events

The Progressives of South Orange County October meeting will feature Larry Agran speaking about the upcoming 2020 local, state, and national elections and how they will play out in Orange County. How did Orange County switch from Red to Blue, and will it continue? Larry taught in the Univ. of California Irvine Graduate School of Management and the UCLA School of Law. He served as legal counsel to the California State Senate Committee on Health and Welfare and in 1992 he was a candidate for President of the United States.  Locally, he is better known as being an Irvine city council member for three decades and serving as mayor for ten years.  The date:  Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Banquet Room of Agostinos by the Sea Ristorante Italiano, 34700 Coast Highway, Capo Beach 92624. Socializing and dinner off the restaurant menu 5:30-7, meeting starts at 7.  No admission, membership, or entrance fees, just order whatever you want off the menu but you must RSVP to: socprogressives@gmail.com

May 2019 Events

The Progressives of South Orange County will meet on Tuesday, May 14 in the Banquet Room of Agostinos by the Sea Ristorante Italiano, 34700 Coast Highway, Capo Beach 92624.  Torgen Johnson, Solana Beach architect and urban planner will present “What the Public Needs to Know about San Onofre.”  Torgen is a member of Congressman Levin’s Task Force on San Onofre.  He understands the risks to the public and he will discuss Congressman Levin’s recent legislation intended to speed the removal of nuclear waste from our area.  Socializing and dinner off the restaurant menu 5:30-7, meeting starts at 7 with introductory remarks by Gary Headrick, founder of San Clemente Green and also a member of Levin’s Task Force on San Onofre.  No entrance or membership fees but you must RSVP to socprogressives@gmail.com.  Visit  the Facebook Page.

 Drinking Liberally in Rancho Santa Margarita  There is lots to discuss!  Meet up at Peppino’s Restaurant,27782 Vista Del Lago #26, Mission Viejo, CA 92692  in Mission Viejo, 6:30, Thursday May 2.  Contact Bill:   satdiver@earthlink.net

 Congressman Mike Levin’s Student Town Hall will be Saturday, May 4th, 4-5:30 at the San Juan Hills High School, 29211 Stallion Ridge, SCJ.  Mike will also be sponsoring a volunteer potluck BBQ on Saturday May 18, noon – 4 PM. Mike will be there 12:30-2.  Details.

 A Town Hall with Katie Porter and Harley Rouda will take place on Saturday, May 4, 1:30-3:30 at Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Road, Irvine.

Book Signing Join Dr. Bill Honigman and author Roger Gloss for a conversation about Gloss’s fiction and nonfiction books, including his recently released short novel Just Choices. “Dr. Bill” will delve into Gloss’s approach to writing, what inspires him, his themes, characters, and story lines.. Sunday, May 5, 2-4 PM at REI, 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782.  Details.

 The Citizens’ Climate Lobby of South Orange County will meet on Saturday, May 11, 9:30 AM at the Fellowship Hall of St. Andrews by the Sea Methodist Church.  The feature will be a 10 AM conference call with former U.S. House member Carlos Curbelo, one of the strongest Republican voices for climate change action.  CCL will also have a table at the San Clemente Arts fair and Farmers Market on Sunday, May 5. Stop by!

 The Democratic Women of South Orange County will meet at the San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd., SJC on Monday, May 13, 5:30-8:30. The featured speaker will be Senator Kevin de Leon who will talk about climate change.  For tickets and more information write to info@dwsoc.org or visit  https://www.dwsoc.org/

 The South Orange County Democratic Club meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6 PM at Marie Callenders, 31791 Del Obispo St., SJC 92675.  Visit:  https://www.socdc.info/

 The Aliso Niguel Democratic Club meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 at the Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo, Laguna Niguel 92677.  The next meeting will be May 20 featuring Tim Steed, Assistant General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association who will speak about labor.  OCLA is the largest public employee union in Orange County. The club will also be sponsoring a voter registration drive at the Soka University International Festival on May 4. And on May 22 the club will join parents to demonstrate community support for the proposed bond issue for the Capistrano Unified School District. Visit:  https://alisonigueldemocraticclub.com/

 The Canyon Democrats will gather on Tuesday, May 21 at the Norman Murray Community Center, 249 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo 92692.  The speaker will be LATimes editorial writer Scott Martelle who will reflect on what it is like to be an “enemy of the people.”  Contact:  info@canyondems.org

April 2019 Events

The Progressives of South Orange County will meet on Tuesday, April 9 in the Banquet Room of Agostinos by the Sea Ristorante Italiano, 34700 Coast Highway, Capo Beach 92624.  The topic will be America’s Nuclear legacy from Hiroshima to Present.  Roger Johnson will discuss the decision to drop the atom bomb, nuclear testing, nuclear accidents, the Hiroshima Survivor Study, the Human Radiation Experiments, radioactivity and cancer, nuclear proliferation, and more cheery topics. Socializing and dinner off the restaurant menu 5:30-7, meeting starts at 7.  No entrance or membership fees but you must RSVP to socprogressives@gmail.com.  Visit the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/384149375503858/

The Democratic Women of South Orange County will meet on Monday, April 1, 4 5:30-8:30 PM at the San Juan Hills Golf Club.  Six speakers will address the topic of homelessness.  San Juan Hills Golf Club, 5:30-8:30.  Visit www.dwsoc.org

 

March 2019 Events

The Community Choice Energy Workshop meets in Dana Point Thursday, March 7th 6-8 PM, Dana Hills Tennis Center, 24911 Calle De Tenis, Dana Point.  Contact Terry:  totsuki@sbcglobal.net

The Progressives of South Orange County will meet on Tuesday, March 12 in the Banquet Room of Agostinos by the Sea Ristorante Italiano, 34700 Coast Highway, Capo Beach 92624.  The topic will be “The Green New Deal” presented by environmental activist and author Roger Gloss.  Socializing and dinner off the restaurant menu 5:30-7,  meeting starts at 7.  No entrance or membership fees but you must RSVP to socprogressives@gmail.com.  Visit the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2081036781982022/

The Democratic Women of South Orange County will meet on Monday, March 4 5:30-8:30 PM at the San Juan Hills Golf Club. This meeting features leaders from local school districts who will discuss everything from Governor Newsom’s educational priorities to charter schools, bond issues, and gun violence in schools.  Visit www.dwsoc.org

The Citizens Climate Lobby Orange County South  will meet at 9:30 AM on Saturday, March 9 at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church, 2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente.  Contact Larry Kramer: larrykramerccl@gmail.com.

January 2019 Events

The Progressives of South Orange County will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the Banquet Room of Agostinos by the Sea Ristorante Italiano, 34700 Coast Highway, Capo Beach 92624.  The featured speaker Dr. Shahir Masri, author of Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change.  He will be speaking about the impact of climate change and climate action strategies.  You can purchase signed copies of his book at the meeting.  Also joining us will be educator Athina Simolaris, activist for sustainability and environmental awareness.  Socializing and dinner off the restaurant menu 5:30 followed by the meeting at 7.  RSVP necessary:  socprogressives@gmail.com

The Democratic Women of South Orange County will hold a general meeting on Monday, Jan. 7 at the San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Road, San Juan Capistrano, 5:30-8:30.  The DWSOC will be electing officers and planning for action for the year to come. Info@DWSOC.org

The Women’s March in Santa Ana will take place on Saturday, Jan 19.  The Aliso Niguel Democratic Club is organizing a bus which will leave at Lowe’s in Aliso Viejo Town Center at 7:30 AM returning at 1 PM.  Tickets are $25 plus an additional $10 for an optional bagged breakfast.  The ANDC meets the third Monday of each month at 7 PM (Meet and Greet at 6:30) at the Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo, Laguna Niguel 92677, www.alisonigueldemocraticclub.com  The DWSOC is also joining in this Women’s March.

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby will hold its Northern California Conference on Jan. 26-27 in Atherton, CA.  The Citizens’ Climate Southern California regional Conference will be held Saturday and Sunday February 23-24, 2019 at the Cal State Los Angeles Campus, Los Angeles. Early bird registration is available ($110). Students $25. One of the speakers will be actor, director and activist Mike Farrell   https://2019cclsocal. eventbrite.com  Locally, the CCL meets on Saturdays at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall of St. Andrews by the Sea Methodist Church, 2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente. The first meeting of 2019 will be on Saturday, Jan. 12.  Contact Larry and Chris Kramer:larrykramer11@att.net

 

 


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