January 2018 Events

The Progressives of South Orange County will gather on Tuesday, Jan.  in the banquet room of Agostino’s Ristorante Italiano across from the beach, 34700 Coast Hwy., Capistrano Beach 92624.  As Edison begins loading the first canisters for the new San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump, the focus of the meeting will be how to stop this ticking time bomb.  Guest speakers will be Charles Langley, Executive Director of Public Watchdogs ( and Board member Nina Babiarz.  They will discuss their Federal lawsuit against Edison, SDGE, the U.S. Navy, and the Dept. of Defense claiming that these agencies lack legal authority to deposit millions of pounds of highly radioactive nuclear waste 108 feet from the Pacific Ocean.  Also speaking will be board members Robert Pope and Pam Patterson.  Social hour and dinner 5:30-7 off the menu with the meeting beginning at 7.  RSVP necessary preferably before Jan. 5.  RSVP to   Also visit the Facebook page:
The Aliso Niguel Democratic Club will host a candidate night for CA 48 on Wednesday, Jan 10. 2018, 6-9 PM moderated by Beth Krom and Tiffany Ackley.  All 8 Democratic candidates will be present.  Tickets $10 before Jan. 9 or $20 after the 9th.  For more information (or to volunteer helping out), contact 
The Democratic Women of South Orange County will hold their first general meeting of the year on Thursday, Jan. 18 with State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon.  Visit DWSOC.Org and for details.  On Feb. 20 the DWSOC will feature a Candidate Night for CA 49.
The Orange County Women’s March will be Saturday, Jan. 20, 9-1 in downtown Santa Ana with the starting point being Plaza Calle Cuatro Corner of 4th and French St. This is an all-inclusive, family-friendly, non-partisan event. VISIT:  The official national march will be the following day Jan. 21 in Washington.  Note that the DWSOC (see above) have chartered a luxury bus.  Contact them and join the group!

December 2017 Events

The O’Neill Annual Holiday Brunch for area Democrats will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 11AM – 1 PM at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Parkway, Mission Viejo. The keynote speaker will be Congressman Ted Lieu.  Contact either event sponsor for details: SOCDC or the Canyon Democrats.
The Democratic Women of South Orange County are planning their second annual Holiday Mixer for Monday, Dec. 4.  Stay tuned for details or contact
The South Orange County Democratic Club will hold their last meeting of the year on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Marie Callender’s in San Juan Capistrano.  The agenda is to hold elections and ring in some holiday cheer!  Free for members, $5 for non-members, and if you want dinner contact ($20 extra).

November 2017 Events

The Canyon Democrats will hold their last meeting of the year on Tuesday, Nov. 14 6:30-9 PM at the Norman Murray Community & Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo 92692.  The speaker will be Brett Murdock, candidate for Orange County District Attorney.
The South Orange County Democratic Club will meet on Wed., Dec. 15, 6-8 PM at Marie Callenders in San Juan Capistrano.  Admission free to members, $5 for nonmembers and dinner is $20.  RSVP to
The Residents Organized For a Safe Environment will hold two rallies to protest Edison’s plan to store highly radioactive waste on the San Onofre coastline.  Join the group at the Main Beach in Laguna Beach at 1 PM on Nov 18 and in San Clemente on Nov. 19. Contact for details on time and exact location.  To find out more and to sign a petition, go to:


October 2017 Events

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby Orange County South Chapter meets regularly on the second Saturday of the month at St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church in San Clemente.  Upcoming meetings will be Oct. 14, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9.  Meetings start at 9:30 and all are welcome.  Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to create the political will for climate solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in personal and political power.  The CCL is a worldwide organization of over 400 chapters. It advocates a carbon fee and dividend plan which will reduce demand for fossil fuels and make alternative fuels more affordable, a strategy which lets the free market determine the best fuel alternatives. The CCL will have a presence at the California GOP convention at the Anaheim Marriott on October 20-22 and at the VegeFest at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa on October 28-29.  For more information, contact Larry Kramer ( or tune into an Informational Conference call every Wednesday at 5PM.  Register for the call at www.CitizensClimateLobby.Org and call 1-866-642-1665 Passcode 440699#

The South Orange County Democrats will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 18 with guest speaker Katie Porter who is running for the CA 45th Congressional District.  Dinner and social hour at 6 followed by the meeting at 7.  San Juan Community Center, 259 Camino Del Avion, SJC 92675.  RSVP to



The Alison Niguel Democratic Club meets on the third Monday of each month, 7 PM at the Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo, Laguna Niguel 92677.  The October meeting will be on Monday, Oct. 16.  The new officers are Annie Wright, Chair, Trina Mangione Vice-Chair, Michelle Antenesse, Secretary, and Yusef Abdellatif, Treasurer. Contact them at and like them on FB:

September 2017 Events

The South Orange County Progressives will have their first fall meeting on Tuesday Sept. 12 in the Banquet Room of Agostino’s, 34700 Coast Hwy, Capo Beach.  Dinner and social hour 5:30-7, meeting begins at 7.  The speakers will be Donna Gilmore (SanOnofreSafety.Org) and Ray Lutz (CitizensOversight.Org) with discussants Gary Headrick (SanClementeGreen.Org) and Roger Johnson (  Donna Gilmore is an expert on the storage and transport of nuclear waste and Citizens’ Oversight recently won a lawsuit which now requires Edison to consider moving the waste elsewhere. What can everyone do about the nearly 2,000 tons of uranium and plutonium which will be stored for decades (or possibly forever) only a few miles away?  Everyone needs to be aware of the alarming push to make our area a Nuclear Waste Dump.  
RSVP necessary:     Visit the SOCP web site and facebook page for commentary on the news and information about events in the area:  and

The Canyon Democrats are participating in a voter outreach initiative on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W. Chapman Ave., Ste. B, Orange, CA 92868 (phone 714-634-3367). Visit the website or write to: and join the group which will be led by Joe McLaughlin and Linda May. The next general meeting of the Canyon Democrats will be Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6:30-9 PM at the Norman Murray Community & Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo 92692.

The Democratic Women of South Orange County will be holding a Grassroots Organizing meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, (25925 Camino Del Avion, SJC 92675). Dinner and socializing 5:30-6:30, meeting 6:30-8:30. Speakers will be Fran Sdao, Chair of the Orange County Democratic Party, and Linda May, Director of GRO*DPOC which is organizing neighborhood volunteer efforts. To obtain dinner tickets ($25) or wine/beer tickets ($5), write to

The League of Women Voters San Diego is sponsoring a “Sips and Civility” evening at the San Diego Central Library on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6 PM. The speaker will be Brooke Binkowski and the topic will be how to fight Fake News. Two free drinks with your ticket! Write to the League of Women Voters San Diego (

Edison’s Community Engagement Panel will hold its third meeting of the year on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside 92056. Edison’s promotion/public relations booths will be open from 4:30-5:30, general meeting 5:30-8:30. Edison will choose the speakers, agendas, and topics. The theme for the evening is “Dry Cask Storage and Defense-in-Depth” as Edison will stress how safe it is to store thousands of tons of uranium and plutonium in our area for the indefinite future.

The Aliso Niguel Democrats are organizing a community cleanup project on Saturday, Sept. 16, 9-12 AM with 100 Park as a meeting point. Email for more information. The group will also hold its regular monthly meeting at Faith Episcopal Church, Laguna Niguel on Monday Sept. 18. Contact Trina Mangione for details.

The South Orange County Democratic Club will meet on Wed., Sept. 20 at the San Juan Community Center (see DWSOC above). The speakers will be Dana Point Mayor Debra Lewis, SJC Mayor Pro Tem Sergio Farias, and from Alison Viejo there will be council member Ross Chun and council candidate Tiffany Ackley. The meeting starts at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:30. Dinner for members is $20, $25 for non-members. Please RSVP to Willa (949-370-0401 or

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby now has a South Orange County chapter which met on August 12 at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church om San Clemente. Meetings are usually the second Saturday of the month, 9:30 AM. Contact Larry Kramer ( for more details. The CCL will be sponsoring its third annual Climate Crisis Conference on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Contact Dr. Tom English (760-918-9963, for more information or the North San Diego Chapter

The Canyon Democrats will be meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Norman Murray Community & Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo 92692. UCI physics professor Kevork Abazajian will discuss Science in the Age of Trump. Social hour 6:30-7, meeting 7-9. Visit to RSVP.

The South Orange County Democratic Club will host four Democratic city leaders on Wed., Sept. 20 with speakers at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:30. The guests will be Dana Point mayor Debra Lewis, San Juan Capistrano major pro-tem Sergio Farias, Aliso Viejo council member Ross Chun, and Tiffany Ackley, candidate for city council in Mission Viejo. San Juan Capistrano Community Center, (25925 Camino Del Avion, SJC 92675). Write to or for details.

The Progressive Democrats of America will meet on Wed., Sept. 20, 7-8:45 at Sizzler Steakhouse, 3755 Murphy Canyon Rd., Suite S, San Diego. Contact Mike Thaller:

The San Onofre Settlement Celebration will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, 4-6 PM at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater organized by Ray Lutz of Citizens’ Oversight and the law firm of Aguirre & Severson. Music by Tes Kempner & Friends. Visit for details.

San Diego North 49 is a part of the nationwide Indivisible group – check out the web site of the local group. Hundreds have been gathering for months every Tuesday morning 10-11 AM in front of Issa’s headquarters in Vista. For example Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1800 Thibodo Rd., Vista 92081. Also visit their FB page: The group will also stage the Thursday Street Corner Protest, 5-6 PM in Encinitas (corner of Encinitas Blvd and El Camino Real), Thursday Sept. 21. House party after the protest. Join the group!

The North County Climate Change Alliance Forum is sponsoring Our Changing Climate Series at the Vista Library (700 Eucalyptus Ave.,92084) on Thursday, Sept. 21, 5:30 ( Speakers will be Charles Langley, Nina Babiarz, and Robert Pope from Public Watchdogs ( The California Coastal Commission (CCC) gave Southern California Edison (SCE) a permit to bury millions of pounds of radioactive nuclear waste on the beach at San Onofre. The 8.5 million residents living within the 50-mile plume radius are at risk. This waste is deadly for 250,000 years. Edison will store their waste in steel cans a mere 5/8” thick with a design life of 60 years & a manufacturer’s warranty of only 25 years.

A Revolution is taking place in San Diego County! In addition to the events mentioned above, there will be Hurricane Harvey Relief BBB Fundraiser at the Wavelength Brewing Company, 236 Main St., Vista 92084. Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 PM: A few days later Our Revolution North County San Diego will have an organizational meeting at Indian Joe Brewing, 2123 Industrial Court, Vista. Saturday, Sept. 23, 1-3 PM. And don’t forget about the rally at Oceanside Pier on Sept. 24 mentioned above.


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