February 2018 Events

Residents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE) will sponsor a community involvement meeting on Saturday, Feb. 3: “The Facts about Nuclear Waste Storage at San Onofre.”  The meeting will take place just as Edison has completed moving the first of 73 thin-walled canisters to the new nuclear waste dump at San Onofre where they will remain indefinitely.  These canisters are often called “Chernobyl Cans” because each one has more radiation potential than everything released in the Chernobyl disaster.  1-3 PM, Center for Spiritual Living, 1201 Puerta del Sol, San Clemente 92673. Contact:949-662-7419.
The Canyon Democrats will sponsor a “Flip the House” Pancake Breakfast on Sat., Feb. 3, 9-10 AM at the Norman Murray Center in Mission Viejo.  And on Tuesday, Feb. 27 they will hold their monthly meeting also at the Norman Murray Center.  Socializing from 6:30-7 followed by the meeting 7-9.  All welcome.
The Democratic Women of South Orange County will host a Candidate Night for CA 49 on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The lively debate will be held at the San Juan Hills High School Theatre, 29211 Stallion Ridge, San Juan Capistrano 92675.  Doors open at 6:15, debate 7-8:30.  For tickets and more information visit:
Flip the 49th will continue canvassing and phone bank operations throughout Feb. in San Clemente, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Solana Beach, and Encinitas.  Visit: and join the many volunteers!
Citizens’ Climate Lobby  The monthly meeting of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Orange County South Chapter will be held from 9:30 AM to noon on Saturday, February 10 at St. Andrews by the Sea Methodist Church at 2001 Frontera, San Clemente.  For further details about  CCL actions, visit:

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:

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