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 (SOCProgressives.com).  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:  socprogressives@gmail.com     Visit the SOCP web site and facebook page for commentary on the news and information about events in the area: www.socprogressives.com  and  https://www.facebook.com/progressivesofsouthorangecounty

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 https://orangecojuntydemocrats.com/ or write to: info@pcdemocrats.org 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 contact@dwsoc.org

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 (voter_service@lwvsandiego.org).

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 AlisoNiguelDemocrats@gmail.com 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 trina_mangione@outlook.com 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 willa@cox.net).

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 (larrykramer11@att.net) 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, tdenglish3sbcglobal.net) for more information or the North San Diego Chapter sandiegonorth@citizensclimatelobby.org

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 www.canyondems.org 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 contact@dwsoc.org or willa@cox.net 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: miket@pda.emailnb.com

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 http://CitizensOversight.org for details.

San Diego North 49 is a part of the nationwide Indivisible group – check out the web site https://www.indivisible49.com/ 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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/568796709978449/ 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 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/166247570209950). Speakers will be Charles Langley, Nina Babiarz, and Robert Pope from Public Watchdogs (https://publicwatchdogs.org/). 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: https://www.facebook.com/events/220778925119503 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. https://www.facebook.com/events/146774599251241 And don’t forget about the rally at Oceanside Pier on Sept. 24 mentioned above. https://www.facebook.com/events/1724797367815777

 

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