February 2020 Events
Climate Change Action is the subject of the February meeting. The speaker will be Nicole Capretz, Founder and Executive Director of Climate Action Campaign. Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the banquet room of Agostinos by the Sea, 34700 Coast Highway, Capo Beach 92624. Dinner and socializing 5:30-7, meeting at 7. RSVP to [email protected]
March 2020 Events
The Progressives of South Orange County unfortunately had to cancel the March 10 meeting because of the Covid 19 pandemic. Let’s hope that Tom Isaacs can return in the future and provide some much needed wisdom about nuclear waste issues.
April 2020 Events
The Progressives of South Orange County will host a Virtual Zoom meeting (https://zoom.us/) with Congressman Mike Levin (CA 49) on Tuesday, April 14, 6-7 PM. Congressman Levin will discuss the Covid 19 Pandemic, San Onofre issues including his Task Force Report, and Climate Change. To join the Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/146155848?pwd=cTFBeW1RZklFTTBrTXpXWUFlN2Z5UT09 Meeting ID: 46 155 848, Password: 205792 One tap mobile: +16699009128,,146155848# If you wish to ask a question, submit your name and your question in advance to [email protected] Those who submit a question in advance will be the first to be called upon. You will be unmuted when Mike calls on you to ask your question.
The Samuel Lawrence Foundation will present a Zoom meeting entitled: “Trust the govt. to protect you? Lesson learned from the COVID-19 response.” The speaker will be Dr. Don Mosier, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Research. Wednesday, April 8, 9 AM PST. Use the Zoom Meeting Link for Meeting ID: 523-740-902, Password: publicSOB
The Citizens Climate Lobby of South Orange County (the local chapter hosted by Larry and Chris Kramer) will sponsor a Zoom meeting on Saturday, April 11 at 11 AM to discuss climate change issues during the pandemic crisis. Go to the Zoom website: https://citizensclimate.zoom.us/j/5328291069, Zoom phone #: 408-638-0968, Meeting ID: 532 829 1069, iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,,5328291069# or +16465588656,,5328291069#. Just before this meeting at 9:45 will be a zoom meeting of the entire international CCL organization. It will feature Nathaniel Stinnett of the Environmental Voter Project. To join this meeting at or after 9:45 go to http://cclusa.org/meeting and enter 506-546-267 as the meeting ID.
With social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis precluding in-person celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, CCL will host a special online event on April 25 at 1 PM ET: Uniting from Home: A virtual CCL event with Katharine Hayhoe. For details, contact Larry: [email protected]
May 2020 Events
On May 28 there will be a special Edison CEP (Community Engagement Panel) meeting devoted to discussing of what might happen at the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump, now home to 1,773 tons of stranded uranium and plutonium scheduled to remain here until 2050 or longer. Independent experts recommended by the National Academy of Sciences will analyze the credibility and consequences of nine possible worst-case scenarios. This meeting is the result of a public petition signed by many of you several years ago requesting full disclosure of what might happen in a terrorist attack or natural disaster. Stay tuned for details.
The Progressives of South Orange County November meeting will feature Margaret Koster who will speak about the national Move to Amend the Constitution which seeks to upend the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that corporations are the same as people. Margaret is an organizer with the national Move to Amend and co-chair the Mendocino County chapter. Move to Amend is a non-partisan grassroots national coalition calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to unequivocally restore inalienable rights back to human beings only. The date: Tuesday, Nov. 12 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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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 [email protected]. 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: [email protected]
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 [email protected] 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: [email protected]
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 [email protected]. Visit the Facebook Page: