March 2018 Events

Screening of “Little Voices from Fukushima”  Come and see this remarkable film showing  Japanese families facing a very difficult choice between staying in contaminated areas or self-evacuating without the support of the government who insists it is safe to stay put, in spite of much evidence to the contrary.  Come learn more about the consequences of radioactive fallout and how poorly other governments have dealt with it. Thursday, March 29th, 6-8 PM, San Clemenete Community Center Ole Hanson Room, 100 N. Calle Seville.  Here is the trailer:

The South Orange County Progressives will meet on Tuesday, March 13 at their usual venue, the banquet room of Agostino’s Ristorante Italiano, 34700 Coast Hwy, Capo Beach 92624.  The speaker will be Susan Parmelee, Executive Director of the Wellness and Prevention Center.  The topic will be the changing of marijuana laws and the evolution of the opioid crisis.   RSVP to and visit
The Edison Community Engagement Panel will hold its 20th meeting on Thursday, March 22 at the Laguna Hills Community Center, 25555 Alica Parkway, Laguna Hills, 92653.  (For some reason, the CEP refuses to meet in San Clemente, the city closest to the new nuclear waste dump.)  Edison’s public relations promotional booths will open at 4:30, an hour before the meeting which is scheduled for 5:30-8:30. 
Mary Navarro is running for the OC Board of Education District 5.  If you wish to attend her kickoff campaign reception at a private home 3-5PM Sunday, March 4,  please RSVP for details to:
March for Our Lives is going to be a rally in support of those demanding an end to gun violence in the wake of the Florida school shooting.  The date is Saturday, March 24 2-5 PM and the place will be Centennial Regional Park in Santa Ana outside the offices of republican Mimi Walters who has supported legislation to weaken gun control laws.  Visit the Facebook Page:
Women’s History Brunch  On Saturday March 24 there will be the 3rd Annual Women’s History Month Breakfast 10AM – Noon at the Oak Creek Golf Club, One Gold Club Drive, Irvine.  Tickets $35 before March 10.  For more information visit  Women’s History Month Brunch

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:


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