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

 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:

 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:

 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]

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