Weekly Orange County Progressive


Monday November 24, 2014     Issue No. 602


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new Nov 10 Monday 6:30pm, Irvine: NOW, NWPC & PPSOBC Presents Protecting Public Health Empowering Communities Join us for an update on SB 1094 and Next Steps

Nov 10 Monday 7-9pm, Orange: Pax Christi meeting

Nov 11 Tuesday 10:30am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - Working Together to End World Hunger

Nov 11 Tuesday 7pm, Brea: North OC Chapter-PDA: Nick Yarris 7 Days to Live, Death Penalty, Innocence Project, IOTs, fracking

new Nov 12 Wednesday 6pm, Laguna Hills: Progressives of South OC, Progressive potluck and meeting on Healthcare

Nov 12 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - OC Democratic Party Executive Director Nick Anas

Nov 12 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees volunteer orientation

Nov 12 Wednesday 7pm, Newport Beach: Water Supply Series

new Nov 12 Wednesday 7pm, Lake Forest: Backyard Skeptics South

new Nov 13 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: Aisha Fukushima - Hip Hop Education and Social Justice: Pedagogy, Praxis, Engagement, and Action

new Nov 13 Thursday 6:30pm, San Clemente: Energy Conservation Community Meeting

Nov 14 Friday noon, Irvine: Lunch with League: Laura's Law - Bridging Community Protection with Severe Mental Illness

new Nov 14 Friday noon-1:30pm, Irvine: Interrupting the Cycle of Oppression: The Role of Allies as Agents of Change

new Nov 14 Friday 6pm, Orange: May Day 2015 invitation

Nov 14 Friday 6-8pm, Fullerton: World Workshop #38: "Art & Politics: Past, Present, Future" (+ Dinner)

Nov 14-16 Friday-Sunday, San Diego: CDP Executive Board Meeting

Nov 15 Saturday 10am-4pm, Garden Grove: 2nd Annual Symposium about California Jails and Muslim Inmates

new Nov 15 Saturday 8pm, Santa Ana: 1st Annual Womyn in Hip-Hop Gathering

new Nov 15 Saturday 8-11pm, Santa Ana: Transported: Bicycling as Solution and Transcendence

Nov 16 Sunday 5-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC 2014 Annual Dinner

new Nov 18 Tuesday noon, Irvine: UC Irvine: Protesting Tuition Increase

New Nov 18 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Free The People(FTP): Self-Determination through Deportation Defense

Nov 18 Tuesday 7-9pm, Orange: Beyond Zionism: Hope for Peace in Palestine - A Talk by Miko Peled

New Nov 18 Tuesday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Orange County Equality Coalition Annual Membership Meeting and Mixer

new Nov 19 (3rd Wednesday) 7-8:30pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus

NEW Nov 20 Thursday 9am, Santa Ana: Chant Down the Walls March and Concert

Nov 20 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens Of Laguna Woods Village book review A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

NEW Nov 20 Thursday 2:30-4pm, Costa Mesa: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program

NEW Nov 20 Thursday 4-5pm, Irvine: Vigil and Protest for Ayotzinapa 43

New Nov 20 Thursday 4pm, Santa Ana: Protesta De Apoyo Moral Al Pueblo Méxicano

NEW Nov 20 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Transgender Day of Remembrance

NEW Nov 20 Thursday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Transgender Day of Remembrance

NEW Nov 21 Friday 8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NORML Meeting

New Nov 22 Saturday 10am-4pm, Brea: OC Against Fracking Retreat

NEW Nov 22 Saturday 10am-4pm, Santa Ana: Clinica Legal Contra la Deportacion

NEW Nov 23 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Irvine Area Democratic Party

Nov 23 Sunday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: OC For Climate Action presents a screening of The 11th Hour

NEW Nov 24 Monday noon-3pm, Irvine: Protesting Tuition Increase

New Nov 24 Monday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Food Chains movie screening

[Update] Nov 25 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Rally for Furgeson

new Nov 25 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting

NEW Nov 26 Wednesday 6pm, Santa Ana: Stand in solidarity

NEW Nov 29 Saturday 5pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter

NEW Nov 30 Sunday 6pm, Long Beach: Conscious Cinema proudly presents: "Mad Cowboy"


DECEMBER

New Dec 1 Monday 2pm, Anaheim: Million March Against Police Brutality

NEW Dec 2 Tuesday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: Public reception for Councilman Larry Agran to thank him for his 28 years of service to our community

new Dec 3 Wednesday 6pm, Tustin: NWPC OC/OC NOW Holiday Party

NEW Dec 3 (1st Wednesday) 6:30pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action (OCCA) planning meeting

NEW Dec 4 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC

NEW Dec 7 Sunday 5-8pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Holiday Party

NEW Dec 10 Wednesday 6pm, Laguna Woods: Democratic Club Holiday Party

new Dec 11 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Orange: Community Book Discussion

New Dec 13 Saturday 11am-1pm, Mission Viejo: SOCDC/Canyon Dem 2014 Richard O'Neill Holiday Brunch Featuring Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones

new Dec 13 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Appetizer & Dessert Potluck - Annual Planning Meeting

NEW Dec 18 Thursday 7pm, Anaheim: Arab American Democrats AADCA of California, Annual Holiday Dinner


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Oct 1 Wednesday noon-2pm, Newport Beach: DFOC Luncheon Honoring Azim Khamisa @ The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd. secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/azimkhamisa Author, activist, and inspirational speaker Azim Khamisa carries his inspirational message of forgiveness, peace and hope into a world in desperate need of each. Following the loss of his only son Tariq in 1995 to a senseless, gang-related murder, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness, and this amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (www.TKF.org) and the subsequent forgiveness movement which has reached millions.   To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799 or through ActBlue. secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/azimkhamisa

Oct 1 Wednesday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action (OCCA) planning meeting (a project created in partnership with UNA-OC) @ 2424 SE Bristol Street, Suite 300
If you arrive late, the door will be locked. To be let in, call Patty's cell: 949.246.2969 Call in option: (951) 262-4343 | Participant access code: 377504

Oct 1 Wednesday 6:30pm, Irvine: The Young Ethics Advocates (YEA) of Irvine, Northwood, University, & Woodbridge High Schools proudly present Inspiration for Truth & Reconciliation with Linda and Molly Biehl @ Northwood High School, 4515 Portola Pkwy
speaking on the inspirational roles of Nelson Mandela and the Biehl family in the Truth and Reconciliation restorative process in South Africa.   With musical and artistic performances by students from all 4 high schools. This event is a community celebration of IUSD's 2014 school year!   Funds raised at the event will be YEA's contribution to the Amy Biehl Foundation. Additional generous contributions will be most appreciated.

Oct 1 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Drive (Metropointe Shopping Center)
Speakers Debbie Cook, Board President, Post Carbon Institute. Debbie will discuss the work of the Post Carbon Institute and the organization's work in leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable and sustainable world. Visit http://www.postcarbon.org/   Nick Anas, Executive Director, Democratic Party of Orange County. Nick will lead a discussion of the propositions scheduled for the Nov. election. Bring your questions and concerns.

Oct 1 Wednesday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Greenpeace OC Documentary Night Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide @ 125 E Baker St Suite B115
Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, the documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable - and fighting bravely to change them. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, the film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation.

Oct 1 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride 2015 Planning Committee Meeting @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway (in the Red Room)
OC Pride is looking for experienced people interested in joining our 2015 Pride Planning Committee!   We especially need people experienced in any of the following: -Sponsorship -Fundraising/Ad Sales -Entertainment Booking -Social Media -Secretary -Accounting/Finances -Government Operations -Volunteer Recruitment   This is your time to ask questions! Task-related training can be provided.   OC Pride is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization and all positions are unpaid. Volunteers gain resume experience and the opportunity to help attain equality and respect for all people in a progressive OC.

Oct 2 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North Orange County @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
2014 CA Propositions Night at the DNOC! It's time to get the pros and cons on the statewide propositions which will be presented by DNOC's Monika Broome. Bring your Voter Guide to join in and take notes as Monika explains the issues addressed in the November election's propositions. DNOC times: Dinner and Socializing at 6. There is NO COST for attending the meeting which begins at 7. For more information contact: DNOC President Pete Anderson, petedem04@gmail.com

Oct 2 Thursday 6pm, Costa Mesa: AF3IRM OC/ Transnational Feminism Educational Discussion @ Portola Coffee Lab, 3313 Hyland Ave Suite B2
AF3IRM OC will be leading a discussion on Transnational Feminism; what it is, what does it look like and how do we practice it.   Attendance is restricted to women-identified individuals. Mothers with their babies are welcome!

Oct 2 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa City Council Candidates' Forum. Sponsored by Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors' Group, the forum meet and greet begins at 6:30pm and the forum at 7pm. For info, visit, http://www.eastsidecm.org, email esidecm@gmail.com or phone 949/478-1395.

[moved] Oct 3 Friday 8-10pm, Anahiem/Fullerton: Assistance to the Homeless for Fall [Moved to Oct 10 @ La Palma Park, 1151 N Anaheim Blvd.
due to an unforeseeable circumstance, our homeless assistance night was bumped one week later, same time, to 10/10. Please meet us in La Palma Park then! Thank You!

Oct 3 Friday 8:30pm, Lake Forest: South County OC NORML meeting @ Fuddruckers, 23621 El Toro Rd.
the Director of CA NORML, Dale Geiringer will be a special guest at the South County OC NORML meeting

Oct 4 Saturday 7:30am San Clemente/8:30am San Juan Capistrano/10am Newport Back Bay/1:30pm Huntington Beach/3:30pm Seal Beach/4:30pm Long Beach: 18th Annual Pilgrimage of the Gabrielino/Tongva and Juaneno/Acjachemen People as We Carry Prayers to Honor the Spirits of our Ancestors.
Joining the pilgrimage will be the California Bear Dancers & Musicians Gary Lemos & Sara Thompson and Robert Leon. For info, contact Rebecca Robles at ancestorwalk@gmail.com. Carpooling is encouraged. Potluck-prepared dishes appreciated. Skirts required for Bear Ceremony. http://facebook.com/121990207811286/photos/a.165810320095941.44412.121990207811286/859374117406221

Oct 4 Saturday 8:30am, Costa Mesa: Walking Precincts for Joel Flores, Candidate Coast Community College Trustee with Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers @ 2900 Bristol Street, Suite C107
Precinct walking is scheduled for every Saturday from now until the election on Nov. 4. Phone banking is Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5-8pm at same address. For more info, visit http://votejoelflores.com/. Questions, contact info@votejoelflores.com.

Oct 4 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Newport Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
9am-noon: Brea Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy in Brea 92821
9:30am-noon: St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach CA 92660
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Newport Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Oct 4 Saturday 9am-2pm, Santa Ana: Solorio Super Saturday with Jose Solorio @ Campaign Headquarters, 1325 W. Warner Ave.
Please join Solorio friends and supporters for some snacks, lunch, precinct walks, phone banking and lawn sign pick up and deliveries. Long Beach location Office also open for Solorio Super Saturday at 4714 Los Coyotes Diagonal, Long Beach. You may RSVP to Amalia Mejia at Amalia@SolorioForSenate.com, 714/557-2438. More info at www.solorioforsenate.com.

Oct 4 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Chapter UN Coffee Talk Series Speaker Dr. Nubar Hovseplan, Chair and Associate Professor of Policital Science, Chapman University, Understanding Current Developments in the Middle East - What Can the UN Do? American Red Cross Building, 600 Parkcenter Drive, Santa Ana 92705 (Between 5 and 55 Freeways off 4th St. Park in the back and look for balloons and signage.

Oct 4 Saturday 4-7pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC Wine and Appetizer Party @ home of Josh Newman and Darcy Lewis, 2740 Domingo Rd.
Join friends and local candidates as we move into final stretch before the Nov. election. Cost: $15 per person, $25 per couple, $4 wine and beer available, $2 sodas. Please RSVP to Barbara Nicoll at 714/353-4912 or Linda Gardner at 714/525-8633. Pay at the door or mail your check made to DNOC, c/l Tammi McIntyre, 118 Chestnut Place, Fullerton 93832-2123.

Oct 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Local Candidates in November   We have confirmed two local candidates to talk about their campaigns, and are waiting to confirm more:   Jane Rands, running for Fullerton City Council http://janerands.com   Ron Varasteh, running for Municipal Water District, Area 5   The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting.

Oct 5 Sunday 5pm, Santa Ana: 49th Annual Farm Worker Autumn Celebration, sponsored by OC Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers, will feature Rev. Lindsay Comstock as Keynote Speaker @ United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ, 19211 Dodge Ave.
Rev. Comstock is Executive Director of National Farm Worker Ministry. The event includes a catered dinner and silent auction. Admission with prepaid reservation is $25 ($10 for students); at the door, admission is $30. To make reservation, call Suzanne Darweesh at 714/738-1785 and for prepaid reservation, make check payable to NFWM and mail to Suzanne, 2104 Hilltop Ct., Fullerton 92835. Contact Suzanne if you have a donation for the auction.

Oct 5 Sunday 5-9pm, Anaheim: The Alex Odeh Memorial Banquet @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 South Harbor Boulevard
Featuring Keynote Speaker Cindy Corrie Mother of Peace Activist & Martyr Rachel Corrie. www.rachelcorrie.com President, The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice   Award Recipients Sama Wareh, The Rachel Corrie Award Artist, Author, Humanitarian and Environmental Educator   Miko Peled, The Conscience and Courage Award Peace Activist and Author, "The General's Son". MikoPeled.com   Lila Garrett, The Truth in Media Award Television Screenwriter and Radio Host: Connect the Dots, KPFK   Norman Tanber and George Hanna, The Lifetime Achievement and Philanthropy Award Political Activists and Philanthropists   Reception: 5pm Dinner & Program: 6pm Social: 9pm   Semi-Formal or Business Attire Recommended Click here for tickets salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2 c=6GEIEEMuDcEZTXBN%2FXVDox8Mg%2BiuNiJU For information and tickets contact adcocounty@gmail.com & (714)641-5884.

Oct 7 Thursday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens Of Laguna Woods Village: "Reforming the California Initiative Process" John A. Smith @ Clubhouse 7 lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=5217

Oct 8 Wednesday 10-11am, Newport Beach: Stop Fracking SoCal Coasts @ 100 Civic Center Drive
Offshore fracking is unacceptable. Places where we fish, play, and visit are places where Big Oil fracks, threatening our health and our home state. To boot, fracking is going on near Newport Beach! This madness needs to stop. Join us to tell the California Coastal Commission: NO to offshore fracking! We want this rally to be big, because we're actually moving the Coastal Commission in the right direction.

Oct 8 Wednesday 5-7:30pm, Aliso Viejo: South OC Democratic Club meeting - phone banking for CUSD candidates @ Capistrano Unified Education Association offices, 27422 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 100
We support Gila Jones and other progressive candidates. Let's all help get them elected!   Call Mike Weinell, 949-395-5084 or email mikeyweinell@yahoo.com Please, if you can't help on the 8th, call Mike to volunteer for another time before Oct. 10.

Oct 8 Wednesday 6-9pm, Orange: OC Young Democrats 2014 Clinton Awards, featuring Toni G. Atkins, Speaker of the CA State Assembly. @ Grand Catered Events Center, 300 S. Flower Street.
secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2014clintonawards

Oct 8 Wednesday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd ADA Monthly Meeting Featuring Four Candidates as Guest Speakers @ IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
They are Joel Block our candidate for State Assembly (72nd District), Dr. Suzanne Savary running for Congress in California's 48th district against Dana Rohrabacher, Joel Flores running for the Coast Community College Board of Trustees and Mark Bixby running for city council in Huntington Beach. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting is at 7pm. Bring a friend and hear from our speakers running for office.

Oct 8 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - Planned Parenthood External Affairs Manager Claudia Perez @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive
Claudia will speak about the importance of electing women to office, and the "war on women's rights" that must be stopped. For more information visit lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com and facebook.com/lbdcpage

Oct 9 Thursday 6-9pm, San Juan Capistrano: Community Engagement Panel @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
The general topic will be public safety and emergency preparedness. This is especially important now that Orange and San Diego counties have become a nuclear waste dump for the indefinite storage of about 2,000 tons of uranium and plutonium. In the coming century, there are many questions about the safety of the storage casks plus vulnerability to earthquakes and terrorist threats. Chances are that Edison will limit the meeting to evacuation procedures. Come and learn how you can outrun gamma radiation that will go right through your car. They should be talking about moving the waste elsewhere but no one will touch that subject. If you have never attended one of these meetings, this is the time to go.

Oct 9 Thursday 6-9pm, Laguna Beach: OC Green Drinks @ Nirvana Grille, 303 Broadway Str
OC Green Drinks events are casual and agenda-free; they're just a great forum in which Orange County's growing demographic of eco-conscious professionals can have a drink, spark up a 'green' conversation and not be met with a blank look. ocgreendrinks.org

Oct 9 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: DIG DEEPER About Climate Change @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia, Mother Lewis Room
How Climate Change Affects Our Health Presented by: Linda Marsa Linda Marsa writes and teaches about environmental and healthrelated issues in several capacities including as a contributing editor for Discover. In 2014, her book, Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health and How We Can Save Ourselves, received an honorable mention for the American Society of Journalists and Authors' Best Books of the Year list. Please RSVP: 714-633-8121 ext. 7716 * mperales@csjorange.org

Oct 9 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: "Queer in College Day" @ Cal State Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd.
The LGBT Center OC's Youth Program is excited to collaborate with:   CSUF LGBT Resource Center Queer People of Color at CSUF Queer Student Alliance at CSUF CSUF Women and Gender Studies Department   This is a wonderful opportunity for college-bound or college-curious students to learn about LGBTQ+ campus resources, how to get involved and have a healthy and affirming college experience.   All youth--especially those in the Fullerton area--are invited to participate

Oct 10 Friday 1pm, Seal Beach: The Cost of Racism to White America, Lecture by John H. Bracey, Jr. Dept. Chair and Professor of Afro-American Studies at the Univ. or Massachusetts @ Leisure World, Clubhouse 4
Lecture is presented by Senior Patriots for Peace. Those outside Leisure World, call Nancy at 562/896-8604 so name can be left at the Main Gate. For more info, call Nancy at no. above or Lucille Martin at 562/430-1047.

Oct 10 Friday 5-7pm, Irvine: Reception for Drew Leavens @ Caspian Restaurant, 14100 Culver Dr
RSVP http://facebook.com/events/1490600761222163/ or 949-390-3166

Oct 10 Friday 6-8pm, Fullerton: World Workshop #34: "CLIMATE CHANGE" Special Screening: Disruption (+ Dinner) @ California State University, Fullerton, Humanities Bldg. Room 123, 800 N. State College Blvd.
The screening of this brand new documentary, featuring Naomi Klein and many other scholars and activists, will be followed by a round-table discussion. Hosted by Dr. Hélène Domon.   After the workshop, we will have dinner at a restaurant in Fullerton. Details later.   This workshop is organized by the Left Bank and the CSUF Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/205777522

Oct 10 Friday 8-10pm, Anahiem/Fullerton: Assistance to the Homeless for Fall @ La Palma Park, 1151 N Anaheim Blvd.
Join me as I offer the homeless of the City of Anaheim- Municipal Government and Fullerton crucial hygiene, food, and resources for the upcoming fall season! We will meet at La Palma Park in Anaheim and caravan to the downtown Fullerton area.   Check out my group's stories here: http://www.dailytitan.com/2014/04/csuf-student-leads-way-to-aid-the-homeless-in-time-for-easter-3/ http://www.dailytitan.com/2014/04/student-coordinates-donations-to-help-out-homeless-residents/   Contact me at 714-615-7637 with questions, comments, or ideas of more areas we can serve the needy!

Oct 10 Friday 7pm, Anaheim: Peter Mathews - Move to Amend and the importance of the We the People amendment @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 South Harbor Blvd.
Author of Dollar Democracy: Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All, Peter Mathews' life's work involves educating the public on accurate facts and progressive ideas in order to create and expand equal opportunity in America and the world. That has driven his quest for economic and social justice through the media and his work in the community. To learn more about Peter Mathews visit epetermathews.com

Oct 11 Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm, Irvine: Healthy Earth Conference - Be the change @ Temple of Light, 11 Goddard
9:30am - Doors open for registration   10:00am - 3:00pm - Awakening the Dreamer Symposium (Lunch break & exhibits: Noon-1:00pm) A Pachamama Alliance experience designed to awaken your hopefulness for global transformation.   3:00pm-3:30pm - Exhibits by like-minded organizations & live music by Steve Blaser   3:30pm-5:30pm - Be inspired by people who are taking action! Hear presentations by: * Sande Hart, The Compassion Games: The Compassion Games for Earth * Allis Druffle, Interfaith Power & Light: Alternative Energy Solutions * Zen Honeycutt, Moms Across America: Creating a New Future Through Our Food System * Mark Tabbert & Mary Clumek, Citizens Climate Lobby: Global Warming - What We Can Do As Citizens * Trav Williams, Paradigm Financial Planning: Divestment & Socially Responsible Investing   Sponsored by the Orange County Interfaith Coalition for the Environment (www.OCICE.org), the Temple of Light, & Paradigm Financial Planning (www.ParadigmFP.net) Space is limited! Register online at: ocice.org/healthy_earth_conference Admission: $15 in advance/$25 at the door * Nobody turned away due to lack of funds! * Lunch available for purchase on site.

Oct 11 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting
WHERE: The new Friends meeting house at 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100, Irvine 92612   Exit at MacArthur off of 405 and go towards OC Airport Turn Left at MacArthur and go to Michelson Turn Left at Michelson and go to the very next street (?) Turn Left at that next street that starts with a "D" and go to Business Center Drive Turn Right on Business Center Drive and go about 1/4 mile 2091 is on Left Hand side Go around to the back side of the building to where the handicap parking is. Suite 100 is off of the inside courtyard, in the center of the office complex.
WHO: Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color).   We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice.   Breakfast and Coffee provided!   Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org

Oct 11 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
A video of Barry Lynn and Ayesha Khan discussing two recent Supreme Court Decisions: Greece v. Galloway Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores For more info: (949) 733-9157 www.au-oc.org or email OrangeCountyAU@yahoo.com.

Oct 11 Saturday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: Re-Elect Orange County's Only Openly Gay Elected Official @ Home of Audrey Prosser & Debra Quam - Huntington Beach (RSVP for address)
If you can't attend, please consider a donation: https://joeshaw.nationbuilder.com/donate

[Venue And Time Change] Oct 11 Saturday 5-8pm, Yorba Linda: World Day Against the Death Penalty Dinner @ The Main Street Restaurant, 4902 Main St. (Main St. and Imperial Hwy)
Come listen to Steve Rhode, Esq. and exonoree, Nick Yarris as they share their stories, insights and wisdom. The evening will begin with a social hour and silent auction followed by dinner and desert. The highlight of the evening will be our guest speakers. The cost of the evening is $25 per person. To help us plan dinner please RSVP before Oct 4, 2014. Mail checks to 1531 Concord Ave, Fullerton CA 92831, payable to DPF. Cash will be accepted at door with prior RSVP. evite.com/event/0022Q4O6JNHEIQNTOEPEH6SEYCZBNA

Oct 11 Saturday 6-10pm, Irvine: Reclaim Democracy - Pay to Play @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue
madmimi.com/p/753955 6:30 PM: Gathering, chatting and munching. 7:00 PM: Welcome and Introduction to Reclaim Democracy 7:30 PM: Pay to Play 9:35 PM: Discussion: With the most critical election of your lifetime coming in just 36 days, how should you decide who to vote for?

Oct 12 Sunday 11:30-3:30pm, Mission Viejo: Prop 47 Phone Bank @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation
The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014   Reduce mass incarceration by ending felony sentencing for drug possession and petty theft crimes. Divert the millions of dollars saved to K-12 school programs and mental health and drug treatment programs. Retroactive so thousands would be released from CA jails and prisons.

Oct 12 Sunday 1pm, Santa Ana: Seeds Of Resistance: E4rth is my Flesh Live Art Show @ Centro Cultural de México
In honor of Indigenous People's Day, Seeds of Resistance invites self-identified wemoon/womyn/wombyn artists to share their art in our 2014 art exhibition as we celebrate our fourth anniversary. We invite you to honor and connect to our theme of "e4rth is my flesh".   Art Exhibition Proposal Form for artists interested in displaying artwork in our exhibition. Artists will be notified of acceptance by the Seeds of Resistance art committee on October 3, 2014. (Form available for download at seedsofresistance.net) Submissions Due By September 22, 2014

Oct 12 Sunday 4-5:30pm, Irvine: Reception for Drew Leavens with Erwin Chemerinsky & Beth Krom @ Home of Barbara Taborek, 4 Harvey Court
Co-hosted by Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UCI School of Law & Beth Krom, Irvine City Council RSVP facebook.com/events/337194989785894/ or call Paul: 949-390-3166

Oct 14 Tuesday 4-6pm, Anaheim: Taller de Informacion en Anaheim: Licencias de Conducir y Acta de Salud Para Todos @ Ponderosa Park Family Resource Center, 2100 Haster St.
En colaboración con Fullerton Dream Team   Come and learn about the requirements for receiving the new licenses for undocumented people under AB 60, and about the Health For All Act that would make health care more accessible for undocumented people in California.

Oct 14 Tuesday 7pm, Brea: North OC Chapter-PDA @ Lascari's Restaurant, 1060 E. Imperial Hwy. (across from the Brea mall)
Internationally Acclaimed Documentary "Propaganda" will be shown...updates on the CSUF "Fracking" Seminar and up dates on actions and local PDA issues *MESSAGE : Internationally acclaimed film...FILMS FOR ACTION awarded the film of the Year for 2013 honor to this documentary which includes exposures of propaganda from pre-WWII to now. The documentary provides many insights into the reasons for supporting "illegal" war...such as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and other Middle Eastern conflicts (Afghanistan/Irag, etc.). Based on historical fact...and information now known...this interesting and enlightening film is assured to open your mind and thought processes. We are conditioned to accept what our government tells us is right...learn how they are doing this and what we can do to learn the truth !   We will discuss current PDA actions, the Oct. PDA letter drops and local reports back on the fracking "seminar" held at CSUF and populated by industry panelists. Please attend...these important issues need discussion and actions! Local candidates will be attending and everyone will have the opportunity to interact with them.   6:15 PM social (chatting/food ordering) 7:00 PM

Oct 15 Wednesday 12:10-1:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council Effectively helping the Homeless, and resource Fair for Congregation clergy, staff and leaders @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dover & 16th
A short panel presentation by three people who work with homeless followed by a resource fair focused on homeless services.   Participating Agencies include City of Costa Mesa - Families Forward Friendship Shelter - Mercy House Veteran First with more coming!   Registration begins at 11:45, lunch at 12:10, self introductions at 12:40, program at 12:50 one minute announcements at 1:25. With adjournment by 1:30.   Attendance at the meeting, which includes lunch, is $12 with reservation and if made after October 13th or w/o reservation is $15. A reservation made is a reservation paid.   email your reservation to lanec@oclfl.org

Oct 15 (3rd Wednesday) 7-8:30pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 4, 480 S Batavia
Our agenda for the evening is as follows: 1. Debriefing and evaluation of 10/11/14, Saturday's event, 2. Discussing ways to get the 400 plus folks on our mailing list to be active, 3. Ways to engage the undecided folks.   OCChapterDPF@gmail.com facebook.com/OCCDPF https://twitter.com/oc_dpf

Oct 16 Thursday 4-7pm, Irvine: Cross-Cultural Center 40th Birthday Celebration @ UCI Cross-Cultural Center
Founded on October 16, 1974 by a core group of concerned UCI faculty, staff, and students, the CCC was the first multicultural center at a campus of the University of California! We host a series of programs, activities, and services to assist the university in supporting the personal, social, cultural, and academic needs of UCI's diverse students.   Come join us at the CCC as we celebrate our legacy and 40 years of Activism, Social Justice, Community, Education, Empowerment, and Diversity!   You don't want to miss it! SPREAD THE WORD! Please also RSVP here http://goo.gl/4XbViU with your name and email!

Oct 16 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Fundraiser-Bao Nguyen for Mayor 2014 @ Alvarado Smith, 1 MacArthur Pl., Ste. 200
Join leaders throughout Garden Grove and Orange County to support Bao's campaign. It's time to move Garden Grove forward with new leadership. RSVP and direct questions to Melahat at melahat@PSCampaigns.com or 562/491-1318. Contribute online at http://www.baonguyen.us/donate/. Make check payable to Bao Nguyen for Mayor 2014 and mail to Bao Nguyen for Mayor 2014, c/o PSC, 235 E. Broadway. Ste. 624, Long Beach 90802.

Oct 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women Candidates Forum @ Huntington Beach Central Library, 7700 Talbert Ave.
Submit question to the attention of Julie Toledo, Julie.toledo@srfcity-hb.org or HB City Hall, 2000 Main St., HB 92648 by Oct 10

Oct 17 Friday 8am-4pm, Santa Ana: 3rd Annual OC Women's Health Policy Summit & Community Launch: UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence @ Delhi Center 505 E. Central Ave. ocwomenshealth.org/2014-policy-summit
8am-1pm: Policy Summit   Policy Recommendations Health & Domestic Violence Task Force Breast & Cervical Cancer Task Force Teen Reproductive Health Task Force   Advocacy Training Working Lunch & Facilitated Discussion   If you have questions about the Orange County Women's Health Project, please contact info@ocwomenshealth.org.
1:30-4pm: Community Launch   Introduce New Interdisciplinary Center Mission, Vision, Faculty & Activities   Family Violence Research at UC Irvine   Community Partnerships & Input on Data/Research Needs   Hosted Reception   If you have questions about the UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence, please contact acampbell@law.uci.edu.

Oct 18 Saturday 8am-12:30pm, Orange: The Journey North: A Symposium on Immigration ...sharing our immigrant story through theatre, film, dance, art and music @ St. Joseph Center Auditorium, 480 S. Batavia St.
For more info and to RSVP visit: csjorange.org Or call the Justice Office at 714-633-8121 ext. 7716 Sponsored by Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, LMU/LA CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice and Chapman University.

Oct 18-19 Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm, Anaheim/Garden Grove/Irvine/Mission Viejo/Santa Ana/...: 12th Annual Open Mosque Day shuracouncil.org/pgrp.aspx?grpid=4A1650EF-27FA-4EAE-B9F1-FB30473A2030

Oct 18 Saturday noon Irvine/5pm Orange: Occupy OC 3rd Anniversary @ Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz
What's your issue? Bring it, with a sign and/or a tent. Bring some hotdogs and charcoal. Let's show how self-organization is done. Go watch "Horton Hears A Who" and "Network". Be ready to Film The Police and have a good time. Alton & Harvard -- you know the spot. Please share. Peace.
Greetings Activists. I am inviting you all to come join us this Saturday at one of the OSA Safe Houses, Matt and Dylan's pad in Orange. 390 N. Maplewood Street 92866. (House front faces Sycamore St.) This is a communal style Potluck Dinner at 5:00 p.m. So please bring anything healthy and appetizing that you can to share. Friends from other cities or activist groups are welcome as well. Invite an activist friend.

Oct 19 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Laguna Hills: Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break between People and Government: A talk and Q&A with author and RESULTS founder Sam Daley-Harris. @ 25292 Abilene Ct.
The Orange County RESULTS chapter will be hosting a gathering with author and RESULTS founder Sam Daley-Harris in Laguna Hills, CA   Mr. Daley-Harris' work is described in the NY Times column by David Bornstein titled "Lobbying for the Greater Good".; Sam founded RESULTS in 1980, founded the Microcredit Summit Campaign in 1995, and founded the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation in 2012. Speaking of three organizations Daley-Harris founded, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus has said: "No other organization has been as critical a partner in seeing to it that microcredit is used as a tool to eradicate poverty and empower women than RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund's Microcredit Summit Campaign."   You are all invited so please watch for an invitation and details to the 3:30 PM event. SPACE IS LIMITED for this event so please remember to RSVP to Vanessa Garcia 714.631.0277

Oct 20 Monday: Last day to register to vote in the General Election The Voter Registration Form shall be mailed (postmarked by this date) or delivered to the county elections official by this date and is effective upon receipt. The Voter Registration Form may also be submitted by this date to the Department of Motor Vehicles or any National Voter Registration Act designated agency.

Oct 21 Tuesday 6pm, Santa Ana: "Women's Words" @ Santora Building
I'm looking for people who would like to read 1-2 poems at the event. Here are the details: 1. Readers of all genders are invited to participate and read poetry by women. Each reader will read 1-2 poems. Women poets may read their own poetry or poems by other women. One idea for women poets to consider is to read a favorite poem by a woman poet and then read one of their own poems. 2. If anyone wants to participate, but is not sure what to read, suggested poems will be available. 3. This event will include Santa Ana College students and others in the community. 4. This event is tied to October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail me at russo_stacy@sac.edu by Thursday, October 9.

Oct 21 Tuesday 6:30-8, Irvine: "Good Without God" -- Dan Barker @ UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom B
Dan will be in town for the FFRF (Freedom From Religion Foundation) Conference   free for UCI students with a suggested donation of $5 -- for all other community members Please RSVP here meetup.com/Backyard-Skeptics/events/209778562 and here eventbrite.com/e/good-without-god-dan-barker-registration-13319710613

Oct 21 Tuesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Dems meeting @ Norman Murray Community Center, 22932 Veterans Way
Confused by all those measures on the ballot? Don't know anything about the candidates? Join us for a discussion lead by Nick Anas, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of OC

Oct 21 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC - "A Call for Truth and Peace" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The destruction and bitterness from the Israel-Hamas war and regional instability are contributors to a new political landscape for Israelis and Palestinians. The usual posturing and propaganda will not fill the chasms that separate the Israelis and Palestinians from what they desperately need -- a bilaterally viable resolution to their conflict.   David Pine, Regional Director of Americans for Peace Now, partner organization with the Israeli Peace Now Movement, will speak to the truths about the Israeli and Palestinian political horizons and to their capabilities -- with U.S. and international help -- of moving towards resolution.

Oct 22 Wednesday 9am/7pm, Santa Ana: Townsend Gang Injunction Day of Action: Permanent Hearing and March october22.org
There has been a lot going on with the Townsend Gang Injunction including Chief Rojas refusal to share information with the defendants' lawyer and an increase in harassment by the SAPD in Townsend.
Please plan to attend:
9am: Rally In Front of courthouse during hearing. There will be press and speakers.
7pm: March to stop the gang injunction and against police brutality in Townsend, in Santa Ana, in Orange County, in Ca and across the US. There will be a speak out and debrief.

Oct 22 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For:OC - "GMO-OMG" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
womenfororangecounty.org/web_documents/wfoc_october_2014_flyer.pdf   Women For: is a volunteer, non-partisan, feminist organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment.

Oct 22 Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm, Anaheim: National Day of Protest - Standing In The Side Of Love @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
October 22nd is National Day of Protest.   Our Social Justice Committee is hosting a gathering to stand in solidarity against police brutality. Our church is across the street from the Anaheim Police Department. We will gather on our property to sing, commune, and hold peaceful and respectful signs.   Ex. "Hands Up Don't Shoot" "Standing in the side of love"

Oct 22 Wednesday 6pm, Laguna Hills: Progressives of South OC at a private home in Laguna Hills. This will be a pot luck BTO party with an open discussion forum. RSVP to find out more. Please mention the dish you wish to bring. RSVP to SCNJ66@yahoo.com

Oct 22 Wednesday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC @ Green Valley Adult Club House, 17250 Los Jardines West
Please, join us at 6pm for the phone banking in support of local candidates, followed by our monthly club meeting at 7pm. The monthly meeting will feature a film presentation of Inequality for All. dcwoc.com

Oct 23 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Laguna Woods: Meet and greet for Ron Varasteh for Director Municipal Water District of OC Area 5 @ Clubhouse 6 5365 Algarrobo Join us for appetizers, wine and desserts. $10 suggested donation. Contact Susan at (949) 855-6965 or sdearing@comline.com

Oct 23 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: 2014 LGBT Equality in Education Awards & Progressive Party @ Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams at South Coast Plaza Village, 1661 W Sunflower Ave.
Please join us for this important event to recognize local educators with our LGBT Equality in Education Awards and to announce 3 scholarships for local students.   There will be a silent auction, live entertainment and more!   We will also be making a special announcement of statewide importance affecting millions of California school children at this event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Oct 24 Friday 6pm, Anaheim: OC LULAC Foundation Black & White Banquet Celebration @ Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Ave.
This Annual OC LULAC Foundation banquet will bring together state and local officials.

Oct 25 Saturday 9am, Fountain Valley: 1st Annual Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run @ Miles Square Regional Park, 16801 Euclid St. firstgiving.com/unrwausa/gaza5k-la (Dennis and Elizabeth Kuchinch will be attending)

Oct 25 Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm, Costa Mesa: AAUW General Meeting and Luncheon Program "Poseidon's Seawater Desalination Project at Huntington Beach" @ Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue
We need help at AAUW lunch/Brian Lochrie strikes again   RSVP: Emily Hackler (949)646-6003 or ehackler6@gmail.com Please send $20.00 check payable to N-M-I AAUW by October 21 to: Emily Hackler 1721 Kings Rd. Newport Beach, CA 92663 Speaker: Brian Lochrie, President of Communications LAB

Oct 25 Saturday 4:30-7pm, Fullerton: Return to Homs Film Screening @ Titan Student Union, 800 N State College Blvd. The Syrian American Council Los Angeles Chapter and Muslim Student Association at CSUF present a special screening of "Return to Homs" by director Talal Derki. The closest parking to the theater is the State College structure. It is free on the weekends so no need to buy a permit.

Oct 26 Sunday 2pm, Irvine: Irvine Area Democratic Party @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club http://meetup.com/IrvineDems/

Oct 26 Sunday 6:30-11pm, Santa Ana: The Politics of Criminalizing Communities @ Centro Cultural de México
This documentary presentation will take an in depth look at how the neo-liberal military political economy has criminalized entire sectors of society in the US and Mexico. It will lay out how the auspices of the "War on Drugs" is used in order to take control of territories, displace communities, and extract natural resources. We will also look at several cases of community based resistance to this criminalization and how this situation affects every single one of us.   Suggested donation: $2-5 (No one turned away for lack of funds) Food, Music & Poetry!

Oct 26 Sunday 6pm, Long Beach: Conscious Cinema proudly presents "When Will The Punishment End?" @ Hellada Art Center 117 Linden Ave.
This documentary is about formerly incarcerated women and the issues they face upon returning to society. People who have served time in prison face fear and discrimination when they are released. They are also barred, through legal and authoritative means, from the opportunities and services they need. This film explores what happens to women in particular when they re-enter society. Group discussion follows the screening.   consciouscinema.webs.com Conscious Cinema: Without Awareness, There Can Be No Peace

Oct 27 Monday 11am-1pm, Anaheim: There Is No Place for Violence In Religion @ Islamic Institute of OC, 1220 N. State College Blvd.
An open dialogue between the women from Islamic Institute of Orange County, Anaheim and Our Lady Queen of Angels, Newport Beach, the program will feature presentation y Maria Khani and Dr. Victoria Dendinger. A complimetary light lunch will be served and all women are welcome. For more information, iioc.com or 714/533-6271.

Oct 28 Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties Annual Luncheon with Dr. Ruth Westheimer @ Marriott Newport Beach at Fashion Island
ppaction.org/site/Calendar?id=112101&view=Detail

Oct 28 Thursday 5pm, Irvine: Water Supply Series @ Irvine City Council http://flyers.ocwd.com/2014/10/H2OrangeCountyWaterSupplySeries

Oct 28 Thursday 5-7pm, Garden Grove: SEIU-UHW Halloween Rally @ Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center, 12601 Garden Grove Blvd.
Join us union brothers and sisters to stop Prime from attacking patient care and good jobs. Help us in supporting our SEIU-UHW workers for a Halloween rally on Oct. 28th. Prime wants to cut our raises and benefits. Together we can stop the "Prime slasher" and win for patients, caregivers, and all of our community.

Oct 28 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
As many of you know, after our monthly vigil at the Traffic Circle in Orange, most of us meet for a little "down time and socialization" at Watson's Drug Store. The Orange County Peace Coalition has requested that we change our regularly held vigil, (the third Tuesday of the month), to a time when they have their regularly scheduled OCPC meetings. The idea would be to combine the two activities, (many of us go to OCPC meetings and the vigil).   This means that instead of socializing after the vigil, the OCPC meetings would be held at Watsons Drugs at 7pm. This might help us have more people at our vigil if OCPC members will just come a little earlier. We hope that you will join us at the Traffic Circle on the 4th Tuesday of this month starting at 5:30. At 7pm we are all invited to join the OCPC meeting which will be held right after the vigil at Watson's Diner- just around the corner beginning at 7pm.

Oct 28 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee @ UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom
Doors open at 6 p.m. • Program at 7 p.m.   Tickets are still available but online ticket registration is now closed. Please go to the "Rush Line" line in front of Pacific Ballroom at the UCI Student Center starting at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event, October 28, to obtain a ticket.   Free for UCI students, faculty and staff with UCI I.D. General tickets $8 each. Cash Only livingpeace.uci.edu

Oct 28 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting ocpeace.org @ Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain, 116 E Chapman Ave (After Circle Vigil)
WHO: All interested people are invited, especially anyone who might represent one of our member organizations. We're likely to be planning for tabling, future actions, or whatever business people want to bring up (excluding any specific support of candidates or political parties). Please bring your ideas, and be ready to step up and participate.

Oct 29 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please bring Pot Luck Snack Food Item INTRODUCTIONS   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!" EDUCATE CONG/PROG ROUNDTABLE: debrief   IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI}-- reports www.pdamerica.org, www.pdacommunity.org, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Updates: Middle East Crisis, Stop TPP/Fast Track, Ratify ERA, Medicare for All/Ebola, RH Tax, Carbon Tax, Overturn Cit United.   REGIONAL   CDP/Prog Caucus, State Candidates and Ballot Measures   LOCAL   PDA North OC Chapter Report 2ND TUES Reports: DPOC, Candidates, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, LH Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, MoveOn, Issues Groups, Occupy, Actions, Announcements…   WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www.ocprogressiveevents.info   OPEN DISCUSSION NEXT MEETING Sat 11/29 4PM

Oct 30 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Orange: Community Book Discussion @ Mead's Green Door Cafe, 642 West Chapman Ave.
At our October meeting, we will discuss the works of Angela Davis. Instead of discussing one book, participants are welcome to read or view any book or online contents by or about Angela Davis and bring discussion points and inspirations to share at our meeting. Hope to see a bunch of you live and in person later this month!

Oct 30 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Water Supply Series @ Santa Ana City Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza http://flyers.ocwd.com/2014/10/H2OrangeCountyWaterSupplySeries


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[update] Nov 1 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Newport Beach Corona del Mar: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
9am-noon: Brea Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy in Brea 92821
9:30am-noon: St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach CA 92660 St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr,Corona del Mar, CA 92625
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Newport Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Nov 1-4 Saturday-Tuesday 9am-4pm, Santa Ana/Anaheim/Costa Mesa: Canvassing to Get Out the Vote OC for Yes on 47 and to Build Democracy In Our Cities and End Mass Incarceration
Schedule: 9am-1pm & 1pm-4pm @ Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1100 S. Center St. Santa Ana, @ OCCCO, 310 W. Broadway St. Anaheim, and at @ First Presbyterian of the Covenant, 2850 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa. Food always served. For more info, 714/612-5028. (See below for schedules on Nov 2, 3 and 4 for GOTV for Yes on 47).

Nov 1 Saturday 7pm, Garden Grove: Unity of Action @ LULAC Center, 11277 Garden Grove Blvd Suite 101A
Rallies and protests are fun, but we all know it doesn't change in and of itself. It is getting your measure on the ballot and getting the people out there to vote the right way - that makes the change, we, as activists are looking for. We are all so busy with our own causes, it is hard to obtain the education and resources needed to make the right decision at the polls. Unity of Action is an event that will help leaders for nonviolent social change in Southern California to become educated about the issues affecting everything from the environment to the civil justice system that is awaiting all of us on election-day. It will also be entertaining with a mix of public speakers and musical entertainment for all.

Nov 2 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-5pm, Huntington Beach: Military Families Speak Out and Veterans For Peace will again be setting up the Arlington West Display on the sands of Huntington Beach at 6th Street.   We are still deployed and fighting in Afghanistan in America's longest war, so there will be another Arlington West in Huntington Beach. Please help if you can but if your schedule doesn't permit that please consider coming by to visit if that's possible.   While polls show public opinion turning sharply against our continued deployment in Afghanistan and America's longest ever war, and our President having committed to "ending the war", we need to maintain our efforts to keep visible the costs and to support our veterans. Our continuing efforts to remind the public of the cost of our wars and to "bring Our Troops Home" must continue. Come help or just visit.   Volunteers meet at the beach (6th st. north of the pier) at 7:30AM to help unload the trailer and setup the crosses and other material, and/or come by 5:00PM to help take it down and put it away. Please let us know if you are coming this Sunday by replying to jeff.mfso@earthlink.net but you, of course, are most welcome without replying first.

Nov 2 Sunday Various Times, Irvine/Santa Ana/Anaheim/Costa Mesa: Phone-Banking to Get Out the Vote OC for Yes on 47 and to Build Democracy In Our Cities and End Mass Incarceration
Schedule: 12 pm-3pm @ IUCC, 4915 Alton Pkway. Irvine, 9am-1pm & 1pm-4pm @ Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1100 S. Center St. Santa Ana, 9am-1pm and 5pm-9pm @ OCCCO, 310 W. Broadway St. Anaheim, and 9am-1pm 5pm-9pm at @ St. Joachim Catholic Church, 1964 Orange Ave. Costa Mesa. Food always served. For more info, 714/612-5028. (See below for schedules on Nov. 3 and 4 for GOTV Yes on 47).

Nov 2 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We'll keep the meeting short, and then adjourn to work for our chosen candidates. Bring your cell phone charged up. We're likely to be asking you to phone for Jane Rands.   The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting.

Nov 2 Sunday 3-5pm, Santa Ana: BDS meeting @ Centro Cultural de México

Nov 2 Sunday 6pm, Tustin: 350 Birds of Hope @ The Lost Vine, 13011 Newport Ave Suite 104
IAJ, SARAH(Spirtual & Religious Alliance for Hope) and the Lost Vine are proud to present 350 Birds of Hope with filmmaker and leader Sama Wareh

Nov 2 Sunday 6pm, Long Beach: Conscious Cinema Encore Presentation "When Will The Punishment End?" @ Hellada Art Center 117 Linden Ave.
This documentary is about formerly incarcerated women and the issues they face upon returning to society. People who have served time in prison face fear and discrimination when they are released. They are also barred, through legal and authoritative means, from the opportunities and services they need. This film explores what happens to women in particular when they re-enter society.   Special Guest Speaker: Tiffany Johnson of "A New Way of Life Reentry Project." Ms. Johnson is a formerly incarcerated women who helps to provide housing and support for women and girls as they reenter society..   FREE Raffle Item: "Unprecedented" This dvd show how George W. Bush, with help from his "friends", stole the 2000 presidential election.   consciouscinema.webs.com Conscious Cinema: Without Awareness, There Can Be No Peace

Nov 3 Monday 3:30-7pm Santa Ana/Anaheim, 5-9pm Costa Mesa: Get Out the Vote OC for Yes on 47 and to Build Democracy In Our Cities and End Mass Incarceration
3:30pm-7pm @ Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1100 S. Center St. Santa Ana and @ OCCCO, 310 W. Broadway St. Anaheim
Phonebank 5pm-9pm @ First Presbyterian of the Covenant, 2850 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa.
Food always served. For more info, 714/612-5028. See below for schedule on Nov 4 for GOTV for Yes on 47.

Nov 4 Tuesday Various Times, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Costa Mesa: Get Out the Vote OC for Yes on 47 and to Build Democracy In Our Cities and End Mass Incarceration. Schedule: Canvass 9am-11m @ Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1100 S. Center St. Santa Ana and @ 3pm-6pm @ OCCCO, 310 W. Broadway St. Anaheim, Phonebank 12pm-8pm @ First Presbyterian of the Covenant, 2850 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa. Food always served. For more info, 714/612-5028. See above for schedule on Nov 1-3 for GOTV for Yes on 47.

Nov 4 Tuesday 7am-8pm, statewide: ELECTION DAY: Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ballots will be centrally counted at the Registrar of Voters' office ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2014-general-election-info

Nov 5 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Drive (Metropointe Shopping Center)
Join us for an informal post-election celebration -- or time to commiserate. We look forward to your assessments of what went right and what went wrong.

Nov 6 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as we welcome our speaker Nick Anas, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Nick will be giving us a review of the 2014 election and providing us with information on what to plan for in the 2016 election. DNOC times: Dinner and Socializing at 6. There is NO COST for attending the meeting which begins at 7. For more information contact: DNOC President Pete Anderson, petedem04@gmail.com

Nov 6 Thursday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens Of Laguna Woods Village: Election 2014: Winners and Losers Martin Wisckol OC Register Political Editor @ Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge
Wisckol has been a political reporter since 1998 and political editor at OC Register since 2011. Members free; $3 donation requested from visitors. Visit www.lagunawoodsvillage.com and click on clubs and club web pages for form to enter community if you are not a Laguna Woods Village resident or need more info. lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=5509

Nov 7 Friday 6-10pm, Fullerton: Calendar of Revolt + Venceremos Book Signing @ Bookmachine, 223 W Santa Fe Ave.
Award-winning journalist Gabriel San Román, in collaboration with artist Carla Zarate Suarez, will be releasing their "Calendar of Revolt"--a unique daily calendar focusing on emancipation struggles of workers, radicals, women, people of color, and the LGBT community throughout the history of the United States and elsewhere. Gabriel San Roman will also be signing his first book entitled "Venceremos: Víctor Jara and the New Chilean Song Movement."

Nov 8 9am, Long Beach: Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), Veterans for Peace (VFP) and their supporters are invited to participate in this year's Veterans Day Parade
Meet up with our groups between 8:30 and 9:45 AM on Atlantic Ave. between Harding and Artesia (look for our banners and flag). Also, please wear your MFSO or VFP t-shirt. If you do not have one, we will have some on hand.   Join us in honoring our family members in the military and those who have served this country with honor. Sorry due to parade rules, no other signs are allowed.   For more info call 562-833-8035 or e-mail mfsooc@earthlink.net

Nov 8 Saturday 1:30pm, Laguna Woods Village: LUNAFEST Short Films by, for, about Women @ Clubhouse 3 Auditorium, 23822 Avenida Sevilla.
Doors open at 1:30, films begin at 2pm. Join USNC for UN Women for its 2nd annual film festival, benefiting US National Committee for UN Women. LUNAFEST 2015 consists of 8 films spotlighting a diverse group of talented women filmmakers with thought-provoking themes. Donation admission is $15 per person. Checks payable to USNC for UN Women; mail with attendee names included to CeCe Sloan, PO Box 2375, Laguna Hills CA 92654. Email CeCe when you mail your check. RSVP for gate clearance to CeCe at 949/683-1278 or email at cecesloo@gmail.com.

Nov 8 Saturday 2pm, Anaheim: Film: "On the Side of the Road" with Director: Lia Tarashansky @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Former West Bank settler Lia Tarashansky looks at Israelis' collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the State of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees. She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying to uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever. She then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, isolated from its surroundings, and tries to shed light on the country's biggest taboo.   The director will be present for discussion after the film and to answer questions. Please join us. You may wish to bring a snack for refreshments.

Nov 8 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Science, Politics, and Religion: Do They Care about Climate Risk? @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Jere H. Lipps is a geologist, paleontologist and marine biologist who has studied the evolution and paleo-biology of marine organisms for decades. He is especially concerned with how projected future changes in climate and sea level will affect marine organisms and humans. His research has taken him to all continents and 150 countries in search of evidence bearing on these problems.   As the title of his talk indicates, he will address the politics of climate change, which is yet another place where some would like public policy to be based on religious beliefs rather than science. au-oc.org/upcoming-events/2014-11-08

Nov 8 Saturday 2-4pm, Orange: Celebrate with Betty Yee @ 1916 W. Chapman Ave.
Join Betty Yee and help us celebrate the victory of California's newest State Controller!   The battle for State Controller was one of the toughest races this year, yet Betty won the June primary and went on to beat a tough GOP candidate on Election Day.   Throughout all the attacks and dark money spent against her, Betty ran one of the most dignified and positive campaigns in the state.   However, she would not have been able to reach the finish line had it not been for her thousands of volunteers and supporters.   That's why Betty is coming to Orange County this weekend to thank all of her supporters in person so please plan to join us!   RSVP to info@OCDemocrats.org and if you would like to help contribute towards refreshments, click here https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/sustaindpoc

Nov 8 Saturday 5:30pm, Anaheim: CAIR-LA 18th Annual Banquet @ Hilton Anaheim, 777 W Convention Way
Join us in celebrating 18 years of promoting justice and civil rights advocacy for Muslims in Southern California. Over 1,500 attendees are expected, including community members, faith leaders and elected officials.   Please purchase your tickets at cairlabanquet.com   If you have any questions, please contact us at info@losangeles.cair.com or by calling 714.776.1847.

Nov 8 Saturday 6-10pm, Irvine: Reclaim Democracy - Pay to Play @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue
6:00 PM: Gathering, chatting and munching. 6:30 PM: Welcome and Introduction to Reclaim Democracy 7:00 PM: Pay to Play 9:05 PM: Discussion: What happened in the elections yesterday? Did the best candidates win? How can the common people get control when the ultra-wealthy are flinging so much money around? madmimi.com/p/e29085?fe=1&pact=26118021289

Nov 9 Sunday 11am, Long Beach: Palestine Picnic Day @ El Dorado Park, 7550 E Spring St
Join the Arab Community of Southern CA for this Year's Palestine Picnic Day!   Great Arabic Food, Music, Dabke and More! Games for Adults and Children with Prizes!, Free Face Painting for the Kids.   Don't miss the kid's Annual Batata Sack Race!   Food: Just $12 per plate   - All Proceeds from this year's event will benefit our people in Gaza, specifically, the Gaza Community Mental Health Program

Nov 9 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Jared Prince on "The Difference Between Freedom of Religion and Freedom from Religion" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
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new Nov 10 Monday 6:30pm, Irvine: NOW, NWPC & PPSOBC Presents Protecting Public Health Empowering Communities Join us for an update on SB 1094 and Next Steps @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Please RSVP at www.nwpcoc.org or email Sherri Loveland at president@nwpcoc.org. We will have a guest speaker from PPOSBC

Nov 10 Monday 7-9pm, Orange: Pax Christi meeting @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia, in classroom 4.
Following Vespers for Peace, I am delighted to announce that Cynthia Sanchez, a community organizer with the PICO Orange County office OCCCO, will be with us to share the campaigns that OCCCO has and is involved with.   If you need directions or transportation, please call me.   For more information on PICO/OCCCO go to - http://www.piconetwork.org/   Mike Walsh PaxChristi OC mikewalsh@pacbell.net (714) 970-2888

Nov 11 Tuesday 10:30am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - Working Together to End World Hunger @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
womenfororangecounty.org/index.php?news&nid=59

Nov 11 Tuesday 7pm, Brea: North OC Chapter-PDA @ Sizzler, 1401 N Harbor Blvd PLEASE NOTE THIS LOCATION IS A NEW VENUE
6:15 PM social (chatting/food ordering) 7:00 PM Meeting Starts
Nick Yarris spent 21 years on death row for a crime he didn't commit because DNA testing was not available at the time of his trial. Nick's story is both heart-wrenching and inspirational. You can read all about it in his book, 7 Days to Live.   California is in the minority of states that still has the death penalty. Nick was exonerated with the help of the Innocence Project that got the DNA testing that proved his innocence. States have put to death innocent people and thankfully Nick escaped this. The US is one of the top five execution nations in the world…along with China, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.   Join us to hear Nick's inspiring story and learn what Death Penalty Focus is doing to educate people.   We will discuss IOTs and the letter drops for November. A review of fracking issues will also be on the agenda.

new Nov 12 Wednesday 6pm, Laguna Hills: Progressives of South OC, Progressive potluck and meeting on Healthcare @ a private home, For directions, RSVP to SCNJ66@yahoo.com
We will be meeting the second rather than third Wednesday - good for those who have big Thanksgiving plans. And instead of gathering outdoors poolside we will be indoors and after food, drinks, and conversation we will watch a documentary called The Healthcare Movie. Our moderator/facilitator will be Dr. Bill Honigman. Let's join in getting up to speed on what promises to be a continuing national debate. I bet everyone has stories to tell about their medical adventures. Petti will pass out a LWV pamphlet called "What to ask your doctor." By the way, if you are concerned about the closing of the San Clemente Hospital and Emergency Room, check out this link and sign the petition: http://savesanclementehospital.org/

Nov 12 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - OC Democratic Party Executive Director Nick Anas @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive
For more information visit lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com and facebook.com/lbdcpage

Nov 12 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees volunteer orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
Friends of Orange County Detainees is an all-volunteer group who visit immigrants confined at the James Musick Jail in Irvine, the Santa Ana City Jail, and the Theo Lacy Jail in Orange. Our purpose is humanitarian. Because these people are not part of the criminal justice system, their rights are few. Many people in detention have no visitors and are thrilled when we come to just talk and listen. We welcome you to come and learn more. We have a special need for Spanish speaking volunteers.   For more information please email Jan Meslin at friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com or call 949-682-5053   www.endisolation.org www.endisolation.org/friendsofocdetainees

Nov 12 Wednesday 7pm, Newport Beach: Water Supply Series @ Newport Beach City Council, 100 Civic Center Drive http://flyers.ocwd.com/2014/10/H2OrangeCountyWaterSupplySeries

new Nov 12 Wednesday 7pm, Lake Forest: Backyard Skeptics South
Seeking secular, naturalistic dialogue and discourse here in South Orange County, CA? Let's meet for dinner once a month and chat about skepticism, the latest in science news, and the philosophy of non-belief. meetup.com/backyard-skeptics-south/events/217284882

new Nov 13 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: Aisha Fukushima - Hip Hop Education and Social Justice: Pedagogy, Praxis, Engagement, and Action @ Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center
Aisha Fukushima is a public speaker, educator, singer, and 'RAPtivist' (rap activist). RAPtivism is a global hip hop project spanning 10 countries and four continents, highlighting the ways culture can contribute to universal efforts for freedom and justice by challenging apathy with awareness, ignorance with intelligence, and oppression with expression. For more information go to www.ccc.uci.edu or call 949.824.7215.

new Nov 13 Thursday 6:30pm, San Clemente: Energy Conservation Community Meeting @ San Clemente Community Center, 100 Calle Seville
sponsored by the League of Woman Voters of Capistrano Bay, The Sierra Club, and San Clemente Green. Sustainable communities depend on reducing their use of fossil fuels and developing renewable energy sources. We can be part of the solution by learning how our homes waste energy. Come and hear how local residents can upgrade their homes to improve efficiency and reduce energy costs. Speakers: Devon Hartman will lead a discussion with homeowners who completed home energy audits and/or energy efficient upgrades. Devon is a founder of the Claremont Home Energy Efficiency Project, CHERP, a collaborative of residents, business, community organizations and the city. Tom Bonigut, Assistant City Engineer for San Clemente, will provide an update on city programs to reduce emissions by energy efficiency upgrades to buildings.

new Nov 14 Friday noon-1:30pm, Irvine: Interrupting the Cycle of Oppression: The Role of Allies as Agents of Change @ UCI Cross Cultural Center - Dr. White Room
The Cross Cultural Center presents Cultural Wellness Series for Advocates and Allies, a series that aims to educate student advocates and allies on cultural wellness. Participants will engage in workshops, panels, and discussions on topics such as the role of allies, social justice burnout, managing emotions, self-advocacy, self-care, self-love, and how cultural wellness relates to physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The series will be ongoing with programs taking place each quarter.   This particular workshop, for the fall quarter, will discuss the powerful roles that allies play in dismantling various forms of oppression in our society. Tools and resources will be provided to educate participants on how they can be better allies/advocates and work together to support one another. Come gain a better sense of what an ally is, how to become an ally, how to receive allies, how to empathize when you can't always relate, and learn about opportunities to support certain communities and issues.   Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP at: eee.uci.edu/signupsheet/ally

Nov 14 Friday noon, Irvine: Lunch with League: Laura's Law - Bridging Community Protection with Severe Mental Illness @ Marie Callender's Restaurant, 15363 Culver Dr.,
Speaker: Anthony Delgado, Division Manager for OC Adult and Older Adult Behavioral Health Services.   This event is open to League members and the general public. The League of Women Voters plays a major role in providing knowledge and valuable resources for informed decision making   * Please RSVP with menu choice and call if you need to cancel. Call Barb Wood 208-284-9167 or email to barbj@sbcglobal.net http://orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org/ Contact: Barbara Wood Title: Executive Board, League of Women Voters Of Orange Coast Phone: 208-284-9167 Fax: 949-642-6102 (call first) E-Mail: barbj@sbcglobal.net

new Nov 14 Friday 6pm, Orange: May Day 2015 invitation @ SEIU office 1936 W Chapman Ave. 92868
As you may know, since May Day 2014, a few of the member organizations of OC May Day coalition have continued to meet to be alert of the current local situation in terms of policy change. Our research team has been very active, and has found information that is key for next steps. We want to share this information, and start planning the strategy for the continuation of the campaign to get rid of SA's collaboration with ICE.   This is an invitation to reactivate your membership and join May Day Coalition. Be part of the decision making that will make May Day 2015 a success!   May Day is also about practicing self-determination and demonstrating that "another world is possible without borders."   More info: text or call Gema 714-845-7501

Nov 14 Friday 6-8pm, Fullerton: World Workshop #38: "Art & Politics: Past, Present, Future" (+ Dinner) @ California State University, Fullerton, Humanities Bldg. Room 123, 800 N. State College Blvd. meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/214049052

Nov 14-16 Friday 5pm-Sunday 1pm, San Diego: CDP Executive Board Meeting @ San Diego, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay 1441 Quivira Road cadem.org/about/executive_board?id=0011

Nov 15 Saturday 10am-4pm, Garden Grove: 2nd Annual Symposium about California Jails and Muslim Inmates @ Islamic Society of OC, 1 Al-Rahman Plaza
Hear from former Muslim inmates, Muslim chaplains, Volunteers, Interfaith partners and Justice advocates. Suggested Donation: $10/person (no one will be turned away for lack of funds) payable at the door. To RSVP or for more information contact info@shuracouncil.org or (714) 373-6473.

new Nov 15 Saturday 8pm, Santa Ana: 1st Annual Womyn in Hip-Hop Gathering @ VAALA: Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association, 1600 N Broadway, Suite 210
$10 at the door | $5 student w/ ID   Presented & served with love by 4elementzz & Seeds of Resistance   :: Seeds of Resistance :: is a spiritual, autonomous, grassroots, ZapARTista womyn of color art collective. www.seedofresistance.net http://instagram.com/seedsofresistance

new Nov 15 Saturday 8-11pm, Santa Ana: Transported: Bicycling as Solution and Transcendence @ 811 N. Main St.
Brenda Yancor seeks to use her skills and experience to work toward a healthier, more equitable and sustainable Los Angeles. She's traveled over 3,000 miles to Guatemala with Raices Roots Cycling Collective, using her bike as the main mode of transport. Since her travels, Brenda has been a part of a radical youth summer camp called Los Angeles Rooted, created by members of Raices Roots and based on lessons learned while traveling. Brenda is a League-Certified Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists, and a CPR-certified member of the Community Emergency Response Team.   Leslie Caldera has been cycling to work for more than forty years. Through his interest in fitness, time efficency and saving a buck, he has discovered the many benefits of cycling as an alternative to driving a car. He and his wife share one car and six bicycles. Leslie has also been involved in painting and installing Ghost Bikes at the site of cyclist fatalities, having put up more than 25 Ghost Bikes in Orange County in the last five years. An assemlage artist (with many works featuring bicycle objects) and regular at Southern California cycling events, Leslie offers a broad and unique perspective on cycling in Orange County.   Join us on our beautiful outdoor patio as the speakers share their inspiring experiences through words and photos. Q&A and informal discussion will follow.   During and after the presentations, we will have beverages (apple cider, beer, and wine) available for sale, plus free water and snacks.   Admission is free.   Please write info@thebicycletree.org or call (714) 760-4681 for more information.

Nov 16 Sunday 5-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC 2014 Annual Dinner @ The Irvine Hilton
This Year's Honorees Include: The Honorable Loretta Sanchez The Honorable Miguel Pulido VerLyn "Sonny" Jensen   $170 Individual Tickets Click here to reserve your ticket online using our secure page secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dfocannualdinner2014 Please contact Lee Adams via email: info@dfoc.com, or phone (714) 979-4436 to purchase tickets or sponsorships!

new Nov 18 Tuesday noon, Irvine: UC Irvine: Protesting Tuition Increase @ UCI Flagpoles
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New Nov 18 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Free The People(FTP): Self-Determination through Deportation Defense @ UCI Student Outreach And Retention (SOAR) Center, 106 Gateway Study Center, Irvine, California 92697
Join Dreams at UCI this Tuesday for a workshop presented by RAIZ, an organization leading statewide migrant-led Immigrant Youth Coalition (IYC) campaigns in Santa Ana, California. This workshop will teach the ways we can protect our families and communities from ICE, police officers, Border Patrol agents and untrustworthy immigration lawyers. Come learn how we can help and defend our loved ones from deportation!

Nov 18 Tuesday 7-9pm, Orange: Beyond Zionism: Hope for Peace in Palestine - A Talk by Miko Peled @ Chapman University, 1 University Drive, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Beckman Hall 404, main building off Glassell, 4th floor
Miko's unlikely opinions reflect his father's legacy. General Peled was a war hero turned peacemaker. The general clearly stated that contrary to claims made later, the 1967 war was one of choice, and not because there was no existential threat to the state of Israel. He then dedicated his life to the achievement of Israeli Palestinian peace.

New Nov 18 Tuesday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Orange County Equality Coalition Annual Membership Meeting and Mixer @ Durty Nellys, 2915 Red Hill Ave G101
We will treat members to hors d'oeuvres and drinks while we highlight our 2014 achievements and introduce and vote for three new Board Members - Jordan Aiken, Sue Riley and Anna Barvir-Boone. Entry is complimentary for OCEC members and $10 at-the-door for any non-member guests.   If you cannot attend, please vote for our incoming board member Jordan Aiken, Sue Riley and Anna Barvir-Boone as we need our membership's input. Click to vote online https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jZrPhq90Wy2XhpFpSGyEpm7gRgONHPP8HTnd-Is9wqU/viewform

new Nov 19 (3rd Wednesday) 7-8:30pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 4, 480 S Batavia
  OCChapterDPF@gmail.com facebook.com/OCCDPF https://twitter.com/oc_dpf

NEW Nov 20 Thursday 9am, Santa Ana: Chant Down the Walls March and Concert @ Sasscer Park, Ross & Santa Ana Blvd.
Meet at Sasscer Park at 9am March toward Santa And City Jail (6th St. and Boyd) for Concert with Son del Centro   President Obama will make an announcement on Administrative Relief on immigration Thursday at 5 PM. Orange County Immigrant Youth United (OCIYU) will hold a march and concert on Thursday at 9 AM in front of the Santa Ana City Jail, where undocumented immigrants are detained.

Nov 20 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens Of Laguna Woods Village book review A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren @ Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=4187

NEW Nov 20 Thursday 2:30-4pm, Costa Mesa: HICAP presentation @ OCUUChurch, 2845 Mesa Verde Drive East
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is the primary local source for accurate and objective information and assistance with Medicare benefits, prescription drug plans and health plans. California HICAP is part of a national network of State Health Insurance and Assistance Programs (SHIP). https://www.aging.ca.gov/hicap/

NEW Nov 20 Thursday 4-5pm, Irvine: Vigil and Protest for Ayotzinapa 43 @ UCI, Aldrich Hall
On September 26, 2014, 43 students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers' College of Ayotzinapa went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. According to official reports, they had travelled to Iguala that day to hold a protest against what they considered to be discriminatory hiring and funding practices by the Mexican government. During the journey local police intercepted them and a confrontation ensued. Details of what happened during and after the clash remain unclear, but the official investigation concluded that once the students were in custody, they were handed over to the local Guerreros Unidos ("United Warriors") crime syndicate and presumably killed.
4-5: PROTEST TO DEMAND RESIGNATION OF MEXICAN PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PENA NIETO -DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE 43 MISSING STUDENTS
5-6: WE WILL STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THIS TRAGEDY WITH A VIGIL FOR THE 43 MISSING STUDENT [Update] we have shortened the event by one hour, it will now only last from 4-5, to allow people to attend the screening of President Obama's speech at 5!!!!! (screening is happening at the SOAR center)

New Nov 20 Thursday 4pm, Santa Ana: Protesta De Apoyo Moral Al Pueblo Méxicano @ Cabrillo Park, 1820 E. Fruit St to Consulado General Méxicano, 2100 E. 4th St.
meeting at Cabrillo Park at 4 pm then marching to the mexican consulate and having a rally in front please. It is to be in solidarity with a country-wide strike that is being held in Mexico and all are encouraged to wear black in solidarity of the 43 disappeared students.

NEW Nov 20 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Transgender Day of Remembrance @ Sasser Park
Gather for procession at 5:30pm at Sasser Park,Santa Ana CA Vigil will begin at 6:00pm at Plaza Santa Ana: Fourth Street and French Street, Santa Ana CA   Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia. The day acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. It is observed worldwide. Some of this year's victims were residents of Southern California.   The memorial will consist of a solemn procession, ceremony, refreshments and resources.

NEW Nov 20 Thursday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Transgender Day of Remembrance @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero Suite 140
Join Rev. Kent this Thursday, November 20, 7 pm, for this important and powerful event!

NEW Nov 21 Friday 8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NORML Meeting @ the NEW OFFICE, 117 w. Fourth St. Corner of 4th and Sycamore in old downtown Santa Ana

New Nov 22 Saturday 10am-4pm, Brea: OC Against Fracking Retreat @ Brea Congregational Church, 300 E. Imperial Hwy
It will be a reflection on all we have accomplished since May, and together we will plan for 2015. Some of the topics for next year include organizing OCAF into better collaborative group structure and holding regular in person meetings, organizing a series of forums around OC to emphasize the drought and water use with fracking, where the OCAF campaign fits into the broader statewide narrative, what the next steps are with local campaigns and the County Board of Supervisors, and more. There's also the UN Climate Conference in Paris, December 2015.   I really hope that you or someone from your organization can attend all or part of the meeting on Saturday. Looking forward to your RSVP.   Alexandra Nagy, Organizer Food & Water Watch (323) 843-8451 3000 S. Robertson Blvd., Suite 255 Los Angeles, CA 90034 anagy@fwwatch.org www.foodandwaterwatch.org Twitter: @RealFoodNagy Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FoodWaterWatchCalifornia

NEW Nov 22 Saturday 10am-4pm, Santa Ana: Clinica Legal Contra la Deportacion @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St, Suite 130
In collaboration with the UCI Law Immigrant Rights Clinic RAIZ will be hosting a Deportation Defense Clinic. We hope to empower the community to stop their own deportation. So if you or someone you know is in deportation proceedings we invite you to come and learn how to defend yourself against your own deportation.   A team of community lawyers and law students will be there to answer your questions.

NEW Nov 23 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Irvine Area Democratic Party @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club http://meetup.com/IrvineDems/

Nov 23 Sunday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: OC For Climate Action presents a screening of The 11th Hour @ Irvine Ranch Water District, Community Meeting Room 15600 Sand Canyon Avenue
6:30p - Refreshments 6:45p - Program 8:30p - Discussion occlimateaction.org/2014/a-screening-of-the-11th-hour

NEW Nov 24 Monday noon-3pm, Irvine: Protesting Tuition Increase @ UCI Flagpoles
The regents have approved the tuition increase! It is time for us to show that we don't approve! Join us in the second march, as we join the rest of the UC students around California to raise hell!   Our demands are the same: This is the asuci Email Action that highlights 3 Demands: http://www.asuci.uci.edu/myuc/   Calling the Governor, Jerry Brown is important, since he is already against the increase of our tuition, and to voice our opinion to him will allow there to be more attention focused on the fact that the State needs to provide more funds to the UC institutions, and not allow the "needed" funds to come from an increase in tuition. This is the Governor's number: (916)445-2841

New Nov 24 Monday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Food Chains movie screening @ Woodbridge Theatre, 4626 Barranca Pkwy
Join us for a screening of "Food Chains", which chronicles the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' battle for Fair Food.   Before the movie screening we will have an action at the Wendy's at UCI (more info coming soon).   Lupe from the CIW will be joining us for the action and screening!!!   Reserve your tickets at tugg.com/events/11947

[Update] Nov 25 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK @ The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
Usually MFSO and Codepink have a monthly rally at the Traffic Circle for peace in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, many people are very sad and frustrated about the news coming out of Furgeson MO. Please join us at 5:30 ( traffic peak hours) with signs in support of the family of Michael Brown and in solidarity with those who want justice on this issue. Everyone is welcome to join us from 5:30 to 7pm tomorrow. Spread the word. paz   At 7pm we are all invited to join the OCPC meeting which will be held right after the vigil at Watson's Diner- just around the corner beginning at 7pm.

new Nov 25 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting ocpeace.org @ Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain, 116 E Chapman Ave (After Circle Vigil)
WHO: All interested people are invited, especially anyone who might represent one of our member organizations. We're likely to be planning for tabling, future actions, or whatever business people want to bring up (excluding any specific support of candidates or political parties). Please bring your ideas, and be ready to step up and participate.

NEW Nov 26 Wednesday 6pm, Santa Ana: Stand in solidarity @ Ross and Fifth Street at 6PM. Sasscer Park! #ferguson

NEW Nov 29 Saturday 5pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please bring Pot Luck Snack Food Item INTRODUCTIONS   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!" EDUCATE CONG/PROG ROUNDTABLE: debrief   IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI}-- reports www.pdamerica.org, www.pdacommunity.org, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Updates: Stop TPP/Fast Track, HC/Ebola, RH Tax, Carbon Tax, Winslow to Las Vegas NM   REGIONAL   REGIONAL: CDP/Prog Caucus EBoard, and State Elections: debrief   LOCAL   PDA North OC Chapter Report 2ND TUES Reports: DPOC, Candidates, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, LH Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, MoveOn, Issues Groups, Occupy, Actions, Announcements…   WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www.ocprogressiveevents.info   OPEN DISCUSSION NEXT MEETING Sun 12/28 5PM

NEW Nov 30 Sunday 6pm, Long Beach: Conscious Cinema proudly presents: "Mad Cowboy" @ Hellada Art Center 117 Linden Ave.
Directed by Michael Tobias   Howard Lyman's testimony on the Oprah Winfrey Show revealed the deadly impact of the livestock industry on our well-being. It not only led to Oprah's declaration that she'd never eat a burger again, it sent shock waves through a concerned and vulnerable public. A fourth-generation Montana rancher, Lyman investigated the use of chemicals in agriculture after developing a spinal tumor that nearly paralyzed him. Now a vegan, he blasts through the propaganda of beef and dairy interests--and the government agencies that protect them--to expose an animal-based diet as the primary cause of cancer, heart disease, and obesity in this country. He warns that the livestock industry is repeating the mistakes that led to Mad Cow Disease in England while simultaneously causing serious damage to the environment. Persuasive, straightforward, and full of the down-home good humor and optimism of a son of the soil, Mad Cowboy is both an inspirational story of personal transformation and a convincing call to action for a plant-based diet, for the good of the planet and the health of us all.   Running Time: 58 minutes   Special Guest Speaker: We are honored to host Vegan Educator Tara Gardner, who will discuss the carbon footprint, water footprint, and impact on world hunger caused by the livestock industry.   FREE Raffle Item: "No More Bull! The Mad Cowboy Targets America's Worst Enemy: Our Diet" Howard Lyman's second book makes a persuasive argument for a vegetarian diet. Contains information about Mad Cow Disease in America and the fallacies of the low-carbohydrate Atkins Diet. This book also includes 100 vegan recipes.   Donation: $5.00   consciouscinema.webs.com Conscious Cinema: Without Awareness, There Can Be No Peace


DECEMBER

New Dec 1 Monday 2pm, Anaheim: Million March Against Police Brutality @ Anaheim Police Department 425 S Harbor Blvd.   #aroundthenationdec1st #MMAPB

NEW Dec 2 Tuesday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: Public reception for Councilman Larry Agran to thank him for his 28 years of service to our community @ Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza

new Dec 3 Wednesday 6pm, Tustin: Join NWPC OC and OC NOW for a Holiday Party @ Rutabegorz, 158 West Main St.
NWPC OC is partnering with OC NOW for the Annual Holiday party. Please plan to join us for an enjoyable holiday event at Rutabegorz in Tustin. nwpcoc.org/2014_holiday_party

NEW Dec 3 (1st Wednesday) 6:30pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action (OCCA) planning meeting @ Patty's office: 2424 SE Bristol Street, Suite 300 (If you arrive late, the door will be locked. To be let in, call Patty's cell: 949.246.2969)   -- CALL IN OPTION: (951) 262-4343 | Access code: 377504

NEW Dec 4 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as we hold our first "World Cafe" style group discussion focused on how we can help get Democrats to vote and how we can recruit and elect Democratic candidates in 2016. To celebrate the holidays we will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the local Pathways of Hope and new children's books to donated to DNOC member Carmine & Jean Casucci's gift baskets. DNOC times: Dinner and Socializing at 6. There is NO COST for attending the meeting which begins at 7. For more information contact: DNOC President Pete Anderson, petedem04@gmail.com

NEW Dec 7 Sunday 5-8pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Holiday Party @ Claim Jumper Restaurant Banquet Room, 18050 Brookhurst St.
Join us for a fun evening of dinner, speakers, and raffle items. DCWOC is proud to welcome as its keynote speaker Jose Solorio, President of the Rancho Santiago Community College District Board, State Assemblyman Emeritus, and recent State Senate Candidate. Hear the Hon. Jose Solorio reflect on lessons learned in 2014 as we look ahead to 2016.   DOORS OPEN: 5:00 PM; BUFFET DINNER: 5:30 PM; PROGRAM STARTS: 6:15 PM   Minimum suggested donation is $50 if paid by December 2, or $65 if paid at the door. Pay online (www.dcwoc.com) with Act Blue or mail a check to P.O. Box 20036, Fountain Valley 92728 and indicate if you will have chicken or vegetarian pasta Please include your occupation and employer (required for reporting purposes) Contributions are not tax deductible   All attendees who bring new or gently used coats, socks,or underwear will receive a free opportunity drawing ticket! Donated items will be given to OC Rescue Mission.

NEW Dec 10 Wednesday 6pm, Laguna Woods: Democratic Club Holiday Party @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2
We did it last year - let's do it again. Bring unwrapped toys to our holiday party for donation to South County Outreach for children in need of holiday cheer. Join us for sandwiches, holiday snacks, punch, cookies, wine, special raffle & entertainment. Note earlier start time. Suggested donation $5. For info call Sue Dearing, 949/855-6965.

new Dec 11 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Orange: Community Book Discussion @ Mead's Green Door Cafe, 642 West Chapman Ave.
Everyone is welcome to join us to discuss More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality. Feel free to come if you've read all or just part of the book. There is a chapter titled "Inventing New Traditions." How inspiring!

New Dec 13 Saturday 11am-1pm, Mission Viejo: SOCDC/Canyon Dem 2014 Richard O'Neill Holiday Brunch @ Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Pkwy.
Featuring Special Guest Speaker California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones   $40 per person until December 6th $45 per person December 7th-12th   Please mail check payable to SOCDC to: SOCDC, PO Box 7792, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624 Or pay online at secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2014socdcholidaybrunch Questions? Email shelly.blair@gmail.com or call Fran Sdao at 949-230-2187

new Dec 13 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Appetizer & Dessert Potluck - Annual Planning Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Who's Steering This Thing? Where Are We Going? We need your driving skills in 2015!   Please join Americans United for Separation of Chuch and State OC Chapter for our year-end planning meeting, appetizer and dessert potluck. All are welcome. Please bring your favorite snack to share. Doors open at 1:30 for socializing. Program starts at 2:00. See you there!

NEW Dec 18 Thursday 7pm, Anaheim: Arab American Democrats AADCA of California, Annual Holiday Dinner will highlight successes during the year and energize our community to part of the movement. Everyone is welcome. Hear from local elected officials and community leaders. Enjoy dinner and opportunity drawings. Tickerts $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Order at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/aadca204. For more info contact Rashad Al-Dabbagh at rashadstan@gmail.com or Iyad Afalqa at ialfaqa.ca.dem@gmail.com.


REPEATING EVENTS

O. C. Catholic Worker - Volunteer Schedule occatholicworker.org

Mondays, 7:30am, Laguna Hills: Neighborhood Democratic Discussion Group at Starbucks Coffee, 25630 Alicia Parkway, across from Laguna Hills High School.

Mondays, 6pm, Irvine: Worker-Student Alliance (WSA) UC Irvine, in SSL 105. wsauci.blogspot.com

Tuesdays, 4-5pm, Tustin Stand in Peace Tustin Common Ground (embracehumanity.com) is a spiritual community in the City of Tustin. Each Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 5 PM, several members come together at the intersection of Prospect Ave and Irvine Blvd (northwest corner) to hold signs that read "Imagine Peace". Carol Marshall 714-961-5439 camarshall7@sbcglobal.net meetup.com/common-ground-spiritual-center/calendar/vvbknypcbhc

(3rd Tuesday), 5:30-7 pm, Orange:  Bring our troops home protest, sponsored by MFSO at the Traffic Circle in Old Towne Orange. Bring an anti-war sign and wear pink or black!

Mondays, 5:30-8:30pm, Orange Calling for Citizenship. Help us win citizenship for 11 million new Americans by phone banking to outreach to voters in key congressional districts in OC and asking them to speak with their members of Congress. Schedule is every Monday and Wednesday starting April 3and 5 at OC Labor Federation Office, 309 N. Rampart St. Ste A, Orange 92868. Training at 5:30pm and calling from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. For more info or to sign up, contact Andrew Hausermann 714/931-6041, Andrew@occcopico.org or Ana Cabral 714/928-3030, ana@oclabor.org. (See also Wednesdays)

[Canceled] (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) 6:30 PM, Fullerton:  Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) Drinking Liberally meets at Table Ten in Fullerton, 124 W. Commonwealth Ave. in the SoCo District (Harbor/Commonwealth). We begin around 6:30pm. Our location is just one block from the Fullerton Transportation Center so you can take the bus or the train. We are on the patio in warm weather or front bar in cold weather. $6.00 burgers every Tuesday and a few specials just for us. It is time to rouse the North! Contact: orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org or (714) 955-7765

Tuesdays, 7pm, Santa Ana Junta de Voluntarios/Volunteer Meeting El Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 el-centro.org

(4th Tuesday), 5:30-7 pm, Orange:  Peace Vigil, sponsored by MFSO & CODEPINK at the Traffic Circle in Old Towne Orange.
Dear OC Code Pink Activists & Supporters,
I am happy to report that our friends from the OC chapter of Military Families Speak Out have resumed monthly peace vigils at the Circle!
These vigils will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm.
In peaceful solidarity, Kathy (Code Pink OC)

Tuesdays, 7pm, Irvine: Irvine Queers. 106 Gateway Commons Irvine, CA 92697 UCI Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center located between Gateway Commons and the Cross-Cultural Center. spirit.dos.uci.edu/irvineq

Wednesdays, 7:30 am, Anaheim:  Los Amigos of OC, a progressive networking group, meets at Jagerhaus Restaurant, 2525 East Ball Road..  Contact: guevarasart@yahoo.com or (949) 636-2750 losamigosoc.com

(3rd Wednesday), 7:30 am, Orange:  CARA Action Team, @ Teamster Local #952, 140 S. Marks Way, Orange Karen Connor, 626-915-4044

Wednesdays, 2-3pm, Irvine: Olive Tree Initiative - Public Forum at the founders circle benches in the middle of Aldrich Park at UCI www.socsci.uci.edu/~cpb/OLIVE TREE INITIATIVE.html

Wednesdays, 3pm, Costa Mesa Occ Amnesty in Art Center 311

[Suspended] Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, Laguna Hills  Women in Black of Laguna Woods The local chapter of Women in Black has suspended their vigil, Check 588-9367 for more info. Local email wiblagunawoods@yahoo.com;  International website: Womeninblack.org . Local call: 949-588-9367

[Rescheduled] (2nd Wednesday), 5:30-7 pm, Orange:  Peace Vigil sponsored by OC Code Pink (codepinkoc.org) Moved to 4th Tuesday

Wednesdays, 5-6 PM, Irvine:  College Democrats at UCI collegedems.uci@gmail.com Social Science Tower (SST) 120 ucirvinedemocrats.webs.com

(Last Wednesday), 5-6:30pm Seal BeachSENIOR PATRIOTS FOR PEACE INVITES YOU TO JOIN A DEMONSTRATION FOR PEACE THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 5 TO 6:30PM IN FRONT OF THE LARGE WORLD GLOBE LEISURE WORLD, SEAL BEACH Seal Beach Blvd. at Golden Rain Rd. Between 405 Freeway and Westminster Parking in local shopping center, corner Seal Beach Blvd. & Westminster SIGNS AND BANNERS PROVIDED Call 562-430-7509 or 562-430-1047 for information

Wednesdays, 5-6 pm, Irvine:  UCI Amnesty International meeting, Crescent Bay Room B (A124) in the Student Center spirit.dos.uci.edu/amnesty/calendar.htm

Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm, Orange Calling for Citizenship. Help us win citizenship for 11 million new Americans by phone banking to outreach to voters in key congressional districts in OC and asking them to speak with their members of Congress. Schedule is every Monday and Wednesday starting April 3and 5 at OC Labor Federation Office, 309 N. Rampart St. Ste A, Orange 92868. Training at 5:30pm and calling from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. For more info or to sign up, contact Andrew Hausermann 714/931-6041, Andrew@occcopico.org or Ana Cabral 714/928-3030, ana@oclabor.org. (See also Mondays)

[Canceled] (2nd Wednesday), 6:30pm, San Clemente: Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org). meets at Sunsets Bar & Grill in Capistrano Beach, 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy. Contact: SCDrinkingLiberally@gmail.com or (949) 682-5291.

Odd Wednesdays (starting week 1), 7pm, Irvine: Transgender Alliance Group To Educate And Motivate (TAG TEAM) This will be an open space for allies and members of the transgender, gender variant, and gender non-conforming community to spread awareness and create an open space to plan actions for change on our campus. If you are interested, please join us Location: LGBTRC (Student Center South G302) If you would like more information, feel free to contact Sophie Punkar spunkar@uci.edu\ Amanda Woo awoo@uci.edu

(2nd Wednesday), 7 pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm (door is open at 6:30pm), at International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District Lodge 725, 5402 Bolsa Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. Next meeting is February 8, 2012. For information, scheduled guest speaker, and map www.72ndada.com.

(2nd Wednesday), 7-10pm, Santa Ana: CopWatch Santa Ana General Meeting/Community Forum El Centro Cultural de México, 313 N Birch St
You are invited to come participate in direct-action based barrio organizing against the police state. Every 2nd wed. of the month at 7pm.   Professional childcare will be provided.   Agents of the state including the Santa Ana Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are NOT welcomed.

(Usually 4th Wednesday), 7 pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Green Valley Adult Clubhouse (in the Green Valley neighborhood, south of Mile Square Park, off Warner Ave.),17250 Los Jardines West, Fountain Valley
Doors open at 6:30PM, program begins at 7:00 PM (speaker would start about 7:20 PM and speak until 8:30 PM, according to speaker's wishes with time for Q & A). check website for holiday and summer schedule and special events. DemClubofWestOC.org

Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 am, Santa Ana:  Los Amigos de Santa Ana, a progressive networking group, meets at Mariscos Zamora Restaurant 3701 W. McFadden Ave, #H, Santa Ana, 92704, (714)650-9287

(1st & 3rd Thursdays), 6:30-8:30 PM, Irvine:  pints and politics are suspended momentarily while we look for a new location. destiny@club48democrats.com

(1st Thursday), 6-9PM, Fullerton:  Democrats of North Orange County (DNOC), Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, Dinner at 6, Meeting begins at 7. Contact: Pete Anderson, President petedem04@gmail.com

(1st Thursday) 7-9 PM, Whittier Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition Movie Night
St. Matthias Episcopal Church - Chase Room, 7056 Washington Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602
1st Thurs-Movie night; 2nd Thurs-Steering Committee; 3rd Thurs "Teach in" meeting - Peace and Justice Work whittierpeace.org

Suspended (3rd Thursday), 7pm, Progressive Network Conference Call Third Thursday, every month 7 PM. To listen in to announcements , plans, and requests for help from other progressive in OC, call 949-954-3015 and enter 57169 when prompted for a pin number. These calls are open to the public, so you can also participate by registering with Calliflower.com and searching for the Progressive Network OC Monthly Call. To present information about your event, organization, or issue, you must be a registered user at Calliflower.com. For more information email lindamay@ocequality.com

4th Thursdays 6:30pm - if you wish to speak, please arrive by 6:15 to fill out a speaker's form, Irvine Green Ribbon Committee meeting 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine

Thursdays 8-11 PM, Costa Mesa:  Drag Show Fun Raiser Potatoe Skins & Platform Shoes - Party with a Purpose
Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 2915 Red Hill Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Every Thursday, starting August 27th, "Durty Nelly's" is hosting a fundraiser for various charities in OC. Admittance is $10 which includes the show. Come enjoy yourself and support our Community! Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 2915 Redhill Ave. Costa Mesa

1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:30 PM, Santa Ana Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) a no-agenda social club for local progressives, meets at Bistro 400, 400 W, 4th St (Parking on Birch) Contact: orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org or (714) 955-7765

(2 Thursdays) 6:30 PM, Huntington Beach Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) King's Fish House, 7691 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Contact: Louise Stewardson 714-356-6559 HuntingtonBeachg@drinkingliberally.org Jut a reminder that we are back to our "normal" 2nd Thursday of each month. Next get-together is March 14th. See you then, Tim and Susan

(2nd Thursday) 7-9PM, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats Meeting
Bistro 400 400 W. 4th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 OCYD.net

Thursdays 7 PM, Rancho Santa Margarita Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org), a no-agenda social club for local progressives, meets at Canyon Fireside Grille 22312 El Paseo Rancho Santa Margarita California 92688 Contact: rsm@drinkingliberally.org.

Fridays 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Informal "Blue HB" Coffeeklatch at Natale's Cafe, 7251 Warner, between Gothard & Goldenwest. Contact: Vern Nelson 724-235-VERN

Fridays 8 am, San Juan Capistrano:  Informal discussion of local issues at Playhouse San Juan

(2nd Friday) 6:30pm, Anaheim: Potluck for Progressives. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. uuanaheim.org

(1st Friday) 7:30pm, Huntington Beach: OC Nation Group meets at the home of a member in Newport Beach for a two-hour discussion on current political and social topics. There is often a guest speaker limited to 20 minutes and an extended Q&A session. Contact: Allan Beek +1 (949) 645-1419 abeek@flash.net

Fridays 7:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Did you know that a new Transgender Support Group is forming at Church of the Foothills? The group will be meeting on the third Friday of the Month, from 7:30-9:00 PM in the Sr. High Room. Called "TG Rainbow", this all inclusive transgender support group will be holding their first meeting will be Friday, July 16. For more information about the group go to www.mach25media.com/tgr.html or contact Michelle Evans at mach25@sbcglobal.net or 949-770-0702.

(3rd Friday) 7-8pm Fullerton: OC NORML normally meets on the third Friday of the month at Giovanni's Pizza, 922 W Williams in Fullerton ocnorml.org

(1st & 3rd Fridays) 5-6pm Costa Mesa: Women In Black Harbor and Newport, Costa Mesa, CA Women in Black is a world wide peace group. We protest silently, wearing all black and holding signs.

Fridays 5pm Costa Mesa: Street corner protest against Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti at the corner of Bristol and Anton across from the South Coast Plaza Contact: Chuck Anderson, quetzalcoatl38@aol.com, (714) 956-5037

Fridays 5:30pm, Santa Ana: OC DREAM Team Coalition Meeting (istillhaveadream.org) Centro Cultural de México 313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 Santa Ana, CA 92701 Contact: Minerva S. Gómez (714) 376-8065

(1st Friday) 7:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Nation Group meets on the First Friday of every month at 7:30pm at the home of a member for two hours of discussion of current political or social topics. Often there is a guest speaker. We limit speakers to 20 minutes because we want to have an extended question and answer session and expound our own opinions.   Contact:   Allan Beek 949.645.1419 abeek@flash.net

(2nd Friday of the month) 6:45pm, Anaheim: Program for Progressives. Networking from 6:45pm to 7:15pm. Program begins at 7:15pm. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. Networking begins at 6:45pm, featured presentation at 7:15pm. For more information, please visit our website at uuanaheim.org

(Last Friday of the month) 7pm, Anaheim - UUCA Interweave, a gay/straight alliance which supports and addresses the needs and concerns of LGBT people, welcomes you to a potluck dinner and meeting held on the last Friday of the month at 7pm. UUCA Interweave is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. For more information please visit the church website at uuanaheim.org, email uucainterweave@gmail.com, or follow us on Facebook.

[Canceled] Saturdays, 9-11am, IrvineWeekly Democratic Kaffee-Klatch I am suspending, until further notice, our Kaffee-Klatch. We have been meeting continuously since January 3, 2009, but there is little interest in political discussion for discussion's sake, so I'm not going to be there in the future. If there are at least four people who would like to continue, let me know, and we can see about resuming. Sharon Toji 9499296512 htoji@cox.net

Saturdays, 9am-2pm, IrvineOC Green Market OC's First Eco-friendly Open Air Market! is located on the beautiful Irvine Valley College Campus, 5500 Irvine Center Dr. and is open every Saturday from 9am - 2pm - rain or shine. Admission is free.   IVC policy requires that every parked car has a valid single use parking permit. A single use parking permit costs $2 per day. Cars not displaying a valid permit will receive a citation beginning at $20. Permit dispensers are located near parking lots #3 & #5. Signs will be posted.   For questions, comments or more information please email info@ocgreenmarket.com or call 714 717 4424.   ocgreenmarket.com

Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am, OrangeConnecting Communication Event the LGBT Center in OC will host a Connecting Communication/Nonviolent Communication Practice Group
1605 N. Spurgeon St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 Please email David Esch to sign up davidbrianesch@gmail.com thecenteroc.org Peace and Equality will not happen without connection--learn why and how.

(2st Saturday), 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ the new Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100, Irvine 92612 ocpeace.org

[Canceled] 1st Saturday, 11am-12:30am, Laguna Woods: JOIN US FOR PEACE! Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village's Steering Committee voted to restart the People for Peace ad hoc committee. Monthly demonstrations for peace will take place on the First Saturday of every month, at the corner of El Toro & Valencia. Please call or email Margaret Pearlman margaretpearlma@yahoo.com for more information

Saturdays, 11am-1pm, Laguna BeachLaguna Beach Peace Vigil We meet every Saturday at Main Beach (PCH and Ocean Ave). Join the longest running peace vigil in the US. More info at https://www.facebook.com/LagunaBeachPeaceVigil

[Moved] (Last Saturday), 11am-12:30pm, Seal BeachSENIOR PATRIOTS AGAINST THE WAR Demonstration moved to Last Wednesday

First Sundays, 9am-noon, Costa Mesa:  Habitat Restoration Program at Talbert Regional Park. Join the Banning Ranch Conservancy to meet new people, learn more about natural history, and contribute to the health of environment and community. There is no special knowledge or skill required. Tools, gloves and water are provided by OC Parks. For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer call 949/923-2275 or email cblack949@hotmail.com or unbic@ocpark.com.

Sundays, 9:45-10:45am, Anaheim:  Adult Forum. All adults are welcome to join a group discussion on topics of social &/or political interest, co-facilitated by Ruth Shapin and Edward Dunvan. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. Phone: (714)758-1050. uuanaheim.org For further information call the phone number above, or Ruth at 714-567-0188, or see the above website.

Sundays, 12-1pm, Huntington Beach:  Enough! Every Sunday from noon to 1pm,
Huntington Beach: At Main St. and PCH S/W corner For more info. Contact, Albert afitguy@excite.com Dorrine quitetherebel@hotmail.com theyoungturks.com/section/Enough dfalink.com/event.php?id=25376

Sundays, noon-2pm: AnaheimProtest Against Police Brutality Anaheim Police Department, 425 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, California 92805 We will be protesting on Sunday....Please come out and support us in our effort to bring awareness to the community in our effort to get justice!!! youtube.com/watch?v=MST4RhWdlMQ

Sundays, 3pm, Cerritos:  The newly formed Southeast L.A. chapter of Progressive Democrats of America will be meeting every Sunday at 3pm, starting April 17. Location: Starbucks at the Cerritos Towne Center, 12751 Towne Center Drive Suite N-3, Cerritos, CA 90703-8588.

Sundays, 3 pm, Santa Ana:  Santa Ana Food Not Bombs (foodnotbombs.net/california.html) meets every Sunday @ 3pm to share fresh and healthful vegan food with the community because food is a right, not a privilege. Our local picnic location is at Sasscer Park at Civic Center and Ross Street across from the Santa Ana Library. For information on volunteering, please come meet us in person and we will point you in the right direction for the following week. Thanks for your interest. Much love and solidarity. It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Food Not Bombs Santa Ana will be taking a hiatus due to lack of interest by volunteers. We have had 4 volunteers holding this group together for about a year now, and we just don't have the energy to do it alone. Many call outs, parties and requests for meetings have not been able to hold us up. Please feel free to message us and if interest returns we may be able to pass the torch to a new group of volunteers.   So, we will not be serving until further notice. The core volunteers that are left in this over 10 year old chapter are very sad to have this happen, but we don't have the time we used to. We have served faithfully together for lots of Sundays and thank everyone who came out to help.

Sundays, 7-8 pm, Huntington Beach:  "Visualize world peace, surf city style" at Main St. & Pacific Coast Highway,  Bring a covered candle just help hold up the banner (no signs please; the banner says it all!).  Contact: mtheriault@socal.rr.com.


Addresses

Clubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 3, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 5, 24262 Punta Alta, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 6, 5365 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA 92618   in the same parking lot as the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. Turn in the driveway off of Sand Canyon as usual, but just after the island in the middle of the driveway ends, turn LEFT and park as far to the left of the new building as possible. The new Community meeting room is on the far left side of the new building The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.
Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian Way, Irvine 92612 irwd.com/images/pdf/education/SJWS%20Map%20Aug%202012.pdf
Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.
Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero Suite 140   Centrally located in Mission Viejo, Tapestry, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, has rental space available for business or non-profit use. Available sanctuary space is perfect for large group meetings, classes, or fellowship activities. The classroom areas are suited for smaller meetings or gatherings. These areas are available for one-time, short-term or long-term rental.   The Great Hall (sanctuary) has seating for up to 140 in an auditorium style speaking venue. Rental of this space includes the use the kitchenette facilities and the grand piano. Chairs can be rearranged to accommodate your specific needs. Banquet style seating comfortably accommodates 80-96 people.   The classrooms range in size from large (appropriate for up to 15 participants) to more intimate spaces (for smaller or more informal gatherings). Our facility has ample parking and is fully handicap accessible.   We offer competitive, affordable rates, with discounts for non-profit organizations. Our facilities are rented in four-hour increments. Discounts are also available for long-term or multiple rentals.   Type of Group Sanctuary Classroom   Non-profit use $125 $30   For-profit use $250 $50
Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100, Irvine 92612
Exit at MacArthur off of 405 and go towards OC Airport Turn Left at MacArthur and go to Michelson Turn Left at Michelson and go to the very next street (?) Turn Left at that next street that starts with a "D" and go to Business Center Drive Turn Right on Business Center Drive and go about 1/4 mile 2091 is on Left Hand side Go around to the back side of the building to where the handicap parking is. Suite 100 is off of the inside courtyard, in the center of the office complex.
Centro Cultural de México   313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701   el-centro.org
Other event calendars
southerncaliforniajp.wordpress.com/   So Cal Justice and Peace
la.indymedia.org/calendar   Los Angeles Independent Media Center
change-links.org   Change Links
icujp.org/calendar.shtml   Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
coalitionforworldpeace.org/events.html   Coalition For World Peace
lbapn.org/lbapn-event-calendar   Long Beach Area Peace Network
sddemocrats.org/calendar.htm   San Diego County Democratic Party
ocdemocrats.org/index.php/blogs/upcoming_archives   Democratic Party of OC
my.barackobama.com   OFA (Obama for America)
www.oc911truth.com/events/calendar/   OC 9/11 Truth
totalbuzz.freedomblogging.com/political-datebook   OC Register
calaction.org   CalAction
creec.edgateway.net/cs/creec9bp/cal/65   California Regional Environmental Education Community
bethecause.com/calendar   Be The Cause
prcsd.org/webcalendar/month.php   Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.sarah4hope.org/SARAH4Hope/Community_Events.html   Spiritual And Religious Alliance For Hope
ocpeace.org/Antiwar%20Calendar%20for%20Orange%20County.html   OC Peace Coalition
ocpeace.org/calendar.html   OC Peace Coalition
au-oc.org/calendar.htm   Americans United for Separation of Church and State - OC
whittierpeace.org/calendar.htm   Whittier Peace and Justice Coalition
progressivechristiansuniting.org/events   Progressive Christians Uniting
ocice.org/events.html   OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment
meetup.com/goinggreenorangecounty/calendar   Going GREEN in OC
cgpacs.uci.edu   The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies
csjorange.org/justice-office/film-series   Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
ocequality.ning.com/events   OC Equality Coalition
nowoc.org/e107_plugins/calendar_menu/calendar.php   OC NOW
orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of Orange Coast
lwvcba.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of the Capistrano Bay Area
ocvoice.wordpress.com/calendar-listings   Orange Coast Voice calendar
pdamerica.org/events/calendar   Progressive Democrats of America
peacebuttons.info/E-News/thisweek.htm   This Week in History
laprogressive.com/progressive-events-in-los-angeles   Dick & Sharon's LA Progressive
officeoftheamericas.org/peace_calendar.html   Office of the Americas | Campaigns | Peace Calendar
lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=3198   Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village
goodhappens.org/events   Center for Living Peace
activistsandiego.org/event   Activist San Diego
actionla.org   Action LA Network
http://72ndada.com/eventcalendar.asp   72nd ADA Meeting And Event Schedule
occupy-oc.org/calendar   Occupy OC (Irvine/Fullerton/Huntington Beach)
tinyurl.com/7x9waou   OCcupy Santa Ana
ocmdc.org/calendar   OC May Day Coalition
transitionlaguna.org/events   Transition Laguna Beach
www.eventslaguna.com/LBDC.aspx   Laguna Beach Democratic Club
calendar.www.thecenteroc.org   The Center OC
meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/calendar   The Left Bank of OC
rileybecky1.com   Greater Irvine Committee on Gun Violence Reduction

ADDITIONAL NOTICES

Felicity Figueroa's ballot recommendations
Hello, Friends -
 
Please disregard this email if you have already decided who you will be voting for in the November 4 election; if you are still undecided, I offer you my humble suggestions. In either case, please remember that LOCAL RACES ARE EXCEEDINGLY IMPORTANT, so do vote all the way down the ticket. Most Vote-By-Mail ballots have already gone out; they must be RECEIVED by the OC Registrar of Voters at 8pm on Nov. 4 in order to be counted, so get them in promptly. They can also be turned in at any polling place in the county or dropped off directly at the offices of the OC Registrar of Voters at 1300 South Grand Ave., Santa Ana, 92705; for more information, check their website at http://www.ocvote.com/.
 
I've compiled a list with input from several individuals and a variety of organizations (listed below). For local races, I've only included those in which I either know the candidates or have had them recommended to me by reliable sources.
 
Please advise me if you have additional information about any of these candidates and/or issues that might warrant a reevaluation. For local races that are not included here, let me know and I will try to get an informed answer. Otherwise: HAPPY VOTING!
 
Peace,
Felicity
 
Governor: Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown
Lt. Governor: Gavin Newsom
Sec'y of State: Alex Padilla
Controller: Betty T. Yee
Treasurer: John Chiang
Attorney General: Kamala Harris
Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones
Member, State Board of Equalization: Nader Shahatit
Congress, 38thDistrict: Linda Sanchez
Congress, 39thDistrict: Pete Anderson
Congress, 45thDistrict: Drew E. Leavens
Congress, 46thDistrict: Loretta Sanchez
Congress, 47thDistrict: Alan Lowenthal
Congress, 48thDistrict: Suzanne Savary
Congress, 49thDistrict: David Peiser
State Senate, 32ndDistrict: Tony Mendoza
State Senate, 34thDistrict: Jose Solorio
State Senate, 36th District: Gary Kephart
Assembly, 55thDistrict: Gregg Fritchle
Assembly, 65thDistrict: Sharon Quirk Silva
Assembly, 68thDistrict: Anne Cameron
Assembly, 69thDistrict: Tom Daly
Assembly, 72ndDistrict: Joel Block
Assembly, 73rdDistrict: Wendy Gabriella
Assembly, 74thDistrict: my only suggestion is a write-in vote for Anila Ali
Supreme Court and Appellate Court Justices: all YES
Superior Court Judge #14: K.C. Jones
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson
Assessor: no suggestion
South Orange County Community College District: no suggestion
Irvine Unified School District: Sharon Wallin & Ira Glasky
Irvine Mayor: Mary Ann Gaido
Irvine City Council: Melissa Fox & Larry Agran
Irvine Ranch Water District: Steven LaMar
OC Water District: Leslie Daigle, Robin Marcario, Wendy Leece
Municipal Water District of OC: Ron Varasteh, Greg Diamond
 
SELECTED CITY COUNCIL & MAYORAL RACES (outside Irvine)
Anaheim: Dr. José F. Moreno
Costa Mesa: Katrina Foley & Jay Humphrey, NO on Measure O
Garden Grove: Bao Nguyen
Huntington Beach: Joe Shaw, Connie Boardman, Mark Bixby
 
SELECTED SCHOOL BOARD & COMMUNIY COLLEGE RACES (outside Irvine)
Capo Valley: Gila Jones & Lynn Hatton
Coastline Communty College: Joel Flores
La Habra: Ida McMurray, Cynthia Aguirre
Newport-Mesa: Fidel Mora, Charlene Metoyer, Vicki Snell
Santa Ana: Valerie Amezcua, John Palacio
 
PROPOSITIONS (small letters are a sign of mixed feelings)
Prop 1: no
Prop 2: no
Prop 45: YES, Big Time!
Prop 46: NO
Prop 47: YES, MEGA BIG TIME!
Prop 48: no
County of Orange Measure E: NO
County of Orange Measure G: NO
Irvine Measure V: no suggestion
Irvine Measure W: NO
 
Here are the left-leaning sites I used to make my recommendations:
 
http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2014/10/orange-juice-blogs-guide-to-your-whole-freaking-ballot-with-predictions-preferences-and-promotion/
http://www.ocdemocrats.org/endorsements?utm_campaign=vbm_blast&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ocdemocrats
https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.couragecampaign.org/images/CC_2014ProgressiveVGv3.pdf
http://churchimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IMPACTNov14BallotRecs.pdf
https://ca.cair.com/losangeles/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/voter-guide-online.pdf
http://lwvc.org/ballot-recommendations
http://canow.org/files/Final_CALIFORNIA_NOW_VOTER_GUIDE_NOV_4th_2014.pdf
 
And here are the right-wing ones I checked to make sure my suggestions were the polar opposite of theirs:
 
http://octeapartyblog.com/endorsements/
http://octeapartyblog.com/mission-viejo-conservative-voter-guide/
http://www.ocgop.org/ballot-measures/
http://www.ocgop.org/county-and-city-offices/
 
NOTE: Both the Orange Juice Blog and the OC Tea Party Blog are very entertaining reads in their own right (for entirely different reasons, of course).

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