★ CONGRATULATIONS MAYOR BOB FILNER! ★
OFFICE: City Administration Building 202 C St., 11th Floor San Diego, CA 92101
PHONE: (619)[masked] Fax: (619)[masked]
Email the Office of the Mayor: [address removed]
★ CONGRATULATIONS DONNA FRYE! ★
TITLE: Director of Open Government and Community Engagement.
STAFF: STEVEN HADLEY
For now... To contact Steven please email me at [address removed]
OFFICE LOCATION & CONTACT INFO: Available soon
★ STOP MEDIA CONSOLIDATION! SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS is leading a fight against a Federal Communications Commission proposal to allow fewer and fewer news media conglomerates to control more and more television stations, radio stations and newspapers. “We’re going to do everything we can to prevent it from happening,” Bernie told Bill Moyers in an interview that will air this weekend on Moyers & Company. Media concentration limits the public's access to unbiased information about important issues, drowns out independent voices, hurts local news and community affairs coverage, eliminates competition and discourages diversity in ownership. The FCC could issue an order on the rule change as early as January. You can help stop the FCC by signing Bernie’s petition go to: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=76f1a6c9-0caa-47ce-9171-6b62ccbbfd3a Watch a preview of Moyers & Company » Check your local listings for Moyers & Company » • Watch Bernie’s news conference » http://billmoyers.com/content/preview-bernie-sanders-on-why-big-media-shouldnt-get-bigger/ •Sign Bernie’s petition » http://www.sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=76f1a6c9-0caa-47ce-9171-6b62ccbbfd3a • Read the senators’ letter to the FCC (pdf) » http://www.sanders.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/FCC%20Media%20Ownership%20Letter%2011%2030%202012.pdf •Take the poll » http://www.sanders.senate.gov/polls/index.cfm?uid=89fae090-1faa-4839-b0f4-89aa5168283c
★REMEMBER AGENT ORANGE? It's BACK...! Remember Agent Orange? The 2,4-D chemical concoction commissioned by the U.S. Army to defoliate jungles and destroy food crops during the Vietnam War? It could soon be coming to a grocery store near you. Within a week, the USDA could approve Dow's new "Enlist" brand corn, genetically engineered to resist massive doses of the herbicide 2,4-D. Unless we stop it. Petitions will be delivered December 11. Please tell USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to reject Dow’s 2,4-D-resistant Agent Orange Corn! A large body of evidence indicates major health problems result from exposure to 2,4-D, including cancer, reproductive problems, neurotoxicity, and auto-immune disorders. And 2,4-D is devastating to the environment. It’s currently the seventh largest source of dioxin pollution in the US. The use of this toxic herbicide is projected to increase 50-fold if the USDA approves this crop. The USDA has already received more than 450,000 comments opposing Dow's new GE corn. But it has a long history of avoiding protests and bad press by issuing unpopular decisions right before the holidays. Please take action today to stop new 2,4-D resistant genetically engineered crops! Thank you! In Peace,
he following are this year’s awards recipients:
★Direct from the San Diego Democrats for Equality website: 2012 Freedom Awards:
A. Brad Truax Human Rights Award – Jess Durfee is the Chair of the San Diego Democratic Party, a member of the Democratic National Committee, Past Chair of the California Democratic Party LGBT Caucus, and Past President of the Club.
J. Douglas Scott Award for Political Action – Brian Polejes, a longtime club member and LGBT activist is a Senior Union Representative/Organizer for SEIU Local 1000 and is a
past San Diego Chair and National Vice President for Organizing of Pride at Work, the LGBT constituency group for organized labor.
Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Community Service – Eric Isaacson is a local attorney who has submitted numerous pro bono amicus briefs, on groups such as the Unitarian
Universalist Association, the California Faith for Equality, the ACLU, regarding litigation related to marriage equality and discrimination by the Boy Scouts of America.
R. Steven Pope Award for Volunteerism – John Lockhart is a long-time club member who has been a loyal volunteer, always willing to help with assembling the newsletter, staffing a festival booths, or working on campaigns.
Gloria Steinem Award for Communication – Craig Roberts has served as Publications Director for our widely distributed newsletter, is a Past President of the Club, and Past
Co-Chair and founding board member of the National Stonewall Democrats.
The Presidents Award will be announced at the event.
★ Despite disturbing finding, Edison seeks to restart trouble-prone nuclear facility Hearing Nov. 30 in Laguna Hills as nine cities voice concerns over safety issues
By Miriam Raftery November 30, 2012
(San Diego)—Southern California Edison has notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of possible sabotage at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating facility, after finding coolant poured in the oil reservoir of an emergency backup generator at Unit 3, Energy News reports. The FBI is taking over the investigation and criminal charges are possible, according to a plant employee who spoke under condition of anonymity, fearing reprisals, Huffington Post reports tonight. Previous news stories have speculated that a disgruntled employee could be the culprit due to recent layoff announcements, though the NRC and FBI have not ruled out terrorism. Failure of emergency generators at Fukushima were key factors in that plant’s meltdown last year. A meltdown at San Onofre would force evacuation of San Diego, portions of East County and also parts of Orange and Riverside counties and could potentially leave the region contaminated for generations. If the coolant had not been found at San Onofre and the generators activated, Edison indicated that a control that prevents the generator from running too fast would have failed, John Reynosa, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector at San Onofre, said, Energy News reported on November 9 when the discovery was initially made. READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/11837 From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]]
On Behalf Of Ray Lutz Sent: Thursday, November 29,[masked]:09 PM To: [address removed]; [address removed] Subject: [Copsmain] News about San Onofre
★ MORE BREAKING NEWS It just keeps coming. Here is the latest since this morning. For all these reasons, we need you to show up at the NRC meeting tomorrow more than ever. (SEE NEWS RELEASE ATTACHED FOR DETAILS -- PRESS CONFERENCE AT 4PM) Besides the FBI coming in to investigate who is responsible for sabotage at the nuclear power plant, I was just told that Pete Dietrich, Chief Nuclear Operator announced to the employees that they are anticipating restarting Unit 2 on February 2. The workforce is being scheduled as if it is a done deal. Meanwhile, I was just sent another letter from the local labor union written to Edison saying they think it is unsafe to restart Unit 2. This one is 6 pages long, addressed to Pete Dietrich. Instead of dealing with the nuclear safety technical questions being raised in the letter, Dietrich told the union leader that the matter will be handed off to Edison's attorney who is currently in negotiations with the Union. How is a lawyer supposed to answer questions about nuclear power? Think about what it is that Edison is actually proposing... 1 - Start a defective nuclear reactor, run it at 70% and see what happens. 2 - Do this while the FBI investigates one case of sabotage, (are there others?) 3 - Disregard a Union leader's claim that the workforce thinks a restart is not safe "Safety First" should be more than a slogan when it comes to nuclear power.
★ Then we got this news... Buddhist Monk Procession gets moved due to radiation exposure at San Onofre As Gene Stone of ROSE went to survey the site for the monks visit one last time he discovered Edison had placed an old steam generator at the side of the road being prepared for shipment to Utah for disposal. Although it is supposed to be "low level radiation" the Geiger counter he had with him spiked as he drove past, (see video of meter going off). He decided it was best for all concerned to avoid the area and meet at the San Clemente Pier instead. We'll start the walk at the Dana Point Harbor at 9:00am and arrive at the pier at about 12:00. Then it's off to the NRC meeting in Laguna Hills with a press conference at 4:00pm. We need you there early please. Thanks, Gary For more information I can be reached at [masked] or write to [address removed]
**************** DECEMBER ~ 2012 *******************
***FRI DEC 7 at 6:00PM "Capturing the Wonder of Women" A JURIED SHOW • OPENING RECEPTION This multi-media exhibition is the museum's first major show curated by Li Huai, UCSD faculty member and international artist. In addition, well known and well respected art critic, Robert Pincus will act as our special Guest Juror. We are very pleased to offer our first Juried Show in our new Gallery Space at Liberty Station. And thrilled to have UCSD's Li Huai, as Art Curator and Robert Pincus as Juror. More than 150 local and regional artists submitted work for this show. 48 pieces representing "The Wonder of Women" have been selected to make up this compelling exhibition to run through February of 2013. Please join us for the Opening Reception, Friday, December 7 and celebrate the wonder of women with us. Many thanks. Prizes will be awarded during the Opening. Refreshments will be served. *Where: Women's Museum Gallery, Barracks 16, Liberty Station.
***SAT DEC 8 at 10:00AM for Coffee & Croissant Reception ~ Program ~ The City Club of San Diego presents ★ BOB FILNER, SAN DIEGO'S NEW MAYOR ★ speaks Saturday, December 8, in the Community Room at La Jolla Country Day School. The reception begins at 9:30 am with the program following. Reservations: [masked], or [address removed] Details on the event: www.cityclubofsandiego.com. City Club Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $10, Non-members: $20 Phone Reservations:[masked]-3560. Where: La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) *WHERE: In the Community Room at La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
***SAT DEC 8 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM " SDCDP ~ EAST AREA MEETING " Join us early at 9:00am for breakfast, and/or coffee/tea, and time to chat before the meeting. (check out the breakfast menu online at www.giowineanddine.com) *Where: Gio's Bistro in La Mesa, 8384 La Mesa Blvd, 91941 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.org
.***SAT DEC 8 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM PDA EVENT in Oakland ~ What's Next for Progressive Democrats? ~ The RNs of National Nurses United have found a natural alliance with PDA, who never slow in the fight against austerity to win prosperity for all. Who gets that better than Congresswoman Barbara Lee? And we continue the struggle with her this Saturday, December 8th, at 2:30p at the NNU Headquarters in Oakland. Join me there! Or if that's too far to travel, contact the PDA California team to get involved! We'll be holding events across the state in the months to come Featuring guest speakers: Hosted by National Nurses United at their Headquarters Schedule: • 1:30 p.m. Cindy Young - Campaign for a Healthy California - "Building the Single Payer Movement" • 2:00 p.m. Michael Lighty - National Nurses United (NNU) - "Organ izing support for the Robin Hood Tax" • 2:30 p.m. Representative Barbara Lee - "The Progressive Movement inside and outside the Democratic Party" This event is free and open to the public - Seating is limited so please RSVP Now! Paid for by Progressive Democrats of America (http://www.pdamerica.org) Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee Event Location: National Nurses United Headquarters 2000 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94612
***FRI DEC 14 at 12:00PM/ NOON LUNCHEON with The City Club of San Diego presents MAURICIO MESCHOULAM, Professor of International Relations at Universidad Iberoamericana, one of Mexico's oldest and most highly regarded universities. December 14 luncheon with Professor Meschoulam begins at 12-Noon. Professor Meschoulam will deal with terrorism. The luncheon is $20 for members and LJCDS parents, $25 to non-members. Reservations:[masked], or, [address removed]t; event details, www.cityclubofsandiego.com . Where: La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) *WHERE: In the Community Room at La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
***SAT DEC 15 at 8:30AM SHARP! to 3:00PM " TIJUANA MAQUILADORA TOUR " Come to learn about Tijuana communities & workers' conditions and struggles! Saturday, December 15, 8:30 am to 3 pm Important Notice: Citizens returning from Mexico should present an U.S. passport. (Otherwise, they need an official ID, birth certificate, and waiting in line when returning to the U.S. for a period of time to be decided by the border gate officer.) More information: the U.S. State Dept. travel alert "Mexico" go to: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5815.html
•All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please read the attached file. Schedule
(There may be slight variations from tour to tour.) •8:30 am sharp- San Ysidro/Tijuana border-bus station
. We will walk together to cross the border gate and travel to our locations in Tijuana using chartered buses for transportation. •9:15 am- The crosses at the border:
More than 7,000 immigrants have died trying to cross the border since 1994, when NAFTA was imposed. •9:30 am- Otay Industrial Park,
Sanyo and other maquiladoras: workers' labor conditions, labor rights and struggles NOTE: We will visit the Tijuana industrial area but won't enter any factory. •11:15 am- Rio Alamar,
or how maquiladoras, distorted urban development and wild industrialization define Tijuana •12:00 pm- Foxconn:
the largest maquiladora in both Tijuana and the world • 12:45 pm- Lunch • 1:15 pm:- Group dialogue
about the experience; time for questions and comments •2:00 pm- Working women in Tijuana
are organizing artisan cooperatives and promoting an alternative economy. They will bring their handcrafts to the tour.
To learn in advance about these cooperatives, please go to http://www.ollincallicm.blogspot.com/ •3:00 pm- Return to the bus station Donations " $30 regular, $20 students, $ 50 solidarity.
Donations cover the bus, lunch, and a donation to the workers' organizations. For tour reservations go to SD Network Tour Reservations online: http://sdmaquila.org/ Sponsored by Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, Colectivo Chilpancingo for Environmental Justice, San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network, Environmental Health Coalition, and Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras. FRED LONIDER Email: [address removed]
***SUN DEC 16 at 7:00PM " HOLIDAY PARTY for SAN DIEGO COUNTY DEMOCRATS ! " The San Diego County Democratic Party will be hosting its Annual Holiday Party on Sunday, December 16, at 7:00 p.m. at Societe Brewing Company. One of the newest craft breweries in San Diego, • SOCIETE • *Where: SOCIETE, is located at 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., just steps away from the County Party Headquarters (across Industrial Park Drive). This year, rather than a fundraiser, this party will serve as a "thank you" event free of charge for all the supporters who helped achieve our many victories in 2012. Beer will be served at a cash bar & Complimentary appetizers will be provided. To let us know you're coming, RSVP to [address removed].
***SUN DEC 16 at 2:00PM to 6:00PM "FEASTING & MERRYMAKING at EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE'S HOLIDAY PARTY " • DELICIOUS FOODS by CHEF PATRICK DEAN • WINE TASTING by LA SERENISSIMA • LIVE JAZZ MUSIC by CHRIS KLICH • GROSSMONT COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT• ★PRIZES & SURPRISES! ★ Join us for feasting, festivities & merrymaking at East County Magazine's holiday party! Please RSVP early so we'll have plenty of fabulous food! [masked]; [address removed] ECM readers & guests: $12 or 2 for $20; Editor's club members: $10 or 2/$18 Free to our volunteers and staff! Where: : 4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa [address removed] Miriam Raftery, Editor Mark Hanson, Publisher East County Magazine www.EastCountyMagazine.org a publication of the 501(c)3 Heartland Coalition Where: : 4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa
***TUES DEC 18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM "Monthly SD County Central Committee Meeting" All members of our Central Committee are encouraged to attend this important meeting *WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers International Association Hall, 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed] Website: www.sddemocrats.or
***FRI DEC 21 at 8:00AM - 12:00PM Voter Registration Event " Register New Citizens to Vote in Chula Vista! " Come help us register new citizens to vote after they are naturalized at this month's ceremony. We'll provide the training and materials--all you need to do is show up! Where: Homeland Security/Immigration and Naturalization Building, 1261 Third Ave., Chula Vista, CA Contact: (858)[masked] Email: [address removed]
★★★★★ HAPPY NEW YEAR! ★★★★★ 2013 ★★★★★ HAPPY NEW YEAR! ★★★★★
************ JANUARY 2013 **********
***WED JAN 9 at 7-9PM "San Diego DFA & SD PDA Metro Meetup" AGENDA: DEFINE & ORGANIZE ACTIONS & EVENTS in SUPPORT of THE FILNER ADMINISTATION & PROGRESSIVES CAUSES & CREATIVE SOLUTIONS for our Neighborhoods by ORDINARY CITIZENS. Speaker: TBA *Where: Giovanni's Restaurant's Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. ( At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin RD.) Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23
***SAT JAN 12 a 10:00AM Coffee & Croissant Reception & Program ~ The City Club of San Diego and Independent Voter Network Proudly Present: THE HONORABLE MICHAEL DUKAKIS ~ ANNUAL STATE of the NATION ADDRESS Featuring: Michael S. Dukakis - Former Governor of Massachusetts and Nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States speaking on THE SECOND OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. Details on the event: www.cityclubofsandiego.com City Club Members and La Jolla Country Day School Parents: $10, Non-members: $20 Phone Reservations:[masked] *Where: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School 9409 Regents Road, La Jolla, 92037
***SAT JAN 12 Plans Underway for "Blue Skies Over San Diego" Event Jan. 12 President Barack Obama will be sworn in to his second term in office on Monday, January 21, in Washington D.C. But supporters in San Diego County will be starting the festivities early with a "Blue Skies Over San Diego" celebration on the afternoon of Saturday, January 12 (exact time and location to be determined). You can look forward to music, food, and festivities with campaign volunteers, elected officials, and other Democrats from all over the county, so please save the date!
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***FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY *** FEB 8 to Feb 10, 2013 " 2013 NATIONAL PREACH-IN on GLOBAL WARMING " On the weekend before Valentine’s Day, thousands of clergy will join in our annual event to express love for Creation and address climate change as a serious moral issue. Our focus for 2013 will be on vulnerable communities working on the front lines of climate change, both in North America and around the globe. On February 8-10*, please join us in sharing messages about the need for people of faith to mobilize in a religious response to global warming. Whether you are clergy, a lay leader, or a caring individual, sign up your congregation now, and in the coming months we’ll send you reminders as well as links to free resources to help you prepare sermons, reflections, devotionals, Bible studies, children’s activities, and more. In addition, Interfaith Power & Light will offer low-cost resources to help you reach decision makers and mobilize your community. Watch future emails for details. We look forward to your involvement in the 2013 National Preach-In on Global Warming! With love and faith, The Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham Interfaith Power & Light SIGN UP at http://interfaithpowerandlight.org/get-involved/preachin-signup/ CONTACT US: INTERFAITH POWER & LIGHT, 369 Pine St., Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: (415)[masked] FAX: (415)[masked] INFO: http://interfaithpower.org/ Phone: [masked]
************ JUNE 2013 *************
***JUNE 20-23, 2013 *Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Sunday, June 23,[masked]:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time ***NETROOTS NATION 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE*** IN SAN JOSE *** In case you missed the announcement at the end of this year's conference, Netroots Nation 2013 is going to be June 20-23 in San Jose, CA. CONTACT US at Email: [address removed] or Snail Mail: Netroots Nation, 60 29th Street, #664, San Francisco, CA 94110 * *Where: San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos St., San Jose, California 95110 USA:[masked]