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★ I. INFO ★ II. All Listing Calendar of Events: * SEPT * OCT * NOV * etc. ★ III. Announcements & Info ★ • ~ •

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Monday, September 16, 2013 6:08 PM

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★ ★ ★    I.   IMPORTANT INFO !     ★ ★ ★

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★ # 1. Important Vote INFO & DATES:  VOTING DATES  ARE LISTED IN CALENDAR OF EVENTS  &   DATES & INFO IN ANNOUNCEMENTS, TOO>
November 4: Last day to register to vote
November 12: Last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot
November 19: Election Day! Polls open from 7 am-8 pm (Last day to turn in your vote-by-mail ballot)
Are you registered? Find out here. If not, register online here!


Important Dates &  Frequently Asked Questions October 21, 2013 - First day mail ballots will be available.  First day early voting available at RoV. RoV is open for voting 8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday  October 28, 2013 - Mail ballot processing (signature checking) begins. To observe, call (858)[masked]  November 4, 2013 - Last Day to Register to Vote  November 8, 2013 - Opening and preparing mail ballots for computer tabulation  November 11, 2013 - Mail ballot scanning process begins (computer processing). To observe, call (858)[masked]  November 12, 2013 - Last Day to Apply for a Mail. Ballot Request due to RoV by 5 pm.  November 19, 2013 - Election Day Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registrar of Voters Office is open for voting 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. _______________________________________________

★ # 2 A . Many Members sent me this article:  Subject: Excellent article in San Diego Free PressAfter reading article and comments, go back and read Part I, which is linked to at end of this excellent, excellent article.  Can't wait for Part III.
http://sandiegofreepress.org/2013/09/part-ii-the-birds-the-bees-and-the-wolf-pack/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+SanDiegoFreePress+(San+Diego+Free+Press)

★ # 2 B. I found a terrific conversation regarding Filner situation. Blog comments after Reader article,  "Sex Scandals You Can Understand."  The discussion is between just a few people, with Don Bauder always involved.  Very gratifying to read.   http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2013/sep/11/citylights1-sex-scandals-you-can-understand/ Particularly after reading these comments, I have to think Bob is now in a better place.  something to be glad about.   Fran Humphrey _____________________________________

★ # 3 . [OccupySD] Events Update: Occupy 2yr, MAM, San Onofre-   From: Ray Lutz <[address removed]> To: [address removed] Cc: " <[address removed]>, "[address removed]"  Subject: [OccupySD] Events Update: Occupy 2yr, MAM, San Onofre Reply-To: [address removed]   DATES of EVENTS  ARE LISTED IN in CALENDAR of EVENTS &   COMPLETE EMAIL is LISTED under Announcements #3.
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★ ★ ★ *** ★ ★ ★ SEPTEMBER 2013 ★ ★ ★ *** ★ ★ ★
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*** TUES SEPT 17 at 7:00PM  " Young Women's/Men's Discussion Group Connect to The Center and the community ". Join other 18-28 year olds to talk about relationships, sexual health, activism, community building and more. The womenís group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm and the menís group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm. For more information, contact Aaron Heier at[masked] x211, or [address removed]

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*** TUES SEPT 17 at 9:30AM -12:30PM "  Thomas Jefferson School of Law  presents " Employee Rights Self-Help Clini c" Thomas Jefferson School of Law's next Employee Rights Self-Help Clinic will be taking place on Saturday, September 14, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. An appointment is required - please call [masked]. Appointments are also available for their next clinic on Saturday, October 12, 9:30 am-12:30 pm.

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*** TUES SEPT 17 at 10:15AM- 12:30PM " Naturalization Ceremony - Downtown Tuesday - Register New Citizens " Come help us register new citizens to vote after they are naturalized at this month's ceremony. Volunteers are needed to register voters at the Naturalization Ceremony downtown. Please RSVP if you will be able to attend Contact: [address removed] . We'll bring the supplies and train new volunteers. All you need to do is show up. Thank you for your continued support. " *Where: Civic Center Plaza - just outside Golden Hall., 202 C Street, Downtown San Diego. Naturalization Ceremony - Downtown Tuesday, September 17th 10:15am - 12:15pm 3rd Ave and B Street In Plaza near Civic Theatre Parking in Horton Plaza is no longer free. The new policy is a receipt for a $10 purchase to validate parking. The C Street trolley stops adjacent to the Plaza. Otherwise the area has meters and pay parking lots. Please note CHANGE > this ceremony is on a Tuesday< -  Greg

 

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*** WED SEPT 18 Doors at 7 p.m. Voice of San Diego.org  Presents " MEETING OF THE MINDS " Join us for the next one in East Village on Sept. 18.  San Diego’s cultural identity is evolving, thanks to lots of interesting people who are constantly testing out ideas. The best way we’ve found to learn about a handful of them in one evening is our arts and culture event, “A Meeting of the Minds.”  It’s been six months since we piled into Logan Heights’ storied Cramer Bakery — which is being transformed into an arts center, Bread and Salt — and our next “Meeting of the Minds” installment is coming up on Sept. 18. We hope you’ll join us.  The event follows what’s called a pecha-kucha format. That means each of our six speakers will select 20 images they’ll display for just 20 seconds each. It’s a rapid-fire, visually compelling format.  Here’s a little about our speakers:  • Michael Rosenberg, managing director of La Jolla Playhouse: Mike came to the very first “Meeting of the Minds” in Little Italy in June 2011, and I’ve been hoping to include him as a speaker ever since. He’ll be featuring some highlights from the portfolio of scenic designer Robert Brill, a notable artist who’s now artist-in-residence at the La Jolla Playhouse.  • Irma Esquivias is an artist and activist whose current work for the San Diego Museum of Art focuses on using art as a community-building tool in southeastern San Diego neighborhoods. She’ll tell us about a project she’s working on in which art is more than a luxury, but a mechanism to “change and heal” the intersection at Imperial and Euclid avenues.  • Kate Hatmaker is a violinist in the San Diego Symphony and the co-founder of Art of Elan, a popular chamber music group that one of our speakers told us about in the first “Meeting of the Minds.” Hatmaker’s got her finger on the pulse of interesting contemporary music in town, and she’ll tell us about the upcoming Carlsbad Music Festival.  • Peter Holslin‘s another music guru, having written about the topic for many years for San Diego CityBeat and now for Rolling Stone.  He’s going to be our guide to San Diego’s mutant-punk underground. “San Diego has always been a hotbed for crazy rock sounds, but in the past 10 years or so there’s been a handful of bands that take it to a deeper level,” he said. “Some of these bands are fairly well known around town; others are practically unheard of.”  • I met Melissa Adao last year when she competed in a contest for young choreographers. She dances hip-hop and teaches it at Grossmont and Mesa colleges, but for that competition she was trying her hand at other styles of choreography. She’ll paint the landscape for San Diego’s various “dance enclaves.”  • Peter Rowe writes profiles and features for U-T San Diego, and he also pens the U-T’s beer scene coverage and reviews. He’ll take us through 10 key moments in San Diego’s rise to craft brew dominance.  What a line-up! I hope you’ll join us.  Here’s more info: The night’s going to be open to Voice of San Diego members only. But don’t despair if you’re not a member yet! You can join that night for a special discounted rate of $20. That’ll get you in to other members-only events all year. And at “Meeting of the Minds,” your admission will include two beverages.  We’re going to be at the intersection of 15th and F streets in East Village, at a new community space called Silo in Makers Quarter. We’ll open the doors at 7 p.m. so you can grab a drink or some food at a food truck.  Take a look at the poster, designed by my friend Joel P West. Where: intersection of 15th and F streets in East Village, at a new community space called Silo in Makers Quarter

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*** FIRDAY SEPT 20 at 7:00PM  This Friday, TYT is hosting their first L.A. Meet-up. Wolf PAC volunteers Hey California Wolf PACers! This Friday, TYT is hosting their first L.A. Meet-up. I am planning to attend and hope to meet other Wolf PAC volunteers there as well! Details are below :)

Where: Fu-Ga Izakaya(http://www.izakayafu-ga.com/) in downtown Los Angeles.
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Everyone here at TYT headquarters is excited about meeting our TYT fans! Join us for our first official TYT Los Angeles meetup on Friday, September 20th at 7:00p at Fu-Ga Izakaya(http://www.izakayafu-ga.com/) in downtown Los Angeles. Everyone is invited!

Fu-Ga Izakaya is located in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, on the west side San Pedro between E 1st and E 2nd Street (111 S. San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90012). Manager, Nilton Vanegas, is offering us 50% off select draft beer and discounted appetizers! (Thanks Nilton!!) Fu-Ga is a restaurant so there are no age restrictions for entering the venue.

There is FREE parking in the parking structure that is attached to the building, the entrance is on the same side of the street just south of the restaurant.  They require $4 cash up front but that money will be refunded with validation. The restaurant is located in the basement so you have to take the middle elevator to level 'B' then follow the signs.  Please note there is little to no cell reception in the venue so plan accordingly if you are coordinating with friends.

You can RSVP at our TYT Los Angeles Grouphttp://bit.ly/TYTMeetupsLA by replying to this email with your name and the number of people in your party or on our Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/168007523388385/

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*** SAT SEPT 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM " LAMBDA LEGAL'S San Diego GOLF EVENT ! "Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013 Where: Aviara Resort Golf Club 7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011 Registration 11:15 -11:45 am | Golf Clinic with PGA Pro's (with sponsorship purchase only) 12:00 pm | Shotgun Start (scramble format) 6:00 pm | Cocktails & Dinner Join us for Lambda Legal's inaugural golf event! You will get to enjoy 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Aviara Resort, alongside other LGBT people and allies,while supporting Lambda Legal's important work for equality. For more information, please contact Holly or John at [address removed] or[masked]-9648. If you are unable to attend but would still like to contribute, click here: https://secure3.convi...LAMBDA LEGAL Website: [address removed]g Where: at the beautiful Aviara Resort • Where: Aviara Resort Golf Club, 7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011
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***SAT SEPT 21 ar 10:30AM   " RALLY   ~ San Diegans Pledge Resistance to the Keystone Pipeline ~ Draw the Line on the tar sands and Keystone X " Friends,  There are over 175 actions planned across the United States to Draw the Line on the tar sands and Keystone XL -- from a high water mark being chalked in Manhattan, to a "People's Eminent Domain" in Houston, to a line drawn in the sand outside President Obama's Hawaii vacation home. This nation-wide push couldn't be coming at a more important time -- after President Obama laid down some big promises, Canada is making their final desperate plays to push the pipeline through, and resistance to other tar sands projects across the US is picking up.  People power is the beating heart of this campaign, and this is our time to show it. Here's what's going down near you:     What: San Diegans Pledge Resistance to the Keystone Pipeline Where: Federal Building (south lawn): Front St. & West F St., San Diego 92101 Location: San Diego, CA  When: Saturday, September 21, 10:30 AM    You can RSVP here: http://act.350.org/event/draw_the_line_attend/6124/signup/?t=2&akid=3561.79781.YYjiwy Our movement has done so much good work over the last two years, it's almost hard to believe. Next weekend, let's show our strength, and get ready for the next stage of this fight.  All together now,  Rae  P.S. You can also check out the full map of Draw the Line actions by clicking here: act.350.org/event/draw_the_line/search/

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*** SAT SEPT 21 starts at 10:30 AM in San Diego " DRAW A LINE ACTION " ~  STOP KXL KEYSTONE PIPELINE! SAN DIEGANS PLEDGE RESISTANCE to the KEYSTONE PIPELINE "  Saturday, September 21, 10:30 AM Federal Building (south lawn) San Diego CA " DRAW A LINE ACTION " ~  STOP KXL KEYSTONE PIPELINE! Sign up  to lead a Draw the Line action on September 21st to PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES FROM CLIMATE CHANGE! and send a message to President Obama that there's no turning back -- to keep his climate promises, he needs to reject Keystone XL.  Over the past two years tens of thousands of people have stepped into the streets to stop Keystone XL -- rallying, risking arrest, showing up at Obama events, and taking action to stop the pipeline directly.  Now President Obama has said that he's willing to reject the pipeline if it significantly impacts the climate. Well, it would, and We need to show the President that it's time to draw the line, and stop Keystone XL for GOOD! Where: Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse 880 Front Street San Diego, CA[masked] (south lawn)

From: Rae Breaux 350.org <[address removed]> Subject: We started something great. Reply-To: [address removed]


 

Photo: Remember this?

Friends,

Two years ago today, the fourth group of Tar Sands Action arrestees were lined up in front of the White House taking a stand against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, part of one of the largest acts of civil disobedience in the American climate movement. 1,253 people strong, we came from coast to coast every day for two weeks to sit-in and tell the President the KXL pipeline was clearly not in our best interest. In the last two years, the energy from those sit ins has powered a steady drum beat of unprecedented actions: from circling the White House, to Texas landowners blocking construction in Texas, to rallying 40,000 strong in DC this February, to making sure the President hears about the pipeline and tar sands every time he speaks. We made ourselves impossible to ignore, and showed the world that the Keystone XL pipeline and the tar sands are not the way to a healthy and livable planet.

On September 21st, communities will join forces again to Draw the Line on Keystone XL. We will stand up against against the tar sands and climate impacts and take a stand for a clean energy future.There are some great actions registered already -- a pipeline piñata in Texas, a chalk line of high water in NYC, a “second line” dancing brass band in New Orleans -- and many more beyond that. There’s a guide for getting organized, as well as ideas for action on the sign up pageClick here to plan your own: act.350.org/event/draw_the_line/create/No one expected that we could pull off two weeks of successful civil disobedience, or surround the White House, or even still be in this fight two years later. Even now, there are still folks rooting for us to fail. But I don’t think we will, because since the start of this campaign you have shown what ambitious, determined, creative action can do, and we're not going to stop doing just that.Looking forward to aligning in the streets again, Ra(photo: Josh Lopez)


350.org is building a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for email alerts.


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***WED SEPT 25 from 3 7:45:00 PM PDT - 8:45:00 PM PDT, Unite Tonight - West Coast, Wednesday,  September 25,  2013 7:45:00 PM PDT - 8:45:00 PM PDT, This is going to be an amazing night! We are looking for people to sign up as Ambassadors of Unite Tonight and for reproductive rights. As an Ambassador,  you’ll host an event at your home that rallies your friends around the urgent need for federal protection of reproductive rights against the fierce anti-choice opposition., The heart of the night will be a live,  interactive online experience, including:, •  a Q&A with our president and CEO,  Nancy Northup,  about the Center’s new plan (already in the works!) to go on the offense to protect reproductive rights on a national level; •  guest spots from prominent activists,  providers,  and celebrities; •  a trivia contest,  story-telling project,  and more. , Here’s how it works: once you sign up as an Ambassador for Unite Tonight,  we’ll send you a confirmation by email. Around September 15,  we’ll send you another email with more details about the event, including a link to the online experience.,

Here’s what you’ll need to host: a well-positioned computer with speakers—so a group of people can view the show—and high-speed internet access. That’s it. Except,  of course,  you should invite a bunch of friends over who are fed up and believe that all women should have the same access to reproductive health care no matter where they live. , Sign up now to be an Ambassador for this landmark event. Slots are limited for both the east coast and west coast event., It’s going to be an awesome night. We really hope you’ll join us.

SIGN UP at: https://events-na11.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1084057253/en/events/catalog.html?campaign-id=ce

 

Extremist politicians sank to new lows this year in their attacks on reproductive rights. On September 25, all across the U.S., we will gather to call on Congress to Draw the Line.

We are looking for people to sign up as Ambassadors of Unite Tonight and for reproductive rights. As an Ambassadoryou’ll host an event at your home that rallies your friends around the urgent need for federal protection of reproductive rights against the fierce anti-choice opposition. The heart of the night will be a live, interactive online experience presented by the Center for Reproductive Rights. Slots for the online experience are limited, so Sign Up Now to be an Ambassador for this landmark event.


Just choose your time zone.  GT TO: https://events-na11.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1084057253/en/events/catalog.html?campaign-id=ce

 

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*** THUR 26 Sep 2013 - 5–9pm NRC Public Meeting on Decommissioning San Onofre, Where: La Costa Hotel, 2100 Costa del Mar Road, Carlsbad CA (doors open at 5 PM for security screening)  From: [OccupySD] Events Update: * You can view these meetings by Webcast, links to be provided soon. * Please donate to help cover costs for our team (Ray Lutz and Martha Sullivan) to attend these meetings. Fundraising goal: $3000 covers both weeks. * Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M8DAR46WLV5AE NOTE: Need volunteers to help provide our sound system for many of these events.* Please contact Ray Lutz if you can help.  --  ----------------------- Ray Lutz Citizens' Oversight CitizensOversight.org [masked] 


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*** THURS  SEPT 26 at 6:00PM to 9:30PM " Green Experts Academy presents " San Diego Civic Crisis: Where Does The Green Sector Go From Here?" Green Experts Academy Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT) San Diego, CA     I am organizing an evening forum, on Sept. 26th, which will be frank but civil, and focused on our green future in San Diego. I think we have to start taking ownership now. Panels of experts, activists and electeds. I hope Progressives are interested. We keep it affordable at $23 per ticket, free parking dessert and coffee included. Hope you can share with your list. Registration is at http://sdgreensector.eventbrite.com Where: Cricket Communications Inc. Headquarters 5887 Copley Dr  San Diego, CA 92111 More details coming soon... Thank you, Kathleen  Professor Kathleen M. Connell, M.A.   email:<[address removed]> Registration is at http://sdgreensector.eventbrite.com


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*** Friday, Sept. 27, 8 pm, 'Invisible People' Black. Queer. Opera. Cinema. Glottalopticon invites you to experience the staged premiere of "Invisible People (A Radio Opera)" by Yvette Janine Jackson. Featuring Soprano Malesha Jessie along with Abner Genece, Jackson's opera weaves together myriad sonic impressions to form an essay on homophobia from an African American perspective. The evening launches off with a new collaboration with visual artist Ava Porter.  Where: Experience it at Space 4 Art [masked]th Street, San Diego, CA 92101). Tickets available online from Brown Paper Tickets and at the door - $15, $10 student/senior/military.

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***SAT SEPT 28 " Dem. Club of C'bad-O'Side Annual Fiesta F/Raiser 9/28th  " Hello Folks.  After a summer hiatus, the Democrat Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside is jumping into the new club season with our annual fundraiser fiesta, Saturday, September 28th, 1-4 pm. “Viva Democrats” is a tribute to the ever increasing power of Hispanics in the United States, and especially locally. The HONORABLE OLGA DIAZ will be speaker, the first Hispanic on the Escondido City Council; now running a strong race for Mayor.  Richard Duquette, Esq., will be emcee. Mexican buffet provided by San Luis Rey Bakery & Restaurant, with selections for vegans and vegetarians. Please join us. $30/person. Make check to DEMCCO, mailed to my home.  I’ll let you know you’re on the paid list.   MAIL TO:  Carol Law, 1601 Gascony Road, Encinitas, CA  [masked]   (Mailing to me saves many trips to the Oceanside Post Office.) Mailing to me saves many trips to the Oceanside Post Office.Where: Held at Woman’s Club of Carlsbad, 3320 Monroe St., C’bad 92008. Across from CHS Stadium.  Parking in rear lot or on street.  Entrance in rear.

NOTE: We’ll have also a fun basket raffle and a number of quality silent auction items. No live auction.  Bring folding money for auction and Phil Hanneman’s no-host bar:  wine, beer, soft drinks, water; checks for silent auction. The 2014 elections are fast upon us.  Off-year elections are traditionally tough on the party of the second-term White House occupants, and that’s us.  This yearly DEMCCO event helps Democrats get elected in our area.  We donated $5,000 to a dozen candidates in the 2012 election; nearly all were elected. Thanks for your interest.  Carol Law for DEMCCO    [masked] [address removed] www.demcco.org

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***SUN SEPT 29 at " 24th ANNUAL AIDS WALK/RUN - ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? " THE LARGEST ONE DAY HIV/AIDS FUNDRAISER in SAN DIEGO COUNTY! " Where: IN BALBOA PARK Summer To-Do List – Register for AIDS Walk San Diego! GO  TO: http://events.thecentersd.org/site/TR?fr_id=1060&pg=entry In the wake of last week's historic marriage equality decisions, this summer could not be off to a better start!   Now, you can make it even better by checking one more item off of your must-do list this summer – register for AIDS Walk today! It’s quick and easy and will leave you with plenty of time to prepare for all the fabulous weddings!    By registering today, you'll jump start our fundraising efforts and help us get the word about exciting new additions to this year’s event. Not only does this year's event feature new routes for both the Walk and Run, but there will also be a fun and unique “Street Challenge” obstacle course! Early registration rates for the Street Challenge are available now.  The 24th annual AIDS Walk San Diego will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29 in Balboa Park.   This inspiring community event is San Diego County’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser – generating HIV awareness and much-needed funds for local HIV/AIDS service organizations. It’s vital that we continue to step up and support the approximately 12,500 people living with HIV in our community and show them we care.  For more info, please check out our website at www.AIDSWalkSD.org or visit and “like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AIDSWalkSD. Where: IN BALBOA PARK

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*** SUN SEPT[masked] ar Fwd: Get crowned in 2013! Reply-To: "The Center's AIDS Walk, Run & Street Challenge" <[address removed]> Go the Extra Mile for AIDS Walk and Get Your Crown!At AIDS Walk, we owe a great debt of gratitude to a very special group of people who register for AIDS Walk, Run & Street Challenge San Diego and set the incredible goal of raising $1,000 for this important community fundraising event.   These dedicated individuals are known as members of the “Extra Mile Club” – and you’ll recognize them as the folks wearing those dazzling and stylish gold crowns on AIDS Walk Sunday.   This year, we’d like to invite you to consider joining the “Extra Mile Club” when you register. Not only will you help us generate much-needed resources for our fight against HIV/AIDS in San Diego, you’ll get crowned, too!  Registration for the 24th annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego on Sunday, Sept. 29 is now in full swing.   By registering at this time, you’ll have time to meet your fundraising goals whether you walk, run or take the new “Street Challenge Obstacle Course.” And, we will be truly grateful for your commitment and generosity, as will the 12,500 people living with HIV/AIDS in San Diego County.  For more info, or to register, visit our website at www.AIDSWalkSD.org then visit and “like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AIDSWalkSD.

 

 

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*** TUES OCT 1, 2013 at - 2-3pm and 6:30-7:30pm CPUC public participation The NRC will give us an opportunity to start the meeting off with eight of our best questions about decommissioning at San Onofre. Please submit yours to this email for consideration!     * 01 Oct 2013 - 2-3pm and 6:30-7:30pm - CPUC public participation  - * The CPUC will give 2 minutes’ speaking opportunity to each person who signs up to testify.
*** 1:15p - Press Conference outside the venue... more time to get our word out! Where: Meeting at Al Bahr Venue, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92111 From: [OccupySD] Events Update: * You can view these meetings by Webcast, links to be provided soon. * Please donate to help cover costs for our team (Ray Lutz and Martha Sullivan) to attend these meetings. Fundraising goal: $3000 covers both weeks. * Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M8DAR46WLV5AE NOTE: Need volunteers to help provide our sound system for many of these events.* Please contact Ray Lutz if you can help.  --  ----------------------- Ray Lutz Citizens' Oversight CitizensOversight.org [masked]

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*** WED OCT 2, 2103 from 6:00-10:00PM In Washington, D.C. " 2013 EVENING with the 21st Annual STARS of ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARDS DINNER " The Alliance to Save Energy Using Less. Doing more. presents The 2013   Stars of Energy Efficiency Are... Seven diverse, yet equally outstanding leaders in energy efficicency! Congratulations to the 2013 Star of Energy Efficiency Award Recipients: Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus ★ has been selected by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) to receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award for his commitment to helping make the U.S. Navy a global leader in energy efficiency. ★ Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) ★ will receive the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service for its investments to spur energy efficiency improvements for businesses and homes in 10 Northeastern states. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)  ★ is awarded the Galaxy Star award  ★ for implementing a comprehensive sustainability plan which achieved outstanding energy and energy efficiency improvements in the Metro’s fleet and buildings. ★ Lime Energy  is the recipient of the Super Nova Star  ★ award for its Small Business Direct Install model which works with nine utilities in six states to help small businesses become more energy efficient. ★  Keystone HELP ★ is this year’s Andromeda Star award recipient for providing low-cost financing options to help Pennsylvania residents perform energy-saving ENERGY STAR improvements in their homes.  ★ Whirlpool Corporation is this year’s Innovative Star of Energy ★ Efficiency award recipient for introducing a new line of Smart Grid home appliances that will educate consumers on how to avoid peak times to maximize energy efficiency. ★ The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore is receiving the International (I-Star) ★ award for its commitment to achieve a national target of greening at least 80% of the buildings in Singapore by 2030. Join us! Over 500 industry leaders, including members of Congress, high-ranking administration officials, and titans of industry, will gather on October 2nd at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. to raise a glass in recognition of the monumental achievements made by these stellar award winners. Learn more about the 2013 award recipients via the tabs on the dinner homepage: http://www.ase.org/event/2013-evening-stars-energy-efficiency-awards-dinner Become a part of this 21st annual celebration by contacting Marcy Devaney for information about sponsorship, tables and seating options. We look forward to seeing you in your black-tie best in October! Where: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington D.C.

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***WED OCT 2 at 7-8:45PM  " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " Guest Speaker: TBA . Email: [address removed] *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. (Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Rd. across from the Voters Registrar's Office)FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Websitewww.meetup.com/dfa-23

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***** SAN DIEGO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION *****

***FRIDAY & SATURDAY ***OCTOBER 4 & 5 *** San Diego County Democratic Convention! The registration deadline is just two months away, on September 4, so don't delay! *** WHERE: at Pala Casino & Resort  11154 Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059 (View a schedule and more details at www.sddemconvention.org.) All of the "Package" options below include the reception and dinner on Friday, Convention registration and the luncheon on Saturday, and a guest room at Pala on Friday night. Alternatively, you may pay for the Friday or Saturday events individually, without the overnight stay. We will email you immediately after you register to gather any other details needed for your reservation.  Feel free to contact the Democratic Party at (858)[masked] or [address removed] for assistance or more details. REGISTER at: https://secure.actblue.com/page/sddemconvention

 

* Registration is now open for the San Diego County Democratic Convention! The registration deadline is just two months away, on September 4, so don't delay! Experience a political convention this October 4-5 that's fun, informative, affordable, and close to home.

We expect space to fill up quickly at our spectacular venue, Pala Casino Spa & Resort, so make your reservation today at the new Convention website:  www.sddemconvention.org For as little as $45 you can register for a full day of activities including breakfast, workshops, general sessions, and more.

Or select the All-Inclusive Package for $240 and enjoy a Chair's Reception and dinner on Friday, a guest room Friday night at Pala's award-winning resort, and a special luncheon on Saturday (per person, based on double occupancy). he fifth biennial Convention organized by the San Diego County Democratic Party, this year's event will include participation from many Democrats in neighboring counties, making it Southern California's Democratic event of the year.  You'll meet and hear from statewide and local candidates and elected officials, participate in stimulating trainings and panel discussions, and enjoy networking and socializing with Democrats from throughout the region. The registration deadline is just two months away, on September 4, so don't delay! Sign up at www.sddemconvention.org email: i[address removed], or call (858)[masked].

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***  FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 & SATURDAY OCTOBER 5  at  7:30PM  " SAN DIEGO DANCES at SPANISH VILLAGE " CHOREOGRAPHERS  PETER G.  KALIVAS reinvents works in collaboration with artists from Spanish Village (paper, textile, paint, glass), transforming the space and the audiences experience with dance in this stunning outdoor event. Also featuring work by Choreographers  • Michael Nickerson-Rossi, • Faith Jensen-Ismay, • Viviana Alcazar • &  • Heather Dale Wentworth •, featuring the Original Music of  "  AMANUEL ZARZOWSKI " and 'live' music by " RAYME SCIARONI " with surprise vocalist. Tickets are just $20 General, $15 Senior/Student, $13 Groups of 10 or more, parent free when kids 15 and under pay $10 (advance Purchase prices - $5 more at the door). For tickets and information, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/442638

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***THUR OCT 7 at * 07 Oct 2013 - 11 Oct 2013 - (all day) CPUC Investigation into Outage At San Onofre (Phase 2) - Evidentiary Hearings. * You can view these meetings by Webcast, links to be provided soon. * Please donate to help cover costs for our team (Ray Lutz and Martha Sullivan) to attend these meetings. Fundraising goal: $3000 covers both weeks. * Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M8DAR46WLV5AE NOTE: Need volunteers to help provide our sound system for many of these events.* Please contact Ray Lutz if you can help.  --  ----------------------- Ray Lutz Citizens' Oversight CitizensOversight.org [masked]

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*** SAT * 09 Oct 2013 - 6-9p Nuclear Regulatory Commission “waste confidence” hearing (6 PM – 7 PM open house, 7 PM – 9 PM meeting) Where: Sheraton Hotel, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad -- The meeting will focus on the current status of  the requirement that accumulated nuclear waste at power plants must have a safe storage strategy. From: [OccupySD] Events Update: * You can view these meetings by Webcast, links to be provided soon. * Please donate to help cover costs for our team (Ray Lutz and Martha Sullivan) to attend these meetings. Fundraising goal: $3000 covers both weeks. * Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M8DAR46WLV5AE NOTE: Need volunteers to help provide our sound system for many of these events.* Please contact Ray Lutz if you can help.  --  ----------------------- Ray Lutz Citizens' Oversight CitizensOversight.org [masked] Where: Sheraton Hotel, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad

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*** SUN OCT 13 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM " MARIACHI MUJERES CONCERT ON THE GREEN  " Greetings!, We are excited to present this " LIVE CONCERT of ALL-FEMALE MARIACHI CONCERT GROUPS " on Sunday,  October 13 at 2pm as part of Our Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and in conjunction with the "¡Viva el Mariachi Femenil!" exhibit at the Women's Museum of California. MARIACHI MUJERS 2000, TRIOS ELLAS (Latin Grammy Nominees) & MARIACHI de UCLATIAN will perform on the grass in front of the Women's Museum of California at NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma. We hope you and your friends will join us for an uplifting on Sunday,  October 13th at 2pm.  Simply click on the link below to register., Get more information, Register Now!, I can't make it, The concert will be held on the grass in front of the Women's Museum of California.  Chairs will be provided but you are welcome to bring a blanket and sit on the grass.  Refreshment vendors will be on site for food purchase. Dancing is encouraged. Thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to seeing you at this event! Sincerely, Ashley Gardner, Women's Museum of California, [address removed] [masked] Where: NTC North Promenade at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Barracks 16, San Diego,  CA 92106

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***SAT OCT 19 * 19 Oct 2013 - 12-4p, Decommissioning Symposium by Coalition to Decommission San Onofre * Please plan to come to this event, the first of many in a series with renowned expert speakers! * presentation by experts, panel discussions, questions and answers on nuclear waste and other decommissioning issues at San Onofre. * Where: Center for Spiritual Living, San Clemente; Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404122279810752/ * Donate to help this event occur: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5K6JAPS2EGU4W ALSO, we have a team going to San Francisco for the CPUC (Calif. Public Utilities Commission) hearings on San Onofre for two weeks in October. Our team is participating as official parties to these hearing and we get to cross-examine witnesses under oath... Very important that we continue this!
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*** SAT OCT 19 AT  6:00PM - 10:00PM " THE CENTER'S 40th ANNIVERSARY GALA! " The Center’s Gala brings together hundreds of our closest friends and partners for equality *Where: at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for a delightful evening of dinner and dancing in support of our vital health and human rights programs. Join San Diego’s finest to enjoy a cocktail hour, fabulous silent auction, live entertainment, delicious gourmet dinner and mercifully brief program that lets you enjoy friends and dance the night away. Whether you care about equality, youth, seniors, families, our Latino brothers and sisters, those living with HIV, or community health, you’ll care about this event!  Buy your table or tickets online. The Center <[address removed]>

Where were you in 1973? Richard Nixon was in office, the U.S. Supreme overturned Roe V. Wade, and a small group of dedicated volunteers founded what would eventually come to be known as The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Forty years later, “The Center” proudly provides more than 50,000 service visits a year to our community! We invite you to celebrate the triumphs and challenges of the last four decades with us on Saturday, October 19 at our Ruby Anniversary Gala. To learn more, visit the website!

Same Event: THE CENTER'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA  Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013 Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront From a single answering machine set up in a utility closet to a thriving community center that provided more than 50,000 service visits last year alone, The San Diego LGBT Community Center has grown steadily for forty years.  Now, we invite you to join over 800 of your closest friends to celebrate The Center’s Ruby Anniversary! Enjoy a lively silent auction, 3-course gourmet dinner, signature cocktails and lots of dancing as we recall the triumphs and challenges of the last four decades. Whether you wore bellbottoms, stirrup pants, bike shorts or skinny jeans when you first came to The Center, we hope that you will save the date for this special anniversary gala and journey with us across the years from Disco to Techno. Proceeds benefit more than 40 vital community programs and services at The Center. Tax ID#:[masked]


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*** MONDAY OCTOBER 21, 2013 - First day mail ballots will be available. First day early voting available at RoV. RoV is open for voting 8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

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*** MONDAY 21 Oct 2013 -  to - WED 25 Oct 2013 - (all day) CPUC Triennial Decommissioning Cost Review - Evidentiary Hearings [OccupySD]From: [OccupySD] Events Update: * You can view these meetings by Webcast, links to be provided soon. * Please donate to help cover costs for our team (Ray Lutz and Martha Sullivan) to attend these meetings. Fundraising goal: $3000 covers both weeks. * Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M8DAR46WLV5AE NOTE: Need volunteers to help provide our sound system for many of these events.* Please contact Ray Lutz if you can help.  --  ----------------------- Ray Lutz Citizens' Oversight CitizensOversight.org [masked] 
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***TUES OCT. October 24: " VOW's 5th Annual Beyond Borders Benefit " when we will Honor the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs. ~  We know you receive a number of invitations to events, regularly!  We know that you can't attend them all.  We know there's one event you will want to attend this year, and we'd like you to please Save the Date now! October 24, 2013 VOW's 5th Annual Beyond Borders Benefit Savor the aromas of Truffle-braised Short ribs and Parmesan Risotto. Dream of the Tiramisu to follow. Enjoy a glass of Cabernet (or a soda if you prefer). Listen to the soulful, soothing sounds of jazz.  Mingle with fine people who share a passion for education. Honor LINDA & CARLOS LE GERRETTE, the Founders of the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs.  Conclude the evening with coffee under the stars. We know you can't wait for the date! October 24, 2013.  We know you'll be astounded to learn that for all the delights listed above, it's only $85.00 per person.  We know you'll look forward to receiving a postcard from VOW confirming all these details. You can RSVP buy your tickets right now! ***** You can RSVP buy your tickets right now! Click here. You'll be glad you did!  And we'll be ever so glad too! THANK YOU! Voices of Women <[address removed]> Subject: Voices of Women: BBB celebration Oct. 24, 2013 Reply-To: [address removed] You can RSVP buy your tickets right now! Click here. ★ NOTE: A COMING EVENT:

***November 8: Five Rings Financial will stage a 2nd Expo to benefit VOW. email: [address removed] phone:[masked] web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org

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*** FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 to SATURDAY OCTOBER 26 *** ASSEMBLY AUDUBON 2013 *** IN FLORIDA Begins at  12:00PM/Noon on FRIDAY 10/25, 2013 > Ends 2:00PM, SATURDAY 10/26/2013     Audubon Assembly 2013 - Boots on the Ground Tickets in Palm Harbor, FL, United States http://florida-audubon.ticketleap.com/audubon-assembly-2013/dubon Assembly 2013 - Boots on the Ground Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 26, 2013, 2:00 PM Where: Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, 36750 Us Highway 19 N., Palm Harbor, FL 34683 Please enable JavaScript and refresh your browser to continue. TICKETS PRICE FEES QUANTITY Early-Bird Assembly Ticket More Info

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*** MONDAY October 28, 2013 - Mail ballot processing (signature checking) begins. To observe, call (858)[masked] INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

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*** TUES OCT 29 Starts 5:30 p.m. VIP Reception In Minneapolis, Minnesota Join us at Celebrate! Planned Parenthood To see a list of ticket benefits, click here. For additional questions please contact [masked] or [address removed]. You are invited to join  President & CEO Sarah Stoesz  for an evening of entertainment  and celebration with Guest Speaker Frank Rich Featured Essayist for  New York Magazine interviewed by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak Courage Award Winners Jane Ahlin & Dr. Stephanie Dahl Tuesday, October 29 Where: Minneapolis Hilton 5:30 p.m. VIP Reception 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction  & Reception  7:00 p.m. Dinner 7:30 p.m. Program



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*** FRIDAY NOV 8 November 4, 2013 - Last Day to Register to Vote INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

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***WED NOV 6 at 7-8:45PM " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " Guest Speaker: TBA (Probably Mayoral Candidates )  . Email: [address removed] *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. (Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Rd. across from the Voters Registrar's Office). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Websitewww.meetup.com/dfa-23

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*** WED NOV 6 Starts  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. SAVE THE DATE Please join the CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE in WASHINGTON, D.C. & the Institute for America's Future;

For Honoring Margery Tabankin, Activist, Organizer, Advocate, Strategist Lifetime AchievementAward Leo W. Gerard  International President, United Steelworkers Progressive Champion Award

★Featuring remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Wednesday, November 6, 2013  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Where: Arena Stage 1101 Sixth Street SW • Washington, D.C. • 20024 Additional details and registration information to follow. PURCHASE TICKETS AT http://caf2013-earlybirdspecial.eventbrite.com/This year’s Audubon Assembly focuses on Florida's inspiring grassroots citizen science and volunteer conservation efforts. Learn how Audubon and our dedicated "boots on the ground" supporters are using cutting-edge science to preserve and protect our state's most precious resources. NOTE: During checkout, Ticketleap will ask you for a password - use any password you wish. This is only needed in case you need to make changes to your order. Also, you may choose to log in with Facebook or Twitter, which is very easy and safe. :) The 2013 Audubon Assembly is designed to inspire you to get your boots on the ground. Our signature conservation event brings together representatives of Audubon’s 35,000 members and 44 chapters with conservation leaders, scientists, educators and policy makers. Through nature-inspired walking workshops, inspiring speakers and thought-provoking learning sessions, Audubon plans to join together people of all ages and backgrounds in our common interest of protecting Florida's remarkable natural resources.  Assembly 2013 Schedule Outline  Information on walking workshops, keynote speakers, special presentations, and more will be revealed in coming weeks. Be sure to bookmark our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday Learning Sessions This year's Audubon Assembly is focusing on the network of grassroots conservationists who are out in the field making a difference for Florida's environment. After our kick-off lunch on Friday, you will have the opportunity to participate in three different breakout sessions. Each session will run twice, so you will have an opportunity to experience two in their entirety. Our Citizen Science leaders are working hard to put together programs that will engage and inspire you. Each session will feature cutting-edge scientists, biologists, conservationists, and leaders from across Florida. Stay tuned for the latest information as it becomes available.

Boots on the Ground for Advocacy: Time spent in Florida’s special places and volunteer bird stewardship instills participants with a personal experience of the vital need for conservation. And when people speak from a place of personal experience with Florida’s lands, water, and wildlife they are powerful conservation advocates at multiple levels of government policy-making. In this session, learn how to cultivate leadership in your advocacy efforts. Boots on the Ground for Citizen Science: Whether it’s Florida Scrub-Jays, beach-nesting birds, sea turtles, or wading bird rookeries, data collected by trained citizen scientists provides information vital to habitat management. Join us for a discussion of the components of a successful citizen science program, volunteer recruitment and retention, and the ways in which these programs support conservation in Florida.

Boots on the Ground for Habitat Stewardship: When it comes to habitat stewardship, there is no substitute for a team of engaged, passionate and knowledgeable individuals willing to pull on their boots and apply themselves to a conservation challenge. Stewardship takes many forms; from tackling invasive species to applying prescribed fire, or even working to re-establish native species. These essential tasks are performed routinely throughout our state by committed staff and volunteer from a host of different entities all working toward the common cause of conservation. This session will showcase a handful of these important and effective habitat stewardship strategies. This year's Assembly will be held in Palm Harbor at the beautiful Innisbrook hotel, only minutes from some very exciting options for our not-to-be-missed morning excursions! (more information will be available as we get closer to the event date). The hotel is located about a half hour from downtown Tampa.  Assembly officially begins Friday morning, October 25, and runs until 2 pm on Saturday, October 26.  YOU MUST BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM SEPERATELY: Call[masked] (mention you are with Audubon Florida) and book by October 3 to reserve your group rate room! Group rate is $129 a night.   Check this page often for the latest on what is sure to be the best Assembly yet!   `

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***FRIDAY NOV 8 ***November 8: Five Rings Financial will stage a 2nd Expo to benefit VOW. email: [address removed] phone:[masked] web: http://www.voicesofwomen.org

Wine Women & Wealth Second Annual Expo Please mark  your calendars to join us on November 8 for the second annual Wine Women & Wealth Expo at the Del Mar Hilton. This event is a  fundraiser for VOW created by Denise Arand  and Mara Hoover of Five Rings Financial. The Expo will run from 10am to 4pm (think of it as your "golf" day!)  Last year's Expo was a huge success and we expect this year's to be even more inspirational! Registration is in progress, please signup today on VOW's website. For additional information, please visit www.winewomenandwealthexpo.com

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*** FRIDAY NOV 8, 2013Opening and preparing mail ballots for computer tabulation INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

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*** SAT NOV 9 at Scheduled Times " JDRF Walk Kick-Off Concert in the Park ~ 5K " *Registration Start Time:6:30AM   * Walk Start Time: 8:00AM" - Save the Date Date:  November 9, 2013  Can't make this date? Be a Virtual Walker! Where: Balboa Park 6th Avenue and Laurel Street San Diego, Contact: ALEXIA RODRIGUEZ [address removed] (858)[masked] Registration Start Time:  6:30 AM  Walk Start Time:  8:00 AM  Length of Walk: 5K REGISTRATION & EVENT INFO: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk-CA/Chapter-SanDiego4053?fr_id=2382&pg=entry Email: [address removed] (Local Chapter: San Diego Chapter, 5665 Oberlin Drive, Suite 106, San Diego, CA 92121) EVENT HELD: Where: Balboa Park 6th Avenue and Laurel Street San Diego


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*** MONDAY November 11, 2013 - Mail ballot scanning process begins (computer processing). To observe, call (858)[masked] INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

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*** TUESDAY November 12, 2013 - Last Day to Apply for a Mail. Ballot Request due to RoV by 5 pm. INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

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*** TUESDAY  NOVEMBER 19, 2013 ELECTION DAY! November 19, 2013 - Election Day Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. INFO FROM San Diego County REGISTRAR OF VOTERS gistrar of________________________________________

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★ ★ ★ ***** ★ ★ ★ DECEMBER 2013 ★ ★ ★ ***** ★ ★ ★

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***WED DEC  4  at 7-8:45PM " San Diego DFA & San Diego PDA Metro MEETUP " Guest Speaker: TBA . Email: [address removed] *Where: Giovanni's restaurant's meeting room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123. (Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Rd. across from the Voters Registrar's Office). FREE EVENT! ALL ARE WELCOME! Website: www.meetup.com/dfa-23

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★ # 1. REGISTRAR OF VOTERS: General Information:[masked]   EMAIL: [address removed]. Hours: 8:00AM to 5:00PM  Street Address: 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite #1, San Diego, CA 92123 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 85656, San Diego, CA[masked]

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Important Dates:

October 21, 2013 - First day mail ballots will be available. First day early voting available at RoV. RoV is open for voting 8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday

October 28, 2013 - Mail ballot processing (signature checking) begins. To observe, call (858)[masked]

November 4, 2013 - Last Day to Register to Vote  November 8, 2013 - Opening and preparing mail ballots for computer tabulation

November 11, 2013 - Mail ballot scanning process begins (computer processing). To observe, call (858)[masked]

November 12, 2013 - Last Day to Apply for a Mail. Ballot Request due to RoV by 5 pm.

November 19, 2013 - Election Day Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Registrar of Voters Office is open for voting 7 a.m. through 8 p.m.

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★ # 3.

Hey California Wolf PACers! This Friday, TYT is hosting their first L.A. Meet-up. I am planning to attend and hope to meet other Wolf PAC volunteers there as well! Details are below :)

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Everyone here at TYT headquarters is excited about meeting our TYT fans! Join us for our first official TYT Los Angeles meetup on Friday, September 20th at 7:00p at Fu-Ga Izakaya (http://www.izakayafu-ga.com/) in downtown Los Angeles.  Everyone is invited!

Fu-Ga Izakaya is located in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, on the west side San Pedro between E 1st and E 2nd Street (111 S. San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90012).  Manager, Nilton Vanegas, is offering us 50% off select draft beer and discounted appetizers! (Thanks Nilton!!) Fu-Ga is a restaurant so there are no age restrictions for entering the venue.

There is FREE parking in the parking structure that is attached to the building, the entrance is on the same side of the street just south of the restaurant.  They require $4 cash up front but that money will be refunded with validation.  The restaurant is located in the basement so you have to take the middle elevator to level 'B' then follow the signs.  Please note there is little to no cell reception in the venue so plan accordingly if you are coordinating with friends.

You can RSVP at our TYT Los Angeles Group - http://bit.ly/TYTMeetupsLA by replying to this email with your name and the number of people in your party or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/168007523388385/


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★ # 4 . Green Party of San Diego news and updates September Monthly Meeting Canceled!!! The September Monthly meeting has been canceled due to a conflicting event. The San Diego County Green Party supports efforts to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline and the local 350.org group will be sponsoring a Keystone XL Pipeline Protest Training at the same time our meeting is scheduled. We encourage all interested environmentalists to attend the training which will be held in La Jolla (please go to link for more information: San Diego 350.org Protest Training).


*** SAT OCT 26 at 11:30 AM Green Party of San Diego Meeting . Our next meeting will be held at the usual place and time: October  26, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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★ # 5 . [OccupySD] Events Update: Occupy 2yr, MAM, San Onofre-   From: Ray Lutz <[address removed]> To: [address removed] Cc: " <[address removed]>, "[address removed]"  Subject: [OccupySD] Events Update: Occupy 2yr, MAM, San Onofre Reply-To: [address removed]

*** TUES SEPT 17 at 6:00 -7:30PM MIC CHECK MIC CHECK! Please mark your calendars, plan to come to these events!! OCCUPY WALL STREET ANNIVERSARY * 17 Sep 2013 - 6p-7:30p  OCCUPY 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Where: We will meet at Freedom Plaza aka Civic Center Plaza for a rally and march and make some noise!

#S17: Global Solidarity for Global Justice! Stop TPP & TPIP – Backroom Power Grabs for the 1%! Get Corporate Money Out of Politics! OCCUPY ALL STREETS! #StillHere
* Very important as we see Larry Summers being proposed for Fed Res chair and Goldman Sachs now on Dow Jones Avg.       * Hope to see everyone again! Click here to confirm https://www.facebook.com/events/622102074478962/

MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO -- National event occurring in parallel in many cities worldwide!
* 12 Oct 2013 - 1p - March Against Monsanto at Balboa Park Fountain Where: Balboa Park Fountain (near Rubin H Fleet Theater)
* National MAM page: https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto
* Local event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/230246890447359/ <-- Please click "GOING"... already 3200+ have confirmed!  EVENTS RELATED TO StopSanOnofre project (in coop. with Coalition to Decommission San Onofre) -- projects endorsed by OSD. We have been very successful in this project but we must continue to be involved as the utilities continue their money grab! Many of these are official meetings and we need people there to voice their concerns to counterbalance the utilities.
* 26 Sep 2013 - 5–9pm NRC Public Meeting on Decommissioning San Onofre, Where: La Costa Hotel, 2100 Costa del Mar Road, Carlsbad CA (doors open at 5 PM for security screening) * The NRC will give us an opportunity to start the meeting off with eight of our best questions about decommissioning at San Onofre. Please submit yours to this email for consideration!
* 01 Oct 2013 - 2-3pm and 6:30-7:30pm - CPUC public participation Meeting at Al Bahr Where: Venue, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92111 * The CPUC will give 2 minutes’ speaking opportunity to each person who signs up to testify.
* 1:15p - Press Conference outside the venue... more time to get our word out!
* 09 Oct 2013 - 6-9p Nuclear Regulatory Commission “waste confidence” hearing (6 PM – 7 PM open house, 7 PM – 9 PM meeting) Where: Sheraton Hotel, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad -- The meeting will focus on the current status of  the requirement that accumulated nuclear waste at power plants must have a safe storage strategy.
* 19 Oct 2013 - 12-4p, Decommissioning Symposium by Coalition to Decommission San Onofre * Please plan to come to this event, the first of many in a series with renowned expert speakers! * presentation by experts, panel discussions, questions and answers on nuclear waste and other decommissioning issues at San Onofre. * Location: Center for Spiritual Living, San Clemente; Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404122279810752/
* Donate to help this event occur: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5K6JAPS2EGU4W ALSO, we have a team going to San Francisco for the CPUC (Calif. Public Utilities Commission) hearings on San Onofre for two weeks in October. Our team is participating as official parties to these hearing and we get to cross-examine witnesses under oath... Very important that we continue this!
* 07 Oct 2013 - 11 Oct 2013 - (all day) CPUC Investigation into Outage At San Onofre (Phase 2) - Evidentiary Hearings.
* 21 Oct 2013 - 25 Oct 2013 - (all day) CPUC Triennial Decommissioning Cost Review - Evidentiary Hearings
* You can view these meetings by Webcast, Links to be provided soon.
* Please donate to help cover costs for our team (Ray Lutz and Martha Sullivan) to attend these meetings! Fundraising goal: $3000 covers both weeks.
* Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M8DAR46WLV5AE NOTE: Need volunteers to help provide our sound system for many of these events.
* Please contact Ray Lutz if you can help.  --  ----------------------- Ray Lutz Citizens' Oversight - CitizensOversight.org -[masked]



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★ # 6. I found a terrific conversation regarding Filner situation. Blog comments after Reader article,  "Sex Scandals You Can Understand." The discussion is between just a few people, with Don Bauder always involved.  Very gratifying to read.   http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2013/sep/11/citylights1-sex-scandals-you-can-understand/ Particularly after reading these comments, I have to think Bob is now in a better place.  something to be glad about.   Fran Humphrey

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★ # 7. Verizon & other internet service providers are trying to destroy the fabric of the Internet.

IF THEY WIN, we can say GoodBye to the Free & Open Internet! ... And Hello to an era in  which ISP's  will be able to block websites & censor at will... AND EXPLOITUS even Morethan they do already!

UNLEES we work together to STOP all of this, the OPEN INTERNET COULD DISAPPEAR!

Stand up and tell Congress and the FCC to save the Internet you love.

Verizon and other Internet service providers are trying to destroy the fabric of the Internet. If they win, we can say goodbye to the free and open Internet — and hello to an era in which ISPs will be able to block websites and censor content at will ... and exploit us even more than they already do.

Unless we work together to stop all of this, the open Internet could disappear.

Stand up and tell Congress and the FCC to save the Internet you love.

Thanks,

Josh

free press action fund


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★ # 8. Elizabeth Warren's Powerful Speech: Supreme Court Is on the Path to Being a "Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Big Business"  September 9, 2013  |

The following is taken from a transcript of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's remarks to the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles on September 8.
When important decisions are made in Washington, too often, working families are ignored.  From tax policy to retirement security, the voices of hard-working people get drowned out by powerful industries and well-financed front groups.  Those with power fight to take care of themselves and to feed at the trough for themselves, even when it comes at the expense of working families getting a fair shot at a better future.
This isn’t new.
Throughout our history, powerful interests have tried to capture Washington and rig the system in their favor. But we didn’t roll over.
At every turn, in every time of challenge, organized labor has been there, fighting on behalf of the American people.
At the beginning of the 20th Century, when factories were deathtraps, when owners exploited workers and children, and when robber barons amassed the kind of power and influence that made them think they were modern day kings, the American people came together under the leadership of progressives to bring our nation back from the brink. And labor was there, leading the way.  Labor was on the front lines to take children out of factories and put them in schools. Labor was there to give meaning to the words "consumer protection" by making our food and medicine safe. Labor was there to fight for minimum wages in states across this country.  Powerful interests did everything they could to block reform. But our agenda was America’s agenda, and we prevailed.
A generation later, when our country was mired in the Great Depression, when people were on bread lines and looking for work, we fought back.  We created jobs by investing in infrastructure and public works. We brought light and power to our poorest and most remote areas. We established federal laws on wages and hours. We enshrined into law the right to organize. We made banking boring and put real cops on the beat on Wall Street. And because we believed those in old age should not be mired in poverty, we created Social Security.  And all along that journey, labor was there, leading the way.
Once again, the powerful interests did everything they could to stop it. But our agenda was America’s agenda, and we prevailed.  When political injustice threatened to break our democracy, members of the labor movement were there, working for jobs and freedom, marching right alongside the Reverend Dr. King, fighting together for the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.  When hard working families were getting squeezed, labor was there, fighting alongside our beloved Ted Kennedy, and now we have the Family and Medical Leave Act, we have the Lilly Ledbetter Act, and we have continued to protect Medicare.
And in 2008, when the economy crashed and it was time to reign in financial predators and Wall Street banks, labor was there—you were there—standing shoulder to shoulder with me, standing with President Obama, and fighting for consumer protection. And thanks to those efforts, we now have a strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – with a confirmed Director to lead it. And just so everyone knows, that little agency has already returned half a billion dollars to families who were cheated by big financial institutions and helped tens of thousands of consumers solve their problems with big banks.
In every fight to build opportunity in this country, in every fight to level the playing field, in every fight for working families, we have been on the front lines because our agenda is America’s agenda.  But let’s be clear, we have always had to run uphill. We have had to fight for what we’ve achieved. Powerful interests have done everything they can to block reform. They attacked Social Security and Medicare. They attacked pensions and public employees. They attacked bank regulation and consumer protection.  The powerful interests have attacked so many of the basic foundations that built a strong middle class – and too many times, they have prevailed.  Even today, our work is uphill. The powerful interests fight us on every battlefield they can.
Look at the increasing corporate capture of the federal courts.  According to a recent study, the five conservative justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court are in the top ten most pro-corporate justices in a half century – and Justices Alito and Roberts are numbers one and two – the most anti-consumer in this entire time. The Chamber of Commerce is now a major player in the Supreme Court, and its win rate has risen to 70% of all cases it supports.  Follow this pro-corporate trend to its logical conclusion, and sooner or later you’ll end up with a Supreme Court that functions as a wholly owned subsidiary of big business.
Look at where we are on the “Too Big to Fail” problem.  Five years ago, experts said the banks had to be bailed out because there was too much concentration in banking and one failure would bring down the entire economy.  Now the four biggest banks are 30% larger than they were five years ago. The five largest banks now hold more than half of all banking assets in the country.  Because investors know they are too big to fail, those big banks get cheaper borrowing, which, according to one study, adds up to an annual $83 billion subsidy from taxpayers—another benefit of being Too Big to Fail.
What about reform? The Dodd-Frank Act was an incredibly important achievement, but since it passed, the big banks and their army of lobbyists have fought every step of the way to delay, water down, block, or strike down regulations. When a new approach is proposed – like my bill with John McCain, Angus King, and Maria Cantwell to bring back Glass-Steagall – you know what happens – they throw everything they’ve got against it.  One more: take a look at what’s happening with trade deals.
For big corporations, trade agreement time is like Christmas morning. They can get special gifts they could never pass through Congress out in public. Because it’s a trade deal, the negotiations are secret and the big corporations can do their work behind closed doors. We’ve seen what happens here at home when our trading partners around the world are allowed to ignore workers rights, wages, and environmental rules. From what I hear, Wall Street, pharmaceuticals, telecom, big polluters, and outsourcers are all salivating at the chance to rig the upcoming trade deals in their favor.
Why are trade deals secret?  I’ve heard people actually say that they have to be secret because if the American people knew what was going on, they would be opposed.  Think about that.  I believe that if people would be opposed to a particular trade agreement, then that trade agreement should not happen.  Finally, look what is happening in our states.  Republican governors in Indiana and Michigan push for so-called right to work laws, and in Wisconsin Scott Walker and the legislature he controls have declared war on working families by ripping the guts out of collective bargaining agreements.
The fight continues to rage, and the powerful interests continue to be guided by their age-old principle: “I’ve got mine, the rest of you are on your own.”   But we’re guided by principle too.  It’s a simple idea, and all of you know it as an old labor idea – we all do better when we work together and invest in our future.
We know that the economy grows when hard working families can improve their lives. We know that the country gets stronger when we invest in helping people succeed. We know that our lives improve when we care for our neighbors.   And we know that even though pundits and big corporate lobbyists in Washington might need to be dragged kicking and screaming – we know that America agrees with us.  On almost every issue of economic concern, our values are America’s values, and our agenda is America’s agenda.  We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement – and you know what? So do more than 80% of people.[3] Wall Street will fight us, but the American people are on our side.  We believe in raising the minimum wage – and so do 71% of people.[4]
The Republicans will fight us, but the American people are on our side.  We believe in preventing cuts to Social Security benefits – and so do 87% of Americans.[5] The Washington insiders will fight us, but the American people are on our side.  We believe in rebuilding our infrastructure and in passing legislation to create jobs – and so do 75% of Americans.[6]
The Tea Party will fight us, but the American people are on our side.  And we believe that the sequester is stupid. And, you know what? A majority of Americans—including a majority of Republicans agree with us too.[7] We ought to be making smart choices about where to cut and where to invest. Washington will fight us but the American people are on our side.  It was less than a year ago that the American people overwhelmingly re-elected President Obama and gave us a mandate to fight for middle class families.
We have a mandate—a mandate to build a fair tax code, one that isn’t rigged to give breaks to big oil and billionaires while it crushes working families. We have a mandate to invest in the future – in infrastructure, in research and innovation, and in education. And we have a mandate to create jobs – jobs right here in America, jobs for hard working people!
So here’s my message:  Our agenda is America’s agenda. The American people know that the system is rigged against them and they want us to level the playing field.  That’s our mandate!  I’ve already fought and lost my share of battles in Washington, and I’ve been around long enough to know that Washington is a tough place.  Real reform isn’t easy.  But I also know this:  If we don’t fight, we can’t win.  But if we fight, we win.  The Budget. Immigration. Minimum wage.  Uphill battles?  You bet.  But however tough the challenge, however steep our climb, I am proud to stand with you, to march with you, and to fight side-by-side with you.  Our agenda is America's agenda and if we fight for it, we win.

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★ # 9.

From: "Carl Manaster" <[address removed]>
Date: August 23,[masked]:10:29 AM PDT
Subject: Petition delivered to Scott Peters
Reply-To: "Carl Manaster" <[address removed]>

Hi!

Thanks for signing my petition to Congressman Scott Peters asking him to explain his vote against Obamacare. I delivered the petition today at lunch; although I didn't meet with Peters himself, I talked to a staff member who explained that  Peters understood the bill to be strictly about delaying the individual mandate by a year, and that he felt that was fair given that the mandate for large companies was delayed by that amount.  He( Scott's Staff member), made clear that Peters has gotten the message that many of his constituents are upset about this vote and I have the impression he will be taking that into consideration for future votes. He also said I may recieve a prepared response on the subject; if so of course I will share it with you.  Thanks again!

--Carl Manaster

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/scott-peters-explain?mailing_id=14800&source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=474873


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★ # 10.


From: Rae Breaux - 350.org <[address removed]>

Subject: We started something great.

Reply-To: [address removed]

Friends,

Two years ago today, the fourth group of Tar Sands Action arrestees were lined up in front of the White House taking a stand against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, part of one of the largest acts of civil disobedience in the American climate movement.

1,253 people strong, we came from coast to coast every day for two weeks to sit-in and tell the President the KXL pipeline was clearly not in our best interest.

In the last two years, the energy from those sit ins has powered a steady drum beat of unprecedented actions: from circling the White House, to Texas landowners blocking construction in Texas, to rallying 40,000 strong in DC this February, to making sure the President hears about the pipeline and tar sands every time he speaks. We made ourselves impossible to ignore, and showed the world that the Keystone XL pipeline and the tar sands are not the way to a healthy and livable planet.

On September 21st, communities will join forces again to Draw the Line on Keystone XL. We will stand up against against the tar sands and climate impacts and take a stand for a clean energy future.

There are some great actions registered already -- a pipeline piñata in Texas, a chalk line of high water in NYC, a “second line” dancing brass band in New Orleans -- and many more beyond that. There’s a guide for getting organized, as well as ideas for action on the sign up page. Click here to plan your ownact.350.org/event/draw_the_line/create/

No one expected that we could pull off two weeks of successful civil disobedience, or surround the White House, or even still be in this fight two years later. Even now, there are still folks rooting for us to fail.

But I don’t think we will, because since the start of this campaign you have shown what ambitious, determined, creative action can do, and we're not going to stop doing just that.

Looking forward to aligning in the streets again,

Rae



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Part II: The Birds, the Bees, and the Wolf Pack

by SOURCE on SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 · 51 COMMENTSin EDITOR'S PICKSGOVERNMENTMEDIAPOLITICS

Did Bob Filner jump? did he fall? was he pushed?

By Norma Damashek / NumbersRunner

Forget you, Nancy Drew.  You’re being replaced by Perry Mason, super-sleuth defense attorney from the zero hour this guy would laboriously rise up in the middle of the courtroom and pull a rabbit out of a hat.  First he’d say something enigmatic to the judge, then to the jury.  Soon he’d turn to the seated onlookers and dramatically finger the real culprit… swindler… murderer… for a histrionic wrap-up to another solved case.

The case against Bob Filner, however, doesn’t lend itself to cheap theatrics.  The complexity and political fallout of Bob Filner’s ouster bring his political demise closer to classic tragedy than pulp fiction — not merely for him personally but for the future of our city.

So let’s stick with the diligent approach of Ms Drew to arrive at some answers to this mayoral mystery: did Bob Filner jump? fall? or get pushed? and when the curtains are drawn back will we find a master manipulator slinking around in the shadows?

A quick recap: The overblown Bob Filner pseudo-sex-saga (are you married… I’d like to kiss you… come to dinner with me) elicited an outpouring of righteous indignation from all corners of the city — from Democrats and Republicans, males and females, reporters and readers, heavyweight professionals and the up-and-coming.

And a bevy of hometown political strivers got into the act — the Jan Goldsmiths, Kevin Faulconers, Todd Glorias, Sheriff Gores, Nathan Fletchers, Carl DeMaios – decrying the former-mayor’s “disrespect” for women and shedding crocodile tears for the rainbow of plaintiffs who were hand-delivered on schedule to local reporters, TV anchors, and the national media to bare their mortification and shame to the viewing public.

After hounding the mayor out of office our Republican city council members and Democratic council president glommed onto a megaphone provided by the local news media to broadcast their litany of coded slogans: Heal our cityEnd the civic nightmare! Get San Diego back on track!

Translated that means: Turn the clock back to the Jerry Sanders era of business-as usual!  Purge all traces of Bob Filner’s political, economic, environmental, and social agenda from the political record!  And from public memory!

On the surface, ex-mayor Filner’s agenda seemed benign.  He promised voters he would: 1) bring new faces to the table; and 2) use the tools of government to benefit the public at large, not just the financial interests of the private sector.  Yet the evidence is clear that from the day he stepped into his 11th floor office, efforts were underway outside and inside City Hall to abort his term as mayor… to get rid of him ASAP.

Within a week the City Council President (a fellow Democrat) began undercutting the mayor’s agenda.  Within a two weeks the City Attorney began commenting publicly about the mayor’s temper and other “behavior issues,” an approach he recently acknowledged was part of an overall “strategy.”  Within a month Filner was being caricatured in the U-T and on-line press as the outsider… the other. By the summer he was being painted by nationwide commentators as the pervert.  Through concerted efforts he was methodically quartered and drawn…demonized.  It was an ugly process.

What made Bob Filner so intolerable to the city’s traditional power brokers and political rivals to justify a crusade so wildly disproportionate to the low-level harassment accusations leveled against him?  His behavior toward women was foolish and puerile but the threats he posed to the San Diego wolfpack must have loomed large… he-man sized.

It’s still too early for definitive identification of all the faces behind the ouster of Bob Filner (the upcoming mayor’s race and ensuing battles for control will fill in many of the blanks) but we’ve got plenty of clues to start us off.

So here’s the plan: all suspects in what has been labeled a political coup will be herded into one big room and sorted out. Players from outside the mayor’s office will be directed to the left side.  Players from inside the mayor’s office will keep to the right.  A path down the middle will be kept clear for surreptitious comings and goings by people straddling the fence.

Here’s who gets sent to the left:

*  Everyone who supported Carl DeMaio for mayor in the Nov. 2012 runoff election.  Foremost in this group would be U-T San Diego’s Doug Manchester and John Lynch.

*  Those who reluctantly supported Bob Filner as the lesser of two evils in the Filner v. DeMaio runoff but whose hearts would always belong to Nathan Fletcher.  You’ll find Lorena Gonzalez (former chief of the San Diego Labor Council and now CA Assembly member) topping the list of people who could barely wait to throw Filner out of office and replace him with their one true love.

*  The Port of San Diego, a heavy hitter with multifarious interests and clients clustered under its wide umbrella.  While Filner had big plans for the Port he was critical of Port priorities and policies, sparring early on with downtown boosters Kevin Faulconer and Todd Gloria over Port Commission appointments.

* Doug Manchester redux – with an inevitable clash over who owned the rights to Neptune’s crown, i.e., control of lucrative development along the waterfront.  Add to that the vagaries of the Navy/Broadway Complex.  Factor in Filner’s concern over studies showing active fault lines along the bay, specifically beneath Manchester’s dream location for a waterfront sports stadium/arena (on stilts) at the 10th Avenue marine terminal.

*  Then there’s the entitled Port Tenants Association, representing hotels, restaurants, marinas, commercial and sport fishing operations on the waterfront, with one of Filner’s aggrieved accusers at the helm.

*  There was also the touchy subject of the Port’s financial and managerial deficits, plus underlying talk of a remedial re-merger of the Port and Airport Authority — issues that Filner was ready to address with critical eyes.  Does it seem coincidental that a disproportionate number of women accusing Filner of harassment were tied to the Port District?

* San Diego’s hotel and tourism industry. Filner came to blows with this group when he challenged their funding mechanism for a Convention Center expansion.  You might have noticed that a majority of harassment accusers had close working relationships with San Diego’s tourism industry.  To give you an example, look at the business credentials of Joyce Gattas (one of a quartet of Filner “victims” a seen on TV seated alongside the Port Tenants’ president, a Navy rear-admiral, and a tourism businesswoman): she oversees the SDSU Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management; serves on the Port Authority Marketing and Public relations Advisory committee; served as past chair of the Convis Board of Directors; on the Chamber of Commerce education and workforce committee; and on the KPBS advisory board.

* The Downtown kingdom. Here you’ll  find the  Chamber of Commerce, with former-mayor  Jerry Sanders in the catseat.  And the Downtown Partnership run by Kris Michell, chief of staff to former-mayor Sanders and cheerleader for a downtown sports entertainment complex extolled by Mark Fabiani as a moneysaving two-fer — a new Chargers stadium and an expanded Convention Center rolled into one, cheek by jowl with Petco Park. (Want to know another idea promoted by the head of the Downtown Partnership to make our downtown a happening place? create “nontraditional educational opportunities” where, for example, SDSU students would be taught the beer brewing business… a clue to the mentality of the downtown elite who drove out Bob Filner and his vision for San Diego’s future.)

By now the room is hot and overcapacity.  But there are many more suspects still in line.

*  Like the Republican Lincoln Club and its wolfpack members who led the charge to throw the mayor out

*  Like powerful individuals settling a score (Irwin Jacobs, perhaps?)

*  Like other financially influential individuals (Christine Forester, perhaps?) who could pick up a phone and get Democratic politicos in DC to call for Filner’s resignation

*  Like the building trades unions, which support big development no matter how high the public cost.  They know Filner couldn’t be counted on to go along

*  Like the San Diego City Attorney, willingly overstepping legal boundaries into conflict-of-interest territory and eagerly piling on trumped-up lawsuits against the former mayor

*  Like the U.S. attorney, who fiercely opposed Filner’s medical marijuana stance

*  Like our county Sheriff, setting up an ethically-dubious hotline soliciting women to press charges against the mayor

*  Like our interlocking news providers (KPBS, ABC-10 news, NBC-7 news) fed by a single “investigative” news source out of the SDSU School of Journalism, able to frame and create a uniform damning portrayal of the mayor

*  Like numerous other players who joined the old crowd to call for reversion to the good old days when the San Diego wolfpack called all the shots.  With a crowd like this calling for the kill, Bob Filner never stood a chance.

Okay now, we’re finally closing in on some answers: Did Bob Filner simply trip and fall? No.  Was he pushed? Yes.  But there’s a mysterious twist to this tale — Bob Filner also jumped.

In Part III of The Birds, the Bees, and the Wolf Pack we’ll wrap up this tale with a look at what happened inside the mayor’s office and how it contributed to Bob Filner’s abbreviated tenure as mayor of San Diego.

Here’s a link to Part OneA Story About Sex…More or Less.

 

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