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LIST OF EVENTS Note: ★ #1 TUES DEC 18 at 11:30AM " You are invited to Mayor Filner's First Ordinance Signing " ★ # 2 . ★ # 3. ***WED JAN 9, 2013 at 7-9PM "San Diego DFA & SD PDA Metro Meetup" AGENDA: PRIORITIES & ACTION PLANS - IMPORTAN

Carol C.
cchangus
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA






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★ CONGRATULATIONS MAYOR BOB FILNER! OFFICE: City Administration Building 202 C St., 11th Floor San Diego, CA 92101 PHONE: (619) 236-6330 Fax: (619) 236-7228 Email the Office of the Mayor: BobFilner@sandiego.gov ★ CONGRATULATIONS DONNA FRYE'S TITLE: DIRECTOR of Open Government and Community Engagement.
STAFF: STEVEN HADLEY, DEPUTY DIRECTOR of Open Government and Community Engagement. PHONE: 619-236-6337 EMAIL: shadley@sandiego.gov
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★ BLANKETS NEEDED ★  BORDER ANGELS ★  WEBSITE: http://www.borderange...­
DROP BLANKETS OFF AT THE BORDER ANGELS OFFICE: Sherman Community Center, 2258 Island Ave., SD 92102  *(There is a box for Donations outside the door to the office).  Contact PAM at email: pamcalore@yahoo.com or call for Office Hours: 619-269-7865 Border Angels 619-269-7865 Enrique Morones: Email:  enriquemorones@cox.net ★ BLANKETS NEEDED! ★ BORDER ANGELS ★ Website: www.angelesdelafrontera.org­
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GUN CONTROL : “We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”  --President Obama Hours after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that claimed 28 lives, including 20 children, President Obama promised the nation he would take action.  The harsh truth is that we’ve heard this promise before. After Aurora. After Tucson. After Virginia Tech. After Columbine.  Promises are not enough. We need action -- and we need your help to make sure that this time the president follows through.  Forward this email and ask your friends and family to join more than 300,000 in signing our petition to Demand A Plan: www.DemandAPlan.org Click here: https://www.facebook....­ --  To share the Demand A Plan petition on Facebook. CLICK HERE: https://twitter.com/i...­ to ask your friends to join you in tweeting at the President.  34 Americans are murdered with guns every day in America. That means more than 48,000 Americans will be murdered with guns in the President Obama’s second term -- and he has no plan to address gun violence.  Now is the time to talk about guns. Now is the time to prevent more pointless deaths. Now is the time to Demand A Plan to end gun violence.  Thank you for spreading the word, Mark Glaze, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Website: www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org[/url]­
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★ URGENT! TELL CONGRESS TO PASS, IN IT'S ORIGINAL FORM  -- THE VIOLENCE WOMEN'S AGAINST WOMEN'S ACT -- NOW!!!   Sign Petition at http://act.weareultra...­
PROTECT ALL NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN FROM --KANTER'S OTURAGEOUS LOOPHOLE --!!!
KANTOR'S LOOPHOLE: IT PROTECTS WHITE MEN FROM FACES CHARGES OF RAPE brought by Native American Women - IF attacks occur on INDIAN/NATIVE AMERICAN'S LAND!!!
IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT KANTOR'S LOOPOLE -- EVEN EXIST!  PROTECT ALL WOMEN-NOW!!! UltraViolet also launched a petition urging passage of the Senate bill. Sign Petition at http://act.weareultra...­    Email: info@weareultraviolet.org
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★ 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.se...­ Watch a preview of Moyers & Company » Check your local listings for Moyers & Company »
• Watch Bernie’s news conference » http://billmoyers.com...­
•Sign Bernie’s petition » http://www.sanders.se...­ • Read the senators’ letter to the FCC (pdf) » http://www.sanders.se...­
2011%2030%202012.pdf
•Take the poll » http://www.sanders.se...­

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★ SUNDAY, MARCH 3 thru THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013 UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN 57TH SESSION, March 3 - 14, 2013, in New York City. [Photo: WIN at the UN CSW 2005 with Japanese and Afghan Interns]  The Theme this year is "The Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women"'.  WIN is accrediting delegates now to the UN CSW sessions. Pre-registration deadline is January 12, 2013 . If you are interested, contact WIN at win@win-cawa.org. WIN is convening a panel in a series with the San Francisco Department on Women and US Women Connect : Winning Strategies To End Violence Against Women - Local, National and Global Models  WATCH FOR OUR JANUARY E-NEWS ! We have plans to Reboot a US Women's Agenda with a National Conference on US Women - the first since 1978. STAY TUNED! Check out our upgraded Weblog and Tweet and Friend us at our Facebook. Website: http://www.win-cawa.o...­ Weblog: http://winwomenspeak....­  TWEET: http://twitter.com/wi...­ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.c...­



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***TUES DEC 18 at 11:30AM  " You are invited to Mayor Filner's First Ordinance Signing " " Join MAYOR BOB FILNER as he signs the Property Value Protection Ordinance in the community! " Thanks to the leadership of Councilmember DAVID ALVAREZ, your help and the support of our coalition partners, we won the ability to hold banks accountable for neglected foreclosures through the Property Value Protection Ordinance (PVPO). Thank you for your hard work! Now it is time to celebrate!  Please join Mayor Filner at a signing ceremony this Tuesday, December 18, 2012 @ 11:30am at 290 Southlook, San Diego 92113. This “Neighborhoods First” initiative will be the first ordinance that he signs as the new Mayor. This couldn’t have happened without you and our key partners, including ACCE, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFSCME Local 127, the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice , Proyecto de Casa Saludables, San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) and many more organizations and San Diego residents. You made this happen, so please come celebrate! Please email me to confirm that you will be in attendance -- Reply-To: CPI@mail.democracyinaction.org. With great joy and gratitude,  Normita :-)  Organizer Reply-To: CPI@mail.democracyinaction.org ***Where: 290 Southlook, San Diego 92113 *( At the Corner of Southlook & Gilbert off of HWY 15)





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***TUES DEC 18 at 6:00 PM PT " PDA -Come to our Call - HEALTHCARE FOR ALL/SINGLE PAYER IOT CONFERENCE CALL Please remember to hit *6 to mute your phone after you've announced yourself. Speaker phones, headphones, and VoIP systems all cause audio interference if your phone is not muted.    Special Guest Speaker - MARK DUDZIK, Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care Moderator: KURT BATEMAN, PDA HCHR IOT Co-coordinator     AGENDA • Welcome and Introductions--Kurt Bateman, DR. BILL HONIGMAN •    Mark Dudzic on LCSPHC’s Collaboration with PDA and the Upcoming LCSPHC Conference IN CHICAGO! •    One Payer States News.  Dr Bill and Kurt  PDA  •    Nation Educate Congress Campaign_ Kurt •    State Reports:  Everyone from their states’ perspective  •    Open Discussion
What Day:  Tuesday, December 18, 2012   What Time: 6:00 PM PT Call #:  (605) 475-4800     Access Code: 791628#  •  Talk with you Tuesday!  In solidarity,  Dr. Bill Honigman Kurt Bateman
RSVP for the call online: http://hq-salsa3.sals...­. Special Guest Speaker - Mark Dudzik,  Director, Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care  Moderator: Kurt Bateman, PDA HCHR IOT Co-coordinator PS Please remember to press *6 to mute your phone after you've announced yourself. Speaker phones, headphones, and VoIP systems all cause audio interference if your phone is not muted. Conference Call #:   (605) 475-4800 Access Code: 791628# RSVP for the call here: http://hq-salsa3.sals...­. For more info: Website: http://www.pdamerica....­

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***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 IS AN IMPORTANT MEETING!!! *WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers International Association Hall, 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120 Contact: (858) 277-3367 Email: info@sddemocrats.org Website: www.sddemocrats.or
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***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) 277-3367 Email: sdvoter@gmail.com

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***SAT DEC 22 at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., I would like to invite you to an important upcoming event:  "Birth 2012:  Building The Vortex of Change." Plan of Action in a Changing Era is joining together with:  The Stream, the Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, and SANDIONS, for a full day of activities to support us to open to higher consciousness and come together with others around the globe to celebrate our oneness. We've joined the Birth 2012 Movement as an organizational hub and we are holding this event to coincide with their December 21-22 Birth 2012 Celebration, emanating from the Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles.    Our local Hub of activity will take place at:  WHERE: The Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, The South Rim Plaza,  5744 Pacific Center Blvd., Ste. 306, San Diego, CA 92121 The Day will feature: * Inspiring talks by Beth Green and Rev. Roby Warren; *  Periodic synchronizations with global broadcast events, featuring speakers like: James O' Dea, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Deepak Chopra, et al; *  Karen Soriano's "Om Love in Action" chanting meditation; *  Kirin Khalsa's "Dance of the Kundalini;" *  Live music from The Vortex Band; *  A Healing Arts Theater Production.  For Further Information please contact: John P. Falchi @ , 619-222-6036, RSVP go to: <  OR . We look forward to seeing you there. John P. Falchi, Coordinator for PLAN of ACTION in a CHANGING ERA San Diego, CA 92107 619-222-6036 EMAIL: pacerjp4693@sbcglobal.net




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********* HAPPY NEW YEAR! ******* 2013 ****** HAPPY NEW YEAR! *********





************ JANUARY 2013 **********



***WED JAN 9, 2013 at 7-9PM "San Diego DFA & SD PDA Metro Meetup" AGENDA: Our Agenda is the first of it's kind, Group Discussion on our Priorities & our Actions to support the Bob Filner Administration, all Democratic Officials and Progressive Causes. It was fun, at our last 12/5/12 meetup when Donna Frye!   Donna came with a ton of suggestions and our members has a ton of ideas, as well! Thus we need to get organized! Come & Help! *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*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

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***SAT JAN 12, 2013 at 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: 619-687-3580 *Where: Community Hall - La Jolla Country Day School 9409 Regents Road, La Jolla, 92037

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***SUN JAN 13, 2013 at   Plans Underway for "Blue Skies Over San Diego" Even 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 Sunday, January 13 (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!

DETAILS :
★ SUN JAN 13, 2013  at 2:00pm to 5:00pm Reception Blue Skies Over San Diego: Inaugural Party and Tribute ★ January 13, 2003 -  San Diego Democrats are holding an inaugural party of our own on January 13 -- and this event will be one of a kind. In addition to celebrating President Obama's swearing in for a second term the following week, and the victories of so many of our incoming local Democratic officeholders, we're commemorating the Tenure of County Party Chair JESS DURFEE, who will be stepping down in January after nine years in that volunteer role. The "Blue Skies Over San Diego" reception will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, at the *WHERE: Bali Hai Restaurant (2230 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego 92106 . Join us for a memorable program with Delicious Polynesian Food, a Champagne Toast, Live Music by Liquid Blue, Dancing, and more, all while enjoying some of San Diego's most beautiful harbor views. Blue Skies Over San Diego Inaugural Party and Tribute by San Diego County Democratic Party President Barack Obama will be sworn in to his second term on January 21, in Washington D.C., Sponsorships, group rates, and program advertising opportunities will be announced shortly.  Sunday, January 13, 2013 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bali Hai Restaurant 2230 Shelter Island Drive (San Diego, 92106)  RSVP by ordering your tickets: https://secure.actblu...­. Questions? Please email: rsvp@sddemocrats.org or call (858) 277-3367 Individual  ($75.00 each)  Tickets: https://secure.actblu...­ Bali Hai Restaurant (2230 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego 92106

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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://interfaithpowe...­/ CONTACT US: INTERFAITH POWER & LIGHT, 369 Pine St., Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: (415) 391-4214 FAX: (415) 561-4892 INFO: http://interfaithpowe...­ Phone: 415-561-4891

 

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*** WEEKEND OF  FEB 17 -  PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS RALLY AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO SHUT DOWN THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE ONE & FOR ALL! It’s never been clearer that we need bold and immediate climate leadership -  that’s why this Presidents Day weekend thousands of activists will head to the White House and tell President Obama to shut down the climate-killing Keystone XL pipeline once and for all. Something this big has to start early, and it has to start with the people who care the most. Commit to join us in Washington D.C. in February and make Presidents Day the biggest climate demonstration yet: act.350.org/signup/presidentsday/ The last time we stood up against Keystone XL, thousands of us surrounded the White House – and it worked. Right when every political and energy “expert” said the tar sands pipeline was a done deal, we beat the odds and convinced President Obama to take a year to study it. Now that year is over, and Mother Nature has filed her public comments: the hottest year in American history, a horrible ongoing drought, and superstorm Sandy. And still Big Oil is pushing as hard as ever for their pet project, looking for even more private profit at public expense.  There is also good news: Together, we’ve proven time and time again that grassroots voices can speak louder than Big Oil’s dollars. So this Presidents Day, the Sierra Club, 350.org, and other environmental groups are working with our partners across the progressive community to organize the biggest climate demonstration yet.  Our goal for Presidents Day is to form a massive human pipeline through Washington, and then transform it into a giant symbol of the renewable energy future we need - and are ready to build, starting right away. You can make this a Presidents Day that the president can’t ignore and won’t forget – sign up to join the rally, bring your friends, and stop the climate-killing Keystone XL pipeline: act.350.org/signup/presidentsday/ We’ll have more details soon about the rally and how you can make your voice heard, but for now, start making travel plans and circle Presidents Day weekend on your calendar. Together, we can show the president that the year’s delay didn’t lull us to sleep. Instead, we’re more fired up than ever, and determined to help him do the right thing


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***WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 17 The #ClimateLegacy Action On 2/17! President Obama has just 4 years left to provide the leadership we need to stop climate change that is causing extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, and Keystone XL is the first test of whether he's up for the job. This Spring, President Obama will decide whether to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which will carry 830,000 barrels a day of the dirtiest oil on earth for export. On Presidents Day weekend, Feb 17, 2013, we'll be taking to the streets of Washington, D.C., with thousands to form a massive human pipeline, and to tell the President that we expect leadership on climate change, beginning with a rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. A project of: #ClimateLegacy Action   email: info@SanDiego350.org

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★ SUNDAY, MARCH 3 thru THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013 UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN 57TH SESSION, March 3 - 14, 2013, in New York City. The Theme this year is "The Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women"'. WIN is accrediting delegates now to the UN CSW sessions. Pre-registration deadline is January 12, 2013 . If you are interested, contact WIN at win@win-cawa.org. WIN is convening a panel in a series with the San Francisco Department on Women and US Women Connect : Winning Strategies To End Violence Against Women - Local, National and Global Models *** WATCH FOR OUR JANUARY E-NEWS ! We have plans to Reboot a US Women's Agenda with a National Conference on US Women - the first since 1978. STAY TUNED! Check out our upgraded Weblog and Tweet and Friend us at our Facebook. Website: http://www.win-cawa.o...­ Weblog: http://winwomenspeak....­ TWEET: http://twitter.com/wi...­ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.c...­


 

 

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***JUNE 20-23, 2013 *Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013 9:00 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: registration@netrootsnation.org 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: 816-665-6664




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" SOCIAL SECURITY WORKS " by Michael Phelan


Stop Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid!


Before the end of the year, Congress will make a choice about how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The Republicans are using it as an excuse to cut to vital social programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and extend tax breaks for the wealthy. We need your voice to prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in a “grand betrayal.” Join us for a nationwide day of action! We are joining MoveOn.org, the AFL-CIO, SEIU, the Campaign for America's Future and thousands of Americans across the country on Monday, December 10th to demand that Congress keep their hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. We need your voice to put pressure on politicians who might turn a “grand bargain” into a “grand betrayal. NO CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID BENEFITS! From coast to coast, thousands of Americans are joining protests, vigils, actions as a part of a “Fiscal Showdown” in over 150 communities across America to demand that protections for the middle class do not get traded for more tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans. You can join them. The election was a clear mandate for a strong middle class. Stand with your fellow Americans across the nation and make your voice heard: NO CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID BENEFITS; NO EXTENSION OF THE BUSH TAX CUTS TO THE TOP 2% Thanks for all you do. Michael Phelan Social Security Works
Reply-To: michael.phelan@socialsecurity-wor­ks.org ★


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Senator Boxer on the UN Climate Change Conference:
This week, I sent a message to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, expressing my strong support for advancing the international effort to address climate change.
To read my message, please go to: http://epw.senate.gov...­  T
To watch a webcast, go to: http://www.youtube.co...­ <  I prefer the WEBCAST.
As I told the conferees in Doha, I believe that those of us in the United States who are dedicated to addressing climate change are growing in numbers.  In the next Congress, we have added new Senators who share my strong commitment to act on climate change, and we will take every opportunity to make progress in tackling this serious global threat.  Sincerely,   Barbara Boxer United States Senator ★


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★ FRED LONIDIER from UCSD is looking for a person and his name,  in the picture on the cover of his Journal, FALL REVIEW : ★Is this you or do you know who it is?  The photo is below, but, I fear that the meetup format will not copy well or at all. If so I will see if I can get it out to our members, somehow...   From: Fred Lonidier Date: December 8, 2012 2:09:38 PM PST   Subject: Clairmont '5' overpass, November 17, 2011   Is this you or do you know who it is?  I have a copy of this journal I will mail to the sign holder if I get an address.  It is especially gratifying to many in UC/AFT Local 2034 as many of us live in the Congressional district which Scott Peters won. Bye, Bye Bilbray Fred




























 
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