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I've updated February's events. We have two events this month, a rarity!
First, we'll have a pre-election discussion on Saturday, February 2 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (three days before the California primary) at our usual meeting place. I just sent out an email about this. This is the first time in two years that we've had such a discussion.
Second, for our main Philosophy meetup, we are confirmed for February 24 at 2 PM, also at our usual meeting place. I hope to see you there! Note that this meeting is not on our usual 3rd Sunday (which is the Presidents' Day Holiday weekend, when many of us will be out of town), but on the 4th Sunday of the month.
You can see more info about our Meetup by exploring our other website,
If I haven't sent out the monthly email yet, I will do so in the week or two before the Meetup. It will have all the info you need to know about the next Meetup, and it will have a list of five philosophical questions to vote on.
You can vote on them by replying to the email with the title of your favorite question. The winner of the vote is the one we'll talk about at the upcoming Meetup. If the meetup is less than 3 days away and you haven't received this email yet, let me know and I'll send it to you again.
Due to the large turnout at our Meetups, we'll break up into small groups of about 8 people each for most of the discussion time. These small group discussion will be facilitated by one person. At the end of the Meetup, we will all get together in a large circle and share the ideas each small group came up with.
For those who'd like to join us, we'll go for dinner and more conversation after the meetup at the nearby and good "Earth, Wind and Flour" restaurant.
I hope to see you there!
PS. If you have some philosophical question or issue that you really want to talk about, email it to me! That's how we get topics every month for our vote.
PPS. DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO OUR MEETING PLACE, the Community Room at the Yahoo! Center (AKA Colorado Center): 2500 Broadway, at 25th st, between Cloverfield & 26th, Santa Monica, 90404-3065, 310-453-0333. From the 405 fwy, take the I-10 fwy toward Santa Monica - go 2.2 mi. Take the CLOVERFIELD BLVD exit, turn Right on CLOVERFIELD BLVD. Go a half mile, turn Right on BROADWAY, go a quarter mile, park near 25th st. Parking is free on Sundays on Broadway & nearby streets, but most of 25th st is off limits; they will ticket you!
The Community Room is directly on Broadway at 25th st, at the corner of the building, a few feet from the "HBO Symantec" sign, right across the street from the LA Art Institute and a bicycle shop. The room is not labeled, but you will notice its glass doors and plenty of windows with blinds on them. If you have trouble finding parking on the street, ample free parking is available in the parking garage beneath the building. The garage entrance is on the other side of the Colorado Center, so take Broadway to 26th st, turn right, take your first right (Colorado ave); the garage entrance is at 2401 Colorado, on your right, just before Cloverfield. When you enter the garage, go straight as far as you can, turn right, go as far as you can and park near the 2500 building, where the "HBO" sign is. Walk up the stairs or take the elevator to "G" (the ground level), exit the building, take the short pathway until you can take a left (tennis courts will be in front of you), stop when you reach Broadway. The Community Room is a few feet to your left. If you input your address & "2500 Broadway" at http://www.mapquest.c... (http://www.mapquest.com) or http://maps.yahoo.com... (http://maps.yahoo.com/), a map and driving directions will magically appear.
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