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  • Thursday, October 08, 2009

    Orange County, CA Focus

    Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County: The Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County are dedicated to the mission of electing LGBT and Pro-Equality Democrats in California and throughout the country.

    The Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County typically meet on the last Sunday of the month:

    Local 50 Union Hall
    527 S Harbor Blvd
    Anaheim, CA 92805

    Click here to join.


    Orange County Biodiesel Cooperative: Working together to increase availability of biodiesel in the Orange County region. Biodiesel is better for the environment because it is made from renewable resources and has lower emissions compared to petroleum diesel. It is less toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar. Since it is made in the USA from renewable resources such as soybeans, its use decreases our dependence on foreign oil and contributes to our own economy. Go to their website to sign up for more info.

    And here are some other biodiesel stations in/near Orange County, CA:

    Extreme Biodiesel: 1560 N Maple St, Corona, CA 92880, 888-998-7223. Offers B99.9 (nearly 100% biodiesel, good for newer diesel engines, some old engines not ok). MEMBERSHIP REQD

    Nickey Petroleum: 925 S Lakeview Ave, Placentia,, CA 92870, 714-547-4123. Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine), B99 (ok for newer diesel engines). CALL AHEAD

    Socal Biofuel: 1006 E South St, Anaheim, CA 92805, 888-888-4121. Offers B99 (good for newer diesel enginns, some old engines not ok). Open 8-4:30 M-F


    I found this amazing round up of events in Orange County, California, thanks to Orange County Democracy
    for America
    :

    Oct 13 Tuesday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: Movie - Dwindling Drops in the Sand 1601 16th Street, Newport Beach. a documentary filmed by Sama Wareh - one of our very own Nature Camp teachers! Travel with Sama on a journey to investigate Syria's water crisis - and gain insight into global water issues that are affecting us right here in California. The documentary begins with an intro to Syria, its history, why Sama is there, and the dangers involved in filming the documentary. Learn about the causes of the water crisis, why it is so significant, and what positive steps folks are taking to remedy the problem. Bring friends and family to enjoy awesome cinematography, adventure, and Sama's famous humor and wit! The documentary is intended for all audiences. For more information, visit www.warehart.com. Organic popcorn will be served! Bring your own re-useable bowl and beverage container. Call 949-645-8489 to RSVP. Suggested donation: $5. Space is limited.

    Oct 13 Tuesday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: Environmental Nature Center Green Building Tour 1601 16th Street Newport Beach, CA 92663 Join us for a tour of the ENC's new "Green Building" - the first Platinum LEED Building in Orange County! The tour will begin with a short presentation describing the green building techniques that went into development of the ENC's new building and the reasons behind the incorporation of each green feature. Participants will learn about ways to make their homes and businesses more environmentally friendly and how they can incorporate renewable energy. Enjoy a "behind the scenes" tour of the ENC's new green building - inside and out - to see the sustainable features and materials. Call 949-645-8489 to RSVP. Suggested donation: $5. Space is limited. meetup.com/goinggreenorangecounty/calendar/10988302

    Oct 14 (2nd Wednesday) 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Regular meeting; note different room - Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2; Henry Vandermeir, DPOC Political Director guest speaker lw-dems.org

    Oct 17 Saturday 1-6pm, Long Beach: 25th Latin American Encuentro Empire vs. Democracy: From Guatemala to Honduras, U.U. Church of Long Beach, 5450 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90615
    Speakers: Michael Parenti - Award-winning author and lecturer considered one of the nation' leading progressive political analysts; Breny Mendoza - CA State Univ Northridge topic - Hondurans Work from Inisde to Reverse Coup; Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda - Latino Studies, UCLA - The New Transnationalism Community Organization and Development. Registration beings at 12:30pm. Suggested donation is $20 with pre-registration and $25 at the door. Snacks provided. Display tables available. Students with ID free; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please bring your old eyeglasses for Nicaragua. For more information call Lucia Munoz at 714/915-3805. uusca.org/unit.htm

    Oct 21 Tuesday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: Movie - Dwindling Drops in the Sand 1601 16th Street, Newport Beach. a documentary filmed by Sama Wareh - one of our very own Nature Camp teachers! Travel with Sama on a journey to investigate Syria's water crisis - and gain insight into global water issues that are affecting us right here in California. The documentary begins with an intro to Syria, its history, why Sama is there, and the dangers involved in filming the documentary. Learn about the causes of the water crisis, why it is so significant, and what positive steps folks are taking to remedy the problem. Bring friends and family to enjoy awesome cinematography, adventure, and Sama's famous humor and wit! The documentary is intended for all audiences. For more information, visit www.warehart.com. Organic popcorn will be served! Bring your own re-useable bowl and beverage container. Call 949-645-8489 to RSVP. Suggested donation: $5. Space is limited.

    Oct 24 Saturday 9am-3:30pm, Orange: United Nations Day/International Day of Climate Action Run, Walk, Bike, or Carpool (in your alternative fuel vehicle) to the Outdoor Education Center (located adjacent to Irvine Regional Park) 2 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA For more information, to download the printable registration form, or to register on-line, please visit the registration website at WWW.OCICE.ORG Enter the 5K Walk, hosted by the UNA-USA, Orange County Chapter. Join in the hike, beginning at Irvine Regional Park, hosted by the Sierra Club Join an OC bike club on a ride (from various locations throughout OC) to the Outdoor Education Center Participate in the tree planting at the Outdoor Education Center Participate in the aerial photo of the number - 350 that will be uploaded to the 350.org website Houses of Worship - Ring your bells 350 times! Play on the Zip Line Guest Speakers include: OC Clergy who have signed the Creation Protection Agreement Local Politicians that are working to reduce their cities CO2 emissions Keynote address: Chris Prelitz, sustainable architecture, author, and activist Eco-Friendly exhibits-
    This rally is a coordinated effort by the following organizations: www.350.org www.earthresource.org www.ocice.org http://www.una-oc.org/ www.outdooreducationcenter.org www.sierraclub.com

    Oct 24 Saturday 5pm, Huntington Beach: Joe Shaw for Huntington Beach City Council fundraiser Hosted by HB Councilwoman Jill Hardy, Former HB Mayors Connie Boardman and Debbie Cook, Coast Community College District Trustee Lorraine Prinsky At the home of Debbie Cook. Time to be announced. Joe Shaw 714-858-0599 Joe Shaw for Huntington Beach City Council 2010

    Oct 28 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Fountain Valley: Dr. Volker Janssen, The California Criminal Justice System and Its Impact on California's Fiscal Crisis. Dr. Volker Janssen will be addressing the issues of prison overcrowding and its antecedents, as well as how that ties-in to our state's current fiscal distress. Green Valley Community Center, 17250 Los Jardines West, Fountain Valley. Open to all Democrats. dcwoc.org. For more information, contact Jo Anne Jennings at 714-846-5201 or by email at jennin1944@yahoo.com.

    Oct 28 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Theresa Harris, Executive Director of Human Rights USA, and Paul Van Zyl of the International Center for Transitional Justice will be the guest speakers at this event, sponsored by Laguna Beach-based Townhall Foundation, dedicated to educating and building awareness on the progress of human rights around the world.
    6 p.m. | reception 7 p.m. | presentation
    LAGUNA ART MUSEUM 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    RSVP: FREE EVENT - general public must contact Kelley Martin at kelleymartin7@cox.net or 949.923.8280 if interested in attending

    Oct 29 Thursday 7pm, San Clemente: SC Green Dirnks OC Tavern, 2369 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
    An informal gathering of the greenest minds in Southern Orange County. The only requisite is caring about our planet and it's/our future. meetup.com/goinggreenorangecounty/calendar/11566616

    Nov 6 Friday 6:30-9pm, Orange: Friday Night Film Series: A world without Water The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange present films that raise awareness and encourage conversation about the dynamic, ever-changing, systemic and critical needs of our world.
    UK & International Documentary Films A World Without Water The world is running out of water All of us will face it soon, some of us are facing it now. truevisiontv.com/water
    St. Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room, 480 South Batavia St, Orange 92868. sistersofstjosephorange.org/calendar.php?ID=249 6:30 - 7:00 Gathering and Refreshments 7:00 - 8:00 Film Showing 8:00 - 9:00 Discussion Justice@csjorange.org

    Nov 7 Saturday 2-10pm, Santa Ana: 7th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration Fiesta Marketplace (Corner of Bush and 3rd), Santa Ana, CA nochedealtares.org

    Nov 7 Saturday 7-10pm, Garden Grove: Orange County Recruitment Awareness Project Benefit An Evening at Saint Anselm of Canterbury Episcopal Church 13091 Galway Street Garden Grove, CA. 92844 Phone 714 537-0604 info@SaintAnselmGG.org
    Donation $30 Dinner & Entertainment
    Endorsed: Military Families Speak Out, Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Orange County Peace Coalition, Long Beach Area Peace Network, PDA, Coalition Against Militarism, and The National Network Opposing Militarization of Youth.
    For more information contact: Thu-Trang Tran (714)363-7869, Mark Giordano (949)701-3156, Electra Teodosiadis (562)431-2153

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