Orange County, CA Focus
News from Orange County:
TheLiberalOC’s Top Story of 2009...and: Orange County Political Losers of 2009
Melissa Fox Gears Up for 2010 Assembly Race
What Progressives Should Know About John A. Perez
Dirty Water in Tustin
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 round up of events in Orange County, California, thanks to Orange County Democracy for America:
Jan 6 (1st Wednesday) 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy For America - Orange County Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr. (Metropointe Ctr)
Speaker: Nathan Gonzalez - Nathan Gonzalez is author of The Sunni-Shia Conflict: Understanding Sectarian Violence in the Middle East (Nortia Press, 2009), and Engaging Iran: The Rise of a Middle East Powerhouse and America?s Strategic Choice (Praeger, 2007). In 2002, Nathan received a prize from the University of California, Los Angeles, for his research on Iraq, through which he predicted that a U.S. invasion would bring about massive sectarian strife, pervasive anti-Americanism in Iraq, and a stronger Iran. He has also published several academic papers, blogs and op-eds on the topic of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. In addition to his foreign policy research, Nathan has worked on several progressive campaigns, as co-founder and political director of Latinos for America, and in 2004 as a staffer on Howard Dean?s presidential campaign in Iowa and New Mexico., Guest Candidate: Phu Nguyen, 68th Assembly District Candidate Collection: Non-perishable food items for Southwest Community Center in Santa Ana.
Contact: Susan Kopicki 949/872-0966 or email@example.com. web site: dfa-oc.org.
Jan 12 Tuesday 7am-8pm, 72nd AD: 72nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION DAY: Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ballots will be centrally counted at the Registrar of Voters of Voters office.
Jan 15 Fridays 12:30-1:45pm, Irvine: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Psychotherapy Group for Graduate Students The UCI Counseling Center sponsors a therapy group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer graduate students. The group will facilitate the exploration of issues such as adjusting to graduate school, family, relationship, coming out, career decisions, and integrating multiple identities. The group will promote an environment so that each member will be able to work on relevant personal issues as well as provide support and encouragement for each member's concerns. Please call (949) 824-6457 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a brief screening interview. Please note that screenings will be held during the first week of Winter quarter.
The Counseling Center will be closed for furlough and the holidays beginning Monday, Dec. 14 and reopening on Monday, Jan. 4. University of California - Irvine Counseling Center SS1, Room 202 Irvine, CA 92697 Phone: 949-824-6457 Fax: 949-824-6586
Jan 15 Friday 6pm, Anaheim: Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County in the Local 50 Union Hall. The hall is located at: 527 S Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. This meeting is to elect a new president and set the agenda for the new year. See you all there!
Jan 24 Sunday 11:30am, Santa Ana: United Nations Association Orange County Chapter Annual Meeting/Brunch/Silent Auction, Hacienda Restaurant, 1725 College Ave., Santa Ana. una-oc.org
Feb 2 Tuesday 7am-8pm, Mission Viejo: Recall Election ocvote.com/election/mvrcl10/mvrcl10.htm Notice is hereby given that a Special Recall Election will be held on February 2, 2010 in the City of Mission Viejo. In order to be eligible to vote in this election, a person must be registered to vote in the City of Mission Viejo by January 18, 2010.
The purpose of this election is to determine whether or not the officer named in the recall petition, Lance MacLean, shall be recalled. If a majority of the voters determine the officer sought to be recalled shall be removed from office, then the candidate receiving the highest number of votes for the office shall be elected for the unexpired term.
Notice is further given that the polls for said election will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. All ballots cast in said election will be counted centrally at the Orange County Registrar of Voters office, 1300-C South Grand Avenue, Santa Ana, California.
Notice is further given that vote-by-mail ballot processing will begin on January 4, 2010, and will continue Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until the election is certified on or about March 2, 2010. The vote-by-mail process is open to the public at the Orange County Registrar of Voters office, 1300-C South Grand Avenue, Santa Ana, California.
Notice is further given that the manual tally of specific precincts will begin on February 3, 2010, at the Orange County Registrar of Voters office, 1300-C South Grand Avenue, Santa Ana, California.
Notice is further given that a report on the results of the 1 percent manual tally will be included in the certification of the official canvass of the vote.
Dated this 30 th day of November, 2009.
Neal Kelley Registrar of Voters County of Orange