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The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

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  • Saturday, January 30, 2010

    Orange County, CA Focus

    News from Orange County:

    Santa Ana City Council to Historical Preservationists: SILENCE OR ELSE!

    Investigation finds more Brown Act violations by GGUSD...more here: GGUSD and Brown Act Violations: A follow-up...background here: The Importance of The Brown Act: An Elected Official’s Perspective

    “California Fair Elections Act” Will Boost Fairness, Candidate Diversity

    OC Deputies Ratify New Contract

    Vietnamese Businessman Phu Nguyen Announces Assembly Bid

    Melissa Fox Gears Up for 2010 Assembly Race

    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:

    Feb 6 Saturday 6-10pm, Newport Beach: Please join us at ROE V. WADE 37thanniversarycelebration Presented by The Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties FEATURING GUEST SPEAKER Sheryl WuDunn Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Half the Sky: From Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide AND MASTER OF CEREMONIES Speaker Karen Bass Speaker of the California State Assembly SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010 FAIRMONT NEWPORT BEACH WWW.ROE2010.ORG BUY TICKETS/SPONSOR NOW! 6:00 P.M. Private Sponsor Reception with Sheryl WuDunn 6:30 P.M. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction featuring local women artists 7:15 P.M Dinner and program Book signing to immediately follow program For more information on this speaker, please visit apbspeakers.com For more information on this event, please visit roe2010.org

    Feb 6 Saturday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: National Candlelight Vigil for LGBT Youth BSA Orange County Council office, 1211 E Dyer Rd Santa Ana, CA 92705 sacbrat1969@yahoo.com

    Feb 12-14 Friday 2pm-Sunday 9pm, Garden Grove: Tet Festival 2010 Feb 20 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Dr. Phil Zuckerman, professor at Claremont and prolific author. Also a contributor to The Huffington Post where he wrote on
    "The Religious Support Behind Proposition 8." Dr. Zuckerman will be speaking on "The Separation of Church and State And What We Can Learn From The Least Religious Countries" Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine au-oc.org or call 714-299 -4551 for information.

    Visit the Courage Campaign and Equality California booth (C29) at the Vietnamese Lunar New Year's Festival 2010 in Garden Grove. The event takes place for three days: Friday, February 12th, 2010, from 2pm to 10pm Saturday, February 13th, 2010, from 10am to 10pm Sunday, February 14th 2010, from 10am to 9pm Visit our booth to sign our marriage equality pledge, pick up some stickers and flyers, check out pictures/videos of our past activities, sign up for upcoming activities, learn how to canvass and most importantly be part of the team that is working to win back marriage equality in Orange County. We need a lot of volunteers to talk to masses of people walking by (especially if you speak Vietnamese!), so please email nguyentriminh@yahoo.com to sign up for shifts! couragecampaign.org/page/event/detail/wbv couragecampaign.org/page/event/detail/wbl couragecampaign.org/page/event/detail/wbq

    Feb 12-14 Friday 5pm-Sunday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Green Valentine Festival Because our Mother is calling us to Action Now! Our children deserve it!
    Bridge Hall, 340 St. Ann's drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    Friday February 12th, 2010, 5 pm to 11 pm: Fundraiser Dinner with Pachamama "Awaken the Dreamer" Symposium and Music including performance of the winner of "Green" Song Contest along with Green Hearts Awards.
    Saturday February 13, 10 am to 8 pm: Festival with Speakers, Jason Feddy and other Musicians, Movies, Vendors, Food, Healing space and workshops plus kids corner fun with jumpy, popcorn and art tables.
    Sunday February 14, 1 pm to 7 pm: A day of celebrating Mother Earth, sending love and healing to our small planet from diverse spiritual groups, chanting, dancing, experiencing kundilini yoga, healing ceremonies, with yummy foods and drinks ending with a fabulous drum circle from 6-7 pm.

    Feb 25 Thursday 7:30-9:30pm, Laguna Beach: Equality ~ Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann?s Drive, Laguna Beach
    JOY Ministry (Justice, Outreach and You) and Pacific Shore NOW invites you to an evening of conversation about equality. From Marriage Equality to the ERA, Restore 2010 and HJ Res 61, its all about equality. Join us for refreshments and conversation. For information contact the church at (949) 494-8061 or contact Pacific Shore NOW.

    Feb 26 Friday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Debate at Saddleback College sponsored by: Saddleback College Freethinkers, Saddleback College Campus Crusade for Christ, Americans United for Separation of Church and State Orange County Chapter. "Is God the Best Explanation for Moral values?" Debaters: Dr. James Corbett and Sean McDowell. Debate moderated by Dr. Craig Hazen, Director of the M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University. Dr. James Corbett teaches Advance Placement European history at Capistrano Valley High School. He received his Ph. D from Ohio State University in communication journalism. Sean McDowell is the head of the Bible Department at Capistrano Valley Christian Schools, where he teaches courses on Philosophy, Theology, and Apologetics. He graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double Master's degree in Theology and Philosophy. Debate is open to the public. Cost is $5 for the public and free for the Saddleback College community. For more information, email: feb26debate@gmail.com
    Garden Grove Park, 9301 Westminster Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92844


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