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  • Friday, April 09, 2010

    Orange County, CA Focus

    News from Orange County:

    Orange County Young Democrats announce endorsements

    Rep. Loretta Sanchez Calls for Investigation of Military Food Services Contract

    Meet Beth Krom, Democratic Candidate For Congress From The Heart Of Orange County

    Santa Ana Residents Speaking Out!

    On being a Liberal

    Orange County’s very own Erik Brown Bringing Down the RNC

    Voice of OC Launches

    Waste at the Assessor’s Office – Not really a surprise.

    Let’s Build Parks for People in Santa Ana


    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.


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

    Apr 13 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Tustin: The Center Orange County General Member Meeting You're invited to our "first in ages" general member meeting at the Center OC on Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30. Come learn about what your local chapter of GLSEN is involved in and how you can join in making a difference for LGBT youth in OC schools. We'll share information on pending legislation, Days of Actions, and resources you can utilize.

    Apr 13 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Orange County Sierra Club Monthly Meeting. All welcome - FREE. Worried about the next big shake? Dr. David Lynch, a renowned astrophysicist and author of "Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault" will present a talk on this famous fault. It is the most accessible plate boundry in the world... just up the freeway. We meet at 7:30pm at the Irvine Ranch Water District at 15600 Sand Canyon in Irvine between the 5 and 405 Fwys. Refreshments served. Free Admission. For more info contact Bernie Lipman at 714-879-7593. angeles.sierraclub.org/orange

    Apr 18-20 Friday 2pm-Sunday 1pm, Los Angeles: California Democratic Party State Convention Los Angeles Convention Center cadem.org/site/c.jrLZK2PyHmF/b.1022165/apps/cd/content2.asp?event_id={20D6EDF6-E774-4708-9E64-6B66651C60CF}&content_id={ABB4CFA0-B4BB-44D0-BE1C-15B8E19E9E47}¬oc=1&noback=1

    Apr 21 Wednesday, Irvine: Take Back the Night - UCI Join UC Irvine's 13th annual Take Back the Night as they display educational stations that focus on ending sexual violence one step at a time. Following a march and candlelight vigil, hosted stations will showcase unique presentations on sexual assault and relationship violence. For more information on this event, contact Dr. Mandy Mount, Director of CARE at 949-824-7273

    Apr 21-23 Wednesday-Friday, Orange: BEYOND COPENHAGEN An International Conference on Climate Change The Beyond Copenhagen Conference, an International Conference on Climate Change at Chapman University, will examine the accomplishments, challenges and opportunities posed at the COP15/United Nations Climate Change Conference, held in Copenhagen in December 2009. The conference will delve deeply into what remains to be done Beyond Copenhagen, and how sustainable global environmental mitigation can be achieved. chapman.edu/beyondcopenhagen


    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 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

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