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  • Friday, May 14, 2010

    Orange County, CA Focus

    News from Orange County:

    Vote Yes on Propositions 13 and 15 and No on the Rest: The California Democratic Party recommends voting YES on Proposition 13 and 15 in the June Primary and voting NO on Propositions 14, 16, and 17.

    Melissa Fox: We must respect and serve our seniors

    More on Westminster Brown Act Violations...more: Open Government Advocacy Group Demands Westminster Rescind Action That Violated Brown Act

    Loretta Sanchez Working For Us – Cutting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Government

    California Professional Firefighters Endorse Phu Nguyen for 68th State Assembly...also: California Federation of Labor Endorses Phu Nguyen for 68th State Assembly...AND: Young Dems Out for Phu Nguyen This Saturday

    Orange County Young Democrats announce endorsements


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

    May 15 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Dr. James Corbett will discuss "Religion, Political Conservatism and the Public Schools". Jim will be discussing what is going on with the history curriculum by the Texas School Board, the science curriculum in Dover, Pennsylvania and the New Jersey case of book censorship.
    Meeting will be held at Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine For more info visit the web site at au-oc.org or call 714-299-455.1

    May 17 Wednesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Healthcare for All - Orange County healthcareforall.org Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 25801 Obrero Drive in Mission Viejo.
    I look forward to working with you all to finally get a single payer healthcare system in effect in California. Too many people are suffering, even dieing because of lack of healthcare. We will keep fighting until EVERYONE gets quality and accessible heallthcare!

    May 22 Saturday 7am-1pm, Irvine: AIDS Walk Orange County is an annual 5 km walk developed to raise awareness of and much-needed funds for HIV and AIDS prevention and care in Orange County, California. The funds raised by AIDS Walk Orange County are distributed among several Orange County recipient agencies that serve the Orange County HIV/AIDS community. ocaidswalk.org

    May 27 Thursday 6:30pm, Orange: The Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) social group of Church of the Foothills is very pleased to announce the next gathering for spiritual enrichment of the OutSpirit LGBT Discussion Group & Potluck At the home of Russ Noe and Kergan Edwards-Stout 4939 E. Lomita Ave. Orange, CA 92869 Home 714.602.6388 Cell 714.552.2348 For directions, please call the hosts, as most mapping systems take you to the wrong location! Bring: A dish to share, and an adventurous spirit! Topic: The masks we wear, and the struggle to live more authentically. For more information about the LGBT OutSpirit Discussion Group & Potluck, please contact Kergan Edwards-Stout at 714.552.2348 or at proud2bedad@yahoo.com


    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 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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