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The upcoming political calendar

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at 1:47 pm in Congressional District 10, Political calendar.

Check out these upcoming political events in the East Bay:

Walnut Creek

A retired FBI agent will speak about the controversial Vietnam era anti-war group, the Weather Underground, at tonight’s dinner meeting of the Conservative Connection.

Max Noel is a law enforcement consultant and retired federal agent who investigated the Patricia Hearst kidnapping, the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, Unabomber Ted Kaczynksy, and the Weather Underground and one of its founders, Bill Ayers.

Members of the Weather Underground bombed public buildings as part of its anti-war protests. In most instances, the group set off bombs in empty buildings. Ayers, now a college professor, has also been accused of being complicit in the bombing-related death of a San Francisco police officer.

The dinner is open to the public. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Buttercup Grill & Bar, 660 Ygnacio Valley Blvd. in Walnut Creek.

The cost is $16 for dinner or $5 for the speech only.

Contact Phyllis Stout at louisstout@comcast.net or 925-938-4098 for reservations. For more information, visit www.lamorindarepublicanwomen.org.

Danville

Rep. Jerry McNerney

Rep. Jerry McNerney

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, will deliver an update on national issues at a June 30 joint luncheon meeting of the Tri-Valley and Contra Costa business councils.

The event is open to the public. It begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive in Danville.

The cost is $35 for members of the councils or $45 for nonmembers. To RSVP, contact Terry Shoaff at tshoaff@cococo.org.

Walnut Creek

A Democratic forum of candidates seeking to replace Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo, in the 10th Congressional District will be held in a joint meeting of Central Contra Costa County Democratic party clubs on Friday .

Invited candidates include civil rights attorney Tony Bothwell of San Francisco, state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord; investigator Adriel Hampton of Dublin; Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo; Lt. Governor John Garamendi of Walnut Grove; and Iraq War veteran Anthony Woods of Fairfield.

The forum is open to the public. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd. in Walnut Creek.

Livermore

California Lt. Governor John Garamendi will deliver the keynote address at a June 30 summit sponsored by the U.S. and Livermore chambers of commerce intended to promote the Tri-Valley as a center of science and technology.

Garamendi will speak on “Long-term Issues Impacting California’s Vitality and Global Competitiveness.”

He has also announced plans to run for the 10th Congressional District after the expected confirmation of Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo, to a State Department job.

The day long event includes a variety of panels and speakers including representatives of Sybase, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories

The summit will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave. in Livermore.

The cost is $65 for chamber members and $75 for nonmembers.

Register online and find a complete schedule at www.livermorechamber.org.

Antioch

A forum of Democratic candidates for the 10th Congressional District will speak at a July 2 meeting of the East County Democrats for Action.

East County NAACP Vice President Cherise Gilliam will moderate the discussion.

Invited candidates include civil rights attorney Tony Bothwell of San Francisco, state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord; investigator Adriel Hampton of Dublin; Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo; Lt. Governor John Garamendi of Elk Grove; and Iraq War veteran Anthony Woods of Fairfield.

The forum is open to the public. It will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Antioch City Hall at the corner of Second and H streets in Antioch.

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