East Bay political events roundup

Check out these upcoming political events:


The Republican primary candidates in the 11th Congressional District have been invited to participate in a Jan. 11 forum sponsored by the South San Joaquin Republican Club.

Club president Frank Aquila will moderate the event.

Candidates who have indicated they will participate include: Tony Amador, retired U.S. Marshall; Robert Beadles, businessowner; Elizabeth Emken, autism research and cure advocate; Brad Goehring, winegrape grower; Larry Pegram, businessman; and Jeff Takada, teacher.

The free event is open to the public and starts at 6:30 p.m. at Crossroads Grace Community Church, 1505 Moffat Blvd. in Manteca.

For more information, contact Aquila at 209-825-0123 or mantecarepublicans@yahoo.com.


Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Joseph Ovick and California State PTA Education Advocate Nancy Vandell will speak about the future of education in California at the Jan. 14 meeting of the Lamorinda Democratic Club.

The general business meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the speakers at 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way in Orinda.
The cost is $5 per person.

For more information, call 925-210-7337 or visit www.lamorindemoclub.org.


Iraq War veteran Eric Boettcher will speak at the Jan. 20 morning meeting of the Ygnacio Valley Republican Women Federated.

The meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. at the Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Road in Clayton.

The cost is $22 per person.

Contact Barbara Allen for reservation 925-672-5061 or jngcabot@pacbell.net.


Brandon Middleton with the Pacific Legal Foundation will speak Jan. 21 on water and the Endangered Species Act at the luncheon meeting of the Lamorinda Republican Women Federated.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Orinda Country Club, 315 Camino Sobrante in Orinda.

The cost is $25 for the speech and lunch or $15 for the presentation only.

Respond by Jan. 18 with a check made out to the LRWF, P.O. Box 382, Lafayette, CA 94549.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen