Political events round-up

Here are a few upcoming political events in the East Bay:


Common Cause chief Derek Cressman will discuss at the Feb. 11 meeting of the Lamorinda Democratic Club the impacts of the recent Supreme Court case decision that relaxed restrictions on federal campaign contributions.

Cressman is the organization’s western states regional director and founded TheRestOfUs.org, a nonprofit watchdog over the role of money in politics.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way in Orinda. The cost is $5 per person.

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


Author Eric Golub will speak at the Feb. 11 meeting of the Blackhawk Republican Women on combating ideological bigotry.

Golub is the winner of the 2007 Bloggers Choice Awards, wrote “Ideological Bigotry” and blogs on the Tygrrrr Express.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and no-host cocktails at Blackhawk Country Club, 599 Blackhawk Club Drive in Danville. The cost is $25 per person.

For reservations, call 925-820-6452 or e-mail rlyons1009@sbcglobal.net.


Retired Air Force pilot and Republican 7th Congressional District candidate Rick Tubbs is the featured speaker at the Feb. 17 luncheon meeting of the Ygnacio Valley Republican Women Federated.

The event begins at 10:15 a.m. at the Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Road in Clayton. The cost is $22 a person.

For reservations, call 925-672-5061 or e-mail jngcabot@pacbell.net.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen