Round-up: East Bay political events

Here is a round-up of upcoming East Bay political events:


Dr. Howard Maccabee will speak on health care reform at the evening April 7 meeting of the Blackhawk Republican Women.

Maccabee is founder of the Radiation Oncology Center at John Muir Medical Center, where he was medical director, and was a delegate to the California Medical Association who helped prepare the legal groundwork for the provision of Medical savings accounts in California.

His speech is titled, “Health Care Reform: How to Cut Expenditures Without a Federal Takeover.”

The event will be held at the Blackhawk Country Club, 599 Blackhawk Club Drive in Danville. It starts at 5:30 p.m. with socializing and hors d’oeuvres followed by the speaker at 6:15 p.m.

The cost is $25 per person.

For reservations, contact Marianne Lyons at rlyons1009@sbcglobal.net or 925-820-6452.


Former California Energy Commssioner Arthur Rosenfeld of Berkeley is the featured speaker at the April 8 meeting of the Lamorinda Democratic Club.

Rosenfeld will discuss energy efficiency and conservation. He works to make homes, buildings and appliances more energy-efficient.

The author or co-author of nearly 400 referred publications, Rosenfeld received the Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest in 1986, the Carnot Award for Energy Efficiency from the U. S. Dept. of Energy in 1993, and the Berkeley Citation in 2001 from the University of California.

The club meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the speaker at 8 p.m.

It will be held at the Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way in Orinda. The cost is $5 per person.

For more information, call 925-567-3367 or visit www.lamorindemoclub.org.

Pleasant Hill

A job fair will be held April 10 at Diablo Valley College.

Sponsored by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, the 10th Congressional District Job Resources Fair will feature college opportunities and resources from other government agencies for job-seekers.

Supporting organizations include Diablo Valley College, Contra Costa County supervisors Susan Bonilla and John Gioia, East Bay Works and the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board.

It is free and open to the public and will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road in Pleasant Hill.


The four Republican primary candidates in the 11th Congressional District will participate in a Brentwood forum on April 26.

Sponsored by the East Contra Costa TEA Party and moderated by South San Joaquin County Republican Party Chairman Frank Aquila, the candidates include Elizabeth Emken of Danville, Brad Goehring of Clements, David Harmer of Dougherty Valley and Tony Amador of Lodi.

The free, two-hour forum begins at 6:30 p.m. at the East Bay Pentecostal Church, 605 Harvest Park Drive in Brentwood.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen