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GOP invites high schoolers to Lafayette town hall

The California Republican Party launches tonight in Lafayette its first-ever town hall for high school students as part of the “California Speaks Out Tour.”

The free town hall begins at 7 tonight at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., in Lafayette. Hosts include CRP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, who lives in Lafayette.

The event is co-hosted by KSFO-AM morning radio show host Brian Sussman and will feature Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho of Discovery Bay, UC Berkeley College Republicans President Shawn Lewis and Ivy Allen from the Monte Vista High School Republican Club.

Read on for the CRP’s news release and more details: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
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Political events round-up in the East Bay

San Ramon

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement will come to San Ramon on Oct. 11 and 12 as protesters plan a demonstration in front of Chevron’s headquarters.

MoveOn.org, a liberal political activist group, will gather from 4-6 p.m. at 6121 Bollinger Canyon Road on both days.

Protesters will focus on their opposition to federal subsidies of the highly profitable oil industry.

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement is a loosely defined but growing sign of discontent as protests expand in American cities among progressives who say corporations exert too much control over the economy and U.S. politics.

Lafayette

Economic author Joshua Holland will speak at the Oct. 13 evening meeting of the Lamorinda Democratic Club.

Holland, who wrote “The Fifteen Biggest Lies About the Economy,” will speak about his views on the economy, jobs, federal deficit, taxes and trade.

He is also an editor and senior staff writer at AlterNet and edits it’s special coverage of corporations, work and immigration.

The event begins at 7:15 p.m. with the club’s business meeting followed by Holland at 8. m.

It will be held at the Lafayette Library and Community Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Admission is $5 a person.

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

Pittsburg

Contra Costa County Administrator David Twa is the keynote speaker at the Oct. 14 breakfast club meeting of Supervisor Federal Glover of Pittsburg.

Twa will discuss the new supervisor districts and other county issues.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Wedgewood Banquet Center, 2222 Golf Club Road, in Pittsburg.

Tickets are $50 for nonmembers of Glover’s breakfast club and $25 for members. Proceeds benefit the supervisor’s officeholder account, which is used for expenses related to serving office but not for campaigns.

For reservations, send email to gloverbrkfst@yahoo.com.

Walnut Creek

The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley will host on Oct. 15 a celebration of the 100-year anniversary of women’s right to vote.

The celebration features a suffragists’ march around the Bortin Fellowship Hall courtyard, re-enactments by actors form the San Ramon museum of history and historical information about the historic California vote on Oct. 10, 1911, to give women the vote.

Wine, cheese, finger food and pink tea will be served. There will be singing. And participants are asked to wear suffragist colors of white, yellow and purple.

The event will be held from 2-5 p.m. at 55 Eckley Lane in Walnut Creek. Admission is $10 a person.

For more information, visit www.lwvdv.org.

Antioch

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, will speak at the Oct. 19 evening meeting of the East County Democrats for Action.

McNerney will discuss jobs, federal budget cuts and take questions.

The free event will be held form 7-9 p.m. at Carpaccio Ristorante, 274 Lone Tree Way, in Antioch.

Danville

Contra Costa Supervisor Gayle Uilkema will host a “meet and greet” on Oct. 20 in Danville to introduce herself to her new constituents.

The Board of Supervisors revised district lines this summer and her district now includes San Ramon, Danville and Alamo.

The event will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Danville Chamber of Commerce, 117E Town and Country Drive, Danville.

Uilkema will hold similar events in Alamo and San Ramon on future dates.

 

 

 

Posted on Friday, October 7th, 2011
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East Bay political events round-up

Here’s a look at upcoming East Bay political events:

Walnut Creek

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is the featured guest at a July 23 fundraiser in Walnut Creek for the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County.

Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, will introduce Boxer.

Called “Taste of California Summer,” the event will be held from 3-5 p.m. at Shadelands Ranch, 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek.

For information, visit www.contracostadems.org.

Danville

California Women Lead East Bay Chapter will host a special viewing of the documentary “Crime After Crime” on July 22.

The film chronicles the battle to free Deborah Peagler, a woman serving 24 years to life in California after a jury in 1983 convicted her of murdering her abusive boyfriend.

Walnut Creek attorneys Nadia Costa and Joshua Safran took the case pro bono in 2002 and set out to prove that Peagler was forced into prostitution and brutalized by her abuser.

Movie director Yoav Potash and Costa will answer questions after the showing.

For the movie trailer and more information, visit http://crimeaftercrime.com.

The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Danville Village Theatre, 422 Front St., Danville. Tickets are $20 each.

Attendees may also purchase fixed-price meal tickets for $50 which include discounted dinners at the Basil Leaf Cafe or the Amber Bistro, both located on Hartz Avenue in Danville.

A portion of the proceeds benefit “Debbie’s Campaign.”

California Women Lead is a nonpartisan organization of women serving or interested in political office.

For more information, contact chapter president Dana Tsubota at dct@msrlegal.com.

Danville

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley has recently opened a new exhibit entitled “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating the Centennial of California Women Suffrage, 1911-2011.”

As part of the exhibit, museum curator Beverly Lane will speak on July 9, 10:30 a.m., on “Women’s Lib, Then and Now.”

The exhibit runs through July 16 and tells about the hard-fought campaign to win women the vote in California.

California was the sixth, and largest, Western state to approve woman suffrage on October 10, 1911. The Susan B. Anthony amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which approved the franchise for women nationwide, won final approval in 1920.

The exhibit includes stories about the women of the San Ramon Valley who were rancher’s wives, mothers, merchants, post mistresses, farmers, telephone operators and teachers.

It includes vintage clothing, cartoons and posters on the Woman Suffrage campaign of 1911 and information about ways suffragettes supported less restricted clothing for women.

The museum is located in the Danville Train Depot, 205 Railroad Ave., in Danville, It is open Tuesday through Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission is $3 for guests and free for museum members. For more information, contact 925-837-3750 or go to www.museumsrv.org.

Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa Commission for Women seeks nominations of women for its 2011 Hall of Fame in a variety of areas.

Categories include women who demonstrate leadership, create community, work for justice, preserve the environment, improve health care, contribute to the arts, innovate in science and technology.

Honorees are recognized each March at the commission’s Hall of Fame event.

For more information on how to submit a nomination, contact womenscommission@gmail.com or www.womenscommission.com.

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
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Hercules recall debate set

Hercules voters who want to see how the two city council incumbents facing a recall on June 7 stack up against their challengers will have the chance to view the candidates side-by-side.

I will moderate a candidates’ forum from 7-9 p.m. on May 9 in the Hercules City Council chambers.

Read Tom Lochner’s full story here.

Please send suggested questions to lvorderbrueggen@bayareanewsgroup.com. I can’t guarantee that every question will be asked, but I want to hear from Hercules voters about the issues that concern them the most.  Keep in mind:  None of the candidates or anyone else will see the questions in advance or know what I will ask.

Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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East Bay political events round-up

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

Pleasanton

The Pleasanton TEA Party and the Tri-Valley Patriots, conservative political action groups,  will officially merge during a Saturday event featuring California Republican Party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, of Lafayette, among other speakers.

The group will also host a tax day protest on Friday from 1-4 p.m. in Pleasanton at the corner of Santa Rita and Black streets.

Pleasanton TEA Party founder and Dr. Bridget Melson said the merger came about after she moved to Southern California and needed new partners to help keep the local group moving ahead. Melson remains on its board and also serves on the California Republican Party’s strategy committee as a TEA Party representative.

The combined Tri-Valley TEA Party has 15,000 members, Melson said.

The Saturday event is in Hayward and open to the public, but those interested in attending must RSVP and obtain the location and address from Melson at drb@pleasantonteaparty.com.

Other speakers include NAACP and TEA Party member Antoine Miller and  Frederick Douglass Foundation President Kevin McGary.

Lafayette

Steve Chessin, president of Californians for Electoral Reform, is the featured speaker at the Thursday evening meeting of the Lamorinda Democratic Club.

The meeting will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in Lafayette.

Chessin will discuss ranked-choice voting and instant runoff voting, alternatives to the traditional winner-takes-all election method used in most communities.

The club’s social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a business meeting at 7:15 p.m., and Chessin’s presentation to begin at 8 p.m. The cost is $5.

During the club’s business meeting, Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission Chairman Chair Mike McGill will speak about the agency’s purpose.

Walnut Creek

Technology expert Tom Mahon is the featured speaker at a noon potluck session on Saturday at the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center.

Mahon, a Walnut Creek resident who has written about technology in Silicon Valley for over 30 years as a publicist, journalist, novelist, dramatist and activist, has “spoken and written widely on the need to reconnect technical capability with social responsibility; to re-integrate technical knowledge with self-knowledge,” according to the center.

Mahon is currently completing an eBook titled “Reconnecting Calm: Reclaiming our Humanity in a Silicon Civilization.”

The center is located at 55 Eckley Lane in Walnut Creek. For more information, call 925-933-7850 or visit www.mtdpc.org.

The event is free but bring a potluck item to share plus something for Monument Crisis Center such as cereal, canned or dry goods; toddler-size diapers; shampoo, soap, toothbrush or toothpaste.

Walnut Creek

California High-Speed Rail Authority Planning Manager Will Gimpel will discuss the project at the April 20 evening meeting of the Diablo Valley Democratic Club.

Using a video and slide show, Gimpel will explain the cost of the project and how Diablo Valley residents will access the trains.

The event is free and open to the public. It begins at 7 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek.

For more information, visit www.dvdems.org or call 946-0469.

Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
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East Bay events round-up

Here’s a look at upcoming political events:

Cyberspace

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, is the first congressman to host a mobile video town hall.

On Tuesday, starting at 6:16 p.m., residents may sign up for the video conference through Visible Vote’s free application for Facebook and smartphones including iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

Viewers may watch the congressman answer questions real-time posed from those who have signed up for video conference. Many elected officials already deploy the use of telephone town halls, which allow thousands of people to listen and ask questions via the telephone.

But this is the first opportunity for constituents to see Garamendi on their phones as he answers their questions.

Learn how to set up Visible Vote is available at http://visiblevote.us/get-started. php. A video on how Visible Vote works is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=HulPk2dJ3OA.

Concord

Contra Costa Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Gayle Uilkema will deliver the annual State of the County Address at a Feb. 10 luncheon sponsored by the Contra Costa Council.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Boulevard, Concord.

Tickets at $35 for council members and elected official and $45 for nonmembers.

The council is a nonpartisan public policy advocacy organization funded through membership of businesses and other local groups.

For more information, visit www.contracostacouncil.com, e-mail info@contracostacouncil.com or call 925-246-1880.

Pleasant Hill

UC-Berkeley Statewide Database Director Karin MacDonald is the keynote speaker at the inaugural Feb. 22 lunch meeting of Community Connections, a lecture series sponsored by Contra Costa Supervisor Karen Mitchoff.

MacDonald leads the research center that will process Census 2010 data and geographic information system mapping for use in the state’s redrawing of its congressional and state legislative boundaries.

For the first time, an independent commission of residents will draw the boundaries after voters stripped legislators of the job.

The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at Contra Costa Country Club, 801 Golf Club Road in Pleasant Hill.

A lunch ticket costs $35. Prices for tickets to the full series vary from $1,000 to $100, depending on the type of membership. Proceeds benefit Mitchoff’s officeholder account, a non-campaign fund managed by elected officials.

San Francisco

Experts will discuss California’s unsustainable public pension system at a March 9 forum sponsored by the Bay Area Council.

The event, entitled, “Is California Headed for a Super Storm of Unfunded Pension Liabilities,” will feature San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster; California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility President Marcia Fritz, and Stanford professor and former state Assemblyman Joe Nation.

The forum will be held from 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at the offices of SNR Denton, 525 Market Street, 26th Floor, in San Francisco.

“California’s public pension system has been described by some as a ‘time bomb’ or a ‘tsunami’ and by others as an over blown hoax,” said Jim Wunderman, President & CEO of the Bay Area Council. “This forum is a chance to get down to the facts and see how much we actually owe, and to examine how to make reforms to get the state back on track.”

For more information, contact www.bayareacouncil.org or call 415-946-8710.

Posted on Monday, February 7th, 2011
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Political events round-up

Check out these upcoming political events:

Orinda

Contra Costa political consultants Melody Howe Weintraub and Lisa Tucker will speak at the Thursday night meeting of the Lamorinda Democratic Club.

Tucker, president of the Tucker Group, and Weintraub, leader of Winning Results, will offer analysis of political issues and races facing voters around Contra Costa, California and the nation.

The club’s social begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way, Orinda.

The business meeting starts at 7:15 p.m., followed by the program at 8 p.m.

For more information, visit www.ldclub.org.

San Francisco

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak on climate change, American leadership and women’s issues at the Friday evening meeting of the Commonwealth Club.

The programs will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 55 Fourth St., in San Francisco. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m., followed by a reception at 6 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m.

Non-member tickets are sold out but a limited number of $75 and $100 tickets are still available for members.

Nonmembers may purchase an annual membership on the phone for $110 and then buy a ticket for this event. For information, call 415-597-6705.

Pleasanton

The Golden State Rally for America TEA Party is set for Saturday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and includes numerous speakers such as KSFO radio personality Brian Sussman, California Republican Party Vice Chairman Tom Del Beccaro and Republican candidates.

Food, music and food will be available for purchase.

The rally is free but it will cost $8 for parking. The park gates open at 10 a.m.

For more details, visit www.pleasantonteaparty.com.

Concord

Common Cause Regional Director Derek Cressman is the featured speaker at the Oct. 20 meeting of the Diablo Valley Democratic Club.

Cressman’s talk is titled, “Citizens United: The Victory for Big Everything,” referring to a recent U. S. Supreme Court decision that overturns prohibitions on corporate spending in federal elections.

Cressman, formerly Common Cause’s assistant director for election reform, also coordinates the organization’s work on a national popular vote and organizes around such election reforms as vote-by-mail. He is a leading expert on democracy issues and money in politics. He founded and directed TheRestOfUs.org, a nonprofit watchdog that raised awareness of the role of big money in politics and founded the environmental telephone company Earth Tones.

The event begins at 7 p.m. at the United Democratic campaign headquarters, 2737 Clayton Rd., Concord. For information, call 925-946-0469 or go to www.dvdems.org.

Concord

Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan will speak at the Oct. 20 luncheon of the Contra Costa Council.

She will outline the Transbay Transit Center project under construction in downtown San Francisco, being dubbed the “Grand Central of the West.”

The event will be held at the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord, starting at 11:30 a.m.

For information and tickets, visit www.contracostacouncil.com.

Danville

U.C. Berkeley law professor John Yoo is the featured speaker at the evening Nov. 3 meeting of the Blackhawk Republican Women.

Yoo, author of “Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush,” generated considerable controversy for his role in U.S. policy on torture at the time he worked as deputy assistant attorney in Department of Justice.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Blackhawk Country Club, 599 Blackhawk Club Drive in Danville. A tie is not required but no denim.

Tickets are $25 and include hors d’oeuvres and no-host cocktails.

For tickets, contact Mrs. Wright by Nov. 1 at 2000 Victorine Rd., Livermore, CA 94551-9400, jwright736@earthlink.net or 925-828-0771.

Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2010
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Round-up: Political calendar

Check out these upcoming political events in the East Bay:

San Ramon

Republican Congressional District 11 primary candidates will speak at a Tuesday night event sponsored by the Contra Costa Republican Party and the Conservative Forum of the East Bay.

Candidate include Tony Amador, Elizabeth Emken, Brad Goehring and David Harmer.

The free forum begins at 7 p.m. at the San Ramon Golf Course banquet center, 9430 Fircrest Lane, in San Ramon.

For information or questions, call 925-930-9551 or visit www.contracostagop.com.

Concord

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, and Cal State-East Bay political science professor David Wiggins will speak Tuesday on “California Politics: Fractured?”

The event is spnosored by a new partnership betweenthe League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley and Cal State-East Bay’s Scholar-Oilli program.

The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. at the college’s Concord campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road in Concord. Attendees are advised to park in the afculty-staff parking lot.

Admission is $5 for thepublic and free to members of the league and Scholar-Olli

Antioch

The East County Democrats for Action will host selected candidates at its Thursday evening meeting.

Speakers include Assessor candidate Bob Brooks, who will appear on the June 8 primary ballot, and two Antioch councilmembers seeking re-election in November, Reggie Moore and Martha Parsons.

Tique Le Caul with the Antioch chapter of the Boys and Girls Club is also on the agenda.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Carpaccio Ristorante, 2741 Lone Tree Way in Antioch.

For information, email gvanhasselt@sbcglobal.net.

Lafayette

The Lamorinda Democratic Club will host a May 13 forum for Democrats seeking nonpartisan Contra Costa County elected posts.

The club will ask Democrats running for Assessor, District Attorney, Sheriff-Coronor and Tax Collector to present their platforms.

The event begins at 7:4 5 .m. at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette

Admission is $5. Students are free.

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

Clayton

Republican Secretary of State candidate Damon Dunn is the featured speaker at the May 21 evening meeting of the Ygnacio Valley Republican Women Federated.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Road, Clayton.

The cost is $35 per person at the door. For reservations, call 925-672-5061 or e-mail jngcabot@pacbell.net.

Posted on Friday, April 30th, 2010
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Contra Costa supervisor debate set

Candidates vying for Contra Costa County District I and IV Contra Costa Board of Supervisors seats will debate the issues  at a Monday luncheon meeting of the Contra Costa Council.

The candidates include District I incumbent Supervisor John Gioia and challenger Mister Phillips.

In District IV, the two challengers are Karen Mitchoff and Mike McGill. The incumbent, Susan Bonilla, is running for Assembly and not seeking re-election.

The forum is set for Monday at the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd., in Concord. Registration starts at 11 a.m., with the program and luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m.

I am the moderator. I will ask a few questions of my own and we will take audience questions.

The cost is  $35 for council members and public officials and $45 for nonmembers.

For more information, visit the Council website at www.contracostacouncil.com or call the council at 925-246-1880.

Posted on Friday, April 30th, 2010
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Political events round-up

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

Bay Point

The law offices of Ashe & Ramirez will be host three Contra Costa County candidates for a “Meet & Greet “ on Friday.

Bob Brooks, candidate for Assessor; Dan O’Malley, candidate for District Attorney; and, Brian Kalinowski, candidate for Sheriff, will be on hand to talk with visitors from 5-7 p.m.

The offices are located at 1975 Willow Pass Road in Bay Point. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

Richmond

A coalition of elected officials will host a Financial Fitness and Family Support Fair from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday.

The free event will feature credit counselors, low income educational program providers, housing assistance professionals, free food programs, financial and tax services and consumer protection organizations.

Sponsoring officials include Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, State Controller John Chiang, Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia and Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin.

It will be held at the Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond.

Experts will offer programs such as how to talk to a financial planner, how to manager your money, math for finances, foreclosure prevention and loan modification programs.

Exhibitors include the Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond, Food Bank of Contra Costa And Solano, Head Start of Contra Costa County and the Internal Revenue Service.

El Cerrito

A West Contra Costa County ballot proposition and candidate event will be held Saturday in Richmond.

From 1-4 p.m. at the Postal Worker’s Union Hall, 402 37th St., a proponents of propositions 13, 14, 15 and 17 will speak.

Candidates for office in the June 8 election that have committed to appear include:

Attorney General — Alberto Torrico and Rocky Degaldillo

Superintendent of Public Instruction — Larry Aceves and Tom Torlakson

Contra Costa County District Attorney — William “Dan” O’Malley, Elle Falahat and Mark Peterson

Contra Costa Sheriff-Coroner — Brian Kalinowski and Dave Livingston

Contra Costa County board of supervisors, 1st District — Mister Phillips and John Gioia.

Event sponsors include the Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council, National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 1111, Contra Costa County Democratic Central Committee, West Contra Costa County United Democratic Committee, Contra Costa Central Labor Council, El Cerrito Democratic Club and Richmond Vision.

Walnut Creek

The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center will sponsoring “Make a Bid for Peace,” a spring auction and fundraiser on Saturday.

The auction will be held from 2:30-5 p.m. at the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane in Walnut Creek.

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, will be the honorary auctioneer.

Items for sale include three carved Chinese warriors (c. 1860), works of art, gift baskets, gift certificates for restaurants, and local services provided by local experts.

Entertain will be provided by local musicians Stevie Keys and Bill Wentz and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Proceeds will support the center’s activities, including its lectures, art and writing contests.

Tickets are $20 per person at the door or $15 in advance. For information, phone 925-933-7850 or e-mail info@mtdpc.org.

Walnut Creek

Former U.S. astronaut Brian O’Leary will speak on “The Energy Solution Revolution” at the Tuesday meeting of the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center.

The lecture begins with a potluck at 6 p.m., followed by the speaker at 7 p.m., at 55 Eckley Lane in Walnut Creek.

O’Leary is former astronaut and physics professor who studies and promotes renewable, environmentally friendly energy sources.

He was a NASA scientist and astronaut during the Apollo program, the first to be selected for a planned Mars mission, and he participated in unmanned planetary missions a professor.

He currently lives in Ecuador, where he is building and opening a new eco-retreat center for peace, sustainability, the arts and new science.

The is $20 per person and a dish to share. RSVP online at http://www.friendlyfavors.org.

For more information, contact the Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center at 925-933-7850.

Danville

U.S. Senate candidate to speak: Republican Assemblyman and U.S. Sen. candidate Chuck DeVore will be the featured speaker at the May 13 evening meeting of the Blackhawk Republican Women Federated.

The event begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by the speaker at 6:30 p.m., at the Blackhawk Country Club, 599 Blackhawk Club Drive, in Danville.

The cost is $25 per person.

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

For more information, visit www.BlackhawkRWF.com.

Lafayette

The Lamorinda Democratic Club has invited Democratic candidates running for nonpartisan Contra Costa Countywide offices to speak at its May 13 meeting.

The event will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., in Lafayette, starting at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour followed by a business meeting at 7:15 p.m. and the speakers at 7:45 p.m.

Democrats seeking nonpartisan countywide offices of Assessor, District Attorney, Sheriff and Treasurer-Tax Collect have been asked to present their platforms.

Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
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