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P.O. Box 2192, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
April 2007

Next Meeting

Tuesday, April 24, 7:30PM
David K. Hayward Center
2000 Artesia Boulevard
Redondo Beach

This month's meeting will be themed on education. We will have a speaker from the Teacher's Association to discuss local school district elections and renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act.

We will also start the process of nominating new club officers.

Peace Vigil

Several BCDC members showed up at the MoveOn-sponsored Peace Vigil in El Segundo on March 19. Moving tributes to the fallen soldiers were read aloud by participants.

Harman representative Jim Kennedy spoke briefly to say that Jane is critical of "Bush's war" and is supporting

Environmental Events

The Environmental Priorities Network is sponsoring two important events to inform South Bay residents about conserving energy while saving money.

Second Annual Energy Fair

May 5, 2007
Pacific Unitarian Church
5621 Montemalaga Drive, RPV
Registration: 8:30AM
Program: 9:00AM
Optional $5.00 donation.

For more information, contact Lillian Light at 310-545-1384, lklight @ verizon.net or David Dutra at 310- 530-0846, dutra_david @ hotmail.com

Solar Homes Tour

Saturday, June 16
8:30 to 4:00

Six homes with electricity-generating solar panels will be on the second annual Solar Homes Tour. The homes include environmental features like solar hot water heating, double pane windows, low voltage lighting, off-peak timed appliances, and native and drought-tolerant plants. Each home will be open for two hours.

You can pick up a flier listing times and directions at the Energy Fair on May 5th or at the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, RPV, on June 16th, or contact Jane Affonso at 310-372-7202 or jgaffonso @ gmail.com or David Dutra.

House Resolution 41, expressing disapproval of the President's policy. She is reviewing proposals to limit or end funding for additional military personnel in Iraq.

Special AD Meeting

Our next 53rd Assembly District Democratic Congress meeting will be an exciting diversion from a normal meeting and an event that no one will want to miss.

We have secured Mr. Asad Farhad as our guest speaker. Mr. Farhad is the former Deputy Minister of Finance for Afghanistan and currently is an advisor to the World Bank.

Date: Thursday, April 19, 7PM
Location: 2675 Skypark Dr. Suite 302,
Torrance (located in Skypark Business Center, next door to Costco)

His topic will be how and why the current US foreign policy in Afghanistan is failing and offer corrective suggestions as to how to reverse the tide.

His perspective is from an insider's point of view, as he was born and raised there and his father was an adviser to King Zahir Shah. He was educated in Kabul and graduated from the University of Beirut in Lebanon. He attended graduate school in the US at New York State University.

He and his wife Nooria immigrated to the US over 20 years ago after the Russian invasion. He was in private business here until three years ago when he was offered the position as Deputy Minister of Finance in Karzai's cabinet.

He continues to reside and work in Kabul and is here for a month's visit with family and friends. Promoting the successful rebuilding of his homeland is his passion.

This event will be held at the Nomad and Planet Chic Imports in Torrance. It is a spacious and beautifully

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