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

Next Meeting

Tuesday, August 28, 7:30PM
David K. Hayward Center
2000 Artesia Boulevard
Redondo Beach

Our speaker was not confirmed at press time, but we will have a recap of the CDC Convention and a report from the recent face-to-face meeting with Jane Harman. We also plan to talk about the Redondo Beach Major Changes in Land Use Initiative.

Help Clean up our Air

Your voice is needed at the EPA Ozone Hearing in Los Angeles:

Wilshire Grand Hotel
930 Wilshire Blvd., LA, CA 90017
Thursday, August 30, 9AM – 8PM

The current national ozone standard is not healthy and our children are at risk. The hearing is a historic opportunity for activists, environmentalists, parents, and scientists to force the EPA to strengthen the ozone standard.

The EPA is proposing a tighter

quality standard for ozone, but their proposal falls short of the goal recommended by their own Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee of independent experts. Lobbyists representing electric power, oil, and diesel engine industries have been busy opposing the proposed quality improvements.

Would you be able to take five minutes or less to testify? If yes, please contact Tricia Crabtree at crabtree.tricia@epa.gov today and request a specific slot anytime between the hours of 9 AM– 8 PM.

Local Democrats Honored at Annual FDR Banquet

BCDC members shared a table at the annual FDR Democrat of the Year Awards Dinner hosted by the LA County Democratic Party on July 29 at the Sheraton Universal. This year, Tony Hale was honored as Democratic Man of the Year.

Top, LA Party Chair Eric Bauman with Tony Hale and Tammy Minion. Below, Lori Geittmann, Teresa Bird, and Diane Strack.

Photos: Lori Geittmann.

Time to Pay Dues

Club dues were payable on June 1, $25 per person, $40 for two at the same address. Renew promptly if you want to keep receiving the newsletter.

Calling Phone Tree Volunteers

We still need more volunteers for the phone tree. You'll call five or six people a month to help boost turnout at our meetings and special events.

Fiesta Hermosa Booth Tabling

We need volunteers to staff our booth at the Hermosa Beach Fiesta over Labor Day weekend, September 1, 2, and 3. Contact Diane Strack at 310-374-4225 or a.strk@verizon.net.

China Syndrome

First dog food, then toothpaste, wheat gluten, lead paint, unsafe parts in our toys, folks it is going to go on. China is the major country that does not regulate or test or even care to regulate and test goods coming into our country. USA corporations are also to blame because the so called restrictions that NAFTA is supposed to insist on from these countries that have taken over the manufacturing of goods that we bring in to sell to our people, are not being enforced.

We have to get our government to do what it is supposed to do: safeguard our imports and penalize those nations that do not have fair labor practices and enforceable restrictions on goods they manufacture and export.

The Bush Administration has been so uncaring, money is the only thing they care about. Catastrophes can come to us not just with lethal weapons, but with money-hungry nations that take no responsibility for their duty to humankind in safeguard- ing their exports

Teresa Bird

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