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P.O. Box 2192, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
April 2008


Next Meeting
Tuesday, April 22, 7:30PM
David K. Hayward Center
2000 Artesia Boulevard
Redondo Beach

Dilip Adarkar will present a program about India and Pakistan, Divergent Trajectories in South Asia. He is a longtime member of the club and has recently returned from a visit to his home in India.

We also expect a report from Jenny Oropeza's office as well as visits from judicial candidates.


Workshops for Sustainable Living

Location: Whole Foods Market @ Plaza El Segundo; 760 S Sepulveda

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

April 16 Tooling Around Town in (Green) Style

There's a reason cars and trucks are the poster children of environmental destruction: no other single consumer activity causes more environmental harm. Reducing the impact of getting yourself from here to there is an essential part of greening your life. And with gas approaching $4.00 a gallon, now is a good time to start.

April 22 Helping the Earth with Every Bite

Producing our food takes a surprisingly significant toll on the environment, but it doesn't have to be that way. Thank Mother Earth for her delicious bounty by choosing foods that nourish the body without harming the Earth.

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Convention Recap

BOBBI BUESCHER

The delegates from our 53rd Assembly District Democratic Congress had a great State Convention the weekend of March 28-30 in San Jose. The city was lively and lush. Flying into the airport was a treat, seeing all that is beautiful about our wonderful state. The ocean, the mountains, the cloudless sky, then a slight turn eastward to the rolling green hills and the lovely city of San Jose. Many of us stayed at the Marriott and the Hilton, which are both attached to the Convention Center. It made for a super convenient location; even when it rained, we were sheltered and dry.

The many caucuses, meetings and events were interesting, informative and fun. Democrats Rock!!


There were 25 plus caucuses, something for everyone from children's issues to environment, veterans, grassroots, every ethnic group, labor, women, and seniors. So many good people doing really good work.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, was the kickoff speaker on Friday night, followed by a myriad of hospitality suites with treats and drinks for hungry and parched Democrats.


Saturday's General Session featured many Democratic luminaries including Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi; State Controller John Chiang; Superintendent of Public Institutions Jack O'Connell; Board of Equalization Chair, Judy Chu; and Assembly Speaker-Elect Karen Bass, but it was the Dynamic Duo of Brown & Brown, Willie and Jerry, who brought the house down with their wit and wisdom.

On Saturday night we held our Annual 53rd Convention Dinner at Paolo's Restaurant, a beautiful room overlooking the Plaza and the Guadalupe Riverfront. We feasted on grilled salmon, 14 oz. aged Angus Rib Eye, chicken breast, and baked eggplant followed by flourless chocolate

truffle torte. We had a lovely dinner and an excellent evening topped off by our State Assemblyman Ted Lieu (pictured at left), who gave a short speech then answered questions into the night,

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Members of BCDC and the 53rd ADDC at the March 28-30 California Democratic Convention in San Jose. All convention photos courtesy of Lori Geittmann.


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