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P.O. Box 2192, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
January 2010


Next Meeting

Manhattan Bread and Bagel
1812 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach
Wednesday, January 27
7:30 PM

We have a very special speaker this month. Janice Martin, director of programs and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity of Los Angeles, will bring us up to date on the building projects initiated by Habitat. She also has a wealth of information on the housing situation in the Los Angeles area. As you know, Habitat corrals volunteers to build houses for low income families who also contribute "sweat equity" to the project. President Jimmy Carter is well- known for his work for this group. Ms. Martin is looking for volunteers to help build but also she is looking for persons who can volunteer time in the Habitat office at 177th Street and Figueroa in Gardena.


BEACH CITIES GREEN

By DENCY NELSON

Happy New Year, Beach Cities Democrats! I hope that the holidays were good to you and that 2010 is off to a good start.


What is definitely germinating in this new year is a lot of negative misinformation about electric vehicles. We presume that it is being disseminated in anticipation of the many new electric vehicles scheduled to appear in showrooms and on our roadways, from automobile manufacturers large and small, over the next two or three years, which the status quo guys just can't stand to see happen! So as an owner/driver of a fully electric, freeway- capable Toyota RAV4EV for eight years and almost 100,000 miles, and as a

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Our January Celebration

Our holiday party this year exceeded all expectations! BCDC joined up with the 53rd AD for a fabulous potluck at Ray and Carol Waters's home on January 9. You'd think everybody would be done with celebrating; on the contrary, guests brought great entrees, salads, and desserts; there was a wine bar on the patio (with good weather to accommodate); and it was a nice touch not to worry about holiday obligations. Speakers included Senator Jenny Oropeza on the trials and tribulations of the Legislature, Ted Lieu on his campaign for Attorney General, Jeff DuClos to thank us for supporting his successful bid for Hermosa Beach City Council, and our own Ray Waters, now on the Hermosa School Board. Tony Hale thanked all the year's volunteers.







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