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Jul 16 – Todd Gloria Cocktail Reception for Carol Kim

Please Join City Council President Todd Gloria For a Cocktail Reception To Support San Diego City Council District 6 Candidate Carol Kim When Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:00 – 7:30 pm Where Cuvier Club La Jolla 7776 Eads Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 Minimum Contribution: $150 Host Contribution: $550 Contributions Payable to Carol Kim for City Council 2014 P.O. Box 261855, San Diego, CA 92126 Or donate online at: To RSVP or for more information contact Kelli or Sydnie at (619) 239-1721 or It is unlawful for any type of business entity to reimburse an individual for a contribution made by that individual to the City candidate. Political contributions are not tax deductible. City law permits only personal contributions & limits contributions $550 per individual, per election. A couple may contribute $1,100 from a joint account if both parties sign the check. Campaign finance laws require the disclosure of name, street address, occupation, & employer for each contributor of $100.00 or more in any election cycle. Paid for by Carol Kim for City …

Jul 5 – KNSJ Anniversary

The purchase of a ticket supports true community radio, a platform for voices marginalized in corporate media. A night full of entertainment supporting local artists including Native American flute players, star-gazing and an opportunity to be interviewed on the radio. Throughout the evening there will be raffles/auctions, unique local music and other entertainment, as well as the chance to network with local community friends and groups.  Tickets include food and one free drink to welcome you in. Tickets are $19 in advance and $24 at the door. KNSJ community radio is for everyone! Get ready to kick off your shoes for an evening of fun and humor. For more information about KNSJ FM’s 1st Anniversary Celebration call (619) 871-9354. You can purchase tickets by emailing or When Saturday July 5, 6:30-10pm Where Mission Trails Regional Park 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119

May 24 – Welcome Assembly Speaker Atkins Home to San Diego

The San Diego Democrats for Equality have invited the Point Loma Dems to help them celebrate! Monday, Assembly Member Toni Atkins formally took over the gavel as Speaker of the California State Assembly. The first San Diego homecoming event on her schedule following her assumption of Speakership duties is San Diego Democrats for Equality’s reception on May 24th. In Lieu of their regular May 22nd San Diego Democrats for Equality Meeting, they ask that we join them in a Toast to Toni Atkins, Speaker of the California Assembly, to Welcome Our Speaker Home to San Diego Where Bamboo Lounge, 1475 University Avenue, 92103, in Hillcrest, When Saturday, May 24, 2014 6:00-8.00pm. The event is free but expected to reach capacity quickly.  So make sure you’re on the list with an RSVP as soon as possible. RSVP via email here, or call (619) 709-0675 David Warmoth, President San Diego Democrats for Equality

Gretchen Kinney Newsom

(Part II) District 2 Seat to be Filled by City Council Appointment

As was posted earlier today, the District 2 City Council seat vacated by Mayor-Elect Kevin Faulconer will be filled by a City Council appointment. Besides Ed Harris another potential candidate is Gretchen Kinney Newsom, our club Secretary and President of the Ocean Beach Town Council. Gretchen has taken an active role toward preserving and improving community resources, advocating for a sustainable local economy, enhancing community dialogue and civic engagement, increasing neighborhood safety, and maintaining the unique “vibe” of Ocean Beach. She previously served as Special Assistant and senior advisor to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a bipartisan body charged with conducting the nation’s official inquiry into the causes of the financial and economic crisis, and worked for the California State Treasurer’s office, and a gubernatorial campaign. She too would be able to devote 9-10 months to this interim position. Additionally, she shares iMayor Gloria’s concerns and objectives on homelessness, which is a major issue for District 2. Gretchen would be steadfast in representing the concerns of the district’s constituents and ensuring a smooth transition once …

Best Wishes for a Healthy & Happy New Year

It’s 2014 and another year has gone by too quickly. Many important things happened locally in 2013, so it’s worth a few moments of reflection before we start marching into the upcoming Mayoral election. In 2012 our get-out-the-vote efforts helped elect Dave Roberts as the first new San Diego County Supervisor in 18 years. His election had major consequences throughout 2013 on decisions by the Board of Supervisors. The 2012 election of Congressman Scott Peters, serving California’s 52nd Congressional District, was divisive for our club. As many of you know, Lori was my first choice. But Scott has won my whole-hearted support with his outstanding staff and constant attempts to connect with his constituents, to stay in touch and to listen to us. I will work hard for his re-election. Our initial jubilations with the election of Mayor Filner turned to bitterness during the summer. We Democrats were divided and sad, upset and angry, with an acute sense of loss for the man himself and for our hopes and dreams for our beloved city. This …