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Podcast – Barbara Bry and Mary Walshok – The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy

We were delighted that club Patron and candidate for San Diego City Council District 1, Barbara Bry was a co-presenter at this meeting. Barbara has spent the last 30 years of her life helping to start companies and create jobs from her early days at CONNECT to becoming an entrepreneur and serving on the initial management team of companies like ProFlowers.com.   San Diego’s economy has long been dependent on federal funds with 50% GDP today coming from federal sources to support, military functions, defense contracting companies and basic research such as on the Torrey Pines mesa. Barbara and Mary emphasized the importance of innovation to San Diego’s future. They dove into the history and what it means to local citizens to have companies that operate in a global arena – where we put our priorities will be shaped by these forces.   We encourage you to subscribe to our Podcast channel here. You can also find us on the iTunes Store just search for Point Loma & OB Dems or click here, as well as on Stitcher. …

Podcast – Politics of Choice in San Diego, Why Planned Parenthood Matters

Nora Vargas led a wide-ranging discussion on the politics of choice in San Diego County, why Planned Parenthood matters, and plans for this election cycle. She also provided details on her start in San Diego activism and history with clubmember Anne Hoiberg. We encourage you to subscribe to our Podcast channel here. You can also find us on the iTunes Store just search for Point Loma & OB Dems or click here, as well as on Stitcher. Recordings used during the discussion do not contain explicit language. Music used by kind permission of the Oily Buoys. What are Podcasts? Our podcasts are edited recordings of our meetings made freely available on the Internet. They’ll usually be audio but we may make video recordings available as well. One-third of all Americans (12 years of age or older) have listened to a podcast according to Pew Research on Podcasts. Our podcasts are a great way to share information from our guest speakers for free and enable us to reach a wider audience. We hope you enjoy our podcasts. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Podcast – Short Term Rentals, WTF? – What’s the Future?

Omar Passons @omarpassons moderated a timely discussion of Short Term Rentals with a knowledgeable panel consisting of: Belinda Smith @lindismith, Short Term Rental Alliance of San Diego John Anderson @j_p_a_, North Park homemaker and AirBnB host Joe LaCava @joe_lacava, clubmember, Chair of the San Diego Community Planners Committee and candidate for San Diego City Council District 1 Gil Cabrera @gilcabrera, Owner, the Cabrera Firm, APC and candidate for San Diego City Attorney Giovanni Ingolia @IngoliaGiovanni, Co-Chair of the OB Community Plan update sub-committee, has served 8 years on the OB Planning Board and former chair Eric Murphy @UNITEHERE30, Research Analyst for UNITE-HERE Local 30, a union of more than 4,500 hotel and food service workers in the San Diego area For more details of the meeting read our summary here. As well as the panel introductions and wrap-up we’ve included much of the Questions and Answers section of the meeting in this month’s Podcast. The Q&A was edited for improved audibility while retaining the running order of the discussion. We encourage you to subscribe to our Podcast channel here. You can also find us …

Podcast – Labor and the Democratic Party

Gretchen Newsom organized our February meeting to delve into the nexus between Labor and the Democratic Party. We were privileged to have two fine speakers in Richard Barrera, Secretary-Treasurer/CEO at San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council and Daraka Larimore-Hall, Secretary of the California Democratic Party and Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party Labor Caucus. We’ve put their two talks together for this month’s Podcast. We encourage you to subscribe to our Podcast channel here. You can also find us on the iTunes Store just search for Point Loma & OB Dems or click here, as well as on Stitcher. Recordings used during the discussion may contain explicit language. Music used by kind permission of the Oily Buoys. What are Podcasts? Our podcasts are edited recordings of our meetings made freely available on the Internet. They’ll usually be audio but we may make video recordings available as well. One-third of all Americans (12 years of age or older) have listened to a podcast according to Pew Research on Podcasts. Our podcasts are a great way to share information from our guest speakers for free and …

Notes from May Meeting – Sex Trafficking of Minors in San Diego: Why is this problem growing and what can we do to put a stop to this modern day slavery?

Welcome and Introduction of Elected Officials and Candidates Club President Susan Peinado welcomed and introduced guests Marta Hellborn and Anne Walker and Katherine McGrath and Travis Wolf. She also welcomed and thanked new member Andy Kopp and renewing members David Furlano, Rebecca Hostetter, Giovanni Ingolia, Margaret Ann Locke, Pat Shank, Gary Werchak, and Sustaining Member Eileen Loughnane. Program: Sex Trafficking of Minors in San Diego Susan welcomed and introduced our program and panel moderator, clubmember Sarah Boot (former candidate for City Council and former federal prosecutor). Sarah introduced the program’s panelists: Allesandra (“Ali”) Serano, Assistant United States Attorney; Sergeant Chris Cameron, San Diego County Human Trafficking Task Force; and Gayle Sollfrank of Generate Hope. Ali Serano provided an overview of domestic sex trafficking in San Diego. She noted that San Diego was ranked in the top U.S. Cities for Sex Trafficking with $96.6 million annual earnings in 2007, and it has grown by 600% over the last five years. San Diego is a “hub” in sex trafficking – in April 2011, 30 girls were rescued from …

Kamala Harris Addressing Sex Trafficking in California

At the California Democratic Party Convention in Anaheim this weekend (May 15-17, 2015) Attorney General Kamala Harris held a press conference and spoke about Sex Trafficking in California. Her answer contains a lot of useful information for our program this afternoon on Sex Trafficking of Minors in San Diego: Why is this problem growing and what can we do to put a stop to this modern day slavery? Photo by Patrick Schultheis. Our original content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.