All posts tagged: Martha Sullivan

Aug 8 – Satirical Songwriter Roy Zimmerman Returns to San Diego!

What: Satirical Songwriter Roy Zimmerman Returns to San Diego! When: Friday, August 8 at 7:00pm Where: Private venue in Clairemont, San Diego, address provided with prepaid reservation Martha Sullivan is organizing this event, in a new venue in Clairemont. Not much time left to reserve your seats for this GREAT evening of political satire, musicianship and camaraderie a week from this Friday, Aug 8! The venue is outside with wine, beer and soft drinks available with a donation bucket, or BYOB. Chairs provided. Doors open at 7p. Roy Zimmerman is a satirical songwriter in the Tom Lehrer/Phil Ochs tradition. He tours almost constantly, taking his funny songs about fracking, creationism, marijuana laws, government shutdown, same-sex marriage, guns, taxes and abstinence across the country, often playing in some of the least Progressive places in America for the most Progressive people there – the “Blue Dots” he calls them. Women Occupy San Diego’s choral group, the Occupellas, will open for Roy, and WOSD sister and performance poet, Jeeni Criscenzo, will kick off his 2nd set. Suggested Donation …

Mar 27 – Fukushima Online Book Club Discussion

Please join the authors of our new book, Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster, in an online “book club” discussion on March 27. Praised as a “gripping, suspenseful page-turner,” the book is a definitive, scientific retelling of what happened at Fukushima three years ago—and an urgent reminder that U.S. nuclear power isn’t as safe as it could and should be. Fukushima Online Book Club Date: Thursday, March 27 Time: 11:00-12:15 p.m. PST RSVP for the Online Discussion Today About the Speakers: Dave Lochbaum and Edwin Lyman are two of the nation’s top nuclear power experts, having testified in front of Congress multiple times, including on Fukushima. Susan Q. Stranahan is an award-winning journalist who has written on energy and the environment for more than 30 years. She was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Three Mile Island accident. Visit our website to learn more about the book. If you have any questions about the book club or if you’d like to submit questions for the authors in advance, please email nuclearsafety@ucsusa.org.

Notes From February’s Meeting With Martha Sullivan

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:00PM. Welcome and Introduction of Elected Officials and Candidates Susan welcomed and introduced Sarah Boot, candidate for District 2 City Council. Sarah thanked the club for coming out to support her campaign during her field campaign kick‐off that occurred yesterday in Pacific Beach. They had 72 volunteers and knocked on over 1,000 doors. Sarah’s next fundraising deadline is March 31st and a Point Loma/Ocean Beach Meet-and-Greet is scheduled to occur on March 16th at Ruth Rollins’ house. Susan welcomed and introduced Dr. Michael McQuarry, candidate for San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) ‘C’. Dr. Mike provided an overview on his background and reasons for running and asked for people to sign his nomination petition. Susan welcomed and introduced Dallin Young from the CA Democratic Party working on behalf of the Re‐Elect Scott Peters to Congress campaign. Mr. Young requested volunteer support for Congressman Peters’ campaign. You can contact Dallin at d.young@cadem.org Susan welcomed and introduced Bruce Coons, candidate seeking appointment to the interim District 2 …

Update from Martha Sullivan on San Onofre (Feb 14)

The following, written February 14, 2013, has been reposted with Martha’s permission: A week ago, our Coalition to Decommission San Onofre (a formal Party in the CA PUC’s Investigation into the San Onofre outage), along with 2 other parties (Ruth Henricks represented by Mike Aguirre, and Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility) protested informal filings at the CPUC by Edison and SDG&E having to do with capital projects being undertaken at San Onofre exceeding $10 million. Our Coalition, joined by Ms. Henricks, particularly objected to Edison & SDG&E spending money to “get Unit 2 ready to restart” in advance of requisite government approvals (specifically, the NRC) — a reason given in these advice letters for some of these capital expenditures.   You can read our full Protest here (PDF). Wednesday afternoon, I received notice from the CPUC that these filings by Edison and SDG&E have been “suspended for a period of up to 120 days beginning February 14, 2013 to allow Energy Division to review” them. This is rather significant, given that Edison argued forcefully that these …