Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, March 17, 2006
 
  Orange Coast Lunch with League.
Saturday, March 18, 2006
10 am
Fullerton Main Library. 363 W. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton ENACT. Speaker: Claire Schlotterbeck, Hills for Everyone and Hill and Open Space Education Coalition
Saturday, March 18, 2006
10 am
Orange County Regional Library, Garden Grove - 11200 Stanford Ave. COCA - General Meeting - Know Your County - Speaker: Felix Schwartz, Ex. Dir, Health Care Council of Or. Co..
Saturday, September 12, 2009
11:30-2:00 pm
Alta Vista Country Club
777 Alta Vista
Placentia
LWV/North Orange County; Kick Off Luncheon. "Vanishing Orange County"- Speaker: Chris Epting

Opportunity Drawings will include but not limited to such outstanding donations as "A Simple Will" by a local attorney, a Texas Bar-B-Que in the home of one of our members, gift baskets & gift certificates and many more exciting adventures. For more information about the speaker, go to http://www.lwvnoc.org.

Reservations: e-mail Bette Frazier at: bfhf1951@aol.com and mail your check to LWVNOC, PO Box 3073, Fullerton CA 92834 by September 1. Cost $25.00.

For more details, call Joan Cohen at 714-525-0023

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
1-4 p.m.
California Air Resources Board - Conference Room: TBA
9530 Telstar Avenue
El monte, CA 91731
Public Workshop/Heat Reduction in Vehicles.    The Air Resources Board (the Board or ARB) staff invites you to participate in a public workshop on September 16, 2009, in El Monte, California, to discuss the development of a performance-based test procedure to demonstrate solar heat gain reductions in vehicles.

This is the first workshop since the Board approved the "Cool Cars" regulation and tasked staff with developing a test procedure that would provide the automotive manufacturers the option of meeting the solar heat reduction equivalent to that provided by glass that is capable of blocking 60 percent of the sun's radiation beginning with the 2016 model year.

Friday, September 18, 2009
Noon
Coco's Fashion Island
151 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach 92660
CA Educational Budget Slashed: What Will it Mean for Our Children's Future?. The League of Women Voters of Orange Coast is pleased to host California State University Long Beach Prof. Daniel O'Connor, PhD. at our next Lunch With League meeting. He will address the impact on California students due to severe budget cuts in education and the necessary plans to make across the board improvements in our schools. Merit pay, student performance, changes to "No Child Left Behind", class size, school organization and administration are some of the major issues to be covered. Q and A will follow O'Connor's outstanding Power Point presentation.

Directions: From Coast Highway - turn north onto Newport Center Dr. in Newport Beach . Coco 's is directly across the street from movie theater. From inland - Take 73 Frwy to MacArthur Blvd.exit - go south (toward the ocean), make a right at San Miguel and a left onto Newport Center Dr., and an almost immediate right turn in front to Coco's into their parking lot.

Menu: Choose from:

Cod Fillet, Rice Pilaf, Vegetables
Chef Salad
Half Sandwich (tuna or turkey) with either Salad or Soup
French Dip Sandwich and Fries
Taste of Season Salad (chicken breast, walnuts, orange slices, bacon, blue cheese)
RSVP is required: Barb Wood 949-400-2183.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
5:30-8pm
The Duck Club
5 Riparian Way
Irvine
Women's Empowerment Discussion. Join Progressive women's groups from OC as they participate in a discussion lead by author Elizabeth Ghaffari who will detail how boards of directors are changing and how there has been a tremendous increase in opportunities for women to reach leadership positions on corporate boards in the modern economic marketplace.

AAUW, Women In Leadership, Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club (event host), Progressive Women in North Orange County, Women For: Orange County and Orange County Equality Coalition are all participating in this event.

COST; FREE

EVENT SCHEDULE: 5;30 TO 6:15--NETWORKING WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS 6:15 TO 6:45--INTRODUCTIONS/ANNOUNCEMENTS 6:45-7:30--ELIZABETH GHAFFARI 7:30-8:00-SOCIAL AND BOOK SIGNING

TO RSVP: CONTACT LORI VANDERMEIR AT communications@ocnow.org

Friday, September 25, 2009
1-2:15pm
Sisters of St. Joseph Conference Center
480 S. Batavia St.
Orange
Classroom 4
Complete Census Count. Come and find out what it means to be part of a Complete Census Count Committee.

Nadia Babayi, a Partnership Specialist with the Census Bureau will give a presentation

This meeting is open to all members of the League. Any questions, please contact Sharon Holdt at 949-496-3088 or srholdt@cox.net.

Saturday, September 26, 2009
9:30 am-12 p.m.
Sisters of St. Joseph Conference Center
Library Conference Room, 2nd floor (elevator access)
480 S. Batavia Ave.
Orange
Kick-off General Meeting, Central Orange County Area. Current and Future Status of Health Care in California.

Former State Senator and current CEO of the California Medical Assn. Joe Dunn will speak on the subject of healthcare in California. He is a dynamic speaker and will be open to questions you have on this important topic. Mr. Dunn will clarify the healthcare debate in plain language everyone can understand. Members of LWV and the general public are invited to attend. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Continental Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. prior to the speech.

For reservations call 714-508-2563

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
3-5pm
City of San Juan Capistrano Community Center
25925 del Avion
San Juan Capistrano
Water Forum. WATER SUPPLY FORUM Understanding Where Your Water Comes From !

The public is invited to attend a free informational forum

CAN WE TAKE WATER FOR GRANTED?

Topics will cover sources and distribution, desalination, privatization

Questions following presentations by the panel:

Joe Tait - City of San Juan Capistrano Francie Kennedy - City of San Juan Capistrano Kevin Hunt - Municipal Water District of Orange County Karl Seckel - Municipal Water District of Orange County

For information call: 949-542-8677

Saturday, October 3, 2009
9am-2pm
San Diegito United Methodist Church
170 Calle Magdalena
Encinitas, CA 92024
LWVC Regional Workshop. The North Coast San Diego County League invites you tolearn what the League does and how it does it! Directions: http://www.sdumc.org/location.html Price:$25 / person; $30 after Sept. 25 ($15 if bring own lunch) Topics:"Tools You Can Use: A Guided Tour of the League's Members' Only Web Page Plus Examples of How Leagues Use Facebook, YouTube and Twitter "Redistricting and Constitutional Reform:What's Happening and What You Can Do To Make It Happen" "The Welcoming League: Engaging and Retaining Your Members"
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
1:30 pm
Costa Mesa Library
1855 Park Ave.
(Half block off 19th St.)
Costa Mesa
How to Avoid Identity Theft and Fraud. What's in your wallet?! A missing credit card is only one of many ways your identity can be stolen. At the October 14th monthly Newport/Mesa and Huntington Beach Unit Meeting of the League of Women Voters, Speaker Sue Hupp of the Costa Mesa Police Dept.'s Crime Prevention Division will present the critical information we need to know to avoid identity theft and fraud. Learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of these crimes.

Our meeting will also bring you an update on health care reform legislation. Hear the latest information about the congressional bills on medical insurance coverage being negotiated in Washington.

Plus - "An Update on Health Care Reform Legislation

For information: 949-400-2183.

This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 17, 2009
10am-1pm
Sisters of St. Joseph Conference Center
Library Conference Room
480 S. Batavia St.
Orange
Home Conservation Issues. LWV/Central Orange County invites members and the public to a presentation by Bob Siebert, engineer and former Sierra Club Leader on how individuals can conserve energy and water.

Call 714-508-2563 for reservations and information.

This is a potluck event - bring a salad, breads or desserts to share with 6-8 people.

Saturday, October 24, 2009
7 am
Irvine Park Outdoor Education Center International Day of Climate Change. Orange County LWV/Inter-League Organization(ILO) will have a booth at the fair.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
1030am-noon
Dana Point Library
33841 Niguel Rd.
Dana Point, CA
Health Care Legislation: What it Means for Americans. The Capistrano Bay Area League of Women Voters invites you to our next general meeting.

Our new member, Dick Gingery, M.D., the former president of Health Care for All Colorado, will present a program on healthcare in America.

Dr. Gingery will talk about the current status of the health care debate, including the public option.

All are welcome - bring your friends!

Friday, October 30, 2009
noon
Coco's Restaurant
Fashion Island
151 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach
Lunch with League - LWV Coast League. "Climate Change Legislation: The Laws We Need to Save our Planet" Speaker: Jim Stewart, Executive Director, People for the Parks, Sierra Club, Faculty at U. of the West, Organizer of Earth Day-LA. Information and RSVP: 949-400-2183
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
1:30 pm
Costa Mesa Library
1855 Park Ave.
Costa Mesa
(half block off 19th St.)
Census is Coming and Everyone Counts. Learn from the League of Women Voters' guest speaker, Nadia Babayi, how the demographics of our society are used to foster more democratic representation at all levels of government. Her work as a partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau helps bring about greater awareness of the importance of gathering national census data at the end of every decade. She is a prominent leader in Orange County with 25 years of community service leadership experience.

Her Power Point presentation is highly informative and will add greatly to our knowledge and understanding about gathering the necessary information which will comprise the 2010 Census. Your questions and answers will follow her talk.

Speaker: Nadia Babayi

For more information call 949-400-2183.

Friday, November 20, 2009
11:30am-1:30pm
Yen Ching Restaurant
574 S. Glassell St.
Orange
Coping With California's Perennial Fiscal Crisis. Speaker: Linda Cohen, Economics Professor, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, School of Social Sciences, UCI

Join LWV Central orange County Area for this event. Public invited. Yen Ching is located just North of the Grand/Glassell exit, off Highway 22, the Garden Grove Freeway. Coming from UCI, you would probably take Highway 73 north to Highway 55 north, to Highway 22 west. Parking is right behind the restaurant. Just turn in at Yen Ching and drive straight back.

Cost: $12 for lunch, including tax and tips. Reservations required. For more information, contact Christine Moore 714-508-2563 or e-mail: mchristinemoore@yahoo.com

Friday, November 20, 2009
12pm
Coco's Restaurant
Fashion Island
151 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach
The Enemy Within:Unconventional Security Measures. Lunch With Coast League

Speaker: Lecturer Bryan McDonald of UC Irvine. Our speaker is the Assistant Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs in the School of Social Ecology, UCI. His research explores the changing shape of world politics since the end of the Cold War with a focus on human, environmental, and international security. Important to RSVP Barb Wood, 949-400-2183.Menu-Choose from:

Cod Fillet, Rice Pilaf, Vegetables
Chef Salad
Half Sandwich (tuna or turkey) with either Salad or Soup
French Dip Sandwich and Fries
Taste of Season Salad: (chicken breast, walnuts, orange slices, bacon, blue cheese)

Directions: From Coast Highway - turn north onto Newport Center Dr. in Newport Beach. Coco's is directly across the street from movie theater. From inland - Take 73 Frwy to MacArthur Blvd.exit - go south (toward the ocean), make a right at San Miguel and a left onto Newport Center Dr., and an almost immediate right turn in front to Coco's into their parking lot.

Saturday, November 21, 2009
10:15AM
Dana Point Library
33841 Niguel Rd.
Dana Point
Public Forum. The public is invited to be part of a discussion on three important issues that may appear on the November 2010 California ballot.

Three Major Voter Controversies:

Census; Redistricting; California Constitutional Convention

PANEL:

Nadia Babyi, Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau Marsha Medina, Educator, League of Women Voters Jessica Levinson, The Center for Governmental Studies

This program is hosted by the Capistrano Bay Area League of Women Voters to further its purpose to educate the public on important issues and allow all views to be publicly expressed and discussed.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization which encourages the active participation of all citizens on public issues. It is an organization in which membership is open to all men and women of voting age.

Friday, December 4, 2009
Noon
Coco's at Fashion Island
151 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach 92660
Coast League "Lunch With League". "The Homeless Crisis in Orange County : The Illumination Foundation, An Integrated Solution"

The League of Women Voters of Orange Coast is honored to host Dr. Eric Handler and Paul Leon, PHN for their presentations on The Illumination Foundation's integrated solutions to the homeless crisis in Orange County where we have one of the highest numbers of homelessness in the nation. Hear about the successful strategies of this organization and learn how these two distinguished humanitarians have dedicated themselves to the eradication of homelessness in Orange County.

Please bring or send donations to the Illumination Foundation. Your support is an opportunity to participate in innovative solutions to
the homeless crisis that will benefit the community for generations to come. Visit their website, http://www.ifhomeless.org, for more information or to make a donation.You can mail a donation to them at 780 Roosevelt, Irvine, CA 92620, or call, 949-273-0555.

Menu: Choose from:
-Cod Fillet, Rice Pilaf, Vegetables
-Chef Salad
-Half Sandwich (tuna or turkey) with either Salad or Soup
-French Dip Sandwich and Fries
-Taste of Season Salad (chicken breast, walnuts, orange slices, bacon, blue cheese)

RSVP is required and cancellations by Thursday, Dec. 3: Barb Wood 949-400-2183.

Friday, January 15, 2010
10:30am-1:30pm
University Club
801 E. Peltason Drive
Irvine
Joint Meeting/ Central Orange County/Coast Leagues. Buffet lunch with speaker John Chiang, California State Comptroller. Hear what Mr. Chiang expects for the future of California's budget situation. $17.00 Paid at the door. Free parking for attendees.TO MAKE A RESERVATION CALL: Barb Wood, 949-400-2183. Before Jan. 6th, only League members can reserve places at the meeting and buffet. They can include a spouse or friend. From the 7th to the 10th, others can make reservations.

SEND $17 CHECK TO: LWV COCA, PO Box 704, Orange, CA 92865 MAKE CHECK OUT TO: "LWV COCA" MARK CHECK: Identify that you are from the "Coast League" or "COCA"

Information and Reservations: Christine Moore, 714-508-2563

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
1:00 p.m.
Costa Mesa Public Library, 1855 Park Ave., Costa Mesa,(half block off 19th St. ) 92627 Newport/Mesa Unit and Huntington Beach Meeting. "We're Living in Exponential Times: Are American Students Prepared to Compete?"

The next Newport/Mesa and Huntington Beach unit meeting of The League of Women Voters will host Chapman University Professor Emeritus in Education, Kenneth Tye, speaking on the educational preparedness of our nation's students - a comparative analysis between the American school system and those of other competitive nations. What must our students learn today in order to become savvy about future technologies ? What can we learn from the school systems in other advanced nations that could make our students more competitive?

Professor Tye comes to us with an extensive background in writing and lecturing on education issues. He will share some of his recommendations for change as he addresses the questions we have raised here and those from you at our meeting.

Don't miss this highly informative and thought provoking event.
Friday, February 12, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Sisters of St. Joseph Conference Center
Auditorium Lounge
480 S. Batavia St.
Orange
Founders' Day Program-COCA and ILO. This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the League. Please bring a guest to our reception and introduce them to the League and network with League members. We will be showing clips about the history of the League, women's suffrage and other voting related topics. We also will have videographer at the event to make a video birthday card for the League.

Join us for dinner too! We will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Olive Garden. If you plan to join us for dinner, please RSVP. To RSVP or for questions, please contact COCA President Jennifer Searfoss at lwvcoca@gmail.com or call 616-822-4848.

Friday, February 19, 2010
Noon
Coco's Fashion Island
151 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach
Lunch with League - LWV Coast League. "Spin Your Brain on Politics" How Political Strategists Manipulate and Frame Political Messages

Speaker: Judy Lewis- Media manipulates our minds - daily. Spinmeisters in advertising and politics influence our opinions and decisions. Learn how they do it, how you can protect yourself from acting irrationally and how to get "unspun".

Judith Lewis, long time League member and Past President of the Orange Coast League of Women Voters will be our next Lunch With League speaker. Her talk will address the subject of 'spin' and help us to become more aware of the everyday attempts to affect our thinking and change our behavior.

Lewis earned her Masters Degree in Political Science and an MPA in Public Administration from USC. She has given many informative speeches on issues dealing with public policy and political reform. Audience participants have included President George H.W. Bush, the World Future Society, AARP and PBS television viewers.

Don't miss this fascinating and enlightening presentation!

Menu:

. Cod Filets, rice pilaf, vegetables
. Chef Salad
. Half sandwich (tuna or turkey) choice of soup or salad
. French dip sandwich & fries
. Taste of Season salad
RSVP required: Call Barbara Wood, 949-400-2183 for reservations or to cancel.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
12:30-2:00 pm
Sizzler Restaurant
1401 N. Harbor
Fullerton, CA
Bring a Friend:Lunch with League - LWV North Orange County. A must see Documentary. Speaker: Dr. Fred Smoller will present a KOCE Documentary. Who is Steve Rocco and how did he become a member of the board of the Orange Unified School District? How are public offices such as a School Board Member filled? Why is it so important to be an informed voter? Dr. Smoller is a professor of Political Science at Chapman University. Education: Ph.D., political science, Indiana Univ.; B.A. State Univ. of NY at Fredonia; M.A. Univ. of Texas at Austin.

Lunch cost is 12 dollars. RSVP to Bette Frazier at lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org or call 562-691-2043 to request Chicken or Steak or Salad Bar. Buy your Luncheon Booklet of six coupons for 65 dollars.

Everyone is welcome

Saturday, February 27, 2010
10:30 am-12 noon
Dana Point Library General Meeting, Capo Bay Unit. CLIMATE CHANGE, STOCKHOLM, AND PRISON REFORM--Two topics for one meeting. What a good thing.Jen Searfoss, president of Orange Coast League, will share her visit to Stockholm and discuss what she learned about climate change as she attended the events with the great leaders of our world. Jen brings her grassroots activism, legal degree, lobbyist experience and boundless energy to everything she does. You won't want to miss her.Jean Thomson and Betsey Coffman will share the knowledge they gathered about our prisons in California. Both of these ladies spoke at our last convention and suggested that League take this topic on as a study. Now we see discussions of prison reform in the news daily. Come listen to what they have learned. Both of these ladies come from the Los Angeles area and have been involved in League for many years. Here is a chance for us to learn more than what is in the newspapers.

BRING YOUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS.

Saturday, March 6, 2010
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sisters of St. Joseph Conference Center
Classroom 4
480 S. Batavia St.
Orange
Smart Voter Training. Smart Voter training on March 6th, the purpose of which is to set up a Smart Voter team for Orange County. Smart Voter is the League's public service website designed to inform voters about candidates, polling places and Voter Registration.

There should be at least two representatives from each Orange County Local League to be trained as part of this team. Joyce Joseph from San Diego City League will be our trainer. This is the group who won a Smart Voter award at Convention last time. Computer skills are helpful, but much can be done by telephone, as well.

Lunch will be provided.

This is one of the most important things that we do as an ILO. Setting up a team approach to Smart Voter will make sure that the job does not fall on the shoulders of one person.

Additional information sent to Sharon Holdt from Joyce can be shared with people from each League who want to be part of this very important team.

See you on March 6th!!!!

Sharon Holdt, President, ILO of orange County

Friday, March 19, 2010
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Coco's at Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach 92660 March Lunch With League, Coast. A Timely Topics for Sunshine Week

Topic: A Betrayal of the Public Trust Speaker: Shirley Grindle, community activist, former OC Planning Commission Chair Known as Orange County's Watchdog since 1978, Shirley has overseen the Campaign Disclosure Statements filed by County candidates and by candidates running in Orange and Anaheim. Grindle's activism led to the landmark 1978 campaign-reform ordinance -- most often referred to as TINCUP, for Time Is Now, Clean Up Politics.

Shirley has recommended formation of an Orange County Fair Campaign Practices Commission to take over auditing and enforcement of the TINCUP Ordinance. Recently, the Board of Supervisors set up an ad hoc Committee to review the TINCUP Ordinance and to make recommendations on how to enforce it. In Shirley's talk she will reveal what the Committee members recommended and how, if implemented, these recommendations would undermine the TINCUP Ordinance. Some of the Supervisors appointed the "rats to guard the cheese" to this Committee, thereby betraying the public trust."

Thursday, March 25, 2010
12:30-2:00 pm
Sizzler Restaurant
1401 N. Harbor
Fullerton
Lunch with League - LWV North Orange County. Lunch cost is 12 dollars. RSVP to Bette Frazier at lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org or call 562-691-2043 to request Chicken or Steak or Salad Bar

Everyone is welcome

Buy your Luncheon Booklet of six coupons for 65 dollars. Bring a friend Lunch with League: Diversity and Inclusion in Orange County. Speaker: Rusty Kennedy, Executive Director, CEO, Orange County Human Relations Commision and Council The mission of the Orange County Human Relations Commission is to foster mutual understanding among diverse residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination. Mr. Kennedy will report on our county's progress in fulfilling the Commission's goals.

Rusty Kennedy has served as Executive Director of the Orange County Human Relations Commission since 1981 and as the founding CEO of the non-profit Orange County Human Relations Council, established 1991.

Kennedy leads this dynamic public/private partnership that includes the nationally recognized BRIDGES: School Inter-Ethnic Relations and Violence Prevention Program, a Mediation/Conflict Resolution Program, and a Community Building Program that includes Diverse Leadership Development, Police/Community Relations Training, Collaborative Community Planning, Living Room Dialogues and civil rights.

Rusty Kennedy regularly publishes articles on civil rights, hate crime and building inter-group understanding and has received numerous awards and honors, including being selected as a delegate to the White House Conference on Hate Crime and appointed to the California Attorney General's Hate Crime Commission. He also serves on the Board of the California Association of Human Relations Organizations and the Orange County Congregation Community Organization.

Friday, April 16, 2010
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
COCO's Restaurant, Fashion Island
151 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach
Lunch with League - LWV Coast League. Maximizing your healthcare by maximizing your understanding of Medicare and other government senior healthcare programs;

Speaker: Jacquiline Lauder, MSG, Director of Education at Council on Aging of Orange County.

RSVP required: Contact Barb Wood, 949-400-2183

Friday, April 16, 2010
12:30-2:00 pm
Sizzler Restaurant
1401 N. Harbor
Fullerton
Lunch with League - LWV North Orange County. The Impact of the Internet on US Politics

Lunch cost is 12 dollars. RSVP to Bette Frazier at lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org or call 562-691-2043 to request Chicken or Steak or Salad Bar Buy your Luncheon Booklet of six coupons for 65 dollars. Bring a friend.

Speaker: Dr. Pat Ganer, Professor, Cypress College.

Someone quipped that Dr. Ganer, teacher of Speech Communication, should be named Lunch with League MPS(Most Popular Speaker). This engagement will be Dr. Ganer's third appearance thus complying with Leaguers insistence on another of her reasoned, never boring analyses of American political issues. Papers and Publications: She has presented numerous papers at the Western Communication Association and National Communication Association conferences, mainly in the areas of Political Communication and Argumentation. She has also presented at international conferences in Japan, Dublin, Amsterdam, Sydney and Sao Paolo.

Saturday, April 24, 2010
10:30 am-12 noon
Dana Point Library
34841 Niguel Rd.
Dana Point
General Meeting Capo Bay Unit. Pros' & Cons Forums

Voters will be asked to vote yes or no on 5 propositions for the Statewide Primary Election June 8, 2010

Proposition 13 Property Taxes and Earthquake Safety

Proposition 14 Primary Elections

Proposition 15 Public Funding of Campaigns

Proposition 16 Local Public Electricity

Proposition 17 Auto Insurance

League supports Prop. 15 and opposes Prop. 16 The League of Women Voters is always nonpartisan. It does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. However, we are political because we support or oppose legislation, lobby legislators and take stands on ballot measures. Support/opposition of legislation is based on thorough study of issues and consensus at the local, state and national levels. Visit our website http://www.LWV.org and for more ballot information, including submissions by candidates, visit http://www.smartvoter.org Most importantly, VOTE!

Thursday, April 29, 2010
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Palisades United Methodist Church
27002 Camino de Estrella
Capistrano Beach
Pros & Cons for June Election Ballot. CAPO LWV will hold a Pros & Cons seminar for members and the public.

Presenters will explain in a totally unbiased way the five propositions on the June Ballot. Come and learn.

Monday, May 17, 2010
6pm-8pm
Crystal Cove Auditorium
UCI Student Center
Irvine
70th Assembly District Candidate Debate. Candidates Forum

Confirmed Candidates: Melissa Fox--Democrat Mike Glover-Democrat Deborah Tharp-Libertarian Don Wagner-Republican Dr. Steven Choi-Republican Jerry Amante-Republican

Friday, May 21, 2010
Noon
Coco's at Fashion Island,
151 Newport Center Dr.,
Newport Beach 92660
Lunch with League - LWV Coast League. Prop 13, The Jarvis Amendment - The Negative Effects on Our School System and the State Legislature and what we can do about it.

Speaker: Xandra Kayden, Ph.D. in political science from Harvard and former President of the LWV of Los Angeles

Xandra will address the major issues surrounding the property tax limitations fostered by this California constitutional amendment, the `super majority' requirement to pass needed tax increases and the law's negative impact on public education and our economy.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain a clear understanding of what our state is confronting as a result of this constitutional law and what we can do about it.

RSVP is required for menu choice by May 20: Call 949-400-2183. Cancellation required by May 20. This event is open to League members and the general public.

Menu: Choose from:

Cod Fillet, Rice Pilaf, Vegetables
Chef Salad
Half Sandwich (tuna or turkey) with either Salad or Soup
French Dip Sandwich and Fries
Taste of Season Salad (chicken breast, walnuts, orange slices, bacon, blue cheese)

Directions: From Coast Highway - signal at the Main Entrance to Fashion Island , turn east, go straight into parking lot to the right where you will see Coco's. From inland - take MacArthur Blvd. South (toward the ocean), make a right at San Miguel and a left onto Newport Center Dr., and an almost immediate right turn in front to Coco's into their parking lot.

Saturday, June 5, 2010
9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Gemmell's Restaurant
34471 Golden Lantern.
Dana Point
Inter League Organization Annual Meeting. Our speaker for the day will be Kirsten Kreyman from the Public Law Center who will speak to us on Human Trafficking in Orange County. Some of our members have heard her speak and found it to be very interesting. Yes, this does happen in Orange County

Cost of the luncheon will be $26.00 and the menu choices will be: Chicken Marsala--Chicken breast with mixed wild mushrooms and Marsala demi-glaze. Angel Hair pasta with Tomato, Basil and garlic in an extra virgin olive oil sauce.phone Seven Spice Salmon Salad--Fresh wild salmon rolled in a mildly hot seven spice mixture,
pan seared and served over crispy cucumber and greens.

Luncheon cost includes salad and dessert. Coffee will be served. No-host bar. Call 949-366-6545 to reserve by June 3.

Saturday, June 12, 2010
9:30am-1:00 pm
Laguna Woods Village

DIRECTIONS:
From the 405 FW, going South, take the Irvine Center Drive Exit, turning rt for 3-4 miles (Irvine Center Drive becomes Moulton PW); turn rt on Santa Maria, driving to a dead-end where you enter Gate 10 is on your left. Tell the Gate guard that you're going to the LWV meeting at Clubhouse 6 (he will have a list with your name). Past the gate, take the 1st possible rt. turn for a short block, then another rt onto Bahia Blanca , continuing to the 1st possible left, going up a hill to the Clubhouse 6. Park in front or turn to rt. of bldg. for more parking.
From The 5 FW, going South, take the Lake Forest Exit, turn left onto Moulton Parkway , turn rt on Santa Maria , driving to a dead-end where you enter Gate 10 is on your left. Tell the Gate guard that you're going to the LWV meeting at Clubhouse 6 (he will have a list with your name). Past the gate, take the 1st possible rt. turn for a short block, then another right onto Bahia Blanca, continuing to the 1st possible left, going up a hill to the Clubhouse 6. Park in front or turn to rt. of bldg. for more parking.
Coast League Annual Meeting. RSVP: Call 949-400-2183 for required reservations or cancellations by June 7. Your name must be on the list at the gated community for entrance. If you are having lunch, your menu choice is required for the caterer.

Speaker: Professor Frank Bean, UCI Director of The Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a clear understanding about the challenging issues of immigration! Dr. Frank Bean's presentation will broaden our understanding of this subject and clear up much of the confusion surrounding it. His vast experience and knowledge in this field of study makes him the kind of expert our government needs for passing positive immigration reform.

This event is open to the public, and members if they cannot attend the morning meeting: Meeting and lunch - $22.00 12:00-Lunch and Speaker-16.00 12:30-Speaker only-no charge

Entree choices: Chicken Marsala Boneless, skinless chicken breast served with mushrooms and Marsala wine sauce with Mozzarella cheese and tomato salad, vegetable and rolls. Eggplant Parmesan (vegetarian selection) Breaded eggplant layered with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce, with Mozzarella cheese and tomato salad, vegetable and rolls. Bombay Chicken Salad Made with green grapes, pineapple tidbits & a light curry dressing, with rolls. Dessert: White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Saturday, June 26, 2010
7 am-1 pm
146 W. Avenida San Antonio
San Antonio
San Clemente
CAPO Bay Garage Sale. We need your help! Please Volunteer
  • Donate items + clean your closets now and bring your unwanted treasures anytime from Wednesday, June 23 + Friday, June 25. If you feel strongly that your donation gets a certain price, be sure to mark it with the price and write "firm."
  • *Provide tables for display + please bring tables from Wednesday, June 23 + Friday, June 25. Mark your name clearly on your table. Call: Home: 542-4484; Cell: 542-2924.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Noon
Coco's Restaurant at Fashion island
151 newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach
Lunch with League - LWV Coast League. Topic: The Banking Industry + The Crisis and the Cure Speaker: Michael Hiltzik, Business Columnist - LA Times

Do you know where much of your money has gone? How do you protect your nest egg from future economic disaster? How can you feel secure about the future of your investments?

Awarding winning journalist and twice weekly business columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Hiltzik, will discuss the banking crisis + what happened, how to fix it and what we must do to prevent future economic catastrophes. His authoritative and timely presentation will provide us with insightful and important information about the world-wide financial melt-down affecting everyone.

Don't miss this eloquent and thought provoking talk about the banking industry's effect on our lives.

This event is open to League members and the general public. RSVP and notification of cancellation + required. Call Barb Wood 949-400-2183.

Menu: Choose from:

Cod Fillet, Rice Pilaf, Vegetables

Chef Salad

Half Sandwich (tuna or turkey) with either Salad or Soup

French Dip Sandwich and Fries

Taste of Season Salad (chicken breast, walnuts, orange slices, bacon, blue cheese)

Directions: From Coast Highway - signal at the Main Entrance to Fashion Island , turn east, go straight into parking lot to the right where you will see Coco's. From inland - take MacArthur Blvd. South (toward the ocean), make a right at San Miguel and a left onto Newport Center Dr., and an almost immediate right turn in front to Coco's into their parking lot.

Friday, August 20, 2010
noon
Coco's at Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660 Lunch with League - LWV Coast League. Topic: Offshore Oil Drilling The Gulf Oil Spill, the Future of Oil and Prop 23.

Speakers: Darrell Clarke, Conservation chair and Transportation co-chair of the Sierra Clubs Angeles Chapter.

Mike Utt, Vice Chairperson of the LA Basin Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

To drill or not to drill where do we go from here? Do the benefits from a continuing policy of offshore oil drilling outweigh the risks to the environment and our economy? Moving forward, what must we do to insure a proper balance between the sustainability of our energy needs and the sustainability of life?

The Sierra Clubs Darrell Clark and The Society of Petroleum Engineers Mike Utt will share their expertise on this critically urgent and timely topic at our next Lunch with League. They will answer these crucially important questions regarding offshore drilling and those from the audience.

This is another can't be missed event that will provide us with the meaningful information we need for understanding and making the right decisions about our energy policies. Come and hear both sides of the issue.

This event is open to League members and the general public.

RSVP and notification of cancellation required. Call Barb Wood 949-4000-2183.

Menu: Choose from:

Cod Fillet, Rice Pilaf, Vegetables
Chef Salad
Half Sandwich (tuna or turkey) with either Salad or Soup
French Dip Sandwich and Fries
Taste of Season Salad (chicken breast, walnuts, orange slices, bacon, blue cheese)

Directions: From Coast Highway - signal at the Main Entrance to Fashion Island , turn east, go straight into parking lot to the right where you will see Cocos. From inland - take MacArthur Blvd. South (toward the ocean), make a right at San Miguel and a left onto Newport Center Dr., and an almost immediate right turn in front to Cocos into their parking lot.

Saturday, September 11, 2010
10 am-12:20 pm
Buena Park Police Station
Community Room
6650 Beach Blvd. Buena Park.
Training for Pros and Cons. Training for LWV members on how to conduct a pros & cons meeting.

Presenters from the Orange County LWVILO

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
11:30 am-1:30 pm
China Palace Restaurant
13444 Newport Ave.
Tustin
Lunch with COCA. No initiative on the November ballot is more controversial than Proposition 19, which if passed would legalize the sale of marijuana in California. COCA will address this issue with a debate, pro and con.

Judge James Gray, an endorser of the proposition will speak for the proposition. Judge Gray is the author of "Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed". He served as staff judge advocate and criminal defense attorney in the Navy JAG Corps, was a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles. He has been a trial judge in Orange County since 1983. He is a graduate of UCLA and has his Juris Doctorate from USC.

In opposition to the proposition will be Joseph Polisar, Garden Grove Chief of Police since 1983. He is co-author of an article in the Police Chief Magazine: "Recruiting and Retaining Women Police Officers: Strategies That Work". He served as Chief of Police in Albuquerque, N.M.. He has his B.A. in Management from the University of Phoenix, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI National Executive Institute and the JFK School of Government at Harvard University.

Tickets for the event are $13 for LWV members and $15 for all others. Reservations: 714-538-8895 or mail check to LWV/COCA, P.O. Box 704, Orange, CA 92865 by September 10. Space is limited, so act quickly!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
1-3 pm
Costa Mesa Public Library
1855 Park Ave.,
Costa Mesa (half block off 19th St.)
Newport/Mesa and Huntington Beach Unit Meeting. Grading Teachers? What's the Best Way to Teach Our Children?" Speaker: Dana Black, Newport-Mesa School Board

Dana has been president of the Newport/Mesa School Board 3 times while she's serving on the Board, being re-elected, unopposed, since 1996. She has two children who have been educated in the Newport/Mesa school district through high school. For 23 years Dana has also worked as a Real Estate Agent. She has spoken to the League many times before. On the 15th she will report on research she's done about this topic and describe her experience with evaluating teachers and finding the best ways to educate the children in her school district.

For information: 949 400 2183.

Thursday, September 16, 2010
6 -8 pm
City Council Chambers
22 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana
Santa Ana City Council Candidates Forum. Candidates for Santa Ana City Council and Mayor sponsored by Santa Ana Community Linkage and conducted by Central Orange County Area, LWV
Thursday, September 16, 2010
7-9 pm
City Council Chambers
201 E La Habra Blvd
La Habra, CA
La Habra City Council Forum. Candidates for La Habra City Council will be featured in a forum conducted by the North Orange County League
Saturday, September 18, 2010
11:00 a.m.
Placentia Public Library
411 East Chapman
Placentia
"INFO FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS" & PROS AND CONS. Presentation by North Orange County LWV explaining pros & cons of 9 ballot measures on the November 2010 election.
Monday, September 20, 2010
7-9 pm
Fullerton City Council Chambers
303 W. Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton
Fullerton City Council Forum. City Council candidates (4 yr. term) will be featured in a forum conducted by the North Orange County League
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
1st Church of Christ of Orange
1130 E. Walnut
Orange
Ballot Measures November 2010. Pros and Cons of the ballot measures will be explained in an unbiased presentation by the Central Orange County LWV.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
1-3 pm
Garden Grove Community Center
11300 Stanford Ave.
Garden Grove
Pros & Cons for November Election Ballot. Sponsored by Garden Grove AARP and presented by Central Orange County Area LWV.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
7-9 pm
La Habra District Board Room
500 N Walnut Ave
La Habra , CA
La Habra School Board Forum. Candidates for the La Habra School District Board of Education featured in a forum conducted by North Orange County LWV
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
6-8 pm
Islamic Institute of Orange County
1220 N. State College Blvd.
Anaheim
Candidates' Forum, Anaheim City Council. The public is invited to attend a forum for Anaheim City Council sponsored by the Orange County Community Organized for Responsible Development and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Central Orange County Area. A coalition of community non-profit organizations will participate as well.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
7-9 pm
Fullerton Elementary District Board Room
1401 W Valencia Dr
Fullerton, CA
Fullerton Elementary School Board. School Board Candidates' forum conducted by the North Orange County LWV
Thursday, September 23, 2010
3:30-5:30 pm
Mira Costa - club house.
Alondra (just off Mira Costa)
Capistrano Beach
Pros & Cons for November Election Ballot. Event Type: Discussion and Social Organized By: LWV/Capistrano Beach Phone: 949-496-1858
Thursday, September 23, 2010
7-9 pm
Fullerton High School District Board Room
1051 Bastanchury Rd.
Fullerton
Fullerton Joint Union High School Board Forum. Candidates' forum conducted by the North Orange County LWV
Saturday, September 25, 2010
10 am-12:00 noon
Irvine RanchWater District (multi-purpose room)
15600 Sand Canyon Ave.,
Irvine
LWV of Orange Coast Forum. Topic: "What is Good Journalism?" Speakers:

Marc Cooper, Award-winning journalist and author from the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, will discuss ethics and public influence of radio and newsprint.

Brent Foster, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Communications at California State University, Fullerton, will discuss ethical issues in TV journalism.

Martin Wischol, The Orange County Register, will address ethical issues as a reporter, internet journalist and political blogger for Total Buzz.

Refreshments: Coffee, other beverages, fruit and rolls, etc. For information: call Barb Wood, 949-400-2183

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
7-9 pm
City Council Chambers
303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton
Fullerton City Council Forum. Candidates for Fullerton City Council (2 yr. term) forum conducted by North Orange County LWV
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
7-9 pm
City Council Chambers
401 E Chapman Ave
Placentia 92870
Placentia City Council Forum. City Council candidates forum conducted by North Orange County LWV
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
7-8 pm
Anaheim Unified High School District Office
501 N. Crescent Way
Anaheim
AUHSD Trustee Forum. Central Orange County LWV will officiate at the candidates' forum.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
7-9 pm
Mattie Lou Maxwell School
2613 West Orange Avenue (NW corner of Magnolia and Orange).
Anaheim
Anaheim City Council Candidates Forum. WAND (West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council) is sponsoring a forum for candidates for Anaheim City Council moderated by LWV/COCA.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
11:00 am
Marie Callender Restaurant
1821 N. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana
Clip & Come-Lunch with COCA. Come share articles and subjects for discussion with members and friends of Central Orange County Area League. We welcome newcomers who would like to know more about the League of Women Voters.

For information: Call 714-245-0567

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
9:00 am
1071 W. Santa Ana Blvd.

Santa Ana, CA 92703
Tour of Coroner's Department and Crime Lab. This is a fact-finding trip to coincide with the ILO study: "Know Your County". Because there are places for only 30 people, please reserve early. Call:

949-496-3088 or (714) 647-7442 Office of Coroner

Saturday, November 13, 2010
9:00 am
Marie Callender Restaurant
13252 Brookhurst Avenue
Garden Grove
Clip & Come-Breakfast with COCA. Another opportunity to meet friendly people and learn more about the League of Women Voters. Bring an article or subject for discussion. This is our westside Clip & Come.

For information: Call 714-245-0567

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1-3 pm
34156 Del Obispo Street
Dana Point
Ocean Desalination Project Tour. Mark your calendars for the tour of the South Orange Coastal Desalination Plant

Following is detailed information:

The actual tour can be done in about 15 minutes. The rest depends on questions and your level of interest. Allow 30 to 45 minutes. A block of time has been scheduled and you are invited to stop by any time during that period. The pilot plant is located in a trailer container, about 10' by 10' by 40', and so a group of 3 to 5 people can go through at a time.

The rest of the tour is to visit the beach site where the well is located (everything is underground so not much to see) and we can look back on the South Coast site where the actual plant would be constructed and we can view the lagoon and discuss the fisheries issues.

We will have hand-outs and information to facilitate the discussions and information regarding the project.The plant is located just behind the Denny's on PCH. Carpools encouraged.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Capo Bay Area

Questions: Call Isobel Pelham, (949) 542-8677
Friday, November 19, 2010
noon
Coco's at Fashion Island
151 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Lunch with Coast League. Topic: November Election Aftermath: The Positive and Negative Changes to Come.

Speaker: California State University Long Beach Professor Kevin Wallsten

It was a particularly stressful time prior to the November election for concerned voters. There were many critically important issues and candidates to be decided upon. But the results are in and we need to know what they mean for the future.

California State University Long Beach Professor Kevin Wallsten will address the likely outcomes from the choices voters made at the polls. His analysis will shed important and meaningful information for all to hear. He will present a thorough and surprisingly interesting synopsis of the major effects this past election will have on our community and the nation.

Dr. Wallsten was highly recommended as our speaker by the Chairperson of the Political Science Department at CSULB, Teresa Wright. You don't want to miss this outstanding and very informative talk. Q and A will follow.

Directions: From Coast Highway - signal at the Main Entrance to Fashion Island , turn east, go straight into parking lot to the right where you will see Coco 's. From inland - take MacArthur Blvd. South (toward the ocean), make a right at San Miguel and a left onto Newport Center Dr., and an almost immediate right turn in front to Coco's into their parking lot.

Menu: Choose from:

Cod Fillet, Rice Pilaf, Vegetables
Chef Salad
Half Sandwich (tuna or turkey) with either Salad or Soup
French Dip Sandwich and Fries
Taste of Season Salad (chicken breast, walnuts, orange slices, bacon, blue cheese)

RSVP and notification of cancellation + required. Call Barb Wood 949-400-2183. This event is open to League members and the general public.

Friday, December 3, 2010
noon
Lunch with League
Coco's at Fashion Island
151 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Lunch with Coast League. Meeting the Challenges of Early Childhood Education

The Positive Changes We Need to Make

Do our investments in the future put kids first? Is government funding of children's programs adequate and sustainable for generations to come? How can we best meet the growing educational needs of our youngsters?

Speaker: Jean Barbre, Ed.D. Coordinator, Orange County Early Childhood Education Instructional Services.

Dr. Barbre earned her BS in early childhood education from California State Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and her doctorate degree in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University. In addition to her vast experience teaching childhood education and human development classes at several local colleges, Barbre is a licensed marriage family therapist. She has also been a guest speaker on KCET's "A Place of Our Own" and has spoken nationally and internationally.

Menu: Choose from:

Cod Fillet, Rice Pilaf, Vegetables
Chef Salad
Half Sandwich (tuna or turkey) with either Salad or Soup
French Dip Sandwich and Fries
Taste of Season Salad (chicken breast, walnuts, orange slices, bacon, blue cheese)

Directions: From Coast Highway - signal at the Main Entrance to Fashion Island , turn east, go straight into parking lot to the right where you will see Cocos. From inland - take MacArthur Blvd. South (toward the ocean), make a right at San Miguel and a left onto Newport Center Dr., and an almost immediate right turn in front to Cocos into their parking lot.

RSVP and notification of cancellation required. Call Barb Wood 949-4000-2183.

This event is open to League members and the general public.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
11:30 am-1:30 pm
China Palace Restaurant
13444 Newport Blvd.
Tustin
COCA Holiday Party.. Come Help us Celebrate the Season!

Kathy Bowman, Director of WISEPlace Women's Shelter, will be our guest and speaker. She will bring us up-to-date on new facilities at the shelter.

We always support this wonderful place with gifts for the residents. Especially appreciated are gift certificates to Target, Staples, Gasoline Stations, 99 Cent Stores, etc. Also, Job Interview portfolios, purses, slippers, socks, AM/FM radios, hair accessories, prepaid phone cards, bus passes, toiletries, accessories (scarves, pins, earrings, necklaces).

Please do not wrap your gifts, as they are sorted and matched with the appropriate resident by Case Managers. Ages range from 18 to 65, and sizes range from 2 through 3x. In order for the residents to feel special, only new items, please.

Cost: $12.00 per person. RSVP 714-538-8895 or sguilford@socal.rr.com by no later than Monday, December 6.

Saturday, January 15, 2011
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Dana Point Community House,
24642 San Juan Avenue
Dana Point .
January General Meeting, CAPO Unit. Soup and Salad Lunch: 11:30 am Dessert and Coffee: 12:45 pm Program: 1 pm Cost: For lunch, you may bring a salad to share or pay $7.00. If you plan to come for lunch, please RSVP to Diane Thomas at (949) 366-6609 or dthomas949@cox.net.

If you plan to pay for lunch, please send a check made out to Capo Bay LWV for $7.00 to Nina Nestor, 209 Calle de Anza, San Clemente, 92672. That will also serve as your RSVP.

No charge and no need to RSVP if you come only for dessert and coffee and/or the program. Speakers: Susan Hinman, Director, Municipal Water District of Orange County, who will give us an overview of Southern California water needs, and Nathan Adams, Management Analyst, Water Conservation, city of San Clemente, who will give us practical advice for our own households.

Directions: Take Beach Cities Exit 79 from I-5. Merge onto PCH. Turn left at Golden Lantern Street. Turn right on San Juan to Community House.)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
China Palace Restaurant
13444 Newport Ave.
Tustin
Lunch with COCA. Enjoy a delicious Chinese lunch and watch a film: "Tar Creek" : A superfund site in Oklahoma.

Cost: $12

Reservations: Sue Guilford, 714-538-8895

Friday, January 28, 2011
3-5 pm
1012 Calle Venezia
San Clemente
League Book Club, CAPO Unit. Home of Karen Reisdorf

We will discuss "Half the Sky" by Nicholas Kristof (NY Times columnist) and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn. This book makes the case for viewing women's equality as the "paramount moral challenge" of our new era. It is available in paperback. For more information, please contact Diane Thomas, 366 6609 or dthomas949@cox.net

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Red Lion Inn
1850 South Harbor Blvd. (corner of Harbor & Katella).
Anaheim
Lunch with COCA & PTA. Co-sponsored by COCA and the Fourth District PTA Council.. Speaker is Joe Matthews, L.A. Times op-ed contributor and co-author of "California Crackup".

Parking: $5.00 per car (please try to carpool). Cost of luncheon and program: $20.00. Reserve early by calling Sue Guilford at 714-538-8895.

Friday, February 18, 2011
noon
Coco's Restaurant at Fashion Island
151 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach
Lunch with Coast League. Speaker: Economics professor Gary Richardson will present "The Pros and Cons of Regulating Wall Street, the Banking Industry and Insurance Corporations". He will share his knowledge and experience on this critically important and timely topic. His talk will focus on the risks and possible outcomes as a result of too much or too little regulation. Professor Richardson earned his PhD in economics at UC, Berkeley and his B.A degree in political science from the University of Chicago. He teaches economics at UCI and is well published in his field.

Don't miss the next outstanding LWV presentation on the arguments for and against `regulation'.

Directions: From Coast Highway - signal at the Main Entrance to Fashion Island , turn east, go straight into parking lot to the right where you will see Coco's. From inland - take MacArthur Blvd. South (toward the ocean), make a right at San Miguel and a left onto Newport Center Dr., and an almost immediate right turn in front to Coco's into their parking lot.

Menu: Choose from:

Cod Fillet, Rice Pilaf, Vegetables
Chef Salad
Half Sandwich (tuna or turkey) with either Salad or Soup

RSVP and notification of cancellation + required. Call Barb Wood 949-400-2183

This event is open to League members and the general public.

Thursday, April 7, 2011
1:00-3:00
Sizzler Restaurant
1401 Harbor Blvd
Fullerton
Read with League:NOC. "Speaking Treason Fluently" by Tim Wise.

The book's sub-title, Anti-Racist Reflections From An Angry White Male, describes the author's writings addressing institutional racism in America. Host and discussion leader will be Frann Shermet.

Come even if you have not read the book as the discussions are lively and filled with new information.

Steak, Chicken, or Salad Bar Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org for reservations

Saturday, June 4, 2011
10 am-2pm
Claim Jumper Restaurant
18050 Brookhurst
Fountain Valley
ILO Annual Convention. Convention will cover all items for consideration in the year 2011-2012, including the new board election. The speaker, addressing concerns about Planned Parenthood, will be Norberto Santana, Jr.of Voice of Orange County a non-partisan, brand new (one year) investigative news agency here in Orange County.

Cost: $20 per person, covers convention kit and lunch. Lunch choices are cobb salad, chicken pot pie and albacore tuna sandwich.Please state your choice when you reserve.Reserve by April 1st. to Dthomas949@cox.net or mail to Diane Thomas, 2506 Calle Jade, San Clemente, CA 92673

Make checks payable to LWVOC

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Placentia Library
411 E. Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


http://www.placentialibrary.org
Free Parking
Study Session #2: The Role of the Federal Government in Education with Leaders Marilyn Buchi, Mary Fuhrman, and Wanda Shaffer.. Call 714-254-7440 For more information

You do not have to have attended the first session to reap knowledge in this second of six series.

Everyone is invited to attend. NO CHARGE This second session is co-sponsored by the League and the Placentia Library. This second session will focus on Common Core Standards and Assessment Read the background paper:

"Common Core Standards and Assessments" by Janelle L. Rivers, PhD LWVUS Education Study Committee members are researching and writing background papers to help Leagues educate members and communities about the Role of the federal government in public education issues. At the bottom of each paper is a link to a downloadable PDF version.

Other recommended papers are:

Session #1 "Early Childhood Education, Equity and Funding" by Pat Aaron Session #1 "Role Of Federal Government In Public Education: Historical Perspectives" by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins and Margaret Hawkins Hill Session #2 "Common Core Standards and Assessments by Janelle L. Rivers, PhD

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
10:30am-12:30pm
Placentia Library
411 E. Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


http://www.placentialibrary.org
Free Parking
Study Group Session #3: "The Role of the Federal Government in Education" with Leaders Marilyn Buchi, Mary Fuhrman, and Wanda Shaffer. LWVNOC and Placentia Library are co-sponoring this six sessions of group study on "The Role of the Federal Government in Education. This is the third session which will focus on Legislative Funding for Education of Children Who are Disadvantaged Read the background paper: "Legislation and Funding for the Education Of Children Who are Disadvantaged" by Patricia O'Brien Libutti, PhD

LWVUS Education Study Committee members are researching and writing background papers to help Leagues educate members and communities about the Role of the federal government in public education issues. At the bottom of each paper is a link to a downloadable PDF version.

Other recommended papers are:

Session #1 "Early Childhood Education, Equity and Funding" by Pat Aaron Session #1 "Role Of Federal Government In Public Education: Historical Perspectives" by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins and Margaret Hawkins Hill Session #2 "Common Core Standards and Assessments by Janelle L. Rivers, PhD Session #3 "Legislation and Funding for the Education of Children Who are Disadvantage" By Patricia O'Brien Libutti, PhD

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
11:30 a.m.
China Palace Restaurant
13444 Newport Ave.
Tustin
COCA's Lunch With League. Speaker: League member Marilyn Lees will present "22 Myths about the Popular Vote" Non-members welcome. Reservations required: Cost: $13.00 - non members $15.00. Contact: Sue Guilford: sguilford@socal.rr.com or phone: 714-538-8895
Thursday, October 20, 2011
10 AM -1PM
Heritage Park Library
14361 Yale Ave
Irvine 92604
CONSENSUS MEETING,ORANGE COAST LWV. "THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN PUBLIC EDUCATION"

With "No Child Left Behind" and other federal government mandates, the federal government has greatly increased its role in education nationwide.

Plan to attend the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast very important general meeting to reach consensus on the LWVUS study "The Role of the Federal Government in Education." When we complete this study, LWVUS will finally have a position on this topic. We will then be able to take stands,letters, and lobby using this new position.

Please come prepared having read the background materials and consensus questions and bring them with you. If you need the LWVUS educational materials sent to you by mail, contact Barb Wood 949-400-2183.

Box lunches will be available to order when you RSVP. Coffee, fruit juice, cookies and snacks will be available during the meeting. Call Barb Wood, 949-400-2183 for required reservation and to order your box lunch. Reservations and cancellations required by Friday, October 14.

Friday, December 16, 2011
noon
Coco's at Fashion Island,
151 Newport Center Dr.,
Newport Beach, CA 92660










Directions: From Coast Highway - signal at the Main Entrance to Fashion Island , turn east, go straight into parking lot to the right where you will see Coco's. From inland - take MacArthur Blvd. South (toward the ocean), make a right at San Miguel and a left onto Newport Center Dr., and an almost immediate right turn in front to Coco's into their parking lot.



Call: Barb Wood ( 949-400-2183 ) for information, required RSVP with entree choice and

cancellations.
Lunch with Coast. The annual expense of health care is one of the greatest financial burdens on the American people and our government. Also, the yearly rate of increase on the cost of medical treatment is higher, on average, than the inflation rate on any other major institution.

Is it any wonder why nearly 50 million people nationwide go without any health care coverage?

Fortunately, help is available. The Federal government's passage of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) during President Obama's first two years in office has brought hope and positive change to the lives of millions of people living in America. But the PPACA is complex and comes with many components that have received little or no attention from the media. Instead, much of the dialogue has focused on whether this legislation should be overturned. TOPIC: Our New Health Care Legislation-The Untold Story

Speaker: Professor Toni Sullivan, Prof. and dean Emeritus of Sinclair school of Nursing, U. of Missouri

At our December Lunch with League Professor Toni Sullivan will present a talk on the many benefits of the new health care law + advantages that far outweigh the flaws which can be amended. She will discuss specific legislative measures that provide major advances to our health care system. She says that "you will be amazed at the proportion of this legislation that does not merely subsidize the private insurance companies! Public health alone is about 40%. By including expansion of Medicaid and the new preventive components of Medicare we're probably up to 70% - or more!"

Call: Barb Wood ( 949-400-2183 ) for information, required RSVP with entree choice and cancellations.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
11:30 a.m.-2pm
China Palace Restaurant
13444 Newport Ave.
Tustin.
Lunch With COCA. Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell will talk about his experiences in county government and in the State Assembly at the February 15 League of Women Voters, Central Orange County Area luncheon. Campbell was first elected to the State Assembly in 1996 and was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2003 after reaching the term limits in the Assembly. The cost, which includes lunch, is $13 for members and $15 for non-members. To make a reservation contact Sue Guilford at 714 538-8895 or sguilford@socal.rr.com.