Excellent Ocean Beach and San Diego August Calendars for Progressives

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The OB Rag has access to two excellent progressive calendars for August, one from the OB Green Center and the other from Doug Porter at our online partner, the San Diego Free Press. And we’re republishing both of them below (there is some duplication):

From the Ocean Beach Green Center

August Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

Ocean Beach Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107    oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.com 619.225.1083

August 9th Wednesday   Film 7:00 p.m. “Minimalism:  A Documentary About the Important Things” How might your life be better with less? This 2016 documentary by Matt D’Avella examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life — families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker — all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.  Informational/take-action handouts provided.  Free of charge

August 24th Thursday 7:00  pm  Save Peninsula Trees meeting  Please help us green Ocean Beach and contribute to the cities goal of meeting our Climate Action Plan.  Learn about how to protect the trees we have and plant more trees in Ocean Beach. At this meeting we will be discussing and looking for volunteers to help with the Shade Tree Brigade that tentatively starts Sept 23rd. It involves  walking door to door on street segments preselected for planting potential to tell our neighbors the good news that they can get free trees and free plantings just by agreeing to water them until they are established. Check out the awesome Tree Advocacy Handbook on our website and watch the segment from the KPBS series, A Growing Passion, about OB. http://video.kpbs.org/ video/3000480232/ (OB is about 17 minutes into the program but the whole program is great).    More info:  savepeninsulatrees@ outlook.com

If you live in Ocean Beach or Point Loma and you are interested in Permaculture Design for your home, business or school please call Amelia Roach at 619-517-8723 or email her at harmonyagent88@gmail.com.  She is interested in holding a series of small group classes in exchange for her design support.  She designs with patterns found in nature and existing elements to arrive at appropriate solutions for effective design and implementation of regenerative systems.  She was the presenter at are last film night which showed ” Inhabit:  a Permaculture Perspective” which drew are largest crowd ever.

August Events NOT at the Ocean Beach Green Center

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.  Aug 5th, Aug 12th,  Aug 26th.   Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting   Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street – Second Floor.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events.     Contact: oceanbeac hgreencenter@gmail.com

August 4th Friday 6:30 pm Join the Climate Mobilization Coalition for a viewing of the newly released Al Gore film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”, AMC Fashion Valley 7037 Friars Rd.  More info:  oceanbeachgreencenter@ gmail.com

August 9th Wednesday 6:30 pm to 9 pm Next Steps to Independent Civilian Oversight of SDPD Grassroots Oasis, 3130 Moore Street. San Diego 92110 Women Occupy San Diego has been part of an alliance seeking a more independent civilian SDPD oversight board for several years. WOSD is continuing their advocacy for more changes to the City Charter to make the CRB more independent: More info:  https://www.facebook. com/events/154785971751547/?ac tive_tab=about

August 11th Friday  6:30  Sierra Club “Film Night The People Speak”  8304 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard #101, San Diego, CA 92111 Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, The People Speak focuses on the concept of democracy based on the lives and experiences of ordinary Americans who, through their words and actions, changed the course of history. This groundbreaking documentary illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today, reminding us that democracy is not a spectator sport and that liberty must never be taken for granted. A journey from the founding of this country to the civil rights movement and beyond, this film uses star power to celebrate democracy, serving to re-create the emotional impact of these moments in history. More info:  Jean Costa 619-463-0721 or ellenshi vely@sbcglobal.net

August 12th  Saturday 10 am to noon.  No Housing/No Choice:  the faces of the Housing Crisis,  3130 Moore Street San Diego 92110Confronting the myths of the Housing and Homelessness Crisis by presenting the True Stories of Real People and growing a grassroots Housing Movement. Various Speakers affected by the Housing and Homeless Crisis. ” Voices of the City Choir” will perform.An Open Mic, allowing those affected by the crisis to speak. More info:   https://www.facebook.c om/events/1760839290874606/

August 15th Tuesday 6:30 pm (doors open) 7 pm film starts) Women Occupy San Diego Film Night presents “Paper Tigers” a film by James Redford & Karen Pritzker. Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road Barracks 16, San Diego 92106 A timely film about restorative practices in schools just as San Diego public schools promise to move from criminal to restorative justice for our kids.

”It is here, at the crossroads of at-risk teens and trauma-informed care, that Paper Tigers takes root. Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn? In search of clear and honest answers, Paper Tigers hinges on a remarkable collaboration between subject and filmmaker. Armed with their own cameras and their own voices, the teens of Paper Tigers offer raw but valuable insight into the hearts and minds of teens pushing back against the specter of a hard childhood. Against the harsh reality of truancy, poor grades, emotional pain, and physical violence, answers begin to emerge. The answers do not come easily. Nor can one simply deduce a one-size-fits-all solution to a trauma-informed education. But there is no denying something both subtle and powerful at work between teacher and student alike: the quiet persistence of love.” – more info at http://kpjrfilms.co/paper-t igers/

August 16th Wednesday 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm Green Business Solutions. Workshop at Liberty Station Hoffman Room of the San Diego Foundation building.  Join I Love A Clean San Diego for an informational and interactive session focusing on zero waste business practices. We will identify the importance of a zero waste lifestyle, how to implement these practices in your business, and the environmental and economic benefits of going green. Whether you work in an office, a restaurant, or in retail, we will have valuable information for all business models. This will be a great opportunity to network and share ideas for creating a more eco-conscious workspace. More info: http://www.ilacsd.org/ event/green-business- solutions-workshop-2/

August 16th Wednesday 5:30 PM  through  8:00 PM  Solar for Homeowners 4760 Claremont Mesa Blvd. San Diego 92117  Experts from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will explain the fundamentals of solar electricity and solar water heating, and share valuable consumer awareness tips that can help you feel more confident when evaluating solar technology for your home.  More info:  http://energycenter. org/events

August 18th  6 pm to August 21st 6 am  Fast for the Climate. Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building, 880 Front St. San Diego 92101 Join the Climate Mobilization Coalition as they fast to bring attention to the climate crisis and demand that the US government  get off fossil fuels and onto clean, safe, wind, water and solar renewable energy. You can fast for however long you want or not at all and just be support for those that do.  We will be spending the night Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the permission of the authorities.  There will be access to bathroom facilities.  More details to follow.  Contact:   Derek and Nancy Casady 858-457-0246 dcasady@ outlook.com

August 19th Saturday 9 am to 8 pm Celebrating and Supporting Wild Willow Farm Wild Willow Farm & Education Center 2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego 92154  Farming is all about food, and food is best when shared with community, so what better way to say that than by hosting a monthly community gathering? On third Saturdays each month from May through October, we open the doors for classes, volunteering, yoga, tours, food and more. Not only are we raising funds that keep our operation’s gates open, on these days, Wild Willow gives thanks to our amazing community of students, volunteers, educators, fans and eaters of every stripe. Familiar faces and new smiles are always welcome to these joyous gatherings that include educational workshops, volunteer activities, farm tour, and more. Suggested Donation: $10 (with work-trade and upgrade options) More info: http://www. sandiegoroots.org/farm/ openhouse-potluck.php

August 19th Saturday 11 am to 1 pm  San Diego Fix it Clinic Bancroft Center for Sustainability, 3845 Spring Dr Spring Valley, CA 91910 We have been all too accustomed to the throw away lifestyle. If something doesn’t work, throw it out and buy a new one. Because of this behavior our landfills are filling at a rapid rate and electronic waste has become the one of the largest pollution generators. So why not learn how to fix it?! Bring your broken, non-functioning things: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, clothes, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We’ll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance… More info: http://zerowastesandiego .org/events/

From San Diego Free Press – Progressive Activist Calendar:

August 5

Flip the 49th Summer Canvass with Sea Change!

Saturday, August 5, 9:30am
200 Civic Center Drive (Vista)
Morris B. Vance Community Room
For More Information (RSVP)
Hosted by Take Back the 49th

We warmly invite you to join our Rally and 49th District Precinct Walk with Sea Change volunteers. For this week’s walk we are honored to be in partnership with Sea Change volunteers from Rep. Karen Bass’ congressional district (CA-37).

Together our neighbors, our community, and our elected officials are working together to organize our neighbors and identify 75,000 voters that are ready to Flip the 49th!

Feed the Homeless Event

Saturday, August 5, 1:30pm
Muslim Community Center of San Diego
14698 Via Fiesta
For More Information

We will prepare 150 sack lunches and drop them off at the Interfaith Community Services‘ homeless shelter in Escondido. By delivering these lunches we are helping individuals and families in their efforts towards self-sufficiency.

In partnering with other organization in San Diego, we can work towards providing a positive lasting change to the homeless population. All you need to do is show up at MCC. Anybody and everybody is welcome.

Get Out the Vote: New Voter Registration Training

Saturday, August 5, 4:30pm
Private Residence (Point Loma)
Address Emailed Upon Sign Up
For More Information
Event by San Diego Indivisible – Downtown Group

We will be running a New Voter Registration training session on Saturday, August 5th at 4:30 PM. One of our members will be hosting the event at their home in Point Loma and delivering the training. A representative from the Scott Peters for Congress office will also be in attendance to assist in the training. We expect the event to take about one hour. There will be a presentation, handouts and a sample voter registration form for you. We are looking to train between 15 and 20 people at this event and our goal is get enough members trained and ready so that we can start running our own events at targeted locations. Please RSVP soon, as space will be limited to the first 20 people that sign up.

Day Laborer Outreach

Saturday, August 5, 8am
Locations in San Diego, North County & Santa Anna
For More Information (RSVP)

Volunteers go out to meet with Day Laborers at sites around San Diego, to distribute information regarding their rights, access to services (such as immigration advice, language courses etc) as well as distributing food, water and hygiene items.


– Food + Drink for yourself
– Food + Drink to distribute to day laborers (Bags of Fruit/Vegetables, Granola Bars, 12 Oz bottles of drink, pre made sandwiches etc)
-Any Other donations will be helpful but not required such as clothing and blankets (shirts/jackets/sweaters/pants/socks/underwear). Backpacks as well will be much appreciated.

Stand with Planned Parenthood
First Saturday [August]

Saturday, August 5, 8am-Noon
Planned Parenthood Offices
2017 First Avenue (Bankers Hill)
For More Information

Come join us for our monthly counter protest at Planned Parenthood. Clinic on 1st ave. Come anytime from 8am-12pm, however we are better in numbers together. We were outnumbered severely last time, so PLEASE come.

Justice For Victor Ortega BBQ Fundraiser

Saturday, August 5, Non-4pm
The People’s Lot
1764 National Avenue (Barrio Logan)
For More Information
Hosted by People over Profits-SD and 2 others

We will be selling plates for a $10 donation.. You will have a choice of 1 meat (carne asada, ribs, or gumbo) and 2 sides (potato salad, greens, or yams). Vegan Hotdogs will be available for those who do not eat meat. Dessert for $3 and Beverages for $1. There will also be a raffling off of a few prizes which will be from 2pm-3pm. Raffle tickets are $3 each.

Please come out and show your support and share this event. The wife of Victor Ortega, killed by Officer McCartney of the San Diego Police Dept on June 4th, 2012 is in need of our support in raising the money to continue fighting for justice for her husband. Earlier this year a jury sided with the officer finding him not guilty.. The judge then refused to waive the fees associated with the appeal process.. She was able to raise the money to file the appeal but now is in need of raising money to obtain legal representation to fight her case.

Hard Realities and Pragmatic Optimism

Saturday, August 5, 1pm
Escondido Public Library
239 South Kalmia (Escondido)
For More Information
Hosted by North County Climate Change Alliance

Join us for an eye-opening, inspiring, and nonpartisan afternoon with keynote speaker, environmental advocate, former photojournalist and wildlife guide, Eve Simmons. She’ll bring a blast of hard realities and pragmatic optimism. Sourcing the world’s top experts, Eve brings awareness, humor and hope to the climate challenges we face and explores the many solutions at hand.

Farm to Bay

Saturday, August 5, 4pm
Living Coast Discovery Center
1000 Gunpowder Point Drive (Chula Vista)
For More Information
Hosted by Living Coast Discovery Center

Join us for the 8th annual Farm to Bay fundraiser, a unique tasting event that supports coastal wildlife, education, and sustainability programs at the Living Coast.

This fundraiser is perfect for:

  • Food Lovers – Enjoy tastes and sips from over 40 food and beverage partners!
  • Animal Lovers – Experience animal encounters on a National Wildlife Refuge with views of San Diego Bay.
  • Earth Lovers – Support sustainability with a Zero Waste event goal!

Get your tickets today through Facebook or at www.farmtobay.eventbrite.com

The DocumentMe Conference

Saturday, August 5, 9am
Sunday August 6, 3pm
Educational Cultural Complex
4343 Ocean View Boulevard
For More Information
Hosted by Pillars of the Community San Diego

Pillars of the Community’s “Document Me” Conference is day of brainstorming and strategizing on how to fight this systematic injustice by the people closest to the pain.

It is our hope to get personal experts at the table so that we can have an authentic and robust discussion about all the tools it takes to fight the devastating impacts of gang documentation, gang injunctions, and gang conspiracy laws. Our panels and break-out discussion topics will include the implementation of new legislation such as AB 2298, the criminilization of culture and narrative, creating accountability for law enforcement, and the power of Black/Brown unity. It is a free event but there is limited space available so please register today!https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=36029267509

August 7

North County Latino Democrats Meeting

Monday, August 7, 6pm
210 East Park Avenue (Escondido)
For More Information

NCLD’s purpose is to empower the Latino community in North County via civic engagement, protection of our civil rights, grassroots organizing, voter registration, election of Latino candidates at all levels to ensure representative government, and supporting Latino elected officials and others who are committed to our Latino goals and communities.

August 8

Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board Meeting
Demand the San Diego Sheriffs Protect ALL Citizens

Tuesday, August 8, 5pm
San Diego County Administration Administration Center
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 302/303
For More Information

Several members of the Impeachment March SD planning group (and others) have been meeting on a weekly basis to address the concerns regarding the Sheriff Department’s response to the “Proud Boys'” aggressive behavior and attempts to incite violence at our July 2nd event. We have compiled info and documentation from many of you who felt unsafe at the event, via our online survey. Our group will be strongly stating our collective concerns during the ‘Public Comment’ portion of the agenda

We invite you to show up at this meeting as a show of your support for our efforts to hold the Sheriff’s Department accountable for their seeming lack of action to protect us all at our event. The Public Comment portion of the meeting is item #8 on the Agenda. During our 5-minutes of public comment, we will also request to have this issue placed on the next CLERB meeting agenda (October) in order to further address the important issue of public safety at protest events.

Issa Resistance Rally

Tuesday, August 8, 10am
1800 Thibodo Road #310 (Vista)

Weekly gathering to hold Congressman Darrell Issa accountable to all his constituents. We are making a difference! Issa is feeling the heat. Let’s do this!

August 9

Next Steps to Independent Civilian Oversight of SDPD

Wednesday, August 9, 6:30pm
Grassroots Oasis
3130 Moore Street (Nr Old Town)
For More Information
Hosted by Community Review Board on Police Practices

Women Occupy San Diego is continuing our advocacy for more changes to the City Charter to make the CRB more independent, as recently reported by the SD Union-Tribune:

“Just last week, as part of public comments during the board’s meeting, a member of Women Occupy San Diego said the group plans to lead an effort to make the board independent.

“’How in the world can the community have any trust in the process?’ she asked board members, alluding to the panel’s ties to the Police Department and City Attorney’s Office.”

The Legal Team for WOSD’s CRB Reform Committee has updated our proposed Ballot Measure from last year to incorporate lessons learned and current conditions. During this meeting, we will present this draft Ballot Measure, answer questions, and lead a discussion on Next Steps to accomplish this in 2018. Light Refreshments will be offered. Lots of free street parking, just a few blocks west of the Trolley and bus hub at Old Town Transit Center.

Community Choice Energy – Santee

Wednesday, August 9, 7pm
City of Santee
10601 North Magnola Avenue
For More Information
Hosted by Climate Action Campaign

Tired of SDG&E’s skyrocketing rates? Ask your city council to establish cleaner, lower cost competition Community Choice Energy (CCA). SDG&E/SEMPRA shills are already trying to stop it, so it won’t happen without you assertively asking your city council for cleaner power with lower rates through Community Choice Energy.

August 10

SURJ Workshop Combating Sexism

Thursday, August 10, 6:30pm
College-Rolanda Library
6600 Montezuma Road
Hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice

Sometimes even when we’re doing work in one area of social justice, we can have blind spots about other issues. Just like we see racism playing out day-to-day, we often see sexism being carried over into racial justice work. Come hear guest speaker Bree Davis inform us on common pitfalls and how to avoid them, so that we can work toward our goal of equality for all. All are welcome, particularly first-timers. Parking is in the back, via Bowman Lane and Mohawk Street.

Students for Economic Justice Graduation

Thursday, August 10, 5:30pm
Olivewood Clubhouse
541 East 24th Street (National City)
For More Information (Tickets)

We hope you are able to join us at the Students for Economic Justice Graduation to celebrate the SEJ Fellows, the sites who mentored the fellows, and the SEJ community who support this summer fellowship. For the past six weeks, the SEJ Fellows have had the opportunity to learn and grow collectively into organizers committed to social justice. We are excited that SEJ serves as the space to cultivate organizers who want to change San Diego into a city that respects and honors the dignity of working families and communities of color.

This is a free event. Kids and families are welcome :) We will have food and beverages available!

August 12

Run 4 All Women

Saturday, August 12, 6am-5pm
Run Begins: Movin Shoes Running Center
897 S Coast Highway 101 #103 (Encinitas)
Walk Begins: Pepper Park
3299 Tidelands Avenue (National City)
Finish Line: Marina View Park
900 Marina Parkway (Chula Vista)
For More Information
Runners & Walkers Signup
Volunteers Signup

Come out on Saturday August 12th and join Run 4 All Women California for a day of activism and action, in support of Planned Parenthood! Choose a leg of our 40-mile coastal run from Encinitas to Chula Vista, or join the 4-mile walk to the finish. Don’t want to run or walk? Check out the course map, and come cheer us on! Friends, family, and allies can gather at the Chula Vista Marina View Park to greet runners and walkers as they finish their journey, and raise our voices together in solidarity.

Faces of the Housing Crisis

Saturday, August 12, 10am
Grassroots Oasis
3130 Moore Street
For More Information
Hosted by San Diego Housing Emergency Alliance

Confronting the myths of the Housing and Homelessness Crisis by presenting the True Stories of Real People and growing a grassroots Housing Movement.

  • Various Speakers affected by the Housing and Homeless Crisis
  • “Voices of Our City Choir” will perform.
  • An Open Mic, allowing those affected by the crisis to speak.
  • ASL Interpreters will be available.
  • Light Lunch offered. Secure Storage space for personal belongings.

49th District Candidate Forum:
Applegate, Levin and Kerr

Saturday, August 12, 10am
1234 N Santa Fe Avenue (Vista)
Tickets required
Hosted by Democratic Club of Vista

Meet the 3 Democrats; Doug Applegate, Paul Kerr and Mike Levin, who are going to put Issa out of a job. We will have a moderator from The League of Women Voters ask questions submitted by the community.

Encinitas & North Coast Democratic Club Meeting

Saturday, August 12, 12:30pm
Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Avenue

Speakers at our August 12 meeting.
**Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik (Director for District 18) will be speaking on “Club Delegates and Pre-Endorsing Conference”
**Tasha Boerner-Horvath (Encinitas District Council Member): Bill AB 805 (Transportation Agency Bill)
**Bill Kuhn will give an Overview on Neighborhood in Action Training to Flip Congressional District 49
**Candidate Elizabeth Warren (Assembly District 76) campaigning against Rocky Chavez in 2018
**Candidate Joe Masco (Incumbent and Candidate for Encinitas City Council) in 2018
**Club endorsement has been requested for bill AB 805, hence this invitation will serve as a notice for endorsement.

Chula Vista University!
Community Conversation with Councilman Steve Padilla

Saturday, August 12, 11am
Otay Ranch Public Library
2015 Birch Road (Chula Vista)
For More Information (RSVP)

Join me and Chula Vista City Manager, Gary Halbert, at The Hub at the Otay Ranch Library for a Q&A session on all things related to the University Park & Innovation District.

August 13

Resistance Recharge & Birthday Beach Party

Sunday, August 13, 2pm
Mission Bay Park
2688 East Mission Bay Drive
For More Information

You can leave your bullhorns & signs at home this time lolol. Let’s make it a potluck, so bring something delicious to share, towels, bathing suits, umbrellas and if you have lawn or beach games bring them too. Leonard, our dependable rock, will bring long tables & gazebo cover.

Bring your children, family & like minded friends to party on beautiful mission bay beach with us ! Let’s take a break & recharge together . We sure deserve it!

August 14

SD Progressive Democratic Club August Meeting

Monday, August 14, 6pm
Elijah’s Restaurant
7061 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
For More Information

Come to our August meeting, where will be discussing and voting on several endorsements, including SB 562, the District 4 Board of Supervisors, and the People’s Platform!


Activists with MoveOn, Public Citizen, and Indivisible San Diego (among others) are laying the groundwork for local responses to actions the President may take along these lines.

Via Facebook:

We will be in a constitutional crisis for real and will have to be ready to make some noise! The protest happens immediately if and when Trump fires Mueller.

We will gather with pots and pans to bang, and food, water and chairs to stay for a few hours. We will also present a letter to our members of Congress, urging them to pass legislation designating a special prosecutor that Trump can’t fire.

In downtown San Diego, the site of protests is currently the US District Court Building at 333 West Broadway–5 to 8pm daily. (More info)

In Escondido, the site of protests is slated to be near the Westfield North County Mall, 272 East Via Rancho Parkway–5 to 8pm daily. (More info)

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