60th Anniversary T-shirts Available for Order

60th Anniversary T-shirts Available for Order - Purchase online, only $20 in all sizes.



Based on original artwork that celebrated, local muralist Mario Torero donated to the club for last year’s Holiday Parade, we added the 60th Anniversary logo to the front of the shirt. The shirts are made in small batches that can be individually ordered in male, or fitted female sizes. The cost is only $20 each.

pldems60onthepointWe sold out of our first batch of t-shirts at the Summer BBQ, and took orders for…

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San Diego Veterans Administration Nurses Vote by 78% to Join Largest RN Union

National Nurses United

National Nurses United

National Nurses United Press Release, 10/10/14

In a 78 percent landslide, registered nurses who work in the large Veterans Administration hospital in San Diego have voted to join the nation’s largest organization of nurses, National Nurses United. 349-97

In an emphatic and decisive voice, the RNs voted for union representation by NNU by 349 to 97 in an election conducted by the Federal Labor…

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Oct 25/26 - Walk for Scott Peters in Point Loma

Oct 25/26 - Walk for Scott Peters in Point Loma - Signup for shifts

Scott Peters

Scott Peters’ campaign will be walking from their NTC location Saturday (10/25) and Sunday (10/26) starting at 10:00am.

The November weekend Get Out the Vote (GOTV) schedule is also shown below.

You can sign up for shifts by emailing the Point Loma area organizer (and club member) Becca Taylor (r.taylor@cadem.org) and she will get local precinct lists to all volunteers.

Saturday November 1

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Oct 26 - Monthly Meeting - Propositions, Judges and Endorsements


JudgeAt this month’s meeting we’ll look at the November ballot propositions, the list of judges, and endorsed candidates.

Jeanne Brown, from the League of Women Voters, will provide an overview of the propositions.

Questions from the audience will be fielded by our panelists:

  • Jeanne Brown, LVW and Common Cause
  • Anne Hoiberg, President of the Women’s Museum of California
  • Steve Rivera, California…

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Oct 16 - Asylum in the United States: A Tour of Latin America and the Continent’s Claims

Oct 16 - Asylum in the United States: A Tour of Latin America and the Continent’s Claims - Yvette Lopez, Esq.


IICASheaderYvette Lopez, Esq.

“Asylum in the United States: A Tour of Latin America and the Continent’s Claims”

October 16, 2014

Eleanor Roosevelt College, Room 115
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Yvette Lopez is an immigration attorney in San Diego, California. She has dedicated her career to representing immigrants from all over the world. Her deportation defense practice focuses…

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Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:05 PM.

Welcome and Introduction of Elected Officials and Candidates
Susan welcomed and introduced new club members: Judy Collier, Tony Cataldo, Kelly King, David Engel, Becca Taylor, and Joe LaCava (who’s been a member for a while, but somehow missed getting introduced before).

Susan then welcomed and introduced Councilmember (and club member) Ed Harris. Ed provided an overview of his opposition on the renewal leasing package and rates of Belmont Park. He stated that information provided was not consistent in regard to the square footage of the property and the lease rates. For additional details and background information, read this OB rag article. Ed will try to drive the best deal possible for taxpayers.

Next, Susan welcomed and introduced Linda Perine, President of the Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County. Linda has also been the force behind the SD Free Press series ‘Who Runs San Diego?’ – a series of articles published by the San Diego Free Press. Ms. Perine provided an overview of her opposition to the expansion of the Convention Center, and the apparent falsities associated with the financing of the project.

Susan Peinado then welcomed and introduced Cory Briggs, a public interest lawyer that holds government accountable to taxpayers. He gave a presentation on TOT (Transitory Occupancy Tax) & TMD (Tourism Marketing District) with a focus of ‘Transferring Public Money to Private Hands.’ He stated “this is all incest with the hoteliers running everything!” His presentation slides are available here.

Kevin Beiser’s campaign manager, Jose Caballero, gave an overview of Kevin’s campaign for San Diego Unified School Board. He encouraged club members to take yard signs.

Tim Hanna, club member, gave an overview of Scott Peter’s campaign, and encouraged all members to volunteer for a phone bank.

Treasurer’s Report – Barbara Houlton
Ms. Houlton reported the’s club current balance and that we did very well on the BBQ after raising the entry price.

Ms. Peinado reported that members of the Executive Committee attended a training by the Democratic County Party on the duties of the Club Treasurer.

President’s Report – Susan Peinado
Ms. Peinado encouraged members to work on candidate campaigns and gave details of upcoming fundraisers. She also stated that Councilman David Alvarez will join the club for the OB Holiday Parade.

Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team Liaison – Nancy Witt
Ms. Witt said the GO Team is going strong and asked club members to join the GO Team and help get out the vote.

New Business
VOTE! California Democratic Party Endorsements are on our website – please print and share them with your friends: pointlomadem.org/endorsements

Upcoming Events and Announcements
PLDC member Howard Singer asked for support to change the name of the La Jolla Christmas Parade to the La Jolla Holiday Parade.

Support the Nurses Organizing at VA Hospital
Rally to support the union representation election
October 2 at Noon
San Diego VA, 3350 La Jolla Drive, San Diego, CA 92161

Women’s Museum
Friday, October 3, 5:00pm
Opening of Exposing Scars by photographer Jennifer George

Catfish Club
Question Bridge: Black Males “Why didn’t you leave us the Blueprint?”
http:// questionbridge.com
Friday, October 10, 2014, 12:00-1:30pm
M.L. King Jr. Centers located on the campus of Bayview Baptist Church, 6134 Benson Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

The Ocean Beach Historical Society
Reading Between the Lampposts: The Literary Giants. A Book About Street Names.
Thursday, October 16, 7pm
Point Loma Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs

Ocean Beach Town Council
Come meet the newly elected board members including club member Rebecca Taylor.
Wednesday, October 22, 7:00pm
The Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.

New Citizen Voter Registration
Wednesday, Oct 22, 10:15-12:15pm
3rd Avenue & B Street Plaza, near Civic Theater

Next Point Loma Democratic Club Meeting
October 26, 3:30-5:30pm
Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, Pt Loma

Minutes taken by: Gretchen Kinney Newsom, Secretary
Photographs by: Patrick Schultheis, OFA Liaison

Notes from September’s Meeting - Rob the Poor Feed the Rich - Transferring public goods into private hands. Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:05 PM. Welcome and Introduction of Elected Officials and Candidates…

Koch Brothers Exposed, and They Don’t Like It



1035x376-20140923_kotch_x1401This month’s Rolling Stone has an illuminating article that takes us Inside the Koch Brother’s Toxic Empire.

Joan McCarter writes that it’s well worth your time as

a well-sourced, deep dive into the very toxic—literally toxic—business that earned the Kochs enough money to buy up an entire political party. That and the wrongful death judgement, six felony and numerous misdemeanor convictions, the…

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Ballot Initiatives this November 2014


EndorsementInfo_1In San Diego over the last few months we’ve seen how the ballot process is used to overturn the rule of representative government. The repeal of an increase of a levy on commercial construction that funds affordable housing projects, the overthrow of the Bario Logan Community Plan, and the minimum wage increase and earned sick days ordnance, are all examples of how the business community has…

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It’s a shame when actors are more honest with the public on climate change than our own media. The time is NOW for journalists to start being truthful, responsible, and stop hiding the facts from the American people.

Our planet depends on it.