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Southside With You: Opens This Friday

The indie film, Southside With You, opens this Friday, August 26 at the Reading Cinemas at Clairemont Town Square. Starring Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter, the film is inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date in 1989 Chicago. As the summer movie season … Continue reading


La Mesa Oktoberfest 2016

Despite the hot weather, plans for our La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Oktoberfest booth are underway. Oktoberfest attendees will be thrilled with the enhanced venues and extra day in 2016. We need helpers at our booth to register voters, distribute campaign literature, and we will have Hillary/Kaine campaign buttons, bumper stickers, rally and yard signs available for […]


Notes from the July Meeting – Barbara Bry and Mary Walshok – The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:01 PM. Susan thanked everyone for coming and all who brought snacks, then recognized new members Sandy and Jim Howland, Angela Hawkins and Tim Hanna. Tim Hanna came forward to speak on behalf of Scott Peters, who’s running for reelection in CA52. Tim urged people to get involved in the campaign and described Peters’ new opponent as a former Carl Rove aide who worked in the second Bush administration and was anti-choice and anti-equality. PROGRAM: Barbara Bry & Mary Walshok – The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy Mary Walshok was introduced as an “Academic Entrepreneur”, who had developed many new programs at UCSD, including Connect, written over 100 articles and reports, and also books such as “Invention and Reinvention: The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovative Economy”. Her official title is Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of Extension at UCSD, and her main focus is on how globalization and rapid changes in technology affect the social dynamics and economic challenges in America. Barbara Bry was …


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

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


15 Aug – Summertime Party!

Summertime, And the livin’ is easy Trump is sinkin’ ‘n Hillary’s high –  with apologies to DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin Our club’s second anniversary potluck is this Monday, August the 15th! This month we’ll be gathering at Susan Peinado’s home in Sunset Cliffs to reflect on all we’ve learned and built, and look ahead to the challenges […]

Upcoming events and Fundraisers

Dear friends and members of the Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club I hope you’re all having a great summer. Just a reminder that we won’t be meeting on Wednesday August 10. However, you are all invited to join us on August 20 as we celebrate the birthday of George Gastil, our endorsed Democratic candidate […]


San Diegan Takes on Tax Loopholes for the Wealthy — San Diego Free Press

By Sam Pizzigati / Tax law professors don’t normally have much of a public profile. Victor Fleischer does. In fact, one business journalist has just tagged this ace analyst from the University of San Diego “the closest thing the tax world has to a rock star.” Most rock stars have big break-out hits. Fleischer’s… via San Diegan Takes on Tax Loopholes for the Wealthy — San Diego Free Press


Local Dems To Look at GUN VIOLENCE, REFORM

Look for STARK CONTRASTS IN FALL CAMPAIGN   Kick off Summer at Mission Trails at Buffo Party in the Park   At the 3rd Annual Party in the Park, La Mesa Dems filled the patio to overflowing at the beautiful Mission Trails Visitors Center, Wednesday, July 6th as nearly 150 passionate progressives (including 20 NEW […]