Dec 1 – Come Join Us at the OB Holiday Parade “It’s a Wonderful Life”

This year we have a lot to celebrate. After all of the local election results we can agree, at least for a while – “It’s a Wonderful Life.” We don’t have a meeting at the Assembly in December, but we do march in the OB Parade!

All members and their friends are invited to take part to celebrate our Blue Wave! Clubmember Jimmy Tabb will be driving his Gran Torino convertible, and we’ll have a truck and a boat! Dress blue, make yourself glow, be sure you’re well lit (!)

We’ll be joined by Jen Campbell, our newly elected City Councilmember for District 2.

We’ll have a pre-parade party a few blocks away from the parade starting at 3pm, address provided when you RSVP by emailing us at [email protected].

We’ll gather between Sunset and Ebers on Newport (section A) at 4:30pm ready for the Parade start at 5:05pm.

Allow time for parking, you may (more than likely, will) have to park several blocks away.

Kids, strollers and wheelchairs are welcome.

Invite your friends via Facebook and Twitter.

Invite your friends via the organizer’s Facebook page.

Any questions contact call us on (619) 800-5098.

The theme for the 39th Annual Ocean Beach Holiday Parade is “It’s a Wonderful Life” .

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 5:05 – 7:30 pm

Newport Ave Ocean Beach, 92107

Jessica Yellin Is a Veteran Reporter Out to Change the Way You Get Your News – Vogue

The ex-CNN correspondent is doing the news her way—on Instagram.
— Read on

Remember when The New York Times published more cover stories about Hillary Clinton’s emails than it did about all policy issues combined in the run-up to the 2016 election? (Whether the same hysteria will be applied to Ivanka Trump’s email remains to be seen.) Or, during the recent midterm elections, when many news organizations tweeted that “a woman” had flipped the much-talked-about congressional seat in Georgia’s Sixth District but failed to even mention that woman—Lucy McBath—by name? Whether or not you realize it, much of the news you’re watching and reading is controlled by male executives to appeal to a male audience, and it’s hard not to see the result as, well, sexist.

Veteran reporter Jessica Yellin is blowing the whistle on the media’s not-so-secret bro culture. “From my earliest days, I was told to cover the news like ESPN,” Yellin, formerly CNN’s chief White House correspondent and a reporter at ABC News and MSNBC told Vogue. “It’s about competition, jargon, who’s up, who’s down, who’s winning, who’s losing, zero-sum game, high octane, outrage. And there’s a lot of testosterone in that.”

Covering Washington and politics with the machismo of an MMA fight—packed with explosive graphics, booming “breaking news” chyrons, and outsized focus on “showdowns” and “face-offs,” especially during Trump’s reality show presidency—is an effort by outlets, Yellin says, to cater to the demographic she was told is TV news’s target audience: 18- to 35-year-old men. But treating the news like the Super Bowl of politics never sat well with her.

“My instinct was that it was leaving a lot of women out of the conversation,” Yellin said. She began to conduct her own research, including some in conjunction with a graduate student at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and found that while historically the majority of the news audience is female, a large percentage of women are avoiding the news—both because of the male-driven content and its tone. “Every [major TV] news president except one [Fox News] is a guy,” Yellin said. “There’s something inherently broken about our news culture . . . and women have not been in charge. I’ll put it that way.”

Not that the news on steroids was—or, ahem, still is—an informative or helpful way to communicate with viewers or readers of any gender. In the midst of blockbuster plays for ratings, Yellin found that people outside the media bubble didn’t seem to understand the issues that the news was sensationalizing. Friends asked her for breakdowns, in laymen’s terms, about Iran or health care; they balked at convoluted cable news lingo.

“I always felt that the way we do the news . . . was like you just walked into a conversation 10 minutes after it started,” she said. But when she pitched explainers, management shot her down: “In general, the response was, ‘Jessica, don’t be difficult’; ‘Jessica, no one wants to hear that.’ ”And so a frustrated Yellin left CNN in 2013. She got to work on a novel—Savage News, to be published next year. (Incidentally, it’s about a young woman reporter assigned to a sex scandal story . . . only to realize “something much more significant is happening in the world but she can’t cover it because management thinks it won’t rate.”)

And, this past July, she began to deliver the news, on her own, in the way she’d always wanted to—the way male brass at her past jobs wouldn’t quite let her. Instead of presenting the news as a battle royal, Yellin started breaking it down in a real, relatable, informative way that actually acknowledged women readers and listeners—on, of all places, Instagram, “because the audience is so heavily female,” Yellin said.

— Read the rest of the article on

Nov 25 – Meet Jennifer Campbell Our Newly Elected Representative for District 2!

True to her word, Dr. Jen Campbell is coming to our first meeting after the election to listen to her community in District 2.

I will listen to the concerns of our neighbors throughout District 2. My goal is to work together to improve our communities, preserve and maintain our City’s positive attributes, beautify areas that need enhancement, and bring about an even better San Diego.
Dr. Jen Campbell

Come along to celebrate Jen’s election victory, and to discuss policies and priorities for her first year in office.

Nathan Fletcher, our newly elected representative for the County Board of Supervisors District 4, has also been invited but at this time we’re still awaiting confirmation from his office.

We’ll also discuss plans for our participation in the OB Holiday Parade on Saturday December 1,  and our Annual Holiday Party on Sunday December 2.

After a fabulous local election cycle, now’s the time to start building for 2020.

California has moved its Primary forward to Super Tuesday in the first week of March, so campaigning will start early next year.

Renew your Membership with the Point Loma & OB Dems now so we can work together to take Democratic control of San Diego County in 2020.



November 25, 2018
4:00PM – 5:30PM

Point Loma Assembly,  3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106

For additional info call (619) 800-5098
Directions and parking information

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.

Nov 19 – Celebration and Coalition Building

Come join us for a celebration of all our great victories this November.

We’ll be joined by Assemblymember Todd Gloria, and San Diego City Councilmember, Barbara Bry.

There will be cake! 🍰

We’ll also hear from Sheryl Mallory-Johnson (@1619ncbw) about the 1619 National Celebration of Black Women planned for Saturday March 2, 2019.

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm just before the meeting starts.

Order dinner or a drink to sustain you, and the restaurant!

MTS routes 44, 60

December 1 Holiday Party



Please join us on Saturday, December 1 from 5-7:00 p.m. at Joyce Beers Community Center to celebrate the upcoming holidays. We will briefly hear from Howard Waye, Esq. about the encouraging blue wave election results. Our new club officers will be sworn in as well.

The club will be providing tamales and beverages. Please bring a side dish. Cost is $5.00 if bringing a dish or $10.00 without. Many members’ dues are due at this time too! ($20.00 per person, $30 per couple)

Hope you can attend!

Dr. Jen WINS! Let’s Celebrate Next Tuesday!

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

Fellow club members — SHE DID IT!

Our own Dr. Jen did the impossible, the improbable, and defeated Trump Republican Lorie Zapf, and it wasn’t even close!

With 100% of precincts reporting, Jen Campbell won by 12 points!

On behalf of the Clairemont Democratic Club, a club that you helped get off the ground several years ago, we are so proud of you! Congratulations!

Given all of the other results, we can review those successes and celebrate those victories at our next club meeting on Tuesday, November 13th. We have invited Andy Keatts with Voice of San Diego to discuss some of the big election results locally.

See you next Tuesday!

If you have suggestions or ideas about meeting topics or event types that you’d like us to host, please email them to me or visit our Facebook page.

If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:

Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117

It is our shared responsibility to ensure that people are informed, educated, and not mystified by stage craft, economic bribery or the feeling of helplessness. We have so many exciting things in store for our Clairemont Democratic Club members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our meetings and events.