La Jolla Democratic Club Newsletter
January 2018

The LJDC Monthly Meeting
Sunday, January 14, 2018 
2 – 4:30 pm

The La Jolla Democratic Club will host a Candidate’s Forum for the four Democratic candidates running in the 4th district for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.  The candidates, in alphabetical order, are: Nathan Fletcher, endorsed by the San Diego County Democratic party, Ken Malbrough, retired deputy San Diego fire chief, Omar Passons, attorney and Lori Saldana, former assemblywoman.  A question and answer period will follow the candidates’ presentations.

At the February meeting we will consider endorsing one of these candidates for Board of Supervisors, District 4.
We will also vote on whether we want to give Scott Peters a “Friendly Incumbent Endorsement,” which would save him from coming to the club to ask and are very commonly given to a incumbent candidate.

Additionally, those members of the LJDC who joined in on the DemCruise in December will share with the club, highlights from the speakers and discussions.

Community Room @ AMC La Jolla 12 Theater
8657 Villa La Jolla Drive
San Diego, CA 92037


Sunday, January 7, 2017 – Climate March and Rally –  1pm at the Federal Building – 880 Front Street San Diego, CA 92101 Map   More Info or call Derek Casady, 858-457-0246

Sunday, January 14, 2018 – LJDC Monthly Meeting – Community Room @ AMC La Jolla 12 Theater – 2 – 4:30 pm

Sunday, January 14, 2018 – The 38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr.  Day Parade  – 2 to 5pm – Harbor Drive at the Embarcadero. More Info

Saturday, January 20, 2018 – Women’s March San Diego – Hear Our Vote – March On The Polls 2018 – 10am, 1600 Pacific Highway San Diego, CA
More Info

Sunday, February 18, 2018 – Meet and Greet/Orientation for New Members
All members and interested parties are welcome to a Pot-luck Brunch.
WHEN: February 18, 11:30 – 1pm
WHERE: White Sands Community Room, 7450 Olivetas Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 (those who RSVP will get details on directions and parking)
AGENDA: A great breakfast, an opportunity to get acquainted with the La Jolla Democratic Club and other members, learn about club goals from President Derek Casady, and hear about San Diego City Council issues from District One representative, Barbara Bry.
Questions or to RSVP contact Carolyn Shadle or Rita-Lim Wilby

February 23 – 25, 2018 – 2018 California Democrats State Convention – San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 More Info

Volunteer Opportunities

More than 500 volunteers are needed for the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. People are needed to help with tasks ranging from assisting with events and receptions to registration and credentialing. More Info

Volunteer registration is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and all communication will be handled via email, so be sure to sign up now with a permanent email account and check it frequently — including your junk mail folder.
Sign Up Now to secure your spot as a volunteer

This Month’s Book Recommendation

The Take (2004 film)
The Take is a Canadian documentary film released in 2004 by the wife and husband team of Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. It tells the story of workers in Buenos Aires, Argentina who reclaim control of a closed Forja auto plant where they once worked and turn it into a worker cooperative. See More

The Silent Change, by journalist Esteban Magnani, (Publisher: Editorial Teseo, 2009)
For anyone wanting to learn more about the extraordinary movement portrayed in the film, this book is a must-read! See More

Did you miss the December meeting/Holiday party?

Last month’s meeting/Holiday party consisted of a potluck and social gathering at the Kripke’s home with various speakers including City Council member Barbara Bry, and several local candidates Sara Jacobs for Congress, Kevin Beiser for School Board, Matt Valenti for City Council, and Omar Passons for Board of Supervisors.

Derek Casady

Kripke’s full living room

Holiday Potluck

Holiday Gathering

Members Out And About


  • Member Jim Evans’ essay on Marine DNA – post
  • Trump Disbands Commission on Voter Fraud – repost
  • Corruption is the use of public positions of authority for private gain – repost

Help the Cause – Member suggested ways to advance our work – More Ideas
Resources 2017 – See Page
Issues and Organizations – See Page
To contact the SD Democratic Party.
To submit an event to the SD Democratic Party Calendar for inclusion.

Marty Mashoufi, Carmen Ludwig, Carolyn Shadle, Rosemary Straley, Claire Richmond, and Katie Elsbree, six members of the LJDC joined in on the DemCruise in December 2017.

It’s Time to Renew Your La Jolla Democratic Club Membership for 2018.
The LJDC membership year runs from January-December.  Please use the Membership Form to renew. You can send your check NOW by mail to:
LJDC, P.O. Box 288
La Jolla, CA 92038
or join online, click the JOIN button, submit the form and mail your check.The dues are: $25 for individuals, $35 for household, $50 Sustain, and $100 Patron, $5 student.