Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s March 20 Meeting to Feature Conversation about Mental Health Services in Contra Costa: What’s Working, What’s Needed

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Wednesday, March 20 meeting will feature a conversation about Mental Health Services in Contra Costa: What's Working, What's Needed.

Come learn about our county's mental health services from the people who work daily with people with severe mental illness. The panel discussion will include:

Brenda Crawford, executive director, Mental Health Consumer Concerns, a non-profit agency advocating for and fostering empowerment of people with mental illness.
Walter Gorski, mental health specialist, Contra Costa Mental Health Division and chief shop steward, Public Employees Union Local 1.
John Gragnani, children's mental health clinical specialist, Contra Costa Mental Health Division and president, Public Employees Union Local 1.
Lori Hefner, gerontologist and fiduciary/conservator, court-appointed to handle complex cases involving people unable to make decisions in their own best interest.

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Senator Lois Wolk to Discuss “Double Tunnel” at Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s Feb. 20 Meeting

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's February 20 meeting will feature Senator Lois Wolk discussing The Delta Water Conservation Plan: Double Tunnel or Double Trouble?

Senator Wolk, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Delta Stewardship and Sustainability, will discuss the proposed $23.7 billion plan to build two water-diverting tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and provide habitat restoration. Gov. Brown's double tunnel plan is an extremely important topic. Northern Calif. Democratic legislators and environmental groups oppose it and Sen. Wolk is a mover on alternatives.

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's . . . → Read More: Senator Lois Wolk to Discuss “Double Tunnel” at Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s Feb. 20 Meeting

Climate Change: It’s Not Too Hot to Handle Focus of Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s January 23 Meeting

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's January 23 meeting will feature Shelly Ryan of former Vice President Al Gore's Climate Reality Project. She will give a multimedia presentation on the status of climate change worldwide, what is being done to remedy the situation, and how every individual can make a positive difference.

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's . . . → Read More: Climate Change: It’s Not Too Hot to Handle Focus of Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s January 23 Meeting

Dec. 14 Seasonal Potluck Hosted by Tri-Valley Democratic Club, San Ramon Valley Democratic Club & Diablo Valley Democratic Club

The Tri-Valley Democratic Club, San Ramon Valley Democratic Club, Diablo Valley Democratic Club invite you to their seasonal pot luck party with music by JUICE on Friday, December 14, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the IBEW Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, in Dublin.

Come meet Democrats and our elected officials.  Last name A to I please bring side dishes, J to R salads or appetizers, and S to Z desserts.

Also please bring some canned or dry food to donate to our local food banks or a warm coat or blanket for “Christmas for Everyone.”  We also need volunteers for set up and clean up. Contact EllisG237@aol.com to volunteer and RSVP to SHGold237@aol.com so we will know how many main dishes to get. Click here for . . . → Read More: Dec. 14 Seasonal Potluck Hosted by Tri-Valley Democratic Club, San Ramon Valley Democratic Club & Diablo Valley Democratic Club

Diablo Valley Democratic Club to Discuss What’s Next with Education in California at November 29 Meeting

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's November 29 meeting will feature a conversation about Education in California: What's Next with Craig Cheslog, Principal Advisor to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

Cheslog will report on the meaning of Proposition 30 and the expected Democratic legislative supermajority on California's public elementary and high schools and colleges. He is Superintendent Torlakson's personal strategist, advisor, spokesperson, liaison to outside individuals and organizations, and coordinator of his major education initiatives.

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's . . . → Read More: Diablo Valley Democratic Club to Discuss What’s Next with Education in California at November 29 Meeting

Diablo Valley Democratic Club Presents Deciphering the Perplexing Props with Assemblymember Susan Bonilla on Sept. 19

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's September 19 meeting will feature a presentation about Deciphering the Perplexing Props, featuring Assemblymember Susan Bonilla.

Assemblymember Bonilla will report on the financing of our schools and explain Proposition 30, which protects school funding. Other speakers include the club member Steve Olsen and John Roe from the United Food and Commercial Workers.

DVDC members will also vote on endorsements.

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's . . . → Read More: Diablo Valley Democratic Club Presents Deciphering the Perplexing Props with Assemblymember Susan Bonilla on Sept. 19

Diablo Valley Democratic Club Hosts Paid-Up Members’ Potluck on Sunday, July 29

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club presents a Paid-Up Members' Potluck on Sunday, July 29, at 4 p.m. The event location will be announced when you RSVP.

Join the club for food, fun, and pre-election political talk. The club will supply the mains and water, bring a cold beverage (no alcohol) and a dish to share: A-I salad, J-Q side, R-Z dessert.

To RSVP and to ensure your dues are paid and up-to-date, please contact sherryweise@gmail.com. For more information, visit the club's . . . → Read More: Diablo Valley Democratic Club Hosts Paid-Up Members’ Potluck on Sunday, July 29

Diablo Valley Democratic Club Hosts Contra Costa Times Columnist Daniel Borenstein

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Wednesday, June 27 meeting (note the special night) will feature the a conversation about Understanding Public Employee Pensions with Contra Costa Times columnist Daniel Borenstein. 

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's . . . → Read More: Diablo Valley Democratic Club Hosts Contra Costa Times Columnist Daniel Borenstein

Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s May 23 Meeting Features Conversation About “Ending Gun Violence: Where Are We At?”

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Wednesday, May 23 meeting (note the special night) will feature the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence's Karen Arntzen discussing "Ending Gun Violence: Where Are We At?"

Arntzen will discuss what we've learned from Virginia Tech, Tucson, Oikos, and all-too-common but less publicized gun violence in the Bay Area. What can we do? She'll also discuss the need for action right here in Central Contra Costa County.

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's . . . → Read More: Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s May 23 Meeting Features Conversation About “Ending Gun Violence: Where Are We At?”

Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s April 26 Meeting Features Asm. Joan Buchanan

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Thursday, April 26 meeting will feature Assemblymember Joan Buchanan discussing what is happening in Sacramento amid budget challenges in this election year.

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's . . . → Read More: Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s April 26 Meeting Features Asm. Joan Buchanan

Upcoming Contra Costa Democratic Events

  • April 27, 2014
    • Lamorinda Democratic Club Presents the Documentary "Inequality for All"

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Location: Bentley School, Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, CA, United States

  • May 15, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 302 Meeting Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez, CA

  • June 19, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 302 Meeting Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez, CA

  • July 17, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 302 Meeting Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez, CA

  • August 21, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 302 Meeting Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez, CA

  • September 18, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 302 Meeting Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez, CA

  • October 16, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 302 Meeting Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez, CA