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Finally, a Federal Hate Crimes Bill
By Tracy Emblem, candidate for Congress in CA 50th. "On October 28, 2009, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd legislation expanded the legal definition of “hate crime” to include attacks based on sexual orientation. The bill passed Congress and was signed into law by President Obama, but Congressman Brian Bilbray failed to take a leadership role and voted “NO” on this historic civil rights legislation." [Bilbray belongs to the "Party of NO!"] Read More

Event Reminders:

Hearing on 500 Homes in BV Valley/El Salto Falls
Wednesday, 11/18/2009
Carlsbad Planning Hearing : 500 Homes in BV Valley/El Salto Falls! Please attend this important hearing and tell the Planning Commission you want to see this priceless valley preserved, and not become just one more dense development with a devastating effect on this area.

Barnes & Noble Poetry Series
Wednesday, 11/18/2009
Barnes & Noble Poetry Series presents featured poets John (Jack) Webb and Chris Baron.

Planting at Anstine-Audubon Preserve
Saturday, 11/21/2009
You are invited to the Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 21st from 9am to 12pm to help restore this 11-acre coastal habitat which provides refuge for a variety of local plants and animals. A one-time grant will provide 350 native plants to futher enhance the beauty of the preserve.

Local high schools win Gay-Straight grants
Wednesday, 12/02/2009
North County LGBT Coalition will be hosting, for the second year, the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Award. Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 we will be gathering at the Mira Costa College in the Student Center at 6:00pm. Oceanside High School, Carlsbad High School, Rancho Vista High School, Ramona High School and Mira Costa College will be the recipients of a cash donation to stimulate the clubs school presence and activities.

Magee Park Poets Publication Party
Wednesday, 12/02/2009
The annual publication party for the 21st Annual Magee Park Poets Anthology will feature published poets. Copies will be on sale for $5.