Candidates Sought for CV Town Council


Crescenta Valley Town Council (CVTC)

Come meet with council members on Saturday, October 10th. Council members want to answer your questions about Crescenta Valley Town Council, current issues, commitment required, and local history. Meeting is at 2606 Foothill Blvd, main floor. Please bring us your questions and concerns. RSVP to

From the CVTC website:

The application is now available in several formats and must be returned by 11:59 pm, October 13th.

Why should you run for Town Council? You are vested in keeping and or improving your community to be the best it can be. You have great ideas and or you want to help be a part of the many projects the Town Council is currently working on. We need your voice and more than that we want your participation. Six seats will be available and we want you to be a part of a great volunteer organization that has a great impact on the La Crescenta Montrose community. The application is below in two formats. We hope you will consider joining this great organization.

This year’s CV Town Council elections will be Fri Nov 6, 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Sat Nov 7, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church (Sadler Hall).

Click the following link the 2015 Word Doc Candidate Application 2015 Candidate Application Fillable

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October 2015 Club Meeting

Sunday, October 18, 2015
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Home of Divya and Rajiv Dalal
2270 Cross St.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Jerry Kominski
Professor of Health Policy and Management
and Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
“The Affordable Care Act Today”

Action Items for Club Members
1. Voting on two club contributions–UDH Octoberfest and Portantino Garden Party

2. Discussion and possible endorsement of Carbon Fee & Dividend, a federal policy proposal created by Citizen’s Climate Lobby.
Please review the materials below to be prepared for a vote at the meeting.
Click here for Carbon Endorsement page
Click here for facts from Citizens’ Climate Lobby

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“Club Summit” Training for Dems club members and activists

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Demo Club Speaker on Saving Social Security

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will feature Ernie Powell, a strong advocate of Social Security, on Sunday, September 20, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Dr., La Cañada. The meeting is held in the administrative building off the back of the Lanterman parking lot.

Mr. Powell is a field consultant for and the Grassroots National Director at the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM).

Committee reports will include the planning underway for a Candidate Forum for 2016 and news from the Elections Information Committee on the local offices and issues coming up to be voted on 2016.

For more information, go to

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Demo Club Supports Climate Bills

Concerned about climate change and encouraged by California’s strong efforts to address it, members of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club unanimously voted Sunday, Aug. 23, to support Senate Bills 32 and 350, which call for limiting greenhouse gas emissions, reducing petroleum use, and doubling energy efficiency in buildings. 

Both bills have passed in the State Senate and must be approved by the Assembly or, if amended, must be voted on again in the Senate. Members were urged to call their Assemblyman (for local District 43 that is Mike Gatto) and State Senator (for District 25, Carol Liu) to urge their support. The bills address what citizens and industries can do to minimize the dangers of climate change. A concern was expressed that petroleum industry lobbyists may be trying to derail the bills.

Democratic Club member Rody Stephenson introduced the issue and member Nalini Lasiewicz made the motion to support the bills.

In other news, the Club began making plans for a candidate forum in 2016 to introduce to the public candidates for State Assembly and possibly for County Supervisor.

Submitted by Bonnie Finn, Publicity Chair

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August Club Meeting

Sunday, August 23, 2015
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Home of Chuck & Maria Guinta
La Cañada

 Denora Williams, labor union representative with  
the California Nurses’ Association (CNA)

Committee Reports
Good news on the 10th Anniversary Party
Photos from Anniversary at

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Membership Committee also has good news


Discussion and vote to approve new Committees:

•    Elections Information Committee, purpose of which is to inform members on all coming elections
•    Nominating Committee, nominating candidates who will run for 2016 Club Offices
•    Candidate Forum Committee, to make arrangements for a February forum, to be open to the public, to introduce candidates for local 2016 elections. Possibly co-host with another group.

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ADEM 43 – 2015


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10th Anniversary Celebration


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May 2015 Meeting

Sunday, May 17, 2015

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Lanterman House

4420 Encinas Drive

La Canada, CA 91011 

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 Directions: from Foothill and Verdugo Road: SW on Verdugo to Encinas Drive. Left on Encinas, house on the left. Park on side streets.

Speaker: Bill Weisman, member of the “No on 710 Action Committee” and former member of the Glendale Transportation and Parking Commission

Topic: “SR 710 North Gap Closure Status”

 Club business includes:

    • Report on plans for 10th Anniversary Celebration, July 12
    • From Controller Bud Slotky, an important vote on amendments to our Club Bylaws. Review them here:  The proposed changes are to adjust our fiscal year to Jan. to Dec. With a change in the membership year is a proposed change to the dues structure, making the basic rate for all adults $35. In addition, to make our Club compliant with LA County Democratic Party rules, certain definitions had to be adjusted, particularly in regards to pre-endorsement conferences.

Guests welcome.  Free event.

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April Club Meeting

Sunday, April 19, 2015
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Home of Greta Pruitt
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Dr. Adrian D. Pantoja, Professor in Political Studies and Chicano Studies at Pitzer College in Claremont. He is currently a Senior Analyst with Latino Decisions, a political polling firm surveying and analyzing the Latino electorate. He has offered expert commentary on Latino politics to The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Arizona Republic, La Opinion and other newspapers.


Special Guest Speaker:
Elaine Hurd, one of the founders of this Democratic Club


Committee Reports
Vote on By-laws amendments relative to membership and fiscal year. Review them here, under the April 19 date:
Update on California Nurses Association negotiations with USC/Verdugo Hills Hospital
Further details on the 10th Anniversary of Demo Club
New business — motions from the floor

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