By Carlyn Obringer From Carlyn’s Column On April 12, 2006, Massachusetts passed what has been hailed as the most comprehensive universal healthcare reform plan in the United States (HB 4850) by mandating that “everyone who can afford health insurance should be required to obtain itâ€? by July 1, 2007, or face possible tax penalties. In [...]

Energy Savings start with you!

November 15, 2007 | Comments Off

Please come to the next Lamorinda Democratic Club and receive two energy efficient light bulbs–absolutely free. All PG& E asks is that you agree not to sell these bulbs, and instead place them in your home instead.

Many of you had the exciting opportunity to meet Nadia McCaffrey last Spring when she presented her ideas before the Lamorinda Democratic Club for a “Veterans’ Village,” a self-sustaining counseling and job-training center for armed forces members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. You might recall the heartbreaking story about Nadia’s son having been killed by [...]

In Memoriam:

November 15, 2007 | Comments Off

The recent news that Mallory Penfield Tripp has lost her battle with cancer is sad for those of us who knew her in the Lafayette Democratic Club. She and her husband Minot (who died ten years ago,) were very active in local politics here and when they moved to Point Richmond.

Daniel M. Kammen a Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL). Kammen is also the Co-Director of [...]