Ask A Voter: Finally, The November 2018 Midterm Elections

The Midterm elections are here. In keeping with our ritual on elections, it’s “Ask A Voter,” and we check around the country: Monique Wong at the UCI polling place, (min 1:28); Sue Jones in Madison, WI, (min 9:00); Ann Bidlingmaier in Tallahassee, FL (min 21:53); and Marcos Scauso in South Bend, IN (min 36:00). Vote. Get your friends, families, and co-workers out to vote.  Check your county’s registrar of voters for all the information that you need!

Meet Irvine City Council Candidates: Carrie O’Malley and Jaci Woods

We continue local election coverage with Irvine City Council candidates: Carried O’Malley, Irvine Transportation Commission Vice-Chair; and (minute 28:26) Jaci Woods, Irvine real estate broker at Seven Gables.

Meet Irvine City Council Candidate Lauren Johnson-Norris AND League of Women Voters Review CA Propositions

Lauren Johnson-Norris, local attorney and Irvine Community Services Commissioner, makes her case for why she should fill one of the two open seats on the Irvine City Council.

In the second segment (min 29:21), Rebecca Newman, president of the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast offers the pros and cons of the California statewide propositions. Useful resources for voters include: https://votersedge.org/ca, https://cavotes.org/news/our-pros-and-cons-ballot-measures-online-now-english-and-spanish, and http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/.

SB 54 at Irvine City Council AND Meet CA 49th Congressional Dist. Candidate Mike Levin

Jennifer Koh, immigration attorney and professor at Western State College of Law, takes up Irvine Mayor Don Wagner’s resolution pertaining to SB 54, the CA Values Act. Postponed, the resolution is once again on the City Council agenda the same day as this show, 10-9-18. Its agenda Item 4.1 may begin at 5 p.m., at the City Council Chambers The legal and political implications of this resolution will be considered. 949-724-6205 is the City Clerk’s number.

In the second segment (min 30:00), is Mike Levin, Congressional candidate for CA’s 49th District spanning Southern Orange County and Northern San Diego County.  He talks policy: the ACA, governmental incentives toward managing climate change, the Tax Overhaul of 2017, and the Consumer Protection Bureau, among other topics.

Meet Kevin de León for CA US Senate AND OC Registrar of Voters On Task for Nov 6

We begin electoral coverage with a CA State Senator Kevin de León, challenging incumbent US Senate Diane Feinstein in this year’s general election on November 6th.

In the second segment (min 24:30), OC Registrar of Voters, Neal Kelley weighs in with how he’s managing this year’s midterm election; it’s the ritual, we have elections – we talk to Neal. Important voter information is available on his always improving website: https://www.ocvote.com/. On November 6th the office can be reached by phone at: 714-567-7600.

Pre-Trial Detentions in CA AND Rethinking Water Management

Jeffrey Clayton, Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition, offers a grounded analysis about what California, versus others states, is doing with SB 10, the law ending money bail in CA. Petitions for reversing this law are being distributed statewide; qualified signatures are due into the Governor’s office by November 26th.

In the second segment (min 26:06) Conner Evers, water policy whisperer of Southern California, has tools for some out of the box thinking with water solutions, including savings from the closed-loop economy. Ways in which to follow Connor’s work include: http://ewccalifornia.org/home/index.php, and https://www.coastkeeper.org/.

The 29th Annual Southern CA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference AND Native American Relics Beneath Us

UCI researcher Daniel Gillen speaks to all facets, including his talk, of the upcoming 29th annual Alzheimer’s conference, held this Friday, 9-21, 7:30 a.m. til 4 p.m.at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Right around the corner, right down the street. Registration is still available at: https://www.mind.uci.edu/announcing-the-29th-annual-socal-alzheimers-disease-research-conference/. Details regarding participation in clinical trials are available at: 949-824-0008 or research@mind.uci.edu.

In the second segment (min 32:24), Patricia Martz, anthropologist and board president of the California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance, has lots of opportunities to direct our attention toward the civilizations over which we’ve settled our subdivisions and infrastructure: first is the California Cultural Resource Preservation Alliance’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, coming up this Sunday Sept. 23rd, the other are ancestor walks, 8 of them, around the OC, on October 6th. Details about both events are available at:https://www.facebook.com/California-Cultural-Resources-Preservation-Alliance-CCRPA-121990207811286/.