Unions, socialists, use kids to rally against education cuts

Radical teacher union and socialist agitators organized kids from Mt Diablo and other MDUSD schools to rally against education budget cuts in California.

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Union and socialist agitators organized kids from Mt Diablo and other MDUSD schools this afternoon after lunch to rally against education budget cuts in California. Part of a nationwide “Action” organized by radical unionists and socialists across the country, parents probably had no idea what their kids were learning in school today.

Listen to the Rosie O’Donnell look-alike agitator/organizer run down the line for today’s action. See how precise and scripted that was? Also browse commentary from a leading Socialist web site, In these Times.

This is how predatory the socialists, teacher unions, Tom Torlakson, George Miller, and the Democratic Assembly are. It is also indicative of how weak their position truly is that the only people they can brainwash are children and intellectually challenged MDUSD administrators and teachers who, ignoring State code, knew about this politicking on the taxpayer dime well in advance, and either approved it or winked at it in violation of their fiduciary responsibilities to taxpayers, parents, and children they are supposed to serve.

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Free phone calls from Santa

Reserve your free call from Santa for children of any age

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Have Santa make a special phone call to those on your holiday list. To ask Santa to make a call for you, log ontoChristmas Dialer. You get to choose one of three messages. Type in the number of the angel you want Santa to pester and Bob’s your elf! First call is free. Subsequent calls cost as little as 57-cents (USD) based on the number of prepaid calls you select.

Ella gets a call from Santa! from Todd on Vimeo.

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Mayors’ Charity Ball at Blackhawk to benefit Orphan Relief, Apr 19

orphan reliefThe Mayors’ Charity Ball will be held at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, CA on April 19, 2008.
This is a special evening of dining, dancing and fellowship to benefit the International Orphan Relief Fund, and to raise funds to help mentor and provide mobility and relief to these children by purchasing and delivering 120 children wheelchairs.

In addition to the mayors of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, the event will have 250 guests attend from governmental, corporate, and professional communities in the Counties. The mayors and their spouses will be the guests of honor for this event. For additional information, email Johnny Staton at jstatonprod@aol.com or call (925) 516-4634.

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Hospice announces upcoming grief support classes

Hospice of the East Bay (formerly Hospice and Palliative Care of Contra Costa) is pleased to offer a variety of support groups and workshops for adults, children and teens experiencing grief after the death of a loved one. Classes are offered at Hospice’s administrative offices: 3470 Buskirk Avenue, Pleasant Hill and at 350 John Muir Parkway, Brentwood.

Grief Support for Family and Friends; Pleasant Hill
Mon. Evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. March 3, 2008 – April 21, 2008

Children and Teens Support Group; Pleasant Hill
Tues. Evenings, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. March 4, 2008 – April 8, 2008

Adult Grief Classes; Pleasant Hill
Tuesday Evening, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. April 22, 2008

Widow and Widowers’ Support; Pleasant Hill
Mon. Evenings, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. May 19, 2008 – July 7, 2008
Widow and Widowers’ Support; Brentwood
Tues. Evenings, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. May 20, 2008 – July 8, 2008

All groups and classes are offered for a fee and require pre-registration. Fees are waived for those who cannot afford them. For further information and/or to register, please call: (925) 887-5678.

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CASA volunteer orientation, Nov 14

The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Contra Costa County willl hold an orientation seminar for potential Central County volunteers on Wednesday, November 14, 2007; 6:30 – 8:00 PM at CASA’s office located at 2020 N. Broadway Suite 204, in Walnut Creek.

For 25 years, volunteers trained by CASA of Contra Costa County have advocated for the needs of hundreds of children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned.

CASA needs volunteers to help provide its unique and desperately needed advocacy services to these vulnerable children. After the training that we provide, CASA volunteers are appointed by the Juvenile Court. They spend time with the child and they meet with teachers, therapists and others to assess the child’s situation and needs. They are uniquely able to advise the court and speak up for the children they serve. CASA volunteers show up when they say they will; they model caring consistency; they keep their promises to children who have lost trust in adults and lost hope in their lives. Continue reading “CASA volunteer orientation, Nov 14”

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How will the next election effect children and families?

The Contra Costa County Local Planning Council for Childcare and Development presents its 4th annual “Young Children’s Issues Forum” on Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Mt Diablo Universalist Church at 55 Eckley Lane in Walnut Creek.

Admission is free. Topics will cover childcare and childcare wages, preschool, nutrition, and before- and after-school programs. Local and state representatives will be featured speakers. For more information contact REuth Fernandez at 925-942-3413.

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