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PressPass - September, 2014

Los Angeles Area:

WHEN: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:15 pm

WHAT: Water Policy and Water Myths in California: Drought Edition
WHO: Jeffrey Mount, Senior Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California
WHERE: USC University Park Campus, Lewis Hall 101

WHEN: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: Central African Republic and the Responsibility to Protect
WHO: Philippe Bolopion and Lewis Mudge, Pacific Council member and Partner at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher and Marcellus McRae
WHERE: Pacific Council on International Policy, 725 S. Figueroa St., Suite 450, Los Angeles, CA 90017
CONTACT: Melissa Lockhart Fortner, 213- 221-2016,

WHEN: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30 pm
WHAT: Dinner - ISIS, Iran, Russia and America’s Foreign Policy
WHO: Representative Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
WHERE: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600,

WHEN: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: Global Millennials and the Changing World Order
WHO: Richard Wike, Director of Pew Global Attitudes Project
WHERE: USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism, Room 207, 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
CONTACT: Nicholas Cull,, 213-821-4080

San Francisco Bay Area:

WHEN: Monday, September 22, 2014, 4:15 pm
WHAT: Energy Seminar: Developing the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency
WHO: Dian Grueneich, expert in Energy and Environmental Issues
WHERE: NVIDIA Auditorium, Huang Engineering, Stanford University
CONTACT: 650-724-2613,

WHEN: Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:00 pm
WHAT: San Francisco Neighborhood Newspapers: Creating Healthy and Informed Environments and Neighborhoods
WHO: Juan Gonzales, Founder and Editor, El Tecolote Paul Kozakiewicz, Publisher, Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon Willie Ratcliff, Publisher, San Francisco Bay View Glenn Gullmes, Publisher, West Portal Monthly
WHERE: The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
CONTACT: Riki Rafner, 415-597-6712,

WHEN: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:30 pm
WHAT: A Look Inside the US Immigration System – Is It Working?
WHO: James Mayock, Founder, E&M Mayock and Associates PC
WHERE: Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600,