Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Events listed here are open to the public, and admission is generally free unless otherwise noted. Note that if a location is underlined, you can click on the address to get directions. Please contact the League for more information at (650)903-0600 or email

Please note that co-sponsorship of an event does not imply endorsement of any of the speakers, groups, or the points of view expressed.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
7 - 9 p.m.
PAUSD Board Room
25 Churchill,
Palo Alto, CA 94301
PAUSD Board Candidates' Forum. Sponsored by LWVPA,
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
7 - 9 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church Fall Kick-Off.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
505 E. Charleston,
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Fall Kick-Off for Palo Alto League. Special Speaker is Director of Planning and Community Environment for Palo Alto, Hillary Gitelman. Open to the public: bring your friends!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
10:30 - 11:30 & 1:30 - 2:30
Heritage Theater,
1 West Campbell Ave,
Campbell, CA 95008
Naturalization Ceremony. Voter registration opportunity
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
10:30 - 1:30
Palo Alto VA Hospital,
3801 Miranda Ave.
Palo Alto, CA
National Voter Registration Day. Voter registration opportunity; open to the public.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
11:00 - 2:00
California Cafe, Old Town
60 University Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95070
League of Women Voters First Annual Community Luncheon. ToPIC: "State of the Valley" Carl Guardino

California Café, Old Town, 50 University Av. in Los Gatos Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

You and your guests are invited to join the League of Women Voters Southwest Santa Clara Valley at this luncheon. Carl Guardino, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group will be our speaker. He will be talking about "THE EFFECT OF ECONOMIC AND POPULATION GROWTH ON OUR VALLEY, covering such issues as the water shortage, housing, education, health, transportation, etc." LWV and SVLG share many of the same policy concerns. The League is a non-partisan organization of women and men and every one is welcome.

Menu choices: Grilled chicken sandwich, caramelized onions, avocado aioli, provolone, potato salad and mixed greens. Or for vegetarians + organic mixed greens salad, tomatoes, candied walnuts, cheese, honey sherry vinaigrette. Meals include soft drinks, iced tea,and decaf coffee. Cost of meal is $20.00.

All must make reservations. Seating is limited so please RSVP by Tuesday, Sept 16. To get an e-ticket please send your check made out to LWV SWSCV, your email address and your menu selection to:

LWV SWSCV P.O. Box 2865 Saratoga CA 95070

For more information please call; Marge Bunyard 408-255-3594 Hana Itani 408-598-1842 (President of LWV-SWSCV) Barbara Lea 408-354-2287

Sunday, September 28, 2014
1 to 3 pm
Los Altos Youth Center,
1 N. San Antonio Road,
Los Altos, CA 94022
Meet-the-Candidates Forum. Superior Court Judge, Office 24; El Camino Hospital Board; Santa Clara Valley Water District, District 7; Foothill DeAnza Board; Mid-Peninsula Open Space District Board

Hosted by Los Altos/Mountain View League

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Congregation Etz Chayim,
(Former YWCA building)
4161 Alma St,
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Palo Alto City Council Candidates' Forum. Co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Council of PTA's, Palo Alto Weekly and the Media Center
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
2 p.m.
Avenidas Ballot Pros & Cons.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
7-9:30 pm
(Etz Chayim)
4161 Alma
Palo Alto, CA
Candidates Forum.
Monday, October 6, 2014-Monday, November 3, 2014
  4-Week Early-Voting Period. Possible voting at Los Altos Library the final 2 weekends' afternoons before Nov 4.... at 13 So. San Antonio Rd
Monday, October 6, 2014
Channing House
850 Webster St
Palo Alto, CA
Ballot Measure Pros and Cons.
Monday, October 6, 2014
7 pm
  Ballot Measure Pros and Cons. Channing House

Tues, Oct 7, 7-9:30 pm Board Meeting Gerard

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Betty Gerard's home Board Meeting.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014-Wednesday, October 8, 2014
12:50 - 1:30
Gunn High School
Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA
Voter Registration.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
4 p.m.
Congregation Beth Am
Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA
Ballot Issue Pros and Cons.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
11:45 am to 12:10 pm
Palo Alto High School
Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto,CA
Voter Registration.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
2 p.m.
Stevenson House Pros and Cons.
Monday, October 20, 2014
  Last Day to Register to Vote. in Nov. 4th Election
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
11:45 am- 1 pm
Bay Cafe Restaurant
1875 Embarcadero Rd
Palo Alto, CA
Lunch With the League. Lunch with League is Back!

What is the Palo Alto TMA? Changes to parking will start as soon as January 2015! What changes? And will they work for you?
-Speaker: Jessica Sullivan, City of Palo Alto Parking Manager

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
  Last Day to Request Voting-by-Mail.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
  General Election.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Your polling place Election Day. "Mid-term" elections
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
7-9:30 pm
Doris Petersen's home Board Meeting.
Friday, December 5, 2014
11:30 - 1:30
Garden Court Hotel,
520 Cowper St,
Palo Alto, CA
Winter Luncheon. Guest speaker Dr. Glenn (Max) McGee, new superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District. $32, payable in advance