3/6/14 -- Ecocem Materials Ltd of Dublin Ireland seeks to establish in Vallejo, CA its 4th international plant, its first in North America. Operating as Orcem California, Inc., Ecocem has filed an application with the City of Vallejo for a Major Use Permit to repurpose the ~5 acre former flour milling site to a $30 million green manufacturing plant.
Courts ruled schools could ban students’ American flag displays during Cinco de Mayo because of threats of violence. This is an absurdity of some people's reasoning about American cultural diversity. Some students in the United States celebrating a historic event of foreign, ancestor culture threaten violence to other students displaying the American flag that symbolizes protected freedom of expression.
During May 5, 2010, Oak High School of Morgan Hill Unified School District allowed a Cinco de Mayo celebration on campus. Some students of Mexican descent threatened violence against students displaying the American flag that day. Based on those threats, school officials directed students to remove or hide clothing displaying the flag. They excused students from attendance that refused to hide or remove the flag from their clothes.
from March 2, 2014 meeting with Bayard Rustin LGBT Democratic Club
By Barbara Gaea
March 4, 2014
(paraphrased and quoted as closely as poss.—never did this before !)
As with Bill Clinton decades prior, we were pleased to have Congressman John Garamendi (Democrat, District 3) to come and talk to the Bayard Rustin LGBT Political Club & many other local & area politicos at Jeff & Dave’s house in Fairfield; and I believe very few were disappointed. While waiting, a few of his staff mingled and talked about his history—e.g. of working in the Peace Corps (& remember his term as CA Insurance Commissioner).