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GOP Headquarters Open in Malibu

The HQ is run by the Malibu Bel Air Republican Women Federated (MBA/RWF).

The GOP officially opened their headquarters last week with a large crowd.

The group gathered on the patio outside its offices at 21323 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. The HQ is run by the Malibu Bel Air Republican Women Federated (MBA/RWF). 

The guests enjoyed wine tasting by Dr. Serena Friedman who shared a selection of red wines from Four Sisters Winery.

Todd Zink, candidate for State Senate, serving the district that includes Malibu addressed the crowd. Zink an active-duty United States Marine and Deputy LA County District Attorney shared his vision for bringing common sense and a true spirit of public service to a broken, splintered Sacramento.

He outlined his plans to improve the current conditions and his strategy for the future. Zink pledged to address the issues of overcrowded county prisons, persistent unemployment, and California’s failing schools.

Gary Aminoff, First Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles gave an overview of the 11 propositions that qualified for the November ballot.

“Many voters vote without knowing facts and the consequences greatly affect and impact our lives,” said Susanne Reyto, president of the MBA/RWF.

The club will continue to offer information to educate the voters as, “some of the propositions have clauses which stipulate no changes for many years after they are implemented,” Reyto said.

Keith McCowen, candidate for State Assembly in the 54th District addressed the group too. He shared some practical ideas which included less waste and smaller government and pledged to grow jobs in California if elected.

“We achieved our goal for the evening and were thrilled with the turnout,” said Bonnie Coleman, Chairman of the HQ. 

The headquarters will be open and run by volunteers from 12 to 7 p.m. on week days and from 12 to 5 p.m. on the weekends. 

Volunteers are needed and can contact Bonnie at malibonn@msn.com.

Jason M September 14, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Absolutely!
wendy September 15, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Congrats!!! It's not easy being Red in Cali!!!
Jason M September 15, 2012 at 09:02 AM
Would riding an elephant down Zumarez be politically incorrect? Lol
Lorelei Shark September 15, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Women who actually want to give-up rights to what happens to their bodies... not my cup of tea. It's hard to imagine that anybody would feel comfortable with a Romney/Ryan white house during a middle east crisis such as we are experiencing. If that ever happened - you could count on WW3. Not to mention repealing the only healthcare legislation passed in America, which will allow people with pre-existing conditions the health care they need.... kids up to 26 years-old to stay on their parent's insurance policy. Think long and hard before you back a republican in any position - they've done nothing but obstruct legislation that would be helping our country crawl out of a ditch.
Niles Akbar September 15, 2012 at 09:12 PM
"Think long and hard before you back a Republican in ANY position.." That's just a tiny bit extreme, isn't it Mrs. Shark? What is it that you truly desire? A totalitarian, one-party state? Is the Democratic Party as it currently exists perfect in every way? Have you heard of self-reflection or self-criticism? I would suggest that extremists of any stripe are dangerous. Let's ease up on the demonizing for a moment, OK? Great!
Lorelei Shark September 15, 2012 at 09:30 PM
At this time in history - yes that is my opinion Mr. Akbar. The Democratic Party has moved pretty far to the Right - pretty much where Reagan was in the 70s. The GOP leaders are the extremists - not I. Show me anyone in the Republican party who does not walk the Grover Norquist line of obedience and I will look to possibly support that free thinker. But, as yet, all I have seen are extreme party disciples, supported by Rove and the Kochs and all the money they need to win a political race. Mr. Akbar, I don't believe I am demonizing anyone and this is not the moment in time to ease-up on any of it. Peace.
Pam September 15, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Mrs. Shark, if you are truly concerned about women's rights, you need to vote Republican. Today, in the United States of America, a film maker is being persecuted by our own government for making a film. This president, who swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America, is now caving to the pressures of Sharia law through the de facto criminalization of denigrating Islam. So think carefully before you say Republicans will take away women's rights.
Niles Akbar September 15, 2012 at 11:34 PM
So it's a one-party state for you. Sort of like California where Democrats completely control the governor's office and legislature and where Republican national candidates scarcely bother to visit. Here legislators consider the California Teacher's Union a co-equal branch of government. "CTA is one of the biggest political spenders in California. It outpaced all other special interests, including corporate players such as telecommunications giant AT&T and the Chevron oil company, from 2000 through 2009." http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/18/local/la-me-cta-20120819 Now I probably don't like the Koch brothers any more than you do but I assume you are fine with this kind of influence peddling and politician-byuing, so long as it is Democrats who benefit. Am I right? The gross hypocrisy of politics. In my opinion there is no moral difference in the corrupting influence of Union money or Koch money. Both distort the political process. Now, I dislike both, yet I sense you are OK with the influence of teacher's union dues because they support your guy. Interesting.
Lorelei Shark September 16, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Mr. Akbar - CTA does not benefit the Democrats anymore than the GOP. They are a union - for teachers - and I do like paying our teachers - but you are way off point. I note that most Republicans see the world in b&w, while, in fact, the world has many shades of gray. I don't like how you try to put me in a box - it's so convenient - but so wrong! California is not a one party state. It's one of the more liberal states and therefore has more Democrats than others. I did look at the California GOP platform and see it is just as conservative as the national GOP platform: http://www.cagop.org/pdf/platform.pdf This platform is against just about everything I believe in. That's my choice - and while I still have a choice I am going to exercise it, by voting a progressive ballot. I believe in government and regulations and the free enterprise system. I believe people ought to be free to marry anyone they choose to. I believe a woman is in charge of her body and ought to have the right to make decisions about her own body. It's such gross hypocrisy when I hear - protect the zygote - but no health care for either the mother nor baby - just give birth and shut-up. That about sums it up.
Lorelei Shark September 16, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Pam - I guess you believe our President is a Muslim? Really? Pam - President Obama is a graduate of Harvard, was President of the Harvard Law Review and a constitutional law professor. Did you know that? it's people like you who are dangerous - because you spread hatred and misspeak. Turn off FOX, Rush, and all the rest of those idiots and start doing your own research. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing... the less you know, the more you think you know. Pam - about that anti-Islam film ...it's a free country - but - hatred in any form is unacceptable. It's caused harm to our people overseas. Like the Pastor who burned the Quran that almost caused a war last year - there are limits to what people can do... even in our free country. One more thing Pam - your party wants to own your ovaries - but won't help one tiny bit once you're pregnant. That's nuts - but, then perhaps you have lots of money and don't care. I have lots of money and I do care - that may be the big difference between us.
Niles Akbar September 16, 2012 at 01:38 AM
As an independent, I share your disdain for the Republican platform. I loathe the culture wars and I'm all about gay marriage, civil rights and "choice." Now, work with me here, please share one substantial thing that you believe is wrong with the Democratic Party that needs fixing, anything at all, because I do regard your position as Partisan up to this point.
Lorelei Shark September 16, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Mr. Akbar - I am a Progressive. My favorite person in government is an Independent, Senator Bernie Sanders. He is my hero. Here is a link to the Democratic Platform for 2012. http://www.democrats.org/democratic-national-platform#universal-values I cannot find one thing I disagree with. I wish it were possible to accomplish all the wishful thinking that is on the agenda. I wish our President followed through more on his promises and was stronger against his opposition... perhaps we would have single payer, universal health coverage. I also know that the filibuster and Norquist's sheep have been a major roadblock to things like the Jobs Bill and stimulus Bills. I wish our President were more evolved on marijuana and the drug issue in general. The problem is, the Democratic Party is too conservative and doesn't go far enough However, compared to the alternative, I'll take it.
Lorelei Shark September 16, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Mr. Akbar, I just researched you sir and are filled with hate - you are a hater. I have no use for haters in my life. Here is the demeaning Akbar: "I find him a liar, condescending and arrogant." Oh, did you mean Obama? The dissembler-in-chief?" Here is the hyperbolical Akbar: "Obama is the least transparent American President in history." ...and a rehash of some of your hate spewing... "What progressives REALLY want is zero opposition. They want a one-party, totalitarian state. They want not just the political defeat of opposition, but their actual physical banishment to a gulag and death. Democrats don't just dislike free-market ideas, they HATE Conservatives on a deeply visceral and personal one-on-one basis. Just try coming out as a Conservative in Malibu or in the entertainment/journalism world: it is the kiss of death!" BANG!
Niles Akbar September 16, 2012 at 03:35 AM
I am not a hater, no more than you are a blinded true believer, incapable of introspection, right" You couldn't possibly be a Progressive that believes every syllable the anointed one speaks. You are an educated person: yet you buy every line item of Democratic/Progressive cant? Not a single WORD of dissent ort unique POV? Why, are you a robot? Incapable of independent thought and action? Now THAT is disturbing. I find that amazing. I am sincerely trying to save you from yourself here. And yes, I do believe Progressives- perhaps not you - would love to erase dissenting voices in a totalitarian (painless and humane to be sure) holocaust. I think you want one voice, one option and you would eliminate all opposition since you are a true believer in the Progressive movement. And why wouldn't you, since you have the one, true political solution for all time? Isn't that what the magnun cum laude of all progressives - Stalin - did? Please, spare me from your pogrom, I'm not all bad! Perhaps I can be successfully reeducated in one of your camps. "Arbeit macht frei" No, you may not be a perfect Progressive, but you might be a sincere tho closeted Fascist. I can only imagine your position on Israel. "Uber alles," right?
Mark J. September 16, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Mark J. I am voting for mitt romney and Paul Ryan because I drank the cool aide of hope and change from Obama four years ago. He has done a horrible job and has spent money that we don't have. China has been very generous to the USA. We do need two business men in the white house. It is time to get our financial house in order and this will be difficult for us all. However if we don't take the necessary steps then our country will become WEAK, we will be unable to continue to be a world leader, and our humanitarian efforts will be greatly diminished. The world cannot and should not have a WEAK USA.
Pam September 16, 2012 at 05:25 AM
You don't know what you're talking about. We have the right to say what we want in this country and make movies we want-even if they offend people. How many anti-Christian movies have been made? I don't think Obama's a Muslim (but I'm not sure)-but his policies of appeasement are failing. He is weak and we aren't protected any where in the world. Don't tell me where to get my news. You don't know anything about me, but it's a typical liberal message. Emotions and name-calling and nothing else. You obviously are worried about your abortion rights. Sweetie, that's a state's right issue. And even so, those concerns will take a back seat if you have to start wearing a burka. Think I'm being drastic? Well, ask yourself if you ever thought you'd see the day when our enemies could burn our flag, kill our people, and we apologize for hurting their feelings and then harass the "bad guy"-the guy who made a film. One more thing, he went to Harvard law. So what? What does that mean? Nothing bad comes out of Harvard? Or there aren't any Muslims at Harvard? Wrong. Why don't you do a little studying and see how much our freedoms are being eroded under this president and then come back so we can talk!
Linda Vallejo September 27, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Pam - You are absolutely right. Most people criticizing Republicans or Democrats standing against Sharia Law have not done any research including reading their own words in the koran. Dalia Mogahed, Barack Obama’s adviser on Muslim affairs says : “Sharia is not well understood and Islam as a faith is not well understood.” Oh really!? Well some people have done their homework and checked out the source and they really know what they're talking about. Women are saying they don't want to give up their rights under Republican governing. These women need to get informed. It is an absolutely lie. Under this spineless, Muslim terrorist-Shariah-bowing president, women will have no rights. That's why Hillary Clinton has no power when she goes to these countries to do her job. They don't acknowledge women and that's why obama did not take his preceious michelle to Turkey. Obama doesn't even resemble any kind of Christian faith. He never fails to apologize for America and its patriots. Most critics will never do the research, but will talk to peers and are too lazy to get to the facts. Debating is great only people really know what they're talking about. This is a critical time when both parties need to be informed, study the Constitution and get your head out or your ____. Hilldale College has an online Constitution course that is free. I encourage everyone to take it. The attempt to discredit our Constitution and our rights will shock you!
Linda Vallejo September 27, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Lorelei -- hate to break the news to you -- Obama is muslim. My source was close to the shah of iran. When obama bowed to saudi king he was bowing in reverence to the king's foremost title. The highest title saudi king hold is "Guardian of Mecca". It recognized as the highest title known to muslims. Don't believe me -- I challenge you to dig it out for yourself. I always check my sources. BTW, obama is the least transparent president. Transparency meant us not him. There is a difference between hate and righteous indignation to protect our Constitutional rights. I remember a time when we could all disagree on politics and it would be a civilized discussion. At this time in history the liberals who claim to be so tolerant are the most intolerant people I know. They can disagree with an issue, but it now takes on personal attacks. Stop drinking the kool-aid. Just for the record get used to calling the president -- Mitt Romney.
Linda Vallejo September 27, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Niles you're probably right on their stand on Israel. We need to stand with Israel. I am amazed this guy in the White House parties on the boob tube and doesn't have time to see Netanyahu or the other Israeli leaders. Heck, he was too busy on The View and did not even set up meetings with world leaders at the Clinton Summit, even though the world's on fire. Today I read in L.A. Times that he has not had the proper time to practice for his debates because he is soooo busy with world events. Really? Like the Letterman show. He is not naive -- just so incompetent and blinded by his own vanity. He's never met a mirror he didn't like!

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