Pictured clockwise from upper left, Bob Zaugh, Marcy Winograd, Ann Kim, Jody Evans, Krishna Kant, Kevin De Leon, Dorothy Reik, and Jan Goodman.






Annual Holiday Party


Dec 22 

5:00 - 9:00 pm



Special Guests Congressman Ted Lieu

and Kevin de Leon


State Senator Ben Allen, PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky, Lila Garrett, Dr. Bill, PDA-CA Chair Mike Thaller, 

Russell Greene, Susie Shannon, Jodie Evans, Ani Zonneveld, Harvey Wasserman

& Many More!


Pot Luck Dinner

First Name

A-D: Appetizers   E-L: Salad or Veggies   M-S: Main Course   T-Z: Dessert

Jan & Jerry's House

939 San Vicente Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90402

Corner of San Vincente & Larkin








Did you hear any reports that the latest storm of deadly fires which swept through Southern California /”The Woolsey Fire” started on the grounds of the Southern California Santa Susana Nuclear Testing Lab?  Did you hear that the smoke from those fires contained dangerous radiation from the labs? 

Denise Duffield, Associate Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA), and Professor Harvey Wasserman say YES.  

As much as the media covered the fires, somehow those important aspects – and their impact never got into the news.  Come hear why…and much more:  

This Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Peace Center

3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, 90230

Hosted by Americans for Democratic Action of Southern California (ADA).  

You are invited to this free event.

 Holiday snacks will be served--It is pot-luck so bring something to share, if you are so inclined.

Free parking in rear and on the street.

Please RSVP to JansOrders@gmail.com to assure that there is adequate seating.

For more info:  310-729-2394




Photos show that one fire that contributed to The Woolsey Fire, the firestorm which blackened much of Southern California in November 2018, began on the grounds of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL). Rocky Peak Bell Canyon Fire

Google Map of the affected area where the fire is.

A reactor there suffered a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959, when radioactive gases were vented over the Simi and San Fernando valleys.  Other nuclear activities, tens of thousands of rocket-engine tests, and numerous accidents, spills, and releases led to widespread contamination of the surrounding areas with radioactive and toxic materials.  To this day, few people realize that Southern California suffered from a serious partial nuclear meltdown with far reaching effects.  Independent studies indicate increased cancers associated with proximity to the site, and the public remains at risk of exposure due to offsite migration of contaminants in soil, vegetation, groundwater and surface water.

Two videos, documenting the meltdown and its effects can be seen can be seen here and here .

The Department of Toxic Substances Control, which oversees the cleanup, committed to a full clean up by 2017, but the cleanup has yet to begin. "DTSC and the parties responsible for cleaning up the contamination - NASA, the Dept. of Energy, and Boeing - have employed every trick in the book to evade the cleanup,” says Denise Duffield, Associate Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA).  “Now, much of SSFL's toxicity has literally been ignited and sent to places near and far.”

“Though the media, as usual, denies it,” adds Harvey Wasserman, “we have every reason to believe the fire may well have spread major quantities of radiation throughout the region.  

“True to form, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) immediately denied there was any chance of radioactive harm to the general population.  But, as always, they issued the statement long before any significant testing was done, and have no scientific proof to deny the obvious fact that this hugely contaminated site, when swept over by a raging fire, was virtually certain to emit huge quantities of deadly poisons into the air throughout southern California.”

Is there a way to know for certain what really happened at Santa Susana and throughout the downwind region?  Join Denise, Harvey & the ADA to find out.  

Denise Duffield and Prof. Harvey Wasserman will be discussing whether, there has, in fact, been radioactive and toxic fallout from the Woolsey fire, and if so, what can be done to protect ourselves both from this fallout, and from future related problems.

Denise Duffield is Associate Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR-LA); History Professor Harvey Wasserman hosts KPFK's California Solartopia Show Thursdays 6:30-7pm and has been active in the national No Nukes movement since 1973.

Tuesday, December 4,  2018 at 7:30 pm,

The Aris and Carolyn Anagnos Peace Center

3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA  90230

The discussion is being hosted by Americans for Democratic Action of Southern California (ADA)

Further information:  (310) 729-2394

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NOTE TO EDITORS:  Both Speakers are available for interviews:  Contact:  Denise Duffield, 310-339-9676 or dduffield@psr-la.org, or Harvey Wasserman:  614-738-3646 orSolartopia@gmail.com

Americans for Democratic Action was founded more than 70 years ago by a distinguished group of progressive visionaries, including John Kenneth Galbraith, Walter Reuther, and Eleanor Roosevelt.  Founded in the wake of the New Deal, ADA is at the cutting edge of every important struggle for human rights, world peace and social and economic justice.

Jan Goodman, Vice President, Americans for Democratic Action of So.Cal.
(310) 729-2394

ADA SoCal has not endorsed in every single race.  But we would contend that in any race this year that has a Democrat running against a Republican, it would behoove us to vote for the Democrat on November 6th!

Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2pm – 5:30 pm

“It’s YOUR Money . . . Or Is It?”

Food, Fun, and Politics!

Stimulating Speakers, Music and Comedy, and…Refreshments!

Young and Young at Heart, Citizens, Voters and Activists - You’re invited!!



NOMI PRINS - Author and former member of Bernie Sanders’ panel of top economic advisors. Nomi will discuss the current financial scene as well as her latest book, Collu$ion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World. Some of Nomi’s previous books are:  All the President’s BankersOther People’s MoneyIt Takes a Pillage, and Black Tuesday. Ms. Prins will be the recipient of ADASoCal’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award.

ANA KASPARIAN of The Young Turks, the most successful political network on the Internet, will lead the discussion with Nomi on how central bankers control global markets and dictate economic policy, and what we need to be mindful of in the upcoming elections.

JUST ADDED!!  Comedian Mona Shaikh, Maria Estrada, Contender for State Assembly District 63 against Anthony Rendon, Greg Palast, Journalist for Rolling Stone, Democracy Now, etc.

Jan Goodman, longtime board member of ADASoCal, says, “The Garden Party, occurring just before the November elections, aims to focus on some of the most vital issues on the ballot:  The bold plan to create a public bank as an alternative to Wells Fargo and other banking predators that crashed our economy (Measure B--City of L.A.), and the struggle to protect Californians from skyrocketing rents and make housing affordable again (Prop 10). These issues have been percolating for a long time, tended by long laboring hands. However, Bernie Sanders planted many progressive seeds and younger activists from his movement have become some of the key people working on some of the hottest issues on the ballot. The warriors in these battles are diverse, inter-generational, highly motivated, and worthy of recognition.”

Doors open at 2pm and program will start at 3pm sharp. Private Santa Monica, California residence - address will be forwarded to those who RSVP.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:  $5 OFF when you buy your ticket online prior to Thursday Oct. 4, 2018. Tickets will be $5 more at the Door.


Sponsor: $150-$1000 (Mega-Sponsors are also welcome!)

Requested Donation: $40 or 2 for $70

ADA Member Price: $35

New ADA Member Price: $55 for admission AND membership!

Student Price, Including Membership: $15

I can't come, but I want to support ADA anyway: $100, 50, 25, 15, 10, other


For more information, log onto adasocal.org or send an email to info@adasocal.org. Calls should be directed to 310.205.2533 or 310.906.7129.

Donations will support the year round work of ADASoCal, an early endorser of Bernie Sanders.  Thousands of voters depend upon the rankings and endorsements of ADA in Southern California and around the country.  ADASoCal is a multi-issue progressive organization, fighting for peace, social justice, environmental, racial and economic equality.  Americans for Democratic Action, is not affiliated with the Democratic Party.  It was founded more than 70 years ago by a distinguished group of progressive visionaries, including John Kenneth Galbraith, Walter Reuther, and Eleanor Roosevelt, in the wake of the New Deal to push the Democratic Party to the Left.  ADA is at the cutting edge of every important struggle for human rights, world peace, and social and economic justice.