Success with SMRWF Summer's Not Over Affair

Over 100 people gathered at the Luxe Hotel on September 9th to celebrate the last days of summer and encourage each other just days before the Newsom Recall Election.

We started the evening with a delicious appetizer buffet and enjoyed the music of Catfish band as they killed it with blues, jazz and soft rock. We welcomed many candidates who were running for governor including Chauncey "Slim" Killens, Joe Symmon and Sam Gallucci and his wife Toni. The star of the evening was an appearance by our honored guest Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. He received a standing ovation as he walked to the stage - much to his surprise. Sheriff Villanueva knows where his constituency lies as he cleaned up the homeless population at Venice and Malibu beaches and has not enforced mask mandates. We capped off the evening with an impressive speech by journalist and Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Advocate Susan Shelley. We have our work cut out for us and cannot let up. Thank you Susan!

Many thanks to our fundraising team of Karen Murphy, Linda Grossman, Christine Centolanza, Pam Cohen and Giovanna Feuerman for putting together a wonderful array of items both for auction and our opportunity drawing. Many thanks to everyone for attending and your financial support.