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Dec. 6 To 20

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Featured Are A Series Of Public Meetings On A Power Line Right Of Way, Remembrances Of Pearl Harbor Bombing And A Freeport McMoRan Protest

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Dec. 6, 2012 — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on an Arizona Public Service application for a right-of-way grant to build a transmission line on public lands north of Phoenix known as the Sun Valley to Morgan Transmission Line. Three public meetings will be held and all meetings will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The first will be held Dec. 11 at Centennial High School, 14388 N. 79th Ave., Peoria. On Dec. 12, the meeting will be held at Nadaburg Elementary School, 21419 W. Dove Valley Road, Wittmann. On Dec. 13, the meeting will be held at BLM National Training Center, 9828 N. 31st Ave., Phoenix.

The line would be an above-ground electric transmission system consisting of a single series of tower structures holding two high voltage circuits – a single-circuit 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and a single-circuit 230 kV line. The total project would span 38 miles and seeks to connect APS’s Sun Valley Substation near the northern reaches of the Town of Buckeye with the Morgan Substation near the City of Peoria.

The primary issue is whether the line can be placed adjacent to State Route 74.

For more information, visit http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/energy/aps-sunvalley.html

Thursday, Dec. 6

GoGreen 2012, an opportunity to learn the latest in sustainable practices for businesses, will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third Street, Phoenix. More than 50 Arizona business leaders will speak. For more information, visit http://phoenix.gogreenconference.net/

Laura Musikanski, executive director and co-founder of The Happiness Initiative will speak from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, at ASU’s downtown campus. The Happiness Initiative is a social cause 501(c)3, non-partisan, national organization with a vision for the future of social justice, compassion, sustainability, interdependence and inclusivity. For more information, visit http://barrettdowntown.asu.edu/

A fundraising event for Gina’s Team Education, and specifically incarcerated women, including juvenile programs at Mingus Mountain, leadership programs in prison, and re-entry assistance when women are released, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Studio Vino, 1825 E. Guadalupe, suite 105, Tempe. For more information, visit http://www.ginasteam.org/

Friday, Dec. 7

A remembrance event of the bombing of Pearl Harbor will begin at noon, Arizona Capitol Museum, 1700 W. Washington Ave. Guest speaker will be Rear Admiral Gregory C. Horn, Marine Forces Reserve. For more information, visit http://eventful.com/phoenix_az/events/pearl-harbor-remembrance-day-/E0-001-052537241-8

More than 80 local artists and members of the community will be attempting to create one of the largest murals ever beginning at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 and ending at 5 p.m., Dec. 9 at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third Street, Phoenix. This event is part of the Phoenix Festival of the Arts. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/460346480671077/

Saturday, Dec. 8

A training session for residents of Arizona to learn about public records will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting will host. Cost is $40. For more information, visit http://eventful.com/chandler/events/watch-your-government-public-records-training-citi-/E0-001-051958055-7

Sunday, Dec. 9

American United for Separation for Church and State will hold their general membership meeting beginning at 2 p.m. at Hometown Buffet, 1312 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. For more information, visit http://au-gp.org/mike/mike_au_meeting_list.php


Tuesday, Dec. 11

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on an Arizona Public Service application for a right-of-way grant to build a transmission line on public lands north of Phoenix known as the Sun Valley to Morgan Transmission Line. A public meeting will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Centennial High School, 14388 N. 79th Ave., Peoria. For more information, visit http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/energy/aps-sunvalley.html

Thursday, Dec. 13

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on an Arizona Public Service application for a right-of-way grant to build a transmission line on public lands north of Phoenix known as the Sun Valley to Morgan Transmission Line. A public meeting will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at BLM National Training Center, 9828 N. 31st Ave., Phoenix. For more information, visit http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/energy/aps-sunvalley.html

A panel of experts will discuss the proposed SunZia Transmission Project, which would cut through the Lower San Pedro River Valley at  7 p.m., SEIU, 1600 N. Tucson Blvd., Tucson. For more information, visit http://www.sunzia.net/ or contact Keith Bagwell at kbagwell744@gmail.com.
                   

Friday, Dec. 14

Local activists will protest Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, 333 N. Central Ave., Phoneix beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by a concert at Aside of Heart, 901 N. Fifth St., Phoenix. Visit www.facebook.com/events/153815344763409/ and
http://www.facebook.com/events/450447581665291/ for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 15

The 2012 Arizona Activists Patriot Roast and Fundraiser will be held between 6 and 10 p.m. at Filiberto’s Bar and Mexican Restaurant, 7111 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale. Marc J. Victor and Ernest Hancock will be the special guests. For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/122768-2012-11-18-2012-arizona-activist-patriot-roast-fundraiser.htm

Lawn Gnome Publishing, 905 N. Fifth St., Phoenix, will host a “Solidarity With the Environment. No Tar Sands! No 202!” from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring Neurotic Pleasures, Shining Soul, and The Hourglass Cats. Admission is a $5 donation.

The Consciousness Calendar is published weekly and provides selected events for the proceeding two weeks. Send calendar submissions for consideration to: generalcontact@moderntimesmagazine.com.
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