San Fernando Valley Republican Club 
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Featured Speaker - City Atty. Carmen Trutanich
Film: Agenda: Grinding America Down
SFVRC Calendar of Events
Republican Business Directory
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October 27, 2011
Dear Gary,

The next meeting of the 
San Fernando Valley Republican Club
 will be on
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 
Galpin Ford, 2nd Floor Meeting Room 
15555 Roscoe Blvd (just east of the 405) 
North Hills. 

There is a $5.00 event fee, except for first time visitors, students and guest speakers who may attend at no cost.

Our featured speaker for October will be City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.

Please review the announcements and other information below.  
Featured Speaker   
Carmen Trutanich
City Atty. Carmen Trutanich
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich


Carmen A. Trutanich was elected City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles on May 19, 2009. Carmen, who was born and raised in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of San Pedro, attended local schools; earning both his undergraduate degree and MBA at the University of Southern California. After working alongside his father at San Pedro's StarKist tuna cannery and teaching at local community colleges, Carmen decided to pursue a law degree.

Upon completing his law degree at the South Bay University College of Law in 1978, Carmen joined the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, where he cut his teeth in the "Hard Core Gang Division" before playing an instrumental role in the formation and success of the Environmental Crimes/OSHA Division. Determined to complete an ongoing gang prosecution, Carmen became the first and only Deputy D.A. to secure a death verdict while assigned to the Environmental Crimes/ OSHA Unit.  Carmen was also the first prosecutor in California to obtain a felony conviction for illegal disposal of hazardous waste and the first to draft a set of court-approved jury instructions for environmental crimes.

Carmen left the District Attorney's Office in 1988 to work in private practice.  In 1998 he formed Trutanich-Michel, LLP, where he continued to focus on environmental litigation.  Carmen has been lead trial counsel in more than 300 trials, including more than 100 jury trials.

California Lawyer magazine chose him as one of the top 10 in the field of environmental law and land use in his roles as practitioner and instructor. Carmen has been named a Southern California "Superlawyer" for the past four years in a row, and has received an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubell, the highest possible rating, in the areas of legal ability and ethical standards.


Carmen and his wife Noreen have four children:  Kristin is a Deputy D.A. currently assigned to Long Beach Juvenile, Nicholas serves as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California; Kimberly is an educator; and Caitlin is studying at Santa Clara University.

Grinding America Down

I know it is short notice, but there will be a screening of the film, "Agenda: Grinding America Down" Friday night, October 28th at Galpin Ford at 7:00pm.  I have heard this is an excellent documentary that explains the agenda for destruction of capitalism and freedom in America.  See the flyer below for details.

Agenda: Grinding America Down 
SFVRC Calendar of Events
New Active Calendar of Republican and Club Events

Google CalendarWe have now set up a Google Calendar on our club web site.  The calendar is regularly maintained and includes not only events of SFVRC but many other Republican events in the area.  Organizations wanting their information included, please send the info to me by email.

To access the calendar, go to and click on "Calendar" on the menu, or go to:

The calendar is in monthly mode by default, but you can click on "week" to see the calendar by the week.  If you click on any event it will open up and give you details.  The calendar can also be printed.
There are several events occurring during the next few weeks.  Be sure and check the calendar to find out when and where.
Republican Business Directory  
Do Business with fellow Republicans

In these tough economic times we have decided to help each other out economically.

We are preparing a business roster of Republicans for SFVRC members.  This will be merged with a county-wide business directory that is being prepared by LA County Republican Clubs.

We are encouraging all of our members to patronize the businesses of our fellow members and Republicans.  If you need goods and services, why not have them provided by your fellow Republicans?

For those of you who would like to have your business listed in our business directory, please send an email to:  

Provide your name, the name and street address of your business, your business phone number, your business web site address, and your email address.  Also provide a description of the services you provide or the type of goods you sell.

We would like to publish this directory soon, so please send in your information.  Send an email to with the above information.

We expect to have another great meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club on Tuesday, November 1st.     

I hope to see you there.


Gary Aminoff

Gary Aminoff
San Fernando Valley Republican Club


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