Labor Day in Oak Park
By Robert Bernstein
Last weekend was the annual Labor Day barbecue picnic in Oak Park, sponsored by the Democratic Party.
Here are all of my photos!
About 100 people were in attendance for the occasion.
Woody's BBQ catered a delicious meal of chicken, rice, beans and salad
Featured speakers included Congress Member Salud Carbajal who is running for re-election
California State Controller Betty T. Yee who is running for re-election
Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte who is running for Goleta Mayor under the new system
James Kyriaco who is running for Goleta City Council
Gloria Soto, candidate for Santa Maria City Council
Rafael "Rafa" Gutierrez, candidate for Santa Maria City Council
Kathleen Werner, candidate for Goleta Water Board
Darcél Elliott, candidate for SB City College Trustee
Luz Reyes-Martin is running for re-election to the Goleta Union School Board. She also serves with me on the Sierra Club Santa Barbara Group Executive Committee. Here she poses with her husband and one of her children
Many of the candidates posed for a group photo
The theme of the event was honoring labor. The featured speaker was a union organizer
Former Congress Member Lois Capps was one of many other notables in attendance!
Here were Goleta City Council member Kyle Richards and Goleta Water Board member Lauren Hanson
We are not as notable, but we posed, too!
Notice my Aloha shirt that I had purchased at the Ventura Aloha Festival the day before!
Or course my friend Gary Atkins did his usual superb job of sound engineering