Tues Oct 9: Beach Party & SONGS Hearing

Where but in Southern California can we wake in the morning to mountain squirrel chatter, picnic and boogie board at the beach, and then that evening help keep a nuclear power plant closed…forever! Tuesday Oct 9th is going to be a very interesting day. Here are the details:

NRC Public Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 9
6:00 – 9:30 pm
St. Regis Monarch Beach Hotel
One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
Let’s carpool down together:

To sign up to carpool (drivers and passengers), please fill out this form.

Or, contact Dawn Papaila for info by emailing her at dawn.papaila@gmail.com, or phoning 858-414-5566.


2-5pm: Those who wish to leave early and beat traffic can join us at beautiful Salt Creek Beach Park for picnicking and swimming. The beach is located just across the Pacific Coast Hwy from the St Regis Hotel, so getting to the hearing afterwards will be a breeze. Mark will have cell phone with him, if you have trouble finding our group: 310.403.7529.

5-5:30pm: Meet at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Hotel. There is a “nominal parking fee.” Be advised that this is a five star hotel, so if you’re on a budget you may want to picnic at the beach beforehand, or make other plans.

6-9:30pm: The Hearing. The first part of the meeting will be a facilitated roundtable discussion on topics of significant public interest. The second part of the meeting will be a question and answer session between the NRC and the public on topics related to SONGS and the NRC’s regulatory process.


Please review our Easy Bake Guide to Keeping San Onofre Shut Down—Permanently. It’s a good start for understanding the issues in play if you decide to make a statement during the hearing. Otherwise, just come along and have fun at this historic event. Remember: there’s strength in numbers! Your presence alone will make a big difference.

This event is co-sponsored by PISANT (Protecting Idyllwild’s Squirrels Against Nuclear Tumors).