Citizen’s Alert

Thu., Aug. 31 Homeless Housing: Celebrate the grand opening of El Carrillo homeless apartments. 11am. 315 W. Carrillo St.

Pacific Pride Foundation: Hosts its weekly gay and bisexual men’s therapy group. 6-7:30pm. 126 E. Haley St., Ste. A-11. Call 963-3636 x235.

Fri., Sept. 1 Progressive Coalition: Holds its monthly meeting. 7pm. Franklin Center, 1136 E. Montecito St. Call Jon Williams at 451-7608 or email

Sat., Sept. 2 Peace Is Every Step: Join S.B.’s weekly march for peace. 11:15am. Meet at Vera Cruz Park. Call 685-8822.

Sun., Sept. 3 Arlington West: Veterans for Peace needs volunteers to cover the 8-10am and 4:30-5:30pm shifts at Arlington West. Email

Tue., Sept. 5 Death Penalty Focus: Weekly vigil to abolish the death penalty. 4-5pm. Farmers Market at State and Cota sts. Call 967-7283.

Democratic Service Club: Needs assistance with voter registration at the Farmers Market. Call Jim LeVasseur at 284-1575.

Ongoing California Student Sustainability Coalition: Needs help with the second year of its India Exchange Project, which brings youth leaders from India and the United States to foster sustainable agriculture and development. Donations are tax deductible. Call Karly Burch at 685-3565 or email

Kick the Habit: Narconon, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people with drug/alcohol addictions, offers free professional assessments, advice, and referrals to more than 11,000 treatment centers nationally. Call (800) 556-8885 or visit

Open Your Home: The nonprofit Foundation for Intercultural Travel (FIT) seeks host families for high school-aged students. FIT students all speak English and stay for either one semester or the academic year. Call (877) 439-7862.

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