By Roger Riffenburgh

The California Republican Party has recognized and honored Michael Escoto, one of its key leaders, after his recent passing. Escoto, a pioneer and innovator in political information technology, is celebrated at the CRP headquarters and with a program for people in need.

Michael Escoto was the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Data and Digital Officer of the state party. Bryan Watkins, the CRP's Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, said that Escoto created the CRP's Digital program from scratch. It includes the digital fundraising program, a new revenue stream for the party, and CARES (the California Republican Engagement System), which connects with volunteers. He also led development of the CRP's Election Integrity hub, which provides statewide support and reporting for voter integrity matters, among others.

Michael Escoto grew up in Northern California (in Elk Grove) and studied political science at the University of Southern California . . .  read more
Sunday, December 12, 2021 / 3:00 pm
Location Provided Upon Registration, Pleasanton

It’s that time of year to get together with our Republican friends and allies to celebrate the season. Our special guests include Jessica Patterson, Chairwoman of the California Republican Party.

Your $45 ticket includes: Taco Bar, Live Music from The Bell Brothers, and a No Host Bar, as well as the opportunity to meet with other Republicans from our area.

RSVP: Please click here to learn more and to purchase tickets for this event.
Paid for by Alameda County Republican Central Committee
The California Citizens Redistricting Commission is seeking input on the proposed districts for California State Senate, Assembly and U.S. Congress. The proposed districts were made available in mid-November and must be finalized prior to December 27.

These districts followed several different “visualizations” in which districts were posted and then modified in response to feedback. The Commission has developed an online District Viewer where one can view both existing and proposed districts.  

Feedback on proposed districts can be given in a variety of ways via the California Redistricting Commission website or during meetings as they are scheduled. The Commission’s website contains an online comment form at

In addition, the Commission has provided specialized tools to allow citizens to give more precise feedback on how lines should be drawn.  . . .  read more

December Events

Wed 1 - Pacific Research Institute: Energy, Environment, and The North Face – PRI Webinar with Liberty Energy’s Chris Wright
Wed 1 - South County Congress: Member Mixer and Membership Drive
Thu 2 - Hoover Institution: Xi Jinping Makes History – Perspectives on the CCP’s 6th Plenum
Fri 3 - Cupertino Legislative Action Committee: Foothill-De Anza CCD Trustee Areas
Sat 4 - Conservative Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Professionals Network Meeting
Tue 7 - Southern Monterey County RWF Christmas Luncheon
Tue 7 - Napa GOP Republican Christmas Gala
Tue 7 - Liberty Forum of Silicon Valley Annual Holiday Celebration featuring Nick Adams
Wed 8 - SVARW Annual Christmas Luncheon featuring Nick Adams
Thu 9 - West Valley RWF Members Christmas Luncheon
Thu 9 - SVGOP & SPARC Republican Holiday Party 
Sun 12 - Alameda County Republican Party 2021 Holiday Bash
Tue 14 - Novato RWF Annual Christmas Boutique and Luncheon
Tue 14 - Palo Alto RWF: Annual Christmas Party
Tue 14 - Contra Costa Republican Party 2021 Holiday Party
Wed 15 - Mt Diablo Republican Club Christmas Celebration
Wed 15 - Monterey County Republican Party Christmas Holiday Party
Wed 15 - San Mateo County Republican Party Law Enforcement Appreciation Holiday Party
Sat 18 - American Legion Stevens Creek Post 642: Wreaths Across America

Save the Date

Tue Jan 11 - Palo Alto RWF January Luncheon featuring Zachary Perron

Wed Jan 12 - Mount Diablo Republican Club: Joel Pollak of Breitbart News

Fri-Sun Apr 22-24 - California Republican Party Spring Convention