Monthly Archives: July 2013

Irvine Dem Club holds strong at 2nd meeting

The Democrats of Greater Irvine held their second meeting this past Sunday. Last month, with the help of DPOC chair Henry Vandermeir, the club got a makeover, bringing in new leadership, and reaching out to new Democrats throughout Irvine.

Judge Sets Trial Date for Anaheim Voting Rights Case

Yesterday, Superior Court Judge Franz Miller, set a March 17, 2014 trial date for the Anaheim Voting Rights discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the ACLU on behalf of Anaheim Latino activists who claim that the current at-large system of electing city council members violates the California Voting Rights Act by suppressing the ability of Latinos to be elected in a city that is 53% Latino by population in favor a a wealthy and predominantly whit segment of Anaheim voters.

Costa Mesa Democratic Club Kick Off Tonight

The Democratic Party of Orange County is taking another step in the right direction through city-by-city Democratic clubs to better organize, register voters and get out the vote to weaken the grip Republicans have on local city governments.  Costa Mesa was less than a sneeze away from taking control of the City Council last November…

Register Editorial: “Anaheim Could Handle ComicCon” No It Can’t

The Orange County Register’s lead editorial today suggests that Comic-Con, the world’s largest pop culture event, has outgrown its location in San Diego and that Anaheim could handle the event as the Anaheim Convention Center has nearly 300,000 more square feet of space to house the massive nerdprom. In a few words: no Anaheim can’t. …

The Feds Come Knocking on OC Supervisors Doors

The revelation yesterday by Voice of OC that a task force of federal, state, and local agencies has been formed to look into allegations of corruption infesting the Orange County Board of Supervisors has us in a hopeful mood.

OC Labor Federation Exec Selected for AFL-CIO post

The Executive Director of the Orange County Labor Federation, Tefere Gebre, has been tapped by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to fill the position of Executive Vice President on his slate in the national labor organizations officer election in September.