Chris Prevatt

Final Drinking Liberally Event at Memphis This Thursday

Santaora Building in Santa Ana Artists Village

As Dan wrote previously, Memphis at the Santora in Santa Ana is closing. Our favorite restaurant and bar has been the host location for our weekly Drinking Liberally gatherings since August of 2006. We will be celebrating almost 7 1/2 years of liberal conversation and fun this Thursday, February 6th. The conversation starts at 8:30 pm.

New Year Brings Inclusive Tet Parade

LBGT Tet Parade Contingent

January 31, 2014 marks the beginning of the Vietnamese New Year, the year of the Horse. Unlike last year’s parade, this year the parade organizers have decided to allow the participation of a group representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender members of the Vietnamese community.

Fleischman in the middle of FPPC Complaint alleging illegal contributions

Jon Fleischman

A 600 page complaint filed by former Democratic Party of Orange County Chairman Frank Barbaro alleges illegal contributions that helped lead to the Republican take-over of the reigns of Irvine city government. A total of $186,000 was poured into the Irvine mayoral and City Council races by Irvine resident and Republican consultant Jon Fleischman through California Term Limits PAC, which was formed three months before the election.

Christmas Message from President and Mrs. Obama

Obamas-2013-Christmas

In this week’s address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. They also thanked our brave troops and their families for their service and sacrifice, and reminded everyone to visit JoiningForces.gov to find ways to give back to our military families this year.

A Christmas Truce

Christmas eve truce ww I

Our political divisions should not be allowed to get so out of control that we find ourselves attacking first—thinking second—causing needless harm and pain just to make a political point. We just need to stop and learn from the history of the Christmas Eve truce of 1914 during World War I.