Dan Chmielewski


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You Can’t Cut Your Way to Profitability

It was pretty widely reported that the OC Register cut 5% of its workforce last week.  I get the Register delivered to my door every morning (along with the LA Times, NY Times and Wall Street Journal). Rather than call to complain this morning, I thought I’d post something here.  Today’s Register contained Yesterday’s Local…

Budget Blues at IUSD

Irvine is Blue About the Budget Who:    Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members   What:    A Rally with the Irvine Community  When:   Thursday, May 15, 3:30 p.m. Where: IUSD Administration Center, 5050 Barranca Parkway Why:    To Show Sacramento that Irvine Cares about the Children of California The Irvine Unified PTA and members of the Irvine Coalition…

Newt: Republicans in Trouble

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has issued a warning to Republicans to change their ways on the heels of high profile losses of longtime Republican seats in the House.  This story in today’s New York Times has all the details. My favorote quote: “Either Congressional Republicans are going to chart a bold course of real…

“Commie Girl in the OC”: a Review

I’ve been a reader of OC Weekly since moving here in 1997; outstanding writers, outstanding features and great investigative journalism make it something I’m happy to read whenever I get my hands on it.  Seems like much of the books I’ve been reading these days are from people I actually know (for example, Sid Gardner’s…

Mildred Loving, RIP

Mildred Loving, the African-American wife of Richard Loving, part of the landmark 1967 Loving vs Virginia case that permitted interracial marriage in America, has died. The overwhelming majority of Americans supported bans on Interracial Marriage at the time, so similarities to the current debate on Gay Marriage apply. Without this case and this Supreme Court…

No Big Tent for Log Cabin Republicans

I will say it again; I read the Flash Report so you don’t have to.  And what I read there over the past week or so troubles me.  There are a series of articles and posts about Republican candidates for office rejecting the endorsement of Log Cabin Republicans, a pro-Gay Rights GOP group seeking to…

Krom/Kang Announce Campaign KickOff in Irvine

Received via email:  We hope you got your invitation to the Kick-off Event and Fundraiser for Sukhee Kang for Mayor and Beth Krom for City Council in the mail and are planning to attend. Here are the details: Wednesday, May 7th 6-8 p.m. Four Seasons Restaurant 14120 Culver Drive, Ste. H Heritage Square Shopping Center…