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To Do Tonight 6-4-09

SAVE OUR BUS SERVICE RALLY To call attention to our huge bus service cuts. Thursday, June 4, 6 pm Former Bus Terminal Plaza, triangular corner of 5th St., Santa Ana Blvd., & Ross DRINKING LIBERALLY – Santa Ana The weekly gathering of liberals in Santa Ana. Join the conversations and have some fun. Thursday, June 4, 8:30…

The Ball is now in OUR Court

Guest Commentary by John Santoianni, President, Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats – OC Today’s California Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage is exactly as I expected. Proposition 8 has been upheld and existing same-sex marriages are still valid. Everyone I’ve spoken with today has asked me the same question. How were they able to both validate…

Prop 8 Decision: Marriage For Some is Not Equality!

San Francisco — Today the California Supreme Court declared that Proposition 8, approved by the voters in November, is a valid amendment as was presented to the voters, but chose to uphold the marriages of the estimated 18,000 LGBT couples in California. Read the ruling HERE. This contradiction is bound to wreak havoc in the courts…

Obama Picks Sonia Sotomayor for The Supreme Court

A number of sources are reporting that President Barack Obama will nominate federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Associate Justice Souter on the US Supreme Court. Sotomayor, a Latina of Puerto Rican descent, was born and raised in New York. She was named to the US District Court by President George H.W. Bush in…

Judge Throws Out County Suit Against Deputy Pensions Again

For A Second Time, Judge Tosses Out County Of Orange’s Legal Effort To Overturn 3% At 50 Pension Benefit For Orange County Deputies  LOS ANGELES – Rejecting amended legal arguments from the County of Orange, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Helen Bendix today threw out of court a lawsuit by the Orange County Board of…

Commission Cuts Pay For State Officials By 18%

The Sacramento Bee’s Peter Hecht is reporting that the State commission responsible for setting pay for statewide elected officials and legislators has declared that elected officials must share the pain of California’s fiscal crisis, voting today to impose an 18 percent pay cut for statewide elected officials and all members of the Legislature. The pay…