Mike Lawson

WUITLOC? September 23, 2007

There are so many things for local lefties to do today to keep themselves busy. Take your pick: Santa Ana:  Liza Smith of Peace Brigades International peacebrigades.org Will be speaking at the Orange County Friends Meeting at 117 W. Fourth Street, Suite 200, Santa Ana, California 92701. 714-836-6355 (she will also be joining the Irvine…

WUPITLOC? September 21, 2007

Here is an event that is happening in The Liberal OC Today: * 6:30am-8pm UN International Day of Peace at Sister’s of St. Joseph The Sister’s of St. Joseph of Orange along with the Interfaith community invite you to join them to observe a day of prayer and peace. • Mass for Peace: 6:30am –…

Backpacks For Kids

Westminster School Board Trustee Sergio Contreras organized a great backpacks for kids program this month for students in the Westminster School District.  The backpack drive was responsible for 1,000 children receiving free backpacks that were stocked with school supplies.  Students and their families were also treated to a BBQ to celebrate the start of the…

The Chemerinsky Effect

The blogs and newspapers are buzzing over the hiring-then-firing-then-hiring of Erwin Chemerinsky as the dean of UCI’s new law school. I really think that the story has been written, and I don’t want to waste any space on this blog writing about something you can see everywhere else.  But I do want to point out…

Young Dems hold Women’s Forum

The Orange County Young Democrats successfully hosted a Women’s Forum for locally elected Progressive Women this evening. The panel of four entertaining, inspiring, insightful women included Fullerton City Councilmember Pam Keller, Costa Mesa City Councilmember Katrina Foley, Yorba Linda City Councilmember Jan Horton, and Santa Ana City Councilmember Michele Martinez. The OCYD website will have…

Can a confederation help solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

The Israeli-Palestinian Confederation, The Levantine Cultural Center, and The Cousins Club of Orange County is presenting a panel titled “Can a confederation help solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” this Saturday in Yorba Linda. Here are the details: CAN A CONFEDERATION HELP SOLVE THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT? THE DEBATE PANEL WILL INCLUDE: BLASE BONPANE, news commentator and host…

Michael Drake’s Statement

  UCI Chancellor Michael Drake issued a statement that you can read here regarding the hiring and firing of Erwin Chemerinsky (the well-known constitutional law scholar at Duke) for the position of inaugural Dean of the new law school at UCI.  Chemerinsky was fired for being “too liberal.” Drake’s statement was a clear attempt to…