Mike Lawson

Too liberal for OC?

UC Irvine officials hired and then turned around and fired Erwin Chemerinsky as their new dean for their soon-to-be law school because Chemerinsky is considered to be too liberal. According to Chemerinsky, UCI Chancellor Michael Drake flew to Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday to withdraw the offer that was made to Chemerinsky face-to-face.  Chemerinsky’s hiring…

Professor, Democrat Dies

  Longtime CSUF sociology professor Gangadharappa “Nanjun” Nanjundappa died on Monday. Nanjundappa was also a member of the Orange County Democratic Central Committee and he ran for state Assembly in 2000 and 2002 as the Democratic candidate for the 72nd District.  From the Orange County Register article: Diana Guerin, chair of the California State University,…

The Impeachment Argument

    There has been a lot of talk about presidential impeachment in Orange County lately. Huntington Beach and Santa Ana will hear the issue in their council meetings this week. Last Sunday was the kick off of a weekly impeachment rally on the campus of UCI, and every Saturday you can find a gathering…

Blogger Quits County Commission

I just caught a post by Art Pedroza at the Orange Juice Blog where he says that he has resigned from the O.C. Public Facilities Corporation Pedroza was appointed by Supervisor Janet Nguyen back in June.      Just before Pedroza’s appointment most of the Orange County blogosphere (left and right) and Martin Wisckol at The Orange…

Happy Birthday Drinking Liberally

We had a lot of fun celebrating Drinking Liberally OC’s first birthday and OC Democratic Activist/Volunteer/Blogger/Supa Star Gila’s 30th Birthday last Thursday at Memphis Bar. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I absolutely love Costco sheet cake. If you’d like to meet other local Democrats, come out to Drinking Liberally any Thursday at…

Sir! No Sir!

Our friends at the Orange County Recruitment Awareness Project and The BASE Collective are hosting a screening of the movie “Sir! No Sir!” tomorrow (Sunday) at 4pm. Here’s the information: Sir! No Sir! 4:00 – 6:00 pm This Sunday, August 19 @ El Centro Cultural de México 310 W 5th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701…

Senator Lou Correa Visits Local Clinics

Last week Senator Lou Correa visited local clinics to see firsthand the impact of the seven-week delay of the California State Budget. Here’s the press release:     SENATOR LOU CORREA VISITS LOCAL CLINICS AS BUDGET IMPASSE BEGINS TO HURT HIS CONSTITUENTS SANTA ANA – State Senator Lou Correa today visited Lestonna Free Clinic in Orange and…