Mike Lawson

Dems Widen Registration Lead in the 34th!

[Via Orange Juice Blog] I think it’s funny that Claudio over at the Orange Juice Blog spends time at the Registrar of Voters website refreshing the page hoping the numbers will change, but it helped him catch this improvement: There is an update on the registered voters in the 34th Senate District. It looks like…

5 reasons not to vote for Tan Nguyen in the 47th Congressional race

1. Tan’s campaign has ignored education. Loretta Sanchez has made education her top priority in Congress. Sanchez is a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, and she knows about fighting to keep the federal government keeping its promises to the children of the 47th district. 2. Tan has little experience. Both Avila and…

‘Pep’ This.

People have been talking about the ‘pep’ talk that was given to some students at Esperanza High School. [OC Register] On Monday 200 students (which were all coincidentally Hispanic) were pulled out of their classes to receive a motivational speech that the school administration hoped would improve scores on the upcoming Star proficiency exam. The…

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

The Orange County newspapers won’t be telling you this, but there are plenty of places in OC for you to stand up and protest the war in Iraq. Here’s a list we’ve compiled: Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. There is a weekly, silent vigil for all of the victims of the war in Iraq. They…

Some things to do at 7 tonight

7:00 p.m. Orange County Young Democrats meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Today they’ll be meeting at the Orange County Democratic Party Headquarters: 200 North Main Street, Mezzanine. Contact: Tim Steed, 949.735.2353, tim@ocvf.org, http://www.ocyd.org 7:00 p.m. Laguna Beach Democratic Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship…

Campaign mailers spurt court order

Cassie DeYoung, the Republican mayor of Laguna Niguel, is currently running for 5th District county supervisor seat. And a Superior Court judge yesterday, issued a temporary restraining order against DeYoung finding that her campaign mail and TV ads violated state law. At issue is a mailer made to look like a Mexican consular ID. The…