Mike Lawson


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Spend Sunday with local progressives

12:30 p.m. 70th Assembly District Committee at the Irvine Ranch Water District headquarters, 15600 Sand Canyon. Contact: JSPALLEY@aol.com 3:00 p.m. A Tale of Two Elections Israel & Palestine: What’s Next? With Dr. Brice Harris Professor Emeritus of Middle East History, Occidental College & A first-hand report by Dr. Fred Bush Professor Emeritus of Old Testament…

Growing public pessimism

The Associated Press published a poll they did the shows that the number of Americans who disapprove of the performance of President Bush and Congress is increasing. Generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the right direction, or are they off on the wrong track? Do you approve or disapprove…

What are you up to today?

8:00 a.m. Childs-pace Foundation, Inc., Wildswing Golf Tournament and Fundraiser in a Basket, Newport Beach Golf Course 3600 Irvine Avenue. Contact: Susan Kopicki, sckopicki@yahoo.com; 949-872-0966. http://www.childs-pace.org 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. SoCal Grassroots Coordinating Committee Meeting. 2221 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 229. El Seguno, CA. 90245. Contact: Tom Mullens. http://www.socalgrassroots.org/calendar 6:30 p.m. Reclaim Democracy, a non-profit…

Is Measure M measuring up?

This morning’s OC Register has a letter to the editor printed in it from Anaheim resident Robert R. Daoust. Daoust says that Measure M was a great idea that got lost in the bueracracy. My favorite line is “Has anyone forgotten about the $65 million spent just talking about the light rail.” The truth hurts!…

OC Weekly helps the Dems find their spines

Earlier this week Jim Washburn from the OC Weekly posted a web article titled Dem Bones. We need to pay attention, speak up and make sure our representatives represent us. And I apologize to my Green pals, but that means investing some effort into the Democratic Party. Good friends think I’m deluded to not see…

The textbook battle: SB1437

State Senator Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, wrote a bill that passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday that would require California schools to purchase textbooks that reflect the historical and sociological contributions of gay people. This bill, which is strongly opposed by the Anaheim-based Traditional Values Coalition, is only about replacing negative and stereotyped images…

¿Dónde Está el Alcalde?

Many Santa Ana residents were asking “Where’s the Mayor?” on Monday during the demonstrations that were happening in downtown. Mayor Miguel Pulido, an immigrant from Mexico, refused to be interviewed, but he released a press statement: “Throughout the day, I was in constant communication with our city manager and with our police chief to ensure…