Mike Lawson

Maids cleared in purse case

The rich Rancho Santa Margarita woman who fingered her three immigrant housekeepers of stealing her purse, prompting the feds to deport the three women, found her purse at a local restaurant. This is like the plot of a Will & Grace episode, minus the funny. “If they were non-Latino, they wouldn’t have been asked for…

Mater Dei High School Closed Monday

Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana decided on Friday that they will not hold classes on Monday due to the immigration demonstration that will be held in the civic center area that is not far from their campus. Pamela Coe, the school spokesperson, told the OC Register that the only reason for the closure…

What’s Up With OC Dems?

I’m a little late on this one, but the LA Times ran a piece on the 35th State Senate District primary results, and I found a few of the chunks of this article interesting: …most Democratic strategists think Caballero shouldn’t get his hopes up. Mark Petracca, a political science professor at UC Irvine, points out…

Looks like Harman v.s. Caballero

Martin Wiscokol at The OC Register wrote today that the Registrar of Voters will probably reaffirm Tom Harman’s victory in the primary for the 35th State Senate District. Harman’s Republican opponent Diane Harkey called for a recount. If Harman’s success is reaffirmed, he will face Democrat Larry Caballero in the June 6th general election. The…

Soldier from Anaheim killed in Iraq

Anaheim resident, and Western High School graduate, Raymond L. Henry was killed Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded near the Stryker armored vehicle he was in during a patrol in Mosul. Henry is the 27th brave Orange County soldier that has given his life in Iraq or Afghanistan. [OC Register Story]

Boycott gets OK from state Senate

On Monday, immigrant-rights groups across the United States are planning boycotts and rallies to urge Congress to pass immigration reform that includes a path to legalization for people here legally. The Mercury News today wrote about the California State Senate’s endorsement of the boycotts: State senators Thursday endorsed Monday’s boycott of schools, jobs and stores…