Mike Lawson

Where’s my Schoenkopf?

Many of us here in OC have had trouble finding witty political gossip, smutty nightlife yarns, and stories about heavy menstrual cycles since Commie Girl left the OC Weekly. I’ve got your Commie-fix; Rebecca Schoenkopf (a.k.a. Commie Girl) is writing again, this time at FourStory.org, which she calls a‚ “non-boring site on smart development and…

In God They Trust

Last week the Westminster City Council unanimously voted to use taxpayer’s money to buy a banner and hang it in the council chambers that says “In God We Trust.” No one from the public commented on the issue—probably because nobody really knew about it (Westminster residents aren’t known for their civic involvement). The council talked…

Grocery Workers Contract Negotiated!

Today the Southern California’s grocery workers agreed to a tentative contract with the management of Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons.  I’m told that this is a fair contract and the grocery workers feel that they have obtained their primary goals of wage increases for everyone and protecting health coverage. You all remember the grocery strike three…

Wise & Brave

When I left my third grade classroom on June 15, 1990 at Salk Elementary School in Anaheim there was no way for my 9-year-old brain to predict or imagine that one of my classmates, Autumn Wallace, was about to be brutally and senselessly murdered. Autumn parted ways with us at Chanticleer Road. Joshua, Jennifer and…

Can’t we avoid a bus strike?

The cooling-off period in the OCTA wage dispute ends tonight at midnight. People are telling me that a bus strike seems imminent.  This issue is bigger than the 1,100 bus drivers that have not received wage and benefit increases to match projected living standards. This issue also affects the 220,000 passengers that rely on the…

Orange County’s Gayest Cities

Peggy Lowe over at the Total Buzz Blog linked to the Log Cabin Republican’s analysis of California’s gayest cities. Peggy went on to break it up to show the top 10 gayest cities in Orange County: According to the index, a score of 100 is the national norm and a number above 100 indicates that…

Independence Day!

Happy Fourth of July! (Or as the folks that own homes in the cities where fireworks are still legal call it, “Happy hose down your roof day.”) Here’s a small comic I drew last Independence Day: