Mike Lawson

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:    

The Satire Driven Life

    I’ve been reading The Satire-Driven Life: The Best of OCLegend.com.  It is a compilation of the first 50 issues of OCLegend.com and will be released tomorrow, July 4th.  From the blurb on the book: Since January 2005, Orange County has endured the intermittent wrath of OCLegend.com, the brutally insightful and often hilarious site…

Would you cross the line?

The strike authorization last weekend sent a message to the grocery store corporations, but it also alerted the public that a strike may be necessary to get Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons to offer their employees a fair contract.There were 50,000 people that signed pledge cards committing to shop elsewhere if the unions went on strike.…

Eye on the 37th

It’s not in Orange County, but we’ve all got our eyes on the 37th Congressional race that was held today. All the polls have closed, and wit 0 precincts reporting, here are the numbers: LAURA RICHARDSON (DEM) 33.07% JENNY OROPEZA (DEM) 29.89% VALERIE MC DONALD (DEM) 10.63% JOHN M KANALEY (REP) 9.56% Check here for…