Misha Houser

OC Labor Honors the County’s Outstanding Women

Buena Park –Sixty-six women were honored at an award reception featuring the original play Speaking Up! at the UFCW Local 324 auditorium last night. Top awards were given for Political Courage (Denise Penn, the Anti Human Trafficking Task Force), Community Heroines (Rev. Minh Hanh Nguyen, Gloria Alvarado), and Labor Pioneers (Judy Perez, Nancy Aleccia). Each…

PROP 8: Open Letter to Repeal Marriage Ban

A community letter supporting a November 2010 ballot initiative to repeal Prop 8 – several OC organizations are signers. Fellow Activists and Supporters – The California Supreme Court has upheld Proposition 8, which took away the right to marry from gay and lesbian couples.  Now, we must join together to restore marriage equality in California…

Prop 8 Decision: HRC Weighs In

Sandra Hartness of HRC has sent The Liberal OC this moving video and the following statement. Today’s Supreme Court decision hurts deeply, but we finally know the path to restore marriage equality here in California will be at the ballot box. We at HRC will never, ever back down. HRC is so proud to partner…

Pre-Decision Day Gathering Tonight at Screening of OUTRAGE

Santa Ana, CA — ECCO, Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County, HRC, Orange County Equality Coalition,  Team Courage and LGBT community allies are joining forces this evening at the screening of  OUTRAGE at 7 pm to give a brief overview of plans for Decision Day on Tuesday when the California Supreme Court hands down the decision…

Big Blue Gorilla A Casualty of Auto Dealer Closures

Garden Grove – Union Chrysler Jeep Dodge, which is widely known for its iconic giant blue gorilla on its roof, is slated for closure only months after the Garden Grove City Council gave the dealership $270,000 in January to try to save the troubled dealer. Commuters on the 22 may no longer see the inflatable area landmark as…

Did Bush Directly Authorize Torture? FBI Email Says Yes

The article below was posted on the Los Angeles based 501c3 group, The Public Record website today. An FBI email claims that “W” signed an executive order approving torture. This explosive bit of information should further heat up the debate over torture. See the actual email by clicking on the link below. I want to know if…