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Ginny Mayer for Senate Campaign Kick-off This Sunday!

This just in from the DPOC. It’s important to remember all the great local Democratic candidates running here in OC. So if you live on the coast, why not check out Ginny Mayer’s campaign kickoff this Sunday? Ginny Mayer is the Democratic nominee for State Senate in the 35th Senate District against the out-of-touch incumbent,…

Marriage Equality in CA – The first four days

As far as I can tell, and since I am able to write this post I am pretty sure I am correct, the world has not come to an end because same gender marriages are now legally recognized in the State of California. I am also pretty sure that the institution of marriage has not…

My day at the Courthouse…

They came from all parts to the brick and sandstone courthouse surrounded by lush green lawn on a full city block. The morning fog cleared just in time to see the ancient cannons out front before the doors were unlocked. It was a brilliant warm June day, strangely familiar, but it would prove to be…

Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Qualifies for Ballot in November

2008 The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — California’s Secretary of State says an initiative that would again outlaw gay marriage in the state has qualified for the November ballot. Debra Bowen says a random check of signatures submitted by the measure’s sponsors showed that they had gathered enough for it to be put to voters.…

Clean Energy v. Big Polluters

This just in from Environment California. Now that the state is about to decide how to implement the landmark 2006 legislation that set the goal of reducing California’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020, we have a chance to tell the Governor that we want to go forward with a strategy to actually accomplish…

Remembering California’s Iraq Occupation Dead

From the LATimes today: A Times analysis provides a portrait of the state’s military personnel who have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. CLICK HERE or on the image above to view the video. Today’s entire BRAD BLOG is turned over today to the names of the U.S. troops who have been killed in…