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Loretta Sanchez & the Peace Activists: What Does This All Mean?

Apparently, everyone now has something to say about the Tuesday night “occupation” of Loretta Sanchez’s Congressional District Office and the arrest of the antiwar protesters . Digby says that this is a larger indictment of the military industrial complex, and David Dayen seems to be agreeing with her at Calitics.   Meanwhile, OC Blog is…

With Water So Clean, No Wonder We All Love Laguna!

I know there are many reasons to love Laguna Beach. Who doesn’t love the art? Who doesn’t love the scenic hillsides and canyons? Who doesn’t love the rustic landscape of this crown jewel of the California Coast?But today, we have a new reason to love Laguna, a reason that I just discovered at The Register.…

Secretary of State Debra Bowen Decides

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen has conducted a top to bottom review of electronic voting equipment used in all California counties.  Orange County uses the Hart InterCivic voting system.  The security review released this week indicates significant vulnerabilities with this system.  Tonight Secretary of State Bowen announced that all electronic voting systems in California have…

What Do YOU Think: Should the Immigration Fee Hikes Be Revoked?

Check this out! The Register is reporting today that Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) is intoducing legislation to reverse the recent fee increases for immigration services. As of now, fees for most immigration services have been increased with the hikes taking effect together. For instance, the cost of naturalization is increasing by 69 percent to…