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Westminster School District is First in State to Offer Vietnamese/English Dual Immersion Program


Hot off the press from Jamison Power, a Westminster School Board member, about news of his district’s new Vietnamese/English Immersion program which is the first of its kind in California. WESTMINSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT TO OFFICIALLY BECOME FIRST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN CALIFORNIA WITH A VIETNAMESE/ENGLISH DUAL IMMERSION PROGRAM ANNOUNCMENT DETAILS: When:         Thursday, December 11, 2014 at…

Should Obama Pardon Bush/Cheney for War Crimes?


I posed this question on Facebook last week and my feed exploded, so why not here?  Shortly before President Bush was to step down from office in late 2008 early 2009, there was a subtle campaign by conservatives to have Bush pardon certain government officials for war crimes related to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, or something…

Fitzgerald’s Arrested for Assault; Tait-bots Throw Him Under the Bus

William Fitzgerald, Photo: OC Register

Former Anaheim Mayoral candidate William Denis Fitzgerald was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery during Tuesday’s Anaheim City Council meeting shortly after making another signature borderline slanderous three minute public statement where he called outgoing Council member Gale Eastman a white supremacist twice and accused Eastman’s husband, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, of having a…

Sci@OC Gets United Way Grant That Helps Bring Science Literacy to SAUSD Middle Schools

The Blue Marble - Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Hot off the press, a $32,000 grant from the United Way will go to help students in Santa Ana’s middle schools become more science literate.  Details are below:  SANTA ANA, Calif. – December 10, 2014 – Science@OC, the Orange County non-profit dedicated to strengthening science education in Orange County’s middle schools, announced that it has…

Sanchez addresses CIA Torture Report


For a party represented by elephants (who never forget), Republicans can’t be excused for their failure to address torture during the War of Terror and in many cases, defending it as necessary and often referring to those opposed to torture as unpatriotic.  The New York Times summarized the report well and you can read what…