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Bill Clinton and Joe Biden Come to Irvine

Hat tip to OC Weekly (see Gustavo, that’s how it’s done) for the news that former President Bill Clinton arrives in Irvine today and Vice President Joe Biden will come to Irvine tomorrow as part of two day Patient Safety & Technology Summit at the Hotel Irvine (the former Hyatt) off of Main Street and…

Harris tops DFA Poll for US Senate

Hot off the press from Democracy for America: BREAKING: Kamala Harris Tops Democracy for America, Courage Campaign’s 2016 CA Senate Pulse Poll Harris’ strong showing demonstrates CA grassroots is looking for leader who will stand up for working families against rich, powerful CALIFORNIA — Attorney General Kamala Harris has placed first in Democracy for America…

Obama Nails the SOTU; GOP Reaction, Meh

From the State of the Union speech I heard, you’d hardly know the Democrats lost the Senate last fall.  President Barack Obama’s 6th State of the Union was masterful in its delivery and his message reasonated with the majority of the American people via a cool tool used by CNN. Here’s the speech in full. …

MLK Day and Beyond the “I Have a Dream” Speech

With Monday being Martin Luther King Day, the easy and painless post to do is to simple repost MLK’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech which is clearly powerful and important.  But there’s a argument to be made that his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” is equally as important to the Civil Rights movement as…

Plastic Bag Ban worth fighting for.

Update: Surfrider is asking that people who support the plastic bag ban in Huntington Beach to attend Tuesday’s HB City Council Meeting at 6 PM. During my tenure as a Huntington Beach City Councilman, I stopped counting the number of times we debated the issue of banning single-use plastic bags at 17. 17 times that…