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Patch.com Sites to Shutter; Will OC be Affected?

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  Patch.com has made a name for itself as a community news resource of sorts in more than 1,000 cities and towns across the nation.  But the financial realities of news sites have hit the organization hard and layoffs are coming next week.  According to Jim Romenesko, a media industry blogger, as many as half…

House Passes Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013

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Last week, the House of Representatives passed HR 1897, the Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013. This law will stop any non-humanitarian assistance to Vietnam unless President Obama confirms that the government of Vietnam has met tangible basic human rights benchmarks including religious liberty, freedom of association and assembly, and freedom of opinion.

Judge Sets Trial Date for Anaheim Voting Rights Case

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Yesterday, Superior Court Judge Franz Miller, set a March 17, 2014 trial date for the Anaheim Voting Rights discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the ACLU on behalf of Anaheim Latino activists who claim that the current at-large system of electing city council members violates the California Voting Rights Act by suppressing the ability of Latinos to be elected in a city that is 53% Latino by population in favor a a wealthy and predominantly whit segment of Anaheim voters.

Costa Mesa Democratic Club Kick Off Tonight

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The Democratic Party of Orange County is taking another step in the right direction through city-by-city Democratic clubs to better organize, register voters and get out the vote to weaken the grip Republicans have on local city governments.  Costa Mesa was less than a sneeze away from taking control of the City Council last November…