Orange County – Local

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Los Amigos Issues Statement on Alvarez Comments

Los Amigos of Orange County also issued a statement that both condemns Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez for her anti-Semitic comments while supporting her voice in the debate against the Chases and PBID.  This comes shortly after a similar statement from OCCHC.  Here’s the statement: Los Amigos of Orange County strongly denounces the…

9/11 Personal Stories from American Muslims

I’m back from a long weekend away (my wife and I celebrated our 28th wedding aniversary) and I’m still getting caught up on four days of unchecked email.  But this note from our friend Nadia Hassan, of the Villa Park Peace Coalition, jumped out at me.  I’d encourage everyone to read it, especially Villa Park…

A Day of Celebration for Labor Unions

Labor Unions

If you are enjoying a day off today, thank organized labor unions. In 1894 President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday following a bloody riot that ensued when striking Pullman workers were accosted by the U.S. Marshalls and the U.S. Military. Several workers were killed during the riot.