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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…

DPOC Holiday Party is tonight


  It’s time to be of good cheer and join OC’s Democrats for a holiday party tonight at DPOC headquarters in Orange.  Bring an unwrapped top for a Toy Drive and don’t forget to bring something to eat because it’s a pot luck. See you there!  

Agran Goes Out on a High Note

Agran Gaido Fox reception December 2014

About 250 people attended a farewell reception for outgoing Irvine Council member Larry Agran Tuesday night at Irvine City Hall.  Running mates Melissa Fox and Mary Ann Gaido also attended and it was actually a pretty upbeat affair as the trio thanked supporters and hugged friends. This is actually the second time Agran has left…

Down Under Desalination Debacle – Stop OCWD from importing bad water policy and raising our rates


Special Report by Dave Hamilton Residents 4 Responsible Desalination In the southeastern Australian state of Victoria, residential water rates were the US-equivalent of $620 per acre-foot in 1999. Those rates have increased to $2,715 per acre-foot in 2014—more than a 4-fold increase in 15 years. Why? Australian inflation rates have been about the same as…