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The Bao Nguyen for Congress Team Costs Me a New Stamp

In September, Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen called my business line and asked me for a contribution to his congressional campaign.  I have a general rule not to make contributions to those I can’t personally vote for, but there are exceptions, and only one regret (I wrote a check to Paul Lucas once long before…

OC Supes approve Kraemer Site for Homeless Shelter

The Orange County Board of Supervisors will purchase an empty building in Anaheim as the site of a new 200-bed year-round emergency shelter and multi-service center to serve the homeless. Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase the building and land at 1000 N. Kraemer Place in Anaheim. OC Community Resources, the department in charge of…

Truman Dinner Welcomes Jason Collins as Guest Speaker

Jason Collins – who made history becoming the first openly gay NBA basketball player – is joining OC Democrats this year at the Truman Awards. With the Supreme Court’s historic decision legalizing same-sex marriage, Jason is the perfect representative to talk about how far we have come as a country.   He will be speaking on…

Great Park Veterans Cemetery Moving Forward

Sharon Quirk-Silva, the former Assembly Rep from AD-65 who pushed legislation forward for the Great Park Veterans Cemetery and Memorial, teased this news at her AD-65 fundraiser on Friday night in Santa Ana and the OC Register has the story. The Great Park Veterans Cemetery and Memorial is moving forward faster than previous thought and…

Sanchez issues statement on Immigration Ruling by 5th Circuit Court

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decision to maintain an injunction on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) Arrivals program:  “This…

Sharon Quirk-Silva Offers Veteran’s Day Thoughts

Veteran’s Day honors the brave men and women who have made significant personal sacrifices, and sometimes the ultimate sacrifice, to keep our country and its ideals safe. We honor them and thank them for their service.   Veteran’s Day celebrations tend to summon within us patriotic pride, gratitude and a sense of duty toward our veterans.…