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Obama Rally Planned in Little Saigon

Vietnamese-Americans for Barack Obama Rally Planned in Little Saigon, CA What: Vietnamese Americans for Barack Obama will hold a rally expecting to draw local Obama supporters in Little Saigon, CA in the final days leading to the presidential election. The rally will be the first ever organized in the Vietnamese community for the Democratic presidential…

What’s up with Flanigan?

Norberto Santana, of the OC Register’s Total Buzz, has an interesting follow-up to his story yesterday, which we covered here, about Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Moorlach’s plan to appoint the ousted former Chief Investment Officer from the Orange County Employee’s Retirement System (OCERS) to that Board. Seems that the questions about Flanigans involvement with a…

Choi’s Remarks at Meeting Condemed

Interfaith, Civic Leaders Condemn Irvine Councilman Choi’s Remarks at Meeting  Affirm Solidarity with Southern California Muslims  (IRVINE, CA, 10/15/08) – At Tuesday’s Irvine City Council meeting, local interfaith and community leaders condemned Council member Stephen Choi’s offensive remarks aimed at candidate Todd Gallinger. The leaders also expressed strong support for members of the Muslim community and the Council on…

Emperor “Chicken Little” Moorlach has no clothes

Norberto Santana has a fascinating story over at the Orange County Register about the controversy surrounding Orange County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman (Emperor) John “Chicken Little” Moorlach’s nominee for the Orange County Retirement System Board, Thomas Flanigan. It looks like the questions regarding Flanigan’s relationship with an Orange County based asset management company, Ryan Labs, Inc.…

No on 8: Match This Contribution!

There’s news that a big friend of equal rights has pledged $500,000 to the No on Prop 8/Equality for All campaign… If that contribution is matched. So would you like to make sure No on 8 has $1 million to fight the right-wing smears flooding our local TV & radio stations daily? Well, it’s simple.…

Mickadeit on CoastCCD Trustee Armando Ruiz

King of the platinum parachute (10/13/08) Double-dipper Ruiz is back. Frank Mickadeit Columnist, The Orange County Register Three weeks from today, if history holds to form, a plurality of ill-informed voters in Area 3 of the Coast Community College District will re-elect Armando Ruiz to another four-year term. I say uninformed because I do not…

Well Dad, what are you waiting for?

I voted yesterday with my son, Ethan, sitting beside me at the kitchen table. My wife Suzie, who is a naturalized Vietnamese-American, insists on the ritual of going to the polls on election day. Looking at our son, she said, “Our community fought so hard for this right that I’d rather vote on election day.”…