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Goodbye 2016

And what a miserable year it was.  As we look forward to 2017, there’s a roadmap to follow to organize and inform and work hard for change. The dark days of 2005 show Democrats can come back.  It’s a simple choice: wallow in self-pity or aggressively move forward in a more unified fashion.  Uniting to…

Carey Gets Backing of Lowenthal for DPOC Chair

Former Westminster council member Diana Carey announced a significant endorsement in her quest to be the next chair for the Democratic Party of Orange County.  Congress Alan Lowenthal has endorsed her campaign for chair. She sent the message below: After announcing my candidacy for Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County, I’ve been very…

Thank You Loretta Sanchez

I was still living in Boston when one of the big stories from election day 1996 was the upset election of Loretta Sanchez to Congress over B-1 Bob Dornan.  I remember this nervous young woman on TV talking about phone calls she received from President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore about doing whatever…

Westminster’s Carey will run for DPOC Chair

The campaign to replace Henry Vandermeir as chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County has begun with former Westminster City Council member Diana Carey announcing her candidacy today via email.  Vandermeir leaves big shoes to fill as a Party chair as under his watch, Democratic voter registration increased dramatically, the Party was able to…

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah

Thanks readers for sticking with us — for agreeing and for disagreeing.  2016 remains a challenging year and we hope for the best in 2017 (and looking ahead to changing things up in 2018). As you gather at your tables or at the tables of friends and family to celebrate, look around.  Be grateful and…

Homeless Shelter in Santa Ana Needs More People Like Michelle

I met my friend Michelle Hodgson Bleeker at the Bootcamp I attend; she’s one of those hard-nosed instructors who works you over and makes seated in-and-outs look easy.  She brings the same sort of passion into her weekly volunteer work on behalf of Orange County’s homeless community through her church; an efforts she’s led over…