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The Divisive Politics of Irvine

I’ve been following Irvine politics for about 10 years now.  When my daughter’s soccer coach emailed me Chuck DeVore’s blogpost about my earlier Choi post here (and thanks for the hits Chuck, we appreciate it), I wanted to make a stronger statement that needs saying. The non-partisan City Council race in Irvine is frankly less about…

My Invitation to Vincent Sarmiento’s Fundraiser

This morning I received an email from Vincent Sarmiento’s campaign. He’s running for election in Santa Ana’s third ward, which is where I live. I’ve met the man once. He couldn’t pick me out of a line-up of one. I’ve received now, in the nearly two years since he was appointed to the council, three…

OC Latinos for Obama Debate Watch Party

 OC Latinos for Obama Invites you to a Presidential Candidate Debate Watch Party   We had a great time at our Convention Watch Party last month.   This Friday evening will be the First Presidential Debate   Join fellow Sen. Barack Obama supporters as we cheer him on and watch him debate Republican John McCain.    Friday, September 26,…

Correa and County Workers to help Women’s Shelter

Over on Total Buzz Norberto Santana has the scoop on the response from the Orange County Employee’s Association and State Senator Lou Correa to the County Board of Supervisors failure to even consider actng to provide emergency funding to support a batterd women’s shelter. Battle over Fullerton battered womens’ shelter rages on… September 24th, 2008,…

CA-42: While Gary Miller Enjoys His Wealth, We Suffer

How wonderful! Another elitist Republican who doesn’t understand the pain and suffering we working class people are facing. Good on the Ed Chau campaign for getting this out. Congressman Gary Miller (R, CA-42) was “honored” by Roll Call newspaper this week as one of the top 50 wealthiest members of Congress. Ranked number 22 with…

Debbie Cook, Speaking Truth to Power

Randy Udall, an ASPO-USA (Association for the Study of Peak Oil) board member, announced the award at the conference on Tuesday afternoon, citing Cook’s willingness to talk frankly about energy issues. “We honored her for her courage, for speaking honestly about energy realities and for promoting an energy program that makes sense,” said Udall, who…

Garden Grove City Council Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in City

More than a dozen speakers addressed the Garden Grove City Council tonight, urging the council members to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the city. It was revealed that at least one dispensary has already been operation since April. The council demonstrated it’s lack of maturity in handling controversial issues when the discussion degenerated…