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Quirk Decides To Run For Duvall’s Seat

Governor Schwarzenegger announced today the date of the Special Election to fill the open 72nd Assembly seat vacated by former Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall after a sex scandal. The General Election will be held on January 12th if things are not decided in the Primary Election November 17th. Candidates will have until October 5th to decide…

Media Study Shows Republicans Can be Moved to Support Marriage Equality

Irvine, CA – An HCD Research study, using its Mediacurves website reveals that not only can Republican and Independent voters be moved by advertising supporting marriage equality, but may indicate that California voters will support civil marriage rights for all Californians. The study, focusing on an initial ad produced by nationally acclaimed TruthandHope.org, was deemed…

Essential Events for Orange County Environmentalists

An issue near and dear to Orange County liberals is thoughtfully caring for our environment, including preservation of open spaces; air and water quality; fighting encroachment and pollution caused by urban sprawl, oil fields, manufacturing processes, and the like; and, of course, inhibiting greenhouse gases that lead to global warming. The California Democratic Party’s 2008…

A Tale of Four Democrats Episode 1: Primary Sins

It is interesting to see Lorri Galloway supporters lob accusations at Tom Daly and others over whether or not they are good Democrats. Galloway’s supporters seem to be filled with a self-righteous zeal to point out who are good and bad Democrats throughout Orange County. Reading their comments and listening to Lorri herself, one would…

The Return of McCarthyism; a MashUp

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P8u4fZTPUQ&feature=player_embedded#t=557[/youtube] I’m an enormous fan of Edward R. Murrow; a friend sent me this YouTube video and I had to share.  I wonder what Mr. Murrow would have thought of people like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Ann Coulter and Rish Limbaugh.

Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters Honored at the White House

Hat Tip to our friends at Total Buzz on this. Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters was honored by President Obama at the White House Last week. The Santa Ana PD received the Department of Defense’s Freedom Award forbeing one of 15 private and public sector organizations who support employees that are called up for either National…