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Obama and McCain to Share Stage at Saddleback

The New York Times is reporting that Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren has pulled off a political coup; major party presidential nominees Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain will attend an August 16 event at the Lake Forest-based megachurch. Obama attended an AIDs conference at Saddleback a year ago with Kansas Senator Sam Brownback. Pastor…

Why Local Politics Matters

I’m sure you’re all figuring out that you’re in for another of my crazy rants. Well if you can’t stomach it, feel free to check out the other posts on this blog. Otherwise, stick with me as I try to point out something that often gets ignored. Local races are often overlooked, even by many…

1st Annual Taste of Downtown Garden Grove

I just heard about the 1st Annual Taste of Downtown Garden Grove and this event sounds like it will be a heck of a lot of fun. I have been waiting for years for this type of showcase event to grace the sidewalks of Garden Grove’s Historic Main Street.  On July 27th Downtown Garden Grove celebrates to return of perfomances…

Stop the Drilling, Save the Coast!

Hey, everyone! Check out this important message from Environment California. Let’s save our coast! Hi TheLiberalOC.com Reader, President Bush announced on Monday that he is lifting the executive order that bans oil and gas drilling on the outer continental shelf — but it’s not too late to protect our coasts. Take action. Call on Congress…

Netroots Nation Update

Here’s the latest word from the street on Netroots Nation, and our great OC Democrats that are attending. Both Steve Young and Debbie Cook are in Austin now, and both seem to be getting a great reception from the crowd. It seems to me that progressive grassroots activists from all over the country are now taking a…

Support Vincent Sarmiento in Santa Ana

Dear Dan, Vincent Sarmiento was appointed to the Santa Ana City Council in January, 2007. Since then he has taken the lead on important issues of economic development, public safety and city finances. A lawyer and businessman, Vince Sarmiento is exactly the kind of leader Santa Ana needs. He’s an intelligent, well educated professional whose…