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QuachGate: Driving Into Power

Okay, the story of Andy Quach, member of the infamous “Gang of Seven” Viet politicos led by Van Tran, falling asleep at the wheel got me wondering. Is there more to this story than a simple case of Driving Under the Influence? I have heard that at some point Quach was paid by Assemblyman Tran to…

Westminster Councilman Quach Arrested

The Orange County Register has this story up on their main page. Initially I saw the story this morning about power being knocked out for 300 Westminster homes and didn’t read any further. My bad. Turns out the alleged drunk driver who hit the power pole last night was Westminster Councilman Andy Quach. Westminster councilman…

What the future may hold for Democrats

The following is a Guest Commentary from Richard Lara. Richard Lara is a Ph.D. in philosophy with an emphasis on political philosophy. His research focusses on conceptualizing and explaining the interplay between the forces of conservatism and liberalism in political collectives. He currently teaches at Orange Coast College. There are numerous questions about the future…

Newsom Town Hall Meeting Coming to OC

We have just received word that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is coming to Orange County on August 11, 2009 for a community Town Hall meeting. Newsom is running for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor of California. Newsom’s Town Hall is scheduled for August 11, 2009 - 6:00 PM at Santa Ana College – Johnson Campus…

Bush(ala) League

I think it was last week that John Seiler penned a defense of Art Pedroza and Tony Bushala on the OJ blog because an unnamed blogger at Red County posted a diary that questioned what both Art and Tony actually did for a living.  John felt its OK to attack one for their politics but…

Ideology Trumps Good Policy, Again.

From our Faith-based Government file we have news that negotiations between the Orange County Health Care Agency and Planned Parenthood have broken down related to a request for funding of a Breast Cancer Health care program. Not surprising when you consider the faith-based policy decision the Board of Supervisors made a few months ago in…