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Closing the Latino Achievement Gap – New Orange County Committee Formed

“Currently we see practice in the classroom guided by policies from the federal government that are not aligned to qualitative research. One of our main goals is to better align research to policy to practice. We are pleased that this initiative has the support and participation of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Senator Lou Correa and Assembly Member Jose Solorio and look forward to working with all legislators interested in taking action.”

UCI Biologist Awarded $2.5 Million Religion Prize

Dr. Francisco Ayala, a former Catholic priest and “highly respected evolutionary biologist,” has won the 2010 Templeton Prize. The prize is awarded annually to a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension. In making the prize announcement, the Templeton organization noted that Ayala has “has vigorously opposed the entanglement of…

Rep. Loretta Sanchez – Working to Strengthen Orange County Small Businesses

“Our economic recovery will be largely dependent on smart investments in America’s small businesses,” said Rep. Sanchez. “This bill will help local entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their businesses and, in the process, strengthen Orange County’s economy. It’s a surefire way to create new jobs and new opportunities here at home.”

Yes We Can/Hell No You Can’t Mash Up Goes Viral

[youtube][/youtube] It had to happen.  A mash up of 2008’s’s “Yes We Can” music video together with GOP Congressman John Boehner’s speech in Congress on healthcare reform is storming the Internet.  Take this into consideration as Republican senaotrs are invoking obscure rules to stop working at 2PM EDT or 11AM PDT to delay the…

Jordan Brandman Fundraiser Next Week

Join Jordan Brandman this coming Tuesday as he Kicks off his Campaign to get re-elected to the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees. Supporting our up and coming Democratic candidates is the key to establishing a strong Democratic Farm Team. Please join Assemblyman Jose Solorio, Senator Lou Correa, OC Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly, Anaheim…

New SAUSD Oriented Facebook Group

In response to recent OC Register articles regarding the failure of Santa Ana schools, two former SAUSD alumni have started a Facebook page aimed at gathering Facebook members who are either parents or alumni of SAUSD in order to organize and galvanize them to help bring change. The group is called Santa Ana “Education First” which was once the original motto of the City of Santa Ana.

HCR: Waterloo for Democrats or Republicans?

[youtube][/youtube] Orange Punch blogger Brian Calle called out Loretta Sanchez’s vote for healthcare reform as a vote against her district’s best interest.  I completely disagree.  Loretta represents blue collar and working class communities in Santa Ana and Anaheim, the very people healthcare reform will benefit most. “Loretta’s vote in favor of Obamacare is out of…