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Melahat Strikes Back!

Steve Perez asks Melahat Rafiei answers a few questions about the rumors surrounding her and OC Democratic Chair Frank Barbaro, as well as her future and that of the OC Democratic Party.

Celebrate Richard Nixon’s 96th Birthday Friday

That’s right, Tricky Dick would have been 96 this Friday so the good folks at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda have a gift for you: free admission. There will be a ceremony and a lecture, plus that Watergate exhibition has been snazzed up to include actual facts.  And Ann Coulter is coming to the…

Soulforce Sunday at Saddleback Church

Something very special will be happening here in OC on Sunday, January 18. Soulforce, the group of progressive people of faith that travel across the nation & around the world to engage in dialogue with other faith communities on LGBT civil rights, will be coming to Saddleback Church two days before Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren…

Barbaro To Speak At Young Dems Meeting Thursday

Democratic Party of Orange County Chair Frank Barbaro is scheduled to speak at the Orange County Young Democrats meeting on Thursday, January 8th at 7:00 PM at Bistro 400 located at 400 W. 4th Street , Santa Ana CA , 92701 . The meeting will be followed by Drinking Liberally at Memphis .

Moorlach The Distracter

On the very day 210 county workers who provide services to the most needy in the county were handed layoff notices, Board Chairman John Moorlach tried to distract attention yet again from his wasteful spending ways. After weeks of blistering attack from the Orange County Employees Association over his wasteful extravagance, Moorlach and his allies…

The Supes Are Pikers

Recently there’s been a great deal of justifiable sturm and drang about the Board of Supervisors spending $326,000 to remodel their lobby. But really, these guys are pikers — amateurs. The Washington Post reports today that outgoing Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne spent approximately $235,000 to renovate the bathroom in his fifth floor office. Interesting that…