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Become a Dem Party Central Committee Member

The following is a message from California Democratic Party Chairman, Senator Art Torres (Ret.). Dear Supporter, My mother has often said, “If you want something to get done, you have to be ready to do it yourself.” I think that’s great advice (and it’s not just because I loved my mother). In 2008, there’s a lot…

What Do YOU Think About Building McMansions Near Irvine Lake?

Wow. Just WOW. I’m a little speechless. So while I overcome my shock and catch my breath, read this: The Planning Commission approved Wednesday night the Irvine Co.’s request to subdivide 785 acres east of Irvine Lake for nearly 1,200 new homes. The project, part of the developer’s larger plan to add nearly 4,000 homes,…

Hate to Be A “Told You So”

Tip of the hat to Red County/OC Blog for the latest episode of Treasurer-Tax Collector Chriss Street’s roller-coaster ride continues. The County of Orange has $80 million in a structured investment vehicle called Whistlejacket Capital. Unfortunately, Whistlejacket is in trouble. According to today’s Times of London: Standard Chartered has dropped attempts to rescue its $7.1…

Get Your Theology on Tap Tomorrow!

Hey, everyone! Are you looking for something fun to do tomorrow night? Would you like to discuss issues of faith without feeling like you’re being “preached at”? And would you like to see a different kind of “church”? Great, then why not check out Fairview Community Church‘s Theology on Tap tomorrow night at 7:00? Here’s…

What Do YOU Think About Fullerton’s Policy on Medical Marijuana?

… [L]ongtime resident Pat Shuff said, “If they build it, they will come – from all over.” Last night in a 4-1 decision, the Fullerton City Council overturned a previous decision to consider allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in town. Now, Fullerton has followed the lead of several other OC cities in voting to ban these…

Choosing to be inspired…

A member of TheLiberalOC blog team Heather wrote this today. It has been posted on DailyKos and Calitics.  I am pleased to cross-post it here on her behalf.  Choosing to be inspired, a candidate’s wife and a grassroots campaign  That’s right, I’m a candidate’s wife, it happened rather quickly too.  Well, I’ve been married to the guy for…