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Bao Nguyen formally announces bid for Congress in CD-46

Bao Nguyen, Garden Grove Mayor

It’s not exactly a secret, but Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen made it official today.  He’s “going national” and running for Loretta Sanchez’s seat in Congress. GARDEN GROVE, CA – Bao Nguyen today announced his candidacy for Congress in California’s 46th district. Bao, whose family emigrated from Vietnam, has devoted his career to the citizens…

California approves sweeping changes for Medical Marijuana Use


You might have missed this because it ran late Friday afternoon and appeared in Saturday’s edition of the LA Times, but Governor Jerry Brown has signed three bills that benefit California’s medical marijuana industry and provides a path forward for legalized recreational use of weed. From the story: Signing a trio of related bills Friday,…

Correa adds Labor Endorsements for Congressional Run

Senator Lou Correa (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

  SOUTH COUNTY LABOR LEADER BACKS LOU CORREA FOR CONGRESS Celebrated Labor Leader Ray Cordova Endorses Lou Correa for California’s 46th Congressional District Seat SANTA ANA, CA— Continuing to stockpile important support for his campaign to represent California’s 46th Congressional District seat, today former State Senator Lou Correa won an endorsement from South County Labor Chair Ray…

Time to Hear About Policy, Not Endorsements

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It’s endorsement season and candidates for Congress in CD-46, Assembly and State Senate seats are flooding my mailbox with news of their latest endorsement.  While I can appreciate each candidate wants to be the most popular person at the dance, what’s sorely lacking is any sort of policy discussion.  What issues do candidates feel most…

Shiva Farivar launches campaign for Irvine City Council


Shiva Farivar, a longtime Irvine City Commissioner and former city council candidate, has launched a campaign for Irvine City Council.  Here’s her letter below: I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Irvine City Council! Irvine has been my home for over 20 years. It is the place I raised my family. My husband…

CD-46 Debate set for October 17

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Four of the five CD-46 Candidates for Congress have agreed to debate on Saturday October 17 from 11 AM to 1PM at the OC LULAC Foundation Center in Garden Grove.  Former State Senators Lou Correa and Joe Dunn have confirmed as has Anaheim council member Jordan Brandman and Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen will have…