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Dolores & Jose & Me for Hillary

OK, I know this is a little late. However, I had some trouble cross-posting my story on MyDD last night, so I have some excuse. But anyways, it was fantastic to see Dolores Huerta, Jose Solorio, and so many of you, my dear friends, at the party for Hillary on Sunday. Didn’t we have fun?…

My Favorite OC Register Letter to the Editor

Posted on Xmas eve.  And to answer Al’s question, Yes, it would be too much to ask to lay off the President.  The words “decent” and “Christian” are not ones I would use to describe the president.  Lay off Bush Would it be too much to ask of the inveterate, pathological Bush haters to lay…

All I Want for Christmas…

Hey, Santa! Are you still thinking of the perfect presents to drop off for me tonight? If so, I have some great last minute suggestions for you! Believe me, Santa, I’ll be super happy if you can give me: – A President who actually supports the troops – A state government that isn’t afraid of…

What Do YOU Think About Santa Ana “Scrooging” Its Residents?

You know, it’s not all that often that I agree with the libertarian OC Register columnist Steven Greenhut. But today, it looks like something cataclysmic happened. Santa Ana’s City Council is screwing up again by not agreeing to televise all council meetings, and I agree with Steven Greenhut: Mayor Miguel Pulido said the cameras make…

No Holiday Cheer for OC’s “Real Estate Industry”

I’m sorry for the “Bah, Humbug!” news on Christmas Eve, but I just found some not-so-good news at Jon Lansner’s blog today. Appatently, the continued cooling of OC’s once-red-hot real estate market is causing job losses for all sectors, from mortgage lending to home construction, with ties to real estate. And as all these real…

Twas the night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Orange County Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Rackauckas soon would be there; Chriss Street was nestled all snug in his bed, While visions of new furniture danced in his head; And Janet in her ‘kerchief, and I in…

Sunday Read: Just How Much Are We Spending This Holiday Season?

  “It’s definitely busy,” said Sonia Zureik, 38, who drove to South Coast Plaza from San Diego on Saturday because she prefers the mall’s shops to those closer to her home. Zureik plans to spend about $3,000, her entire holiday bonus, on Christmas gifts this year: “Right now I’m getting a little panicky that I…