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Bye-bye Wal-Mart in Garden Grove

What was once thought to be a forgone conclusion, the landing of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in central Garden Grove, is now another dead deal for the retail center at the corner of Brookhurst St. and Chapman Avenue.  For decades the city of Garden Grove has struggled to make the retail center become successful.  Thus far,…

Edwards speaks to 1,100 at DPOC Truman Dinner

On Friday night, after receiving the endorsement earlier in the day from SEIU-California, former North Carolina Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate John Edwards spoke to a sell out crowd of more than 1,100 people at the 13th Annual Democratic Party of Orange County Harry S Truman Awards Dinner.  This year’s dinner was the largest fundraising dinner ever hosted…

Lou Correa Does Some Good on Health Care, Lobbies for SCHIP

Yes, believe it or not, Lou Correa does good work for his constituents in Orange County. And apparently this week, he did something particularly good. He lobbied our Congresscritters in DC to override Bush’s veto of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Yep, Lou did his part to persuade Congress to allow working families…

Diane Harkey Does It Again

Oh, my! Here we go again! Just when the world was starting to forget Diane Harkey and her kooky antics, Ms. Harkey herself must give us all a reminder of what she’s all about. Check out what I just got from the Recall Diane Harkey Campaign: Diane Harkey demonstrated once again where her political priorities…

What do Dennis Kuncinich and Fred Thompson Have in Common?

While he’s not headlining Friday night’s Truman Dinner for the OCDP, Presidential candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) will be in Anaheim with keynote speaker Senator John Edwards.  Of course, if either of these men get the nomination of the party, they have my support.  But it occurs to men that Rep. Kucinich and former Tennesee Senator…

Orange County Young Democrats Endorse the Community College Initiative

On Thursday the Orange County Young Democrats voted to support a ballot initiative that would provide more Californians the opportunity to earn an education. From the press release: The Orange County Young Democrats have voted to endorse yes on the Community College Initiative. The Community College Initiative is a statewide measure which will appear on…