Tag Archive for Bao Nguyen

Is It Time for an “OC Weekly Deathwatch” column?

I’m going to answer my own question right away and say “not now,” but last week the 50-year old Boston Phoenix ceased publication after a long history of alt-weekly excellence.  The Phoenix’s death is attributable more to changing readers habits instead of excellent journalism and newer formats.  A situation our own OC Weekly might also…

Battle for the Heart of DPOC Underway

As the crowd gathered for State Senator Lou Correa’s annual holiday reception in Santa Ana, a different kind of event was taking place.  Quiet lobbying for support to lead the Democratic Party of Orange County between Jeff LeTourneau and Henry Vandermeir.  It was fun to watch the two men and their suporters work the room,…

Julio Perez Gets VADPAC Endorsement

Labor activist Julio Perez has secured the endorsement of the Orange County Vietnamese American Democratic Political Action Committee (VADPAC) on his bid for the AD-69 assembly seat.  VADPAC members are Democratic Political leaders in OC’s Little Saigon with a goal of recruiting Vietnamese candidates to run for office or supporting candidates who have the best…

What Made Michele Martinez Team Up with Van Tran?

Santa Ana City Council member and AD-69 candidate Michele Martinez made waves this weekend with a taped TV appearance on a Little Saigon TV program hosted by staunch Vietnamese conservative Van Tran.  Sporting a new black dye job, Martinez, sat across the table form Van Tran opposite a fake window set of New York City(!!??!!) to…

A Trokia of Democratic Fundraisers

In no particular order, this post has details for three fundraiser for three Democratic candidates running for three different offices.  In no particular order, a fundraising announcement for Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva who is a candidate for AD-65, a fundraiser for Jordan Brandman who is a candidate for Anaheim City Council, and a fundraiser for…