Tag Archive for Discrimination

Mayor Choi’s Anti-China & Pakistan Fiasco

Jeff Lalloway and Christina Shea with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi-2014

Choi Insults Community and Gets Confronted by Anti-Defamation League for his Bigotry – “Your remarks generalizing terrorism and the Taliban to Karachi denigrated the Pakistani community and demonized an entire group of people. Irvine is no place for hate. As Mayor of Irvine, you bear a special responsibility to both challenge and distance yourself from hateful rhetoric.”

Proposed TET Festival non-profit host on shaky ground with the state

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Tonight, the City of Garden Grove will be considering a proposal from the nonprofit Trung-Tam Van-Hoa Hong-Bang to host the Tet Festival in Garden Grove. But the proposed host has some problems with the State of California that are not reflected in their proposal. According to a letter from state Attorney General Kamala Harris the organization is significantly delinquent in its filings with the state.

Tahilramani interview peels back the onion smell of a “Culture of Harassment” in County administration

Former county HR manager Kathleen Tahilramani. (Photo by: Nick Gerda/Voice of OC)

The lawsuit by former OC Waste and Recycling Human Resources manager Kathleen Tahilramani was brought to light in a Voice of OC story in September 2012. In her suit Tahilramani alleged improper conduct by County CEO Mike Giancola, the then director of OC Waste and Recycling, claiming harassment and retaliation because Tahilramani reported allegation of improper conduct to Central Human Resources.

Rain did fall on Tet Parade but Political Courage Ruled the Day

Jose Solorio standing with supporters of the Partnership of Vietnamese LGBT Organizations who were excluded from the 2013 Tet parade in Westminster. (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

On Sunday morning thousands of people celebrated the Lunar New Year by witnessing the procession of politicians, community leaders, organizations, and businesses participating in the 2013 Tet Parade. There were some notable elected officials absent from the parade this year, many specifically because of the decision to exclude the LGBT group…

County denies breast cancer program for young women

The Health Care Agency of Orange County, under direction from the board of supervisors, won’t fund Planned Parenthood’s Breast Health Care Program UPDATE: We got a call back from HCA spokesperson Deanne Thompson this afternoon regarding the Planned Parenthood grant application. According to Thompson the Health Care Agency has not yet made a final determination…