Tag Archive for Orange County

Thank You Loretta Sanchez

I was still living in Boston when one of the big stories from election day 1996 was the upset election of Loretta Sanchez to Congress over B-1 Bob Dornan.  I remember this nervous young woman on TV talking about phone calls she received from President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore about doing whatever…

Homeless Shelter in Santa Ana Needs More People Like Michelle

I met my friend Michelle Hodgson Bleeker at the Bootcamp I attend; she’s one of those hard-nosed instructors who works you over and makes seated in-and-outs look easy.  She brings the same sort of passion into her weekly volunteer work on behalf of Orange County’s homeless community through her church; an efforts she’s led over…

So Cal Dems Unite Against Trump

Today, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County Henry Vandermeir hosted a press call to hold Donald Trump accountable ahead of his visit to the Los Angeles area. Simply put, Trump is divisive and lacks the temperament to be president, and so, we cannot afford to give him…

OC Supes approve Kraemer Site for Homeless Shelter

The Orange County Board of Supervisors will purchase an empty building in Anaheim as the site of a new 200-bed year-round emergency shelter and multi-service center to serve the homeless. Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase the building and land at 1000 N. Kraemer Place in Anaheim. OC Community Resources, the department in charge of…

Sharon Quirk-Silva Offers Veteran’s Day Thoughts

Veteran’s Day honors the brave men and women who have made significant personal sacrifices, and sometimes the ultimate sacrifice, to keep our country and its ideals safe. We honor them and thank them for their service.   Veteran’s Day celebrations tend to summon within us patriotic pride, gratitude and a sense of duty toward our veterans.…