Tag Archive for Orange County

Same Sex Marriage Returns to Orange County Today

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Beginning at 8:00 am today, for the first time since November of 2008, same sex couples may marry in Orange County. On Friday, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals removed the stay imposed on the decision of Judge Vaughn Walker declaring the ban on same sex marriage imposed by California’s Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional.

DPOC Revamps Democrats of Greater Irvine Club

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The Democrats of Greater Irvine held a meeting Sunday afternoon at the Rancho Senior Center with the goal of revamping their club and electing new officers. New DPOC Chair Henry Vandermeir organized a meeting for what turned out to be around 75 eager Irvine residents…

The Most Republican County in the Nation? It’s Not OC

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Orange County was once called the place “where good Republicans go to die” according to former President Ronald Reagan, and in spite of overwhelming voter registration statistics that show the gap between Red and Blue in Orange County diminishing, the OC GOP went on Facebook to proclaim OC as the nation’s most Republican County. Nope. …

Non Elected Government Officials Having a Bad Day

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The Voice of OC broke two stories yesterday that the County of Orange officially fired Alisa Drakodaidis, Orange County deputy CEO, yesterday and Jill Arthur, an assistant city manager for the City of Santa Ana , has been placed on leave pending an investigation into her alleged behavior following an automobile accident.

Mitt’s Missed Chance

GOP Presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was in Costa Mesa last night. Across the street from Mitt’s fundraiser, the OC GOP Central Committee had gathered at a nearby hotel.  According to sources, several members of the Central Committee were hoping their Party’s candidate for the Oval Office would drop by for an…