President Barack Obama will stop by Laguna Beach for a fundraiser on his way to give UC Irvine's 50th anniversary commencement address in a Southern California swing that is bookended by a Palm Springs getaway with his wife Michelle.
The revelation from her party leader, President Barack Obama, that ending the war in Afghanistan will involve leaving about 10,000 U.S. troops there through 2016 does not sit well with Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove). "Our troops have been in Afghanistan for over 10 years," says the senior me ... More >>
Jenna Milburn-DiPasquale was working on the computer in her Orange County home office in June 2009 when she received an email from her father. There's nothing strange about that since she does all the marketing for her Santa Barbara-based dad's eight-person company, Solid Oak Software, best known fo ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Costa Mesa restaurant stays with the safe to be great
[Moxley Confidential] Little Saigon's Tan Minh Nguyen heatedly pursued for alleged satellite-broadcasting piracy
Bill Clinton may have been the first African American president (sorry, Barry), but Richard Nixon is being hailed as the first Native American president. Of course, it's the Nixon Foundation that's doing the hailing for Orange County's favorite disgraced son.
While most Americans may have forgotten the anniversary, memories of South Vietnam remain poignant in Orange County's Little Saigon region, the world's largest Vietnamese refugee community.On Bolsa Avenue sidewalks this afternoon a youthful, energetic crowd of several dozen protesters gathered, wave ... More >>
The medical doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden--only to be left hung out to dry in Pakistan--is getting an assist from an unlikely source: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. The Costa Mesa Republican--who blames most societal ills on illegal immigration and vomits a little in his own m ... More >>
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Talk about a timely lunchtime topic: "Transgender Rights in Unlikely Places: The Case of Pakistan" will be discussed at Chapman University hot on the high heels of the Pakistani Supreme Court ordering the government to register transgender citizens as voters.The country's 80,000-strong transgende ... More >>
Flickr user cleverCl@i®ê Four members of the Hacienda La Puente Unified School Board have been targeted in a recall effort. The basis for the recall? They support a middle-school Chinese-language-and-culture program funded by the Chinese government.
Rohrabacher When it comes to healthcare reform you can count on Rep. Dana Rohrabacher to take a firm "no" stance, unless the so-called reform is sponsored by the insurance lobby.So it's a notable moment when a healthcare lobbying group enthusiastically praises Rohrabacher.It's even more notable w ... More >>
Headline: Tran: 'Uphill' Chance to Defeat Rep. SanchezComment by UGLYINLA: Tran...its over...give it up. Its not your fault. After years of voter apathy, the 47th has been turned into a barrio. A simple stroll down to Santa Ana is all one needs to see to understand what has manifested over t ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] The OC congresswoman's tough stance on human trafficking should play well in Little Saigon
Rep. Ed Royce loves Indiana food.Not that yours truly would want to get into a pissing match with the Orange County Register over typos, but Washington Bureau chief Dena Bunis' "Total Buzz" blog post on Congressman Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) attending President Barack Obama's first State Dinner--in ... More >>
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Yesterday's Chinese hip-hop post got me thinking about Cold Blooded Animal, a band I fell hard for when I discovered them at a South By Southwest some years ago. They're usually described as a Chinese Nirvana, but they go deeper than that, and their lyrics sometimes bravely cross over into bold ... More >>
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Amid gifts of flowers, hand-made placards and shouts of "We love you Loretta!" from a crowd of approximately 20 people, Rep. Loretta Sanchez--Orange County's lone Democratic voice in Congress--returned from a trip to Vietnam. A website, perhaps tied to Sanchez, has posted a video of her arrival cel ... More >>
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Communists, Bush defeat Little Saigon in human rights war
Not my war
Who's the real threat in Little Saigon? Ask the FBI.