Once a civil-rights giant, the Santa Ana-based council is struggling with too much work to do and not enough funding
See update at the end about possible alternate locations for the 2014 Tet Festival. ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 25, 8:30 A.M.: Negotiations between Garden Grove and the United Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California (UVSA) over the organization of the annual Tet Festival ended abruptly yes ... More >>
Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!
Over the weekend, the annual Ted Parade in Little Saigon happened as scheduled, and the LGBT folks who planned to peacefully protest happened, as scheduled. Not there was basically every politician in Orange County, with the exception of state assemblymember Tom Daly (who at least stopped to acknowl ... More >>
You know, I've been so wrapped up in promoting my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, that I lost track of who was going to face off against Janet Nguyen in her reelection bid for the First Supervisorial District seat. I knew Rocco was going to face off against her, but what Democrat would ... More >>
Cafe Miss Cutie Facebook PageWaitresses at Cafe Miss Cutie: "Would you like a smoothie with melons?"UPDATE, MAY 11, 1:17 A.M.: After the jump, read community responses to the proposed ordinance. ORIGINAL POST, MAY 10, 9:21 A.M.: Vietnamese coffee shops are getting too hot for Garden Grove polic ... More >>
The national media is starting to send its reporters to our sordid little burb, specifically the 47th Congressional District, where incumbent Loretta Sanchez is facing her first true challenger ever in State Assemblymember Van Tran. Politico did an okay job; the Los Angeles Times published a r ... More >>
Tran: A bit of a RAHOWA man himself...To quote George Takei, "Oh my." Our little story about Loretta Sanchez railing against "Vietnamese" trying to take her congressional seat away from her and the Democrats has gone national, making the pages of the New York Times (with a proper citation for us ... More >>
John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyDo call her Shirley.The news story in the latest Weekly is about county election-reform activist Shirley Grindle and her beef with the board of supervisors, who appointed a committee that, she says, is attempting to dismantle the county's anti-corruption campaign finance ... More >>
Went to a celebration last Friday in honor of LULAC's 80th anniversary at the Garden Grove Community Room next to their City Council chamber, and I grabbed a flier with pictures and short bios of councilmembers along with phone numbers for the city's various representatives. It was hilariously outda ... More >>
Despite facing numerous lawsuits and an incredibly nasty public relations campaign by her Republican opponents in the past several months, Janet Nguyen sailed through yesterday's election to seal her supervisorial seat. Nguyen easily beat Westminster city councilwoman Dina Nguyen and Hoa Tran, a rar ... More >>
The love the OC Young Democrats bestowed on sweetheart First District candidate Hoa Van Tran, the other Vietnamese candidate (and only Democrat) running against Janet and Dina Nguyen (no relation) for the First District Supervisor's seat, has officially wilted. After rushing ahead of the OC Democrat ... More >>
Years ago, through the wonders of the Rotten.com Library, I learned Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies. Per Rotten.com: Conversely, you can attack an opponent simply by declaring his position to be consistent with Hitler's. This tactic has long been a fixture of the Usenet newsgroups, which eventually ... More >>
Why do Supervisor Janet Nguyen's former supporters in OC's Republican power structure hate her so much?