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    January 13, 2014

    Q & A w/ Luis J. Rodriguez, Famous Chicano Author Who's Running for Governor of California

    Twenty years ago, Luis J. Rodriguez wrote Always Running, the legendary memoir chronicling his transformation from cholo to Chicano activist. Now the author of fifteen books is looking to transform the state of California with a grassroots bid for the Governor's office--because if Norman Mailer coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Will California's Next Governor Come from OC?

    Gene Maddus at our sister paper LA Weekly had this funny headline over a blog post Thursday: "Republicans Abel Maldonado and Tim Donnelly in Fierce Contest for Right to Lose to Jerry Brown." It's not a bad call considering the Field Poll that just came out that shows the governor with the support of ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Protester Arrested in Last Summer's Anaheim Riots Beats Charges

    A criminal court case stemming from the infamous hyper-militarized police response to protests in Anaheim on July 29, 2012 ended earlier this month on October 4th with all charges dismissed. Richard Brown, who the Weekly reported as affiliated with Occupy LA, was present with other activists that da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    California Assembly Passes Immigrant-Friendly TRUST Act; OC's Dem Assemblymembers Join GOP in Not Voting for It

    The Trust Act made its way once more through the California Assembly yesterday by a final vote of 44-22. The legislation was vetoed late last year when it reached the desk of Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. Supporters say the bill authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano will limit deportations fueled b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Governor Jerry Brown's Actions on Immigrant Legislation Draws Ire from Advocates

    With a midnight deadline looming, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the Trust Act yesterday calling it "fatally flawed" while singing into law legislation on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants who obtain work permits under President Obama's deferred action policy. The National Day Laborer Organ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Christian Legal Eagles Vow to Fight Enacting of State Law Ending "Pray the Gay Away" Therapy

    Governor Jerry Brown over the weekend signed a bill championed by the LGBT community that make California the first state to outlaw therapy to "pray the gay away." "We're grateful to Governor Brown for standing with California's children," reads a statement from Chad Griffin, president of the Human ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2012

    Day Laborer Faces Deportation After Anaheim Employer Who Hired Him Filed False Police Report

    Jose Ucelo Gonzalez sought an honest day's work and compensation as many do outside the Home Depot on Brookhurst Street and Crescent Avenue in Anaheim back in March. The day laborer was hired by Michael Tebb, an Anaheim employer who used "Nick" as an alias, for a job in Garden Grove that unfortunate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Santa Ana Painters Dump Their Union

    Nearly 60 employees at GPS Painting and Wallcovering in Santa Ana have kicked their trade union to the curb.It all began when the workers reasoned Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 served them poorly by losing work, health and vacation benefits.

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    March 23, 2012

    Poets and Politicians: Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Governor Jerry Brown

    ​Governor Jerry Brown named Juan Felipe Rivera, UC Riverside poetry professor of Chair of Creative Writing, as California Poet Laureate on Wednesday, but he's just getting to know the wordsmith. The appointment is a first ever for a Latino in the state and the poet's writings articulate the life e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    What Has Brown Done for Paul Crowder Lately? Gov. Again Denies Parole for Murderer of High School Basketball Star on Her Prom Night

    ​For the second time in four months, Governor Jerry Brown has determined that Paul Crowder should not be set free from the California prison holding the convicted killer of Berlyn Cosman, a Crescenta Valley High School basketball star who was shot to death in an Anaheim hotel room on her prom nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Gov. Jerry Brown Funded By OC Unions For 2014; Loretta Sanchez Nabs Dentist Support

    Pay to play​Gov. Jerry Brown's trip to Orange County last month for a speech to Democrats nabbed $30,000 mostly from local organized labor unions, according to a report this week in the Sacramento Bee.Among those contributing were the Orange County Employees Association, which organized "a small, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Will Dream Act Passage Prompt OC Protest of Gov. Jerry Brown?

    ​Despite its reputation as a right wing political stronghold, Orange County of recent times has been a hotbed of progressive activism. You name the subject--war, gay rights, Islamophobia, corporate power, racism, animal rights and the environment--and local liberals have consistently hit the stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Backers of Mandatory Helmets for Kids on Ski Slopes Think Gov. Brown Has Rocks in His Head

    ​Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have required skiers and snowboarders under 18 to wear protective helmets.State Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat and child psychologist, authored SB 105, which had received bi-partisan support in the state legislature.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Fruit Flies Back in OC to Bedevil Jerry Brown

    ​The bane of Jerry Brown's first go-round as governor is back.It's a teeny-weeny, eensy-weensy fruit fly. Actually, it's two of them, found in Westminster earlier this month. They join two more trapped in the Anaheim-Yorba Linda area near the end of June and start of July.How can four fruit flies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Jerry Brown Criticized For Not Going Latino With California Supreme Court Pick

    Goodwin Liu​​​Today, Gov. Jerry Brown nominated UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court. Shortly after, Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, whose district includes Buena Park, issued a statement about the pick. In it, he congratulates Liu, yada yada, and then tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Will Gov. Brown Kill Garden Grove's Fantasy Hotel Resort Project?

    ​For Garden Grove city officials, who've been trying for years to transform their benighted Harbor Blvd. corridor into a world class resort destination, the good news is that Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the state budget last week. If it had passed, the budget would have killed local redevelopment agen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    OC Fairgrounds: Revenue-Sharing Plan Gains Traction; Governor Releases Revised Budget; Costa Mesa Mayor Would Rather the Land Go to Highest Bidder

    In breaking news, Assemblyman Jose Solorio's bill (AB 35) passed the Appropriations Committee--with a vote of 10-2--which allows for a revenue-sharing option if Governor Jerry Brown decides not to honor the $100 million bid by Facilities Management West for the Orange County Fairgrounds.That's but a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Graffiti Urging 'Revolution!' Sprayed at Chase Bank in Santa Ana

    ​Perhaps no city in Orange County is more notorious for its graffiti problem than SanTana. It made national headlines a couple of weeks ago when someone tagged two separate death threats against California Governor Jerry Brown on the same day. But most of its tags are of the ugly, pedestrian gang- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Jerry Brown Death Threat Graffiti Allows Foes to Paint Orange County With Pressurized Can of Hate

    ​Representatives from the California Highway Patrol and Santa Ana Police Department said today there have been no new developments in the case of the death threats against Governor Jerry Brown spray-painted on two walls in Santa Ana. (Brown's office directed all inquiries to the CHP, which is head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Gov. Brown's Delayed Decision on Fairgrounds Has Both Sides Seeing Victory

    ​For those who didn't want to see the Orange County Fairgrounds sold to Facilities Management West and potentially repurposed, it's a positive that the sale has been put off this long. The goal was to get through the Schwarzenegger administration, and it has. But incoming governor Jerry Brown, vie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Fate of the OC Fairgrounds Stalled Until January 2011

    ​Update, December 22, 2:15 p.m.: The non-money grubbing side won in the matter of the OC Fairgrounds. Sort of. Yesterday the Fourth District Appellate Court agreed to hear the case, which will prevent the sale of the property until at least Jan. 10, 2011.Why is this a victory? By that time the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Now Jerry Brown Says Curt Pringle in Conflict Serving on OCTA and Bullet Train Boards

    ​Poor Curt Pringle: Termed out as Anaheim's mayor, no longer in demand as a Howdy Doody impersonator and now this: A second state legal authority has found it is a conflict for him to serve on the boards of the Orange County Transportation Authority AND California High-Speed Rail Authority simulta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Meg Whitman, Chuck DeVore's Choice for Governor, is Now a "Self-Funded Dilettante"

    ​Chuck DeVore, who is leaving his Irvine-based state Assembly seat for private life after losing the U.S. Senate GOP primary to eventual general election loser Carly Fiorina, posted this on his Facebook page Oct. 4:"If we are to win and provide an opportunity to enact our ideas, we need to vote fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Latino Voters Influence Felt Beyond Brown and Boxer in California, Claim Advocates

    ​Should we credit/blame Latino voters for Jerry Brown returning to the governor's office, Barbara Boxer remaining in the U.S. Senate and Democrats not only holding the nation's upper house but picking up a seat in the California Assembly? Latino advocacy groups think so.

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    November 4, 2010

    For Jerry Brown Haters: At Least We're Not Getting Sandra Lee

    While my home state of New York preps the Executive Mansion for Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo, I'm wondering what his girlfriend, TV celebu-"cook" Sandra Lee has in store for America from her new bully pulpit?

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Did Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger "Sandbag" Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown?

    ​KNBC/Channel 4 political reporter Conan Nolan is raising a very plausible notion: that Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger--likely miffed over negative portrayals of the Governator by Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman--"sandbagged" both candidates.And it all went down in Long Beach, where Shriver i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2010

    Sunday News Notes: Reg Slams Loretta Sanchez

    ​Local news highlights include:Register against Loretta Sanchez but drags out marijuana stanceThe editorial staff of the OC Register has declared itself for congressional candidate Van Tran, a Republican; U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, a Republican; and Whitman, yep, a Republican. "From our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Meg Whitman in Garden Grove Today Telling The Jobbed How She is Going to Create Jobs

    ​Meg Whitman, your Republican nominee for governor, tours Earth Friendly Products in Garden Grove at 10 this morning, before pausing to tell workers how she is going to create jobs.Great. But why share her cure with a bunch of people who already have jobs? Why not face the huddled masses yearning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    OC Dems party at the zoo​Today's local highlights include:Jerry Brown enjoys OC lovefest at zooDuring a Labor Day weekend party sponsored by local unions and inside the Santa Ana Zoo, attendees treated Jerry Brown, the state's current AG who wants to be governor again, like a rock star. Seema Meht ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    Rizzo: I've been sodomized!​Local news highlights include:Ex-Bell city manager says he is a rape victimIn case you haven't heard: Robert Rizzo, Bell's city manager who paid himself $1.5 million annually, was sexually assaulted. Yep, and Rizzo is naming names. The perpetrator? The LA Times, he says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Jerry Brown: Gay Weddings Can Resume

    ​"With Prop 8 resoundingly rejected in federal court, there is no reason marriages can't resume now."Jerry Brown, who wants to be California's next governor (again) posted that on his Twitter page less than an hour ago.However, as the Golden State's current attorney general, he has done much more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    Yours for just $57 million!​Today's news highlights include:Orange County's Real WonderlandJeff Overley reports that Newport Coast, billionaire Donald Bren's masterpiece bubble development, is "nearly finished" after 40 years. Overley calls the area "Pleasantville meets Bel Air," interviews conten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Feinstein Leads Opposition to Prop. 19, But Sting is For It and Rohrabacher's Not Sure

    Illustration by Jay Brockman​Dianne Feinstein, our U.S. senator who is not up for reelection this November, joins Reps. Darrell Issa (R-San Diego) and Lynn Woolsey (D-Marin) and gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman in coming out against Prop. 19, the marijuana legalization initiati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Loretta Sanchez is Nice But Not Serious?

    ​"Then there was Loretta Sanchez, the colorful Orange County congresswoman. A nice person but not an especially serious idea." --Huffington Post's William Bradley yesterday in his column, "How Jerry Brown Cleared The Democratic Field for Governor of California." For several years, the Garden Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    OC Candidate For Attorney General "Urgently" Seeks Campaign Cash

    Tom Harman​In hopes of generating much-need campaign cash for his run to become California's next attorney general, Huntington Beach state Assemblyman Tom Harman made an "urgent plea" for contributions on Monday, according to an Internet-based news website.Chris Rizo of reports t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Gavin Newsom Drops Out of Governor Race

    ​Not OC news, but we are in California: San Fransisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has dropped out of the race to be governor.It now looks like Attorney General Jerry Brown--you know, the crusty guy who used to be governor--faces very little Democratic primary opposition. Meanwhile, the Republican nominatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Jerry Brown Swings By Irvine to Talk About His Political Career

    ​Orange County isn't exactly "Brown Country," but ol' Governor Moonbeam himself, Jerry Brown, is coming here to speak about his 40-year political career and California's future.That could be helpful, seeing as how your state Attorney General--Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. is the full name, in case y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    AG Jerry Brown Goes After OC Mortgage Loan Modifiers

    AG Jerry Brown and his suede-denim secret police are coming after OC loan modification companies. ​ California Attorney General Jerry Brown is cracking down on 133 Orange County-based home loan modifiers, reports Orange County Register "Mortgage Insider" Matthew Padilla. Anyone who read Clockwork' ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Jerry Brown Wants Your Green

    Courtesy of Jerry Brown 2010Buddy comedy stars Sean Penn and Jerry Brown.With the Golden State crumbling around the feet of the Democratic Party and an ineffective, GOP-loathed Republican governor, billionaires Meg Whitman (of CEO of eBay fame) and Steve Poizner (of state insurance commissioner and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Still More Fun From the Prop. 8 Imbroglio . . .

    If it is even possible, there will be a greater concentration of gay and lesbian people in San Francisco on March 5, when the California Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the challenge of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage. On the flipside, the day could also see a huge spike in intol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    The Natives are Getting Restless

    Remember how congenial the OC GOP gathering at the Hyatt Regency Irvine seemed a few minutes ago? Fuck that shit. Election-loss testiness reared its ugly head at 10:20 p.m., our R. Scott Moxley reports from the scene. As the giant TV screen showing CNN flashed pictures of presumed California winn ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Not a 'Stiff,' Nor a 'Loser'

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! The OC Weeklys Statewide picks

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    Is There an ECCO in Here?

    Interesting June 6 election endorsements from the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO), a political action committee aimed at mainstream (change to:) Democrat Party hacky gay lesbians Democrats: GOVERNOR Steve Westley (D) - endorsed Phil Angelides (D) - acceptable Arnold Schwarzenegg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2006

    Slumlord Moonbeam

    Do not continue reading if, like millions who clamor for the latest Multihousing Professional magazine, you do not want to know what's in the March/April 2006 issue. The cover boy is former California Governor/current Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, whose face is fuzzed out enough to make you wonder if h ... More >>

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    May 27, 1999

    Lock Our Asses Up!

    And hey! Why not free Ireland while youre at it?

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    October 29, 1998
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    October 8, 1998
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    September 17, 1998

    Let Jerry Speak!

    And let me perform reparative therapy on the drag queens!

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