I had a great phone interview today with singer-songwriter Rob Waller of I See Hawks in L.A. for a Q&A to run Jan. 18 in advance of the country-rock band's Jan. 22 date at Puka Bar, Long Beach. We got talking about all kinds of stuff including the 1981 documentary Heartworn Highways. It feature ... More >>
Progressive Democrats of AmericaTim Carpenter makes his single-payer pitch.Tim Carpenter had been the longtime face of progressive politics in Orange County before leaving in 2002 to become a top organizer for Dennis Kucinich's presidential bid followed by his current post: national director of the ... More >>
Nine days after R. Scott Moxley, with an assist from TheLiberalOC.com, blogged that Irvine City Councilwoman Beth Krom was "putting the pieces together" to seek the 48th Congressional District seat occupied by Republican John Campbell, Krom made it official."On issues that matter to this district, t ... More >>
Make room, Loretta Sanchez?TheLiberalOC.com reported today that serious efforts are underway to elect not just Orange County's second Democrat to Congress but also its second female Democrat. Dan Chmielewski, who runs the influential progressive blog and has undeniable insider Democratic Party conn ... More >>
*Update: They just announced Papi Pulido beat out Michelle Martinez for the SanTana mayoral seat. Not much cheering. Everyone's busy bumping and grinding.
*Update 2: A mean trick played by accident on congressional candidate Steve Young led him and his campaign team to believe, for a brief, exulta ... More >>
Around 11 this morning, KPCC 89.3 FM's AirTalk show presented a call-in segment called "I Didn't Know My Neighbor Was Voting For (Fill In The Blank)!" Host Larry Mantle wanted to know whether anyone's neighbors put political signs on their front lawns that surprised the listener.
First caller Garr ... More >>
Above the “Teamsters Local 952 Orange County and Vicinity” logo on the wall behind the speaker’s podium at the Orange union hall on Marks Way is the image of two horse heads. Instead of suggesting that represents the calling card of some syndicates that have been known to associate with labor ... More >>
It's not what it seems.
New campaign-finance disclosure reports filed today in Washington, D.C., show that Irvine attorney Steve Young, a Democrat, has collected an impressive amount of contributions in his uphill bid to unseat Representative John Campbell.
Included in the $64,555 Young ( ... More >>
Tan Nguyen is an unfortunate, foolish, racist man who did and continues to do unfortunate, foolish, racist things. But who cares? Don't get me wrong, the issue deserves coverage, especially from OC's homegrown authority on all things Mexican. But Tan is drawing all eyes to him - journalists and blog ... More >>