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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) and actor/director/producer/Jimmy Kimmel fuck buddy Ben Affleck (D-Massachusetts) reportedly had a little tussle at a House Armed Services Committee hearing this week.The heart of the matter that split the pair was not the proper use of undocumented fol ... More >>
If you haven't heard, a zombie apocalypse is coming. (Believe it, people--the US military is training for it.) Here's what may be the tastiest way to prepare yourself. The folks behind LA's famed food and drink pairing series, DioNicEss, are teaming up with Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long B ... More >>
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Ah, Pakistan, that U.S. . . . ahem . . . ally with the homegrown terrorists trying to blow up American soldiers and citizens abroad. Let's us keep those special friends in mind while checking out this: Oytun Ayse Mihalik of La Palma has been indicted on federal charges of providing material suppo ... More >>
The effects of the war in Afghanistan on that country's inhabitants, the U.S. military and geopolitics have been kicked around plenty but what about the cost to America's public health system?That topic gets its due through a UC Irvine seminar surrounding the war's 10th anniversary. It's availabl ... More >>
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher told the Laguna Niguel City Council last night that U.S. troops do not belong in Iraq. The Huntington Beach Republican must be ready to give Barack Obama a bear hug because the president just announced all U.S. military in Iraq will be home for the holidays.In announc ... More >>
Last week, when the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was officially repealed, UC Irvine's inaugural class of ROTC cadets began participating in the campus' new program.That wasn't just a coincidence.Campus officials first talked to the U.S. Army about establishing an ROTC program d ... More >>
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled today the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy must be immediately lifted.The legal battle over the 20-year-old policy is still being played out in courts, but the justices say it must end now that the ... More >>
The Chance Theater production reduces the bad-ass women of comics into simpering wimps
Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) today introduced what her office is hailing as "groundbreaking" legislation: the Women's Fair and Equal Right to Military Service Act, which would allow qualified female soldiers in the U.S. military to fight in combat.The ranking female member on ... More >>
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, congratulates the armed forces, the intelligence community and President Barack Obama in a statement issued about the Commander-in-Chief's announcement that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. m ... More >>
As expected, President Barack Obama signed legislation today that repeals the 17-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that prevented gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military. However, it could still take months for military officials to completely lift the old policy.Still, Ob ... More >>
If boys can be soldiers, why not gays?The endless screaming you hear is from a rural Virginia estate, the home of former Orange County Congressman Robert K. Dornan, who must be quite aroused by today's events. Loretta Sanchez, the woman who ended his notable political career in 1996, today d ... More >>
Some sweet news: Children can trade their buckets and pillowcases full of Halloween candy in for cash . . . and for a good cause.Through Friday, Irvine Children's Dentistry offers a buy-back program where candy is weighed and bought for $1 a pound (up to 5 pounds).
Happily tossing everything but the kitchen sink at gay citizensNothing drags out the vitriol like a discussion about homosexuality, and the ongoing debate over the constitutionality of anti-gay marriage Prop. 8 in California has driven sentiment to new lows.We know that here at the Weekly, where ... More >>
Dana blew kisses to WGiven trillions of dollars, Pentagon brass like to think that no military mission is too difficult.So it's rare when a congressman--especially a conservative Republican politician--will openly tell the Pentagon that it's impotent: that no matter how many soldiers its sends or ... More >>
U.S. NavyThe late Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael Mansoor of Long Beach.Conservatives accuse a New York Times reporter of employing "a journalistic sleight-of-hand" when it came to including a dead Catholic Navy hero who grew up in Garden Grove in a piece about complications facing Musl ... More >>
Have you ever wanted to smell like a Marine?
Queen Mary Salutes U.S. Military Personnel, all month!Long Beach's favorite tourist trap/financial drain, the Queen Mary, is offering a special $5.00 General Admission to all U.S. Military personnel, both active and retired, for the entire month of May. But wait, there's more! Anyone, military or n ... More >>
The National Alliance on Mental Illness/Orange County's second Veterans Front Line Conference--which sheds light on the "gathering storm" of thousands of U.S. military service personnel returning to the States with depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)--runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturd ... More >>
Orange County Register: A tip-of-the-knit cap back at the Reggie, for acknowledging Weekly news breaker R. Scott Moxley's 2001 cover story on a nurse's allegations that famed Dr. Steven Kooshian dispensed watered-down AIDS meds. At the time, Kooshian, other media and Orange County's gay communi ... More >>
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State Senator Joe Dunn's (D-Garden Grove) investigation into the California National Guard's spying on political activists was featured on the KGO evening news yesterday. Whether the story on San Francisco's ABC affiliate will help raise the profile of the investigation remains to be seen, but this ... More >>
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