Monthly Archives: January 2010

“California Fair Elections Act” Will Boost Fairness, Candidate Diversity

The California Fair Elections Act, which will be one of three propositions included on the June 8, 2010 ballot, has been a long time coming in our state where, for years, corporations have exploited near-free reign to spend as they please without limits on political campaigns. If you can possibly imagine, both Gov. Schwarzenegger and…

Hundreds turn out for Phu Nguyen’s Assembly Campaign fundraiser

On Friday January 29th more than 200 people turned out to support Phu Nguyen at his campaign fundraising dinner. Elected officials from across California were present to show their support for Phu Nguyen who is running for California State Assembly to represent the 68th district. The seat is currently held by Assemblyman Van Tran who hopes…

Galloway will report raising $150K for BoS race

I spoke with a representative of Lorri Galloway’s campaign last night and they will report having raised about $150,000 in the just completed filing period for her 4th district Board of Supervisor’s race. Again, this is sourced from within the campaign, and we don’t have access to the full reports yet.  But I’m curious to…

IOKIYAR (It’s OK if You’re a Republican): the John Campbell edition

Rep. John Campbell, the Congres-man from Irvine (yes editors, spelled deliberately that way because that’s the way Campbell’s people spell “Congress”) gives a new gift to us for the category of “It’s OK if You’re a Republican.”  First up, the Congres-man admonishes President Obama’s handling of the Christmas Day underwear bomber on Jon Fleischman’s FlashReport. …

OC Weekly Busts Pulido- What Happens Now?

First Bob Dornan, then Mike Carona, now it seems R. Scott Moxley has done it again by exposing Santa Ana Mayor-For-Life Miguel Pulido and his connections to the vending truck industry in Santa Ana. Apparently the Mayor forgot to disclose lot’s of details about his connection to Abel Foods, which is the main provider to vending trucks in Santa Ana.

Darth Norby goes to Sacramento where he’ll be irrelevant.

Finally! Chris Norby, a.k.a. Darth Norby, is going to a place where he can do no harm. Tuesday was his last Board Meeting day. And this morning he was sworn in by Republican Assembly leader Martin Garrick as the new representative for the 72nd Assembly District. As a member of the minority party he will…