Monthly Archives: August 2014

Galloway Gets LaborFed Endorsement in Anaheim; Moreno Doesn’t

Lorri Galloway, the DPOC endorsed candidate for Mayor in Anaheim, received more good news this week with the notification that the Orange County LaborFeb is backing her with a formal endorsement in a three-way race for Mayor against current Mayor Tom Tait and Council member Lucille Kring.  Dr. Jose Moreno failed to lock up the…

The Cancer in OC’s Democratic Party

It’s become increasingly apparent that Orange Juice blogger Greg Diamond’s “advocacy” on political matters is hurting the Democratic Party in Orange County and our candidates more than helping it.  His combative style, bullying tactics with those he disagrees with, and demands for attention in OC’s news media are a distraction at worst and a detriment at best when…

DPOC announces candidate endorsements for Fall election

On Monday, the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) announced endorsements in various elections for this fall and not without some fireworks.  It takes 60 percent of the vote to earn an official party endorsement.  The two most interesting events were around a non-endorsement in the Santa Ana Mayor’s race and a “robust” discussion about…

To the Mattresses for Eli Home and Northwood High’s Drama Department

There are too many charities out there that need your help without having to dump a bucket of ice water on yourself to raise money (tick tock Jeff Lalloway, Matt Cunningham and Thomas Gordon…I did the ALS challenge and I await your updates).  And sometimes, two can benefit from a single contribution. This Saturday and…

Another Executive Scandal for County of Orange

Carlos Bustamante goes on trial in November for allegedly assaulting several women he supervised as a senior executive at OC Public Works. Now, Voice of OC reported yesterday about an scandal involving senior executives in OC Parks who apparently directed almost $1 million in consulting contracts to a friend of former Deputy Director of OC Parks, Michael Brajdic.

A Tait Re-Election Could Spell an Angels Rejection

The Angels are the proud owners of baseball’s best record and should they win the AL West, they’d have home field advantage throughout the playoffs and World Series.  And Angels fans ought to enjoy it while it lasts because if Tom Tait gets re-elected to the Mayor’s Chair in November, it just may be the…

A rather spectacular bit of politicking

Last week, the Orange County Board of Supervisors effort to establish limited campaign finance oversight had its proverbial head cut off. State lawmakers gutted the bill after a rather spectacular bit of politicking, leaving this dragon not completely dead, but with just one head.