Dan Chmielewski

OC Weekly Death Watch: the Paper is For Sale

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Move over OC Register.  Aaron Kustner’s local paper is the only local media outlet in distress.  The OC Weekly is up for sale according to this post on the paper’s Naval Gazing site. Here’s the press release about the outfit hired to sell the paper: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray Engaged to Explore Options for…

Was Righeimer Kicked Off the OCTA Board?

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Cotsa Mesa Council member and former Mayor Jim Righeimer was appointed to the OCTA Board last November, but when it was discovered by the County of Orange that OCTA staff had violated the Brown Act, the results of the November action were cancelled.  With new mayors sworn in and a new vote scheduled last week,…

Bill Clinton and Joe Biden Come to Irvine

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Hat tip to OC Weekly (see Gustavo, that’s how it’s done) for the news that former President Bill Clinton arrives in Irvine today and Vice President Joe Biden will come to Irvine tomorrow as part of two day Patient Safety & Technology Summit at the Hotel Irvine (the former Hyatt) off of Main Street and…

Harris tops DFA Poll for US Senate

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Hot off the press from Democracy for America: BREAKING: Kamala Harris Tops Democracy for America, Courage Campaign’s 2016 CA Senate Pulse Poll Harris’ strong showing demonstrates CA grassroots is looking for leader who will stand up for working families against rich, powerful CALIFORNIA – Attorney General Kamala Harris has placed first in Democracy for America…

Obama Nails the SOTU; GOP Reaction, Meh

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From the State of the Union speech I heard, you’d hardly know the Democrats lost the Senate last fall.  President Barack Obama’s 6th State of the Union was masterful in its delivery and his message reasonated with the majority of the American people via a cool tool used by CNN. Here’s the speech in full. …