Dan Chmielewski

Moreno sought no Jail Time for Abusive Brother-in-Law

Dr. Jose F. Moreno, a candidate for Anaheim City Council, wrote a March 2016 letter to a judge seeking probation instead of jail time for his brother-in-law charged with multiple counts of domestic abuse against Moreno’s sister-in-law Mauri Ramirez.  The details of the abuse over several years are horrific to read. Here’s the copy of…

My Mom by Molly Jane Quirk

A note from the editor: This is an opinion column from Molly Jane Quirk about her mom Sharon Quirk-Silva, a candidate for AD-65: When I was 14 years old my Mom approached our family with the idea to run for Fullerton City Council. I’ll be the first to admit that, as your then-stereotypical teenager, I was…

My Irvine Ballot

I’m posting this so friends stop calling me at night during the dinner hour.  I am a AD-68 central Committee member-elect for the DPOC and I don’t take office until January.  Even so, this post reflects what my ballot looks like for local elections in Irvine.  This isn’t an endorsement post.  But this is who…

Chema and Newgent Fail Domain Name Test in Irvine

Republicans Dale Cheema, who is a candidate for Irvine City Council, and Mark Newgent a candidate for the Irvine Unified School bard, have both failed a basic test of running for office in the Internet age — both did not protect their own names from being hijacked by political operatives. If you go to www.dalecheema.com or www.marknewgent.com, you will discover…