Dan Chmielewski

Great Park Auditors Seek Another Quarter Million at This Afternoon’s Irvine Council meeting

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The Forensic Audit of the Great Park was designed to do one thing — generated negative headlines and mailers to help Republicans in the 2014 election.  And those mailers were duly produced and paid for by developers intent on keeping the council majority Republican.  Most experts agree, the audit should have taken no more than…

Lou Correa gets a nearly unanimous endorsement from DPOC

State Senator Lou Correra in the VIP suite with his LiberalOC sticker (c)2009, TheLiberalOC.com

Former State Senator Lou Correa, the only Democrat in the race to replace Janet Nguyen on the County Board of Supervisors, was nearly a unanimously-endorsed candidate for the special election seat but his bid for 100 percent party support was foiled by disgraced former North County vice chair Greg Diamond who objected to an endorsement…

Westminster School District is First in State to Offer Vietnamese/English Dual Immersion Program

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Hot off the press from Jamison Power, a Westminster School Board member, about news of his district’s new Vietnamese/English Immersion program which is the first of its kind in California. WESTMINSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT TO OFFICIALLY BECOME FIRST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN CALIFORNIA WITH A VIETNAMESE/ENGLISH DUAL IMMERSION PROGRAM ANNOUNCMENT DETAILS: When:         Thursday, December 11, 2014 at…

Should Obama Pardon Bush/Cheney for War Crimes?

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I posed this question on Facebook last week and my feed exploded, so why not here?  Shortly before President Bush was to step down from office in late 2008 early 2009, there was a subtle campaign by conservatives to have Bush pardon certain government officials for war crimes related to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, or something…

Fitzgerald’s Arrested for Assault; Tait-bots Throw Him Under the Bus

William Fitzgerald, Photo: OC Register

Former Anaheim Mayoral candidate William Denis Fitzgerald was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery during Tuesday’s Anaheim City Council meeting shortly after making another signature borderline slanderous three minute public statement where he called outgoing Council member Gale Eastman a white supremacist twice and accused Eastman’s husband, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, of having a…

Sci@OC Gets United Way Grant That Helps Bring Science Literacy to SAUSD Middle Schools

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Hot off the press, a $32,000 grant from the United Way will go to help students in Santa Ana’s middle schools become more science literate.  Details are below:  SANTA ANA, Calif. – December 10, 2014 – Science@OC, the Orange County non-profit dedicated to strengthening science education in Orange County’s middle schools, announced that it has…