Dan Chmielewski

Wounded Warrior Softball Doubleheader in Mission Viejo Saturday

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Travel team of military veteran amputees will play OC First Responders; Double-header day of food, festivities, All-Star game expected to draw 1,000 spectators to Mission Viejo’s Youth Athletic Park on Saturday, May 3.  Organizers promise an afternoon of family fun and heartwarming inspiration as the City of Mission Viejo and the volunteer organization Red, White and…

DPOC Boots Diamond from Party Leadership Position

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The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) last night ousted Greg Diamond, a candidate for District Attorney and a blogger at Orange Juice, from his North County Vice Chair’s leadership role on a vote of 35-15 (final vote tally).  Diamond was removed on several grounds.  Among them taking public  – activist — stands inappropriate for…

LA Times: Tait Gets Props For Framing Stadium Issue

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Bill Shaikin who covers baseball for the LA Times, posted this column in Sunday’s paper and it’s the first time there is actually a peek at what the Angels might be doing for the city of Anaheim when negotiations resume. From the column: “You’re the mayor. A guy walks into City Hall and offers to…

Diamond’s in the Rough

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The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Orange County will consider removing Greg Diamond as North County Vice Chair at the committee’s meeting next Monday, the LiberalOC has learned.  If a quorum of voters is present and two-thirds vote to expel Diamond from the position, he’s out. The effort to remove Diamond reached a…

Irvine Council Majority Politicizes Veteran’s Memorial

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There was a time when the Irvine City County served the needs of residents.  Today’s council majority seems more interested in serving the interests of developers.  To watch Mayor Steven Choi and Council member Christina Shea completely surrender to the needs of Five Points first is a thing to behold (video doesn’t lie).  Mayor Pro Tem…

Irvine Republicans Bitch about Veterans

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Sometimes, it’s not hard to come up with topics to write about and this is an easy case.  Irvine City Commissioner Allan Bartlett has moved from McCarthyism to anti-Veteranism in two weeks time with this tweet after last night’s city council meeting. Allan Bartlett‏@allanbartlett 15h So the vets coming to demand a cemetery at the…

AD-69 Republican Candidate Using Boy Scouts as Props

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Republican candidate for AD-69 and current Santa Ana Unified Trustee Ceci Iglesias is in violation of a national policy established by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) by using photos of scouts on her campaign website.  Specifically, “Photos of candidates or Scouts in uniform or BSA marks and logos are not allowed in political campaign materials of…