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Governor signs bill to prevent party-switching

Many of you remember a while back when folks paid by Republican Party were found to have switched voters’ party affiliation without their consent. This led to re-evaluation of a “bounty” program for voter registrations. Nearly 300 voters in Orange County became Republicans without their knowledge or consent. Yesterday, the Governator signed a AB 452…

Speeding Our Way to San Pedro… To Save Trestles

In case you haven’t heard, there’s some new news regarding the Toll Road to Trestles. First off, we have a report from staff at the Coastal Commission that isn’t all that delighted to see a toll road built through San Onofre State Park… The proposed Foothill South toll road would likely drive an endangered mouse…

Obama OC Goes to Vegas, Baby!

Wow, what a weekend I’ve had! There’s nothing like taking a vacation that doesn’t just make me feel better, but also helps me make a difference. And this weekend, I’ve actually had a chance to do that here in Las Vegas as I joined many of my friends from Obama OC for a “Drive for…

Who is More Republican?

Here’s a column from Dan Weintraub of the Sacramento Bee that ran in this morning’s Register.  Weintraub is a former Register columnist.  The column itself is exceptional when constrasted with columns posted on the Flash Report over the weekend and one posted by Matt Cunningham on OCBlog.net/Red County last night.  Weintraub’s piece is a bit…

Governor Passes the Buck on Iraq

The Governor’s action means there won’t be a measure on the February ballot to let Californian’s have a say on what we should do in Iraq.  And that’s too bad.  Here’s his letter to the Legislature:    To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 924 without my signature. All Californians want…