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Right Place? Right Time? Diane Harkey Fundraiser?

As you all know by now, disgraced Dana Point Mayor Diane Harkey held a fundraiser for her Assembly campaign at the Ritz in Newport Beach, even though her campaign had told the OC Republican Party that they had moved the fundraiser to the Pacific Club. Apparently she was afraid of encountering her own constituents, so…

Who’s Impressed with Diane Harkey?

I attended the protest because I want people in my city government, even more in the state assembly, to act in a way which puts their constituents’ interests first, and not their own. […] The people she is supposed to represent play no role at all in her game plan for power. Tonight’s fundraiser was…

What Do YOU Think: Is ALL Our Children Learning?

“We can be pleased that gains in student achievement made over the past years are either increasing or holding steady,” said state Superintendent Jack O’Connell. “This progress means that hundreds of thousands of California students will have a better shot at success.” Judging by what Jack O’Connell said to The Register about the overall improvement…

What Do YOU Think: Is Metrolink Commuter Rail Worth the Cost?

From a trend perspective, the streets, roads and freeways are seeing more congestion,” said Darrell Johnson, an Orange County Transportation Authority official. “And it’s making people think of more options.” And for many of us in Orange County, that means Metrolink commuter rail service. As soon as I found this in The Register this morning,…

Diane Harkey & the Dana Point Conspiracies

Apparently, Dana Point Mayor Diane Harkey has been seeing black helicopters in the sky for quite some time. Last week, the Recall Diane Harkey campaign released a voicemail that Harkey had left to a former supporter, in which she was accusing one of her colleagues on the city council of conspiring with certain constituents who…