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Dirty Jobs OC Edition: Anaheim City Manager

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

I’m not a fan of reality TV, but there’s a show called “Dirty Jobs” (now cancelled by The Discovery Channel) that documented truly awful jobs people do — like “Road Kill Cleaner” or “Zoo Cage Cleaner.”  Jobs that usually involve excrement, dirt, sweat, terrible heat or freezing cold; a job that offers no respect and…

SPEAKER EMERITUS PÉREZ KEEPS UP BARRAGE OF ENDORSEMENTS IN CA-34 BID

Asm. Speaker John A. Perez - OCYD Clinton Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA — 24 hours after announcing his campaign to fill the soon-to-be vacated California 34th Congressional district seat following Congressman Xavier Becerra’s nomination as Attorney General of California by Governor Jerry Brown, today former California State Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez unveiled another significant wave of endorsements, including: U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley U.S. Congressman…

Becerra is new CA AG; Perez Files for His Seat in Congress

Speaker John A. Perez

Lots of movement today in Sacramento.  Governor Jerry Brown has names Rep. Xaveir Beccera as the state’s first Latino AG to replace senator-elect Kamala Harris.  And former California Assembly speaker John Perez announced for Becerra’s soon to be vacant Congressional seat. From the LA Times, this story on Becerra. Perez took to Facebook to announce…

Trump can Text you directly on Jan 20

Tweeting For Jesus

Big brother is indeed watching you and President-elect Donald Trump will have the ability to send a text message than cannot be blocked to every American’s cell phone beginning January 20. CNET has the story. President-elect Donald Trump will have access to a system that can send unblockable texts to every phone in the US…

DPOC Endorsement Tango

Results Region 18 Pre-Primary Endorsement Vote

At last night’s DPOC meeting, Central Committee member Jeff Letourneau sought some sort of admonishment by the local party against former Party chair Frank Barbaro because Barbaro’s PAC had issued campaign mail on behalf of Anaheim Council member Jordan Brandman using Barbaro’s title as DPOC Chair Emeritus in the tight race for Anaheim City Council…

Updated: Irvine’s Shea Trying to Force Schott off City Council

Christina Shea

Update:  Looks like Schott has been re-appointed to Mayor Pro Tem and the Mayor’s chair will go to Beth Krom until December 13.  Shea shared an update on Facebook accusing her council colleagues of a variety of underhanded things directed at her.  Meh. Shea’s post (all spelling/grammatical errors untouched and uncorrected): I think people are confused about…

JOSH NEWMAN wins election to STATE SENATE

Bear-for-Site-2

Fullerton, CA – Josh Newman has won election to represent California’s 29th Senate District. The race, which was the final legislative election in the state where the outcome remained in doubt, was called by the Associated Press earlier today. In response to being declared the winner, Newman stated: “I am immensely honored to have earned…