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Kang Officially Opens Congressional Campaign Office

Congressional Candidate Sukhee Kang is announcing the opening of a Congressional campaign office in Irvine, California. The office will help volunteers organize in advance of the June 5th primary election, where Sukhee Kang will be one of three candidates running for two positions on the general election ballot.

No Sanctuary for Homeless in Downtown Santa Ana

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As the county seat of government, and second largest city, Santa Ana’s Civic Center is a magnet for the homeless. For decades the city has been wrestling with the problem of homelessness with little progress. The City’s most notable accomplishment was in 1992 when Santa Ana passed its anti-camping ordinance in order to eradicate the tent city set up by the homeless in the Civic Center.

It’s Accurate But It’s Not True”

I’m a sucker for movies about media and journalism.  Citizen Kane, The Philadephia Story, All The President’s Men, The Paper..all excellent flicks. In 1981, Paul Neuman and Sally Field starred in “Absence of Malice,” which did a decent job of teaching the public about what constitutes libel and defamation around a weak cloak and dagger…

Occupy Protests Cost Irvine Taxpayers $30,000

The Orange County Register is reporting that the Occupy OC protests from last fall and early winter cost the city about $30,000 — about half in legal fees.  That’s really a drop in the bucket for Irvine which has a healthly budget reserve and money well spent to support freedom of speech that was approved…

SAPOA Publication Critical of Register Writer Targets Sources

On a tip, I dropped by the Santa Ana Police Officer’s Association headquarters last week and picked up a free copy of their publication, “Reliable Source.” The January/February issue  features a column by Leonard Correa, the publication’s editor, who in criticizing the coverage of former Santa Ana beat writer Andrew Galvin, really targets Galvin’s unnamed sources…