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Who Will Be Santa Ana’s Next Mayor?

Claudia Alvarez and Miguel Pulido

There’s a considerable amount of speculation that longtime Santa Ana mayor Miguel Pulido just might sit this fall’s election to focus on the FPPC investigation into the Mayor’s questionable real estate dealings. I’ll believe it when I see it, but should Pulido drop out, there’s no shortage of candidates who seek to replace him.

Spitzer wants a Veterans Cemetery in 3rd District, but not in the Great Park

Supervisor Todd Spitzer speaks at a county Board of Supervisors meeting. (Photo by: Nick Gerda/Voice of OC)

Never missing an opportunity to make himself the center of attention, Spitzer announced that he and Bobby McDonald, Chair of the Orange County Veterans Advisory Council, had partnered to host a meeting of mayors in the Third Supervisorial District “to get the word out that we are in search of a land donation of over 100 acres to build a veterans cemetery.” Spitzer’s office said that meeting would include an intense discussion of possible locations.

Scott Baugh will step down as OC GOP Chair in January

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OC GOP chairman Scott Baugh will leave his position in January 2015 according to a story in the Orange County Register.  Baugh cites demands on his available time from his real estate business and law firm, and has taken on a larger role in running his family’s Northern California ranch due to his father’s declining health.  Under Baugh,…

Righeimer: Repeat! Shut-Up!

Little Righeimer, or Caesar if you disagree with him.

Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer, with the assistance of his Imperial Court, is again attacking the right of the public to disagree with the policy agenda he has for the city. Righeimer and his allies have decided that the Mayor should be able to censor comments that are (in the Mayor’s opinion) outside the jurisdiction of the city council or attempting to engage the audiance rather than the city council, by making such commentary a crime, a misdemeanor.

Two Stinkers from the Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court

Monday’s announced decisions from the Supreme Court show why its so important to elect another Democrat president in 2016.  Two decisions, one that favors corporate personhood over individual rights and one that limits the ability of unions to collect dues from part-time workers who benefit from Union negotiations came down on the side of conservatives.…