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Jordan Brandman Debt-Retirement Fundraiser set for 12/11

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Anaheim council member Jordan Brandman is hosting a fundraiser to retire debt left over from his successful 2012 election campaign.  The event is being held on Wednesday, December 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the El Torito Restaurant at 2020 Ball Road in Anaheim. Brandman, the only Democrat on the all-Republican city council, garnered…

How Transparent is Orange City Government?

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While the big news last Tuesday night was the Irvine City Council meeting on the future of the Great Park, in Orange, a press conference in front of Orange City Hall designed as a last ditch effort to pressure the city council and Mayor Tita Smith into placing former Planning Commissioner Michael Merino back on…

FivePoint Gets Their Way

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The Irvine City Council caved last night and made a developer super rich. FivePoint got a 3-2 vote after additional concessions that really amount to a drop in the bucket from the city council.

Anti-Veteran Smear on Smith Doesn’t Hold Up: Updated Information

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There is supposed to be a press conference today in Orange to publicly berate Orange Mayor Tita Smith for refusing to appoint Michael Merino to the city’s planning commission.  Orange council member Dennis Bilodeau is going to ask the city council to restore the former Navy Captain his former seat on the Orange Planning Commission, claiming that Merino…

Emile Haddad seeks your questions; here’s a few

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Tonight’s Irvine City Council meeting will address an artificial deadline for the city council to accept a proposal from FivePoint Communities with what seems to be the largest hostile takeover of public land in OC history.  The pressure by Republicans on Jeff Lalloway to vote yes on the project before all of the details are…

JFK Inspires Us 50 Years Later

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November 22, 1963; 50 years since the last president was assassinated in office and John F. Kennedy was taken from us far too soon. Here’s my favorite JFK speech: Acceptance of the New York Liberal Party Nomination September 14, 1960 What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label “Liberal?” If by…