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Jose Solorio’s TEA Party Moment

Jose Solorio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz

My first reaction to the image of Jose Solorio shaking hands with Texas Senator Ted Cruz at the Orange County Republican Party’s Flag Day fundraiser was; “what was Jose trying to prove,” I wondered? He’s running for the 34th Senate seat in 2014, as a Democrat, for Christ’s sake.

Register “Discussing” New Newspaper in Long Beach

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Navel Gazing broke this story yesterday, but Freedom Communications, which publishes the Orange County Register, among other papers is considering launching a new newspaper in Long Beach that would challenge the Press Telegram. If it were to happen, the Register’s plan seems to be to bolster media properties to create regional ad buys for advertisers…

Irvine World News to Launch a Daily Edition

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A source within the Orange Country Register has confirmed that the Irvine World News, a weekly owned by Freedom Communications, will soon relaunch the Irvine World News as a five day daily that will likely mirror the recent launch of the “Current” in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa and not so much the launch of…

Irvine Democratic Club Starts Up on Sunday

Henry Vandermeir addresses the DPOC Central Committee during officer elections January 14, 2013. (Photo: Lou Delgado)

The Democratic Party of Orange County is helping to organize a new Irvine Democratic Club to organize and get an early start on building a strong base of new voters, recruit new candidates and mobilize to start the Tea Party Republicans who control our City Council majority from dismantling the quality of life and progressive…

Conservative Flip Flopping on NSA Surveillance

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While Republicans frequently scream about Obamacare, until now they’ve been silent on the Patriot Act which was sweeping legislation passed by both parties in the wake of 9/11.  The conservative noise machine drumbeat into Americans that opposition to this legislation or opposition to the war was almost treasonous and would undermine President George W. Bush…

Anaheim Council Priorities: Tennis Anyone?

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UPDATED – While the priorities and antics of the current majority on the Anaheim City Council have been both entertaining and disturbing, the latest bit of budget news has us asking WTF? Someone on the Council directed staff to resurrect a $6.4 million budget allocation for the renovation of the Anaheim Tennis Center and Wagner House, a city-owned property that is not free to the public.

Irvine GOP Council Members Take Spat to Facebook

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Many of us are still very surprised by Irvine Republican Council member Christina Shea’s decision to break with the Republican majority to cast the deciding vote last Tuesday to restore draconian cuts proposed to the Irvine Barclay Theater, OC Legal Aid Services, the Orange County Human Relations Commission and the Discovery Science Center in Santa…