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Campaign Watchdog Grindle Questions Martinez Contribution

Hat tip to the Voice of OC, as campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle has called into question a campaign donation made to Santa Ana Council member Michele Martinez’s Assembly campaign.  The contribution, from a vendor awarded a contract by the city of Santa Ana, came after Martinez voted to award the vendor a city contract. …

Tyranny of the Majority in Costa Mesa

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

On Monday night, Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and his merry band of thieves robbed the citizens of Costa Mesa of their right to be considered in what could be one of the most important political actions taken by city leaders since incorporation in 1953.

Pulido Stumps for Martinez

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido sent out an email invitation for an upcoming fundraiser for AD-69 candidate and former Mayoral opponent Michele Martinez. The Mayor spoke to about 18 volunteers who attended Martinez’s campaign kick off a few weeks back after speaking on the councilwoman’s behalf at her Chapter One campaign kick off in November.…

Former Tustin Mayor Target of Christian Broadcasting Lawsuit

  Hat tip to the OC Register and Our Town Tustin blog for this story about former Tustin Mayor, council member, and Jerry Amante-confidante Doug Davert who’s in hot water over a federal lawsuit filed against his law firm by the granddaughter of TBN leader Jan Crouch. From the Register’s story:  Observers have often wondered…

Kang Kicks off Congressional Campaign Feb 18

Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang, who steered the city of Irvine through the toughest economy in decades and emerged with a $20 million reserve without cutting services or laying off employees, will formally launch his bid for Congress in CD-45 this coming Saturday. Volunteers will gather at 20 Lake Road in Irvine from noon to 1:30…