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AD-69 Dueling Endorsements and Fundraisers..and a Debate!

There’s a whirlwind of activity in the hotley contested AD-69 race and word of the first debate.  AD-69 candidate Francisco Barragan tells us a debate is being organized by Dr. Guadalupe Mata, of Los Amigos in Santa Ana.  The debate will be conducted in Spanish.  There is no date and time for the debate and Barragan…

Shawn Nelson: Does He or Doesn’t He on Endorsements

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Shortly after the signatures for the Fullerton Recall of Dick Jones, Don Bankhead and Pat McKinley was approved, we contacted Supervisor Shawn Nelson’s office (on Valentine’s Day to be exact).  We received a nice email from Nelson’s director of communications, Audra Adams, who promised to get back to us right away.  Then nothing for weeks.  I left…

OC Register: Irvine, Los Alamitos Schools are OC’s Best

The Orange County Register posted this story over the weekend showing that public schools in Irvine and Los Alamitos are the best in Orange County based on a broad range of criteria.  There are 27 districts in OC and 15 high districts. The Register based its rankings are criteria including SAT/ACT scores, academic rankings via…

Commie Girl is the New Wonkette

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Back in the early days of political blogging, 2004 to be exact, a sex scandal in Washington DC over a blog called the “Washingtonienne,” a first person account of a young woman’s .. ahem, multitasking skills, at juggling a number of politically connected boyfriends — including a Republican Congressional staffers — drew a considerable amount of Internet…

A Word on Andrew Breitbart’s Passing

Andrew Breitbart is dead and allow us to take the high road and express our sympathies to his wife and four children who now must go on without a husband and father.  The local newspapers have considerably different accounts of Mr. Breitbart with the OC Register taking the apporach he uncovered government corruption and media…

AD-69 Push Poll Clarity

A recent poll for AD-69 was leaked around mid week and while it represents the first such polling in the hotly contested AD-69 race, we’re skeptical of the results.  The poll from David Binder Research shows a dead heat between OC Clerk Recorder Tom Daly and Republican Robert Hammond.  This is a district that is…

Social Service Agency Building Sits on Toxic Waste

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On Monday, the County of Orange Social Services Agency called employees working at the Agency facility located at 840 N. Eckhoff Street in Orange for an urgent meeting to discuss toxic waste tests at the location. It turns out, they’ve found significant levels of perchloroethylene, a known carcinogen, in the ground under the facility.