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Martinez slams Journalist for Tweets

Michele Martinez

Assembly candidate Michele Martinez today blasted a reporter who overheard her phone call on a train to Northern California as “creepy” in an emailed statement to the Orange County Register.  California Watch investigative journalist Bob Salladay, a senior editor, tweeted from his train seat across Martinez this morning from Southern California to Oakland regarding statements Martinez made about her campaign.…

Kelly Thomas No Longer Focal Point of Fullerton Recall

The deadline for turning in more than 10,500+ valid signatures looms before the FullertonRecall group seeking to oust three conservative members of the Fullerton City Council, but the Voice of OC reported today that the Kelly Thomas beating death, which prompted the action, is no longer the focus of the recall effort.  And while Kelly’s…

Alvarez’s Cultural Summit Costs Rack Up for Santa Ana Taxpayers

At the by-invitaton only Cultural Diversity Summit hosted last year by the city of Santa Ana between Jewish leaders and the county’s Latino community aimed at repairing Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez’s relationship with the Jewish community, Acting City Manager Paul Walters told us since the event was privately sponsored it was closed…

SOPA Dead; Issa Won’t Bring it to a Vote

The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week had betetr than expected attendance in spite of no blockbuster announcement, but there was a very loud anti-SOPA and pro-SOPA effort underway at the show.  What’s SOPA you ask?  It’s the Stop Online Piracy Act aimed largely at websites that might house pirated content.  It…