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New UCLA Study Cites Anti-Latino/Anti-Undocumented Hate Speech by KFI Radio

Hat tip to Media Matters for news of a recently completed study by UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center.  The report, “Quantifying Hate Speech On Commercial Talk Radio,” carefully researched “hate speech” documented in Southern Calfironia talk radio stations.  The report cites KFI’s “John and Ken Show” as a prime example of a program that “disproportionately targeted Latino, Mexican…

AD-69 Fundraisers and Endorsements

There’s a lot of activity in the AD-69 race between Santa Ana council member Michele Martinez and Anaheim’s Julio Perez.  Martinez announced a fundraiser and Perez announced an endorsement.  Details on both are below and we’ll start with Martinez. Dear Supporters, I need your support today to ensure this dynamic and diverse district receives the…

OC Supervisors delay final decision on Exec. raises and promotions

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SANTA ANA — On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors tackled the final report from the Bates/Nelson Subcommittee formed to address the problems highlighted in a performance audit of the County Human Resources Department. The report from earlier this year found significant violations of county policies regarding raises and promotions granted to senior managers in county…

Santa Ana Denies Occupy a Camping Permit

At the end of a long meeting, the progressive Santa Ana city council voted to deny OccupyOC an overnight camping permit similar to one approved 5-0 by the full Irvine City Council last month. The OC Register’s Andrew Galvin did a nice job of summarizing the Occupy vote in his story in the Register. From…