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Anaheim City Council Districts: An Analysis

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This past week, the ACLU, representing Amin David, Jose Moreno (who is an ACSD Trustee) and Consuelo Garcia announced they were suing the city of Anaheim, claiming the current way the City Council is elected shuts out minority representation. They also point out four of the five councilmembers live in Anaheim hills, which contains only 1/6 of the city’s total population.

Sharon Quirk Silva Opens Assembly Campaign Office Sunday

Fullerton Mayor and AD-65 candidate Sharon Quirk Silva opens her Assembly campaign headquarters this Sunday, July 1.  The office party starts at 1PM until 3 PM at 1660 W. Lincoln in Anaheim. Despite jumping into the race late,  and focusing on November instead of June, Quirk Silva has assembled an impressive list of endorsements and…

Doing the People’s Work-Part II

So much for the “fiscal conservatives” in Tustin; Blogger Jeff Gallagher had a terrific post yesterday that was overshadowed by the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality on Heatlhcare Reform.  The issue in Tustin — $600,000 budgeted for “legal services” and the cost of two lawsuits against Tustin Unified has now exceeded $800,000. The lawsuits…

Melahat Rafiei announces a run for DNC

Melahat Rafiei, former executive director of the DPOC and a leading Democratic political consultant in Southern California, has announced she’s a candidate for the Democratic National Committ (DNC).  Having a voice as independent and strong on the DNC would be a boon to Democrats in Orange County and throughout Southern California who often get short…

Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” Debuts

Aaron Sorkin, writer of “The West Wing” and “The Social Network” has a new HBO series that deserves a watch.  The premiere debuted Sunday night and it was powerful television. Check out this YouTube of the opening scene. The critics haven’t been kind to it but it goes after Liberals and Conservatives fairly.  And it…

Doing the People’s Work

Does Tustin City Council member Jerry Amante think the late Tom Fuentes, a leader in the OC GOP, was a bad public servant?  All evidence suggests, yes he does. So here is the logic behind my contention and stay with me on this.  Jerry Amante has a singular mission and that’s to bully and belittle his…