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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…

Martinez Opens Assembly Campaign Office Saturday

Michele Martinez, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez will host a grand opening event this Saturday, January 14 at her new campaign headquarters in Santa Ana. The office is located at 217 N. Main Street, #116, Santa Ana, CA.  Martinez is a candidate for the open Assembly seat in the 69th district.  The seat is currently held by Assembly member…