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Weekend of Happenings

It’s after Labor Day and the fall campaigns are in full swing.  Here’s a snapshot of things to keep track of this weekend: Lorri Galloway’s on TV Tonight.  Sure, it’s Fox 11 and Brian Calle is one of the hosts, but the camera is going to love how Anaheim’s first woman mayor looks on TV. …

DA’s VOC Press Release is Extraordinary and Ill-Advised

We’ve documented the Voice of OC’s story this morning about how the Orange County District Attorney’s office is asking the Santa Ana City Council to hold off on issuing a report on Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido’s property swap.  But what’s even more extraordinary is the press release issued by the DA’s office last night regarding…

Pulido Ultimatum

On Tuesday night the Santa Ana City Council voted in closed session to issue an ultimatum to the Orange County District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas, and the Fair Political Practices Commission demanding that they issue criminal charges against Mayor Miguel Pulido by September 30th or they will release the details of their investigation into Pulido’s property swap windfall. More than 10 months have passed since Voice of OC first reported on a property swap between Pulido and a city contractor that netted Pulido a $197,000 windfall and the contractor subsequently being awarded a $1.35 million no-bid contract to provide the city with auto parts for its city fleet.

OC Labor Federation: Labor Day and Endorsements

Hundreds of people participated in the 6th Annual OCLF Labor Day Celebration at the Santa Ana Zoo along with hundreds of union and community members. They were celebrating the labor movement and workers standing together, fighting for good jobs, bargaining to uplift workers and our communities.

The Cancer in OC’s Democratic Party

It’s become increasingly apparent that Orange Juice blogger Greg Diamond’s “advocacy” on political matters is hurting the Democratic Party in Orange County and our candidates more than helping it.  His combative style, bullying tactics with those he disagrees with, and demands for attention in OC’s news media are a distraction at worst and a detriment at best when…