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VOC: More Troubles for Miguel Pulido

In last November’s campaign for Mayor, surrogates for Miguel Pulido made a major campaign issue of a 30 second Facebook photo that his challenger, council member Roman Reyna, posed for photos with two old friends — one of whom allegedly had ties to a Latino gang.  The Santa Ana Police Officer’s Association suggested in mail…

Getting the Last Word in on Breast Cancer

I meant to post this much earlier, but Sunday’s Los Angeles Times carried one of the most powerful Op-Eds you’ll ever read.  Former Times staffer Laurie Becklund’s final piece about her breast cancer diagnosis that claimed her life on February 8.  Becklund built her reputation at the Times for her coverage of exposing Salvadoran death squads…

Wagner accused of coordinating mailers with IEs

Longshot State Senate candidate Naz Namazi issued perhaps the worst press release I’ve ever seen over the weekend, but we’re writing about it because it calls attention to State Rep. Don Wagner.  Namazi’s release has no real headline and isn’t written in standard news release style, but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.…

Great Park Forensic Audit; was the Bid Rigged?

The Voice of OC has a blockbuster story today from an auditor who declined to submit a bid to conduct the Great Park Foresnic Audit on the grounds that the project was not independent and was designed to lead to a biased conclusion.  We’ve been saying all along, this audit was a taxpayer-funded withhunt designed…