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New California Online Disclosure Law to Impact OC Blogsphere

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Orange County has a very healthy range of political blogs to choose from.  The dirty little secret, is that many of the bloggers at the better known sites are also paid political consultants.  Some disclose their conflict.  Others do not.  But even the ones that don’t, it’s an open secret that their “opinions” are bought…

An Open Letter to Cassidy Lynn Campbell

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It’s hard to find heroes today.  You made it easy to do so.  And yes, you are most certainly a hero. Few people choose to take a stand and often lack the courage of conviction to move forward. You made history in one of the most conservative areas of the country when your friends and…

Fleischman’s Editorial on Pensions; Dumb and Dumber

Jon Fleishman

In his Voice of OC commentary Jon Fleishman tries to paint the serious issue of unfunded actuarially accrued liability (UAAL) into a political box of Republican vs. Democrat, Conservative vs. Liberal and Unions vs.Taxpayers. Both Democrats and Republicans agree that responsible recognition of pension liabilities and their funding is necessary.

Santa Ana PD on Janet Nguyen-ParadeGate: Nothing to See Here

Supervisor Janet Nguyen

After OC Weekly’s Matt Coker posted this story based on a blog post in NewSantaAna about OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen placing her toddler son at risk in last Sunday’s Fiestas Patrias Parade in downtown Santa Ana, we immediately thought “slow news day.”  Coker, channeling blogger and Nguyen-critic Art Pedroza, writes: The supervisor, who is a…

Irvine Finance Commissioner Warns of Economic Collapse While Markets Explode in New Growth

Allan Bartlett

  Irvine Finance Commissioner Allan Bartlett issued a public service announcement on Facebook yesterday, warning his friends to take appropriate steps to protect their assets due to the pending catastrophic economic collapse that Bartlett feels is inevitable in light the Federal Reserve’s decision to continue funding the federal stimulus. Bartlett wrote:  “Allan’s PSA of the day:…

Updates on Great Park Forensic Audit MIA

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  The forensic audit of the Great Park in Irvine has been underway since mid-June and is scheduled for completion by October 16, 2013 according to the contract between the City of Irvine and HSNO of Costa Mesa with the auditor promising to provide updates when the project was 25 percent completed, 50 percent completed…