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Tustin names Nielsen Mayor

The city of Tustin has a new mayor and it’s not because of a recall.  Council member John Nielson takes over the gavel from Boss Tweed Jerry Amante and Republican council member Al Murray is the new Mayor Pro Tem.  Of course, all three voted to place an item on next November’s ballot to allow…

Catholic League Hates Gustavo

Bill Donohue heads up the Catholic League and you’ve probably seen him on CNN and Fox News usually arguing against Gay Marriage and complaining about coverage of priests who sexually abuse kids and the higher ups who cover for them.  Donohue is now taking aim at Village Voice Media, who publishes the OC Weekly, for…

Sharon Quirk-Silva is the New Mayor of Fullerton

On a 5-0 vote at tonight’s Fullerton City Council meeting, Sharon Quirk-Silva is the new mayor of Fullerton, breaking a long standing tradition of Republican city council majorities in finding ways to stiff elected Democratic Council members from holding what is largely a ceremonial title.  The 5-0 vote reflects Quirk-Silva’s leadership in demanding answers from…

Santa Ana Neighbors Launch Online Petition to Complete Santiago Creek Bike Trail

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4hH6Y3UjBU[/youtube]   Neighbors in Santa Ana’s Santiago Park who support the completion of a bike trial have launched an online petition to apply pressure for Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and the Santa Ana city council to finish the bike path.  Bruce Bauer, a Santa Ana resident and a member of the Santiago Greenway Alliance, and…

Will Amante Walk the Walk after Talking the Talk?

Don’t be surprised if the Tustin City Council “honors” Mayor Jerry Amante with another term after tonight’s meeting; and the betting money is on Amante remaining at least Mayor Pro Tem.  But the bigger question is will Jerry Amante follow the example he set at the end of October and serve the citizens of Tustin…