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Quirk Silva Outraises Norby in Same Time Period for AD-65 Race

It’s been a given that State Assemblyman Chris Norby would seek re-election and it was a sort of surprise when Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva threw her hat into the ring to challenge Norby.  But after a review of records, Quirk-Silva has topped Norby in fundraising on a straight Apples-to-Apples comparison.  Norby has a bigger warchest,…

Vigil for Ashton Sweet tonight in Irvine

It’s been a year since Northwood teenager Ashton Sweet was killed by a drunk driver at the corner of Culver Drive and Irvine Blvd.  There will be a candlelight vigil tonight at 8PM at the corner where a tree was planted in her memory. What makes her death painful not just to her family and…

Senator Feinstein comes to OC next week

  Nick Anas from the DPOC sent out a note that Senator Feinstein will be making a visit to Orange County next week.  Here are the details: Please join Wylie & Bette Aitken, Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, Sonny Jensen and  the Democratic Foundation of Orange County for a very special reception honoring U.S. Senator…

NY Times on Calls to Reinstate Glass-Steagall Act: Meh

This post is for frequent commenter Robert “LaRouchie” Lauten, who will spit into the wind his insistence that the re-instatment of the Glass Stegall act which provides tighter regulation of banks and large financial institutions is the cure-all for what ailes the economy.  The New York Times says “not so fast.” From the story in Tuesday’s…

Julio Perez Gets VADPAC Endorsement

Labor activist Julio Perez has secured the endorsement of the Orange County Vietnamese American Democratic Political Action Committee (VADPAC) on his bid for the AD-69 assembly seat.  VADPAC members are Democratic Political leaders in OC’s Little Saigon with a goal of recruiting Vietnamese candidates to run for office or supporting candidates who have the best…

Deborah Pauly Ousted as OC GOP Vice Chair

There’s chatter on Facebook and confirmation from sources within the OC GOP that Villa Park Council member and BoS candidate Deborah Pauly has been removed from her position as OC GOP vice chair. Sources say OC GOP chair Scott Baugh brought the matter to a vote and the word is there were complaints about Pauly…

AD-69 Candidates get a F in Debate

The race for the Assembly seat in AD-69 is by far one of the most interesting and competitive to watch.  It’s a race that screams for a debate on the issues and yet we’ve had but one half-hearted debate in March, conducted in Spanish, attended by two of the five candidates. The race has become…