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Recall Effort of Tustin Mayor Amante: Close but no Cigar

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The Recall Amante Committee has announced that it was unsuccessful in collecting the minimum number of signatures needed to recall Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante by Tuesday’s deadline.  The committee was several hundred signatures short of the more than 7,000 required.  “Recalls are difficult at best and as a truly grassroots organization, raising money and sustaining…

Quirk-Silva to Propose Citizen Police Oversight Committee in Fullerton

Fullerton City Council member Sharon Quirk-Silva will propose the creation of the Citizen Police Oversight Committee at tonight’s Fullerton City Council meeting.  The committee will have a defined role in interacting with the Fullerton Police Department and will provide Fullerton residents with a direct line into the Police Department. The call for action should be…

What Reagan Said About Closing Tax Loopholes for Millionaires and Billionaires….

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cgbJ-Fs1ikA[/youtube] Our conservative friends in OC and the national conserverati from Fox News and hard core right wingers in Congress have all railed against President Obama’s plan to close loopholes to make sure millionaires and billionaires are taxed at the same rate of working class Americans.  You have to be surprised that those who worship…

Sounds Like Someone is Drinking Too Much Chivas

Hat tip to Andrew Galvin at the OC Register for this story about the ongoing Chivas saga.  Last week, the City of Santa Ana put out a press release announcing it was formally entering into a six month negotiating windows to lure Chivas USA of MSL to Santa Ana.  I noted at the time, that…

GOP Bake Sale Fail

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The college Republicans at Cal-Berkeley have launched a bake sale to protest considerations for admission to minority students; prices for bake goods are based on race and the point they are trying to make is being lost on the point they don’t get; their protest is racially insensitive. From SFGate: A bake sale flyer posted…