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Costa Mesa Council Again Deceiving Voters on Charter Initiative


On Thursday the Costa Mesa City Council held an “Emergency Meeting” to “correct” the language of their Charter Ballot Summary. While Righeimer (Little Ceasar) characterized the change as correcting a clerical error, their action is more likely a slight-of-hand move to change the summary after reviewing opposing ballot arguments.

38th Anniversary of Nixon’s Resignation

Richard Nixon Resignation Speech

That rumbling in the earth with an epicenter near Yorba Linda wasn’t a series of earthquakes yesterday. It was Richard M. Nixon rolling in his grave. Today marks the 38th anniversary of Nixon’s infamous resignation; the Yorba Linda native announced to the nation that he would resign the night before making Augusy 8th and 9th…

No Anaheim Charter Amendments in November

Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

In a move that just about all of the attendees at the Special Meeting of the Anaheim City Council expected, the gang of three anti-democracy Council members killed two proposals for charter amendments on the November 2012 ballot.

Fullerton Votes to Keep FPD in Place

Sharon Quirk-Silva (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

With a huge turnout at last night’s city council meeting, the Fullerton City Council voted 3-2 to retain Fullerton PD which has a contract with the city through 2015. Newly elected council member Greg Seborn proved to be the wild card and voted with Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva and newly-elected Doug Chaffee to retain the…

Women’s Groups and OCEA ask Attorney General to investigate Bustamante Abuse

Jennifer Muir, OCEA Assistant General Manager speaks to reporters about the request for the Attorney General to investigate Bustamante Abuse allegations. (Photo:

At noon on Tuesday a couple dozen women gathered at the Old Santa Ana Court House to call upon the California Attorney General to investigate the failures in management at the County of Orange. Specifically they want an investigation of how those failures allowed the sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by former Public Works Executive Manager and Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante to go unaddressed for so long.

Register Gets a New Publisher

OC Register Headquarters

Aaron Kushner, the new owner of Freedom Communications, will be a hands on owner and will serve as the publisher of The Orange County Register. He’ll be directly managing the day-to-day operations of Orange County Register Communications which includes 23 community papers as well as the Colorado Springs Gazette and the Spanish-language newspaper Excélsior, in…

P.K. Wong completes The Agran/Krom Slate in Irvine


P.K. Wong, a finance professional and a former executive with the Singapore Futures and Options Exchange, will join the slate featuring Council members Larry Agran and Beth Krom for Irvine City Council. Wong would be the first Chinese-American elected official and his background and experience in finance would like make him the County’s most knowledgeable…