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Michele Martinez to run for State Assembly

Councilwoman Michele Martinez - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

Santa Ana council member Michele Martinez has pre-announced that she will announce her candidacy for State Assembly in AD-69 later this week.  The council member left a Facebook message to her friends about her plans. The Register’s Andrew Galvin has more here. Councilmember Vince Sarmiento had been considered the frontrunner of Santa Ana City Council…

Kelly Thomas: Another Story of What is Wrong with the Mental Health System

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Rarely a day goes by that a person with Schizophrenia doesn’t live in a state of constant fear, sadness and confusion. Symptoms range from audio hallucinations, paranoia, delusional and disorganized thinking, and depression. They hear voices, often commanding them to hurt themselves. They hear these voices as clearly as the voices we hear when someone is talking to us.

Signs of Colin McCarthy’s Drama in Costa Mesa

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Let me say that above all I am appalled by that the fact that some missing signs concerning the layoffs in Costa Mesa resulted in money being spent to hire a private investigator to nail the thieves. In the scale of what is going on in the city, missing signs is the least important issue I can think of. What was the goal? If someone, anyone, told these kids to steal these signs, both the kids and the director of said mischief suffer the wrath of being complete idiots. Isn’t that punishment enough? If anyone is feeling left out, I have two signs in my yard. I’ll give you one.

Costa Mesa City Council: Wasted away again in Margaritaville

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In looking at tonight’s agenda for the Costa Mesa City Council, I find myself wondering if the Four Boys of the Council have been hanging out in secret a bit too much at Monahan’s Pub. In spite of the fact that they have been told by a judge that they cannot contract out to private contractors any jobs currently held by public employees they are still spending the time of City staff, high priced consultants, and the City Council, on the fools errand of outsourcing before determining feasibility, or if it will actually save any money.

A Debt Ceiling Vote Paid for on a Backs of Working Families

I’m not happy with the compromise struck between the President, the Senate and the House on the drastic spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.  Make no mistake, the spending cuts will hurt the poorest and middle class the most, leaving tax loopholes alone for those most able to afford losing them.  It’s 1937…

The Banana Peel Republic of Santa Ana

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In the continuing saga of mistakes ans missteps, the City Council of Santa Ana has made Keystone Cops look coordinated. The latest questions regarding the search for a new City Manager is a solid example of what happens when people don’t follow the rules.

KOCE’s David Nazar on Chivas to Santa Ana Part II

  In case you missed the Thursday 1PM broadcast, tune in to KOCE Friday night to catch David Nazar’s report on the status of Chivas USA’s possible move to Santa Ana.  While Santa Ana officials are still remarkably tight lipped about the status, Councilman Vince Sarmiento was very chatty about locations other than Willowick Golf…