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What Jose Moreno’s Mortgage Down Payment Assistance Program Could Look Like: Too Few Homes/Too Many Applicants

an overhead view of Anaheim neighborhoods

An Anaheim District 3 candidate’s forum was held last week and city council candidate Jose Moreno is doing an admirable job of turning the answer to every question into one about “taxpayer giveaways” — and has suggested that Anaheim offer a mortgage down payment assistance program for 14,000 people if he’s elected. There are a…

Who will the OC Register Endorse for President?


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is remarkable in one respect — his lack of major newspaper endorsements for president.  Not a single newspaper among the top 100 highest circulation newspapers has endorsed the Donald. To date, his only newspaper endorsement is the Santa Barbara newspaper which offered a line that Trump was endorsed with no…

Anaheim set to name new City Attorney; Tait uses US Senate/Supreme Court Excuse for Waiting

Arturo Fierro

The city of Anaheim is set to name a new city attorney at this week’s city council meeting.  After a national search and more than two dozen applicants, Arturo Fierro, an assistant city attorney in Chino and a Latino, would begin work Wednesday.  He was previously, a city attorney in  Coachcella and Cudahy; he’s a Harvard…

No, Betty Carroll isn’t on the Irvine School Board no matter what that IE mailer says


Independent Expenditure mailers in Irvine are notorious for … lying. A batch of new signs sported up promoting Irvine’s “education team” for city council and school board are intermixed with an IE sign promoting a teacher’s union slate.  I spoke with one candidate who said he/she hates them. The IEs in Irvine usually have close…

Irvine’s Pro-Trump candidates


  It’s going to be a very interesting election in the city of Irvine and it’s time to remind voters of those who are associating themselves with Donald Trump.  The most obvious choice is AD-68 GOP candidate and current Irvine Mayor Steven Choi, who embraced Trump in a mailer prior to the June 7 primary…

Why won’t Young Kim release her Taxes?

Young Kim

    The campaign of Assembly District candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva today released an ad highlighting the connection between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and her opponent, incumbent Assemblywoman Young Kim. The video can be viewed at: “Young Kim can try to distance herself from Trump’s words, but she can’t escape their shared record of being…

Laura Kanter on Trump’s Gaslighting

Laura Kanter

Editor’s Note:  Laura Kanter is the director of policy, advocacy and youth programs at the LGBT Center OC in Santa Ana; this essay was published October 12 on Facebook and Laura is allowing us to republish this with her permission.  These are her personal opinions and do not represent the opinions of the LGBT Center…