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Moorlach calls Mexican Envoy “Hot”

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Remember the flap by Republicans when President Obama referenced the attractiveness of California Attorney General Kamala Harris?  We’re hearing peeps from Republicans after State Senator John Moorlach called the new envoy from Mexico, Alejandra Garcia Williams, “hot.” From the Sacramento Bee: The California Senate this week welcomed Sacramento’s newly-appointed Mexican Consul General Alejandra Garcia Williams with praise for…

Sanchez protests White House Meeting with Vietnamese Leader

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From the office of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, this press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam, today released a statement criticizing the White House for hosting General Secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, who does not hold an official government position, despite Vietnam’s well…

More Support from Democrats and Labor on Disney Deal

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A broad coalition of elected and local Democrats and labor groups are coming out in strong support to urge the Anaheim City Council to approve an agreement that would extend an existing tax policy in Anaheim for another 30 years. In exchange, Disney will invest a minimum of $1 Billion for a third major expansion…

OCDA announces new committee to examine policies on jailed informants

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Here’s a press release from the OCDA’s office. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) announced today that a new independent, external committee has been created to thoroughly examine OCDA policies and practices regarding the use of jailhouse informants. The Informant Policies and Practices Evaluation Committee (IPPEC) is comprised of legal experts from outside the…