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Costa Mesa Fire Chief Earns State’s Top Distinction

The days of the public safety guys in Costa Mesa getting a bum rush end Tuesday with Jim Righeimer and Allan Mansoor getting the kiddie table, but let’s share this good news about the city’s fire chief. COSTA MESA.—  Fire Chief Dan Stefano received a distinguished career honor this week, as he became the 32nd…

Health Issue Forces Perez from CD-34 Race

Former Assembly Speaker John Perez blazed into the CD-34 Congressional race with a ton of endorsements and some powerful messaging.  And a health issue has forced him from the race just as quickly. Details can be found here.  We wish Mr. Perez the best in taking care of his health.  And we await a new…

Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham Take First Step Towards Protecting Immigrant Community with Bridge Act

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced legislation called the the Bridge Act that would offer “provisional protected presence” and employment authorization to people who currently have DACA and those eligible who have not yet applied. Sen. Durbin said the Bridge Act should be later replaced with…

PÉREZ ROLLS OUT WAVE OF PROGRESSIVE PRIORITIES FOR CONGRESS

LOS ANGELES, CA— Today, former State Assembly Speaker and candidate for the soon-to-be vacated 34th Congressional district seat, John A. Pérez, unveiled a series of progressive policy priorities that he’ll seek to advance in Washington, D.C. in the House of Representatives. Upon releasing his progressive agenda, former Assembly Speaker Pérez released the following statement: “This…

The Trump Ornament; Makes Your Xmas Tree Tip Alt-Right

I have yet to meet a single OC Republican who admits to having voted for Donald Trump, yet lots of people in OC did.  For those hard to buy for Republicans on your Christmas shopping list, consider the “Make America Great Again” ornament for their Christmas trees. Better still; read the reviews of this product…

Dirty Jobs OC Edition: Anaheim City Manager

I’m not a fan of reality TV, but there’s a show called “Dirty Jobs” (now cancelled by The Discovery Channel) that documented truly awful jobs people do — like “Road Kill Cleaner” or “Zoo Cage Cleaner.”  Jobs that usually involve excrement, dirt, sweat, terrible heat or freezing cold; a job that offers no respect and…