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Rouda Goes After Dana on Planned Parenthood

LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Over the weekend, businessman and Democratic challenger to incumbent Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in California’s 48th Congressional District seat, Harley Rouda, published an Op-Ed on Medium.com taking on extremists in Washington who back defunding Planned Parenthood. Rouda, a longtime supporter and donor to Planned Parenthood, penned the piece, titled, “As Rohrabacher fights to…

Land Swap for Vet’s Cemetery Rears Its Ugly Head Again

Irvine Council member Christina Shea (R-Five Points) is bringing up a proposed land swap for the Veterans Cemetery and Memorial yet again at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. What the nutshell: FivePoints CEO Emile Haddad wants to swap industrial land not worth all that much acre for acre in exchange for prime land where the cemetery…

Ellis Letter for CDP Chair Election: Why So Negative?

As the race for CDP chair starts to heat up, the two leading candidates are making their case directly to county party organizations across the state and we’re getting a combination of announcements and fundraising pitch letters — both of which reveal more insight into Eric Bauman and Kimberly Ellis as delegates prepare to vote. The…

The President’s (in need of an) Analyst

The column below is courtesy of Robert L. Schmidt One of my favorite quirky movies from the 1960s is The President’s Analyst starring James Coburn. Coburn plays a psychologist, Dr. Sidney Schaefer, who is profoundly affected by his new patient, the U.S. President. It’s a movie that is loaded with two of my favorite things-cynicism…

Spitzer’s Ego Trumps His Incompetence as a Manager

Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, a possible District Attorney-In-Waiting, has finally proven he should be in movies — an antagonist in “Horribe Bosses 3.” This blog had no plans to weigh in on the lawsuit filed by former Spitzer aide Christine Richters until Spitzer’s office issued a press release basically calling her a terrible employee…

ROUDA BREAKS $200,000 THRESHOLD IN CHALLENGE TO INCUMBENT ROHRABACHER

LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Continuing to turn heads from Orange County to Washington, D.C., today, businessman Harley Rouda, who is running to represent California’s 48th Congressional District, announced that his campaign has surpassed $200,000 raised in just mere weeks since he officially entered the race. Today’s announcement comes on the heels of several recent campaign updates,…