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Costa Mesa Places City Clerk on Administrative Leave

Everyone has blown a deadline at one time or another, but for Costa Mesa city clerk Julie Folcik, a blown deadline could have serious consequences.  She’s been placed on adminstrative leave pending an investigative into a “serious professional failure” according to Geoff West’s Bubbling Caldron blog. Here’s the statement from Costa Mesa CEO, Tom Hatch:…

Solorio comments on Politico Article on Durkee Plea

This came in via email Tuesday night: State Assemblyman Jose Solorio’s Statement Regarding Politico News on Durkee Guilty Plea   Solorio Asks FBI to be Aggressive in Making Sure Durkee Serves as Many Years as Possible in Federal Prison, and Says First California Bank Cooperated with Durkee in Fraudulent Activity SACRAMENTO – In response to…

Julio Perez Captures Environmental Group Endorsement

Hot off the press release: Environmentalists Call Julio Perez “Best Choice” for Assembly League of Conservation Voters’ Endorsement Adds to Campaign’s Momentum Santa Ana, CA – Saying he has demonstrated a clear commitment to protect the environment, the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), one of the state’s top environmental groups, today announced its endorsement…

Watchdog Group Says Rohrabacher Personally Benefits from His Office

  The Daily Pilot reports that Huntington Beach Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is one of the members of Congress who personally benefits — financially — by holding his office beyond his Congressional salary through extended benefits to family members. From the story: “Family Affair,” the report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C., reviewed…

More Motel Hell for Norby

It was believed Assemblyman Chris Norby (R-Fullerton) had been cleared on charges that he improperly used campaign funds to pay for a motel stay while he was separated from wife #3 a few years back (he later repaid his campaign for the funds).  The LA Times is reporting that Norby isn’t quite in the clear…

Solorio Names Marisol Rivera as the 69th AD Woman of the Year

Assemblyman Solorio and Woman of the Year honoree Marisol Rivera, an Orange County labor organizer (center), on the Assembly floor for 2012 Woman of the Year ceremonies

Assemblyman Jose Solorio’s (D-Anaheim) choice for his Sixty-Ninth Assembly District’s Woman of the Year is one of Orange County’s most dedicated labor leaders –Marisol Rivera, an Orange County labor organizer. “I would like to personally thank Marisol Rivera for her passion to discover the potential in her fellow workers,” says Solorio. “Marisol’s life story and…