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Tyranny of the Majority in Costa Mesa

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

On Monday night, Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and his merry band of thieves robbed the citizens of Costa Mesa of their right to be considered in what could be one of the most important political actions taken by city leaders since incorporation in 1953.

Pulido Stumps for Martinez

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido sent out an email invitation for an upcoming fundraiser for AD-69 candidate and former Mayoral opponent Michele Martinez. The Mayor spoke to about 18 volunteers who attended Martinez’s campaign kick off a few weeks back after speaking on the councilwoman’s behalf at her Chapter One campaign kick off in November.…

Former Tustin Mayor Target of Christian Broadcasting Lawsuit

  Hat tip to the OC Register and Our Town Tustin blog for this story about former Tustin Mayor, council member, and Jerry Amante-confidante Doug Davert who’s in hot water over a federal lawsuit filed against his law firm by the granddaughter of TBN leader Jan Crouch. From the Register’s story:  Observers have often wondered…

Kang Kicks off Congressional Campaign Feb 18

Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang, who steered the city of Irvine through the toughest economy in decades and emerged with a $20 million reserve without cutting services or laying off employees, will formally launch his bid for Congress in CD-45 this coming Saturday. Volunteers will gather at 20 Lake Road in Irvine from noon to 1:30…

Rep. John Campbell Voted Against STOCK Act in Congress

The  Wall Street Journal is reporting that Orange County Congressman Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) was one of two Congressional representatives who voted against the STOCK Act (the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge) which passed the House by a vote of 417-2.  Campbell, one of the richest men in government, was joined in voting no by  Rep.…