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Occupy Protests Cost Irvine Taxpayers $30,000

The Orange County Register is reporting that the Occupy OC protests from last fall and early winter cost the city about $30,000 — about half in legal fees.  That’s really a drop in the bucket for Irvine which has a healthly budget reserve and money well spent to support freedom of speech that was approved…

SAPOA Publication Critical of Register Writer Targets Sources

On a tip, I dropped by the Santa Ana Police Officer’s Association headquarters last week and picked up a free copy of their publication, “Reliable Source.” The January/February issue  features a column by Leonard Correa, the publication’s editor, who in criticizing the coverage of former Santa Ana beat writer Andrew Galvin, really targets Galvin’s unnamed sources…

Are Prostitutes Being “Sold” in OC on Backpage.com

Sunday’s New York Times opinion section carried this column by Nicholas Kristof about Backpage.com, an online classified ad site run by Village Voice Media which owns the OC Weekly.  It’s a powerful column where the writer captures the story of a young woman sold into sexual bondage by pimps in New York City where her…

Dovinh Fundraiser Tonight

AD-72 Democratic candidate Joe Dovinh will hold a fundraiser tonight.  Details are below: We would like to remind you to join us for some Tasty Cajon Food as we continue our journey to capture the 72nd Assembly seat this fall. Joe believes that opportunity spreads with responsible Government and prudent use of State Resources. Join…

OCYD Walks for Julio

It’s a busy Monday and the Orange County Young Democrats have announced a walk for their endorsed candidate for AD-69 Julio Perez.  Details are below. Young Democrats,   As you know OCYD overwhelmingly endorsed Julio Perez for the 69th Assembly District in the June 2012 primary election. This endorsement was a result of OCYD’s commitment…

Quirk-Silva Calls for Accountability on Fullerton Water Rates

This announcement came in early this morning from the desk of Fullerton Mayor and Ad-65 candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva: Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva Calls For Transparency and Accountability in Water Rates Fullerton, California, March 19, 2012 — City of Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva is asking members of the Adhoc Committee on Water Rates to consider several…