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Moreno Jr./Bruno Shooting Fallout

Police firing on protesters in Anaheim (Screen Capture Ustream @ timcast)

This post is not a defense of Lucille Kring’s statements that offended so many.  There are no backsies here and while Kring has apologized and redacted her offensive comments in the wake of Robert Moreno Jr.’s shooting death, it’s worth noting that, pending a final investigation, it appears the Anaheim Police Department conducted themselves professionally in…

GOP Donor Backing AAA’s SB 994 Behind Efforts to Deny Democrats Supermajority Status

Assemblyman Jose Solorio

When you think AAA, you think emergency road service and maps for the family vacation (although Garmin and Google Maps have pretty much put an end to that). But in reality, AAA is is an insurance company. Last week, it unveiled legislation, SB 994, billed as the “AAA Insurance Data Grab Bill” by its opponents, that would allow insurance companies to access data from automobiles.

CATER to Sue City of Anaheim Again

Greg Diamond (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Greg Diamond, DPOC vice chair for the North County District, candidate for district attorney, OJ blogger and CATER lawyer, sent a notice to the Anaheim City Council of CATER’s intention to sue the city of Anaheim. Here’s the document: March 25, 2014, 4:45 p.m. (email address redacted) Councilmembers and Staff, City of Anaheim: Two weeks ago,…

Solorio Drives Ties Local Job Creation to New RSCCD Construction Projects

Jose Solorio

RSCCD trustee and Democratic candidate for SD-34 Jose Solorio today announced that he drove an effort approved Monday by the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) Board of Trustees that will create thousands of local jobs while improving education facilities at Santa Ana College. From the press release:  “The agreement requires 66 percent of all…