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On the UCLA 3, “What Would Wooden Do?”

Three freshman UCLA basketball players held in China on rumors of shoplifting returned to the US last night and have a press conference today to answer (or not answer) questions about what happened and how they were released.  The Washington Post reported that President Trump assisted their release during his trip to Asia this week. …

CD-39 Candidate Thorburn Releases Plan to Combat Sexual Harrassment

  The Harassment Hotline Act Would Mandate Creation of an Independent Entity Where Whistleblowers Can Anonymously Report Abuse ORANGE COUNTY, CA- In light of numerous revelations about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace that questioned the efficacy of current reporting procedures for whistleblowers across various industries, today former classroom teacher, workers’ rights leader and Democratic…

Pope’s Referendum Drive delivers more than 19,000 signatures to Irvine City Hall

A daunting task of gathering 12,000 signatures is tough but it appears the efforts of pro-FivePoint “volunteers” blocking efforts appears was for unsuccesful.  Veteran Ed Pope’s referendum on letting Irvine voters decide on where the Veteran’s Cemetery goes has delivered more than 19,000 signatures to Irvine City Hall today. Typically, a chunk of these are…

Democratic Party of Orange County Urges Congress to Reject Trump Tax Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 9, 2017   ORANGE, Calif., November 9, 2017 – Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) Chair Fran Sdao today called on Congress to reject the Trump Administration’s proposed tax overhaul, calling it “destructive for Orange County” and “cruel.” “Trump wants Orange County residents to foot the bill for massive corporate tax…

Foley Removed as Costa Mesa Mayor

Through outright political gamesmanship, Costa Mesa’s Katrina Foley was removed as mayor a year before she planned to run for the seat outright in a citywide election.  Sandy Genis, thought to be the swing vote on an anti-Jim Righeimer majority, has swung back and is now Mayor of Costa Mesa. From Costa Mesa’s Geoff West…