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Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters Honored at the White House

Hat Tip to our friends at Total Buzz on this. Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters was honored by President Obama at the White House Last week. The Santa Ana PD received the Department of Defense’s Freedom Award forbeing one of 15 private and public sector organizations who support employees that are called up for either National…

Greenhut Gas Moving to the Capitol

Well, Steven Greenhut has announced his departure as a full-time staff member for the Orange County Register. While the news has been floating around for more than a week, I figured I would wait to see what Steven would have to say before I wrote about his departure. Steven Greenhut: I’m leaving … hold your…

With time, equality will blossom even in Orange County

In the annals of the modern gay-rights movement, Orange County has a less than stellar role. The stomping ground of the late state senator and antigay initiative sponsor John Briggs, firebrand former Congressman Bob Dornan, and longtime antigay funder Howard Ahmanson and activist Lou Sheldon has gained a reputation for antagonism to gay people that…

Stand Up America PAC Targets “Controversial House Republicans” and John Campbell is on the List

Quick — what do “Mean Jean” Schmidt (R-OH), Michelle Bachman (R-MN), House whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport Beach) all have in common?  Ok, besides that they’re a little nuts with things like Obama’s Kenyan Birth Certificate. All four made Politico’s list of controversial House Republicans considered vulnerable by a new PAC called…

Loretta Sanchez to Speak to the OC Forum

This came over the wire. Orange County’s best Congressmember and defender of the common person, Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana), will be addressing the Orange County Forum Luncheon this Friday, September 18th. You can find out more information www.ocforum.org. Loretta Sanchez, who bravely stood up against bailing out the haves by voting against TARP just one…