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Hedrick Calls Republican Opponent Ken Calvert ‘the Joe Barton of California’

Democratic Congressional candidate Bill Hedrick today admonished his opponent, Republican Ken Calvert, for $16,725 in campaign contributions received from the oil industry this election cycle and for a $4000 contribution received from BP apologist Joe Barton’s PAC. Hedrick called on Calvert to give $20,725 received in oil industry contributions to small businesses in gulf region.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez: “Let Local Law Enforcement Decide How To Spend Homeland Security Funds”

“I am committed to providing Orange County police officers, fire fighters, and first responders with the resources they need to keep our community safe,” said Rep. Sanchez. “But we’re currently attaching too many strings to these resources. Local law enforcement officers, not Homeland Security bureaucrats, know how to best protect our community from potential threats. We should trust them to make some important spending decisions.”

One Final Lesson for the Class of 2010

My son Alex graduated from high school last night.  It marked a moment of satisfaction for my wife and I that our choice to live in Irvine upon moving here 13 years ago was a good one.  We came here simply because we believed Irvine offered the best public school system in Orange County.  It…

Nelson wastes no time stepping off the reservation at first meeting

At the Board of Supervisor’s meeting Tuesday newly minted Fourth District Supervisor Shawn Nelson jumped at the chance to criticize the hybrid pension plan that the county and Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) negotiated last year. In discussing the extension of a contract with a Washington, D.C. law firm representing the county in negotiations with the…