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Joe Dovinh is living where? With Who?

The Bolsavik dropped a fascinating story last week about the roving residency of Mr. Joseph Dovinh. Bolsavik reveals in his story that L’il Joe and his family needed a place in the district to live. His friend and fellow television star Garden Grove Council member Dina Nguyen was able to squeeze Joe and family into her 931 sq. foot home in Garden Grove apparently with her.

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Wins Peabody Award

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, former Capitol reporter for the OC Register, is among the winners of the 2009 George Foster Peabody Awards for her “precise, courageous and often moving accounts” from Afghanistan. Nelson left the Register in 2006 to open National Public Radio’s Afghanistan bureau. The prestigious international award recognizes achievement and public service in radio, TV and…

Fools Day Freak Outs

Some people just cannot tell, even with a “badly Photoshopped” picture of Chuck Devore getting punished, that our post on the Young Eagles was an April Fool’s prank. Although it did have a good mix of accurate and speculative information, there were some very obviously absurd points that were simply parody. The post was kind of meant as a “Where’s Waldo” for the GOP. Find what is not true and win a “booby” prize.

On being a Liberal

I had prepared these remarks for the NUFF forum in case they wanted something a tad more formal.  Since I didn’t get the chance to present them there, Easter weekend seems to be the appropriate time to offer these thoughts here. The Register’s Alan Bock wrote on his blog recently, and I’m paraphrasing a bit,…

San Juan Capistrano Holds Back Documents

The city of San Juan Capistrano continues to hold back key information relating to its attempt to buy two adjacent properties where a new city hall might have gone. The secrecy regarding this deal has irked Mayor Londres Uso, who complained last month about his colleagues doing too much of the public’s business in the dark.

Martinez Bookstore Moving to the Artist’s Village

I have long believed there should be an independent book store in the Artist’s Village. I am glad to see that is finally happening. Libreria Martinez will be a welcome addition to the Artist’s Village and I truly hope to see it do well. The reporter, Theresa Cisneros, who is an old friend from Santa Ana College explained really well some of the new features of the new Libreria Martinez.

An expensive night out with Councilman Sal Tinajero

If the headline looks familiar, it should.  Back in December, the Orange Juice blog and New Santa Ana Blogs roundly criticized Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for hosting a fundraiser.  “Admin” for NewSantaAna wrote then that “Families in Santa Ana are lucky to make $789 a week and Sanchez wants up to $2,400 from them, for the…