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Say Hello to Sunny D!

For all of us who have sorely missed the presence of Claudio Gallegos in the OC blogosphere… He’s back! After a one year sabattical from the blogosphere, I am happy to announce my return and the premiere of a new blog, SUNNY D! After much thought and reflection, I decided to strike it out on…

Irvine’s Beth Krom expected to run for Congress

It’s not official yet, but Irvine City Council member Beth Krom is putting the pieces in place for a run for Congress in 2010 in CD-48.  As a city council member and as a former Mayor, Krom has a lot going her way.  She’s also proven she can raise enough money to launch a solid…

More Homophobia in Newport Beach?

Recently, the spotlight was shown on Corona del Mar High School and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Unfortunately, that wasn’t for good reasons. But now, a new controversy is brewing in Newport. And this time, it involves the police department. “It was like being back in high school. You’re either in the ‘in’ crowd or…

Los Alamitos Mayor to Resign?

Via Calitics, I found this from the paper that occasionally notices that we exist whenever we have “big news”: Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose has announced that he will resign over a controversy that has sparked charges of racism from an e-mail photo he sent out this week depicting a superimposed watermelon patch in front…

Court throws out lawsuit to gut deputy benefits

LOS ANGELES – Rejecting legal arguments by the County of Orange that Deputy Sheriff pension benefits in Orange County are unconstitutional, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Helen Bendix today threw out of court a lawsuit by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to overturn 3% at 50 pension benefits for Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (County…

Four Obama Inspired Lessons for California Democrats – Part Two

Last week I wrote that the Obama campaign should serve as a master class in winning elections for Democrats, but, unfortunately, not enough California Democrats are playing attention to the Obama campaign’s most important lessons. We’ve dealt with the first two lessons — (1) Blame Republicans and Present a Democratic Solution, and (2) Use the Internet. The remaining two Obama inspired lessons are (3) Expand the Electorate, and (4) Champion the Middle Class. Let’s tackle them now.

Disneyland to Sin City Express? Again, Jindal Didn’t Let Facts Get in His Way.

Why can’t our media in Southern California be more like this? Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal leveled a colorful if well-worn zinger at Democrats and at Las Vegas on Tuesday in the nationally broadcast Republican response to the president’s address to Congress. Jindal repeated a favorite Republican explanation for why they voted en masse against President…