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Anaheim and the Magic Kingdom

One of our readers sent us the following commentary regarding the City Council race in Anaheim. We are pleased to submit his thoughts on that contest for your consideration. By Daniel Lamb Anaheim politics have never been so… strange. After an eerie calm, the political crossfire is heating up, as battle lines are being drawn and re-drawn…

Yes on 8 Group is Guarding Signs in Irvine

I was on my way to pick up my daughter from soccer practice and noticed and string of about eight “Yes on Eight” signs on both sides of Culver Drive at the corner of Bryan Ave in Irvine (just north of the 5 freeway).  What was unusual, was that two people on either side of…

CA-46: Good Debate Yesterday

Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to OCC yesterday for the Cook v. Rohrabacher debate, but MyDD’s Todd Beeton could. Appaarently, Debbie Cook rocked the casbah while Crazy Dana delivered more crazy sh*t on climate denial, equal rights for LGBT people, and much, much more. But hopefully, more people will remember the debate not for Crazy…

A Message for Sign Stealers

Do you hate seeing all those Yes on 8 and McCain/Palin signs? Me too. But before you steal or deface a campaign sign you dislike, ask yourself this: How many times have you decided how to vote based on campaign signs? For most people the answer is “never.” If you HAVE decided based upon a…

The Wayback Machine in Irvine Politics

Since Stephen Smith of the Irvine Tattler, a man who can connect anyone to an Islamic terrorist organization on the basis of innuendo rather than fact, has turned on the “Wayback Machine” for a copy of a council meeting where Irvine Council member Larry Agran was censured by the Republican Majority.  Since we’re going to revisit a time…

Supes decides to NOT look at leaving OCERS

The Board of Supervisors today considered a request from United Employee Organizations of Orange County (UEOOC), representing employee participants in the Orange County Employee’s Retirement System (OCERS), for the County to study the feasibility of leaving OCERS and transfering the county workers over to the California Public Employee’s Retirement System (CalPERS). The request stems from…

On Flanigan, the Board says yes.

This morning, the Orange County Board of Supervisors considered the recommendaton of Chairman Moorlach to appoint Thomas Flanigan to the County Employee’s Retirement Board. 10 people spoke before the Board on the matter. All but two opposed the appointment of Flanigan or at least a delay in his appointment until a DA review is completed.…