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AD 68: Van Tran, WRONG on the Budget Crisis

Did any of you catch an email from Assembly Member Van Tran that looked like this on the top? Now doesn’t that look sweet? I mean, what’s there to object? Well, how about this? It’s just another GOP spin site that tries to blame the entire fiscal mess on the Democrats. Wow. Is that all…

OC Democrats are Connected

Nice picture of Melahat Raflei, executive director of the DPOC, with President-elect Barack Obama.  The Illinois senator may have earned as much as $2 million from the OC as a result of recent fundraisers.

CA-48: Become an Agent of Change with Steve Young

Here’s a very special message from the Steve Young for Congress campaign. It’s important that we remember to help our great local candidates, including our Congressional candiates. Take a look below. Saturday, August 2, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Steve Young for Congress, Campaign/Precinct Organizing Meeting We are now just over 100 DAYS from Election…

More on Hutchens Command Staff and CCW Permits

In addition to introducing her Command Staff (Org Chart) (Bio’s), Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens opened her presser today by addressing her draft policy on CCW permits. Initial reaction to her intention to review the existing 1,100 permits from Republican circles was swift and critical. Although Hutchens had made it clear that she was simply…

Sheriff Names Her Team

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has named her command staff today. The Undersheriff will be John Scott, with more than thirty-six years of law enforcement experience. Prior to his retirement from the LASD, Undersheriff Scott served as Division Chief of the Custody Operations Division. Assistant Sheriff Jack Anderson stays on directing a new division of Administration. Assistant…

Another Reason Why Laguna Makes Us Proud

“I never doubted for a minute a second that anyone on this council would not support this,” said Councilmember Elizabeth Pearson. “I mean this is just who we are,” Pearson continued. “This is one of the things that make Laguna great.” The Laguna Beach City Council voted yesterday to support a resolution opposing Propostition 8,…