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QuachGate: That Elusive 85 Minute Gap

On the evening of his DUI accident Westminster Councilman Andy Quach told authorities and the Orange County Register that he was at the West Coast Seafood Buffet Restaurant at 15440 Beach Blvd., in Westminster meeting with friends and that he had fallen asleep on his way home from that gathering. According to police reports, Quach…

Requiescat in pace Bruce Manning

An update: A Memorial Service for Bruce will be held on Sunday, August 23rd at Harbor Lawn Cemetery. (1625 Gisler Ave, Costa Mesa, CA) at 1PM It’s with a heavy heart I pay tribute to my friend Bruce Manning who passed away yesterday afternoon suddenly.  Bruce and I attended the same college in upstate New York but…

QuachGate: Incident Personnel Costs $1,943

Yesterday I received a partial response to the public records requests I filed related to Andy Quach’s DUI accident and arrest on August 2, 2009. I say partial response because out of more than a dozen items requested, I have the answers to two. I asked what the personnel costs in terms of time and…

Celebrating 3 Years of Drinking Liberally in Santa Ana

Three years ago, on August 17th to be exact, Mike Lawson hosted the first gathering in Orange County for Drinking Liberally. We met at Memphis at the Santora in Santa Ana for what Mike hoped would be a regular weekly gathering place for Orange County Liberals. It’s wasn’t so much about drinking, rather it was about…

In a New York Minute…Everything Can Change

With apologies to Don Henley, the dynamics of the 2010 US Senate election campaigns have changed in a New York Minute for State Rep. Chuck DeVore. DeVore now has a primary to worry about in his Quixotic bid to replace Senator Barbara Boxer.  Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina has taken steps to declare her candidacy…

QuachGate: Stonewalled By Westminster City Attorney?

On the one hand, I really do have empathy for the staff at Westminster City Hall, and Police Department. They have a difficult job dealing with the drama that is Andy Quach, Tyler Diep, and their Godfather Van Tran. They have been hit with dozens of public records requests and have had to send most…