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More on Gavin Newsom Town Hall

If you are planning to attend the Gavin Newsom Town Hall Event you will need to R.S.V.P. Newsom’s Town Hall is scheduled for August 11, 2009 - 6:00 PM at Santa Ana College – Johnson Campus Building, 1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana. You can confirm your attendance by visiting his campaign website and registering on his “Events Page,”…

QuachGate: I’ve still got some questions

On Sunday when I initially wrote about Andy Quach being arrested for allegedly driving under the influence I raised a couple questions… I have heard that at some point Quach was paid by Assemblyman Tran to do fundraising for him.  I haven’t been able to find any more details on this in the most recent filings,…

QuachGate: Breaking Quach Charged with DUI

Just got word that the District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has charged Westminster City Councilman Andy Quach with Driving Under the Influence. His blood alcohol level was 0.26%, well over the 0.08% legal limit. I will post more info as soon as I get it. Here is the link to the District Attorney’s press statement.

QuachGate Update: But wait, there’s more!

The Orange County Register’ Deepa Bharath is reporting that the Westminster Police Department has completed it’s investigation of QuatchGate and turned over their report to the District Attorney, who will decide whether to press criminal charges in the case. Why do I have a sneaking suspicion this “case” ain’t going anywhere? It turns out that…

Welcoming Deborah White to TheLiberalOC

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new blogger to our team, Deborah White. Deborah is the editor/writer of Liberal Politics for About.com, which is part of the New York Times Company, since early 2005 when she was inconsolable over reelection of Bush/Cheney. She is serving her second term as an elected delegate to…

Will Ed Royce Town Hall Address Health Care Reform?

Federal politics matter on the local level. The votes of our Congressional representatives touch and affect our daily lives. And apparently my Congressional representative plans to stand with his fellow House Republicans in voting against health care reform. I plan to attend Congressman Ed Royce’s town hall meeting this Saturday to ask him what Republican…

QuachGate: It’s A Bloomin Onion

Most good stories have a main component. You pull back one layer, only to find another. Call me crazy, but I think I may have stumbled on to a Bloomin Onion with this whole Andy Quach DUI story. At first glance, the story of Andy Quach falling asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes S550 on Saturday night, mowing…