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Historic Night in Hollywood

ECCO VP, Harvey Liss & I slipped past the border patrol to attend a special Town Hall meeting in Hollywood to celebrate the up and coming nuptials of some of our dear friends this coming Tuesday. The crowd filled the theater and Harvey & I were left on the patio because of overflow. Jeff LeTourneau…

CA-46: The HB Independent Speaks out on Crazy Dana

Everyone knows at least one crazy relative who always manages to embarrass themselves at family functions. You know the type. You appreciate their sense of humor or forthrightness, but sometimes they take things a beat too far. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher sometimes can be just like that. While we often appreciate his maverick nature and his…

Celebrate the Opening of the West OC Democratic Club Office!

Hey, everyone! I just got this in my inbox from the OC Democratic Party, and I wanted to share this with you all. The West OC Democratic Club is opening its 2008 campaign office, and we’re all invited for the opening celebration. Now doesn’t that sound like fun? Dear Andrew, Yes, the General Election season is…

Sexist Comments by OC Public Works Dir. of Administration

When is a joke not a joke? As we pointed out in an earlier post, Christian Berthelsen political reporter for the LA Times related in an article on Thursday comments made by Republican Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as the new OC Sheriff. Apparently, Bustamante walks up to…

¡Felicitaciones a Gustavo!

This past Saturday, Orange County’s very own and favorite Mexican was given the first place award for Best Column in a publication with a circulation of more than 55,000 for what is the first thing I read every week in the OCWeekly, Ask A Mexican. The award was given out at the 13th annual AltWeekly…

Carlos Bustamante: Making Santa Ana Proud (??!!)

Oh, my! Take a look at what some LA paper overheard Santa Ana City Councilmember Carlos Bustamante saying in response to Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters not being chosen to become Orange County’s next Sheriff: “I kept telling the chief,” he said, referring to Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters, who narrowly lost the…