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What Did Sacramento Republicans Know and When?

The big story seems to be Mike Duvall’s admitted affairs with two Sacramento lobbyists. What seems to be getting lost in all this is two major points stated in the OC Weekly that he was bragging to another Republican colleague, which we can presume is also a self-proclaimed “traditional values” Republicans since Duvall’s predecessor Lynn Daucher…

Assemblyman Mike Duvall Resigns

In a statement on his campaign website, Assemblyman Mike Duvall has resigned his seat in the State Assembly, effective immediately. “I am deeply saddened that my inappropriate comments have become a major distraction for my colleagues in the Assembly, who are working hard on the very serious problems facing our state. I have come to…

Assemblyman Duvall Removed From Utilities Committee

This update from KQED Capitol Notes: From: @KQED_CapNotes Sent: Sep 9, 2009 10:35a Assemblymember Mike Duvall (R) removed from committee job, referred to ethics cmte. after lurid sex chat makes news. http://ow.ly/oGMn Assemblyman Duvall has posted an apology on his website www.duvallforassembly.com. He says: “I made a mistake and I sincerely apologize. I deeply regret…

Come and Meet Assembly Candidate Melissa Fox

I finally met Melissa last month at an event in Laguna Beach.  She has a lot of energy and ideas to help represent Assembly District 70.  Electing Melissa to this seat means we’ll get some real representation especially in the area of education where the current office holder values the Republican Party Line over the needs of the…

Are Your Children Socialists Now?

One of our readers Mike O’Gorman has written today on the President’s speech this morning to students across the country on his personal blog [Are Your Children Socialists Now?]. Mike has gathered responses from several schools and districts regarding how they addressed the availability of the Presidents remarks to students. I am pleased to present…

Labor Day Story: Handling Unemployment With Class

I was browsing through the OCRegister this evening and found the following story from Peggy Lowe about one of the employees recently laid off from the Orange County Probation Department. Reserve Specialist Shamid Chaudhry came home safe from Iraq, only to lose his job. Handling unemployment with optimism Laid off probation officer sees opportunity to…