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Republican Obstruction Screws Over Local Governments Again

California Senate Republicans, with the exception of Senator Abel Maldonado, blocked passage of SB 65, the legislation necessary to facilitate the ability of local governments to finance the loss of funding due to the implementation of Prop 1A in order to “balance” the state budget. Again, the Republicans in the Senate placed partisan bickeing over…

The Spanking of Duvall

It’s Monday, the legislative session is “completed,” and “Open Mike” Duvall is still getting spanked by columnists around the state. I’ve gathered a few of them together to make your Monday morning more entertaining. Politics and sexual deviants Don’t look now, but the two are intersecting all over the place. Martin Wisckol Columnist: The Buzz…

Public Meetings Set For 405 Improvement Project

The public is invited to provide input on issues related to the proposed alternatives ORANGE – Residents and commuters are invited to a series of scoping meetings to learn about the San Diego Freeway (I-405) improvement project and provide comments on issues related to the proposed alternatives. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership…

2008 SAUSD Election: An Analysis Part 2

As promised, I am going to delve more into what happened with the campaigns, the players involved, and the independent expenditure effort by Planned Parenthood. Full discosure, I was the former Political Coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties from April, 2005 until March, 2008 and part of my job duties did…

Why Fleischman Turned on Duvall

In a nutshell it looks like the California GOP Vice-Chair Jon Fleischman is up to his eyeballs in the “Open Mike” Duvall sex talk scandal.  Back in 2007 Fleischman’s wife Maureen worked for Mike Duvall on his Assembly staff.  Sources tell us she was let go for having an attitude problem. We are hearing it was something along…

Sempra Energy Responds to Duvall Scandal

Yesterday afternoon Sempra Energy released the following statement from Joyce Rowland, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Ethics Officer responding to allegations by former assemblyman Duvall. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeCbZFOn61U[/youtube]

September 11 Remembrance Ceremonies

Orange County: The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) will participate in a Remembrance Service to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2009. This is in memory of the losses suffered at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This service will provide an opportunity for the OCFA…