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MacMurray Chances Improve with Energized DPOC Effort in A.D. 72 Contest

That North Orange Democrats Club meeting attendees last night unanimously endorsed John MacMurray’s candidacy for the vacated Assembly District #72 seat, which includes Fullerton, Placentia, Yorba Linda, and parts of Brea and La Habra, is no surprise. And it’s no surprise that the California Democratic Party religiously sticks to its bureaucratic thicket of mind-numbing rules…

Health Insurance Reform: What’s At Stake

On Wednesday the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute released a study, “The Cost of Failure to Enact Health Reform: Implications for States,” underscoring the urgent need for reform and why inaction is not an option for Americans.   Data for each state are in the study. Without health insurance reform, within 10 years,…

Solorio Birthday Party a Big Success

Chris Prevatt and I both attended the birthday party fundraiser tonight for Assemblyman Jose Solorio tonight in Santa Ana. I’d say there were at least 200 people there to wish the Assemblyman and his family well.  Just about every important community leader from Santa Ana was there.  We’ll post pictures as soon as we can. …

City of Santa Ana Plans Public Meetings on Station District

First, I must begin by acknowledging the hard work of SACRED, OCCO and other community groups for coming together and demanding an open process for the Station District. Apparently this has spurred the City of Santa Ana into action and they have responded with several planned community meetings. A confidential source has informed me of…

More OC Supes hypocrisy: Do as we say, not as we do

Jennifer Muir over at Total Buzz reports that the OC Board of Supervisors has decided to join in a lawsuit against the State of California to reclaim the redevelopment funds the State took from local governments to fund education. County to sue state to reclaim redevelopment cash Orange County plans to join a group of…

Bower’s Museum Showcases Latin American Art

By popular demand, two new exhibits showcasing art from Latin America have begun and will go until January of next year. The first is the Boroque World of Fernando Botero. Fernando Botero is an accomplished artist from Colombia. The exhibit began September 12th and goes until December 6th. The exhibit will feature over 100 paintings,…