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Time for Jon Fleischman to Make a Statement on Mike Carona

While so many of us thought Jon Flieschman of the Flash Report and formerly a flack for the Sheriff’s Office would be called to testify as a defense witness in the Mike Carona trial (excuse me, the indicted for corruption, the resigned and disgraced former sheriff who routinely wore his Christian faith on his sleeve…

$326,000 to unlock a couple doors?

We were curious what the violation was that the Santa Ana Fire Department cited the county for in January 2007 that required spending $326,000 to fix. To get to the bottom of things we asked for a copy of the letter the Fire Department sent to the county regarding their January 22, 2007 inspection of the Hall…

Irvine Benefits from Progressive Leadership

In a recent OC Watchdog column, the City of Irvine is not quite in the financial dire straights that Christina Shea and Steven Choi (or Stephen Smith of the dead-in-the-water Irvine Tattler) would have you believe. Some excerpts: Irvine, unlike the U.S. government, is sitting on a pretty pot of money that promises to allow…

Conservatives Blame Republicans for Woes

Over the weekend in the OC Register’s Letters pages and in today’s Los Angeles Times local/California section are two distinct pieces that try to set a bottom or a baseline for conservative politics in California and nationally. The first is a extraordinarily long Letter to the Editor in the Register by Fritz Mehrtens of Irvine. …

Don’t Forget to Take Charge of YOUR Democratic Party!

In case you haven’t heard, the California Democratic Party Delegate Selection Caucuses will occur on the weekend of January 10-11, 2009. So if one of your New Year’s Resolutions will be to get more involved, here’s a good start to fulfilling that. The CDP has a full list of meetings for each Assembly District, including…

The Voice That Will Inspire

From Huffington Post 12/28/2008 By: Tobias Barrington Wolff Tobias Barrington Wolff served as the chief advisor and spokesperson on LGBT issues for presidential candidate Barack Obama throughout the 2007-08 campaign. Wolff is currently a law professor and civil rights lawyer. The Voice That Will Inspire When Barack Obama takes the stage on January 20th to…