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Obama raises a cool million plus in Newport Beach

The Orange County Register’s Jeff Overley reports that Senator Barack Obama raked in more than $1 million on Sunday for the Democratic National Committee at his fundraiser at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach. Obama spoke to 275 guests, who had contributed as much as $28,500, after being introduced by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass.

Bustamante: Still Lying, Still Denying

Santa Ana City Councilmember and Director of Administration for OC Public Works Carlos “Busty” Bustamante resigned from two state commission appointments in the wake of his comments last month regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as Orange County Sheriff. “Busty” had stated to Red County Blogger (Jubal) Matt Cunningham and LATimes reporter Christian Berthelsen; “I…

Pay for Play

Regular readers of the Flash Report (I read it so you don’t have to) note the fawning idol-like coverage publisher Jon Fleishcman regularly bestows upon State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, the only conservative elected to a statewide office (for those saying I forgot Arnold, please.  He’s hardly conservative and barely Republican). Poizner appears poised to…

Obama Coming to the OC Sunday!

Dear Dan, We are excited to announce that the (presumptive) Democratic nominee for President of the United States, Sen. Barack Obama, will be coming to Orange County! We are privileged to be hosting an event for Sen. Obama in our County. Please join us in for a reception benefiting the Obama Victory Fund.Sunday, June 13th…

Garden Grove & The Rocket’s Red Glare

I got an email from a group of Garden Grove Residents who have identified a number of fireworks booths that has what assume might consider questionable legitimicy. They have set up a website for people to get more information. More on the flip.

Steve Choi Takes the Low Road

Watching Irvine City Council member Steven Choi on the dais at City Council meetings has become something of a sport.  He is a rambling speaker, often unable to complete a thought or idea before meandering like an out-of-control river.  He shows no respect for other council members who have the floor, often interrupting them to…