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Canada Discovers Mexico

…or at least SantAna. I was sick on Election Day and was reduced to enjoying the local goings-on vicariously through the blogs, where I saw Gustavo Arellano’s “Five Latinos Who Voted for a Black Man” post on the OCWeekly’s Navel Gazing blog. Until re-reading it today, though, I didn’t notice Gustavo’s reference to the Canadian…

AP Releases Partial Carona Transcript

And here’s the PDF: HT to Scott Moxley at OC Weekly and the LA Times.  Before you clikc on the transcript, please note that there are more F-bombs in here than in a typical scene from The Sopranos. Some highlights from the transcripts as the Feds show a peak at their hand: Haidl secretly recorded…

What Do YOU Think About How Your Neighbors Voted?

Check this out! On The Register’s web site, we can now look at how each OC precinct voted in the Democratic and Republican Primaries. So now, we can see whether Hillary won my best friend’s neighborhood in Laguna Hills and whether Romney bested McCain in any Santa Ana precinct. So what do you think about…

Tell the LA County Registrar to count all “DTS” votes

Sign the petition to Dean Logan and fix the “Double Bubble Trouble” In what the media is now calling “Double Bubble Trouble,” 94,000 “Decline-to-State” votes in Los Angeles County — 50% of the total DTS ballots cast — are being rejected due to a ballot design flaw, despite the Courage Campaign’s discovery of the “double…

We Saved Trestles… FINALLY, No Mo’ Toll Road!

“This is an incredible moment,” said 35-year San Clemente resident Steve Netherby. “This is a moment we’ve been waiting for a decade. You can’t imagine the ecstasy we feel.” [...] “This toll road project is precisely the kind of project the Coastal Act was intended to prevent,” said Coastal Commission executive director Peter Douglas. It…

241 Toll Road Vote: The “Nays” Have it 8-2

See this story in the LA Times with details. I’ve read blog posts in support of this project claiming that the needs of people should be placed ahead of those of the environment. It’s a shortsighted argument–at what point does ignoring the environment eventually hurt people? Our friend Alex Brant-Zawadzki sent us this message early…