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Living Near a Nuclear Waste Dump

Nuclear reactor at San Onofre, CA

Surprise, surprise, the government is not going to remove the nuclear waste after all. The big promises made years ago to seal the deal for allowing San Onofre to be built was the guarantee that the highly-radioactive nuclear waste would be removed when the plant closed. Now they have reneged on their promise. Instead of removing the waste, the new plan is to store the toxic waste right here indefinitely.

Santa Ana City Council Candidate Alex Padilla Happy if You Confuse Him with State Senator Alex Padilla


In Anaheim, there’s a battle of Jose Moreno’s for city council with Dr. Jose F. Moreno needed a courtesy title and middle initial to differentiate himself from Jose “Joe” Moreno who’s a Republican.  In Santa Ana, Alex Padilla is running to replace council member David Benavides in Ward 4 and, as he told me at…

Register Editorial Pages endorse First Democrat for 2014 Election – Sharon Wallin for IUSD Trustee

Sharon Wallin, second from right, was endorsed for re-election to the IUSD board by the OC Register.

The Orange County Register’s editorial pages remain in complete denial of the county’s purple hue.  In 2012, they endorsed exactly one Democrat — Orange Mayor Tita Smith, whom we’ve heard but never confirmed, failed to vote for President Obama in 2012, which would certainly explain the Register’s endorsement.  In today’s edition’s, they endorse Sharon Wallin…