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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…

How I Was a Part of Making History

(Cross-posted at MyDD and Daily Kos) Wow… Just wow. After all these months of waiting, Super Duper Tuesday finally came upon us. And like all of you, I actually had a chance to vote in it as I’m a registered California Democrat. But you know what’s even more amazing? I got to personally take part…

Orange County Election Results

Up-to-date OC election results will be posted here all evening. This post will be moved to the top of the blog each time it’s updated. The information below is as of 12:30 am. President, Democratic Party (1541 of 2076 precincts counted) Clinton…122,640…56.2% Obama…79,480…36.5% AUHSD Governing Board Member (162 of 206 precincts counted) Brandman…16,976…42.1% Beckett…12,715…31.6% Fitzgerald…6015…14.9%…

Viet Democrats Take Action

I was asked to post this press release from the OC Vietnamese Democratic Club today. While some Orange County Republicans have been talking, the Orange County Vietnamese Democratic Club has been working to get out the vote for the Tuesday February 5th Presidential Primary. Today the Vietnamese Democratic Club is hosting another phone bank to…

OC Board of Supes.-Effing Liars

Today the OC Board of Supes. voted 5-0 to establish an Office of Independent Review to establish oversight of deputies and non-sworn officers ot the OC Sheriff,s Department. In the agenda item, staff indicated that the county would meet and confer with employee epresentation groups, including the Orange County Employee’s Association (OCEAY)regarding the impact and…

Ware’s Attorney Describes Logan As “Crummy Little Houses”

Perhaps now we know why Judy Ware and her disposal company treat the Logan Neighborhood with such disdain.  During a meeting about the Renaissance Specific Plan held at City Hall yesterday in which Judy Ware was in attendance, her lawyer Patrick Munoz described the oldest residential neighborhood in Santa Ana as “crummy little houses”.  According…