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Dan Kalmick Announces Congressional Campaign

The following is a press release we received yesterday regarding the 46th Congressional District Democratic Primary. Seal Beach native Dan Kalmick (D) is pleased to formally announce his run for Congress in California’s 46th district. The 25-year-old business leader’s campaign for the House of Representatives seat began on Jan. 17, making him the first democrat…

LA County not the Broward County of CA Afterall.

Good News: All Los Angeles “Double Bubble” Votes from Independents in Democratic Presidential Primary to be Counted By Frank D. Russo – California Progress Report This story has a happy ending for all of us who believe that each and every vote should be counted on lawful ballots where the voter’s intent can be determined.…

What Do YOU Think About the Proposed OCTA “Go Local” Projects?

Orange County Transportation Authority officials directed staff yesterday to begin reviewing proposed Go Local projects to Metrolink stations to major destinations. So far, 28 cities have received $100,000 grants to study potential improvements. These cities are vying for some of the $25.4 million OCTA has allocated for rail and bus shuttle-related projects and $1 million…

Irvine Tattler

The other blogs are posting articles about the Irvine Tattler set up by self-proclaimed “Former Friend of Larry” Steve Smith, a former Agran staffer.  The stories are re-treds of previously reported stuff; Earl Zucht was a stleath candidate which is why Beth Krom won in 2004 (but no explanation for her landslide win in 2006);…

Sunday Read: What Unbought Sofas Tell Us About the Economy

  “With the housing market, it’s definitely a trickle-down effect,” says [Nancy] Hsieh […] Easy Life [Furniture]’s marketing exec. “Money is tight. People aren’t spending it.” When was the last time you went shopping for furniture? Whoa, THAT long?! Well, you’re not alone. According to new data from the Census Bureau, furniture and furnishing store…