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CA-46: In Costa Mesa

Ah, what a weekend! There’s really nothing like a good, old fashioned neighborhood walk to soothe one’s soul! Whenever I get nervous about the election, I schedule some time to walk and I feel so much better afterwards. And you know what else? I also helped two very special people in their efforts to get…

Moorlach! Stop playing politics with my pension

It’s no secret that I really do not care much for OC Board of Supervisor’s Chair John Moorlach.  I even have a special name for him, Emperor Chicken Little. But this guy is just starting to piss me off. If you are not one of the approximately 27,299 active and deferred members or 10,122 retired…

Ruiz loses one opponent

One of the two challengers to Coast Community College 3rd District Trustee Armando Ruiz dropped out of the race this weekend, leaving Lorraine Prinsky as the only active challenger. H/T to Frank Mickadeit at the Orange County Register who broke this story in his column for Monday’s print edition and is already up online. I wrote…

Trung’s Signs and others on Temple Grounds

I’ve written previously about Trung Nguyen and his failure to understand that campaign signs don’t belong on temple grounds. Seems he still doesn’t get it. Maybe it’s blind ambition or just arrogance that allows him to use these temples and risk their tax status for his political gain. But it also looks like it’s not…

Art Pedroza’s Lowest Blows

Santa Ana Ward 3 council candidate Art Pedroza is perhaps best known for his Orange Juice blog, and while I’m loathe to send him any traffic, this post should tell Santa Ana voters all they need to know of the charatcer of a man seeking to represent them in higher office. In short, he’s not…

Little Saigon Rallies For Obama

  The rally for Obama in the heart of Little Saigon marked a major turning point for progressives throughout the OC. Since Vietnamese Americans have traditionally been stereotyped as lock-step Republican, this event demonstrated that Obama’s reach is very pervasive and although I don’t believe the overall Vietnamese population will vote blue this cycle, I…

Get Out The Vote For Change

There are a lot of election contests right here in Southern California for us to work on. If you want to get involved locally, contact the Democratic Party of Orange County and they’ll connect you to a campaign. In addition to making calls and walking precincts for local candidates, they can also connect you to…