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Costa Mesa Leaves It To Bever

The Costa Mesa City Council elected Mayor Pro Tem Eric Bever Mayor with a 4-0 vote Wednesday evening, Councilwoman Katrina Foley was absent.  Bever, a close political ally of his predecessor Allan Mansoor, is sure to continue with the immigrant bashing policies Mansoor championed.  Bever is part of a 3 member majority, along with Mansoor…

What Do YOU Think About the Ladera Ranch Power Plant Controversy?

  “It’s frustrating because the community is being portrayed as crybabies,” said Elizabeth Hall, [Ladera Hope's] spokeswoman. “We are up in arms because there will be toxic emissions and toxic ammonia housed on the site in an 18.000-gallon drum.” Ladera Hope, a nonprofit advocating for Ladera Ranch residents, filed a lawsuit against the county, its…

Progressive Talk Radio KTLK Drops “Mr. K”

HT to LA Observed: Marc Germain, popular Los Angeles radio talk show host at KFI and KABC, is the latest victim in a round of Clear Channel radio layoffs as his afternoon drive slot at Progressive Talker KTLK will be replaced by syndicated programming later this month. “We thank Marc Germain for his efforts in…

Iowa Caucus Watching Parties: Thursday, 1/03/08

2008 is just around the corner and the caucus/primary season will be in full swing in just a few weeks. Come and root for your favorite candidate with fellow Democrats as we watch the Iowa Caucus returns. We’ll have three parties throughout the county, so there will be one near you whether you’re in North…

Come & Get Your Democracy Tonight!

Hey, you! Yes, you! Are you back from your Holiday Break now? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and help your local OC progressives? Great, then join us tonight for our DFA-Orange County monthly meeting! OK, so what’s happening this month? Well for starters, we’ll be discussing how we can help Second Harvest…

Reality Check: $7 million and an Integrity Agreement

On Thursday December 20th, the County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) entered into a $7 million settlement agreement with the United States Attorney and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to resolve a federal False Claims Act investigation into HCA’s billing practices. In addition to the $7 million price tag, HCA is…