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OC Reacts to the Iowa Caucus Results

“There is an energy in the Democratic Party in Orange County that you’ve never seen before,” said Santa Ana attorney Alfredo Amezcua at a festive house party in his home city with about 30 others. “It’s because of the times. We need a change and it’s going to take energy.” If you haven’t already read…

The Sheriff Returns

Following a 60 day self imposed leave of absence to deal with his federal criminal indictment, Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona will return to ‘active duty’ on Monday. Undersheriff Galisky will continue to oversee day-to-day operations of the department, which she has done both during and prior to the Sheriff’s leave. Sheriff Carona will perform…

The Falun Gong Show

The Times and Total Buzz are both reporting that the County of Orange has received a letter from the Consulate General of China asking us not to recognize any events backed by Falun Gong supporters. Supe Chair Norby is steaming. While I haven’t spent months studying it, I have somewhat mixed feelings about China’s attitude…

Drink Liberally After Iowa Caucuses!

OK, are you excited about the Iowa Caucus tonight? Do you want to party when you see your candidate win? Do you want some consolation and hard liquor when you see your candidate lose? Well, whoever your candidate is, you’re invited to join us at any of our three Drinking Liberally caucus parties tonight! All…

Both Meetings To Be Televised

My sources at Santa Ana City Hall tell me that there is progress being made in the effort to insure that both city council meetings will be televised on Santa Ana’s local cable channel.  In fact I was told that an item may be on the agenda as early as Monday night that will address…

Clueless Flash Attacks Hillary

I read the Flash Report so you don’t have to. Its Caucus Day in Iowa. It’s in the middle of winter there, so the combination of winter weather and driving conditions with the voters show up in person format of the caucus means candidates are doing what they can to get the voters to come…

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…