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The OJ Seat on the Anaheim City Council

Donna Acevedo-Nelson

Donna Acevedo-Nelson received 92% of the vote for the DPOC endorsement for Anaheim’s District 5 city council race at the Party’s August endorsement meeting, largely because she’s the only Democrat on the ballot. She’s also the wife on OrangeJuice Blog publisher Vern Nelson and fellow blogger Greg Diamond spoke of “twisting her arm” at the…


Michele Martinez

Santa Ana, CA – The Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council announced their endorsement of Michele Martinez’s campaign for Orange County Supervisor today. The Building Trades Council joins a high profile list of labor organizations supporting Martinez’s campaign, including the Orange County Federation of Labor and the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association.   In…


Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva and Jesus Silva attend Rep. John R. Lewis address for Black History Month 2012 (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

  FULLERTON, CA—Classroom teacher and 65th Assembly District candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva today announced receiving the endorsement of the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association in her race for State Assembly. “On behalf of the 950 men and women of the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, protecting 1.3 million citizens and 23 cities of Orange County, I…

Rancho Santiago Community College Board Incumbents Say Faculty Endorsement Process Tainted

An Open Letter to All Faculty of Rancho Santiago Community College District RE: FARSCCD Endorsement Process   Greetings & Salutations, As you begin another, or perhaps your first, academic year with our college district, we would like to extend our personal and sincere wishes for your success. As trustees of an exceptional district, we are extremely…

OC’s Starpoint Ventures Cuts $50,000 Check to California Democratic Party

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Irvine-based Starpointe Ventures, led by CEO Patrick Strader, made a $50,000 contribution to the California Democratic Party earlier this month according to, which tracks political contributions according to candidates and causes.  Strader, who acts as a consultant to FivePoint Neighborhoods interests in Irvine among other things, has been closely associated with the OC GOP and…