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UPDATED: San Juan Capistrano Recall Effort is About Political Power, Not Water

Derek Reeve, San Juan Capistrano City Council

You’d think Tea Party conservatives would care more about water than power but that isn’t the case in San Juan Capistrano where a recall effort of moderate Republican council member Sam Allevato is the issue at hand.  The recall effort is being led by Derek Reeve, a so-far-to-the-right-he’s-nuts council member who even Bill O’Reilly called…

OC Supervisors endorse Sheriff’s $1.5 million plan for CCW applications backlog

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At Tuesday’s Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting, Board members essentially tripped over one-another to support funding an additional $1.5 million for the Sheriff to process a backlog of about 1,000 Concealed-Carry Weapons permit applications which have resulted from a recent federal court ruling that loosened the standards for establishing need for a permit.

Galloway for Mayor Office Opens

Lorri Galloway (right), Anaheim City Council member and 4th District BoS candidate handed out Fortune Cookies (c) 2009, The LiberalOC.com

Lorri Galloway has opened her Anaheim Mayoral Campaign office at 201 Center Street in Anaheim.  If the address looks familiar, it’s the former location for the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce. Galloway will host a Kick-Off Rally at the new Campaign Headquarters, Thursday, March 20th from 6PM to 8PM. With Republicans Tom Tait and Lucille Kring…

Will Costa Mesa go to Districting System?

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The Sunday edition of the Daily Pilot raises the issue that changing the way Costa Mesa elects its city council might have a profound impact on the city’s growing Latino population.  There’s support growing to have the city move towards districting to ensure greater Latino representation on the city council and that is sure to…

Rackauckas draws a Democratic challenger

Greg Diamond (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Greg Diamond, Northern Regional Vice President of the Democratic Party of Orange County, has thrown his hat into the ring to challenge Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. Diamond announced to DPOC central committee members on Monday that he would be running and on Wednesday announced his campaign at the monthly meeting of Los Amigos-OC.

Spitzer added to CalOptima Board, Nguyen stays

Supervisor Janet Nguyen

On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors added an additional member to the board of CalOptima, the beleaguered agency responsible for delivering health care services to nearly 500,000 low income individuals, seniors, and families in Orange County. The additional member is Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who has been sharply critical of Supervisor Janet Nguyen and her service on the board.