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Aitken calls for equity and fairness from resort district businesses

Aitken calls for equity and fairness from resort district businesses Ashleigh Aitken says resort businesses, such as Disney, luxury hotel operators, and developers, that are benefiting most from Anaheim’s growth and infrastructure improvements need to be better corporate citizens for the benefit of all of Anaheim’s neighborhoods. Anaheim, CA—Ashleigh Aitken, candidate for Anaheim Mayor, held…

Loretta Sanchez Endorses Ashleigh Aitken for Anaheim Mayor

Anaheim, CA—Former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez announced today that she’s backing Ashleigh Aitken for Mayor of Anaheim. Sanchez represented Anaheim residents in Congress from 1997 until 2017 and received numerous accolades for her two decades of service to the community. “Ashleigh seeks input from all sides, listens, and then takes action. She’ll be a thoughtful Mayor…

Quirk-Silva Authors Law to Protect Veterans’ Health

  (SACRAMENTO) – Today, during Mental Health Awareness Week, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) announces that Assembly Bill 974 (AB 974) was signed into law, by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 974 will require all counties to submit an annual report to the legislature on Mental Health Services Act spending on clinical services provided to veterans.…

Hopes & Prayers for Gun Victims? OC’s GOP Congressional Delegation Voted to Allow Mentally Ill to Own Firearms

Another mass shooting in America and another round of “hopes and prayers” for the victims by elected officials who can actually do something about it. From Rep. Mimi Walters Facebook page, this:  Rep Mimi Walters · Yesterday at 4:50am · ‪Horrified and deeply saddened by the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. My heart and prayers…

So Now Can We Have a Talk About Gun Violence in America

For up to date coverage on what’s happening in Las Vegas, go to www.latimes.com. Las Vegas, 2017: 58 killed so far; hundreds wounded Orlando, 2016: 50 killed Virginia Tech, 2007: 32 killed Sandy Hook, 2012: 27 killed San Ysirdo, 1984: 21 killed San Bernadino, 2015: 14 killed Edmond, 1986: 14 killed Fort Hood, 2009: 13…