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Jesus Silva to run for Fullerton City Council

Sharon Quirk-Silva

Jesus Silva, the husband of AD-65 candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva and one of the most liked figures in OC political circles, has announced he’s a candidate for Fullerton City Council. Here’s what he posted on Facebook Thursday: “I will be running for Fullerton City Council. Looking forward to being out in the community and hearing from…

Bernie’s Thrown Away His Shot

Bernie Sanders in Nevada

With each passing day without endorsing the presumptive Democratic Party nominee, the influence that Senator Bernie Sanders could have had over the Democratic Party platform wanes. Candidates who finish second don’t get to set terms or call the shots.  And for his supporters, withholding support for Secretary Clinton because you’re #BernieOrBust just makes it all…

Solorio will run for Santa Ana City Council in Ward 3

Jose Solorio standing with supporters of the Partnership of Vietnamese LGBT Organizations who were excluded from the 2013 Tet parade in Westminster. (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Former state assembly rep and current Rancho Community College trustee Jose Solorio is a candidate for Santa Ana City Council.  His letter emailed to supporters was sent on a Friday before a long Holiday weekend, so the timing is odd. Solorio is running in Ward 3; he actually lives in Ward 1 so there’s a…

Kim Nguyen Announces for Garden Grove City Council

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From the Kim Bernice Nguyen campaign — Kim Bernice Nguyen has announced her candidacy for Garden Grove City Council, District 6. This November will be the first time the City of Garden Grove elects their councilmembers by District Election. Ms. Nguyen is the creator of the district map that was unanimously passed by the current…

California Needs High Speed Rail

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood talk about high speed rail expansion while traveling from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia, PA on an Amtrak Acela train, February 7, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

It’s a holiday weekend and the highways will be jammed and the airports full.  Enjoy that middle seat in coach.  After experiencing the joy of traveling via high speed rail in Europe last week, I’d just like to know why its taking so long in California. We’re warned about long lines and spotty service of…

Why can’t healthcare be this easy in the US?

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As my business trip to Budapest wound down last week, my family and I headed off to Italy on a high speed train (a subject of another post soon) and woke up in Venice, Italy.  And yes, it’s beautiful. My son had a cold coming into the trip that got progressively worse.  Fortunately (I thought),…