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Rohrabacher Treasurer Accused of Embezzlement

Jack Wu

Longtime Orange County Republican operative Jack Wu, a former treasurer for the Dana Rohrabacher Congressional campaign, has been accused of embezzling $173,000 from the Congressman’s campaign offers.  Nick Gerda from the Voice of OC broke the story yesterday. From Gerda’s story: Rohrabacher and his campaign committee filed criminal complaints with county and state prosecutors Wednesday against…

Supreme Court Beats Down ACA Challenge; Loretta Sanchez Reacts

President Barack Obama Signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, March 23, 2010

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to preserve the Affordable Care Act, preserving “Obamacare” as the largest expansion in health coverage in 50 years.  While it’s a major defeat for Republicans, many must surely be breathing a sigh of relief because there is no plan for helping millions of people who depend on ACA for health insurance. …

Irvine City Official Filtered Town Hall Attendees based on Race

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We wrote about the “cancelled” Town Hall at the Cypress Village Community Center where Irvine Mayor Steven Choi and Council member Lynn Schott would hear concerns from neighbors of a FivePoint development who oppose Great Park Veterans Cemetery and Memorial.  The literature and messages on the meeting seemed to indicate the Mayor and the Council member were all…

Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez Elected NALEO President

Michele Martinez

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) elected Santa Ana Councilmember Michele Martinez as its new President following the 32nd NALEO Annual Conference which took place this past weekend in Las Vegas. NALEO is the non-partisan leadership organization of the nation’s more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials. Elected to serve…

Shea Sings the Censorship Blues Again

Christina Shea

Irvine Council member Christina Shea really needs a lesson in how the First Amendment works.  Publications that are critical of your work as a council member are not necessarily political hit pieces.  Her ongoing target is the Irvine Community News and Views, which is published regularly, has researched news stories that carry actual bylines, and…