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AD-73 Candidate Bill Brough Facing Foreclosure

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In 2012, we were criticized for going after AD-69 candidates Michele Martinez and Julio Perez for disclosing their then terrible personal financial failings that would cause voters to question whether they’d be a good steward of taxpayer dollars in Sacramento as a member of the state assembly.  Both are Democrats.  Primary voters decided “no” to…

No better Reason for an Ethics Commission

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Mayor Pulido sit together at the mayor's table at the state of the city address. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek/Voice of OC).

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido’s long-time political consultant Dennis DeSnoo maxed out in a first time campaign contribution of $1,900 to DA Tony Rackauckas two months after Voice of OC exposed his property swap which ultimately led him to be placed him under investigation by Santa Ana city Attorney Sonia Carvalho. As icing on this ethics mud pie, other Pulido allies also suddenly gave to Rackauckas according to the Voice of OC Report.

Stillwater Dana Point’s “Broken Coolers” Reported to County Health Department: Updated

Sharon Quirk Silva (left) and Melissa Fox (center left) next to AD-73 candidate Wendy Gariella.  DPOC secretary Anita Narayana is on the right.

We’re not the first blog to report on the “cooler problem” that the Stillwater Dana Point Restaurant used to cancel a scheduled fundraiser for AD-73 candidate Wendy Gabriella, but we’ve taken the story a step further. On Saturday morning, we called the restaurant’s general manager on his personal cell phone.  I said my name and…