For some people, change doesn’t come easily. When it comes to the acceptance of diversity in sexual orientation, not easy isn’t the half of it. Back in 2010 a small band of bigoted elected officials and Vietnamese community leaders in Westminster tried to have a LGBT group excluded from participation in the annual Tet Parade held in Westminster.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 1 Comment
A number of political candidates and members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce gathered at Bistango’s in Irvine for a meet and greet.Â I grabbed a brochure and looked up to discover State Rep. Van Tran all of two feet…
by Dan Chmielewski • • 3 Comments
About a year ago I wrote about a simple question that I had for Assemblyman Van Tran. We still haven’t heard back. The audio from the DUI investigation and sobriety check of Westminster Councilman Andy Quach has resurfaced. Late last week I followed up with Van Tran’s campaign manager George Andrews to see if I could finally get and answer.
by Chris Prevatt • • 1 Comment
The Voice of OC reported today that Westminster Councilman Tyler Diep has been triple dipping on public medical benefits. Diep, who was elected to the Westminster City Council in 2008, also serves as a Board Member of the Midway City Sanitation District. Diep is also a member of Board of Equalization Member Michelle Steelâ€™s staff. Mr. Diep has been taking medical benefits from all three organizations.
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One year ago todayÂ Westminster City Councilman Andy Quach smashed his $100K Mercedes into a wall on McFadden Avenue in Westminster. Thus launched the blooming of a story that we called QuachGate.Â Andy QuachÂ was apparently out with friends drinking whiskey at a…
by Chris Prevatt • • 2 Comments
In the more than 53 years since the Brown Act, Californiaâ€™s open meeting law, was enacted there has never been a successful criminal prosecution for violation of the law. In fact, criminal charges have been alleged five times with only one of those going to trial resulting in a hung jury.
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It seems that the Orange County District Attorney has a rather lenient interpretation of the Brown Act when it comes to obvious violations on the part of Westminster City Councilmen Tyler Diep, Andy Quach, and Tri Ta. At least that is the only conclusion I can reach from their response to my complaint regarding the publishing of a letter from these members of the City Council regarding the conflict over Black April events in March. Senior Deputy District Attorney Raymond S. Armstrong responded to my concerns related to the obvious violation of the Brown Act in a June 28, 2010 letter.