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Will Paco Barragan Run for Santa Ana City Council?

Much has been made of Francisco “Paco” Barragan’s “spoiler” role in the AD-69 race.  Some claimed his presence would steal Santa Ana Latino votes from Santa Ana councilwoman Michele Martinez.  Others said he’d draw support from labor activist Julio Perez.  In the end, Barragan’s vote total didn’t significantly impact either of the other Democrats in…

Cafe Blu To Close; Carlos Bustamante is Only Customer

Carlos Bustamante

Cafe Blu, the Democratic-themed Vietnamese coffee shop that opened in Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s old Harbor Blvd headquarters has closed due to poor sales.  The coffee bar, which served strong coffee and smoothies, could not compete with the nearby Cafe Lu.  Santa Ana councilman Carlos Bustamante, a Republican, was the coffee bar’s biggest customer. The cafe…

On Our Radar for March 9, 2012


Here are some stories in the news today that we’re following. OC Supervisors to hold Emergency Meeting over handling of Bustamante Sexual Harassment allegations, Quirk-Silva to Run for Assembly, OCERS and Stanford argue over pension cost analysis

No Denials and No Pala IEs as Tweets on a Train Story Goes Viral


The “Tweets on a Train” story featuring an overheard cell phone conversation of AD-69 candidate Michele Martinez by investigative journalist Bob Salladay has gone viral being picked by by the Sacramento Bee, a variety of technology/social media web sites, and even the Poynter Institute’s web site read by journalists all over the country.  It’s spawned…