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DPOC issues Statement on Alvarez Comments to Chase Family

DPOC Chair Frank Barbaro (c) 2009, TheLiberalOC.com

This press release was issued very early this morning from the Democratic Party of Orange County.  The comments are from Party chairman Frank Barbaro only: Democratic Party of Orange County Chairman, Frank Barbaro today issued the following statement concerning the recent remarks made by Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez. Chairman Barbaro noted that due to his being…

Note to Santa Ana City Council: Your words could haunt you!

Claudia Alvarez and Miguel Pulido

With the recent uproar over Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez’s inflammatory anti-Semitic remarks I thought it would be useful to point out some things to the members of the City Council sitting on the sidelines with their fingers held high in the air in a futile effort to assess wind direction in a tornado.  You…

Alvarez Apologizes, Kind of….

Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez apologized last night for her poor choice of words in linking Santa Ana developers Irv and Ryan Chase to Nazi leader Adolpf Hitler and inappropriately using the term “ethnic cleansing.” The statements first appeared on Art Pedroza’s New Santa Ana blog and came in shortly before 11PM.  Pedroza…