Longtime resident and commissioner Kris Beard was tapped last night by the Garden Grove City Council to complete the unexpired term of Councilman Andrew Do, who resigned last month. Beard is a manager with Orange County Community Resources.
I guess I suspected a bunch of people who had already made up their minds to be sitting on the Dias. I expected the room to be about as empty as a city Council meeting towards its end as well. To say the least, what I saw on Friday night at the Orange County Public Hearing for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission exceeded my expectations, in a good way.
“While Van Tran was avoiding votes on an important anti-trafficking bill, Congresswoman Sanchez was introducing tough new legislation to combat child trafficking and exploitation in the U.S. and abroad,” said Jessica Mejia, the campaign manager for the Committee to Re-Elect Loretta Sanchez. “Our opponent can talk about human rights all he wants, but his paltry record on this issue speaks for itself. Rep. Sanchez has spent the last fourteen years supporting legislation to promote human rights, as well as strengthen education, cut taxes for the middle class, and increase lending to small businesses – issues that are particularly important to her Vietnamese constituents.”
A few Weeks ago Amin David of Los Amigos Orange County sent a letter asking Garden Grove Mayor Bill Dalton to rescind his endorsement of Allan Mansoor, who’s running for State Assembly. Dalton hasn’t gotten back to him yet.
The Bolsavik dropped a fascinating story last week about the roving residency of Mr. Joseph Dovinh. Bolsavik reveals in his story that L’il Joe and his family needed a place in the district to live. His friend and fellow television star Garden Grove Council member Dina Nguyen was able to squeeze Joe and family into her 931 sq. foot home in Garden Grove apparently with her.
So Lucille Kring has decided to forego either a second consecutive term on the Anaheim City Council or a run for Anaheim Mayor in order to pursue a quixotic run against Lou Correa for State Senate. My question to Lucille is are you feeling lucky, because the odds are against you in so many ways, it’s not even funny. If Curt Pringle was any friend of yours, he would have told you not to do it. That is not very nice of him. What kind of a friend encourages you to be a sacrificial lamb. So let’s break down just how ugly of a loss this is going to be.
â€œI am running because I still believe in the California Dream. My parents came to California as refugees from Vietnam with two dollars in their pocket and the dream of making a new life in this great country. They struggled and sacrificed, working long hours to build a business, but they thrived because they found opportunity. That opportunity included a great education system, infrastructure investment, support for working families, and a business community focused on common goals. Their success was linked to the success of California as it grew to the eighth largest economy in the world.â€