Tag Archive for Integrity

Mr. Mauk, what will you do about Carlos?

Last Tuesday, OC Public Works Director of Administration, Carlos Bustamante made what some in the Red blogosphere call a “funny and on point joke.” Christian and I were discussing the vote. At that point, Carlos walked into the building. he and I shook hands and commiserated about the vote. I told Carlos that I was…

Sexist Comments by OC Public Works Dir. of Administration

When is a joke not a joke? As we pointed out in an earlier post, Christian Berthelsen political reporter for the LA Times related in an article on Thursday comments made by Republican Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as the new OC Sheriff. Apparently, Bustamante walks up to…

Sign Up for a Class in Irvine? Shea Has Your Email

In spite of the City’s established Privacy Policy on protecting your email address from unauthorized use, Council Member Christina Shea trumped the City’s Privacy Policy to use a California Public Records request to go around the city’s rules.  Now she has your email address “for a newsletter.” Ten bucks says the database is going to…

Clintion calls for unity, Endorses Obama

Senator Hillary Clinton suspended her campaign for President today and endorsed Senator Barack Obama for President as anticipated. She was gracious, thanked her supporters and encouraged them to gather in support of the party nominee saying, “the Democratic Party is a family, and now it’s time to restore the ties that bind us together.” I…

Moorlach is a sore-loser!

Pulled Directly from Total Buzz Union official accuses supes of “stacking” OCERS board June 3, 2008 by PEGGY LOWE Boy oh boy, are the unions upset about a recent move by Supe John Moorlach to replace Tom Lightvoet (pictured) on the Orange County Retirement System Board with his own canddiate, Patti Gorczyca. Frank Eley, the…

Grindle Files Complaint Against Assemblyman Tran

Peggy Lowe over at The OCRegister’s Total Buzz is reporting: Grindle files complaint against Van Tran OC’s campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle has filed a formal complaint with the DA and the state attorney general’s office claiming that Assemblyman Van Tran’s campaign donation to Dina Nguyen was, in fact, an in-kind contribution and not an…

CA-42: Inside the Ron Shepston Campaign

On Monday, you had a chance to take a sneak peek inside the Ed Chau for Congress campaign in our debut to our summer-long “Inside the Campaigns” series. Today, I want to let you look inside the other campaign in the 42nd Congressional District: the Ron Shepston for Congress campaign. Now that you know how…