A tipster tells us that one member of the Santa Ana City Council is likely to challenge Janet Nguyen in 2012 for the First District supervisor’s race. With councilmember Vince Sarmiento being touted as the candidate likely to run for Rep. Jose Solorio’s Assembly seat, we’ve narrowed it down to Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez, Councilman Sal Tinajero or Councilwoman Michelle Martinez.
Our congratulations to Supervisor Janet Nguyen and her husband Tom Bonikowski on the arrival of a son, Thomas Bonikowski III.Â The baby was born shortly after noon on December 15 and he weighed in at 7 lbs and 13 ounches. Both parents are fine and resting as much as possible.Â The baby is heathly. From…
Yesterday, the Board considered a proposal from Supervisor Bill Campbell to take Orange County out of the dark ages of back room political deals and insider influence trading into the 21st century world of government transparency. The proposal itself did not go nearly far enough, but it was a first step that required registration of paid lobbyists.
On Saturday we saw a curious dance between Assemblyman Van Tran and First District Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen orchestrated by Orange County GOP leader Scott Baugh. In what appeared to be a hastily called press conference by Tran, Nguyen announced that she was supporting the endorsement by GOP leaders of Assemblyman Van Tran for the Congressional seat currently held by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Even the press statement fired off after the photo-op, failed to include a single quote from Supervisor Nguyen.
Â Art Pedroza has declared an end to the Orange County blogs wars and made himself a martyr to the cause.Â While it’s all great theater, it’s a song many of us have heard before.Â There isn’t a blogwar with the Orange Juice and Art, but there is the matter of a pending lawsuit.Â And…
Andrew Do, who played a central part in the election saga of Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen in 2007 and then became her chief of staff, will leave the fifth floor this coming week, just months after Nguyen took over as chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors.
I had some high hopes that when Vern Nelson took over as editor of the Orange Juice blog he’d make an effort to make sure that some of the posts had a measure of accuracy. And I also hoped to win the $266 million lottery Tuesday, and I didn’t so I’m not surprised by multiple errors and misrepresentations in three recent OJ posts about our pending lawsuit against Art Pedroza and the Orange Juice Blog.