Santa Ana city council member Michele Martinez sent an email to announce when she’s formally announcing her candidacy for AD-69 serving Santa Ana, Anaheim and portions of Garden Grive and Orange when State Rep Jose Solorio is termed out in 2012.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 13 Comments
When Villa Park Council member Deborah Pauly used venomous words and threats against Muslims at a Yorba Linda rally in February, the Democratic Party of Orange County issued a statement condemning the comments and even suggested that the comments went beyond…
by Chris Prevatt • • 10 Comments
SANTA ANA — The problem for local government entities with transparency is that if you don’t operate transparently all the time, people tend to dig around to figure out what you’re up to. In the tragic case of the Banana…
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Santa Ana council member Michele Martinez has pre-announced that she will announce her candidacy for State Assembly in AD-69 later this week. The council member left a Facebook message to her friends about her plans. The Register’s Andrew Galvin has…
by Chris Prevatt • • 7 Comments
In the continuing saga of mistakes ans missteps, the City Council of Santa Ana has made Keystone Cops look coordinated. The latest questions regarding the search for a new City Manager is a solid example of what happens when people don’t follow the rules.
Recent revelations suggest that Santa Ana Mayor Pulido’s campaign may have paid Art Pedroza to run an IE attack website against Al Amezcua in the 2010 election. Such activity is illegal under California Law.
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The campaign finance filing for Mayor Pulido indicates that his campaign consultant Dennis DeSnoo paid Art Pedroza $5,150 for “web services.” Apparently Pulido had no problem paying Pedroza for positive blog coverage leading up to the election so long as that information was not disclosed until after Election Day. Art Pedroza, of course, appears to have had no problem failing to disclose that he was being paid by Pulido for his commentary.