Tag Archive for Todd Spitzer

Anti-Veteran Smear on Smith Doesn’t Hold Up: Updated Information

Teresa "Tita" Smith

There is supposed to be a press conference today in Orange to publicly berate Orange Mayor Tita Smith for refusing to appoint Michael Merino to the city’s planning commission.  Orange council member Dennis Bilodeau is going to ask the city council to restore the former Navy Captain his former seat on the Orange Planning Commission, claiming that Merino…

County Seeks State Funds to Make Musick Jail Even Bigger

musick jail

Lost in the debate about Jail High or Great Park High is an effort underway by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to seek additional state funds — a maximum of $80 million extra dollars — to expand the Musick Jail on Irvine’s Northeast Corridor. Staff members of the Sheriff’s Department plan to meet with Irvine…

So who in OC has a CCW Permit?

CCW

When we initially submitted our public records request for the names and cities of Carry Concealed Weapons (CCW) permit holders in Orange County, we planned to post the information as a public service. Then we got to the thinking about it part and took a different direction.

Observations from Primary Night

Primary night has come and gone.  And there’s a number of things the results of yesterday’s election reveal.  In no particular order, and noting that some results still can change, these observations: In Wisconsin, voters returned control of the State Senate back to Democrats making Governor Scott Walker’s job harder not easier.  If Democrats in…

Firefighters Union Responds to “Political Vitriol” Column

Republican Party boss Scott Baugh recently penned a Reader Rebuttal to the OC Register regarding Political Vitriol and a hat tip to Tony Bedolla of the OC Professional Firefighters Association to call out Baugh for selective outrage.  Fascinating to see Republicans complain about deserved criticism while turning the other cheek to more obvious examples.  Bedolla…

Choi to Run for Mayor in Irvine

Termed out Irvine City Council member Dr. Steven Choi is a candidate for mayor in the 2012 election and it brings up all sorts of fun to look forward to in the coming election cycle. Choi, who embarassed himself and the city by wearing a Photoshopped image of then Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Stalin in 2009, was the subject of voter fraud charges from former Assembly candidate Jerry Amante, then Mayor of Tustin. Choi and his entire family were registered to vote from a rented condo/apartment in Woodbridge while the city councilman was still clearly residing in a posh Woodbury home.