Did Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach endorse Los Alamitos Council Member Troy Edgar for the 72nd Assembly District? That is apparently the case. Edgar announced that endorsement at the 72nd A.D. candidates’ debate last night.
UPDATE: Supervisor Janet Nguyen may be up to her old tricks again. In the past she has used anonymous surrogates to do her dirty work, including buying URLs similar to those used by her political opponents, and redirecting them to nasty sites. Now an anonymous letter has been sent to the CalOptima board of directors Thursday accuses two board members — Chairman Ed Kacic and Mary Anne Foo — of improprieties, allegations both strongly denied, according to the Voice of OC. And it turns out that Kacis is only trying to help the community:
Kacic, president of the Irvine Health Foundation, said his organization belongs to the Managed System of Care, a group that includes the CEOs of all Orange County hospitals, the county Health Care Agency, the Veterans Administration, CalOptima, clinics, major medical groups and business interests. Continue reading
UPDATED: Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang lost 40% of his campaign funds in the Kinde Durkee scandal, according to the OC Political blog – and to make matters worse for Kang, his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. John Campbell, has over one million dollars in his campaign account. Epic fail for Kang!
You have to feel for Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang. He had barely started running for the newly redrawn 45th Congressional District when we all found out that he, like so many other O.C. Democrats, got taken by former DPOC Treasurer Kinde Durkee. The poor guy had to start raising funds all over again – and he could not take more money from those who had already maxed out to his campaign.
The real question though is why in the world is Kang going to all this trouble? Continue reading
Julio Perez – the choice of union hacks
Sixty three year-old LAUSD teacher Mark Berndt has been charged with 23 counts of lewd acts on children. Berndt allegedly regularly told children they were going to play a “tasting game”, then blindfolded them and in some cases put tape over their mouths. He then fed students a “milky” substance on a spoon and on top of cookies. Later DNA testing confirmed that this substance was indeed Berndt’s own semen. He also ran cockroaches over the faces and mouths of the children. Berndt took pictures of these encounters, according to USA Today.
Berndt is going to keep getting his benefits – and he even kept his job back in 1993 when he was first charged with molestation. And he got a $40K payment so that he would retire. How did all this happen? Because of rules that the teachers’ union bartered for – the same union that is now supporting ultra-liberal Democratic Assembly candidate Julio Perez, who is running for the 69th A.D. Continue reading
Joe Dovinh, a publisher of a Vietnamese newspaper in Little Saigon, and a candidate for the 72nd Assembly District, has been endorsed by the California Democratic Party. I am told that a press release will be out soon.
Dovinh is one of two Vietnamese candidates. The other one is Orange County Board of Education Trustee Long Pham, a Republican. Other candidates include Huntington Beach Councilman Matt Harper, and Los Alamitos Councilman Troy Edgar. Both of them are also Republicans. Continue reading
Updated: The deputy who shot a Camp Pendleton Marine in the San Clemente High School parking lot Feb. 7 has been identified by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department as Darren Sandberg, according to the O.C. Register.
The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs has responded to mounting criticism in the wake of the execution of former Marine Sergeant Manuel Loggins by a deputy Sheriff in San Clemente. Continue reading