The writers include Chris Emami, Chris Nguyen, Craig Alexander, David Yang, Erik Brown, the “Heartbreak Kid,” Jim Palmer, Jon Dumitru, Keith Rodenhuis, Ken Williams, “Lassie,” Mark Bucher, Matt Harper, “Mr. Friendly,” “Republican Willie Brown,” Robert Hammond, Scott Voigts, Steve Sarkis, Thomas Gordon, Tim Surridge, Tony Beall, and Walt Myers III. Continue reading
Ruh roh! It looks like uber-liberal union hack Julio Perez DID NOT get the California Democratic Party endorsement after all. Here is a press release from the California Democratic Party explaining why Perez FAILED:
To: Interested Parties
From: Chris Myers and Dennis Raj
Re: Assembly District 69 Pre-‐Endorsement Conference Results
Date: January 27,2012
Preliminary results: Continue reading
A statewide survey released this week by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), found that 64% of the state’s voters oppose raising the state sales tax – a major element of California Jerry Brown’s proposed fix for our state budget deficit. Majorities across parties are against this idea, although Democrats (54%) are less likely to oppose it than independents (71%) or Republicans (74%). The poll also found that 35% adults, (41% likely voters) prefer closing our budget deficit mainly through spending cuts.
The news wasn’t good for our federal government either – only 35 percent of those surveyed think President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress will be able to work together and accomplish a lot in the next year and 62 percent do not. And just a quarter of Californians (25%) approve of the U.S. Congress, whose job approval rating sank to a record-low 20 percent in December 2011. Likely voters are even less likely (14%) to approve of Congress. Continue reading
Why does Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) think he can tell the insurance industry who to hire? That is exactly what he is trying to do with his latest bill, AB 53 which passed the Assembly floor today. This crazed legislation would require major California insurers to file a report with the Insurance Commissioner regarding their outreach and procurement practices involving businesses owned by women, minorities, and disabled veterans.
The bill defines these businesses as ones that are at least 51% owned by women, minorities, or disabled veterans. But who cares who owns these companies – the real issue is who are they employing – and the insurance industry is actually one of the most diverse fields in California – in fact minorities are in big demand right now, particularly those who speak a foreign language, such as Spanish, Korean or Chinese. Continue reading
U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez lost her campaign money in the Kinde Durkee scandal – but it may not matter. Her new 46th congressional district “encompasses most of Santa Ana, parts of Garden Grove, Anaheim, Westminster and Fullerton. Previous drafts of the maps gave the area, which is home to Disneyland and a heavy population of immigrants, a slight Republican edge,” according to the L.A. Times. The district is 45 percent Democrat and 32 percent Republican, according to the O.C. Register.
And the “latest maps, keep the Latino voting population nearly the same as in her current district, but edge out some of the Asian American voters by splitting Little Saigon.” Not to worry if you are a Vietnamese American voter in the O.C. I hear that Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is going to retire in a couple of years. His new district includes a big chunk of Little Saigon. It is quite possible that the seat will end up being represented by a Vietnamese American some years down the road. Continue reading
O.C. DISTRICT ATTORNEY TONY RACKAUCKAS, PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2012
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff, Office: 714-347-8408, Cell: 714-292-2718
Farrah Emami, Spokesperson, Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-323-4486
OCDA TO CELEBRATE THE “YEAR OF THE DRAGON” AT THE 31ST ANNUAL TET FESTIVAL
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is proud to participate in the 31 st annual Tet Festival this weekend, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The 2012 Tet Festival is a celebration of the Vietnamese New Year, “Year of the Dragon,” and will feature entertainment, games and prizes, food, art and culture vendors, and exhibitors from local business, government, and law enforcement agencies.