California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Ashleigh Aitken, a Democrat and the daughter of the powerful attorney Wylie Aitken, to the Orange County Fair Board, according to a press release. 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
Update: The Mercury News has posted exclusive text messages that Nadia Lockyer apparently sent to her ex-lover, Stephen Chikhani.
Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of California state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, announced today that she’s in rehabilitation for a substance-abuse problem after an extramarital affair that she says culminated in a Feb. 3 beating by her ex-lover, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
We now know the identity of her ex-lover – Stephen Chikhani, 35, of San Jose — as reported by the Oakland Tribune. He said Tuesday night that “the only truths in the Lockyers’ account of what happened are “that I have a record and that they were separated. … Pretty much everything else was false, was made up by her husband.”
Pictured: Steve Chikani, of San Jose, from his Facebook page
“As of today, there is no warrant for my arrest,” he said. “I tried calling the police; they won’t call me back, so I feel like I’m being pushed into a corner.”
After having Nadia Lockyer’s statement read to him, Chikhani said he needed to consult his lawyer again before speaking any further.
The East Bay Express also posted a new article indicating that Nadia Lockyer has looked awful for quite some time:
Rumors of some sort of addiction have been rampant in the corridors of county politics for months. Lockyer’s physical appearance had become a noticeable cause for concern. While appearing at a city council meeting in Hayward last month she appeared frail and gaunt with deep-set eyes and cheekbones showing greater prominence due to weight loss.
We broke this story locally on Saturday, here. Nadia Lockyer grew up in Orange County, where she was known as Nadia Maria Davis. She worked for both U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez and current State Senator Lou Correa (back when he was a State Assemblyman).
I am also hearing some unbelievable rumors about the Lockyer marriage. I cannot confirm them and won’t post them until I can do so, but trust me you will be shocked if these rumors turn out to be true.
“Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, was “violently assaulted” by an ex-boyfriend she met up with at a Newark motel after the Lockyers fought, her husband says ” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
You might recall that Nadia Lockyer used to be a player in the Democratic Party of Orange County, back when her name was Nadia Maria Davis. According to a bio, she “was a member of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s legal team and protected the voting rights of new citizens against unfounded accusations. She ran Honorable Lou Correa’s fundraising in his first bid for State Assembly.” Correa lost that race. Continue reading
CALIFORNIA BUDGET CRISIS MAY TORPEDO TAX INCREASE INITIATIVE
By: Chriss Street
State Controller John Chiang shocked California legislators today when he sent a letter announcing that the State will run out of cash on March 8th without the legislature agreeing to allow the State Treasurer to delay $2.4 billion in payments to universities, counties and Medi-Cal, plus borrowing another $3.3 billion from Wall Street bankers.
The Controller’s announcement comes just two weeks after California Gov. Jerry Brown gave his State of the State speech to the combines Legislature, then immediately hit the road in a two-day campaign swing through Southern California to tout his November ballot initiative to raise taxes on all Californians. At a stop with 50 of Orange County’s top business leaders and CEOs, the Governor outlined how he was already making severe budget cuts, reorganizing state government, and implementing a 12-point pension reform plan. Brown said he offered these actions as credibility before asking business to support his November tax initiative. Continue reading