We could not help but notice that the usual set of local hangers-on, wannabes and coat holders showed up at the OCTA’s Pre-Proposal Conference today for the $4.7 million “Public Outreach for Interstate 405 Improvement Project”. These vendor conferences are usually scheduled by the Authority when there’s a large bid is rendered as we covered last week: I-405 Needs a $4.7M Spokeshole. 17 potential vendor representatives attended, and we particularly recognized these four: Continue reading
Former State Senator John Lewis has such a hold on the Republican Party of Orange County that he was able to force the withdrawal of Robert Hammond, their candidate for the 69th Assembly District, so as to pave the way for his Democratic pal Tom Daly. And Lewis also ran the failed campaign of Chris Norby, for the 65th Assembly District. With the loss of Norby’s seat, and the 69th, the California Republican Party ceded a supermajority in the State Assembly to the California Democratic Party.
But Lewis is not the only one to blame. OC GOP Chairman Scott Baugh (a political consultant) and OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen were personally involved in pulling Hammond out of the race for the 69th. And neither of them helped Jose “Joe” Moreno, the Anaheim Republican who, at the last minute, filed for the 69th rather than concede the victory to Daly. Moreno was however undone by allegations that he violated an obscure Federal law – the Hatch Act. Moreno, an employee of the O.C. Health Agency, was accused of this by labor, even though he is a longtime union member. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 16, 2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713 , Laura Scheper (714) 560-5697
10 New Directors Chosen For OCTA Board
Members are appointed by the Orange County City Selection Committee and will serve one- and two-year terms
ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority will welcome 10 new members to the board of directors following appointments made by the City Selection Committee of Orange County.
The new directors will be sworn in next month and in January as the current board members terms of office expire. OCTA’s 17-member board is comprised of the five county supervisors, two representatives from cities in each of the five supervisorial districts and two public members appointed by the board. In addition, the Caltrans director from Orange County serves as the 18th member in an ex-officio capacity. Continue reading
Fullerton residents are in shock today as they deal with the fact that Assemblyman Chris Norby now needs a job, having lost to Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva. She ran an aggressive campaign and made heavy use of social media. Norby, on the other hand, seemed to be trying to coast to victory.
While Quirk-Silva’s victory is a great one for Orange County’s Latino voters, I am saddened to see that the 69th Assembly District is now represented by Tom Daly. There is no way he will win re-election in two years, but for now we are stuck with him.
Here is a rundown of how the County’s other Latino candidates fared in the Nov. 6 general election: Continue reading
The Democratic Party of Orange County and the Orange County Young Democrats are hosting an Election Night watch party, on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, starting at 8 pm. The party will be held at Original Mike’s, in Santa Ana, at 100 South Main St.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org of (714)835-5158. Suggested Donation of $5.00. Light appetizers will be served. Continue reading
By: Omar Avalos Gallegos, in the Santa Ana Sentinel
The “OC Dems” endorsed a mayoral candidate that because of his lack of critical thinking nearly destroyed the very cornerstone of Santa Ana’s renewal: the Santora.
How easy it is for newcomers to this city to lay into the political structure in place when they did not see what the Artists Village was before there was one. Continue reading