Just another day of learning at Kinoshita Elementary School.California Teachers Association (CTA) is taking credit for three elementary schools in Orange County improving enough academically to escape vulnerability to sanctions or forced conversion to charter schools under the federal No Child Le ... More >>
John Cruz lives in San Clemente, but his job is either a long freeway drive away in downtown Los Angeles or, mostly, a plane trip away in Sacramento. That is because Cruz is the appointments secretary for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The LA Times caught Cruz's hand in the state taxpayer cookie ja ... More >>
In February 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Orange County Republican Lynn Daucher as director of California's Department of Aging. At the time, Daucher--a 2006 campaign loser to Lou Correa for a state Senate seat--uttered a predictable line about the elation of public service.
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Tinker Bell Plot: Reporter Dave McKibben visits the turf war in Anaheim and discovers “The Disney-supported initiative, which supporters say has gathered enough signatures for the ballot, seeks to bar new housing in the resort district unless voters approve it. [But the] measure wouldn't require ... More >>
As of half-past seven Monday night, Lou Correa has over 50% of the vote, beating opponent Lynn Daucher by 1,302 votes and winning California's 34th Senate seat. He collected more votes than opponents Daucher and Otto Bade combined, ending speculation that Bade's last-minute write-in campaign is what ... More >>
Our R. Scott Moxley reports that, by the end of the night at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, the older Republicans in the room showed on their faces exactly what they felt: worry, frustration, indignation. But the Young Republican types in their 20s and 30s were not missing a beat--or a drop of hooch--as ... More >>
If I hadn't been stuck in the courthouse for the last several months, this award would probably go to Larry Agran's robot Beth Krom, a deceitful mess of a politician/hack who should shame any true progressive. More on her and Agran after their victory. I promise.
But tonight the one candidate who e ... More >>
By now, everyone and their gardener has heard about the letter to recently registered Latino voters warning them of repercussions if they're illegal. No one is quite sure who sent the letter (read the English-language translation here), although the blame game has already begun: Democrats blame Repu ... More >>