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Rosie's Riveting Fabulists

9 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
It's always entertaining to see which sacrificial lamb the Orange County Republican Party offers to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez every two years, but the 2008 election is already proving to be particularly fun. Running unopposed as the Republican nominee for the 47th Congressional District is Santa Ana Unified School District Trustee...
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How Calvary Chapel is Helping a School Board Blur the Church-State Divide

2 years ago by OC Weekly Contributor
By Amy Julia Harris, Reveal This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Bible verses, calls to accept Jesus and the promise of eternal life can be heard in two disparate places in a southeastern suburb of Los Angeles: the Calvary Chapel Chino Hills megachurch...
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Women Beater Aids Steve Young's Campaign?

9 years ago by R. Scott Moxley
Relax. It's not what it seems. New campaign-finance disclosure reports filed today in Washington, D.C., show that Irvine attorney Steve Young, a Democrat, has collected an impressive amount of contributions in his uphill bid to unseat Representative John Campbell. Included in the $64,555 Young (pictured) has raised since July was...
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Notes from the Banana Republic of Santa Ana

14 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
Photo by Jack GouldIn a 1995 interview, Rosemarie Avila told a Los Angeles Times reporter, "If you don't teach people freedom and limited government, you've lost your country and what people came here for." Seems about right for Avila. Now president of the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD), Avila...
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Time to Give Santa Ana's Mayor a Nickname!

10 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
Today, bad-ass Los Angeles Times reporter Jennifer Delson writes about the idiotic Measure D, the SanTana ballot measure that would extend city council term limits from eight years to 12 years. She reveals that Measure D originally started as an attempt by residents and councilmembers to install term limits for...
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The Santa Ana 6,000

14 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
Notes from the Banana Republic of Santa Ana
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Carlos Bustamante, Santa Ana Councilmember, Resigns from County Job Over Sexytime Allegations

6 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
The big political news of the day happened yesterday: SanTana councilmember Busty "Carlos" Bustamante resigned from his job at the county while it investigates allegations that Busty had mucho sexytime explosions on the job with multiple colleagues. There are already calls for Busty to resign his council seat, and only...
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Gay Marriage Foes Find Latino Mouthpieces in OC

9 years ago by Daffodil J. Altan
Where should a conspicuously anti-family, anti-civil rights, anti-gay marriage political “coalition” go when it's looking for Latinos to sound alarms and corral other Latinos to vote for their anti-gay marriage proposition in November? None other than Orange County, of course, where hatred doesn't merely extend to those who are Mexican...
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The Five Stupidest Things Nativo Lopez Ever Said

5 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
All of Orange County engaged in a simultaneous shrug of indifference when longtime Aztlanista Nativo Lopez announced earlier this week he was retiring from public life and becoming a mere private citizen...where he would continue to agitate for the hot Mexican cause of the month. Huh? It was a fitting...

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