Might As Well Post ‘Em While We Still Got ‘Em: Real Orange/VOC on Pulido’s Property Swap


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Pulido gives an award to Akoubian

Pulido gives an award to NAPA OC owner Rupen Jim Akoubian, with whom he had had profitable real estate dealings, and who coincidentally just got a huge and juicy solo source contract to supply auto parts.

A friend rattles our cage with the implicit suggestion that this deserves to be posted.  Yeah, I’d say so.

For coverage, go check out the story at the Voice of OC — which, unlike Real Orange, will still be around in 2014.

Regarding the continuing saga of Pulido’s financial dealings: I of course don’t speak for the Democratic Party of Orange County in mentioning them here — but I do note that DPOC endorsed David Benavides last year!  Just sayin’.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. One of his daughters co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)