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Larry Bennett: Revenge of Fullerton’s Recalled
If you liked the Fullerton City Council before the Great Recall of 2012, then you’ll love City Council candidate Larry Bennett. Larry Bennett’s list of campaign donors is filled with…
[MAIL IN BALLOTS BY TODAY!] The Orange Juice Blog’s Guide to Your Whole Freaking Ballot!
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. . . If you fall for ads like this, which as you must know have been playing 24/7 for what seems like months: …then you my friend are a…
Voters Facing High-Profile, High-Conflict Races are Delaying Return of Their Vote-By-Mail Ballots
The maxim in OC is that 1/3 of the voters turn in their vote-by-mail ballots right away, 1/3 turn them in sometime over the course of the following few weeks,…
Sam Allevato is a Putz
Sam Allevato only got paid a third of what Forde & Mollrich was charging the city for his Great Park work.
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Liberty and Justice for All: Vote YES on 47!
. . . I’m writing this piece to congratulate YOU on being part of the forward march of American progress, an integral part of Martin Luther King’s long “moral arc…
I Have Earned the Right to Display the RNC’s Precise Elephant
. . . [Ed. Note: This piece just came in over the transom — note to self: “must fix transom” — from Anaheim Insider, who says that he thinks that…
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I Have Earned the Right to Display My Elephant
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Posted on October 24, 2014 | 21 CommentsDave Gilliard's California Homeowners Association funnels dark money in local races. Who do you recognize?
Posted on October 23, 2014 | 2 Comments. . . [Ed. Note 10/27: See updates at the end as more information came in over the past day. Additions and deletions to the text are marked. The first three...
Posted on October 23, 2014 | 11 CommentsEXECUTIVE SUMMARY Too many self-serving Orange County incumbents get a free ride to reelection. This is the third time in two years that I’ve run against an ethically unacceptable candidate who...
Posted on October 23, 2014 | 4 Comments. . . Confused supporters of Mayor and City Council candidate Doug Chaffee have noticed the giant green and blue signs with his name and the name of fellow...
Posted on October 22, 2014 | 34 CommentsKatherine Daigle's new signs include the Republican logo, even though she isn't endorsed by the OC GOP.
Garden Grove Mayor: Broadwater Checks Out of Polite Society with Vicious, False, and Dangerous Attack on BaoPosted on October 22, 2014 | 6 Comments. . , . OJB is with Bao. What Bruce Broadwater is doing with the ad below is revolting — and an insult to the Vietnamese community. Calling a Vietnamese...
Posted on October 22, 2014 | 18 Comments. . . Joe Shaw diagnoses me with outrage fatigue. If that’s what it is, I think I’ve had it for a while, a few years. I walk into my...
Geoff West Writes THE Definitive 2014 Election Takedown of Jim Righeimer and Measure O — You Have to Read It!Posted on October 22, 2014 | 3 CommentsOJB could link to posts from our friend Geoff West at our co-”OC Political Blog of the Year” A Bubbling Cauldron without reading them and still feel that we were steering...
Posted on October 21, 2014 | 19 CommentsSan Juan Capistrano mayor has been snared in the Great Park Audit for Conflict of Interest.
Anaheim’s Shocking, Terrifying, Theory of Government, PART 4: The City’s Attorney Explains the TheoryPosted on October 21, 2014 | 23 Comments. . . Part 1 of this series gives the broad strokes of what the City of Anaheim is trying to accomplish through litigation – unchecked power for a bare 3-person Council...
The ACLU Gives Pulido and the Santa Ana City Council a Constitutional Smackdown: YOU Violated the Law!Posted on October 21, 2014 | 18 Comments. . . [Editor's note: OJB received a copy of the letter below in image format, but ran it through the OCR machine so that it could be published as...
Posted on October 20, 2014 | 3 Comments. . . Hat tip to Allen Bartlett at PowderBlue Report for posting this first. A friend slipped me the mail piece in question, as it only went to...
Posted on October 20, 2014 | 3 CommentsReporting from the OC Board of Education special meeting on the Common Core.
Anaheim’s Shocking, Terrifying, Theory of Government, PART 3: CATER’s Lawsuit Over the Convention Center BondsPosted on October 20, 2014 | No Comments. . . Part 1 of this series, giving the broad strokes of what the City of Anaheim is trying to accomplish through litigation – unchecked power for a bare 3-person...