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How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation Continue reading
Chase Arthur, Picture Courtesy of the O.C. Register
Santa Ana External Affairs Director Jill Arthur was in the news today as the O.C. Register revealed that an anonymous donor stepped up to help pay for her son Chase Arthur’s first year of college, at the exclusive Santa Clara University.
The donor’s name was revealed when Jill had to file paperwork with the state FPPC (Fair Political Practices Commission) due to her job and that of her husband, Craig Arthur, an Orange County Superior Court Commissioner (that means he is essentially a judge).
The donor is my good friend Jim Gray – a retired Orange County Superior Court Judge who is well known for his books about legalizing drugs. He is also a Libertarian and he has run for Congress. Today he writes a column for a local newspaper. Continue reading→
The Heritage Park Library Bookstore, in neary Irvine, is having a huge book sale this Saturday. Click here to learn more about it.
It is one of their biggest and best sales events. Here are the prices:
The Heritage Park Friends of the Library Book Sale
December 5th 10am – 1pm
14361 Yale Avenue (Corner of Walnut & Yale), Irvine, CA Continue reading→
The students at Santa Ana College have come up with a novel way to raise money, so they can save the classes that are in danger of being cut. Here is an explanation of this new fundraising program, from Alex Flores, the President of the Associated Students at Santa Ana College:
As students, we are taking action by circulating petitions and raising our voices to the Legislature on how these cuts are impacting us. But at the end of the day, we know there will be substantial cuts, no matter how much we protest—at least in the short term. That is why the Associated Student Government is taking the lead to address the problem locally in partnership with the SAC Foundation by initiating a fundraising campaign to generate a new revenue source for student priorities. For every $4,500 we are able to raise, a class section can be restored which will benefit 30 students. Our goal is to raise enough money to restore as many class sections as possible. We recognize this as a local problem that requires a local solution. Continue reading→
Santa Ana Mayoral Candidate Alfredo Amezcua and State Senator Lou Correa
State Senator Lou Correa’s Holiday Party was a big hit today. The party was held at the board room of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. A Correa staffer estimated that over 500 people attended throughout the evening.
Correa recognized his Young Senators – a group of high school students that Correa mentors. Their families and friends were in attendance along with many elected officials and political candidates.
There were quite a few Republicans in attendance, including former state legislator Todd Spitzer; Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu; OC GOP Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Manny Padilla; former Santa Ana Councilman John Acosta and his wife; and past Assembly candidate Otto Bade. Continue reading→
Paul and Manjeet Ghuman are opening their new 7-Eleven store on Saturday, Dec. 19. They will offer raffle prizes, free samples and meal deals! The Ghumans are supporters of their local community want to continue their involvement. They are currently the sponsors for the Westminsters Founders Day Parade, and the Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony. They also donate products for the Riverview West Neighborhood Association Meetings, Santa Anita Neighborhood Association Meetings, and the Path of Hopes Thanksgiving Dinner.
Here is the press release announcing their grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony:
The Sign of Convenience Opens its Doors in Santa Ana
7-Eleven Celebrates the Grand Opening of its Newest Store with Fun-Filled Events, Music and Refreshments
WHAT: 7-Eleven will celebrate the opening of its newest location in Santa Ana on Saturday, December 19th with a grand opening celebration. The festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening as well as an appearance by a DJ, as well as free samples, meal deals and raffle prizes for the community. Continue reading→
Senator Correa played Santa Claus last year when he delivered toys to the kids at the Multicultural Center at St. Anselm’s
State Senator Lou Correa is hosting a “Holiday Open House,” on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009, from 4:00 – 6:30 pm, at 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana.
Here is Lou’s invitation to the public:
Come visit our District Office and meet our staff, local elected officials, community leaders, business leaders, and maybe your neighbors!
Learn about new laws that will affect all Californians in 2010. Continue reading→
Iams Home 4 the Holidays (IH4TH) needs your help to place 1.5 million pets into loving homes by January 4, 2010!
Rather than print thousands of cards this year, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez will instead make donations to Orange County non-profits in need by sponsoring a holiday donation competition, according to her campaign website.
Your favorite non-profit could benefit – click here to apply today! Deadline is Monday, December 16.
“In light of these tough economic times and given the continued focus on climate change and the need to do more to protect our environment, there was no question that for the first time ever, the right thing for me to do this year was to go green with my holiday cards,” said Sanchez. “Those who typically receive my cards will still receive my card, only this year they will receive an electronic version. And with the money we normally spend on printing and mailing the cards, my campaign will give donations to needy non-profits in Orange County through a competitive application process.” Continue reading→
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Coalition of OC Animal Groups Promote Adopting a Pet for the Holiday Season
(Orange, CA) OC Animal Care, along with other local Orange County Shelters, non-profit animal rescue organizations, and animal advocacy groups including the Friends of Lake Forest Animals, are joining together to provide resources for Orange County residents considering a new forever friend this holiday season. The coalition will announce the effort during a press conference to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at the OC Animal Care Center, 561 The City Drive South, in the City of Orange.
“During the holiday season, it is important to remember how many wonderful pets are without homes.” said Ryan Drabek, Interim Director of OC Animal Care. “Orange County residents considering a new pet for the holiday season are encouraged to look to their local animal shelter or non-profit animal rescue organization and give one of our pets a new forever home.” Continue reading→
Art sale at Santa Ana College . . this week only!
The art sale features lots of ceramic pieces by local artist Connie Major.
Dec. 1 & 2, 2009
10:30am to 4:00pm and 6:00am to 9:00pm
Dec. 3, 2009
10:00am to 3:00pm Continue reading→
The GOP is so unpopular in Santa Ana that a Latina candidate who is challenging Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is running as an independent, although her views appear to be somewhat Republican in nature. Her name is Cecilia “Ceci” Iglesias.
Iglesias has already found out that running for office can expose you to creepy attacks. A Liberal OC blogger ripped Iglesias today in a post over at the Liberal OC blog – and he actually published her home address. I don’t know that Iglesias has qualified as a candidate for Congress, but thanks to the Liberal OC, her address is now out there for all to see, and her family has been put at risk.
Memo to the LOC – Iglesias has a right to run for Congress. That does not give you the right to publish her home address. That is irresponsible and threatening. If anything happens to Iglesias, her family or her property the S.A.P.D. will be calling you! Continue reading→
Who knew that working for the City of Santa Ana could make you a rich man? The O.C. Register investigated what many of our local cities are paying to their retired city employees.
While most of us have a bankrupt Social Security program to look forward to in our retirement, public employees make a ton of money in retirement, based on their last salary paid. It is common practices for city’s to spike their employee’s pensions by giving them a raise in their last year of employment. This happens a lot in Santa Ana, in particular.
Is this one of the reasons that the City of Santa Ana has such a huge budget deficit?
Here is the list of Santa Ana retired employees who are making over six figures in their retirement: Continue reading→
Sometimes the squirrels fight back!
My dog really hates squirrels! And this year we have had a lot of them in our neighborhood.
Today we received a letter from anonymous neighbor threatening to call the police because my dog barks.
How ridiculous. My dog sleeps in the house at night. He barks during the day, but usually only for about five minutes at a time. When he sees a squirrel or when the other neighbor’s dogs are out.
I reviewed the City of Santa Ana’s dog barking ordinance and sure enough it does not the time of day or the duration of a dog barking. Here is the letter I sent to the City Council Members asking them to review and revise their dog barking ordinance: Continue reading→
“Mexican Consul Carlos Rodríguez y Quezada is retiring from his post in Santa Ana on Monday, his spokesman Agustin Pradillo Cuevas said today,” according to the O.C. Register.
Quezada has been controversial, to say the least. He replaced a Consul who was very popular, and who fought for the rights of Mexican immigrants. The problem with Quezada is that, from the first day in his office, he was an elitist.
Apparently the Mexican government has taken note about his unpopularity – and now he is being replaced, by Alejandra Garcia Williams, according to Gustavo Arellano, over at the OC Weekly’s Navelgazing blog. Continue reading→