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Federal Government Shutdown Averted – Policy Riders Dumped

April 8, 2011
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ObamaBudget-04-09-11

While the Republicans were able to eek out $38.5 billion in spending reductions for the current fiscal year, the policy riders that had been attached to the budget, including termination of funding for Planned Parenthood and limits on the reach of the EPA, were extricated from the legislation.

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What is the Facebook Page for the City of Costa Mesa?

April 7, 2011
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What is the Facebook Page for the City of Costa Mesa?

One of our intrepid readers pointed out that "the City of Costa Mesa’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CityofCostaMesa) goes directly to William Lobdell’s page. What’s up with that?

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Costa Mesa Council Takes A Beating Over Outsourcing

April 6, 2011
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Costa Mesa Council Takes A Beating Over Outsourcing

More than 50 people addressed the Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night and it wasn't pretty. People were angry. They were angry about the poorly researched outsourcing juggernaut that the council majority was imposing on the city work force. They were embarrassed that their Mayor had shown such a disregard for his duty...

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Costa Mesa Council basing decisions on ginned up numbers, misleading projections and outright lies

April 4, 2011
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Costa Mesa Council basing decisions on ginned up numbers, misleading projections and outright lies

While Costa Mesa CEO Tom Hatch is projecting a budget shortfall for next year of $5 million, Appointed Councilman Steve Mensigner is projecting that "the city is facing a $15 million deficit," if the majority's proposals are enacted.

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Barack Obama Officially Launches Reelection Bid

April 4, 2011
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President Barack Obama

Today, we are filing papers to launch our 2012 campaign. We're doing this now because the politics we believe in does not start with expensive TV ads or extravaganzas, but with you -- with people organizing block-by-block, talking to neighbors, co-workers, and friends. And that kind of campaign takes time to build.

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Rep. Loretta Sanchez: Good News from March Jobs Report

April 2, 2011
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Loretta Sanchez speaks with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (R) and Councilman David Benavides (L)

“Today’s jobs report shows that our nation’s job market continues to improve. This progress is more reason why Congress must strongly consider the serious job losses that would be caused by the Republicans’ proposed spending plan, which many analysts believe would hinder economic growth."

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Leprechaun Mayor Goes Social

April 1, 2011
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Leprechaun Mayor Goes Social

I was alerted by a Facebook friend request and Twitter follow to a new social network participant from Costa Mesa. Having followed the BronxZoosCobra on Twitter the past few days, I’ve enjoyed learning how much pithy humor that can be dished out in 140 characters.

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Consultant Rattles Young Republicans

April 1, 2011
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baby_elephant

“I love the way he was able to capture these young Republicans in the wild.” Orange County Republican consultant, shutter bug, and pollster Adam Probolsky has rattled some Irvine Young Republicans.

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Orange County Residents to Protest Anti-Gay Group’s Fundraiser at Disneyland

March 30, 2011
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Pacific Justice Institute

A group of Orange County residents are planning an unorthodox welcome to a group which opposes equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens. The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) has opposed protection for LGBT people under hate crimes legislation and worked against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.

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Loretta Sanchez works across the aisle to help home owners with home mortgage amendment

March 30, 2011
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Loretta Sanchez

The House Majority approved an amendment yesterday introduced by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) to help struggling families stay in their homes. The amendment encourages banks to provide loan modifications and foreclosure prevention help to qualifying homeowners.

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