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Westminster unanimously passes American flag protection resolution

On March 25, 2015, a resolution to protect and defend the United States flag proposed by Mayor Pro Tem Sergio Contreras passed unanimously on a 5-0 vote. The resolution ensures that the United States flag will fly at all city b...
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Two new Republican State Senators welcomed by Minority Leader Bob Huff

Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) officially welcomed two new Republican Senators to the State Senate Monday, fulfilling the promise of increasing Republican membership from twelve to fourteen members. Former Oran...
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OC Democrats call for enforced childhood vaccinations

The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) has unanimously approved a resolution calling on California to require measles vaccination for attendance at school. Measles is the greatest vaccine-preventable killer of children un...
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La Palma Days Parade, District 2 Supervisor John Moorlach

Moorlach takes initial lead in special election to fill empty State Senate seat

According to results released by the Orange County Registrar of Voters, as of about 10:30 a.m. this morning, John Moorlach leads Donald Wagner by 4221 votes in the special election held yesterday to fill the 37th District State...
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State Senator Tony Mendoza decides not to run for Los Angeles County supervisor

California State Senator Tony Mendoza, representing the 32nd Senate District, sent out the following email this afternoon: Featured photo Courtesy photo of California State Senator Tony Mendoza.
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Sharon Quirk-Silva, Assembly District 65

Quirk-Silva raises funds for 2016 comeback

According to the Sacramento Bee’s AM Alert, Sharon Quirk-Silva is raising funds for a comeback campaign next year. Ms. Quirk-Silva won election in a presidential election year against a weak Republican candidate in the 65...
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Legislative Analyst’s Office agrees that Cal OSHA needs more staff

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), part of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), is responsible for protecting California workers by enforcing occupational safety and health standards....
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Lou Correa, courtesy of Cal State Fullerton.

Lou Correa appointed to the High-Speed Rail Commission.

California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following appointments by the Rules Committee: Honorable Lou Correa, a Democrat from Santa Ana, has ...
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NBC News anchor Brian Williams lied about his escapades while reporting the news and within days was suspended without pay. Rumor has it that if he returns to NBC, it will be in a different capacity. Why was Williams tossed out...
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Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach makes a point while speaking to members of the Cypress Chamber of Commerce on November 11, 2014. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Voter registration deadline looms for special election in 37th California State Senate District

The deadline to register to vote in the March 17, 2015 37th Senate District Special Primary Election is Monday, March 2, 2015. Online voter registration is available, which allows new voters to complete the entire process onlin...
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Albertsons shopping center on the northeast corner of Valley View St. and Lincoln Ave. in Buena Park. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Ban of plastic grocery bags suspended after repeal measure qualifies

After a signature check conducted by California county registrars, Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced the qualification of a ballot measure to repeal Senate Bill 270, legislation passed in 2014 to ban plastic retai...
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First District Supervisorial District recount ends with no change

Former Senator Lou Correa has ended the recount in the Board of Supervisors’ First District Special Election contest. The recount began Monday, February 9, 2015. Mr. Correa made the original request following the certific...
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Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach makes a point while speaking to members of the Cypress Chamber of Commerce on November 11, 2014. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

John Moorlach sweeps up independent Lincoln Club endorsements

A significant group of Lincoln Club officers, board members, and past presidents have endorsed John Moorlach in his bid for the state senate seat left vacant by Mimi Walters election to the United States Congress. The group of ...
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Kurt Schlichter to speak at Rush Park Auditorium in Rossmoor

Please join the 405-605 Tea Party Patriots on Feb. 17 at Rush Park Auditorium, 3001 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor at 7 p.m. for our first quarterly community meeting in 2015. Our speaker will be Kurt Schlichter, a writer of conservativ...
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