Orinda: Paradise Lost

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Once known as a quiet community with excellent schools, a very a low-crime rate, and a semi-rural environment, Orinda has changed dramatically in the last decade. Is Orinda’s new name to be “Paradise Lost?” Today’s Orinda has several new, controversial real-estate developments that, once completed, will in all likelihood make the city’s schools overcrowded and […]

Contra Costa Democratic Party faces tough choices

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Harmesh Kumar, Brent Trueblood, and Adam Foster have a few things in common. All are active in the Contra Costa Democratic Party and pass the litmus test as liberal “progressives”. More importantly, they are candidates for the three open City Council seats in Concord this November. It is no secret that each of these men feels […]

Mayoral candidate smears For Richmond community group

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Recently, For Richmond was unwillingly drawn into Richmond mayoral race discussion via a mass email distributed by candidate and city councilman Tom Butt. In an Aug. 18 alert to his e-forum, Butt decried Chevron-funded billboards supporting his political opponent and fellow councilman Nat Bates. Butt also claimed: “If Bates weren’t already close enough to Chevron, […]

Richmond imitates Chicago

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Recently I wrote about the corruption that will come as a result of the City of Richmond extortion of Chevron to fund dozens of questionable social service programs. Luck has it that the Wall Street Journal recently ran an article on a similar program in the City of Chicago. That’s right, Richmond, the Chicago of […]

Amy Worth to run for 5th term on Orinda City Council

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In a statement loaded with inconsistency and hypocrisy, Amy Worth, a member of the Orinda City Council, has filed to run for a fifth council term. First elected to the council in 1998 (and again in 2002, 2006, and 2010), Worth, in a recently published re-election statement, says, “I have spent my time in Orinda […]

Kumar opens Concord Council campaign

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I want to let all of you know that it is official that our race for Concord City Council is live. My Nomination Papers have been approved. The race is on. Please help me spread the message to win this election for all of you. There are so many strategies to grow one’s business in […]

Nehring smokes Newsom with Colorado Marijuana Legalization report

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California GOP Lt Governor candidate Ron Nehring is touting a new report on the impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado. The report details unacceptable increases in impaired driving, underage marijuana access and use, emergency room admissions and rising community costs. Nehring is flogging Democrat incumbent Lt Governor Gavin Newsom with the report, as Newsome has […]

Campaign tells how Sbranti, California Teachers Association smeared Steven Glazer

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Steven Glazer, an unsuccessful candidate for the California State Assembly (AD-16), is featured in a glossy, 16-page color brochure that criticizes the California Teachers Association (CTA). The brochure is entitled Anatomy of a Political Smear, and shows Glazer with a smeared face. The campaign against the political spending of the California Teachers Association was financed […]

AACA: Support legislation that targets political corruption

Political donations and influence peddling by lobbyists and special interests are a big business and chief contributors to political corruption. Over $100,000 for each candidate for a local city council race, over $35 MILLION for our last group of state senators, almost $9 MILLION in the Feinstein/Emken race, and almost $1 BILLION spent by each […]