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Supervisors Overhaul CalOptima Board for Second Time in Five Years

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Supervisors say changes will increase oversight of the county's health plan for poor and disabled residents. Critics are encouraged by some of the changes but skeptical that too much power will remain with the hospital industry.

Blatantly Disregarding Public Will, Coastal Commission Votes to Fire Executive Director

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For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016

Contact: Marce Gutierrez-Graudins, Azul,
650-260-4290  | mar@azulproject.org
Stefanie Sekich-Quinn, Surfrider
619-807-0551 | Ssekich@surfrider.org

Morro Bay, CA – Today, more than 1,000 concerned citizens, elected officials, former commissioners, staff members, and environmental and social justice advocates attended the Coastal Commission hearing in Morro Bay. Every single speaker emphasized the importance of the Commission’s independence, and urged the Commission to retain Executive Director Charles Lester, a trusted leader that has championed the public good over special interest.

Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Agrees to Plead Guilty to Lying to Federal Authorities During Investigation into His Department

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Agrees to Plead Guilty to Lying to Federal Authorities during Investigation into His Department
Ex-Sheriff Admits in Plea Agreement that He Lied to FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office about Deputies Contacting FBI Agent who was Threatened with Arrest

LOS ANGELES – Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of making a false statement to federal authorities who were conducting a wide-ranging corruption and civil rights investigation into the Sheriff’s Department. In a plea agreement filed this morning in United States District Court, Baca admitted that he lied to the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office when he falsely stated that he did not know that LASD officials were going to approach the FBI’s lead agent on the investigation in 2011.

Mayor Bao Nguyen Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

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MAYOR BAO NGUYEN ENDORSES BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT
For Immediate Release
February 9, 2016
Contact: Hugh Tra
(714) 867-4211
info@bao2016.com
Garden Grove, CA – On the day of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Presidential Primary Election, Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen has officially announced his endorsement of Bernie Sanders. Nguyen, who is running an insurgent campaign for Congress against two better known and more centrist Democrats, released the following statement:

“It’s going to take a political revolution in order to move the United States onto a path toward greater income equality, social justice, and universal access to higher education.

Sundheim Announces Cascade of Endorsements After Chavez Exits Race

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Angela Toft
Tel: 626-710-0695
Email: Angela@toftpublicaffairs.com
SUNDHEIM ANNOUNCES CASCADE OF ENDORSEMENTS AFTER CHAVEZ EXITS RACE
Palo Alto, Calif. (February 9, 2016) – Following on the heels of Rocky Chavez’ withdrawal from the U.S. Senate race, Duf Sundheim announced a cascade of endorsements.

OC Streetcar Rolls Ahead With Inclusion in Federal Budget

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 9, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION:                       
Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713
Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697

 
OC Streetcar Rolls Ahead With Inclusion in Federal Budget
$125 million identified in President Obama’s 2016-17 budget for 4.1-mile Santa Ana/Garden Grove project

ORANGE – Plans for Orange County’s first modern streetcar got a major boost Tuesday when President Barack Obama included $125 million for the OC Streetcar in his budget for next fiscal year, signaling federal endorsement for the much-anticipated project.

NASCAR Inspired Ballot Initiative Collects 40,000 Signatures in Two Weeks

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Brett Phillip
California Is Not For Sale 
+1 (702) 205-5202

 

NASCAR Inspired Ballot Initiative Collects 40,000 Signatures in Two Weeks
Ballot initiative requiring politicians to wear logos of their top ten donors collects 40,000 signatures in first two weeks
SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 08, 2016
John Cox, the Chairman of the California Is Not For Sale Initiative, announced that the campaign to require California State Representatives in Sacramento to wear the names of their top sponsors while on the Floor has gathered 40,000 signatures. The Initiative, which received Title and Summary on December 31, 2015, began collecting signatures just two weeks ago.

Orange County Coastkeeper Joins Fight to Keep California Coastline Undeveloped

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. MEDIA ALERT
February 5, 2016
Contact: Lauren Zerweck, lauren@gomixte.com, 619-315-1905
Orange County Coastkeeper Joins Fight to Keep California Coastline Undeveloped

Coastkeeper’s executive director available to comment on Coastal Commission’s possibly destructive change in leadership
WHAT: A behind-the-scenes effort to fire the Coastal Commission’s Executive Director Dr. Charles Lester will culminate in a public hearing to discuss his possible termination. Orange County Coastkeeper, along with advocates statewide, know that Dr. Lester’s leadership is an important piece of ensuring that our coastline does not turn into the west coast Miami Beach.

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