Anaheim Police Arrest Two Suspects In Murder of Ximena Meza

Daniel Sterling Lamb:

Promising News

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9-year old Ximena Meza, murdered in a gang shoot-out crossfire on Thursday evening.

Welcome news. The Anaheim Police Department issued this press release today:

Anaheim Police Arrest Two Suspects in Murder of Ximena Meza – Press Conference Scheduled to Discuss the Investigation Incident Overview

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 around 7:15 P.M. Anaheim Police Officers were called to the 2300 block of W. Greenacre Ave. to investigate the shooting of 9 year-old Anaheim resident Ximena Meza. Meza had been to the front of her apartment complex playing with her sisters when gunshots rang out. Meza was struck once in her chest by an assailant’s bullet. She was rushed to a local hospital and succumbed to her injuries around 8:00 P.M.

In the short time since the shooting, Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detectives have been tirelessly working to find the person(s) responsible for the murder of Meza. The investigation included…

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Anaheim in Wonderland: $100,000 For Team Tait War On Kris Murray and Gail Eastman

Daniel Sterling Lamb:

Candidate for Council James Vanderbilt (depicted above)  is a blank slate. He has no opinions on the record. The guy really feels like an inanimate rod. I think we can assume that he will be in the pocket of Mayor Tait… or… Tait co-conspirator Jose F. Moreno… I tend to think the latter because while Tait is not actually interested in governing Anaheim, Moreno has quite the agenda.


In endorsing the candidate, Mayor Tait merely points to Vanderbilt’s military service. Fair enough, but I wonder if Tait encouraged either of his boys to enter the service. Doubt it, just more disingenuous from Tait. He would only encourage the children of others to fight overseas.


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It’s October, so there are quite a few independent expenditures being conducted to influence the outcome of the mayoral and council races, as well as the balloting on Measure L (which would replace the current at-large council election system with by-district elections. A bad idea).

One IE campaign in particular bears particular attention, and that is the mail campaign being waged against Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray and Councilwoman Gail Eastman. The vehicle being used is a campaign committee called the California Homeowners Association (CHA), and the funding for the hits is coming from the Tait Family Trust (Tom Tait’s parents) and Fieldstead & Company (quirky Home Savings heir Howard Ahmanson).

On October 10, both entities deposited identical amounts into CHA: $49,750. That’s $99,500 altogether.

So far, CHA has spent $50,103 so far on three hit pieces against Murray and Eastman. They’re entirely predictable and closely hew to the line…

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Anaheim and the ACLU: Playing Politics with Advocacy

The American Civil Liberties Union made waves when it led a lawsuit in Anaheim challenging the city’s at-large election system. Fair enough, the struggle between at-large and by-district voting does, at some point in a growing city, implicate voting rights. A non-profit organization that protects civil liberties in the courts is certainly appropriate in a democracy. Unfortunately, the ACLU’s role in Anaheim has been more about activism (or money laundering) than advocacy. As such, Americans of all political persuasions have reason to doubt whether the organization is a trustworthy guardian of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and civil liberties generally.

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Gail Eastman is the Republican Choice for Anaheim City Council

In a letter dated the 14th of this month, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, Scott Baugh, sent Anaheim Councilwoman Gail Eastman an abusive and threatening message. He demands that she cease and desist using images of elephants on her campaign mail. If she refuses the party’s central directive, she will suffer unimaginable wrath. You see, the incumbent Councilwoman is claiming to be the “Republican Choice for Anaheim City Council”. She does so, horror of horrors, despite lacking the official endorsement of the local GOP. (Note: No candidate managed to cut through the Anaheim haze to find said endorsement.)

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The Strange Journey of Brian Chuchua

Daniel Sterling Lamb:

Fun fact: Young Kim’s Facebook page just posted some pictures of the candidate sitting with Chuchua and the other Tait CRA/ARA drones. I mean, that is odd right? Seriously, what is wrong with Anaheim? We can’t even do corruption right!!!

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chuchua leosElfin-visaged Brian Chuchua is a fixture at Anaheim City Council meetings and a member of a gadfly claque that spends its time and energy attacking the council majority and singing hosannas to Mayor Tom Tait. He’s one of two known members of CATER, which styles itself as a group of Anaheim taxpayers who support “economic responsibility.”

He is a Republican who has run for city council twice. In 2010 he got 4.7% of the vote, finishing 8th in a field of 14 candidates. Two years later, he garnered 7% and placed 7th in a field of 10 candidates. He was endorsed by the conservative Lincoln Club of Orange County both times, and by the Republican Party of Orange County in 2012. 

In a short span of time, though, Chuchua has migrated concretely to the political Left. One sees the early stages in Chuchua’s staunch support in 2012 of John Leos, the Orange County…

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Jose Solorio is the Most Corrupt Politician in Orange County

Daniel Sterling Lamb:

I only met Art Pedroza once; nevertheless, I guess I “worked” with him in some sense as I posted a number of write-ups on his blogs, New Anaheim and OC Politics. This was when I first began writing and I was eager to get my ideas out there.
From the beginning, I noticed Pedroza’s obvious disdain for Supervisor Janet Nguyen, who is currently in a very competitive race for State Senate. In fact, he tried to convert me to the anti-Janet cause in our first meeting. Taking it upon myself to learn that the accusations of corruption were groundless, I became a fan of the promising Supervisor. It is interesting to reflect on the fact that Pedroza’s attacks against Janet only backfired, at least with respect to myself.
I think I can account for Pedroza’s obsession with Supervisor Nguyen. It comes down to a simple fact that I have insisted on learning the hard way over the past year. Blogs like that of Pedroza’s (in addition to his former blog are 100% pay-to-play. With that said, I am sure Pedroza is in the pocket of Janet’s long anticipated and current rival for State Senate, Jose Solorio.

Originally posted on OC Political:

The name calling from Jose Solorio in this election is just LAUGHABLE. Jose and his Sacramento cronies are the most corrupt bunch of politicians in the State!

While he was voting to increase our taxes 80 times, Fat Cat Jose was lining his pockets with boat loads of special interest money to the point that the FPPC stepped in and found he accepted illegal gifts from the MOST CORRUPT LOBBYIST IN SACRAMENTO HISTORY!

Jose’s top paid advisor, Ken Nguyen, was fined $700,000 for piracy by the federal court!!

And why isn’t anyone talking about his 4 Senate cronies that are facing criminal charges of bribery, corruption, voter fraud and putting lives at risk with reckless drinking and driving??? Maybe Jose’s paid for blogs could write about that!! Guess not.

I love it when political mail sources its claims from a BLOG! Nice try Jose.

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DA Tony Rackauckas Hits Tait In TV Ad: “Anaheim Needs A New Mayor”

Daniel Sterling Lamb:

This is a lie, a really big lie. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas is one of the biggest allies of Anaheim’s Mayor Tait. The candidate purportedly being endorsed by the incompetent and lawless DA is Councilwoman Lucille Kring. But if you look closely, Ms. Kring is in the pocket of Mayor Tait himself. For example, she is carrying water for the Mayor and his phantom negotiations with Angels Baseball.

Orange County politics get dirtier by the day. This is nothing but an under-handed power play by the DA’s crooked chief of staff Susan Kang Schroeder.

Zero-hour is on the horizon, however, the Kang-Tait-Agran axis of evil and all involved, will soon find themselves behind bars. The powers that be will never be smarter than the people!

Originally posted on Anaheim Blog:

The heat in the contest for Anaheim mayor, already pretty intense, was turned up several degrees when this cable TV ad began running today. The spot from Citizens for Anaheim’s Future features OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas criticizing Mayor Tom Tait on public safety and gangs, and ends with the DA urging voters to elect a new mayor:

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